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Crafted by Infinity co-founder earns Gold Laureate honors

John Pollard

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Many pros in our community know CBI co-founder Lieve Peeters. Longtime readers may recall references to her, such as this one.
https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/fake-rough-diamonds-revealed-by-our-crafted-by-infinity-friends-photos.234038/

It's my honor to announce that our friend Lieve has been awarded the Gold Medal of Distinction and named Diamond Laureate by King Phillipe of Belgium.

hp-diamonds-laureate-lieve-peeters-300.jpg

Details and photos here: https://www.hpdiamonds.com/en-us/blog/blog-article/55

In a ceremony in Antwerp, Belgium, on December 1, 2019 Lieve Peeters was named Diamond Laureate and awarded the Gold Medal of Distinction by King Philippe of Belgium for her service to the Belgian diamond industry.

His Royal Highness conferred the Laureate titles and issued Honour Badges of Labour with gold, silver or bronze distinction to promoted individuals from the diamond sector on October 13, 2019. Ms. Peeters was chosen to receive gold honors.

Ms. Peeters is the co-founder of Crafted by Infinity diamonds and the company’s Chief Gemologist. She also holds the position of judicial expert on diamonds for the Belgian Ministry of Justice and has worked with the FBI, Scotland Yard and Interpol, among others. Prior to her position with Crafted by Infinity, Ms. Peeters was Lead Diamond Expert for Belgium's Hoge Raad voor Diamant.

The awards ceremony, held in Antwerp, was overseen by Philippe Pirson, President of the Royal Institute of Labor Elites, along with Bart De Hantsetters, President of the Organizing Committee and Willy Imbrechts, Commissioner General of the Government.

Following a speech by Mr. Pirson, medals were presented to the Laureates, who were categorized by the labels Future of the profession, Specialist in the profession and Expert in the profession. Certificates were then presented to Honor Dean of Labor and Honor Dean of Labor emerita recipients. Closing comments were given by Mr. De Hantsetters and the ceremony concluded with the playing of the National Anthem.

Having earned these Laureate honors, Ms. Peeters could become named an Honored Dean of her profession. Following her 40th year in the diamond sector she will be in line for Knighthood.

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I hope you will join me in congratulating this amazing lady for a well-deserved honor.
 

OoohShiny

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Congratulations! :))
 

Rhino

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Hi Lieve!!!

Vicki and I send our sincere congrats!!!!!!!!!! YOU DESERVE IT!!!

Warm regards,
Jonathan and Vicii
 

Karl_K

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Awesome!!!! Congrates Lieve!!!!!!!
 

Rockdiamond

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Amazing honor for an amazing diamond lady!!!!
Definitely we’ll deserved
 

SandyinAnaheim

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Congratulations Lieve!! :appl:

As a CBI SuperFan, I'm thrilled to see that your dedication to diamonteering and creating as perfect of a diamond as humanly possible is being acknowledged and rewarded so auspiciously. You deserve all the accolades.
 

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This is the kind of blurred line that makes me uncomfortable on PS sometimes. I understand why posting about the accolade is appropriate on PS, but attention being directed to the brand in the title given the choice of sub-forum, i.e. more densely populated by those yet to purchase than other sub-forums, doesn't feel wholly appropriate. Perhaps it's because it is her work outside of the company she co-founded that earned her the accolades.

To clarify, she has https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honour_Badge_of_Labour
been awarded a Gold Honour Badge of Labour, which confers the title 'Laureate of Labour' to those receiving Bronze, Silver or Gold Honour Badges of Labour, or the next badge 'up', Honour Dean of Labour; is Lieve the only 'Diamond Laureate' or would that title be conferred to Bronze and Silver Badge-holders too?
  • The Gold Honour Badge of Labour, awarded to workers having been awarded the Silver Badge at least five years earlier, having a recognized professional competence, and actively involved in the social and professional development of their profession, such as leading training programmes or trade unions.

Congratulations to her, and great respect for all the work and diligence that doubtless went to receiving such a prestigious accolade.
 

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What an incredible honor. Congratulations!
 

SandyinAnaheim

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This is the kind of blurred line that makes me uncomfortable on PS sometimes. I understand why posting about the accolade is appropriate on PS, but attention being directed to the brand in the title given the choice of sub-forum, i.e. more densely populated by those yet to purchase than other sub-forums, doesn't feel wholly appropriate....
Perhaps you should read the forum rules for Trade Members. This posting doesn't come near breaking any rules posted therein. I think this is the proper forum/sub-forum for this announcement. The fact that one of the co-founders of CBI has been granted these prestigious titles does not infer any superiority of their product over other similar products, and is meant to disseminate the news of these honors to the brand's many fans, who happen to congregate on this forum. If that were the case, then another one of our esteemed trade members recently mentioning that they personally used to grade for Harry Winston would certainly infer superiority to his line of products, but it doesn't.

Methinks your "discomfort" is a personal issue.
 

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I hope to meet her one day since she is clearly such a dynamite woman.
 

AV_

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Happy to hear! There are not many companies I have such a good feeling for & often wondered 'How big can this get'...
 

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Regardless of the profession or company, I love to hear when people embrace a joy of discipline that allows them the ability and opportunity to harness their internal passion, drive, determination, skill and knowledge to compete and perform at such a high level of excellence.

It's truly rare to encounter such a highly driven and talented individual. This is an honor for not only Lieve, but the CBI team as well and to an even lesser extent this forum as we all reap the benefits.

Congratulations on a job very well done. I wish nothing but success and well being to Lieve and the CBI team as they continue to do great and amazing things in the diamond industry.

Cheers mates!
 

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I hope to meet her one day since she is clearly such a dynamite woman.
You are absolutely right @whitewave. She visited Boise last summer and my wife became a huge fan! I have been a fan since I first met her, and my admiration for her grows every time we speak.

If this happens, "Following her 40th year in the diamond sector she will be in line for Knighthood" I will be leading the cheering for those of us in the US.

Wink
 

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You are absolutely right @whitewave. She visited Boise last summer and my wife became a huge fan! I have been a fan since I first met her, and my admiration for her grows every time we speak.

If this happens, "Following her 40th year in the diamond sector she will be in line for Knighthood" I will be leading the cheering for those of us in the US.

Wink
Oh heck, how many people could she bring? Lol.
 

iamjo

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Many pros in our community know CBI co-founder Lieve Peeters. Longtime readers may recall references to her, such as this one.
https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/fake-rough-diamonds-revealed-by-our-crafted-by-infinity-friends-photos.234038/

It's my honor to announce that our friend Lieve has been awarded the Gold Medal of Distinction and named Diamond Laureate by King Phillipe of Belgium.

hp-diamonds-laureate-lieve-peeters-300.jpg

Details and photos here: https://www.hpdiamonds.com/en-us/blog/blog-article/55

In a ceremony in Antwerp, Belgium, on December 1, 2019 Lieve Peeters was named Diamond Laureate and awarded the Gold Medal of Distinction by King Philippe of Belgium for her service to the Belgian diamond industry.

His Royal Highness conferred the Laureate titles and issued Honour Badges of Labour with gold, silver or bronze distinction to promoted individuals from the diamond sector on October 13, 2019. Ms. Peeters was chosen to receive gold honors.

Ms. Peeters is the co-founder of Crafted by Infinity diamonds and the company’s Chief Gemologist. She also holds the position of judicial expert on diamonds for the Belgian Ministry of Justice and has worked with the FBI, Scotland Yard and Interpol, among others. Prior to her position with Crafted by Infinity, Ms. Peeters was Lead Diamond Expert for Belgium's Hoge Raad voor Diamant.

The awards ceremony, held in Antwerp, was overseen by Philippe Pirson, President of the Royal Institute of Labor Elites, along with Bart De Hantsetters, President of the Organizing Committee and Willy Imbrechts, Commissioner General of the Government.

Following a speech by Mr. Pirson, medals were presented to the Laureates, who were categorized by the labels Future of the profession, Specialist in the profession and Expert in the profession. Certificates were then presented to Honor Dean of Labor and Honor Dean of Labor emerita recipients. Closing comments were given by Mr. De Hantsetters and the ceremony concluded with the playing of the National Anthem.

Having earned these Laureate honors, Ms. Peeters could become named an Honored Dean of her profession. Following her 40th year in the diamond sector she will be in line for Knighthood.

*

I hope you will join me in congratulating this amazing lady for a well-deserved honor.


A huge honor--congratulations!!!!!
 

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Congratulations to Lieve! This is a great honor and well bestowed.
 

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Oh how marvelous-- CONGRATULATIONS, KUDOS, and loud HUZZAHS to her!

And many thanks to @John Pollard for bringing this news to our attention as it's something many of us would otherwise be ignorant of.
 

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Congratulations Lieve and CBI, for some reason..., not surprised at all from the few occasions we spend time together ..., incredible honor to an incredible Antwerpian lady. Bravo!
 

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Congratulations to Lieve. She was examining my Cut to Order CBI here:

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She also sourced a parcel of fancy intense yellow rounds (.20s) for a bracelet and pendant. I later learned that radiants would have been a lot easier to find.

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