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HRD Head to Lead IDC Board
The International Diamond Council (IDC) has elected HRD Antwerp chairman Julien Drybooms as chairman of its board.
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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HRD Antwerp Launches Bilingual Grading Reports
HRD Antwerp will become the first grading laboratory to offer diamond reports in two languages, the company
News Dec 13, 2016 Rapaport News
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HRD Antwerp Parts Company with CEO Macken
HRD Antwerp terminated its contract with chief executive officer Peter Macken after less than 18 months
News Sep 20, 2016 Rapaport News
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HRD Uncovers Tampered Diamond Grading Reports
HRD Antwerp has invalidated 156 diamond grading certificates and fired three employees who accepted a financial
News Sep 08, 2016 Rapaport News
Antwerp court
Traders Sentenced for Bribing Antwerp Lab Worker to Inflate Color Certificates
Four diamond traders have received prison sentences for bribing an HRD Antwerp laboratory worker to award them
News Nov 15, 2015 Rapaport News
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