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Bohemian crystal and Jewelry stones by Preciosa.

Bohemian Crystal is a unique materal, whose renown has existed since the 17th century.

The history of crystal

says that the world crystal comes from Greek where it means ice. the term was transferred to natural crystalline quartz, which was mainly ditinguished by its colorlessness, optical purity and hardness. This quartz was called mountain crystal.

The word crystal first appeared in the world of glassmaking at the moment when glassmakers succeeded in making truly colorless glass. This occurred in Murano (Italy) in the 16th century.

The productionof crystal glass was transferred to Bohemia at thte turn of the 16" and

17"centuries. However, the composition here was fundamentally changed, which led to yje creation of ideal crystal glass which was suitable for cutting and engraving. This internationally renoened glass known as "Bohemian crystal" long (for more than a century) constituted the absolute acme in international glass production.