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The National Jewellery Treasury

Experience the riches of the Persian Empire, with a dazzling collection of precious jewels.

The Daria-i-Noor (Darya Noor) Diamond, a ruby and emerald encrusted globe, and a 200-year-old throne decorated with precious stones are just a few of the breathtaking items you will find at the National Jewellery Treasury in Tehran. This is no ordinary museum - this is one of the most important jewellery collections in the world, containing large and glittering jewels that are considered priceless.

The collection is located in the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran, where the high-level protection is required for one of the world's most significant troves of precious gemstones and jewellery. For many years, these treasures were hidden from the public, until they were finally unveiled to showcase the history of Iran.

Upon arrival to the treasury, you will be assigned an expert guide who will lead you through the experience, pointing out some of the most important items and the stories behind them.

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© Leo / Shutterstock

One particular highlight that you'll be able to see is a crown from the 1925 Pahlavi dynasty, the last ruling dynasty of Iran, set with over 3755 precious gemstones and weighing an astonishing 2.08 kilograms. This crown was likely worn with a pearl and gold embroidered silk robe that is also found in the treasury.

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© Mehaniq / Shutterstock

Other riches in the treasury have a history that date back as far as the 16th century. Experts have tried and failed for decades to evaluate the value of this collection, so seeing it for yourself is an experience that is, in some ways, priceless.

The minimum age for tickets is 12 years old.
The treasury has three staircases and no elevators.


The National Jewellery Treasury


Hours: Saturday to Tuesday from 14:00-17:00. Ticket counter closes at 16:30.


Tickets: 500.000 rials