GJF Hosts Na­tional Jew­ellery Awards 2017

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The 7th Na­tional Jew­ellery Awards (NJA) 2017 or­gan­ised by the All In­dia Gems & Jew­ellery Trade Fed­er­a­tion (GJF) con­cluded with a glit­ter­ing celebrity-stud­ded night on July 28th. Manoj Dwivedi, joint sec­re­tary, min­istry of com­merce, Gov­ern­ment of In­dia, was the chief guest at the event. The award func­tion show­cased and recog­nised the tal­ent and crafts­man­ship in the In­dian gems and jew­ellery in­dus­try.

Anan­tha Pad­man­a­ban, di­rec­tor of GJF and NJA com­mit­tee con­vener, said, “This year NJA re­ceived en­cour­ag­ing re­sponses from lead­ing jewellers and we are thank­ful to them. NJA en­hances the knowl­edge of in­di­vid­u­als with the lat­est trends and fash­ion of the in­dus­try, thus help­ing to en­cour­age one’s com­pe­tence in terms of de­signs.”

Nitin Khandelwal, chair­man, GJF, said, “The trust, faith and be­lief that GJF has earned from its mem­bers, in­dus­try and gov­ern­ment has un­doubt­edly con­trib­uted to the growth of this apex fed­er­a­tion in the gems and jew­ellery sec­tor. NJA opens up an un­tapped busi­ness op­por­tu­nity for par­tic­i­pants in the in­dus­try and mo­ti­vates the craft­ing in­spi­ra­tion, pas­sion, de­vo­tion, en­thu­si­asm and in­no­va­tive spirit of the jewellers in the in­dus­try.”

NJA 2017 com­prised a to­tal of 25 award cat­e­gories, in­clud­ing twelve Jew­ellery Awards, five Ex­cel­lence Awards, five Store Awards, two De­signer Awards, and a Stu­dent Award – with a sub­stan­tial amount given as schol­ar­ship to the win­ning stu­dent.

Ge­mo­log­i­cal Science In­ter­na­tional (GSI) was awarded the Stel­lar In­no­va­tor of the Year award.

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