Abeer Al-Alawi is a specialised gemmologist with over 25 years’ experience in the pearl and gemstone testing industry, having held various positions in Bahrain. Al Alawi’s career began in 1992 as a hallmarking specialist at Assay followed by a move to the Gem and Pearl Testing Laboratory of Bahrain. In 2003, she was promoted to Head of the Gem and Pearl Testing Laboratory, a position she held for 10 years. In 2014, she became the Director of Precious Metal & Gemstones and held the position for 3 years before moving to DANAT.
Al-Alawi holds a BA (Hons) degree in Jewellery Design & Silversmithing from Buckinghamshire University in UK, diploma in Diamond Grading from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and a diploma in Gemmology: Fellow Gemmological Association (FGA), Gem-A Institute, The Gemmological Association of Great Britain, London, United Kingdom. She is also a Certified Diamond Grader (CDG) HRD Antwerp in Belgium.