India’s Gem & Jewellery exports poised to reach $100 billion soon: Mukesh Ambani at the 50th IGJA Gala Night

NATIONAL, 31st MARCH 2024 (TGN):The India Gem & Jewellery industry would achieve exports of $100 billion in a few years and Indian-designed jewellery would make its mark globally, Mukesh Ambani, CMD, Reliance Group, said on Saturday.

He was speaking at the the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council’s (GJEPC) 50th India Gem & Jewellery Awards (IGJA) held in Mumbai.

“Evolving remarkably over the years, the industry has emerged as a leading player in the global luxury market, as well as as a pivotal contributor to India’s export economy. It has also become a major generator of large-scale employment opportunities,” Mr. Ambani said.

“As a result, the industry is poised to achieve exports of $100 billion in the coming years from $40 billion currently.”

On this occasion Shri Vipul Shah, Chairman, GJEPC, said, “Today, India stands tall as a global leader in the gem and jewellery sector. Our exports continue to rise, our domestic market flourishes, and our artisans inspire the world with their intricate creations. This progress is a direct reflection of the hard work, dedication, and collective vision of the industry stakeholders. GJEPC’s dedication in championing and advancing this dynamic industry has been pivotal in solidifying India’s stature as a key player in the global gem and jewellery market. The global marketplace is dynamic, and the Indian gem and jewellery industry must embrace innovation, sustainability, and responsible sourcing to maintain its competitive edge. As we mark the 50th India Gem & Jewellery Awards (IGJA), we not only applaud the remarkable achievements of individual exporters but also acknowledge the collective endeavours of the industry at large. The 50th IGJA ceremony is a significant milestone, reflecting the Council’s remarkable dedication and leadership in nurturing the industry’s growth and success.

Moving forward, the industry’s trajectory aligns closely with our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of a prosperous and sustainable India or Viksit Bharat. GJEPC has been wholeheartedly committed to this cause, actively undertaking initiatives to drive growth and sustainability. These efforts not only contribute to the industry’s expansion but also ensure its alignment with the principles of Viksit Bharat,” added Shri Shah.

Shri Kirit Bhansali, Vice Chairman, GJEPC, added, “A proud moment for all of us today as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the India Gem and Jewellery Awards. Over the past five decades, our industry had come a long way, growing stronger with each passing year. Today, India is the preferred sourcing destination for gems and jewellery for the world. The impressive annual exports of gem and jewellery industry, valued at USD 40 billion, showcase the dedication and ambition of every exporter who dared to dream big.”

Shri Sriram Natarajan, Managing Director of GIA India said, “I am honored to extend my heartfelt congratulations to GJEPC on the Golden Jubilee of its India Gem & Jewellery Awards (IGJA). This is a significant milestone in our industry’s history, and the dedication and commitment shown by GJEPC in recognizing excellence within the gem and jewelry sector is truly commendable. We collaborate with GJEPC on several key initiatives that help in ensuring the continued growth and prosperity of the Indian gem and jewelry industry.”

The 50th Edition IGJA recognised every sector contributing to the Gems & Jewellery Industry in their own way while felicitating, recognizing & nurturing talent and mentorship in the industry (large players as well as M/SMEs) – winners included names such as Renaissance Global Ltd., Vaibhav Global Ltd., Emeral Jewel Industry India Ltd., Laxmi Diamond, Kiran Gems, Kiran Exports, Hasmukh Parekh Jewellers, Ashok Jewellers, Jewelex India, Kiran Jewellery, Shree Momai Krupa Jewellery, Dhanera Diamonds, Oopal Diamonds, Amrapalli Exports, Industrial Jewels, Green Lab Diamonds among others.

Mrs. Heena Vimal Dhorda from M/s Shree Aavad Kruppa Jewellery won the Lifetime Achievement Award. Mrs. Foram Mehul Dhakan from M/s Shree Aavad Kruppa Jewellery won the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year.Ends/ TGN

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