Our History

 

Born into a legacy of gemology, AZEERA founder Puneet Agrawal carry their ancestors’ tradition of fine gems forward. For three generations, his family established themselves as colored stone traders in the renowned city of Jaipur, India. With AZEERA, Puneet draws upon his abundant knowledge and experience to continue his families’ heritage.

Puneet

 

Puneet’s family began working in the jewelry industry in 1944 when his grandfather started a high-end local ruby trade and export in Burma. The business continued to grow until 1962 when military rule overtook Burma. Puneet’s grandfather made the difficult decision to stay in Burma in the hopes that the dictatorship would end, but in 1966, after years of continued unrest, decided to move his entire family back to their hometown of Jaipur, India.

Business resumed in Jaipur and thrived as Puneet’s grandfather traded in rubies and sapphires throughout India. In 1974, his grandfather and uncles decided the business needed to branch out. His oldest uncle moved to Hong Kong where he opened an additional store.

Educated and trained as a doctor, Puneet’s father practiced medicine while working for the family business.

Meanwhile, Puneet’s uncle was doing well in Hong Kong so they decided to branch out further into the western hemisphere. In 1986, Puneet’s father made the biggest decision of his life. He stopped practicing medicine and moved to New York to deal in wholesale rubies and sapphires.

Eventually the family opened up two more offices in India, and one in Bangkok, Thailand. All of the businesses are active today and still specialize in wholesale rubies and sapphires.

 

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