Did you know more than half of the world’s diamonds are traded in one location – Antwerp, Belgium, the Diamond Capital of the World?
As a member of the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO), a highly acclaimed, international buying group, Peter & Co. Jewelers have exclusive access to these stunning Antwerp diamonds. This allows our clients in Avon Lake and the greater Cleveland, Ohio area to purchase these world-famous, ethical gems right here at home.
The Origins of Antwerp Diamonds
Antwerp gained notoriety as the home of the world’s first stock exchange long before this bustling Belgian city became known for its Diamond District. Dating back to the mid-1400s, traders came to Antwerp to buy and sell silver, gold, and all sorts of jewels, including the diamonds that would make the city famous.
Today, approximately 1,700 diamond companies are registered with Belgium’s Licence Service of the Federal Public Service Economy in Antwerp. And while the diamond industry has expanded rapidly in other parts of the world, Antwerp is still considered the most important hub for the cutting of large stones. In fact, one of Antwerp’s biggest recent finds included a rough diamond weighing in at 603 carats. This massive stone was sold in the city and transformed into a 26-stone necklace offered for sale in London.
Bringing the Diamond District to Ohio
Offering clients the finest Antwerp diamonds has long been part of Peter & Co. Jewelers’ mission. We travel nearly 10,000 miles to Belgium twice a year, where we hand-select premium gems for shoppers like you. Thanks to our extensive network of overseas connections, we eliminate the middleman in the diamond procurement process, allowing us to pass along great savings as well as brilliant diamonds.
We’re also proud to offer diamonds that are as ethically sourced as they are beautiful. We comply with the Kimberley Process, which regulates the international trade in rough diamonds to avoid the purchase and sale of conflict diamonds. Our adherence to these regulations ensures you can feel confident in the source of your selection whenever you shop at our Avon Lake showroom.
Diamonds Chosen Just for You
Sometimes only the most special diamond will do. Those in search of Antwerp diamonds with particular characteristics can task our Master IJO Jewelers with handpicking stones on their behalf. How? Simply follow the steps below:
Contact Peter & Co. Jewelers to schedule a consultation.
Discuss your wish list with our friendly and knowledgeable staff members.
Set a budget for your Personal Diamond Broker.
Wait for us to return home with your diamond!
Our Selection of Antwerp Diamonds Whether you’re looking for the perfect diamond engagement ring or an unforgettable piece of jewelry for a special person, Peter & Co. Jewelers can help. Our selection of distinctive Antwerp diamonds offers:
Superior cut and uncut diamond quality
Sparkling stones that are hand-selected by an experienced Peter & Co. Jewelers associate.
Selections for engagement, anniversary, and wedding rings, as well as earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and more