What’s the difference between Swarovski crystal and rhinestone?

What’s the difference between Swarovski crystal and rhinestone?

Rhinestones will have uneven or less than perfect points. Typically Swarovski crystals are not strung together when sold with the exception of Swarovski peals. Swarovski crystals will not have swirling marks or scratches. They are cut with such precision that they will have a uniform surface luster.

How can you tell the difference between Swarovski crystal and glass?

When you look inside the crystal, you will see no bubbles. If you see any bubbles, you know immediately that it is a fake. Because of its special glass compounds, Swarovski crystal will out-sparkle a bead of lesser quality when placed in a side-by-side comparison.

What is so special about Swarovski crystals?

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.

What is the difference between paste and rhinestones?

Rhinestones are glass stones cut in such a way as to resemble gemstones. Oftentimes rhinestones will have a foiled back in order to add a deeper reflective quality. Rhinestones can be found in every color and many types of finishes including aurora borealis, flat or iridescent.