Coster Diamond Center
Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Coster Diamond Center Amsterdam Reviews
May 17, 2005
Amsterdam has been one of the main centers for diamonds since the 16th century. Coster Diamonds was begun in 1840 and has been growing ever since.
It’s hard to believe, but the cutting process in the early days was powered by horses. But Mozes Elias Coster brought in steam power for his shop, the first to do so.
Today, more than a third of a million visitors are toured through the center and shown all of the processes of cutting, polishing, and setting. Naturally, there is quite a sales area also, which is done during the tour in a locked and guarded room, where you can try on some massive diamond rings and ask questions or purchase.
The tour we took seemed too rushed and crowded in the interesting section where the cutting and polishing is done and too slow in the sales area. It was part of our Breandan tour so I really do not know the cost or if you can do this on your own. I would not recommend.
Part of the Spring 2005 travel blog
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