The production methods are different depend on the material of rhinestones. For example, acrylic rhinestone is formed by injection molding, while the resin is a silicone mold, and uses drop-in resin for molding. Glass rhinestones are made of glass and formed by machine cutting.

Check our post for more details about acrylic rhinestones manufacturing. “How Are Rhinestones Made? Step by Step Guide

Rhinestones can be used by sewing or gluing and added to clothing, home decoration and art-craft. They are also widely used on jewelry, earrings, bracelet, etc. For more rhinestone application, please visit our blog posts.

They are both plastic rhinestones. However, the material and the manufacturing process are different. Thus, they have their own distinguishing features.

Resin rhinestone is made by filling the silicone molds with resin. The density of resin is not high, so it gets scratched easily. The brand new rhinestones shine bright. However, resin rhinestone can’t stand the test of time and will turn yellow after a long time. The mold is easily deformed after a long time from production, and the product size is not easy to control.

Acrylic rhinestones are formed by injection molding. There are more variety of styles and colors for acrylic. It is harder and can be kept for a longer time. They are suitable for wholesalers who have warehouse.

More information about the difference, please check our post “Are Rhinestones Plastic? Resin vs. Acrylic Rhinestones

The material, production method and brightness are all different. Acrylic rhinestone (plastic) is formed by injection molding, while the glass rhinestones are made of glass and formed by machine cutting. Plastic rhinestones are light, not fragile and cheaper. They are an affordable alternative to glass.

For more information of their difference, please refer to our post “Rhinestone vs Diamond – An Ultimate Introduction to Rhinestones.

Swarovski rhinestones are made from various mixed minerals, while acrylic is made from plastic and formed by injection molding. The price, brightness and prices are all different. Acrylic rhinestones is an affordable alternative to Swarovski rhinestones.

The acrylic material is not resistant to high temperature. It’s not suitable to iron on. We do not provide hot-fix rhinestones. The hot-fix rhinestones are mostly made of glass.

Yes, they are dyeable. However, dyeing acrylic rhinestones is less so easy. It requires skilled operators because the dyes will wash out easily. We have tried our best to provide as many colors as possible, so our customers can avoid the dyeing process. Moreover, we can customize the color for you.

Yes. SUNMEI ACRYLIC RHINESTONE are lead-free. We have certification regarding Heavy Metal, Azo Dyes and Phthalates. Please feel free to contact us if you need further information.

All the acrylic rhinestones product from SUNMEI are all lead-free and they do not contain any heavy metal, azo dyes or plasticizer. Besides the basic rhinestone products, pearl beads are also lead-free.

We do not recommend dry clean the acrylic rhinestones. The different chemical solvent may crack the rhinestone and cause the silver coating fall off. You can machine wash the stones.

If you purchase SUNMEI ACRYLIC RHINESTONE, the colors will not fade.

Rhinestones from SUNMEI are plastic injection with pigments. Besides, the material, acrylic, do not turn yellow easily. However, some colors may change because of UV rays. For those colors, we use anti-UV material to avoid the problem.

Applying another coating will effect the brightness, so we will not apply the coating directly onto the surface of acrylic rhinestones. Also, the thickness and abrasion resistance of acrylic material are high enough, there’s no need to apply a protective coating. However, we will apply a protective coating on the silver plating in the backside to avoid them from scratching.

When there’s a silver back, we will apply a protective coating on the backside. It’s part of our produce process, so we do not require extra cost. If customers need extra protection, we can do that with an extra fee.

You can use the vernier caliper. SUNMEI Acrylic Rhinestone is measured in millimeters.

For more information about rhinestones sizes, please check our post “How to measure rhinestones? Stone size chart in mm, ss & pp

The temperature and pressure plays a significant role in injection molding, so there is a size tolerance.

If the rhinestones you bought are to be put onto other finished products, it is suggested to obtain the actual rhinestone in the development of the finished mold first and understand the error range of rhinestones of this size. We have complete data of the size range of acrylic rhinestones. If you need further help, please contact us.

For more information about rhinestones sizes, please check our post “How to measure rhinestones? Stone size chart in mm, ss & pp

Different materials have their own characteristics, and the difference between materials is unavoidable. If you are buying acrylic rhinestones, you can judge the quality from raw material, injection mold, manufacturer, the cutting surface, injection gate, the foil back and colors.

For more detail methods, please view this post “5 Tips for Choosing Good Quality Rhinestones

Are you searching for rhinestone suppliers? Ready for purchasing rhinestones? How to order rhinestones? What is the MOQ? Are there any customized service?

If you want to know more about purchasing rhinestones, please refer to this post “Where to buy rhinestones? Things to know before you buy rhinestones” or contact us directly.

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