Gems & Gemology Gems & Gemology, Fall 1991, Volume 27, No. 3

Bohemian Garnet – Today

Red garnets have been mined in the Bohemian Hills of Czechoslovakia since the 16th century. These pyrope garnets reached their height of popularity in jewelry of the Victorian era. Although the deposits had been generally regarded as depleted, today a small mining operation is working on garnetiferous gravels near the village of Podsedice, northwest of Prague.