Meet the Lion Mother

Beautifully captured in fully faceted Swarovski crystal with Light Sand coating, this exquisitely crafted collectible sparkles brilliantly.
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Meet the Lion Cub

This adorable member’s exclusive is also the 2016 Loyalty Gift presented to all SCS members who purchased the 2014, 2015 and 2016 SCS Annual Editions.
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SCS Pen 2016

Truly sparkling with around 1300 clear Swarovski crystals, this exclusive gold-tone Crystalline Stardust Pen features a lion head and SCS 2016 engraving on the barrel.
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SCS Membership Gift 2016

This striking Lion Head paperweight in faceted Swarovski crystal with Light Sand coating will add refined beauty and shine to any office space.

Meet the SCS Annual Edition 2016 Lion Akili

Inspired by nature’s most majestic creature, Lion Akili celebrates the unbreakable bond of family and love. “Akili” is a Swahili word meaning “intelligent” and “wise”, characteristics that perfectly represent this noble animal. Designed by Heinz Tabertshofer in richly faceted Swarovski crystal, this exclusive collectible is limited to one piece per SCS member in 2016 only.
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Meet the Lion Family

Discover the new and exclusive 2016 SCS Collection that captures the compelling strength of the majestic lion and his family.

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A designer's dream

Designer Heinz Tabertshofer associates his SCS Annual Edition 2016 Lion Akili with something very special: his love of Africa. The 53-year-old designer has worked for Swarovski for 37 years and has created his greatest masterpiece to date.

A designer's dream

What inspired you to create this majestic family?

H.T. I was inspired by the lion to create not simply an icon of strength and majesty, but also a tribute to family and to love’s unbreakable bond. The impulse came while watching a wildlife documentary: I was moved by the courage and tenderness of a male lion, who even at the point of complete exhaustion, cared for and defended his young family.

A designer's dream

What makes Lion Akili so special?

H.T. The lion is famed for its magnificent mane, a feature that requires great artistic sensitivity to capture in crystal. We have created lions for Swarovski before, but Akili is unique because advances in crystal technology allowed me to design the mane in several parts in order to capture its structure and add greater depth. The resulting radiance is very special – a reflection of Africa’s spectacular diversity.

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