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

Diamond-like gem

12 june 2023
One of the most beautiful, but forgotten for many years, Ural gems is a sparkling demantoid. Discovered at the Demidov mines in the middle of the 19th century, it managed to dislodge His Majesty Diamond from the jewelry throne in the heyday of Russian Art Nouveau at the beginning of the 20th century, but went into the shadows after the the Russian Bolshevik Revolution for many years.
Many stories and legends are associated with demantoid (or chrysolite, as it has been mistakenly called for a long time) in the Urals. It is enough just to read the famous tales of Pavel Bazhov about the Silver Hoof or the Fire-Fairy.
We will tell a short story about how demantoid first entered the global jewelry market. In 1891, a cousin came to Yekaterinburg to visit the legendary Ural local historian, Swiss by birth, Onesim Clair. The brother's name is Joseph Kunz and, by an incredible coincidence, he is a gemologist at Tiffany & Co. Kunz fell in love with the sparkling green stones so much that, as the newspapers later wrote, “he bought all the demantoids available on the market for 50 thousand rubles, although he would have bought them for a larger amount.” Soon, apple-green demantoids with a golden sparkle (mined, by the way, at the Poldnevsky deposit) will sparkle in Tiffany&Co jewelry.
The Poldnevskoy Demantoid company was founded in 2013. Today, the enterprise is engaged in the extraction and cutting of demantoids, being the official supplier of green garnets on an industrial scale.
The Poldnevskoy Demantoid company has an exclusive license to develop the famous Poldnevskoye demantoid deposit.
Poldnevsky demantoids are sold at gemological and jewelry auctions, getting into the collections of famous brands.
So, the beautiful necklace with demantoids of the Blue Book "Colors of Nature" 2021 series from Tiffany is assembled from Ural demantoids of a characteristic apple-green hue with a golden tint.
The Poldnevsky Demantoid company wants to restore historical justice and return to the green grenade its undeservedly faded glory.
We are sure that the Urals can and should be known to the whole world precisely as the birthplace of one of the most beautiful stones in the world.

Alexandra Pozdnyakova for Rough&Polished