India International Jewellery Week 2011 starts today, Sonam Kapoor to inaugurate

India International Jewellery Week (IIJW) is set for a grand opening show today with Gitanjali presents ‘Beti’, a presentation in association with Beti, a campaign against female foeticide. Dozens of celebs are expected to walk the ramp for the post-noon show. Sonam Kapoor, the brand ambassador for the event, will kickstart the show.

Below: Glimpses of IIJW collections of Anmol Jewellers and Gehna Jewellers.

Anmol Jewellers at IIJW  Gehna Jewellers at IIJW 

The jewellery designers and design houses scheduled to showcase at the five-day event include:

  • Gitanjali Group
  • Khyati (Eekani Jewels)
  • Sangam Chains
  • Amrapali
  • Gehna Jewellers
  • C Krishniah Chetty & Sons
  • Tanishq,Rosily Paul
  • Vijay Golecha (Golecha’s Jewels)
  • International Gemological Institute
  • Johara Jewels by Divya Ahuja
  • Scintillating Jewellery
  • Kays Jewels Pvt. Ltd
  • CVM Exports
  • GIA India
  • Dipti Amisha
  • Jewels Emporium
  • YS 18
  • Sawansukha Jewelllers Pvt. Ltd
  • Manubhai Gems Pvt. Ltd
  • Dwarkadas Chandumal Jewellers
  • Anmol Jewellers
  • Surana Gems & Jewellery
  • Laxmi Jewellery Exports Pvt. Ltd
  • Kashi Jewellers
  • Alpana Gujral
  • Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas

Below: From Eekani Jewels at IIJW, Dwarakadas Chandumal Jewellers at IIJW.

Eekani Jewels at IIJW 2011 Dwarakadas Chandumal Jewellers at IIJW

And if there’s jewellery, there’s bound to be glamour, high fashion, page three celebs and Bollywood. So fashion-watchers will see Sonam Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Bipasha Basu, Malaika Arora, Hema Malini, Zarine Khan, Kalki Koechlin, Zeenat Aman, Amrita Rao, Perizaad Zorabian and Feroze Gujral walk the ramp over the next few days.

IIJW will run from July 31 to August 4, 2011 in Mumbai. The event is organised by the Gem and Jewellery Promotion Council (GJEPC), and Sonam Kapoor is the brand ambassador for this edition of IIJW.