The National Jewelry Treasury, Tehran

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#2 of 112 in Museums in Iran
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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  • This was my third time visiting this museum since I was a teenager, now with my 12 years old son. There are unique pieces of jewelry to see including the biggest pink diamond. Unfortunately, due to...  more »
  • Very beautiful and magnificent antiques. I saw the great history of the country in it. really worth the visit.  more »
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  • The National Jewelry Treasury is housed within the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran, at the heart of the City of Tehran. Here is the most dazzling collection of gemstones and jewelry known in the world. The Crown Jewels of Iran have been little more than a legend in the past. Travelers marveled at the splendor surrounding the shahs of ancient Persia; but few were permitted to examine it in any detail.
  • There’s a good amount of information and history (even life lessons) to learn at this place all while seeing lots of jewelry and national treasures. The guides are very knowledgeable and they speak various languages. This place is great even for the locals. If you are in Tehran, it’s absolutely worth a visit. You can even combine it with a trip to Golestan Palace and Bazaar on the same day.
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