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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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GIA Spots Treatment Fraud with 6ct. Polished
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has uncovered atreated diamond carrying a false inscription that fraudsters had apparentlycreated to make the stone appear untreated. Swindlers appear to have carefully selected a grading reportfor an untreated diamond...
Polished Markets May 30, 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, 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
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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.HRD will start training certified diamond graders in a debut course in Tehran at the end of April in collaboration with Alireza...
Polished Markets Feb 14, 2017 Rapaport News
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HRD Antwerp Launches Bilingual Grading Reports
HRD Antwerp will become the first grading laboratoryto offer diamond reports in two languages, the company said as Antwerpofficials participated in a trade mission to Korea.The lab will launch bilingual reports in English and Korean,as well...
Polished Markets Dec 13, 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
IGI Launches Radio Ad Campaign
TheInternational Gemological Institute (IGI) will target millennials in a seriesof radio commercials on the importance of reliable diamond reports.Theadvertisements will feature in five radio spots in select markets fromSeptember 6 to the end of the year on iHeartMedia, which reaches...
Marketing Aug 30, 2016 Rapaport News
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Rapaport Launches New Investment Diamond Grading Report
PRESS RELEASE, February 23, 2016, New York … The Rapaport Group is pleased to announce the launch of a new diamond grading report – the Rapaport Investment Diamond Report (IDR). The new report conservatively grades diamonds...
Polished Markets Feb 23, 2016 Rapaport
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De Beers Launches Diamond Grading Service
The International Institute of Diamond Grading &Research (IIDGR), a unit of De Beers, has launched a diamond grading service inthe Far East, Middle East, India and Europe.Following a pilot test inthe Far East, IIDGR will now...
Polished Markets Feb 23, 2016 Rapaport News
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De Beers to Launch Non-Forevermark Grading from U.K. Lab
De Beers will offer grading of non-Forevermark diamondsfrom its U.K. laboratory for the first time from March 1 as the company expandsa service currently existing in Antwerp and Surat.Theminer’s research company, International Institute of Diamond Grading...
Polished Markets Feb 09, 2016 Rapaport News
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GIA Opens Expanded Lab and Education Facility in Botswana
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA)opened an expanded laboratory and education facility in Gaborone, Botswana,last week to support its beneficiation efforts in the African nation bybringing value-added services to gem-producing countries. The expansionincludes more classroom space.Gem...
Technology Jan 25, 2016 Rapaport News
Three Diamond Labs in India Receive Customs Duty Exemption: Quick Take
Cut and polished diamonds sent to three diamond grading labs in India will no longer be subject to customs duty, following a decision published by India’s Central Board of Excise and Customs this week, The Hindu reported on WednesdayThe...
Polished Markets Jul 23, 2015 Rapaport News
EGL South Africa Issues Statement on RapNet Delisting
Press Release: Alan Lowe, the managing director of EGL South Africa, has issued the following statement in response to a RapNet press release issued on September 9, 2014 regarding the suspension of EGL diamond certificates. “Whilst I strongly...
Marketing Sep 12, 2014 EGL South Africa
Press Release
RapNet to Stop Listing EGL Grading Reports
PRESS RELEASE, September 9, 2014, Las Vegas ... Effective October 1, 2014, diamond grading reports from all European Gemological Laboratories (EGL) will no longer be listed on the RapNet Diamond Trading Network. RapNet is concerned about...
Polished Markets Sep 09, 2014 Rapaport
IGI Launches Jaipur Testing Laboratory, Education Institute
Press Release: International Gemological Institute (IGI) – a pioneer in diamond and gem testing services with an unmatched school of gemology – today launched its first testing laboratory and education institute in Jaipur, one of the most active...
Marketing Aug 12, 2014 IGI
AnchorCert Hosts 'Open Day' in Birmingham
Press Release: Gemologists from the AnchorCert Gemmological Laboratory at The Birmingham Assay Office in the U.K. welcomed members of the jewelry trade to the first AnchorCert Open Day. A steady stream of retailers, valuers, diamond ring...
Marketing Nov 01, 2013 AnchorCert
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