Kiran Gems, the World’s Largest Manufacturer of Diamonds, received the 2000th D-Scope ever produced by HRD Antwerp during a handover ceremony at the Kiran Gems factory in Surat, India, on March 14, 2015.
The D-Scope features a patented gem manipulating system to facilitate facet measurements and incorporates two light sources: a dark-field light and daylight to control the inner and outer characteristics of a polished diamond. A special light source called “Avalight” can be added, which is used to visualise the surface finish of a facet with very high contrast. HRD Antwerp has an extensive experience in researching, examining and grading diamonds which it fully used during the development of its own analysis tool, the powerful diamond microscope D-Scope. This tool has constantly been evaluated and refined throughout the years in order to optimise the analysis of diamonds. Each D-Scope is available with either Zeiss, Leica or Olympus optics and can be equipped with a USB camera.
Over the years Kiran Gems has ordered many D-scopes, among other HRD Antwerp equipment, for use in its state-of-the-art production facility in Surat. The latest unit they ordered turned out to be the 2000th D-Scope ever to be produced by the HRD Antwerp Equipment factory in Belgium, which was handed over to the Kiran Gems’ Management during a small ceremony.
“As it’s our mission to provide our customers with the highest level of quality through the products and services we deliver, it’s absolutely paramount we use the best tools available in the business. For many years we have been working with HRD Antwerp Equipment and we’re very happy to receive this milestone unit,” explains Mr. Vasrambhai Navadiya, General Manger – Operations at Kiran Gems Pvt. Ltd.
“D-Scope Microscopes are perhaps one of the best in the world when it comes to microscopes for grading polished diamonds. It has excellent imaging and lighting systems and is equipped with state-of-the-art diamond holding mechanism. We are using this D-Scopes from more than 10 years now. Lexus, HRD Equipment’s local distributor, has been offering us excellent service & support. They had been very co-operative,” said Mr. Navadiya.
“For a long time we have had the honour to provide Kiran Gems with our equipment ranging from diamond microscopes and diamond analysing and screening devices,” said Mr. Marc Thomassen, Chief Equipment Officer, HRD Antwerp.
“Over time, Kiran Gems has also greatly contributed to improving the D-Scope’s overall performance by providing us with valuable feedback in regards to possible ergonomic and technical enhancements,” said Mr. Thomassen.