THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIAMOND GRADING & RESEARCH:
THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE MAGIC
The first De Beers diamonds came from the fabled Kimberley Mine in South Africa in 1888.
Since then, the search for the world's most iconic and sought-after diamonds has extended to the extremes of desert and Arctic climates as well as the ocean's depths.
From the start, the De Beers Group combined marketing prowess with cutting-edge science. The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research, founded in 2008, is a prime example.
Based in Antwerp and run by the world's top diamond experts, the International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research benefits from proprietary equipment of the De Beers group of companies that enables the most precise grading and assessment for both rough and polished diamonds.
It is one of the only facilities of its kind solely devoted to diamonds.
Unrivalled services from the industry’s experts
The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research offers a range of expert services and specialises in the development of industry-leading verification instruments.