The 7th JNA Awards Hon­ours In­dus­try Fore­run­ners & Ground­break­ers

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Among the events can­celled and resched­uled in Hong Kong dur­ing the gem and jew­ellery show, be­cause of the typhoon, was the pres­ti­gious JNA Awards. Orig­i­nally tak­ing place on the 16th, it was post­poned to the 17th.

The JNA Awards an­nu­ally recog­nises in­no­va­tion and ex­cel­lence in the jew­ellery and gem­stone in­dus­try by hon­our­ing com­pa­nies and in­di­vid­u­als for their con­tri­bu­tions to the ad­vance­ment of the trade. With strong sup­port from its part­ners, in­clud­ing Chow Tai Fook Jew­ellery Group, Shang­hai Di­a­mond Ex­change, DANAT, KGK Group, Guang­dong Gems & Jade Ex­change and Guang­dong Land Hold­ings Lim­ited, the JNA Awards is the most pres­ti­gious event on the in­ter­na­tional jew­ellery and gem­stone cal­en­dar.

“Our in­dus­try is fac­ing some chal­leng­ing times, but we should not be dis­cour­aged. In­stead, this is the time to be in­no­va­tive. This is the time to seek busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties with a dif­fer­ent light and an­gle, and form al­liances and col­lab­o­ra­tions to cre­ate win-win sit­u­a­tions,” stated Leti­tia Chow, chair­per­son of the JNA Awards. “Our hon­ouree com­pa­nies and in­di­vid­u­als em­brace this mind­set to drive

their busi­nesses for­ward. Once again, I would like to ex­press my deep ap­pre­ci­a­tion and sin­cere con­grat­u­la­tions to all com­pa­nies and in­di­vid­u­als who took part in this year’s Awards. To­gether, we can make this in­dus­try flour­ish.”

The Life­time Achieve­ment Award was given to Prida Ti­a­suwan, chair­man of Pranda Jew­elry Pub­lic Co. Ltd. Prida is well-known for his tire­less ef­fort in bring­ing Thai­land­made jew­ellery to the fore­front of the global mar­ket. His bold vi­sion and rev­o­lu­tion­ary ideas not only con­trib­uted to the suc­cess of Pranda Group, but also ben­e­fited the jew­ellery in­dus­try as a whole.

The win­ners in the 12 cat­e­gories are: 1. Brand of the Year – Re­tail: Luk Fook Hold­ings (In­ter­na­tional) Lim­ited, Hong Kong 2. eSup­plier of the Year: Ki­ran Gems Pri­vate

Lim­ited, In­dia 3. In­dus­try In­no­va­tion of the Year 3a. Busi­ness Model: Shen­zhen Mover

Jew­ellery Co. Ltd., China 3b. Di­a­mond Test­ing Tech­nol­ogy: IIDGR (UK) Ltd.,

United King­dom 3c. Man­u­fac­tur­ing Process: Pan­dora Pro­duc­tion

Co. Ltd., Thai­land 4. Man­u­fac­turer of the Year – Cut­ting & Pol­ish­ing:

Chow Tai Fook Jew­ellery Group Ltd., Hong Kong 5. Man­u­fac­turer of the Year –

Jew­ellery: Kuwayama Cor­po­ra­tion, Ja­pan 6. Out­stand­ing En­ter­prise of the Year – ASEAN,

Ja­pan & Korea: Poh Kong Jewellers, Malaysia 7. Out­stand­ing En­ter­prise of the Year – Greater China:

Shen­zhen Sun­feel Jew­elry Co. Ltd., China 8. Out­stand­ing En­ter­prise of the Year – In­dia:

KGK Di­a­jew­els Pri­vate Lim­ited, In­dia 9. Re­tailer of the Year (500 out­lets and be­low):

PT Cen­tral Mega Ken­cana, In­done­sia 10. Re­tailer of the Year (501 out­lets and above):

Hier­sun, China 11. Sus­tain­abil­ity Ini­tia­tive of the Year:

Jewelmer (Kara­mar Cor­po­ra­tion), Philip­pines 12. Young En­tre­pre­neur of the Year (Age 40 and be­low): Xu Xiao, Zbird / Shang­hai Wis­dom Jew­elry Trad­ing Co. Ltd., China; Zulu Ghevriya, Prism Group – Hong Kong

(Top) Win­ners of the 2018 JNA Awards. (Photo: JNA Awards)

Gau­tam Gopani, di­rec­tor – Ki­ran Ex­ports (HK) Ltd. ac­cept­ing the award on be­half of the com­pany.

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