HRD Antwerp will open a diamond-jewellery grading laboratory in Dubai’s Almas Tower through a partnership with retailer Stargems Group, wrote Rapaport.
It will be located within the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) Free Zone.
HRD and Stargems signed a memorandum of understanding in which the lab will grade the retailer’s entire jewellery inventory.
“Within the diamond industry, trust is key,” said Stargems chairman Shailesh Javeri. “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.”