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HRD Antwerp sets standards for new ‘Antwerp Twins’ cut certification

21 september 2009

HRD Antwerp is now fully certifying the brand-new  ‘Antwerp Twins’ cut diamond, for which it has set up the standards of certification in collaboration with WTOCD, the Antwerp-based scientific diamond research centre, AWDC reports.
This means a dedicated certificate can now be made for this exclusive cut, whereas before, the cut would only be mentioned as a comment on the certificate.
The new diamond cut derives its name from its two faceted domes on the crown and pavilion side. The Antwerp Twins diamonds all have one feature in common: a fully faceted dome-shaped crown, with either no table at all or only a tiny ‘culet’-style facet in the centre of the crown. The new cut design for stones in different shapes creates a very sparkling design and no compromise on light output.
The newly designed stone is introduced by the Antwerp based company ‘3D Diamonds’. "With this new cut, we want to offer the world a step ahead in jewellery design and a demonstration of the leadership of Antwerp in diamonds", explains Eva Van Looveren, CEO of 3D Diamonds.
The Antwerp Twins diamond will be launched at the Hong Kong Jewellery and Watch Fair.

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