Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) July 16, 2014
China Stone has been selected as an Honouree in the “Industry innovation of the year in Manufacturing & Technology” and ”Outstanding enterprise of the year in ASEAN countries” categories of the JNA Awards 2014, the only global awards dedicated to recognising outstanding achievements in the jewellery sector.
Employing over 400 people and operating two high-tech production units in Bangkok (Thailand) and Zhengzhou (China), China Stone supplies melee sized natural colour stones in a size range from 0.50mm to 3.00mm with a minimum size tolerance (+/- 0.003mm) to over 500 jewellery makers, watch manufactures and world-renowned luxury brands.
Li Chongjie, China Stone director, said: “Being a JNA Awards Honouree in two categories is a significant achievement in itself and we view this as a acknowledgment of our commitment to ethical business practices and manufacturing evolution through innovation.”
Last year, China Stone received two awards in the “Manufacturer of the Year” and “Industry Innovation” categories of JNA Awards 2013 for it’s array of e-commerce solutions, advanced digital engineering and a set of electronically controlled CNC systems, built to achieve high-precision finishing, minimum variance of colour difference and dimensional consistency for natural precious stones in a size range of 0.5mm to 3.00mm and in precise increments of .05mm.
Letitia Chow, chair of the JNA Awards 2014 judging panel, commented, “The level and number of high-quality entries to the third annual JNA Awards are indeed impressive. The Honourees were selected from 91 highly qualified entries from 20 countries and regions this year.” Chow added it was particularly gratifying to see an increase in the number of outstanding entries in the innovation categories. “Their unrelenting pursuit of excellence and commitment to the highest standards in all aspects of their business have pushed and inspired them to develop innovative solutions that meet the needs and challenges faced by our industry.”
The judging panel consists of five industry experts including Nirupa Bhatt (Gemological Institute of America in India and the Middle East), Bill Boyajian (Bill Boyajian & Associates Inc), Albert Cheng (World Gold Council – Far East), James Courage (Platinum Guild International), and Lin Qiang (Shanghai Diamond Exchange).
This year’s JNA Awards ceremony and gala dinner will be held on Tuesday, 16 September, 2014 at the InterContinental Hong Kong, during the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.
About China Stone Ltd
Established in 1997, China Stone is a leading manufacturer of high-precision cut calibrated natural gemstones, offering unparalleled high precision finishing, minimum variance of color difference and dimensional consistency for commercial volumes of the melee and calibrated natural colored stones in a size range from 0.50mm to 3.00mm, in precise increments of .05mm. China Stone gemstone products are used by over five hundred world-renowned luxury brands, fine jewelry and watch manufactures. For more information refer to http://www.thechinastone.com
About JNA (Jewellery News Asia)
JNA is the flagship magazine of UBM Asia's Jewelry Group. First published in 1983, the title is the leader in providing up-to-date international jewelry trade news with an Asian insight. It features original, in-depth reports by experienced journalists covering the latest developments in the diamond, pearl, gemstone and jewelry-making equipment and supplies sectors.