The Khimji Legacy: A Promise Fulfilled
It is rightly said that the journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. For Khimji, this small first step was taken by Khimji Dayabhai when he started his first jewellery shop at Baripada in 1936. Little did he know that he was laying the foundation of a legacy that people would revere for generations to come.
Apart from a love for jewellery-making and the shop that would soon become his atelier - giving expression to numerous fascinating designs; khimji Dayabhai held two things very close to his heart. These were his twin principles of honesty and transparency. From his very early days, khimji Dayabhai understood the importance of fair trading practices that would translate into happy and loyal customers. Back then, when there were no computers to maintain records or generate instant bills, khimji Dayabhai drafted each of the bills himself and put down every detail about a piece of jewellery's weight, price, and the like. The bills remain beautifully preserved even to this day.
Honesty and transparency were passed on through generations as the family heirloom. That is one of the reasons why every purchase at Khimji comes with a bill that is almost an exact replica of the one made by Khimji Dayabhai. It has the same details, with the date, weight, rate and price written and is duly signed. A part of Khimji's dedication to honesty is reflected in the company's endeavour to make people aware of all those factors they should look for in gold jewellery. They run informative campaigns from time to time educating people about how to buy authentic gold without getting cheated.
From the small shop at Baripada, Khimji has spread its golden presence to many parts of Odisha. But although their wings scaled new heights, their feet still remain firmly grounded and their focus is still on all those people who matter the most, namely, the customers.