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

Amplats names acting CFO

08 september 2023

Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has appointed Sayurie Naidoo as acting Chief Financial Officer, effective September 1.

This comes after the recent appointment of Craig Miller as the chief executive of Amplats, which takes effect on October 1.

Naidoo has over 15 years of experience working for the Anglo-American and is a certified public accountant in South Africa.

She previously served in several different financial capacities for Anglo American and currently holds the position of financial controller, in which she is accountable for a variety of financial matters, including financial reporting, performance reporting, corporate cost control activities, governance and controls, as well as finance systems.

She sits on the boards of directors and trustee boards of several different subsidiary companies and trusts.

The PGMs miner said that the process to identify a suitable candidate for the executive finance director role at Amplats is progressing.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished