Thank you for the update, BAS, and the wonderful photos. I suspected that to your father, the only true pearl is an akoya. Everything else is not a white akoya, and therefore, not a pearl. But, I saw those white SS at the ruckus, and they are truly special. I figured that they would be appreciated.
I'm looking forward to seeing that green goddess piece at the next ruckus. I know it will be stunning in person. Enjoy it!