IDC News

News item
2008 December, 14

Antwerp, Belgium - June 4, 2009: The International Diamond Council (IDC) announced this week it has released an updated version of its "IDC Rules for Grading Diamonds."

The new rules, which outline terminology for diamonds and "synthetic" diamonds, have been updated to incorporate changes that resulted from industry-wide consultations on diamond nomenclature.

IDC Chairman Stephane Fischler commented that the latest revision and its publication were necessary to amend, correct and make public a number of revisions that had been discussed and agreed by the IDC board but had not yet been in incorporated in the document.
 

News item
2008 December, 14

In mid-November, the CIBJO Europe Working Group convened a meeting in Antwerp, with its objective being to come to an agreement on nomenclature for synthetic diamonds. CIBJO Europe is a body that was created by the World Jewellery Confederation in 2007 to promote standard diamond terminology in the European Community. It is strongly supported by a consortium of the major diamond producers, including De Beers, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.

Blog entry
2008 December, 23

I would like to start this message with a world of praise for the bourses, manufacturing organizations and other groups who came together to contribute

News item
2010 July, 01

Antwerp, Belgium – July 1, 2010: The International Diamond Council (IDC) announced its intention to post a Chinese-language version of its "IDC Rules for Grading Diamonds" on its website. At the same time, it will also post the updated, English-language and authoritative version of the IDC rules.  

Blog entry
2010 July, 01

On diamonds and our industry

News item
2010 July, 04

The IDC was established in 1975 to provide its founders – the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) – with a set of universally accepted standards of nomenclature for polished diamonds within the international diamond trade. The challenge for a clear and unambiguous description of a polished diamond characteristics and quality was taken up by the IDC. At that time, it was mostly a  'horizontal' interest, meaning that is was of interest predominantly to the diamond and diamond jewellery trade.  

Press Release
2011 April, 13
News item
2011 April, 13

Antwerp, Belgium – April 4, 2011: The International Diamond Council (IDC) announced today that it has completed the German translation of the "IDC Rules for Grading Diamonds" and has uploaded a PDF file of the German-language version on the organization's website. The file can be downloaded at: www.internationaldiamondcouncil.org.