Many years ago, ballroom dance gowns were widely decorated with Korean stones. SS20 was the most common and fundamental size being used. Dancers also used Swarovski crystals to decorate their gowns during high-level competitions. As time went on, Korean stones faded out, because rhinestones of better quality and cheaper cost had been developed and widely used. We call them “Middle East stones”
By calling them “Middle East stones”, it does not mean that they are manufactured in the Middle East countries, then imported to the Chinese market. They are actually made in China, and has very fine and similar quality which could be compared with the Czech, Austrian crystals (i.e. Swarovski crystals are one of the Austrian crystals).
We are using Middle East stones as the default stone decoration for all of our gowns. We also provide Swarovski gowns upon request and at extra cost.