|Jain temple in Antwerp, Belgium|
The Jain community in Europe, especially in Belgium, is mostly involved in the very lucrative diamond business.
The Jains in Belgium are estimated to be around about 1500 people. The majority live in Antwerp, working in the wholesale diamond business. Belgian Indian Jains control two-thirds of the rough diamonds trade and supplied India with roughly 36% of their rough diamonds. They are building a major temple in Wilrijk (near Antwerp), with a cultural centre. Their spiritual leader, Ramesh Mehta, is a full-fledged member of the Belgian Council of Religious Leaders put up on 17 December 2009.