Thanks Bacca! I just wanted to join this forum...and share what i had, and to try and find out as much information as i could about these pearls. This forum seems really great, and all though i am not a pearl collector, i will probably stick around, i like the environment here and there are lots of knowledgeable, helpful members. I really did learn a lot this past week from this forum regarding pearls. I think i will bring the pearl pieces i have, and get them appraised just to see what their current value is, mainly out of curiosity. I don't plan on selling them but if there is a collector here that would really like to have them...i would be ok with that and i know someone here would care for them well. All the other gold pieces i inherited (lots) i will also keep.