Crystal beads are very popular among jewelry designers who want to add a touch of luxury to their work. Glass crystal is prized because it is very clear, as a result of its chemical composition. Not all crystal beads are equal however, some have more lead, and are consequently of a higher grade. Crystal beads are relatively expensive to produce, thanks to the type of glass that is used in their manufacture, which has a high lead content. There are many styles of crystal beads, and round beads and bicones are especially popular. Other common shapes include cushions, disks, square beads, wheels, cubes, drops and hearts. You can find crystal beads at your local beads stores or on the internet, as there are thousands of china beads wholesaler, which can provide you quality crystal beads, sometimes, they are also name crystal beads as Chinese crystal beads.