Courses

Pearl Principles

The Pearl Principles Course provides individuals with a uniquely condensed introduction to pearls. Attendees will gain considerable insight into the natural and cultured pearls as well as a basic introduction to the instrumentation needed for their identification. ttendees will also learn about the history of pearls, focusing on Bahrain’s natural pearling heritage and other historically significant natural pearl producers alongside the modern-day dominance of cultured pearls. Attendees will be introduced to the various treatments available to enhance the beauty of natural and cultured pearls as well as the different laboratory equipment used for pearl identification such as basic gemmological tools, X-ray imaging and chemical analysis. The course also provides information about pearl care and cleaning methods.

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International Pearl Course Package

A course that covers natural, cultured & imitation pearls with a scuba diving or snorkeling expedition and a visit to the Pearling Path (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Course attendees will gain a better understanding of pearls, with a focus on natural pearls, the instrumentation used for their identification, as well as extensive hands-on experience in DANAT’s laboratory.