IIG Hosts Tatyana Pfaifer & Arunkumar Mehta
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.