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Hall 3.1

Lab.Square is the area of Vicenzaoro which gathers 3 gemological institutes among the most qualified in the world for the analysis of precious stones.
During Vicenzaoro January, from 17th to 22nd January 2020, there will be the following laboratories: Danat, International Gemological Institute and Italian Gemmological Institute.

At the Lab.Square Danat, International Gemological Institute and Italian Gemmological Institute will provide verbal opinions on precious stones as well as the diagnosis and identification of natural / synthetic diamonds, all without compensation, supporting the sector and helping both visitors and exhibitors who request it in order to support the search, selection and purchase process of raw materials.

Thanks to the introduction of the Lab.Square, the offer of Vicenzaoro becomes more and more complete and exhaustive, bringing together in a single place and moment the different phases of procurement, to guarantee the best experience of visiting favoring an ethical and transparent trade.


As a reflection of Bahrain’s ancient pearling history and the strong desire to protect this heritage, DANAT was established as the guardian of global gemological excellence.
DANAT is an authority on industry standards, scientific knowledge and education, and is committed to maintaining the highest standards of professional and personal ethics.
Bahrain Institute for Pearls and Gemstones (DANAT) was established in 2017, under the aegis of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain. It was formed as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat), the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom.
Its vision is to become the world’s preferred institute for natural pearls and gemstones’ third party verification services and scientific research.


IGI, the International Gemological Institute, was established in Antwerp in 1975 and is the largest independent gem certification and appraisal institute in the world. IGI's leading position in the gemological world is the result of continuous pioneering research, as well as support and synergy from and with professionals and consumers alike. Around the world, IGI reports ensure confidence when buying or selling diamonds, gemstones and jewelry.


Istituto Gemmologico Italiano (I.G.I). is a no-profit Association, founded in 1973 in Milan, and recognized by the President of Italian Republic with legislative decree n. 767 on August 11 in 1979. The gemmological laboratory avails itself of the know-how gained over decades of experience in scientific research and guarantees an accurate, impartial and always up-to-date service.
The I.G.I. collaborates with organizations, institutions and universities in order to conduct scientific research in mineralogical and gemmological fields, publishing articles on some of the most important (national and international) specialized magazines.

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