Cut in Antwerp!

Cut in Antwerp!

The Lucére®, Exceptionally Brilliant! Antwerp Diamond manufacturing firm, Krochmal & Lieber’s dream was to create an exclusive cut with exceptional brilliance and light refraction. The quest led to the Lucére®: A square or rectangular cut diamond with the brilliance of a traditional round cut. The Lucére®’s revolutionary design incorporates a total of 65 facets: 25 facets on the crown and 40 facets on the pavilion facilitating light penetration and reflection. Thanks to its cut corners, the elegant Lucréce® can be set in jewellery pieces without risking any breakages. The Lucére® can be worn on casual as well as special occasions, displaying an extraordinary light output that distinguishes it from other cuts. Thanks to their “Know-How”, the three-generation-old […]

Jewellers love diamonds from Antwerp

Jewellers love diamonds from Antwerp

Premier Italian Jewellery, Zydo’s CEO, Jack Zybert, on what makes jewels exceptional. ADTF: Women all over the world love your pieces. How do you account for this? JZ: Zydo’s stunning jewellery collections highlight classic elegance with a refreshed sense of modern sophistication. Women are very savvy and knowledgeable customers. They are deeply aware of what constitutes a product with superior and lasting craftsmanship as well as the intrinsic value that a jewel made with higher quality diamonds and precious stones command. ADTF: Please give us 3 tips on jewellery gift-giving JZ: I would recommend to 1. Select a gift from a reputable jewellery brand with a history of excellence; 2. […]

Diamonds & Awards

Diamonds & Awards

Winner and finalists of the HRD Awards 2015 revealed during grand prize ceremony in Antwerp – November 2015 On Thursday October 29th, Peter Macken, CEO of HRD Antwerp,  Ludo Van Campenhout, Vice Mayor of Antwerp, Governor Cathy Berx en Richard Shen, CEO of Tesiro, presented the winner of the 17th edition of the HRD Awards. The gala event took place in The Shop in Antwerp and was hosted by Véronique De Kock. The HRD Awards is the world’s leading biennial diamond jewellery contest organized by HRD Antwerp.  It aims to foster creative talent while extending the limits of contemporary diamond jewellery design. The HRD Awards provides a platform for up […]

Would you fancy a vivid blue diamond?

Would you fancy a vivid blue diamond?

Sale of “Blue Moon” underscores strength of top tier diamond market GENEVA, November 2015 – The sale of the Blue Moon, an extremely rare and flawless 12.03-carat Fancy Vivid blue diamond, for a world record price for a gemstone at auction of $48.4 million, highlights the strength of the top tier diamond market. In an exhilarating two-way bidding war at the Sotheby’s sale in Geneva on November 11, the audience gasped as the bids moved ever higher into world record territory, and a loud round of applause in the packed hall followed when the hammer came down on the sale to a Hong Kong buyer. The previous record belonged to […]

Diamonds & Technology: The HRD Antwerp M Screen

Diamonds & Technology: The HRD Antwerp M Screen

Peter Macken, CEO of HRD Antwerp NV, gave an interview to the ADTF Newsletter editors about its latest screening device for synthetic diamonds. With the device, HRD is at the forefront of providing practical and affordable technological solutions to the diamond industry and trade. ADTF:  Who will use the M-Screen? PM: The M-Screen has been designed to screen parcels of melee diamonds (0.01 to 0.20 ct.). This indirectly means that most of the M-Screen units will be employed within environments processing a high capacity of melee goods such as diamond polishing companies or diamond jewellery manufacturers. ADTF: How does M-Screen’s introduction in the market impact the diamond and diamond jewellery industry? […]

Diamonds and Tears

Diamonds and Tears

It could be the title of an American movie. We met with Sophie Mizrahi-Rubel in Paris during the launch of John Rubel’s magnificent collection in Paris, Vancouver and soon New York. The granddaughter of New York fine jeweler, John Rubel, the highly talented craftsman well-known by his peers on Place Vendôme for the Van Cleef & Arpels’ ballerina brooches talks to ADTF: ADTF: Sophie, What comes to your mind when talking about diamonds? At the question, Sophie flushed and a tear drop formed in the corner of her eye. SM-R:  When I think about diamonds, I cannot help but cry because I see my grandfather and this bring back so […]