HONG KONG, 22 March 2017 – JNA proudly welcomes the KGK Group, a global leader in the world of precious gemstones and jewellery, as an Honoured Partner for the 2017 edition of the JNA Awards.
KGK Group is the latest name to be added to the stellar roster of sponsors led by Headline Partners Rio Tinto Diamonds and Chow Tai Fook, together with fellow Honoured Partners the Shanghai Diamond Exchange, Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange, and Guangdong Land Holdings Limited, in supporting one of the jewellery and gemstone industry’s most prestigious and coveted awards initiatives.
Now in its sixth year, the annual JNA Awards recognises and honours individuals and companies that have demonstrated innovation, sustainability, excellence, best business practices and outstanding business performance.
Letitia Chow, Founder of JNA, Chairperson of the JNA Awards and Director of Business Development – Jewellery Group at UBM Asia, said, “Having been in the industry for over a century, KGK Group has successfully positioned itself as a key global player from mines to brands, championing continuous innovation and diversification. The group’s commitment and unremitting efforts exemplify the core principles of the JNA Awards in challenging the status quo and upholding best business practices.”
Chow added, “We are thrilled to be partnering with the KGK Group and we look forward to working closely with all our Partners to take the lead in promoting the growth and development of the jewellery industry.”
Sanjay Kothari, Vice Chairman of KGK Group, remarked, “It always gives me immense satisfaction to be actively involved in the growth and development of the jewellery industry. The JNA Awards is one such opportunity where we can celebrate excellence and achievements in the jewellery and gemstone trade at large. Joining as an Honoured Partner this year, I feel a sense of pride, along with utmost gratification, to see KGK taking a stride ahead with the JNA Awards.”
Established 112 years ago by the Kothari family of Jaipur (India), the KGK Group, now in its fourth generation, operates a vertically integrated business covering the mining, sourcing, manufacturing and distribution of coloured stones, diamonds and jewellery with a global presence across 17 countries spanning Asia, Australia, North and South America, Europe and Africa. It is a De Beers Sightholder, an Alrosa Alliance partner and a Rio Tinto Select Diamantaire.
The JNA Awards is now open for entries until midnight (Hong Kong time) of 5 May 2017. There is no fee to enter and interested parties can submit the entry form online.
The Honourees or shortlisted entrants will be announced on 22 June 2017 at the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.