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October 13, 2019

The Federation of Belgian Diamond Bourses has introduced a ban on lab-grown sales in Antwerp’s four trading halls.

While synthetics trading is still rare in Antwerp, the umbrella group took action last month because it views the exchanges as promoters of natural diamo...

July 31, 2019

On the 6th of October, the VOKA Open Bedrijvendag (Flanders’ Chambers of Commerce and Industry Open Company Day) will take place. It is the biggest one-day event in Flanders where hundreds of companies open their doors to the public for a special behind-the-scenes visi...

June 5, 2019

The City of Antwerp grants Antwerp diamond companies the right to use the trademark “In Antwerp we speak diamond”. 


The City of Antwerp jointly with AWDC encourage diamond companies  to use the very first logo developed as part of the marketing campaign they developed...

May 13, 2019

The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) and Ars Nobilis, Belgium's - only - umbrella organization for the country's jewelry manufacturing and retail sectors, announced they will "join forces."

AWDC explained in an email that "the members of Ars Nobilis will be able to...

April 25, 2019

The Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) will be hosting diamond viewings for its registered customers at the AWDC Tender Facility from the 1st-5th July 2019, AWDC reported.  


For this initial viewing, the goods being shown will only be single stones and sales lots...

April 17, 2019

Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) will be hosting diamond viewings for its registered customers at the AWDC Tender Facility from the July 1-5, 2019.

At the viewing, the goods on-site will be single stones and sales lots comprising stones greater than +9.8 carats. These goo...

March 28, 2019

Laurelton Diamonds Belgium BVBA will be holding the viewings of its next tender of rough and sawn diamonds at the Antwerp Diamond Tender Facility, Belgiumi in April.

Laurelton, a subsidiary of Tiffany & Co, is a rough diamond manufacturing and trading company with oper...

March 28, 2019

Eurostar Diamond Traders, one of the biggest names in the Antwerp industry, has entered bankruptcy following a legal battle with its banks. 

The Antwerp Corporate Court ruled Thursday in favor of that outcome. Eurostar plans to appeal the decision, according to the co...

March 27, 2019

The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) and the Alibaba Group are selling Antwerp-sourced diamonds  in an online flagship store called “Shape of Antwerp” Tmall.

As the world’s second-largest market for polished diamonds, China is generating tremendous opportunities for...

March 13, 2019

Eurostar Diamond Traders could be forced to file for bankruptcy soon, after a Belgian court rejected its reorganization plan. 

The large Antwerp-based manufacturer, which owes an estimated $500 million, is no longer considered a financially viable business after losin...

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