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  • Kiran Gems Pvt. Ltd. wins the prestigious international JNA Award for OUTSTANDING ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR – INDIA - 14-09-2017

    A company that constantly evolves and allows itself to adjust to changes is most likely to experience phenomenal growth within a short period. Kiran Gems Pvt. Ltd. does exactly that, and is now reaping the fruits as shown in its robust performance figures.

    It comes as no surprise that Kiran Gems is awarded Outstanding Enterprise of The Year - India by Jewellery News Asia (JNA) on September 14, 2017 at Hong Kong. JNA Awards is considered as one of the most prestigious international awards of the Jewellery industry.

    The judging process for the JNA Awards is independent, robust, transparent and intellectually rigorous.

    Serving clients from different parts of the world, Kiran Gems maintains a well-balanced, effective and profitable product distribution strategy. From its headquarters in Mumbai, the diamond manufacturer – arguably one of the biggest in the world – extends its presence to Dubai, with access to major markets including Hong Kong, China, Belgium, Australia and the US.

    Kiran Gems’ principles of trust, integrity, value and ethical business practices are a way of life for both management and staff. Its passion is to deliver the best in everything the company has to offer. Its partnerships with employees, customers and business associates are nurtured to last. Its progress as a company is driven by innovation. Performance is defined by the company’s accomplishments, and will be the measure of its continued existence in the industry. All these five guidelines complete Kiran Gems’ mission statement that is ingrained in each and every employee, from rank and file to upper management.

  • Kiran Gems restructures its group - 10/04/2017 - Post restructuring, Kiran Jewels Inc., Unique Design, SDIL, Prestige, which are from the USA and Kiran Export Hong Kong- from Hong Kong, would continue to function as normal independent businesses in their respective geographies.

    In the wake of new restructuring of Kiran Gems group, the companies- Kiran Jewels Inc., Unique Design, SDIL, Prestige, which are from the USA and Kiran Export Hong Kong- from Hong Kong-will no longer remain Group Company of Kiran Gems Private Limited. This restructuring would technically end all the relations between the above named companies and Kiran Gems Pvt. Ltd, which continues to be De Beers GSS (International) Sightholder.

    Post the restructuring, all entities would continue to function as normal independent businesses in their respective geographies. Among the companies mentioned above- Kiran Exports HK is in business of polished diamonds and others are Jewellery business. Kiran Export HK Ltd is also a 2 time award winner of GJEPC Highest importer- Far East.

  • Kiran Gems reorganizes its group - 29-11-2016

    Kiran Gems Private Limited (“Kiran Gems”) is announcing that following a reorganization of its group, Kiran Gems is now operating as an independent group of companies from Kiran Exports BVBA. This follows on from the recent announcement by Kiran Exports BVBA that it is now a GSS Accredited Buyer operating separately from Kiran Gems. Kiran Gems continues to be a GSS Sightholder in respect of supply from GSS (International) for the supply period 31 March 2015 to 30 March 2018.

  • Kiran Gems restructures its group - 29-09-2016

    Kiran Gems Private Limited has recently reshuffled its group structure and made Kiran Exports BVBA an independent identity. With this development, the technical relation of any sort between both the above named companies has ended. The legal procedures pertaining to the same have completed in the recent past. Post the split both the entities would function as normal.

    While Kiran Gems is Mumbai head quartered, Kiran Exports BVBA is Belgium based company and Mr. Vimal Lakhani is the Director. Kiran Exports BVBA primarily deals in rough diamonds and sells polished diamonds to the European market. The company has also won awards for the Highest imports in Belgium from Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India in the past. 

  • Kiran Gems adds new 200,000 Sq Ft factory office in Surat - 04-08-2016

    Kiran Gems, the world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds, has added a new 200,000 SqFt factory office in Surat, Gujarat.

    The new premises house the latest state-of-the-art Planning and Cutting technology facilities for all kinds of rough diamonds, which are further distributed for polishing in the specialised and dedicated polishing units across Ahmedabad and Surat. There is over 10,000 diamond artisans seating capacity in the new and swanky factory office.

    The expansion is in line with the strategic growth plan of the business. The company, over the years, has consistently grown across all the categories leading to the requirement of expansion of diamond manufacturing facilities. The new factory would support the company’s sales growth plans in the new business territories and increased demands from the existing customers.

    Kiran Gems’ jewellery business has also witnessed a robust growth in the past years in the wake of growing and stabilising economy of the U.S. The diamond jewellery business sources over 90 per cent of their diamond requirements from Kiran Gems. The expansion of diamond manufacturing would also ease sourcing of diamonds, which include special cuts, colour assortments, for the jewellery division. It is also expected that the expansion would ease the diamond manufacturing pressure of special programs, the U.S. majors does with the diamond jewellery division.

  • Kiran Gems wins FIEO "Niryat Shree Gold Trophy" - 17-05-2016

     Kiran Gems wins the highly respected FIEO "Niryat Shree Gold Trophy" for the 15th set of Awards in the Gems and Jewellery- Non- MSME Category.

    Kiran Gems, the world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds, wins the “Niryat Shree Gold Trophy” in the Gems and Jewellery- Non- MSME category. The event was scheduled on the evening 4th of May 2016 at Vigyan Bhavan- Delhi. Mr Babubhai S Lakhani- Director, Kiran Gems accepted the award from the Honorable President of India- Shri Pranab Mukherjee. The company had won trophy last year in the same category.

    On the occasion, Mr Babubhai Lakhani of Kiran Gems said that “It is a joyous and proud moment for the company”. Mr Mavji Patel- Managing Director, Kiran Gems said “it is the culmination and hard work of all who work at Kiran Gems. I thank all our customers, suppliers and employees for all their support and look forward to their continued trust and belief.” Besides, Kiran Gems also won 4 of the most prestigious awards of GJEPC this year for excellent export and business performance

  • Kiran Gems wins esteemed IGJ Awards for the 8th consecutive year - 12-03-2016

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    Kiran Gems has been recognized for its outstanding performance in 4 coveted categories of IGJ Awards.  Year 2015 marked Kiran Gems’ eighth consecutive win as the 1st rank (Cut and Polished Diamonds – Large) at this prestigious event. At the same time, it has won the top awards for the categories- “Highest in terms of Turnover”, “Exporter of the Year” and “Kiran Exports HK Ltd- Importer of the Year”. 
    42nd Edition of India Gems & Jewellery Awards (IGJA) 2015 was recently held at Jaipur. Organized by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the Awards aim to recognize and felicitate the excellent, outstanding performances of India’s gemstone and jewellery exporters. Piyush Goyal- Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Vasundhara Raje- Chief Minister of Rajasthan were present at the gala award function as chief guests.
    On behalf of Kiran Gems, the awards were received by the Directors: Dinesh Lakhani, Rajesh Lakhani, Mavjibhai Patel and Mr. Munjal Lakhani.
    Kiran Gems’ Managing Director, Mavjibhai Patel said, “We feel honoured and excited to have won this award yet again, which is a significant achievement in itself. Director Rajesh Lakhani said, “The success is a result of our team’s dedicated efforts. We desire to maintain this prominence, for the years to come.” Mr Dinesh Lakhani, Director said- “This award is not only a prestigious endorsement of our business, but also an acknowledgment of our commitment to excellence, responsible and ethical business practices, and innovation.”

  • Kiran Gems opens a new cutting and polishing factory in Surat - 25-01-2016

    Kiran Gems added a giant new diamonds manufacturing unit in Surat

    Kiran Gems Private Limited, the world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds, has recently opened its huge polished diamond manufacturing unit in Surat. This new factory is a part of planned strategy to streamline its manufacturing units of larger diamonds. It is 500,000 sqft factory and houses various functions in the cutting and polishing process. The unit will be using the state of the art manufacturing capacity for planning, cutting and polishing diamonds. A well known planning and marking company has also acknowledged Kiran Gems for having the highest number of sophisticated machines to plan and mark diamonds for cutting and polishing.

    Kiran Gems processes over 5.5 million carats of rough diamonds to meet the demands of its customers based globally. This is new factory will play a crucial role for the company smoothing the rough diamonds processing logistics and cutting down processing time significantly. Thus, it is considered to considerably strengthen the inventory of certified diamonds and enable Kiran sales team to service their customers’ demand even efficiently.

    Mr VS Patel, chairman of Kiran Gems, said on the occasion that ”Kiran has a long term view and strategy for the diamond industry and this factory is a part of it. In the past also we have continued upgrading and we will continue doing it in the future. It is instrumental to provide excellent quality of diamonds and observe cost optimisation in order to create a sustainable business. This factory is designed to fulfill that.

  • Kiran Gems Premier League 2016: Blending Cause with Cricket. - 12-01-2016

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     Kiran Gems, the world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds, recently concluded its 8th season of 3 day cricket event- Kiran Gems Premier League 2016, in Goregaon from 8th to 10th January. There were 12 teams, comprising members from various departments, competing for the champion’s trophy of 2016. This season, the two teams that worked through the matches to play the finals were- KL Master Blasters & MV Killers. Finally, MV Killers came up as the winner of the tournament.

    Continuing its commitment to society, Kiran Gems fostered its initiative “Play for Cause”. The company had partnered with the NGO – Umang Foundation to support the cause- Provision of Potable Drinking Water. The support was extended through the winner team. The team was happy to be the source of support for the same.

    The tournament had participation of all the quarters of the organization, namely- the top, middle level management, their subordinates and the support staff. Kiran Gems Premier League is an excellent opportunity for Kiran employees to get to know about each other. The tournament laterally serves as a learning experience for the participants reinforcing the importance of playing in a team with a common purpose, gaining knowledge of team mates’ abilities, utilizing them and triumphing as a winner, pretty much what is desired in an organization.

    Expressing his views, Mr. Rajesh Lakhani, Director- Kiran Gems said, “This is an event which is a mix of both- pleasure and purpose.” Mr. Dinesh Lakhani, Director- Kiran Gems said, “This is a platform where we strengthen our ties with our people. We cherish these moments.” Kiran Gems Premier League is one of its kind event in the industry where the company brings together fun and social consciousness through cricket.

    About Kiran Gems:

    Kiran Gems is a global company with offices in Mumbai, Antwerp, Dubai, HK, New York, Shanghai and Shenzhen. It supplies loose and certified diamonds to the best known jewellery retailers, diamond jewellery manufacturers, watch manufacturers and brands globally. More information about the company can be found on www.kirangems.com.

