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IDCA Hands Out Awards in Tucson

Events & AwardsFeb 15, 2024

IDCA Hands Out Awards in Tucson

The association also celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Indian Diamond and Colorstone Association (IDCA) awards
During AGTA GemFair Tucson, the Indian Diamond and Colorstone Association presented four awards to honorees, pictured left to right, Sam Rahmanan, Bobby Jain, Vinay Kothari, Sara Rahmanan, Ron Rahmanan, and Michael Bruder.
Tucson, Ariz.—The Indian Diamond and Colorstone Association (IDCA) hosted its annual Tucson awards ceremony and celebrated its 40th anniversary on Feb. 1 during AGTA GemFair Tucson.

IDCA founding member Haridas Kotahwala, who recently was elected president of the organization again, expressed gratitude to attendees in an address highlighting the significance of the show.

He also recognized the following honorees for their contributions to the association.

Vinay Kothari of Precious Trade Inc. won the “Business Leadership Award – Colorstone;” Bobby Jain of Fana won the award for “Designer of the Year – Fine Jewelry;” Sara Gem Corp. won the “Outstanding Achievement Award – Gemstones;” and Gübelin Gem Lab New York took home the “Excellence in Gemology” award.
Kothari expressing gratitude for the recognition and said it was a privilege to be acknowledged by IDCA. 

He also extended appreciation to his family, noting their support throughout his 50 years in the business. He mentioned the business’ survival and growth, attributing it to their commitment to delivering the best products and services.

Jain applauded IDCA’s collaborations in the gemstone community and extended congratulations to the organization for its efforts. He acknowledged the contributions of all senior members in the community and said he was proud to embrace both his Indian and American heritage.  

Jain emphasized the importance of collaboration over competition and expressed his excitement for the next generation’s potential. 

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Sara Rahmanan from Sara Gem Corp., along with her sons Ron and Sam Rahmanan, thanked IDCA for organizing the event. 

They also thanked Kothari for his support while growing their business, Kotahwala and IDCA for “fostering a familial atmosphere,” and other IDCA members for their influence. 

On behalf of Gübelin Gem Lab, Bruder, the head of the lab in New York, expressed gratitude to all for recognizing the lab, which is celebrating its 101st anniversary.

Bruder thanked customers for encouraging the lab’s expansion into multiple areas and said the company looks forward to continued growth and collaboration worldwide.

Finally, he said the award serves as a testament to their hard work, mission, and professionalism.

The evening ended with a note of thanks by IDCA Secretary Manoj Bhandari.

Founded in 1984, the IDCA is a New York-based not-for-profit comprised of diamantaires, colored stone dealers and jewelry manufacturers from India whose businesses are based in the United States.

The organization’s goal is to give its members a voice and provide a platform to connect, network and share and to promote ethical business practices.

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