The Swarovski ‘Teardrop’ Ornaments


“One of 11 1986 Swarovski Teardrop Christmas Ornaments – Shown here: 1986 Holly Christmas Ornament”
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Swarovski used a Crystal teardrop component for the 1984, 1987, 1989 Swarovski Christmas Ornaments, and on some of the 1986 Swarovski ‘Holiday Etchings’ ornies, all issued by Giftware Suite.

In 1984, a Fleur de lis ornament was issued on a teardrop component & in 1985, etched trees were used.

The 1986 ‘Holiday Etchings’ ornies displays bells, angels, holly, mistletoe, and other designs.  These 11 ‘Holiday Etchings’ are among the rarest of Swarovski Ornaments.

The 1987 ornament displays a candle.

The 1989 Ornament displays a dove and the teardrop crystal is framed by gold-tone metal in the shape of a Christmas tree. This ended the use of the crystal teardrop format.

All the Swarovski ornaments mentioned here, issued in the 1980’s, have the year etched below the featured design.  They were only available in the USA at the time of production, making them more sought after by our Crystal Fanatics.
Duplicate ornaments without the Date etched on a crystal teardrop are also out there. These were produced by Swarovski too, but because they are not dated, are considered less desirable, and sell for less on the secondary market.

In 1991, the much loved Annual Edition Star & Snowflake series began, and they are still issued alternately on a yearly basis and retire the year of issue.  That’s for another article! 🙂

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4 thoughts on “The Swarovski ‘Teardrop’ Ornaments

  1. We are looking at a Swarovski huge cut crystal, teardrop shape with a dove marking on it. Anybody.

    • Hi Alexander
      Here’s the info you seek for this ornament:

      Product ID: 92336
      Giftware Suite Peace Ornament – Undated
      Tear drop shape with Etching of a dove and “PEACE” imprinted on it.
      NO logo
      Size: 2 1/2″ high by 1 3/8″ wide
      Comes in white Giftware Suite box with a white velvet pouch.

      Ltd Editions, Giftware Suite issued 11 of these in 1986, referred to as – Holiday Etchings. The year 1986 is etched on all 11 ornies. They must be dated to be considered an Annual Edition ornie.
      U.S. Issue only
      Issued and Retired 1986
      Current Value is approx $400 for

        each

      of the 11 ornies

      1986 Peace Ornament
      Product ID: SCO1986
      1986 Peace Ornament
      1986 & Peace Imprinted on a long, rectangular crystal with dove
      1 of 11 known Ornaments issued in 1986

      Hope this helps!
      All this info and MORE is available is our CFC Photo Galleries w/more than 11,000 Photos!
      Pat

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  3. Robert says:

    Well I have never been a fan of the Swarovski Christmas Ornies.
    But I know that among other members of The Crystal Fanatics Club (CFC) they are very popular and much sort after.

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