Jewelry Fashion Reports
Robert Wan to partner in JNA Awards
Hong Kong--Pearl farmer Robert Wan has joined the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) and Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE) as a partner of the inaugural JNA Awards, an international event that will recognize excellence and achievements in the jewelry trade.
To be held in Hong Kong in September, the JNA Awards are organized by Jewellery News Asia of UBM Asia and will focus on contribution and advancement in the jewelry industry in Asia.
Wan is the founder of pearl brand Robert Wan Tahiti, the designs of which are represented in Europe, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Japan, the Middle East and Oceania.
“We are delighted and warmly welcome Robert Wan Tahiti partnering with us in this inaugural event,” Letitia Chow, founder of Jewellery News Asia and the director of business development for the jewelry group at UBM Asia, said. “Robert Wan himself exemplifies the essence of the awards in terms of excellence and achievement.”
From Robert Wan Tahiti, the Natural Mystic necklace features rare baroque pearls and 1,400 micro-set diamonds in white gold.
There are 12 categories for the JNA Awards, including manufacturer of the year, retailer of the year, brand of the year, young leader of the year and industry innovation of the year, among others.
“At Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Awards, you see celebrities wearing stunning jewelry,” Wan said. “This time, the attention will be in Hong Kong at the JNA Awards where jewelry, gemstones and, of course, pearls will be the stars of the show.”
Entries for the JNA Awards are open from now until May 4. Companies and individuals interested in a submitting an application, or finding out additional details about the event, can do so at Jewellery News Asia’s website here.
The awards ceremony and a gala dinner will take place Sept. 20 during the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair at the Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong.
Jewellery News Asia, first published in 1983, is the flagship magazine of UBM Asia Jewellery Group, an exhibition and commercial organizer in Asia.