Tue, 03 November 2020
The Bahrain Institute for Pearls and Gemstones (DANAT) organised a remote two-day workshop in collaboration with the Saudi Authority for Accredited Valuers (TAQEEM), during which Saudi Customs employees were trained to examine gemstones imported and exported by traders or carried by departing or returning travellers.
The first workshop during the seminar was presented by CEO of DANAT, Noora Jamsheer, during which she explained the most recent and effective scientific methods used in customs control of jewellery transported through border crossings in addition to the difference between rough and polished stones. The workshop also reviewed the classifications of gemstones such as diamonds, pearls, emeralds, rubies, sapphires, and others, aside from the scientific mechanism for determining the value of gemstones and their customs identification codes.
Other key topics, such as the definition of gemstones, the geological conditions of their formation and how to extract and process them were also highlighted. The team also described the different types, specifications, and composition of each gemstone. Participants were trained to distinguish between original and synthetic gemstones, how to read official certificates that document the type, size, and specifications of the gemstone, and the mechanism for conducting scientific tests, in addition to the diverse uses of gemstones.