5 Reasons to Visit the Diamond Exchange in Tel Aviv, Israel
Many people are surprised to learn that the largest Diamond Exchange in the world is located in Israel. While it may not be an obvious destination for tourists, the Diamond Center is an exciting place to visit for both tourists and locals alike. Located in Ramat Gan and easily accessible from Tel Aviv, the Diamond Center offers a new experience unlike any other in Israel, and will surely shine bright in your trip memories. Here are 5 reasons to visit the Diamond Exchange in Tel, Aviv Israel.
1. It is the biggest diamond exchange in the world
The Tel Aviv Diamond Exchange, also called the ‘Bursa’, is the biggest diamond trading complex in the world. There are over 15,000 people from 1,500 companies that work within the trading complex. The expansive building houses an impressive collection of diamonds, and approximately 45-50% of the global diamond market will pass through this Diamond Exchange building. While it may look like any other building from the outside, it is a hidden world of magic and beauty inside. The impressive Diamond exchange exports approximately $5 billion annually.
2. If you are looking to buy diamonds, this place is a gem
If you are specifically looking to purchase a diamond, a visit to the Diamond Exchange in Tel Aviv, Israel can be extremely worthwhile. You are guaranteed to work with a person who is professional and an expert in the field who can provide personalized service. More importantly, the prices are much more appealing than purchasing at retail value, you are able to purchase at a price that is close to wholesale price. Additionally, you have access to a plethora of information about the specific stone, the history, the manufacturer, handling and any other relevant information. This is particularly appealing for those interested in purchasing conflict-free diamonds, which are certified and labeled. This means you know exactly what you are getting when buying a diamond.
3. Get an insider look with an Exclusive Tour
The Diamond Exchange in Israel is a one-stop-shop for everything diamond-related and is considered the hub of all diamond and gem activity. The idea that everything is in one convenient place makes the Tel Aviv Diamond Exchange in Israel particularly fascinating. From the trading floors to the business services, to the commercial halls for polishing there is a whole world to be discovered. The facility is equipped with very advanced and state of the art technology, vast computer systems, and diamond weighing services. A visit to the Tel Aviv Diamond Exchange will offer a unique insider look and a glimpse at the exciting world of diamonds. Check out our Tel Aviv Diamond Exchange Exclusive Insider Tour which is available daily, with pickup from hotels in Tel Aviv and Herzliya.
4. One of the most secure places in all of Israel
Everyone knows that Ben Gurion Airport is one of the most secure places not only in Israel, but in the world, but the Diamond Exchange in Tel Aviv is another impressive example of security. Sometimes called the “Fort Knox” of Israel, the security systems in place are advanced and detailed. In order to enter the building, each visitor must go through security, including a series of questions and searches. In order to enter, you must have a valid passport with you. Except for the entry process to take a little bit of time, but it will be worth it!
5. The perfect indoor activity alternative in Tel Aviv
Some summer days it is way too hot to be outside in the sun, and on rainy days in the winter, it is less than pleasant to be outdoors, the Diamond Exchange offers the perfect indoor option. Not to mention, it is a family-friendly activity suitable for children and fascinating for all ages. Since tours can be arranged privately, they can be planned any time of day which offers a flexible schedule, and ideal for travelers looking to see something new in Israel. A visit to the Diamond Exchange in Tel Aviv is usually about 2-3 hours, which fits perfectly into either a morning or afternoon schedule.