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The 13th Gemfields Retail Jeweller India Awards 2017 Applauds the Finest Makers of Jewellery In India

Actors Sangeeta Bijlani with Richa Chadda during the Gemfields Retail Jeweller India awards event in Mumbai on Saturday evening – Photo By Sachin Murdeshwar GPN NETWORK

Actors Sangeeta Bijlani with Richa Chadda during the Gemfields Retail Jeweller India awards event in Mumbai on Saturday evening – Photo By Sachin Murdeshwar GPN NETWORK

MUMBAI,August 1, 2017 (GPN) : The 13th Gemfields Retail Jeweller India Awards 2017 (RJIA), in association with Platinum Guild International, Solitaire Gemological Laboratories (SGL) and Hari Krishna Exports are recognized as the Oscars of India’s retail jewellery industry. The Grand Finale of RJIA 2017 was held on 29 th July 2017 at The Grand Hyatt in Santacruz.

Hosted by the charming Neha Sareen, the Grand Finale was an exciting affair graced by celebrated personalities from the Bollywood and cultural fraternities. Present at the event were Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Hard Kaur, Richa Chadda, Ruhi Singh, Sangeeta Bijlani, Sarah-Jane Dias, Sayani Gupta and Shama Sikandar.

Since its inception, the Retail Jeweller India Awards has grown into the most coveted. most prestigious prize for talent in the Indian retail jewellery industry. The RJIA platform is a peerless showcase for the creative genius of India’s leading jewellery houses. This year there were more than 1,000 entries from across the country. After two rigorous rounds of
judging, 90 designs made it as the final nominations.

“This award is the only event in this industry that actually sets the benchmarks in design, innovation and trendsetting,” said Soma Bhatta, editor, the Retail Jeweller. “Over the years we have witnessed an incredible change in the calibre of jewellery in India. There has been a great surge in innovative and cutting-edge designs. The Retail Jeweller India Awards
does more than simply appreciate brilliant design and creation — we celebrate and honour them.”

A distinctive feature of the Retail Jeweller India Awards is our Grand Jury. This team of exceptional individuals, each of whom is acknowledged for their outstanding achievements in the creative enterprises, is an integral part of the RJIA selection process. This year the Grand Jury included Namrata Baruwa Shroff, Nandita Mahtani, Nawaz Gautam Singhania, Sangeeta Bijlani, Schauna Chauhan Saluja and Shaziya Khan. The celebrity guests and Grand Jurors walked the red carpet in stunning jewellery pieces featuring diamonds, rubies and emeralds. This was a fitting start to a glittering evening dedicated to marking the pinnacles of achievement in this

“Year after year, the Retail Jeweller India Awards set the benchmarks,” says Rupak Sen, sales & marketing
director–Asia, Gemfields.
“We have seen a notable growth in the quality of participation. It is overwhelming to see the level of design and craftsmanship that goes into creating these exquisite pieces. Gemfields believes in promoting andappreciating exceptional talent. Our association with the Retail Jeweller India Awards allows us to do this, in the best
possible way.”

“I truly appreciate the designs that have won today. They represent the future of the Indian gems and jewellery industry,” says Ghanshyam Dholakia, founder & managing director, Hari Krishna Group. “Through these designs, I feel we are on the right track. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, 'Design in India' should now be promoted. We are proud to be associated with the 13th Gemfields Retail Jeweller India Awards 2017, because it showcases creativity and raises our industry to a higher level.”

Speaking about this event, Vaishali Banerjee, MD, India at Platinum Guild International, said: “It is my pleasure to be associated with the 13th Gemfields Retail Jeweller India Awards 2017 (RJIA). The objective behind RJIA 2017 is to reward the best jewellery designs from India’s gem and jewellery industry. I congratulate all the winners and their teams for
their achievements”.

Winners of the 12th Gemfields Retail Jeweller India Awards 2016 :

1. Diamond Jewellery of the Year – A. S. Motiwala

2. Diamond Vivah Jewellery of the Year – Hazoorilal Legacy

3. Gold Jewellery of the Year – Mirari & Tikamdas Motiram

4. Gold Vivah Jewellery of the Year – Mehta Emporium

5. Couture Jewellery of the Year – Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas           Jewellers

6. Coloured Gemstone Jewellery of the Year – Charu Jewels

7. Innovative Jewellery of the Year – Reliance Jewels

8. Heritage Jewellery of the Year – Khurana Jewellery House & Dwarkadas Chandumal Jwellers

9. Platinum Jewellery of the Year – Narayan Jewelers by Ketan & Jatin Choksi

10. Best Accessory of the Year – Sawansukha Jewellers

11. Coloured Gemstone Vivah Jewellery of the Year – Mahesh Notandas Jewellers & Paulomi Sanghvi Couture Jewellery

12. Precious Coloured Gemstone Jewellery of the Year – Orra Fine           Jewellery

13. 9-to- 5 Workwear Jewellery of the Year – C.Krishniah Chetty  Jewellers

14. Modular Jewellery of the Year – Kirtilals

15. Revival Style Design of the Year – Sona Chandis

16. Men’s Jewellery of the Year – Malliram Jewellers

17. Jewellery Buff’s Choice Award–Vivah – Narayan Jewelers by Ketan & Jatin Choksi

Retail & marketing categories

1. Print Campaign of the Year – Sawansukha Jewellers & Sham     Jewellers
2. TV Campaign of the Year – Malabar Gold & Diamonds
3. Retail Promotion of the Year – Prince Jewellers
4. Social Media Campaign of the Year – P. N. Gadgil Jewellers…PNG
Lifetime Achievement in Retail: Dinesh Khimji and Kishore Khimji of Khimji Jewellers
Lifetime Achievement in Manufacturing: Piyush Kothari of Jewelex
Special Contribution to the Jewellery Industry: M P Ahammed of Malabar Gold & Diamonds
Global Indian Jeweller of the year: Harshad Mehta of 7Cs

About the Retail Jeweller India Awards:
Retail Jeweller India Awards was established in 2005 with the mission to take the US $30 billion Retail Jewellery industry forward by creating a platform for recognizing the best work of the industry in fields of design, retail and marketing. Also, known as India’s Oscars for the Retail jewellery industry and the only business awards specifically for retail jewellers in the country of 3 lakh retail jewellers.With reputable jury, IMRB as the process auditors, the awards are the country’s premier and most authoritative national competition. It is an initiative of the Retail Jeweller Magazine, which is a specialized bi-monthly business magazine read by top jewellery retailers across 415 cities of India. Completely focused on the subject of jewellery retailing, the magazine enjoys highest readership amongst progressive jewellery retailers in the country. Delivering focused communication for 48,000 HNI readers it has emerged as a dependable and reliable source for industry happenings and developments.Ends


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Sachin Murdeshwar
Sachin Murdeshwar is a Sr.Journalist and Columnist in several Mainline Newspapers and Portals.He is an ardent traveller and likes to explore destinations to the core.

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