Thursday 28th September 2017

Launch of the Diamond Year: 570-Year Bond Between Antwerp and the Diamond Industry

[Langerman Diamonds]  The kick-off of the Diamond Year, a collaborative effort between the AWDC and the City of Antwerp, was launched today and will run from October 2017 through June 2018. This festive period full of events will celebrate the unique, 570-year bond between the City of Antwerp and the diamond industry. 

The celebration was attended by Belgium's Secretary of State for Foreign Trade Pieter De Crem and fifteen ambassadors from diamond-related countries. Fifty-seven cakes were featured, one for each decade of diamond trading in Antwerp and at the same time a reference to the 57 facets of brilliant cut diamond.

Anniversary. 570-year bond between Antwerp and Diamonds

All details about this Diamond Year can be found on the website of the AWDC.

When it comes to diamond trading Antwerp remains the global leader and preferred trade center. No other city in the world has such and extensive knowledge and experience of diamonds. More than a quarter of the world’s diamond production comes directly to Antwerp to be traded. 

Antwerp, diamond capital since 1447, counts 1,700 companies ensuring a competitive market with tremendous opportunities.  

 

By YDCDL 

Pictures by:  AWDC - The Diamand Loupe  & YDCDL 

 

Tags: Antwerp, 570 Years, AWDC, Diamond

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