Hi Gem Geek - i just saw this message. I haven't been on that much recently - it seems like a great community though! I was wondering if there was a way to track new threads as they come up, to be in on a conversation when it first happens. Is there a way to direct a new thread to your inbox, or do you have to keep checking the site periodically? Thanks! I can't believe there are all these pearl lovers, here in one place!