Since 1447, Antwerp has been the leading diamond center in the world. The place that provides the best quality diamonds with outstanding cut thanks to the needle cutting technique of talented Belgian artisans.
The story of HRD Antwerp is closely tied to the history of the Antwerp World Diamond Center (AWDC - The Antwerp World Diamond Centre). HRD Antwerp was established in 1973 as "Hoge Raad voor Diamant" (HRD) or "Diamond High Council", at the initiative of the Government of Belgium and representatives of the diamond industry.
In 2007, Diamond High Council was restructured and split into two different businesses: AWDC and HRD Antwerp. As the official representative of the diamond community, AWDC is committed to promoting business in the mining and trade of rough and cut diamonds through B2B activity.
HRD Antwerp has become the world leader in diamond certification. HRD Antwerp's European standard diamond test gives buyers confidence in diamond transactions and jewelry purchases.
These certificates are kept in the My HRD Antwerp data center for 10 years.
HRD Antwerp Labs are present in Antwerp, Mumbai and Istanbul. HRD Antwerp also develops and commercializes diamond quality grading equipment. In addition, HRD Antwerp also organizes international diamond courses.
HRD Antwerp has representative offices in Shanghai, Dubai, Hong Kong, Ramat Gan, Madrid and Surat.
Source: HRD Antwerp Diamond