International Gemological Institute Forays Into Jaipur
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) launched its first testing laboratory and education institute in Jaipur, one of the most active and globally recognised gem and jewellery markets.
Until now, manufacturers and retailers in Jaipur and its neighbouring areas were serviced through IGI’s New Delhi headquarters. The institute’s launch in the pink city was a strategic decision in response to the demand from and ever-increasing potential of this market. Located on M.I. Road, one of the city’s main thoroughfares, the new independent centre will serve clients from Rajasthan and North India.
“We are delighted to expand into an area that holds such a strong, historic connection with the industry,” said IGI India managing director Tehmasp Printer. “Jaipur has always been a major market for us, which we have previously served through our New Delhi branch. In recent years, we have contemplated a venture into Jaipur and are pleased it has finally happened.”
The Jaipur laboratory is IGI’s ninth in India, alongside Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Surat, Ahmedabad, Thrissur and Chennai. With this addition, IGI not only intends to expand its client service portfolio and reach, but will also promote its foremost objective of raising awareness about the importance of gem and jewellery certification.
Printer continued, “We hope the city will welcome us with open arms, and in turn, IGI promises to uphold and maintain our quality standards and quest for perfection.”
In addition to the institute’s full scope of grading reports, IGI’s respected and comprehensive coloured stone reports will be a key offering as Jaipur is known for the manufacturing of precious and semi-precious stones. Similarly, the IGI School of Gemology will be pivotal in providing high-quality education to area manufacturers, retailers and jewellery enthusiasts.