11th Gemfields and Nazraana Retail Jeweller India Awards 2015 culminates in Mumbai

The 11th Gemfields and Nazraana Retail Jeweller India Awards 2015 (RJIA) were held on August 8, 2015 at The Grand Hyatt, Santacruz. Mumbaigloss was invited and was part of the grand show. The glamorous awards night witnessed the presence of celebrated personalities from the Bollywood fraternity like Raveena Tandon, Yami Gautam, Evelyn Sharma, Tisca Chopra, Zoya Afroz, Shraddha Das and few others. The night was hosted by Rochelle Maria Rao and Neha Sareen.

Raveena Tandon

Raveena Tandon

Over the years, The Retail Jeweller India Awards has established itself as the most coveted, prestigious and the most sought-after awards for the Indian retail Jewellery industry. It has given a platform to showcase the creative brilliance of India’s leading and most renowned jewellery houses including Kalyan Jewellers, Malabar Gold, Joyalukkas, Mirari, Hazoorilal, Notandas & Sons, Orra, Popley, Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri Limited, Waman Hari Pethe Jewellers, and many more. This year’s Award witnessed 1165 entries from across country and finally, after two rigorous rounds of judging only 82 designs made it as the final nominations.

Tisca Chopra, Retail Jeweller Award

Tisca Chopra

“These awards were launched at a time when the industry was opening up to the new opportunities of organized retailing. Today, in the context of the transforming consumer landscape, the awards have greater relevance. To keep pace with it, jewellery retailers are re-imaging design and making it more versatile and cosmopolitan. These awards bear testimony to the industry’s growing standards of design brilliance catering to the modern consumer’s need for differentiation and uniqueness,” said Soma Bhatta, Editor & Director, The Retail Jeweller India Magazine.

Evelyn Sharma, Retail Jeweller India Award 2015

Evelyn Sharma

The Jury Panel included Neha Dhupia (Actress), Michelle Poonawalla (Director, Poonawalla Group of Engineering Companies), Rouble Nagi (Artist Muralist), Ananya Banerjee (Artist), Vaishali Banerjee (Managing Director, Platinum Guild India), Shazia Khan (Vice President & Strategic Planning Director, JWT), Radha Kapoor (Founder & Executive Director, Indian School of Design and Innovation (ISDI) and Ashit Kukian (President & COO, Radio City 91.1 FM).

Michelle Poonawalla, Retail Jeweller India Award 2015

Michelle Poonawalla

“It’s a privilege for me to be associated with this prestigious industry Awards. The Awards play a noteworthy role in promoting excellence in the industry,” says Neha Dhupia, Actress.

Michelle Poonawalla, Director, Poonawalla Group of Engineering Companies, says, “I feel privileged to be part of the Awards. The Awards give the retailers give the retailers a strong impetus to enhance their quality and design.”

Rouble Nagi, Artist & Muralist, says, “I equate jewellery with the work of art and the design and craftsmanship in this always impress me. The Awards underlined jewellers’ commitment towards excellence. 

Rouble Nagi, Retail Jeweller India Award, 2015

Rouble Nagi

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. 

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