Sunday, September 4, 2011

Swarovski Acronyms

Acronyms are often used by Collectors when discussing Swarovski crystal
Here are some of them:

AE - Annual Edition
MIB - Mint in Box
NRFB - Never Removed from Box
MRP - Manufacturer's Retail (Original) Price
SC - Silver Crystal (Product Line)
E&R - Ebeling & Reuss (Product Line)
CM - Crystal Memories / Moments
D.S. - Daniel Swarovski
NLE - Numbered Limited Editions
Ltd. Ed. - Limited Edition
SCS - Swarovski Crystal Society (Members)
CFC - Crystal Fanatics Club (Members)

CV - Current Value.  The term CV is often used to place a 'current value' on a Swarovski retired piece. This term is often misused in online auctions.  Current values are usually an insurance value (what you would collect from an insurance company for a damaged piece if your collection is insured), not a suggested selling value.  No seller should ever expect a Swarovski figurine to sell for any quoted insurance value, as they are usually highly inflated. Additionally, If the item is sold using a secondary market specialist, their commission is often factored into the value's selling price. For many years, Swarovski values increased over the years. Unfortunately, this has not been the case in recent years.

Always remember that, unless it's a piece that is rarely found in the marketplace, that its value is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it.

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  3. It's good to know what these acronyms mean. Some of the ebay sellers need to take note of the MIB one, they just add it not knowing it doesn't mean to put candy or sweets in the box and hope the crystal isn't chipped!

  4. Like Julie has mentioned above some ebay sellers are a bit to free with the acronym MIB.
    Also some sellers use the word Rare a bit to freely. According to them every item is a Rare item.


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