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The Indian Gem & Jewellery sector is one of the most dynamic and fast-growing sectors of the Indian Economy.

Gems & Jewellery (G&J) exports accounted for US$41 billion in FY2017-18 i.e. 13.5% of India’s total merchandise exports. The Indian Gem & Jewellery Industry contributes around 7% to India’s total GDP and employs over 5 million people. The Indian gem & jewellery industry is a perfect example of ‘Make in India’.

GJEPC has over the years effectively molded the scattered efforts of individual exporters to make the gem and Jewellery sector a powerful engine driving India's export-led growth. GJEPC, as the apex body of the gem & Jewellery industry, has played a significant role in the evolution of the Indian gem and Jewellery industry to its present stature.

GJEPC is continuously working towards creating a pool of artisans/designers trained to international standards so as to consolidate the Indian Jewellery industry and establish it as a prominent global player in the Jewellery segment. Towards this, the Council has organises Trends Forecast Seminar every year, which are aimed to give a complete overview of what influences, and inspires the world’s leading designers and how customers respond to social changes. Detailed researched insights into domestic and international markets were presented at the seminar by some of the best international trends forecasting experts.

The prime activity of GJEPC is to promote the Gem & Jewellery products in the International markets. Over the years, it has involved in organising a number of important trade shows held in the country like the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS), IIJS Signature, India Gem & Jewellery Machinery Expo (IGJME). The GJEPC also organises India Pavilions – participation of a number of companies under the GJEPC banner - at various leading international shows like JCK Las Vegas, Basel, and several others worldwide. Various product-specific Buyer-Seller Meets, sending and hosting trade delegations and sustained image building exercises through advertisements abroad, publications and audio-visuals are some of the other trade promotion activities undertaken by the Council.

The Indian industry has also been taking self-regulation measures. GJEPC launched ‘My KYC Bank’ portal for total transparency in operations. ‘My KYC Bank’ is a centralised KYC repository-cum-exchange platform for the gems and jewellery industry.

The Indian G&J industry has been involved in large-scale philanthropic and charitable activities, particularly in the field of education and health. The industry has responded to national calamities and emergency situations with great promptness. GJEPC though “Jewellers for Hope” has made significant contribution towards causes of Girl Child Education, Sanitation, tribal education and cancer patients.

Apart from its constant effort to develop its gem and jewellery industry through infrastructure and skill development, the Indian industry has been following ethical business practices and complying to world business standards which has made India the ideal destination for sourcing quality gems and jewellery.

GJEPC represents the industry in the following capacities: