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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. Put Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond) into our Moscow holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Moscow.
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  • Stunning jewellery made of precious metals and stones. Best tickets in advance, time limit on viewing.
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  • A unique collection of Russian jewelry located in two small rooms in the Kremlin. Therefore, visited him along with an exhibition at the Armory. 50-th anniversary to the Soviet State, November 2, 1967, building the Armory opened a temporary exhibition of the Diamond Fund. Collection, it was decided to show the guests who came to Moscow for the celebrations. It was assumed that the unique exhibits will be on display for a year and then returned to storage in the State, but the show has become such a major event in the cultural life of the country and around the world, that a special Government Decree, it was decided to convert it into a permanent. I particularly enjoyed the collection of Royal crowns, just for the sake of it is worth visiting the Fund, created by Peter.
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  • Quite accidentally coming to the exhibition in the Kremlin Diamond Fund tickets bought at the last session, which was very surprised. In anticipation of walked around the Cathedral Square, it was nearly empty in the upcoming December darkness and contrast these experiences totally amazingly great heritage of our great country the Diamond Fund! Not loosened a sense of pride that, despite all the trials we have not only preserved our heritage, but also multiply it over and over again! Recommend to visit this amazing place!
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  • 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!
  • Not only the jevels of the zars also big pieces of gold, platinum and other minerals
  • 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.
  • Incredible! I can't imagine there are many places in the world where you can see so many beautiful and priceless items in one place.
  • Amazing