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

Melting of permafrost in the Arctic may lead to technological disasters

06 march 2024

The probability of major technological disasters due to the melting of permafrost in the Arctic is not slim, while those occurrences are difficult to predict, said Vyacheslav Fetisov, Chairman of the All-Russian Society for Nature Conservation, in an interview with TASS.

"The climate is really warming, and the warming in the Arctic is happening especially fast - faster than the global average. And the permafrost is melting, the soil is sinking. Because of that, piles that support almost every structure in the Arctic - houses, enterprises, fuel storage facilities, pipelines - are sagging. So, there is and will be an absolutely not a slim chance of major technological disasters because of that. And it is very difficult to predict where those disasters strike next time," Fetisov said.

According to him, Russia is facing the problem of permafrost degradation, which endangers all cities located beyond the Arctic circle.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished