The Bee Eaters Are Coming Back!
Every now and then Swarovski release a piece or series of pieces that I fall in love with. For me I have had a long-lasting lust for their birds collection. The upper end of this collection (the Swarovski Paradise range) tends to make use of brightly coloured crystal together with silver toned intricate metal stands.One such piece that I longed to have in my collection was the Swarovski Peridot Bee-eaters piece. It was discontinued a while back and with most things that are discontinued by Swarovski I never expected to see it come back. The good news is that it is indeed coming back!
Swarovski must have heard my sincere disappointment when they discontinued this magnificent piece (or there may have been some other equally as good reason!) and so have decided to re-issue the Peridot Bee-eaters piece!
It's a stunning piece and is a great centrepiece for the home. It's majestic and commanding without being overpowering. Some pieces have the ability to seem overly dominant whereas this one is much more tame, meaning it would most likely accentuate your room. Personally I think something like this ought to be presented on it's own shelf or even in a glass display case. Some crisp white LED lighting would help make this piece pop and sparkle in a showroom manner.
Not only are the Bee-eaters lovely to look at but the model is actually a remarkable piece of engineering. Designed by Heinz Tabertshofer back in 2009 this piece makes use of a whopping 30 separate pieces that all combine to create this intricate design.
I love the Peridot green wings which for me steal the focus, especially for the bee-eater which is either landing or taking off from the silver-toned stand crafted to look like a branch of a tree. The green in perfectly complimented by their blue bodies which are accented in Jonquil and Indicolite crystal. Their heads gleam in Smoked Topaz crystal offering a yellow contrast to the piece.
The beautiful bee-eaters are due to come back into stock on 21st July 2014 and right now you can pre-order yours at David Shuttle. I have checked with them and have been told that you can even use my exclusive discount voucher code GCSW20 to save an extra £20 off the piece (the code works on all purchases of Swarovski over £250 at David Shuttle, excluding sale items, check here for the code expiry date).
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This article was published on Friday 23rd May 2014 and any products or offers featured in it may be unavailable now. Where prices are mentioned, these may have since changed from when this article was originally written.
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