Glass Vs. Crystal Rhinestones?

Answer Rhinestones are imitation stones made of either glass or crystal. They are faceted and colored to adorn clothes and art. However, there is a difference between glass and crystal rhinestones that af... Read More »

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What's the Difference Between Rhinestones, Swarovski & Glass?

Rhinestones are carefully and precisely cut crystal or glass containing a foiled backing with lead content, which highlights its brilliance and sparkle. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, col... Read More »

Is crystal glass?

Crystal is indeed glass--lead glass, to be exact; so called because it contains lead oxide. Typically, glass is produced with sand, soda ash and limestone, these melted at about 3,600 F to form gl... Read More »

What Makes Crystal Different Than Glass?

From holding beautiful flowers to champagne during a wedding toast, crystal is often a symbol of elegance. With its ornate patterns, crystal sets itself apart from its glass counterparts. To the av... Read More »

What is a mineral glass crystal?

Mineral crystal is a type of glass that is scratch resistant. It is more scratch resistant than artificial glass such as Plexiglas, but not as scratch resistant as sapphire crystal. Mineral crysta... Read More »