Magnificent Pearls

Christie’s, Danat inaugurate Magnificent Pearls Exhibition

Manama, Mar. 29 (BNA): Under the patronage of the Minister of Industry , Commerce and Tourism, Zayed R. Al Zayani, Christie’s and the Bahrain Institute for Pearls and Gemstones (DANAT), today officially inaugurated the “Magnificent Pearls” exhibition, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Bahrain Bay, in the presence of the Honorary Chairman of Christie’s, the Earl of Snowdon.

Welcoming guests at the opening ceremony, the minister highlighted that Danat was established at the instigation of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, noting the

continuous support extended by HRH to the Kingdom’s national plan to revive Bahrain’s historic pearling industry, which dates back to 5000 years. He further highlighted the importance of the exhibition in further supporting and developing pearling industry in the Kingdom and the wider region.

Speaking at the event, the Senior International Director of Christie’s Jewels, David Warren said, “Exhibitions focused entirely on natural pearls are very rare. It has therefore been a real pleasure curating the current one, which showcases nearly 50 lots of exceptional natural pearls from the wider region. The historic importance of Bahrain as the center of pearl fishing for thousands of years, makes Manama the perfect location for holding this magnificent exhibition. We would like to express our deepest thanks to DANAT, the major pearl testing laboratory, for their close collaboration with this event’’.

Magnificent Pearls is one of the largest pearl exhibitions ever organized with more than 60 exceptional pearl jewels all certified by Danat, being displayed to the public. The exhibition also reinforces Bahrain’s position as a global center for natural pearls and demonstrates DANAT’s dedication to developing the local and regional pearl and gemstone industry, as well as offering of training programs to the next generation of gemologists as well as those interested in pearls and gemstones from Bahrain and across the world.

It’s worth mentioning that Christie’s, the world’s leading and oldest art auction business, totaled $7 billion in 2018 by holding 350 live and online-only auctions in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewelry, and collectibles. Christie’s also holds Private Sales, a bespoke service where our specialists are researching jewels desired by our clients. The present exhibition has been curated by Christie’s Private Sale team from around the globe.

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المنامة في 29 مارس/ بنا / أكد سعادة السيد زايد بن راشد الزياني وزير الصناعة والتجارة والسياحة أن مملكة البحرين تمتلك تاريخا وإرثا حضاريًافي قطاع اللؤلؤ منذ أكثر من5000   عام، وجاء مشروع الخطة الوطنية لإحياء قطاع اللؤلؤ بمبادرة من صاحب السمو الملكي الأمير سلمان بن حمد آل خليفة، ولي العهد، نائب القائد الأعلى النائب الأول لرئيس الوزراء حفظه الله ليؤسس لمواصلة تعزيز هذا التاريخ والإرث الحضاري الذي عرفت به المملكة،منوهًا بأن تأسيس معهد”دانات”

قد أولى ضمن نطاق عمله، تعزيز سمعة المملكة بصفتها مركزا رائدا للخبرة في مجال اللؤلؤ والأحجار الكريمة، ونافذة على الأسواق العالمية لخدمة العملاء المحليين والعالميين، وليصبح المعهد من أفضل المعاهد في العالم لخدمات فحص اللؤلؤ والتأكد من طبيعة تكوينه.

جاء ذلك لدى رعاية سعادته مساء اليوم افتتاح معرض “روائع اللآلئ” الذي ينظمه معهد البحرين للؤلؤ والأحجار الكريمة “دانات” بالتعاون مع دار المزادات العالمي كريستيز، بحضور الرئيس الفخري لدار “كريستيز” الإيرل سنودين ، وذلك بفندق الفور سيزونز في خليج البحرين.

