A prominent persona of the Indian Gems and Jewellery industry, Nirupa Bhatt heads the operations for India and Middle East of Gemological Institute of America (GIA), a non-profit organisation considered to be the world’s foremost authority in gemmology. In this role, she has been taking GIA’s services to over 60 locations in India, prominent locations in Middle East & Turkey.
Her illustrious career spanning over two decades includes invaluable experience in across the value chain of gemstone including mining, manufacturing, retailing and now education / grading. While heading Rio Tinto in India, she developed the Business Excellence Model, a quality initiative that helped establish Brand India in the global markets for diamond and jewellery manufacturing.
Over the years, she has received many global honours for her contributions to the Gem and jewellery industry. She is Director of the All India Gem and Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF) Board, Director of the of Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI) - under governance of National Skill Development Council (NSDC), Invitee to the Marketing Committee of the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC),
Founder Chairperson of Women’s Jewellery Association (India) - a platform that intends to expand its reach to women professionals who are engaged in direct or allied services to G&J industry.
Have been on Judges Panel of: National Jewellers Awards – India / Jewelry News Asia Awards (JNA) – Hong Kong / GJEPC Annual Awards.
Honored with the title of 'Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2015" by GJTCI and "Pride of Amritsar" by Punjab Kesari Group, Mrs. Prerna Khurana is the evangelist responsible for the conceptualization and promotion of the much recognized brand 'Khurana Jewellery House'. With over 13 years of experience in the industry, she is a marketing strategist with a specialization in - online and offline promotions, strategies involving the sales and reputation of the brand. She is also the 'Taste-maker' at KJH responsible for the flawless jewelry designs that are brought to the market by KJH every year. Her work also revolves around product management, resource allocation and operations. The modern twist to the glorious KJH jewelry is her brain child.
Being in the Trade for more than 15 Years & having no Jewellery Background, Mr. Milan Chheda has worked really hard to achieve what he is today!!! Having worked in many Renowned Companies for almost 9 years, Milan joined hands with his Friend Mr. Vikas Jain & started TARA FINE JEWELS with the aim to give the country only the BEST in Studded Jewellery. Their Company today is one of the most sought after Source for COUTURE DIAMOND JEWELLERY….. They believe in creating Master Pieces that speak about the wearer in the Most Glowing Terms and spare no Efforts to make them absolutely Beautiful & Flawless.
Always smiling, Ready to help everyone, Never Give up Attitude, Adaptive to any Situation, Easy Going are some of Milan’s qualities which anyone who knows him will vouch for. He believes that the Country has a lot to Offer in Couture Jewellery and therefore urges to his Fellow Designer Manufacturers to participate in the Couture India Show, 2016. He is very positive that this Show will soon become one of the Most Sought after Exhibitions after the IIJS & SIGNATURE IIJS.
A first generation jeweller, Karan Garodia started learning the ropes of the trade at the age of 16 along with his graduation in commerce from the prestigious Sydenham College... Along with his Jewellery Designer Wife, Nidhi Garodia & Brother, Varun Garodia, Karan owns SANSKRITI Jewels, renowned for making handmade designer couture jewellery...
A Solitaire Design Award Winner and a 2-time IIJW Participant, SANSKRITI Jewels is listed among the top 36 jewellery manufacturers of India by IIJS Signature... and has an elite clientele across India spreading from Chandigarh to Chennai...Karan is passionate of making most unique jewellery with utmost quality & finesse at most affordable prices...
As a couture jewellery enthusiast, Karan believes that finest couture jewellery manufacturers across the country should unite and make a one of a kind platform for themselves to make the couture jewellery trade flourish for one and all... and that's why... COUTURE INDIA...
Mr Suken Shah, Founder of "SPARSH JEWELLERS " has indulged himself in this trade since last 15 years. He has reached where he is today only because of his selfbelief , sheer hardwork and passion for Creation.Thats how he is been recognised amongst industry people today. Later, he was joined by his younger brother Mr. Amit Shah and together they took their company at the peak with good management skills, experienced team and futuristic views. Today SPARSH is one of the well known houses for precuring exquisite handcrafted jewellery.
When you dream big, you try to pursue that dream, that's what he believes.' A BIG DREAM' 'A BIG AIM'. He is a man of dignity and discipline. He conquers everyone's heart by his honesty, kindness and convincing skills. His aim is to preserve our Indian royal culture, by creating bespoke designs which reflects in his master creations. He strongly believes in 'work' than 'words'.
Couture India show 2016 is a great opportunity to showcase your art work with handpicked best designer's amongst jewellery industry. Looking forward positively, he thinks this show will definitely open brighter window for participants and buyers.
Vandana Saraf of the Saraf family who are Iconic Jewellers from Gorakhpur is sharing the legacy of HARI PRASAD GOPI KRISHNA SARAF. She was the first woman in the family to actually venture out into the male domain of the closely held jewellery business and tried to support her husband on a part-time basis. Her abilities and acumen for business, obviously was recognized by the family and they automatically accepted her as part of their Core Team for all kinds of decision making – Finance, HR, Marketing, Merchandising, Brand Building etc. Since she personally enjoys the process of creating designs and has a great sense of aesthetics, which is a rare trait in a small town like Gorakhpur, she has taken Marketing and Merchandising of the group into her personal domain. So though Hari Prasad Gopi Krishna Saraf is largely a mass jewellery store, a striking part of the under making pilot store, as well as a boutique outfit in Lucknow, caters to the high-end needs for Diamonds, Kundan, Jadau, Antique and Polki. The sourcing, manufacture and marketing of this keeps her involved and in touch with haute couture.
Very soon, she is along with the close support of her family, is re-branding the Group and is giving a new jewellery identity to Uttar Pradesh, as she presents AISSHPRA, their brand for contemporary everyday jewelry that will be available across regional markets in U.P.
Her husband Atul has expanded the business horizon into Real Estate, and her sons Vaibhav and Saumitra ably steer the group forward with their uncles Anoopp Saraf and Umang Agarwal who handle the business from close quarters.