16mm (0.6") wide Czech crystal yellow gold pated stretch anklet. 5 rows of claw mounted 3mm crystals. Absolutely gorgeous. Nickel free.9" (23cm) in relaxed state and stretches larger.
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Understanding Crystals, Diamantes, Rhinestones and AcrylicsSwarovski crystal rhinestonesSwarovski leaded crystal rhinestones, made in Austria, set the standard upon which all other stones are measured. They have consistently been recognized as the highest quality stones due to their superior cut and clarity which provides the best possible sparkle and brilliance. They are also the most expensive.Czech crystal rhinestones. Crystals are also manufactured in the Czech Republic. In our opinion, these leaded crystal machine cut stones (we call them Czech Superiors) are comparable to Swarovski and the cost is considerably less.Czech glass rhinestones. The difference in glass stones relates primarily to the lack of consistent quality due to the material (glass vs. leaded crystal) and the cut (facets are not individually cut, only the fronts and backs). These stones provide an acceptable alternative in consideration of their lower cost.Acrylic rhinestones. These are the least expensive stones. The cuts and the facets are fairly sharp but the material (plastic) has less luster than the leaded glass used in crystal rhinestones. If budget is of prime importance you can add substantial value to the presentation of your performers costumes with acrylics.