Amti - I like the way you're thinking.
I wish I had a chance to see Jack's pearls in person, or had the opportunity to purchase from him before he retired.
But my heart totally skipped a few beats when I saw in GemGeek's article that he is liquidating his stock.
*GASP* *GASP* *GASP*
Hope he has a VERY happy retirement and joins Pearl-Guide!
He is a one of a kind. Saw him today and he is smiling big. Did say he had a "big" night last night!!! I think he will be just fine in his retirement. He will probably find something as wonderful to do as Sea Hunt. Congratulations Jack.