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HRD Shuts Equipment Unit in Reorganization

Antwerp-based lab will focus on grading and education.
Jun 10, 2020 7:47 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... HRD Antwerp has closed its equipment division, effective June 9, as part of a restructuring of the Belgian grading laboratory.

The organization will increase its focus on its grading and education services, CEO Ellen Joncheere said in a statement Tuesday. The equipment division — which specializes in machines for detection, examination and manufacturing — will continue to sell diamond-polishing paste.

“Our aim will be to diversify and focus more on our grading services for natural diamonds, lab-grown diamonds, jewelry grading and new grading-related services,” Joncheere said. “On the education front, we will be launching new courses via the e-learning module in addition to the current courses conducted globally.”

Joncheere joined HRD Antwerp as CEO in January. She embarked on a turnaround strategy for the organization after its owner, the Antwerp World Diamond Centre, shelved plans to sell the lab.

Image: An HRD Antwerp jewelry grading report. (HRD Antwerp)
Tags: Antwerp, Antwerp World Diamond Centre, detection, diamond-polishing paste, Ellen Joncheere, HRD, HRD Antwerp, Manufacturing, Rapaport News
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