In our Country it has been the tradition to applaud and recognize the highest level of art, creativity and innovation. Contests, inducements and awards are critical in determining and fostering the stars of the future, whilst bursaries help the most gifted people flourish.
Jewellery Industry gathered at the Prestigious National Jewellery Awards for a night dedicated to recognizing and celebrating industry excellence.
The 6th edition of the National Jewellery Awards 2015-16 (NJA) organized by All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF) were organized at JW Marriot, Mumbai. NJA is the Industry’s most prestigious annual awards show, organized by GJF and a platform to recognize and honor talent with unbiased and relentless efforts for the welfare of Gems & Jewellery industry and establish new trends in the Indian Jewellery industry. Known for its stand for craft, inspiration, passion, devotion and motivation for the industry, GJF offers NJA as platform where true talent of the industry is appreciated and encouraged to stimulate growth and creativity in the industry.
The Gems & Jewellery Industry
The gems and gold Jewellery business has made significant contribution to the Indian economy and society. The sector has grown phenomenally on the national and international front in the last few years. The industry is in transition phase where family owned entrepreneurial businesses are slowly evolving and transforming into organized professional organizations. The Gems & Jewellery industry has over 1 crore strong labour force engaged in the manufacturing of Jewellery, across the country.
The All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF) represents over 6,00,000 players comprising manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, distributors, laboratories, gemologists, designers and allied services to the domestic Gems & Jewellery industry. The Federation’s mission is to support and promote the progress and prosperity of all the members in the gems and Jewellery industry across India. It also provides regular news & updates pertaining to the industry, and rules & regulations declared by the Government. It promotes the trade, by participating in promotional events on a national level. It encourages trade by organizing consumer exhibits in India. It also counsels educational and research institutes that help in developing superior quality and high standards for effective functioning of the trade.
People Behind National Jewellery Awards For 2016
The NJA Committee comprised of NJA Committee Convener – Mr. K. Srinivasan , NJA Committee Members – Mr. G V Sreedhar (Chairman of GJF), Mrs. Nirupa Bhatt, Mr. Dinesh Jain, Mr. Rajendra Jain, Mr. Pramod Agarwal, Mr. Ashok Baradia and Mr. DD Karel.
The Awards were Presented by Swarovski Gemstones, World Gold Council as Associate Partner, Platinum Evara as Platinum Partner, Logistic Partner: Sequel Logistics, Co-Supporting Partners: GRT Jewelers and MMTC PAMP, Trade Media Partner: Heera Zhaveraat International, Outdoor Media Partner: Art Media Advt.
National Jewellery Awards 2016 – Four Segments and 29 Categories
The National Jewellery Awards 2016 comprised of 4 Award segments which constituted 29 Award categories. The four award segments broadly classified under Jewellery Awards, Excellence Awards, Artisans/Craftsman Awards and Students Awards.
Under the Jewellery award segment, the awards were concentrated on the Jewellery products that had showcased exclusivity in design, creativity, innovation and set new benchmarks of product revolution within the industry.
Under the excellence segment, the awards were focused on recognizing the innovative marketing and operational excellence adopted by the Jewellery retailers creating business impact successful increase in footfalls, higher sales and customer delight.
The third category awards for artisan, craftsman and Jewellery designers were meant to recognize individual Jewellery designers who with their skills and craftsmanship outline innovative product designs across various platforms setting new benchmarks in the industry.
The fourth category awards go to young talented individual for their creativity and skill in Jewellery designing and is currently studying in a Jewellery designing institute in India. The winning students received Scholarships from GJF to pursue a career in Jewellery Industry with a total Scholarship of Rs. 15 Lacs.
Ernst & Young (EY) were appointed as Process Advisors and the Grand Finale was managed by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
National Jewellery Awards 2016: The Highlights
The night was filled with glamour and entertainment bringing together the best in the business for an evening of celebration. Hema Malini was part of the evening as a Chief Guest. Esha Deol with Bharat Takhtani walked the Red carpet.
The three beautiful actresses Ameesha Patel, Shriya Saran and Daisy Shah walked the ramp for designer Archana Kochar. Wearing a red lehenga, Ameesha made a royal entry in a palkhi and sizzled on the ramp. On the other hand Drishiyam actress Shriya looked stunning in a silver lehenga.
The show was hosted by Manish Paul and the grand night came to an end with Lauren Gottlieb’s grand performance. Noted Jewellers, Celebrities and Socialites were part of the evening in their best Jewellery attires.
National Jewellery Awards 2016 was a prolific affair which showcased the creativity of the Indian Jewellery designers and manufacturers with the view to place the spotlight on India’s design talent pool.