The International Diamond Council announced April 5 that it
had 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 here.
IDC chairman Stephane Fischler said in a statement that the
translation of the rules was a major effort and its importance should not be
“German is spoken as a native language by around 90
million people in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and other European countries,
making it the most widely spoken mother tongue in the European Union,” he said.
“This translation will serve countless diamond professionals, gemologists,
jewelry manufacturers and retailers, who until now were relegated to the
The IDC rules are also available in English, Chinese,
Russian on its website.
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