Friday, June 9, 2017

Retail Jeweller India Awards RJIA 2017 Grand Jury Meet

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The 13 th Annual Gemfields Retail Jeweller India Awards 2017 

Grand Jury Meet Announced India’s Top Nominated Elite Jewellers

The simple Solitaire ring boasting a single diamond may outshine a Diamond cluster necklace with the adroit craftsmanship of an excellent jewellery designer. Yes, that's the power of an ace designer. The aesthetic idea , theme and the final creation of an eye-candy jewellery-piece accentuates equally with the Jewel and the Designer. Naturally, the appreciation of both, the creator ( Jeweller ) and the creation ( Jewellery ) is utmost essential as well as important .
 The 13 th Annual Gemfields Retail Jeweller India Awards 2017 famous as Oscars of the jewellery industry, held the GRAND JURY MEET showcasing India’s top nominated jewellery creations at Jade Ballroom, Sahara Star, Mumbai. At the Grand Jury Meet, a panel of eminent jurors has unveiled top-rated unique, creative and innovative designs from some of the most reputable jewellery houses across the country.


 After 2 rounds of rigorous selection over 268 world class-precious jewellery designs across 17 categories including 5 new categories, the selected designs were displayed for physical round of judging by the Grand Jury to announce the final nominees. The pieces displayed at the ‘Grand Jury Meet’ have been screened through a rigorous 2-tier selection process that includes initial screening (for adherence to entry guidelines) by IMRB, process auditors for the awards, followed by an online judging by the jury for each category.

The Jury Panel included Michelle Poonawalla (Director, Poonawalla Group of Engineering Companies), Nawaz Modi Singhania (Fitness and Lifestyle Expert and Artist), Namrata Baruwa Shroff (Interior Architect), Schauna Chauhan Saluja (CEO, Parle Agro Pvt. Ltd.) and Sangeeta Bijlani (Actor, Businesswoman and Former Miss India).


Speaking on Grand Jury Meet Soma Bhatta, Editor, The Retail Jeweller said, “Every year we receive an overwhelming response for the RJIA. Never in the past, however, have we revealed the names of the final nominees on the very day of the judging. This is because the score-assessment process is time-intensive. This time around, we have worked with IMRB and devised a new process to make an early reveal possible.” 

There is no bigger or more attractive consumer segment in today's market than the millennials. Recognizing this, last year RJIA 2016 introduced The Jewellery Buff’s Choice Award, to honour the finest design achievements of the year aimed at discerning young consumers. 

RJIA 2017 with the support of bold and ambitious young achievers and youth icons including actors Sayani Gupta , Shriya Pilgaonkar and Ruhi Singh. These special jurors have selected the best of the best bridal jewellery that is, one supreme award-winning design from the nominations across four bridal categories finalised by the jury members. 


And to make it more exciting, for the first time in the history of these Awards, the final nominees will be announced during the Grand Jury Meet. However, the winners will be disclosed on the grand finale night in Mumbai on the 29th of July.

Spectacular highlight of the Gemfields Retail Jeweller India Awards 2017 was the introduction of five new jewellery categories :
 9 to 5 Jewellery - daily work wear jewellery
 Revival Style Design - modern rendition of old jewellery styles
 Men's Jewellery - exclusive men’s earrings, ring, chains, etc.
 Modular Jewellery - single pieces that dismantle to form different pieces of jewellery
 Precious Colored Gemstone Jewellery - exclusive ruby, emerald and sapphire jewellery


RJIA has always endeavored to set the highest industry benchmarks for design innovation, while responding to emerging market trends. The five new categories reflect the incredible changes in the way that consumers today strategise their jewellery purchases. They want, and demand, jewellery that is tasteful and fashionable, yet multi-functional and adapted to everyday wear.

According to Rupak Sen, Director Marketing & Sales, Asia & Middle East, Gemfields, “The Retail Jeweller India Awards (RJIA) is a unique initiative honoring the best in the retail jewellery industry. Since its inception, RJIA is the most prestigious and sought-after awards for the Indian retail jewellery industry. Since both Gemfields and RJIA thrive for the best and provide the right platform to the industry, we mutually decided to get associated with each other.”

According to Vaishali Banerjee, Managing Director India, Platinum Guild International, "Precious jewellery is anchored in strong emotional values and supreme beauty delivered both through the precious metals/stones and design. From high fashion to luxury to high end technology brands, design has been redefined by innovation and cutting edge concepts. A platform such as the Retail Jeweller Awards gives our industry the momentum that is required to put even more rigour in the pursuit of design excellence."

According to Shirin Bandukwalla, Director, Solitaire Gemmological Laboratories, "SGL is happy to be associated with a platform like RJIA which identifies and acknowledges the creative doers of the jewellery industry."

 Introducing The #GrandJury of 13th Annual Gemfields Retail Jeweller India Awards 2017 in association with Platinum Guild International (Platinum Evara) and Solitaire Gemmological Laboratories -
#NawazModiSinghania (Fitness and Lifestyle Expert and Artist)
#MichellePoonawalla (Director, Poonawalla Group of Engineering Companies)
#SchaunaChauhanSaluja (C.E.O. of Parle Agro Pvt. Ltd.) 
#SangeetaBijlani (Actor) #NamrataVShroff (Interior Architect) 
#NanditaMahtani (Fashion Designer). 
They will be judging India's top 260 Finalist Designs exhibiting the creative brilliance of India's Elite Retail Jewellers!

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 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 reputable jury, IMRB as the process auditors, the awards are the country’s premier and most authoritative national competition. Retail Jeweller Magazine, is a specialized bi-monthly business magazine read by top jewellery retailers across 415 cities of India. Delivering focused communication for 48,000 HNI readers its a dependable and reliable source for industry happenings and developments.

Gemfields (India) Private Limited, founded in 2005 is an AIM-listed multinational natural resources company headquartered in London. The group owns the Kagem emerald mine in Zambia and the Montepuez ruby deposit in Mozambique. Gemfields produces around 25% of the world’s emerald supply and 70% of the world's ruby supply.

Platinum Guild International is a worldwide organisation dedicated to developing demand and building an enduring commitment to platinum in jewellery. PGI invests in developing and training its people and expects them to live the values of the organization. With its head office in Hong Kong, PGI operates in India, China, USA and Japan.


Jyotirmoy Sarkar said...

Nice designs, good to know about the event.


Hey Jyotirmoy, RJIA jewellery-pieces are so astonishingly creative that I was spellbound. I am sure the RJIA ceremony going to be even more spectacular.

Anonymous said...

Loved these designs and the post is very informative besides the pictures also.


I agree the #RJIA entries are more exciting and innovative this year. I loved clicking the pics of these exquisite jewellery-designs.

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