Grader Accreditation Services

CIPA provides training and accreditation for graders under the Cook Islands Pearl Classification and Grading System. There are two levels of Grader, the first for Cook Islands Pearls only and the second for the Avaiki standard which is the Cook Islands’ branded high quality pearl. The training is run in accordance with the industry’s needs rather than at set intervals. All producers are expected by the wholesale and retail trade to have all pearls graded before sale.

Grader training in Manihiki.