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Our history

We believe everyone should have access to a high-quality and affordable diamond...

...So we made our site to help you find  a great diamond and offer you the opportunity to buy it straight from the source  !

 

  • We cut out the middlemen, to reduce costs 
  • We have preselected and filtered out low quality items so you can have a worryfree choice on our site
  • We educate our customers for FREE ( check out our education pages or our diamond buying guides) 
  • Our team of diamond experts are available during office hours to help you with free advice.

Who are we ?

Antwerpdiamonds.direct is a collaboration of Alpilex diamond mfg, a company located in Antwerp, Belgium the heart of the diamond industry and Netkreatives , a company specialized in Internet sales and marketing. Originally not intended to work together on this project the two owners of Alpilex and Netkreatives who knew each other for many years before starting this adventure after some months of talking and brainstorming decided to form a partnership to offer high quality diamonds to the wide public via an online platform. Before Alpilex was mainly dealing with B2B sales.

 

 

Our accreditations

We are members of the Antwerp diamond bourse, Registered members of the Antwerp world diamond center , Federation of Diamond Exchange and Antwerp Diamond Exchange,  and work with respected diamond certification labs like IGI, GIA and HRD.

 

 

antwerp diamonds center        world federation diamond bourse           gia       hrd        igi

 

 

More information:

 https://www.awdc.be/ -  http://www.diamondbourseantwerp.com  - http://www.wfdb.com/  - More information on our certificates

 

 

Meet the team

 

Vincent Gabel

Vincent Gabel was born in Lima, Peru in 1961. His father and grandfather owned a Gold and Jewellery factory, where Vincent already was fascinated with Diamonds...His family moved to Antwerp, the diamond capital of the world, in 1971. After graduating from the Antwerp International School in 1979 he attended Boston College until his graduation in 1983. He received a Bachelors of Science in General Management ( Computers and Human Resources ). One week after graduation, at the age of 21, he joined his grandfather, Alexander Piller and Brother-in-law at Alpilex Diamonds. He has traveled all over our planet and exhibited, bought and sold polished diamonds since 1984. He is member of the Antwerp Diamond Bourse for over 30 years, a well as the World Federation of Diamond Bourses. He focuses on finding business solutions for his clients, and obviously, finding polished diamonds at the best possible prices for his customers.;

 

Marc Ender

 Marc began his career in the diamond industry in 1974, buying rough diamonds in South America. Before joining Alpilex diamond MFG in 1985, Marc was involved in the jewellery business.

 

Mike Ender

Michael Ender was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1985. His family has been involved with diamonds since 3 generations. After graduating from high school, Michael lived in many countries, including: Israel, China, Hong Kong, Spain and Mexico. He graduated from Hong Kong University (HKU) in 2009 where he received a Bachelors Degree in the distinguished program of International Business and Global Management. (IBGM) In 2009, at the age of 24, Michael was hired for a Belgian based scrap metal trading company to setup and manage purchase operations for them in South America and lived in Monterrey, Mexico for 2 years. In 2011, he decided to quit his job in order to do what he always wanted to and followed his dreams by joining his family business

 

 Dont take our word for it  , here is what our customers say :

Satisfied Antwerpdiamonds.direct Customers

Read what satisfied customers say about their experience with Antwerpdiamonds.direct:

Erik June 23, 2016 Customer Rating:

Michael was an absolute star helping me through this critical life decision. Every step of the way he went out of his way to make it easy, even meeting me at designated locations to make sure my fiancée wouldn’t find out. I can’t wait to have more reasons to come back..

 

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