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About Antwerp Diamond District, Antwerp

Antwerp's diamond district, also known as the Diamond Quarter (Diamantkwartier), and dubbed the Square Mile is an area within the city of Antwerp, Belgium. It consists of several square blocks covering an area of about one square mile. While, as of 2012, much of the gem cutting and polishing work historically done in the neighborhood had moved to low wage centers elsewhere, about 84% of the world's rough diamonds passed through the district, making it the largest diamond district in the world with a turnover of 54 billion dollars. Over $16 billion in polished diamonds pass through the district's exchanges each year. There are 380 workshops that serve 1,500 companies. There are also 3,500 brokers, merchants & diamond cutters. Within the area is the Antwerp World Diamond Centre, and four trading exchanges including the Diamond Club of Antwerp and the Beurs voor Diamanthandel, both of which were founded by Hasidic diamantaires, the Antwerpsche Diamantkring and the Vrije Diamanthandel. There are also four banks specializing in the financing of the diamond trade. The neighborhood is dominated by Jewish, Indian, Lebanese Maronite Christian and Armenian dealers, known as diamantaires. More than 80% of Antwerp's Jewish population work in the diamond trade; Yiddish was, historically, a main language of the diamond exchange. No business is conducted on Saturdays.


Overview of Antwerp Diamond District

This article refers Antwerp Diamond District in Antwerp, Belgium. Antwerp Diamond District is not a top-rated place in Antwerp.

Antwerp Diamond District is not a popular tourist spot and visitors exploring prime attractions like Antwerp Central Station, Mas - Museum Aan De Stroom, Cathedral Of Our Lady, Grote Markt and Rubens House. For more popular attractions visit things to do in Antwerp.

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Address: Hoveniersstraat 53, 2018 Antwerpen, Belgium

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  • Happy to show anyone around here; a mini-city with all one needs to know and have for diamond and jewellery

  • Good place for diamonds. Some store will give you a brief about diamond trade.

  • Shine bright like a diamond...

  • Wonderful to walk through

  • Place for the old stones

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