Indian Companies Sparkle at JNA Awards 2015

Indian Companies Sparkle at JNA Awards 2015

HONG KONG, 17 September, 2015 – Since its inception in 2012, the JNA Awards continues to witness strong participation from India. This year, the JNA Awards recognises seven companies that have garnered a total of 11 nominations for their contributions to the international jewellery and gemstone industry.

The shortlisted Indian companies are more widely represented this year, with nominations covering eight categories. India continues to dominate the Diamond Cutting & Polishing category, and has earned much-coveted spots in the Coloured Gemstone Cutting & Polishing, Industry Innovation of the Year and E-tailer of the Year categories for the first time.

The shortlisted companies and their award categories are:

  1. 1. Hari Krishna Exports Pvt Ltd
  •           – Employer of the Year
  •           – Manufacturer of the Year – Diamond Cutting & Polishing
  1. 2. J. B. And Brothers Pvt Ltd
  •           – Manufacturer of the Year – Diamond Cutting & Polishing
  •           – Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – India
  1. 3. Kashi Jewellers
  •           – Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – India
  1. 4. Kiran Gems Pvt Ltd
  •           – Sustainability Initiative of the Year
  1. 5. RMC Gems India Ltd
  •           – Manufacturer of the Year – Coloured Gemstone Cutting & Polishing
  1. 6. Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt Ltd
  •           – 3 Decades of Excellence
  •           – Industry Innovation of the Year
  •           – Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – India
  1. 7. Vaibhav Global Ltd
  •           – E-tailer of the Year


“The JNA Awards has become an important annual event in the industry that focuses on Asian businesses,” said Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director of GIA in India and the Middle East and a member of the JNA Awards 2015 judging panel. “It is heartening to see Indian businesses participate and being shortlisted for these prestigious awards. These companies motivate others to raise the bar of excellence even higher.”

These seven shortlisted companies, all leaders in their respective fields, recognise the importance and prestige of the JNA Awards in the jewellery and gemstone industry.

“The JNA Awards helps promote gems and jewellery as a luxury product and creates a ripple effect in the industry, serving as a platform for businesses and brands to not just achieve recognition, but also stimulate the emergence of new ideas and best practices for the industry,” J.B. And Brothers said.

J. B. And Brothers Pvt Ltd’s diamond cutting and polishing facility in Surat, India

“Kashi Jewellers is particularly pleased to have been honoured several times by the JNA Awards, which it considers as the Oscars of the jewellery industry,” added Shreyansh Kapoor, Vice President of Kashi Jewellers.

From left: Pink Collection and Diamond 4 String Collection by Kashi Jewellers

There is also a strong emphasis on corporate social responsibility where companies including Hari Krishna Exports Pvt Ltd, Kiran Gems Pvt Ltd and Shree Ramkrishna Pvt Ltd (SRK) engage in company-wide initiatives to invest in employee well-being programmes, community service projects and global citizenship.

From left: Hari Krishna Exports Pvt Ltd and Kiran Gems Pvt Ltd, employee participation in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission);
Shree Ramkrishna Pvt Ltd, supporting charity programmes for the youth

“An award is always a motivating tool for employees to give their best. The recognition given by the management of a magazine like JNA (Jewellery News Asia) is always a valuable asset,” commented Hari Krishna Exports Pvt Ltd.

“Customers enjoy doing business with us knowing that we manufacture and sell diamonds ethically with complete responsibility,” said Kiran Gems Pvt Ltd.

Being named an Honouree in three categories – 3 Decades of Excellence, Industry Innovation of the Year and Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – India – are the latest commendations bestowed on SRK. “The JNA Awards is very special since it is a platform where all respected members of the gemstone and jewellery industry stand together. All Honourees have their own unique selling propositions. This is such a rare event,” shared Shreyans Dholakia, Director of SRK.

First-time Honourees include RMC Gems for Manufacturer of the Year – Coloured Gemstone Cutting & Polishing, and Vaibhav Global Ltd for E-tailer of the Year.

“This is a prestigious endorsement of our business and an acknowledgment of our commitment to excellence, responsible and ethical business practices, and innovation,” remarked Nirmal Bardiya, Managing Director of RMC Gems India.

Group Chairman Sunil Agrawal of Vaibhav Global Ltd added, “The JNA Awards celebrates the success of organisations and also showcases them to the global community. This initiative generates new friends, suppliers and opportunities.”

The JNA Awards judging panel is comprised of five industry experts namely Albert Cheng, Advisor to the World Gold Council, Far East; James Courage, Chairman of the Responsible Jewellery Council; Lin Qiang, President and Managing Director of the Shanghai Diamond Exchange; Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director of GIA India and the Middle East; and Yasukazu Suwa, Chairman of Suwa & Son, Inc.   

The Award Honourees and Recipients will be feted at the JNA Awards 2015 Ceremony and Gala Dinner, which will be held on Sunday, September 20 at the Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong. It is a ticketed event by application only. Interested parties can submit their request by logging on to

JNA Awards 2015 is led by Rio Tinto Diamonds and Chow Tai Fook as Headline Partners, with Diarough Group, Gübelin Group, Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies, Shanghai Diamond Exchange, and Guangdong Land Holdings Ltd as Honoured Partners.

For more information on the event, please visit or contact:
JNA Awards Marketing
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