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

Effluent discharges to Volga River halved in five years

19 february 2024

Discharges of polluted wastewater into the Volga River basin have almost halved in 5 years due to the installation of sewage treatment plants and wastewater disposal facilities, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin.

"The Volga is one of the main symbols of our country. I will tell you about the work done to preserve the ecosystem of the river over the past few years. Since 2019, according to the "Improvement of the Volga River" federal project, we have been installing sewage treatment plants and wastewater disposal facilities. In just five years, 104 facilities were commissioned, thanks to which the discharge of polluted wastewater into the Volga River was almost halved," Khusnullin wrote in his channel on the Telegram social network.

The implementation of ecological projects, he pointed out, allows not only to improve the state of the environment, but also to improve the standard of living of Russian citizens.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished