Why it's expensive to cut and polish diamonds in Africa? ADMA president António Oliveira has the answer

The African Diamond Manufacturers Association (ADMA) president António Oliveira told Rough&Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that the lack of a robust infrastructure in Africa fails to accelerate and encourage manufacturing...


Edahn Golan: IPO feasible but not Anglo’s preferred way to sell De Beers

Edahn Golan, owner of the eponymous Edahn Golan Diamond Research and Data, told Rough&Polished's Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that while an IPO of De Beers is “feasible,"  he does not think this is a route Anglo American...

17 june 2024

GemsCouture- avant-garde by Victor Moiseikin

Jewelry items and precious souvenirs of the MOISEIKIN jewelry brand are in the museums and private collections of world celebrities, representatives of the political and cultural elite - from Xi Jinping to the British Windsors, from Angela Merkel to...

05 june 2024

Oksana Senatorova: The trend is a decrease in regional jewelry retailers and an increase in large federal store chains

Oksana Senatorova has long been known in the Russian jewelry community as an expert in the jewelry market. During her visit to the Junwex New Russian Style exhibition held in May in St. Petersburg, Oksana Senatorova answered the Rough&Polished correspondent’s...

28 may 2024

De Beers collaborates with sightholders on carbon neutrality

In 2021 De Beers, which has operations in southern Africa and Canada, set an ambitious target of becoming carbon neutral by 2030. The diamond miner had been working with its rough diamond customers known as sightholders to understand their environmental...

20 may 2024

The second Arktika-M satellite put into operation

14 may 2024

The second Arktika-M satellite was put into regular operation after testing. Now two spacecraft are continuously monitoring the Northern Sea Route (NSR).

The satellites monitor the hydrometeorological situation, and conduct retransmission of signals and data from the automatic measuring platforms of Roshydromet.

With the help of satellites, NSR users receive the most up–to-date information - the data is updated every 30 minutes. This allows carriers to more accurately assess the ice and environmental conditions, and plot the safest route.

It is planned that by 2031, two more satellites will join the orbital grouping for monitoring the Arctic. In parallel, the design of a new generation of devices "Arctic-MP" will be carried out, ttelegraf.ru reports.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished