This is my first post. I have been lurking here for about a year; and before I show you some pictures Iíd like to thank all of you for so kindly sharing your knowledge. This is a lovely forum with lovely people. When the news is depressing, as it unfortunately so often is, I like to come here and look at pretty pictures and read the positive and kind posts.
Although I have always enjoyed shopping for jewelry, Iíve never before bought pearls. However, after my husband and I decided to plan a trip to French Polynesia I decided that I couldnít go all the way there and not come back with pearls! So I began to educate myself by reading everything I could find, including the very interesting posts on this forum. In French Polynesia when we werenít scuba diving, I was shopping for pearls. As a matter of fact I shopped for pearls until my husbandís eyes glazed over. Here are some pictures of my favorite one. It is a 9mm drop. (I did my best to do it justice, but Iíve been using a point-and-shoot that seems to have a sense of humor when it comes to focusing.) Now all I need is about 40 or 50 more just like it for a necklace.