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

Arctic mineral reserves studied for 10% - 20%

06 march 2024

The potential mineral reserves on the land and the continental shelf of the Arctic zone of Russia has only been studied for 10% - 20%, said the head of Rosnedra Evgeny Petrov at the plenary session of "The Far East and the Arctic: sustainable development" conference.

TASS quotes his as saying that there are still a lot of geological "white spots" on the continental shelf of Russia.

"This is a resource base not even for the next 20-50 years, but maybe longer. However, it's not just oil and gas. In the deep-sea part, we already see iron-manganese nodules in the Arctic Ocean, which we have absolutely not yet evaluated," Petrov said.

"There are [also] our Far Eastern seas. This is a potential that we have not yet studied, and one which we are not working on yet."

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished