GOLDNET.MARKET - “We want and are working to provide business with the opportunity to develop a lot of activity areas”

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Nicky Oppenheimer to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at JNA Awards ceremony

14 august 2012

Jewellery News Asia (JNA), main organiser of the inaugural JNA Awards, announced that it is conferring the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award on Nicky Oppenheimer, chairman of De Beers Group, honouring his significant contribution to the global diamond business, particularly in Asia. Oppenheimer will be feted at the JNA Awards ceremony scheduled for 20 September 2012 (Thursday) at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong during the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, according to press release e-mailed to Rough&Polished.
Letitia Chow, founder of JNA and director of Business Development – Jewellery Group at UBM Asia, and the Chair of the JNA Awards judging panel said: “By presenting Mr. Oppenheimer with the Lifetime Achievement Award, we want to salute and honour his significant and fundamental contributions to the industry. His outstanding achievements with De Beers and the Diamond Trading Company have made him one of the key figures and leaders of the global diamond industry.
Mr. Oppenheimer, with his inspired guidance and outstanding leadership, has significantly contributed to the development of the diamond jewellery markets in China and India—the twin growth engines in Asia, further enhancing the vital role that De Beers has played in the region by establishing the Japanese diamond jewellery market.”
Nicky Oppenheimer, chairman of the De Beers Group said, “The Oppenheimer family’s passion for diamonds, as well as our commitment to good corporate citizenship, goes back a long way. Over 50 years ago, my grandfather Sir Ernest Oppenheimer stated in his role as Chairman of De Beers that the company must be dedicated not only to generating returns for shareholders, but also to making a real and sustainable commitment to the countries and communities in which it operates. Although the Oppenheimer family’s long association with De Beers has now come to an end, I have no doubt that this commitment remains as steadfast today as it was then.
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 and the list is published at

Tatiana Alexandrova, Rough&Polished, Moscow