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JNA Awards 2018 announces honourees

5 July 2018


 

The JNA Awards, one of the most coveted award programmes for jewellery and gemstone practitioners from around the globe, has revealed the honourees for this year’s highly anticipated edition.

The JNA Awards, one of the most coveted award programmes for jewellery and gemstone practitioners from around the globe, has revealed the honourees for this year’s highly anticipated edition.

Honourees across 12 categories of the 2018 edition of the JNA Awards were announced at a news conference on June 21 on the sidelines of the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.

The awards programme, now in its seventh year, received a record 127 highly qualified submissions from 16 countries and regions. Categories with the most number of entries were Industry Innovation of the Year and Brand of the Year – Retail.

Letitia Chow, chairperson of the JNA Awards, founder of JNA and director of Business Development – Jewellery Group at UBM Asia, commented, “Competition has never been keener or more vigorous, judging from the record-breaking number of entries we received this year. To top it off, the quality of the submissions remains remarkable. Our efforts to promote excellence, innovation and creative thinking in the jewellery industry have started to bear fruit, and will no doubt help build an even brighter future for this sector.”

The 2018 independent judging panel consists of industry experts namely Albert Cheng, advisor to the World Gold Council and its former managing director, Far East; James Courage, former chief executive of Platinum Guild International and former chairman of the Responsible Jewellery Council; Lin Qiang, president and managing director of the Shanghai Diamond Exchange; Mark Lee, research director of Asia Pacific Institute for Strategy; Nirupa Bhatt, managing director of the Gemological Institute of America in India and the Middle East; and Yasukazu Suwa, chairman of Suwa & Son, Inc.

2018 Honourees

Brand of the Year – Retail

Jewelmer (Karamar Corporation)

Luk Fook Holdings (International) Ltd

Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint Stock Company

Shenzhen Darry Jewelry Co Ltd

Shenzhen Perfect Love Diamond Co Ltd

Shenzhen Sunfeel Jewelry Co Ltd

 

eSupplier of the Year

Fujia Financial Information Service Co Ltd

Kiran Gems Pvt Ltd

Zbird/Shanghai Wisdom Jewelry Trading Co Ltd

 

Industry Innovation of the Year

Cody Opal Australia Pty Ltd

DRC Techno

IIDGR (UK) Ltd

ISMOND Jewelry Technology Co Ltd

PANDORA Production Co Ltd

Shenzhen China Precious Gold Group Ltd

Shenzhen Heng Fu Ying Jia Gold Co Ltd

Shenzhen Lingchengben Technology Corp Ltd

Shenzhen Mover Jewellery Co Ltd

 

Manufacturer of the Year – Cutting & Polishing

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group

KGK Diamonds (HK) Ltd

 

Manufacturer of the Year – Jewellery

Kuwayama Corporation

MKS Jewelry International Co Ltd

Shenzhen Kingli Jewellery Co Ltd

 

Outstanding Enterprise of the Year  – ASEAN, Japan & Korea

Crossfor Co Ltd

J.ESTINA

Poh Kong Jewellers

 

Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – Greater China

Luk Fook Holdings (International) Ltd

Shenzhen Mingfeng Jewelry Co Ltd

Shenzhen Sunfeel Jewelry Co Ltd

 

Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – India

H.K. Jewels Pvt Ltd

KGK Diajewels Pvt Ltd

RMC Gems India Ltd

 

Retailer of the Year (500 outlets and below)

Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint Stock Company

Poh Kong Jewellers

PT Central Mega Kencana

Shenzhen Darry Jewelry Co Ltd

 

Retailer of the Year (501 outlets and above)

HIERSUN

Mokingran Jewelry Group Co Ltd

Shenzhen Ideal Jewellery Co Ltd

 

Sustainability Initiative of the Year

Jewelmer (Karamar Corporation)

KGK Diamonds (HK) Ltd

 

Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Age 40 and below)

Mr Sureshkumar Ghevriya – Prism Group

Ms Xiao, Xu – Zbird/Shanghai Wisdom Jewelry Trading Co Ltd

Mr Lian Guang, Yang – Beijing Ying Yan Network Technology Co Ltd