The Original Birthplace of Bohemian Crystal There is only one place on earth – the Crystal Valley – where over 460 years of glassmaking tradition, unique natural resources, and the love of glass come together. More than 300 years ago, the Crystal Valley gave birth to Bohemian Crystal. Soon after came the first cut and polished stone in the world, the first majestic chandelier, and the tiniest of treasures, the glass seed bead. It was also here that man first created magical, sparkling, ever-enduring crystal jewellery. The Crystal Valley is also home to Crystal Center Bohemia and our very own Czech Glass.