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Remember- Big Crystals Will Make Larger Rainbows!
Crystals are Excellent Rainbow Makers!
There is a Huge Sparkling Variety of Beautiful Sizes and Shapes!
Some Crystals have AB or Colors!    

Mix Crystal Sizes and Shapes for an Incredible RAINBOW SHOW!

HINTS ON SIZES: Crystals are measured in length from top to bottom. 18mm is 3/4" (very small, Dime size), 28mm is 1 1/8" (pendant size, bigger than a Quarter), 40mm is 1.5 inches, and 50mm is two full inches. It doesn't sound like much difference, but remember, they are also thicker, heavier, and wider in addition to being longer. The difference in appearance is quite striking! Mix sizes for a wonderful window display. The 40mm, 50mm and larger are most dramatic. Crystals 38mm or 28mm are smaller but still a good size. Relative impact of the smaller sizes depends on the crystal shape. Smaller crystals make excellent decorations, lovely gifts, and are great for providing contrast in a display with larger crystals. The larger crystals just can't be beat for their spectacular beauty and great rainbows. Here is a ruler showing both inches and millimeters (mm) so you can see the comparison!

Ruler Showing Millimeters (mm) and Inches Compared

COLORS: Crystals are colorless if listed as Clear or as "mm" (millimeters). The letters "ab" or "AB" stand for "Aurora Borealis". This is a light coating of 24K gold that gives the crystal iridescent coloring and gold brilliance. It is designed to give colors to a crystal in low light. It still allows the crystal to make rainbows in sunshine. If you like the pure beauty of crystal, get "Clear". If you like a visual impact in any light, and some extra color, try the crystals in "ab". AB is bright and shimmery but is not invisible. It makes changing colors on the crystal the way oil on a puddle makes Rainbows. Crystals can also be available in actual colors, such as Topaz or Blue! Beautiful! Look for them!

HANGING: Crystals should be hung in a sunny window as close to the window as possible while still allowing the crystal to turn freely. This allows crystals to move and rainbows to travel around your room! We do NOT advise using suction cups to hang crystals because they let go and fall. If you use a tension rod in your window to hang your crystals from, make sure you TIE the ends of the rod with fishing line or other secure material to something above the rod. Windows change size with different temperatures and eventually the tension rod WILL fall down if it is not secured.

ABOUT CRYSTAL: Crystal is an extremely fine quality of glass. Crystal Suncatchers will last forever if you treat them properly. DO NOT LET CRYSTALS TOUCH EACH OTHER. If you hand someone two crystals to look at, they inevitably put them together in one hand. Make sure they know not to let the crystals touch, because this causes CHIPS. Likewise, be careful to keep your crystals separate enough in your window display so that all of the crystals can move freely but they cannot collide with each other. Varying the hanging lengths is helpful for this. Treat your crystals gently and they will reward you with many years of sparkling rainbow beauty.

Helpful Hints About Crystal SuncatchersGIFTS: Crystal gifts are appropriate for ANY occasion, or none at all! Don't forget weddings, anniversaries, graduations, birthdays, anything that needs a Celebration and a Beautiful Keepsake!


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A Few Helpful Hints to Make Crystal Sizes Less Confusing!


What is a millimeter (mm)??
Crystals are made in Europe.
The people in Europe measure things using millimeters, centimeters, meters, and kilometers. We use inches, feet, yards, and miles. How do we figure out what the measurements mean?
Here are some pictures and descriptions to help you.
Any Questions, Just Ask!


US Dollar Bill With The Fancy Pear Family. Crystals in Sizes 28mm, 38mm, 50mm, 63mm, and 76mm are Shown Left to Right
Here is a US Dollar Bill With The Fancy Pear Crystal Family.
Crystals in Sizes 28mm, 38mm, 50mm, 63mm, and 76mm are Shown Left to Right.


Ruler Comparing Millimeters (mm) and Inches
This Ruler Shows Both Millimeters (mm) and Inches.
You can compare any measurement.
You can see that 1 inch = 25mm, 2 inches = 50mm, 3 inches = 76mm, and 4 inches = 100mm.


