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Members of the JNA Awards 2013 judging panel
Members of the JNA Awards 2013 judging panel
Awards organisers and Partners at a June 20 press conference  in Hong Kong
Awards organisers and Partners at a June 20 press conference in Hong Kong
Headline Partners (from left): Kent Wong of Chow Tai Fook and Rita Maltez of Rio Tinto
Headline Partners (from left): Kent Wong of Chow Tai Fook and Rita Maltez of Rio Tinto

JNA Awards 2013 Honourees Announced

HONG KONG, August 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — 39 Honourees representing 24 companies have been shortlisted across 14 categories in the second edition of JNA Awards, the most prestigious awards programme in the jewellery and gemstone industry, JNA (Jewellery News Asia), main organiser of the JNA Awards, announced today.

This year the JNA Awards is also honouring two industry pillars – Leung Sik Wah, the Recipient of “Lifetime Achievement Award”; and Wallace Chan, the Recipient of “Outstanding Contribution Award”.

The Honourees include industry leaders Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Co Ltd of Hong Kong (Employer of the Year, E-Tailer of the Year and Retailer of the Year), Jewelmer International Corporation of the Philippines (Brand of the Year – Retail and Employer of the Year), Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt Ltd of India (Employer of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year – Diamond Cutting & Polishing, and Sustainability Initiative of the Year), and Pranda Group of Thailand (Sustainability Initiative of the Year).

This year, close to 90 highly qualified entries were received from 13 countries and regions, namely mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, the Philippines, Russia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.

The JNA Awards 2013 is led by Rio Tinto Diamonds and Chow Tai Fook as Headline Partners, with Gubelin, Israel Diamond Institute, KARP Group, Robert Wan Tahiti and the Shanghai Diamond Exchange as Honoured Partners.

The judging panel consists of five industry experts namely Albert Cheng, Managing Director of the World Gold Council – Far East (WGC); James Courage, Chief Executive of Platinum Guild International (PGI); Lin Qiang, President and Managing Director of the Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE); Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director of GIA in India and the Middle East; and Vichian Veerasaksri, Director of the World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) and Advisor to the Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association (TGJTA).

For details on the Honourees list and ticket information, please visit www.JNAawards.com

The JNA Awards is an industry-wide event that honours and recognises excellence and achievements in the global jewellery trade with an Asian focus. The Awards ceremony and gala dinner is scheduled for 12 September 2013 at The Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong.

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