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

Researchers from the Great Scientific Expedition of Norilsk Nickel and RAS have discovered a new species of snout beetles

20 february 2024

At the presentation of the results of the Great Scientific Expedition of Norilsk Nickel and the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAN) in Moscow, speakers announced the discovery of a new species of snout beetles.

The new beetle species measures approximately one and a half centimeters in length. The scientific director of the project, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Viktor Glupov emphasized that this is a completely new species of the beetle. Based on the results of an internal vote by Norilsk Nickel, the species was named Putoranchik (genus Synapion) in honor of the Putorana Plateau, a local landmark.

In total, more than 280 scientists from over 20 research organizations took part in research projects that were conducted during the expedition.

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