Czech garnet/crystal

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous (Czech-Related)' started by zaner, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. zaner

    zaner Active Member

    Hello. My wife and I are planning a trip to Prague this summer :D and I was hoping someone could recommend some good shops for buying Czech garnet jewelry and crystal. Thanks!
  2. Viktor

    Viktor Well-Known Member


    you might look up Jablonec n.n., CZ in google --it's about a 90 minute bus ride from Prague -- that is where the custom Jewelry, glass etc is made... Viktor
  3. Geleen

    Geleen Active Member


    I can reccomend you my favourite Czech crystal shop. I don't have a good survey about the prices but compared with other shops I've visited, they seems quite reasonable.
    Anyway, it's in Josefov (Prague). Close to Oldnew Synagogue (Staranová synagóga) and Old Jewish cemetery (Starý židovský hřbitov) - both also worth visiting. I don't know the exact address, but it should be on the corner of Široká and Maiselova streets.

  4. Jirka

    Jirka Well-Known Member

    Hi Zane,

    although the stuff you mention is manufactured up in the north of the Czech Republic, Prague is the best place to do the shopping for it.

    Viktor wanted to write 'costume jewelry' in conjunction with Jablonec nad Nisou. That, however, does not include garnet jewelry which is traditional production in the town of Turnov, a bit of distance from Jablonec.

    You may actually want to try some Web search before you travel. Don't forget about the British spelling of 'jewellery' as it's also used on Czech websites. There are sites like,, and

  5. zaner

    zaner Active Member

    :D Thanks very much for the responses!

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