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 Bear Patrol educational campaign to be launched in five regions of the Russian Arctic

28 february 2024

The Bear Patrol educational campaign to safeguard people against dangerous and protected predators will be launched in five regions of the Arctic - the Arkhangelsk region, Yamal, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Yakutia and Chukotka.

The goal of the campaign is to prevent conflict situations between polar bears and humans; it is intended for local residents, shift workers and tourists, reports the Go Arctic portal.

In Pomorie, Yamal, the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Yakutia and Chukotka, training seminars will be developed for enterprise employees, webinars will be held for tourists and Arctic shift workers, and thematic open lessons, interactive games and creative competitions will be held for children and schoolchildren.

“We intend to gather activists in camps and border villages, train them, and provide them with various tools to scare away the beasts,” said Andrei Nagibin, head of the Clean Arctic public environmental project.

There are only 25,000 - 29,000 polar bears in the world, and a third of them live in the Russian Arctic.

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