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(Grants Pass, Oregon)--Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®, America's Favorite Beading and Jewelry Supply Company®, announces a change in ownership of the renowned Traditional Czech Beads. The Preciosa® Group has introduced the company Preciosa, a.s. into the Czech jewelry industry, offering tried-and-true Czech bead products under the new name Preciosa Traditional Czech Beads.

The Preciosa brand was first registered in Bohemia in 1915 and has been a world-leading producer of cut crystal since 1948. Preciosa operates with the standards passed down from its forefathers: tradition, skill, quality, reliability and an innovative approach, and takes advantage of modern technologies across all fields of science, taking into account its responsibility towards society.

Preciosa has been handling the business activities including production, sales and marketing of the two former Divisions: Bead and Glass, since November 1, 2009 and will continue to operate in the Czech Republic. The product line includes fire-polished, pressed, seed beads and more.

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads will continue to supply you with this popular line of traditional Czech beads. View the complete product line of glass beads and seed beads.

Known for exceptional customer service, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads has been the one-stop shop for jewelry-making wholesalers, retailers and designer-artists for over 37 years. The diverse product selection offers more than 116,000 hot jewelry-making supplies. Go online to get your free copy of the Jewelry Maker's Catalog and browse e-catalogs for all the fun of the catalog with the ease of the web!

Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists;
children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.

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