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What You Need to know about Crystal Rhinestones

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Crystal Rhinestones Crystal Rhinestones is a simulation of diamond originally made from rock crystal, therefore quartz. Quartz is the second most abundant mineral after feldspar. There are many varieties of quartz that go from opaque to crystalline. Since the nineteenth century, rhinestone suffered an alteration in its manufacturing process, and it started to be less precious due to crystal glass, or even acrylic. In the eighteenth century, a French jeweler developed a technique for applying lead to the back of glass. This process greatly enhanced the brilliance and sparkle of the glass. The name rhinestone come from the rock crystals...

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