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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

New road preservation technology is being tested in Yamal

08 march 2024

A new technology for preserving roads in the Far North is being tested on one of the road sections in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District.

TASS reports that at the test site, the soils are in a thawed state and have an meduim degree of humidity, so thermal stabilizers were installed to freeze and preserve the soil.

“A new technology for preserving roads is being introduced in Yamal. The new method is being tested on the Labytnangi-Kharp road section. 54 thermal stabilizers have been installed here. This will help maintain the soil in a frozen state, which is necessary when constructing or repairing roads in the Far North,” the press service of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District government said, as reported by TASS.

To monitor the ground temperature year-round, five additional wells with a depth of 10 m were drilled.

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