HRD Antwerp is Europe’s leading authority when it comes to diamond grading, jewellery grading and education. We draw upon 575 years of experience passed down through Antwerp’s diamond trade and strive for perfection by delivering the highest quality in all our products and services.
Our online KYC client registration makes it easy for you to become a client and submit your diamonds and jewellery.
Leading authority in diamond and jewellery certification
An HRD Antwerp grading report represents the hallmark of authentic European quality and provides consumers with confidence and peace of mind when purchasing diamonds or jewellery. Our laboratories in Antwerp (HQ), Mumbai and Dubai use the most sophisticated technology and rely on the extensive expertise of our in-house research department. We organise international courses in various industry disciplines, create tailor-made programmes and offer individual coaching. Next to its diamond labs, HRD Antwerp also has representative offices in Madrid, Bharat Diamond Bourse and Surat.
History & Heritage
Since 1447, Antwerp has been synonymous with quality diamonds and superior craftsmanship. Even then, the world’s leading diamond centre secured a well-regulated market that won the absolute confidence of traders and consumers. The Antwerp Diamond Heritage reveals the creative dynamism behind the diamond industry; unravelling the mysteries and beauty of the diamond, all of which has the makings of a compelling story.
The history of HRD Antwerp is intertwined with that of The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), established in 1973 as the ‘Hoge Raad voor Diamant’ (HRD) or Diamond High Council, at the initiative of the Belgian government and diamond industry representatives.
In 2007, the Diamond High Council was restructured and split into two different enterprises: AWDC and HRD Antwerp. As the official representative of the diamond community, the AWDC is committed to boost business in the rough and polished diamond trade, as well as in manufacturing by organising B2B initiatives. HRD Antwerp, on the other hand, became today’s leading authority in diamond certification.
HRD Antwerp’s laboratories and schools are led by experienced professionals and leaders in their respective fields.
The laboratory and education directors connect with executive staff and students or lab employees while ensuring ethical running of school or laboratory operations.
HRD Antwerp’s community platform is your one stop destination to interact, learn and network with designers and manufacturers. Our education courses are the foundation from which you – our members, Alumni Ambassadors and laboratory customers – will further gain new business opportunities.
Meet Our Trusted Partners
Customer satisfaction: our top priority
We want to strive to exceed our customers’ expectations. This is why we have turned our customers into partners and ambassadors.
By joining our Point of Trust Program/Centre of Excellence Programmes, they have access to countless advantages, including access to all HRD Antwerp innovations, lab services and education without forgetting our UpToDate research department.
As we always seek to improve ourselves, we invite you, our partners, to keep on giving their feedback and comments. It is only with continual sharing that we can improve and thus better serve our customers, which is our main mission every day.