42 companies exhibited at GJEPC’s first India Rough Gemstones Show
JAIPUR, India, January 2018 – Forty two companies exhibited at the first India Rough Gemstones show held from 8th -10th January at Hotel Marriott in Jaipur, organised by The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC).
Miners and traders in rough gemstones from Afghanistan, Canada, Ethiopia, Hong Kong (SAR of China), Madagascar, Tanzania, Thailand and Zambia exhibited in the show.
Subhash Chand Agarwal, Commissioner of Customs, Jaipur was the Chief Guest for the event.
“We would be organising such shows in the future to make sure that manufacturers overcome one of the biggest challenges they face – the lack of a steady supply of rough with consistent qualities and stable price ranges,” said GJEPC Chairman Shri Praveenshankar Pandya.
“India’s exports of coloured gemstones accounted for US$ 420.11 million in FY 2016-17 and the major consuming markets were Hongkong, USA and Thailand,” he added.
“I believe that this sector has huge potential and can further contribute to the economy by increasing exports and generating employment.”