Handmade Dreams

Just like Czech glass, Czech fashion jewellery has been a well-known term since the 18th century. Fashion jewellery from Bohemia has always been a synonym of quality and has managed to satisfy the tastes of customers from all corners of the world. Terms like ‘Bijoux de Boheme’, ‘Jablonec Goods’ or ‘Jablonex’ still resonate with the public.

The Czech Republic still belongs amongst the largest producers of glass semi-finished products, such as seed beads, beads and jewellery stones. However, it is not just semi-finished products that the contemporary Czech fashion jewellery offers. It is also finished jewellery products designed in line with the latest fashion and design trends.

This exhibition and its curatorial selection aims to present the up-to-date trends in Czech fashion jewellery, ranging from traditional designs through contemporary trends to visions represented by a selection of winning designs of the Master of Crystal competition. The largest producer of fashion jewellery in the Czech Republic is the company Preciosa and there are dozens other companies in the Jablonec region among them, as well as ones that work together with iconic fashion brands such as Nina Ricci, Gaultier or Karl Lagerfeld. We are honored to have the exhibition to introduce the company AAC, G & B Bijoux, Odvárka Bijoux, Ralton and Šenýr Bijoux.

In the Liberec region, three schools in particular have been essential in upholding this proud craft and jewellery tradition: the Secondary School and College in Jablonec nad Nisou, Zelezny Brod Glass School and the Technical University of Liberec - Jewellery & Jewelery (studio).Finally, visitors can also see examples of the work of contemporary jewelery and designer brands (Zorya and LLEV studio).

More information: Sandra Karacsony, +420 234 668 328, [email protected]

Exhibition Curator:PhDr. Petr Nový, The Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou

Organisers:Czech Centres
The Musem of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Main Partner:Preciosa

Partners:CzechTourism, AAC, G&B Bijoux, Odvárka Bijoux, Preciosa Beauty, Preciosa Ornela, Ralton, Šenýr Bijoux, Master of Crystal (competition for fashion jewellery designers), the High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking in Železný Brod (fashion jewellery design), the High School of Applied Arts and Higher Vocational School in Jablonec nad Nisou (fashion jewellery design), the Technical University of Liberec - Jewellery (studio), ZORYA (Jewellery studio), LLEV (design studio)

Exhibition Design:Qubus Design Studio / Jakub Berdych www.qubus.cz

Graphic Design: Štěpán Malovec

Photography:Aleš Kosina