There are two types of kit options that you want to consider: 5D and 3D diamond painting. Each has its own benefits—and challenges! The style you select will depend on the effect you want to achieve.
So, what is the difference between 3D and 5D diamond painting? The main difference between the two is that lies in the number of facets on every gem. 3D will have 3 facets. 5-dimensional diamonds have 5 facets.
The difference, however, goes beyond the number of faces on each gem. 5D diamond painting is like cross-stitching. It breaks down images into patterns. With the 5D style, the bottom of the diamond is flat, so it will easily stick to the canvas. With 5D diamond painting kits, you’ll usually receive drills in one of three shapes: rounded, squared, or special. With the 5D style, artisans can achieve a very realistic, unique effect.
Compared to 5D, the 3D style has fewer sides, so it is a more basic style. The fewer facets also entail less sparkle. The more facets the diamond has, the more it sparkles.
The type of drills that are right for you simply depend on your preferences and the look that you want to achieve. For more inspiration, browse through our collection of 3D and 5D diamond painting kits.