وخلال حفل الافتتاح، أشار المدير الدولي الأول لجواهر كريستيز “إن هذا المعرض الذي جمع المكانة التاريخية لمملكة البحرين في قطاع اللؤلؤ و بين نوادر اللؤلؤ الطبيعي والاستثنائي الذي سيتم عرضه في هذا المعرض الفريد، جعل من المنامة المكان المثالي لعقد هذا المعرض الرائع والاستثنائي، معربا عن شكره وتقديره لمعهد دانات، المختبر الرئيسي

لفحص اللؤلؤ، على تعاونهم وعملهم لإنجاح هذه الحدث الفريد”.

ويعد معرض ” روائع اللآلئ” الذي تستضيفه مملكة البحرين من أكبر المعارض التي يتم تنظيمها في مجال اللؤلؤ، وذلك بما يسهم في تعزيز مكانة البحرين كمركز عالمي لتجارة اللؤلؤ الطبيعي، انطلاقا من أهمية اللؤلؤ في تاريخ البحرين وما عرف به من سمعة متميزة على مستوى العالم، والذي يعكس الجهد الذي يقوم به معهد “دانات” لتحقيق هذا الهدف لتطوير هذه الصناعة إلى جانب ما تقدمه )دانات( من برامج تدريبية للأجيال القادمة وبالأخص في مجال فحص اللؤلؤ

بجميع أنواعه بالإضافة الى الدورات التدريبية في مجال فحص اللؤلؤ والاحجار الكريمة.

وتجدر الإشارة إلى أن دار كريستيز رائدة الأعمال الفنية في العالم والتي تعمل في مجال المزادات العالمية الفريدة والتي حققت في عام 2018 مبيعات عالمية تبلغ قيمتها 7 مليارات دولار كما تقدم 350 مزادًا سنويًا وتعمل في العديد من المجالات كالفنون الجميلة والزخارف والمجوهرات والصور وغيرها.

ع.ر/م.ح. بنا 1613 جمت 29/03/2019

 

Terms & Conditions

1.Bahrain Institute for Pearls & Gemstone

The Bahrain Institute for Pearls & Gemstones whose registered office is at Floors 3 and 4, East Tower, Bahrain World Trade Centre, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain (“DANAT”) provides educational training courses, verification services and scientific research in relation to pearls, gemstones and jewellery. DANAT was established in 2017 under the aegis of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

2. Educational Courses

DANAT provides a variety of gemmological educational training courses covering a range of subjects relating to pearls, gemstones, diamonds and jewellery. DANAT’s educational courses offer a balance of theoretical knowledge and practical application using gemmological equipment and are intended to meet the educational needs of all students from beginners to professionals.
Training courses are either conducted by DANAT or provided by third party training providers arranged by DANAT.
DANAT’s training courses are subject to change and availability and are provided on an assumption that there will be sufficient students for each training course. Where student numbers are insufficient the training course will be cancelled or re-scheduled.
For the latest DANAT training courses please access DANAT’s website as follows https://www.danat.bh/education/courses/.

3. These Terms & Conditions

These Terms and Conditions apply to all DANAT’s training courses. Student applicants are required to read these Terms & Conditions before submitting and signing a “Student Application”. The submission and signing of a “Student Application” will amount to a student’s unconditional and unqualified agreement to these Terms & Conditions. Further terms and conditions may apply for training courses provided by third party training providers arranged by DANAT. Students will be informed of such further terms and conditions (if any) at the time they prepare their “Student Application”.

4. Application

Students are invited to complete and submit a “Student Application” should they wish to participate in a DANAT training course. The “Student Application” can be submitted online via DANAT’s website https://www.danat.bh/appedu/. DANAT’s acceptance of any “Student Application” is subject to payment of the applicable fee, availability and the student meeting any applicable eligibility criteria. Students will be advised by email within three business days of submission of a “Student Application” as to whether they have been accepted.
Where a training course has eligibility criteria, for example, a proficiency in English, a minimum age or a level of qualification, the student will be required to confirm in the “Student Application” that the relevant eligibility criteria has been met and provide the appropriate evidence. Eligibility criteria, if applicable, will be detailed in the description of the training course and/or the terms and conditions of the third-party training provider as applicable.

