Silver and diamonds - the "daily bread" of jeweler

GRINGOR is a St. Petersburg-based modern jewellery manufacturing company established in 2002. It successfully develops and implements the innovations, many of which resonate with the Russians and the people abroad. In 2012, GRINGOR was awarded the honorary...


Willie Nagel, a gentleman, who would have the strength and stamina to deal with business leaders and politicians, passes away

By Alex Popov

Willie Nagel passed away on July 14th. Friday he was buried in Israel. I was flying from New York with a stopover in London when it happened. Being unable to be there and express my feelings to Adam and Toni, I would like to...

20 july 2021

Diamond industry's reaction to KP impasse

The Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (CSC) recently said that it is planning to approach the United Nations (UN) over the impasse on the redefinition of conflict diamonds and the principles of responsible sourcing. The CSC representative...

19 july 2021

Natural and LGDs are two segments of the industry that will have to learn to coexist together

Having now completed half a decade in the diamond jewelry exporting and wholesaling industry, Anmol Bhansali received formal training on Diamonds from GIA in addition to a lengthy training in jewelry wholesaling from the factories at Goldiam. He has...

12 july 2021

L'ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels: our mission is to share the jewelry culture with as many people as possible

France has gradually begun to lift quarantine restrictions on places of cultural recreation, including museums starting from May 19, 2021. The world-renowned L'ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts (L'ECOLE des Arts Joailliers) Van Cleef & Arpels...

05 july 2021

Norilsk Nickel reiterates previously announced 2021 metal production forecast

20 july 2021
Nornickel, the world’s largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel and a major producer of platinum and copper, announced preliminary consolidated operating results for the second quarter and the first half of 2021 and production outlook for the full year 2021. In a press release distributed today, the Company reiterated the metal production forecast for 2021 announced earlier.
In 2Q21, palladium and platinum output decreased 28% q-o-q to 548 koz and 27% q-o-q to 134 koz, respectively. All PGMs were produced from the Company’s own Russian feed.
In 1H2021, palladium and platinum output amounted to 1,314 koz (up 3% y-o-y) and 318 koz (down 1% y-o-y), respectively. The increase of palladium and slight decrease of platinum output in the first half, despite a significant loss of production in the second quarter, was explained by the high base effect of the first quarter, when a new line for production of precious metals from chlorine leaching residues at Kola MMC was ramped up to its design capacity and, as a result, the work-in-progress in transit inventory reduced.
The decline of PGM and other metals output in the second quarter was attributed to the temporary suspension of Oktyabrsky and Taimyrsky underground mines of the Norilsk division due to the natural groundwater inflow and an accident at Norilsk Concentrator. Currently, recovery of these assets is progressing by and large in line with the schedule.
In 2Q21, consolidated nickel output decreased 30% quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) to 33 kt, most of which were produced from the Company’s own Russian feed (31 kt, down 31% q-o-q). In 1H2021, total nickel output decreased 26% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 79 kt (of which 77 kt were produced from own Russian feed, down 28% y-o-y).
In 2Q21, consolidated copper production decreased 11% q-o-q to 81 kt. In 1H2021, total copper output decreased 28% y-o-y to 173 kt. All of the copper produced in the reporting periods was produced from the Company’s own feed.

Vladimir Malakhov, Rough&Polished