Precious stones from the Bohemian Paradise

The brothers Jan and Václav Fišers from Turnov. Their alleged voyage to Venice, five years of efforts to seize the local secret of secrecy, return to Turnov, dozens of wasted attempts and then - finally success! In 1711 they made the first glass for the production of artificial stones.

THE GLASSHOUSE IN NOVÝ SVĚT

It was in 1712, when Elias Müller built his glassworks on the estate of the Harrach Counts in Jilemnice. It continued in the traditional production of glass, which was produced on the border of the Giant Mountains and the Jizera Mountains in the middle of the 14th century. Even today, you can see not only metallurgical production and blowing glass, but also a hundred-year-old grinding shop. It is driven by a water turbine and transmissions used to distribute the driving force.

ELIAS PALME

Elias Palme, one of the most famous luminaire manufacturers, continued the tradition of chandeliers in Kamenický Šenov. Industrial production of chandeliers was started in 1724 by Josef Palme in Prácheň.

ELDORADO OF BEADS AND SEED BEADS

Surely you would not find in the whole Principle and in the broad surroundings of a person who would say a crooked word about Jan Šourek. After all, it was as if he had come to the Principle of Prosperity and Welfare. As soon as he took possession of the reeve, life in the village began to turn for the better. He was one of the first to venture into the world for business.

JOSEF RIEDEL

Josef Riedel, king of the Jizera Mountains glassmakers, was born in Hejnice in 1816. He was the representative of the sixth generation of the glass family and imprinted his footprint indelibly on the slopes of the Jizera Mountains.

FRIEDRICH EGERMANN

JOSEF PFEIFFER

Josef Pfeiffer - Jablonec entrepreneur and mayor, who was involved in the development of jewelery exports. Everything is confirmed at the imperial court and in 1866 Jablonec became a town during his reign.

BLOWN BEAD and its way to the tree

People can make sense of time and numbers, but not us, beads. However, I have heard that they have been blowing me in the mountains for more than a hundred years. As a bead would put it, that is a long time. You, who have never seen how a bead is born, you don´t know how beautiful life can be....

MELTED GLASS SCULPTURE

In 1920 the first Czech glass school was founded in Železný Brod, thanks to which the town became a center of glass art.

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Galerie Granát

Address

nám. Českého ráje 4, 511 01 Turnov

Phone

+420 481 325 989, +420 737 206 691

E-mail

centrum@granat.cz

Opening hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 12am

Granát, the cooperative of artistic production in Turnov, is the biggest producer of original gold and silver jewellery with Czech garnets. The cooperative was established in 1953 by the unification of smaller goldsmith companies. It is the owner of Czech garnet mines and holder of the trademark and designation of origin "Czech garnet" and "Czech garnet jewel".
Granát Turnov is one of the top Czech jewellery companies with the biggest collection of classic, modern and luxury Czech garnet jewellery. The assortment also includes gifts, such as Crown Jewels or glass products with Czech garnets. Czech garnet jewellery is popular both at home and with foreign tourists. Prominent personalities and statesmen also received exclusive gifts.
Despite the latest production technologies, a high proportion of the production by Turnov´s goldsmiths remains manual. You can see the history and the processing of Czech garnets in the Gallery Granát.
You can buy the products produced by the cooperative Granát, d.u.v., Turnov in the network of seven company shops or via E-shop. 
Get inspired by the beauty of Czech garnet, and experience its power.

The Gallery Granát – Customer Centre

The processing of Czech garnet in Turnov goes way back in the past. The cooperative Granát, d.u.v., Turnov followed the art of many generations of Turnov´s jewellery masters, and in its 65 years of existence, has created an extensive collection of garnet jewellery, and still produces new designs. The cooperative mines and grinds garnets for its production. Get inspired by the beauty of Czech garnet, and experience its power.
Granát, d.u.v., Turnov invites you to visit the exposition in the Gallery Granát in Turnov. The gallery is located in our company´s building, together with our shop and the address is the square Českého ráje, house number 4. Here you can see the exposition of Czech garnet and Czech garnet jewellery. You will learn about Czech garnet mining and about grinding using historical and contemporary machines. We will explain the individual steps of the production of Czech garnet jewel. You can try some of the goldsmith´s techniques. In the gallery, you can also find a small display of pictures and current exhibitions of paintings, photographs and works of art by artists from closer and wider surroundings. Some of the prestigious awards are also part of the exposition.
The admission to the Gallery is free.
We are looking forward to seeing you.