5. Fees

The applicable fee for any given training course is due and payable at the time the “Student Application” is accepted by DANAT. Fee payment methods are detailed on the course invoice. In the event that the applicable fee is not paid before the start of a given training course then DANAT reserves the right to cancel the application.
The applicable fee does not include banking charges, visa, travel or accommodation costs, each of which, if applicable, will be payable by the student unless explicitly stated otherwise in the relevant training course programme description.
The student will be advised when the applicable fee is received by DANAT whereupon the student’s place on the relevant training course will be confirmed.
Details of training course fees are set out on DANAT’s “Student Application”. Such fees are subject to change from time to time.

6. Cancellation & Withdrawal

A student may cancel their participation in a training course provided that the student notifies DANAT in writing of their cancellation. Where the notice of cancellation is received by DANAT no less than 7 calendar days before the start of the training course the student will be refunded 100% of the fees they have paid or at the student’s option rescheduled to participate in the next available course. Where the notice of cancellation is received within 7 calendar days of the start of the training course the student will be refunded 50% of the fees they have paid or at the student’s option rescheduled to participate in the next available course. For cancellations once the training course has started there will be no refund. Where a student withdraws from a training course, for whatever reason, no refund will be payable although, DANAT may, in its entire discretion, in consideration of the reasons of the withdrawal, reschedule the student to participate in the next available course.
Where further terms and conditions apply (in addition to these Terms & Conditions) in respect of third-party training providers then the position as to the cancellation, withdrawal and refund policy for such training courses will be set out in such further terms and conditions.

7. Intellectual Property Rights

Where DANAT provides study materials in relation to any training course, DANAT reserves any rights in relation to the intellectual property rights of such materials and whilst a student may use such materials for the purposes of the training course the student shall not copy, modify or enhance such materials or do anything that might infringe the intellectual property rights in such materials.

8. Liability

The total liability of DANAT towards any student shall not exceed the sum of any fees received from such student. DANAT shall not be liable for consequential, indirect or special losses. DANAT’s liability shall not be limited in any way in respect of death or personal injury caused by negligence; fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or any other losses which cannot be excluded or limited by applicable law.

9. Data Protection

DANAT shall process a student’s data in compliance with the obligations placed on it under relevant data protection laws. To see DANAT’s privacy policy please visit https://www.danat.bh/privacy_policy/
Data collected from a student such as name, address, email, further contact details, employment, visa/residency status and educational background will be used by DANAT to provide the student with educational services as described herein. DANAT will retain such data for as long as it is required for the purposes for which it was collected. A student may request access, restrict access, update, correct and/or request removal of their personal data from DANAT’s databases. DANAT relies upon the student’s consent to use the student’s personal data from the purpose of providing educational services to the student. The student may withdraw such consent at any time however without such consent DANAT may not be able to provide the educational services to the student. DANAT will not provide a student’s contact information to non-affiliated third parties and will only send a student DANAT marketing material if the student expressly consents to this in the Student Application. DANAT will provide the student’s data to third party training providers where the student has applied to participate in a training course which will be delivered by a third-party training provider. DANAT will ensure that in providing such data to the third-party training provider that the third part training provider undertakes to use such data only for the purpose of providing educational services and will comply with all applicable data protection laws.
DANAT will only include the student in marketing material if the student expressly consents to this in the Student Application.
DANAT will rely on the student’s most recent instructions and students can amend their marketing and participation in marketing content preferences at any time by emailing education@danat.bh

10. Behaviour

DANAT provides a safe and positive learning environment for all students. Accordingly, students are required to act professionally and appropriately during any training course and must show respect to others and abide by all health and safety requirements from time to time in place. Prohibited behaviour includes but is not limited to: threatening and harassing behaviour; acts or threats of violence; dishonesty; disruptive, insubordinate or unlawful behaviour; property damage or theft; any misbehaviour that is not in keeping with a professional environment or contrary to usual custom and practice.
Students are expected to dress appropriately for the training courses taking into consideration safety and professional considerations.
For onsite training courses, students will be obliged to follow the relevant rules applicable to the site. These will include, but are not limited to, applicable rules relating to health & safety, surveillance and the use of recording devices.
For online training courses, login details should not be shared, and lessons are not to be recorded or streamed.
Failure to behave could result in the student being dismissed from a training course (with no refund) and refusal to apply and participate in future training courses.

