Tag Archives: Jewellery

Stylemydiamonds.com: Customise your jewellery online

Stylemydiamonds.com, the retail wing of Diamonds Factory-London, was launched in India early this year, making its way into the competitive online retail scenario in the country. With its strong focus on educating consumers along with retailing a wide range of jewellery, the online retailer, aims at reaching consumers through offline lounges as well.

Nitin Raj, Chief Marketing Officer, Stylemydiamonds.com shares what the brand brings on platter for the Indian consumers.

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  • iGrow: From Europe and the US, how did India emerge as the next best place to be? What kind of R&D was done before the entry and any special findings?

Nitin Raj (NR): India is a challenging market and we took two years before we officially launched as we wanted other players to test the waters before we enter into the market. We had been keeping a close watch on the players who were entering into the Indian market and all the tactics they were following to attract customers to buy online.

We have always believed that the product has to be so good, that it sells by itself and we do not have to go and sell it. Indian market is still not ready for making extremely large purchases online due to the fear factor, though transactions between Rs 8,000 – Rs 50,000 is fine, anything beyond that the customer wants to have the trust factor. This is the reason why we have opened our first lounge in Mumbai. So the trust can be established that we are here to stay. Continue reading Stylemydiamonds.com: Customise your jewellery online

Mirari Jewels goes online

With an aim to reach easily the today’s busy women, especially the entrepreneurs and working women, Mirari Jewels takes its brand and products online with www.mirari.com.

Along with the outlets in metro cities, the digital shop will serve as an extraordinary platform to jewellery lovers of all age groups as it will showcase the creative and magnificent designs of Mira Gulati, the creative head at Mirari.

At the Mirari online store, the consumers can choose from a wide variety of pendants, rings, ethnic and fancy earrings, traditional and contemporary bangles, elegant bracelets and neckpieces. The collection is priced from Rs 8,000 onwards. The portal shall tailor its designs to meet each client’s personality and unique sense of style.

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Sharing the excitement of going digital, Mira Gulati expressed, “Being an entrepreneur myself I understand how busy today’s woman is. Along with managing professional and personal life, she is expected to be presentable all the time. Understanding the time constraints, the customer does not have to personally visit the store, the online store will help our customers to make the purchase at their own time and convenience. They will also have the option to design their own jewellery with us. We want our customers to have maximum choice and flexibility in terms of designs and shopping.”

Shopping & selling with Juvalia & You just a tap away

The jewellery and accessories e-retailer, Juvalia & You, now comes to your mobile devices as it launches shopping app.

The app that allows direct selling and buying, is available in its beta version and can be installed on Android v2.2 and iPhone. It is primarily intended to be a fully functional version of the website to enable the stylists (direct sellers) of Juvalia & You to be empowered while on the go. It enables them to view catalogues, place orders, process online payments, further facilitating their ability to do robust business.

The app has an average user review rating of 4.6/5 and has already witnessed 250 downloads since its launch.

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Speaking on the launch, Mr. Chaitanya Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, Juvalia & You said, “The idea behind the app is to further galvanize sales of the exceptional jewellery designs on our website. It is also intended to empower the stylists/direct sellers so that they have access to the design catalogues anytime – anywhere and can process sales and payments on the go. At Juvalia & You, we are continuously attempting to ease the selling processes for our stylists to improve the efficiency of the business. The app caters to this overall objective. ”

 

Gitanjali Jewels explores beyond boundaries; opens store in Kathmandu

Gitanjali Jewels, one of India’s leading organised jewellery retailer, has gone overseas as it opens its 101th store in Nepal.

Opened at the capital city, Kathmandu, the store is aimed at reaching to the unorganised market of the country.

The store presently is running special offers in the store to gain ground in the market.

“10 Must Haves” this weekend – Jewellery Special

With the festive season starting from today we bring to you some great jewellery options for you to wear. The pieces are surely going to make you look your exquisite best on all the occassions and fesitivities in store. Hope you enjoy your season of festival.

Continue reading “10 Must Haves” this weekend – Jewellery Special

Khadim raises Rs 90 crore funds from Reliance Equity

The footwear brand, Khadim India, with its expansion plan in place, has raised Rs 90 crore from Reliance Equity. The funds will be utilised towards the brand expansion and also getting over with its existing debts.

The money infused will be locked in for three years, post which the brand will go for an IPO. Currently, the company has issued compulsorily convertible debentures worth Rs 90 crore to Reliance Equity which will be converted into equity shares by end of this fiscal.

