Wednesday, July 24, 2013

HRD Antwerp's Synthetic Diamond Certificates Launch Sept. 2

HRD Antwerp will launch its Synthetic Diamond Certificate service effective September 2, 2013. As the diamonds are systematically tested to determine whether they are natural or synthetic, a Synthetic Diamond Certificate will be issued when a diamond is found to be synthetic.
The image of diamond as a luxury product is inextricably bound up with its natural character. Lately synthetic diamonds have made their introduction on the gem diamond market. Although they still represent a rather small market segment, their production is on the rise.
HRD Antwerp therefore decided to launch a new product to support consumer confidence: the Synthetic Diamond Certificate.
How does it work? HRD Antwerp tests every diamond to determine whether it is natural. If a diamond is found to be synthetic, HRD Antwerp will issue a Synthetic Diamond Certificate.
In accordance with the IDC-rules, the HRD Antwerp Synthetic Diamond Certificate looks noticeably different from the standard diamond certificate and mentions the clear wording “Synthetic Diamond Certificate” on the cover. Each synthetic diamond is laser inscribed synthetic and the presence of the laser inscription is mentioned on the certificate, with a statement that the diamond has been lab-grown.
Each Synthetic Diamond Certificate includes the same unique safety features as the standard HRD Antwerp natural diamond certificate.
Screening service for HPHT treated and Synthetic Diamonds
In addition to the HRD Antwerp Synthetic Diamond Certificate, HRD Antwerp offers a screening service for HPHT and CVD Synthetic Diamonds, This service is intented to help diamond dealers to ascertain that the diamonds in a polished diamond parcel are all natural.
The examination applies to parcels containing min. 20 diamonds ranging from 0.05 carat to 0.49 carat and D to L color. After screening, the costumer receives a sealed parcel with “Screening Report” with the text ''this parcel only consists of natural diamonds, not synthetic and not HPHT treated.''

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