How to export jewelry from India: A detailed guide for sellers

From fine to fashion and gold to silver - a range of jewelry products can be exported from India. In this blog, learn about the documents required and how to export gems and jewelry from India in a simple way.
jewellery export from India
The Indian jewelry sector is one of the largest industries in the world, contributing to about 14% of the total merchandise exports of the country1. India is known for its artistic creativity in jewelry designs and cuts across the globe. Owing to its rich heritage and culture, the country has a varied range of jewelry types that are popular in the international markets like kundan, copper, silver, gold and ivory, among others.

With the increasing use and trust in e-commerce websites, international customers are more inclined to purchase jewelry online, leading to higher demand and opportunities for sellers and exporters from India. To assist jewelry exporters, the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) was set up, which undertakes various activities for the promotion of the industry.

What is Gems and Jewellery Export Promotional Council?

Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) is an apex body set up by the Government of India and supported by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry2. It is responsible for driving India’s export-led growth in the jewelry sector in both domestic and international markets.

Documents required to export jewelry from India

Following are the documents required to export jewelry from India3:
1. Permanent Account Number (PAN)
2. Authorized Dealer Code (AD code)
3. Goods and Services Tax Identification Number (GSTIN)
4. Importer-Exporter Code (IEC) by DGFT
5. PAN based Business Identification Number (BIN) from the Customs departments
6. Registration cum membership certificate (RCMC) by GJEPC
7. Certificate of Origin
8. Certificate of Insurance

Apart from the above-mentioned document requirements, depending on the shipping mode and importing country, a few other documents might need to be obtained.

How to export jewelry from India?

Among the many countries that India exports its jewelry to, USA, UK, Japan and other countries in Europe are some of the top importers. This includes fine and fashion jewelry of varied colors, types and designs. A simple and easy way to export from India is via e-commerce exports program Amazon Global Selling. Shreya Vora, an Indian seller, took the e-commerce route to export her jewelry from India to international marketplaces via Amazon. She registered as an Amazon global seller in 2015 and took her business Aheli to Amazon USA. Soon, the brand caught the attention of millions of global customers who loved the bright and beautiful ethnic accessories from India. With increased sales, especially during Amazon's international events like Black Friday sale, Aheli saw an increasing Year-on-Year growth.
We have been achieving a robust 50% Y-o-Y growth over the last three years, and have quickly become a top-selling Indian jewelry brand on Amazon.
Shreya VoraFounder, Aheli
Even you can easily register and export from India with Amazon Global Selling. Here’s how you can export jewelry from India:

Register your business

First, you must register your export business with Amazon Global Selling. You don’t have to be an existing Amazon India seller. The registration can be done online on Seller Central in 15 minutes. You’ll need the following documents to register:
• ID proof (Aadhar, driving license or passport)
• Business address proof (Bank statement)
• Credit card (international-transactions enabled)
Amazon seller registration

List your products

Once you have successfully registered to sell globally on Amazon, you can list your products. Remember to follow tips on how to list your products include attractive pictures and descriptions that’s clear to international customers. You can also seek help from third party service providers.
How to list your products on Amazon

Ship & receive payments

Once a customer places an order, you can choose to deliver by yourself or you can opt for Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA). Under FBA, Amazon takes care of shipping, delivery, returns and customer concerns. Once a customer purchases your product, Amazon credits the money in your bank account in the currency of your choice.
Amazon FBA

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we export gold jewelry?
Yes, you can export jewelry from India in an easy way with Amazon Global Selling. Register in 15 minutes and export gold jewelry to 18+ marketplaces across 200+ countries and territories including USA, UK, Australia, UAE and more.
How do I get an export certificate for jewelry?
To start a jewelry export business from India, you might need a list of documents depending on your destination country and shipping mode along with IEC, PAN, GSTIN and AD code.
Published on November 25, 2021.

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*Map not to scale. The map has been used for design and representational purpose only, it does not depict the geographical boundaries of the country. These do not conform to the external boundaries of India recognized by the Survey of India.

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