Pearl Industry Support

Support to the industry is provided through the Pearl Exchange, an internal agency that buys and sells pearls. The Pearl Exchange provides immediate payment for whole parcels and a convenient point of sale for buyers to select only the pearls they wish to purchase rather than having to buy a whole parcel. Nothing precludes a pearl producer from selling their pearls directly to the trade or to other buyers.

CIPA ensures that the local market offers authentic Cook Islands Pearls to visitors and potential buyers.