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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  • If you got even a day in Tehran you better pay a short visit to this museum. You won't regret it and will recommend it to others.  more »
  • Fabulous collections of jewelry. Nice to see one of the largest diamonds in the world up close; Darya-e-Noor (sea of light).  more »
  • An impressive collection of jewels and objects decorated with rubies, emeralds and brilliant, to leave you amazed. The Peacock throne, actually a bed, is something worth seeing, a spectacular waste of gold, precious stones, etc... The security of the place competes with Fort Knox. Recommended
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  • Beautiful pieces of jewelry 💍 each worth billions of dollars 💵 you can see in one place Only you can go there on regular days, and it's just open from 2 to 4:30. On holidays it is closed!!!!! Visiting this place is a great opportunity. I recommend it to whomever visits Iran.
  • 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
  • Awesome museum with masterpiece jewelry and gem stone collections, such as turquoise, diamond, ruby, emerald, sapphire, pearl and etc. The biggest pink diamond that is called "Daryaye Noor" (extreme of illumination)! Qajar era and Pahlavi era crowns and official ornamented clothes with too many gem stones are in this museum! It is not too big and doesn't have suitable ventilation and case lightening! By most of the tourists opinion that I have, except of Iranian people, National Treasury is the Tehran's best highlight! It is a place that must see!
  • Amazing place. Chek out the opening and closing time before you go there. Lots of magnificient jewlery and historical artifacts.
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