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18th FURA Retail Jeweller India Awards 2023 lifts the bar for innovation in the Indian retail jewellery industry

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The awards, heralded as the Oscars of India’s retail jewellery industry, recognised excellence in design and marketing at a gala event attended by more than 600 jewellers nationwide

Mumbai witnessed a night of glitz and glamour, shine and shimmer as the 18th FURA Retail Jeweller India Awards 2023 (RJIA), India’s first and foremost recognition platform for Indian jewellers, unfolded in full grandeur at The Grand Hyatt on Saturday, August 5, 2023. This annual extravaganza recognised exceptional design and marketing innovation in the jewellery world, resonating with the spirit of achievement, bolstered by the presence of over 600+ retailers from the jewellery industry.

The 18th FURA Retail Jeweller India Awards 2023 was presented in association with the World Gold Council; SGL; Nitin Jewellers, Hyderabad and Midas Diamonds, Mumbai, along with Market Excel as process advisor and BVC as Logistics Partner.

Every year, a select few individuals from diverse backgrounds, including fashion, media, business and entertainment, are invited to be a part of the jury and help raise the absolute top drawer of jewellery design in India to an even higher standard. The Retail Jeweller India Awards, an annual gala night of all that’s precious and priceless, is steadily upping the design benchmark in the country.

The jurors’ deliberation plays a crucial role in handpicking the best as they preview and judge the latest masterworks of the Indian jewellery industry. The top five nominations for each category were displayed on the grand awards night for attendees to cherish the art and artisanship of the nominated pieces.

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The process culminated in the spotlight shining brightly on stellar achievers who emerged victorious across 20 design and four marketing award categories. 

B. Bindumadhav, Chairman of Bhima Jewellers, receives the  ‘Lifetime Achievement Award – Retail’  on behalf of his father, the legendary Bhima Bhattar, who was conferred the award posthumously

The Retail Jeweller India Awards posthumously felicitated the legendary Bhima Bhattar with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award –Retail’. The honour is conferred on individuals for their contribution throughout their careers to the Indian retail jewellery industry. The audience gave a standing ovation to the five sons of Bhima Bhattar who carry forward his legacy, including B. Bindumadhav, Chairman of Bhima Jewellers, who received the award on behalf of his father.

At the award show, Kamal Kishore Agarwal, Chairman, Shiv Narayan Jewellers, was honoured with the ‘Special Contribution to the Gem and Jewellery Industry’ award in recognition of the recent achievement of 8 Guinness World Records by his company.

The presence of Bollywood stars added a touch of glamour to the grand awards night, with actors Nimrat Kaur and Sanya Malhotra jazzing up the show. The Bollywood stars, along with the jurors, presented the awards.

Here are the winners who embodied excellence in their brilliant designs and sharp marketing across award categories:

Winners of Jewellery Awards

Jewellery CategoryWinners
Bridal Precious Coloured Gemstone Jewellery of the YearSaheli Jewellers
Bridal Polki Jewellery of the YearPrince Gold And Diamonds India and Kalasha Fine Jewels
Bridal Statement Jewellery of the YearPMJ Gems & Jewellers and GRT Jewellers
Bridal Gold Jewellery of the YearJagdish Jewellers and KK Jewels
Bridal Diamond Jewellery of the YearHazoorilal Legacy
Bridal Modern-Heritage Jewellery of the YearNarayan Jewellers
Bridal Ensemble Jewellery of the YearC. Krishniah Chetty & Sons
Diamond Earring of the YearPopley Diamond and Gold Plaza and VCJ Bespoke Jewellery
Diamond Bangle, Bracelet of the YearChosen By Tejpal Ranka
Diamond Ring of the YearVummidi Bangaru Jewellers and Charu Jewels
Polki Earring of the YearMahabir Danwar Jewellers
Precious Coloured Gemstone Earring of the YearManubhai Jewellers
Precious Coloured Gemstone Ring of the YearLaxmi Ganesh Jewellers
Coloured Gemstone Earring of the YearKhurana Jewellery House
Coloured Gemstone Ring of the YearCharu Jewels
Gold Earring of the YearAbaran Timeless Jewellery
Gold Bangle, Bracelet of the YearPunjabi Saraf Jewellers
Couture Jewellery of the YearKirtilal Kalidas Jewellers
Stylish Trend-Setting Youth Jewellery of the YearReliance Jewels
Men’s Jewellery of the YearTanishq (Titan company)

WINNERS OF MARKETING AWARDS

Marketing CategoryWinners
Social Media Contest of the YearP. N. Gadgil Jewellers and Kashi Jewellers
Social Media Campaign of the YearVerma Jewellers
TV Campaign of the YearKalyan Jewellers and Joyalukkas
Retail Promotion of the YearMalabar Gold & Diamonds and Jos Alukkas Group

The 18th FURA Retail Jeweller India awards, with its tradition of recognizing excellence, continues to inspire and celebrate excellence in the Indian jewellery industry. As the awards ceremony concluded, the message that went out was one of creative brilliance reigning supreme, a testament to the dedication of jewellers who drive the industry forward.

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The jury for the  18th FURA Retail Jeweller India Awards 2023 included celebrated names such as Nawaz Modi Singhania, fitness and lifestyle icon of Body Art Fitness Centres, Simone Arora, Designer at SIMONE; Sukriti Jindal Khaitan, Co-Founder of ASA Beauty; Vidita Vithal Kamat, Director of Kamat Group; Ananya Banerjee, Celebrity Chef; Suchhanda Chatterjee, Producer & Director at Quest Films Pvt Ltd.; Anjali Patel Mehta, Founder of Verandah – Conscious, Sustainable & Luxury Resort Wear; Monica Shah, Founder of Jade Couture; Namrata Shroff, Founder of Powna Sake & NVS Design; Perizaad Zorabian, Managing Director of Zorabian Chicken; Pria Kataaria Puri, Fashion Designer; Sanjana Shah, Creative Director of Tao Art Gallery and Vaishali Shadangule, Fashion Designer, who contributed to the rigorous selection process.

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