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09/07/2024

Rethinking Diamonds: Pioneering Sustainability in the Industry

Rethinking Diamonds: Pioneering Sustainability in the Industry A New Ecosystem At HB, we move beyond sustainability to positive impact In a world increasingly attuned...

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03/07/2024

The Strategic Imperative of Vertically Integrated Supply Chains in Tomorrow’s World (Part 2)

The Strategic Imperative of Vertically Integrated Supply Chains in Tomorrow’s World (Part 2) Read Part 1 here A New Ecosystem In vertically integrated supply...

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27/06/2024

The Strategic Imperative of Vertically Integrated Supply Chains in Tomorrow’s World (Part 1)

The Strategic Imperative of Vertically Integrated Supply Chains in Tomorrow’s World (Part 1) In an era where sustainability is taking center stage, businesses across...

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04/03/2024

Botswana’s Subtle Revolution | PART 4

Africa stands at a crossroads, grappling not only with the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic but also with the reverberations of conflicts unfolding...

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04/03/2024

Botswana’s Subtle Revolution | PART 3

The G7, consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, unleashed sanctions to cripple Russia's ability to fund...

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04/03/2024

Botswana’s Subtle Revolution | PART 2

In the intricate dance of global economics, Botswana stands as both a player and a pawn, its mineral wealth shaping its destiny but also...

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20/02/2024

Botswana’s Subtle Revolution | PART 1

In the unyielding theatre of economic production, one must choose between playing the role of a producer or resigning to a perennial existence at...

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13/12/2023

Revolutionizing Diamond Transparency: HB Antwerp’s Partnership with Microsoft

At HB Antwerp, we've embarked on a mission to rewrite the rules of the diamond industry. Historically opaque and lacking transparency, the diamond trade...

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10/10/2023

HB Antwerp Debuts “The Navigator” at Global Expo in Gaborone

Proprietary software revolutionizes the diamond polishing process by offering unparalleled accuracy and control HB, a technology-driven Mineral Infrastructure company, is proud to unveil its...

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13/09/2023

New R&D Director: Tom Munters joins HB Antwerp

HB Antwerp, a technology-driven mineral infrastructure company, today announced that Tom Munters has been appointed to the newly created role of R&D Director. Research...

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23/08/2023

HB establishes a powerful partnership with MIT

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30/07/2023

The Visionary and Genesis of HB Antwerp – The Mining Executive Magazine

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11/05/2023

President Tshisekedi from the DRC visits HB Botswana Facility

10 May 2023 - Gaborone, Botswana HB, a Mineral Infrastructure company pioneering a new way of diamond sourcing, transformation, and distribution, was honored to...

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02/05/2023

Omogolo Bonjo Mathumo Named HB Botswana Communications Director

The former Duma FM radio host brings a trusted voice to HB Botswana GABORONE, Botswana – 2 May 2023 Omogolo Bonjo Mathumo joins HB...

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28/03/2023

HB Antwerp Opens Landmark Facility in Botswana and embarks on a groundbreaking partnership with the Government of Botswana.

Gaborone, Botswana – 27 March 2023 – On 27 March, HB Antwerp officially opened the doors of HB Botswana, the company’s first branch outside...

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15/12/2022

Daily News Botswana – Graduates Aim to Transform Economy

Source: Daily News Botswana. GABORONE - The first batch of young Batswana, who went for training with diamond processing specialists HB Antwerp, are back...

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21/11/2022

Microsoft Changemakers Film featuring HB Antwerp

Antwerp, Belgium — November 21, 2022 — Today, HB Antwerp and Microsoft announced the release of the latest short film from Microsoft’s Changemakers series, offering...

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17/11/2022

Lucara and HB Antwerp Announce Ten-Year Partnership

Vancouver, Canada & Antwerp, Belgium  16 November 2022  Lucara Diamond Corp. and HB Antwerp announced that after 24 months of successful partnership, they have...

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10/11/2022

“HB Botswana Pioneers Arrive In November” – Guardian Sun

Young tech-giants set to disrupt the diamond industry - HB Botswana Pioneers   The early recruits of the newly-set up diamond technology company, HB...

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08/11/2022

HB Botswana Opening Opening Soon

HB Botswana Opening   Source: Botswana Daily News

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04/11/2022

HB Botswana To Disrupt Diamond Industry

"New kid on the block, HB Botswana to disrupt diamond industry" - Botswana Guardian The trending story this week is the setting up of...

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28/10/2022

“Door onze samenwerking stegen de inkomsten uit diamant er al met 40%” – Gazet van Antwerpen

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28/10/2022

“Thanks to our collaboration, diamond income has increased by 40%.” – Gazet Van Antwerpen

Gazet van Antwerpen – 28 October, 2022 “Thanks to our collaboration, diamond income has increased by 40%.” The diamond company HB Antwerp will open...

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30/09/2022

‘If Diamond Giants Don’t Adjust Their Business Model, Their Time Is Up’

On September 30, the Belgian business newspaper De Tijd published an article about HB Antwerp. The English translation of this article can be read...

