The International Gemological Institute (IGI) conducted a special buyer-seller knowledge event at Bangalore from Sept 1-3, 2014. The workshop was designed to facilitate better relations between retailers and diamond jewellery manufacturers.
The show consisted of a number of direct meetings between the participants and a series of seminars focused on current industry challenges. The key seminar was a presentation on ‘Challenges in Identification and Diamond Grading’ by IGI India's general manager, RamitKapur.
The participants are all jewellers who use IGI certification and included many renowned manufacturers in India and major retailers from Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
This is the fourth Indian city in which the event is being conducted after similar shows were successfully held in Hyderabad, New Delhi and Kolkata.