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. Put The National Jewelry Treasury at the forefront of your travel plans using our Tehran itinerary builder.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Wow stuff, I was pleasantly surprised by this visit I recommend! A room filled with treasure more beautiful than the other!
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  • August 12, 2017
    Opening hours are :Saturday to Tuesday 14-16.30. Many Iranian jewels from the Safavid era, Afshar, Qajar, and Pahlavi periods have been featured in this museum. Among them are Diamonds of the Sea of ​...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Do mot miss it at all. Maybe you are a business traveller or visitor but remember dont miss it because you cant find sth like this in worldwide. For visit check the web site and times for limitions an...  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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