Thanks so much for this terrific forum - As a newbie to pearls, I am learning so much from all of you. I just came back from Palawan and visited a pearl shop in Puerto Princessa called Amalia's (this is how I got hooked on pearls - but AFTER the visit). They seem to offer a lot of SSPs for terrific, almost unbelievable, prices. They were also selling lots of freshwater pearls. Any thoughts on whether the vendors are really selling real SSPs? I didn't know anything about pearls then, and now I'm regretting not getting golden SSPs in Palawan.
Thanks for any intel. My aunt is headed that way and any info would be terrific.