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

To relatives, friends and colleagues of Vladimir Malakhov

21 july 2023

Dear friends,

We learned with a heavy heart about the passing of Vladimir Ivanovich Malakhov, whom we knew well from his work as the Editor-in-Chief of the Rough&Polished agency.

Vladimir Ivanovich will forever be remembered by us as one of the best professionals in his field, a brilliant expert on the diamond market, who enjoyed great prestige among everyone who knew him. Under his leadership, Rough&Polished has become one of the key industry media - a source of up-to-date information and a platform where various participants of the diamond market from all over the world can exchange their views and expertise.

He has made an invaluable contribution to the coverage of major events in our industry in particular and to diamond industry journalism in general. We express our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and the entire Rough&Polished team for this heavy loss. Please accept our sincere condolences.


ALROSA Marketing and PR Team