Spokane, WA, June 11, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Wholesale beads and findings distributor, Rings & Things, announces a major upgrade to its longtime bestselling line of crystal beads. The classic Swarovski® 5301 bicone bead is being replaced by the shinier, forgery-proof 5328.
The new 5328 beads, scheduled to be in stock this summer, sport the patented Xilion cut. This cut features not only more facets, leading to greater brilliance, but also a unique arrangement of the facets, which makes the bead more difficult to imitate. Crystal-bead aficionados are thus being given increased assurance that they are working with authentic CRYSTALLIZED™ - Swarovski Elements.
Given the enduring popularity of the high-quality 5301 crystal bead, it has been suggested that that older style will soon become a “collector’s item”. Designers who currently use the 5301, and who need to make sure that their jewelry is being made with exactly matching beads, are advised to stock up before the switch to the 5328 is complete.
Rings & Things’ beads and findings catalog, is available for $5 (US), or for free with any order. For help and information, Rings & Things Wholesale is available 24 hours a day at http://www.rings-things.com, or by phone at (800) 366-2156.