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Press Release: Rapaport Launches New Natural Pearls Auction

February 20, 2024  |  Rapaport Press Release

RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, Feb 20, 2024, Las Vegas:  Rapaport has launched a Natural Pearls Auction, with viewings in New York, Bahrain, and online. Bids for this tender auction close on March 8. 

This auction offers some 340 natural pearl lots, including a fascinating variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Each pearl was formed in the wild with no human intervention and is one-of-a-kind. These pearls are sought-after by jewelry designers and manufacturers creating jewelry for clients who seek truly unique gems. 

The pearls have been supplied directly from Bahraini divers who operate under strict government supervision to ensure protection of the natural habitat and environmental sustainability. All pearls are graded and certified as natural by DANAT, the Bahrain Institute of Pearls and Gemstones. 

New York viewings are available from Friday February 23 to Tuesday February 27, 2024. Bahrain viewings will run from Monday March 4 to Friday March 8, 2024. Online viewings are also available throughout this period. A catalog and bid form are available upon request.  

Bids close Friday March 8, 11am EST/7pm Bahrain Time. Winners will be notified soon after.  

“Rapaport in an exclusive relationship with DANAT the Bahrain Institute of Pearls and Gemstones is creating a new market for certified natural pearls that are environmentally and socially responsible. We are delighted to have this opportunity to offer natural pearls direct from the divers of Bahrain to the jewelry trade,” said Martin Rapaport, Chairman of the Rapaport Group. 

“We look forward to developing the natural pearl market with the international Rapaport Group. This new initiative will provide Bahraini divers with direct access to the global jewelry industry,” said Noora Jamsheer, CEO of DANAT. 

More details are available at 

Rapaport Media Contacts: [email protected]
US: Sherri Hendricks +1-702-893-9400
International: Avital Engelberg +1-718-521-4976

About the Rapaport Group: The Rapaport Group is an international network of companies providing added-value services that support the development of ethical, transparent, competitive and efficient diamond and jewelry markets. Established in 1976, the group has more than 20,000 clients in over 121 countries. Group activities include Rapaport Information Services, providing the Rapaport benchmark Price List for diamonds, as well as research, analysis and news; RapNet, the world’s largest diamond trading network; Rapaport Trading and Auction Services, the world’s largest recycler of diamonds, selling over 400,000 carats of diamonds a year; and Rapaport Laboratory Services, providing Rapaport gemological services in India and Israel. Additional information is available at

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