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Indian consumers have rekindled their interest in jewellery which is a glimpse of a positive future



In an exclusive conversation with The Retail Jeweller, Jayant Kulkarni, Managing Director-India, HRD Antwerp shares the company’s vision for India and the services they are currently offering in the country.

What is your vision for the Indian market?

India’s gem and jewellery industry are one of the largest in the world with a contribution of 6 – 7% towards the GDP of India. Post the unprecedented global crisis, the industry is returning to normalcy with the festive and marriage season being the main pull factors in India. Indian consumers have rekindled their interest in jewellery which is a glimpse of a positive future.

What are the new products you have launched in India?

The most recently launched product of HRD Antwerp in India is the ‘Authenticity Jewellery Report’ for identifying the natural origin of uncut or polki diamonds mounted in polki jewellery. With polki Jewellery gaining popularity globally, the HRD Antwerp report serves as a Blueprint of Assurance for the retailer and the consumer.

Kindly tell us more about the current services offered by HRD Antwerp in India?

The services offered currently in India by HRD Antwerp include diamond grading, jewellery grading and education services. We recently shifted to a larger office space in Bandra Kurla Complex to meet the increasing demand of our esteemed clients. The new office is located at Vibgyor Tower opposite the Trident Hotel Bandra Kurla Complex.

Our grading services include natural diamond grading reports, laboratory-grown grading reports and jewellery grading reports. We are also offering customized educational courses for diamond grading, jewellery grading and retail sales.

Courtesy: Retail Jeweller India Exclusive

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