Valery Budny: There is no strategy and legislation in Russia enabling the full cycle processing of precious raw materials within the country

Valery Budny, Head of the Jewelry Russia program and CEO of the JUNWEX media holding, told Rough&Polished about the results of the meeting and pressing issues in the precious metals and precious stones (PMPS) and the jewelry sectors.

11 april 2024

Paul Zimnisky: Natural diamonds face the risk of eroding their appeal if constantly discounted

New York-based independent diamond and jewellery analyst and consultant Paul Zimnisky told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that the industry should do away with discounts. He said the industry should treat natural diamonds...

01 april 2024

Edahn Golan: Lab-grown diamond prices to continue declining

In an exclusive interview with Rough&Polished's Mathew Nyaungwa, Edahn Golan, proprietor of the eponymous Edahn Golan Diamond Research and Data, predicted that the prices of lab-grown diamonds would continue to decline, especially at the retail and...

25 march 2024

ADPA’s Ellah Muchemwa: G7 restrictions to bring extra costs from diamond mining to retail

The African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA), which has openly registered its disdain for the G7’s rough diamond trade restrictions, is of the opinion that the move will bring extra costs on all stages, from mining to retail. ADPA executive...

18 march 2024

Eduard Gorodetsky: Currently we see high demand for synthetic diamonds for use in technology segment rather than in jewelry

Director General of the Advanced Synthetic Research Center Eduard Gorodetsky told Rough&Polished about the current situation at the company, new exclusive technologies in the synthesis and production of lab-grown crystals, as well as the Research Center’s...

11 march 2024

The Arctic regions of the Russian Federation have improved their environmental indicators

15 january 2024

The Arctic regions of the Russian Federation have improved their performance in the National Environmental Rating for the second time in a row, TASS reported citing the Green Patrol public organization.

“Among the Arctic regions, the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, the Arkhangelsk Region and the Republic of Karelia have increased their positions in the ranking. Large-scale environmental campaigns, educational lectures, scientific research and the launch of energy infrastructure facilities took place in the regions,” noted Anastasia Faterina, head of the organization’s environmental initiatives department.

“We consider the launch of the Sulfur Program in Norilsk to be the key environmental event of last autumn. There has never been such a large-scale, expensive and efficient project in the history of environmental modernization in our country. At the Nadezhda plant alone, Norilsk Nickel plans to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions by 400,000 tons. And in the near future, up to a million tons of this gas will be converted into inert gypsum,” said Andrei Nagibin, head of the Green Patrol and leader of Russia's Green political party.

Theodor Lisovoy, Editor in Chief of the European bureau, Rough&Polished