Antwerp, a diamonds best friend
The shiny stone lusted after by princes, queens, sheiks, sultans and kings - and mere mortals like us - has been cut, polished and traded in Antwerp since 1447. Today 1.800 dealers line the 1 square kilometer around the Central Station in the Diamond district. The art of polishing diamonds was invented in the city, hence the ‘Antwerp Cut’ has become internationally synonymous with quality and brilliance. With 80% of the world’s rough diamonds, 50% of the cut diamonds and 45% of industrial diamonds going through Antwerp you are in the right place to shop up a sparkling storm. If you need a best friend - Antwerp Diamonds shine eternal!