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...

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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

DMCC awarded Global Free Zone of the Year

13 october 2023

DMCC – the world’s flagship free zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – has been named ‘Global Free Zone of the Year 2023’ by the Financial Times’ FDI Magazine for a record ninth consecutive year.

A total of 69 nominees were assessed against a comprehensive set of criteria, updated this year to increase scope and difficulty, by the Financial Times’ editorial team and a panel of independent judges, making the award one of the most prestigious accolades that a free zone can earn.

The central methodology of the assessment focused on understanding the strength of the investment environments and the company expansion prospects that the free zone enables. Given its core focus on increasing the ease of doing business and the fact that DMCC contributes towards 11% of Dubai’s foreign direct investment (FDI), DMCC scored particularly highly in these two areas.

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