KARP adds glitter to JNA Awards

Top-notch diamond manufacturer joins Rio Tinto, Chow Tai Fook,

Robert Wan, Israel Diamond Institute and Shanghai Diamond Exchange

as JNA Awards’ Partner

HONG KONG, July 27, 2012 – KARP Group, recognised as one of the world’s leading diamond manufacturers, is celebrating excellence in the gemstone and jewellery industry by serving as one of the Honoured Partners of the prestigious JNA Awards (www.jnaawards.com) scheduled for 20 September 2012 (Thursday) at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong during the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.

High-end diamond jewellery collections from KARP


Letitia Chow, founder of JNA and director of Business Development – Jewellery Group at UBM Asia said, "We are delighted and warmly welcome KARP partnering with us in this inaugural event. Their presence will add brilliance to this significant and exciting event.”


JNA has always been a crucial marketing platform for the KARP Group. When we entered the Asian market, JNA was the first marketing partner that we cooperated with. We started our marketing activities by advertising in JNA publications and exhibition-related promotional materials. This strong partnership continues to this day,” said Ramesh Virani (Maldar), director of KARP Group, a Diamond Trading Company (DTC) Sightholder.


“Today, our business is completely consolidated, with JNA serving as a reliable and effective marketing platform for our business. We are delighted to serve as one of the Honoured Partners of the JNA Awards, an initiative that aims to promote and celebrate excellence in the industry,” he added. 


With over four decades of experience and expertise in the diamond trade, KARP caters to international luxury brands. Apart from being a DTC Sightholder, the group is recognised as an “institution” in the industry, using the most technologically advanced manufacturing systems in the business. KARP manufactures a huge array of products, from 0.005-carat goods to stones weighing 10 carats and above. It excels in the production of certified fine makes, fancy cut goods and fancy coloured diamonds. The manufacturer is one of the few companies that has achieved up to 5-micron precision in diamond manufacturing.


Each of KARP’s collections is unique, Virani said. “We have the high-end FengHuang Collection that features natural fancy coloured diamonds as centrepieces, and the Grandeur Collection with fancy cut diamonds set in our own style. From everyday wear to haute couture, we only produce jewellery that is unique, gorgeous and classic. We have always made sure that, just as our jewellery is unique, our ways of promoting our collections are exceptional as well.”


KARP is catering to a wide customer base. “We believe that anyone and everyone must have a jewellery piece that has been crafted by KARP”.


The shortlisted honourees for the first nine categories of the JNA Awards were announced on 21 June at a press conference held on the first day of the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. For the complete list, go to: www.jnaawards.com.


KARP joins Industry leaders Rio Tinto, Chow Tai Fook, Robert Wan Tahiti, Israel Diamond Institute and the Shanghai Diamond Exchange as partners of the JNA Awards 2012 (www.jnaawards.com).

The Wonder of the World category, which is open only to AsiaWorld-Expo exhibitors during the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2012, will be accepting entries until 21 August 2012. The recipient of the award will be announced during the JNA Awards ceremony on 20 September 2012.

About the JNA Awards


The JNA Awards is an industry-wide event that honours and recognises excellence and achievement in the jewellery trade. The Awards ceremony and gala dinner will be held on September 20, 2012, during the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. The event, the first of its kind in Asia, is organised by Jewellery News Asia (http://www.jewellerynewsasia.com/) of UBM Asia in collaboration with UBM Awards.


The JNA Awards 2012 is a ticketed event by application only. Interested parties may submit their request by logging on to www.jnaawards.com 


Jewellery News Asia, first published in 1983, is the flagship magazine of UBM Asia's (www.ubmasia.com) Jewellery Group. The publication is a leader in providing the latest industry updates and in-depth reports, covering the international jewellery trade with an Asia insight. Following its success, the publication launched its online edition, www.jewellerynewsasia.com in June 2011.

Note for Editors:


1. About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 19 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia. We have over 240 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. As Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia, we stage the leading events of their kind across the region. Our 200 events, 24 publications and 16 vertical portals serve over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant market news and industry trends, and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have over 1,100 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.


2. About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a leading global company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, and from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,600 staff in more than 31 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business effectively and efficiently.


3. About UBM Awards
UBM Awards is UBM plc's awards organiser and producer. Based in London, UBM Awards specialises in end-to-end delivery of cross-sector awards programmes and bespoke events worldwide. UBM Awards organises more than 30 awards and bespoke events annually including the National Business Awards, the Asian Awards and the National Sales Awards.


Please contact:

Jewellery News Asia
UBM Asia (Hong Kong)
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Paul Pimlett, Events Director
UBM Awards (UK)
+44 (0) 20-7921-8090
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