HobbyFeast carries a variety of crystals without holes such as chatons, pointed back and rivolis. These come in a plethora of sizes and colors and are produced by Swarovski, Preciosa. Matubo and HobbyFeast. Both Swarovski and Matubo will no longer be available in the future
Rivolis and Chatons are both machine cut and machine polished, a process that is similar to cutting and polishing diamonds.
Chatons have a dominant flat front as a face, are deeper in the back and have symmetrical cuts on the side and the back. The chaton is generally smaller and measured in SS sizes ranging from ss20-ss47.
Rivoli is basically a symmetrical shallow bicone with both bottom and top sides shaped the same and with triangular facets running to the pointy top of a stone. The sparkle is often enhanced by a silver coating on the back. The most common sizes of the Rivoli shape are in millimeter sizes 08-18mm.
Preciosa OPTIMA point back Czech crystal chatons Round have 8 Facets Cut with gold foil on the back.
Preciosa MAXIMA premium point back Czech crystal chatons are available in sizes ranging from SS00 to SS50. These lead-free stones are amazingly brilliant, with a refractive index of 1.585 for better light distribution and intense fire. Innovative Dura-Foiling guarantees perfect light reflection and resilience against peeling and corrosion from electroplating, chlorine and other agents.
Preciosa MAXIMA Pure is an innovative product line from Preciosa Crystal that inspires a myriad of design possibilities. Comprised of unfoiled chatons in a range of sizes and colors, what sets MAXIMA Pure apart is the quality, precision cut and optical clarity of these pure lead-free Czech crystal chatons. Set them individually, encapsulate loose stones in a vial, or use them with adhesive to create a pave effect.
MC – MACHINE CUT All facets and tables are machine cut and polished
DF - DURA-FOILING