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Enabling the global trade in pearls
Since 2009 the World Pearl Forum has become a key event on the annual calendar where leading companies and individuals involved in the pearl sector share market information and insight. Hosted under the patronage of Her Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, we were proud to host the largest global gathering of pearl experts in 2009.
This initiative was created to stimulate trade in pearls in Dubai, with recent auctions attracting over 100 traders from 20 countries. The first tender of pearls cultured and cultivated in the UAE was held at Almas Tower with pearls from RAK Pearls, the UAE’s only commercial pearl farm.
To celebrate the UAE’s long-standing heritage in pearls, jewellery design students from around the world were invited to produce a variety of innovative pieces. Attracting over 644 entries in its first year, 11 lucky finalists saw their designs brought to life, courtesy of our generous sponsors.