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"Enchanted Castle" from Crystal World. Click the image to learn more.

The blog is brought to you by Crystal World, maker of the world’s finest crystal.

Crystal World was founded in the United States in 1983 as producers of high quality, collectible figurines, created from the finest, full-cut faceted crystal. Since its inception, Crystal World has been led by its talented founder and lead artist, Rudy Nakai. Rudy and his staff of designers, including Tom Suzuki and Roy Takii, continue to amaze and delight the public with their creative artistry, as well as their mastery of intricate detail.

In 1987, a new trend towards colored crystal was launched with Crystal World’s introduction of the Original Rainbow Castle Collection®, revolutionizing the marketplace and inspiring collectors worldwide.

Rudy and his design team are renowned for their rare ability to translate emotion and personality into the difficult medium of faceted crystal. In June of 1998, Crystal World took this skill to a new level with the introduction of the Disney Showcase Collection, featuring replicas of Walt Disney’s most beloved characters, including Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Dumbo, Tinker Bell, Winnie-the-Pooh and Bambi. The Disney Showcase Collection is now officially retired, as of December 31, 2003.  Crystal World Disney figurines are currently only available through the secondary market.

In the summer of 2004, Crystal World introduced its first-ever, limited edition PEANUTS® Collection, honoring the enduring legacy of comic-strip legend, Charles Schulz. Recently, Crystal World has added several exciting new sculptures to this charming series including Downhill Snoopy, Figure Skating Snoopy and Pass the Torch, Snoopy.

Crystal World has been honored with numerous awards for artistic achievement. Four of our figurines have received the prestigious Award of Excellence, voted by the readers of Collector Editions magazine, including Curious Cat, Enchanted Castle and Friendship Bouquet. Cinderella’s Castle not only took top honors from Collector Editions, but was also recognized by the National Association of Limited Edition Dealers, receiving First Runner-Up for Architectural Structure of the Year. Crystal World has received many other awards and nominations over the years, including a number of Best of Show accolades at the International Collectibles Expositions. These awards are due, in no small part, to the continued support of Crystal World’s loyal retail dealers and collectors around the world.

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