LONDON, 18th September 2010 – Jayant Raniga, brand manager of London retailer PureJewels and a director of London Jewellery Week, was named as one of Professional Jeweller magazine’s inaugural ”Hot 100” this month in recognition of his efforts to raise the profile of the dynamic London jewellery scene.
Raniga has had a rollercoaster year, having worked with the cream of Britain’s jewellery talent to promote London Jewellery Week and to launch Discover Jewellery magazine, supporting the jewellers of Green Street in east London.
He has been at the forefront of the branding campaign of Green Street jewellers.
PureJewels is located in Green Street, a thriving hub of South Asian retail jewellers who offer an innovative mix of contemporary Eastern and Western styles.
In June, Raniga led the launch of Discover Jewellery magazine, in collaboration with London Jewellery Week.
He was one of the key architects of London Jewellery Week, which made a strong comeback this year despite the financial crisis.
PureJewels’ Platinum Heritage Collection, inspired by the story of PureJewels, was showcased at London Jewellery Week and underscored Raniga’s support for young UK designers.
The collection has featured prominently in the Platinum & Palladium Times.
Raniga was one of just 20 British retail stars picked in the “Hot 100”.
He is seen as one of the most creative and talented businessmen in the British jewellery industry today.
He said of PureJewels, “The jewellery business is in our blood. The brand we are proud of today was conceived by our grandfather Bhanji Gokaldas, and today we have three generations of the Raniga family that work in the business.
“I am delighted and proud to have been chosen as one of the ‘Hot 100’ – it is recognition of a great deal of hard work on key projects such as London Jewellery Week and the branding of Green Street as a major jewellery centre.”
Rob Corder, director of ITP Publishing Group, the publisher of Professional Jeweller and of the Hot 100 list, said, “We are drawing on what the most successful brands in the British jewellery and watch industry are doing: reaching out across traditional media, the internet and events to help forge connections between the people that will drive business forward.
“Jayant was selected as a groundbreaking leader for his work at PureJewels, particularly its Platinum Heritage Collection, and for his tireless efforts for London Jewellery Week.
“We are honoured to include him in the exclusive Hot 100 club in its inaugural year”.
The 100 individuals include Nadja Swarovski, Nicholas Wainwright of Boodles, Jason Holt of Holts Gems and many more.