(NEW DELHI) - Acting as the “Powered By” partner at the India International Jewellery Week (IIJW) 2013, the International Gemological Institute (IGI) introduced four of its School of Gemology graduates at the event. The students – in partnership with established jewelry manufacturers – were given the opportunity to present their designs on the runway at Pragati Madian on April 12 in New Delhi.
With custom creations influenced by both contemporary patterns and classic designs, IGI’s participants – all alumni of IGI’s Jewellery Design Program – included Namita Naik (designed with Anaya Jewels), Sakshi Dhameliya (designed with Gehna Jewellers), Hetvi Jasani (designed with Ashi Jewellery Pvt. Ltd.) and Vidhi Chaudhary (designed with Khurana Jewellery House).
“As our curriculum intent is to foster high levels of expertise, we are thrilled that IGI graduates had this opportunity. The show was a great success and our participants’ creations received tremendous response,” said Tehmasp Printer, managing director of IGI. “IGI is focused on providing practical career experience and industry interaction for its students, and given its prominence in the trade, IIJW is an excellent forum for that. We look forward to continuing to promote and encourage this platform along with GJEPC.”
The IGI School of Gemology provides courses to students from more than 90 countries and in a wide range of languages. In-depth, hands-on classes are offered on a variety of subjects, including rough and polished diamonds, colored stones and pearls, as well as jewelry design and retail sales training.
IIJW – presented by the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC) – is an esteemed industry event that serves as an international platform for leading designers, and has attendees ranging from leading diamond and gold jewelers, designers, manufacturers and more. The event showcases India’s finest jewelry designs, innovation, craftsmanship and technology.