Jewelmer co-founder, CEO and Group President, Jacques Branellec received the Lifetime Achievement Award given at Jewellery News Asia’s (JNA) annual awards night held last September 14 at the InterContinental Hong Kong.
The JNA Awards aims to recognise companies and individuals for innovation and excellence in the jewellery and gemstone industry. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Jacques Branellec and Robert Wan, also known as the Pearl Emperor of Tahiti.
As published by JNA, Branellec shared, "I am deeply honoured to receive JNA's Lifetime Achievement Award. To me, it means that if one believes in rightfulness and innovates with the best intention, one will be rewarded beyond expectation. Having spent 47 years in the pearl industry, I keep in mind that humility is the key to success: to honour one's beginnings and to stay faithful to one's origins. Whether you are a manager or a pearl farmer, I believe it is important to associate value not with economic success but simply with the thought that you are a captain who has brought his ship safe to the right destination."
Established in 1979, Jewelmer has grown to be one of the top luxury jewellery brands in the world with its iconic golden south sea pearls. Since its inception, Jewelmer has continued to use non-extractive methods to farm these pearls and have dedicated themselves to not only protecting the environment through sustainable best practices, but also enrich and develop the communities surrounding the farms. To know more about Jewelmer's history, check out this video:
- Jewellery News Asia, JNA Awards honours Firmin Robert Wan, Jacques Branellec with highest accolade, 30 August 2017