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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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HRD Antwerp inaugrates officialy new office in mumbai,closer to Bharat Diamond Bourse

Photo Left to Right: Mr. Peter Huyghebaert, HE Consul General to the Kingdom of Belgium, Mr. Jan Luykx, HE Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium, Mr. Pieter De Crem, HE Secretary of State for Foreign Trade of Belgium, Mr. Ari Epstein, Chairman of the Board HRD Antwerp, Mr. Ravi Chhabria,...

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HRD Antwerp present at mines to market conference in Mumbai and Amberif fair in Gdansk last week

Last week was a busy week for HRD Antwerp! Last Tuesday, HRD Antwerp participated to the International Diamond Conference "Mines to Market" held by India's Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) in Mumbai. Our Chief Officer Diamond Lab & Research, Ans Anthonis...

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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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HRD Antwerp opens first centre of Excellence in China

Shanghai, December 15 2016 – HRD Antwerp today opened its first Centre of Excellence branch in Shanghai, China. The opening took place in the framework of the City of Antwerp’s mission to Seoul and Shanghai, and was held in the presence of the Mayor of Antwerp Bart De Wever...

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HRD Antwerp announces first eveer Bilingual Diamond Grading Reports

Seoul, 13 December 2016 - In the framework of an economic mission to South Korea (Seoul) and China (Shanghai), presided over by Antwerp's Mayor Bart De Wever, the internationally renowned diamond grading lab HRD Antwerp has announced it will start offering bilingual diamond...

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HRD Antwerp to implement more flexible pricing structure as of January 2017

To fully accommodate the true needs of our customers in what can be a highly versatile and fluctuating market, we have decided to optimize our pricing to provide a more flexible and transparent service. The most important change to the new pricing structure is that you will be able to...

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HRD Antwerp holds Diamond Night in Milan

On November 21, HRD Antwerp organised a “Diamond Night” at the Grand Hotel et de Milan in Milan in the presence of the Belgian Ambassador to Italy, HE Patrick Vercauteren Drubbel and a delegation of leading Italian jewellers.   The event was part of a series of networking events...

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HRD Antwerp Shenzhen Design Graduate claims Second Prize in Prestigious Chinese Jewellery Design Competition

Photo: “Aqua Fish” by designer Wang Nan On November 10 2016, the China Gems & Jewellery Association, in collaboration with China Gem Magazine and the Shenzhen Creative Industry Association, hosted the Gala Award Night of the Jade Jewellery Grand Prix at the Jinyu Sheraton Hotel...

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HRD Antwerp holds Diamond Night at Belgian Embassy in Paris

On October 27, HRD Antwerp organised a “Diamond Night” at the Belgian Embassy in Paris in the presence of the Belgian Ambassador to France, HE Vincent Mertens de Wilmars and a delegation of leading French jewellers.   The event was part of a series of networking events throughout...

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Turkey's leading jeweller Atasay visits Antwerp

Photo left to right: Mr. Atasay Kamer, CEO Atasay Group – Mr. Cihan Kamer, President Atasay Group - Mr. Ari Epstein, CEO AWDC, Chairman HRD Antwerp - Mr. Mehmet Can Özdemir, General Manager HRD Antwerp Istanbul On October 11, 2016, a delegation from Atasay, the...

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Save the date - HRD Antwerp Symposium September 26th 2016

 

 

SAVE THE DATE! Don't miss this unique opportunity to update your knowledge on diamonds, gems and jewellery! The HRD Antwerp Symposium gathers renowned speakers and scholars engaged in the diamond industry. In addition to interesting...

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First Ever HRD Antwerp introduction to Sorting and Planning of Rough Diamonds(RDSP) Cpurse in Portugal organized by Institute intellifence Diamond and estal ( Escola Superior de Technologias e artes De Lisboa)

Photo: Graduates of the first ever HRD Antwerp Introduction to Sorting and Planning of Rough diamonds (RDSP) in Lisbon Following the signing of a partnership agreement between HRD Antwerp, Intelligent Diamond and ESTAL in October 2015, the first ever HRD Antwerp Introduction to...

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