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

Eduard Gorodetsky: Currently we see high demand for synthetic diamonds for use in technology segment rather than in jewelry

Director General of the Advanced Synthetic Research Center Eduard Gorodetsky told Rough&Polished about the current situation at the company, new exclusive technologies in the synthesis and production of lab-grown crystals, as well as the Research Center’s...

11 march 2024

The permafrost law began introduced in Yamal

19 january 2024

The law "On Permafrost in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District" has entered into force. The document sets out key requirements for the protection of permafrost and mandatory geocryological monitoring in the district, the Yamal-Arctic channel on Telegram reported.

"Almost all of Yamal is permafrost territory. Our task is to prevent or minimize possible risks, including those caused by abnormal climate changes," the telegram channel quotes Alexey Sitnikov, head of the Committee on Ecology, Industry and Housing of the Yamal Legislative Assembly.

According to scientists, permafrost will degrade significantly after 50 years, which can lead to the destruction of capital buildings. The risk zone includes Noyabrsk, Gubkinsky, Muravlenko and Nadym.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished