How do I decide what size rhinestones to buy for my nail art?

July 01, 2008 | Bookmark +

I want to purchase rhinestones for my nail art, but I’m not sure what size to buy (1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm, etc.). How do I decide? Any input on what the most popular rhinestone size is?


The most popular size is a #5, which ranges from 1.75mm to 1.85mm (depending on the company you buy the rhinestones from). This is great for a variety of rhinestone-inspired nail art styles, in which you use anywhere from one stone to more than 20. There’s a smaller size, a size 4, that’s harder to come by and can only be used if you have really good eyesight. There are also larger sizes that are good as accents (using one or two on a nail). — Cort Bennett is art director at

Read more about

We respect your data and privacy.
By clicking the submit button below, you are agreeing with Bobit’s Privacy Policy and this outlined level of consent.

Bookmark +

How Do I Learn Nail Art If No One Is Available to Teach Me?

I am an apprentice in a natural nail salon. Sometimes I get requests for nail art. I would love to learn how to do different nail designs, but I am a beginner. I live in Virginia and there are never nail seminars or lectures or even hands-on classes here. Do you have any suggestions on learning nail art designs when there is no one in my area to teach it? Watching videos is good but sometimes you just need hands-on.

Load More
a Bobit media brand

Create your free Bobit Connect account to bookmark content.

The secure and easy all-access connection to your content.
Bookmarked content can then be accessed anytime on all of your logged in devices!

Create Account