Under this new partnership, the group will utilise Sarine’s Galaxy scanning, planning and AI-grading technologies, which will be fully integrated with HB’s proprietary technologies throughout the process, from rough sourcing to the final polished result.
The partnership also aims to demonstrate that transparency and open collaboration can benefit all the stakeholders throughout the value-chain.
In addition, the two companies have also agreed to explore co-development of new technologies based on their R&D centres in Israel and Belgium.
Rafael Papismedov, strategy director, HB Antwerp, said: “HB Antwerp and Sarine have a solid foundation for cooperation, given Sarine’s advanced technological solutions, which helps to serve HB Antwerp’s vision for streamlining the supply-chain and providing the end consumers with the quality products they desire, along with the transparency and confidence they demand.
“Both parties have a common vision and are determined to leverage this cooperation to enhance consumer confidence while providing the highest quality products for leading diamond brands.”
David Block, group CEO, Sarine, added: “This new paradigm combining producers, manufacturers and retailers underpinned by the latest technologies has the potential to revolutionise our industry.
“We are proud to be a partner in this new paradigm and are very excited about the potential of this new and innovative initiative.”