Abby’s Gold and Gems is a member of The Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO), which offers us extensive buying opportunities, allowing us to bring the top fashions and best prices to our clients. The organization also allows us to buy directly from the diamond cutters through their offices in Antwerp, Belgium, the diamond capital of the world. We will even make the trip overseas to act as your broker and hand select your diamond from the vast inventory in Antwerp. The Independent Jewelers Organization is an organization focused on continuing education, offering seminars on both Gemology and Industry Trends, which promote consumer protection. IJO’s GIA Title Program is a comprehensive gemological and business education program available to us. Members have the opportunity to attend two trade shows a year where our top manufacturers exhibit the latest fashions in fine jewelry. We also have the opportunity to attend many educational seminars and to discuss with other members better ways to serve you, our clients.
John Carom in Antwerp, Belgium buying diamonds specifically for hometown customers who wanted them hand chosen from the European diamond cutting capital.