Judging Panel’s Commentaries on the JNA Awards 2015 Entries


Over the past few months, our notable judging panel has dedicated their time to work diligently on compiling a list of well-deserved finalists. Let’s find out what their thoughts are on this year’s Awards entries:

“I continue to observe an increasing high level of energy and zeal to excel and advance among the participating companies and individuals… It is also encouraging to see past Recipients entering and being shortlisted for categories new to them.” – Letitia Chow, Chair of the JNA Awards 2015 Judging Panel, Founder of JNA and Director of Business Development – Jewellery Group at UBM Asia

“The participants have shown a strong spirit of innovation, both technical and in business approach, to meet the challenges of cost, competition and developing new designs.”- James Courage, Chairman of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC)

“I felt the enthusiasm of the participants through their applications and success stories… The JNA Awards is truly an excellent platform for the jewellery fraternity to have a reality check every year, benchmark themselves against their peers and learn from the industry’s best practices.” – Albert Cheng, Managing Director of the World Gold Council, Far East (WGC)

“The quality this year made it difficult to draw up a shortlist of finalists since they have all achieved excellent results in taking their businesses to a higher level, which undoubtedly will raise the bar for future Awards.” – Lin Qiang, President and Managing Director of SDE

“Members of the gem and jewellery industry across the globe are working towards the common goal of expanding and improving our industry through participating in the JNA Awards.” – Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director of GIA India and the Middle East

“The participants’ eagerness to excel in business was apparent. Through their entries, I could feel and see the vitality in Asia. The unique values of these companies have made it possible for them to flourish in a growing regional economy….I was impressed with the calibre of entrants and I found their stories very enlightening.” – Yasukazu Suwa, Chairman of Suwa & Son Inc.

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