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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. Put The National Jewelry Treasury at the forefront of your travel plans using our Tehran itinerary builder.
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  • We all heard about Persian empire, this place is where you will get the "EMPIRE" part and the whole glory of it.  more »
  • This museum is located within the National Bank of Iran. The collection is simply amazing: thousands and thousand of loose gems and all kinds of jeweled objects. It's all so beautiful, and the explana...  more »
  • Great selection of incredible jewellery if not particularly well displaced. It can be a bit of a madhouse, recommend arriving 20 minutes early, line seemed huge as we were leaving. Descriptions are no...  more »
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  • One of the major tourist attractions in Tehran. Expect to wait in line for a while because crowd control is badly organized. The exhibition is stunning, a fine demonstration of how you can make every object extremely expensive and ugly by covering it with precious stones. You have to see to believe.
  • A magnificent and unique collection of priceless jewellery belonging to various dynasties of Iran rulers which now belongs to the nation. You can take a tour with a guide or go solo. There is always a crowd no matter what day of the week you visit the museum.
  • wonderful place with very precious jewelry in a huge safe box
  • Magnificent historical bling-bling! Shame that tourists are required to pay extra for a guide in English
  • I've visited many of Iranian museums and think that the jewelry museum is the most interesting one and highly recommend it.