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

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

Norilsk Nickel to finance 11 social initiatives in Taimyr

18 january 2024

Under Nornickel's “World of New Opportunities” grant program, the company will finance 112 socially important initiatives in the cities where it operates, 11 of which will be implemented in Taimyr.

Taimyr Telegraph reported that among the winners were Dudinsky Secondary School No. 3, the Junior Children and Youth Center for Tourism and Creativity, Taimyr College and Khatanga Secondary School No. 1.

Cultural institutions won two projects. As part of the program “On the Roads of the First Ones. Taimyr" it is planned to organize research activities and create VR excursions to the places of the Great Northern Expedition in the Taimyr Local Lore Museum.

A number of autonomous non-profit organizations also won grants. The projects will be implemented in 2024–2025, and the grant fund for the social projects competition amounted to 155 million rubles.

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