Gemfield’s ‘Retail Jeweler India Award’ given to Malabar Gold & Diamonds

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M.P Ahammed, chairman - Malabar Group, receives the Gemfield’s Retail Jeweler India Award from Praveen Shanker Pandai, president — Gem and Jewelry Export Council, and Gyan Shyam Dholakia, managing director — Harikrishna Exports Pvt Ltd. Shamlal Ahamed MP, Asher O, and Abdul Salam KP are present at the awards event held in Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. — Courtesy photo

MALABAR Gold & Diamonds, one of the Big 5 jewelry retailers received the ‘Retail Jeweler India Award’ for the special contributions to the gem and jewellery industry.

M.P Ahammed, chairman - Malabar Group, received the prestigious Gemfield’s Retail Jeweler India Award from Praveen Shanker Pandai, president — Gem and Jewelry Export Council, and Gyan Shyam Dholakia, managing director — Harikrishna Exports Pvt Ltd.

Shamlal Ahamed MP, managing director – International operations, Malabar Gold & Diamonds; Asher O, managing director - India Operations, Malabar Gold and Diamonds and Abdul Salam KP, group executive director – Malabar Group, were present at the awards event held in Grand Hyatt, Mumbai recently.

The panel of jury has selected from a list of over thousands of nominees from the industry for the coveted prize. Malabar Gold & Diamonds has also awarded the best television campaign award for the current year.

Retail Jeweler India Awards was established in 2005 by Soma Bhatta, editor & director, The Retail Jeweler India magazine, and Samit Bhatta, associate publisher, The Retail Jeweler India magazine, with the mission to take the $30 billion Retail Jewelery industry forward by creating a platform for recognizing the best work of the industry in fields of design, retail and marketing.

It is also known as India’s Oscars for the Retail jewelry industry and the only business awards specifically for retail jewelers in the country of 300,000 retail jewelers.

Malabar Gold & Diamonds is among the few companies which are vertically integrated comprising of bullion desk, design centers, manufacturing, distribution, retail and after sale services. This enables the retailer to offer its customers products and services that unique and offer unmatched value and quality.

It caters to a global audience supported by a team consisting of 16 nationalities that are proficient in 50+ different languages. Malabar Gold & Diamonds successfully manages multiple retail formats with presence in high streets, reputed malls, department stores and travel retail.

Malabar Gold & Diamonds is the flagship company of Malabar Group, a leading diversified Indian business conglomerate.

Established in 1993 in the Indian state of Kerala, Malabar Gold & Diamonds today has a strong retail network of over 180 outlets spread across nine countries, 13 wholesale units in addition to offices, design centers and factories spread across India, Middle East & Far East. With an annual turnover of $4.5 billion, the company currently ranks among the Big 5 jewelry retailers globally.

With 11 cluster manufacturing units in India and GCC – the company currently has 9 jewelry brands to cater to the discerning needs of customers. With headquarters in Kerala and branches across India, Middle East & Far East, Malabar Group is best known for its activities in the field of gold, diamonds, silver and lifestyle articles.

The group also operates MGD — Lifestyle Jewelry, a retail concept offering trendy and light weight jewelry that represents the independent and the modern woman through its designs and collections.

The group, owned by over 1,700 shareholders excels in quality products and services, has more than 10,000 professionals working for its continued success. Malabar Gold & Diamonds also features an online store – www.malabargoldanddiamonds.com providing customers the opportunity to purchase their favorite jewellery any time and on any day from the comfort of their home. — SG


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