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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  • October 3, 2017
    Even if you only visit Tehran for a day or two, make sure you are there when this quite stunning collection is open to the public. And get there a good 30 minutes before it officially opens at 2:00pm....  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Don’t miss it, I have been to this amazing museum several times, but still always enjoy looking at those precious jewelry, sadly they don’t explain the history behind most of them , however simply the...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    The number of the items in museum astonishes. It's literally priceless collection. Crowns, tiaras, breastpins, earrings, necklaces are countless. Plates of jewels are placed here and there. We got rea...  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    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.
  • June 2, 2017
    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.
  • April 15, 2017
    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.
  • December 24, 2016
    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.
  • January 25, 2017
    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.

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