Tuesday, January 15, 2013

PP versus SS in Rhinestones sizing

PP versus SS in Rhinestones Sizing
What does PP and SS mean in rhinestones sizing? This is a very frequently asked question in our rhinestones store.

PP and SS are used by Swarovski Elements as their measuring unit of their crystal products.

PP stands for Pearl Plate, while SS stands for Stone Size.

Originally, PP (Pearl Plate) is used to measure the size of pearls, it works by placing the pearls on a surface or plate with holes on it, then the pearls were sized by the wholes which they fell through.
PP is now usually used for smaller chatons (from PP1 - PP33).

SS (Stone Size) is the most common way for rhinestones sizing, and is very commonly used for flat back rhinstones. Crystal rhinestones manufactured all over the world used SS as their sizing unit. Although, some packing still have both a PP and SS size on the package label.

PP vs SS Rhinestones Size Chart: 







PP
SS
MM
Inches
PP
SS
MM
Inches
1
000
0.8-0.9
0.0.32-0.035
21
4.80-4.90
0.19
2
00
0.90-1.0
0.035-0.039
22
4.90-5.10
0.19-0.20
3
0
1.0-1.1
0.039-0.043
23
5.101-5.27
0.20-0.21
4
1
1.10-1.20
0.043-0.047
24
5.27-5.44
0.21
5
2
1.20-1.30
0.047-0.051
25
5.44-5.61
0.21-0.22
6
2
1.30-1.35
0.051-0.053
26
5.61-5.78
0.22-0.23
7
3
1.35-1.40
0.053-0.055
27
5.78-5.96
0.23
8
3
1.40-1.50
0.055-0.059
28
5.96-6.14
0.23-0.24
9
4
1.50-1.60
0.059-0.063
29
6.14-6.32
0.24-0.25
10
4
1.60-1.70
0.063-0.067
30
6.32-6.50
0.25-0.26
11
5
1.70-1.80
0.067-0.071
31
6.50-6.68
0.26
12
5
1.80-1.90
0.071-0.075
32
6.68-6.87
0.26-0.27
13
6
1.90-2.00
0.075-0.079
33
6.87-7.07
0.27-0.28
14
6
2.00-2.10
0.079-0.083
34
7.07-7.27
0.28-0.29
15
7
2.10-2.20
0.083-0.087
35
7.27-7.48
0.29-0.30
16
7
2.20-2.30
0.087-0.091
36
7.48-7.70
0.30
17
8
2.30-2.40
0.091-0.095
37
7.70-7.93
0.30-0.31
18
8
2.40-2.50
0.095-0.098
38
7.93-8.16
0.31-0.32
19
9
2.50-2.60
0.098-0.100
39
8.16-8.41
0.32-0.33
20
9
2.60-2.70
0.100-0.106
40
8.41-8.67
0.33-0.34
21
10
2.70-2.80
0.106-0.110
41
8.67-8.95
0.34-0.35
22
10
2.80-2.90
0.11
42
8.95-9.23
0.35-0.36
23
11
2.90-3.00
0.11-0.12
43
9.23-9.53
0.36-0.38
24
12
3.00-3.20
0.12-0.13
44
9.53-9.85
0.38-0.39
25
13
3.20-3.30
0.13
45
9.85-10.19
0.39-0.40
26
13
3.30-3.40
0.133
46
10.19-10.54
0.40-0.41
27
14
3.40-3.50
0.133-0.140
47
10.54-10.91
0.41-0.43
28
14
3.50-3.60
0.14
48
10.91-11.30
0.43-0.45
29
15
3.60-3.70
0.14-0.15
49
11.30-11.72
0.45-0.46
30
15
3.70-3.80
0.15
50
11.72-11.97
0.46-0.47
31
16
3.80-4.00
0.15-0.16
55
12.97-13.22
0.51-0.52
32
17
4.00-4.10
0.16
60
14.22-14.47
0.56-0.57
33
17
4.10-4.20
0.16-0.17
65
15.47-15.72
0.57-0.62
18
4.20-4.40
0.17
70
16.72-16.97
0.66-0.67
19
4.40-4.60
0.17-0.18
75
17.97-18.22
0.71-0.72
20
4.60-4.80
0.18-0.19



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