Bengaluru, Feb 28 IBNS | 9 months ago

The All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF), the national trade body for the promotion and growth of trade in gems and jewellery industry across India, recently presented 32 National Jewellery Awards (NJA 2014), to recognize the immense talent, innovation and creativity of the gems and jewellery (G and J) industry, here.

Presented by the International Gemological Institute, NJA 2014 by GJF is an industry recognition from the industry, by the industry, to the industry.

The winners from South India were as follows: Best Print Advertising Campaign of The Year - Abaran Timeless Jewellers P. Ltd., Bangalore; Best Jadau Jewellery Design of The Year- Navrathan Jewellers Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore; Best Colored Stone Jewellery of The Year - Titan Industries Ltd., Bangalore; Best Single Store of The Year - South; Shree Jewellers Eximp Pvt. Ltd.,Hyderabad; Paramparik Jewellery Of The Year-South Krsala Jewels Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad; Best Advertising Campaign Of The Year - Audio / Visual -Nac Jewellers Pvt. Ltd.,Chennai; and Best Retal Chain of The Year -Malabar Gold Pvt. Ltd., Calicut.

Arpita Gujar (Solitaire Diamond Institute, Bangalore), Vasundhra Gaur (NIFT, Bengaluru) & Ayushi Patni (NIFT, Bengaluru) among students who win scholarships worth Rs. 15 lakh.

GJF honoured students from renowned institutes such as IIGJ (Delhi & Jaipur), Sawansukha Institute (Kolkata), IGI (Mumbai), Solitaire Diamond Institute (Bangalore) and NIFT (Gandhinagar & Bangalore) with scholarships worth Rs. 15 lakh.

The winners are Neha Verma (IIGJ, Delhi), Nidhi Agarwal (IIGJ, Jaipur), Prity Agarwal (Sawansukha Institute, Kolkata), Vishal Karel (Sawansukha Institute, Kolkata), Madhura Bhogale (IGI, Mumbai), Manasi Akre (NIFT, Gandhinagar), Niyati Mendapara (NIFT, Gandhinagar), Arpita Gujar (Solitaire Diamond institute, Bangalore), Vasundhra Gaur (NIFT, Bangalore) and Ayushi Patni (NIFT, Bangalore).

Addressing the awards ceremony, Haresh Soni, Chairman, GJF, said, "We are happy many national and regional players won the NJA 2014 Awards, which honour the innovation, creativity of the people engaged in the industry. The NJA recognize and support the inspiration, passion, devotion and motivation for the industry. It is endeavor that goes into encouraging & enhancing innovation, creating masterpieces, and setting new benchmarks in achieving business growth in the G&J industry."

"NJA 2014 is a stellar example of GJF´s unbiased and relentless efforts for the welfare of gems and jewellery industry, which has won it accolades and an unquestionable credibility for being fair, supportive and appreciative towards the industry. The trust and faith of its members, industry and government have undoubtedly contributed to this non-profit organization's growth in the sector and established NJA Awards as the most prestigious & coveted in the industry," Soni added.

The winners from West India are as follows: Best Platinum Jewellery Design Of The Year - Uni-Design Jewellery Pvt. Ltd.; Best C Z Jewellery Design Of The Year -Dm3 Gems Pvt. Ltd.; Unique Jewellery Design Of The Year -Anmol Jewellers; Paramparik Jewellery Of The Year (West) - H.K Jewels Pvt. Ltd.; and Best Diamond Jewellery Of The Year- Bridal- Tikamdas Motiram Jewellers Pvt. Ltd.

The winners from North India are as follows: Best Single Store of The Year - North - Hazoorilal & Sons Jewellers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi; Best Jadau Jewellery of The Year- Precious Stone - Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers Ltd., New Delhi; Best Jadau Jewellery of The Year-Non-Precious Stone - Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers Ltd.,New Delhi; Best Gold Jewellery of The Year-In Vogue - Hazoorilal & Sons Jewellers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi; Best Diamond Jewellery of The Year-In Vogue - Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers Ltd.,New Delhi; Best Diamond Jewellery Design Of The Year - Jewels Emporium, Jaipur; Paramparik Jewellery Of The Year-North - Hariprasad Gopi Krishna Saraf Pvt. Ltd., Gorakhpur; and Best Gold Jewellery Of The Year- Bridal - Hariprasad Gopi Krishna Saraf Pvt. Ltd., Gorakhpur.

The winners from East/ Central India were as follows: Paramparik Jewellery of The Year - Central-East- Sawansukha Jewellers Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata; Best Gold Jewellery Design Of The Year - P.C. Chandra & Sons Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata; Best Single Store Of The Year - Central East - Manikchand & Sons, Guwahati; Best Unique And Innovative Promotion Of The Year - L Gopal And Sons & Sumeet Gems & Jewellers, Guwahati & Raipur.

This year GJF 'Gem of the year' trophy was awarded to: North India - Mahesh Jain of Panna Lal Mahesh Chandra Jewellers of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh and UP Sarafa Association; Central & East India - Samar Kumar De of Swarna Shilpa Bachao Committee (SSBC) and the Bowbazar Jewellery Association; West India - Shantibhai Patel, President, Gem & Jewellery Trade Council of India (GJTCI) and Jewellers Association, Ahmedabad; also the proprietor of Jaykrishna Jewellers; and South India - P. V. Jose President, Jewellery Manufacturers Association (JMA) for their contribution to growth of the Gold and Jewellery industry.

Under the lifetime achievement category there were two awards: Anmol Ratna Award to Arun Kaigaokar of Chintamani's and also various associations in Maharashtra - Girgaon jewellers Association, Suburban Jewellers Association, Maharashtra Rajya Saraf Suvarnakar Federation & Mumbai Gold Club; and Yuva Ratna Award to Mohit Kamboj of India Bullion and Jewellers Association and KBJ Group.

(Posted on 28-02-2014)

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