Informa Market in India’s Retail Jewellers Guild Awards 2019 (RJGA)
Informa Market in India’s Retail Jewellers Guild Awards celebrated its 5th year of felicitating and honouring the best retail jewellers from India for their contribution in the jewellery industry at a gala ceremony on 29th September at The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi. The most coveted awards of the evening witnessed the presence of industry stalwarts and dignitaries such as Ashok Seth, Chairman, Northern Region, Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), Yogesh Singhal, President, Bullion Jewellers Association, Delhi and Ramavtar Verma, Chairman, Bullion Jewellers Association, Delhi.
A unique initiative by Informa Markets in India, the RJGA is recognised as the most transparent and process driven awards in the sector. Initially positioned for the North India market, RJGA maintained its standard as the most popular awards. The tally of over 600 nominations came from jewelers.
Along with Ernst & Young as process advisors, and its reputed panel of judges comprising industry veterans such as Shanoo Bijlani, M.A. Noushija, Rosy Ahluwalia, Rohini Bhowmick, Sonal Narang, Prerna Khurana, Ashok Seth, Navin Sadarangani, the RJGA drew out the best of India’s talent in the retail jewellery industry through two rounds of Jury; a preliminary round, followed by the final round, where jewellers had to display actual jewellery pieces to the judges.
The extensive award categories this year were crafted, keeping in mind, the diverse activities of the retail jewellery industry. These included those from various functions of the industry such as ‘Store of the Year’, ‘Employer of the Year’, ‘Most Innovative Marketing Campaign’, ‘Excellence in Customer Service’ and ‘Excellence in Design’, in which new Categories were introduced. Retailers had filled their Nominations for Bangle/Bracelet, Necklace/MangalSutra, Pair of Earrings, Ring & Others under Gold, Silver, Diamond, Platinum, Jadau, Colored Gemstone Category. Based on Jury evaluation there were 24 Awards given in the design category, 15 Awards for other categories which included Jury Recognition.
With 500+ jewellery retailers, manufacturers, HNIs, the awards night also comprised Insights from Industry Stalwarts, entertainment acts, networking sessions, Showcase of luxury car by T&T Motors as Automobile Partner were some of the other high points of the evening.