The Gemological Institute of America won the award for Best
Gemstone Testing Lab of the Year in the Loose Stones category at the
first-ever National Jewellery Awards organized by the All India Gems &
Jewellery Trade Federation.
The award was presented at the Intercontinental Hotel in
Mumbai on Jan. 7. Nirupa Bhatt, managing director for GIA India and Middle
East, accepted the award on behalf of the GIA team. The National Jewellery
Awards support the Federation’s mission to promote and grow the trade of gems
and jewelry throughout India
“Since we established our laboratory in India in 2008, our
team has worked diligently to reach out to the industry across the country,”
Bhatt said in a statement. “This recognition by the trade only reaffirms our
belief in the important connection between gemological education and grading.
We are very honored to receive the award.”