2013-09-30 14:33:07 - Leading jewelers such as Jewels Emporium, KK Gems, Ayana Jewels, Silver & Art Palace and Amrapali Exports amongst othersto participate in the awards
15 nominations from Jaipur make it to the final list of the 40th Indian Gem & Jewellery Awards
o The eminent jury members met in Mumbai for the final selection of winners
Mumbai, The Gemand Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC India), the apex body of the gem & jewellery industry is pleased to announce its 40th Indian Gem & Jewellery Awards, earlier known as Annual Awards. This will be held in Mumbai at Jamshed Bhaba Theatre, NCPA on 5th October 2013.
The GJEPC’s 40th Indian Gem & Jewellery Awards, exclusively open for GJEPC members, will felicitate excellent and meritorious performances of gems and jewellery exporters, on the basis of their export performance, value additions, employment generation and investment on R&D
among other parameters during the year 2012-13.
This year, 15 participants from Jaipur have been nominated in the various categories of the awards. The names of the participants include:
1. Jewels Emporium
2. Amrapali Exports
3. K.K. Gems Trading Co.
4. Ayana Jewels
5. The Gem Palace
6. Silver Mountain
7. Midas Designer jewellery
8. QUALITY COLOUR GEMS
9. Vaibhav Global Limited
10. Silver & Art Palace
11. Friends International
12. Haritsons Designs Private Limited
14. Antiquariat (India) Private Limited
15. Ashok Jewels
The jury members, who selected the winners include:
1. Smt. Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director (India & ME), GIA
2. Shri. K. Subrahmanyan, Executive Director, Union Bank of India
3. Mr. Pawan Bindal, Director, Dun & Bradstreet
“We finally have the names of the winners and I would like to extend my appreciation to all the members of the jury for their extensive support and time in helping us make this decision. The response this year has been very encouraging with over 250 nominations and selecting 31 winners was a challenging task.” said Mr. Vipul Shah, Chairman,Gem& Jewellery Export Promotion Council.
GJEPC received 270 nominations of which 31 winners were selected for each of the awards; a staggering increase in the number of nominations received over previous years and testimony to its growing stature and significance amongst the trade members. A total of 31 awards had been envisaged in the categories of precious metal, jewellery – plain & studded, silver jewellery, cut & polished diamonds, costume/ fashion jewellery, coloured gemstones, sales to foreign tourists and synthetic stone. Apart from these categories, 9 special awards have been given based on special classifications such as emerging performer, women entrepreneur, lifetime achievement, etc.
This year the process of selecting award winners will be even more robust and rigorous considering new methodology and judging criteria will be adopted in identifying the winning companies. A proprietary quantitative model developed by D&B, will be used to short list the award winners, based primarily on computation of composite scores calculated by considering various financial and quantitative indicators. The final set of award winners will be chosen by an esteemed jury which comprises eminent members from the banking & finance industry, prestigious industry institutes and the fashion world, who will bring in their skills and vast experience in identifying the winners.
Besides recognizing the efforts of the exporters, GJEPC will also honour the top foreign buyers from across the globe in diamond, gold and coloured gemstones, international trade associations, agency supplying gold to exporters and the banks financing the gems and jewellery players. In addition to the acknowledgment of their global standards, GJEPC will award those who contribute to the overall benefit of the Indian gems and jewellery industry.
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