Wholesale clubs like Costco and Sam’s Club spur consumers to buy items in bulk. With the anticipation of saving money, people seek out deals on everything from toilet paper to ice cream. Buying bulk rhinestones can also save you money on embellishments that can be pricey.
Benefits of Buying in Bulk
This practice of buying large quantities of the same item has many great benefits for the consumer:
1. You have plenty of rhinestones.
Having a large quantity means you won’t run out of rhinestones right in the middle of a project.
2. It’s environmentally friendly.
Of course, buying in bulk uses significantly less packaging.
3. Lowers shipping costs.
Although you can buy some colors in small quantities in craft stores, most rhinestone retailers are online. When you buy in bulk, you’ll have enough rhinestones to complete your design. This saves you from having to order again later on, thus saving on shipping.
4. Saves you money.
Generally, when you buy in bulk, the cost per item is lower, also saving you money.
So, How Many Rhinestones Can I Expect in Bulk Packaging?
In today’s world of bling, you’ll find many different manufacturers packaging their products differently. Usually, retailers of less expensive rhinestones sell by weight. Often, the number of pieces can vary slightly for each package.
However, brand-name rhinestone manufacturers generally package their products in very specific quantities. While retailers will generally repackage bulk rhinestones in smaller amounts, they’ll also sell bulk packaging at a discounted price. Usually, these packages also have some sort of authentication certifying their genuineness.
Typically, you’ll find brand-name bulk rhinestones in the following quantities:
Of course, these quantities are for round rhinestones and manufacturers package rhinestone shapes differently. Check your retailer for specifics on pricing.
FAQs About Purchasing Rhinestones
If this is your first time buying rhinestones, you probably have many questions. Below, we answer a few commonly asked ones. If you have others, email us and we’ll be glad to help you.
Is It Important to Buy a Brand Name Rhinestone?
Brand-name rhinestone manufacturers create high sparkle, blemish-free, and consistent color embellishments. Today, Preciosa is the premier brand in rhinestones with over 500 years of tradition. Its Maxima rhinestone is a lead-free crystal with 15 precision-cut facets offering intense sparkle, brilliance, and scintillation.
However, you’ll also find some quality rhinestones from Asia. Usually, these manufacturers offer less color selection and the rhinestones have fewer facets. Yet, you’ll find these rhinestones priced considerably less. Often, your choice is a matter of personal preference.
Do I Need to Buy All the Same Color For Bulk Pricing?
Yes. To enjoy the cost savings of bulk pricing, you must buy the entire package.
What Rhinestone Color Should I Purchase?
Generally, colors have different degrees of intensity and saturation. Do you want your rhinestone project to make a bold or subtle statement? Usually, picking a rhinestone color is also a personal preference reflecting your individual style.
Where Can I Buy Rhinestones?
Rhinestones Etc. has been selling quality embellishments since 2011. We offer fast processing times, great customer service, and a huge selection of rhinestones. Visit our online store before you begin your next bling project.
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