The Bahrain Institute for Pearls and Gemstones (DANAT) successfully inaugurated the highly anticipated first international tender of natural pearls on Tuesday, in collaboration with the renowned Rapaport Group, a leading organizer of such prestigious tenders worldwide.
This remarkable event garnered significant attention from specialized companies passionately engaged in the acquisition and trade of natural pearls. Recognized as one of nature’s most exceptional treasures, these pearls, particularly those extracted from Bahraini waters, were the centerpiece of the tender. Bahrain’s unique environment has fostered the perfect conditions for the growth of these extraordinary natural pearls.
DANAT Institute, equipped with state-of-the-art testing facilities at its groundbreaking Laboratory, is dedicated to the meticulous examination and classification of pearls listed for tender. Utilizing its esteemed grading system, which establishes a comprehensive framework for assessing natural pearls based on their color, shape, and luster, the Institute ensures the highest standards of precision and accuracy.
Mrs. Noora Jamsheer, the CEO of DANAT Institute, expressed her delight in hosting this groundbreaking tender, emphasizing its significance in reaffirming the Kingdom’s esteemed global reputation in the pearl trade and in testing pearls. This remarkable event serves as a testament to the Kingdom of Bahrain’s unwavering commitment to achieving the goals of The National Plan to Revive the Pearl Sector.
Mrs. Jamsheer highlighted the pivotal role this tender plays in advancing DANAT’s contributions to the development of the natural pearl market, particularly through its collaboration with the renowned Rapaport Group. Additionally, she emphasized the initiative’s invaluable role in providing a platform for licensed pearl divers to engage with the international pearl markets, thus fostering fruitful communication and exchange.
It is worth noting that the Kingdom of Bahrain hosted the natural pearl tender after it was inaugurated by the Rapaport Group on the 7th June 2023 in the United States of America. Since its launch, the tender has journeyed across various cities within and beyond the United States, rendering the Kingdom’s inclusion even more significant and noteworthy.