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29/09/2022

Diamonds Are Development’s Best Friend?

For many organizations, UNGA means business. This week that included a campaign called Diamonds for Development led by the Botswana government, with support from...

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23/09/2022

Leveraging Innovation and Tech for Economic Transformation

Leveraging Innovation and Tech for Economic Transformation HB Antwerp Hosts Botswana President, Belgium Deputy Prime Minister, and Microsoft Vice President for Discussion. On 21...

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15/09/2022

HB First to guarantee the lineage of diamonds with the launch of an IoT device

Cutting-Edge IoT Device Paired with Blockchain Technology Will Bring Unparalleled Transparency to the Mining Industry HB Antwerp unveiled the “HB Capsule,” a proprietary Internet...

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09/09/2022

University Students in Botswana to Participate in HB Innovation Lab

HB Antwerp is proud to announce the selection of thirty (30) soon-to-be graduates from Botswana to participate in the second session of the HB...

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25/07/2022

HB & WomHub to host innovation and sustainability-focused hackathon

HB Antwerp and WomHub to host innovation and sustainability-focused hackathon to foster talent and job opportunities in Botswana.   HB Antwerp, in partnership with...

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08/07/2022

HB Antwerp Goes Nano – Nanores, European Pioneer In Nanotechnology

HB x Nanores - European Pioneers In Nanotechnology HB Antwerp Announces Strategic Partnership with Nanotech Lab Nanores Antwerp, Belgium and Wrocław, Poland – HB Antwerp,...

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12/05/2022

HB Antwerp wins the Finance Team of the Year Award

Best Finance Team of the Year Award 2022: congrats HB ANTWERP & SWECO! The annual ceremony honoring the 'Best Finance Team of the Year'...

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19/04/2022

Female Founded Innovation [Press Clipping Africa Outlet]

Female-Founded Innovation  As a boutique pan-African talent incubator for female-led innovation, WomHub is committed to enhancing gender parity in STEM. By partnering with leading...

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18/03/2022

Belgian Eco-Fashion Trailblazer Joins Signum as Head of Sustainability

HB Antwerp is pleased to announce that Valerie Geluykens has assumed the role of Head of Sustainability for Signum, the bespoke experiential brand of...

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15/03/2022

HB Antwerp wins Innovation Award

Antwerp, 15 March 2022 - HB Antwerp was honored to receive an AHA! Innovation Award in the category of One-To-Watch. These prestigious awards, organized...

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14/02/2022

Diamond Industry Pioneer HB Signs with BIUST

Diamond Industry Pioneer HB Antwerp Signs Long-Term MOU with Botswana International University of Science and Technology Partners Will Collaborate to Foster Next Generation of...

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14/02/2022

HB Antwerp Celebrates 2021 Success with ‘Year in Review”

HB Antwerp Celebrates 2021 Success with ‘Year in Review” Antwerp, February 9, 2022 - HB Antwerp, the entrepreneurial natural diamond start-up, is celebrating the...

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22/01/2022

HB Antwerp Launches Rough Diamonds with Digital Twins

HB Antwerp Launches Rough Diamonds with Digital Twins January 22, 2022 - This article was published in the Belgian Economic newspaper, De Tijd  The...

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19/12/2021

Launch of Signum – The First Luxury Brand Born in the Metaverse

HB Antwerp Announces the Launch of Signum – The First Luxury Brand Born in the Metaverse – With the Release of NFTs Antwerp, Belgium,...

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19/12/2021

Limitless Potential In The Diamond Metaverse

Looking for a luxury Christmas gift that gives back? 2.4 ETH buys one of 12 unique diamond bunnies NFTs and limitless potential to trade...

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21/09/2021

HB Antwerp Brings 1175 Carat Diamond to New York

HB Antwerp Brings 1175 Carat Diamond to New York Antwerp –September 20, HB Antwerp arrives today in New York City with the 1175 carat...

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02/09/2021

University Students and Graduates in Botswana Selected to Join HB Antwerp Innovation Lab

University Students and Graduates in Botswana Selected to Join HB Antwerp Innovation Lab Antwerp and Gaborone, September 2, 2021 - We are proud to...

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28/07/2021

La start-up HB Antwerp s’associe à Blockchain Solutions pour certifier ses diamants

Forbes - L’entreprise belge a créé le buzz en dévoilant sa collaboration avec Blockchain Solutions pour tracer l’ensemble de la chaîne de production de...

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15/07/2021

Innovation Lab: HB & WomHub to Create New Opportunities in Botswana

HB Antwerp Partners with WomHub to Create New Opportunities in Botswana through the HB Innovation Lab Antwerp, July 15, 2021 - Today, Belgian diamond...

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14/07/2021

HB Antwerp establishes premier training academy for diamond specialists and jewelers

HB Antwerp establishes a premier training academy for diamond specialists and jewelers. Antwerp, July 14, 2021 – HB Antwerp, a data and tech company...

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07/05/2021

HB Antwerp and Sarine Become Technology Partners

HB Antwerp and Sarine Become Technology Partners Antwerp, May 7, 2021 - HB Antwerp, the Antwerp-based data & technology company focusing on diamonds, is...

