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

Cargo traffic along the Northern Sea Route to amount to 250 million tons by 2035

28 march 2024

Cargo traffic along the Northern Sea Route will amount to 250 million tons by 2035, according to Special representative of the Rosatom State Corporation for Arctic Development Vladimir Panov.

"By the middle of the next decade, cargo traffic along the Northern Sea Route will be comparable to the carrying capacity of the Eastern territory and will amount to 250 million tons. At the same time, the cost of developing the Northern Sea Route is up to ten times cheaper per ton of cargo transported, and, in general, the Northern Sea Route is one of the most efficient transport projects in Russia," the expert said at the Atomexpo–2024 forum as cited by

According to him, it is still premature to talk about competition with the Suez Canal, since the main cargo on the Northern Sea Route will be products of Arctic projects. Nevertheless, the main maritime communication in the Arctic has already become an integral part of the national logistics infrastructure, Panov pointed out.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished