HRD and Worldmart Agreement May Lead to Gem Center

HRD Antwerp has signed a memorandum of understanding that sets out a possible cooperation with Worldmart Jewelry & Gems Emporium in Panyu, China.

This happened in the presence of Tan Ying-Hua, party secretary of the Panyu District Government of China and prominent members of the diamond and jewelry community from Belgium and China.

Worldmart has recently engaged in talks with HRD Antwerp to establish a functional gemological service center in Panyu. This center may consist of a school that will cater for the training needs of the growing diamond and jewelry market in China.

The HRD Antwerp educational program may also be supported by a “fast track” service for diamond certification in Antwerp and an expert facility in Panyu.

Worldmart is a materials trading and service platform dedicated to the support of the Chinese jewelry industry which is located largely at Panyu and its vicinity.

HRD Antwerp NV is the recently created commercial subsidiary of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre, the private foundation formerly known as the Hoge Raad voor Diamant. HRD Antwerp operates five services : HRD Diamond Lab, which issues one of the world’s most  respected diamond certificates, the HRD Precious Stones Lab;  HRD Education; HRD Equipment and HRD Research.