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Sparkling gifts for the light of your life


WANT TO browse for a more graceful and stylish gift item to present to your loved one or friends than the monotonous consumer durables that are inundating showrooms? If you don't mind burning a few holes in your pocket, then a wide array of curios like ballerina, hedgehog, kangaroo, beagle, flamingo and hummingbird are vying for your attention at New Delhi's Swarovski boutique.

This exclusive shop - situated in the bustling M block market of Greater Kailash - opened its shutters on January 28. Sounds, images, memories, different facets of life can be themes for Swarovski crystal designs. From classic to contemporary designs dexterous workers and innovative machinery have meticulously crafted these curios.

A miniature bear can be bought for Rs.2, 545. A tiny squirrel can be purchased at the commensurate price. An owl is available at Rs.5, 995 a Red Riding Hood at Rs.8, 845 while a pretty looking Cinderella can be yours for a staggering Rs.16, 845.

In 1895 Danielle Swarovski settled in the town of Wattens as the sparkling mountain water of the Austrian Tyrol was a good source of hydra power. His vision led to the unveiling of Swarovski crystals.

In 2001 Swarovski items started swarming select showrooms in India. Says V. Shiv Kumar, country manager, "Our items are very close to diamonds. They cannot be compared with Czechoslovakian crystals. We are targeting the upper middle class segment. We are optimistic that consumers will come in droves during Valentine's Day. We are providing new options for gifts. People are generally sick and tired of giving and receiving same type of gifts. If you gift a Swarovski item then it shows that you are a man of taste as the recipient is bound to feel that some thought has gone behind the gift."

Well, it is the thought that counts - though a hefty wallet helps!

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