The International Institute of Gemmology, one of the leading training institutes in the diamond industry announces a brand new collaboration with the leading diamond exporter VIVA International based in Hong Kong. The official announcement is scheduled to happen on the 6th November, 2018 at the IIG Mumbai office which would be hosted by Riddhi Gupta, Business Development Head, IIG and Mr. Nikhil Sheth, Managing Director, VIVA International. This joint venture will open doors to a brand new IIG centre in the city of Hong Kong and lay several opportunities for the students there to participate in their one of a kind programs. “Our technical expertise together with the educational expertise that IIG brings on board will be helpful for the students to gain practical knowledge that will help them gain an edge over their peer in the same field” said Mr. Nikhil Sheth, Managing Director, VIVA International HK Ltd.
IIG enters into a new world of globalisation with this massive joint venture. The cities scheduled for having seminars are namely Cambodia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia and Indonesia. This partnership with VIVA International will be a great opportunity for IIG to target the south east asian markets. This venture will successfully bridge the two countries in the booming industry of Gems and Jewellery.
“About 92% of the world’s Diamonds are cut and polished in India and it is about time that we share this Indian expertise with the rest of the world. Our expansion in Hong Kong will help us make a mark on the Gem and Jewellery industry on a global level.” said Mr. Rahul Desai, Managing Director, International Institute of Gemology – IIG.