- JNA Awards is one of the world’s most prestigious awards programme in the jewellery and gemstone industry
- Angelina Lau was recognised for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year (age 40 and below).
- The award marks a win in the annual JNA awards, underscoring its dedication to excellence in the jewellery industry.
17 September 2019 – The eighth annual JNA Awards, one of the most highly-acclaimed award programmes in the international jewellery and gemstone industry, ended on a high note and was well attended by industry dignitaries and trade leaders in Hong Kong on 17 September.
Organised by Informa Markets, the JNA Awards champions best business practices in the jewellery and gemstone community by recognising and promoting companies and individuals that demonstrate outstanding leadership, innovative thinking, and sustainable and socially responsible strategies, with a focus on their contribution in Asia, and whose ideas and actions have made positive impact in the trade and communities. A total of 45 Honourees were feted this evening for their notable accomplishments in the past year. Among them, 16 were honoured as Recipients across 11 award categories by a highly-respected and experienced panel of judges.
SK Jewellery Group’s Angelina Lau, was one of the award recipient under the Young Entrepreneur of the Year (age 40 and below).
Angelina Lau said during her speech upon receiving this award, “I am very honoured to receive the JNA Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. I would like to thank my company for the trust and growth opportunities, my colleagues at SK Jewellery Group and Love & Co. for their hard work; and our partners for their ongoing support especially in our expansion journey. This award will serve as an encouragement and motivation for me and my team to work harder and provide innovative products and experiences for our customers.” It was definitely a memorable night for her Letitia Chow, Chairperson of the JNA Awards, and Director of Business Development – Jewellery Group at Informa Markets, said, “Tonight, we are celebrating a milestone in the jewellery and gemstone trade. These companies have demonstrated that with perseverance and forward-thinking, even in times of challenges, our industry can adapt, transform and continue to make positive impacts to the growth of the business. For that, they truly deserve our sincere congratulations and applause.”
Commented on the 2019 JNA Awards, James Courage, one of the principal judges of the Awards remarked, “With increased interest in the Awards, the quality and scope of the entries have increased; hence the judges endeavour to follow up with submissions and clarify, where appropriate, on paper and in-person to ensure comprehension and understanding of the joint judging process and a clear insight into each entry.”
Albert Cheng, one of the principal judges of the Awards shared, “It was proven to me, during this year’s due diligence visits to the Awards’ entrants, that the passion of the founders and the way they communicate their visions to their customers via their staff and products or services determine the successes of the brands and companies. I am very proud to honour and recognise these successful entrepreneurs through the JNA Awards.”
Industry leaders from all over the globe met at the 2019 JNA Awards to celebrate the trade’s successes
The prestigious awards programme in 2019 is strongly supported by Headline Partners Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited, Shanghai Diamond Exchange, and Bahrain Institute for Pearls and Gemstones, Honoured Partners the KGK Group, China Gems & Jade Exchange, and Guangdong Land Holdings Ltd.The full list of award recipients is available on the JNA Awards website www.JNAawards.com.