Antwerp Diamond High Council (HRD)

For anyone that seeks the best of quality diamond, the city of Antwerp or any of its online stores is one recommended location. Otherwise called the Diamond High Council, Hoge Raad Voor Diamant popularly known by the acronym HRD is the officially recognized representative of the HRD Diamonds Belgium Trade Industry with its headquarter located in the World Diamond Centre, Antwerp. Among the most important departments of the Antwerp Diamond High Council (HRD) is the HRD Certificate Department established in 1976 as the product of the outcome of an extensive research of 1972 as a response to meet the growing demand for reliable diamond certificates. The HRD Antwerp diamond certification however

represents a symbol of quality and authenticity upon which the HRD certified diamonds are considered original and best of quality. As a prove for authenticity, HRD Certificate diamonds usually comes with the HRD diamond certification which explicitly states the quality descriptions of the diamond as it relates to shape, weight, clarity grade, fluorescence, colour grade, measurements, proportions and finish grade all which determines the value attached to the stone.

Some diamonds do come with different colours; the most beautiful of which is called “fancy colours”. A HRD diamond colour certificate can however be requested either separately or with the HRD diamond certificate.