An afternoon filled with awe and excitement, the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC), hosted the first round of screening for the Artisan Awards 2014 on August 22. The eminent jury panel selected a total of 40 sketches from 800 entries, narrowing down the best in design, ingeniously bringing alive the movie eras through jewellery.
Sanjiv Banerjee, Mamta Rajaram, Sushil Solanki and Subhankar Bhowmick qualify for the Colourama category, Pratha Pravin Chavan, Sanafiya Hakim, Kosha Shah, Meghna Bag, Sanju Das, Natasha Adnani selected for the golden glory,Arunava Chakraborty made it to the Monochromatic category, Shrutika Patankar, Zohara Moorthy, Mehul Gupta, Arunava Chakraborty and Megha Lodha was chosen for Avant Garde. The categories Avant-Garde and Colourama witnessed the most creations from with over 800 creative and opulent artworks received nationwide.
Forevermark, the diamond brand from De Beers was launched at the new Abaran store in M.G.Road, Bangalore on July 24. To mark the onset of the festive season, an exquisite range of red carpet jewellery pieces was unveiled by actress Huma Qureshi. The stunning ‘Red Carpet collection’ wowed the discerning jewellery lovers, gathered at the unveiling.
Forevermark, the diamond brand that epitomizes beauty, rarity and responsible sourcing, has consistently provided Indian jewellers and designers with multiple international platforms to showcase their style and personality. Timeless and delicate, the Red Carpet Collection features cocktail rings, earrings, cuffs, bracelets and necklaces.
Gold must have been the most preferred choice for Indians when it came to jewellery, but with undue restrictions on gold import consumers are inclined towards other precious metals available in market. Platinum jewellery sales have seen an uptrend in last couple of year’s allover world including India. While US and European sales increased 11 per cent and 10 per cent respectively, the Indian market achieved a 35 per cent increase in the 2013-14 financial year over the previous year.
It was an affair to be remembered and cherished when Manubhai Jewellers hosted the ‘Saas Bahu Ki Jodi’ season 2 at their flagship store in Borivali. The event saw close to 50 Mother-Daughter in law jodis participate and bond over their love for jewellery.
The three week long contest began on 1st August with close to 150 entries this year, through their website and the store; Manubhai Jewellers have created a lifetime of memories for the ladies to treasure. The Chemistry between each Jodi was evident, as they were given the opportunity to adorn the beautifully crafted jewels from Manubhai Jewellers latest collection.
SEZs contribute nearly one-third of the country’s total exports, 15 per cent which comes from the gems & jewellery industry. However, SEZs in India seem to be losing their sheen following the burden of policy changes in India which includes 80:20 rule.
The gems and jewellery industry is one of the leading export-orient industries in India, it is also attributed as a major foreign exchange grosser for the country. Introduction of special economic zone (SEZ) in India opened the country to world gems trade. The basic objective of SEZs is to promote exports and create employment.
SEZs improved India’s contribution to global gems & jewellery trade to 70 per cent. SEZs contribute nearly one-third of the country’s total exports, 15 per cent which comes from the gems & jewellery industry.