Selecting beads and gemstones is a hands-on thing. Jewelry makers and designers cannot simply purchase items online. We need to touch them.

Tracey Navratil - Owner of Praha Beads and Jewelry

Czech Glass Beads

Praha Beads and Jewelry Glass Beads

Venetian Beads

Praha Beads and Jewelry Venetian Beads

Swarovski Crystals

Praha Beads and Jewelry Swarovski Crystals

Semi-Precious Gemstones Priced Individually

Praha Beads and Jewelry Semi-Precious Gemstones

Semi-Precious Gemstones, European Glass Beads,

Freshwater Pearls, Vintage Beads, Tools and Findings,

Weekly Jewelry Design Classes

Praha Beads and Jewelry

"Praha" is Czech for Prague. I am of Bohemian descent and my husband's family is from Prague. I travel to Prague and other European cities as often as I can to find glass beads that cannot be found online or at gem shows in the States. I take special pride that each piece in the boutique is hand-selected by myself and is something I would wear.

The Praha Beads and Jewelry boutique is a dream come true for me. I've always been torn between my love of purchasing fine semi-precious gemstones and specialty beads and creating my own jewelry line, so I've decided to combine them in one boutique.

In my experience, purchasing gemstones and glass beads is a form of therapy. Looking for the perfect specialty bead can be a transformative experience. And as we know, certain gemstones provide healing qualities for those who hold and wear them. For this reason, purchasing gemstones is a very intuitive thing. We offer a wide selection of jewelry components and finished jewelry in a relaxed and calming setting in a European-inspired boutique.

--Tracey Navratil

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215 S Union St., Suite # 6

Alexandria, VA 22314



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Wed-Sat: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sun: 11:00am - 4:00 pm
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