At the age of twenty-seven the famed artist, Oliver Weber, joined Swarovski and later formed his own company in retail sales of accessories, solely made with Swarovski Crystal Elements.
Especially of interest to Swarovski Crystal Fanatics are the Oliver Weber (OW) crystal figurines. These luxurious figures are created with a combination of polished and brushed rhodium, 22K polished gold-plated metal or a mixture of both. They are encrusted with pave stones with accents of enamel.
The premier piece, a family of four dolphins,issued in 1998 at a retail price of $495, took over four years to create. It is displayed on an elaborate, blue aluminum base with a thick, beveled-edge glass background of Swarovski stones forming a transparent wave.
The figurines were produced between 2001 and 2008 and included a series of animals and musical instruments.
Currrently, The Oliver Weber Collection consists of pendants and colliers, earrings, bracelets, rings, accessories, hair accessories, watches, steel, sunglasses, wallets, bags, belts and special items, based overseas.
In early 2002, Annaleece by DeVries became one of the first wholesale jewelry companies to enter the Gift Industry. Annaleece started as an offspring of Swan Seekers Network, a retired Swarovski® crystal brokerage company owned by Jimer DeVries. Annaleece now sells the figurines designed by Oliver Weber.
You can also purchase some of the Oliver Weber Collection from Nancy Stokes, Owner of the Crystal Fox Gallery (our own crystalfoxy) & CFC Member. Nancy has a fabulous website and is a Premier Swarovski Dealer in Monterey CA, who contributes generously to the Crystal Fanatics Club website!
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We have had the pleasure to know both Jimer and Nancy for a long, long time.
In 2002, at the Anaheim Convention Collector’s Show in California, Jimer introduced us to Oliver Weber personally; it was a pleasure to meet him.
You can find All the Photos of the Oliver Weber figurines in our CFC Photo Galleries.
You WON’T find all of this information in any ‘collector books’ for Swarovski Crystal, but all of this information & MORE is featured in our FABULOUS CFC PHOTO GALLERIES!
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