The VGL group is a professionally managed fully integrated Electronic Retailer of Jewelry and Lifestyle Products. VGL was founded as Vaibhav Enterprises in 1980 and was incorporated as Vaibhav Gems Limited in 1989. Ever since, we’ve grown to serve millions of people around the world through Jewelry TV shopping channels in the UK and the USA broadcasting 24/7 live in over 116 Million homes. We also offer our products through the internet in US and UK, the revenue share of which is growing rapidly as a percentage of total retail revenue. Apart from electronic retailing through the B2C channels (Shop LC & TJC), we also engage in traditional B2B wholesale distribution through STS Jewels and sourcing through STS Gems that serve various retail chains in USA and UK.
VGL’s corporate office, as well as the core manufacturing facility, are located in Jaipur, India, and currently employ approximately 1200 people. We started as a gemstone manufacturer and then in 1996-97 in an attempt to achieve forward integration, VGL went for the IPO establishing a world-class jewelry manufacturing unit for export of gem-studded gold jewelry. The first unit was set up in 1997 at Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur. In the year 1999, we set up a new 100% Export Oriented Unit at Export Promotion Industrial Area, Sitapura, Jaipur.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Shop LC is a multi-channel retailer with a 24/7 home shopping TV channel and an E-Commerce business. The channel was launched on December 1, 2008, and now with a reach of over 80 million households, Shop LC is one of the fastest growing Jewelry and Lifestyle retail businesses in the US.
The Jewellery Channel is a British falling-price auction-style home shopping channel and an online retailer specializing in jewelry and gemstones. The channel was launched on April 4, 2006, and currently broadcasts 24 hours a day. TJC offers more than 15,000 varieties of luxury products along with an impressive selection of gifts for all occasions and budgets. For the UK and Republic of Ireland alone, TJC broadcasts to more than 30 million homes, making itself a well-known household name.
STS handles the wholesale and sourcing operations of the Group. STS supplies fine jewelry and gemstones to the leading retail chains in the world. Incorporated in New York, USA in June 1996, the company mainly handles the sales and distribution functions of the group. The company's spacious facilities in the Long Island City, presently house the marketing, customer relationship, inventory, and shipping departments, manned by over 65 employees.
STS group was formed in Hong Kong over 20 years back. It was the major operations center for colored gemstones and is now performing a key role in the development of high-end jewelry for the group. STS Gems Hong Kong is leveraging the capabilities of Hong Kong based designers and the cost efficiency of Chinese manufacturers for its special range of jewelry. Special work such as Opal Inlay is being carried out in Hong Kong.
STS Gems Thailand handles the sourcing operations of the Group. Thailand is a known hub for plain jewelry and stones such as Ruby and Sapphire. STS sources all this Jewelry from Thailand in addition to the Artisan Crafted Jewelry of Thailand which is highly known and acclaimed.
Bali is also a manufacturing hub for plain jewelry for VGL. The world famous ‘Bali Legacy’ jewelry is also sourced from here.