How to Identify Rhinestones

For hundreds of years, naturally occurring quartz crystals found along the Rhine River in Europe were coveted for jewelry but were eventually depleted from the area. This is when, in the 19th century, jewelers sought to create an imitation, aptly named rhinestones. Rhinestones are now made of crystal, glass, or even plastic. The European Difference … Continue reading How to Identify Rhinestones