13TH ANNUAL GEMFIELDS RETAIL JEWELLER INDIA AWARDS 2017 JURY MEET ANNOUNCE

The 13thAnnual Gemfields Retail Jeweller India Awards 2017 widely known as the Oscars of the jewellery industry, held its GRAND JURY MEET showcasing India’s top nominated jewellery creations at Jade Ballroom, Sahara Star, Mumbai. At the Grand Jury Meet, a panel of eminent jurors has unveiled top-rated unique, creative and innovative designs from some of the most reputable jewellery houses across the country, After 2 rounds of rigorous selection over 268 world-class precious jewellery designs across 17 categories including 5 new categories, the selected designs were displayed for physical round of judging by the Grand Jury to announce the final nominees. The pieces displayed at the ‘Grand Jury Meet’ have been screened through a rigorous 2-tier selection process that includes initial screening (for adherence to entry guidelines) by IMRB, process auditors for the awards, followed by

13TH ANNUAL GEMFIELDS RETAIL JEWELLER INDIA AWARDS 2017 JURY MEET

13TH ANNUAL GEMFIELDS RETAIL JEWELLER INDIA AWARDS 2017 JURY MEET

an online judging by the jury for each category, The Jury Panel included Michelle Poonawalla (Director, Poonawalla Group of Engineering Companies), Nawaz Modi Singhania (Fitness and Lifestyle Expert and Artist) Namrata Baruwa Shroff (Interior Architect), Schauna Chauhan Saluja (CEO, Parle Agro Pvt. Ltd.) and Sangeeta Bijlani (Actor, Businesswoman and Former Miss India) Speaking on Grand Jury Meet Soma Bhatta, Editor, The Retail Jeweller said, “Every year we receive an overwhelming response for the RJIA. Never in the past, however, have we revealed the names of the final nominees on the very day of the judging. This is because the score assessment process is time-intensive. This time around, we have worked with IMRB and devised a new process to make an early reveal possible, “There is no bigger or more attractive consumer segment in today’s market than the millennials. Recognizing this, last year at RJIA 2016 we introduced The Jewellery Buff’s Choice

13TH ANNUAL GEMFIELDS RETAIL JEWELLER INDIA AWARDS 2017 JURY MEET

13TH ANNUAL GEMFIELDS RETAIL JEWELLER INDIA AWARDS 2017 JURY MEET

Award, to honour the finest design achievements of the year aimed at discerning young consumers. At RJIA 2017 we built on this success, with the support of bold and ambitious young achievers and youth icons including Sayani Gupta(Actor), Shriya Pilgaonkar (Actor) and Ruhi Singh (Actor). These special jurors have selected the best of the best bridal jewellery that is one supreme award-winning design from the nominations across four bridal categories finalised by the jury members. And to make it more exciting, for the first time in the history of these Awards, the final nominees will be announced during the Grand Jury Meet. However, the winners will be disclosed on the grand finale night in Mumbai on the 29th of July,”

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