Cou­ture In­dia Show Draws In­dus­try’s Best

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The sec­ond edi­tion of Cou­ture In­dia, a trade-only jew­ellery ex­hi­bi­tion, was de­clared a re­sound­ing suc­cess with more than 1,000 trade vis­i­tors in at­ten­dance. Held from Septem­ber 9th to 11th at Taj Palace in New Delhi, the show fea­tured 57 of In­dia’s top jew­ellery ex­hibitors.

Manoj Dwivedi, joint sec­re­tary, min­istry of com­merce and in­dus­try, in­au­gu­rated the three-day event. Other dig­ni­taries present at the open­ing cer­e­mony were Vi­jay Khanna from Khanna Jewellers, Man­sukh Kothari from Va­su­pati Jewellers, Shan­tib­hai Pa­tel from GJTCI, Alok Mand­hari, de­signer Anand Shah of Anand Shah Jew­els, show or­gan­is­ers Alok Kala and Ar­pit Kala of In­dian Jew­eller, and Gun­jan Jain of Di­a­mond World.

“Our coun­try’s jew­ellery has a rich de­sign her­itage and we need to en­cour­age it fur­ther. Cou­ture In­dia is giv­ing a plat­form to the coun­try’s niche de­sign­ers to ex­hibit their brands, gen­er­ate en­quiries, and boost their sales cre­at­ing real and last­ing value for their busi­ness for years to come. I must con­grat­u­late the or­gan­iser In­dian Jew­eller for putting to­gether such a bril­liant show,” said Dwivedi.

A to­tal of 75 hosted buy­ers from 41 cities across In­dia took ad­van­tage of the ex­clu­sive ‘Hosted Buyer Pro­gramme’, in­clud­ing Jithen­dra Vum­midi of Vum­midi Ban­garu Jewellers, Anand Prakash of Ab­hushan Di­a­monds, Man­ish Khu­rana of Khu­rana Jew­ellery House, Anil Pethani of Cara Jew­els, Anil Kataria of DP Jewellers, Ar­pit Ras­togi of Lala Ju­gal Kishore Jewellers, Sacheen Vas­tani of Dass Jewellers, and Jig­nesh Rathod of Rathod Jewellers among oth­ers.

Cou­ture In­dia also hosted spe­cial net­work­ing evenings, knowl­edge fo­rums and a fash­ion night for the par­tic­i­pants. Ar­pit Kala said, “I am thank­ful to the gems and jew­ellery fra­ter­nity who have given their im­mense love and sup­port to the sec­ond edi­tion of the show. This is an en­cour­age­ment to do bet­ter and work harder for our fu­ture edi­tions.”

(From left) Man­sukh Kothari, Vi­jay Khanna, Manoj Dwivedi, Alok Kala, Anand Shah and Ar­pit Kala at the lamp-light­ing cer­e­mony.

Three-lay­ered neck­lace from Rosen­tiques.

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