Czech garnet belongs to the Bohemian Paradise and there are dozens of workshops in the Turnov region that produce jewellery made of precious stones. In the Museum of the Bohemian Paradise in Turnov we can find a beautiful jewellery shop and a stonemason's house. Just across the street, you can visit a live jewellery workshop and on the Bohemian Paradise Square, the Garnet invites you to visit.
As early as the beginning of the 18th century, there was a growing interest in glass composition stones and jewellery made from them, the Venetians dominated production at that time. There are stories about the efforts of Turnov cutters to achieve the same results. The Fišer brothers spent many years in Venice as glassmaking assistants. After returning home in 1711, they made numerous experiments and successfully fused the first clear lead composition imitating a diamond. The Turnov composition was born and soon competed with Venetian products.
At the end of the 19th century, Jablonec nad Nisou dominated the world production and trade in jewellery - a town that grew rapidly and its architecture took on a new face. Today, there are more than fifty glass and jewellery manufacturers in the town, and fortunately it is possible to visit them all in one place, namely Palace Plus. It is not surprising that Jablonec is home to the National Museum of Glass and Costume Jewellery.