Peace of Mind from Mine-to-Design: Building Trust with Jewellery Grading

Trust is vital in the diamond and jewellery industry. Here's how you can build trust with your consumers with an HRD Antwerp Jewellery Grading Report.

Confidence. Belief. Loyalty.

What do these 3 things have in common?
They are all by-products of trust. Trust is vital in the diamond and jewellery industry. Consumers, retailers, jewellers, and manufacturers alike need to know they are getting what they pay for when making a purchase. For direct-to-consumer jewellers and retailers, things like customer reviews, social proof, and word-of-mouth reputation are important. However, there is a much more proactive measure that can be taken to ensure peace of mind for everyone within the supply chain, including manufacturers, retailers, and consumers alike; and this mine-to-design peace of mind comes in the form of an HRD Antwerp Jewellery Report. Keep reading to learn more!
Jewellery Grading 101

An HRD Antwerp Jewellery Report is an official document that certifies the authenticity of a diamond, gemstone, or piece of jewellery. It proves beneficial for various reasons, including insurance, inheritance, or purchasing purposes, and can also be used to determine a jewel’s market worth.

Let’s first take a look at what a jewellery grading report provides. Not to be confused with jewellery appraisal – which exists for the sole purpose of anticipating a stone or design’s value – a jewellery grading report serves to confirm the authenticity of a diamond, gemstone, or jewellery design. Jewellery grading entails the professional analysis of a diamond, gemstone, or piece of jewellery under established parameters and guidelines, defining and authenticating its contents, and is typically conducted within a specialized grading laboratory.

Because market value is determined based on jewellery grading – and reports are subjective to the laboratory standards where the item is being graded – it is most advantageous to have diamonds, gemstones, and jewellery graded by a reputable laboratory that upholds the highest of standards. Enter: HRD Antwerp.
Benefits of An HRD Antwerp Jewellery Grading Report

The HRD Antwerp jewellery grading laboratory possesses both the expertise and the technology necessary to ensure the authenticity of your diamonds, gemstones, and jewellery designs. Our jewellery grading professionals leave no crevice unexamined during our meticulous examinations. Your jewellery design, the diamonds it contains, and the precious metals it is formed of are all described in accurate detail in the papers we provide. You may then choose to pass along your report to your consumer as written proof of a diamond’s or jewellery design’s authenticity. This ensures complete and utter transparency throughout the purchasing process, providing peace of mind to all parties involved.

Learn more about our jewellery grading examination process here.

What’s more, every HRD Antwerp grading report comes equipped with tamper-proof features that ensure the authenticity and integrity of the report itself, including micro text, fluo marks, holograms, and more. You can learn more about the security items of our grading reports here.
Build trust, provide peace of mind, and stand out against your competition with an HRD Antwerp Jewellery Grading Report.
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Natural Diamond Grading Report

An HRD Antwerp Natural Diamond Grading Report is an objective report that confirms a polished natural diamond’s authenticity and provides a detailed description of its key characteristics, the so- called 4Cs: Carat, Colour, Clarity and Cut.

Price List

Lab Standard Price

Antwerp Lab
India Lab
Dubai Lab

EXAMINATION

When registered in our lab, your diamond or jewellery will be thoroughly examined by our graders and will undergo the following steps:

WEIGHT

SCREENING

MEASUREMENT

FLUORESCENCE

COLOUR

CLARITY

CUT

The weight of a diamond is expressed in carats. One carat equals 0.2 grams or 100 points, which indicates the size. HRD Antwerp has extremely accurate scales that measure up to five figures after the decimal point.

The first step is to determine if your diamond is natural, laboratory-grown or treated. If a diamond does not pass the initial test, it will be directed to our research department to further determine its nature.

Your diamond is accurately measured in millimetres as mentioned below: minimum diameter – maximum diameter in mm x height in mm (example: 6.44 – 6.47 mm x 4.04 mm)

The fluorescence grade under long wave is mentioned in the report. For the “Natural Diamond Colour Grading Report” the fluorescence grade under short wave is also mentioned.

Most diamonds range in colour from colourless (‘D’) to tinted colour (‘Z’). The colour grade is determined by comparison with a series of master stones, the best grade being D.

All natural diamonds have traces of their growth history, which determines the diamond’s purity. In most gem-quality diamonds, these are minor internal characteristics or inclusions. The very best and rarest stones are graded ‘loupe clean’ or 'LC'.

A diamond’s cut is essential to its beauty and is a combination of craftsmanship and scientific knowledge. The right proportions, symmetry and polish create internal reflections that maximise a stone’s sparkle, brilliance and fire.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Take advantage of our additional services to add value to your diamond. For more information and prices, please consult our price lists or contact our helpdesk via e-mail: diamondlab@hrdantwerp.com or +32 3 222 06 25

HEARTS & ARROWS DIAMONDS

LASER INSCRIPTION

SEALING

Hearts & Arrows diamonds are precisely cut round brilliants that, when examined using a special viewer, display eight hearts through the pavilion of the diamond (from below) and eight arrows through the crown of the diamond (from above). The appearance of the pattern is a strong indicator of a top-quality cut.

o inscribe diamonds with lasers, HRD Antwerp uses high-quality excimer shortwave technology. It cannot be seen with the naked eye and consequently does not affect the diamond’s physical appearance or value. Laser inscription can either be used to match your diamond and its corresponding grading report or to customise your diamond with a personalised message or logo.

Sealing guarantees that an issued grading report and the corresponding diamond belong together, and it keeps the diamond safe from oil and dirt. The HRD Antwerp sealing is tamper-proof.

Laboratory Grown Diamond Grading Report

Every diamond is tested to determine whether it is natural. If it is found to be laboratory grown, under disclosed conditions, we will issue a Laboratory Grown Diamond Grading Report, with this clear wording on the cover. Each laboratory grown diamond is laser inscribed with “LAB GROWN” and report number. The presence of the laser inscription is mentioned on the Grading Report, including a reference number and statement that the diamond has been laboratory grown. The same nomenclature as in a Natural Diamond Grading Report is used, with a detailed description of the 4Cs.

Price List

Lab Standard Price

Antwerp Lab
India Lab
Dubai Lab

EXAMINATION

When registered in our lab, your diamond or jewellery will be thoroughly examined by our graders and will undergo the following steps:

WEIGHT

SCREENING

The weight of a diamond is expressed in carats. One carat equals 0.2 grams or 100 points, which indicates the size. HRD Antwerp has extremely accurate scales that measure up to five figures after the decimal point.

The first step is to determine if your diamond is natural, laboratory-grown or treated. If a diamond does not pass the initial test, it will be directed to our research department to further determine its nature.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Take advantage of our additional services to add value to your diamond. For more information and prices, please consult our price lists or contact our helpdesk via e-mail: diamondlab@hrdantwerp.com or +32 3 222 06 25

Jewellery Report

Our laboratory has the knowledge and instruments needed to thoroughly analyse your jewellery. An HRD Antwerp Jewellery Report is an official document in which a jewellery item is authenticated for different purposes, such as insurance, inheritance or purchase. It can also be used to determine the market value of a jewel. These reports provide a general description of the jewel, the diamonds it contains and the precious metals of which it is made.

Price List

Lab Standard Price

Antwerp Lab
India Lab
Dubai Lab

EXAMINATION

When registered in our lab, your diamond or jewellery will be thoroughly examined by our graders and will undergo the following steps:

WEIGHT

SCREENING

The weight of a diamond is expressed in carats. One carat equals 0.2 grams or 100 points, which indicates the size. HRD Antwerp has extremely accurate scales that measure up to five figures after the decimal point.

The first step is to determine if your diamond is natural, laboratory-grown or treated. If a diamond does not pass the initial test, it will be directed to our research department to further determine its nature.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Take advantage of our additional services to add value to your diamond. For more information and prices, please consult our price lists or contact our helpdesk via e-mail: diamondlab@hrdantwerp.com or +32 3 222 06 25

Natural Diamond Colour Grading Report

This grading report mentions the colour origin of your diamond and describes its colour characteristics, as well as its short- and long-wave luminescence.

Price List

Lab Standard Price

Antwerp Lab

EXAMINATION

When registered in our lab, your diamond or jewellery will be thoroughly examined by our graders and will undergo the following steps:

WEIGHT

The weight of a diamond is expressed in carats. One carat equals 0.2 grams or 100 points, which indicates the size. HRD Antwerp has extremely accurate scales that measure up to five figures after the decimal point.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Take advantage of our additional services to add value to your diamond. For more information and prices, please consult our price lists or contact our helpdesk via e-mail: diamondlab@hrdantwerp.com or +32 3 222 06 25

Natural Diamond Identification Report

A special, pared-down grading report exclusively for diamonds under 1.00 ct.

Price List

Lab Standard Price

Antwerp Lab
India Lab
Dubai Lab

Laboratory Grown Diamond Jewellery Report

Our laboratory has the knowledge and instruments needed to thoroughly analyse your jewellery.Every diamond of the jewellery piece is tested to determine whether it is natural or laboratory grown. If all diamonds set in the jewellery piece are found to be Laboratory Grown, under disclosed conditions, we will issue a Laboratory Grown Diamond Jewellery Report, with this clear wording on the cover. This report provides a general description of the jewellery, the laboratory grown diamonds it contains and the precious metals of which it is made.

Price List

Lab Standard Price

Antwerp Lab
India Lab
Dubai Lab

Jewellery Report (Compact)

A compact version of the jewellery report is available exclusively for jewellery containing less than 1.00 ct of diamonds (total weight)

Price List

Lab Standard Price

Antwerp Lab
India Lab
Dubai Lab

Client Registration

Submitting your diamonds or jewels

Our online KYC client registration makes it easy for you to register as a client and submit your diamonds and jewels.

CLIENT KYC

DELEGATION FORM OR AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL FORM

PROFORMA INVOICE TEMPLATE

DIAMOND LIST FORM

JEWELLERY LIST FORM

MY HRD ANTWERP REGISTRATION FORM

CONSIGNMENT MEMO JEWELLERY

DELEGATION FORM OR AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL FORM

DIAMOND LIST FORM

JEWELLERY LIST FORM

MY HRD ANTWERP REGIUSTRATION FORM

CLIENT KYC

MY HRD ANTWERP REGISTRATION FORM

JEWELLERY LIST FORM

DELEGATION FORM OR AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL FORM

DIAMOND LIST FORM

CLIENT KYC

HRD CO-BRANDING PROGRAMME

If you are a diamond seller or retailer who wishes to personalize your grading reportS, The HRD Tailored Grading Programme offers endless possibilities when it comes to co-branding. We liste the most popular options below, and we are always happy to discuss any new ideas you might have.

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    A PERSONALIZED LOGO

    All of our diamond grading reports can be personalised with a logo of your choice.

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    A SPECIFIC DIAMOND DRAWING

    A custom diamond drawing can be implemented on the grading report in accordance with your specific shape

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    A SPECIFIC SHAPE NAME

    A specific shape name can be shown on the grading report, which refers to shapes that are registered or patented.

For more information about necessary registration documents and licenses, please contact the lab location where you have registered.

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