The VGL group is a professionally managed vertically 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 our TV shopping channels in the UK and USA broadcasting 24/7 live in over 100 Million homes. We also offer our products through our online platforms www.shoplc.com in the US and www.tjc.co.uk in UK. 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 facilities, are located in Jaipur, India, and currently employ over 1200 people. We started as a gemstone manufacturer and then in 1996-97 in an attempt to achieve forward integration, VGL came out with an IPO establishing a world-class jewelry manufacturing unit for export of gem-studded 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. VGL Group has recently operationalised its 1,00,000 sq ft. LEED certified ‘Gold Level’ building in SEZ-II Jaipur.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Shop LC is a multi-channel retailer with a 24/7 home shopping TV channel and a thriving E-Commerce retail business www.shoplc.com The channel was launched on December 1, 2008, Shop LC is one of the fastest growing Jewelry and Lifestyle retail businesses in the US with a reach of over 80 million households.
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 a variety of jewellery and beauty products along with an impressive selection of gifts for all occasions and budgets. TjC has a reach of 25 million households in the UK and serves other locations through its website www.tjc.co.uk
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.