Partners

JNA Awards 2016

 

Headline Partners Profile

 

Chow Tai Fook

Chow Tai Fook


Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (Stock Code: 1929) is a world-class leading jeweller listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in December 2011, and has become the largest jeweller listed in Hong Kong by market capitalisation.

The iconic brand "Chow Tai Fook" with 87 years’ heritage has been widely recognised for its trustworthiness and authenticity, and renowned for product design, quality and value. The acquisition of Hearts On Fire, an internationally acclaimed U.S. luxury diamond brand, in August 2014 has further underpinned the Group's stature as a diamond expert in the industry.

The Group boasts an extensive retail network comprising over 2,300 Chow Tai Fook and Hearts On Fire stores spanning more than 500 cities in Greater China, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and the United States, as well as a strong and fast growing e-tail network through operating its Chow Tai Fook e-Shops and various e-tail accounts on other online shopping platforms.

The Group’s sophisticated vertically integrated business model provides it with an effective and tight control over the entire operation chain from raw material procurement, design, production, to marketing and sales through its extensive POS and e-tail channels.

"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 since its inauguration together with Rio Tinto Diamonds. In addition to recognising the most exceptional accomplishments of jewellery and gemstone companies and professionals, 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


 

 

Gemfields

Gemfields plc is a leading supplier of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones and is quoted on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (ticker: GEM) where it is a constituent of the AIM50 index.

Gemfields is the operator and 75% owner of both the Kagem emerald mine in Zambia and the Montepuez ruby deposit in Mozambique. In addition Gemfields also holds a 50% interest in the Kariba amethyst mine in Zambia, as well as controlling interests in various other gemstone mining and prospecting licenses in Zambia, Mozambique, Colombia, Ethiopia, Madagascar and Sri Lanka.

Gemfields’ outright ownership of the Fabergé brand - an iconic and prestigious brand of exceptional heritage - enables Gemfields to optimise positioning, perception and consumer awareness of coloured gemstones, advancing the Company’s “mine and market” vision.

Gemfields has developed a proprietary grading system and a pioneering auction and trading platform to provide a consistent supply of quality coloured gemstones to the global downstream markets. This is a key component of the Company’s business model which the Directors believe has played an important role in the appropriate distribution and associated resurgence of the global coloured gemstone sector.

“As a leading supplier of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones, Gemfields consistently champions excellence and innovation within the industry. As a key stakeholder within this sector, we have been pioneering the cause of modernism and the importance of creativity and individual design in the creation of exceptional pieces of jewellery, and will continue to work with both young and established designers in the creation of jewellery featuring coloured gemstones. The JNA Awards is a fantastic platform from which to encourage the industry to innovate in the use of colour and something that we are very proud to be a part of.” 

- Ian Harebottle
CEO
Gemfields

www.gemfields.co.uk 


 

 

Rio Tinto Diamonds (RTD)

Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto Diamonds is one of the world’s leading diamond producers and operates a globally integrated mine-to-market diamond business. For over three decades, the company has been an important participant in the international diamond market with two world-class underground diamond mines in Australia (Argyle) and Canada (Diavik).

Rio Tinto’s diamond sales and marketing activities, headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium, are supported by a network of representative offices in Hong Kong, Mumbai and New York.

Rio Tinto believes in supporting consumer confidence in its diamonds and plays an active role in addressing key industry issues surrounding product integrity and sustainable development. It is a leading supporter of the Kimberley Process, as well as a founding member of the Responsible Jewellery Council and the Diamond Producers Association.

"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
Director
Rio Tinto Diamonds, Greater China

 

www.riotinto.com/diamondsandminerals

 


 

 

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 

 

 

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 IDI works to enhance Israel’s position as a major trading and manufacturing hub.

IDI works to benefit Israel’s diamond industry in a variety of areas including: marketing and PR, technological innovation, encouraging local manufacturing, training, and security consulting. IDI seeks out new markets for Israeli diamonds and develops existing ones. As part of this effort, IDI organizes industry participation in major trade fairs around the world, establishing Israeli Diamond Pavilions and sponsoring events at these shows.

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

“IDI salutes the JNA Awards for its dedication to excellence and its important contribution to the industry. Once again, we are proud to be a part of it and we hope that Israeli companies will continue to be recognized by JNA for innovation and excellence in their fields.”



- Ira Tsirlina
Chief Marketing Officer
IDI Group of Companies

www.israelidiamond.co.il


 


 

 

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

 

Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange

Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange

Founded in February 2016, the Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange is one of two provincial jewellery trading platforms authorised by the People’s Government of Guangdong Province.

Aggregating resources from key industrial hubs across Guangdong including Guangzhou, Pingzhou of Foshan, Yangmei of Jieyang and Sihui of Zhaoqing, the Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange joins hands with world-renowned jewellery brands in setting up an international supply chain integrated service platform that offers a secure and convenient trading experience for domestic and overseas jewellers.

The Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange is set to benefit China’s jewellery industry in a variety of areas, such as the promotion of a healthier and more balanced international division of labour, foreign trade development, cross-border resource management and consumer market growth. As part of this effort, it will take full advantage of the base and influence of Guangdong’s jewellery industry and the benefits stemming from the Belt and Road Initiative to establish linkages with national and global gemstone and jewellery markets.

"UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asia, and the JNA Awards, organised by the flagship publication of its Jewellery Group – JNA, has become the most prestigious international award in Asia in just four years. We are deeply honoured to be participating in the JNA Awards as an Honoured Partner."

- Jim Li
General Manager
Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange

 

 

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.

"The JNA Awards is an excellent platform that brings individuals, enterprises and organisations with the same aspirations together. We expect to further cooperation with the Awards and promote the growth of jewellery industry in the Asia Pacific region together."

- Huang Xiaofeng
Chairman of the Board
Guangdong Land Holdings Limited

www.gdland.com.hk


 

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