Antwerp, Belgium’s Diamond District, also known as the ‘Diamond Quarter’ (Diamantkwartier), is the diamond capital of the world. Approximately one square mile in the four block district consists of diamond cutting workshops, diamond dealers, merchants and brokers. 80% of the world’s rough diamonds, 50% of the cut diamonds and 45% of industrial diamonds pass through the district.
An ancient city and the third largest port in the world, Antwerp has been a diamond capital since the 16th century. Today, more than 30,000 people are employed in the diamond industry. This makes it the largest diamond center in the world with a turnover of over 54 billion dollars. At least $16 billion in polished diamonds pass through the district’s exchanges each year. There are 380 workshops that serve 1,500 companies. There are also 3,500 brokers, merchants & diamond cutters.
NYC Wholesale Diamonds proudly imports all of our diamonds directly from the Antwerp auctions, bypassing all middlemen and brokers. This allows us to offer true wholesale prices at very significant savings to our customers. These are the absolute finest quality, most ideal cut diamonds in the world!
We can source any diamond for you. Contact our president, Keith J. Saxe, today for a complimentary consultation at 212-719-2214, or KS@NYCWD.com