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Diamond Hunting in Antwerp

Posted on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at 3:39 pm by Tiphanie

Why is Monteca going to Antwerp to hunt/buy directly from the diamond distributors? Why aren't any of their competitors are going? We have this opportunity because we are members of the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO). Diamond distributors and cutters don't want to deal directly with single jewelry stores, but because we travel with IJO we have the diamond buying power of 1,000's of jewelers. IJO currently has six diamond offices in the historic city of Antwerp, and that diamond buying power opens doors that are closed to the typical jewelry store.

These photos were taken when Brenda & Monte last went Diamond hunting.

One of the most exciting parts of diamond buying/hunting is when we are able to search for a specific diamond for a specific client. Before Monteca travels to Antwerp she is happy to meet with anyone who would like her to find them a diamond no matter how big or small. In Antwerp Monteca will have access to thousands of diamonds in every shape, color, size and quality. So if you want a purple horse shaped diamond, come talk to Monteca, and she will find it for you. Or if you have been thinking of popping the question, and you want a diamond with a romantic story your girl can tell her friends, come and talk to Monteca, and she will go diamond hunting in Antwerp for your perfect diamond.


In 2020 Antwerp will celebrate 500 years in the diamond industry. Antwerp is where two-thirds of the world's highest quality diamonds are traded. So that's is why Monteca is headed to Antwerp. She wants to hand select diamonds not only for their stats on paper, but also for the fire and life they have. While she is there she will be able to hunt down the perfect diamond for you, and she will save you money!  If you want diamond studs, a new diamond pendant or the perfect engagement diamond then Monteca is only a phone call away at 814-355-8836!