HARI KRISHNA EXPORTS PVT. LTD. (HK), a pioneer in the diamond industry, dominated the recently concluded CIBJO World Jewellery Confederation Event last October 3-5 at the City Palace Jaipur, India.
CIBJO is the oldest international jewellery association in the world and will celebrate 100 years in Year 2026, according to CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri in his welcome address. “This event marks a historic moment as it is the first time that CIBJO Congress is being held on Indian soil”, said Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.
Topics of discussion ranged from responsible sourcing and sustainability to internationally recognised standards, reflecting the pressing concerns of the jewellery trade. This 2023 Congress hosted by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and the National Gem & Jewellery Council of India (NGJCI) focuses on Responsible Sourcing, Sustainability, and ESG practices, emphasising ethical and environmentally conscious approaches – all of which are top items on the portfolio of HK Group and it’s philanthropic arm Dholakia Foundation.
With that, CIBJO handed over a prestigious award to HK Founder and Chairman Savji Dholakia in recognition of his exceptional leadership in the sector. His consistent dedication and contributions have propelled the company’s achievements leading to significant breakthroughs in the entire jewellery industry. Furthermore, Chairman Dholakia was recognized for his work on water and environmental conservation having developed 140 lakes and planted 2.8 million trees.
“Our commitment to sustainability is not just a business choice, it’s a moral imperative. We are committed to back up honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a Sustainable Bharat, and through our actions, we are transforming the jewellery industry into a responsible and ethical one”, said HK CEO Brijesh Dholakia during one of the bilateral meetings that HK organised. As a driving force ensuring HK’s principles of ‘Diamond with a Heart’ is embodied in its sustainable practices, especially as sustainability being a key theme of the CIBJO Congress gathering sustainability executives from Cartier and Kering, co-founders of the Watches and Jewellery Initiative 2030 which HK is also a member.
The second generation leader who organised the Gala Night during the 2023 United Nations Conference in New York elaborated the company’s commitment to ethical sourcing and sustainable business practices worldwide.
Dholakia Foundation CEO Keziah Theresse Gerosano, on the other hand, expounded on the milestones of Dholakia Foundation in collaborating top-down from UN agencies down to local communities in ensuring data-driven sustainable development. In fact, Dholakia Foundation, together with the Government of Gujarat, will be hosting the first ever water festival in Amreli District – Jal Utsav. Dubbed as “India’s First Carbon Neutral and Eco-Friendly Festival”, this water festival is expected to gather thousands of locals and nationals, Indian government officials, and at least 5 United Nations Agencies and Member states, among many others.
This is just one of the longlist of SDG-anchored initiatives brought by the HK Group and Dholakia Foundation to the CIBJO World Jewellery Confederation Event as it actively participates in knowledge sharing and industry networking. Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. ensures integration of sustainability practices in diamond sourcing and manufacturing, transforming the jewellery industry into a beacon of ethical practices and environmental responsibility.
Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. (HK) is a leading diamond supplier with global presence in 86 countries. HK is known for its esteemed reputation in ethical sourcing of natural diamonds and leadership in social works. On top of that, the company is a pioneer contributor of UN’s Global Goals through the Dholakia Foundation’s initiatives such as massive water conservation and afforestation.