Introduction » Bohemian Garnet Jewelry
Garnets, one of the world’s most ancient gems, come in a dozen varieties - but none
is more precious than the fiery-red Pyrope variety which has been mined in the mountains
of Bohemia for over 600 years.
The Bohemian garnet, found in royal jewelry collections around the world, is given to visiting
statesmen and every year thousands of tourists buy Bohemian garnet jewelry for someone
One of the souvenirs that the American First Lady Michelle Obama took home from her visit
to Prague in 2009 was a Bohemian garnet brooch. The piece that she received reflects
a tradition dating back to the 13th century – perfect stones honed by the best stone-cutters
and set by master jewellers.