The Indian Jeweller (Magazine) hosted one of a kind glittering award ceremony the “JJS-IJ Jewellers’ Choice Design Awards 2016” night on Friday, 23rd December 2016 at the Hotel Marriott in Jaipur. Manufacturers, retailers and designers from across the country had submitted their designs under various categories and price points for review and selection.

The competition required manufacturers, designers and retailers to submit their best designs across 22 product categories. The winning pieces from over 600 entries were reviewed and chosen from over 10,000 votes received from retailers across India & the Grand Jury Panel, in favour of their favourite designs. This activity alone made the awards a Jeweller’s Choice awards.

The host of the show, Indian actress, fashion designer, model and television presenter Mandira Bedi added a spark to the show with her witty ways. The Celebrity Presenters, Noted Film Star Manisha Koirala, Bhagyashree & Model turned Actress Aditi Gowitrikar added the glamour & beauty quotient to the Event and Prominent people present at the award ceremony were Shailesh Sanghani, Priority Jewels; K Srinivasan, Emerald Jewel; Tanya Rastogi, Lala Jugal Kishore Jewellers; Sandip Kulhali, Tanishq, Nirupa Bhatt, GIA-India; Ashish Pethe, WHP Jewellers; Rajendra Jain, Swarovski, etc.

Alok Kala, Publisher and Editor, Indian Jeweller says, “We are celebrating 54 years of publishing, and it’s good that we are in Jaipur today from where we started along with the entire industry and celebrating and awarding the best names and designs from across India.”

Renowned Jewellery companies like Narayan Jewellers, CH Jewellers, GRT Jewellers, Emerald Jewel Industry, Sawansukha Jewellers, Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas, Khurana Jewellery House, Orra, etc participated at the event and glittered even in more grandeur & splendour with their sizzling creations complimenting the awards night on the ramp! Industry influencers & industrial leaders, who attended the function, complimented the event by appreciating & encourage the new talent.

Prominent amongst the winners in Design categories were Emerald Jewel Industry India Limited who won awards in the CZ Jewellery. Notandas & Sons & GRT Jewellers won the Best Bridal Design Over Rs. 15,00,000. Theme Based Jewellery of the Year – Architectural won by Jewel Goldi India, Best Necklace Design Under Rs. 10,00,000 won by Aakar Gold. Accessory Jewellery of the year Won by Orra Fine Jewellery Pvt. Ltd. Other winners included, Raniwala Jewellers- Jaipur, Kays Jewels - Kanpur, Notandas & Sons and many more. Detailed list is at the bottom of the release.

The awards night brought forth a wonderful opportunity for manufacturers and designers of India, to showcase their talent, creativity and products through a unique platform, which was accessible from any part of the country and created especially for them.

The sponsors for the event were Presenting Partner JJS, Powered By partner GIA, Logistics partner BVC Group, Trophy partner- Swarovski Gemstones, category partners KGK, Achal Jewels & Rambhajo’s, Technology Partner – DRC Techno, Travel Partner – Etihad Airways  and Ethnic Wear Partner Vasansi. Television Partner: CNBC Awaaz. Event was hosted and organised by Indian Jeweller (IJ) Magazine.

Award Winners Category Wise:
Sr. No Categories Winners
1 Diamond Jewellery Under Rs. 5,00,000 Enshine, Surat
2 Diamond Jewellery Over Rs. 5,00,000 BR Designs, Surat
3 Coloured Stone Jewellery Under Rs. 5,00,000 Raniwala Jewellers, Jaipur
4 Coloured Stone Jewellery Over Rs. 5,00,000 Dwarkadas Chandumal Jewellers
5 Gold Jewellery Under Rs. 2,50,000 Vikas Chain & Jewellery Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
6 Gold Jewellery Over Rs. 2,50,000 Vasupati Jewellers, Mumbai
7 Designer Jewellery Under Rs. 5,00,000 Gold Artism, Mumbai
8 Designer Jewellery Over Rs. 5,00,000 Narayan Jewellers, Vadodra
9 CZ Jewellery Over Rs. 50,000 Emerald Jewel Industry India Limited, Coimbatore
10 Best Necklace Design Under Rs. 10,00,000 Aakar Gold, Mumbai
11 Best Necklace Design Over Rs. 10,00,000 CH Jewellers 
12 Best Ring Design Under Rs. 2,50,000 Abhushan Diamond & Gold, Agra
13 Best Ring Design Over Rs. 2,50,000 TBZ The Original, Mumbai
14 Best Bracelet Design Under Rs. 5,00,000 Adgaonkar Saraf, Nashik &Adbhut Jewells , Jaipur
15 Best Bracelet Design Over Rs. 5,00,000 Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers, Jaipur
16 Best Earring Design Under Rs. 5,00,000 Kays Jewels Pvt. Ltd., Kanpur
17 Best Earring Design Over Rs. 5,00,000 Khurana Jewellery House, Amritsar
18 Best Bridal Design Under Rs. 15,00,000 DP Jewellers, Ratlam
19 Best Bridal Design Over Rs. 15,00,000 Notandas & Sons, Mumbai & GRT Jewellers, Chennai
20 Accessory Jewellery of the Year Orra Fine Jewellery, Mumbai
21 Temple Jewellery of the Year Sawansukha Jewellers, Kolkata
22 Theme Based Jewellery of the Year - Architectural Jewel Goldi India, Mumbai & GIE Gold Creations, Jaipur
23 Editor’s Choice Award Jaipur Johri, Jaipur