IIG Hosts Tatyana Pfaifer & Arunk­u­mar Me­hta

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The In­ter­na­tional In­sti­tute of Ge­mol­ogy (IIG) re­cently hosted two sem­i­nars, one by in­ter­na­tional jew­ellery ex­pert and con­nois­seur Tatyana Pfaifer, and the other by Rosy Blue founder Arunk­u­mar Me­hta, at its Panchratna cam­pus in Mum­bai.

Pfaifer, a fre­quent vis­i­tor to renowned in­ter­na­tional jew­ellery ex­hi­bi­tions, of­fered valu­able in­for­ma­tion on the types of jew­ellery show­cased there. She also en­light­ened par­tic­i­pants on what makes col­lectible jew­ellery and shared in­for­ma­tion on works by il­lus­tri­ous jew­ellery de­sign­ers such as Wal­lace Chan, Anna Hu, Viren Bha­gat and JAR. Pfaifer also spoke ex­ten­sively on In­dian hand­crafted jew­ellery and of­fered ad­vice to bud­ding In­dian jewellers who wish to take their work over­seas.

Me­hta shared valu­able in­sights about the di­a­mond in­dus­try in In­dia, delv­ing into de­tails of his per­sonal jour­ney when he started his com­pany in 1960, at the age of 17. Me­hta also of­fered his views on the man­u­fac­ture of syn­thetic CVD di­a­monds, the fu­ture of De Beers, and the scope for on­line di­a­mond trad­ing.

Rahul De­sai, manag­ing di­rec­tor, IIG In­dia, said, “Mr. Me­hta has con­trib­uted im­mensely to the gem and jew­ellery in­dus­try. We thank him for tak­ing time out to share his ex­per­tise so gen­er­ously and are cer­tain that he will be an in­spi­ra­tion to all those who have joined us for this sem­i­nar... We are ex­tremely pleased to have hosted an ex­pert of Ms. Pfaifer’s cal­i­bre and hope that her sem­i­nar in­spired all those in at­ten­dance. We look for­ward to con­tinue hold­ing such work­shops and sem­i­nars in the fu­ture.”

Tatyana Pfaifer and Rahul De­sai (cen­tre, left and right) pos­ing with IIG stu­dents.

Arunk­u­mar Me­hta (cen­tre) of­fered words of ad­vice for the young­sters.

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