The Sparkle Gear Difference

Sparkle Gear rhinestone designs are better than what is generally available from other sources.

Here’s why…

Premium Sparkle and Pure Colors

Sparkle Gear’s apparel offerings use premium rhinestones that have more facets than regular rhinestones.

The facet count on a Sparkle Gear premium rhinestone is typically 12-14 facets. The Sparkle Gear premium rhinestones have finer edged cutting, giving them sharp and smooth facets. This gives each rhinestone even more sparkle.

The pictures below show the difference between premium and regular rhinestones.

Premium Rhinstone
Premium Rhinestone
Regular Rhinestone
Regular Rhinestone

Rhinestone Quality, you get what you pay for!

It’s all about the sparkle. Rhinestones come in a very wide range of qualities. Single rhinestones can cost as much as several dollars each, or as little as 5/1000 of a penny.

Cheap Rhinestones Are Bad, Don’t Waste Your Money!

On the very low end, the rhinestones are less polished, have very small cracks and chips. These rhinestones are made with a low-temperature adhesive attached so that they can be quickly affixed to a garment or accessory. The quick melting point of the glue makes these rhinestones convenient and super cheap to use in assembly line manufacturing applications, but not good for making the high-quality items people like to wear and use. Basically, lots of really cheap t-shirts can be made really fast. Unfortunately, these rhinestones frequently find their way into the hands of hobbyists or crafters by way of disreputable vendors on the internet. Transfers made with these rhinestones will not create garments that sparkle like the ones made with our transfers.

The garments made with inferior transfers may lose rhinestones after a small number of washings. They could even lose rhinestones on their own after the glue holding the rhinestone onto the garment drys out and fails.

All of the finished products we make for customers use premium rhinestones. You can see photographs of these finished products on

Sparkle Gear Rhinestone Transfers are tight!

As you browse the thousands of designs on our website notice that each design we offer shows you some important design details. We try to pack as many rhinestones into the design as we can. This gives the maximum bling to any garment. There is a big difference between a Sparkle Gear transfer made with 1000 rhinestones and another vendor’s transfer that has one half or one third as many rhinestones.

When you compare our designs to what you might find from another source notice that other vendors spread the rhinestones out. The end result is reduced sparkle. The vendors do this to save on the rhinestone costs. Also, because the methods they use to make the transfer are less precise and they need to add extra space. Often, the extra space between rhinestones is necessary so that they can manually fix the issues they have during the transfer’s manufacture. Browse through our photo gallery and observe how tight rhinestones are in each of our designs, then compare that to the transfers offered by other vendors.

Made in the USA matters!

We make all of our designs ourselves, in our own facility, with our own employees. The vendors of the lower cost transfers are often located overseas, even if they appear to be in the United States.

We love custom requests!

Being local also means you can talk to us if you need some help or some special service. If you need a small change to a transfer, no problem! If you need a completely custom transfer, no problem. You need your transfers quickly, no problem!

Often people find us via a Google search and have observed that it is possible to find designs similar to the designs we offer. Many of these copied designs are sold by other vendors at prices lower than what you find on our sites. There are substantial differences in these other transfers, and you should understand what these differences are before making a purchase.