    - See more at: http://diamonddigest.in/kiran-gems-premier-league-2016-blending-cause-with-cricket/#more-3460

  • Kiran Gems Organised Blood Donation Drive In Support Of Humanity - 13-7-2015

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    Kiran Gems, the world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds, successfully organised Blood Donation Drive on Saturday, 11th July 2015 at its Mumbai Headquarters in Bharat Diamond Bourse, collecting 1, 500 blood units. Umang Foundation, Sir J.J. Mahanagar Raktapedhi, Red Cross and St. George's Hospital were the associate partners.

    The blood donation drive, a social welfare initiative, was not restricted to Kiran employees alone – anyone with the will and ability to donate blood and save lives was welcome. Kiran’s employees and their families along with industry brokers, assorters and employees from other companies enthusiastically turned up in large numbers to support this noble cause. As always, Kiran’s top brass including Chairman - Mr. Vallabhbhai Patel, Managing Director – Mr. Mavji Patel and Directors – Mr. Dinesh Lakhani, Mr. Rajesh Lakhani and Mr. Kalpesh Patel, were active participants.

    The diamantaire is no stranger to playing its part towards society. In the past it has been actively involved in supporting the causes of education, health & welfare and society in general. Mr. Vallabhbhai Patel, Kiran Group Chairman and also the driving force behind Kiran’s social initiatives said, “At Kiran, we take our social responsibility very seriously. Such events help us to create awareness among our employees and the industry. We are more than willing to undertake efforts that can help save lives. Also, participation in such events gives our employees conscientious satisfaction.”

    Special care was taken to ensure that the blood collection process was conducted under expert supervision and hygienic conditions. All the donors were well taken care of by Kiran. This drive was just another display of the strength and unity of India’s Diamond Industry.

    Kiran Gems is a global company with offices in Mumbai, Belgium, Dubai, Hong Kong, New York, Shanghai and Shenzhen. It supplies loose and certified diamonds to the best jewellery retailers, diamond jewellery and watch manufacturers and brands globally. More information about the company can be found on www.kirangems.com.

    Umang Foundation is a registered Public Charitable Trust that focuses on the upliftment of society in every possible way.

  • Kiran Gems To Participate In India International Jewellery Show 2015 - 07-07-2015

    Treya Logo 2DM 3D ATM-148Swara Final LogoIZP0708PRIDE final logo 1DM 3D AGFP-014Kiran Gems Private Limited, the world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds, will be showcasing its vast range of certified and non-certified diamonds available in various shapes and sizes at the India International Jewellery Show 2015. Unlike the previous years, this year the diamantaire will be exhibiting its diamonds in 2 Mezzanine Booths measuring 36 Sq. Mtr. each. The booths will be located in Halls 1 & 6, respectively.

    Kiran takes special care to ensure that its diamonds are responsibly sourced and processed through perfect natural diamond pipeline. Infact Kiran Gems was the first company to get the Automated Melle Screening (AMS) Machine commissioned at its Mumbai Headquarters. AMS is currently the most advanced machine for CVD screening.

    Kiran Jewels, a part of Kiran Group, too, will be participating in IIJS 2015. This year will be a remarkable one because Kiran Jewels will be launching 10 Signature collections. Details of the collections are as below:

    Ada

    This collection comprises light weight diamond jewellery with curves that are moved, turned, twisted and flipped, the designs spell feminity.

    Aamrapali

    Amrapali boasts of diamond studded gold jewellery created using Kundan and Polki. These jewels are immaculately crafted to resemble the art and craft with intricate patterns of the bygone era.

    Myra

    The Myra collection has a huge punch of style. The large necklaces with coloured gemstones are perfect for any cocktail evening and add an extra “oomph” to the overall look.

    Aabha

    Aabha is a handmade collection credited with interpreting unpredictable and curious patterns. These one-of-a-kind pieces have an unrivalled quality which depicts fine art at its best.

    Kalakriti

    Kalakriti draws inspiration from Mother Nature’s flora and fauna. This collection has mesmerising patterns and exquisite designs combined with brilliant craftsmanship. The Kalakriti collection is nothing less than a collection of masterpieces. 

    Swara

    The Swara collection blends the intensity of devotion and spiritualism with the audacity of diamonds. Meant only for jewellery connoisseurs, the Swara Collection is a toast to beauty and goodness in all forms of life.

    Ruza

    Ruza collection features rose cut diamonds that embraces modern trends with old world charm and ensures that every inch is glamorous. The designs in the collection are tasteful with an alluring contemporary outlook and are Indian at soul.

    Treya

    This collection has a combination of colours – white gold for peace, yellow gold for fire and pink gold for love. With the co-existence of love, fire and peace the designs in this collection are poised and balletic.

    Zuri

    Dedicated to the modern Indian woman, the Zuri collection uses motifs like scallops and roses.

    Ira

    This collection is a tribute to nature’s immaculate beauty. Designed with unrestrained creativity, the perfectly crafted jewellery pieces are a fusion of traditional and modern motifs in such a way that style meets nostalgia.

    Pride

    From leisure sport to strictly business, Pride collection is the ultimate in men’s jewellery. With an ideal balance of simplicity and substance, Pride gives a nod to smart masculinity.

    About Kiran Gems:

    Kiran Gems is a global company with offices in Mumbai, Antwerp, Dubai, HK, New York, Shanghai and Shenzhen. It supplies loose and certified diamonds to the best known jewellery retailers, diamond jewellery manufacturers, watch manufacturers and brands globally. More information on the company can be found on www.kirangems.com.

  • Kiran Gems Organises “Future Achievers Scholarship Programme 2015” - 27-06-2015

    Kiran Gems, the world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds, held a felicitation programme for its employees’ children. The initiative titled, “Future Achievers Scholarship Programme 2015” aims at congratulating young achievers for their outstanding academic performance and encouraging them to further pursue their academic goals. Mr. Dinesh Lakhani, Director, graced this occasion and felicitated the students.

    The diamantaire is no stranger to playing its part towards society. In the past it has been actively involved in supporting the causes of education, health & welfare and society in general. On this occasion, Mr. Dinesh Lakhani congratulated the achievers and their proud parents. He emphasized the need for timely completion of education complimented with professional degree to be successful in today’s competitive times. Mr. Lakhani was overwhelmed with the meritorious performance of the young achievers. He expressed his happiness over the fact that Kiran’s staff members consider education vital and take it seriously.

    The children of staff members were presented with scholarships and Kiran’s Certificate of Merit. The parents beamed with pride as their children were being appreciated for their efforts. A staff member whose child was felicitated said, “We, the staff of Kiran, are really grateful to our management for appreciating the hard work put in by our children. It is very rare to find an employer who takes such active interest in staff welfare activities”.

    Kiran Gems is a global company with offices in Mumbai, Dubai, Hong Kong, New York, Shanghai and Shenzhen. It supplies loose and certified diamonds to the best jewellery retailers, diamond jewellery and watch manufacturers and brands globally. More information about the company can be found on www.kirangems.com.

    Kiran Gems' Director, Mr. Dinesh Lakhani, with Scholarship Winners At Future Achiever's Scholarship Programme 2015 Organised By The Diamantaire

  • Kiran Gems gets 2000th D-Scope Produced By HRD Antwerp - 01-04-2015

    Kiran Gems, the world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds, received the 2000th D-Scope ever produced by HRD Antwerp during a handover ceremony at the Kiran Gems factory in Surat, India, on March 14, 2015.

    The D-Scope features a patented gem manipulating system to facilitate facet measurements and incorporates two light sources: a dark-field light and daylight to control the inner and outer characteristics of a polished diamond. A special light source called “Avalight” can be added, which is used to visualise the surface finish of a facet with very high contrast. HRD Antwerp has an extensive experience in researching, examining and grading diamonds which it fully used during the development of its own analysis tool, the powerful diamond microscope D-Scope. This tool has constantly been evaluated and refined throughout the years in order to optimise the analysis of diamonds. Each D-Scope is available with either Zeiss, Leica or Olympus optics and can be equipped with a USB camera.

    Over the years Kiran Gems has ordered many D-scopes, among other HRD Antwerp equipment, for use in its state-of-the-art production facility in Surat. The latest unit they ordered turned out to be the 2000th D-Scope ever to be produced by the HRD Antwerp Equipment factory in Belgium, which was handed over to the Kiran Gems’ Management during a small ceremony.

    “As it’s our mission to provide our customers with the highest level of quality through the products and services we deliver, it’s absolutely paramount we use the best tools available in the business. For many years we have been working with HRD Antwerp Equipment and we’re very happy to receive this milestone unit,” explains Mr. Vasrambhai Navadiya, General Manger – Operations at Kiran Gems Pvt. Ltd.

    “D-Scope Microscopes are perhaps one of the best in the world when it comes to microscopes for grading polished diamonds. It has excellent imaging and lighting systems and is equipped with state-of-the-art diamond holding mechanism. We are using this D-Scopes from more than 10 years now. Lexus, HRD Equipment’s local distributor, has been offering us excellent service & support. They had been very co-operative,” said Mr. Navadiya.

    “For a long time we have had the honour to provide Kiran Gems with our equipment ranging from diamond microscopes and diamond analysing and screening devices,” said Mr. Marc Thomassen, Chief Equipment Officer, HRD Antwerp.

    “Over time, Kiran Gems has also greatly contributed to improving the D-Scope’s overall performance by providing us with valuable feedback in regards to possible ergonomic and technical enhancements,” said Mr. Thomassen.

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    Mr. Vallabbhai Patel, Chairman of Kiran Gems and Mr. Utpal Mistry, CEO of Lexus Softmac (agent/partner of HRD Antwerp in India)

  • Kiran Gems wins 3 prestigious IGJ Awards - 04-02-2015

    The year 2014 marked Kiran Gems’ 7th consecutive win as the Largest Exporter (cut and polished diamonds – large) at the prestigious India Gem & Jewellery Awards held on 29th January 2015 in Mumbai. The India Gem & Jewellery Awards are organized by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council to felicitate the excellent and meritorious performances of gems and jewellery exporters. This is a much awaited award function in the gem & jewellery industry. The Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Devendra Fadnavis, was the Chief Guest of the evening.

    Kiran Gems, the world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds, has been recognized for its outstanding performance in 3 coveted categories. It has been conferred with the Highest Turnover and Largest Exporter Awards in the cut and polished diamonds – large category as well as the Largest Importer Award – Second Place for Kiran Exports (Hong Kong) Ltd. These awards were graciously accepted by the group’s chairman, Mr. Vallabhbhai Patel and directors, Mr. Dinesh Lakhani and Mr. Rajesh Lakhani, respectively. Elated Mr. Vallabhbhai Patel, Group Chairman, said that “These awards are recognition of the hard work put in by all at Kiran. I congratulate all and am humbled to accept this on their behalf”. Director Mr. Dinesh Lakhani said, “The Council’s initiative of introducing theme based awards, has enabled coverage of a wider spectrum of our industry and have also given recognition to the smaller and upcoming players”.

