We’ve just added some new items to the Czech Center Museum Houston’s Prague International Gifts Shop that will be ready to purchase at our Christmas in July shopping event starting July 1, 2013. This vintage and antique garnet jewelry came straight from the Czech Republic, with some dated before 1900. Look through our photo gallery here: http://czechcentermuseumhouston.tumblr.com/post/52891871621/weve-just-added-some-new-items-to-the-czech to see that there is a variety of settings for these lovely deep red stones made to accompany any style.
Come by the Czech Center Museum Houston soon to make sure you get these popular stones for your ensemble or as gifts to brighten your loved one’s day.
Garnet History: Bohemia, now a region of the Czech Republic, had a rich industry of cutting, polishing, and mounting garnets. Many Bohemian castles and churches had magnificent interiors decorated with garnet. Bohemian garnets are famous even today, known for their small but beautiful stones set close to each other resembling a pomegranate. This ensures that only the beauty of its stones causes the attraction of the classical Garnet pieces.
In medieval times, the stones were thought to cure depression, protect against bad dreams, and relieve diseases of the liver, as well as hemorrhages. The Greeks said garnets guarded children from drowning. It was also believed to be potent against poisons.
In modern times, Garnet is the birthstone for babies born in January. Thru the years, it is a lasting symbol of popularity, self-esteem, constancy, protection during travel, patience and endurance and the beauty of stones worn by Kings and Queens of the world.