AFTER the fresh-cut flowers have faded and withered, a delicate crystal orchid from Swarovski will still be blooming as a permanent reminder of the love behind it. This crafted ornament ($975) is just one of many pieces in the company's Silver Crystal collection suitable as a Valentine's Day gift. For cat-lovers, the Tomcat with arched back ($330) is sure to melt hearts. Another option is the Baby Lovebirds, four little feathered friends perched on a branch ($1,100). From the miniature Crystal Memories line, the choice includes the Diary, the Flower Basket and the Inkwell With Quill, all of which feature gold-metal trimming. Prices range from $100 to $250. In a more contemporary vein, there are two new items in the Swarovski Selection line; the Cleo picture frame designed by Martin Zendron and the shell-like Curacao table clock designed by Edith Mair. Both are priced at $3,745. 'Crystal has character. It really comes to life with facets and light,' Ms Mair said. In her table clock, facets radiating from the centre like sunbeams highlight the clarity and depth of the crystal. Pewter specialist Royal Selangor also offers some unusual ideas for Valentine's Day. Its potpourri jars and photo frames are always popular. The potpourri jars are in glass with decorative pewter covers. They come in a variety of designs and some of them come in a gift box together with a pack of potpourri so that they can be used right away. Other gift ideas include letter openers (from $245), a love pendant with roses and a dove ($115), bookmarks ($70), keyholders ($100) and rose-decorated handbag mirrors and bud vases.