Precious stones from the Bohemian Paradise

The brothers Jan and Václav Fišers from Turnov. Their alleged voyage to Venice, five years of efforts to seize the local secret of secrecy, return to Turnov, dozens of wasted attempts and then - finally success! In 1711 they made the first glass for the production of artificial stones.

THE GLASSHOUSE IN NOVÝ SVĚT

It was in 1712, when Elias Müller built his glassworks on the estate of the Harrach Counts in Jilemnice. It continued in the traditional production of glass, which was produced on the border of the Giant Mountains and the Jizera Mountains in the middle of the 14th century. Even today, you can see not only metallurgical production and blowing glass, but also a hundred-year-old grinding shop. It is driven by a water turbine and transmissions used to distribute the driving force.

ELIAS PALME

Elias Palme, one of the most famous luminaire manufacturers, continued the tradition of chandeliers in Kamenický Šenov. Industrial production of chandeliers was started in 1724 by Josef Palme in Prácheň.

ELDORADO OF BEADS AND SEED BEADS

Surely you would not find in the whole Principle and in the broad surroundings of a person who would say a crooked word about Jan Šourek. After all, it was as if he had come to the Principle of Prosperity and Welfare. As soon as he took possession of the reeve, life in the village began to turn for the better. He was one of the first to venture into the world for business.

JOSEF RIEDEL

Josef Riedel, king of the Jizera Mountains glassmakers, was born in Hejnice in 1816. He was the representative of the sixth generation of the glass family and imprinted his footprint indelibly on the slopes of the Jizera Mountains.

FRIEDRICH EGERMANN

JOSEF PFEIFFER

Josef Pfeiffer - Jablonec entrepreneur and mayor, who was involved in the development of jewelery exports. Everything is confirmed at the imperial court and in 1866 Jablonec became a town during his reign.

BLOWN BEAD and its way to the tree

People can make sense of time and numbers, but not us, beads. However, I have heard that they have been blowing me in the mountains for more than a hundred years. As a bead would put it, that is a long time. You, who have never seen how a bead is born, you don´t know how beautiful life can be....

MELTED GLASS SCULPTURE

In 1920 the first Czech glass school was founded in Železný Brod, thanks to which the town became a center of glass art.

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Crystal Paradise

Address

Jungmanova 497/6 ( bývalý Dům nábytku), Jablonec nad Nisou, 46604

Phone

+420 603 218 939

E-mail

kopacek@susb.cz

Opening hours

 

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Saturday 9am - 12am

Crystal Paradise is a place where you can get acquainted with all kinds of MADE IN JABLONEC jewellery under one roof, learn about its history and present, try to make a necklace or a bracelet, or maybe just buy a souvenir from the region of jewellery - we invite you to the shop.

The success of Jablonec jewellery has always been due to the skilled traders who, since the beginning of the production of glass beads, seed beads and costume jewellery, have managed to convince customers all over the world of the exceptional quality of these products. Gradually, they created a worldwide network of representatives and customers. The idea of a comprehensive offer of jewellery production from the whole region was revived in 2010 by the Association of Glass and Jewellery Manufacturers and became the founder of the Palace Plus Jewellery Centre. This centre gradually concentrated the jewellery offer of 45 producers under the brand "Made in Jablonec".  This centre of Czech costume jewellery, which combines sales with presentation events such as the Inspiration Workshop, Czech Christmas and specialised workshops and seminars, is now (2022) opening in new premises under the brand name Křištálový ráj.