How to Tell different quality of Hotfix Rhinestones
Even you are a Rhinestone Hobby Player, You may also be confused by so many different quality of Hot fix Rhinestones on the Market.
In this Article, i will write several tips to instruct you how to tell the difference from the large types of Rhinestones.
1: Austrian brand Rhinestones
As the best quality rhinestones, the Austrian Rhinestone is the most Shining rhinestones on the world, no matter what colors, The important for real Swarovski is there is 14 Facet cut for most of the size from SS10 --SS40. For SS6 and SS4, there is only 12 facet Cut.
And the packing should be the original ones, which you can seach the pictures on Google.
PS: For the clear crystal color, the real one have some AB color with reflecting. The New series for Hotfix is 2058, Not 2028 any more.
2: Korean 6A Hot Fix Rhinestones
The secondary quality of the rhinestones, It have 14 faceted Cut in most size, and is much cheaper than Austrian Rhinetones.
3: DMC rhinestone (Diamante Machine Cut)
At the beginning DMC is only a brand from a korea rhinestone company, They make rhinestone also in high quality, the facted cut is equal, and the glue is also good. And the price is around 1/10 compared to Swarovski. So is popular quickly as replacement for the high quality rhinestones.
It is also 12 facted cut and glue is also good in quality.
Then A lot China Rhienstone Factories begin to produce also the Machine Cut rhinestone, We called them China MC stone or Imitation DMC Rhinestones. The glue is not as good as Real DMC, also the facted cut is not as good as Real DMC
Cause the price of China MC is even lower than Real DMC, then the market is quickly using a lot of China MC stones.
PS: On ebay market, there is so many shops which selling the DMC rhinestones, before you buy, it is better to confirm what they sell is Real DMC or China DMC.
4; Korea Rhinestone.
The Korea Rhinestone is very popular in 2 years ago, cause it is a very stable quality in the size and shapes, normally there is 1% defected stones in 1440 pcs. By that time, most motif factory who making high class motif will using Korea Rhinestone.
5; China A rhinestones, (Double Faceted)
The China A quality is a cheap one, But there is too much un-stable in the quality, some are defected, some is without glue, so you need to check the quality of the stone before you make the motif
6 China B rhinestone(Single Facted)
Too much cheap, so the quality is the last ones, But is also used a lot on some kind of desires.
PS: For all the types of rhinestones, By now, just Korea Rhinestones & JPSTRASS rhinestones can pass the Lead Free Test.
we do hope this informations can be useful for you when you buy rhinestones for your hobbies.