Receiving the IGJA Award
Pioneering and visionary Palanpuri diamantaire Sevantilal Premchand Shah, Founder Partner of Venus Jewel was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd India Gem & Jewellery Awards (IGJA 2016) hosted by The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) for his innumerable contributions to the advancement of the industry. The award was presented by Maharashtra Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis in the presence of many leading lights from the gem and jewellery industry.
The IGJA Souvenir released on the occasion gives an overview of Shah’s pathbreaking efforts in developing his business and in the process establishing many new benchmarks for the industry itself.
At his factory in Surat
Shah was born in 1948 in Vadgam, Banaskantha and established Venus Jewel along with elder brother Ramnikbhai with a perfection-oriented and scientific approach to managing the business from the very beginning.
Award from Gujarat Govt.
Shah was the first Gujarat convener of GJEPC and founded the Regional Office in Surat in 1987-88. He was also involved in the formation of the Surat Hira Bourse and the ‘Gem & Jewellery Park’ in Icchapore, Surat; and is now an active member of the Core Committee setting up the Surat Diamond Bourse.
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