Tehran - see greatest collection of jewels at the National Jewels Treasury
Iran, or Persia as it was once called has long been on the trade routes between east and west and as a result accumulated a great degree of wealth. Much of this was in the form of gold and precious stones and many of these can be found in the National Jewels Museum in Tehran. This is possibly the greatest collection of jewels in the world and includes historic items such as the Peacock Throne of Persia and the world’s 2nd largest pink diamond. The museum is only open between 2pm and 4.30pm Saturday to Tuesday.