GJEPC presents 7th edition of India International Jewellery Week (IIJW 2017) on 23rd-24th September

It was a grand opening of the India International Jewellery Week 2017 powered by GIA when Nakshatra World unveiled a stunning collection of amazing jewellery to dazzle the packed hall at St Regis Hotel, Mumbai. The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), apex body of the gems & jewellery sector, presented the 7th edition of the India International Jewellery Week (popularly known as IIJW) powered by GIA (Gemmological Institute of America); co-partnered by Forevermark and Platinum Guild International on 23rd and 24thSeptember 2017 at St. Regis, Mumbai. IIJW 2017 is a BY INVITATION exclusive annual event to showcase or launch enticing jewellery collections. Bright Outdoor Advertising is the Outdoor Partner.

Mr. Praveenshankar Pandya, Chairman, GJEPC, inaugurated IIJW 2017 in the presence of Mrs. Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Hon. Maharashtra Chief Minister Mr. Devendra Fadnavis; Ms. Nirupa Bhatt (Managing Director – GIA in India & Middle East), Mehul Choksi (Chairman, Gitanjali Group) and Shailesh Sangani (Convener, Promotions, Marketing & Business Development – PMBD, GJEPC).

Taking a bow at the end of the Nakshatra show along with Archana Kochhar and Kriti Sanon was Mr Saurav Bhattacharya, Group President Nakshatra World. Kriti Sanon is the new face of Nakshatra Gili. Making a dramatic entrance to end the show was the popular, Bollywood beauty, Kriti Sanon who looked sensational wearing a splendid, lacy, gold flat necklace, bangle and earrings in yellow/white diamonds, with a centre pendant.

Mr. Praveenshankar Pandya, Chairman, GJEPC, said, “In sync with the Prime Minister’s vision of showcasing the best of Indian creativity and craftsmanship to global customers, IIJW is an initiative to showcase the finest in indigenous Make In India jewellery. Be it design or innovation, or top-of-the-line craftsmanship, technology and quality, Indian jewellers are comparable to the best in the world. The most renowned of Indian jewellers will showcase their inspired and admired classic and contemporary jewellery collections to the crème-de-la-crème of Indian society comprising socialites, celebrities, aesthetes, policy makers, trade constituents and influentials amongst others. IIJW is an extravaganza, a celebration and a bonanza for jewellery lovers who can get a sneak preview of the most extraordinary, exquisite and extravagant collections for this festive season.”

The leading retail houses and top designers showcasing their collections at IIJW 2017 powered by GIA (include Nakshatra World, Caratlane, Azva, PC Jewellers on 23rd September; IIGJ Mumbai in association with Waman Hari Pethe Jewellers; Surya Golds in association with Swarovski Gemstones; Pallavi Foley presented by; Mehta & Sons by Narendra Mehta in association with IGI; Laksh Pahuja presented by Gemma & HRD Antwerp, Anmol using Australian Diamonds; Reliance Jewels using Australian Diamonds; C. Krishnaih Chetty Group of Jewellers on 24th September 2017.

Nakshatra World is a name that has been trusted by women for jewellery in India for years. The company has a fabulous line of branded jewellery that suits every requirement when it comes to ornaments buying.

From the world famous Nakshatra collection to the trendy Gili and Azmi, the designs moved onto the glamorous Nirvana, Sangini, Diya, Parineeta and the Nizam lines. There is a brand for each fastidious lady and varying occasions. With 3000 points of sale in India and aboard, which include stores, SIS, distributors and other formats, the Nakshatra World jewellery collections are sold on-line as well as off-line.

Unveiling the Nakshatra Diamond Jewellery line on the ramp at India International Jewellery Week 2017 the inspiration was the glorious stars in the celestial sky. Created in 18K gold with diamonds, the stylised classic seven petals diamond flower known as the ‘Kudajodi’, which is connected with the mythical constellation named ‘Saptarishi Mandalam’, was seen in the designs. This lovely flower is always considered an auspicious symbol that will bring good luck and blessings to the wearer.

The grand show opened with the very dynamic and graceful Sandip Soparrkar, ace dance expert and top model Alesia Raut who enthralled the audience with a stunning salsa and tango. Sandip wore an impressive, giant, diamond collar-cum-pocket brooch, while Alesia dazzled with diamond earrings.

The jewellery collection that followed was a lavish display of the most exquisite pieces seen on the ramp. Tasselled ruby pendants, cascading neckpieces, flat diamond and emerald geometric collars, lacy necklaces with pearls and ruby accents and the diamond choker with a lacy, flowing, bib were mind-boggling. Gorgeous sapphires, pear shaped giant emeralds and scalloped diamond creations created an unending line of beauty and jewellery.

A trio of Sufi dancers moved in perfect unison before the second fashion and jewellery section, which was devoted to some more splendid bridal jewellery. Uncut polkis, chandbalis, dual strands of diamonds, rubies and pearls were turned into necklaces; while large 3-strands of uncut emeralds were mesmerising in their splendour. The pearl strand with a giant lotus pendant encrusted with diamonds would be a perfect wedding ornament.

The glamorous creations by top designer Archana Kochhar were the perfect balance for the gorgeous bridal and festive jewellery.

When it comes to jewellery par excellence, the Nakshatra World collection is what every woman will long for on the most important day of her life.

India International Jewellery Week (IIJW)

IIJW  is  an  initiative  to  showcase  India’s  finest  in  jewellery,  be it  design  or  innovation,  supported  by  top-of-the-line craftsmanship,  technology  and  quality  to  the  customers  around the  globe.  India,  with  its  ability  to  create  most  intrinsic  and inspired  jewellery,  has made bold statements across the globe. Our designers have time and again made us proud by winning different international design contests of repute. IIJW is an attempt to provide  an  international  platform  to  India’s  budding  and leading  designers  and  also design houses to unveil their fascinating, classic and contemporary jewellery collections to  the world  jewellery  market;  thereby  establishing  India  as  the  most sought  after destination for quality jewellery.

About GJEPC: The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) was set up by the Ministry of Commerce and industry, Government of India (GoI) in 1966. It was 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 it represents over 6,000 exporters in the sector. With headquarters in Mumbai, the 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, the 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.