HRD Antwerp has entered a partnership with Dubai-based jewellery retailer Stargems to certify their entire jewellery inventory through the establishment of a diamond jewellery grading lab, according to a press release from the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC).
As a result of the collaboration, HRD Antwerp will open its first diamond jewellery grading lab in the Middle East, located inside the Turkish Trade Center (TTC) in Almas Tower in the DMCC Free Zone.
Stargems Group Chairman Shailesh Javeri commented, “Within the diamond industry, trust is key. As a retailer, we want our customers to have confidence in our products. By certifying our entire inventory with the highly reputable HRD Antwerp brand, our customers can be assured about the authenticity and quality of our jewellery.”
For his part, HRD Antwerp CEO Michel Janssens explained, "We are delighted to be setting up our first diamond jewellery grading lab in the Middle East. Transparency and authenticity form the bedrock of our work and we want to make sure that Stargems’ clients purchase their jewellery with full confidence and peace of mind. We look forward to beginning our partnership and introducing a new standard to the industry.”
DMCC Executive Chairman Ahmed Bin Sulayem commented, "We are thrilled to be welcoming HRD Antwerp to both Dubai and the DMCC community. We fully support this collaboration, which we believe will have a positive impact on the industry as a whole. We at DMCC are fully committed to the highest standards of quality, authenticity and transparency and this is exactly the type of partnership that reinforces these values.”