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

Norilsk Nickel to allocate 3 billion rubles for Norilsk clean-up in 2024

02 april 2024

In 2024, Norilsk Nickel will dismantle about 50 old buildings and structures, clean up to 600,000 square meters of territories from garbage and reclaim up to 100 hectares of land as part of its Clean Norilsk program.

Stanislav Seleznev, Vice President of the company for Ecology and Industrial Safety, told TASS that the pace of implementation of the program to clean up Norilsk from accumulated waste will be maintained. The company plans to allocate more than 3 billion rubles for these purposes.

The Clean Norilsk program started in 2021 and will last for 10 years.

In three years, about 350 old buildings and structures were dismantled, 1 million tons of waste were removed, the territory on an area of more than 4 million square meters was cleared. The total cost of implementing the program, together with the purchase of equipment, amounted to 14.5 billion rubles. The total volume of planned investments is 40 billion rubles.

The Clean Norilsk project has become the best environmental practice in the Russian Arctic.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished