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HRD provides Lab Grown Diamond Grading Reports

11 march 2019

HRD Antwerp said it will test every diamond whether it is natural or lab grown and start issuing Laboratory Grown Diamond Grading Reports, under disclosed condition. 

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Image credit: HRD Antwerp


«Every diamond is tested to determine whether it is natural. If it is found to be laboratory grown, under disclosed condition, we will issue a Laboratory Grown Diamond Grading Report, with this clear wording on the cover,» said the company. 
Each tested diamond will be marked with a laser, the marks will be mentioned in the grading report. 
The report will also provide information about 4Cs, weight, detection, measurements and fluorescence. 

Alex Shishlo, Editor in Chief of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished, Brussels