De Beers: Some sightholders unable to meet environmental commitments

The diamond miner had been working with its rough diamond customers known as Sightholders to understand their environmental commitments and journey towards carbon neutrality. It developed, with the help of the Carbon Trust, a set of tools that it requires...


Dr M'zée Fula Ngenge: KP has an opportunity to deliver an updated definition of conflict diamonds

Dr M'zée Fula Ngenge told Rough&Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that the KP has the perfect set of circumstances to restore the certification scheme's credibility by backing, ushering in and implementing an effective traceability solution for the...

13 may 2024

Zimnisky: Diamonds are incongruent with Anglo's longer-term strategy of focusing on commodities for green infrastructure

It was recently reported that the diversified miner Anglo American, which is subject to a takeover by BHP Group for $39 billion, is considering selling its subsidiary De Beers. New York-based independent diamond and jewellery analyst Paul Zimnisky told...

06 may 2024

ODC managing director Mmetla Masire: We need to be responsible and not oversupply the market

Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) managing director Mmetla Masire told Rough&Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that there is still a lot of inventory and there is a need for all players in the diamond industry to trade responsibly...

22 april 2024

Varvara Dmitrieva: The jewelry industry of Yakutia is distinguished by its creativity, unique cultural code and conservation of traditions

Varvara Dmitrieva, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Precious Stones and Metals Processing Technologies of the North-Eastern Federal University, told Rough&Polished about the results of the Forum of jewelry Craftsmanship and the prospects...

16 april 2024

Facade paints for the Arctic developed in Norilsk


The researchers of the Polar State University have developed a line of plaster and paint facade coatings for Arctic conditions. Special compositions have high strength and resistance to atmospheric wear, reports.

Russia and China to jointly develop infrastructure projects in the Arctic

17 may 2024

The Kremlin's official website published a joint statement by the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China on deepening comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation in the context of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Representatives of Russia and China discuss cooperation in the Arctic

16 may 2024

Russia and China held the fourth meeting of the joint permanent working group on cooperation in the Arctic, the press service of the Federal Agency for Subsoil Use (Rosnedra) reported.

Northern Sea Route transportation capacity to be increased to 150 million tons by 2030

15 may 2024

The transportation capacity of the Northern Sea Route will increase to 150 million tons by 2030 and to 220 million tons by 2035, said Alexey Chekunkov, Russia’s Minister for Development of the Far East and the Arctic.

The second Arktika-M satellite put into operation

14 may 2024

The second Arktika-M satellite was put into regular operation after testing. Now two spacecraft are continuously monitoring the Northern Sea Route (NSR).

Planned maintenance conducted at Kola NPP

13 may 2024

A repair, maintenance and modernization programme has started at the fourth power unit of the Kola nuclear power plant in the Murmansk region.

Regular transportation from Arkhangelsk to China along the NSR to begin in 2024

10 may 2024

The authorities of the Arkhangelsk region signed an agreement with logistics operators on regular cargo transportation to China along the Northern Sea Route (NSR).

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