Galeries du Diamant

HRD ANTWERP DIAMOND LAB

HRD Antwerp's primary shareholder is the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC). The AWDC, a private foundation established in 1973 as Hoge Raad voor Diamant (HRD) or Diamond High Council, represents the Belgian diamond industry.

The HRD Antwerp diamond lab is the largest diamond lab in the world that issues reliable diamond certificates, grading and jewellery reports fully compliant with the rules for grading polished diamonds set by the International Diamond Council (IDC). HRD Antwerp is the only international lab that strictly adheres to these rules, which have been approved by the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA), the industry's two leading representative bodies.

Quality that inspires confidence

Quality that inspires confidence

The integrity of the HRD Antwerp grading process is absolute. HRD Antwerp diamond lab applies an uncompromising operating code which it supports by using some of the most sophisticated technology and qualified graders available. HRD Antwerp's extensive in-house research department makes sure all processes are updated according to the latest industry developments.

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Strict anonymity and objectivity

Strict anonymity and objectivity

The absolute objectivity of the grading results isguaranteed by means of a double coding system: one set of codes is given to the owner, while the other follows the diamond in lab. Strict anonymity guarantees strict objectivity.

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data availability

data availability

Are you looking for a specific HRD Antwerp certificate? A digital copy of every certificate, grading and jewellery report issued after January 1st 2005 is kept on file for 10 years.

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THE 5 CS

HRD Antwerp uses objective criteria to determine the quality of the diamond. These are also known under the name of the 5 Cs. Explore them here.

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colour

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clarity

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cut

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confidence

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