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Diamond museums around the world

15 Jul 21
  • Crown jewels at the V&A museum in London
  • Imperial jewels in Teheran
  • Austrian treasures in Vienna
  • From rough diamond to fine jewels in Rio de Janeiro
  • Briliant Beauties in Amsterdam

How would you describe a breathtaking beauty?Jewellery and diamonds stimulate everyone’s fantasy and dreams, in an emotional or rational way when buying diamonds as an investment.

Diamonds have always been a favorite subject when it comes to legends and literature. Some believe that diamonds are the tears of the gods. There are also a number of museums and exhibitions around the world that showcase the best of various personal or royal diamond collections. Below we list a number of absolute must-sees. It will be a unique trip around the world.

Discover the absolute must-see diamond museums below.

Victoria Albert Museum London

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

The Victoria & Albert Museum, or V&A in short, is the world’s largest museum of decorative art and design. The jewellery collection covers more than 6,000 different pieces and is one of the most extensive collections of jewellery in the world. The collection contains, for example, objects from Ancient Egypt, as well as modern jewellery made by famous jewellers. You can admire, among other things, a dress designed for Catherine the Great, a bracelet that belonged to Marie Antoinette and the Beauharnais necklace with emeralds that Napoleon gave to his adopted daughter.

National Jewellery Museum of Iran, Teheran

The National Jewellery Museum of Iran is located within the Iranian Central Bank. Here you can admire the world’s largest diamond collection, which is owned by the government. The collection was collected by the Iranian monarchy over centuries and contains crowns, tiaras, swords and shields. The showpiece is the Daria-e Nur (Sea of Light), a diamond of 182 carats. The colour is light pink and is one of the rarest diamonds in the world. This diamond was part of the war booty when the Emperor of Persia invaded Delhi in 1739 and stole the crown jewels. This collection also includes priceless loose diamonds. It’s most certainly a must-see diamond museum!

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Schatzkammer, Vienna

The Schatzkammer is located in Hofburg Palace and contains an extensive collection of treasures that have been collected over centuries. A highlight of the museum is the imperial crown of Rudolf II, decorated with diamonds, pearls and a large ruby. It was made in 1602 by the Antwerp goldsmith Jan Vermeyen. Another remarkable piece held by the museum are the crown jewels of the Holy Roman Empire, including an octagonal imperial crown.

H. Stern Atelier, Rio de Janeiro

The luxury jewellery company H. Stern launched in Rio de Janeiro in 1949 and still has its headquarters and studio in Rio. A guided tour in the studio is certainly worth joining. You will see all phases of the creation process: from the rough diamond in the Gemological Laboratory to the final product exhibited in the spectacular showroom.

Diamond Museum, Amsterdam

The Diamond Museum in Amsterdam is situated in a specially renovated villa at the Museumplein. The permanent exhibition, the Brilliant Beauties, will lead the visitor on a journey through the history of the diamond. Some famous exhibits include the Katana diamond, the Rembrandt diamond and the “Ape Skull”. A special part of the exhibition is the Diamond Experience, where visitors enter the heart of the diamond and discover famous jewels.

If, after visiting these stunning diamond museums, you want to invest in one yourself, BNT Diamonds will be happy to advise you. If you simply want to learn more about diamonds, check out these guides below:

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With this article, BNT Diamonds strives to inform you thoroughly about investing in diamonds. No investment can be guaranteed to be without risk or fully according to your expectations. That is why we recommend to research the risks and aspects of investing in diamond properly to ensure that you make the right choice for your portfolio.