Middletown, OH (Vocus) April 15, 2010
Crystal Exchange America is excited to announce that the Swarovski Limited Edition Black Panther is available on the secondary market. There are already a few listed, with prices starting at just over $2100.
The Swarovski Black Panther (Numbered Limited Edition in 2010) is a spectacular edition designed by Heinz Tabertshofer . The Panther sculpture is done in Jet crystal and is approximately 8 1/4” x 7 1/16”. The crystal figurine weighs approximately is 4 lbs 2.25 oz. It is attached to a Black Spot granite base. Each Black Panther has a unique number engraved on it as well as the Swarovski logo on the back leg.
Swarovski sold this NLE a bit differently from others. It was considered an ‘online exclusive’ crystal figurine. It was limited to 500 pieces and was available in only in 22 countries. Being a member of the Swarovski Crystal Society was not a requirement for purchase. From their best estimate, the Black Panther sold out in less than two days after making its online debut.
In the past, Swarovski has produced other Numbered, Limited Editions for SCS members only, making no more than 10,000. The individual pieces are numbered making them special and unique. Each NLE is accompanied with a numbered certificate, gloves, cleaning clothes, and a protective suitcase for secure transporting and possible storage.
Swarovski is a world-renown company for its perfection and precision in crystal figurines, jewelry and fashion accessories. Beginning in 1995, Swarovski has offered five other NLEs to its members of the Swarovski Crystal Society (SCS) through a lottery. The first NLE was the Eagle in 1995. Following NLEs included the 1988 Peacock, the 2001 Wild Horses, the 2004 Bull, the Elephant in 2006, and the Rhinoceros in 2008.
In the past years, when Swarovski released a new NLE, we have seen a spark of excitement and spike in purchases of previous NLEs. And we expect that for brief period of time, the demand for all NLEs will increase again this year. The 1995 Eagle has been a historic favorite selling recently in the $4000-$5000 price range. The 2006 Elephant presently has the highest price tag in the $4500-$5500 price range.
Crystal Exchange America can be found by visiting their website http://www.CrystalExchange.com which has been available for over 13 years... a testament to their quality and success in the crystal industry. Presently, they have over 5000 products in their online store, most of which is retired Swarovski.
For the avid crystal collector looking for more than the Swarovski figurines, Crystal Exchange America also sells the most popular books on Swarovski Crystal. Two of the collectors’ favorite Swarovski price guides are written and published by Swarovski collectors for the past 18 consecutive years: Warner’s Blue Ribbon Books on Swarovski.
Crystal Exchange America, a retired Swarovski dealer, is not affiliated with, endorsed, or sponsored by Swarovski. Crystal Exchange America is an independent company providing a specialist service to collectors of Swarovski Crystal and Swarovski Silver Crystal.