In the pursuit of diamonds? The Antwerp Buying Guide is your key.
As members of the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO), we have the opportunity to travel to Antwerp, Belgium, the “Diamond Capital of the World.” We travel to Antwerp once a year to buy diamonds directly from De Beers site-holders. In addition to purchasing diamonds for our store, we also serve as a diamond broker for some of our customers, finding a diamond for them in Antwerp.
Because we deal directly with the diamond cutters and De Beers site-holders in Antwerp, we avoid paying a mark-up to the U.S. importer and distributor. Therefore, we can offer you the diamond of a lifetime at substantial savings over regular retail prices.
It’s not only the savings that make this a unique diamond buying experience. It’s the fact that your personal jeweler is traveling close to 10,000 miles to hand-select this specific diamond for you from among the largest selection of diamonds ever gathered in one place. It’s your decision to choose a certain size, shape, color and clarity of diamond – not just accept what is available on the local market. It’s the journey of your special diamond – from the earth, to the cutter, to you – no previous stops along the way.