The glass gems offered by wholesale rhinestone are very pretty and offer great sparkle to projects but the colors are not quite as sharp or clear as Swarovski. (Obviously, just I unfortunately used Swarovski for a long time before they exited the public sales) but these are a very comparable product that gives a beautiful finish.
Loved my hotfix stones and everything else I got. My wax stick came with extra tops and I still use the first one. The stones are super shiny and stay on when I press them onto clothes.