Is Swarovski discontinuing flatback crystals?
Swarovski recently stopped production of the wildly popular 2058 Flat Back rhinestone and all sizes above 12ss and all colors are now discontinued. This is in favor of the new Xirius cut they released.
Are rhinestones the same as Swarovski crystals?
According to Wikipedia’s definition, a rhinestone is a diamond simulant made of crystal. After the 19th century, this crystal glass or acrylic material was created. These commonly used terms, such as Swarovski rhinestones, Austrian diamonds, and acrylic rhinestones, are different synthetic diamonds.
Does Swarovski make rhinestones?
As with their crystal beads, Swarovski is a leader in the rhinestone market that revolutionised the market with one of it’s kind man made high quality crystals. All Swarovski stones, including flatback stones/rhinestones, are easy to distinguish from competitors.
Are Swarovski rhinestones lead free?
We frequently get questions from many people asking if Swarovski Rhinestone Crystals are lead free? The answer is, “No”. Swarovski Rhinestones do contain lead and is not recommended to be used by children nor added onto children’s garment or accessories.
What is the smallest flat back Swarovski crystals?
As the size guide shows below, the 5SS swarovski crystals are 1.7 or so mm in diameter (the smallest swarovski size), and the 48SS crystals are about 11mm in diameter. The SS crystals are flatbacks, which you can get either with or without hotfix.
Why are Swarovski crystals expensive?
Swarovski is More Expensive than Glass This is because of the production process required to create glass vs crystals. Compared to other glass jewelry products, Swarovski uses higher quality materials. The process of creating even one crystal is also complicated.
Why are Swarovski rhinestones so expensive?
The combination of a secret chemical formula and the highest degree of precision cut produces the world-renowned Swarovski crystals. The Swarovski crystals are more expensive than regular glass because of its fine materials and a complicated manufacturing process.
Are lead rhinestones safe?
Lead Crystal jewelry does not damage adults. Lead Oxide, used in producing Lead Crystal, is actually encapsulated in silica (melted sand) and relatively safe unless subjected to highly acidic conditions for extended times.