Highlights: 43rd India Gem and Jewellery Awards (IGJA) 2016
People & Community | By: Ruchi Shah
The 43rd India Gem and Jewellery Awards ceremony presented by the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) at the Regal Room, Hotel Trident, Mumbai witnessed an incredible cheer from all the imminent personalities of the gems and jewellery industry along with the notable names from the social and political field.
The awards ceremony, that was held on 18th March 2017 saw an impressive turnout. The Chief Guests for the function was Devendra Fadnavis, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Other dignitaries present for the ceremony were Praveenshankar Pandya, Chairman, GJEPC; Kirit Bhansali, Convener – Awards-Sub Committee, Anil Virani, Nirupa Bhatt, MD, GIA – India & Middle East along with mining leaders and banking industry leaders.
Praveenshankar Pandya, Chairman, GJEPC, in his speech said “It is my pleasure to present the 43rd India Gem and Jewellery Awards during the 50th completion year of the GJEPC. The objective behind IGJA 2016 is to reward the leading performers from India’s gem and jewellery industry."
Nirupa Bhatt, MD GIA , India & Middle East in her speech said "I must congratulate the Council, current and all chairmen and their teams on completion of 50 years. Over the years, the Council has done humongous level of work for the development of India gem and jewellery industry." She further applauded council’s work by saying, "I really appreciate and applaud the Council's efforts to include the category of Women Entrepreneur Award which recognizes the contribution of women in the industry. I congratulate all the winners and their teams for their achievements."
Devendra Fadnavis, CM of Maharashtra in his speech said “I am happy to be present at the 43rd India Gem and Jewellery Awards presented by the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council. It is praiseworthy that the Council is celebrating its golden jubilee this year. Since its inception, the GJEPC is endeavouring for the growth of gems and jewellery sector. As the apex body of the gem and jewellery export industry, the GJEPC has taken various initiatives for skill up gradation and removal of trade-related issues.”
“India is the largest consumer of gold, accounting for more than 20 per cent of world’s total gold consumption. A major exporter of gems and jewellery, Maharashtra is one of the key Indian States with gemstones reserves and mining potential. India is world’s largest cutting and polishing centre for diamonds. I congratulate all the winners and wish this event, all success,” he added.
The ceremony was hosted by Hussain Kuwajerwala, people’s favourite Television actor and anchor along with popular TV actress Sakshi Tanwar who kept the audiences entertained throughout the evening.
Here is the complete list of all the winners. Jewelxy congratulates them all.
Cut & Polished Diamonds (Highest Turnover) (1,2, & 3 place)1. Kiran Gems Pvt. Ltd.2. Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd.3. Laxmi Diamond Pvt. Ltd.
Cut & Polished Diamonds (Large) -1. Laxmi Diamond Pvt. Ltd.2. Star Rays3. Kapu Gems
Cut & Polished Diamonds (Medium) - S. Jogani Exports Pvt Ltd.
Cut & Polished Diamonds (Small) - Royal Impex
Precious metal jewellery – Plain (Large) - PC Jeweller Ltd.
Precious metal jewellery – studded (large) - Renaissance Jewellery Ltd.
Precious metal jewellery – plain (medium) - Emerald Jewel Industry India Ltd.
Precious metal jewellery –studded (medium) - HK Designs (India)
Precious metal jewellery – plain & studded (small) - Shree Momai Krupa Jewellers
Best agency supplying gold - The Bank of Nova Scotia
Best Agency Supplying Gold to highest number of clients - MMTC Ltd.
Highest Limits Sanctioned -1. IndusInd Bank Ltd.2. State Bank of India
Highest number of clients - State Bank of India
Highest growth of limits sanctioned - Vijaya Bank
Cut & Polished Coloured Gemstones (1st and 2nd) -1. RMC Gems Ltd.2. KGK Gems (SEZ Unit)
Silver Jewellery (1st and 2nd) -1. Vaibhav Global Ltd.2. ACPL Exports Pvt. Ltd.
Cut and Polished Synthetic Stones - Industrial Jewels Pvt. Ltd.
Costume Fashion Jewellery - Amrapali Exports
Highest Employment on Rolls of Company (Rest of G&J Items) - Emerald Jewel Industry India Ltd.
Highest Employment on Rolls of Company (Diamond) - Samarth Diamond
Highest Taxpayer Company (Rest of G&J Items) - PC Jeweller Ltd.
Highest Taxpayer Company (Diamond) - Kiran Gems Pvt. Ltd.
Sales to Foreign Tourist - Silver & Art Palace
Highest Importer of the Year (USA) - S Vinod Kumar USA, INC
Highest Importer of the Year (Far East) - Kiran Exports HK Ltd.
Highest Importer of the Year (Middle East) - Bafleh Jewellery LLC
Highest Importer of the Year (Europe) - Kiran Exports BVBA
Clearing agent/flight forwarder of the year - BVC Logistics Pvt. Ltd.
Life time achievement award - Sevantilal Premchand Shah
Most socially responsible company -1. Laxmi Diamond Pvt. Ltd.2. Vaibhav Global Ltd.
Most innovative company - Kiran Jewelry
Best growing company of the year (small/medium) - Parishi Diamond
Best growing company of the year (Large) - Kiran Gems Pvt. Ltd.
Best E-commerce Enterprise -1. Bodhi Brands Pvt. Ltd.2. Kiran Gems Pvt. Ltd.
Women entrepreneur of the year 2016 - Sunita Shekhawat
Source: Diamond World News