GJEPC inaugurates India Rough Gemstones Sourcing Show in Jaipur
The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council has inaugurated the India Rough Gemstones Sourcing Show in Jaipur. The trade show runs until December 11 and is the GJEPC’s first physical event since the beginning of lockdown.
As the GJEPC focuses on promoting India’s gem industry, the trade body launched its first India Rough Gemstones Sourcing Show in Jaipur on November 2, it announced on its website. The trade show is designed to boost India’s international gem trade and promote the country as a gem hub. Notably, Gemfields Group’s Zambia-based business Kagem Mining is currently showcasing its rough emeralds at the fair.
“We are taking all possible initiatives to boost the Indian Gems and Jewellery industry to become world’s largest hub for the gems and jewellery exports by 2025,” said GJEPC chairman Colin Shah, the GJEPC reported. “The gemstone industry in India is an import-oriented industry. GJEPC has taken up this project to ensure that there is continuous availability of roughs for Indian gem cutting and polishing industry.
“It has always a challenge to get consistent quality and continuous supply of roughs for Indian gem cutting and polishing industry,” said Shah. “It’s an import-based industry and sustained supply of rough is a key to manufacturing.”
The event is the first of its kind to be held in India during the ongoing pandemic, according to the GJEPC. In order to promote safety, only 12 visitors are allowed to enter the event area at any one time, face mask wearing is mandatory, and the area is routinely disinfected.
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