We feature Swarovski point back crystal rhinestones. They are faceted and cut similarly to a faceted gemstone. Most have a foil backing to enhance reflectivity. Opaque stones, such as Jet Black, may not have a foil backing. Any unfoiled stone are described as such. Otherwise, you can assume the back of the stone is foiled.
These stones can be set using epoxy adhesive (recommended) or used without an adhesive in prong-set jewelry settings. The manufacturer strongly recommend customers DO NOT use crazy glue or super glue or similar products with these rhinestones as that kind of adhesive will remove the foil backing over time and negatively affect the appearance. The manufacturer recommends ONLY 2 part epoxy adhesive to set stones in these clasps.
Using the instructions we provided, a customer has put up a step by step guide (with pictures!) for setting these stones. If you would like to review it CLICK HERE.
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We offer round crystal rhinestones, called chatons, as well as other "fancy facet" shapes. Use these in our beautiful Alacarte designer clasps, or in other settings you already have.
These line drawings show three views of each shape ~ Top, Side & Back ~ except for the flat back cabochon, which shows two views, top and side:
Baguette Navette Oval Cabochon Oval
Square Round Teardrop
For standard colors, we do not provide a picture, please refer to the color chart, which is accessible from every page. For vintage colors or those colors no longer regularly produced, a picture is provided for your reference.