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. Add The National Jewelry Treasury and other attractions to your Tehran trip itinerary using our Tehran road trip planning tool .
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  • So much wealth joins guarded at the Central Bank of Iran. The jewels are all beautiful but the highlight goes to the largest diamond in the world (182 carats), the Crown of Mohamed Reza Pahlavi and to the Persian throne. The majority were property of the Shah Reza Pahlav and your wife. Only is open from 14 to 16 hours and to enter you have to leave your belongings at the front desk and go through a magazine like the airports. The staff are not friendly and all have few friends face. It is forbidden to photograph!
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  • The type of museum which demonstrates to its full extent the human greed and vanity. Wonderful, excellent id one loves this type of exhibits  more »
  • This place in one of the most special exibition of famuos an ancient jewelry.As for, you can visit Darya-I-Noor, the largest cut diamonds in the world. All in all you can go and spend your day and hav...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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