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In Photos: Belgium celebrates its love for diamonds

AP

Published : May 7, 2018, 2:42 pm IST
Updated : Jul 5, 2018, 11:21 am IST
Antwerp, long known as world's greatest diamond city, now gets museum to go with vibrant diamond trading scene that goes back six centuries. The museum uses interactive panels and the display of ornate objects to tell the story of Antwerp diamonds and the Flemish art of silversmithing and jewelry design. (Photos: AP)
Antwerp, long known as world's greatest diamond city, now gets museum to go with vibrant diamond trading scene that goes back six centuries. The museum uses interactive panels and the display of ornate objects to tell the story of Antwerp diamonds and the Flemish art of silversmithing and jewelry design. (Photos: AP)
A silver and coconut cup in the shape of an owl, dated 1548-1549, on display during the grand opening of the DIVA diamond and silver museum in Antwerp.
A silver and coconut cup in the shape of an owl, dated 1548-1549, on display during the grand opening of the DIVA diamond and silver museum in Antwerp.
Belgian Interior designer Gert Voorjans, right, poses on a couch as visitors view ornate objects in the Wunderkamer . The DIVA museum opened its doors in the Belgian city Friday to highlight the beauty and dazzle of the precious stones and the jewelry and silverware they have adorned through the ages.
Belgian Interior designer Gert Voorjans, right, poses on a couch as visitors view ornate objects in the Wunderkamer . The DIVA museum opened its doors in the Belgian city Friday to highlight the beauty and dazzle of the precious stones and the jewelry and silverware they have adorned through the ages.
Ornate gold and silver serving cutlery on display in the Dining Room during the grand opening of the DIVA diamond and silver museum in Antwerp.
Ornate gold and silver serving cutlery on display in the Dining Room during the grand opening of the DIVA diamond and silver museum in Antwerp.
A lion pendant made in the end of the 16th century on display. The museum now has everything from diamond-encrusted boots to a diamond-adorned tennis racket and stunning historical pieces.
A lion pendant made in the end of the 16th century on display. The museum now has everything from diamond-encrusted boots to a diamond-adorned tennis racket and stunning historical pieces.
An aigrette from 1780, made with silver, gold and diamonds on display in The Boudoir during the grand opening of the DIVA diamond and silver museum in Antwerp, Belgium.
An aigrette from 1780, made with silver, gold and diamonds on display in The Boudoir during the grand opening of the DIVA diamond and silver museum in Antwerp, Belgium.
Gold and diamond encrusted boots on display in The Boudoir during the grand opening of the DIVA diamond and silver museum in Antwerp.
Gold and diamond encrusted boots on display in The Boudoir during the grand opening of the DIVA diamond and silver museum in Antwerp.
A bracelet in the shape of a snake, made of gold, diamonds, rubies and enamel, on display in The Boudoir during the grand opening of the DIVA diamond and silver museum in Antwerp, Belgium.
A bracelet in the shape of a snake, made of gold, diamonds, rubies and enamel, on display in The Boudoir during the grand opening of the DIVA diamond and silver museum in Antwerp, Belgium.

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