HONG KONG, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jewellery News Asia( JNA), main organiser of the JNA Awards, is proud to announce that Gubelin has signed up as an Honoured Partner for the JNA Awards 2013. Gubelin joins Headline Partners Rio Tinto Diamonds and Chow Tai Fook, and Honoured Partners the Israel Diamond Institute, Robert Wan Tahiti and the Shanghai Diamond Exchange in the second edition of the industry-wide event that will be held on 12 September 2013 during the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130117/HK44149 )(Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2013/01/17/20130117180122220857.jpg ) The JNA Awards recognises and honours excellence in the jewellery industry, with a focus on companies and individuals that have made significant contributions to the Asian gemstone and jewellery trade. "We are proud to sponsor the prestigious JNA Awards since it promotes and builds awareness on the vital issues impacting the gemstone and jewellery industry. The Awards also reflects the values of Gubelin, a family-owned business that is famous for fine jewellery that merges Swiss goldsmith craftsmanship with precious gemstones, and the Gubelin gemmological laboratory, which is a global leader in coloured gemstone certification," said Raphael Gubelin, CEO of Gubelin Group, Switzerland. Gubelin ( www.gubelin.com) has embraced the highest standards in jewellery and gemstones since 1854. With its wide range of gems and signature jewellery collections, the company has established a strong presence in Switzerland's premier locations, including Lucerne, Zurich, Basel, Bern, Lugano, St. Moritz and Geneva. It recently opened its first Asian boutique in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The business, led by Raphael from the sixth generation of the founding family, is going strong and continues to nurture the company's traditional values of genuineness, purity, exclusivity, quality and authenticity. In addition to the jewellery retail stores and the Gubelin Ateliers, the group also operates the Gubelin Gem Lab, a world-renowned scientific gemstone laboratory with headquarters in Switzerland and an office in Hong Kong.