History

The Daems Story

Traditional craftmanship & state of the art technology

Founded by expert diamond setter Giovanni Daems in 2003, DAEMS GIOVANNI began as a workshop creating unique, handmade pieces for global jewellery brands. Today, we have developed into a renowned centre of excellence with a global reputation for exceptional quality and innovative production in the jewellery, watch and luxury industry.

Our unique, custom-designed automated technology includes a patented, 100% accurate stone-setting application, a unique fully automated polishing process and the world’s first automated quality control system for polished precious metal surfaces.

This industry-leading innovation enables DAEMS GIOVANNI to carry out all production in Europe, delivering superior finished jewellery at highly competitive prices.

By continually investing in the development of new technologies and manufacturing processes, we also act as a strategic R&D partner for leading luxury watch and jewellery brands.

We combine patented innovation with the rare skills of traditional high class jewellery-making. Our master craftsmen are among the few able to create the most breathtaking one-off pieces, while also overseeing the automated production process. After all, the capability of our machinery depends on the expertise of man.

Unrivalled technology. Exquisite craftsmanship. Superior quality. And competitive costs. DAEMS GIOVANNI offers an utterly unique blend of tradition and technology.

Timeline

Achievements throughout the years

1991
1991

Giovanni Daems, descended from a family of diamond craftsmen, is recognised as a leading diamond setter.

2003
2003

DAEMS GIOVANNI is established in Kessel, 25km from Antwerp and for a century the global hub of diamond manufacturing.

2007
2007

DAEMS GIOVANNI pioneers the world’s first automated diamond setting machine, perfectly imitating the manual skill of an expert setter while improving accuracy and consistency. Development of computer aided diamond setting software (CADS)

2008
2008

DAEMS GIOVANNI develops a new kind of fully automated polishing robot delivering unprecedented accuracy.

2010
2010

DAEMS GIOVANNI opens a dedicated on-site R&D centre to support innovation and advise partners.

2014
2014

DAEMS GIOVANNI launches an integrated, automated quality control system for polished surfaces.

2020
2020

DAEMS GIOVANNI develops the patented ema clasp, a superior earring mechanism application delivering outstanding security and endurance, a substantial improvement on the classic spring-loaded earring back.

2021
2021

Production capacity expansion with new investment partner. Installation of additional five axis CNC milling machines and ultra-high precision Swiss lathes for the fabrication of extremely tight tolerance components for the watch and jewelry industry

Our Expertise

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Our Technology

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Your benefits

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