Although Surat is not the capital of world’s biggest diamond mines, it claims the largest diamond cutting and polishing centre in the world.

It was believed that diamond cutting tradition at Surat city began in the 1970s. Since then it has become a diamond market. In addition, it is responsible for cutting a myriad of gemstones and jewelry worth millions of dollars, of which are displayed in museum.


Mahidharpura diamond market is unique as diamonds are directly traded in public.

Mahidharpura diamond market attracts a large number of visitors every year, they can come across many cutting centres along the market street. Raw rough diamonds are carefully polished here, by using simple tools, polishers can make diamonds look more glittering. 

It is one of the largest polishing departments in the world. Many polishing factories are seen everywhere in Surat, making it become the largest polishing center in the world. It was estimated that nearly 92% of the world’s gemstones are manufactured at Mahidharpura diamond market.

However, diamonds are often orginated from Angola, Botswana, Namibia or Russia. They are sent to Surat for polishing before appearing on some of the world’s largest diamond markets, such as America, Hong Kong and Singapore…

According to Huy Hoang. Source: (translation)