Wanted to use the "LOL" icon but ended up with just the "Thumbs Up!" because I feel sorry you are sick! That is one place I would not like to be sick on vacations: Scotland. Best to feel at your best to rund around the country!Thank you for the suggestion Douglas,I checked their web site,and gulped when I saw they have a courier service to collect your goodies called Ferrari( wonder if a real one comes to the house!) and it costs approx.200 dollars for transportation.I think I will try local experts first,the thrifty “ many a mickle makes a muckle “Scots nature kicks in “ HOW MUCH!!!!!?????
Last Sunday II went into a small store in the local town near us for 4 bread rolls,and the smiling shopkeeper asked me for £3.99p,I think approx 5 dollars.He wasn’t smiling when I left,without the rolls….sorry about these meanderings,I’m confined to barracks with a virus,and had to moan at someone,and there you were.
I completely forgot,this is meant to be the Pearl Forum,not the Transport and bread roll blog,SORRY….
I'm impressed you've candled pearls. Imaging is something yet again, not always easy to get right. Actually, no images ought to hone one's descriptive skills. I do a lot of visual work, but at the end of the day anything with scientific importance is noted and merely supported by images or drawings.Dear lagoon Island Dave,you must think me a numpty,saying blithely that I had candled the pearls and they were natural.Iv looked so often at your amazing images,and had a simplistic idea that if every pearl looked different under magnification,that would imply they were naturals,but I realise it’s far more subtle than that.I spent a fruitless afternoon trying to get some images to send,but just couldn’t get anything decent,so will hopefully get exrays from my local dentist and beable to post them later.However I think my original photos were misleading as to relative size ,so I am sending two more to show the difference between the centre pearls and those nearest the clasp.