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

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

Russian senator proposes to compose academic history of the Arctic

07 march 2024

Anatoly Shirokov, a senator from the Magadan Region and a deputy chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Federal Structure, Regional Policy, Local Government and Northern Affairs, proposed to compose an academic history of the Arctic.

According to TASS, the senator announced the proposal at the IX international scientific and practical conference "The Far East and the Arctic: Sustainable development".

"In Russia, there is an academic history of Siberia, there is an academic history of the Far East. We do not have an academic history of the Arctic. The Arctic country does not have its own history of the Arctic written by its scientists. I think this is a colossal flaw," Shirokov said.

At the same time, he noted that scientific centers are currently operating in Arkhangelsk, Yakutsk and Magadan.

The proposal to compose an academic history of the Arctic is planned to be included in the resolution of the conference.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished