Amid the ’90s nostalgia of 2017, no designer’s legacy is more pervasive than that of Martin Margiela. Considering that the Belgian nonconformist set out to challenge the fashion system—not just with his designs, but also with his way of conducting business—the industry’s current fixation on him is more than a little ironic. Flashback to the Read More →

HRD Antwerp signed separate agreements with two Shenzhen-based organisations in a bid to further fortify its business in China, the company announced recently. HRD Antwerp inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Shenzhen Jewelry Designers Association (SJDA), which stipulates the provision of advanced jewellery design courses by HRD Antwerp. The Belgium-based company will organise its Read More →

HRD Antwerp is hosting an industry-wide symposium on relevant issues in the diamond, coloured gemstone and global jewellery markets, scheduled for September 26 in Antwerp, Belgium. The symposium, Inspired by Nature, will gather renowned speakers and experts in the gemstone and jewellery industry, according to HRD Antwerp. Pierre Cartigny, professor and research director at CNRS, Read More →

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Belgium on March 30 for a day-long visit, personally welcomed members of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre’s (AWDC) board of directors. AWDC is the umbrella organisation for the Antwerp diamond industry. Belgium is one of Europe’s top three trade partners with India, and is the second-largest exporter Read More →

HRD Antwerp and the Hong Kong Indian Diamond Association (HKIDA) recently signed an agreement on an exclusive diamond-screening service using the M-Screen. The M-Screen is “the world’s fastest melee-screening device available today,” HRD Antwerp said. The new service will offer the screening of parcels – with a minimum total weight of 10 carats – of Read More →