GemsCouture- avant-garde by Victor Moiseikin

Jewelry items and precious souvenirs of the MOISEIKIN jewelry brand are in the museums and private collections of world celebrities, representatives of the political and cultural elite - from Xi Jinping to the British Windsors, from Angela Merkel to...

05 june 2024

Oksana Senatorova: The trend is a decrease in regional jewelry retailers and an increase in large federal store chains

Oksana Senatorova has long been known in the Russian jewelry community as an expert in the jewelry market. During her visit to the Junwex New Russian Style exhibition held in May in St. Petersburg, Oksana Senatorova answered the Rough&Polished correspondent’s...

28 may 2024

De Beers collaborates with sightholders on carbon neutrality

In 2021 De Beers, which has operations in southern Africa and Canada, set an ambitious target of becoming carbon neutral by 2030. The diamond miner had been working with its rough diamond customers known as sightholders to understand their environmental...

20 may 2024

Dr M'zée Fula Ngenge: KP has an opportunity to deliver an updated definition of conflict diamonds

Dr M'zée Fula Ngenge told Rough&Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that the KP has the perfect set of circumstances to restore the certification scheme's credibility by backing, ushering in and implementing an effective traceability solution for the...

13 may 2024

Zimnisky: Diamonds are incongruent with Anglo's longer-term strategy of focusing on commodities for green infrastructure

It was recently reported that the diversified miner Anglo American, which is subject to a takeover by BHP Group for $39 billion, is considering selling its subsidiary De Beers. New York-based independent diamond and jewellery analyst Paul Zimnisky told...

06 may 2024

Vale to resume operations at mines in Brazil after suspension lifted

01 march 2024

Brazilian mining giant Vale is set to resume operations at two of its mining projects in to country after the ban introduced a week earlier was lifted.

"Following the disclosures of February 21 and 22, 2024, preliminary injunctions were issued…reinstating the operating licenses of the Sossego and Onça Puma mines. Notwithstanding, the company reiterates its commitment to maintain dialogue with the competent authorities," Vale said in a statement as cited by BNamericas.

The environmental secretary of the Brazilian state of Para suspended environmental licenses for Vale's Onca Puma nickel mine and Sossego copper mine last week, citing irregularities with an annual environment report and non-compliance on mining mitigation efforts that it said resulted in conflicts with local communities.

The company did not see signs of environmental or social breach at the affected mines, said Vale Base Metals chair Mark Cutifani. He added that administrative issue could have led to the suspensions at the mines and that Vale would work with authorities to resolve the matter.

An industry executive consulted by BNamericas, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the measure was related to Vale's CEO selection process. The authorities have been pressuring the company's board of directors to appoint a CEO that is more open to dialogue with the public sector.

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