Did you know that rhinestones come in a huge range of colors? And there’s so much choice beyond standard crystals. You can get color rhinestones in pearl, opal, marble and even animal print effects.
Read on to find out all about color rhinestones and the different color effects available. And find the perfect stone for your design style.
Different Color Effects for Color Rhinestones
Color rhinestones come in a variety of different finishes. Here’s a list of the most popular:
Clear Rhinestones (Transparent White)
Transparent rhinestones are the industry standard. These rhinestones have a classic look and are made to resemble a diamond. Swarovski crystal, glass and plastics like acrylic and resin can all be used to make clear rhinestones.
Transparent Color Rhinestones
Transparent color rhinestones are made in the same way as clear rhinestones and have a similar sparkly finish. The only difference is that these rhinestones come in a range of colors.
AB Color Rhinestones
AB color rhinestones are named after the aurora borealis (or northern lights). And they’re made by applying an iridescent coating onto a clear rhinestone. This gives a multi-color, rainbow effect. Crystal AB and Crystal Volcano are both types of AB coated rhinestones.
Many of the rhinestone finishes below are made to mimic materials found in nature.
- Pearl – As its name suggests, this is a rhinestone made to look like a pearl. Nacre pearl rhinestones are another variety, with different pearl colors.
- Opal – Again, another obvious one. These are rhinestones that have been designed to look like an opal.
- Opaque – These stones aren’t transparent like standard crystals. And they come in color palettes like pastel macaron and neon.
- Ceramic – Ceramic stones are made to imitate the finish you get on decorative ceramics.
- Matte – Matte stones have a finish that isn’t shiny.
- Special Finishes – Special finishes include gold, silver, marble and brushed and sprayed rhinestones.
- Animal Print – These rhinestones come in a variety of prints, including tiger, leopard and giraffe. They also come in a variety of colors.
Are all Color Effects Available in All Rhinestone Materials?
Crystal and glass are usually made into classic clear and transparent color rhinestones. They look like diamonds or gemstones.
If you’re looking for a more unique effect, acrylic or resin plastic is the way to go. With these materials it’s possible to create a much greater variety of colors and effects. This is why you’ll only find animal print, ceramic, marble and sprayed rhinestones made from a plastic material.
Why A Rhinestone Color Chart is Useful
A rhinestone color chart is an easy way to see and compare the colors and effects available. And it can help you to make some important choices when it comes to deciding on the rhinestones you want to stock in your store or use yourself.
Every rhinestone brand will have its own color chart available to customers. Some suppliers will also sell them as a sample chart.
Below you’ll find SUNMEI’s acrylic rhinestone color chart:
|2||Crystal||Transparent and shiny like a diamond|
|19||Greige||A smoky grey|
|27||Gray||A dark, stormy grey color|
|35||Transparent Black||Black with a shine|
|54||White||Matt white effect|
|55||Jet Nut||Dark black, grey|
|18||Jet Hematite||Black and shiny with hints of dark blue|
|15||Transparent AB||Multi-color iridescent effect on transparent stone|
|14||Aurore Boreale||Clear stone with iridescent effect|
|42||Laser||Smoky diamond finish|
|13||Crystal Volcano||Vibrant, multi-color rainbow effect|
|16||Junquil||Yellow with a hint of green|
|44||Citrine||Yellow, almost bronze with hints of green|
|12||Topaz||Golden bronze brown|
|48||Smocked Topaz||Opulent red, brown color|
|21||Peridot||A delicate grey, green|
|38||Olivine||A muted olive green|
|10||Lime Green||A vibrant, zingy green color|
|6||Green||Vibrant, forest green|
|50||Erinite||A deep, dark green|
|39||Blue Zircon||Deep aqua with hints of grey|
|51||White Jade||Green in a pastel shade|
|52||Jade||A delicate shade of green|
|53||Emerald||Bright, brilliant green|
|23||Aquamarine||A mix of blue and green|
|11||Light Blue||A delicate blue with hints of grey|
|49||Turquoise||A blue green blend|
|25||Sky Blue||A bright, mid blue color|
|4||Blue||Deep, ultramarine blue|
|20||Light Purple||A delicate grey, purple|
|9||Provence Lavender||Beautiful muted purple|
|36||Purple Velvet||Violet purple|
|5||Purple||A rich, deep purple|
|45||Burgundy||Rich red with hints of brown|
|43||Amethyst||A dark purple, almost black|
|47||Grape Purple||Dark purple|
|22||Light Pink||A delicate pastel pink shade|
|26||Pink||Beautiful pale pink|
|8||Light Rose||Mid pink with a hint of lilac|
|24||Rose||A vibrant pink|
|33||Light Topaz||Pale gold effect|
|30||Light Colorado Topaz||A pale bronze|
|7||Yellow||A sunshine yellow with hints of orange|
|46||Amber||Honey colored orange and yellow|
|37||Tangerine||Deep, rich orange|
|40||Sun||Vibrant orange with hints of red|
|32||Light Siam||Bright tomato red|
|3||Red||Bright red and shiny|
|28||Siam||Deep ruby red|
|41||Indian Siam||Dark ruby red|
SUNMEI provides a full range of color rhinestones. We stock not just crystal, transparent and AB colors. But also effects such as opal, pearl, ceramic, marble, neon, animal print and more. Our acrylic rhinestones are the perfect choice if you’re looking for a truly unique color rhinestone.