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HRD Antwerp NV will take part in the Shanghai Jewelry Show

06 may 2009

HRD Antwerp NV, which provides grading, gemmological, educational, technological and research services to the international diamond and jewellery industries, will be a key participant in the Antwerp Diamond Pavilion at the Jewelry Shanghai trade show which opens on May 13 and runs through May 16, Rough&Polished was told by AWDC.
The HRD Antwerp booth will be located at Stand 1H61-1H63 in the Antwerp Diamond Pavilion.
HRD Antwerp will be introducing visitors to the stand its D-Scope DV4, a portable microscope designed for the jewellery market. D-Scope DV4 is a high quality stereo zoom microscope with gem manipulator and vacuum system. It is equipped with a sophisticated illumination system that consists of unique halogen darkfield lighting and LED-top lights for quick examination possibilities.
The booth will also see demonstrations of the new Hearts & Arrows measuring system by HRD Antwerp and its new certificate.
“This is the fourth time that HRD Antwerp will be participating in this show, and that alone underscores the tremendous potential we see in the Shanghai diamond market,” said Georges Brys, general manager of HRD Antwerp.
Shanghai’s jewellery retail sector represents about 20 percent of total jewellery sales in all of China.

Alex Shishlo, Rough&Polished European Bureau Editor in Brussels