We've carried Swarovski crystals since the late 1970's, so the news that Swarovski is leaving the DIY market came as quite a shock. However, this news is also allowing us to branch out and discover beautiful, nicely priced alternatives. No two manufacturers are identical, and you will see color and style differences between these luxury crystal brands. Each crystal manufacturer has slightly different names for their colors, or slightly different colors for their names. Preciosa's rose is slightly peachier than Swarovski's rose, and the various shades of topaz, while all lovely, do not compare directly from one manufacturer to the other. August 2022: We still have a few of Swarovski's LacquerPro colors left; this family has some very cool coatings and effects, such as the Electric colors, which are UV-responsive (glow under black light) -- great for all costuming and rave gear. Because all Swarovski items are now final stock, we no longer put this category on sale... but occasionally there are a few discounted items hiding here. To filter for just sale items, select "On Sale!" from the "OTHER" filter.