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

ALROSA presents its environmental protection program to be implemented until 2028

12 february 2024

The Russian diamond mining company ALROSA has published a new Comprehensive Program for Environmental Protection and Environmental Safety to be implemented until 2028. As the company noted, this is one of its strategic documents in the field of environmental protection.

The comprehensive program includes 10 areas related to the careful and rational use of natural resources, minimizing environmental risks, preventing and reducing negative impacts on the environment in the regions of its presence.

Among the main areas of work are measures to protect atmospheric air and prevent climate change, wastewater treatment, protection and rehabilitation of land, surface and groundwater. Particular attention will be paid to the conservation of biodiversity and the protection of natural areas.

“The ALROSA program was formed on the basis of an environmental audit to assess environmental risks, including a retrospective analysis of primary accounting data, the results of industrial environmental control and monitoring, recommendations from the scientific community and expert organizations,” says Deputy Executive Director for Ecology and Work with Indigenous Peoples - Director of the ALROSA Environmental Center Polina Anisimova.

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