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.


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

Russia and Brazil to join efforts in Arctic studies

01 march 2024

Russia and Brazil plan to conduct a joint scientific research expedition to the Arctic in 2025. This was announced following the results of the Russian-Brazilian consultations on the development of scientific and technological cooperation in the polar regions, held at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) at the presidential administration of the Russian Federation.

The event was attended by Nikolai Korchunov, Ambassador-at-Large of the Russian Foreign Ministry, and Marcia Barbosa, State Secretary for Policy and Strategic Programs of the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Vostok.Today reports.

Brazil, like other BRICS countries, shows great interest in Arctic projects.

The head of the Brazilian delegation stated that she considers it very important that the global South and the global North develop scientific and technological cooperation in the polar regions. "The foundation for such interaction has been laid today. Countries have huge opportunities for the development of scientific, technological and business projects," Barbosa said.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished