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Your guide to the best jewellers in Antwerp


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If you are looking for something different, unique or extraordinary jewellery, we are certain that you will find it in Antwerp. Antwerp’s Most Brilliant, the quality label of the City of Antwerp and Antwerp World Diamond Centre, will point you in the right direction. This label is awarded to jewellers who meet the rigorous quality requirements in terms of sustainability, ethics, safety, transparency and service for two years. An independent control body checks whether the jeweller complies with the standards of the quality label. Thanks to this label you can buy jewellery with confidence.

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Antwerp, A creAtive city One in six creative entrepreneurs is established in Antwerp. The city is a breeding ground where talent lives, works and thrives. Antwerp’s fashion designers, for example, are world-famous. The fact that the city has one of the oldest art academies in Europe as well as several other creative training programmes has also led to partnerships between designers from various backgrounds.

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Moreover, Antwerp is the diamond world centre so it will come as no surprise that talented designers are quite skilled when it comes to turning precious stones and metals into unique items of jewellery. Antwerp has been a diamond and jewellery capital for over 500 years.


Antwerp loves diAmonds Do you want to learn more about the diamond and jewellery capital of Antwerp?

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The free “Antwerp loves diamonds” app will take you on a journey through five centuries of diamond history in Antwerp. You will also learn more about the diamond industry today and the app also provides a series of interesting facts and purchasing tips. You can download the app for free from the App store or Google Play. Available for smartphone and tablet. The “Antwerp loves diamonds” map gives an overview of historic and contemporary locations with a diamond connection, as well as listing some interesting facts and tips for buying jewellery. You can collect the map from the tourist information desks at Grote Markt and in Central Station or download it for free at www.antwerpsmostbrilliant.be . You can find tips for purchasing a diamond at the back of this brochure.


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more About diAmonds Guided Group visits Do you prefer to tour the diamond district with a guide? You can! Visit Antwerp organises guided group visits. During this 2-hour walk you can experience first-hand why Antwerp is the world centre for diamond trade. T +32 (0)3 232 01 03 — www.visitantwerpen.be info@visitantwerpen.be

A visit behind the scenes You visit a diamond-cutting shop and a diamond bourse to take a peek behind the scenes. Usually outsiders are never admitted into these places. Visits can be booked for groups of up to 20 people: by calling +32 (0)3 202 48 90 (4 weeks in advance). Only on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. www.diamantmuseum.be

eXpected in 2017: divA Antwerp home of diAmonds DIVA Antwerp Home of Diamonds is set to open at the end of 2017 in Antwerp’s historic city centre. This unique experience centre for the public offers an exciting insight into the magical world of diamonds, jewellery and silversmithing. Silversmithing, jewellery and diamonds will come together in a neighbourhood which silversmiths, jewellers and diamond traders have called home since the sixteenth century. For the time being, you can learn more about diamonds and silver in the Diamond and Silver Pavilions at the MAS. Hanzestedenplaats 33, 2000 Antwerp


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a Adelin Salomon Wijnberg, the owner of Adelin, applies two criteria for jewellery: every piece must be unique and special. He buys and sells antique and old jewellery as well as vintage watches. Here you can still find authentic diamond jewellery with old cuts.

d diamond blue Diamond Blue specialises in 18 carat gold jewellery set with diamonds and coloured stones. The team also has a certified diamond expert on staff who can advise customers on the spot. The shops are also open on Sundays and on public holidays. Vestingstraat 77, 2018 Antwerp

Steenhouwersvest 6, 2000 Antwerp

T + 32 (0)3 213 15 22

T +32 (0)3 234 95 52

Pelikaanstraat 34b, 2018 Antwerp

info@adelin.be / www.adelin.be

T + 32 (0)3 475 08 88 info@tomjewelry.be / www.tomjewelry.be

b colman Jewelry & watches Colman is known for its own jewellery brand, called “JBS”. You can have customised jewellery made in the workshop to reflect your taste. Besides this Colman also distributes the leading watch and jewellery brands as well as having its own repair service.

