Antwerp Distributors: Your Private Diamond Vault

From the earliest days of Manhattan’s 47th Street Diamond District, Antwerp Distributors has proudly served the jewelry and diamond retail trade.

Indeed, ours is a very long tradition of total commitment and unswerving service.

Today, our diamond vault serves as the private diamond vault for thousands of retail jewelry stores across America. 

Our highly knowledgeable account executives assist retail sales professionals in selecting diamonds that will delight customers – and fit even tight budgets.

Of course, we ship our stones overnight, anywhere, anytime.  So that your customers won’t ever have to wait. 

So that they’ll quickly nestle in their fingers and look longingly at the sparkling gems you’ve readied them to receive.  

Founded in 1954

Leo Lisker founded our business in 1954, with his brother Larry at his side, and growth was steady. 

In 1960, when the brothers opened an office in Antwerp’s famed diamond district, they chose the name Antwerp Distributors.

The Lisker family tradition of quality, expertise, and integrity continues throughout the decades. 

That tradition includes generous philanthropic giving and a deep commitment to ensuring that that all of our diamonds originate from ethical, environmentally responsible sources.

Leo Lisker’s wife, Phyllis, serves today as Antwerp Distributors’ President; his brother Larry, as Executive Vice President; and his grandson Dov, as Operations Manager. 

Executive Team

Phyllis Lisker, President

Phyllis carries forward the extraordinary diamond legacy of her late husband, Leo Lisker, founder of Antwerp Distributors, Inc.  Her thoroughgoing knowledge of the industry and deep institutional memory strengthen Antwerp’s efforts in countless ways.  Phyllis monitors our inventory control and manages senior staff.

Larry Lisker, Executive V.P. & Treasurer

Since the inception of Antwerp Distributors in 1954, Larry has been at the core of the company and its growth.  Larry expertly manages Antwerp’s finances, including budgeting and forecasting, and is heavily involved with business decisions and problem solving.  He is a brother of our founder, Leo Lisker.

Dov Lisker, Chief Operating Officer

Dov’s superb gemological knowledge and operational skills are a driving force at Antwerp Distributors.  He’s involved in every aspect of the business and totally committed to embracing new technology and propelling the company forward.  A grandson of founder Leo Lisker, he represents the third generation of the Lisker family at Antwerp. 

Yaakov Herman, Senior Buyer

For more than 25 years, Yaakov has traveled the globe in search of fine diamonds.  Antwerp, Mumbai, and Tel Aviv, among other destinations, regularly draw him in his continuing quest to maintain our extensive inventory.  Yaakov’s knowledge of the market and expertise in judging diamonds are an invaluable resource for Antwerp Distributors.