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Belgium Trade Cuts Diamond-Research Funding
The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) will no longer provide financial backing to the city’s diamond-technology unit,
News Jul 21, 2019 Rapaport News
WFDB External Advisor
Peter Meeus to Advise WFDB on Synthetics
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has hired Peter Meeus as an external adviser. He will be responsible for
News Jun 27, 2019 Leah Meirovich
HRD Antwerp
HRD Antwerp Expands Its Reach to the UK
HRD Antwerp has launched a new drop-off center in London’s Hatton Garden, its first foray into the
News Jun 18, 2019 Rapaport News
GSI
Lab Finds Man-Made Sapphires Posing as Diamonds
Gemological Science International (GSI) has identified undisclosed lab-grown white sapphire melee set in pendants that had
News May 28, 2019 Rapaport News
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Antwerp Bourse Head to Lead IDC Board
The International Diamond Council (IDC) has elected Julien Drybooms as chairman of its board. Drybooms is the chairman
News Apr 23, 2019 Rapaport News
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What Makes a Good Synthetics Detector?
The massive project by the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) and Signet Jewelers to test and review 18 synthetic-diamond
News Mar 12, 2019 Joshua Freedman
HRD
HRD Makes Key Changes to Lab-Grown Reports
HRD Antwerp has changed the language it uses in its lab-grown-diamond certificates to match its reports for natural
News Mar 06, 2019 Rapaport News
DPA synthetics detectors study Mar 2019
DPA Puts Synthetics Detectors to the Test
A synthetics detector costing less than $7,000 is one of only two machines that conclusively identified 100% of lab-grown
News Mar 05, 2019 Rapaport News
HRD Antwerp
HRD Grades First Lab-Grown All-Diamond Ring
HRD Antwerp has graded the first wearable ring made completely of lab-grown diamond, it claims. Synthetics producer
News Feb 10, 2019 Rapaport News
HRD Antwerp
HRD to Open its First Middle East Jewelry Lab
HRD Antwerp will open a diamond-jewelry grading laboratory in Dubai’s Almas Tower through a partnership with retailer Stargems
News Dec 19, 2018 Rapaport News
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Alibaba Strikes Deal with Belgian Trade
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will collaborate with the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) to bring Belgian
News Nov 06, 2018 Rapaport News
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HRD Antwerp to Open Moscow Grading Lab
HRD Antwerp will launch a grading center in Moscow, its first in Russia, the Antwerp World Diamond Centre
News Jun 20, 2018 Rapaport News
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HRD Antwerp Steps Up India Presence
HRD Antwerp is expanding its presence in India with a new location at the Santacruz Electronic Export Processing Zone
News Apr 01, 2018 Rapaport News
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Carat+ Reveals Event Speakers
Technology, synthetic diamonds, and midstream growth are among the topics that expert speakers will address
News Apr 01, 2018 Rapaport News
IGI diamond ID report
Labs Launch Credit Card-Sized Grading Reports
HRD Antwerp and the International Gemological Institute (IGI) have both released credit card-sized diamond reports,
News Oct 26, 2017 Joshua Freedman
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HRD Detects Topaz Imitating Diamonds
HRD Antwerp has identified two stones that were believed to be diamonds as topaz, reflecting a trend to fool rough
News Jul 16, 2017 Rapaport News
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Piaget, De Beers Execs Take on RJC Roles
Members of the Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC) have elected Didier Théraulaz of Piaget as vice chairman, and reelected
News May 16, 2017 Rapaport News
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Signet, DPA Setting Synthetics Detection Criteria
Signet Jewelers is working with the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) and product-testing firm UL on an initiative to establish quality
News Apr 06, 2017 Joshua Freedman
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HRD Antwerp Enters Iran in Middle East Expansion
Diamond-grading group HRD Antwerp will launch an educational program in Iran to expand its presence in the Middle East.
News Feb 14, 2017 Rapaport News
Chow Tai Seng
HRD Antwerp Ties Up with Chinese Retailer
HRD Antwerp has teamed up with Shanghai-based jewelry retailer Chow Tai Seng to introduce a service that will
News Dec 15, 2016 Rapaport News
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