Welcome to DANAT

  • As a reflection of Bahrain’s ancient pearling history and the strong desire to protect this heritage, DANAT was established as the guardian of global gemmological excellence. It plays a vital role in ensuring, protecting and enhancing public trust in pearls, gemstones and jewellery. DANAT is an authority on industry standards, scientific knowledge and education, and is committed to maintaining the highest standards of professional and personal ethics.

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  • Trust, Ethics and Transparency
    DANAT seeks to become the world’s preferred centre for natural pearl and gemstones third party verification services. It aims to establish itself as the respected channel for international markets, serving both local and global clients and bolstering the reputation of the Kingdom as a leading centre for gemstone expertise.

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  • Reporting

    Licenced by the Bahrain Ministry of Industry, Commerce & Tourism, DANAT is certified and equipped to examine pearls and gemstones, and provide clients with various reports authenticating and verifying their precious possessions. DANAT provides both standard and enhanced report formats strictly in accordance with published fee schedules.

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  • An Accessible Location

    The Bahrain Institute for Pearls & Gemstones (DANAT) is located in the East Tower of Bahrain’s prestigious World Trade Centre. The offices are above Moda Mall, a premier high-end jewellery shopping centre with extensive car parking facilities. Bahrain’s historic Souk, a 15-minute walk away, is home to a vast variety of jewellery outlets, many established by long-time pearling families. Jewellery, a popular commodity, can be found in several malls from Bahrain’s City Centre to Al Aali and Seef Malls, all minutes away by car. Even the Bahrain International Airport (amongst the world’s speediest) is a mere 15-minute drive.

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Experiments in using atypical ‘beads’ and mantle interference in the production of cultured pearls with Australian Pinctada maxima

Since approximately 2010 a practice has been developed of using low quality natural pearls as the substrates for cultured nacre growth.

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Black Non-Nacreous Natural Pearls from Pteria sp

The Bahrain Institute for Pearls & Gemstones (DANAT), Manama, recently received a 5.70 ct black pearl (9.49–9.51 ´ 8.75 mm) and an 11.84 ct black and brown pearl (13.63–13.71 ´ 9.55 mm), both of button shape (Figure 1).

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Natural Pearls from Australian Pincada Maxima

The fascinating and colorful history of natural pearling in Australian waters is presented, from the early six-man luggers to the large ships in modern fleets where pearl culture has been the focus for the past
several decades.

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Delegation visits major industry players in the world’s gemstone and jewellery manufacturing hub, with open access to production ranging from concept to creation. *The Oscars® of the Gem & Jewellery Industry Bangkok, Thailand January 28 – 2nd February 2019: As part of Danat’s Headline Partner relationship with the Oscars of the Gem & Jewellery Industry – […]

Bahrain and Russian Pearling History Seminar

Held by DANAT in St. Petersburg International Jewelry Exhibition (JUNWEX)   St. Petersburg, Russian Federation – 12th February 2019: As part of the on-going relationship between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Russian Federation, the Bahrain Institute for Pearls and Gemstones (DANAT) hosted a seminar titled “Pearling History in Bahrain and Russia” at the International Jewelry […]

Monumental Success for DANAT at Major International Jewellery Show in Hong Kong

The Bahrain Institute for Pearls and Gemstones (DANAT) received widespread acclaim during its second appearance at the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair (14th-18th September), a major trade expo for the international gem and jewellery industry. Building upon its participation in the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair in June 2018, DANAT boasted one of […]