Innovation tops Jewellery Industry Awards

Innovation continues to be in the vanguard of the jewellery and gemstone industry, with the greatest number of entries received in the Industry Innovation of the Year category at the 2019 JNA Awards.

From top left (clockwise) 1. H.K. Designs handcrafted ring 2. Inside the Christy Gem’s fire assay lab 3. A part of Shenzhen Mover Headquarters Office 4. Picup Media’s gemlight box photography suite

This award category recognises companies that have adopted innovative thinking and approach to reach new heights; and as a result, achieved impressive results in areas including business performance, operational effectiveness and customer engagement. Their stories helped establish confidence in the jewellery industry and inspired others to stay relevant in these challenging times.

It is a significant achievement to be shortlisted as one of the 12 Honourees of this category, which has the highest number of Honourees under one category since the inception of the Awards in 2012. The shortlisted companies, from Mainland China, Hong Kong, India and Thailand, demonstrated innovation in the areas of diamond identification, jewellery manufacturing, marketing and marketing services, production technology, and shared services. They all aim at improving existing offerings and break new grounds to better serve the trade and the customers.

"Our industry is facing some challenging times globally due to competition with other luxury goods and the macro economic environment, innovation is more important than ever before," remarked Letitia Chow, Chairperson of the JNA Awards and Director of Business Development – Jewellery Group at Informa Markets, "Each of these game changers has exhibited outstanding innovation and creativity in their respective fields and it is our honour to recognise their success, drive, and perseverance."

For a full list of Honourees of the Industry Innovation of the Year category: Please click here