Khadim’s 90 per cent business is footwear while they also run four gold jewellery retail stores in the name of Sona Khazana.

Amazon.in expands product category portfolio

Amazon.in is expanding its reach to the consumers strongly as within a weeks time it ads four new product categories to its portfolio. The categories include fashion, lifestyle, home and kitchen.

The new addition takes the number of products available to 27,500 and brands to 180.

While with fashion and lifestyle, the marketplace brings two new stores: fashion jewellery and watches. Under home and kitchen category, the products available will include small appliances, kitchenware, dining, home furnishings, home décor, home organization and more.

For the home and kitchen, the brands that Amazon has tied up with brands which includes Wonderchef, OneTouch, MOM Italy, Unravel India, Prime etc. While for jewellery they are a lot of boutique designers including Isharya; ‘Valliyan’ by Nitya Arora, Bansri, ‘Maya’ b y Rosalind Pereira;  ‘Made by M’, to name a few; the watches are from some leading brands including Casio, Timex, Titan, Fastrack, Fossil, Esprit, Tommy Hilfiger, Sonata, Citizen, Disney, Diesel, DKNY, Guess and more.

Art-ticklers

Art-ticklers is going to be a new feature on iGrow where we would get to know about a person who is passionate about any form of art and has been able to successfully turn his/her passion into a profession.’Creativepreneur‘ is the term we would also like to associate with them. You can be an painter, fashion designer, sculptor, jewellery designer, shoe/bag designer, baker, chef…..or someone offering unique services (stylist, makeup artist…..) the list is endless.

 I am sure that you all have at some point or the other come across a bright, young, enthusiastic, individual full of zeal and drive who is living his/her dream. We at iGrow would love to feature you and know your growth story.

We have a criteria for selecting these Art-ticklers:

  • Young & started out in the last 5 years
  • Different from the league ( some thing unique about your products)
  • Have an interesting story to share
  • All categories are welcome
  • Pictures ( we love them!)

So drop in your stories along with your picture ( yes ….you the entrepreneur) & the picture of your products or services and we shall be happy to feature you. Mail us at editorigrow@gmail.com.

 

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iGrow recomends: Must visit exhibitions this September!!

 

With the festive season round the corner each city in India  gears up to host a series of events & exhibitions.  From fashion & lifestyle, to jewellery, to home decor,  and not to miss the ever so popular Bridal fests. The lifestyle expos exhibit numerous upcoming as well as established fashion & lifestyle designers. ( visit these to update your wardrobe, for the latest accessories, gift solutions … or to just have a look at the pretty things)

Other than these we have the always popular (among the city’s young girls & brides to be) the Wedding exhibitions. These are a must visit for any bridezilla offering a wide variety of products ( designer wedding outfits , invites, decor artists, gifts, photographers….list is endless) vendors, service providers all under one roof. So what are you waiting for?? Give these exhibitions a must visit!! iGrow brings to you the must visit exhibition list…aaah the love for retail.

 

List of Exhibitions 2013 

3 Sep: London Market, Welcome Sheraton Hotel, Saket

4-5 Sep: Women Shopping Carnival, Hotel Tuli, Nagpur

4-5 Sep: Jalsa, The Ashok, New Delhi

6-8 Sep: Wedding Asia, The Ashok, New Delhi

6-8 Sep: Timeless Jewels, Hyatt Regency, New Delhi

6-7 Sep: Boutiques of India, Hotel Clark Awadh, Lucknow

13-15 Sep: Times Gehena, YMCA Club,Ahemdabad

13-15 Sep: Wedding Asia, Hotel Sayaji, Indore

14-15 Sep: Celebrating Vivaha, Gurgaon

14-15 Sep: Grand Asian Wedding Week, Hotel JW Marriot, Chandigarh

17-18 Sep: Bridal Affair, Hotel Ramada, Jalandhar 

26 Sep: Sajja , Mumbai

28-30 Sep: Jewellery Wonder, New Delhi

Do write in if there are more exhibitions you would like us to list here at iGrow.

 

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Titan goes online with consumer products

A leading name in timepieces, jewellery and accessories, Titan Industries has moved with the stride to launch its online selling portal. The new online retail portal, www.titan.co.in, will be dedicated to the consumer brands including Tanishq, Titan Eye+, Fastrack and others, under its umbrella.

The site will be selling more than 6000 products, delivering to more than 5000 pincodes within 3-5 days of order placement.

The product selection has been made easy with filters including gender, style, strap and others. Continue reading Titan goes online with consumer products