NEW DELHI, October 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
The 4th edition concludes on a high note at a glittering ceremony in New Delhi
UBM India's Retail Jewellers Guild Awards recognised and honoured the impeccable contribution of individuals and organisations in the retail jewellery industry of India, at a gala ceremony on 30th September at The Lalit, New Delhi. The most coveted awards of the evening witnessed the presence of industry stalwarts and dignitaries including Shri. Naveen Kumar, Spokesperson, BJP; Shri. Ashok Seth, Chairman, Northern Region, Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC); Shri. Yogesh Singhal, President, Bullion Jewellers Association, Delhi and Shri. Ramavtar Verma, Chairman, Bullion Jewellers Association, Delhi.
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An unique initiative by UBM India, the RJGA has grown impressively and is recognised as the most transparent and process driven awards in the sector. Initially positioned for the North market, a great indicator of RJGA's rise in the popularity stakes on a pan-India scale is the stupendous 40 % growth in nominations received over last year. The tally of over 650 nominations came from reputed and little known jewellers, hailing from Tier 2 and 3 towns as well as the Metros.
Along with Ernst & Young as process advisors, and its reputed panel of judges comprising industry veterans such as Ms Neha Lulla, Ms Shanoo Bijlani, Ms Paulomi Sanghavi, Ms Rosy Ahluwalia, Mr Saurav Maheshwari, Mr Piyush Gupta, Mr Sudhir Singhal and Mr Ashok Seth, 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 have been 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'.
With more than 500 jewellery retailers, manufacturers, HNIs and the capital's fashionable set in attendance, the awards night also comprised four captivating fashion sequences by show stoppers such as Aditi Hundia - Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Supranational 2018; Shraddha Shashidhar - Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017 - Miss Universe India; Priyadarshini Chatterjee - Fbb Femina Miss India World 2016 and Peden Ongmu Namgyal - Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Supranational 2017. They upped the glamour quotient considerably, and provided a glimpse of the stunning collections of jewellery that are bound to make their way to key retail jewellery stores in the upcoming High Season. The highlight of RJGA 2018 was the Walk of Fame for the Jewellery Industry - an exclusive showcase of master pieces by eminent brands including Shri Balaji Gold, Vikas Chains, Savio and Savya jewels. Insights from industry stalwarts, entertainment acts and networking sessions were some of the other high points of the evening.
Winners of 'The Retail Jewellers Guild Awards 2018':
Sr. No Category Winner Name 1 Excellence in Customer Service - Sales Process Initiative Tanishq 2 Excellence in Customer Service - After Sales Initiatives Tanishq Store of the Year 3 Standalone Store - Less than 1000 sq ft Fiona Solitaires 4 Store of the Year - Standalone Store - 1000-5000 sq ft ANS Guptha & Sons 5 Store of the Year - Standalone Store - More than 5000 sq ft Motisons Jewellers 6 Store of the Year - Chain of Stores - More than 10 stores PN Gadgil Jewellers Ltd 7 Store of the Year - Chain of Stores - Less than 10 stores Aisshpra Gems & Jewels 8 Most Innovative Marketing Campaign - OOH Sawansukha Jewellers 9 Most Innovative Marketing Campaign - Social Media Badri Prasad Arun Kumar Jewellers 10 Most Innovative Marketing Campaign - Experiential/Activations Keshavji Chagganlal 11 Most Innovative Marketing Campaign - Experiential/Activations Viswa & Devji Diamonds - Pianista 12 Most Innovative Marketing Campaign - Print Vummidi Bangaru Jewellers 13 Most Innovative Marketing Campaign - Radio PN Gadgil Jewellers Ltd 14 Most Innovative Marketing Campaign - TV NAC Jewellers 15 Employer of the Year AVR Swarnamahal Jewelery Pvt Ltd 16 Excellence in Design - Diamond Dhadda Diamond Jewellery 17 Excellence in Design - Gold Sumangali Jewellers 18 Excellence in Design - Silver Takat Gems India 19 Excellence in Design - Platinum Nikkamal Jewellery House 20 Excellence in Design - Jadau Sumangali Jewellers 21 Excellence in Design - Colored Gemstones Keshavji Chagganlal 22 Jury Recognition - Lifetime achievement Award Shri. Balkrishna Saraf 23 UBM Initiative Recognition - Rising Star Shree Balaji Gold 24 UBM Initiative Recognition - Innovation in Design N K Chains
For further details on RJGA please visit: http://retailjewellersguildawards.com/
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