Mumbai: Gems and Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI) conducted its 4th edition of ‘Jewel Talks’, a monthly interactive platform between both industry experts and aspirants pursuing a career in the gems & jewellery industry. The once-a-month program was held at GIA, Mumbai for which the spokesperson was Ms. Hetal Vakil, Founder, Vakil’s Institute of Jewellery Design, Mr. Binit Bhatt, CEO, GJSCI. The event was attended by members of Women Jewellers Association (WJA) and GIA Students.
The event commenced with a warm welcome followed by industry experts speaking on key issues of gems & jewellery industry where Ms. Hetal Vakil spoke on the topic ‘Luxury Selling – Next Level’ and Mr. Binit Bhatt enlightened the audience on ‘emotional intelligence’.
GJSCI has been actively involved in uplifting the working conditions of artisans and shaping up the unorganized gems & jewellery sector through various initiatives. Jewel Talks, as one such activity was commenced in January earlier this year where students were enabled to knowledge and insights from the movers & shakers of the industry. Jewel received tremendous response from experts and learners both right from the first interactive session and is an integral part of GJSCI’s overall process in training and spreading the industrial knowledge.
“Events like Jewel Talks are grooming grounds for the next-gen custodians of Gems & Jewellery Industry. I feel bodies like GJSCI should host such interactive sessions like Jewel Talks. It has been an amazing experience interacting with the fresh talent and learning the new perspective they bring in” said Ms. Hetal Vakil, Founder, Vakil’s Institute of Jewellery Design.
“Jewel Talks is an integral path for GJSCI that leads towards our ultimate goal of a well-organized Gems & Jewellery Industry. Through this, we are welcoming the young talent to come and explore this sector through the unparalleled experience of industry experts. This will encourage the youth to choose gems & jewellery as a career and in-turn carve a better future to the industry”, Mr. Premkumar Kothari, Chairman, GJSCI.
“We started off with Jewel Talks as a raw concept and are now overwhelmed to see immense response driven by this initiative. The industry is always looking for fresh and young talent and Jewel Talks is the platform through which the same can be absorbed into the industry. Over the last 4 months, we have seen the number of attendees only growing which indicates a promising future of the gems & jewellery sector”, Mr. Binit Bhatt, CEO, GJSCI.