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

Nature journal calls for cooperation between Russian and Western scientists to monitor climate change in the Arctic

26 february 2024

The scientific journal Nature called for the unification of the work of Western and Russian scientists on monitoring climate change in the Arctic. Without information from Russian observation stations, the data will be incomplete.

As reported by the Go Arctic news portal, the quality of empirical information is critical when it comes to issues of global climate change. For example, the Interact, an international network of climate monitoring stations in the Arctic, is the most extensive network of research stations in the Northern Hemisphere at 94 objects, of which 21 are located in Russia. Turning off the Russian array makes the entire work of this system unrepresentative.

To be able to adequately monitor changes in the Arctic, the international community must continue to strive to establish and improve research infrastructure and standardized monitoring programs that are representative of the entire Arctic.

Geopolitical reasons should not influence transnational scientific cooperation on global issues, the authors at Nature believe. Russia is the largest Arctic country and is a member of the Arctic Council, an intergovernmental forum for coordinating the activities of the eight Arctic countries.

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