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

Eduard Gorodetsky: Currently we see high demand for synthetic diamonds for use in technology segment rather than in jewelry

Director General of the Advanced Synthetic Research Center Eduard Gorodetsky told Rough&Polished about the current situation at the company, new exclusive technologies in the synthesis and production of lab-grown crystals, as well as the Research Center’s...

11 march 2024

Ministry of Natural Resources names leading regions for Clean Country federal project

14 march 2024

Deputy Head of the Ministry of Natural Resources Murad Kerimov told RT which regions of Russia have become leaders in the implementation of the federal Clean Country project.

"I will note some of the most active [regions]. For example, the Moscow Region, the Trans-Baikal Territory, Kirov, Orenburg, Omsk, Samara, Lipetsk and Kursk regions. As well as republics of Bashkortostan, Tatarstan and Chechnya," Kerimov said

As part of the Clean Country project, landfills and hazardous facilities in cities are being cleaned in Russia. So, by the end of 2023, 128 unauthorized landfills within the borders of cities and 80 hazardous facilities, next to which 15 million people live, have already been removed, noted the deputy head of the Ministry of Natural Resources.

According to him, the cleaning of 63 more landfills is being completed this year, reports.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished