The GJC NJA’23 Screening round was held successfully


4th September 2023

All India Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC), the national apex body of the gems and jewellery industry, organised the NJA’23 Screening Jury Round on Monday, 4th September 2023, at IMC Chambers, Churchgate, Mumbai, for the 12th edition of the National Jewellery Awards (NJA), scheduled to take place on 1st October 2023, in Mumbai. NJA is GJC’s endeavour to stimulate industry growth and is considered the ultimate platform to inspire and recognize the true talent among GJC’s valued members and associates

The NJA’23 Screening Jury Round hosted prominent industry personalities and veterans who have revolutionized the jewellery industry with modern and artistic designs, successfully propelling the industry to new heights. The NJA’23 Screening Jury Round include personalities such as Mr Laksh Pahuja, Mr Anand Shah, Ms Gunjan Suri, Ms Nirupa Bhatt, Ms Indra Jadwani, Ms Kalyani Deshpande, Ms Meher Castelino, Mr Gautam Banerjee, Ms Prerna Makharia, Ms Lunica Desai, Ms Sushama Kalzunkar Sawant, and Ms Anshu Gandhi.

NJA is the industry’s biggest and widest award show, recognizing all sectors of the industry and providing a platform to discover talent in the field. Known for its commitment to craftsmanship, dedication, and motivation within the industry, NJA is appreciated and encouraged for its role in stimulating growth and creativity. Nurturing creativity and honouring innovation, inspiration, passion, craftsmanship, and devotion that inspires the emergence of new talent is the core objective of NJA.

The immense success and recognition of the NJA Awards in the industry have determined the 11 editions of NJA to emphasize on brilliant aspects catering to every vital section of the industry. The 12th edition of NJA is being judged by a panel of renowned industry experts. It offers an excellent platform for all aspiring jewellers who want to make it big in the field of jewellery.

This year, NJA introduced new categories and received a record-breaking 733 entries. The awards comprise six segments with 34 sub-categories, celebrating excellence in the entire jewellery industry, including students, designers, stores, women entrepreneurs, and special honours like the prestigious Anmol Ratna Award, promoting the entire Gems & Jewellery Industry value chain.

Mr. Saiyam Mehra, Chairman, GJC, said, “NJA 2023 will offer an opportunity for national recognition in the gems and jewellery industry, helping achievers stimulate growth in their businesses. NJA symbolises creativity and innovations, building sustainable imagery within the industry and among direct customers. It contributes to enhancing individuals’ knowledge of the latest industry trends and fashion, inspiring passion, craftsmanship, and devotion to the ‘Make in India’ ethos in gems and jewellery manufacturing. The NJA’23 Screening Jury Round will assist jury members in shortlisting the finalists for the NJA 23 awards.”

Mr. Rajesh Rokde, Vice Chairman GJC, remarked, “The NJA’23 Screening Jury Round is one of the rigorous processes to select the final winner of the NJA 2023 award. NJA indirectly helps encourage competence in terms of designs and industry trends, providing an opportunity to showcase one’s talent in the industry and opening untapped business opportunities.”

Mr. Sunil Poddar, Convener NJA, stated, “The jury members of NJA 2023 will congregate at the NJA’23 Screening Jury Round to select the final achievers for the grandeur event, NJA 2023. The selection is not easy as it involves a substantial number of participants from the various sectors of the gems and jewellery value chain.”

Mr. Avinash Gupta, Co-convenor, NJA, emphasized, “The rigorous selection process, as evidenced by NJA’s 23 Screening Jury Round, confirms GJC’s transparency and authenticity, as well as achievers’ passion, craftsmanship, and devotion to the art and science of ‘Make in India’ jewellery manufacturing. It attracts young talent for the industry and inspires them to prove their abilities to their peers. NJA also brings India’s craftsmen and artisans to the centre stage and honouring their vital role and efforts in continuing the illustrious legacy of India’s jewellery business.”

GJC’s NJA’23 presented by WGC (World Gold Council), Powered by GIA (Gemological Institute of America), Trophy Partner is Pranda, Logistic Partner- BVC, Laboratory Partner – IDT Gemological Laboratories Worldwide, Education Partner- IIG International Institute of Gemology, Platinum Partner- Platinum Guild International, Supporting Partners are De Beers Institute of Diamonds, Laxmi Diamonds and Shringar House of Mangalsutra

About GJC: All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) represents lakhs of trade constituents comprising manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, distributors, laboratories, gemologists, designers, and allied services to the domestic gems & jewellery industry. The Council functions with the objective of addressing the industry, its functioning, and its cause with a 360° approach to promote and progress its growth while protecting the industry’s interests. GJC, for the last 15 years, has been serving as a bridge between the government and trade by undertaking various initiatives on behalf of and for the industry.