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

Norilsk Nickel's interaction with indigenous peoples discussed at climate conference in Dubai

04 december 2023

Representatives of Norilsk Nickel took part in the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Dubai (COP 28) and spoke about the company’s programs to support local communities.

“In 2024, as part of the Norilsk Nickel's program to support the indigenous peoples of Taimyr, it is planned to build three cultural centers in the villages of Nosok, Volochanka, Kheta, purchase 15 apartments for orphans, and build a workshop for processing deer meat and fish in Dudinka,” said Alexander Shaburkin, the head of the analytical section of the Federal and Regional Programs Department of Norilsk Nickel on the sidelines of the conference.

Speaking to international officials and experts, the representative of Norilsk Nickel noted that over the four years of implementation of the program, 15 rural houses and 3 medical and obstetric centers with housing to accommodate doctors were built in the villages of Ust-Avam, Volochanka, and Ust-Port. The company constructed the Visitor Center in the village of Ust-Avam, while 11 schools in remote villages of Taimyr were provided with satellite connection and sets of computer and office equipment as part of the implementation of an Internet education system. 2 refrigeration units were supplied to store and transport deer, fish, and poultry meat.

International experts showed great interest in Norilsk Nickel’s experience in conducting the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) procedure in Tukhard.

Theodor Lisovoy, Editor in Chief of the European bureau, Rough&Polished