Antwerp, Diamond Capital of the World
The Private Diamond Club is located in the heart of Antwerp, in the Diamond Exchange Building, the most important market place for rough and cut diamonds, with New York, Tel Aviv and Bombay.
By far, Antwerp houses the most important diamond exchange centers, selling 70% off all the cut diamonds and more than 80% of the total production of rough diamond in the world.
This strategic situation gives Private Diamond Club the opportunity to buy high quality rough and cut diamonds at the best prices.
The diamond district of Antwerp houses the four most important markets, each with their own expertise:
- The Beurs voor Diamanthandel for cut diamonds
- The Diamond Club van Antwerpen for cut and rough diamonds
- The Vrije Diamanthandel for cut and rough diamonds
- The Antwerpse DiamontKring for rough diamonds.
For obvious security reasons, the process of becoming a member of one of these markets is very restricted.
After World War ll, the best place for buying diamonds shifted from Amsterdam to Antwerp. Nowadays, Amsterdam is known for it’s tulips and canals. For cut and rough diamonds Antwerp has become the place to be ! The most famous jewellers of the world buy their diamonds from the diamond capital of the world, Antwerp. Antwerp World Diamond Centre, the successor to the Hoge Raad voor Diamant, plays an important role in setting standards, regulating professional ethics, training and promoting the interests of Antwerp as a centre of the diamond industry.