Hoge Raad Voor Diamant (The Diamond High Council)
is best known as the HRD. The officially recognized representative of the Belgium
diamond trade and industry, the HRD headquarters are located in Antwerp, World
Diamond Center. One of the departments of The Antwerp Diamond High Council (HRD)
is the HRD Certificates Department. Preceded by extensive research as of 1972,
the HRD Certificates Department was founded in 1976 to meet the growing demand
for reliable diamond certificates.
Certificate guarantees the authenticity of a diamond and thus rules out the possibility
of it being an imitation or a synthetic diamond. Next, the Certificate contains
a complete quality description of the diamond, with regard to shape, weight, clarity
grade, fluorescence, colour grade, measurements, proportions and finish grade.
These quality characteristics determine the value of the stone.
diamonds have a colour different from the normal type of diamond. The most beautiful
among these are called 'fancy colours'. On the HRD Diamond Colour Certificate,
attention is paid to the specific characteristics that determine the value of
colour diamonds, such as the colour description, the colour origin and the luminescence.
Obviously, it is especially important whether the diamond under examination is
a natural fancy colour diamond or a treated diamond. The Diamond Colour Certificate
can be requested separately or in combination with an HRD Diamond Certificate.
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On January 1, 2003 many countries around the world have 'Kimberley Process' established
by world governments and the diamond industry to eradicate the trade in conflict
diamonds. All the diamonds used in our engagement rings, earrings and jewelry
are purchased form legitimate sources in compliance with the United Nations resolution.
We do not and will not ever sell conflict