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

Russia may withdraw from the UN Convention on Arctic Sea Law

19 march 2024

Russia may reconsider its participation in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea in the Arctic, said Nikolai Kharitonov, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on the Development of the Far East and the Arctic.

The denunciation of the Convention may be carried out to protect national interests against the background of the actions of 'unfriendly' countries.

The Convention was adopted in 1982. At that time, the USSR did not join the convention, since it defined the concept of a 12-mile zone of territorial waters, whereas the Soviet Union used a sectoral approach to defining borders in the Arctic. Russia ratified the document in 1997.

The Russian military and experts consider continued participation in the convention as a 'time bomb'. It is claimed that NATO ships and aircraft are actively conducting reconnaissance activities in the Russian sector of the Arctic, without crossing that very 12-mile zone, reports.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished