Ali Pastorini: “We have to change a little the way to sell the idea that buying jewelry is just for glamour”

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together approximately 1000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

18 february 2019

Indian gem and jewellery manufacturers have the skill and capabilities to cater to any market in the world

Besides spearheading the “White Paper” last year, Colin Shah, Vice Chairman of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has been actively involved in the initiatives of the Council like MyKYCBank and many more… A first generation...

11 february 2019

The Indian gems and jewellery industry was progressing in the past and will certainly progress in the future

Dinesh Navadiya, the Regional Chairman (Gujarat Region) of The Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India, is also the representative of the Gujarat G&J sector at various organisations as well as government authorities...

04 february 2019

The Russian Diamond Line: We do not believe that gifted persons would win through on their own

The Russian Diamond Line, a Moscow international jewellery contest of jewellery design, has been held for a decade already. At the end of the year, the results of the jubilee RDL-2018 contest were summed up, and on December 14, the prizewinners of the...

28 january 2019

New lending will have to be fully asset-backed with true provenance and transparency in the flow of goods and monies

After handling Gem & Jewellery (G&J) industry financing as a banker for many years, Erik A Jens sees an opportunity now that numerous banks are withdrawing from the sector. He is exploring opportunities to establishing a financing firm focusing...

21 january 2019

GJC hosts the 8th edition of National Jewellery Awards

12 february 2019

All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) presented 36 National Jewellery Awards (NJA) 2018 across 5 different categories in the presence of  Anantha Padmanaban (Chairman and Convener, GJC), Shaankar Sen (Vice Chairman, GJC), and other industry members & celebrities.
This year, NJA comprised Jewellery Awards, Excellence Awards Store Awards, Designer & Artisan Awards and Student of the Year Award. A new category for CSR Initiative and Women Entrepreneurship was added in this year's Awards.

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Image credit: GJC


Anantha Padmanaban said, "GJC's NJA is the largest platform that recognizes and applauds all segments of India's gem & jewellery sector. Despite a challenging and volatile environment, we are overwhelmed to receive over 850 entries and this shows the indomitable spirit of Indian jewellers. The new categories such as CSR Initiative and Women Entrepreneurship showcase that jewellers are socially conscious and responsible citizens."
Shaankar Sen (Vice Chairman, GJC) said, "GJC's NJA initiative is an ode to the inimitable talent and intricate craftsmanship of 'Make in India' artisans, manufacturers and designers. NJA recognizes the inspiration and innovative approach of manufacturers and marketers who create new fashion and design trends every year.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished