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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  • 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 i...  more »
  • Amazing museum with lots of history behind the jewels. Opening hours are not enough for visitors though.  more »
  • There are lot of jewelry stuff in this museum and you can visit all exciting thrones, precious stones dated back many centuries ago  more »
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  • Amazing place which everyone especially tourists, should go and visit, but you can not take camera, cell phone and even hand bag with yourself. In addition the visiting time is very limited.
  • Fantastic museum. It was absolutely worth it to visit more than one time. Because visiting time is limited and not managed correctly, you have not an enough time to see everything.
  • You cant bring any camera or mobile phone to this museum.. Very secure.. You can see how Persian Kingdom Royal with their treasure..
  • Omg! All that jewelry makes my heart hurt! Glory of the ancient world 🌎
  • Very interesting museum showcasing Iranian treasures. Although there are no labels in English you get showed around by a guide. In there you can see some of the most famous gemstones in the world and other astonishing jewels.

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