On 11th February, Mr. Rahul Desai on behalf on the International Institute of Gemology awarded a scholarship worth INR 5 Lacs to all the NJA student award winners! “I have always believed in promoting young talent in the Jewellery Industry and I hope to help the youth achieve their respective goals with the help of our institute.” said Mr. Rahul Desai – Managing Director, IIG. The industry’s most prestigious awards show – National Jewellery Awards – NJA 2018 also crowned IIG student Ms Saloni Agarwal as the “Student of the Year” in the student designers category. The National Jewellery Awards promotes & motivates the traditional essence of Indian culture in the form of jewellery through the craft, inspiration, passion, devotion, enthusiasm and innovative spirit of the jewellers in the industry.
Founded in Mumbai, the International Institute of Gemology (IIG), powered by SRDC, has been one of India’s premier gemological institutes since 1965 and is helmed by Managing Director, Mr Rahul Desai. IIG is affiliated with the University of Mumbai, having trained 1,00,000 students since its inception. It offers practical, market-oriented training in a variety of courses on gems, diamonds, and jewellery designing and merchandising. The institute is one of the few in India to offer training in rough diamond assortment. It is also the sole tutor of the Venus Grading System, a highly precise system of diamond grading devised by leading diamond manufacturers Venus Jewels.