As members of the Independent Jewelers Organization we have the opportunity to travel to Antwerp, Belgium, (the diamond capital of the world). We travel to Antwerp typically once a year to buy diamonds directly from De Beers site-holders. In addition to purchasing diamonds for our store, we serve as a diamond broker for some of our customers to find the perfect diamond for them in Antwerp.
We always enjoy finding a special diamond for someone and then delivering it personally, along with a box of Belgian chocolates that we have hand-carried across the Atlantic from Europe. 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, but the fact that your personal jeweler is traveling close to 10,000 miles to hand-select a specific diamond for you, from among the largest selection of diamonds ever gathered in any one place. It’s your decision to choose a certain size, shape, color and clarity of diamond — not merely 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 owner, no stops along the way. There is nothing quite like owning (or giving) a beautiful, quality diamond — a one-of-a-kind masterpiece of nature, perfected by the skilled hands of the expert diamond cutters in the world’s diamond center, which was hand-selected for you by your personal diamond broker in Antwerp, Belgium. An Antwerp diamond is a gift that will last a lifetime and more.