Nomination has boosted international presence of online diamond biz.
Diamond seller Leibish & Co. has said its recent nomination at the JNA Awards at the Hong Kong Jewelry & Gem Fair has helped to put it on the map, raising the profile of the company as an international name
The Hong Kong and Israel-based company deals in fancy coloured and fancy cut diamonds including blue, red, pink, orange and grey stones.
It was announced as a nominee for the E-Tailer category at the awards in June alongside Chow Tai Fook but was beaten to the top spot by Hong Kong fine jewellery company Plukka.
Leibish said the experience of being nominated among some of the most competitive and leading businesses in the industry more has both put them on the map and given them an international brand name.
Its chief executive Yossi Polnauer said: "This nomination is just another footprint in the long path headed towards being recognised as the world’s leader in fancy colour diamonds. It takes a tremendous amount of hard and dedicated work to transform a family diamond business into a global enterprise, and we believe we are headed along the right track."
The JNA Awards is organised by Jewellery News Asia, together with headline partners Rio Tinto Diamonds and Chow Tai Fook. The companies selected are recognised for their innovative leading technologies, their branding efforts, their retailing or e-tailing success, the best business practices and outstanding contribution as a whole towards the Hong Kong and China jewellery industries.