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SDE Celebrates the Success of the 2017 JNA Awards



The sixth annual JNA Awards, one of the most prestigious international awards in the jewellery industry, successfully held its gala event at the InterContinental Hong Kong on 14 September. From the 2017 edition, Shanghai Diamond Exchange joins Chow Tai Fook as Headline Partner of JNA Awards. 


Organised by UBM Asia, the JNA Awards champions best business practices in the jewellery and gemstone community by recognising and promoting companies and individuals that demonstrate brilliant leadership, innovative thinking, and successful sustainable and socially responsible strategies. As a member of the JNA Awards judge panel made of 6 industry experts, Mr. Lin Qiang, President & Managing Director of the Shanghai Diamond Exchange has been involved in the whole process of the annual event.


Thirty-five Honourees or shortlisted candidates that serve as shining examples of the best that the gemstone and jewellery sector has to offer were proudly recognised while Award Recipients across 10 categories were revealed in an exclusive ceremony attended by key industry decision-makers and influencers. This year enterprises from mainland China and Hong Kong won 9 awards out of 18, showcasing the important role that the Chinese jewelers have played on the international platform. 


Mr. Lin Qiang commented, “SDE is very proud to have been a solid partner of the JNA Awards since its inception six years ago. We believe our industry becomes stronger when we work together to achieve our common goals. The JNA Awards provides a great showcase of these common goals by recognising excellence, promoting high standards and upholding best business practices. These are the key elements to keeping the jewellery industry robust and prosperous.”


SDE is a non-profit, self-regulating membership organisation and a member of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses. Authorised by the State Council, SDE is the only diamond exchange in China, providing diamond dealers a fair and safe transaction venue under close supervision. Since its founding in 2000, the total value of SDE’s diamond transactions has been growing at an annual average rate of 27%, with diamond transactions reaching a total value of US$2.67 billion in the first half of 2017.

The 18 Award Recipients across 10 categories are:

1.Brand of the Year – Retail

Goldendew Co Ltd – South Korea
Tanaka Kikinzoku Jewelry K K – Japan


2.Retailer of the Year (450 outlets and below)

SK Jewellery Pte Ltd – Singapore


3.eSupplier of the Year

Kela – China
Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt Ltd – India


4.Manufacturer of the Year – Jewellery

KGK Group – Hong Kong
Shenzhen Ganlu Jewelry Co Ltd – China


5.Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – ASEAN
Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint Stock Company – Vietnam


6.Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – Greater China

Shenzhen Ideal Jewellery Co Ltd – China


7.Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – India

Kiran Gems Pvt Ltd – India


8.Industry Innovation of the Year

3D Jewellery Company Ltd – China
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd – Hong Kong

Gübelin Gem Lab Ltd – Switzerland
Shenzhen Lingchengben Technology Co Ltd – China


9.Sustainability Initiative of the Year

PANDORA Production Co Ltd – Thailand


10.Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Age 40 and below)

Mr Zhang Guo Tao, Shenzhen Darry Jewelry Co Ltd – China
Mr Chau Tsankwan, Shenzhen Batar Investment Holding Group Co Ltd – China

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