Anita Bhandari Malhotra

Award Nomination:

Fashion and Style


Aarkish Diamonds


Business Owner




Diamonds have been a big part of Anita’s life since she was a child growing up in Antwerp, Belgium. She comes from a large family of diamantaires and has spent much of her time in the Antwerp diamond market where she gained her initial training in the field. Diamonds remained an obsession of hers, and so Anita sought to learn everything she could about them.

Anita completed her gemmology degree in Antwerp at HRD, one of the most renowned institutes in the world. With her vast experience and knowledge of the trade, Anita made her way into the Toronto Diamond district where she founded Aarkish Diamonds Inc. in the year 2000.MEET ANITA

International Multi-Award Winning Jewellery Designer

Gemmologist from HRD, most renowned institute in the world.

Official Jewellery Partner of the Arthritis Society of Canada

Board of Director for Fashion Group International (2020-2021)

Board of Director for Belgian Canadian Business Chamber (2022-Present)

Board of Director for Women Jewellery Association - Toronto (2024-Present)

Committee Member with Canadian Jewellers Association (2021-Present)

Member of Young Diamantaires (2021-Present)

Alumni member of HRD (2007-Present)