Introducing Antwerp: The World Diamond Centre.

Why is Antwerp the diamond capital of the world? Antwerp is home to more than 1500 companies working in the diamond industry. Because of its rich history, Antwerp has cultivated deep roots in both diamond distribution and diamond craftsmanship ever since the beginning of the international diamond trade.The famous Antwerp diamond district is the most important place for the diamond market.

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Antwerp World Diamond Centre elections witnessed an Indian onslaught this week when they swept the polls held on Wednesday. AWDC is the governing body of Antwerp's diamond trade, presiding over a.Antwerp World Diamond Centre operates as a representative of the diamond sector in Belgium. The Company offers a range of services such as diamond grading, training, research, and trade and.Antwerp World Diamond Centre honors Oppenheimer by supporting WorldLoop. communications July 27, 2012 On July 24th, AWDC presented Mr. Oppenheimer with a gift donation to four nonprofit organizations that operate within this philosophy and align to the CSR pillars of De Beers, WorldLoop was a chosen recipient. Nicky Oppenheimer, former chairman of the De Beer’s group, has been a strong.


Since the 15th century, Antwerp has been at the centre of the diamond industry and while other markets such as Dubai, India and Russia have all built their reputations in the last century, it is still the humble Belgian city that leads the way in polished and rough diamonds.Antwerp has been the capital of the world diamond trade for more than five centuries and is widely recognized as the leader in the industry today, in more ways than one. AWDC’s mission is to ensure Antwerp remains at the forefront of the global diamond industry, to foster awareness of Antwerp’s unparalleled contributions to local and international trade and to inspire current and future.

AWDC strives to further develop Antwerp as the world diamond centre by representing the sector in Belgium and abroad, to governments, professional organizations, the diamond and jewellery trade.

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Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) today serves as the international representative of the Belgian diamond industry. In so doing it represents the collective interests of the sector with all municipal, provincial, regional, federal and international bodies, and also promotes Antwerp as the world's leading diamond business centre.

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The history of HRD Antwerp is intertwined with that of The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC). The latter is a private foundation, established in 1973 as the Hoge Raad voor Diamant (HRD) or Diamond High Council, at the initiative of the Belgian government and diamond industry representatives.

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Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) today serves as the international representative of the Belgian diamond industry. In so doing it represents the collective interests of the sector with all municipal, provincial, regional, federal and international bodies, and also promotes Antwerp as the world's leading diamond business centre. The company.

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Coordination and promotion of all activities for the general interest of the diamond trade and -industry.

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In so doing, we want to show the world what “Diamonds and Antwerp” stand for. And to accomplish this, we need you! Sign the charter now. 1. A heart for Antwerp and the world. because Antwerp is an exceptional place to live and work. Throughout more than five centuries of diamond history, our industry and community have literally and figuratively conquered a special place in the city’s.

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Search Registered Diamond Companies In cooperation with the Federal Public Service Economy (FPS Economy), AWDC developed this website. By several parameters i.e. Name of the company, Official registration number (provided by FOD Economy as required by the Royal Decree of 30.04.2004) or VAT number you can find necessary information on all officially registered Belgian diamond companies.

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The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) defends the interests of the Antwerp diamond sector and promotes Antwerp diamonds around the world. AWDC also acts as a spokesperson and as a coordinator of all activities of the Antwerp diamond sector. HRD Antwerp provides commercial services. One of these services, besides gemmology courses, research and development, is the certification of polished.

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According to the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), which regulates imports, exports and promotes the industry, the diamond trade overall was up by six per cent last year though the rough diamond trade continues to be the dominant force compared to its polished diamond counterpart.

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Together with the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), nearly 1,700 specialised companies work with the Diamond Office to ensure transparency and compliancy throughout the industry. Although Antwerp’s diamond district is no bigger than a square mile in size, it is home to no less than four diamond exchanges and controls 84% of the global rough diamond trade and 50% of the trade in polished.

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