Moscow: Diamond Fund Collection
The story of the Diamond Fund began in 1719. Emperor Peter I of Russia started a gem collection that was kept in the Diamond Hall of the Winter Palace. In the beginning it was part of the Russian crown’s treasure, and it grew with every generation of monarchs.
The largest part of the Diamond Fund was created during the reigns from Peter I to Nicholas I, while the last three emperors gave a smaller contribution. The treasure fell into soviet hands after the revolution, and was first shown to the public only in 1967 in a temporary exhibition. The exhibition became permanent the following year.
The Diamond Fund does not only include gems, but also amazingly large nuggets. Among the latest additions we count a single nugget weighing at 33 kg and a 300 carat diamond named “the Creator“.
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