48th Gems and Jewellery Awards was off to a grand start with the presence of industry bigwigs and stalwarts. The event was honoured by the presence of chief guests actors Anupam Kher and Sonali Bendre. “IIJS has been completely reinvented this year. GJEPC will introduce lab grown category from FY 21-22 onwards,” said Colin Shah, Chairman, GJEPC.
Kiran Gems bagged four awards - cut & polished diamonds (large), highest turnover, highest taxpayer and innovation in manufacturing.
Dhanera Diamonds bagged the award for cut & polished diamonds (medium) while Oopal Diamonds won the award for cut & polished diamonds (small).
Gold Star Jewellery won the awards for Precious Metal jewellery (large). RMC Gems won two awards - cut and polished coloured gemstones and cut and polished synthetic stones.
Top Left: Shivam Jewels, Top Right: Kiran Gems, Bottom Left: Gold Star Jewellery, Bottom Left: Praveen Shankar Pandya receiving the Lifetime Achievement award
Shivam Jewels won the award “upcoming exporter of the year.” Last but not least, former GJEPC Chairman Praveen Shankar Pandya was bestowed with a Lifetime Achievement award.
Chief Guest Anupam Kher appreciated the fact that the trophy carried the Indian Flag, as we are completing 75 years of Independence. Anupam Kher and Sonali Bendre spoke about their favourite jewellery and shared precious moments from their life.
The event marks the growth and the success of the gems and jewellery industry of India, it’s strength, resilience and indomitable spirit.
The event was powered by Gemological Institute of America (GIA) while the Associate Partner was The World Gold Council. The award show was co-partnered by Gold Star Jewellery.