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

Nornickel improves procurement with assistance from TEK-Torg platform

05 march 2024

Norilsk Nickel has entered into an agreement with the Federal Electronic Platform TEK-Torg in order to develop and improve the procurement and bidding system in electronic format.

The companies will jointly expand the level of digitalization of Norilsk Nickel’s procurement activities using the TEK-Torg infrastructure, provide information support for specialists in procurement, implement new services and hold educational events.

“For the first time ever, we decided to use an external electronic trading platform in order to centrally inform the market about the needs of the Norilsk Nickel group of companies in a "single window" format. We hope that this approach will allow us to attract new suppliers to meet our needs,” said Alexander Fedotov, director of Norilsk Nickel’s logistics department.

The TEK-Torg is a universal trading platform for conducting governmental and commercial procurement, as well as property auctions, and small purchases.

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