The Iran Jewelry Museum
Maybe you think a collection of luxurious jewelry and gems is awaiting to be admired by its visitors, but here in this museum you will see the jewelry that aside from its beauty, any piece of it has been passed down through history and here it has gathered to make this unmatched treasure to tell you the history of good and bad days of this land and its people.
Here also, you can visit the gems that you may have seen in the paintings of Golestan Palace.
Based on what has been written by famous travelers such as Chevalier Chardin, the Shirley brothers and etc., some of this jewelry was kept in the National Treasury of Iran before the Safavid Dynasty and when they became the governors of Iran, their kings started to gather precious things and gems from all over the world like India, France, Italy and so on, and brought them to Iran, and in that time Isfahan that was their capital. But unfortunately during the Invasion of Mahmud Afghan, some of these gems were taken to India. Nader Shah Afshar, brought some of them back, but this treasury we plundered again by Ahmed Beg and many of them never came back to Iran. The largest cut diamond of the world .i.e."Kuh-e-Nur" is one of those famous gems.
During Qajar Dynasty, all other gems were kept and transferred to Bank Melli as the guardian of Iranian wealth. The current treasury building was constructed 61 years ago, 56 years ago it started its work at the time that the Iran Central Bank opened and from that time all of this jewelry and those gems are kept under the supervision of this bank.
The really beautiful pink diamond of Darya-ye Nur (Sea of light), Naderi or the Peacock Throne, Kiani Crown, the last Pahlavi king's crown, the Globe of Jewels that is incredibly beautiful and contains around 51,366 precious stones, are among the most important gems and jewelry that are now kept in this museum.
This collection is truly priceless in the sense that no appraiser has been able to assess a value for this collection to date.