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e diamondLand DiamondLand has been a fixture in Antwerp’s diamond district for over thirty years. Enjoy a tour of their exclusive collection of diamond jewellery or create the jewel of your dreams together with their workshop.

Eiermarkt 7, 2000 Antwerp

Appelmansstraat 33a, 2018 Antwerp

T + 32 (0)3 231 11 11

T + 32 (0)3 369 07 80

info@colman.be / www.colman.be

info@diamondland.be / www.diamondland.be

c diamani Jewels Diamani Jewels is located in the centre of the international diamond trade, in the Antwerp Diamond Club, which is the oldest diamond exchange worldwide. In his “Joaillerie du Club” Patrick de Landtsheer sells diamonds and exclusive jewellery, made in Diamani’s own workshop.

f Gerhild Kirchner Gerhild’s creativity is primarily driven by emotions. She seeks to give form to moods and feelings. Music, books and daily life encounters — along with the emotions that these provoke — inspire her. Her unique designs are hand-made. Oude Koornmarkt 51, 2000 Antwerp T + 32 (0)3 225 22 90

Pelikaanstraat 66, 2018 Antwerp

info@gerhildkirchner.be

T + 32 (0)3 234 34 78

www.gerhildkirchner.be

info@diamani.com / www.diamani.com


g Joaillerie du centre Joaillerie du Centre, in the heart of the diamond district designs, manufactures and supplies jewellery, precious stones, diamonds and pearls of high quality. Their workshop will gladly execute your ideas but also takes care of simple repairs. Vestingstraat 14, 2018 Antwerp T + 32 (0)3 233 30 10 info@jewelsdc.be / www.jewelsdc.be

h Juwelen henri dom If you are looking for jewellery with diamonds and pearls then Juwelen Henri Dom is the place to go. Here they sell pearls for every budget. What’s more, they knot the pearl necklaces themselves in their own workshop. At Juwelen Henri Dom the emphasis is on service and expertise. Vestingstraat 53 – 55, 2018 Antwerp T + 32 (0)3 233 94 88

i Juwelen orogem Orogem is founded on three generations of diamond dealers. The grandfather, Mr Van Camp, managed a diamond polishing workshop for many years. The son meanwhile focused on naturally coloured diamonds. Since 2007 the grandson has joined the team, contributing his passion for jewellery to the service they offer to customers. Vestingstraat 38, 2018 Antwerp T + 32 (0)3 232 30 77 yannick@juwelenorogem.be www.juwelenorogem.be

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info@parelsdom.be / www.parelsdom.be


j Juwelenhuis ruys Juwelenhuis Ruys is celebrating its 160th anniversary. This family-owned jeweller’s sells a wide range of diamonds and precious stones, silver and gold jewellery, silverware and timepieces. The premises are in a magnificent building with an authentic interior that dates from 1902, which is worth a visit in itself.

m rembrandt Jordan Rembrandt Jordan’s sophisticated minimalist designs reduce jewellery to its essence, bringing out the qualities of the diamonds and precious metals he uses. His timeless designs are comfortable to wear. His unique wedding jewellery consists of powerful pairs that enhance and strengthen each other.

Sint Jorispoort 26, 2000 Antwerp

Wijngaardstraat 18, 2000 Antwerp

T + 32 (0)3 232 49 65

T + 32 (0)3 289 42 62

ruys@skynet.be / www.ruys.be

info@rembrandtjordan.com www.rembrandtjordan.com

k Juwelier slaets Slaets is a prominent Belgian jeweller that celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2014. The Slaets family prides itself on its expertise, running their own watch workshop since 1904. They sell over 40 leading watch and jewellery brands.

n rÖeLL Jewellery The Röell jewellery is created exclusively by the store’s own designers and produced in-house by the best craftsmen. They only work with rigorously selected diamonds and gems of the highest quality.

De Keyserlei 46 – 48, 2018 Antwerp

Empire Shopping Center, Boutique 8 + 9

T + 32 (0)3 213 50 80

Appelmansstraat 25, 2018 Antwerp

Schuttershofstraat 30 bis, 2000 Antwerp

T + 32 (0)3 225 15 05

T + 32 (0)3 226 41 44

info@roell.be / www.roell.be

slaets@slaets.eu / www.slaets.eu

l nico taeymans The designer Nico Taeymans creates original, hand-made, contemporary jewellery, including rings, necklaces and bracelets. The precious stones he uses, such as diamonds, opals and other ( sometimes rough ) semiprecious stones, are carefully selected and set.

o rudiam Rudiam specialises in the design and manufacture of exclusive, hand-made jewellery. All the jewels are made in-house, based on the design of and in consultation with the customer, using only the best materials. Appelmansstraat 8, 2018 Antwerp

Korte Gasthuisstraat 26, 2000 Antwerp

T + 32 (0)3 226 55 75

T + 32 (0)3 231 82 18

rudiam@skynet.be / www.rudiam.be

winkel@nicotaeymans.be www.nicotaeymans.be


p studio twee Studio TWee is the gallery where Lotte De Mey and Nathalie Perneel sell their creative jewellery designs. The emphasis in their work is on “freedom”. They take the time to experiment with materials and techniques. All their jewellery is hand-made. Graaf Van Egmontstraat 33, 2000 Antwerp T + 32 (0)494 03 50 83 / + 32 (0)476 75 42 30 studiotwee@gmail.com / www.studiotwee.com

q wim meeussen Goudsmederij Wim Meeussen is known for his original jewellery in his typically organic style. Every item is made by hand in his own workshop. Wim loves the contrast between a matt and shiny finish, combining the two, or rough structures and fine diamonds. Wijngaardstraat 11, 2000 Antwerp T + 32 (0)3 232 19 13 info@wimmeeussen.be / www.wimmeeussen.be

r wouters & hendrix Since 2007, Wouters & Hendrix have been bringing their imaginative designs to life in pure gold. Thanks to this material, their work has evolved to more personal, calmer forms, which are a perfect example of timeless beauty. Their elegant and refined collections bear testimony to their consummate craftsmanship. Steenhouwersvest 52, 2000 Antwerp T + 32 (0)3 231 62 42 antwerp@wouters-hendrix.com www.wouters-hendrix.com

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the 4 cs of diamonds A polished diamond’s quality and value are determined based on the 4Cs. refers to the weight: 1 carat = 0.2 grams. refers to the colour. In principle colourless diamonds are the most valuable diamonds. Only naturally so-called “fancy diamonds” with vivid colours are considered even more valuable. cL Arity refers to the diamond’s purity. The clarity is determined based on the number, size and position of internal impurities or inclusions and external elements such as scratches. A pure diamond is a stone that contains no impurities under a magnifying glass that magnifies ten times. cut refers to the way in which the diamond is cut. The ideal proportions and the diamond’s finish are vital aspects for determining the cut. cArAt

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Antwerp is the place to buy a diamond. Did you know that 84 % of all rough diamonds and 50 % of all polished diamonds are traded in Antwerp?

certificate When purchasing diamonds always request a certificate. We recommend requesting a certificate from HRD Antwerp, GIA or IGI for all purchases of diamonds of 1 carat or more. aTTenTion: the certificate also states whether the diamond is a natural diamond, a synthetic diamond (lab grown diamond) or a treated diamond. Check this before buying your diamond.

reporting point complaints & concerns Are you the victim of deceit or fraud, then you can report this online at meldpunt.belgie.be You will immediately receive tailor-made advice and / or a targeted referral to the institution that can provide assistance. The site is available in four languages (Dutch, French, German and English).


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