Friday, July 29, 2016

Grand Jury meet-Retail Jeweller India Awards 2016

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Indian fascination with Jewelry starts quite early in life as we are called Sona , Sonu ( Gold ) and we grow up watching Weddings, Gods, Goddesses, TV serials dazzling with still more Gold, Diamonds, Emeralds, Rubies, Sapphires, Jades, Corals etc. Even our legendary popular epics Ramayana and Mahabharata weaves glorious stories about jewelry of Sita, Kaikeyi, Urvashi, Pururava, Satyavati, Kunti, Droupadi, Karna, Ashwathama, Krishna, and even the villain Ravana in glitzy details. Koh-i-Noor is the ultimate jewellery fantasy of every Indian. It's no wonder then that Indian Jeweller Retail Industry is worth $ 30 Billion and growing astronomically.


On this ritzy background when I was invited for the Retail Jeweller India Awards Grand Jury Meet 2016  to preview the latest masterworks of the Indian jewellery industry.  I was excited to be the Blogger-guest of Retail Jeweller India group, publishers of India’s favorite business magazine, an Elite Circle of Excellence also famous as the Oscars of Jewellery industry. The GRAND JURY MEET, a distinctive event showcased India’s top 250 unique and innovative jewellery creations nominated from the most reputed jewellery houses across the country at Jade Ballroom, Sahara Star, Mumbai




 The Jade Ballroom of Sahara Star hotel was fully studded with galaxy of Bollywood stars on 26th July for #RJIA2016 . Paparazzi were having a field day with glamorous juries such as Esha Deol, Sanah Kapur, Divya Kumar Khosla, Sanjana Patel, Rouble Nagi , Ananya Banerjee , Shaziya Khan , Pearl Contractor Chef , Nawaz Mody Singhania , Nishka Lulla etc. and they went berserk when brand new mamma Arpita Khan Sharma arrived  in an embellished  Navy blue silk gown.   




The couture and bespoke designer jewellery-objects d'art to be judged by the eminent jury members were mesmerizing enough to allure them to try on themselves. The classic beauty of exclusive Jewellery-pieces were competing with the elegance of glamorous juries for mind blowing fusion. Naturally the flashes of cameras were adding more chutzpah to the 12th Gemfields Retail Jeweller India Awards 2016 in association with Platinum Evara and GSI ( Gemological Science International )

                                               

It was a privilege to interact with Soma Bhatta Editor, Retail Jeweller “This award is the only event that sets the benchmark in the industry with respect to designs, innovation and trendsetting. Over the past years we have seen an incredible change in the caliber of jewellery with a spurt of innovative and cutting edge designs. The Retail Jeweller India Awards, #RJIA2016 not only appreciate design and creation but also celebrate them.” emphasized Soma Bhatta, Editor, Retail Jeweller India 



The 12th Gemfields Retail Jeweller India Awards 2016 (Jewellery categories)
1. Diamond Jewellery of the Year 2. Diamond Vivah Jewellery of the Year 3. Gold Jewellery of the Year 4. Gold Vivah Jewellery of the Year 5. Couture Jewellery of the Year 6. Colored Gemstone Jewellery of the Year 7. Innovative Jewellery of the Year 8. Heritage Jewellery of the Year 9. Platinum Jewellery of the Year 10. Jewellery Designer of the Year 11. Best Accessory of the Year 12. Colored Gemstone Vivah Jewellery of the Year 13. Jewellery Buff Choice Award 



Retail & Marketing Categories: 
1. Print Campaign of the Year 2. 360 Marketing campaign of the Year 3. TV Campaign of the Year 4. Radio Campaign of the Year 5. Retail Promotion of the Year 6. New Showroom or Retail Transformation of the Year .

                                                     




 



  








 



 


 



About Retail Jeweller India Awards:
 Retail Jeweller India Awards was established in 2005 with the mission to take the US $30 billion Retail Jewellery industry forward by creating a platform for recognizing the best work of the industry in fields of design, retail and marketing.
 Also known as India’s Oscars for the Retail jewellery industry and the only business awards specifically for retail jewellers in the country of 3 lakh retail jewellers.
 With a jury of great repute, IMRB as the process auditors and NDTV Good Times as Television partner, the awards are the country’s premier and most authoritative national competition.
 It is an initiative of the Retail Jeweller  Magazine which is a specialized bi-monthly business magazine read by top jewellery retailers across 415 cities of India. Completely focused on the subject of jewellery retailing, the magazine enjoys highest readership amongst progressive jewellery retailers in the country. Delivering focused communication for 48,000 HNI readers it has emerged as a dependable and reliable source for industry happenings and developments.

25 comments:

Jess Shpek said...

What nice jewellery pieces! I've recently ordered a stunning jewellery set from gold24.in/products/costume-sets-of-jewelery website. Everything came fast and well packaged.

SUJATA TAWDE said...

Thanks Jess. Welcome to 'Spirit Of Mumbai'.

Bushra Muzaffar said...

Gorgeous jewellery ... !!

SUJATA TAWDE said...

Hey Bushra, totally agree with you. The jewellery pieces at #RJIA 2016 are so exquisite that it was a tough job judging the winners.

manali - himachal pradesh said...

Treasure all around.

amsang said...

So much jewellery. And what wonderful designs. Did you get bedazzled.

SUJATA TAWDE said...

Treasure ? When I entered Jade Ballroom of Sahara Star for #RetailJewelleryIndia2016 Grand Jury Meet, it felt like Mayasabha ( Mahabharata ),Alibaba's cave , Count of Monte Christo combined. The glamorous juries assented the glitzy quotient.

SUJATA TAWDE said...

So much spectacular jewellery all around and I wished I had a DSLR to capture the glorious sight! The designs are visual treat, very tough competition. Let's see who all win #RJIA 2016.

Nimi Arora said...

I had no idea that such awards existed, which I do now. But it is the jewellery pieces that you clicked that have me enraptured. Ah!

--Nimi Arora
www.NimiArora.com

SUJATA TAWDE said...

Oh Yes, Nimi, This #RetailJewellerIndia awards are famous as Oscar of Jewellery and are absolutely worthy of such comparison. It was dream come true, as we were encouraged to try on those Jewels. I kept on clicking for more than 2 hours and still wished for more.

Nimi Arora said...

You got to wear these beauties. Wow...
Any pics of that?

Saru Singhal said...

Beautiful pieces. I would love to buy few of them, especially the ones I can wear more often.

SUJATA TAWDE said...

Hey Saru. The #RJIA2016 jewellery is much more enchanting in reality. If only I could capture the real BEAUTY of those #RJIA2016 masterpieces in my Zenphone5. Yes. absolutely, you should have few of them. As they say in Sanskrit " SamSama Samyog " You both will enhance each other's beauty.

anand said...

Excellent initiative by Retail jewellers magazine to promote the jewellery industry and infuse competitive creativity and connect with the fashion and consumer in the industry

SUJATA TAWDE said...

Agree with you Anand, Retails Jewellers Magazine deserves the appreciation for conceptualizing #RJIA , the OSCARs of Jewellery.

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SUJATA TAWDE said...

Welcome to ' Spirit Of Mumbai '

SUJATA TAWDE said...

Hi Nisha. Thanks . Welcome to 'Spirit Of Mumbai'.

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