Welcome at SBD

Since 1927 the legally recognized professional association of the Belgian and foreign diamond companies established in Belgium.
Diamonds represent 15% of all Belgian exports outside the EU, making diamonds the most important export product outside the EU
SBD not only represents companies in the diamond cutting and polishing business, but it expands its horizon to diamond-related companies in general, and focuses on diamond traders, brokers, gemological institutes and  polishers of precious and semi-precious gemstones. 

The main tasks of SBD are: 
• specialized sectoral advice to our members (including social and legal)
• industry publications;
• defending the common interests of our members in several consultative bodies and this within as well as outside the diamond sector and both nationally and internationally. 
SBD is a representative employers’ organization within national joint committee 324 for blue collar workers and technical employees in the diamond cutting and polishing industry and diamond trade.
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SBD Publications

On this website you can find recent editions of publications of the Syndicate of the Belgian Diamond Industry, including magazines and newsletters.

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2022/05/31

More flexible working hour regulation in the diamond industry

At the end of April 2022, a law on the regulation of working hours in the diamond industry was published in the Belgian Official Gazette (publication: 27 April 2022).

2022/01/20

SBD in BLOOVI: By joining forces, these seven competitors want to make the Antwerp diamond sector future-proof (article in Dutch)

De coronacrisis zette aan tot denken én doen: zeven diamantfabrikanten sloegen de handen in elkaar om de digitalisering van hun sector in te zetten.

2021/10/01

XRF Analysis for jewelry - by SBD member Eddy Vleeschdrager

In this contribution, SBD member Eddy Vleeschdrager briefly guides you through XRF analysis for jewelry. XRF analysis is a non-destructive technique that takes advantage of the interaction between primary X-rays and material.

2021/07/22

Warm call to support the solidarity action of the Red Cross

The Antwerp diamond sector's fundraising campaign starts today, Thursday 22 July at 2pm and ends on Wednesday 28 July at 2pm.

2021/06/11

SBD is featured in the June issue of The New Jeweller - International

SBD is featured in the June issue of The New Jeweller, a special edition dedicated to Antwerp.

2020/07/27

A career as a diamond polisher something for you? Then register yourself at the Stedelijk Lyceum Cadix-Eilandje! (Description in Dutch)

Deze afdeling is de enige in Europa op secundair niveau JOUW PROFIEL; Je bent handig, je hebt geduld en je kan je goed concentreren. Je werkt nauwkeurig en houdt van praktijk. Je hebt ambitie en verantwoordelijkheidszin. Je kent de naam en faam van Antwerpen in de diamantwereld.

2019/07/15

Diamond Polishing Course Graduates to work on an IBO contract with SBD member companies (article in Dutch)

Op 15 juli konden zeven cursisten na drie maanden intensieve opleiding in de basiscursus “Van Ruw naar Briljant” hun diploma in ontvangst nemen.

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