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Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond), Moscow
(4.5/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Small collection but worth the separate entrance fee, can be visited along with the Armory museum inside the Kremlin 
  • a unique collection of Russian relics and dragocennostejunikal'noe place is necessary for visiting the tickets in advance is better on weekdays
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  • I recommend a visit. A unique collection of historical artifacts, gems and metals. Really liked the timephased work masters of fine jewelry!
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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