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...

16 april 2024

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

ALROSA's subsidiary to begin gold production in Yakutia

08 february 2024

Anabar Diamonds, a subsidiary of ALROSA, will commence the development of placer gold deposits in two license areas in the Oleneksky ulus (district) of the Republic of Yakutia.

From 2019 to 2023, geological exploration work was carried out at the Borosku-Unguohtakh and Khaptasynnakh-2 sites, as a result of which the first independent gold deposits were discovered with total reserves of the precious metal at 786.6 kg in C1+C2 categories.

In the near future, geologists and miners will begin geological exploration and pilot development at the Haptassynnakh placer deposit.

“This year we will carry out preparatory work for the planned commissioning of the field from 2025,” said Sakhayan Potapov, deputy chief engineer of Anabar Diamonds.

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