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IIJW's Grand Opening with Sonam Kapoor, big celebrities steps in...
Bipasha Basu, Soha Ali Khan, Riya Sen and Raageshwari Loomba walking the ramp at IIJW 2011 for Gitanjali

The India International Jewellery (IIJW) Week, organized by the Gem and Jewellery Promotion Council (GJEPC) was inaugurated today in the presence of Shri Subodh Kant Sahai, Hon’ble Minister of Tourism, Govt. Of India along with IIJW Brand Ambassador, Sonam Kapoor at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. This is Asia’s first Jewellery Week aimed at re-enforcing India’s position as the Global leader in Jewellery Design. IIJW will see many glamorous models, high profile Indian celebrities and much sought after International celebrities sashay on the ramp displaying the designs of 35 designers /design houses. As many as 40 celebrities, including actress Mahie Gill and TV stars Smita Bansal, Avika Gor, Deepshika and Poonam Soni, sashayed down the ramp sporting a collection of diamond and kundan ornaments by Gitanjali Jewels to lend their name to the cause Beti.

It was one of the most memorable events seen in Mumbai as Jewel Souk presented the Gitanjali Beti with  Queenie for Giantti, Nizam and Envi at the opening show of the India International Jewellery Week 2011.

Supporting the Beti campaign against Female Feoticide launched by Anu Ranjan co-publisher of GR8 and President of the Indian Television Academy and supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); the Gitanjali Group’s extravaganza was a glittering parade of TV, film and corporate celebrities who walked the ramp wearing the exquisite designs by Queenie for Giantti which had a dazzling array of jewellery with stunning diamonds and coloured stones.

The highlight of the show was Bipasha who came with her mother. Dressed in a peach, net, embellished sari, Bipasha flaunted a diamond necklace and earrings. Her mother also wore the similar diamond necklace and earrings in traditional paisley pattern.

This is the first time that I walked the ramp with my mother. It was a great experience and I loved it, Bipasha told media reporter.Pria Kataria Puri and Neeta Lulla took care of the wardrobe for the show.To add an edge to the show, Raageshwari Loomba and Kavita Seth were roped in to perfrom. They enthralled the audiences with Sufi numbers “Laal meri” and “Kinna sona tenu rab nay banaya” respectively.

The opening show, organised by the Gem and Jewellery Promotion Council (GJEPC), will go on till Thursday and will showcase designs of 35 designers and jewellery houses.

“With the tremendous success of the first India International Jewellery Week, the stage is now set for 2011, promising to be bigger in grandeur with amazing talents and creativity displayed for the Indian and International market,” said Rajiv Jain, chairman GJEPC.

The designers and design houses participating in this show are
• Gitanjali Group
• Khyati (Eekani Jewels)
• Monica Kapur
• Sangam Chains
• Amrapali
• Gehna Jewellers
• C Krishniah Chetty & Sons
• Tanishq
• Rosily Paul
• Vijay Golecha (Golecha’s Jewels)
• International Gemological Institute with Himali Dholakiya, Hetal Baxi, Nidhi Chaudhary, Natasha Chandiramani
• Johara Jewels by Divya Ahuja
• ScintillatingTM Jewellery
• Kays Jewels Pvt. Ltd
• CVM Exports
• GIA India
• Dipti Amisha
• Jewels Emporium
• YS 18
• Sawansukha Jewelllers Pvt. Ltd
• Agni Jewels Pvt Ltd
• Manubhai Gems Pvt. Ltd
• Dwarkadas Chandumal Jewellers
• GIA India with Muskaan Parekh, Niyati Mehta, Jaya Bhandari, Nehal Shah, Meenal Patodia, Shipra Todi, Sana Qureshi, Pooja Patel, Riddhika Jesrani
• Anmol Jewellers
• Surana Gems & Jewellery
• Laxmi Jewellery Exports Pvt. Ltd
• Kashi Jewellers
• Alpana Gujral
• Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas
• Adorn by Pallavi Dudeja Foley, Ahalya S. of Rasvihar, Anand Shah, Harshad Ajoomal and Laksh Pahuja

 

 

•Last Updated• ( ••Friday•, 05 •August• 2011 22:39• )  

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