UBM India Honours Retailers With RJGA Trophies
The 4th edition of UBM India’s Retail Jewellers Guild Awards (RJGA) recognised and honoured the impeccable contribution of individuals and organisations in the retail jewellery industry of India, at a gala ceremony on 30th September at The Lalit, New Delhi. The most coveted awards of the evening witnessed the presence of industry stalwarts and dignitaries including Naveen Kumar, spokesperson, BJP; Ashok
Seth, chairman, northern region, Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC); Yogesh Singhal, president, Bullion Jewellers Association, Delhi and Ramavtar Verma, chairman, Bullion Jewellers Association, Delhi.
The RJGA has grown impressively and is recognised as one of the most transparent and process driven awards in the sector. There has been a 40% growth in nominations received over last year, which is a good indicator of RJGA’s rise in the popularity on a pan-India scale. The tally of over 650 nominations came from known jewellers hailing from tier 2 and tier 3 towns as well as metros.
Along with Ernst & Young as process advisors, and its reputed panel of judges comprising industry veterans such as jewellery designers Neha Lulla and Paulomi Sanghavi, managing editor of Solitaire and Adorn magazines, Shanoo Bijlani, fashion designer Rosy Ahluwalia, Saurav Maheshwari, Piyush Gupta, Sudhir Singhal and Ashok Seth. The RJGA drew out the best of India’s talent in the retail jewellery industry through two rounds of jury – a preliminary round, followed by the final round, where jewellers had to display actual jewellery pieces to the judges.
The award categories were expanded this year keeping in mind the diverse activities of the retail jewellery industry. These included Store of the Year, Employer of the Year, Most Innovative Marketing Campaign, Excellence in Customer Service and Excellence in Design.
With more than 500 jewellery retailers, manufacturers, HNIs and the capital’s fashionable set in attendance, the awards night also comprised four captivating fashion sequences by showstoppers such as Aditi Hundia, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Supranational 2018; Shraddha Shashidhar, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017 - Miss Universe India; Priyadarshini Chatterjee, Fbb Femina Miss India World 2016 and Peden Ongmu Namgyal, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Supranational 2017. They upped the glamour quotient and provided a glimpse of the stunning jewellery collections that will set the trends for the upcoming season.
Winners of UBM India’s Retail Jewellers Guild Awards 2018.