Sparkling objects always capture our attention. For whatever reason, the reflection of light is irresistible. Rhinestones are pieces of glass that catch and reflect light. Skaters, dancers, and movie stars love to attract your attention by embellishing with rhinestones. Admittedly, it’s hard to look away from a rhinestone-encrusted garment. But, if you’ve ever shopped for rhinestones, you may find it confusing with many different manufacturers. Some rhinestones have more brilliance than others due to the composition or arrangement of facets. Others have different colors or shapes. And while some manufacturers are new to the market, the Preciosa rhinestone brand has been around for almost 500 years.
In the Czech Republic, the art and tradition of glassmaking passed on from generation to generation. Bohemian glass became sought after for its high brilliance, brightness, and sparkle. No other rhinestone manufacturer has been around for as long. Starting with Preciosa’s humble beginnings in the Crystal Valley to a leading brand, the company continually strives for crystal perfection.
A Brief History of Bohemian Crystal Glass
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