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Druk beads are small, round glass beads with diameters ranging usually from 3mm to 18mm. The meticulously crafted beads boast tiny threading holes, making them ideal for jewelry where they have been used for centuries.

They were invented in the Czech Republic in the 16th century. The city of Jablonec nad Nisou became particularly renowned for its production of these pressed glass beads, which later became popularly known as well as Czech glass beads. 

The tradition of glassmaking in the Czech Republic dates back centuries, and these delicate spheres of glass embody the rich cultural heritage of the country and hold within them the passion and skill of generations of artisans. Skilled glass artisans combine time-honored techniques with modern innovations to produce these beads of exceptional quality and their intricate colors.

In Prague, you can find Druk beads in various shops and boutiques, particularly in areas that are popular with tourists. One of the best places to find these beads is in the Old Town area, where you’ll come across numerous stores specializing in traditional Czech crafts and jewelry.

If you are thinking of buying them, it’s advisable to visit multiple shops to compare prices and quality. Some stores offer a wider variety of colors and sizes, allowing you to find the perfect beads for your needs. You can also find ready-made jewelry and accessories made with Druk beads, such as bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.

Keep in mind that the availability and prices of Druk beads may vary, so it’s always a good idea to inquire about any specific requirements or preferences you may have. The shopkeepers in specialized shops are usually knowledgeable about the different types of beads and can assist you in finding what you’re looking for.

By purchasing Druk beads as a souvenir in Prague, you not only acquire a unique and beautiful item but also support the local artisans and traditional craft industry of the Czech Republic.

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