Antwerp is the diamond capital of the world, the city where over 80% of the world’s diamonds are first traded. Usually only the largest diamond importers can deal directly with the De Beers sight holders, a complicated procedure and beyond the resources of a single jewellery store. Rick Stearns, however, has direct access to this very exclusive market through his contacts in Antwerp.
Through designated offices in Antwerp he can select and purchase diamonds from the inventories of the leading Belgian cutters before they are offered on the open market. Rick then imports these diamonds direct to our store, saving significant import and wholesale costs which we pass on to our customers.
In addition to buying diamonds for his stores, he offers his services to purchase diamonds for his customers of the exact size, shape and quality they prefer at substantial savings off normal retail prices. These handpicked diamonds can also be laser engraved with a unique number for identification and security.
We are happy to offer this service as we always enjoy finding a special diamond for a customer and then delivering it personally.