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21/11/2022

HB Antwerp featured in new Microsoft Changemakers Film Showcasing How Smart Partnerships Can Reshape Supply Chains and Transform Lives

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 to Revolutionize Supply Chain

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

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10/11/2022

“HB Botswana pioneers arrive November 18” – Guardian Sun

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08/11/2022

“HB Antwerp Gaborone branch opening soon” – Botswana Daily News

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04/11/2022

“New kid on the block, HB Botswana to disrupt diamond industry” – Botswana Guardian

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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, Belgian business newspaper De Tijd published an article about HB Antwerp. The English translation of this article can be read here:...

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29/09/2022

Diamonds Are Development’s Best Friend?

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23/09/2022

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

On 21 September, HB Antwerp hosted an intimate conversation on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly High-level Week to discuss how diamond and...

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15/09/2022

HB Antwerp 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 Selected to Participate in the Highly Anticipated Second Class of the 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 Antwerp and WomHub to host innovation and sustainability-focused hackathon as part of program to foster talent and job opportunities for college students in Botswana

HB Antwerp, in partnership with WomHub, will host a fast-paced, sustainability-focused 1-day hackathon on August 6. This innovative event will provide 50 Motswana college...

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08/07/2022

HB Antwerp goes Nano

HB Antwerp Announces Strategic Partnership with Nanotech Lab Nanores Antwerp, Belgium and Wrocław, Poland – HB Antwerp, the largest diamond ecosystem in the Northern hemisphere,...

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12/05/2022

HB Antwerp wins the Finance Team of the Year Award

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19/04/2022

Africa Outlet – Female founded innovation

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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!-award in the category of One-To-Watch. These awards, organized by the University...

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14/02/2022

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 Talent in Botswana HB Antwerp, the entrepreneurial natural diamond start-up, has signed a five-year Memorandum of...

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14/02/2022

HB Antwerp Celebrates 2021 Success with ‘Year in Review”

Antwerp, February 9, 2022 - HB Antwerp, the entrepreneurial natural diamond start-up, is celebrating the success the company achieved in 2021 with the release...

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22/01/2022

HB Antwerp launches rough diamonds with digital twins

January 22, 2022 - This article was published in the Belgian Economic newspaper, De Tijd  The diamond company HB Antwerp will soon launch rough...

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19/12/2021

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

Antwerp, Belgium, December 19, 2021 — HB Antwerp, the entrepreneurial diamond start-up, is proud to announce the release of the first luxury brand created...

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19/12/2021

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 in the diamond Metaverse

Antwerp, 19th December 2021 - Just in time for Christmas, Signum - a new rough diamond brand that bridges the space between physical and...

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21/09/2021

HB Antwerp Brings 1,175 Carat Diamond to New York

Antwerp –September 20, HB Antwerp arrives today in New York City with the 1,175 carat diamond which was recovered in June by Lucara Diamond...

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02/09/2021

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

Antwerp and Gaborone, September 2, 2021 - We are proud to announce the selection of 30 soon-to-be and recent Engineering and Technology graduates 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

HB Antwerp Partners with WomHub to Create New Opportunities in Botswana

Antwerp, July 15, 2021 - Today, Belgian diamond company HB Antwerp announced its partnership with boutique incubator WomHub to launch the HB Innovation Lab, a comprehensive...

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14/07/2021

HB Antwerp establishes premier training academy for diamond specialists and jewelers

Antwerp, July 14, 2021 – HB Antwerp, a data and tech company specializing in the diamond trade, has established HB Academy, a state-of-the-art training...

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07/05/2021

HB Antwerp and Sarine become technology partners

Antwerp, May 7, 2021 - HB Antwerp, the Antwerp-based data & technology company focusing on diamonds, is partnering with Singapore Exchange Mainboard-listed company Sarine...

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04/05/2021

HB Antwerp partners with Blockchain Solutions to provide customers with real publicly verifiable diamond history information

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 and automation enter the diamond world as HB Antwerp and Comate announce exclusive partnership

Antwerp, 23 April 2021 – Tech and data company HB Antwerp, has entered into an exclusive collaboration with the Leuven-based design and engineering firm,...

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07/04/2021

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 long-term partnership Under the agreement, HB Antwerp will purchase...

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31/03/2021

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 status. Predicting a return to pre-pandemic status with competitive price-points driven...

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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...

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13/11/2020

Inside the jewellery industry’s sustainability sea change

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

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13/11/2020

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

VO+  Yesterday the French luxury maison announced the second, exceptional discovery of a superlative quality diamond and a new collaboration with Lucara and HB...

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13/11/2020

HB Antwerp, la pépite belge qui taille des diamants pour Vuitton & co

L'Echo - Forte d'une chaîne de production entièrement intégrée et de bientôt 100 personnes à bord, la jeune entreprise entend casser les codes de...

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11/11/2020

HB Antwerp to receive 998 carat diamond

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

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05/11/2020

Antwerp firm will cut Louis Vuitton super-diamond

The Brussels Times - An Antwerp diamond company, HB Antwerp, has been given the job of cutting a huge diamond for the luxury goods...

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05/11/2020

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 diamond world, and tech company HB Antwerp wants to create...

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05/11/2020

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

ELLE Mexico - En abril de 2019 fue descubierto el diamante Sewelô, el tercer diamante en bruto más grande del mundo (pesa 352 gramos...

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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

‘Sethunya’ Follow the diamond on its journey from Botswana to Paris through Antwerp

HB Antwerp, the European technology company focused on the diamond industry, is proud to announce a second collaboration to trace the diamond’s journey from...

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17/09/2020

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. Such deals are usually reserved for high-end jewelers...

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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 +10.8ct 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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