3/10/2020 – 6/14/2020


Luxury Czech Jewellery

The exhibition is dedicated to the present starry era of Czech costume jewellery. Ten companies for the Portheimka Museum of Glass in cooperation with curators Petr Nový and Silvie Stanická selected or created unique products designed by internal or external Czech and foreign designers. Their common themes are exclusivity, the world of haute couture and celebrities. A unique part of the exhibition is costume jewellery inspired by women with a strong story and charism – a symbolic gift to the patron Meda Mládková for her recently celebrated 100th birthday.


A great competitive advantage of Czech costume jewellery is its versatility nobody can match. Dozens of large, medium and small specialized companies located mainly in the Crystal Valley – today’s Liberec Region, especially in the regions of Jablonec and Železný Brod – are dedicated to production and pattern design. Costume jewellery is exported and delivered to almost a hundred countries around the world in the form of semi-finished or finished products. The main assortment currently includes glass stones and beads in a myriad of types, shapes, sizes, colours and their combinations, but the offer also includes metal jewellery and other specialties.


A specific part of the portfolio of Czech companies is luxury jewellery and fashion creations in the form of authors’ concepts, unique originals, limited collections, including cooperation with world and domestic fashion brands, designers and celebrities, or custom production for a specific demanding client. Czech costume jewellery can still be sui generis jewellery, which won’t be lost at prestigious world social events, catwalks, film premieres or music shows.

Exhibition Curators: Petr Nový, Silvie Stanická
Project Manager: Alena Holubová
Czech Copy Editing: Jana Křížová
English Translation: EUFRAT Group, s. r. o., Plzeň (Tomáš Hausner)
Architectural Design: Jiří Novotný
Graphic Design: Michal Kupilík
Accompanying Programme: Barbora Štefánková
Publicity: Jana Pelouchová
Installation: Oliva Mlsová, Ivelina Marinova, VÝSTAVNICTVÍ PRAHA, a.s.
Cooperation: Helena Musilová

Acknowledgements: The exhibition’s authors wish to express their gratitude to the Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou including their exhibition project “JABLONEC 2020 International Triennale of Glass and Costume Jewellery” for their kind help during the preparation of the exhibition, as well as to other people, institutions and companies, namely PRECIOSA ORNELA a. s. for supporting the project as well as the Czech Television for loaning the dress from the costume inventory; to all exhibiting companies for loaning the exhibits; Jakub Čermák, Petr Medek and Lenka Viková for their technical support and help during the preparation of the exhibition.


Foto: Ondřej Kocourek
Foto: Ondřej Kocourek
Foto: Ondřej Kocourek
Foto: Ondřej Kocourek
Foto: Ondřej Kocourek
Foto: Ondřej Kocourek
Foto: Ondřej Kocourek
Foto: Ondřej Kocourek


By FaBOS for Hélène Zubeldia brand
Metal, costume jewellery glass stones


Hélène Zubeldia, a French jeweller, has worked in Berçot, Chloé, and Lanvin studios during her career. She has been specializing in fashion accessories of her own brand since 2003. Her designs frequently appear in fashion journals and are sold all over Europe, in the USA, Asia, Australia, and Africa.

Necklace – object BIRD

Designed by Jaroslava Hlaváčková for FaBOS
Metal, glass components, costume jewellery glass stones


FaBOS belongs among regular participants in the Made in Jablonec fashion show, where models specifically designed for the occasion are shown, decorated with fashion jewellery. This is from where the inspiration came for this model by FaBOS insider designer Jaroslava Hlaváčková. She designed and made it exclusively for our exhibition.

Necklace for ADELE

Designed by Renata Vydrová for G&B bijoux
Pressed glass beads


The British singer Adele belongs among the most successful and popular contemporary music celebrities. Only two pieces of this necklace were made – one for our exhibition and one as a present for the author of the century’s best-selling album titled 21 (released in 2011), called the best album of all times by Billboard magazine.


Designed by Michaela Möllerová & Světlana Arťuchová for MISAMO
Wound glass beads


The Disney studio is preparing an acted version of The Little Mermaid film for 2021, in which Ariel will be performed by the African-American actress Halle Bailey. This inspired MISAMO’s designers to create a cape consisting of tens of drops, which was made exclusively for this exhibition.

CZECH SYMBOLS jewellery set

Designed by Jitka Ryšavá for PRECIOSA BEAUTY
Costume jewellery glass stones, metal


The collection was created for the Czech Foreign Ministry, which requested the creation of a unique souvenir set representing the Czech Republic and referring to the Czech national heritage. The designer chose the bossage of the façade of the Czernin Palace in Prague, which is the seat of the office, to be the dominating element.

RED REDEFINED, selection from the collection

Designed and made by PRECIOSA COMPONENTS
Glass stones, various materials


In 2019, the company launched a promotional campaign for the first perfect cadmium-free red glass in the world, which it developed. For this occasion, a unique collection of jewellery and accessories was created.

NEREID, selection from the collection

Designed by Jakub Polanka for PRECIOSA COMPONENTS


In 2017, the company marketed its unique fabric CRYSTAL NET made of glass stones. Upon the company’s order, the reputable Czech fashion designer used it to create the exclusive presentation collection NEREID. Jakub Polanka graduated from UMPRUM academy and Institut Français de la Mode in Paris.


Designed by Helena Chmelíková for PRECIOSA ORNELA
Glass seed beads, pressed beads, metal


The company creates calendars for its VIP customers. For this purpose, it creates unique pieces, such as this necklace, designed and created by Helena Chmelíková. This graduate of the High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking in Železný Brod has cooperated with renowned fashion designers as a costume jewellery designer.

SAMBA collection

Designed by Katrina Edwards for J. P. GAULTIER
Made by RALTON, glass stones, metal


The French designer Katrina Edwards has cooperated with Dior, Maje, Kenzo, Emilio Pucci, Roberto Cavalli brands during her career. At Jean-Paul Gaultier, she was the head of the department of jewellery accessories for haute couture for six years. Presently, she leads the Balenciaga design studio.