Tim recently returned from a buying trip to the Diamond Capital of the World … Antwerp, Belgium — where two-thirds of the world’s diamonds are traded. While there, Tim had the unique opportunity to examine huge inventories of exquisitely cut diamonds to find the very best selections for their inventory.
“We hand-select each and every diamond that comes in to our store,” Tim says. “Some people think one can look at a piece of paper on the internet and select a stone, but there’s no way to tell if that stone has fire, has life and the brilliance you deserve. If I’m going to put my name and my reputation behind a diamond, I’m going to be certain it’s the quality that Timco Jewelers and Goldsmiths is known for.”
When looking for the finest karat gold jewelry, look no further than Italy. Their craftsmanship and styling is considered to be the finest in the world. And that was exactly the thinking of Tim Schneller, who took advantage of their diamond buying trip to Antwerp, Belgium to stop in Italy and visit two of the largest Italian gold factories in this country.
Tim visited the Vicenza district of Italy, an area that is responsible for producing over 90% of all Italian gold jewelry. This beautiful region in the foothills of the Dolomite Mountains employs over 10,000 people and produces over $1.5 billion dollars worth of gold jewelry annually.