En­tries Open For GJC’s 8th Na­tional Jew­ellery Awards

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T he All In­dia Gem & Jew­ellery Do­mes­tic Coun­cil (GJC) has started the nom­i­na­tion process for its Na­tional Jew­ellery Awards (NJA) for the year 2018. The awards hon­our ex­clu­siv­ity in de­sign, cre­ativ­ity, in­no­va­tion as well as busi­ness and mar­ket­ing acu­men of man­u­fac­tur­ers, whole­salers and re­tail­ers.

This year, NJA will have 36 awards across five dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories, like Jew­ellery Awards (16 cat­e­gories), Ex­cel­lence Awards (3 cat­e­gories), Store Awards (5 cat­e­gories), De­signer & Ar­ti­san Awards (3 cat­e­gories) and Stu­dent of the Year Award. A new cat­e­gory for Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity and Women En­trepreneur­ship has also been added in this year’s NJA.

The NJA 2018 jury will in­clude top de­sign­ers, pro­fes­sion­als and celebri­ties. Ernst & Young are the process ad­vi­sors to the awards this year, thus en­sur­ing an un­bi­ased and trans­par­ent process. The grand fi­nale is sched­uled to take place at Grand Hyatt, Mum­bai on Fe­bru­ary 11th. Tele­vi­sion chan­nel CNBC Awaaz is the broad­cast part­ner for the event. Nitin Khan­del­wal, chair­man, GJC, said, “GJC has al­ways stepped for­ward to ac­knowl­edge the her­itage of beau­ti­ful jew­ellery de­signs and skilled ar­ti­sans. We urge jewellers from across the coun­try to come for­ward and en­rol them­selves for this pres­ti­gious awards cer­e­mony.”

Anan­tha Pad­man­ab­han, vice chair­man of GJC and con­venor of NJA, said, “NJA cre­ates a larger plat­form and pool of op­por­tu­ni­ties for our mem­bers and the in­dus­try. NJA en­sures that ev­ery stake­holder from the en­tire value chain of the gems and jew­ellery in­dus­try will en­joy ex­po­sure and recog­ni­tion for go­ing above and be­yond. In turn, we hope that ini­tia­tives such as this will en­cour­age the in­dus­try to unite and con­tinue to strive for ex­cel­lence and de­liver qual­ity.”

Ashish Pethe, co-con­venor, NJA, added, “NJA is all about hon­our­ing ex­cel­lence and in­no­va­tion in the jew­ellery busi­ness. The com­pe­ti­tion is evolv­ing and in its eighth edi­tion, NJA has a lot of new awards and cat­e­gories. We strongly be­lieve ev­ery part of the gems and jew­ellery in­dus­try de­serves recog­ni­tion for their hard work. There­fore, we are pro­vid­ing a chance also for Unique Jew­ellery, Best Stores, In­no­va­tive De­signs, Ar­ti­sans and Stu­dents amongst oth­ers.”

The award nom­i­na­tions are open for jewellers pan-In­dia, and the last date of sub­mis­sions is Jan­uary 10th, 2019.

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