DIVA is the number one museum for diamonds, jewellery and silver in Antwerp. The museum is located at an historic site: from the 16th century, the Grote Markt and surrounding streets were the place to be for people who were looking for objects made of gold, silver and precious stones. Lovers of great luxury could feast their eyes on the shop windows of jewellers and goldsmiths.
DIVA, a Brilliant Story
Expand your knowledge and marvel at DIVA, the world of diamonds, jewellery and silver. In the refurbished permanent exhibition ‘DIVA, a Brilliant Story’, you will discover the different stages of a piece of jewellery or silverware, from the mine to the finished product. See how diamonds are mined, how silversmiths work, and learn more about the art and uses of these beautiful objects. Feast your eyes on 650 diamonds, jewellery and silver objects from the 15th century to today.
The museum is located on an important historical site. After all, Antwerp has been the world’s diamond capital for more than 575 years. From the 15th century, Antwerp’s Grote Markt and the surrounding streets were the ‘place to be’ for anyone who was looking to find objects made of gold, silver and gemstones. Delve into history and discover stories and objects from Antwerp’s heyday to today. Come along and be amazed!