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HRD Antwerp Education launches diploma registration with unique QR codes

Following the request of our Chinese alumni, we have developed a unique QR code system which from now on allows our alumni to consult their diploma information online.

Last Friday, the first QR code registered diplomas were printed and awarded to the graduating students of two...

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HRD Antwerp holds diamond night at the residence of the Belgian Ambassador in Geneva

On June 28, HRD Antwerp organised a “Diamond Night” at the Residence of Excellency Mr. Ambassador HE Geert Muylle, permanent representative of Belgium to the UN in Geneva in his presence and a delegation of leading Swiss jewellers. The event was part of a series of networking...

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HRD Antwerp and Russian Ministry of Finance sign cooperation agreement

In the context of the KP Intersessional taking place this week, which has brought the diamond world to Antwerp, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, represented by the Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Aleksey Vladimirovich Moiseev, signed a Memorandum of...

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New laboratory take-in service operated by Gem Lab in partnership with HRD Antwerp

HRD Antwerp and Gem Lab, a division of Malca-Amit Group, are pleased to announce a new collaborative service whereby Gem Lab becomes an authorized ‘HRD Antwerp LabDirect Program’ participant. Gem Lab will serve as the point of contact for clients in their network who wish to obtain an HRD...

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Opening of Jewellery Grading lab in SEEPZ and office in Bharat Diamond Bourse

HRD Antwerp has announced the opening of a jewellery grading lab in the Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone (SEEPZ) in Mumbai, established for manufacturers exporting to various international locations. “Our customers will have safe, reliable and easy access to our services....

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Launch of HRD Antwerp online sales course

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our brand new online “Jewellery Consultancy Course”. This free online course, which we are confident is just the first of many free online courses, will be launched...

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Graduates Ceremony in Teheran,Iran

On Wednesday December 13, HRD Antwerp organized a Graduates Ceremony in Teheran, Iran. In the presence of Dr. Katrien De Corte, Chief Officer Education & Industry, 36 students received the HRD Antwerp Certified Diamond Grading Diploma. They followed an intensive 3-...

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HRD Antwerp Season's Greetings- Opening hours during the holidays

As another year filled with great memories and joyous times now almost lays behind us, the HRD Antwerp Board of Directors, the HRD Antwerp Management Committee and Staff would like to thank you for a wonderful year and wish you all the best for 2018!

 

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HRD Antwerp India - Inaugration of new education Campus

HRD Antwerp has always been a global front-runner for industry related education, which includes diamonds, gemstones and jewellery. With the Indian gem and jewellery industry being a global leader when it comes to exports of diamonds, gemstones and jewellery, HRD Antwerp earlier this year...

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Press Release - HRD Antwerp Launches its Revolutionary new product, the ID Card

“The ID CARD is a highly affordable, new type of grading report for diamonds that weigh between 0.08 and 0.998cts, explains Michel Janssens, CEO of HRD Antwerp. With this new product, we aim to bring a comprehensive solution to one of the diamond market’s main current...

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HRD Antwerp has launched its new ID card!

HRD Antwerp, Europe’s leading authority in diamond certification, has launched its new ID CARD on the 25th and 26th of October 2017 in Antwerp. The ID CARD is a highly affordable, new type of grading report for diamonds that weigh between 0.08 and 0.998cts.  On Wednesday 25 in the...

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Press release - HRD Antwerp launches its revolutionary new product, the ID Card

“The ID CARD is a highly affordable, new type of grading report for diamonds that weigh between 0.08 and 0.998cts, explains Michel Janssens, CEO of HRD Antwerp. With this new product, we aim to bring a comprehensive solution to one of the diamond market’s main current...

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Patriotism,Peace and Passion - A Remarkble Tribute to India by Design Mastro Laksh Pahuja Presented by HRD Antwerp at IIJW 2017

Laksh who is well known for his outstanding creative designs partnered with HRD Antwerp - Europe’s leading authority in diamond grading, education and equipment - to showcase the extraordinary designs which were based on various themes related to India from past to present. Award winning...

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Lecture By Chloe Sarasola sapphires from Sim,Field Gemmology in Thailand

On Monday September 25, HRD Antwerp hosted a lecture by Chloe Sarasola, Founder & Director of Nasoha and Senior Instructor at HRD Antwerp, about “Sapphires from Siam: Field Gemmology in Thailand” at its premises in Antwerp.

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Launch D-Scope+ During the Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair

HRD Antwerp, Europe’s leading authority in diamond certification, has launched its new D-Scope+ at the Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair, which runs from September 13 – 17 2017. “The D-Scope has been the indispensable analysis tool for all types ofdiamonds and gemstones since 2001...

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Yet another Rough Diamond Imitation analyzed by our research department

On July 14, 2017 we reported on 2 topaz crystals cut to imitate rough diamonds. Various methods of examination clearly indicated that the heavily-included stones were topaz and not diamond. Last week, two more rough stones were submitted to us. This time the stones ‘felt’ like rough diamonds,...

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Polished Topaz Imitating rough Diamonds

Two large, near-colourless rough stones weighing 50.08 and 38.18 ct were submitted to our research department to determine their quality. The results indicated that the gemstones, believed to be diamonds, were actually topaz. Topaz is one of the colourless diamond simulants that can be found on...

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Diamond Simulants: How to distinguish diamond from CZ and synthetic Moissanite?

With their beauty, durability and rarity, precious stones have a great power of attraction for humanity. Although the range of gemstones available is wide, four of them are the most important in the gem business: diamond, ruby, sapphire and emerald – and of those, diamond is foremost. Its great...

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Successful Launch of Certified Diamond Grading Course in Tehran,Iran

“In May 2017 the first HRD Antwerp 'Certified Diamond Grading' course took place in Tehran, Iran. This course was simultaneously translated into Farsi, for a complete group of 13 motivated students and supervised by a Belgian teacher. Because HRD Antwerp believes there's a lot of potential on...

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Learn more about HRD Antwerp's Research department with Ellen Biermans,our research manager

Ellen Biermans, Research Manager at HRD Antwerp, gives some insight about the company’s research and development department. Learn more about synthetic diamonds, and the most common diamond treatments!    What is the main focus of the HRD Antwerp Research...

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