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

Port capacity on the Northern Sea Route increased to 40.5 million tons in 2023

16 february 2024

The capacity of Russian ports on the Northern Sea Route has increased to 40.5 million tons in 2023. This exceeds the planned figure of 36 million tons laid down in the "Development of the NSR" federal project by 12%, said Maxim Kulinko, Deputy Director of the Directorate of the Northern Sea Route of the Rosatom State Corporation.

The most important projects that made it possible to achieve the NSR development plan were the work at the Utrenny terminal (PJSC NOVATEK) and the construction of a gravity-type base with a displacement of over 600,000 tons along the Sea Channel of the Gulf of Ob.

"We ensured that the deadline for the implementation of NOVATEK's most important investment project was met," Kulinko said.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished