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Ordering Information

HOW TO ORDER

4 EASY WAYS TO ORDER
 

1. ONLINE at www.inmcrystal.com. Please note that only online orders receive free shipping on backordered items when they come into inventory.

2. CALL us at (561) 734-2101.

3. FAX your order 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to (561) 734-2321. Please download an order form from the website. Click here to download and print an order form. Please note that we manually input fax orders into our online web cart. Therefore, fax orders are not guaranteed to be processed the same day as they are received. Expedited faxed orders received before noon, will ship the following business day. If you need your order sent expedited the same day, please order online before noon of that day.

* You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to view the order form. If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click on the image below to download and install it directly from the Adobe site.

4. MAIL your order to the following address:

    2463 Quantum Boulevard
    Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

    Click here to download and print an order form.

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PAYMENT METHODS

CREDIT CARDS

We accept VISA and Mastercard

We verify billing addresses provided by our customers with our credit card services. If your billing address does not match the billing address your bank has on file, your order might be delayed. This can happen because of recent moves, incorrect or no billing address provided, or through bank error. We will not provide compensation for orders that are held back because of address verification issues.

DEBIT CARDS

Infrequently, we need to void a debit card transaction. This can result in funds being frozen or held up in the debit account which can cause problems with the debit account depending on the balance at that time. We will not assume any responsibility if funds are held up that affect your banking transactions including (but not limited to) returned check fees or any other associated charges.

CHECKS (PERSONAL AND BUSINESS)

We accept checks but do require them to clear prior to shipping products. All checks will be held for two weeks. Returned checks are subject to a $20 bank charge fee. Orders paid by money order will be shipped as soon as payment is received.

C.O.D.

We do not ship C.O.D.

PAYPAL

We do not accept PayPal payments.

TERMS

We do not accept Open Accounts or Net Terms.



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MINIMUM ORDER

We do not have a minimum dollar order amount on orders shipped within the United States. Most items come in prepackaged quantities and therefore have a minimum order quantity.



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SHIPPING

Most orders will ship within 2 business days of receipt. Please note that during certain times, the shipping turnaround time may be greater. Expedited shipping methods are available for additional fees.  We do not ship on Saturdays and Sundays.

The following shipping and handling fees apply to bead only orders. These fees are for US Priority and include delivery confirmation. Priority Mail will usually arrive between 2-3 days after shipping. The US Post Office does not guarantee that your package will be delivered in 2-3 days but we find that it usually does.

                BEAD ONLY ORDERS
SHIPPING FEES FOR 1st CLASS MAIL   

Please note that 1st Class Mail delivery can take up to 7-10 days.

Up to      $50.00    - $3.25

$50.01 to $100.00    - $4.25

                BEAD ONLY ORDERS
SHIPPING FEES FOR PRIORITY MAIL   

Up to      $200.00    - $6.75

$200.01 to $300.00    - $7.75

$300.01 to $400.00    - $8.75

$400.01 to $500.00    - $9.75

$500.01    and Up     - $10.75

Orders containing crystal prisms vary greatly in weight. Shipping is determined at the time of packing based on the weight of the package. These orders will ship either Fedex or US Mail whichever is less expensive.

Please note that US Post Office is closed and will not deliver packages on the following days for 2014:

  • Wednesday, January 1 - New Year's Day
  • Monday, January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday
  • Monday, February 17 - Washington's Birthday (President's Day)
  • Monday, May 26 - Memorial Day
  • Friday, July 4 - Independence Day
  • Monday, September 1 - Labor Day
  • Monday, October 13 - Columbus Day
  • Tuesday, November 11 - Veterans Day
  • Thursday, November 27 - Thanksgiving Day
  • Thursday, December 25 - Christmas Day (Observed)

Please note that Fedex is closed and will not deliver packages on the following days for 2014:

  • Monday, May 26 - Memorial Day
  • Friday, July 4 - Independence Day
  • Monday, September 1 - Labor Day
  • Thursday, November 27 - Thanksgiving Day
  • Thursday, December 25 - Christmas Day (Observed)
  • Thursday, January 1, 2015 - New Year's Day (Observed)
INM Crystal, Inc. assumes no liability for packages not delivered on time due to Force Majeure (something that happens outside of our control). Liabilities not assumed include but are not limited to, local or national weather conditions, holidays, shipping carriers not shipping, acts of terrorism, public authorities acting with actual or apparent authority, authority of law, local disputes, civil commotion, hazards incident to a state of war, etc.

