The story of David Gotlib

David Gotlib

Based in Antwerp, David Gotlib was born into a Diamond Dynasty leading to a life-long passion for these sparkling gems. That passion combined with a love of art inspired David to launch a collection of designer cufflinks for those with discerning tastes. Read more to find out about David’s influences.

Meet David Gotlib

A THIRD GENERATION DIAMANTAIRE, DAVID GOTLIB grew up in Antwerp, the heart of the global diamond industry. For the past twenty years, Gotlib has been successfully managing the family business buying and selling rough and polished diamonds. His grandfather was a well-known and respected diamantaire and his father, Marcel, continues that legacy, remaining active in the business today. In his own right, David Gotlib is an influential member of the diamond industry and currently serves as President of the Antwerp Diamond Bourse.

As a young child, Gotlib helped his father sort rough diamonds before the gems were sent to the factory to be polished. Those early moments sparked Gotlib’s lifelong passion for rare and precious gems.

That passion was nurtured by his mother, Frida, who, for as long as Gotlib can remember, always shared her love for art and culture. She raised her children to have a deep sense of curiosity, wanting them to understand the creative process behind every piece of art they saw in the many museums they visited throughout the world.

Gotlib spent a short time working in the world of finance before joining the family business. As he became more involved in the diamond business, Gotlib realized that he wanted to find a way to express his creativity. Combining his passion for diamonds, learned from his father, and his love of art, learned from his mother, Gotlib merged the two interests together and created the DAVID GOTLIB Cufflink collection. DAVID GOTLIB cufflinks are comprised of diamonds, colored gemstones and precious metals all artfully designed for the sophisticated gentleman.

Expertise

David Gotlib combines his knowledge of diamonds and gemstones with his eye for design excellence to create memorable cufflinks handcrafted by highly skilled artisans in the heart of Antwerp, the Diamond City. Find out more about our expertise in choosing gems and our stellar quality craftsmanship.

Discover our expertise

In the tradition of the couture European jewelry houses, each pair of cufflinks is handcrafted by talented artisans. Sophisticated design, exceptional materials and perfectly polished diamonds blend together to create DAVID GOTLIB bespoke diamond cufflinks.
Each pair of cufflinks reveals the personality of the one who wears them and tells a story about the journey of the natural diamonds showcased in DAVID GOTLIB’S designs.

Formed deep within the earth billions of years ago, diamonds are one of nature’s rarest treasures. Gotlib personally hand selects each rough diamond for his cufflinks. The gems are then polished to perfection using state-of-the-art technology combined with the traditional skills and impeccable craftsmanship of Antwerp’s master diamond cutters.

Based in Antwerp, the world’s most famous diamond center, Gotlib takes great pride in his city’s rich history and vibrant culture. Antwerp is acclaimed for both its diamond legacy and its highly skilled jewelry artisans. These talented connoisseur craftspeople bring Gotlib’s designs to life with their expert jewelry fabrication techniques.

CUFFLINKS

The vibrant culture of Antwerp, one of the world’s most prestigious diamond centers, the family diamond dynasty and a deeply meaningful gift that evoked loving memories inspired David Gotlib to design his cufflink collection. Discover the story that started David on his creative journey.

Why Cufflinks?

“When I inherited my grandfather’s cufflinks, they gave me a very special feeling. I wanted to capture those emotions and share them with others. DAVID GOTLIB cufflinks combine my experience in diamond trading and manufacturing with a fresh, creative approach to design. My diamond cufflinks are meant to be part of life’s special moments while bringing joy and pleasure to those who wear them.”

Blending the heritage of the family diamond business with contemporary and traditional styles, Gotlib’s designs are informed by the refined charm of a pair of cufflinks he inherited from his grandfather. The meticulous details of Gotlib’s cufflinks reflect his perfectionist nature and uncompromising desire for beauty, quality and exceptional design. The finest materials, impeccable craftsmanship and the highest business standards are an essential part of DAVID GOTLIB cufflinks.

At DAVID GOTLIB cufflinks, we believe true style is in the details that convey connoisseurship and sophisticated elegance. Diamonds, with their rarity and beauty, that both inspire and impress, are central to Gotlib’s designs. DAVID GOTLIB cufflinks capture this spirit of chic refinement through innovative and stylish settings.

For those who appreciate style and desire elegance, diamond cufflinks are the perfect jewel. It’s not just about matching cufflinks to a tuxedo, but understanding that fine jewelry can be worn for any occasion with all types of clothing. Gotlib values style and individuality and strives to create a special experience for the person who appreciates the cachet of distinctive diamond cufflinks.

MATERIALS

All of our cufflinks are handcrafted by our skilled artisans from exceptional diamonds and colored gemstones set in precious metals. All the elements are sourced from reliable suppliers who are in compliance with regulations governing best business practices. Find out more about DAVID GOTLIB’s outstanding quality.

Learn about our materials

Nature’s most treasured gems and metals are the Red Thread of DAVID GOTLIB cufflinks. Every pair of cufflinks is finely crafted from 18-karat gold and showcases at least one high quality, perfectly polished natural diamond. The diamonds are sometimes complemented by precious colored gemstones including sapphires and emeralds.

Antwerp is the world’s foremost diamond trading hub and also leads the way in setting ethical standards in the diamond business. All of our stones are selected from a sustainable source. When you purchase a pair of DAVID GOTLIB cufflinks you can be confident that you have acquired an exquisite piece of jewelry in every sense of the word.

The extraordinary quality of the materials used in DAVID GOTLIB cufflinks is guaranteed by Gotlib’s expertise garnered over a lifetime in the industry. As an accomplished and respected diamond trader, Gotlib has in-depth knowledge of the industry and is committed to working exclusively with reliable suppliers with high ethical standards. Every diamond and colored gemstone is hand selected and screened so that only the most exceptional gems are set in DAVID GOTLIB cufflinks.

Each diamond is inspected twice. Once before it is expertly set and then again after it is set. Each diamond is certified by the International Gemological Institute (IGI), a global leader in jewelry and gemstone grading. IGI examines each stone and as an independent third party assesses the diamond’s 4C’s – carat weight, color, clarity and cut. The rigorous evaluation of each diamond ensures the DAVID GOTLIB guarantee of authenticity and value.

PROMISE

At DAVID GOTLIB we promise that our cufflinks are crafted from precious diamonds, colored gemstones and gold. Fabricated in Antwerp by the finest artisans our cufflinks are meant to bring you pleasure today, last a lifetime and then be passed to the next generation. Read more about our promise to you.

What do we promise you?

“Cufflinks are a thoughtful gift for family members, loved ones, friends, colleagues or business associates. They are a very personal gift, but in a subtle way. Unlike many electronic gadgets and accessories, cufflinks are never out of fashion. They are timeless collectibles that will retain both their emotional and investment value.”

Whether you are choosing a pair of our exceptional cufflinks for yourself, or as a gift for someone else, originality and authenticity are at the heart of the DAVID GOTLIB story. Cufflinks should have a special significance for the person who wears them. They can be for a special occasion or to commemorate an important achievement. Cufflinks can also be a spontaneous purchase similar to collectors buying a work of art that captivates them with its beauty.

David Gotlib creates art, redefining haute joaillerie for men. He develops a distinctive aesthetic of luxury defined by meticulous attention to detail. Made from precious materials that will retain their value, DAVID GOTLIB cufflinks are meant to be collected and passed down through many generations.

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