Rhinestone Crystals are manufactured in the Czech Republic by Preciosa and in Austria by Swarovski.
Rhinestone Czech Crystals are widely known as Preciosa crystals and Rhinestone Austrian Crystals as Swarovski Crystals.
Czech Rhinestones are an alternative to Swarovski Rhinestones with many advantages.
Rhinestones are derived from diamond simulant made from rock crystal or glass gathered from the river Rhine.
In North America Rhinestones are also known as Austrian Crystals, whilst in the Spanish speaking countries as they are called Cristal de Bohemia (Bohemian Crystal).
Rhinestones are also known as diamante, because they may be used as substitutes of diamonds that can shine in the sun in the same way as real diamonds.
Crystal Avenue are suppliers of both Preciosa Rhinestone Non Hotfix Crystals
and Preciosa Rhinestone Hotfix Crystals
We are authorised distributors in the UK and worldwide for Preciosa Czech Crystals
Hot Fix Rhinestones, or heat transfer rhinestones are mainly used for costumes, apparel and jewellery.
Rhinestone Czech Crystals are sized by using the term 'ss,' or stone size, followed by a number to indicate size.