About Dana Alalami
Welcome to Dana Al-Alami Biography
Who is Dana Al-Alami?
Dana Al Alami, the founder of Dana Al Alami Jewelry, is a pioneering Saudi jeweler. Her group has offices in Jeddah, Dubai and all Antwerp. Dana holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from King Saud University, but her true passion was Jewelry.
In 2006, after 4 years in the ministry of Labor, she decided to build her dream to be a pioneering Saudi Women in the jewelry business. Conquering countless challenges, she managed to penetrate a male dominated industry and built her company from a modest gold factory to become a reputable jewelry and precious stone broker and auctioneer.
Dana Al Alami Group is often present in internationally acclaimed jewelries exhibitions such as GEM Geneva Show, Hong Kong International GEM & Pearl Show, International Jewelry TOKYO, and Basel World. In November 2015, Dana Al Alami Auctions, organized an auction of hand-selected collection of rare and one-of-a-kind high-value jewelry hosted by Dubai Tourism and Burj Al Arab. Total sales exceeded $100 million US Dollars.
Dana is a Member of the Committee of Precious Metals & Gems at the CSC. She continues to inspire young entrepreneurs in Saudi, especially females. She was recently chosen by Forbes magazine to be one of Saudi Arabia's most influential women.
2019 - Dana Al-Alami Auctions
Every year since 2016, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia organizes a huge event, dubbed The Future Investment Initiative (FII), to promote foreign investment in Saudi. The who’s who of global business and finance are invited. In November 2019, Dana Al Alami participated in the Future Investment Initiative (FII) to promote investment in diamonds, She was also a panel speaker at a (FII) session promoting the diamond industry. Dana was the first to offer investment in rough diamonds in Saudi. In collaboration with “STARGEMS Group”, She presented an enormous 425 carat rough diamond from the famed Cullinan mines called “Legacy of the Cullinan”. The legacy is valued at an estimated 25.000.000US dollars.
“Legacy of the Cullinan” is a type IIa diamond - the rarest of natural diamonds - a billion year old miracle of nature from the earth’s mantle. This stone is the best color and purity. It born from the Cullinan diamond mine in South Africa which produced some of the world most valuable and rarest stones. This stone will probably be one of the last major stones coming out of the mine as mine is very old and may close down soon.
1. Martin Leake – DMCC (Session Moderator)
2. Dana Al Alami – Dana Alalami Auctions
3. Zachary Cefarratti – Dalma Capital (tbc)
4. Nimesh Patel – CFO De Beers (tbc)
5. Peter Karakchiev – Head of External Affairs ALROSA (tbc)
2023 - Dana Alalami Company & Green Lab
Dana Al-Alami Company, a Saudi company specializing in precious stones trading, have recently agreed a collaboration with Green Lab, an Indian manufacturer of lab diamonds, to jointly commit sizeable investment to take advantage of the huge opportunities in the Saudi market.Lab diamonds are changing the diamond trade globally and are robustly growing in trade volume and investment, it is expected to have a significant impact on the industry.It's my honor having the chance to announce Our collaboration with Green Lab is the first of its kind in Saudi in the FII. Our collaboration with Green Lab is the first of its kind in Saudi and we would like the chance to announce it in the FII. It's my honor having the chance to announce Our collaboration with Green Lab in the FII
The value of the announcement 120 Million USD
Share information about your brand with your customers. Describe a product, make announcements, or welcome customers to your store.Dana also was a key speaker at a panel in a session promoting the Diamond industry at the FII. The panel included the following industry heavy weights :
"I believe the Gold industry presents an exceptional opportunity for Saudis in the future, Vision 2030, focuses on utilizing Saudi Arabia's natural resources by encouraging investment in Mining. With Gold being at the top of that list. In addition, the umrah market is a strong catalyst for Gold retail, Vision 2030 aims to increase Umrah to 30 Million a year by 2030. In 2012, I became a Member of the Committee of Precious Metals and Gems Traders, Jeddah Chamber of Commerce. In 2016, I became a member of of the Committee of Precious Metals and Gems Traders, Council of Saudi Chambers. My objective was to be able to influence policies to encourage this opportunity in my Country. Being both a factory owner and a member of the precious metals & gems committee gives me a bird's eye view of the amazing opportunities presented by vision 2030, and the challenges to benefit from them. It is my responsibility to lead this direction with my fellow manufacturers. Therefore, I accepted this program with enthusiasm." - Dana Al-Alami