Part 2: KPCSC wants Russia to help end impasse on new definition of conflict diamonds

In the first installment of this two-part exclusive interview with Shamiso Mtisi, the coordinator of the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC), we focused on illegal diamond mining in the continent and where the contraband ends up...

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Part 1: KPCSC gives insight into illegal diamond mining, trading in Africa

Although the diamond watchdog Kimberley Process (KP) prides itself for significantly reducing the flow of conflict goods since its establishment in 2003, the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC) alleged that illegal diamond...

18 october 2021

The jewelry industry in Russia needs to be upgraded in a serious way

Dina Nasyrova is a vice-president of the International Jewelry Exhibition-Congress J-1 recently hosted by the Atrium of Gostiny Dvor in Moscow. As a partner and the Muse of the famous jeweler Ilgiz Fazulzyanov, she actively participated in the preparation...

11 october 2021

Smiling Rocks, a philanthropic business model, inspires companies to work for betterment of the world

Zulu Ghevriya, the CEO and Co-Founder of Smiling Rocks, Founder of Vedantti Jewellery and Managing Director of Prism Group has been in the diamond and jewellery industry for over 20 years. Zulu started his business, Prism Group, as a natural diamond...

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Work hard and you will find success

Eduard Utkin, Director General of the “Jewellers’ Guild of Russia” Association, expert of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Committee on Precious Metals and Precious Stones, told R&P about implementing the SIIS PMPS (State Integrated Information...

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Severalmaz workers evacuated to Arkhangelsk due to a Covid-19-positive employee

13 april 2020

One of the employees of PJSC Severalmaz showed signs of the coronavirus infection, according to 29.ru.
The press service of the company said, “On April 7, an employee turned to the medical center of the company with fever.” 

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Image credit: Severalmaz


30 employees who were in close contact with her are suspended from work. Local residents were sent home, and out-of-towners were sent to Arkhangelsk, they stay under medical supervision.
All those suspended from work are in isolation to prevent the spread of the disease.
The regional Rospotrebnadzor is reportedly already conducting an epidemiological investigation.
The mining and processing plant continues to operate with reduced production activity in compliance with sanitary and epidemiological requirements, the company said.

Victoria Quiri, Correspondent of the European Bureau, Rough & Polished, Strasbourg