INSURANCE

INM Crystal, Inc. offers insurance for all packages regardless of shipping method. We recommend purchasing insurance for your order. If you do not purchase insurance, you assume all risk of damage and loss for the shipment once we give the package(s) to the delivery company. We will not replace or refund you for any uninsured packages which have been lost or damaged. By not purchasing insurance, you agree that you will not hold us liable for the value of the lost or damaged package by filing a chargeback with your credit card company based upon the loss of the package or in any other manner.

For Insured Shipments Only:

Any loss or damage must be reported immediately to both the freight carrier and us. Claims cannot be filed until 15 days after the shipment date. All claims are null and void after 30 days of shipment date. The freight carrier makes the final decision on whether to approve an insurance claim. If you have a shipment which has been lost or damaged, download and print [this] form and fax it to us at (561) 734-2321.

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USPS 1st Class Mail

If you order is under $50, you will can choose to ship it 1st Class Mail. The post office generally delivers 1st Class mail in 3-5 business days. Packages are not guaranteed to arrive in this time frame and variances can occur. All 1st Class packages will include Delivery Confirmation. 1ST Class Shipping rate does not apply to International orders (please see full International Policy in FAQ).

USPS Priority Mail

The post office generally delivers Priority mail in 2-3 business days. Packages are not guaranteed to arrive in this time frame and variances can occur. All Priority packages will include Delivery Confirmation.

Fedex

There are several options when shipping Fedex. Fees are calculated by Fedex based on package weight and delivery location. Not all options are available to all customers. The options presented at checkout are determined by Fedex. For Overnight services, Fedex estimates delivery in the timeframes listed below. If Fedex has you listed in a rural delivery area, you will receive your package later. INM Crystal does not determine which addresses are rural. If you have any questions regarding rural delivery, please contact fedex at 1.800.GoFedEx (1.800.463.3339.). INM Crystal can not answer questions regarding estimated delivery times.

Fedex orders must be placed by 12:00pm EST or they will be shipped the following business day. Delivery times are based on the date the package is shipped, not necessarily the date the order was placed. Please note that Fedex does not ship to PO Boxes.

Delivery Option Estimated Delivery Time
Express Saver 3 Days: 4:30pm to businesses, 7:00pm to residences
2-Day Air 2 Days: 4:30pm to businesses, 7:00pm to residences
Standard Overnight Next Day: 3:00pm, 4:30 for rural delivery
Priority Overnight Next Day: 10:30am, (12:00pm, 4:30pm, or 5:00pm for rural delivery - based on delivery zip code)
First Overnight Next Day: 8:00am, 8:30am, 9:00am, 10:00am (based on delivery zip code)

* Fedex packages shipping to Puerto Rico are handled as international shipments and are subject to a higher shipping rate.

Picking up orders

We are a mail order only company and do not allow customers to pick up orders.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS

All International orders must be placed online. We verify credit card billing information on all International packages that ship. If your credit card billing information does not match your shipping address, we will not ship the package unless you wire the funds to our bank. Please contact us for wire instructions and be advised that your bank will likely charge you a fee for this service. We will ship International packages via USPS Global Express Mail, or USPS Priority Mail International, whichever is less expensive. Once order leaves our warehouse, Global Express Mail is usually delivered in approximately 5-7 business days and the Priority Mail option will take about 15 business days to be delivered. If you have a preferred shipping method, please note it in the comments section when submitting your order. International packages may require a signature on delivery. Rates vary by Country and weight of package but typically start at $20 - $25. International customers assume all responsibilities for duties and taxes assessed. Any customs fees or taxes imposed by customs for an order are separate from the shipping charges, and are not the responsibility of INM Crystal, Inc. Customs fees and taxes will vary and we recommend that you contact your local Customs office should you have any questions or concerns about these fees. All packages will be declared at their actual commercial value for duty purposes. We are unable to alter this declaration.

Backorders:
International orders with backordered items will receive a shipping credit in the amount of $5.95 (USD). Shipping of backorders or orders with backordered items to international locations is not free.

Canadian Customers:
Your orders will be subject to GST and/or HST if they contain any silver or gold beads (these taxes could exceed 20% of the cost of the order). They will also go into the Courier pool and you will be charged a fee from the Canadian Postal System IN ADDITION to the shipping fees charged by INM Crystal. INM Crystal only ships Global Express and/or Fedex to Canada - we do not ship regular mail.


All amounts are in US Dollars (USD):

Argentina

$26.00

 

Italy

$27.00

Australia

$22.00

 

Jamaica

$26.00

Austria

$27.00

 

Japan

$22.00

Bahamas

$26.00

 

Luxembourg

$21.00

Belgium

$27.00

 

Mexico

$21.00

Canada

$18.00

 

New Zealand

$22.00

China

$24.00

 

Norway

$27.00

Czech Republic

$27.00

 

Poland

$21.00

Denmark

$27.00

 

Portugal

$27.00

England

$26.00

 

Russia

$27.00

Finland

$27.00

 

Scotland

$26.00

France

$21.00

 

South Africa

$33.00

Germany

$27.00

 

Spain

$21.00

Greece

$27.00

 

Sweden

$27.00

Holland (Netherlands)

$27.00

 

Switzerland

$27.00

Hong Kong

$22.00

 

Thailand

$23.00

Iceland

$27.00

 

Venezuela

$26.00

Ireland

$22.00

 

Vietnam

$22.00

Israel

$27.00

 



At this time, INM Crystal does not ship to the following countries:

Afghanistan   Liberia
Algeria   Libya
Angola (Cabinda)   Moldova
Belarus   Montenegro
Bosnia   Nigeria
Burma (Myanmar)   North Korea
Burundi   Paraguay
Congo, Democratic Republic of the   Serbia
Congo, Republic of the (Zaire)   Sierra Leone
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)   Somalia
Croatia   Sri Lanka
Cuba   Sudan
Herzegovina   Syria
Iran   Togo
Iraq   Yemen
Jordan   Zimbabwe

SALES TAX

If your order is being shipped to anywhere other than the state of Florida, we are not required to collect sales tax on your purchase and therefore, we do not require a copy of your sales tax/resale certificate.

If your order is being shipped to Florida, a Florida Resale Certificate for the current year is required for Florida state sales tax exemption. If you do not have a Florida Resale Certificate, you will be charged sales tax on any orders mailed to a Florida address. The Florida Resale Certificate submitted must be in your name or you must be listed as an officer of the company on the Florida Department of Revenue website. Please remember to validate the certificate by Signing in the "Presented to" section on the bottom right hand side. This must be signed by the person named on the Resale Certificate or a verifiable officer of the company. Tax exempt orders must be shipped to the person/company named on the Resale Certificate and must have the same billing address as the address on the Resale Certificate.
 



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ORDER CHANGES

Once your order is submitted, your order is considered final. If you need to make a change to your order, please email us at info@inmcrystal.com or call us at (561) 734-2101. We will try our best to make your necessary changes. However, sometimes we are unable to make the requested change before your order ships and in these cases (regardless of when the request was submitted), it is the customer's responsibility to pay additional shipping charges or return shipping.
 



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ITEM AVAILABILITY

The website indicates which items are currently in stock with a green checkmark (Out of Stock) and which items are currently out of stock with a red checkmark (Out of Stock). Inventory discrepancies can occur and occasionally an item that shows in stock at the time your ordered it, will not ship.

Unfortunately, it is difficult for us to give exact dates for when a product will be back in stock. As a general rule of thumb, most out of stock items will come back into inventory within 2 to 3 weeks. However, this is not always the case. There are many issues that our purchasing department has no control over including manufacturer's production schedules and delays in customs that make it difficult to keep every one of our 4500+ items in stock at the same time. Please check our website regularly to see if your item has come back into inventory. When the item is back in inventory, you will see a green checkmark (Out of Stock) next to that item.



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QUANTITY DISCOUNTS

We do not offer any discounts over and beyond the quantity discounts listed on our websites. Some of the Swarovski beads are offered in Factory Packs.

Quantity discounts are only applicable when buying the same items, size and color. The only exception to this is the alphabet beads. Alphabet bead letters can be combined to receive quantity discounts within a particular size and style.

If only part of your item quantity is available at the time of order placement, the quantity discount given is that of the amount shipped in that order.



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BACKORDERS

When you are placing an online order, items that are out of stock are indicated with a red check mark (Out of Stock) next to them. If you want to backorder the item, type in the quantity you need in the box to the left of the Buy Now button and then click the Buy Now button. You will get a message in red telling you how many were placed on backorder. You must completely check out your order for those items to register as backordered in the system.

When you’re items arrive back into inventory, you will receive an email notification unless you have opted out of the notification. At this time, you can order the backordered items by following the procedure below:

1. Log into www.inmcrystal.com and click on the My Account link at the top right side of the page.
2. Click on View the items I have on backorder.

If you wish to purchase an item that is back in stock, enter the quantity in the Buy Now box and click the Buy Now button. You may also add other, non-backordered items to this order and still receive free shipping!

If this order is placed online, you will receive free standard shipping on the order via the most economical method. Free shipping only applies to non-expedited orders shipped to the U.S.

If you choose to have your order sent by Federal Express or if you are shipping to an International location, the shipping fee will be reduced by $2.00.

NOTE: to receive free or reduced shipping on your order, you must include at least one backordered item in the order, and place that order online.

ITEM AVAILABILITY

The website indicates which items are currently in stock with a green checkmark (Out of Stock) and which items are currently out of stock with a red checkmark (Out of Stock). Inventory discrepancies can occur and occasionally an item that shows in stock at the time your ordered it, will not ship.

Unfortunately, it is difficult for us to give exact dates for when a product will be back in stock. As a general rule of thumb, most out of stock items will come back into inventory within 2 to 3 weeks. However, this is not always the case. There are many issues that our purchasing department has no control over including manufacturer's production schedules and delays in customs that make it difficult to keep every one of our 4500+ items in stock at the same time. Please check our website regularly to see if your item has come back into inventory. When the item is back in inventory, you will see a green checkmark (Out of Stock) next to that item.

Pricing

All prices are subject to change without notice. Sale pricing only applies while items are on sale. Sale items that are backordered while on sale but purchased when not on sale, will be billed at the regular price. Sterling Silver and 14 Karat Gold Filled product prices will change with the fluctuating silver and gold market prices. In the event that a product is listed at an incorrect price due to typographical error or for any reason, INM Crystal shall have the right to refuse or cancel any items and/or orders placed at the incorrect price. INM Crystal shall have the right to refuse or cancel any such items and/or orders whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your item and/or order is canceled, INM Crystal shall issue a credit to your credit card account in the amount of the incorrect price.



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SAMPLES

We do not offer samples of our products. However, please see our Return Policy below as you can easily return any items you are unsatisfied with.
 



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RETURN POLICY

If you are not happy with any item for any reason, please return it within 90 days of the date of purchase, via an insured method. Please send returns in a hard cardboard box or in a padded mailer. Do not send back returns in plain letter envelopes as they easily get damaged during shipping. Items received damaged in envelopes will be returned to customer.

Chain by the Foot (Sterling Silver, Gold Filled and Base Metal) and Swarovski Crystal Chain are cut to order and not returnable. Factory Packs of Swarovski Crystal are not returnable if opened.

Damage and defect claims must be made within 15 days of purchase.

Once your return is received, we will gladly send a replacement or issue a refund for the purchase amount. Shipping and handling costs are not refundable unless the return is due to an error on our part. Returned items must be in original packaging and condition. Returned items that are not in original packaging, original package quantity, or were purchased more than 90 days from the date received back, will be charged a 20% Restocking Fee. Please do not staple packages together. Items returned in damaged or used condition will be returned to the customer. Items purchased more than 6 months ago will be returned to the customer. Under certain circumstances, we reserve the right to return to the customer products purchased prior to 90 days.

Your credit card refund will be processed to the credit card provided on your return form. Credit card companies vary on the time it takes for credits to appear on their customer's records. Please allow one to two billing cycles for the refund to appear on your statement.

Click here to download a return form. Please fill out this form and enclose it with your return. Please include a copy or your original invoice if available.

You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to view the return form. If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click on the image below to download and install it directly from the Adobe site.

NOTE : If you would like to order other items at the same time, please fill out an order form. Your return and order are handled as two separate transactions (we do not apply return credits to sales).



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PRODUCT INFO

mm TO INCH CONVERSION

All of our beads are measured in millimeters. Below is the approximate equivalent in inches.

One inch = 25.4mm.

  Metric English
1mm 1/32 of an inch
2mm 1/16 of an inch
3mm 3/32 of an inch
4mm 5/32 of an inch
5mm 3/16 of an inch
6mm 1/4 of an inch
7mm 9/32 of an inch
8mm 5/16 of an inch
9mm 11/32 of an inch
10mm 3/8 of an inch
15mm 19/32 of an inch
20mm 51/64 of an inch
25mm 63/64 of an inch
30mm 1 and 3/16 of an inch
35mm 1 and 3/8 of an inch
40mm 1 and 37/64 of an inch
45mm 1 and 25/32 of an inch
50mm 1 and 31/32 of an inch
55mm 2 and 11/64 of an inch
60mm 2 and 23/64 of an inch


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PRODUCT INFO

Rhinestone Size Chart

For reference only. Not to scale.

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WIRE gauge REFERENCE

Gauge to Inches to Millimeters
B & S
Gauge
Inch
(Decimal)
Millimeter
(mm)
Inch
(Fraction)
  B & S
Gauge
Inch
(Decimal)
Millimeter
(mm)
Inch
(Fraction)
1 0.289 7.348 . 17 0.045 1.149 .
2 0.258 6.543 . 18 0.040 1.024 .
. 0.250 6.350 1/4 19 0.036 0.912 .
. 0.234 5.953 15/64 20 0.032 0.812 .
3 0.229 5.827 . . 0.031 0.795 1/32
. 0.219 5.556 7/32 21 0.028 0.723 .
4 0.204 5.189 . 22 0.025 0.644 .
. 0.203 5.154 11/64 23 0.023 0.573 .
. 0.188 4.762 3/16 24 0.020 0.511 .
5 0.182 4.621 . 25 0.018 0.455 .
. 0.172 4.366 11/64 26 0.016 0.405 .
6 0.162 4.115 . . 0.016 0.396 1/64
. 0.156 3.969 5/32 27 0.014 0.360 .
7 0.144 3.664 . 28 0.013 0.321 .
. 0.141 3.572 9/64 29 0.011 0.286 .
8 0.128 3.263 . 30 0.010 0.255 .
. 0.125 3.175 1/8 31 0.0089 0.226 .
9 0.114 2.906 . 32 0.0080 0.200 .
. 0.109 2.778 7/64 33 0.0071 0.180 .
10 0.102 2.588 . 34 0.0063 0.160 .
. 0.094 2.381 3/32 35 0.0056 0.142 .
11 0.091 2.304 . 36 0.0050 0.130 .
12 0.081 2.052 . 37 0.0045 0.114 .
. 0.078 1.984 5/64 38 0.0040 0.100 .
13 0.072 1.828 . . . . .
14 0.064 1.628 . . . . .
. 0.063 1.588 1/16 . . . .
15 0.057 1.449 . . . . .
16 0.051 1.291 . . . . .
. 0.047 1.191 3/64 . . . .


Softflex Basic Usage

Diameter
Basic Usage

Crimp to Use
Ideal for soft materials, seed beads and fresh water pearls.
2x2mm
Ideal all purpose wire. Great with glass, mineral, and metal beads.
2x2mm
Ideal for abrasive materials, large stones, lamp work and bracelets.
2x3mm


Silver Filled/Plated

Silver Filled is a layer of .925 Sterling Silver which is mechanically bonded to a copper core. It is 10% Sterling Silver by weight. Silver Filled is hundreds of time thicker then silver plating and has the same properties as Sterling Silver.
Silver Filled Silver Plated


Beadalon Chain Maille Jump Ring Guide



SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL BEAD COLORS

Regular Colors are transparent and colored throughout the item. Below is a list of some of the crystal colors and a description of those colors.

Amethyst – Purple (like gemstone)   Light Colorado Topaz – Tan
Aquamarine – Baby Blue (like gemstone)   Light Rose – Light Pink
Black Diamond – Grey   Sapphire - Periwinkle
Blue Zircon – Turquoise   Light Siam – Bright Red
Capri Blue – Bright Blue   Montana – Navy Blue
Crystal – Clear   Olivine – Olive Green
Emerald – Green (like gemstone)   Peridot – Lime Green (like gemstone)
Fucshia - Hot Pink   Rose - Pink
Garnet – Very Dark Red   Ruby – Purplish Red (like gemstone)
Hyacinth – Orange   Sapphire – Blue (like gemstone)
Jet - Black   Siam - Dark Red
Jonquil – Pale Yellow   Smoked Topaz - Brown
Light Amethyst – Lavender    

Opaque Colors are not transparent. Below is a list of some of the opaque colors:

  • Chalk White
  • Jet
  • Turquoise

Special Effect Colors have a heat sealed metal coating on the bottom, back, or on certain sides of item (depending on item) which give them the following effects:

  Effect Description
  Aurora Borealis Transparent iridized rainbow effect
  Bermuda Blue Predominantly blue and green effects
  CAL (Comet Argent Light) Silver effect
  CosmoJet Parts of stone are blackened
  Glacier Blue Transparent pale blue effect
  Heliotrope Predominantly purple and blue effects
  Peacock Predominantly red and fuchsia effects
  Sahara Predominantly green effects
  Satin Transparent silver effect
  Vitrail Light Predominantly lavender and pale blue effects
  Vitrail Medium Predominantly green and red effects
  Volcano Predominantly purple and fuchsia effects
  1X Bead is coated on half of the bead only
  2X Bead is fully coated on both sides



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BIRTHSTONES

Below is a list of the recommended crystal colors for each month:

  Month Color
January Siam (or Garnet when available)
February Amethyst
March Aquamarine
April Crystal
May Emerald
June Light Amethyst
July Siam (or Ruby when available)
August Peridot
September Sapphire
October Rose
November Topaz
December Blue Zircon


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ALL ABOUT PRISMS

QUALITY - There are three factors that determine the quality of a crystal prism. They are:

  1. Lead content - The highest quality crystals will have a very high lead content (up to 30%)
  2. Optical Purity - An optically pure crystal prism is free of any internal bubbles or streaks.
  3. Cut and Polish - Machine cut and polished crystal prisms guarantee perfect cutting, exact geometry, and precise angles.

REFRACTION – There are several factors that affect how a crystal prisms will break up sunlight and reflect rainbows. They are:

  • Overall Quality - The higher the lead content, the better the cut, and the more optically pure a prism is, the better the prisms will refract light. Prisms with lower and no lead content will refract light but the rainbows may appear paler.
  • Size - The larger the surface area of a prism is, the more likely it is to catch the light and refract it.
  • Facets - Different facets create different types of rainbows. For example, a crystal ball #8550 has many small facets and will refract many tiny dots of rainbows. The crystal heart #8781 has a few long cut facets and will produce fewer rainbows but they will be larger longer rainbows.
  • Coated Prisms - Prisms that are coated with an Aurora Borealis finish (AB) will not break up the light as well as a prism with no coating at all such as plain crystal color or transparent colors.

THE PRISMS WE CARRY

Swarovski Strass™ – 8000 Series

Any prism starting with the number 8___ not including the Spectra™ prisms which begin with 8290. These prisms are manufactured by Swarovski, the world leader in Austrian Crystal and they are considered the top of the line. They are fully-leaded, machine cut and polished and optically pure.

