Rhinestone Shapes - Round Stones

Posted by: Stefanie Brawner, Pretty Snazzy Vintage Jewelry & Supplies

16 April 2013

We'll begin our identification of shapes of stones with rounds. There are different names you'll see when you are shopping for round stones - chatons, rivoli, dentelle, brillion etc. These are what they have been named because of design of the stone. It really has to do with the cut of the stone. You will also see article numbers for both Swarovski (Austrian) and Czech (Preciosa) stones. As the companies develop new cuts, they change the article number slightly. We'll go into more explanation what cuts were discontinued and which ones are still around in another blog entry. :-)