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  • The 14th Fura Retail Jeweller India Awards 2018 applauds the finest makers of jewellery in India

    Published on August 11, 2018

    Mumbai  :  Recognized as India’s Oscars of the retail jewellery industry, the 14th Fura Retail Jeweller India Awards 2018 (RJIA) in association with Platinum Guild International (PGI), Solitaire Gems Labs (SGL), Hari Krishna Exports and Damara Gold, was held on August 10th, 2018 at The J W Marriot, Sahar, Mumbai

     

    Each year for 14 years, hundreds of illustrious participants from across the jewellery industry in India, together with a high-profile Grand Jury of experts including jewellery connoisseurs Michelle Poonawalla, Director, Poonawalla Group of Engineering Companies; Nawaz Modi Singhania, Fitness and lifestyle expert and artist; Perizaad Zorabian, Director- Zorabian Group of Companies; Namrata Baruwa Shroff, Interior architect and Devita Saraf, founder and CEO of Vu Technologies.  The Grand Jury along with the dedicated Awards team, spend months identifying and selecting the very finest jewellery creations of this year.

     

    This year, the Awards expanded to 20 categories and with five of the finest creations in each category, a total of 100 masterpieces were nominated by the Grand Jury. The Top 100 Precious Jewellery Designs of India showcasing the collective excellence of some of the top retail houses in the country were on display at the venue. These pieces are showcased at TheJewelleryDiaries.com, India’s first online precious jewellery media platform.

     

    At a gala event attended by leaders of the industry, celebrities and stars of the silver screen, the winners in 20 jewellery categories and 4 retail and marketing categories were announced and feted.

     

    Hosted by the charming Neha Sareen, the evening was an exciting affair that was graced by the presence of celebrated personalities from the Bollywood fraternity. Present at the event were Raveena Tandon, famous Bollywood actor, Saiyami Kher, actor who made her debut in Mirzya.

     

    This year, RJIA welcomed millennials as jurors to the Grand Jury. The jury included both jewellery connoisseurs and jewellery buffs, bringing a new dimension to the award decisions.  The jewellery buff’s include Kritika Kamra; Actor, Yashaswini Dayama; Actor, Puja Banerjee; Actor, Sreejita De; Actor and Priyamvada Kant; Actor and Riddhi Dogra, Actor.

     

    The retail and marketing categories were judged by Shaziya Khan, Senior VP and Executive Planning Director and Shaveta Bhardwaj, Senior Executive Director, Kantar Millward Brown.

     

    “We are passionately committed to the cause of organizing the colored gemstone industry.  The association with RJIA is testimony to FURA’s focus on Indian Retail Jewellery Industry.  India is a growing market for colored gemstones and we are forging new partnerships in the market to take the industry to a whole new level,” says Rupak Sen, Vice president Sales & Marketing, Fura.

     

    “It feels great to be a part of the 14th Fura Retail Jeweller India Awards 2018. SGL has been steadfast to bring solution on lab grown diamond detection and identification thereby bringing greater transparency for the trade and the consumers. We see RJIA bringing greater value to the industry by way of identifying 100 topmost designs in the country and acknowledging excellence,” Chirag Soni, Director, Solitaire Gemmological Laboratories

     

    At Damara, we believe in coming up with designs and concepts which connect with the needs and aspirations of our clients, and we see RJIA as an important platform, where the best designs from the industry are thoroughly researched and identified and then finally these are brought out and shown to the world, thereby encouraging and awarding the excellence of design and craftsmanship, which in turn facilitates the Evolution of our industry.” Monil Pahuja, Director, Damara Gold

     

    “We are extremely happy to be a part of the 14th Retail Jeweller India Awards 2018. Kisna stands for trust and innovation which has made it one of the leading brands in the India Jewellery industry. We would look at RJIA to encourage top notch client in the industry and recognize them, also create a platform to attract new talents. “Ghanshyam Dholakia, Founder – Kisna Diamond Jewellery

     

    “Platinum growth in India has been very encouraging. Platinum today resonates with young India. The outlook for 2018 is strong given that both Platinum love bands and Platinum Evara are getting embedded in our culture and the business opportunity that platinum offers to retailers is incremental and sustainable. It is my pleasure to be associated with the 14th Fura Retail Jeweller India Awards. The objective behind RJIA 2018 is to reward the best jewellery designs from India’s gem and jewellery industry. I congratulate all the winners and their team for their achievements.” Vaishali Banerjee, MD, Platinum Guild International

     

    Winners of the 14th Fura Retail Jeweller India Awards 2018 :

     

    NON BRIDAL JEWELLERY CATEGORIES

     

    1. 9 to 5 Work Wear Jewellery of the year- Punjabi Saraf, Indore
    2. Men’s Jewellery of the year- Haritsons, Jaipur
    3. Modular Jewellery of the year- Kirtilals, Coimbatore
    4. Best Accessory of the year- Mirari, New Delhi

     

    1. Gold Ring Jewellery of the year- Lala Jugal Kishore Jewellers, Lucknow
    2. Gold Earring Jewellery of the year- Jagdish Jewellers, Chandigarh
    3. Gold Bangles/ Bracelet/ Armlet of the year- D. P. Abhushan, Ratlam
    4. Revival Style Jewellery of the year- Zinzuwadia Jewellers, Ahemadabad

     

    1. Diamond Ring Jewellery of the year- Tibarumals Jewellers, Hyderabad
    2. Diamond Earring Jewellery of the year- Narayan Jewellers- by Ketan- Jatin Chokshi, Vadodara
    3. Diamond Bangles/ Bracelet/ Armlet of the year- Khurana Jewellery House, Amritsar
    4. Platinum Jewellery of the year- ORRA Fine Jewellery, Mumbai and Khimji Jewellers, Bhubneshwar

     

    1. Colored Gemstone Jewellery of the year- Rare Heritage by Mehta Emporium, Mumbai and Nikkamal Jewellery House, Ludhiana
    2. Precious Colored Gemstone Jewellery of the year- Khurana Jewellery House, Amritsar
    3. Innovative Jewellery of the year- The House of MBJ, New Delhi
    4. Couture Jewellery of the year- P B Society Jewellers, Kanpur and P N Gadgil Jewellers, Pune

     

     

    BRIDAL CATEGORIES

     

    1. Heritage Jewellery of the year- GRT Jewellers, Chennai
    2. Gold Vivah Jewellery of the year- Hazoorilal Legacy, New Delhi
    3. Coloured Gemstone Vivah Jewellery of the year- ANMOL, Mumbai
    4. Diamond Vivah Jewellery of the year- TBZ- The Original, Mumbai and Tibarumals Jewellers, Hyderabad

     

    Retail & Marketing Categories:

    1. Print Campaign of the Year – Prince Jewellery, Chennai
    2. TV Campaign of the Year – Reliance Jewels, Mumbai
    3. Retail Promotion of the Year- C Krishniah Chetty Jewellers, Bangalore
    4. Social Media Marketing Campaign of the year- Ulhas Jewellers, Goa

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