Jewels Treasury


Iran Jewelry Museum of Iran which is located on Ferdowsi street of Tehran right in front of Turkish embassy. The current store of jewels had been founded in 1955 while this store had been given to the central bank of Iran in 1960, after the foundation of this major bank of Iran.


 

During the visit to Iran, its very recommended to visit Tehran national jewelry museum, as one of the Tehran highlights, in ordert to explore and find out more about Iran history. Owned by the Central Bank and accessed through its front doors, the cavernous vault that houses what is commonly known as the ‘Jewels Museum’ is not to be missed. The Safavid, Qajar and Pahlavi monarchs adorned themselves and their belongings with an astounding range of priceless gems and precious metals, making this collection of bling quite literally jaw-dropping. Star pieces include the Globe of Jewels and the Peacock Throne. 

The Treasury of Iranian National Jewels contains the world's most precious jewelry collection.The actual value of the treasury is not known. 

 

 

Some part of the treasury, which was recovered from India, was damaged or went missing on the way back  to Iran. As it was the costume at the time, after returning to Iran, Nadir Shah presented some of the jewelry to the neighboring kingdoms such as Ottoman Emperor Sultan Mahmoud, the Russian Queen Elizabeth… and Bukhara ruler Abolfeiz Khan. He also presented some of the gems and jewels to the holy shrine of the eighth imam of the Shiite Muslims, Imam Reza, and distributed some among his army.

a major part of the royal treasury was transferred to the National Bank of Iran to strengthen the bank's financial power and also to be used as the backing for the monetary system. In January 1960 during the reign of Mohammad Reza Shah, the collection was transferred to the newly established Central Bank. Following the victory of the Islamic revolution in 1979, the royal collection of the Pahlavi dynasty, plus some other pieces was added to the Central Bank treasury. Since then, it has been named the Treasury of National Iranian Jewels.

 

  

National Jewelry Museum in recent days

National Jewelry Museum of Iran is considered as some of the rich collection of the jewels and valuable stones from all around the world by embracing royal jewels belongs to Safavid dynasty, Afshar dynasty, Qajar dynasty and Pahlavi dynasty. 

Although this museum is embracing a bulk quantity of jewels and valuable stones and the whole are so merit, but it is most well-known of the below-mentioned items:

     -The Imperial Collection

     -The Pahlavi Crown

      -Darya-i-Noor Diamond

      -Coronation Necklace

      -Emerald Necklace

      -The Noor-ol-Ain Tiara

      -The Naderi Throne

      - Chest filled with pearls

       -Golden Flagon

       -Jeweled Dish Cover

       -Coronation Cape

       -Shah's Coronation Belt

       -The Imperial Sword

 

National Jewelry Museum,  is the one of the sites which tourists normally want to visit when they visit Iran and stay in Tehran, altough this museum is open Sundays to Wednesdays from 14:00 to 16:30. Depending on the time of travel to Iran, we can include it in our Iran tours packages, so the tourists who visit iran can enjoy exploring the precious and incredible jewels and collections in National Jewelry Museum and have a wonderfull time.

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