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

Anglo American, Jiangxi Copper work together to produce ethical copper

19 june 2023
Anglo American and Jiangxi Copper, one of China's top copper producers, have agreed to cooperate to increase the level of confidence around the mining, processing, and distribution of copper.
The agreement, which was signed during a visit to the headquarters of Jiangxi Copper in Nanchang, China, is part of Anglo-American's efforts to work with clients to build sustainable value chains outside of its mining operations in recognition of consumers' rising expectations for raw materials that are sourced and supplied sustainably.
“In line with our Sustainable Mining Plan goal to establish ethical value chains for our products, this collaboration aims to support Jiangxi Copper's efforts to contribute to the Chinese industry's long-term decarbonisation goals and transition to a greener economy, as we work to provide materials solutions that are responsibly produced, sourced and delivered,” said Anglo American's Marketing business chief executive Peter Whitcutt.
China is the largest consumer of refined copper in the world, accounting for more than half of global demand. 
Traditional uses include construction, appliances, and machinery, as well as rapidly expanding markets for renewable energy and electric vehicles. Copper is also anticipated to be a key factor in China's progress towards decarbonization.
Jiangxi Copper general manager Chen Yunian said that the company is devoted to the green, sustainable, and high-quality development of a copper supply chain. 
Anglo American's managed copper operations in Chile — the Los Bronces and El Soldado mining operations and the Chagres smelter — were awarded the Copper Mark, the assurance standard for responsible production practices, in 2022.
Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished