The Czech Garnet / Pyrop

Granat (the name of this mineral is derived from the Latin word granatus which means "grained" - zrnitě)

- The group of silicates with similar qualities and the same crystallization are: Pyrop (Mg3Al2[SiO4]3) , the scale of hardness 6,5 - 7,5.
The most plentiful is Amaldin, which usually occurs in gneisses. But the most beautiful and the most flaming is the Czech Garnet, the Greek name of which is Pyropos and means flaming. We can find this mineral in sandy alluvions west of town Trebenice.
The Garnet is a stone of reinforcing fire, of passion, but also of cleanness of heart. It devotes energy of life, it goads us into performance of any kind, it stirs up in us activity not only sexual but also pervasive, and supports our enthusiasm and persistency to accomplish an assumed resolution to a succesful conclusion. It strengthens our will, self-confidence, and in a period of the crises it reduces a fit of depression. It supports our imagination and opens our inner view on hidden and concealed things. In the Middle Ages the garnet was worn as a talisman against vulnerability and accidents. Up to the present day it is attributed to the garnet the force of protection against infection. The garnet is generally known as the stone of love.


The Museum of Czech garnet in town Trebenice / 5 km from Sutom

The Czech Garnet Museum is located in a former Lutheran church .

Permanent exhibition:

History of mining and processing of Czech garnet,

Collection of historical and modern jewels from Czech garnet (including jewels of Ulrika von Levetzow)

History of the Trebenice Region


Practical information: Opening hours: April, October: open every Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 -16:00, May, September: open daily except on Mondays - 10:00-16:00, June, July and August: open daily except on Mondays - 9:00-17:00




Katalog ubytování v ČR

kraj hradů a českého granátu