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Rio Tinto Celebrates Milestone with New Diamond Jewelry Collections

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Rio Tinto Diamonds celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Mumbai office with the launch of seven new collections under their flagship diamond jewelry initiative, Nazraana™, according to press release obtained by Rough&Polished.
Vikram Merchant, the manager of Rio Tinto Diamonds Mumbai office  responsible for the Nazraana, said, “By developing visibly differentiated diamond jewelry, Nazraana is now positioned as a highly aspirational, yet affordable, brand that is poised to drive sales across the entire product category.”
The new Nazraana collections focus on gift giving occasions in India and are based on seven themes: Love, Infinity, Heritage, Spirituality, Contemporary, Floral and Men’s Luxury. Paola DeLuca, the international jewelry consultant for Nazraana, said, “We have taken many of the very beautiful Indian traditions and designs and presented them in a contemporary manner. Each piece from the seven collections is crafted to perfection for those who are looking for a unique gift for their loved ones.”
The 25th anniversary milestone also provided an opportunity for Rio Tinto Diamonds to reflect on a proud past and look to an exciting future said Jean-Marc Lieberherr, the managing director of Rio Tinto Diamonds. “The new Nazraana collections are symbolic of our enduring partnership with India's diamond industry. They are the latest in a range of innovative marketing initiatives that have been built on a strong track record of working collaboratively with our Indian partners and the industry, to create demand throughout the pipeline.
“Twenty-five years ago very few people would have predicted that India would become the powerhouse of the diamond industry. We are so proud of being part of the journey and we are excited to look to a future that encompasses many opportunities for the Indian diamond industry, from the mine to the market,” said Lieberherr.