HRD Antwerp launches Diamond Jewellery Report
ANTWERP, November 12, 2009 — HRD Antwerp, a subsidiary of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), is extending its certification services for its EU clients with a special Jewellery Report for diamond set jewels.
The HRD Antwerp Jewellery Report provides an accurate description of the weight of the jewel and the precious metals used. The number of diamonds set in the jewel, shape, carat, colour, clarity and cut are defined.
Each report bears a high quality colour photograph of the jewellery piece.
The Report presents the same exclusive security features included in the full HRD Antwerp Diamond Certificate: a watermark, an embossed logo, fluo marks and micro text.
The report can be delivered in two variations: a compact report for smaller pieces up to 0.99 ct and a jewellery report for larger pieces. The reports for larger pieces have an additional detailed picture of the jewel.
“By providing jewellery retailers with an independent, objective analysis of the jewel, we want to further support customer confidence, which is our first priority,” says Georges Brys, General Manager HRD Antwerp.
The first diamond jewellery report by HRD Antwerp was offered to Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping, during his visit to HRD Antwerp’s Diamond Lab and Antwerp World Diamond Centre on October 9, 2009.
HRD Antwerp NV is a private foundation formerly known as the Hoge Raad voor Diamant (HRD).
HRD Antwerp operates six services: Diamond Lab, the first ISO-certified diamond lab, which issues one of the world’s most respected diamond certificates; Precious Stones Lab; Education; Graduates Club; Equipment and Research.