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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Gubelin Group Renews Its Support of JNA Awards

The Gubelin Group—known for its handcrafted gold and gem-set fine jewelry, gemological laboratory and the Gubelin Academy for gemological education—is returning as an “Honored Partner” of the JNA Awards for the third consecutive year.

The Switzerland-based company joins Headline Partners Rio Tinto and Chow Tai Fook, and other Honored Partners Diarough Group, Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies, Shanghai Diamond Exchange and Guangdong Land Holdings Limited in supporting one of the industry's most prestigious and widely respected awards initiatives.

The JNA Awards is organized by Hong Kong-based jewelry trade magazine, Jewellery News Asia, a subsidiary of tradeshow and publishing group, UBM Asia. The JNA Awards recognizes and honors outstanding companies from around the world whose business practices have had a positive impact on the Asian region and the gemstone and jewelry industry. 

“We are very delighted to support JNA Awards 2015, probably the most important event of the year for the jewelry industry,” said Raphael Gubelin, CEO and board member of the Gubelin Group. “It is an occasion to catch up with old friends, strengthen relationships, and discuss recent innovations and new ideas or products.”

“Gubelin has long been recognized as a company that consistently strives for excellence and has a deep commitment to the highest standards—values that the JNA Awards is set out to promote in the jewelry and gemstone industry,” added Letitia Chow, founder of JNA and director of Business Development—Jewellery Group at UBM Asia.

Established in 1854, Gubelin is a family owned business now led by sixth-generation members with operations covering jewelry manufacturing, retail, gemstone testing, and most recently, a gemstone education academy. Headquartered in Lucerne, Switzerland, Gubelin has nine boutiques in locations across Switzerland, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. In 2013, Gubelin further grew its presence in Asia, with the inauguration of its VIP Salon and the opening of the Gubelin Academy in Hong Kong, which offers courses aimed at trade professionals, private clients and connoisseurs of colored gemstones.

The group also operates its world-renowned Gubelin Gem Lab, one of the world's oldest and most respected institutions of its kind, which is widely trusted by gemstone dealers, jewellery retailers, auction houses, royal families and private collectors since the 1920s.

JNA Awards 2015 is now accepting entries until 30 April, 24:00 Hong Kong time. The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, 20 September, during the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2015, at the Regal Airport Hotel in Hong Kong, where the Recipients in 16 award categories will be announced.

For more information about the JNA Awards, including the full list of 2015 award categories, visit or contact:

JNA Awards Marketing 
UBM Asia (Hong Kong) 
+852 2516-1683

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