NAJ to lead visit to Europe’s most dazzling event, CARAT+ 2018

1 March 2018

Members of the NAJ are being invited to register their interest in a trip to Antwerp-based diamond trade event, CARAT+, in May 2018.

CARAT+ is offering 20 NAJ members free accommodation at the Hylitt Hotel for the Sunday evening, plus an invitation to CARAT+ Night and automatic membership of the CARAT+ Club (VIP show status). Also on offer is an optional tour conducted by leading diamond grading facility, HRD Antwerp on Monday, May 7.

Now in its second year, CARAT+ focuses on loose diamonds, branded and non-branded diamond jewellery, diamond services and a selection of coloured gemstones. The trade-only event offers a fantastic buying opportunity for designers and retail business owners in the heart of Antwerp – the World’s Capital of Diamonds.

“What an amazing opportunity to source unique stones and see special diamonds; I’m sure CARAT+ will put on a very interesting, educational and profitable show for visiting members. Selection for the CARAT+ Club is limited to only 200 so we are very honoured NAJ members will be hosted on the Sunday and entertained at an event tipped to be this year’s most glamourous diamond party!” commented NAJ Industry Ambassador Lindsey Straughton.

CARAT+ event director, Filip Van Laere, adds: “We are thrilled to welcome a delegation of NAJ members to CARAT+ in May. Based at the heart of Antwerp, CARAT+ gathers leading diamond businesses and coloured gemstone specialists in one place to facilitate buying, kickstart conversations and provide plenty of inspiration. We look forward to welcoming you and raising a glass at CARAT+ Night on the evening of Sunday, May 6.”

Exhibitors taking part in CARAT+ 2018 include Roberto Coin, Paul Wild, Shapiro Gems, Rosy Blue, Kunming Diamonds, Dali Diamond, Venus Jewel, Taché Diamonds and many more.

In its debut year, CARAT+ welcomed more than 3,000 industry professionals, including diamond and jewellery wholesalers, designers and manufacturers from around the world, and jewellery retailers from across Europe.

Register your interest now for the NAJ hosted programme as selection will close on 9th March.

CARAT+ takes place on 6, 7 & 8 May 2018 at Antwerp Expo in Antwerp, Belgium. To register, please visit 

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