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JNA Announces Award Nominees for 2013

Jun 21, 2013 12:30 PM   By Jeff Miller
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RAPAPORT... Jewellery News Asia (JNA) selected the JNA Awards honorees from 90 entries for  13 specialty categories. JNA confirmed participants from Mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, the Philippines, Russia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand and United Arab Emirates. Finalists will be awarded at the September Hong Kong International Jewellery & Gem Fair.

The following have made the shortlist for  the JNA Awards 2013:

Brand of the Year -- Retail:

Jewelmer International Corporation
Luk Fook Holdings (International) Ltd.
PRIOM Japan Inc.

Employer of the Year:

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Co Ltd.
Jewelmer International Corporation
Luk Fook Holdings (International) Ltd.
Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt. Ltd.

Industry Innovation of the Year
Manufacturing -- Business:

China Stone Ltd.
Odear Fashion Technology
Sun Sang Jewelry Co.

Manufacturer of the Year
Coloured Gemstone Cutting & Polishing:

China Stone Ltd

Manufacturer of the Year
Diamond Cutting and Polishing:

Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt. Ltd.
J.B. Brothers Pvt. Ltd.
Kiran Gems Pvt. Ltd.
Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt. Ltd.

Manufacturer of the Year
Gem-set Jewellery:

Shenzhen Ganlu Jewellery Co. Ltd.
Shenzhen Xingguangda Jewellery Industrial Co. Ltd.

Manufacturer of the Year
Precious Metal Only Jewellery:

3D Kaiente Jewellery Ltd. Co.
Shenzhen Ganlu Jewellery Co. Ltd.
Shenzhen United BlueOcean Tech. Dvlpmt. Co.
Shenzhen Yuehao Jewelry Co. Ltd.

Outstanding Enterprise of the Year India

Kashi Jewellers
Kiran Gems Pvt. Ltd.

Outstanding Enterprise of the Year Mainland China

TTF High Jewellery
Shenzhen Xingguangda Jewellery Industrial Co. Ltd.

Retailer of the Year:

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Co. Ltd.
Luk Fook Holdings (International) Ltd.

E-tailer of the Year:

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Co Ltd
Leibish & Co. Ltd.
Plukka (HK) Ltd.

Sustainability Initiative of the Year:

Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt. Ltd.
Pranda Group
Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt. Ltd.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year
(Age 40 or younger):

Raphael Gubelin of Gubelin Group Ltd.
Payal Shah of L'Dezen Jewellery Co. Ltd.
Zhou Defeng of Shenzhen Yuehao Jewelry Co. Ltd.

"Our list of honorees serves as a testament to the fact that Asia's jewelry industry is full of thriving and innovative businesses and individuals with diverse talent. The quality of the entries has been outstanding, and it is an honor for UBM Asia to work closely with them to further develop the jewelry industry and market in Asia. We are delighted to extend our congratulations to them all," said Wolfram Diener, the senior vice president of UBM Asia.

Letitia Chow, the chair of the JNA Awards 2013, added, "The JNA Awards provides an invaluable platform to recognize and celebrate the outstanding performance and achievements of enterprises and individuals in the jewelry industry. Due to the exceptionally high quality of entries in 2013, the judges found the process to establish a short list of honorees both exciting and challenging. It was certainly a lot of hard work for the five judges. I am really very grateful to them for their efforts and contributions."


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