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

Norilsk Nickel organizes winter field study of permafrost for students

06 february 2024

The polar branch of Norilsk Nickel is organizing the second winter field school to research permafrost in Taimyr for students of Russian universities.

A year ago, students from Norilsk's Polar State University went to Zvenigorod in the Moscow region, and this year students from Moscow State University will visit the Arctic zone.

A joint team of students from the Faculty of Geography of Moscow State University and the Department of Civil Engineering of Polar State University conducts research in the field of geocryology and glaciology. Having studied the features of snow redistribution near the buildings of the port city of Dudinka, students began researching residential areas of Norilsk, where the role of mechanized snow removal is very important.

The participants of the winter field school will compare the obtained data with the results of unique studies of snow deposits in the city that have been collected since 1986. As a result, researchers will be able to conclude how the density and volume of snow changes over decades, and assess the extent of permafrost degradation.

Theodor Lisovoy, Editor in Chief of the European bureau, Rough&Polished