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April 2011

SWAROVSKI’S COLLABORATION WITH DISNEY CONTINUES WITH THE “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES” COLLECTION

SWAROVSKI Pirates of the Caribbean Angelica Sword Pendant
SWAROVSKI Pirates of the Caribbean Skulls and Swords Bracelet
SWAROVSKI Pirates of the Caribbean Black Pearl Ring

The “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” collection marks a new chapter in Swarovski’s long-term collaboration with Disney. Following the success of the Spring/Summer 2010 Alice in Wonderland collection, this collection features designs that are closely linked to key characters and icons of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” Also included in the collection are carefully crafted replicas of pieces worn by the main characters interpreted by Penélope Cruz and Johnny Depp in the movie.

“We had great fun searching for the typical and symbolic codes of the Pirates of the Caribbean’ universe. Without being clichéd, we looked for a way to interpret symbols and figurative motifs in a modern way that is always the signature of Swarovski collections. The overall twist is a modern ‘rock-inspired,’ edgy collection,” says Nathalie Colin, Swarovski Creative Director.

With a gothic influence and a vintage touch, black pearls, skulls and swords are the stars of the four lines in this creative Pirates of the Caribbean-inspired collection, which has been designed to appeal to both men and women alike.

The “Angelica” family is inspired, and named after, the character played by Penélope Cruz. Echoing her swordswoman skills and taste for adventure, sword and gun symbols adorn both a pendant and a necklace. This theme also features replicas of pieces worn by the daring Angelica: the cross pendant, complete with a crystal pavé vintage look, and a vintage dragon ring embellished by green  mini crystals applied by hand, using the exclusive Pointiage® technique. “We recreated a surface metal effect that gives an antique look to the jewels, like those worn by pirates in the 17th and 18th century,” Nathalie Colin explains.

The “High Sea” line takes everyone on board with shark teeth, compass and message-in-a-bottle elements. The octagonal pendant, made of black enamel and pavé finishing, reveals a compass with a mobile dial. The original is to be seen on-screen worn by Captain Jack Sparrow.

Inspired by Captain Jack Sparrow’s ship, the “Black Pearl” line is all about mystery and refinement. Playing with the nautical symbols of the anchor and the twisted cord, the necklace, pendant, rings and earrings create a feminine and stylish set. The subtle pavé work emphasizes the beguiling beauty of the black crystal pearl on each jewel.

The “Skulls and Swords” theme exemplifies a masculine influence. Skulls adorn a ring, a bangle and a pendant with striking effect. The design is pure and minimalist for the unisex line.

Through the glamour, sparkle and magic of the “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” collection, the fascinating reflections and eye-catching sparkle of Swarovski jewelry—coveted the world over—continue to radiate on screen and on the red carpet.