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JNA Awards 2018 announces honourees

28 June 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.

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