About Us

With a small beginning in Burma, Universal Gems is now spread with offices in Hong Kong, Thailand & India, with associates located across the globe.

Celebrating 50 Years in Hong Kong, Twain Reed is part of Universal Gems umbrella that deals exclusively in designer pieces of jewellery. A 4th Generation Business started by Shri Kesrimalji Kothari and furthered by Shri Ghisilalji Kothari & Shri Bhimrajji Kothari. Shri Bhimrajji Kothari was at the helm of the overseas operations which first opened in Hong Kong, in 1961.

Universal Gems

Universal Gems has become full fledged Jewellery maker, making only exquisite handmade Jewellery pieces of unique designs and distinctions. Today not only we supply loose gemstones to the trade and customers but also are supplying one of a kind Jewellery pieces to major retailers in Hong Kong and the world over. This back-up to them has provided a solid backbone for their retail operations.

The company currently employs 28 people in the managerial, design and production capacities. The companies are members of the International Colored Stones Association, The Hong Kong Diamond Importers Association, The Thai, Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council. The directors are graduates of the Gemological Institute of America.

Our Team

Here are key stakeholders focused on building our community
Narendra Kothari (Nick)

The Creative Director at Universal Gems, he is a GIA Graduate from USA. Having stayed and studied across the globe, Nick can see the future of jewellery and his collection always is a pure blend of Diamonds & Precious Stones.

When asked what is his favorite collection, he is quick to quote "My next one"... His hobbies besides Globetrotting include music and singing. Being a perfectionist he is often seen enjoying his karaoke sessions on his phone & practicing music on his iPad.

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Viren Kothari (Bobby)

Also a GIA Graduate from USA, he is the Creative Director at Universal Gems. USA. Having stayed and studies across the globe, Nick can see the future of jewellery and his collection always is a pure blend of Diamonds & Precious Stones.

When asked what is his favorite collection, he is quick to quote "My next one"... His hobbies besides Globetrotting include music and singing. Being a perfectionist he is often seen enjoying his karaoke sessions on his phone & practicing music on his iPad.

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Shri Bhimrajji Kothari

Needing to tap the vast overseas market and be able to supply these rare and very sought after rubies, Shri Ghisilalji prompted his eldest son, Mr. Bhimraj Kothari, to travel to Hong Kong in 1958. In a span of three years after his arrival ,he established Universal Gems in 1961 and very soon was well regarded by the Hong Kong jewellery community. By 1970 he was established as one of the top gemstone traders and stockists in Hong Kong.

To further his quest for expanding the business, Mr. Bhimraj, through his frequent travels to Thailand, set up an office in Bangkok, Thailand in 1981, (Emrusa Ltd), and two offices in Jaipur and Bombay, India, were also set up in 1986, in order to get a constant and well sourced supply of diamonds, and to avail of a good supply of precious stones as well as for the sourcing and creation of Indian enamelled jewellery.

Shri Ghisilalji Kothari

Shri Ghisilalji had spent most of his early years in Burma and made frequent trips to the ruby mines in the border areas. Sales were mainly in Burma and India.

Needing to tap the vast overseas market and be able to supply these rare and very sought after rubies, Shri Ghisilalji prompted his eldest son, Mr. Bhimraj Kothari, to travel to Hong Kong in 1958.

Infrastructure

Celebrating 50 Year's in Hong Kong Twain Reed is part of Universal Gems umbrella that deals exclusively in designer pieces of jewellery. A 4th Generation Business started by Late Shri Kesrimalji Kothari and furthered by Late Shri Ghisilalji Kothari & Late Shri Bhimrajji Kothari. Late Shri Bhimrajji Kothari was at the helm of the overseas operations which first opened in Hong Kong, in 1961.

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