Partners

JNA Awards 2014

 

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 products, platinum and karat gold product, and watches.

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 2,000 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 Ltd

www.chowtaifook.com


 

Rio Tinto Diamonds (RTD)

Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto 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.

Rio Tinto's share of the production from its three operating diamond mines is sold through 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 is a leading supporter of the Kimberley Process, as well as a founding member of the 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

DIAROUGH

Diarough Group was established in Antwerp in 1975 and owns diamond polishing factories in China, India, Thailand and Botswana, with a network of sales offices around the world. Diarough is known among the most professional and respected names in the international diamond industry.

Diarough believes in building and nurturing long-term business relationships based on mutual trust, finding solutions to business and marketing problems, creating marketable opportunities through innovative products and providing excellent client service.

Its jewellery manufacturing unit Uni-Design has produced many award winning jewellery pieces, which have been proudly worn by celebrities on the red carpet over the years

The Group employs over 3,500 people and is engaged in a wide range of diamond business activities like rough trading, cutting, polishing, jewellery manufacturing and marketing to retailers, chain stores, global brands and private labels worldwide. Diarough employs advanced technology and modern work speed with traditional ethical business practices upon which the Company was founded.

“The JNA Awards has shown time and again that it conducts its entire selection process in a very fair and transparent manner. Diarough recognises this and fully supports an awards programme that has set a high standard of integrity. We are proud to partner with an event of this calibre that not only showcases Asia’s best, but also motivates the entire diamond and jewellery industry to pursue innovation and excellence.”
- Nishit Parikh
Director
Diarough Group

www.diarough.com 

 

GÜBELIN

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 has a newly-established Academy and a 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 Gübelin, a family-owned business that is famous for fine jewellery that merges Swiss goldsmith craftsmanship with precious gemstones, and the Gübelin gemmological laboratory, which is a global leader in coloured gemstone certification."
- Raphael Gübelin
CEO
Gübelin Group

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 


 


 

Paspaley Pearling Company

Paspaley Pearling Company is the leading producer of Australian South Sea pearls, supplying strands, loose pearls and mother-of-pearl shell to many of world’s leading jewellery wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers.

The Paspaley family became involved in pearling in the 1920s, and is the world’s only South Sea producer with origins in the natural pearl industry. Paspaley Pearling Company Pty Ltd was incorporated in 1953 and built its success and reputation as a pioneer in the cultivation of South Sea pearls. Today, the Company sets the benchmark for modern pearling practices, operating numerous pearl farms dotted along more than 2,500 kilometres of the remote and pristine coastline of north-west Australia.

Paspaley’s harvest represents the majority of Australian South Sea pearl production and has a well-deserved reputation for exceptional quality.

“The JNA Awards is a celebration of the key achievements and progress of the global gemstone and jewellery industry and we are excited to be participating as an Honorary Sponsor for 2014.”
- Peter Bracher
Executive Director
Paspaley Pearling Company

www.paspaley.com 

 


 

Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE)

The Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE)

Authorised 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 close supervision. It also enjoys a favourable taxation policy and is operated in accordance with international best practices of the 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 and Managing Director
Shanghai Diamond Exchange

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 Group of Companies

www.israelidiamond.co.il


 


 

Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (GDLAND)

 Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (GDLAND)

The Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (GDLAND), with its headquarter in Hong Kong, is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, and is a subsidiary of GDH Limited, which is Guangdong Province’s largest conglomerate operating outside Mainland China.

The principal business of GDLAND is property development and investment, including but not limited to the development and operational management of the innovative commercial real estate, urban complex and industrial business complex. As the strategic arm of GDH Limited, GDLAND engages in the business development of commercial real estate, as well as the projects of urban and industrial complex.

GDLAND’s flagship project, namely the “Buxin Project”, is planned to become the biggest and most advanced jewellery mart in the world, including a large-scale jewellery trading and exhibition centre along with other facilities, with a lot size of over 87,000 square metres and the construction scale(floor area) is expected to be more than 700,000 square metres. The Buxin Project, which is located in the Buxin area of Luohu district in Central Shenzhen, close to the Shuibei Gold and Jewellery Base, is expected to develop the area into one of the most influential gold and jewellery trading and exchange platforms in China and around the world.

www.gdland.com.hk

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