The Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange has joined the ranks of distinguished enterprises and organisations that are proud partners of the JNA Awards. Organised by JNA (Jewellery News Asia),  the prestigious awards programme recognises and honours individuals and companies that have demonstrated innovation, sustainability, excellence and best business practices in the jewellery and gemstone industry.

The highly anticipated event is led by Headline Partners Rio Tinto Diamonds, Chow Tai Fook (CTF) and newly joined Gemfields, together with Honoured Partners Diarough Group, the Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI), Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE), Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (GDLAND), and Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange as its newest member.

Letitia Chow, founder of JNA, director of Business Development – Jewellery Group at UBM Asia, and chair of the JNA Awards judging panel, said, “On the fifth anniversary of the JNA Awards, Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange is the latest partner to come on board, injecting new dynamism and momentum into the JNA Awards. Their support does not only highlight the continuing growth of the Awards, but also underlines the industry’s enthusiasm and unceasing support for this meaningful initiative.”

Chow added, “Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange, with its vision, is committed to enhancing the jewellery and rough gemstone trade and eventually helping pave the way for the industry’s sustainable and steady growth in China. Such an endeavour is strongly aligned with the JNA Awards’ mission of upholding excellence and best business practices, and we are thus very excited to be working closely with Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange in driving the industry forward.”

Jim Li, general manager of Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange, remarked, ‘‘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.”

Li also currently serves as vice president of the China Gems & Jewelry Trade Association and the China Gems & Jewelry Trade Association of China – Coloured Stone Branch.

Established in February this year, the Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange is one of two provincial jewellery trading platforms approved by the People’s Government of Guangdong Province. Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange is committed to providing domestic and overseas jewellers with a secure, high-quality and convenient trading platform on an international level.

The Honourees of the JNA Awards 2016 will be revealed at a press conference scheduled for June 23, the first day of the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. The award Recipients, alongside the Honourees, will be feted at the JNA Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner on September 14 or on the second day of the week-long September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.

Jim Li, general manager of Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchang

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