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

The Clean Arctic Movement to join the polar bear protection program

29 january 2024

The Clean Arctic movement will join Russia's Rosprirodnadzor Bear Patrol program for protection of polar bears and the prevention of encounters between predators and humans, said Andrey Nagibin, the head of the environmental project.

"Our volunteers will develop training seminars for employees of enterprises. We are already preparing open lessons and interactive games for schoolchildren, webinars for tourists and those who work in the Arctic in shifts," he said.

According to him, the volunteers are organizing a large-scale awareness campaign for schoolchildren, students, shift workers, employees and tourists. It will cover five Arctic regions: Arkhangelsk Region, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Yakutia and Chukotka.

In early January, the head of Rosprirodnadzor Svetlana Radionova met with Russian president and announced that the agency plans to implement the Bear Patrol project. Its task is to prevent conflict situations between polar bears and humans.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished