The first Indo-Russian Jewellery Summit, organized by the
Moscow Diamond Bourse, India’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council,
and Russian-language jewelry trade magazine Navigator, took place in Mumbai on
The intent of the event was to increase mutual cooperation
between the two countries’ diamond and jewelry industries.
GJPEC chairman Rajiv Jain welcomed Russian guests and the
guest of honor, Alexey Novikov, Russia’s Consul General in Mumbai.
Jain said the event’s primary goal was to serve as a
networking platform for Russian buyers and members of the Indian gem and
jewelry manufacturing and trading community.
The four-day event featured individual workshops, visits to
diamond and jewelry factories, and round-table discussions between the
participants, moderated by Prasad Kapre, co-chairman of FICCI Jewellery