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

Rosatom calculates Arctic fleet's requirements

29 march 2024

Rosatom State Corporation has identified the need for 160 high-ice-class vessels to export products from Arctic projects on the Northern Sea Route (NSR) by 2030.

In 2023, 30 vessels worked at the NSR, 33 vessels are under construction, 97 vessels will need to be built by 2030, Interfax reports with reference to Rosatom Deputy General Director – head of the NSR Directorate Vyacheslav Ruksha.

The tanker fleet for the transportation of liquefied natural gas and gas condensate along the NSR in 2023 consisted of 17 vessels. By 2030, the fleet's demand in this segment is estimated at 39 vessels.

The need to build 11 large-tonnage oil tankers, up to 120,000 tons, has also been determined.

According to data for 2023, the oil fleet at the NSR consists of seven tankers of intermediate tonnage, up to 40,000 tons.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished