Moldavite (Prague - Czech Republic)


[ Sept.2013 ] I continue talking about my second visit to Prague after 19 years.

Last time I noticed only a few suvenir shops, mainly selling glassware or wood craft things, but this time I noticed many jewellery shops — the reason could be just the change of my taste.

In those jewellery shops they sell a lot of garnet and amber accessories, but I was more interested in Moldavite which was mentioned in my guide book.

This is a green stone produced only in Bohemia.

I looked for a major jewellery shop called Granat Turnov and there I saw this Moldavite.

The colour is transparant green, which is not so bright, but I liked it.

Most of what they had there were asccessories with small stones, but I chose a ring with the largest stone.

I asked the shop assistant about the bright green or blue green amber accessories I found all over the town and found that they are not natural as I suspected.

The garnet ones are sometimes not real, either.

You need to have a good eye.

As for a neckless of garnet, there was one that I liked very much, sold in a antique shop in a quiet area, but it cost more than 2000 euros…

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We are a couple who love travelling all over the world. Walking in the unknown towns, taking photos and eating local foods are the purpose of our life. When we are not travelling, we are always planning for the next journeys.
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