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Knowledge Session on “Lab-Grown Diamonds” by HRD Antwerp India and Arihannt Diamond Institute



Knowledge Session on “Lab-Grown Diamonds” by HRD Antwerp and Arihannt Diamond Institute

“Can you trust your diamond”?

This is one of the most common questions asked by consumers and industry members. HRD Antwerp India in collaboration with Arihannt Diamond Institute organized a knowledge session on “Lab-Grown Diamonds” on 15th December 2019 at the Arihannt Diamond Institute’s Surat campus.

The main objective of this session was to create awareness and understand the changes in the purchase behaviour of consumers while providing information on the distinguishing features between natural diamonds and lab-grown diamonds.

The participants varied from consumers to trade members as well as lab-grown diamond manufacturers. Participants gained information on the growth processes of HPHT and CVD lab-grown diamonds. Additional session highlights included treatments conducted on lab-grown diamonds. A small practical session was also conducted with HPHT and CVD samples.

A Memorandum of Understating (MOU) was signed between HRD Antwerp India and Arihannt Diamond Institute (ADI) for academic collaboration in India at the HRD Antwerp India office in Mumbai in the month of November. The MOU facilitates the exchange of students, faculties as well as diamond, gemstone and jewellery related courses between
the two institutes at Mumbai, Surat and pan India.

About HRD Antwerp

HRD Antwerp is Europe’s leading authority when it comes to diamond grading, education and equipment. They draw on 570 years of experience passed down through the Antwerp’s diamond trade, and strive for perfection, delivering the highest quality in all their products and services. The history of HRD Antwerp is intertwined with that of The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC). The latter is a private foundation, established in 1973 as the Hoge Raad voor Diamant (HRD) or Diamond High Council, at the initiative of the Belgian government and diamond industry representatives. In 2007, HRD Antwerp India was opened as a representative office offering educational services. Additional services in India which include diamond grading, jewellery grading and equipment sales were introduced in 2012. HRD Antwerp India’s educational services offer the coveted ‘HRD Antwerp Certified Diamond Grader’ diploma courses in various industry disciplines, tailor-made programmes and individual coaching to meet up with the growing educational demand within the industry.

About Arihannt Diamond Institute

Arihannt Diamond Institute was established to meet the growing demand of technology, expertise and knowledge in the field of diamond and jewellery since its commencement in 1998. They offer 18 different types of courses under a single banner from rough diamond to jewellery design courses. Arihannt Diamond Institute is the only institute in India where candidates are successfully trained and prepared for the vast diamond industry that Surat harbours and provides a valuation course for Diamonds, which has always been a challenging task for anyone in the industry. Assessing the value of a diamond is one of the most important factors which assist in deciding the future profitability and growth of any organization or company. For 20 years the institute has successfully trained over 30,000 candidates. Arihannt diamond institute provides business support to candidates who have successfully completed the diamond valuation course which includes buying and selling of diamonds, support and guidance for jewellery manufacturing. Job support is also offered by the ADI placement department to candidates who have successfully completed the diamond courses.


Courtesy: Retail Jeweller India News Service

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