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

Anglo records the lowest injury frequency rate

26 february 2024

Anglo American made solid progress in its safety journey, recording the lowest total recordable injury frequency rate (TRIFR) of 1.78 in 2023 compared to 2.19 in 2022.

It said while encouraged by this improvement, they were deeply saddened to lose three colleagues at their managed operations: one at Kumba iron ore business in South Africa, and two at Los Bronces copper operation in Chile.

“Alongside our continued use of innovative technologies to help make Anglo American a safer and healthier place to work, we are building a stronger safety culture, based on the established concept of Visible Felt Leadership (VFL),” it said.

“VFL involves connecting operational leaders on a one-to-one or small group basis around a task or activity and ensuring that it is done safely and effectively.”

Anglo said they also launched a new Contractor Performance Management framework, which has been designed as an end-to-end approach.

This incorporates people, processes and systems and provides the foundation for safe and stable production by creating a psychologically and physically safe, healthy and productive work environment for employees, contractors and suppliers.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished