JNA Awards celebrates and recognises entrepreneurs and companies that set high standards for excellence, innovation and outstanding business performance.
The 8th annual JNA Awards, one of the most highly acclaimed awards programmes in the international jewellery and gemstone industry, concluded on a high note at a gala dinner and awards ceremony in Hong Kong on September 17. Industry dignitaries and trade leaders graced the event.
Organised by Informa Markets, the Awards celebrates and recognises entrepreneurs and companies that set high standards for excellence, innovation and outstanding business performance. A total of 45 Honourees were feted for their notable accomplishments in the past year. Among them, 16 were honoured as Recipients across 11 award categories by a respected and experienced panel of judges.
Three outstanding leaders from the retail sector, Cao Thi Ngoc Dung, Hung Ming Li and Wang Chun Li are the Recipients of this year's highest accolade, the Lifetime Achievement Award. These exceptional leaders are well-known for their instrumental roles in transforming and shaping the retail landscape in their respective fields and regions.
Letitia Chow, JNA Awards chairperson and director of Business Development – Jewellery Group at Informa Markets, stated, “We are celebrating a milestone in the jewellery and gemstone trade. These companies have demonstrated that with perseverance and forward-thinking, even in times of challenges, our industry can adapt, transform and continue to make a positive impact on the growth of the business. For that, they truly deserve our sincere congratulations and applause.”
In addition to Headline Partners Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd, Shanghai Diamond Exchange and DANAT, the JNA Awards is supported by Honoured Partners KGK Group, China Gems & Jade Exchange, and Guangdong Land Holdings Ltd.
The 16 Award Recipients across 11 categories are:
Brand of the Year – Retail
Shenzhen Sunfeel Jewelry Co Ltd – China
eSupplier of the Year
Kapur Gems – India
Industry Innovation of the Year – Diamond Identification
Diamond Services Ltd – Hong Kong
Industry Innovation of the Year – Jewellery Manufacturing Technology
3D Kaiente Jewellery Co Ltd – China
Industry Innovation of the Year – Production Technology
Sahajanand Technologies Pvt Ltd – India
Shenzhen Future Wisdom Jewelry Co Ltd – China
Manufacturer of the Year – Cutting & Polishing – Creativity & Innovation
China Stone Co Ltd – Thailand
Manufacturer of the Year – Jewellery
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd – Hong Kong
Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – China
Decent Gold Group Co Ltd – China
Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – Countries/Regions outside of China and India
Frank & Co – Indonesia
Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – India
H.K. Designs – India
Retailer of the Year
Luk Fook Holdings (International) Ltd – Hong Kong
Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint Stock Co – Vietnam
Sustainability Initiative of the Year
Shenzhen Xingguangda Jewerly Industrial Co Ltd – China
Young Entrepreneur of the Year (age 40 and below)
Abhay Chordia, Ashok Jewels – India
Angelina Lau, SK Jewellery Group – Singapore