Rembrandt Pastels, the world's most popular soft pastels, are available in 203 colors of unsurpassed glow, purity, and intensity. Rembrandt Pastels are made from the best quality, finely ground pure pigments in an extra-fine Kaolin clay binder. The result is a velvety-smooth softness in every color. Each rich color is thoroughly blended and uniform, end to end. Rembrandt® Pastels contain no hard bits or sharp edges which could cause shiny spots or scratches during application. Rembrandt® Pastels are hand-checked throughout production to ensure artists the consistency in texture, color, and working qualities on which they have come to depend.