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Subatomic Birdicle
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Wondering if anyone has found a good source to buy a set of realistic looking jewels/gems that look like cut gemstones (not raw crystals) in a variety of shapes and colors.

I have seen these



and these




which both look nice, but it would be better yet to get a pack that contains both the "ring cut" diamond shape of the bottom one and the flatter cuts of the top one - without any silver backing of course, these are for games, not making clothes.

Anyone ever found an ultimate plastic gem set for sale? I was surprised at how much difficulty I had even finding the two sets above.

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Where did you get the top set with no mirror backing?
 
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Phogg wrote:
Where did you get the top set with no mirror backing?


Ha, it wasn't easy. I've spent hours wading through hundreds of listings across the internet - Amazon, Ebay, Etsy, Alibaba, Michael's, Hobby Lobby, you name it, trying to find a name for this type of product - sometimes they are called "3D acrylic gems" sometimes "no flatback rhinestones" sometimes "plastic pirate gems" "vase fillers" "wedding favors" etc.

That particular picture was from Etsy. However I believe the Etsy seller is simply buying in bulk from here

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=4&cam...

and reselling small quantities to make a profit.


 
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Sadly those are about 1" in size which makes them too big for my purposes.

These, on the other hand, are smaller, and glass, so if they could be freed easily from their metal cages and were not flat backed (doesn't seem they are but no way to be sure) they would be better

 
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mayday games had little gemstones on their website (https://www.maydaygames.com/products/gemstones-plastic-gems-...) would those do?
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Interesting. Wish they'd list the sizes. Also would like some clear and green ones in there.

This may be the ticket

 
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Bah, it appears pointed back means the back is still coated, just not flat.



Amazing how hard it is to find a faux gem.
 
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I have found the "ring cut" diamond shaped ones before at Dollar Tree, but rarely. Ordering them direct may be easier, if you need the appropriate quantity:

https://www.dollartree.com/Decorative-Acrylic-Gems-2-75-oz-P...



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chuft wrote:

... "ring cut" diamond shape of the bottom one and the flatter cuts of the top one - without any silver backing of course...

The bottom picture would be called "round brilliant cut" and the squarish ones are "emerald cut". When they have a reflective backing they are "foil backs".
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Yeah, I saw those, but they don't say what size they are, they are out of stock, and they don't sell mixture packs. Good find though.
 
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Doomsword wrote:
chuft wrote:

... "ring cut" diamond shape of the bottom one and the flatter cuts of the top one - without any silver backing of course...

The bottom picture would be called "round brilliant cut" and the squarish ones are "emerald cut". When they have a reflective backing they are "foil backs".


Thanks. Sadly I have not seen this terminology applied to plastic ones, only to rhinestones with backing and real gems.

For the glass ones above they call them "octagon" not "emerald cut" when I search for them.
 
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I guess the question is, if a foil backed octagon one was sitting on a table, what angle would you have to be looking at it to notice the foil back? Would it look like a real gem from above and to the side, or obviously look like a foil backed one?
 
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Seems like what I want is a variety colored set of "point back unfoiled octagon rhinestones" but no one seems to sell one.

For future reference, this Etsy seller has them, but they cost about $2.50 per stone. That would get expensive fast.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/56970911/glass-jewel-18x13mm-oc...
 
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I was going to say hit up dollar stores and check their arts/crafts section
 
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