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

Nuclear icebreakers successfully moored vessels to three ice pads on the Yenisei river

25 march 2024

The nuclear icebreakers Ural and Vaigach moored vessels on the Yenisei River for unloading cargo on ice pads at the port points Tanalau, Vorontsovo and Karaul.

The highly professional mooring of the vessel to the ice berth takes experienced captains less than two hours. But first, a whole range of work is carried out to select the unloading location, set landmarks, prepare slots at the ship's "parking lot" and mark the axis of the approach channel.

Cape Schmidt, Captain Danilkin, Valery Vasiliev and Yamal Irbis vessels delivered construction materials to the port points of Tanalau, Vorontsovo and the Karaul.

It is planned that the ice pads will be open until the end of the first decade of May.

The increase in the volume of traffic along the Northern Sea Route is ensured by the establishment of regular cargo transportation, the construction of new nuclear icebreakers and the modernization of the relevant infrastructure, the press service of Atomflot notes.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished