GJEPC Organizes the 6th India Rough Gemstone Sourcing Show (IRGSS) In Jaipur


1st September 2022

The 6th edition of the India Rough Gemstone Sourcing Show (IRGSS), organized by GJEPC, was inaugurated in Jaipur on 31st August 2022 by Shri Sugrive Meena, Commissioner of Customs, Jaipur

The three-week-long exhibition ends on 20th September 2022.  It features an assortment of rough emeralds displayed by the Gemfields-owned Kagem Mining Limited, Zamiba.

Shri Sugrive Meena, Commissioner of Customs, Jaipur said, “Congratulations to the GJEPC for successfully organizing the 6th edition of IRGSS. The platform has made rough sourcing easy for our manufacturers without having to travel across the world. You can always expect to receive all the support from the Customs Dept. for organizing such shows. I feel that along with emeralds, we should also bring in other gemstones such as rubies, which would help further developing manufacturing of ruby in Jaipur.”

Shri Vipul Shah, Chairman, GJEPC said, “First held during the pandemic, IRGSS became an important platform for manufacturers to source rough during lockdowns and remains vital, as the increased demand from key markets requires easy access and constant supply of rough. The color gemstone sector is doing well. For the period of April to July 2022, provisional gross exports of Colored Gemstones grew 44% year-on-year to Rs. 938.06 crores (+37.37% in dollar terms to US$ 120.88 million).”

The opening ceremony was attended by several dignitaries including Shri J.P. Meena, Adl. Commissioner of Customs, Smt. Anupama Saksena, Asst. Commissioner of Customs (ACC), Shri Nirmal Kumar Bardiya, Regional Chairman-Rajasthan, GJEPC, Shri B.N. Gupta Convener Synthetic Stones, Costume Fashion Jewellery and Sales to Foreign Tourists;, GJEPC,, Shri Krishna Goyal, Convener, Silver Jewellery Panel, GJEPC, Shri Vijay Kedia, Former Convener, Colored Gemstones Panel, GJEPC, Shri Rambabu Gupta, Former, GJEPC CoA, Shri Gopal Kumar, Director, Gemfields India Pvt. Ltd.; and Shri Nitin Khandelwal, Deputy Director, GJEPC.

About The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC)
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), set up by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India (GoI) in 1966, is 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 represents 8000 members in the sector.  With headquarters in Mumbai, GJEPC has Regional Offices in New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Surat and Jaipur, all of which are major centers 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, 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.