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DANAT staff receive 'certified grader' diplomas

10 : 50 AM – 23/01/2018

Manama, Jan. 23 (BNA): The Bahrain Institute for Pearls & Gemstones (DANAT) has held a special ceremony during which staff received the ‘HRD Antwerp Certified Diamond Grader’ Diploma following the completion of DANAT’s first externally taught gemology course, provided by HRD Antwerp (HRD) – Europe’s leading authority in diamond certification.

The course took place in September 2017 and was attended by thirteen Bahraini staff members which included Trainee Gemologists as well as individuals from DANAT’s Education and Client Services Departments. The course participants learnt about the properties of diamonds, how to analysis diamonds using specialist equipment, the implementation of the ‘4Cs’ according to international standards for grading polished diamonds as well as how to identify imitation diamonds. The course was challenging and culminated in practical and theoretical examinations to achieve the ‘HRD Antwerp Certified Diamond Grader’ Diploma.


DANAT is pleased to announce that all thirteen course participants achieved the Diploma and they were formally presented with their certificates by representatives from HRD during a special ceremony hosted by DANAT.


Career development is a priority at DANAT, particularly for its Bahraini Trainee Gemologists. DANAT provides practical gemological training on a daily basis within its laboratory as well as external courses which lead to internationally recognized industry and gemological qualifications for its staff.


DANAT CEO, Kenneth Scarratt explained ‘education lies at the very core of DANAT’s commitment to excellence in all of the services it offers to support those trading in pearls, gemstones and diamonds and in assuring public confidence in industry practices’. He added ‘the excellent results achieved by the DANAT trainees during this HRD program as well as those projected for other curriculums will inevitably and greatly enhance the services offered.’




BNA 0730 GMT 2018/01/23

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