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

The new eco-movement is recruiting volunteers for an expedition to Khatanga

13 february 2024

The Russian Geographical Society (RGS) has started an open call for volunteers who wish to join the new environmental movement in the Arctic.

The volunteers will take a training course, during which they will gain knowledge on how to conduct scientific research in the Arctic, analyze the types, forms and volumes of pollution and determine the best methods of its elimination.

Successful candidates will receive a certificate and will be able to join the RGS expedition to clean up the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation from man-made pollution.

The expedition "Arctic. General cleaning" will be held in Khatanga in the summer of 2024. Applications are accepted until March 1, 2024.

The first stage of the complex expedition of the Russian Geographical Society took place in Khatanga in August 2023. The cleaning of the territory was carried out jointly with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, more than 70 volunteers from different cities of Russia participated in the work.

In two weeks, they cleared more than three kilometers of coastline, collecting more than 200 tons of man-made waste that had been accumulating here for decades.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished