Following are common types of rhinestones made in China.
1. Hotfix rhinestones
Hotfix rhinestones originate from the south bank of the Rhine river in Austria, they are also called Austrian diamonds / crystals / strasses. Swarovski has the best quality with the highest price. Preciosa, known as Czech diamonds also producing hotfix rhinestones on the north bank of the Rhine in the Czech republic is the second in quality only to the Austrian diamonds.
China now has 2 major types of hotfix rhinestones:
DMC hotfix rhinestones
MC hotfix rhinestones
Through year of development and large application in garment accessory industry, both products have been widely accepted and used for their decent quality and very affordable prices compared with other world famous brands, allowing more common people like you and me to have the access to the world of hotfixing rhinestones.
2. Flatback rhinestones