THE DIAMOND HIGH COUNCIL - HOGE RAAD VOOR DIAMANTE (HRD)

Founded in 1976 to meet the growing demand for reliable diamond certificates, the HRD is a non-profit organisation at the service of the Belgian diamond trade and industry. Since its foundation in 1976, the HRD Certificates Laboratory has expanded into one of the largest diamond certification labs in the world and maintains an excellent reputation for quality and objectivity.

Each diamond is examined independently by several experts with very sophisticated machinery, such as spectophotometres, Dia-Mention systems, and cathode luminescence apparatus to ensure a high level of reliability.

TYPES OF CERTIFICATES ISSUED BY THE HRD

HRD Diamond Certificate
A certificate detailing the shape, measurements, carat weight, clarity, fluorescence, colour and finish grades of a diamond as well as a plotted diagram. To see an example, click on the certificate on the right.

HRD Diamond Identification Report
A simpler version of the diamond certificate detailing the same characteristics as above but without a plotted diagram.

HRD Diamond Colour Certificate
A certificate outlining the colour description, origin and luminescence of fancy coloured stones.