It was in the year 1965 that young, enthusiastic and far sighted gem traders met in an old office room in Zaveri Bazaar Bombay to discuss and give shape to their dream of setting up a gemmological institute in the country. They were none other than Shri Kirtilal K. Doshi, Shri Rajendrakumar A. Shah, Shri Himmatbhai C. Jhaveri and the Late Shri Padmakant H. Jhaveri and Late Shri Pravin M. Nanavati. Thanks to their untiring efforts over the next six years, the Gemmological Institute of India was born in April 1971. The Gemmological Institute of India (GII) was established under the aegis of the Gem & Jewellery Exporters’ Association, Bombay. The institute is registered as a non-profit Public Charitable Trust.