When purchasing an HRD Antwerp graded diamond, you can rest assured the characteristics described in its accompanying grading report have been thoroughly checked by our expert gemmologists. Advanced diamond grading laboratory. Enjoy peace of mind as you appreciate the beauty of your diamonds with an HRD Antwerp diamond grading report. Our innovative and comprehensive analysis will ensure you.
WFDB refuses to participate due to issues with current WDC leadership.
Fischler is a partner in the company Fischler Diamonds and currently serves as the president of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), vice president of the International Diamond Council (IDC) and Diamond Development Initiative, and treasurer of the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA). He is also a current member of the board of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC).
Antwerp is situated on the Schelde (Scheldt) River, about 55 miles (88 km) from the North Sea.The Schelde, together with the Meuse and the Rhine, forms the biggest estuary in western Europe, and Antwerp is an essential part of an enormous harbour complex, one of the greatest in the world.The harbour installations of Antwerp grew especially after World War II.
The Council was set up in July 2000 in Antwerp, Belgium after a joint meeting of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), representing all the world's significant diamond trading centres, and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA), representing significant manufacturers.
The World Diamond Council (WDC) is the body that represents the interests of the global diamond industry in the Kimberley Process (KP). The Kimberley Process was established in 2000, as part of an effort to find ways to stop conflict diamonds from entering the legitimate diamond trade.
With more than forty years of experience, HRD Antwerp is the reference for education. Professional diamond graders, sorters and gemmologists from all over the world attend our international course programme. We offer courses in diamond grading, gemmology of coloured stones, sorting of rough and polished diamonds, jewellery design and sales. In addition, we create tailor-made programmes for.
The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) defends the interests of the Antwerp diamond sector and promotes Antwerp diamonds around the world. AWDC also acts as a spokesperson and as a coordinator of all activities of the Antwerp diamond sector. HRD Antwerp provides commercial services. One of these services, besides gemmology courses, research and development, is the certification of polished.