One of the city’s oldest diamond factories, Coster Diamonds was founded in 1840 and helped secure Amsterdam’s reputation as a centre of the diamond business. Visitors can take a fascinating guided tour of the building and learn about the intricate processes of cutting and polishing, before admiring the sparkling displays in the shop.
Coster Diamonds, Paulus Potterstraat 2-6, 1071 CZ Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 305 5555
With goldsmiths on hand to set your stone to your taste, Gassan Diamonds offers a truly personal service. At a tour of this factory in the heart of Amsterdam, visitors can learn about the diamond industry’s long history in the city, as well as see diamond-cutting first hand and, of course, invest in that special piece.
Gassan Diamonds, Rokin 1-5, 1012 KK Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 624 5787
With its trademark duck-egg-blue boxes and reputation as one of the most famous jewellers in the world, Tiffany is not to be missed. The boutique offers exquisite jewellery and gifts, including an impressive range of engagement rings, sure to appeal to all tastes.
Tiffany & Co, PC Hooftstraat 86-88, 1071 CB Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 305 0920
Always true to its signature Italian style, Bulgari has been creating beautiful cocktail rings, brooches and pendants for more than 120 years. With a client roster that included Elizabeth Taylor, who owned a huge collection of Bulgari pieces, this is a jeweller well worth visiting.
Bulgari, PC Hooftstraat 73, 1071 BP Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 760 0747
Whether for a standout engagement ring or a classic watch, Cartier is the place to pick up something special. Renowned for its classic taste and impressive designs, this French jeweller exudes style, class and sophistication. Celebrity fans include Monica Bellucci and Kate Hudson.
Cartier, PC Hooftstraat 132-134, 1071 CE Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 670 3434