Swarovski Annual Holiday Ornament

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Standing at the checkout line in Costco last November, I noticed the woman in front of me had six boxes of the annual Swarovski ornament and she was excitedly talking into her cell phone about whether she should purchase more.

I admit I had never seen the ornament before, and, for a brief moment, I caught crystal fever and contemplated stepping out of line to pick up a couple for myself. The regular hefty price tag for one of these gems is approximately $80. Out of my league for sure.

Last year celebrated the collectible star’s 20th anniversary (with a unique blue box packaging design).

I imagine that a tree decorated with these crystals reflecting the lights must be very beautiful. Here are some designs from past years. Also, a unique gift for the collector might be the Swarovski Crystal Society (SCS) membership.