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

The Potanin Foundation announced a competition dubbed "Practices of personal Philanthropy and altruism"

31 july 2023

The Potanin Foundation announced that is stared accepting applications for the competition dubbed "Practices of Personal Philanthropy and altruism", the winners of which will receive up to 500 000 rubles for the implementation of socially significant projects in their regions, the press service of Norilsk Nickel reported.

The grant fund of the competition is 25 million rubles. Applications will be accepted until September 11, 2023, and the results will be known no later than October 25.

In June 2023, the Potanin Foundation announced its intention to make incentive contributions to the endowments of nine Russian organizations, whose representatives successfully completed two years of training under the program "Strategy for the creation and development of endowment funds" and used the acquired knowledge as effectively as possible in practice.

The total amount of support will be 91 million rubles.

The Norilsk Nickel Company, whose president is Vladimir Potanin, supported the idea of reconstruction of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theater. The Potanin Foundation fellows have improved the Krasnoyarsk Pillars National Park. Norilsk Nickel's socio-economic projects were among the best practices for the development of territories at the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum - 2023 "Time of Siberia".

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished