Meenu Subbiah is South India’s first woman to graduate in Diamonds from GIA (USA) and first professional Jewelry designer to revive the artistic chettinad designs.
At the age of 14, her interest were rightly identified by her father Mr. SM Subbiah, who motivated her to pursue her passion professionally and that led onto an extensive educational qualification which include Diamonds Graudate at Gemmological Institute of America – GIA (USA); Jewelry Designing & Jewelry Manufacturing Arts from renowned Universities; Specialized training in Diamond Jewelry Manufacturing Techniques at Dubai; A Diploma in Gemmology at GemmologicalInstitute of India – GII, Mumbai; A Diploma in Diamonds Grading – GII, Mumbai.
Meenu is a Fellow of Gemmological Association (FGA), Great Britain;Fellow of Forum of Indian Gemologists (FFIG). At the age of 19, she was a complete technically qualified professional to take on the Diamond Jewelry Business with her father and they forayed by starting Meenu Subbiah & Co in 1993.Today, the business has evolved into ‘Subbu Group’ of companies with many coveted accomplishments – Diamond Jewelry Retail showrooms: MeenuSubbiah Diamonds (MSD) at Chennai,Coimbatore,Karaikudi & Trich;A state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Chennai; A preferred business partner for a few Indian Corporates and International Brands; A business associate with world renowned Diamantaires. Meenu is a regular panelist in several International and Domestic Conventions. Few of the titles conferred on her are ‘Youngest Women Entrepreneur’, ‘Gen NEXT Entrepreneur’, ‘Vaira Maamani’.
She is fondly referred as ‘VairaMeenu’.