Gems and Jewellery sector contributes around 7% of India's GDP, and 16% of total merchandise exports.


FDI in the sector under automatic route.


in primarily gems was imported in 2017-18.


of global jewellery consumption comes from India


FDI in diamond and gold ornaments over 2000–2019


out of every 14 diamonds sold worldwide, passes through India


diamong cutting and polishing centre in the world, exporting around 93% of local production


expected valuation of India's gems and jewellery sector by 2022, from US$60b in 2017

338.7 tonnes

of gold traded in India between January to June 2018, one of the world's largest markets


of cut and polished diamonds exported during 2018-19, or 77% of total sector trade


India’s largest jewellery park being built in Navi-Mumbai with over 5,000 jewellery units


of overall market size expected by 2022 from around US$60bn in 2017.

Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council

91 22 26544600

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The GJEPC is the apex body of the gems & jewellery industry, representing almost 6,000 exporters in the sector.

Gemological Institute of America

+91 22 4085 1500

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GIA has been serving the Indian gem & jewellery industry since 2004.

Bharat Diamond Bourse

+91 22 3392 1500

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With over 4,000 members engaged in import and export, BDB is engaged in manufacturing and marketing of rough and polished diamonds.

Bureau of Indian Standards


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The Product Certification Schemes of BIS aims at providing third party assurance of quality, safety and reliability of products to the customer.

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

+91-11-46042222, 26150101-04

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The Federation of Indian Export Organisations represents the Indian entrepreneurs spirit of enterprise in the global market.

investment opportunities

  • Gems & Jewellery employs over 4.6m workers and is expected to employ 8.2m by 2022.
  • Investment in setting up gems and jewellery parks to expand participation in value chain.
  • Expansion of capacity from processing gems to designing and making jewellery items.
  • Opportunities in commercialisation of India's traditional jewelry designs and techniques.

key investors

India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive and capital establishments


India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive, and capital establishments