Swarovski Spectra™ – 8290 Lead Free Series

Any prism starting with the number 8290-____. These prisms are manufactured by Swarovski, the world leader in Austrian Crystal. They are lead-free, machine cut and polished, and optically pure. A nice alternative to the Strass™ line for a little less money.

Austrian Prisms – 3000 Series

Any prism starting with the number 3____. These crystals are 30 % full-leaded-crystals, machine cut and mirror finished. The cut crystals reach a high level of brilliance and reflection at a very attractive price.

Made in Austria – 1000 Series

Any prism starting with the number 1____. These prisms are lead-free and they are not optically pure. That said, we should state that these prisms most often have no noticeable internal flaws. They are definitely worth giving a try and they are the most economical prisms we carry.

PRODUCT SAFETY


Subject matter: CPSIA announcement

Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act – limits for lead in childrens’ jewellery as of 10 February 2009.

Dear Customers,

Preciosa would like to inform you that all crystal components made by Preciosa are enriched with lead, for that reason, Preciosa until further notice cannot recommend the use of its components in any product intended for children under age of 12.

This decision is based on our assumption that crystal components Preciosa currently supplies will not meet 600ppm lead limit set in Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act for children’s products.

Preciosa has decided to take these measures although several independent studies have clearly proved that the lead is bonded in the silicate matrix of glass. As a result, the strength of bond prevents the lead from leaking out in an amount dangerous to humans. That applies to even such accidents when crystals happened to be swallowed.

Being aware of importance that childrens´ products have to your sales, Preciosa along with other producers are applying for an exclusion granted to crystal components. If the exclusion is not granted, Preciosa will take all necessary steps to support you to achieve your sales targets.

To learn more about latest news on CPSIA, please click: http://www.cpsc.gov/ABOUT/Cpsia/cpsia.HTML

In case of further questions, turn to our sales representative or mail to info@preciosa.com

Sincerely yours,

Your partner - Preciosa



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Dear valued customer,

The following report should provide you with a thorough understanding of federal law HR 4040 also known as the CPSIA (the Consumer Product Safety Improvements Act of 2008).

Scope of the regulation

The CPSIA pertains to children’s products ONLY. There are no federal laws, regulations or standards in effect for adults’ products that would restrict the use of crystal.

The state standards in California (A.B. 1681 for jewelry) and their equivalent in Minnesota are still in effect, permitting unrestricted use of leaded crystal on adults’ jewelry.

Definition of products covered by HR 4040

While the CPSIA contains some general obligations, the CPSIA lead limits apply ONLY to children’s products. Children’s products are defined as “a consumer product designed or primarily intended for children 12 years of age or younger”.

Timing and Provisions:

Certain provisions of HR 4040 pertaining to children’s products will be implemented over the next three years. Those seeking an in-depth understanding of the provisions should read the law in its entirety and/or seek advice from a legal counsel.

Members of the Fashion Jewelry Trade Association may sign up to receive updates regarding federal and state regulations, as well and a monthly newsletter. For further information, have a look at the organization’s website (http://www.fjta.org) or call 401- 295-4565.

If you would like to talk to us about this matter in more detail please contact Emily Redmond at Emily.Redmond@swarovski.com for more information.

Important Notice

Please note that this is not a legal advice. If you need any legal information or consultancy you should consult with a lawyer on your individual obligations. All manufacturers are obligated to understand and comply with the law. Guidance from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (the organization responsible for the CPSIA) may change, so regular checking of the CPSC website is advised. (http://www.cpsc.gov)

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California Propostion 65 (for California residents)

Some of the base metal findings, charms, and leaded crystal beads sold by our company may contain small amounts of lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm if ingested. We recommend that you wash your hands after handling, and keep all items away from small children and infants.


Please click here to read all of California Proposition 65.

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We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order only to complete that order. We do not share this information with outside parties.

We use email addresses to answer the emails we receive, to communicate with our customers about their orders, and to notify customers of their backorder status. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

We never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above.



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How do we do this? We use the latest secure server software (SSL encryption) for secure commerce transactions so that it cannot be read by an outsider as it travels over the internet. This is not just your credit card number; this is all of your private data, including your name and address.

 


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