Jacques Branellec Receives JNA Lifetime Achievement Award

Watches & Jewellery

September 16, 2017 | BY Philippine Tatler

What does it take to be given JNA's highest honour?

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.


Photo courtesy of Jewelmer

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.


Jacques Branellec receives the JNA Lifetime Achievement Award

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: