KIRAN GEMS is the World’s Largest Manufacturer of Natural Diamonds and India’s Premier Diamantaire, establishing benchmarks not just for sheer scale of operations, but also for product quality, precision and variety, integration of technology, manufacturing and wider social responsibility.
At one end of the chain we work with established and leading mining companies including De Beers, Alrosa, Dominion Diamonds and others, while at the other, our client list covers many of the world’s best and most revered jewellery and watch manufacturers, retailers and brands.
Today’s giant had modest beginnings, but grew rapidly after it was set up by Mr Vallabhbhai Patel, Mr Babubhai Patel and Mr Mavjibhai Patel. In 1985, it began diamond manufacturing operations, and ever since there has been steady expansion both in India and globally, with advances both in terms of the range of product offerings as well as quality and service.
Success in business has been driven by the willingness to evolve, to adapt to the needs of a constantly changing environment. This approach is itself deeply rooted in the Company’s philosophical outlook, or should we say way of life. Trust, integrity, ethics are the cornerstones of the set up that Kiran has established and the five Ps – principle, passion, partnership, progress and performance – are the guiding sutras of its success.
Deliver “The Kiran Experience” to our Global Clientele through an unmatched bouquet of products and services of the highest quality, backed by the assurance of our world class manufacturing infrastructure, continuous appraisal and consistent innovation.
To be the preferred diamantaire to the world by embracing the core values of :
A self-taught entrepreneur and Founder of Kiran Gems, Mr. Patel is the
driving force behind Kiran’s emergence as a global leader in diamond
manufacturing contributing both with his strategic vision and sharp business
acumen. He entered the industry over four decades ago and has steadily
worked his way up to the very top, gaining a hands-on understanding of every
stage of diamond manufacturing.
With this rich experience garnered over time, he has developed a special expertise in procurement of rough diamonds and manufacturing techniques and has played a key role in the Group’s development in both these fields. His simple vision, formulated without any formal training in business management was “Expand and grow based on a firm ethos and commitment.”
Mr Patel’s willingness to keep abreast of the latest developments in technology and management practices has helped him provide an overall vision and leadership to the Group, founded on a firm commitment to “transparency in operations” and “equal respect to every individual in the organization”.
Fired by a philanthropist’s passion, Mr Patel has extended generous support to a number of projects in health care, education and other fields.
A first-generation entrepreneur of Kiran Gems, Mr. Patel is a charismatic business leader with over three decades of experience. His vision in the spheres of finance and strategy gave thrust and direction to the Group’s expansion plans globally, and his grasp of marketing and distribution guided the entry into varied global markets. With his skill and expertise in handling the financial aspects of the business, Mr Patel oversees the Group’s Global Finance and Business Development operations, but continues to firmly believe that “learning is a continuous process”.
Mr Lakhani is a self-trained diamantaire with hands-on learning across all major functions of the business. With more than two decades of experience, he now leads the global sales and distribution effort, evolving appropriate branding & marketing strategies and building customer relations systems. He has led initiatives for establishing the certified diamond business of the Group, steering the IT integration across departments and locations and evolving CRM techniques for diamonds above 0.18 carats and all certified diamonds. His approach: “Planning and strategizing precedes implementation”.
Having entered the diamond business at the young age of 17, Mr Lakhani is a
self-made entrepreneur who learnt the skills required to lead a global
business entirely on the job. The hands-on experience he gained by
personally working in every department – from rough assortment, mapping,
planning, cleaving, bruting and sawing to polishing, grading and sales, has
helped him emerge as a highly respected and much loved leader. Alongside he
also completed a diamond grading course and received training in sales as
well as leadership development and management, enabling him to develop a
prowess in managing business finances and making financial projections.
Mr Lakhani is well known for his problem solving abilities and his leadership in formulating strategies and ensuring their implementation. As Director (Global Sales) he is responsible for the Group’s marketing strategies, global sales and distribution of loose diamonds. He is credited for developing the company’s global network, restructuring certain operations to enhance the quality of client servicing, developing employee welfare programmes and playing a key role in the rise of Kiran Gems to its No 1 position in the industry.
Mr Lakhani’s core belief is to “work intelligently and vigorously at a given task and complete it with maximum efficiency”, as this enables both the company and its clients to grow.
Sheer scale is important, but for us,
excellence goes beyond size. It encompasses an
eye for detail, a
passion for excellence and a commitment to deliver.
This unique mix is what makes Kiran Gems a diamantaire par excellence, unmatched in its ability to deliver large volumes of high quality diamonds again and again.
Let’s start with the size of our facilities, which are the largest in the world. With a huge number of specialized manufacturing units covering a significant area, Kiran processes a massive amount of Natural Rough diamonds and is the world’s largest manufacturer of polished natural diamonds each year.
Clearly this provides employment on a truly humungous scale. Yet, apart from the actual numbers, what stands
out is the rigorous training and continuous on-job
upskilling processes that we have put in place. It results in a team that is
committed to excellence, practiced and works with precision and maintains schedules
with strict discipline.
Our heavy investment in technology brings in the final ingredient. Kiran is the largest user of advanced tech systems in the diamond industry worldwide. We are the only large company globally to do 100% of planning and marking of rough diamonds on Sarine machines. And we were the first to install AMS and M-Screen machines.
This combination of scale and skills has enabled us to reach the ultimate pinnacle of success.
Our product offerings too, have the distinctive stamp of Kiran Gems – with a focus on both breadth and beauty.
We offer clients an unmatched range of products in rounds, pears, marquise, princess, emerald, cushion and heart shaped diamonds to choose from. A huge spectrum of sizes, qualities and packages. A selection of both certified and non-certified goods. Sizes ranging from the smallest up to 3 carats. Multiple options for certification. Extended inventories and a variety of assorted parcels.
The rough diamonds used are 100% natural and purchased from ethical sources only. Manufacturing, at our state-of-the-art manufacturing set up, takes place under strict supervision, and the resultant polished is packaged into nearly 2,000 standard assortments. Each parcel goes through a thorough quality check and is also screened on synthetic detection machines bought from De Beers and HRD, before entering the market.
The results – near unlimited choice of a variety of quality products.
|Non-Certified Round Shape||Non-Certified Fancy Shape||Certified Round Shape||Certified Fancy Shape||Certified Fancy Color|
|Clarity||IF to Pique||VVS to Pique||IF to SI2||IF to SI2||IF to I2|
|Size||0.005 Carats to 3 Carats||0.005 Carats to 3 Carats||0.18 Carats to 3 Carats||0.50 Carats to 3 Carats||0.20 Carats to 5 Carats|
|Colour||D-H, I-J, K-L||D-H, I-J, K-L||D-M||D-M||Fancy|
|Certification||NA||NA||GIA/IGI/HRD/ NGTC/IIDGR||GIA/IGI/HRD/ IIDGR||GIA|
Kiran offers certified round brilliant diamonds in clarities ranging from IF to SI2 and sizes 0.18 carats to 3.00 carats in 3VG Up (Cut, Polish and Symmetry) including a significant number of Triple-Excellent cut stones. Fancy shape diamonds are offered in clarities ranging from IF to SI2 and in sizes 0.50 carats to 3 carats.
Kiran offers non-certified diamonds in round and fancy shapes ranging from IF to Pique and sizes 0.005 carats size to 3 carats with superior makes. 95% of the goods offered are white round brilliant diamonds and 10% to 12% are of fancy shapes.
- Microscope assorted parcels
- Calibrated diamond parcel services
- Colorless and H&A diamonds’ assortment services
- Specific color program as per customer’s need
- Bespoke quality sorting services
- Customers specific product coding
- Regular subscribed product update mail services
- Diamond support collaboration services
- Laser inscription as per the brand’s requirement
- Provides goods with the grading as per Kiran’s parameters to save the cost of Certification
Kiran Gems has developed a well-balanced, effective and profitable product distribution strategy to serve clients from different parts of the world. Steered from its headquarters in Mumbai, the Group, now the largest manufacturer in the world, has a global reach that extends to Dubai, Hong Kong, China, Belgium, Australia and the US, covering all the major diamond consuming markets, as well as the world’s most well-known brands and manufacturers of jewellery and watches.
Distribution Kiran Gems also has its own professional marketing teams and distribution channels spread across USA, Australia, Belgium and Far East.
Our online e-commerce portal delivers multiple advantages to our clients, ensuring that they can browse our large inventory as efficiently and easily as possible, and still providing every detail of each stone, as well as the opportunity to explore its physical characteristics almost as easily as if they were actually viewing it in our office. Moreover, this ‘store’ is open 24x7, is accessible anywhere in the world with stock being updated in real time.
We firmly believe that businesses should never be separated from society, they exist for each other. It is the core of our company philosophy which gives equal importance to People, Planet and Profit. In other words, Philanthropy is a key aspect of our business strategy.
Employee welfare is also given adequate importance. All have been gifted Life Insurance Policies as well.
In addition, Kiran Gems has received a number of awards for its remarkable work from other independent bodies.
Working at Kiran is a challenging, yet satisfying experience. The company environment is dynamic, constantly evolving to set newer and higher benchmarks for quality and service. Roles and responsibilities are clearly defined, and ethical frameworks are firmly established, yet, innovative and creative thinking is encouraged, individual initiative and performance is recognized, and every achiever is duly rewarded.
At Kiran, you learn to establish new frontiers, ensuring that every need of our clients is not only met, but exceeded.
And, in case your work profile and experience does not match with these opportunities, you can still mail us your CV. We are always on the lookout for candidates with outstanding track records!
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