GJEPC Unveils Exclusive Gem & Jewellery Show in Jaipur for International Buyers

Inauguration of IGJS 2024 Jaipur: (L-R) Dr. Nawal Kishore Agarwal, Convener, Jewellery Panel Committee, GJEPC; Shri Nirmal Bardiya, Regional Chairman, Rajasthan Region, GJEPC; Shri Gopal Kumar, Director, Gemfields India; Shri Nilesh Kothari, Convener, International Exhibitions, GJEPC; Smt. Shilpi R. Purohit, General Manager, District Industries Centre, Industries Department, Govt. Of Rajasthan, Jaipur; Shri Mahendra Agrawal, Convener, Coloured Gemstones Panel, GJEPC; Shri K.B. Goyal, Convener – Silver Jewellery Panel, GJEPC; Shri B N Gupta, Synthetic Stones, Sales to Foreign Tourist & Costume Fashion Jewellery Panel

  • IGJS 2024 witnessed 250 international buyers from 27 countries
  • 54 jewellery manufacturers and exporters showcased an array of diamonds, Loose Gemstones, Gemstone & Diamond Studded Jewellery, and Silver Jewellery. 

JAIPUR, 12th APRIL, 2024 (TGN): The apex body of the gem and jewellery industry in India, GJEPC hosted the 3rd edition of International Gem & Jewellery Show (IGJS) in Jaipur. The event, powered by Gemfields, is being held from 12th to 14th April at Novotel Jaipur Convention Centre, Jaipur.

IGJS Jaipur is a curated event, showcasing the best of Indian craftsmanship, featuring over 54 jewellery manufacturers and exporters presenting an array of Diamonds, Loose Gemstones, Gemstone & Diamond Studded Jewellery, and Silver Jewellery.

IGJS 2024 witnessed 250 international buyers from 27 countries, spanning Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Greece, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, and Uzbekistan. 

Vipul Shah, Chairman, GJEPC said, “India’s gem and jewellery industry holds a prominent position as a global leader, with substantial contributions to the world market. Our annual exports amounting to USD 40 billion underscore our strength and expertise in this sector, supporting employment for over 5 million individuals. We remain steadfast in nurturing robust international trade relationships between India and global markets. This commitment is demonstrated through initiatives such as IGJS Shows and by actively enabling opportunities for our exporters through participation in international events.”

Shah further added, “GJEPC is actively working with the government to facilitate favourable policies in FTAs for the sector. We have already witnessed the positive impact of the India-UAE CEPA, and we anticipate similar advantages for the industry in the forthcoming FTAs with GCC, Canada, UK, and EU.”

Shri Nilesh Kothari, Convener, International Exhibitions, GJEPC said, “IGJS Jaipur, an exclusive show for international buyers is a testament of India’s jewellery manufacturing capability to serve the global market. This format of shows has been highly successful, attracting a tremendous response from buyers all over the world. The Indian gem & jewellery industry has a deep understanding of the international market and is dedicated to serving the needs and preferences of customers around the world. The industry’s commitment to quality and innovation has been a driving force behind its success.”

Heather Mayantis, Senior Buyer, Reeds Jewelers comments, “The eCommerce trend has exploded among consumers, and while yellow gold remains highly sought-after, gemstones are having a moment!”

Judith Fisher, Merchandising Officer, Reeds Jewelers said, “Our success is based on partnerships and relationships with vendors and buyers, and when we find that synergy and that kind of perfect marriage, there’s no place to go but up. We are very excited to be here (in India) and happy to connect with vendors; the design and finishing in terms of polishing have exceeded all of our expectations.”

Conceived with the aim of showcasing the best of India to the world, the International Gem & Jewellery Show (IGJS) is held each year in Dubai and Jaipur exclusively for the global audience. The show is a curated gathering of India’s top gem and jewellery manufacturers and exporters. It reinforces GJEPC’s vision to make India the preferred source for world-class gems and jewellery.

About The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC)

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), set up by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India (GoI) in 1966, is one of several Export Promotion Councils (EPCs) launched by the Indian Government, to boost the country’s export thrust, when India’s post-Independence economy began making forays in the international markets. Since 1998, the GJEPC has been granted autonomous status. The GJEPC is the apex body of the gems & jewellery industry and today over 10,000 members in the sector.  With headquarters in Mumbai, GJEPC has Regional Offices in New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Surat and Jaipur, all of which are major centres for the industry. It thus has a wide reach and is able to have a closer interaction with members to serve them in a direct and more meaningful manner. Over the past decades, GJEPC has emerged as one of the most active EPCs and has continuously strived to both expand its reach and depth in its promotional activities as well as widen and increase services to its members.ENDS/TGN


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