Antwerp has been the heart of diamond trade worldwide for more than 500 years! 84% of all rough diamonds and 50% of all cut diamonds find their way to the city. We are proud to say that almost all diamonds pass through Antwerp.
The Antwerp and diamond stories are very much intertwined. Now the city is claiming its role as epicentre of diamonds. This history is highlighted during the diamond year 'Antwerp Diamond Capital since 1447', a sparkling theme period with plenty of diamond initiatives to discover. Join us in our celebrations in the city centre starting from October 2017. The exhibition ‘Dazzling Desires’ in MAS and the opening of the brand new diamond experience centre ‘DIVA Antwerp Home of Diamonds’ in spring 2018 steal the show!