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Color Charts
* Use these charts for comparative purposes only. Slight changes in shades are unavoidable.
** Please note that all colors may not be available in all styles or shapes.  This is a guide only.
2 Color Chart Sample Cards available for purchase!
Bead Sample Card and Flatback Sample Card
Bead Sample Chart                              
   
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Swarovski BEAD Color Chart Sample Card - Above

۰ This stunning color chart features samples of 4mm bicone SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS in both Classic and Exclusive colors (68 colors), with and without an AB finish.
۰ It is a must-have for anyone making or selling crystal jewelry.
۰ Features examples of the available finish effects such as Aurora Borealis (AB), Satin, Vitrail Medium, etc. (20 effects) (Sorry, pearl colors are not included.)
۰ Features examples of the several different bead shapes such as round, cube, etc. (15 shapes) (Note that most colors are NOT available in all shapes.)
۰ Equipped with a wall mount and easel-back for stand-up display. 
۰ Perfect for jewelry parties, bead parties and bridal shows.
۰ See the crystal colors in person and be sure you're getting just the right color.
۰ Note: The chart has examples of most, but not all, of the crystal colors in current production and all colors are not available in all shapes and sizes.
۰ This item is made by the Swarovski factory in Austria.
۰ Available for limited time only.

Flatback Sample Chart (front)                       
   

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Flatback Sample Chart (back)
Includes sample shapes and sizes.

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Swarovski FLATBACK Color Chart Sample Card - Above

۰ This stunning color chart features samples of SS 20 (5mm)  SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Flatbacks (style 2028) in 60 different colors.
۰ It is a must-have for anyone using flatback crystals.
۰ Features examples of 28 different finish effects such as Aurora Borealis (AB), Silver Shade, Volcano, etc.
۰ Flexible, magnetic book style. 
۰ Includes 16 size samples from SS 3 (1.5mm) to SS 48 (11.3mm).
۰ Includes 18 different shape samples. Note that most shapes, other than 2028 (round) are available in a very limited color selection.
۰ See the crystal flatback colors in person and be sure you're getting just the right color.
۰ Note: The chart has examples of most, but not all, of the crystal colors in current production and all colors are not available in all sizes or shapes.
۰ This item is made by the Swarovski factory in Austria.
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Crystal Beads Colors


Flatback Colors


Pearl Colors


 

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Effects and Finishes
* Use these charts for comparative purposes only. Slight changes in shades are unavoidable.
** Please note that all effects may not be available for all colors or in all styles and shapes.
  This is a guide only.
Effect Description
AB
- Aurore Boreale
Iridescent shimmer coating
Half of bead is coated with finish
CAL
- Comet Argent Light
Opaque silver effect
AUR
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Aurum
Opaque gold effect
Satin Finish Special matte luster coating - often makes color appear slightly darker
1X Half of bead is coated with finish (unless noted as 2X all AB finishes are 1X)
2X Bead is coated on both sides with finish

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Birthstone Colors
January Garnet, Siam (dark red)
February Amethyst (dark purple)
March Aquamarine (light blue)
April Crystal (clear)
May Emerald (dark green)
June Light Amethyst (light purple)
July Ruby, Siam (dark red)
August Peridot (light green)
September Sapphire (medium blue)
October Rose (pink)
November Topaz (brown/orange)
December Blue Zircon (turquoise)
Indicolite

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Bead Color Descriptions/Alternatives
* Color descriptions are as accurate as possible, but are subject to personal opinion.
** Please note that all colors may not be available in all styles or shapes.  This is a guide only.

 Color**

Description*

Suggested Alternates**

Amethyst

Dark purple (February birthstone)

Amethyst AB, Amethyst 2XAB

Aquamarine

Light blue (March birthstone)

Aquamarine AB, Aquamarine 2XAB, Light Sapphire

Bermuda Blue

Metallic deep blue with green effects

 

Black Diamond

Light Gray

Black Diamond AB, Crystal Silver Shade, Crystal Satin

Blue Zircon

Blue-green/turquoise
(December birthstone)

Blue Zircon AB, Indicolite

Burgundy

Dark red/wine/maroon

Garnet, Ruby, Siam

Capri Blue

Bright blue

Capri Blue AB, Sapphire

Chalk White AB

Opaque white with bluish hue

White Opal

Chrysolite

Pale green

Chrysolite AB, Chrysolite Satin, Peridot

Citrine

Bright yellow

Jonquil

Cobalt Blue

Dark blue/purple

Cobalt Blue AB, Dark Sapphire

Cosmo Jet

Transparent clear, marbled with black

 

Crystal

Clear (April birthstone)

Crystal AB

Crystal AB

Clear with iridescent coating

Crystal Transmission, Crystal Glacier Blue

Crystal Copper

Rich butterscotch, golden copper

Topaz

Crystal
 Golden Shadow

Very pale, light brown/beige, champagne

Light Colorado Topaz

Crystal CAL

Half opaque silver, half clear

 

Crystal CAL 2X

Opaque Silver on entire finish

 

Crystal 2X Aurum

Opaque gold, shiny

Dorado 2X

Crystal Transmission

Like Crystal AB with a slightly pinkish hue

Crystal AB, Crystal Glacier Blue

Dark Indigo

Dark, deep blue

Cobalt Blue, Dark Sapphire

Dark Sapphire

Dark blue/navy

Cobalt Blue, Dark Indigo

Dorado 2X

Opaque bronze metalic

Crystal Aurum

Emerald

Dark green (May birthstone)

