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

Two of Norilsk Nickel’s projects won the largest IT award in Russia

08 february 2024

Two IT projects of Norilsk Nickel won the GlobalCIO Project of the Year competition, for which a total of 484 projects were submitted.

The winners in each nomination of the largest IT award, held for the 12th time, were determined based on the results of voting by representatives of the professional IT community.

The Supernika application became the best project of the corporate superapp, while the project of robot migration in Norilsk Nickel from UiPath to PIX RPA without loss of functionality became the best RPA solution of 2023.

The Supernika application is the first corporate superapp for all employees of Norilsk Nickel, which has made more than forty company services available to each of them.

"With such an application, which has no analogues yet in other large Russian companies, we anticipate the future trend of corporate communications. We are creating a seamless digital environment within the company," said Vasily Korneychuk, Project Manager.

The second project is a solution for the migration of Norilsk Nickel's robots from UiPath to PIX RPA without loss of functionality. During the year, the company's team managed to select and implement the Russian PIX RPA software and together with the First Bit IT integrator migrate 102 robots to the new platform.

Both projects were developed on the basis of Russian (import-substituted) technologies, the press service of Norilsk Nickel stressed.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished