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Our Diamond Story

Antwerp Diamonds

As technology becomes more advanced separating natural diamonds from the synthetics, simulants and treated diamonds is increasingly complex. Experience the diamond journey through HRD Antwerp Diamond Grading Headquarters.

All the more reason to ensure you only purchase from reputable diamond dealers.

Antwerp Diamonds have a long history. Diamonds Direct, Antwerp Diamond Brokers are highly skilled diamond professionals qualified in diamond grading and able to source the very best diamonds right from the heart of the world’s diamond centre – Antwerp. Your Antwerp Diamond Broker will travel half way around the world to select the diamond of your dreams.

Antwerp is the diamond capital of the world. 80% of the world’s diamonds are traded, graded and cut in this bustling diamond trading centre.

If you would like to order an Antwerp diamond, please call in or contact us to discuss the colour, clarity, cut and carat you would like,and all at a very pleasing price.

Johnny flies regularly to Antwerp and can hand pick a diamond for you.

Johnny and Patricia are members of the exclusive Antwerp Diamond Brokers Club.

Having access to a range of Antwerp diamond merchants,and being a GIA qualified diamond grader Johnny is able to select from a vast inventory the very best diamonds for your requirements at very competitive prices.

Johnny & Patricia have been sourcing diamonds in Antwerp for over ten years and have built a reliable and trustworthy diamond supply.

De Beers Diamonds in Botswana

Johnny & Patricia got the rare opportunity to visit major diamond corporations operating in Botswana, Africa including De Beers Diamond Trading Company Botswana, the world’s largest rough diamond sorting and valuing operation. DTC Botswana is the world’s largest and most sophisticated rough diamond sorting and valuing operation, with a capacity to sort 45 million carats a year. It is a 50/50 joint venture between De Beers and the Government of the Republic of Botswana.

 

debswana jwaneng diamond mine gabarone botswana

Understandably diamond mines have strict security and extremely limited access. The Jwaneng diamond mine, west of the city of Gabarone in the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, is the richest diamond mine in the world. It is owned by Debswana, a partnership between the De Beers company and the government of Botswana. Jwaneng mine is currently 2 kilometers across at its widest point 650 metres deep. The mine’s current production output is about 10.6 million carats per year. By regional standards, her public services are strong, she enjoys increasing economic development, education is free, and corruption is largely in check. If approved by Botswana environmental authorities the mine will deepen t to 855 metres.

Johnny and Patricia are are seen here standing at the lip of Jwaneng diamond mine.Lower inset shows a 300 tonne truck being filled with diamond bearing ore to be processed. Upper inset gives an indication of the scale of these gigantic machines