IIG hosts a tete-a-tete Brazilian Entrepreneur Ali Pastorini



IMG_3256The International Institute of Gemology (IIG), the city’s leading gemology institute hosted
Ms Ali Pastorini, co-owner of Del Lima Jewelry and President of Mujeres Brillantes for an
interactive session.

The session primarily revolved around women entrepreneurs in the male dominated Jewellery
Industry. Ali Pastorini who is the President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings
together approximately 1000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly
from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain, Italy and Germany. The mission of
Mujeres Brillantes is to help women in the jewelry and watchmaking sectors consolidate their
business in order to exchange professional skills and experience. She had a lively discussion
with the students and a few women entrepreneurs who were inspired by her drive to do good.
About IIG

Founded in Mumbai, the International Institute of Gemology (IIG), powered by SRDC, has
been one of India’s premier gemological institutes since 1965, and is helmed by Managing
Director, Mr Rahul Desai. IIG is affiliated with the University of Mumbai, having trained
1,00,000 students since its inception. It offers practical, market-oriented training in a variety
of courses on gems, diamonds, and jewellery designing and merchandising. The institute is
one of the few in India to offer training in rough diamond assortment. It is also the sole tutor
of the Venus Grading System, a highly precise system of diamond grading devised by leading
diamond manufacturers Venus Jewel.