We are proud to present our first guest blogger on Bizzita! Ya'akov is Communication Director at World Diamond Mark and the Antwerp Diamond Trade fair.
In 2017, Amsterdam, the city where the modern diamond industry struck its first roots more than four and a half centuries ago, has no major significance as a diamond trading center, and certainly no significance in diamond manufacturing. Its bourse, which is the second oldest diamond exchange in the world, is small, and many of its 100-odd members are retailers. Any Dutch diamantaire will tell you that Antwerp is the world’s undisputed diamond hub.
So how come consumers around the world think that Amsterdam is still the world’s diamond capital?