National jewelry museum is positioned in the heart of Tehran City on Central Bank of Iran and it has one of the finest and most extensive collections of jewelry in Iran which include national jewels from Safavid, Afsharid, Qajar and Pahlavi era.
National jewelry museum was built on 1955 and officially opened in the same time with Central bank of Iran establishment on 1960 by “Mohammad Reza Shah” (محمد رضا شاه – The last king of Iran from Pahlavi dynasty).
Before that national jewel was kept in Golestan Palace by Qajar kings.
Darya-e-Nour (دریای نور – Persian meaning is Sea of Light) and Koh-e-Nour (کوه نور – Persian meaning is Mountain of Light) are the most prominent diamonds in the world and they are belonging to national jewels of Iran; but only Darya-e-Nour available in Iran museum and Koh-e-Nour is on London right now. however, they have long stories during the time!
Both fantastic diamonds are brought by Nader Shah Afshar (نادر شاه افشار- Nader is an Afsharid king) on 1739 from India and he gave current names on diamonds.
Koh-e-Nour moved from Iran to India then finally the United Kingdom took it from India and sent it to London.
Darya-e-Nour contains famous, oldest and biggest Pink Diamond in the world.
According to the new rule which is approved by Congress on 1929 in Reza Shah Pahlavi era, every paper money has to have a financial back-up in the bank and they agreed that national jewels would as financial back-up of paper money and Rials as Iranian currency.
Main National Jewels in This Museum
- Princess Ashraf Ruby Tiara (Ashraf Pahlavi was the sister of the last king of Iran)
- Empress Farah Emerald Tiara (Farah is a spouse of the last king of Iran)
- The Sword of Fath-Ali Shah Qajar (was the second king of Qajar dynasty)
- The Great Globe (made of gold by Naser-o-din shah, one of the Qajar kings)
- The Sun Throne (تخت خورشید -Takht-e Khurshīd was made for Fath-Ali-shah king, Qajar dynasty)
- Sword of Nader Shah (Nader Shah was the founder of the Afsharid dynasty)
- Pahlavi crown (ordered by Pahlavi kings)
- Shield of Nader Shah
- Takhte Tavoos bed (built by the order of Fath-Ali Shah Qajar)
- Kiani Crown (built by the order of Fath-Ali Shah Qajar)
- Jogheh Naderi (Naderi Paisley)
- The Noor-ol-Ain Tiara (Empress Farah Pahlavi)
- Naderi throne
- A chest filled with pearls
- Shah’s Coronation Belt
- Jeweled Dish Cover
- Golden Flagon
And other brilliant national jewels.
National jewelry museum tells us the stories about Persian kings from ancient times to these days.
Phone number: 0098-21-6446-3785, 6446 3869, 6446 3870
Jewelry Museum Tehran Opening Times
It starts from 14:00 PM to 16:30 PM (Saturday-Tuesday)
Iran Travel Guide would like to inform you that National jewelry museum closed on Wednesdays, weekends and Public and Bank Holidays.
Ticket Price is about 200,000 RLS per person. Please note that children under 12 years old not allowed to visit.
They will sell a guidebook with price 40,000 RLS in the entrance’s shop or you can ask tour guide in English, French, German or Arabic and it’s included in your ticket price.
All of your stuff must be left at reception.
Accessibility to the Jewelry Museum
National jewelry museum is located along Ferdowsi (فردوسی –pher- Do- si) Street near to the Jomhouri (جمهوری- Jom-Hoo-rii) Street and opposite to Turkey Embassy and Germany Embassy.
You will reach to National jewelry museum in 10 minutes and the distance is about 600 meters.