The rocaille range from PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ is one of Preciosa Ornela’s best-selling commodities. It is offered in a wide range of colors, sizes and surface finishes and it is distinguished by its top-flight quality and regularity. The rocaille range includes PRECIOSA rocailles, PRECIOSA Drops and PRECIOSA cornelians.
People all around the world loved the glass stones and beads that were made here and, when the mass production of glass beads really took off in the second half of the 19th century, the demand for more expensive seed bead variants with combined glass colors also grew. This led to the creation of a seed bead with a white core and a reddish overlay which was intended to imitate a cornelian. The first seed bead cornelian was produced with a red-brown shade of transparent glass overlain on a chalk white base and was intended to imitate this type of semi-precious stone.
This first version of the seed bead eventually gave rise to an entire range of seed beads with a “white heart”. Other shades were subsequently added to the range and the original reddish shade disappeared.
Preciosa Ornela now presents a new type of cornelian called the PRECIOSA Cornelian Star, which is the only one of its kind in the world. It is available in the same color range as the PRECIOSA cornelian.