Praha® Beads and Jewelry, formerly known as Praha® Jewelry Design is an online boutique specializing in finished jewelry made with Czech and Murano Glass beads, semi-precious gemstones with high-quality components, including Swarovski Crystals.
We opened our bricks and mortar store in November of 2019. Praha® Beads and Jewelry was located at 215 S. Union Street, Suite 8, Alexandria, VA 22314. However, due to COVID we had to close our boutique and go online.
We are happy to focus on our handcrafted artisan jewelry line and Czech and Venetian glass beads.
I adore all things Jane Austin and the Regency Period. Our designs are inspired from “Old-World” pieces crafted in Europe. Additionally, Praha is the Czech word for Prague (the capital of the Czech Republic). Both my husband and I are of Czech decent and travel there yearly to visit with family and friends. I am overwhelmingly inspired by the Czech people, culture and architecture. I find much inspiration for my designs on my travels.
We began Praha® Jewelry Design 20 years ago after such a visit. I love mixing various gemstones to create pretty and feminine pieces that will continue to delight and enchant. Each piece has an “Old-World/European feel” to them.
We use the highest quality gemstones, glass, sterling silver, gold fill and vermeil.
We hope you enjoy wearing these pieces as much as we enjoy designing them.