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

Large diamond mined in Arkhangelsk named the “Russian North”

16 january 2024

JSC Severalmaz, a subsidiary of the diamond mining company ALROSA operating in the Arkhangelsk region, announced that a large rough diamond unearthed in August 2023 was named the “Russian North”.

The weight of the stone mined at the M.V. Lomonosov deposit last summer is 54.8 carats.

“The Russian North is a special historical, cultural and ethnographic region of Russia. The “Russian North” usually means a vast territory in the north of the European part of the country, including the lands of the Vologda, Arkhangelsk, Murmansk regions, the Republics of Karelia and Komi. The Arkhangelsk region’s belonging to the “Russian North” is officially enshrined in the region’s charter,” Severalmaz press service reported.

This diamond has become the company’s third signature named stone. The first was named “Belomorye”, and the second - “30 years of Severalmaz”.

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