Rio Olympics fever Grips GJF Fashion Nite

The All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF), the apex body of the domestic Gems & Jewellery sector, organized a GJF Fashion Nite on Friday at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai to unveil the exclusive and designer jewellery collection by top Brands and promote new business relationships amongst the trade. GJF Fashion Nite is an annual networking event, held along the sidelines of the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) each year.

The Rio Olympics fever has gripped the nation and the world. Through its fashion sequence, GJF Fashion Nite cheered and wished good luck to Indian sports stars who are vying for gold at the Games, calling it ‘Gold invites Gold’.

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Through this platform, GJF launched the new edition of Gems & Jewellery Times (G&J) magazine and a mobile app for GJF members and trade fraternity.

Joint Secretary Manoj Dwivedi and Bollywood icon Vidya Balan graced the occasion as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour, respectively. GJF felicitated Dwivedi for his immense support and guidance provided to Gems & Jewellery industry for the Excise matter and Actor Vidya Balanji was also felicitated as the Woman Icon of the Year and also a cheque of Rs. 5 lakh was donated to Swades Foundation.

This edition of GJF Fashion Nite witnessed 1700 members of the fraternity and the programme highlights included fashion shows featuring leading Indian models and celebrities such as Sarah Jane Dias, Natasha Suri showcasing some of India’s finest jewellery creations by renowned jewellery Brands.

G V Sreedhar, Chairman, GJF, said, “GJF Fashion Nite is a tribute to the millennium old legacy of Indian goldsmiths, who are renowned world over for their mesmerizing handcrafted jewellery. It has united jewellers from across the country as they get together to celebrate their creativity. Prime Minister Narendra Modiji has urged the Gems and Jewellery sector in India has to look beyond the domestic market and GJF Fashion Nite has demonstrated our experience and expertise. It is our great honour that Manoj Dwivedi and Vidya Balan has graced this occasion and helped in making this event a great success for the industry.”
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GJF has conjured an evening comprising an elegant mix of fashion, style and glamour to showcase the multifaceted creativity of Indian handcrafted jewellery. GJF Fashion Nite 2016 is presented by Swarovski Gemstones, powered by Alma Jewels, World Gold Council as Gold Partner, Forevermark, Indigo Jewellery & Anand Shah as Associate Partners, SGL as Laboratory Partner, Lakshmi Group of Companies, Krizz B2B & Kamakhya Jewels as supporting Partners, www.iftosi.com as Online Partner, Bright Outdoor Media as Outdoor Media Partner & Wardrobe Courtesy by Kashish Infiore, where jewellers and their exquisite creations tool the Centre stage right from the Red Carpet Welcome to hobnobbing with the elite and the famous celebrities of India, followed by Cocktail & Dinner. GJF Fashion Nite 2016 was a night to remember…
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Nitin Kadam, Convener – GJF Fashion Nite, GJF, said, “GJF Fashion Nite is a tribute to the boundless talent and skill possessed by Indian jewellers, artisans and craftsmen. The Union Government has facilitated several schemes for skill development/enhancement and GJF has undertaken several initiatives to showcase abilities and proficiency. We presented GJF Fashion Nite at a time when the top jewellers of the nation are congregating to Mumbai. Soon, we also plan to take this initiative across the nation as well.”

Sumeet Anand, Co-Convener – GJF Fashion Nite, GJF, added, “Superstar actress Vidya Balan as Guest of Honour and actress-model Sarah Jane Dias with former Miss India Natasha Suri added a touch of flair and panache to GJF Fashion Nite. With the start of Rio Olympics, all jeweller members of GJF have a special message to Indian athletes aspiring for gold medals – ‘Gold Invite Gold’ is the concept that was eloquently showcased through GJF Fashion Nite.”

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