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HRD Antwerp D-Screen Available at Diamond Bourses

Jul 23, 2009 9:34 AM   By Press Release
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RAPAPORT... Press release - Antwerp, July 23, 2009: Following the fraudulent certificates alert issued by the Diamond Dealers Club of South Africa last week, HRD Antwerp wishes to inform the diamond community that its D-Screen has been distributed to all diamond bourses worldwide. The compact device for screening for treated and synthetic diamonds is available to any diamond dealer wishing to test diamonds on the trade floor.

The D-Screen is the first compact, affordable device able to distinguish natural from synthetic colorless or near-colorless polished diamonds. The D-Screen indicates if a polished diamond is natural and has not been subjected to color enhancement. Synthetic diamonds and diamonds subjected to a high pressure-high temperature (HPHT) treatment are instantly detected. The technology used is based on optical measurement, by projecting shortwave ultraviolet (UV) radiation through the diamond.

The D-Screen's range covers all polished diamonds from 0.2 carats up to 10 carats in the colours D to J. This encompasses the bulk of gem-grade diamonds.

For more information on the D-Screen, please do not hesitate to contact : HRD Antwerp, Hoveniersstraat 22, BE - 2018 Antwerp Belgium Tel.: +32 3 222 05 55 Fax: +32 3 222 05 59, equipment@hrdantwerp.be  

About HRD Antwerp
HRD Antwerp NV is the subsidiary of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), the private foundation formerly known as the Hoge Raad voor Diamant (HRD). HRD Antwerp operates six services : Diamond Lab, the first ISO-certified diamond lab, which issues one of the world’s most respected diamond certificates; Precious Stones Lab; Education; Graduates Club; Equipment and Research. HRD Antwerp - Diamond Lab is NBN EN ISO/IEC 17025- certified.

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Tags: Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), AWDC, Belgium, HRD, HRD Antwerp, South Africa
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