11. 7. 2013
Discover the twinkle of jewellery from the Jizera Mountains
Let yourself be enchanted by famous costume jewellery from the Jizera Mountains! In addition to its ruggedly beautiful landscapes, this region is also famous for glass production and costume jewellery, the origins of which reach as far back as the 14th century. If you want to learn more about the area’s traditional industry, be sure to pay a visit to Jablonec nad Nisou, a town still heavily involved in the proud tradition of glass and costume jewellery production, with products from here sold across the globe.
The most beautiful examples of Jablonec costume jewellery can be found in the local museum. The collections are so comprehensive that three buildings are needed to house them. Exhibitions of glass, medals, pearls, buttons and other accessories are gathered together in a wonderful Art Nouveau building just outside the town centre. If you are particularly interested in jewellery, head for the Belveder Gallery. There’s also a small glass museum in the former glass producing hamlet of Kristiánov, one of the highest situated in the Czech Republic. You can also learn the secrets of the costume jewellery production process at the Pesničák workshop in Josefův Důl or try your hand at glass pearl polishing in Pěnčín.