The Diamond Fund (Russian: Алмазный фонд) is a unique collection of gems, jewelry and natural nuggets, which are stored and exhibited in the Kremlin Armoury in Russia. The Fund was opened in 1967 and its collection dates back to the Russian Crown treasury instituted by Emperor Peter I of Russia in 1719.
The gem collection of Peter I, established in 1719, was later stored in the Diamond Chamber (Бриллиантовая комната) in the Winter Palace. All succeeding monarchs added their contributions to the Chamber. A 1922 study by Alexander Fersman identified 85% of all exhibits to be from 1719 to 1855, to emperors Peter I through Nicholas I, and only 15% attributed from the last three emperors.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:00 – 5:20 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:00 – 5:20 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:00 – 5:20 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:00 – 5:20 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:00 – 5:20 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:00 – 5:20 PM|
Gregory Burnett | Oct 10, 2017
Yeah... lots of spendy stuff I guess. Just not the guy that likes spending long waits to see a few big stones. So much more to be impressed by and this one just made me want a few hours back. Not 100% waste... and I'm sure that some love it... just not my gig.
K Mezo | Aug 9, 2017
very impressive museum. When you see a crown with 5000 diamonds, you will spend a few minutes there just looking at it in amazement. And as you walk out of the diamond exhibition, they just put some huge pieces of gold and platinum in the center of the room to see, as if those were some rocks to also mention they happen to have.
G Sim | Aug 14, 2017
The greatest gold nuggett collection of the world. Nowhere to see so much gold and platinum nuggetts. Their bigest gold nuggett on view more than 33 kg. You can visit there famous diamonds, like Orlov and Shah, and many many more.
OM | Nov 7, 2016
A must see ! A lot of Diamonds - a very lot- to admire, gold in its pure state, jewellery, a few crowns and a sceptre with: a diamond, of course! The place itself is not big. 2 main rooms, will take you 30 min to visit it with the audio guide. Just don't miss it!
Traveller Hints | Aug 19, 2016
The largest collection of natural gold nuggets, jewels and precious metals, jewelry appeared in Moscow with Peter the Great, who ordered to form a collection of Russian natural jewels for the glory of Russia and for the benefit of succeeding generations.
Sergei Savinich | May 17, 2018
A great collection of diamonds, brilliants, golden and platinum nuggets, royal jewellery. A visit normally takes around 25-40 minutes. They offer you an audio guide free of charge, but to get it you with either leave your passport, drivers license or some 2000 rubies as safety deposit.
Francesco Casalegno | May 18, 2018
One of the most important collections in the world!
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