    Kiran Gems is a global company with offices in Mumbai, Antwerp, Dubai, HK, New York, Shanghai and Shenzhen. It supplies loose and certified diamonds to the best known jewellery retailers, diamond jewellery manufacturers, watch manufacturers and brands globally. More information on the company can be found on www.kirangems.com.

    Kiran Gems' Directors (L-R) Mr. Rajesh Lakhani, Mr. Dinesh Lakhani and Mr. Kalpesh Patel at the IGJ Awards Ceremony 2014

  • Kiran Gems organises the Kiran Premier League on the theme ‘Play for Cause’ - 28-01-2015

    Kiran Gems, the world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds, organised the Kiran Premier League from the 24th of January to the 26th of January. Kiran Premier League is a 3 day cricket tournament through which the kingpins of the organisation, namely directors Mr. Dinesh Lakhani and Mr. Rajesh Lakhani, Mr. Varun Lakhani (Partner Kiran Jewels- India) along with the employees put on their sporting shoes driven by the motto, “Play for Cause”.

    The diamantaire has been actively involved in supporting the causes of education, health & welfare and society in general. On this occasion, Kiran Gems collaborated with the Umang Foundation for the causes of child welfare and provision of potable drinking water facilities. Director of Kiran Gems, Mr. Dinesh Lakhani said, “Ours is a cricket loving nation and hence, we found it befitting to pledge our support towards society by organizing a cricket tournament in support of humanity.” Another director, Mr Rajesh Lakhani said, “Also, the tournament serves as a good platform for our employees to unwind, aids in employee team building and fosters our “Play for Cause” initiative. It is a perfect blend of purpose and entertainment.”

    The employees were divided into 12 teams and 33 matches were played over the 3 day period. Each team had a perfect mix of members, including  the top level management to office assistants. The teams exhibited a true spirit of sportsmanship to make their respective teams emerge as champions. The winning team and the runners-up were awarded for their performance. Individual performances, too, were applauded.  Being socially responsible is a quality that permeates through the entire Kiran Group. The winning team members generously contributed their match earnings to Umang Foundation.

    Umang Foundation is a registered Public Charitable Trust that focuses on the upliftment of society in every possible way. The funds raised through this tournament will be utilized to provide potable drinking water facilities and health checkups for children in over 50 government recognised schools.

    Kiran Gems is a global company with offices in Mumbai, Antwerp, Dubai, HK, New York, Shanghai and Shenzhen. It supplies loose and certified diamonds to the best known jewellery retailers, diamond jewellery manufacturers, watch manufacturers and brands globally. More information about the company can be found on www.kirangems.com.

  • Kiran Gems Participates in Mumbai Marathon 2015 in support of humanity - 20/01/2015

    Kiran Gems has participated in the 12th edition of Mumbai Marathon on Sunday, 15th January 2015. The top brass of the organization such as Mavji Patel (Managing Director), Dinesh Lakhani (Director) and Mr. Rajesh Lakhani  (Director) along with 15 other employees came all out in support of humanity and participated in this event.


    On the occasion, Mavji Patel, Managing Director said, “We at Kiran Gems take our social responsibility very seriously. We believe that our efforts will go a long way in creating a better world for society in general and for the generations  to come”.


    The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon has been instrumental in addressing important causes for the less privileged of our country. This is Kiran Gems’ second consecutive year of participation in the Mumbai Marathon to support social causes endorsed by the event. Kiran Gems has been no stranger to playing its part towards the development of a better society. In the past it has actively supported the causes of education, health & welfare and society in general.


    Kiran Gems is a global company with offices in Mumbai, Antwerp, Dubai, HK, New York, Shanghai and Shenzhen. It supplies loose and certified diamonds to the best known jewellery retailers, diamond jewellery manufacturers, watch manufacturers and brands globally.

    Courtesy:  The Retail Jeweller India News Service

  • Kiran Gems Participates in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan through conducting Cleaning drive at Juhu beach in Mumbai. -

    Kiran Gems, the world's largest manufacturer of diamonds, successfully conducted participated in the national initiative Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, through conducting cleanliness drive at Juhu beach in Mumbai on 20/12/2014. The company participated with over 900 employees including the Group chairman shree Vallabhbhai Patel, Managing Director Shree Mavji Patel, Directors Shree Dinesh Lakhani, Shree Rajesh Lakhani and and Varun Lakhani with additional over 90 industry patrons who supported the cause from outside. The event was scheduled from 8:15 am till 11:00 am in the morning. The company conducted the cleaning activity in an organised fashion with 47 employees groups covering the whole stretch of the beach. The groups were prided with safety gears and other cleaning equipment. Post the event 6 best performing groups were given out trophies for the group performance. Besides, there were 20 individual performances were also recognised. To give away the prizes and motivate, Mr. Ashish Shelar MLA from Bandra Vidhan Sabha and President Mumbai, from the ruling political party with government at the center, BJP and Ms. Alka Kerkar Mayor of Mumbai were present as the chief guest of the events.

    The chief guest Mr. Ashish Shelar  said "this was wonderful that a private company like Kiran Gems is coming forward and taking part in the initiative with such huge numbers of employees and it is commendable." Mr Mavji Patel, MD- Kiran Gems Pvt Ltd said " This is our country and we should care for it. Through this we have learnt two things- 1. we should practice cleanliness and 2. we should not litter. I appreciate every employees' effort today and congratulate them for such a great accomplishment."

  • Kiran Gems Private Limited has bagged the ‘Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) Niryat Shree Award 2013-14’. -

    Kiran Gems, the world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds, has been conferred with the coveted 'Niryat Shree’ award for the year 2010-11 and 2011-12 by the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO). Kiran Gems was endowed with the Silver Trophy in the Gems & Jewellery – Non-MSME category.

    The award was given by Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukhrejee, at a function organized by the FIEO in New Delhi on 1st Dec 2014, evening.

    Receiving the award, Mr. Mavji Patel, Managing Director, Kiran Gems said, “We are extremely proud to receive this award from FIEO, the apex body of export promotion organizations in India. This recognition is an acknowledgement of our continuous efforts to contribute towards making India the manufacturing and export hub for Polished Diamonds.”

    Kiran Gems  manufactured 5.3 million carats of rough diamonds across its 167 units in Surat and Ahmedabad in the past financial year. The company exported polished diamonds & diamond jewellery to more than 60 countries across USA, Europe, Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Currently, it is the number one exporter of Cut & Polished Diamonds in the country and has been awarded for the sixth year in row for same by Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India. One can find out more about the company from its corporate website www.kirangems.com.

  • Kiran Gems Contributes to Female Education Program -

    Kiran Gems Pvt Ltd., the world’s largest manufacturers of diamonds, first time has joined hands with Smile Foundation in an endeavor to provide quality education to underprivileged children through the Mission Education program. The partnership began with Education Support of 100 Girl child on a Pan India level. Kiran will take care of full education requirements and nutrition of these girl children for the whole coming academic session.

    The company keeps “Education” and “Health care” in top priority among its other ongoing social initiatives which run on a regular basis. With this initiative Kiran has stepped forward to expand its Girl’s education program to Pan India level. The company reasons its support for female education with the fact that they are the first ones to get affected in the challenging social set up. Also, if a female is educated in a family, then it affects the family in the most positive light.

    In addition to this, Kiran Gems runs multiple other programs directed towards the same cause. The Director of the company, Mr Dinesh Lakhani said “It is our small start towards addressing the ‘Female Education program’ at pan India Level with Smile foundation. We look forward to support more candidates under the ambit of this program in the future.”

    Kiran Gems is a global company with offices in Mumbai, Antwerp, Dubai, HK, New York, Shanghai and Shenzhen. It is a supplier of loose and certified diamonds to the best known jewellery retailers, diamond jewellery manufacturers, watch manufacturers and brands globally. 

    Smile Foundation is a national level development organization reaching out to more than 300,000 underprivileged children, youth and women directly every year through 172 welfare projects on subjects such as education, health care, youth employability, and women empowerment across 25 states of India.

    Mission Education is a national level program which provides basic education and health care to underprivileged children, eventually facilitating with the belief that whether you are addressing health care, poverty, population control, unemployment or human rights, there's no better place to start than in the corridors of education. More than 200,000 children have directly benefited from the Mission Education program so far.

  • Kiran Gems organized Blood Donation Camp in Support of Humanity. -

    Kiran Gems, the world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds, conducted a blood donation drive on October, 10, 2014 in association with Umang Foundation (NGO) & Sir J.J. Mahanagar Raktapedhi in  support of Humanity. This blood camp event took place in Kiran Gems own office in ‘The Capital’ 10th floor. It was an open event and everyone interested towards donation were welcomed. The drive started at 9:20 am in the morning and lasted till 6:15 pm in the evening and had an overwhelming response from the employees of the Kiran Gems and other companies in the industry.

    Enthusiastic participants including employees and their families, team of brokers and assorters and other companies’ employees participated in this noble cause. The program continued for the whole day. Every donor donated approximately 350 ml of blood after passing through preliminary medical tests like BP, HB, weight-check, etc.

    The top brass of Kiran Gems actively participated during the event which included Mr Vallabhbhai Patel- Chairman, Mr Mavji Patel- MD, Mr Dinesh Lakhani- Director, Mr Rajesh Lakhani- Director and Mr Kalpesh Lakhani- Director. They, along with the volunteers of Kiran Gems ensured that every donor of blood was taken care well.

    Mr Dinesh Lakhani, Director- Kiran Gems said, “This event presented us with a unique opportunity to do something selfless and that goes beyond just monetary donation. I am so happy that employees of Kiran and other companies are actively participating in this noble cause.”

  • Kiran Gems won the prestigious “Manufacturer of the Year - Diamond Cutting & Polishing” title in JNA Awards 2014. -

    Kiran Gems Private Limited, the world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds, has been recognized in JNA Awards 2014 for the title award category “Manufacturer of the Year – Diamond Cutting & Polishing”. The award was given on Tuesday evening, 16 September 2014 during the gala event organised by JNA and the whole industry was invited. Mr. Rajesh Lakhani – Director, Kiran Gems & Mr. Gautam Gopani - Director Kiran Export received the award on behalf of the company.

    Kiran Gems won this award for its excellence in business performance through demonstrating strong financial performance, raising the existing high product quality standards even further, innovative management practices, best HR practices and state of the art manufacturing. The major challenge had been the coordination of this wide spread group and direct the focus toward the ultimate goal of “being a preffered supplier for our customers”. The company had significant growth in production, reach and foot print, customer base and made export to more than 30 countries in the said period.

