Crystals worth every penny

November 6, 2009

Crystal fans — heads up!

We can all expect to see small increases in the price of CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements over the next few months.

Still pennies per crystal bead!

Still pennies per crystal bead!

Why?

  • The value of the Dollar against the Euro continues to worsen.
  • Materials costs continue to rise.
  • For nearly a year, Swarovski held the currency surcharge at the same level, despite the fall of the Dollar. But in late October Swarovski announced they are increasing the surcharge, thus making Crystallized Elements by Swarovski cost more for all US distributors and retailers.

The effects of the surcharge increase, plus an expected across-the-board price increase from Swarovski in early 2010, will ripple through the jewelry and bead markets as new goods arrive or as vendors implement across-the-board price changes.

Rest assured, Rings & Things plans to keep bringing you genuine Swarovski crystals at the best prices possible!

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  • Selena November 6, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    No matter how much Swarovski crystals go up, I will still buy them. I’m so addicted to using them in my jewelry. So pretty an so sparkly. : )

  • Dave Robertson November 9, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Hi Selena, yes, they’re such a basic part of the jewelry design toolkit that I think people will still be buying lots of ’em. For that reason (among others) I imagine the price increase will be pretty gentle 🙂

  • Courtney November 9, 2009 at 11:39 am

    What a bummer! I thought they were already a bit on the spendy side, but thanks for the heads up! I will work on using them a little more sparingly.

  • Cindy November 10, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Yikes! Thanks for the heads-up. Good think I stocked up at one of your Bead Tour shows!

  • Dave Robertson November 10, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Good point, Cindy 🙂 We typically bring a big selection of crystal beads along to our bead shows…