GJF Hosts National Jewellery Awards 2017
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.