Partners

JNA Awards 2013

 

Headline Partners Profile

Chow Tai Fook

Chow Tai Fook

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited, a leading jeweller in the Mainland of China, Hong Kong and Macau, was listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in December 2011 and has become the world’s largest pure-play jeweller by market capitalisation. Chow Tai Fook is now a constituent stock of the Hang Seng China 50 Index and the Hang Seng Mainland 100 Index. Its principal products are mass luxury jewellery and high-end luxury jewellery products including gem-set jewellery, gold product, and platinum and karat gold product, and watch.

The Group’s iconic brand “Chow Tai Fook” and long-standing history of over 80 years of operations represent key competitive advantages of its business. The Chow Tai Fook brand is recognised for its trustworthiness and authenticity, and renowned for its product design, quality and value.

The Group has an extensive retail network, with over 1,950 points of sale in more than 400 cities in Greater China, Singapore and Malaysia. It also has a growing presence in e-commerce. The Group’s vertically integrated business model provides an effective and tight control over the entire operation chain from raw material procurement, design, production, to marketing and sales through its extensive retail network.

"The JNA Awards is a major event in Asia, the world’s largest jewellery market. Chow Tai Fook is very honoured to be one of the Headline Partners of the Awards for the second year, together with Rio Tinto Diamonds. In addition to recognising the most exceptional accomplishments of jewellery and gemstone companies, the Awards also plays an important role in driving the growth and development of the industry. Together, we will continue to uphold the highest standards of best business practices."

- Kent Wong
Managing Director
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited

www.chowtaifook.com


 

Rio Tinto Diamonds (RTD)

Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto Diamonds operates a fully integrated diamonds business from exploration through to sales and marketing. It is one of the world's major diamond producers through its 100 percent control of the Argyle mine in Australia, 60 percent of the Diavik mine in Canada, 78 percent interest in the Murowa mine in Zimbabwe and 100 percent interest in the Bunder project in India.

Its production is sorted and prepared for sale at its sales and marketing office in Antwerp, with representative offices in Mumbai, Hong Kong and New York. It also operates a niche cutting and polishing factory in Perth for the rare pink diamonds from its Argyle mine. Rio Tinto Diamonds is a leading supporter of the Kimberley Process, as well as a founding member of Responsible Jewellery Council.

"Jewellery design is advancing at an unprecedented pace in China and the JNA Awards is a fantastic platform to showcase talented and innovative individuals and companies. Rio Tinto Diamonds encourages potential applicants to enter and wish them the best of luck."

- Rita Maltez
Manager Greater China Representative Office, Diamonds Sales and Marketing
Rio Tinto Diamonds

www.riotintodiamonds.com

 

 

Honoured Partners Profile

Gubelin

Since 1854 the name Gübelin has stood for the very highest standards in gemstones, jewellery and watches. With its selection of most sought-after timepieces and jewellery of its own design, the family-run business is represented at all the prime locations in Switzerland: Lucerne, Zurich, Basel, Bern, St. Moritz, Lugano and Geneva. Last November, Gübelin Jewellery established its presence in Hong Kong.

Besides the jewellery boutiques and the Gübelin Ateliers, the group also includes its newly-established Academy and its world-renowned Gemmological Laboratory. The Gübelin Gem Lab is one of the oldest and most respected institutions of its kind, relied on by dealers, auction houses, royal families and collectors since the 1920s.

"We are proud to sponsor the prestigious JNA Awards since it promotes and builds awareness on the vital issues impacting the gemstone and jewellery industry. The Awards also reflects the values of Gubelin, a family-owned business that is famous for fine jewellery that merges Swiss goldsmith craftsmanship with precious gemstones, and the Gubelin gemmological laboratory, which is a global leader in coloured gemstone certification."

- Raphael Gübelin
CEO
Gubelin Group, Switzerland

www.gubelin.com 

 

KARP

With over four decades of experience and expertise in the diamond trade, KARP caters to international luxury brands. Apart from being a DTC Sightholder, the group is recognised as an “institution” in the industry, using the most technologically advanced manufacturing systems in the business. KARP manufactures a huge array of products, from 0.005-carat goods to stones weighing 10 carats and above.

It excels in the production of certified fine makes, fancy-cut goods and fancy coloured diamonds. The manufacturer is one of the few companies that has achieved up to 5-micron precision in diamond manufacturing.

"KARP has been encouraging efforts like these for many years and we strongly believe in recognising and rewarding achievements of our fellow industry people. Such initiative plays a very important role in elevating the industry practices and also becomes a motivation for others."

- Ramesh Virani
Director
KARP Group

www.karpgroup.com 


 


 

Robert Wan Tahiti

Robert Wan Tahiti

Based in Papeete, Tahiti, the Robert Wan Group is a global brand that focuses its activities around the culture of Tahitian pearls. The Group is represented in Europe, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Japan, the Middle East and Oceania. The brand represents the culmination of Robert Wan’s vision to create timeless exquisite pearl jewellery, from elegant chokers and sautoirs of gem-quality pearls from his farms in South Marutea. One of the industry pioneers, Robert Wan is known as the “Pearl Emperor of Tahiti.”

"We look forward to the second edition of the JNA Awards after the tremendous success of last year’s event. It is a prestigious showcase celebrating our industry’s best business practices, including companies specialising in pearls."

- Robert Wan
Founder and Chairman
Robert Wan Tahiti

www.robertwan.com


 


 

 

Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE)

The Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE)

Authorized by the State Council, the Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE) is the only diamond exchange in China and provides diamond dealers a fair and safe transaction venue under closed management. It also enjoys a favourable taxation policy and is operated in accordance with the international practice of diamond industry.

Established in 2000, the SDE is a non-profit, self-regulating membership organisation and a member of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses.

"We are honoured to be part of the inaugural JNA Awards ceremony. This is an exciting event that the industry has been waiting for and will surely help push the industry to even higher standards."

- Lin Qiang
President
SDE

www.cnsde.com

The Israel Diamond Institute (IDI)

Israel Diamond Institute (IDI)

The Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI) is a non-profit, public interest company representing all institutions involved in the Israeli Diamond Industry. Israel is one of the world’s leading diamond centres, and the Israeli diamond industry has an illustrious history dating back to the late 1930s.

IDI works for the benefit of Israel’s diamond industry in the areas of marketing and business promotion, international communications, R&D, rough sourcing, professional training, publishing and security consultancy. IDI is responsible for industry participation in major trade fairs around the world, organising Israeli Diamond Pavilions, receptions, press conferences and other events at these fairs.

IDI operates a representative office in Hong Kong, which fosters trade relations with Asian markets.

"The JNA Awards 2013 is the ideal benchmark for excellence and achievement. In 2012, we were very proud that an Israeli professional was named one of the Honourees in the Young Leader of the Year category, and we will encourage more Israeli companies and individuals to enter the Awards in 2013."

- Nissim Palomo
Chief Marketing Officer
IDI

www.israelidiamond.co.il


 


 

 

 

 

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