Czech crystals – what should you know about them

Nowadays there are three crystal types that are largely used for fashion jewelry production. As long as Swarovski crystals and cubic zirconias are well known by jewelry lovers as the high quality man-made diamonds substitutes, the stones known as Czech crystals are sometimes forgotten.

If we compare these crystals to their competitors we understand that these are as well man-made crystals with an amount of lead in each. Czech crystal has been produced in Europe for several centuries. It is a standard for these crystals to have at least 24% of lead – then they can be called Czech.

The most famous brand of Czech Crystals is Preciosa and it is compared to Swarovski by its quality. There is an entertaining fact that unites these two brands of crystals. Daniel Swarovski has been a Preciosa employee somewhere in the middle of 19 century. This work has provided him with the understanding of glass crystals creation. This knowledge let him to have a distinctive career prior to moving to Austria and starting the famous Swarovski Company.

As you might expect after reading the above, Czech Crystals are pretty much similar to Swarovski. They are also created by mixing the lead and the glass to be later cut into specific shapes. Czech Crystals typically have a smaller number of facets than Swarovski’s but still produce a gorgeous sparkle when added to a sterling silver ring. Make sure to browse the collection we provide on our website before judging whether the Swarovski crystals ring is a better choice.

Let’s move to the aspect that sometimes turns out to be crucial for choosing one or another type of crystals to compliment women’s look – the pricing.

Czech crystals are obviously cheaper than Swarovski crystals due to the Swarovski’s cutting process - genuine, amazing and hard to beat. But even having that in mind, Czech crystals are still the elegant, colorful and shiny stones to add some flair to any formal or daily wear outfit. It’s also worth mentioning that Czech crystals weight less so think about larger sized pieces of jewelry with the same level of comfort making them preferable for daily wear.