Magnificent Pearls curated by DANAT
PRESS RELEASE | WORLDWIDE | 19 MARCH 2019
Bahrain 28 to 31 March
Christie’s and the Bahrain Institute for Pearls and Gemstones (Danat) collaborate to hold one of the largest curated pearl exhibitions in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Christie’s and The Kingdom of Bahrain’s Institute for Pearls and Gemstones (Danat) announce the opening of an exhibition entitled Magnificent Pearls, which will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Bahrain Bay from 28 to 31 March. Organised by Christie’s, the exhibition will showcase a selection of more than 50 exceptional pearls and other jewellery, all certified by Danat. We are delighted to say that this will be one of the largest pearl exhibitions ever curated and open to the public.
In welcoming the announcement, the Chief Executive of Danat, Kenneth Scarratt said: “By being part of Christie’s global presence, Bahrain once again demonstrates its commitment to building on its long and successful history of pearl trading. Magnificent Pearls represents a new step forward in expanding initiatives across the pearl industry, which is emblematic of Bahrain’s rich cultural heritage. Danat is extremely appreciative of the support it continues to receive by HRH the Crown Prince, whose role has been instrumental in reviving Bahrain’s pearl and gemstone industry.”
International Senior Director of Christie’s Jewellery, David Warren and Julien Vincent Brunie, Christie’s Director and Head of Private Sales Jewels also commented on the announcement: “Christie’s is honored to have been invited to present an exclusive exhibition of magnificent pearls, to mark the achievements of DANAT, the 2017 established Institute for Pearls and Gemstones in Bahrain. The exhibition will shed international light on Bahrain’s 5,000 years old pearling history and Danat’s dedication to developing the local and regional pearl and gemstone industry, as well as offering training programmes to the next generation of gemmologists as well as those interested in pearls and gemstones from Bahrain and across the world.”
The exhibition will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Manama and open to the public from 29- 31 March.
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