Not sure... I need to find the time to drive to a UPS or Fedex in the nearest city (a long drive from me). I don't know how folks have abundant extra time during the COVID outbreak while still employed, I seem to be busier than ever at work! Since I had shortened the length of the necklace, I had placed the pearls in a baggie with old akoya pearls and now I don't know which is which. I'd guess that'd take some time to sort out. LOL that was a great move. I've never submitted to GIA before so I don't really know what the turnaround time could be, especially with quarantine restrictions. I probably won't be able to send them till we're out of quarantine anyways...
Thank you, Gemandpearllover! I was able to confirm the clasp is French in origin 18k with diamonds, the style appears to be more towards deco. I've had many pearl pros look at it and the consensus has been evenly split between cultured and natural, it's a real toss up!
And my apologies for the tardy reply. I was part of the election effort in Mexico last Sunday and at around 11 pm I went out to post the election's results...it was very dark and I fell/tripped and broke my right arm. Finding it really hard to post text now.
But I'm glad to see so many of you returning...and an influx of new members too!
The bigger the family...the better
Douglas, I’m very sorry that you broke your arm! I hope you’re continuing to mend, and are not too troubled by unreachable itches. I don’t know whether the device you use to post can be operated by voice and take dictation. By now you maybe able to type more easily anyway. Sending good thoughts!