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...

16 april 2024

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

A documentary about Arctic explorers shown in Moscow

14 march 2024

At the end of February, Moscow hosted the premiere of the documentary film “To the Arctic” which tells about the researchers of this region.

“We talk about researchers who continue to discover the most beautiful ice region for us, about new finds and unexpected discoveries. You walk through the icy desert and see traces of fire pits from past centuries. It is interesting to compare diary entries and reality. I chewed coffee beans that were 120 years old,” said the film’s director, ethnographer Leonid Kruglov.

The film was shot over five years in the high-latitude Arctic, the most inaccessible region in the world. The director traveled 12 thousand nautical miles, went along the Northern Sea Route four times, and visited all the Arctic archipelagos of Russia. Filming took place on a number of northern islands, and about 1,100 people worked on the film.

The film was created with the support of the Russian Geographical Society (RGS) and the Northern Fleet and has already been released.

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