Sunday, November 20, 2011

Brilliant Upgrade

New and Improved...
An advertising nomenclature that's all too familiar and yet it baffles me at times. The "new" part is inevitable.  But I have to admit the "improved" aspect often has me stumped? I know this may seem trivial to some, but  I have to admit that I was a little unnerved to see that Swarovski had changed the number of facets on their flat back crystals.

                                                                                                  

Seems like I should have had some advance notice. It's true that these Austrian crystals have become so much a part of the Susan Goldstick identity, that I guess it threw me a little off balance to see that our decorative hardware now has a new look. I would have liked to be a fly on the wall at the meeting of the Swarovski project team, who in their quest for more brillance, determined that the rose chaton was looking dull and needed an uplift.

Mini Sunflower 2" - new brilliance

So if our knobs, finials and switch covers are looking more radiant these days. it's because they truly are. But I can't help feeling a bit nostalgic about the now retired chaton crystals, maybe not as brilliant, but just as beautiful nonetheless.

Mini Tiki 2" - old brilliance