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

BRICS countries may create a scientific center in Svalbard - scientist

18 march 2024

Russian scientists plan to conduct joint research with China on Svalbard, and in the future, the BRICS countries may create a scientific center in the Arctic archipelago, said Denis Moiseev, Deputy director of science at the Murmansk Marine Biological Institute (MMBI).

"Last year, we signed an agreement with the Institute of Polar Research of China on research in the Arctic, including in the Svalbard archipelago. We are currently preparing a joint grant application to the Russian Science Foundation within the framework of Russian-Chinese projects," Moiseev said on the sidelines of a conference dedicated to research at Svalbard.

The expert noted that the MMBI and the Chinese Institute of Polar Research are discussing the scientific exchange for joint expeditions.

"In the future [it is possible to] create a BRICS scientific center in Svalbard," Moiseev added.

According to him, the next meeting of the BRICS working group on cooperation in oceanic and polar research zones will be held in Murmansk on June 15-16 this year, interfax.ru reported.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished