About Iran Jewelry Museum
Iran Jewelry Museum is located in the heart of capital of Iran, Tehran. This collection keeps and stores in Central Bank Of Iran. There are unique gemstones and jewelries which used by Ancient kings of Persia. In the past royal family were only allowed to use and visit these collection, but these days Iran Jewelry museum attracts huge numbers of tourists. In this article of Chiyakotravel, we take a look at this museum together.
Unlike other museums, there is not much publicity about this museum (because there is basically no need to advertise such a treasure), and of course its entry requirements are extremely stringent in security. It really worth a visit and is such an experience that you never forget.
From the beginning, the throne of Tavoos which is the throne of the Qajar kings decorated with pure velvet and thousands of jewels installed on it will welcome you. Just two of the wonders of the National Jewelry Museum which are the treasured supports of national currency are jeweled globe made of 34 kg of gold at the time of Nasser al-Din Shah and used nearly four kg of jewelry (around 50000 jewelries). It is interesting to know that each of geographical elements are represented by different jewels, including the city of Tehran, which is represented by the diamond known as Aurang Zib. Another object is Pahlavi crown weighing two kilograms, and was made in the year 1304 SH by the most famous jewelers of the world, consisting of 3380 diamonds, five emeralds, two sapphires and 368 Pearl cube. Chiyakotravel Wish you all a thrilling visit to the Royal Jewelry Museum.
Why Iran National Jewelry Treasury?
- It has some of the best, most valuable and most beautiful jewelry in Iran and the world.
- In this treasury, you can see Daryay-e Noor diamond – the world’s largest pink diamond -, Noor Al-Ain diamond, Taj Kiani, Naderi throne, Peacock throne, jeweler’s sphere, yellow, black and red diamonds, the world’s largest Spinel and many other jewels.
- By visiting this treasury, you can watch unique examples of the art of jewelry making, embellishment and goldsmithing by Iranian and world artists.
History of Iran Jewelry Museum
Unfortunately there is no special details of quality and quantity of Iran treasures before Safavid era. In other words, Safavid Kings did their best to record gemstones and jewelries documents. The point is that some jewels existed in government treasure before Safavid era. Foreign travelers like Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, Chevalier Chardin, and the Shirley brothers, George Mainwaring and others mentioned them.
During 1502 to 1735 SH Safavid court collected species of gemstones and jewelries. Moreover gem specialists of Safavid court took rare gemstones and jewelries from various gem markets like India, France, and Italy etc to Isfahan, Capital of Safavid era.
There was no special changes in Iran treasure until Qajar dynasty. The treasury was recorded again during this era. They collect rare gems based on king’s interest too. In addition Iran extracted turquoise and Persian Gulf pearls and added them to Iran Jewelry Museum. By the order of Qajar kings some of these treasury used in Peacock Thorn, Kiani Crown, Nadir Thorn and jewelry globe.
According to the approved law on 1937 major portion of the Treasury transferred to national bank of Iran. The present collection constructed in 1955. In 1960, by the establishment of central Bank of Iran, the treasury transferred and deposited with central bank. Now it also safeguarded by the central bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
During the glorious Islamic Revolution of Iran and imposed war, devoted and revolutionary employees of The central bank of Iran protected this precious and peerless collection.
Collections of Iran Jewelry Museum
Almost no one can find the gleam of precious metals and colorful and radiant gems of diamonds, rubies, pearls, turquoise, wood, opal, and so on attractive. National Jewelry museum captivates our eyes. It will make it very difficult to digest. It is the most expensive museum in all around Iran, and of course the most expensive objects are kept there, including famous Daryay-e Noor Diamond which is the main support of Iranian national currency (meaning it solely worth more than ten billions dollars).
Daryay-e Noor Diamond is in the rarest pink color. This diamond is installed on the crown of Nasser al-Din Shah (King). Nasser al-Din Shah, who knew the value of this 182-carat diamond, had appointed a special position in “Daryay-e Noor” and assigned the job to the lords and elders of the country. Daryay-e Noor Diamond is in the rarest pink color. This diamond is installed on the crown of Nasser al-Din Shah (King). Nasser al-Din Shah who knew the value of this 182-carat diamond, had appointed a special position in the “Daryay-e Noor” and assigned the job to the lords and elders of the country.
The stunning beauty of a diamond, which solely can credit the world’s most valuable museums and can supply a museum itself, can be seen alongside the hundreds and thousands of other brilliant jewels in less than half a meter away from you in Iran Jewelry Museum. Daryay-e Noor, of course, is not the only property of the National Jewelry Museum, but only a small part of it. Many jewels and of course swords and crowns and many jewelry beds can be found in this museum which are nowhere else in the world. They shine through the lights of the museum, so that it looks more beautiful than any other beauty. The National Iran Jewelry Museum is, of course, essentially a central bank treasury and is open to the public.
It is the most famous gem in Iran Jewelry Museum. This diamond is in rare color. It is pink. Moreover it has a mate which is called Kooh Nur or Nur mountain, and now it is in Britain. The weight of it is approximately 182 carats.
It belongs to Fath Ali Shah, the second king of Qajar Dynasty. Other Kings of Qajar used this Crown too. Further more, this crown is full of pearls, rubies and emeralds.
Crown of Pahlavi
This crown belongs to Pahlavi kings and both Reza Khan and MohamadReza Shah used it. The weight of it is about 2080 grams. Total number of the precious stones set in this crown is as follows:
Diamonds: 3,380 pieces 1,144 carats
Emeralds: 5 pieces 199 carats
Sapphires: 2 pieces 19 carats
Pearls: 368 pieces, perfectly matching
Opening Time of Iran Jewelry Museum
Open during Saturday to Tuesday, 14.00 – 16.30.
Closed on Wednesdays, weekends and Public and Bank Holidays