On May 9th the Belgian Pavilion at the World Expo in Milan was officially opened. During the World Expo, visitors to the Belgian Pavilion are able to discover typical Belgian specialities such as Belgian beer, chocolate and fries in addition to another iconic product, diamonds.
Belgium, and particularly Antwerp, has a long and rich history as one of the most important diamond manufacturing and trading hubs in the world. At the Belgian Pavilion, the Antwerp diamond heritage is showcased by a selection of jewellery designs nominated for the HRD Awards 2015.
The HRD awards, a biannual jewellery design contest for talented jewellery designers organised by HRD Antwerp, is internationally recognised as one of the world's most important jewellery design competitions today. Its goal is to inspire and promote creative contemporary diamond jewellery design and avant-garde ideas.
This year, the HRD awards’ theme is “'A LA CARTE | A Culinary Diamond Journey'” a food inspired theme which corresponds to the overall World Expo theme 'Food'. The finished jewellery designs will be on display at the Belgian Pavilion for the duration of the World Expo in Milan, which will run from May 1st until October 31th, 2015.
On April 2nd, the international Jury of the HRD Awards 2015 already gathered in Antwerp to review the final selection and choose the winning design and three finalists. The results will be announced during a grand award ceremony and jewellery show on October 29th
Once the World Expo in Milan ends, the full HRD Awards collection will be traveling the world with China being its first destination.
Tesiro. Exclusive diamond jewellery partner. Tesiro is an internationally renowned jewellery company active in promoting the Belgian diamond jewellery sector. Tesiro currently operates more than 400 jewelllery stores in China. Tesiro’s internationally renowned diamond cut ”Blue Flame” is the result of a close collaboration between Antwerp and China. Each “Blue Flame” diamond comes with an HRD Antwerp Diamond Identification Report and is exclusively sold by Tesiro in China.