Kirtilal Manilal Mehta

“The first Indian diamantaire”

PACE Group was born and bred through the talent and vision
of  founder Kirtilal Manilal Mehta.

Born in 1907 he founded his first company in 1944 from which
many branches and companies followed worldwide.

He was the first Indian diamantaire to establish a diamond trading house in Antwerp in 1953 and one of the first Indian diamond trading companies
to be accredited Sight holder by the DTC.

“Received numerous awards”

During a lifetime of achievements, Mr. Mehta received numerous awards from across the globe including The Officer of the Order of Leopold.

Officer of the Order of Leopold

“Order of the crown”

His son Mr. Prabodh Mehta joined the business at the early age of 17
and started Gembel N.V. in 1953

Mr. Prabodh Mehta received many achievements including the Officer
of the Order of Leopolde, as well as Order of the crown.