    Kiran Gems maintained its technology and market leadership position through the above said activities. The company has cut through a tough competition to achieve this prestigious award. Mr. Rajesh Lakhani – Director, Kiran Gems ascribed the award to the whole team of Kiran Gems saying “This is the recognition of hard work of all employees of Kiran and I congratulate them all.”

  • Kiran Gems Receives 6 Sarine Awards ; 09-09-2014 -

    Kiran Gems Receives 6 Sarine Awards

    Sep 9, 2014 12:15 PM   By Kiran Gems
    Press Release: Kiran Gems, the world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds, has been awarded in six categories for having the “Highest Number of Machinery” and “Fastest Growing Company” by Sarine Technologies. Kiran Gems conceded five awards in a row for the “Highest Number of Machinery” category and one special award as mentioned below:

    1. Most Number of Planner Machines – Stand 1st Position
    2. Most number of Nano/XL Machines – Stand 1st Position
    3. Most number of Galaxy/Solaris – Stand 1st Position
    4. Most number of Workstations – Stand 2nd Position 
    5. Most number of Machines under AMC – Stand 2nd Position 
    6. Special Award to Vallabhbhai Patel, the chairman of Kiran Gems, recognized for the “Fastest Growing Company.” 

    Patel's years of experience toward rough diamond procurement, manufacturing techniques, and skilled craftsmanship has shaped the company.

    Kiran Gems manufacturers 5.6 million carats of rough annually. Kiran plans and marks every single stone using Sarine machines to get the maximum yield and productivity. The company is a dominant manufacturer from 0.005 carats to 3 carats and above and sells its quality products across the world. Quality control across a such wide range and volume are the highest priority for the company. Kiran Gems is proud to maintain the technology leadership in the industry. It helps to capture the best value for the company and pass on the best value to customers. 

    Kiran Gems sells polished diamonds to more than 3,200 customers in 30 countries through its offices in India, Belgium, China, Hong Kong, the UAE and the U.S. Kiran has always driven ample amount of fruitful resources and new technology around the world to produce higher numbers of diamonds in the industry. Kiran Gems focuses on innovative technologies to generate higher yield, better product quality and enhanced productivity.

  • Kiran Jewels’ Diamond Jewellery Collection at IIJS 2014 ; 17-07-2014 -

    Kiran Jewels to showcase different diamond jewellery collection at IIJS 2014.
    By: Diamond World News Service

    Kiran Jewels (India), group company of Kiran Gems - the world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds, will be showcasing multiple diamond jewellery collections to complement its grand presence with 4 locations this IIJS 2014 in July.

    The designs under each collections are exclusive and have varies sources of inspirations. Some existing designs are given a fresh look considering the inputs from various customers and are planned to be revealed during the upcoming July IIJS 2014. The collections are named- “Color Cocktail”, “Criss Cross”, “Hand Picked”, “Mythical Beauty of Nature”, “Party Wear” and “Western Touch”. Every collection has its own specialty and designed keeping in mind the users. The designs will be available in various diamond qualities to match the customer price points. There has been creative use of colour stones, pearls, enamels and yellow and white gold to enhance the customer appeal. The collections will start from the lightest range to heavy jewellery of 3.00 carat to 43 carat of diamonds, of VVS-I to EF-JK clarities and colour respectively. It will be available in 20gm to 200gm weight of gold.

    The jewellery design appeal is collection specific that targets urban and semi urban girls/women and to their beauty in various social setups. The look of the jewellery ranges from Indian ethnic, cocktail ensemble, party wear to office wear. As every collection is designed by individual designers exclusively, the freshness of the designs are intact.

    These collections will be available for customers at the company’s island booth in Hall 6- 6W091-93-95, 6U092-94-96.


  • Kiran Jewels (India) to showcase multiple diamond jewellery collections this IIJS 2014; 16-07-2014 -

    Kiran Jewels (India) to showcase multiple diamond jewellery collections this IIJS 2014

    Mumbai: Kiran Jewels (India), group company of Kiran Gems, the world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds, has plans to showcase multiple diamond jewellery collections at the upcoming IIJS 2014. The designs under each collections are mutually exclusive and have varies sources of inspirations. Some existing designs are given a fresh look in the collections. The collections are named- “Color Cocktail”, “Criss Cross”, “Hand Picked”, “Mythical Beauty of Nature”, “Party Wear” and “Western Touch”. These collections would be available for customers in its island booth in Hall 6- 6W091-93-95, 6U092-94-96.


    Every collection has its own specialty and has been designed keeping in mind the users. The designs would be available in various diamond qualities to match the customer price points. There has been creative use of color stones, pearls, enamels and yellow and white gold to enhance the customer appeal. The collections would be available from the lightest range to heavy jewellery of 3.00 ct to 43 ct of diamonds, of VVS-I to EF-JK clarities and color respectively. It will be available in 20 gms to 200 gms weight of gold.
    The jewellery designs target urban and semi urban girls and women from various social setups. The look of the jewellery ranges from Indian ethnic, cocktail ensemble, party wear to office wear. Since every collection is designed by individual designers exclusively, the freshness of the designs are intact.

    Courtesy: The Retail Jeweller India News Service

  • Kiran Gems gets the first IIDGR’s Automated Melle Screening Machine commissioned ; 05-07-2014 -

    Kiran Gems gets the first IIDGR’s Automated Melle Screening Machine commissioned

    Mr Dinesh Lakhani- Kiran Gems Pvt Ltd- Director

    Mr Dinesh Lakhani- Kiran Gems Pvt Ltd- Director

    Kiran Gems, the world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds, gets the first IIDGR’s  AutomatedMelle Screening (AMS) Machine commissioned in its Headquarters in BDB, Mumbai. AMS is the currently most advanced machine with latest technology in CVD screening. Mr Dinesh Lakhani- Director Global Sales said- “It is one more step towards bolstering customer confidence. This would now allow having even higher control on distribution flow of goods and keep the integrity of diamonds. Kiran Gems is the fore runner in technology adoption and would remain so as it goes long way in adding value to the relationships with customers.”

    The machine allowsscreening 500 carats of colorless and near colorless diamonds ranging from 1 pointer to 20 pointers in various pre-selected size categories per screening event. The machine is hassle free to use and due to its automated technology, it does not require any person to sit through the whole process of screening. AMS would allow Kiran Gems to handle CVD screening of goods in volume, that return to the premises after being out for business, which is a normal and daily practice.

    Prior to AMS Kiran Gems used IIDGRS’s Diamond Sure machine for the same. Kiran Gems had been the first to have Diamond Sure machine as well. At present Kiran Gems has 3 Diamond Sure machines which are all installed in its head quarter in Mumbai.

    About Kiran Gems:

    Kiran Gems is India’s premier diamantaire with international reach and reputation. It is “The world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds”. Kiran’s breadth of product offering and its focus on quality has made it one of the most preferred diamond supplier to the biggest and most well-known brands and/or companies of jewellery and watches.The company has 160 specialised production units, in Surat and Ahmedabad, which processes over 5.8 million carats of rough to produce over 1.6 million carats of polished diamonds. A workforce of over 35,000 trained individuals makes the group the largest employment creator in the Indian diamond industry. Kiran owns over 1 million sqft of factory space to manufacture polished diamonds. More information about Kiran Gems is available on www.kirangems.com

  • Kiran Gems’ Automated Melle Screening Machine Goes On Stream ; 05-07-2014 -

    Kiran Gems has commissioned the first IIDGR’s Automated Melle Screening (AMS) Machine commissioned in its Headquarters in Bharat Diamond Bourse, Mumbai.

    The newly commissioned machine allows screening 500carats of colorless and near colorless diamonds ranging from 1 pointer to 20 pointers in various pre-selected size categories per screening event. The automated technology based machine does not require any person to sit through the whole process of screening. AMS would allow Kiran Gems to handle CVD screening of goods in volume, that return to the premises after being out for business, which is a normal and daily practice.

    At present, AMS is the most advanced machine with latest technology in CVD screening. Commenting on the AMS, Dinesh Lakhani, Director Global Sales, Kiran Gems said- “It is one more step towards bolstering customer confidence. This would now allow having even higher control on distribution flow of goods and keep the integrity of diamonds. Kiran Gems is the fore runner in technology adoption and would remain so as it goes long way in adding value to the relationships with customers.”

    Earlier, Kiran Gems was using IIDGRS’s Diamond Sure machine for the same. Kiran Gems had been the first to have Diamond Sure machine as well. Currently, Kiran Gems has 3 Diamond Sure machines which are all installed in its head quarter in Mumbai.

  • Kiran Gems - An Impressive 5.3 million Carats in the Past Year -

    Kiran Gems - An Impressive 5.3 million Carats in the Past Year

    Kiran Gems - An Impressive 5.3 million Carats in the Past Year

    Europa Star WorldWatchWeb, 12 June 2014    Español

    Kiran Gems Private Limited, cut and polished an humongous 5.3 million carats of rough in the past financial year 2013-14. 
    The company has added 11 factories, with top of the line machinery to manage the value addition process for such a huge volume of rough diamonds that it sourced from all the major miners like De Beers, Alrosa, Dominion and others.

    Kiran Gems currently has 155 specialised factories and the latest technology available in order to plan the work on each and every stone under its machines. 
    One new factory of 400,000 square feet is under construction and is planned to be in operation by the end of 2016.Mr. Dinesh Lakhani, Director of Kiran Gems

    Mr. Dinesh Lakhani, Director of Kiran Gems

    Mr. Dinesh Lakhani, Director of Kiran Gems, said the growth in the production has been mainly due to increasing demands from the brand’s existing and new customers (mainly met at the latest shows).

    The production in the 1 carat plus category and smaller stones has significantly increased to meet the demands for certified diamonds and parcels. 
    However, production of medium size category of diamonds has increased moderately. Kiran Gems group has exported its diamonds and products to over 39 countries in the past financial year.

    Currently Kiran Gems cuts and polishes approximately 5% of the global rough production.

    Source: Kiran Gems

  • Kiran Gems manufactures humongous 5.3 million carats in the past year ; 11-06-2014 -

    IN THE PRESS 


    Kiran Gems manufactures humongous 5.3 million carats in the past year

    Kiran Gems manufactures humongous 5.3 million carats in the past year


    11 June 2014

    Kiran Gems Private Limited, had cut and polished humongous 5.3 million carats of rough in the past financial year 2013-14. The company has added 11 factories, with top of the line machinery to manage the value addition process for such a huge volume of rough diamonds that it sources from all the major miners like De Beers, Alrosa, Dominion and others. Kiran Gems currently has 155 specialised factories and the latest technology in factories makes it possible to plan each and every stone under machines. One new factory of 400,000 sqft is under construction and is planned to be in operation by the end of 2016. Mr. Dinesh Lakhani, Director- Kiran Gems- said the growth in the production has been mainly due to increased demands from our existing customers and new customers that we met in the past shows.

    Mr Dinesh Lakhani, Director

                                                   Mr Dinesh Lakhani, Director 

    The production in the 1 carat plus category and smaller stones has significantly increased to meet the demands for certified diamonds and parcels. However, production of medium size category of diamonds has increased moderately. Kiran Gems group has exported to over 39 countries its diamond and diamond jewellery products in the past financial year. Currently Kiran Gems cuts and polishes approximately 5% of the global rough production.

    www.kirangems.com

  • Kiran全年打磨切割鑽坯達530萬克拉 ; 06-06-2014 -

    Kiran全年打磨切割鑽坯達530萬克拉
    2014年6月6日

    印度鑽石商Kiran Gems Pvt Ltd表示在2013至2014的財政年度共切割打磨530萬克拉鑽石。該公司董事Dinesh Lakhani表示生產增加由於現有及新客戶的需求增加。

    現時Kiran共設有155間專門廠房,其中11家為新增設的,並採用最新科技進行生產。現正籌建中的40萬平方尺廠房,預計將於2016年底投入生產。

    Kiran得到De Beers、Alrosa與及Dominion等公司定期供應鑽坯,該公司表示克拉級以上及小顆鑽石的生產量顯著増加以應付市場需要,而中型產品則錄得溫和増長。

    Kiran在上一財政年度出口已打磨鑽石及成品鑽石首飾往39個國家,現時Kiran切割打磨的鑽坯佔全球產量約5%。

    Kiran Gems Pvt Ltd董事Dinesh Lakhani

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  • Kiran Gems manufactures record volume of diamonds in last fiscal year ; 05-06-2014 -

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    Kiran Gems manufactures record volume of diamonds in last fiscal year
    04/06/2014

    India-based Kiran Gems Private Ltd said it had cut and polished 5.3 million carats of rough diamonds in fiscal year 2013-2014.

    Dinesh Lakhani, director of Kiran Gems, attributed the production growth to increased demand from existing and new clients.

    The manufacturer has 155 specialised factories – 11 of which were recent additions – that use the latest technology that enables the company to plan each stone that comes into production. A new factory with 400,000 square feet of space is now under construction, and is planned to be in operation by the end of 2016, the company added.

    Kiran Gems receives a regular supply of rough from De Beers, Alrosa and Dominion among others.

    Production in the 1-carat-plus category and smaller stones has significantly increased to meet the demand for certified diamonds and parcels, Kiran Gems said, adding that production of medium-sized goods recorded a moderate increase.

    Kiran Gems exported polished goods and diamond jewellery to 39 countries in the last financial year. Currently, it cuts and polishes approximately 5 percent of global rough production by volume, the company said.

    Dinesh Lakhani, Director of Kiran Gems
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  • Kiran Gems manufactures humongous 5.3 million carats in 2013-2014; 27-05-2014 -

    Kiran Gems manufactures humongous 5.3 million carats in 2013-2014

    Mumbai: Kiran Gems Private Limited, the world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds, has cut and polished humongous 5.3 million carats of rough in the past financial year 2013-14. The company has added 11 factories, with top of the line machinery to manage the value addition process for such a huge volume of rough diamonds that it sources from all the major miners like De Beers, Alrosa, Dominion and others.


    Kiran Gems currently has 155 specialised factories and the latest technology in factories makes it possible to plan each and every stone under machines. One new factory of 400,000 sqft is under construction and is planned to be in operation by the end of 2016. Dinesh Lakhani, Director, Kiran Gems says, “the growth in the production has been mainly due to increased demands from our existing customers and new customers that we met at various exhibitions.”


    The production in the 1 carat plus category and smaller stones has significantly increased to meet the demands for certified diamonds and parcels. However, production of medium size category of diamonds has increased moderately. Kiran Gems group has exported to over 39 countries its diamond and diamond jewellery products in the past financial year.Currently Kiran Gems cuts and polishes approximately 5% of the global rough production.

    Courtesy: Retail Jeweller India News Service

  • Kiran Gems unveils redesigned website ; 23-02-2014 -

    Kiran Gems, one the world’s leading diamond manufacturers, recently unveiled its newly redesigned corporate website (www.kirangems.com).

    The new site captures the essence of the group and contains detailed information about its operations, the company said.

    Rajesh Lakhani, vice president of Kiran Gems, said the new website “is much needed” since the group has grown and prospered so much in the last few years. The newly redesigned website contains updated information on Kiran’s various operations.

    The website highlights the group’s core businesses, offices and contact details, and the trade shows where Kiran will be exhibiting. Customers may also book their appointments with the diamond manufacturer online. The website also gives Kiran’s clients access to its extensive diamond inventory, and contains the company’s grading guide.

    Kiran has 155 specialised production units in Surat and Ahmedabad, which processes over 5.7 million carats of rough to produce over 1.6 million carats of polished diamonds, the company said. The group employs more than 34,000 people. Kiran owns 1 million square feet of factory space, it added.

    Kiran Gems executives launch the company’s newly redesigned website
    Kiran Gems’ newly redesigned website contains extensive information about the group’s business operations


  • Profile: Rajesh Lakhani- Rapaport ; 16-02-2014 -

    RAPAPORT... Founded in 1985, Kiran Gems is one of the largest manufacturers of white diamonds, and also has a significant jewelry manufacturing business. The company employs more than 31,000 skilled craftsmen and professionals.

    Name: Rajesh Lakhani
    From: Mumbai
    Company: Kiran Gems – Vice President

    Rapaport News: What prompted you to pursue a career in the diamond industry?

    RL: We’re part of a family business so diamonds are in my blood. Since childhood, I was always surrounded by diamonds and diamond people. So it was a natural progression and I don’t think I could do anything else as well as diamonds.

    Within our business, we have a system that helps us learn the trade from scratch, whether it is grading, diamond sorting or sitting on the wheel. We go through everything in the manufacturing process for about a half a year of training before coming into the business. I’ve been in the business for 21 years now.

    Rapaport News: Does Kiran Gems have a business philosophy that guides you in your work?

    RL: My uncle, Mavjibhai Patel, the pioneer of our company, believes that transparency is the most important thing. Whether you make money or not, your customer and anyone else you are dealing with should have confidence in you. The main thing is to be pure and clear in your dealings.

    Rapaport News: What differentiates Kiran Gems from other companies?

    RL: We’re a very well-organized company. We adhere to all the necessary ethical standards, such as De Beers Best Practice Principles. Our overall structure is very well maintained, and our structure helps our clients because we become a one-stop solution for them. We can supply them with very small goods all the way up to 3-carats and larger. We work on a regular commitment basis. So our customers have great confidence in us.

    We used to be a top manufacturer of 25 pointers and then we grew to the 50 pointers, and then to manufacturing 1-carat diamonds. Today, a huge quantity of 1-carat to 2-carat diamonds and larger are manufactured by us.

    We manufacture almost 6 million carats of rough every year, which is quite unique, and we sell to all the majors in every market, including the U.S., the Middle East, Europe, Australian gem stores and, of course, China. So we can say we are available everywhere and it definitely gives us an advantage.

    Rapaport News: What has been the most notable change that you've seen in the industry through the course of your career?

    RL: When I started out, our business, and the industry as a whole, was disorganized as things were run on old-fashioned systems. Now the IT sector has played a very significant role in the development of our company. About 15 years ago, we had one or two computers, and now we have a number of hardware servers and a number of employees with high level computer-related degrees. That’s enabled the way we do business. Our customers can go online and they can buy goods without physically coming here. The industry is no longer limited by location and it’s become a 24-hour business. A customer sitting anywhere in the world is able to buy with full confidence.

    Also, in manufacturing, there is a lot of technology being used. So the industry is much more organized than before, which is definitely for the best.

    Rapaport News: What is the biggest challenge facing the industry today?

    RL: For the industry as a whole, the banks are tightening credit given to the trade. I can definitely see a money crunch within a few months. That includes the Indian banks, which used to be extra lenient. They want to be more conscious about who they’re dealing with and what kind of people they are. They’re not only looking at what is reflected in the books. They’re considering what kind of family they are dealing with, what kind of people are working with them and the general atmosphere at the company. The banks want to be confident that they’re giving proper financing, and not just to anyone.

    Rapaport News: 2013 was a tough year for Indian diamond manufacturers when you consider the weak rupee, the domestic economy slowed, high rough prices, bank credit tightened. How did these factors affect a company like Kiran Gems, and how was 2013 for the company?

    RL: For Kiran, 2013 was a very smooth year. We kept working and selling to our clients as usual. We didn't see any big change when it comes to our relationship with our banks.

    The rupee doesn't affect us because we are spread worldwide. The weaker rupee definitely affects local jewelers who are selling here in India, but it hasn’t affected us because we are global. Last year, the U.S. retail market was doing well, which was an asset.

    Another factor was the availability of our diamonds and diamond jewelry products. Our portfolio of products is diversified rather than being focused on one market with one product. We're in multiple segments with multiple products in multiple markets. So that lowered the risks and economic challenges.

    Rapaport News: What are your expectations for the overall diamond market in 2014?

    RL: I expect that the market will continue to grow this year. We’re in a much healthier position than a decade or two ago when the U.S. was the main market that we relied on. Today, there are many other centers that have decent market share. So we’re in a healthy position as an industry.

    Rapaport News: What trends do you see in the rough market?

    RL: The industry wants a decent supply, so they will help add value to diamonds. In the long run, we can definitely see a huge order of rough stones and I think that well organized companies like Kiran Gems can grow from this.

    We use rough in different ways. For example, in jewelry, there are many categories, such as bridal and fashion jewelry, which have been doing well for years, but we’ve tried to expand beyond that. Our unity jewelry has an Asian setting, which consists of a cluster of smaller stones that appears about two-and-a-half times the size of a solitaire and is available for consumers at a very reasonable price. So we give consumers many options.

    Rapaport News: What should the industry do to combat the occurrence of undisclosed synthetic diamonds being mixed in parcels of natural goods and instill confidence in natural diamonds?

    RL: Firstly, I wouldn't consider it to be a diamond. We only trade natural diamonds and we support the growth of the natural diamond market. I believe media like Rapaport, trade bodies like India’s Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council and the bourses in Israel, the U.S. and Belgium should also support the natural diamond business. There shouldn't be any doubt to the consumer or retailer that something fishy is going on.

    At Kiran, and also at the bourses in Israel and Mumbai, we already have CVD-detection machines, and more machines and technologies will come out in the near future.

    We want to be more conscious about what we buy and make sure every stone is coming from an ethical source and is a natural diamond.

    The industry will have to follow a similar kind of system in the future. Currently, you don't hear of too many cases happening in the industry, but if we are not aware, it is going to happen again and again, which will affect the attitude of our retailers. They don't want to buy from just anybody in the market, they want to make sure that they are buying from decent manufacturers or suppliers who give all the assurances and have all the facilities available to them.

    Rapaport News: We're hearing that India's manufacturing capacity has dropped in the last few years or that factories are reducing manufacturing. Is that the case?

    RL: I don't think it is reducing, but it is shifting from one hand to another. The industry has seen a big shift over the years. Companies have to adapt and change to stay relevant. If you don't believe in the latest systems and technologies and have a pattern of working with reliable distribution channels, then it is not going to help you at all. Manufacturing is shifting according to the needs of the market.

    Rapaport News: What role do you see innovation and technology playing in the future for your business?

    RL: In the past few years, we have seen major changes influenced by technology. We also invested millions of dollars into IT because if you are not up to the mark, then you might be missing something. You may not be able to get the proper yield from the stones and you’ll have to keep adding value as much as possible. So for the future, we are always ready to adopt any technology that comes in.

    All our internal processes have an IT base. This especially affects our certified goods, which we can market online from top to bottom. Any of the stones in our online inventory can be presented with full specifications and background information, which is enabled by recent technology.

    Rapaport News: What advice would you give to someone starting out in the diamond industry?

    RL: Focus on adding value for the client.

    Rapaport News: How do you envision your business 10 years from now?

    RL: Maybe 10 years is too long to say. We already bought our head plant that will drive operations in the short term. We have a new 225,000 square feet factory in Surat being developed that will be ready in the next two to three years and then we’ll be manufacturing almost 10 million carats of rough annually. So our plans are well set for the next 5 years.
  • Kiran Gems Wins Top GJEPC Export Award; 39th edition ; 9-10-2012, - (October 9, '12, 11:50 IDEX Online Staff Reporter)

    Mavjibhai Patel of Kiran Gems receives the top export award from Minister of State for Commerce Jyotiraditya Scindia

    Kiran Gems won the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) award for top exporter in the DTC category at the GJEPC’s 39th Annual Awards. Dharmanandan Diamonds, Laxmi Diamond and Sanghavi Exports were the next three, in the order of merit at the ceremony in Delhi on Monday.

    In the non-DTC category, J.B. And Brothers was first, followed by Shree Ramkrishna Exports, Hari Krishna Exports and HVK International.

    Surat-based Kiran Jewelry bagged the award for top exporter of studded (diamond- and gem-set) jewelry exports from an export zone, followed by Renaissance Jewellery of Mumbai and Shree Ganesh Jewellery House  of Kolkata. Bhansali Trading Corporation of Jaipur was the top exporter for studded jewelry from the domestic tariff area (DTA).

    The top exporter of cut and polished colored gemstones was RMC Gems India  of Jaipur, followed by the export zone unit of KGK Gems.

    GJEPC Chairman Rajiv Jain noted that the gem and jewelry industry had weathered global economic storms, but said that the outlook for the festival season – Diwali and Christmas– seemed improved. He hoped that the end of the year would put the bad times behind.

    Indian Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Jyotiraditya Scindia, who was the guest of honor, said, “The gems and jewelry sector is one of the fastest growing segments of the Indian economy. It has also emerged a leader in earning foreign exchange. Though we face a few challenges today, especially with the rising price of gold, we can conquer them by exploring the arenas of retail, marketing, advertising, shows and exhibitions, investment in foreign companies and investments from private equity firms and corporate houses."

    He added, "Analyzing the yearly growth statistics from recent years, the rise has been phenomenal. I would like to congratulate the team at the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and wish them luck for the coming years, especially when our country has the potential to grow ten-fold in the next five years.”

  • Kiran Gems Install First CVD Detection Machine; 29-12-2013 - (December 29, '13, 2:11 Albert Robinson)

    Indian diamond manufacturer Kiran Gems has installed its first CVD detection machine in its Mumbai office.

    The firm said it bought the machine to “reinforce further the trust of customers in Kiran and its products and free them from any doubts that their customers might have on their products”.

    Reports over the past year of synthetic diamonds being mixed in with natural diamonds have caused alarm in the global diamond business.

    Managing Director Mavji Patel said, “Trust of customers on our forward value chain partners is very sensitive and of prime importance to us. We would do all to keep that trust. The plan is to implement 100 percent checking of stones leaving and coming back to our premises. This would happen in a short course of time as more detection machines are delivered to our premises.”

    Kiran Gems said it is the first company to get and install the machinery in its premises in the Bharat Diamond Bourse, and continues its tradition of being in the vanguard of technology utilization.

    The company has 142 production units, in Surat and Ahmedabad, and a workforce of more than 32,000 employees processing over 5.7 million carats of rough to produce 1.6 million carats of polished stones.

  • Kiran builds close sense of teamwork through cricket tournament ; 26-12-2013 - 26/12/2013

    The winning team of Varun Lakhani
    Varun Lakhani with Rajesh Lakhani (far left), Dinesh Lakhani (second from right) and Kalpesh Lakhani (far right)

    Diamond manufacturer Kiran Gems recently organised a two-day inter-office cricket tournament in Mumbai. The games were part of the company’s Employee Recreations and Development programme.

    Held on December 21 and 22, the tournament saw the participation of 12 teams classified into four groups. A total of 21 matches were played. The teams of Dinesh Lakhani and Varun Lakhani met in the grand finals.

    Varun, chief of Kiran Jewels (India), and his team emerged as victors in the friendly game. Varun’s team excelled in bowling, batting and fielding. “They [team members] came together for this tournament,” the team captain said, noting that the players displayed excellent sportsmanship and teamwork, and implemented an effective strategy.

    According to Kiran, the tournament provided its staff with the opportunity to network with their colleagues from various departments, and to promote fellowship, commitment and teamwork.

    “This is more than just about winning or losing. It is about [the Kiran family] spending time together, knowing each other better, and performing to the best of our abilities to attain a set of common objectives,” Dinesh said.

    One of the world’s major diamond manufacturers, Kiran has 142 specialised production units in Surat and Ahmedabad, which process over 5.7 million carats of rough to produce over 1.6 million carats of polished diamonds annually. It employs more than 32,000 people. Kiran also owns a factory spanning a million square feet of space.

  • Kiran发展一条龙业务 - 2012年12月21日 - 2012年12月21日

    全球经济充满隐忧,业界对市场前景抱观望态度,大型的国际级钻石集团Kiran Gems Group of Companies透过专营成品首饰的Kiran Jewels拓展一条龙钻石首饰业务,在市场竞争日趋白热及经营环境极具挑战的市场上进一步强化企业的整体实力。

    能够为客户提供一站式的一条龙服务是应对当下市场激烈竞争的有利条件,Kiran Jewels行政总裁Ashish Lakhani指出,该公司能提供由设计、生产至零售层面的整套钻石供应系统的综合方案,是基于该公司清楚了解钻石业界及客户的根本需要。

    不少钻石商都明白,面对当前严峻的经营环境,拥有供应稳定和广阔货型的钻石库存对供货商攸关重要,能为顾客提供从原石至成品首饰零售的一站式方案更是无可比拟的优势。...

  • Kiran получила премию JNA в номинации «Лучшее предприятие Индии» - 20.09.2013 - 20.09.2013

    Крупнейший в мире производитель белых бриллиантов, компания Kiran Gems недавно удостоилась премии JNA и была признана лучшим предприятием года в Индии. Конкурс JNA awards проводится изданием Jewellery News Asia, относящимся к группе UBM. Kiran удалось получить главный приз, продемонстрировав устойчивый рост и хорошие финансовые показатели, заботу о работниках, предоставление превосходных высококачественных товаров и услуг своим клиентам. Показатели компании оценивались с учетом параметров, установленных JNA, среди которых активный рост и расширение деятельности, улучшение финансовых показателей, инновационный подход в создании товаров, услуг и в производственных процессах, эффективное управление, забота о клиентах и работниках, этические практики ведения бизнеса. Директор компании Динеш Лакхани (Dinesh Lakhani) прокомментировал получение награды следующим образом: «Kiran Gems очень рады высокой оценке нашей деятельности. Мы работаем для наших покупателей, и получение награды JNA придаст нам еще больше энергии и энтузиазма». Помимо победы в конкурсе JNA компания Kiran на протяжении 5 лет подряд с 2007-09 финансового года удостаивалась популярной премии GJEPC как крупнейший индийский экспортер. Основными конкурентными преимуществами компании, которые помогли ей получить признание на внутреннем и международном рынках, являются технологическое лидерство, высокие стандарты качества товаров и услуг, грамотное управление кадровым резервом, поддержка устойчивых бизнес-практик и высоких стандартов в области деловой этики.

    Аруна Гаитонде, корреспондент Rough&Polished в Индии

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  • Kiran Gems- Runs Mumbai marathon in support of Humanity; 20-01-2014 -

    Kiran Gems, the world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds, supported the well-known charity initiative “Mumbai Marathon” by participating in the event. 25 members of Kiran had participated, that included the Mavji Patel-MD, Mr Dinesh Lakhani-Director, Mr Rajesh Lakhani- VP, Mr Kalpesh Lakhani-VP and other managers and sub managerial employees. Mr Rajesh Lakhani, VP- Kiran Gems, said “This is the first time we participated in this type of outside event which supports noble causes and as well as involve team participation. It was a good feeling for us.” Mr Dinesh Lakhani, Director- Kiran Gems, said “This gave us one more opportunity to stand for a cause and we are happy and proud of it.”

    Kiran Gems has its Corporate Social Responsibility activities integrated at two levels, namely- “business activities” which encourages fair, safe and conducive working environment and support for family related personal and just issues. The other level is that of “Philanthropy” where the company supports various causes like health care, general education, female education, IT education and many more. Recently the company also donated 10 million USD towards building a super specialty Kiran hospital in Surat. 

    Kiran Gems is India’s premier diamantaire with international reach and reputation. It is “The world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds”. Kiran’s breadth of product offering and its focus on quality has made it one of the most preferred diamond supplier to the biggest and most well-known brands and/or companies of jewellery and watches. The company has 148 specialised production units, in Surat and Ahmedabad, which processes over 5.7 million carats of rough to produce over 1.6 million carats of polished diamonds. A workforce of over 32,500 trained individuals makes the group the largest employment creator in the Indian diamond industry. Kiran owns 1 million sqft of factory space to manufacture polished diamonds. More information about Kiran Gems is available on www.kirangems.com.

