WEBINAR – LABORATORY-GROWN DIAMOND AND ITS IDENTIFICATION
In collaboration with Nan Yang Gemmological Institute (NGI), SJA held a Mandarin Webinar on Laboratory-Grown Diamond and Its Identification, exclusively for SJA members on 26 November 2020 via Zoom
Laboratory-grown diamonds (also referred to as synthetic diamonds) have entered the gem and jewellery market in commercial quantities in recent years. They are almost identical to natural diamonds in their characteristics, with very subtle differences that could only be detected using high-tech, sophisticated equipment.
Members were able to gain knowledges on :
- Properties and different types of diamonds
- Lab-grown (synthetic) diamonds (CVD and HPHT) and their identification
- Verification of certified diamonds
WEBINAR ON ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING /COUNTERING THE FINANCING OF TERRORISM (AML/CFT)
A Webinar on the topic of Anti-Money Laundering /Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) was jointly organised by SJA and Ingenique Solutions Pte Ltd on 29 October 2020 via Zoom.
Attendees of the Webinar learnt about key aspects of AML/CFT compliance for frontline retail staff, ways to implement MinLaw’s guidelines and how to implement an effective, ongoing monitoring process.
For the presentation slides on Compliance, click here
For the presentation slides on Ongoing Monitoring, click here
SJA WON THE STAR PARTNER AWARD!
SJA was nominated by the Ministry of Law for the Public Sector Transformation (PST) Awards and has won the Star Partner Award for adopting a professional approach towards the implementation of the Precious Stones & Precious Metals (PSPM) Act. Since the introduction of the Act in 2019, SJA has actively participated in MinLaw’s industry associations’ consultation meetings and has shared feedback and suggestions on behalf of its members and the sector at large.
The award ceremony was held on 21 October 2020, at 3.30 pm via Zoom. Click here to watch SJA in action at the ceremony.
You may also view the Awards flipbook here
INAUGURATION OF THE 51ST EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
SJA held its FIRST virtual Inauguration Ceremony on 28 September 2020. The event was graced by Ms Low Yen Ling – Minister of State (MOS) for the Ministry of Trade & Industry and Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth.
As witnessed by MOS; SJA Honorary Advisor – Mr Lee Yi Shyan; representatives from Enterprise Singapore; officials from Ministry of Trade & Industry and SJA members, the newly inaugurated Exco members undertook an Oath recitation corporately. Overall, it was a memorable event for all.
You may view the video here
Webinar – Operating in the New Normal With Digital Support Schemes
On 18 August 2020, SJA and SME Centre-SCCCI jointly organised a webinar on how jewellers can better operate in the new normal using Digital Support Schemes. The webinar focused specifically on how Digital Resilience Bonus (DRB) and Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG) could help to improve business performance for jewellers.
You may refer to the slides here.
First 51st Exco Meeting via Zoom
The first meeting of the 51st Executive Committee was held via Zoom.
Nine members of the 51st Executive Committee officially assumed their roles as office-bearers (Standing Committee members). The meeting was chaired by President Ho Nai Chuen.
Former Honorary Treasurer Ms Jessica Chia Yi Ni officially handed over the Association’s accounts to the newly elected Honorary Treasurer Mr Ng Kean Seen.