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WHAT DO THE SPECIAL LETTERS IN SWAROVSKI CODES MEAN?
Last Updated: 02/25/2020
There are several Swarovski items that have special letters or numbers in their codes that mean certain things. Here is a quick list explaining some of the more common ones.

2X - Both sides of an item are treated with the effect. Most common on beads.
P - Protective coating. Typically applied on pendants when the effect would otherwise be easily scratched.
B - Effect is applied to three sides of a cube (ex. 5601)
Z - Only part of the crystal is treated with the effect
V - The effect is applied on the reverse side. In other words if it normally went on the bottom, items with "V" would have the effect on the top
/G - The item is partly frosted
/4 - The item has no facets
/2 - Table cut. The item is faceted like a normal crystal but only the top (the table) is polished.
HFT - A clear version of hotfix that is used for items that does not have a foil backing.




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