HISTORY OF BOHEMIA CRYSTALS
Founded upon the ideals of quality, durability and innovation, Preciosa has for nearly five centuries achieved new technological breakthroughs and introduced the world over to the truly captivating and timeless quality of authentically crafted Bohemian crystal and fine jewelry stones.
Preciosa’s glassmaking heritage can be traced back to the 16th century when in 1548 the first glass kiln was ignited deep within the heart of a scenic, mountainous region of Northern Bohemia known affectionately today as Crystal Valley.
It was here in the dozens of ateliers and workshops scattered throughout the region that an emerging industry grew into a globally recognized trade. Exactly four centuries later in 1948, two dozen of the valley’s most established glassworks joined together to form Preciosa, the world’s finest producer of Bohemian crystal.
Made with the finest locally sourced raw ingredients, our crystals are unparalleled in both quality and shine. Every stone and cabochon is carefully handcrafted using centuries old glassmaking techniques and natural Bohemian sand, notoriously rich in silica dioxide, which gives the stones their signature shine.
Made from the finest locally sourced raw ingredients, our crystals are unparalleled in both quality and shine. Every stone and cabochon is carefully hand crafted using centuries-old glass making techniques and natural Bohemian sand, notoriously rich in silica and silicon-oxide.
Relied on by an extensive roster of notable brands, designers and manufacturers from around the world. Preciosa fine jewelry stones - both synthetic and genuine - are responsibly sourced, fully produced in the Czech Republic and individually cut and polished to stunning perfection. Our state-of-the-art technology coupled with centuries of regional glass making tradition and know-how come together in this extraordinary assortment of expertly crafted stones that are simply one cut above the rest.