I wanted to tell you a little about my trip to the Philippines last month. Three other "girls" and I went. We had a blast. It was warm. It was tropical. So many people spoke fluent English. People were polite. It was AWESOME!
One of the main things we wanted to do while there was go pearl shopping at Greenhills Shopping Center See also: http://www.greenhills.com.ph/
My friend, Mina's, friend, Abby, is from the Philippines. Abby's sister still lives there. Abby arranged for her sister, Tessa, to meet us one day and take us on a tour including Greenhills. So, on Sunday, we met Tessa and her two friends, then set out for Greenhills.
Did I mention pearls?
Most of these pearls were baroque pearls which are, according to Wikipedia,
simply pearls that have an irregular shape. Cultured freshwater pearls are most commonly baroque, because freshwater pearls are mantle-tissue nucleated instead of bead nucleated. Thus these pearls are rarely perfectly spherical and can appear oval or ovoid.