  • Kiran Gems- Runs Mumbai marathon in support of Humanity; 20-01-2014 - January 20, 2014

    Kiran Gems, the world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds, supported the well-known charity initiative “Mumbai Marathon” by participating in the event. 25 members of Kiran had participated, that included the Mavji Patel-MD, Mr Dinesh Lakhani-Director, Mr Rajesh Lakhani- VP, MrKalpesh Lakhani-VP and other managers and sub managerial employees. Mr Rajesh Lakhani, VP- Kiran Gems, said “This is the first time we participated in this type of outside event which supports noble causes and as well as involve team participation. It was a good feeling for us.”Mr Dinesh Lakhani, Director- Kiran Gems, said “This gave us one more opportunity to stand for a cause and we are happy and proud of it.”

    Kiran Gems has its Corporate Social Responsibility activities integrated at two levels, namely- “business activities” which encourages fair, safe and conducive working environment and support for family related personal and just issues. The other level is that of “Philanthropy” where the company supports various causes like health care, general education, female education, IT education and many more. Recently the company also donated 10 million USD towards building a super specialty Kiran hospital in Surat.

  • Indian manufacturers step up their competitiveness; 11-11-2013 - 11/11/2013

    The economic turbulence of the past year has underscored the importance of keeping an agile, nimble organisation that can quickly respond to shifting market conditions. Just ask Dinesh Lakhani, director of Kiran Gems Pvt Ltd.

    “In markets like India, jewellery retailers are asking for lightweight jewellery pieces that have less gold content and embellished with fewer diamonds and gemstones. Today, diamonds in the lower colour and clarity ranges are selling,” Lakhani told JNA. “In our business, we need to know which way the wind blows. Everyone is talking about price points, and it’s our job to come up with pro...

  • Kiran Gems Buys CVD Detection Machine; 29-10-2013 - Dec 29, 2013 5:34 AM By Kiran Gems

    Press Release: Mumbai-based Kiran Gems received its first CVD detection machine. The company bought the machine to reinforce its customers’ trust of its products, freeing them from any doubts that they might have about their products. 

    Mavji Patel, the managing director of Kiran Gems, stated, “Our customers’ trust of our forward value chain partners is very sensitive and of prime importance to us. We would do everything to keep that trust. The plan is to implement 100 percent checking of stones coming and leaving our premises. This would happen in a short course of time as more detection machines are delivered to our premises.”

    Kiran Gems is the first to get and install the machinery in its premises in Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB). The company has always been a forefront of technological utilization. Sarin Technologies  acknowledged Kiran for being the first to have the largest number of Sarin machines across its manufacturing set up. Kiran occupies a position of being a technology leader in the whole diamond industry and has always believed in using technology to extract the best results for itself and the industry.

    The company has 142 specialized production units, which processes over 5.7 million carats of rough to produce over 1.6 million carats of polished diamonds, in Surat and Ahmedabad. A workforce of over 32,000 trained individuals makes the group the largest employment creator in the Indian diamond industry.

  • Kiran Gems Earns GJEPC Award for Sixth Consecutive Year - Oct 7, 2013 - Oct 7, 2013 11:08 AM By Kiran Gems

    Press Release: Kiran Gems, the world's largest manufacturer of white diamonds, has been recognized as the  largest exporter of cut and polished diamonds for India's fiscal year 2013. This is sixth year in a row that Kiran has been awarded this most coveted position of the industry. The award is given by the Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), after conducting a rigorous screening and selection process. Mavji Patel, the managing director of Kiran Gems, said, “It is a proud moment for Kiran that it has won the award for sixth year in a row. In other terms our products are bought more and more by our global customers for its quality, quantity and consistency. I take this opportunity to thank all our customers and team of Kiran for their support."

    Kiran Gems was recognized for demonstrating excellent export performance, through great export numbers, reaching new markets, product and technology innovation, staff engagement, customer relationship management (CRM) and business sustainability initiatives. The selection criteria and process this time went beyond fiscal numbers; hence, the competing companies had to show their additional performances in various other parameters in order to secure a podium finish.

    Earlier this year, Kiran was also awarded by JNA in the category- Outstanding Enterprise of the Year for India.

    Today, Kiran operates with more than 140 manufacturing units,  31,000 trained and dedicated professionals, cutting and polishing approximately 5.6 million carats of rough diamonds annually and selling globally to more than 1,000 delighted customers through its offices in Mumbai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Antwerp, Dubai and New York. To know more about us log on to www.kirangems.com

  • Kiran Jewels to Showcase New Collection at IIJS Signature - Feb 18, 2013 - Feb 18, 2013 3:13 AM By Kiran Gems

    Press Release: Kiran Jewels (India), the domestic fine diamond jewelry production and marketing arm of Kiran Gems, a De Beers Group sightholder, is all set to showcase its new diamond jewelry collection to the trade audience at IIJS Signature to be held February 22 to 25 in Mumbai.

    Kiran will also introduce a new and exciting collection of fine diamond jewelry which will surprise the audience. The new collections were developed keeping with the urban audience in mind. 

    The diamond jewelry designs combine current international trends with traditional Indian ethnic style.  The collections are aimed at mid-to-high-end jewelry retailers across various Indian cities. The jewelry collections will be available in featuring diamonds in clarities VVS to SI and in the color range EF-IJ.

    The details of the new concept jewelry are currently being kept as a surprise and will be unveiled during the show. 

    The design of the new diamond jewelry concept enhances the look of diamonds and provides consumers with a distinctive status. Kiran will showcase both of its exclusive jewelry ranges in its "SCL 059A & B - Signature Club" section.

    About Kiran Gems
    “KIRAN” is one of the world’s foremost diamond jewelry manufacturers. Focusing on its core-strengths of manufacturing, KIRAN has carved a prime niche for itself in the mass luxury segment. Kiran has 121 specialized dedicated factories and 24,000 skilled craftsmen and professionals, India’s largest provider of employment opportunities in diamond industry, adding value to the diamonds and jewels it creates. With a massive annual production of over 1.47 million carats of polished diamonds, KIRAN, with its worldwide offices in Mumbai, Antwerp, Dubai, Hong Kong and New York, facilitates the growth of over 1,000 excelling jewelry businesses worldwide.

  • The knowledge and awareness about gold diamond jewellery has increased and so has the consumption - Rajesh Lakhani ( 19/08/2013 ) - 19.08.2013

    KIRAN, the world’s largest manufacturer of polished diamonds, runs 138 factories employing a workforce of 31,000 skilled professionals annually turning out 1.61 million carats of white diamonds. The company is also engaged in jewelry production hatching over 1,000 jewelry businesses across the world, which makes it one of the top five jewellery vendors in the United States. Rajesh Lakhani, Vice President of Kiran Gems Private Limited (KGPL), interviewed by our correspondent in India Aruna Gaitonde told about the situation in diamond and jewelry manufacturing influenced by the rupee slide and layoffs, described the transformations going on in the Indian market and commented on jewelry branding and demand.

    Can you give us an overview (profile) of your diamond (cutting and polishing) manufacturing unit and its output?

    KIRAN Gems is India’s premier diamantaire with international reach and reputation. KIRAN has an enviable “state of the art” manufacturing strength. This ensures production of world class quality of diamonds that are stud in luxury watches, jewelleries and accessories. Given the pedigree and foundation of visionary leadership, Kiran Gems today holds the mantle of “The world’s largest manufacturer of white diamonds.”

    KIRAN has 138 specialised production units, in Surat and Ahmedabad that processes over 5.7 million carats of rough to produce over 1.6 million carats of polished diamonds. A workforce of over 31,000 trained individuals makes the group the largest employment creator in the Indian diamond industry. Kiran owns 1,000,000 sq. ft. of factory space to manufacture polished diamonds.

    Over the years KIRAN has received top export performance awards from Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (Govt. of India body) for 5 consecutive years 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 & 2011-12:

    - The Highest Exporter of Cut & Polished Diamonds (DTC Category).

    - The Highest Importer of Cut & Polished Diamonds in Belgium (Europe category).

    - The Highest Exporter award for Export of studded Jewelry for the year 2011-12 and 2nd Highest Exporter 2009-10 and 2010-11.

    IDCA has also awarded KIRAN Gems as the highest exporter from India for the year 2010-2011

    Below are a few strengths of KIRAN:

    1. The world’s largest group in terms of the number of specialized factories, counting over 138.

    2. World’s largest user of advanced manufacturing equipment across all the factories.

    3. KIRAN is recognised by all the major mining companies like DTC, ALROSA and is one of the largest and most credible buyers of rough in the world.

    4. World’s largest rough diamond manufacturer using over 5.7 million carats annually.

    5. World’s largest polished diamond producer, producing over 1.6 million carats annually.

    6. World’s largest workforce of over 31,000 skilled professionals.

    KIRAN is fully equipped to deliver products and services to customers which are proven to increase downstream efficiencies based on its unique strengths of production, custom assortment and marketing and distribution.

    Apart from getting rough from DTC as a Sightholder, from where else do you source your requirements of rough diamond?

    KIRAN makes its rough purchase from various miners globally, namely De Beers, De Beers Auctions, ALROSA and BHP.

    How has the Rupee slide of recent days affected your rough procurements? How did you plan your production schedule, given the volatility of the present rough shortage scenario?

    KIRAN is not affected any greatly with the rupee slide. Due to our global presence we are cushioned from these forms of volatility. Kiran’s production plans are as per schedule. Kiran has access to its requirement of rough due its credible rough supply partners.

    News making the rounds of late that more than 25,000 workers have been rendered jobless in Surat due to Rupee fall and inability of small units to purchase roughs. Your comment.

    Kiran has recently hired more workers for its various factories in Ahmedabad and Surat. It has also restructured the remuneration to match the expectation levels and attract more workers. There is a shortage of competent skilled workers.

    Please, give a brief description of your jewellery unit and the markets you cater to.

    KIRAN Jewels is uniquely positioned, possessing a robust procurement, manufacturing and distribution system to specialize in diamond jewellery using rounds, princess, tapered baguettes, marquise and pear shapes, and with a focused export program to the most important consumer markets in the world.

    With manufacturing facilities using cutting edge technology, KIRAN Jewels has the capability to supply efficaciously, flexibly and with customisation for all customers.   Our jewellery range encompasses product categories in Basics, Bridal and Fashion in gold and platinum.

    1. Based on our product and marketing strength in jewellery we feature in the top 3 jewellery suppliers of US, in terms of volume.

