HRD Antwerp and the Istanbul Chamber of Jewelry have signed
a cooperation agreement.
According to the agreement HRD Antwerp will provide the
Turkish jewelry industry with support on three levels: diamond expertise,
gemological training, and promotion.
HRD Antwerp will open a gemological lab at the Istanbul
Chamber of Jewelry. In addition, three major jewelry wholesalers and
retailers—Atassay, Topal, and Atilla Karat—have agreed to become privileged HRD
Antwerp partners, issuing HRD Antwerp diamond jewelry reports and certificates
for their top brands.
“This is a most significant development, because its
represents an alliance between the world’s largest diamond trading center and
one of the world’s largest producers of gold jewelry, said Georges Brys,
general manager of HRD Antwerp, in a statement.