By David Brough
The factory, located in Gujarat Hira Bourse outside Surat, engages in CAD, wax processing, casting, setting, and design, with an in-house design studio employing dozens of talented young designers, as well as quality control.
Wax processing at Golden Carat in Surat
Golden Carat supplies leading Indian jewellery brands, which demand extremely high production and quality standards.
The manufacturing activities at Golden Carat incorporate use of hair nets, breaks for staff, including a daily, nutritious vegetarian lunch provided at a restaurant on-site, and a diverse team of skilled workers across the various manufacturing disciplines.
Surat is a major hub for jewellery crafting and diamond manufacturing, with frequent fast transport links to India’s commercial capital Mumbai.
The recent inauguration of the nearby Surat Diamond Bourse by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is expected to boost diamond trade, potentially creating new opportunities for diamond jewellery manufacturers like Golden Carat.