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

New expedition to Novaya Zemlya archipelago will take place in August

08 march 2024

The Northern Fleet and the Russian Geographical Society (RGS) are organizing a new expedition to the Novaya Zemlya archipelago in August, TASS reports citing Sergei Zinchenko, head of the Northern Fleet headquarters department.

The expedition will include scientists, in particular a group of seismologists. Zinchenko noted that several islands and straits were discovered during the previous complex expedition of 2020.

“As part of this year’s work, it is planned to go around the Novaya Zemlya archipelago and the Severny Island. A comprehensive expedition of the Northern Fleet and the Russian Geographical Society is planned for August this year and will last two weeks,” Zinchenko said.

Theodor Lisovoy, Editor in Chief of the European bureau, Rough&Polished