Meeting this challenge, the Diamond Lab of HRD Antwerp NV is pleased to announce the launch of its revolutionary new product, the ID CARD. The ID CARD is a highly affordable, new type of grading report that ensures pure confidence in diamonds that weigh between 0.08 and 0.998 carats.
The ID CARD is available in two versions, depending on the weight of the stone submitted for grading. The ID CARD is issued for diamonds ranging from 0.08 carats to 0.298 carats, and offers a description of the diamonds' colour, clarity, proportions and fluorescence. The ID CARD PLUS is produced for diamonds ranging from 0.30 carats to 0.998 carats, and offers a description of the diamonds' colour, clarity, proportions, symmetry, polish and fluorescence. ID CARD PLUS is available for diamonds under 0.30 carats upon request.
Grading Technology at its finest
After careful analysis and examination of each step in the diamond grading process, our scientists designed, developed and built a number of semi-automated, high-tech devices to execute a select number of grading procedures, facilitating the speed and efficiency of the grading process. Extensive testing and trails have proven that these semi-automated procedures are reliable, repeatable and the results extremely consistent. As a result, HRD Antwerp remains at the cutting edge of diamond grading technology, delivering world-class confidence at a faster pace than ever before.
The key features are;
To ensures the safety and security of the diamond, each stone graded by HRD Antwerp's ID CARD service is delivered to the customer in a uniquely designed and executed credit card-sized holder, made of a very sturdy, tampering-resistant polycarbonate.
Security arrows are a signature feature of the ID CARD. These tiny arrows are strong enough to withstand accidental knocks and scratches. But when the holder is opened, the arrows break instantly, and are impossible to replace or repair. Intact arrows ensure the diamond contained in the holder belongs with the ID CARD. Keys to open your ID CARD will be provided along with your order.
HRD Antwerp has developed the world’s most advanced diamond photography device. We no longer provide you with drawings that indicate pinpoints, clouds or inclusions. We give you digital access to the most authentic and detailed picture of your diamond instead. Each ID CARD has a unique QR code that belongs to the specific diamond. By scanning the QR Code, you can see the diamond fingerprint online at My HRD, including all other information regarding the diamond.
Each ID CARD has a QR code that belongs to the specific diamond. By Scanning the QR Code, the owner can see the diamond fingerprint online on My HRD, as well as all the information regarding that diamond.
Diamonds submitted to ID CARD grading service can be laser inscribed with the Diamond ID number indicated on the ID CARD (unless technically unfeasible). To laser inscribe diamonds, we use high-quality excimer short-wave technology. The resulting laser inscription cannot be detected by the naked eye, and therefore does not affect the diamond's physical appearance or value.
The front of the ID CARD contains fluorescent fibres and flags that are only visible with UV light. These security measures are similar to those embedded in currency notes.
A security hologram, similar to the hologram HRD Antwerp embeds in its Diamond Grading Reports, is incorporated into the back of the ID CARD.
As the smallest detail can make a world of difference, we offer the possibility to customize the ID CARDs with your company logo.
For more information about our ID CARD and ID CARD PLUS, please contact your local specialist: