Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond), Moscow

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Dating back to a royal treasury established by Peter the Great, Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond) stores and exhibits a vast collection of raw and cut diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and sapphires. Although part of a world-famous armory museum, located inside the city's fortified complex of historical buildings, this collection of state jewels functions as a separate institution. Highlights include a 190-carat diamond given to Catherine the Great by her purported lover Count Orlov, the world's largest sapphire, and an imperial crown decorated with almost 5,000 diamonds of exceptional quality. You can access the exhibit by guided tour only, so try to book your visit in advance. Due to tight security measures, visitors may not bring cameras, phones, or bags of any sort. For Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond) and beyond, use our Moscow travel route planner to get the most from your Moscow vacation.
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  • Breathtaking visit to fan of gems and nuggets... for others, the Palace of the armor is probably enough
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  • This is the place to admire the Coronation Crown of Empress Catherine the Great, together with her coronation gown and a variety of her magnificent painted and gilded carriages. Here also is the scept...  more »
  • Located in the Moscow Kremlin Diamond Fund of contain in their vaults of great wealth. It contains all the big diamonds and came to Russia. Products in the manufacture of precious stones: decorations, medals, insignia, and other household items. All of this sparks and gleams in the rays of light.
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  • Yeah... lots of spendy stuff I guess. Just not the guy that likes spending long waits to see a few big stones. So much more to be impressed by and this one just made me want a few hours back. Not 100% waste... and I'm sure that some love it... just not my gig.
  • very impressive museum. When you see a crown with 5000 diamonds, you will spend a few minutes there just looking at it in amazement. And as you walk out of the diamond exhibition, they just put some huge pieces of gold and platinum in the center of the room to see, as if those were some rocks to also mention they happen to have.
  • The greatest gold nuggett collection of the world. Nowhere to see so much gold and platinum nuggetts. Their bigest gold nuggett on view more than 33 kg. You can visit there famous diamonds, like Orlov and Shah, and many many more.
  • A must see ! A lot of Diamonds - a very lot- to admire, gold in its pure state, jewellery, a few crowns and a sceptre with: a diamond, of course! The place itself is not big. 2 main rooms, will take you 30 min to visit it with the audio guide. Just don't miss it!
  • The largest collection of natural gold nuggets, jewels and precious metals, jewelry appeared in Moscow with Peter the Great, who ordered to form a collection of Russian natural jewels for the glory of Russia and for the benefit of succeeding generations.
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