Swarovski Roses: Crystalline Beauty as Valentines and Year Round Gifts of Love

by DerdriuMarriner

Swarovski roses are perfect gifts, not only for Valentine's Day, but also for everyday and special occasions year-round.

Swarovski is synonymous with luxury cut lead glass.

The company's expertise with crystal reflects its origins in Bohemia, the renowned, historic glass-cutting region of the modern-day Czech Republic.

Swarovski crystals lend their sparkling perfection to such exquisite products as chandeliers, figurines, and jewelry.

Home decor inspires loving gifts because it offers a more flexible palette for success than clothing or jewelry, which often fail as presents due to personal issues such as size and style.

As an esteemed company with a tradition of creating highly regarded products for over a century, Swarovski excels at figurines for adding sparkle to home decor.

Figurines with rosy themes are elegant gifts of love and epitomize Valentine's Day. Nevertheless, while Valentine's Day celebrates love on a worldwide scale, it is one of many days -- both everyday and special -- for expressing appreciation and love for family, friends, organizations, places, and pets.

Thus, the display of rosy figurines need not be restricted to Valentine's Day but instead may be enjoyed as year-round reminders of true love.

Three favorite rosy-themed Swarovski figurines

 

Three favorite Swarovski figurines which beautify all interiors as gifts of love share the common theme of roses:
• vase of roses,
• Kris Bear with three roses, and
• rosy keepsake box.

Especially enchanting about these rosy figurines is their longevity, for their petals do not wither and their crystals do not droop.

 

six fully-faceted ruby crystal rose blossoms in faceted clear crystal vase:

silver-tone rhodium detailing on rose leaves and stems
Swarovski Crystal Red Roses

The glorious luxury of crystal roses

 

Ruby crystal roses as richly red as real roses regally top elegant stems with exquisite silver-tone rhodium detailing. The exceptional artistry of these crystal roses enchants me.

Oftentimes my real roses remain in the garden, which is their natural home. My preference is to visit them rather than to sever them from the congenial setting of rosy petals and foliage on the shrub of their birth. Flower arranging is a favorite pastime for me, and floral gifts are always welcome.

And yet cut roses do not catch light with the same perfumed glow indoors as outdoors. They cannot compare with the sparkle of Swarovski roses in their shimmering vase. 

 

Swarovski's Kris Bear: bearer of red roses for you!

Swarovski Kris Bear Figurine

Parlez-moi d'amour: Speak to me of love, now and forever

 

Swarovski's Kris Bear strikes a charming pose as the bearer of a bouquet of roses in Bordeaux crystal. Jet crystal eyes and nose convey the merry delight of being the bearer of a perfect gift.

For me, Kris Bear's rosy trio spells "I love you!"

In the language of flowers -- real or crystal -- roses exemplify love.

Whereas the fading and withering of cut roses may be viewed from the gloomy perspective of love as ephemeral, crystal roses affirm that love beautifies and endures.

The earnestness of Kris Bear's expression stays with me and recalls the wistful verses of a romantic French song, "Parlez-moi d'amour" ("Speak to me of love"), composed in 1930 by Jean Bernard Daniel Neuberger (February 26, 1891 - January 19, 1976), under his pseudonym of Jean Lenoir:

"Parlez moi d'amour
Redites-moi des choses tendres . . . ."

The melody played, briefly yet memorably, as Ilsa (played by Ingrid Bergman) re-enters the life of her former great love, Rick (played by Humphrey Bogart) in the 1942 American romantic drama, "Casablanca," one of cinema's great love stories.

 

Single rose figurine, hand-enameled and set with Swarovski crystals: glossy enamel storage chamber (2" x 1") perfect for jewelry, keepsakes, pills.

Figurine is accompanied by padded, satin lined Presentation Box for elegant storage.
5" Red Single Rose Jewelry Box set with Swarovski Crystals

A joy forever

 

Jewelry boxes promise safe repose for my jeweled treasures. I cherish the design of the containers as much as the keepsakes which they safeguard.

In childhood vintage pillboxes fascinated me because oftentimes they doubled as storage containers for small items of jewelry, such as brooches and rings. In my imagination, priceless gems such as the Hope Diamond or sapphiric "Star of India" could be hidden in plain sight in a Victorian pillbox!

The artistry of this symbolic rose recalls the intrinsic beauty of roses and reminds me of the opening lines to one of my maternal grandmother's favorite poems, "Endymion" by English romantic poet John Keats (October 31, 1795 - February 23, 1821):

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever:

Its loveliness increases; it will never

Pass into nothingness . . . ."

 

The association of roses with Valentine's Day appears by way of the rosary which St. Valentine receives from Our Lady Mary:

The word "rosary"derives from Latin rosarium, meaning "Crown of Roses" or "garland of roses."
"St. Valentine Kneeling in Supplication": c.1600s painting by David Teniers III (1638 – October 2, 1685)
"St. Valentine Kneeling in Supplication": c.1600s painting by David Teniers III (1638 – October 2, 1685)

Rosy Swarovski gifts to express love on Valentine's Day and beyond

 

Valentine's Day is a day for expressing love, an emotion which exhibits a variety of degrees and layers. In the twenty-first century, Valentine's Day is not just for lovers, so aspects other than romantic love may be honored as well with gifts from the heart.

For gifts which express love for more than a day, the medley of roses and Swarovski crystal offers enticing choices which cannot fail to please year-round by gladdening hearts and brightening the eyes.

 

Acknowledgment

 

My special thanks to:

  • Talented artists and photographers/concerned organizations who make their fine images available on the Internet;
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for superior on-campus and on-line resources.

 

the end which is also the beginning
the end which is also the beginning

Me and my purrfectly purrfect Maine coon kittycat, Augusta "Gusty" Sunshine

Gusty and I thank you for reading this article and hope that our product selection interests you; Gusty Gus receives favorite treats from my commissions.
DerdriuMarriner, All Rights Reserved
DerdriuMarriner, All Rights Reserved
Updated: 04/28/2016, DerdriuMarriner
 
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DerdriuMarriner on 02/03/2014

cmoneyspinner, Me, too, I love roses!

DerdriuMarriner on 02/03/2014

Mira, Swarovski crystals are expertly fashioned, aren't they? Such a treat to visit their factory. Quality shines through their products: less is always more!

DerdriuMarriner on 02/03/2014

VioletteRose, Swarovski crystals and roses form a beautiful, perfect partnership: the artistry superbly captures the exquisite beauty of roses.
Me, too, I agree that Swarovski roses make beautiful gifts.

cmoneyspinner on 02/03/2014

Shared this on my Facebook page. I love roses.

Mira on 02/03/2014

I visited the Swarowski factory in Austria and it was impressive. Never paid much attention to Swarowski crystals until then. I wish I had bought more beads for necklaces. They sold all sorts of such beads. You don't need many in a necklace to make it literally shine.

VioletteRose on 02/03/2014

Wow Swarovski crystals are great and roses are already beautiful. Swarovski roses will definitely be so pretty and a wonderful gift!

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