11. Assessments and Attendance

Where a training course requires the student to submit coursework or undergo an assessment or examination the student is required to undertake these on his/her own in accordance with any applicable timeframe. It is solely the responsibility of the student that he/she understands the training course and any assessment or examination requirements and to complete these by the applicable timeframe. Where a course requires a certain minimum level of attendance to complete the course this will be notified to the student. Where the student fails to attain the required level of attendance then the student may be withdrawn from the training course (with no refund) and not be provided with a certificate of completion for the training course. If the failed attendance was for a good reason, as determined by DANAT, DANAT, may in its absolute discretion, allow the student to attend a future course subject to the availability of that future course.
Where a training course and/or assessment takes place outside Bahrain (whether completely or partially) the student should refer to the training course details and/or the terms and conditions of the third-party training provider as applicable for further details.

12. Notices

Notices and other communications other than complaints shall be sent to DANAT at:
Floors 3 and 4, East Tower, Bahrain World Trade Centre, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Telephone: +973 172 01 349 Email: education@danat.bh

13. Waiver

No failure, delay or omission by DANAT in exercising any right, power or remedy provided by law or under these Terms & Conditions shall operate as a waiver of that right, power or remedy, nor shall it preclude or restrict any future exercise of that or any other right, power or remedy.

14. Severance

If any provision of these Terms & Conditions (or part of any provision) is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the legality, validity and enforceability of any other provision of these Terms & Conditions shall not be affected. No single or partial exercise of any right, power or remedy provided by law or under these Terms & Conditions shall prevent any future exercise of it or the exercise of any other right, power or remedy. A waiver of any term, provision, condition or breach of these Terms & Conditions shall only be effective if given in writing and signed by the waiving party, and then only in the instance and for the purpose for which it is given.

15. Complaints

Should a student have any complaints with regard to any training course they must notify DANAT of their complaint so that this can be considered and addressed appropriately. Complaints can be sent to our dedicated email: complaints@danat.bh

16. Disability Support

DANAT welcomes applications from students with learning and health disabilities and will provide the relevant support for such students. If you have any learning or health disabilities that may require additional support for your studies with DANAT or require special consideration for any exam or coursework please provide this information in the “Student Application” or contact education@danat.bh

17. Force Majeure

Force Majeure means an event or sequence of events beyond a party’s reasonable control preventing or delaying it from performing its contractual obligations. DANAT shall not be liable if delayed in or makes changes to or is prevented from performing its obligations under these Terms & Conditions due to Force Majeure. There will be no refunds to students where a training course is cancelled due to Force Majeure within 7 calendar days before the scheduled start of the training course although DANAT will endeavour to reschedule an affected student to participate in the next available course (subject to availability).

18. Lost or Damaged

Equipment and Precious Items
Students are responsible for any equipment or precious items available for use during any relevant training course. Students are responsible to pay the replacement cost for any lost or damaged precious item. Students are also responsible for meeting the repair or replacement cost of any damaged equipment beyond normal wear and tear. If a lost item is subsequently found, the replacement cost paid by a student will be refunded.

19.International Students

International students, being students of a nationality different to where a training course is located, will be responsible for arranging their visa, travel and accommodation in order to attend the relevant training course.

20. Governing Law

These Terms & Conditions and any dispute or claim arising out of, or in connection with, them, its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

21. Jurisdiction

The courts of the Kingdom of Bahrain shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of, or in connection with, these Terms & Conditions, its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).