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JNA Awards Reveals New Categories for 2019
Highlights of 2018 JNA Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner

(PRESS RELEASE) HONG KONG – Now in its eighth year, the JNA Awards unveils its list of categories and judging criteria for its 2019 edition.

In light of the changing needs and emerging trends in the jewelry industry, the JNA Awards has made some adjustments to its categories. These changes aim to encourage wider participation from jewelers around the world.

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The awards categories for 2019 are:

1. Brand of the Year – Retail

2. eSupplier of the Year

3. Industry Innovation of the Year (business model, management process, marketing or branding initiatives, manufacturing process, product development, technology, and gemological research)

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4. Manufacturer of the Year – Cutting & Polishing – Creativity and Innovation

5. Manufacturer of the Year – Jewelry

6. Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – China

7. Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – Countries/Regions outside of India and China

8. Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – India

9. Retailer of the Year

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10. Sustainability Initiative of the Year

11. Young Entrepreneur of the Year (age 40 and below)

12. Lifetime Achievement Award (nominated by the organizer)

JNA Awards Reveals New Categories for 2019

Photo credit: (clockwise from left) Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd, Kuwayama Corporation, Poh Kong Jewellers, KGK Diajewels Private Limited)

Letitia Chow, chairperson of the JNA Awards and director of business development – Jewelry Group at UBM Asia, said, “While China and India are leading countries driving the growth of the global jewelry and gemstone industry, there are many exceptional enterprises in other parts of the world that also deserve recognition. By introducing a new Outstanding Enterprise of the Year category this year, we can cover more enterprises from all over the world.”

She continued, “In these changing times, being creative and innovative are key factors for succeeding in the industry, no matter the scale of the business. Therefore, we have also added a new Manufacturer of the Year category, which puts emphasis on creativity and innovation. Through this category, we can pay tribute to individual jewelers, as well as sizable operations, that strive to adopt innovative and original ways to bring out and maximize the uniqueness and natural qualities of the precious stones.”

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To register or review the full list of categories, awards criteria and rules of entry, visit www.jnaawards.com.

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