HRD Antwerp NV officially launched its HRD Lab Link in Israel Tuesday. The new service will provide members of the Israeli diamond center direct access to the HRD Diamond Lab, with diamonds picked up at the clients’ office in Ramat Gan, and returned to the offices after grading in Antwerp with their certificates.
The launch took place at a reception and presentation held at the Sheraton City Tower Hotel, adjacent to the Israel Diamond Exchange complex in Tel Aviv. The event was attended by members of the Israeli diamond, gemstone, and jewelry community, and included key officials from the centre’s leading industry organisations. Heading the Belgian delegation was Georges Brys, the newly appointed general manager of HRD Antwerp NV. He was accompanied by Freddy Hanard, chief executive officer of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre, Dirk Dullaert, HRD Antwerp NV’s chief officer Commercial Operations, and Grietje Renders, HRD Antwerp NV account manager
The HRD Lab Link pick up certification service—which is logistically supported in Israel by D2D Val Express and in Belgium by G4S—will offer the complete range of services offered by the HRD Diamond lab in Antwerp, including full diamond certificates, fancy colour diamond certificates, laser inscriptions with the HRD Certificate ID number inscribed on the girdle, and sealing, which guarantees the association between the stone and the certificate. The service is also tailored for smaller and medium sized companies that send out parcels of limited size and even single stones.
Georges Brys, general manager of HRD Antwerp NV,
addressing participants in the HRD Lab Link Launch event.