Emerald AB, Emerald 2XAB, Emerald Satin, Olivine, Erinite

Erinite

Mossy green

Olivine, Lt Emerald

Fireopal

Orange marbled with red

Hyacinth, Citrine, Indian Red

Fuchsia

Bright pink

Fuchsia AB, Fuchsia Satin, Rose, Ruby

Garnet

Dark Red (January birthstone)

Garnet AB, Burgundy, Ruby, Siam

Green Turmaline

Forrest green

Emerald, Erinite

Hematite

See Jet Hematite

Hyacinth

Bright orangey pink

Hyacinth AB, Citrine, Indian Red

Indian Red

Orangey red

Fireopal, Hyacinth, Indian Red, Sun

Indian Sapphire

Light Smokey Blue

Montana

Indicolite

Medium toned ocean
blue-green, teal

Blue Zircon, Indian Sapphire

Jet

Opaque black

Jet AB, Jet 1X Hematite, Morion

Jet AB

Opaque black, AB coating gives a gold hue

Jet, Jet 1X Hematite

Jet 2XAB

Opaque black, 2X coating gives blue/purple hue

 

Jet CAL

Half opaque black, half silver

 

Jet 1X Hematite

Half opaque black, half dark steel gray

Jet, Jet 2X Hematite

Jet 2X Hematite

Dark opaque steel, gray

Jet 1X Hematite, Jet

Jonquil

Pale yellow

Jonquil AB, Jonquil Satin, Crystal Champagne

Light Amethyst

Light purple (June birthstone)

Lt Amethyst AB, Lt Amethyst Satin, Violet, Tanzanite, Lilac

Light Azore

Pale light blue

Light Azore AB, Lt Azore 2XAB, Lt Sapphire, Aquamarine

Light Colorado Topaz

Light brown/beige

Lt Colorado Topaz AB, Lt Colorado Topaz 2XAB

Light Emerald

Kelly green

Lt Emerald AB, Emerald, Erinite, Olivine

Light Peach

Pale peach

Light Peach AB

Light Rose

Soft, pale pink

Light Rose AB, Light Rose Satin

Light Sapphire

Light blue

Light Sapphire AB, Aquamarine, Light Azore

Light Siam

Bright Christmas red

Light Siam AB, Siam

Light Smoked Topaz

Medium Brown

Light Colorado Topaz

Mocca

Very Dark Brown

Smoked Topaz

Montana

Smokey blue/gray

Montana AB, Sapphire, Indicolite, Indian Sapphire

Morion

Transparent dark gray almost black

Black Diamond, Jet

Olivine

Olive green/khaki

Olivine AB, Olivine 2XAB, Olivine Satin, Erinite

Pacific Opal

Pale blue-green with opal effects

Turquoise, Aquamarine

Padparadscha

blush wine, pink, coral, salmon

Rose, Light Rose

Peridot

Light green (August birthstone)

Peridot AB, Chrysolite, Chrysolite Satin

Purple Velvet

Royal, deep purple

Amethyst

Red Topaz

Bright Orange

Sun, Hyacinth, Indian Red

Rose

Medium pink (October birthstone)

Rose AB, Rose Satin, Light Rose

Ruby

Red with fuchsia overtones
(July birthstone)

Ruby AB, Garnet, Siam

Sapphire

Medium blue
(September birthstone)

Sapphire AB, Sapphire Satin, Light Sapphire, Montana

Siam

Red (January or July birthstone)

Siam AB, Light Siam, Garnet, Ruby

Shadow Crystal

Pale, translucent gray

Black Diamond

Smoked Topaz

Dark Brown

Smoked Topaz AB, Smoked Topaz Satin, Lt Smoked Topaz, Tabac

Smokey Quartz AB

Deep brown  (AB coating adds a gold accent)

Smoked Topaz, Tabac

Sun

Bright Orange

 Hyacinth, Indian Red

Tabac

Deep Brown

Smoked Topaz Satin, Smoked Topaz, Smokey Quartz

Tanzanite

Medium purple with bluish hue/Periwinkle

Tanzanite AB, Tanzanite Satin, Lilac, Violet, Light Amethyst

Topaz

Orangey yellow brown
(November birthstone)

Topaz AB, Topaz Satin

Turmaline

Deep Forest green/almost black

Green Turmaline

Turquoise Opaque blue-green  
Vintage Rose Light dusty pink, mauve Light Rose, Light Amethyst

Violet

Light purple

Violet AB, Lilac, Light Amethyst, Tanzanite

Vitrail Medium

Metallic finish with red/green effects

 

White Opal

Milky white with opal effects

Chalk White AB

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SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS - Bead Shapes
Please note that all colors may not be available in all styles or shapes.  This is a guide only.

Article Number

Name

Description

2028

Flatback

Round flatback faceted crystal

3400 Square Flat square crystal
3700 Marguerite Flower shaped with facets

5000

Round

Round with facets

5200

Barrel Bead

Shaped like a barrel, center drilled, lengthwise

5301

Bicone

Also called diamond cut. Like two cones put together.

5305

Spacer

Like a bicone, but squished.

5309

Round-Bicone

Beveled round bicone, oval shaped

5328

Improved Bicone

Also called diamond cut. Like two cones put together.

5500

Pear

Pear shaped with facets

5601

Cube

Cube shaped

5810

Round Pearl

Round crystal pearl, center drilled

6000

Teardrop Pendant

Teardrop shaped, hole drilled near top

6058

Metro Pendant

Flat, Thick Diamond shape,  hole drilled near top on corner

6100

Almond Pendant

Multicolored, almond shaped, hole drilled near top

6202

Heart Pendant

Heart shaped, hole drilled near top

6704 Snowflake Pendant Snowflake shaped, hole drilled near top
6714 Star Pendant Star shaped, hole drilled near top
6860 Cross Pendant Cross, hole drilled near top

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