The forum moderators kindly suggested that I start a thread to show my finds in antique natural pearls. I've finally had the time to take them up on the idea!
Natural pearls are my passion, and every strand represents a successful treasure hunt. This is one of my current ones -- probably #3 in my top three found so far. I'm pasting the cert as well, which lists the specifications. This is a substantial necklace -- 22" long and 11.6 grams total -- with a gorgeous diamond clasp! I believe it dates to ca. 1915.
I will return and add to this later; first I will post it to see if I have been successful in navigating the new format here.