Our founder, Mr. R.K. Kataria dispensing a pair of spectacles to a client

OUR LEGACY


Driven by the zest to delve into the untapped potential of the business of vision in the country, GEM opticians was conceived in 1969 by Shri. R.K. Kataria in New Delhi's South Extension-1 Market. Albeit the demand for it at the time, the luxury eyewear market was fairly unexplored; GEM opticians was founded with the core focus to fulfil this latent need. 


Under Shri. R.K. Kataria's able guidance, GEM Opticians has been able to maintain a lasting and important position in the eyewear industry since 1969.  We have had the singular honour of catering to the eyewear needs of buyers from across the globe including many foreign dignitaries. Closer to home, we have had the continuous privilege of serving members of the diplomatic community, politicians, bureaucrats, film stars and most notably in the recent past, The President of India. 

A young Mr. Rajiv Kataria outside the GEM Opticians South Extension-1 store in 1985

OUR VISION


Our unique understanding of the individuality of our customers coupled with profound experience passed down generations, allows us to provide a bespoke and unforgettable experience that is second to none. It also allows us to anticipate, innovate and meet the every evolving customer expectations through the continuous introduction of new technology, services and handcrafted products. 


At GEM, your visual needs are our primary concern and our proficient team has the experience to make your eyewear journey as smooth and comfortable as possible, no matter your requirement. 

OUR FAMILY 

OUR FOUNDER 


Shri. R.K. Kataria 


Our founder, a visionary with over 60 years of knowledge and experience in the optical and eyewear industry helped change the way people perceived their eyewear, not only as a functional tool but as a fashion accessory.


He opened his first optical store in partnership in Old Delhi's famous Chandini Chowk in the 1950s. Expecting the then relatively unknown South Extension-1 to turn into a popular shopping destination, he took a gigantic leap of faith to open our first store in 1969. 

OUR MANAGING PARTNER 


Mr. Rajiv Kataria 


A veteran of the industry, he took over the reins from our founder after gaining his fellowship in dispensing (F.B.D.O) from the prestigious Association of British Dispensing Opticians in 1985 and is responsible for the overall performance and growth. 


Under his leadership, GEM Opticians is now widely recognised for its professionalism, style, quality and prompt service. With his professional prowess and astuteness, he continuously empowers Team GEM to aspire to exceed the expectations of our discerning clientele. 

OUR CLIENTELE


You are only as good as the people who surround you and we have been fortunate to gain the trust of our clients who have become some of our most loyal patrons. We have forged so many meaningful associations and relationships during our 50 year journey including embassies, heads of mission, renowned personalities and more 

We are truly grateful to each one of them to help us achieve the 'eye-conic' status in the optical and eyewear industry.


OUR LEGACY


Driven by the zest to delve into the untapped potential of the business of vision in the country, GEM opticians was conceived in 1969 by Shri. R.K. Kataria in New Delhi's South Extension-1 Market. Albeit the demand for it at the time, the luxury eyewear market was fairly unexplored; GEM opticians was founded with the core focus to fulfil this latent need. 


Under Shri. R.K. Kataria's able guidance, GEM Opticians has been able to maintain a lasting and important position in the eyewear industry since 1969.  We have had the singular honour of catering to the eyewear needs of buyers from across the globe including many foreign dignitaries. Closer to home, we have had the continuous privilege of serving members of the diplomatic community, politicians, bureaucrats, film stars and most notably in the recent past, The President of India. 

OUR LEGACY


Driven by the zest to delve into the untapped potential of the business of vision in the country, GEM opticians was conceived in 1969 by Shri. R.K. Kataria in New Delhi's South Extension-1 Market. Albeit the demand for it at the time, the luxury eyewear market was fairly unexplored; GEM opticians was founded with the core focus to fulfil this latent need. 


Under Shri. R.K. Kataria's able guidance, GEM Opticians has been able to maintain a lasting and important position in the eyewear industry since 1969.  We have had the singular honour of catering to the eyewear needs of buyers from across the globe including many foreign dignitaries. Closer to home, we have had the continuous privilege of serving members of the diplomatic community, politicians, bureaucrats, film stars and most notably in the recent past, The President of India. 

OUR VISION


Our unique understanding of the individuality of our customers coupled with profound experience passed down over generations, allows us to  provide a bespoke and unforgettable experience that is second to none. It also allows us to anticipate, innovate and meet the ever evolving customer expectations through the continuous introduction of new technology, services and handcrafted products. 


At GEM,  your visual needs are our primary concern and our proficient team has the experience to make your eyewear journey as smooth and comfortable as possible, no matter what your requirement.   

OUR VISION


Our unique understanding of the individuality of our customers coupled with profound experience passed down over generations, allows us to  provide a bespoke and unforgettable experience that is second to none. It also allows us to anticipate, innovate and meet the ever evolving customer expectations through the continuous introduction of new technology, services and handcrafted products. 


At GEM,  your visual needs are our primary concern and our proficient team has the experience to make your eyewear journey as smooth and comfortable as possible, no matter what your requirement.  

OUR FAMILY 

OUR FOUNDING PARTNER 


Shri. R.K. Kataria 


Shri Rajinder Kumar Kataria, our founder, a visionary with over 60 years of knowledge and experience in the optical and eyewear industry helped change the way people perceived their eyewear....not only as functional tool but as a fashion accessory. 


He opened his first optical store in partnership in Old Delhi's famous Chandini Chowk in the 1950s. Expecting the then relatively unknown South Extension-1 to turn into a popular shopping destination, he took a gigantic leap of faith to open our first store in 1969.

OUR MANAGING PARTNER 


Mr. Rajiv Kataria 


A veteran of the industry, he took over the reins from our founder after gaining his fellowship in dispensing (F.B.D.O) from the prestigious Association of British Dispensing Opticians in 1985 and is responsible for the overall performance and growth. 


Under his leadership, GEM Opticians is now widely recognised for its professionalism, style, quality and prompt service. With his professional prowess and and astuteness, he continuously empowers Team GEM to aspire to exceed the expectations of our discerning clientele. 

OUR CLIENTELE

You are only as good as the people who surround you and we have been fortunate to gain the trust of our clients who have become some of our most loyal patrons. We have forged so many meaningful associations and relationships during our 50 year journey including embassies, heads of mission, renowned personalities and more 

We are truly grateful to each one of them to help us achieve the 'eye-conic' status in the optical and eyewear industry.