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04/05/2021

Blockchain Solutions: HB Providing Customers with verifiable diamond history

Antwerp, 4 May 2021 - HB Antwerp and Blockchain Solutions are pleased to announce their collaboration towards more transparency in the diamond industry. The...

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23/04/2021

AI & Automation Enter The Diamond World

AI & Automation Enter The Diamond World as HB Antwerp and Comate Announce an Exclusive Partnership Antwerp, 23 April 2021 – Tech and data...

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07/04/2021

HB and Lucara sign a long-term supply agreement

HB Antwerp and Lucara Sign a Long-Term Supply Agreement. Following an initial six-month cooperation, Lucara Diamond Corp. and HB Antwerp are stepping into a...

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31/03/2021

Blockchain Technology Opportunities For The Fashion Industry

Innovative Blockchain Technology Creates New Opportunities For The High-End Fashion Industry Forbes - Traditionally, the luxury fashion business has been associated with an upper-echelon...

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01/02/2021

Luxury Giants Like Louis Vuitton Are Falling for Big Gems

New York Times - A handful of huge diamonds has arrived in the world of high jewelry that could alter the entire business. In...

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25/01/2021

HB Antwerp Hires Sustainability and Communications Consultancy Eco-Age

Next-generation diamond manufacturer HB Antwerp has appointed Eco-Age as its retained agency for 2021. Eco-Age will manage strategic partnerships and communications for the business...

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13/11/2020

Inside The Jewellery Industry’s Sustainability Sea Change

The Forward Lab - Fuelled by consumer demand, the jewelry world is in the midst of transformation, with huge growth in ethical and sustainability...

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13/11/2020

Louis Vuitton Announces the Discovery of Sethunya, a 549 Carat Rough Diamond

Louis Vuitton Announces the Discovery of Sethunya, a 549 Carat Rough DiamondLouis Vuitton Announces the Discovery of Sethunya, a 549 Carat Rough Diamond Yesterday...

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13/11/2020

HB, the Belgian gem that cuts diamonds for Vuitton & co – Sewelo Diamond

The luxury house Louis Vuitton presented this Tuesday, in Paris, "Sewelo", the second largest diamond in the world L'Echo - With a fully integrated...

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11/11/2020

HB Antwerp to receive 998 carat diamond

Jewellery Focus - HB is known for its diamond trade chain and use of technology to bring simplicity and transparency to the traditionally complex...

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05/11/2020

HB will cut Louis Vuitton super-diamond, Sethunya

Antwerp firm will cut Louis Vuitton super-diamond, Sethunya The Brussels Times - An Antwerp diamond company, HB Antwerp, has been given the job of...

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05/11/2020

Louis Vuitton Wants Your Input On Cutting This 549-Carat Diamond

Louis Vuitton Wants Your Input On Cutting This 549-Carat Diamond The National Jeweler - Antwerp, Belgium—A rough stone is the blank canvas of the...

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05/11/2020

Louis Vuitton compró su segundo diamante gigante en menos de un año

Louis Vuitton compró su segundo diamante gigante en menos de un año Fue bautizado “flor” en setsuana como guiño al Monogram de la maison...

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05/11/2020

Louis Vuitton 正式宣佈開採出重「549 克拉」之高品質鑽石原石

HYPEBEAST CHINA - 先正式宣佈一項意義非凡的鑽石開採成果,集團開採出重達 549 克拉的高品質鑽石原石「Sethunya」。 之所以命名為 Sethunya 的原因是在博茨瓦納語中,Sethunya 的意思是「花」,藉以象徵了 Louis Vuitton 標誌性的 Monogram 印花圖案。Sethunya 的歷史可追溯至 2 億年前,Louis Vuitton 接下來會與 Lucara Diamond Corp. 和...

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04/11/2020

Follow the diamond on its journey from Botswana to Antwerp

‘Sethunya’ Follow the diamond on its journey from Botswana to Paris through Antwerp. HB Antwerp, the European technology company focused on the diamond industry,...

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17/09/2020

HB Antwerp Aims to Shake Up Large-Stone Market

HB Antwerp Aims to Shake Up Large-Stone Market It’s not often a newcomer sweeps in to buy the largest diamond available on the market....

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14/09/2020

HB Antwerp Buys Sightholder’s Cutting Factory

Rapaport - HB Antwerp has acquired the manufacturing facility of AMC Diamonds, a Belgian large-stone specialist and De Beers sightholder, bringing with it 13...

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16/07/2020

Antwerp-based HB Will Buy All +10.8 ct Lucara Diamonds

The Diamond Loupe - Lucara Diamond Corp has announced a unique partnership with the Antwerp-based company HB in which HB will buy all of...

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15/01/2020

Second-Biggest Diamond Ever Will Become Louis Vuitton Jewelry

Bloomberg - The second-biggest diamond in history will be cut, polished and turned into a collection of Louis Vuitton jewelry. Lucara Diamond Corp., which...

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