KGK Group: Our Story

The KGK difference
Their unique vertically integrated business is spread from mines-to- retail, marking their invincible presence across the pipeline of the gems & jewellery industry and translating it into a value chain offering considerable competitive advantages.

Fast facts

  • Headquartered in Hong Kong
  • 12,000-member team
  • Active in Asia, Americas, Europe, Africa, Australia

Our story

The KGK Group originated in 1905 when Shri Keshrimalji Kothari began trading Burmese coloured gemstones in Jaipur, India. His principled and passionate approach is evident today throughout our company. Inspired by his father’s vision, Shri Ghisilalji Kothari helped establish our tradition for innovation and diversity, and led the group’s initial growth and expansion.

The company prospered exponentially and grew into a leading multinational corporation under our third generation leadership. We continue to conduct our business according to the highest principles of faith, respect and integrity that guided our founders.

Shri Keshrimal Kothari
(1884 – 1956)
Shri Ghisilal Kothari
(1915 – 1975)

Leadership

Milestones