Established in 1966, the GJEPC has over the years effectively moulded the scattered efforts of individual exporters to make the Gem and Jewellery sector a powerful engine driving India’s export-led growth. With more than 5,300 members spread all over the country, the Council is primarily involved in introducing the Indian Gem & Jewellery products to the international market and leverage their international relationships to promote exports. To achieve this, the Council provides market information to its members regarding foreign trade enquiries, trade and tariff regulations, rates of import duties, and information about jewellery fairs and exhibitions. This apex body of the Gem & Jewellery Industry is continuously working towards creating and retaining a pool of artisans, designers that are trained as per international standards so as to consolidate the Indian jewellery industry and establish it as a prominent global player in the jewellery segment.GJEPC represents the industry in the following capacities:
The Council undertakes direct promotional activities like organizing joint participation in international jewellery shows, sending and hosting trade delegations, and sustained image building exercises through advertisements abroad, publications and audio-visuals.
GJEPC also invites countries to explore areas of co-operation in supply of rough diamonds and rough colored stones as well as offers co-operation in sourcing of finished jewellery or Indian manufactured jewellery. To this end, the Council regularly communicates with Indian Embassies, Trade Bodies and Associations in various countries to identify potential partners and buyers in the respective markets through Advertising and PR activities as well as buyer seller meets undertaken in the International and Domestic target markets especially in USA, Middle East, Asia, Europe and CIS nations.
GJEPC recently concluded its flagship jewellery trade event ‘India International Jewellery Show 2013’held from 8 – 12, 2013 where the industry once again converged in large numbers (upwards of 30,000 trade visitors). Country pavilions, networking events, informative education seminars formed a part of the event with the view to attract thousands of industry professionals and retailers. This platform provides an unparalleled opportunity to discover the various facets of the Indian gem and jewellery industry today – especially the surge in its business and economic growth.
GJEPC is proud to announce its 7h edition of Signature 2014 in gem & jewellery capital of India, Mumbai held from 21st to 24th February, 2014. An exclusive jewellery event, it showcases India’s finest in top-of-the-line jewellery design & manufacturing.
GJEPC also organizes ‘India Pavilion’ at major international trade exhibitions such as Basel World, Hong Kong Show, JCK Las Vegas, Jewellery Arabia amongst others to boost trade relations in these countries.India International Jewellery Week
The Council, in its endeavor to promote India as the “Innovation &Design Destination" for Jewellery organizes India International Jewellery Week(IIJW).IIJW showcases India's finest in jewellery, be it design or innovation supported by top of the line craftsmanship, technology and quality to the customers around the globe. The show features top designers & design houses presenting a visual treat for the eyes at a five days event wherein India’s top catwalk queens sashay down the ramp under the direction of ace choreographers.Leading Bollywood stars of the silver screen and TV artists also dazzle at the show with glittering presence.
The fourth edition of IIJW was successfully concluded in Mumbai from 4 – 8 August, 2013. Extending the concept by popular demand, the Council, earlier this yearalso heldthe first New Delhi edition of the IIJW on April 12-13, 2013 at PragatiMaidan in New Delhi. The show which followed the Mumbai show format, presented prestigious platform to different regions and provided local jewellery designers the opportunity to showcase their design prowess.Colored Stone Mines to Market
The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC) organized the first ever International Colored Gemstone Mines to Market Conference on the 2nd & 3rd of November 2011 in Jaipur. The two day conference witnessed experts from various countries assemble and discuss the various aspects involved in global colored Gemstone trade. Based on Council’s existing initiative of International Diamond Conference held in 2010, Mines to Market for Colored Gemstone aimed at reinforcing India’s position as the global hub for colored Gemstones.The Council has plans to hold the Conference once again at Jaipur in the later part of 2014 in its continued to endeavor to promote the premium Jaipur gems.India Gems & Jewellery Fair
Despite being an EPC, the Council continues to take the leadership in ensuring a healthy business environment for the Indian gem and jewellery trade not only as an international player but also at a domestic level. The latter being the outcome of the many associations and initiatives that the Council undertakes on behalf of the industry. The Council in the past has been associated with Ministry of Tourism to promote Indian jewellery at international platforms amongst numerous other initiatives and now has signed an MOU with the India Trade Promotion Organization to host the first consumer jewellery fair at PragatiMaidan, New Delhi which was organised from April 12-15, 2013. The two associations have agreed to host the fair for 3 years with plans to extend the same to other regions in India as well as internationally in future. The fair hopes to provide the much needed boost to the domestic jewellery trade.Advisory Role
A critical area of activity of the Council has also been aiding better interaction and understanding between the trade and the Government. The Council takes up relevant issues with Government and Agencies connected with exports and submit documents for consideration and inclusion in the Exim Policy.
The Council also grants membership, registration certificates and performs other roles as per the Exim Policy
GJEPC works closely with the Government of India and the Trade Industry to implement and oversee the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme. To that effect, the Council has been appointed as the Nodal Agency in India under the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme.Training and Research
The Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council runs a number of institutes that provide training in all aspects of manufacture and design in Mumbai, Delhi, Surat and Jaipur. These training programs are being conducted to ensure that the Indian industry achieves the highest levels of technical excellence. Expanding its role and taking on the onus of improving skill sets for the Industry, GJEPC has entered into MoU’s with the Government of Gujarat and the Gemological Institute of America to set up and run G & J institutes.Varied Interests
The Council also publishes a number of brochures, statistical booklets, trade directories and a bi-monthly magazine. Solitaire International is one of India’s best and most informed publications on the gem and jewellery industry and is produced by GJEPC, which is distributed internationally as well as to its members. The Council has also developed its own promotional audiovisual film- ‘India – Your First Choice’, which is dubbed in various international languages as well as screened at various trade shows.