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The National Jewelry Treasury, Tehran

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
Immerse yourself in the world of luxury and splendor at The National Jewelry Treasury, which holds one of the finest collections of jewelry once worn and used by members of Persian royal dynasties. Don't miss the highlights of the collection: the largest uncut pink diamond in the world, the Peacock Throne, and the 1869 globe fully encrusted with precious stones--emeralds for the oceans, rubies for the land, and diamonds for the countries of Iran, Great Britain, and France. Most of the pieces in the collection changed hands many times since the 16th century when Safavid Shahs scavenged Europe, Middle East, and India looking for these exquisite gems. Although diminished from what it once was, the current collection is still so vast and valuable that it serves as a reserve for the Iranian currency, the rial. There are not many English descriptions here, so consider taking a guided tour or buying a guidebook at the museum's store. Put The National Jewelry Treasury at the forefront of your travel plans using our Tehran itinerary builder.
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  • Spectacular collection of jewels.... definitively go if you are in Teheran... it's unique.. Although organization is very caotic 
  • I would advise to arrive at 2pm (ahead of the tour groups). If you can don't bring a bag; although there is a free place to store your bag, phone, camera...nothing allowed! If you prefer verbal explan...  read more »
  • A place you shouldn't miss if in Tehran. Wonderful sets of jewelries on display that you wouldn't find anywhere else in the world, I don't think. Diamonds of size >10 karats are simply uncountable, no...  read more »
  • Magnificent historical bling-bling! Shame that tourists are required to pay extra for a guide in English
  • This magnificent collection of jewelries is right there on top of the long list of the many must see places in Iran. Darya-i-Noor Diamond, Pahlavi crown, Emerald necklace, The Imperial Sword, The Naderi Throne, and The Kiani Crown are just a few of the spectacular pieces in this priceless museum. Hours are Sat-Sun-Mon-Tue-Wed 2PM-4PM, Closed Thursdays and Fridays.
  • Words can't describe the greatness of the jewels within this museum. Truly a magnificent collection and one of the greatest on the planet.
  • I'm not aware of a larger collection of jewel-related artifacts anywhere on Earth. Quite mind-blowing.
  • This is one of the most intriguing museums in Iran and maybe the whole world. Nowhere else can you see so much gold & jewels in one place. The opening hours are a bit unusual, buy then again the whole museum is!
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