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...


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

Russian fishermen in the Arctic to use space technology

15 february 2024

Roscosmos and Rosrybolovstvo have signed an agreement on cooperation in the use of space technologies to ensure high-precision navigation in the Arctic, the Northern Sea Route channel on Telegram social network reports.

In 2024, the parties plan to resolve issues of communication and weather forecasting and in 2025-2026, based on Roscosmos data, monitoring of biological resources in the northern seas will begin. This will expand the fishing areas and improve control.

In addition, Roscosmos must provide stable communications to the hard-to-reach territories of the Arctic, in particular the Northern Sea Route. This will contribute to the development of robotics and unmanned aircraft.

Nine satellites are planned to be put into orbit to ensure navigation along the Northern Sea Route. In 2025, low-orbit Meteor-M satellites are to be launched in the Arctic to track the ice movement.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished