The National Jewelry Treasury, Tehran

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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. Add The National Jewelry Treasury and other attractions to your Tehran trip itinerary using our Tehran road trip planning tool .
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  • Do not miss the visit of the Iranian Crown jewels.. .in the basement of the Bank of Iran! Jewelry as collateral to the Iranian Rial. The splendor of the former Empress Farah Pahlavi chabanou often french jewelry are splendid. A must.. .lots of world unfortunately!
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  • Limited 1 week days only, as it was pretty crowded. It is not good and must undergo security checks in several times to enter the camera or Smartphone such as the suitcase entirely. Entering just sort Pahlavi dynasty, Iran in the former empire of jewelry. Often lost in the Middle, which exhibits such as diamond or Ruby with if you will lol if when he went to Tehran had never made better!
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  • Extraordinary collection of Iranian royal family and dynasty. Once in a life time experience. you need at least 2 hours to visit  more »
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  • No children under 12 years. If you talk to the security personally, they do sometimes allow children of about 5 years to see the exhibition. My sons were very disappointed because they have a great interest in minerals such as precious stones. I think this is really anti-children. I cannot see a reason why children under 12 years must not come into the exhibition room. Waiting outside...
  • This is a fantastic, wonderful museum. The strange thing about it is that it is in the vaults of a bank! And it is open only couple of hours a day. But it is really worth it all the troubles and the inconvenience. You are not allowed to film, but they don't sell souvenirs either. Strange decisions #londonartandfood
  • Amazing place. Chek out the opening and closing time before you go there. Lots of magnificient jewlery and historical artifacts.
  • The Iranian Jewels Museum is located at Tehran's Ferdowsi Avenue, ​​and of course, the building is related to the Central Bank of Iran. This place is known as the national treasury of jewels, but also known as the museum of treasures. This treasure depicts the history and ancient culture of Iran, and, of course, some of them has their own horrific stories. Perhaps in Iran, the history of collecting precious jewels comes back to the Safavid dynasty. Until the Safavids, precious jewels did not have a place in the state treasury, and the kings of this period tried to collect jewels for about two centuries, and even experts from this government bought jewels from the markets of India, Ottoman, Italy, France and other countries, and to Isfahan, the capital The Safavid rule. With the end of the reign of King Soltan Hussein and the arrival of Mahmoud Afghan in Iran, state treasuries were plundered and some of these gains that were held by Ashraf Afghan after the arrival of Shah Tahmasb II to Isfahan became rare, and therefore Their departure from Iran was prevented. Some time later, he decided to retrieve some of the jewels that had been transmitted to the India, so wrote a letter to the imperial court of India, and, of course, the court replied negative, and then Nader Shah attacked India, and take back some jewelries as well as large amount of money.
  • Not very big or well lit, and the guides does not really give any history behind any of the peices. Don't make a special trip for it.

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