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

European Metals delays definitive feasibility study at Cinovec for potential improvements

29 march 2024

European Metals, an exploration and development company that aims to create a sustainable European lithium supply chain, has announced the delay in publication of its definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Cinovec lithium project in Czech Republic.

According to the company, the Cinovec is a vertically integrated battery metals project. European Metals planned to release the DFS in the first quarter but postponed it due to continued engineering work and social and environmental engagement efforts.

Meanwhile, these efforts have unearthed potential improvements to the future lithium processing capacity. The company said that the extended period of the DFS would not impact the overall project timeline.

The Cinovec project is to be aligned with the European Union’s Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA). It has already been granted strategic process status under the EU's Just Transition Fund. Such designated projects will receive political and financial support to enable the projects to reach production in the shortest timeframes possible.

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