The second phase of GJEPC’s third edition of the India Rough Gemstone Sourcing Show (IRGSS) was inaugurated on 16th August 2021. The first phase was held from 28th July 2020 to 12th August, 2020, when rough emeralds were displayed by a Zambian company. The 2nd phase is showcasing rough rubies from Mozambique. The event was inaugurated by Shri Vikas Kumar Jeph, Additional Commissioner of Customs, Jaipur, in the presence of, Shri Nirmal Kumar Bardiya, Regional Chairman, GJEPC and Shri Vijay Kedia, Convener of Coloured Gemstones Panel, GJEPC, and other committee members of the Council.
Bardiya said, “India is a major centre for cut and polished gemstones. Due to the pandemic, exporters are not able to travel overseas to procure rough gemstones which are prime raw material for them. I am thankful to the mining companies participating in IRGSS as it fulfills the sourcing needs of our exporters.”
Kedia said, “In the first phase of the ongoing exhibitions, which started on 28th July rough emerald was displayed by a Zambian company. In the second phase, rough rubies are being displayed by a mining company from Mozambique. The exhibition will conclude on 20th August, 2021. I express my gratitude to customs for their support for seamless clearance of goods that were imported by the exhibitors. GJEPC will be organising more such exhibitions in the future.”