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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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  • All people Especially women Will enjoy the beauty of the museum One of the things we should do in life Visit this beautiful place  more »
  • This musuem is one of the largest collection of jewels in the world! One of The biggest piece of pink diamond of the world is sea of the light which is kept here! This diamond is 182 carats. Some othe...  more »
  • You will be astonished of seeing of so many precious stone. The beautiful inlaid shield of king Nader with emerald and red ruby was one of my favorite.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Honestly, beyond this world. You'll never see anything like this anywhere in the world. Absolutely stunning and out of this world. Can't begin to tell you how majestic and beautiful the collection is.
  • Honestly, I don't think this is a must see in Tehran. I just don't see why. Awful little explanation to the exhibition (thus try to follow one of the guided tourist groups), badly organized security check, dark room and cluttered showcases. Granted, the objects displayed are impressive. But due to the sheer amount of opulence, I was also overwhelmed and couldn't really grasp it.
  • If you go to Iran and wants to know about previous dynasties and kings, this place is for you. There are a lot of splendid jewelleries. It is a bit hot and dark inside.
  • 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.