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.


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

Yazhou-Huangjin signs MoU with multinational manufacturing corporation to supply low-carbon products

30 june 2023

Yazhou Huangjin is a world-class gold mining and exploration company operating in Jiangle County, Fujian, People’s Republic of China - one of the world’s premier new gold regions. The company initiates cooperation with suppliers of materials with low carbon footprints and evaluates eco-friendly autonomous hauling systems.

Yazhou Huangjin has committed to being the gold investment that works for its shareholders. The company's operating partners and communities have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a strategic partnership whereby Yazhou Huangjin will offer its partners low-carbon products and services that are ethically sourced, and the company along with is partner will work to decarbonize operations by testing out sustainable autonomous hauling options. The name of the partnering company will be revealed at a later date, once all conditions of the MoU are set.

Yazhou Huangjin will be able to advance its sustainability goals in its operations and supply chains due to the multi-materials relationship. Additionally, it will assist its partner, a significant transport and infrastructure provider and international manufacturing business, in achieving its goal of a net-zero future. The companies will work together to strengthen the supply of responsibly sourced low-carbon materials and explore new product development opportunities.

Garett Fern, Executive Vice President, Chief Sustainability and External Affairs Officer at Yazhou Huangjin said: “As we work together to create a sustainable future, we are proud to collaborate with our ally to reduce our carbon footprint and contribute to a net-zero future. Together, we will promote the decarbonization of Yazhou Huangjin's operations and provide low-carbon components for an innovative and cutting-edge product line. With our collective effort, we look forward to making a positive impact on the environment and helping to create a greener and cleaner future for everyone."

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished