On the square in front of the Kutafiya Tower, next to the Manege building
Walk through the Borovitskaya Kremlin tower to the Diamond Fund
Guided tour of the Diamond Fund
Hall of state regalia of the Russian Imperial House
World Renowned Precious Stones
Order decorations of Russia, made of precious metals
Large rough and processed diamonds
Items of clothing with jewelry
End of the tour
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Today, it seems incredible that this fantastic collection began as just a small wrought iron chest that Peter the Great instructed the royal jewels and state regalia be kept in. It is very doubtful that 300 years ago, Peter would have foreseen that his rather modest collection would turn into this mega-project, comparable to the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London.
On the tour you will see:
- Invaluable historical exhibits: coronation ceremony instruments (orb, sceptre, crown), insignia, items specially made for the members of the imperial house, the jewellery of Russian kings and queens (tiaras, earrings, brooches, hair clips etc.).
- The Russian monarchs’ power symbols - the Imperial Crown of Russia, a work of art made up of diamonds and pearls, topped with a rare red spinel.
- Jewellery made of precious metals and stones, created in Soviet times by outstanding master craftsmen, especially for the Diamond Fund.
- ‘Seven Wonders of the Diamond Fund’ - a legendary exhibition of gems, including diamonds and other stones of epic proportions.
- The collection of platinum and gold nuggets, the largest of which is called the ‘Big Triangle’ and weighs a whopping 36kg!
However, the Diamond Fund should not only be assessed by its astronomical value. The Fund is priceless because every historical exhibit found here is a unique artefact, and the delicate art of the master jewellers defies the craftsmanship of Mother Nature herself!
In front of the Kutafiya Tower, next to the Manege building, 30 minutes before the tour start time. The guide will have a red flag with Mos-Tour logo.
How to get there?
Take the metro to Biblioteka imeni Lenina station on line 1 (red), exit to the Moscow Manege (please see pin on the map)
It is prohibited to use film, photo and video equipment, mobile communication devices, to distribute information and promotional materials in the showroom of the Exhibition.Rules of conduct on the Kremlin grounds and premises