Diamond Fund Exhibition

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Diamond Fund Exhibition information

Moscow , Russia
Telephone
+7 495 629 2036
More information
www.almazi.net
Prices
admission R500
Opening hours
10am-1pm, 2-5pm Fri-Wed
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Lonely Planet review

This collection, mainly precious stones and jewellery garnered by tsars and empresses, includes such weighty beasts as the 190-carat diamond given to Catherine the Great by her lover Grigory Orlov. The displays of unmounted diamonds are stunning, revealing the real beauty of these gems. There are almost no signs, even in Russian, as the locals are only allowed in as part of a guided tour. No tours are offered in other languages, which is to your advantage, since you do not have to wait as the Russian visitors do. It's in the same building as the Armoury.