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HRD Antwerp Receives Two Takeover Bids
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) and industry veteran Peter Meeus have put in rival bids to acquire HRD Antwerp.Meeus, HRD’s former managing director, lastweek submitted a proposal to buy at least 51% of the lab in partnership...
Financial-Legal Nov 06, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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HRD Antwerp Expands Its Reach to the UK
HRD Antwerp has launched a new drop-off center in London’sHatton Garden, its first foray into the UK market, it said Tuesday. The location, which is part of an effort to combat theaccidental mixture of natural and lab-grown stones, will...
Polished Markets Jun 18, 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 of the Vrije Diamanthandel diamond bourse in Antwerp, and the owner of Drybooms Diamonds. He is also a former chairman of HRD Antwerp,...
Polished Markets Apr 23, 2019 Rapaport News
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HRD Makes Key Changes to Lab-Grown Reports
HRD Antwerp has changed the language it uses in itslab-grown-diamond certificates to match its reports for natural stones. The grading lab, which has issued documents for loose synthetics since 2013, has expanded its...
Technology Mar 06, 2019 Rapaport News
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HRD Grades First Lab-Grown All-Diamond Ring
HRD Antwerp has graded the first wearable ringmade completely of lab-grown diamond, it claims. Synthetics producer Dutch Diamond Technologies (DD) created the 3.87-carat, E-color, VVS2-clarity piece from a 155-carat rough chemical vapor deposition...
Polished Markets 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 laboratoryin Dubai’s Almas Tower through a partnership with retailer Stargems Group. The center, which will be HRD’s first such lab in the MiddleEast, will be located within the...
Polished Markets Dec 19, 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, aiming to makegrading more efficient for traders. The two Antwerp-based laboratories unveiled the polished-diamondidentity cards this week,...
Polished Markets Oct 26, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Diamond vs topaz HRD Antwerp
HRD Detects Topaz Imitating Diamonds
HRD Antwerp has identified two stones thatwere believed to be diamonds as topaz, reflecting a trend to fool rough diamondbuyers with the cheaper gemstone.The two large, near-colorless roughstones, weighing 50.08 carats and 38.18 carats, were...
Rough Markets Jul 16, 2017 Rapaport News
Peter Macken HRD Antwerp
HRD Antwerp Parts Company with CEO Macken
HRD Antwerp terminated its contract with chiefexecutive officer Peter Macken after less than 18 months because of“differing strategic views.”The grading laboratory’s board appointedAri Epstein, CEO of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre, as its...
Polished Markets Sep 20, 2016 Rapaport News
Peter Macken HRD Antwerp
HRD Changes Name of Grading Reports
HRD Antwerp rebranded its grading certificates as DiamondGrading and Jewelry Reports because of the legal connotations of the term‘certificate’ and to comply with common global terminology.The new-look reports – previously the Natural DiamondCertificate – will hit...
Polished Markets Sep 15, 2016 Rapaport News
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HRD to Intro Melee Screening Unit at Hong Kong Show
HRD Antwerp will introduce an automated melee screening device, known as M-Screen, on September 17 at the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, according to an announcement by the diamond certification lab.The machine was developed in a venture with Belgium’s...
Technology Sep 02, 2015 Rapaport News
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HRD Appoints CEO, Directors for China and India
HRD Antwerp appointed Peter Macken as its new CEO. On June 1, Macken will begin the role on a part-time basis, concurrent with his present position as the CEO of Irmaco SA, and assume the HRD post...
Marketing Apr 20, 2015 Jeff Miller
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HRD Antwerp Posts Easter Week Operating Hours
HRD Antwerp's diamond lab posted its hours of operation for the coming Easter week. HRD will be closed on April 6 and reopen on April 7. The hours of operation from April 7 to 9 will be 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m....
Marketing Apr 03, 2015 Jeff Miller
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HRD Antwerp Posts Summer Holiday Closure Dates
The HRD Antwerp Diamond Lab will be closed from August 4 to 15 for its summer holiday; however, HRD Antwerp Mumbai and Surat offices will remain open. HRD's education department will remain operational with...
Polished Markets Jul 25, 2014 Jeff Miller
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HRD Antwerp Adjusts Cut Grade
Press Release: In order to be more compliant with the market standard, while maintaining the highest-quality grading standards that HRD Antwerp is known for, HRD Antwerp decided to adjust the proportion parameters of the cut grade....
Polished Markets Jul 11, 2014 HRD
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HRD Antwerp's Synthetic Diamond Certificates Launch Sept. 2
Press Release: HRD Antwerp will launch its Synthetic Diamond Certificate service effective September 2, 2013. As the diamonds are systematically tested to determine whether they are natural or synthetic, a Synthetic Diamond Certificate will be issued...
Technology Jul 24, 2013 HRD
GIA Lab
Grading the Graders
No two diamonds are alike and it seems neither are their grading certificates. A survey by RapNet – the Rapaport Diamond Trading Network, found significant differences between laboratories grading the same diamond. While there is a common...
Polished Markets Jun 14, 2013 Avi Krawitz
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HRD Antwerp Appoints Couvreur as General Manager
The board of directors of HRD Antwerp appointed Serge Couvreur as its general manager to succeed Georges Brys. Couvreur will take up his new position on March 25 with a primary focus on communicating HRD's unique competencies. Couvreur studied...
Marketing Mar 22, 2013 Jeff Miller
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HRD Completes Review, Cuts Ties With Three Firms
HRD Antwerp's board of directors received the results of an internal review of the diamond laboratory following allegations of improprieties in March. Based upon the results of that review, the board determined that remedial actions taken by management...
Financial-Legal Apr 27, 2012 Jeff Miller
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HRD Conducts Quality Control Review
HRD Antwerp announced today that ''potential inconsistencies were recorded'' in the laboratory of HRD Antwerp, pertaining to the implementation of ISO procedures as part of the certification of diamonds. In order to guarantee that the issue would be dealt with,...
Polished Markets Apr 06, 2012 Jeff Miller
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