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Question about Rhinestone sizes

Posted by toomuchglass (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 8, 07 at 10:45

Well - I suppose more things than rhinestones are measured this way - but I've always wondered what the " SS " in the size stands for. I want to know millimeters - not whatever size SS stands for ! Do you know ?

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RE: Question about Rhinestone sizes

Do you mind me asking where they are using the "SS" size measurements at? Just curious I've never seen them measured that way.


RE: Question about Rhinestone sizes

Sure Ginger -for instance - in the rhinestone catalog - they go by :

and so on up to


Sure is strange.

RE: Question about Rhinestone sizes

Okie dokie...we learn something new everyday or life would be absolutely boring!! lolol

Scroll down and just above the ruler graphic he explains the sizing...


RE: Question about Rhinestone sizes

MYSTERY SOLVED !!! Thank you so much Ginger !!! For the life of me - I couldn't figure out what that meant.
( I still wish they'd just do Millimeters !) LOL

RE: Question about Rhinestone sizes

I know what you mean I hate when folks try give me inch measurements for beads...I only know jewelry making supplies by the metric system...gets frustrating.

Now we both learned something useful anyway.

Good luck!

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