A fourth-generation diamantaire, Matthew Schamroth, 50, is a partner in M. Schamroth & Sons of New York.
M. Schamroth & Sons was founded at the turn of the 20th century in Antwerp, Belgium. Matthew’s great grandfather and grandfather left Antwerp, in 1939, just before World War II. They emigrated to the United States, setting up their business at the World Diamond Tower, at 580 Fifth Avenue, in Manhattan, where it continues to this day.
Since 1995, after graduating from Miami University of Ohio, Matthew has proudly worked alongside his brother, Mitchell. Matthew is an active member of the Executive Board of The Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association (DMIA), the leading organization of America’s premier diamond manufacturers, importers, and dealers. In 2019, he created the Diamond Integrity Committee (DDIC). The mission of the DDIC is to develop, adopt and maintain standards for the diamond industry by providing education and procedural guidelines to diamond professionals regarding the screening of natural diamonds with the use of DVI’s (Diamond Verification Instruments) to ensure there aren’t any laboratory-grown (synthetic) diamonds and other diamond simulants. DDIC’s goal is to protect and preserve the integrity of the diamond supply chain.