The 6th edition of the National Jewellery Awards of India (NJA), organized by All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation, was held on February 6 2016, at JW Marriot, Sahar, Mumbai. Swarovski’s Gemstones Business was proud to act as a presenting sponsor at the occasion, alongside the World Gold Council as associate partner of the event.
NJA is the most prestigious annual awards show of the Indian gemstones and jewelry industry – a platform to recognize and honor talent which contributes relentlessly to the flourishing of the industry in India. Information on award categories and finalists can be found here.
The event gathered noted jewelers, celebrities and socialites, amongst them Bollywood divas Daisy Shah, Ayesha Takia, Ameesha Patel & Shriya Saran, who walked the ramp in a beautiful collection of jewelry and garments put together by designer Archana Kochhar. The audience was captivated by musical performances by Lauren Gotlieb, Manasi Scott and the Glamour, acclaimed presenter Manish Paul humorously led through the evening. Swarovski representatives Stephen Kahler, Senior Vice President Sales & Operations of the Swarovski Gemstones Business, and Kurt Zbinden, Vice President Operations for Asia-Pacific, each presented one of the awards to the winning contestants. Rajendra Jain, Managing Director of the Swarovski Gemstones Business in India and member of the NJA Committee, comments on the occasion: