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

Large-scale coral bleaching observed on Great Barrier Reef - scientists

25 march 2024

The Australian Government Reef Conservation Authority and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Reserve have again recorded massive coral bleaching.

“Data from aerial photography carried out by the Reef Conservation Authority and scientists from the Australian Institute of Marine Science and covering two-thirds of the marine park <...> confirmed widespread and massive bleaching of corals on the Great Barrier Reef,” TASS reports, citing the agency’s message.

It is noted that corals growing in shallow waters were most severely bleached, indicating “the accumulated effects of heat stress over the past two years.”

The Reef Conservation Authority noted that the extent of coral damage, despite the apparent widespread and deep bleaching, can only be adequately assessed after additional observations. If humanity fails to stop global warming in the next decade, coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef will become irreversible by 2050 and the reef will die out.

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