In May 2018, the former Diamond Museum opened in a different form and merged with the collection of the former Silver Museum. DIVA, the museum for diamonds, jewellery and silver, was officially born. The museum is housed in the former buildings of the Folklore and Ethnographic Museum. And this is not a coincidence. The neighbourhood in which DIVA is located was (and is) a place where goldsmiths and jewellers live, work and sell their products for more than 575 years. It is on these streets that Antwerp built its reputation as a world centre for diamonds, gold and silverware.
In 2018, DIVA opened on Suikerrui in Antwerp. In addition to the permanent exhibition 'DIVA, a Brilliant Story', the museum put exhibitions with national and international partners on the programme, such as: 'Room of Wonder I: Axel Vervoordt', 'Room of Wonder II: Wouters & Hendrix', 'Silver Triennial', 'The Jeweller's Art: revolutionary jewellery from the 1960s – 1970s' and 'Masterpieces in Miniature: Treasures from the Rosalinde & Arthur Gilbert Collection', in collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.