The point cut crystal prism is identified by the cuts and facets on the body of the prism and the narrowing of the prism to a sharp tip. The characteristic that separates it from the U-drop is that it is shorter than it's more slender cousin.
Point cut prisms come in clear as well as a wide variety of other colors, styles and sizes. Point cut prisms are popluar around abobeche, hanging from chains, or anywhere on a chandelier when you need many prisms to catch and refract light. They are a very common chandelier part used world wide.