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  • JWA 2021 judges include (clockwise from upper right) Lin Qiang, Dr Mark Lee, Nirupa Bhatt, James Courage and Albert Cheng

JWA 2021 honourees unveiled


Organised by Informa Markets Jewellery, the 2021 Jewellery World Awards (JWA) unveiled the list of honourees on Tuesday. Formerly known as JNA Awards, JWA has come to its 10th edition this year, aiming to recognise innovation and the best business practice in the global gem and jewellery trade.

Judges include James Courage, former chief executive of Platinum Guild International (PGI) and former chairman of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), Albert Cheng, CEO of Singapore Bullion Market Association and international advisor of Shanghai Gold Exchange, Lin Qiang, president and managing director of the Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE), Dr Mark Lee, research director of Asia Pacific Institute for Strategy (APIFS), and Nirupa Bhatt, senior advisor to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) India.

JWA’s chairperson and founder Letitia Chow said: “Despite the ongoing challenges brought by the pandemic, we are encouraged by the responses and number of participants this year, with a third being first-time entrants. Through this programme, we hope to highlight and bring out the positives of the trade, as we continue to promote the core values of innovation and excellence.”

The award presentation ceremony and gala dinner will be held at JGT Dubai (Jewellery Gem Technology Dubai) on 21 February 2022. The is the first time JWA's presentation ceremony being held away from Hong Kong.


List of honourees


Brand of the Year – Retail

- Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited, Hong Kong

- DR Corporation Limited, China

- Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint Stock Company (PNJ), Vietnam


Industry Innovation of the Year

- Diamonds On Call Limited, Hong Kong

- Emerald Jewel Industry India Limited, India

- Gübelin Gem Lab, Switzerland

- Kanz Jewels, United Arab Emirates

- Mclon Jewellery Company Limited, China

- Picup Media, Hong Kong

- Shenzhen Chaozun Jewelry Company Limited, China

- Shenzhen Link Gold Technology Company Limited, China

- Shenzhen Xingguangda Jewelry Industrial Company Limited, China

- Shenzhen Yuehao Jewelry Company Limited, China


Manufacturer of the Year – Diamond

- KGK Group, Hong Kong

- Narola Diamonds Pvt Ltd, India


Manufacturer of the Year – Jewellery

- Emerald Jewel Industry India Limited, India

- Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint Stock Company (PNJ), Vietnam


Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – APAC

- CHJ Jewellery, China

- DOJI Gold & Gems Group JSC, Vietnam

- DR Corporation Limited, China

- KGK Group, Hong Kong

- Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint Stock Company (PNJ), Vietnam

- YLG Bullion Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore


Outstanding ESG Performance of the Year

Shenzhen Xingguangda Jewelry Industrial Co Ltd, China


Outstanding Small Enterprise of the Year (50 full-time employees and below)

- Brilliant Cuts Pvt Ltd, Sri Lanka

- Radha Krishna Jewellery, India

- VN Diamonds, Hong Kong


Young Entrepreneur of the Year (age 40 and below)

- Dhiaan Srinivasan, Emerald Jewel Industry India Limited, India

- Do Minh Duc, DOJI Gold & Gems Group JSC, Vietnam

- Joyee Zhao, BOJEM, China

- Nilesh Pawar, Arina Jewellery, India

- R A Vindya Roshani Perera, Brilliant Cuts Pvt Ltd, Sri Lanka

- William Chu, Picup Media, Hong Kong


 (Photo courtesy: Informa Markets Jewellery)



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