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Bradford alumnus dazzles at Duke of York Awards


An alumnus from the University of Bradford received Royal approval from HRH The Duke of York for his business enterprise, Diamonds & Diamonds Ltd.

Karan Aswani collected The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award from The Duke himself at a special awards ceremony, organised and hosted by the University of Huddersfield.

Karan Aswani established his London based Jewellery Company in December 2013 after completing a BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree at the University of Bradford before going on to becoming qualified with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

His company, Diamonds & Diamonds Ltd supplies loose, polished diamonds and finished jewellery pieces to retail jewellers, private jewellers, and e-commerce jewellery companies in the UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, Hong Kong, Australia, and the Caribbean.

Karan said: “Perhaps the most significant moment of achieving this award was being able to reflect over the journey. Every decision and experience faced in the past few years educated me towards building a stronger foundation for the company to grow on. I’d like to thank the University of Bradford for the nomination. Meeting HRH Prince Andrew will always be a defining moment in my life."

Karan believes that customer service is key, and continually strives towards exceeding the expectations of his clients. Rather than solely focusing on what the jewellery industry is producing and marketing. His focus is on addressing what the customer wants, whilst balancing value for money and timeless designs.

Diamonds & Diamonds Ltd works with both retail and wholesale clients and aims to provide high quality diamonds, at fair market prices, with exceptional customer service.

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