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...


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

Members of Russia 360 expedition sign the Arctic Volunteer Charter

01 february 2024

The participants of the continental expedition Russia 360, aimed at traveling along the land borders of the Russian Federation, were the first to sign the Arctic Volunteer Charter, a document developed by the Clean Arctic public environmental project offering assistance in restoring ecosystems, participating in cleaning up nature from waste and in eco-education.

According to Andrey Nagibin, the head of the Clean Arctic project, in 2023, 3,000 people participated in its initiatives, and cleared 7,000 tons of waste from a total of 256 hectares of territory.

On the way through the Arctic regions, the expedition participants will map the new debris sites they discovered, which accumulated after 80 years of Arctic exploration.

The Russia 360 expedition started on January 25, 2024. In December 2024 the team will return to Murmansk, having traveled on wheeled vehicles along all the land borders of Russia for more than 33,000 km through 58 regions.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished