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

Warming in the Arctic to affect Eurasia - scientists

24 january 2024

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the Earth - in 2023, the Arctic experienced the warmest summer in 120 years.

Overheating at high latitudes will lead to sea level rise and will affect North America and Eurasia, writes with reference to a report by scientists from the American Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

In 2023, Greenland lost 158.7 billion tons of ice – the elevated melting rate has been recorded since 1998 and is approaching record values.

The reduction in the area of land ice leads to an increase in sea level. Coastal cities are beginning to flood, and this affects housing, infrastructure, transport and business.

The melting of permafrost also contributes to the greening of the North American tundra – there are more and more shrubs and trees.

In addition, carbon dioxide is released from the permafrost. The melting of glaciers also leads to an increase in the number of fires.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished