Crystal Options and FAQ
Below is a gallery of unedited crystal photos, shot in natural, indirect light. If you hover on a crystal color you can click the link in the upper righthand corner to see a video of the crystals shot in a lightbox with 5600k daylight balanced LEDs. These images were obtained in an attempt to show as true of a representation of their color as possible in a variety of lighting conditions. If you would also like to see videos of the crystals obtained in natural daylight, you may also visit our Instagram page and watch our highlighted story titled "Crystals". Please be aware that there may be color variations from screen-to-screen, and there are also natural variations from from crystal-to-crystal.
Availability of crystal colors, especially with the changes recently made to the distribution system, is subject to change at any time. We try our absolute best to keep our stock updated in the chart below as accurately as possible, however, if a color is ordered that becomes unavailable, we will contact you as soon as possible to arrange for a replacement color.
- What are the crystals made of?
- Can I only choose crystal colors shown on the product page?
- What does the ss20, 34 and 40 mean?
- How do you clean crystals? Can they get wet?
Our crystals are a man-made glass crystal that refract light similar to that of a diamond. The crystals have a Moh's hardness of between 6-7 so its susceptible to scratches and chipping from wear and tear but at the same time it’s harder than standard glass.
There are literally hundreds of color options available. Because the number of options available can be overwhelming for most customers, we have chosen a few of our favorites that are considered our "shop staples". A photograph of our "shop staple" crystals is shown in each Embellished product listing (and are are noted below with an asterisk). When designing your collar, you do not feel limited to choosing colors from our shop staples. Examples of crystals we have special ordered for others are shown below (lacking an asterisk); also listed on each image is the size for each crystal that is available and that we have in stock. If you do not see the color that you would like below, we can always look into having a certain color special ordered for you. Please feel free to contact us and we would be more than happy to check if it is available from our distributor.
ss20, ss34 and ss40 denote the size of the crystal. For the sake of simplicity, ss20 are the small crystals; ss34 are the medium crystals; and ss40 are the large crystals. In each photo below, we denote which size(s) we have access to for the particular color at this time. If you would like to know which crystal sizes are utilized in any of our Embellished products, please click on the 'Materials' tab in the product's description. Crystal manufacturers are continuously developing new cuts, shades and sizes of crystals, and releasing/discontinuing various colors and/or crystal effects. Due to this fact, the availability of crystal colors and sizes are subject to change at anytime based upon our current stock and also our supplier's inventory.
For general maintenance, you may use a dry, lint-free cloth to lightly polish the crystals. For a deeper cleaning, use a soft bristle tooth brush, gently cleaning the crystals in a circular motion. Do not brush aggressively or use this method regularly, as you may remove some of the thin, protective coating on the crystals. We do not recommend that collars adorned with crystals be allowed exposure to salt or brackish water. While most crystals can sustain exposure to plain water quite well, some crystals types (mostly color-shifting crystals) will likely lose their coloring after swimming/water exposure. For that reason, we highly recommend the that the following stones not be allowed to get wet (Bermuda Blue, Electra, Heliotrope, Meridian Blue, Silver Night, Tabac, Vitrail Light, Vitrail Medium, or Volcano). We do not cover replacement of crystals due to color loss as a part of our Lifetime Warranty, however, if possible, we are happy to provide a quote for crystal replacement if they lose their color due to water exposure.