    2. Our superior quality of jewellery products enables us to service over 6000 major retailer doors worldwide.

    3. The Highest Exporter Award for Export of Studded Jewelry for the year 2011-12 and 2nd Highest Exporter 2009-10 and 2010-11 from the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council, the apex government body in industry.

    Manufacturing Infrastructure (Diamond Jewellery)

    - A 65,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility situated in Sachin, Gujarat, India.

    - Employing over 900 artisans crafting jewellery to exacting standards.

    - In House Design Studio conceptualizing market specific products.

    - Constant innovation in product design and manufacturing support to each customer.

    - Servicing over 15,000 major retailers around the globe.

    What transformations have you seen in the Indian domestic market over the years, in terms of diamond consumption (through your jewellery)? Does entry level jewellery with cheaper diamonds have a bigger market?

    KIRAN believes there has been a major transformation in the Indian consumerism over the years that has percolated to tier 2 cities through the metros. Access to income at early age and information has driven this transformation. The knowledge and awareness about gold diamond jewellery has increased and so has the consumption.

    Entry level diamond jewellery has a good market as it helps people try and upgrade to diamond jewellery.

    How has the recent Rupee slide affected your business and smooth running of your units, given that the import costs have shot up drastically? And with the fluctuating Rupee, gold crisis etc., how do you manage to control your margins?

    KIRAN has a well-balanced customer distribution globally which helps it to absorb such market aberrations. Besides, it is a temporary phenomenon and the market would adjust accordingly.

    KIRAN has all its production units running as usual.

    How successful do you think ‘jewellery brands’ been in the India market? Also, Indian brands don’t seem to have made much impact in overseas market. Your comment.

    There are limited successful jewellery brands in India. This is due to traditional purchase behaviour. However, this is slowly changing and with focus marketing efforts from jewelers and corporate houses. As far as Indian brands making an impact on the overseas market, at B2B levels Indian manufacturing shares a great reputation. There are very few business houses, who are retailing globally. So, it is too early to comment.

    What’s your take on a large section of Indian end-consumers’ preference for non-branded jewellery as against branded? Is it the price factor?

    In India branded jewellery is relatively new. With high promotion and marketing of these brands people are slowly accepting and getting used to it.

    Your comments on the current domestic market as far as diamond jewellery demand is concerned. And what is the trend, especially in quality/size of polished diamonds demand in today’s market?

    The domestic diamond jewellery market has slowly grown over the years. With the introduction of diamonds in the fashion jewellery, buyers have access to more affordable and stylish jewellery for everyday use.

    The quality, shape and size are highly region specific. 

    What is the current position in overseas demand for diamond jewellery? Like the USA, do you see any other countries becoming a big market for India-made jewellery?

    There are stable demands from the overseas market. USA is one major big consumer of jewellery, currently there seems none of the country consuming to the tune of USA.

    With gold crisis hitting jewellery sector, is ‘silver’ the ‘new gold’ now, at least in overseas markets where gold content in jewellery is not as important as to customers in Indian markets? Your views, please.

    Indians have a very strong affinity towards gold. In near future it seems difficult to replace gold with any other metal. However, overseas market is open to experiment with designs and metals. However complete change of preference to Silver only time can reveal.

    Aruna Gaitonde, Rough&Polished, Mumbai

  • Kiran Gems получает свою первую установку для распознавания синтетических бриллиантов - 31.12.2013

    Компания Kiran Gems, крупнейший в мире производитель бриллиантов, получила в свой офис в Мумбаи первую установку для распознавания синтетических бриллиантов. Прибор был куплен, чтобы укрепить доверие клиентов в отношении Kiran Gems и ее продукции, а также для того, чтобы устранить любые сомнения по поводу продукции компании. Г-н Мавджи Патель (Mavji Patel), управляющий директор Kiran Gems, заявил: «Доверие наших покупателей к партнерам по стоимостной цепочке очень чувствительно ко многим факторам и представляет собой вопрос первостепенной важности для нас. Мы сделаем все возможное, чтобы сохранить это доверие. Мы планируем провести 100-процентную проверку камней, которые попадают к нам и покидают наши помещения. Это произойдет в скором времени, когда на наши заводы будут доставлены новые установки». 
    Kiran Gems является первой компанией, получившей и установившей такое оборудование в своих помещениях в Индийской алмазной бирже (Bharat Diamond Bourse). Компания всегда была первой в использовании новой технологии. Компания Sarin Technologies хвалила Kiran за то, что та стала первой из компаний, использующих самое большое количество установок Sarin на своих производственных мощностях. Kiran занимает ведущее положение в сфере технологий всей алмазной отрасли и всегда верила в использование технологий с целью достижения наилучшего результата для себя и для всей отрасли. 
    Компания владеет 142 специализированными установками в Сурате и Ахмедабаде, на которых обрабатывается более 5,7 млн каратов алмазов и производится более 1,6 млн каратов бриллиантов. В штате компании состоят более 32 000 квалифицированных специалистов, что делает ее крупнейшим работодателем индийской алмазной отрасли.

    Аруна Гаитонде, Rough&Polished, Мумбаи 

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  • Kiran Gems organises inter-office cricket tournament - Dec 27 2013 - The activity aimed to build employee communication and interaction

    Kiran Gems Mumbai, a leading Indian diamantaire recently organised a two-day inter-office cricket tournament under its ‘employee recreations and development’ program. The tournaments were help on 21 and 22 December, with 12 teams featuring employees from various levels of work at the company - from “office assistant” to “management” grades, classified into 4 groups. In the 21 matches played, the final match was played between the teams of Mr. Dinesh Lakhani and Mr. Varun Lakhani. Upon winning the match, Mr. Varun Lakhani, chief of Kiran Jewels (India) said, “The most important part is that the players do not actually meet each other every day. They have come together for this tournament and have displayed excellent skills of coordination, planning, strategizing, belief and trust on team mates and implementation to attain the set results.”

    The tournament was a platform beyond just entertainment as it helped bridge communication and interaction between employees across the various functions of the organization and in turn build team spirit and lend to growth of the organization.

    At the end of the tournament the winning and runner up teams were honoured with trophies. Mr. Dinesh Lakhani said that “This is more than winning or loosing. It is about spending time together, knowing each other better and perform together to attain a set common objective.

    Kiran has undertaken a wonderful initiative to inculcate the feeling of unity and fun of performing together

    Kiran Gems has excellent HR policies. Company does all to keep its employees achieve just the best for themselves and in the process they do it for the company too. The work culture here is great and positive as well.

    Kiran Gems is a wonderful company to deal with. This is probably because they have great style of managing their resources and most importantly their people. All kudos to the management.

  • Kiran Gems awarded “Enterprise of the year- India” JNA award. - Sep 13, 2013 - The award recognised various parameters including financial, product and management aspects

    Kiran Gems the world’s largest manufacturer of white diamonds was honoured with the JNA award for being the best Enterprise of the year-India. The award is given by Jewellery News Asia of UBM.

    The company won the award by demonstrating consistent growth and strong financial performance, its employee engagement and delivering value to its global customers through providing excellent products and services. The company was judged based on the parameters set by JNA which are- significant growth and expansion, improved financial performance, innovation in products, services or process, effective leadership management, customer and staff engagement and ethical approach to business.

    The award has put one more feather on the cap of Kiran. The company director- Mr Dinesh Lakhani said “Kiran Gems is humbled for the appreciation. We work for our customers and winning JNA award would give us more drive us even more to perform.” In addition to this Kiran has been also winning the most popular GJEPC award for being the largest exporter from India from last five consecutive years, since 2007-08. Some of the core competencies of the company which has helped it won awards in domestic and international arena are- its technology leadership in the industry, high quality standards of products and services, great talent management, supporting sustainable business practices and high standards of business ethics.

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  • RJC certifies Kiran Exports BVBA - Aug 10, 2011 - The compnay is the group company of Kiran Gems Pvt. Ltd.

    The Responsible Jewellery Council has certified Kiran Exports BVBA, the Antwerp based Group Company of Kiran Gems Pvt. Ltd., against the ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards established by the RJC Member Certification System. “The successful verification assessment of Kiran Exports BVBA was conducted by Peter Warbrick from SGS,” said Michael Rae, RJC’s Chief Executive Officer.

    “Kiran Exports BVBA has a vision of being a global customer centric enterprise with totally integrated value chain. The accomplishment of the RJC Member Certification was a very logical step for us to take to contribute to Sustainable Development,” said Vimal Lakhani, Director, Kiran Exports BVBA.

    The company delivers a portfolio of import, exports of rough and polished diamonds. It is reputed as a leading diamond manufacturer of white diamonds under 1 carat. Also, it has received the award for ‘Highest Importer of Cut & Polished Diamonds from India into Europe (Europe Category)’, for the three consecutive years from 2007 to 2010, conferred by the The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, India.

  • Kiran Gems moves into office in Bharat Diamond Bourse - Sep 3, 2011 - The office is expected to be its new headquarters

    Indian diamond manufacturing company Kiran Gems Private Ltd. (KGPL) has shifted to its 12,000 sq. ft. office space in the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) set up in Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC), Mumbai. ''Our new office is a part of our planned expansion and is expected to expedite the business process as a whole,'' said Dinesh Lakhani, the director at KGPL.

    For the company, this facility will act as its headquarters, for all its functions to be operated from under one roof – including sales and marketing, finance, IT, human resources and administration.

    Kiran Gems is a DTC Sightholder company since 2005.

  • Kiran Gems enhances production and machineries - Stays focused to delivering high standards of quality in polished diamonds

    Kiran Gems, a DTC Sightholder has invested further in upgrading its machineries, staying committed to its focus of delivering high standards of quality ‘always’ in its polished diamonds and to enhance its production capacity. Kiran Gems is the largest manufacturer and supplier of polished diamonds under 1 carat. It has earned the repute of being a supplier of polished diamonds with consistency in make and quality across any category and volumes, achieved through periodic appraisal of its production system and regular up-gradation.

    The company has invested in additional laser bruiting machines, which significantly enhance time efficiency and quality of output, and help achieve improved shapes of stones ranging from -2 to carat up sizes. Also, it has assigned different set of production systems and machineries based on the value of rough stones and their expected results, namely Galaxy and Helium rough machines.

    To cater to production handling over 5.1 million carats of rough diamonds to produce 1.37 million carats of polished diamonds annually, the company has invested in a dedicated technology/machinery testing area where machines based on new technologies are installed and tested for months. The results are recorded and compared against the historical data to check for the viability of adoption. Previously in 2008 Kiran made an entry into Sarin’s “century club” due to its large scale purchase and installation of technologically advanced machines which counts over 300 currently.

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