You are very welcome. It was truly my pleasure to help you in anyway possible, and..... I would love to meet you for coffee the next time you are in
Yes, I do work next door to the place I recommended you go to. I'm a goldsmith and I rent bench space there. About 10 people (all self employed metalsmiths) co-op that room. I work in 22k and hand fabricate classical jewelry. It's not a sideline, I work at it full time.
By the way, the pearls you bought are simply beautiful. I just love going to that place.
Hope to meet you in NYC sometime soon but Hawaii would certainly be nicer!