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

Russia to launch educational program about the Arctic in 2025

19 february 2024

The Northern Forum, an international organization of the northern regions, will launch a pilot online educational program about the Arctic starting next academic year, said Vladimir Vasiliev, head of the organization.

"Even the inhabitants of the North themselves do not know much about the Arctic, not to mention the southern countries and regions. We plan to create an international network of partner schools of the Northern Forum. On this basis, we will launch a program of additional education in an online format. Lectures will be given by leading northern scientists from the Arctic countries," he explained.

The Northern Forum unites the governors of the northern regions and is considered a tool for expanding non-political dialogue between the governors of the northern regions of different countries, heads of municipalities and other organizations.

The Northern Forum includes a number of regions of the Russian Federation, the state of Alaska (USA), Gangwon Province (Republic of Korea), as well as nine business partners from Russia, Iceland, Norway, the USA, and Japan.

Since 2013, the secretariat of the Northern Forum has been located in Yakutsk, reports.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished