Flat Back Rhinestone Sizes and Cuts

We have provided these sizing tools for your convenience. Please use the measurements below when determining the size of rhinestones. Please be advised that these measurements should be used only as approximations. The best way to accurately view the colors and sizes is to order one of our "Swarovski Rhinestone Color Card's" or a small quantity of stone before placing a large order. Here at the Rhinestone Store, we offer our clients the opportunity to purchase small amounts of rhinestone products at minimal cost to assist in determining sizing and quantities needed.

SWAROVSKI ROUND FLAT BACK AND FLAT BACK HOTFIX RHINESTONE SIZING COMPARISON.
(Note: this image does not represent the actual sizes of the rhinestones but is intended to show how the sizes compare to each other.)

Swarovski Rhinestone Sizing Chart

SIZING CHART OF RHINESTONES.
"ss" = Stone Size; "mm" = Millimeter
ss5 = 1.75mm
ss6 = 2mm
ss7 = 2.1mm
ss8 = 2.3mm
ss9 = 2.6mm
ss10 = 2.8mm
ss12 = 3mm
ss16 = 4mm
ss20 = 4.7mm
ss24 = 5.3mm
ss30 = 6.4mm
ss34 = 7.1mm
ss40 = 8.6mm
ss42 = 9.1mm
ss48 = 11mm


STONES PER INCH WHEN SET RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER.
ss5 = Approximately 16 stones per inch.
ss6 = Approximately 12 stones per inch.
ss10 = Approximately 9 stones per inch.
ss16 = Approximately 6 stones per inch.
ss20 = Approximately 5 stones per inch.
ss34 = Approximately 3 1/2 stones per inch.


ARTICLE DESCRIPTIONS:

The production of Swarovski crystal is unlike any competitor. Swarovski crystals are faceted with tremendous accuracy, creating optically pure and brilliant prisms. Due to the advancements in technology in the creation of the facets and cuts, Swarovski's flat back crystals have evolved into the beautiful creations of today.

FLAT BACK ROUND RHINESTONE ARTICLE CUTS:
  • Article 2000: Swarovski's original 8-faceted rhinestone (not pictured). Discontinued product.
  • Article 2012 (Rose): Was introduced in the year 2000 and has 12 facets. Discontinued product.
  • Article 2028 (XILION Rose): Was introduced in the year 2004 and was the staple in the industry for many, many years. It features 14 facets and a low wide table. Discontinued product.
  • Article 2058: The Enhanced XILION Rose was introduced in 2011. The cut of the 14 facets and the table size of the original 2028, were changed in order to create a more brilliant crystal. The 2058 is the most current cut for rhinestone sizes up to ss10. Discontinued in all sizes above ss10.
  • Article 2088: In 2014 Swarovski introduced the world to - the XIRIUS Rose the latest flat back rhinestone design! This revolutionary crystal is named after Sirius, the brightest star in the Milky Way galaxy, and for good reason - it features the most intricate, gemstone-like cut in the Swarovski lineup. The XIRIUS cut takes the world one step closer to the vision of founder Daniel Swarovski: to create a diamond for every woman. Like all modern Swarovski crystals, the 2088 XIRIUS flat back is made with the lead-free, superior Advanced Crystal formula, and is manufactured according to the company's strict socially and environmentally responsible standards. The 2088 Swarovski Flat Back Rhinestone is a leader in its class. With 16 facets with a shape representing a starburst and a small table (top), this rhinestone has the ultimate sparkle and the brightest flat back on the market today. This is Swarovski's current cut is available in ss12 and above.
FLAT BACK, HOTFIX ROUND RHINESTONE ARTICLE CUTS:
  • Article 2000: Swarovski's original 8-faceted rhinestone (not pictured), and features a greenish adhesive. Discontinued product.
  • Article 2012 (Rose): Was introduced in the year 2000 and features 12 facets. The adhesive is a green/grey color. Discontinued product.
  • Article 2028 (XILION Rose): Was introduced in the year 2004 and was the staple in the industry for many, many years. This rhinestone features 14 facets, with a low wide table and has a grey adhesive. Discontinued product.
  • Article 2038: The Enhanced XILION Rose was introduced in 2011. The cut of the 14 facets and the table size of the original 2028 were hanged in order to create a more brilliant crystal. The 2038 is the most current cut for rhinestone sizes up to ss10, and has a gold adhesive. Discontinued in all sizes above ss10.
  • Article 2078: This is the hotfix version of the 2088. Brilliant 16 faceted rhinestone with a gold adhesive. The 2078 is Swaroski's current cut for size ss12 and above.
Please contact us if you have any questions or in need of assistance.