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.
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.
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
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.
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