Iran National jewelry Museum ( موزه جواهرات ملی ) is the most precious collection of gemstones & crown jewels remain from the ancient Persian kings . Every traveler would like to visit this museum once they arrive to Tehran . All items are in almost 36 show cases . Due to its limited opening hours we recommend you to consult with our team for arrangements or choose one of our tour or city tours for better time consuming program .
Most of the items in Iran national jewelry museum are the ones collected from Safavid era onward . but the idea to show these precious items as a museum is from pahlavid time . The main question which comes to the visitors is that how much is the real value of such precious collection? The answer is, no one can even give an estimation as some items in the collection has no any resemblance in the world!
In this page briefly some important items are described .
Daryaye Noor Diamond :this diamond is one of the largest cut diamonds in the world with weight of 182 carats which is brought to Iran as a trophy of Nader shah invasion to India in 1739 . Daryaye Noor means the sea of light is in pale pink color which is one of the rarest colors of diamond.
Pahlavi crown :after Qajar dynasty , Pahlavis conquered Iran . Reza Shah , the first Pahlavi king , refused to use the inherited crown from qajars which was named as Kiani Crown and ordered a new Crown to be made by the Serajedin who was the most well-known jeweler of that time in Asia . The crown is more than 2 kg weight and made of 3380 diamond pieces, 5 big piece of emerald , 2 piece of sapphire and 368 pearl . The crown is designed like crowns of Sassanid kings .
Naderi Paisley :this paisley was mostly used by Reza Shah Pahlavi is inclusive of emerald & diamond in different shapes & weights.
Bejeweled Globe :this magnificent masterpiece is made of 34 KG pure gold plus more than 51000 diamond and other gemstones ordered by Naser aldin Shah ( forth King of Qajar dynasty ) in 1800s . Seas and oceans are covered with emerald while the lands and arid areas are covered by Rubies .
Golden belt :also ordered by Naser Aldin Shah is a golden belt with a unique weight of 176 carats ornamented by 6 brilliants & 145 diamonds .
Takht tawoos ( peacock throne ) :this throne made by the order of Fath Ali Shah ( third Qajar King ) as a gift to his fiancée – Mrs.Tawoos when she was just 9 years old . Peacock throne is all made of gemstones & it is totally priceless.