Here Are Equivalents For Some Common Crystal Sizes:
18mm = 11/16 inch (Just Under 3/4 inch)
20mm = 0.75 (3/4) inch
28mm = 1 1/8 inch
30mm = 1 3/16
40mm = Just Over 1.5 inches
50mm = 2 inches
63mm = 2.5 inches
76mm = 3 inches
100mm = 4 inches
150mm = 6 inches

Money Sizes:
A US Quarter = 24mm
A US Nickel = 21mm
A US Dime = 18mm
A US Penny = 19mm
A US Dollar Bill is 154mm long and 66mm high
An 18mm Crystal is the Size of a Dime
A 28mm Crystal Star is a little larger than a US Quarter


Ruler and US Dollar Bill. Ruler Shows Both Millimeters and Inches. Dollar Bill is 154mm Long and 66mm High. Black Circle and Green Circle are 15mm. Face Photo is 40mm High and 34mm Wide.
Here is a US Dollar and a ruler to help show you the sizes compared with something familiar.
We hope it helps!  Dollar Bill is 154mm Long and 66mm High.
Black Circle and Green Circle are 15mm.  Portrait is 40mm High and 34mm Wide.
Ruler Shows Both Millimeters (Top) and Inches (Bottom).

Ruler Showing Inches and Centimeters Instead of Millimeters. One Centimeter Equals Ten Millimeters. 3cm = 30mm. 2.54cm = One Inch.
Here Is A Ruler Showing Inches and Centimeters Instead of Millimeters.
One Centimeter Equals Ten Millimeters.   3cm = 30mm.   2.54cm = 1 Inch.


Dollar Bill, Two Rulers, US Quarater, and Three Crystals. Crystals are Star 28mm Blue, Star 40mm Blue, and Ball 30mm.
Dollar Bill, Two Rulers, US Quarter, and Three Crystals.
Crystals are Star 28mm Blue, Star 40mm Blue, and Ball 30mm.
Ruler Shows Centimeters Instead of Millimeters.
One Centimeter (cm) = 10 Millimeters (mm).   5cm = 50mm = 2 inches.


Dollar Bill, Two Rulers, US Quarater, and Four Crystals. Crystals are Star 28mm Blue, Star 40mm Blue, Star 50mm ab, and Ball 30mm (on the bill).
Dollar Bill, Two Rulers, US Quarter, and Four Crystals.
Crystals are Star 28mm Blue, Star 40mm Blue, Star 50mm ab, and Ball 30mm (on the bill).


The Incredible Crystal Ball in Several Sizes! From Left, 100mm Ball, US Quarter, 40mm Ball, 30mm Ball, and 20mm Ball. And that's our photogenic little blue friend, Al.
The Incredible Crystal Ball in Several Sizes!
From Left, 100mm Ball, US Quarter, 40mm Ball, 30mm Ball, and 20mm Ball.
And that's our photogenic little blue friend, Al.

Here's Al getting measured!







Wow! Check Out These Great Crystals! You Can See The Sizes!
Wow! Check Out These Great Crystals! You Can See The Sizes!
SwirlBall 40mm is at Left, Fist Size Ball 70mm at Right!
The Crystals are clear and colorless, but are picking up the red color of the maroon shirt!
Pendants are 18mm and 28mm.



Gorgeous Fancy Pear Crystal Almond Crystal Making Rainbow Colors Crystal Collection in Window Crystal Comet Playing with Sunlight! Icicle at Top Left Beautiful Swarovski Crystal Ball.
Decorate your windows with beautiful crystal!
Fill your life with Rainbows!

 

Pretty Crystal Shapes and Great Rainbows!
Crystals can fit any home decorating scheme! Crystals are available in beautiful colors, and in your favorite shapes. Stars, moons, comets, octagons, teardrop shapes, and more can dance in your windows! Crystals are available purely clear, or with a light coating of 24K Gold called "ab" for "aurora borealis". This gives the crystal a slight golden color and makes it colorful and iridescent in dim light. Try the delights of beautiful crystals today! You will wonder how you ever lived without them!

Sparkling Crystal Icicle
~ A Touching Gift Idea ~
Buy an identical pair of crystals. Give one to a friend, and keep one for yourself. These will be a special reminder to you both of each other! You may catch your special crystal winking at you, perhaps when your friend is thinking of you!
Beautiful Crystal Stars

Here is a Real Summer Rainbow