Milestones

Milestones

Milestone Year
Establishment of Gitanjali as a single company, cutting and polishing diamonds for the jewellery trade at Surat, Gujarat 1966
Awarded a DTC Sight through a promoter group company 1967
Incorporated as a limited company ‘Gitanjali Gems Private Limited’ 1986
One of the early diamond manufacturers to begin jewellery manufacturing with factory in SEEPZ 1991
Converted into a public limited company ‘Gitanjali Gems Limited’ 1994
Launched the first branded jewellery line in India – Gili 1994
First jeweller to enter modern retailing formats / department stores with SIS and first Gili counter 1994
First Exclusive Brand Outlet — Gili Standalone store 1999
Major expansion with a number of new brands – both individually and as part of joint DTC programmes – Nakshatra, Asmi, Sangini 2001-05
Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Gitanjali Gems Limited 2006
First Indian company to acquire major US retail chains – Rogers and Samuels 2006-07
Acquisition of Giantti Italia SRL 2010-11
Acquisition of DIT Group, Italy having brands like Stefan Hafner, Io Si, Porrati, Nouvelle Bague 2010-11
Acquisition of Italian jewellery brand Valente 2010-11
Launched the new age metal, Lumineux Uno 2016