When we got back to the farm building, they took us in to the showroom to show us a few pearls and teach us the five qualities ("virtues"!) to look for. Our guide then went through a range of pearls and whoever guessed closest to the price, got to wear the pearls for the rest of the talk. She just told us the price of the strand that she got Emma to model...$39,990!!! They were pretty, but you could buy a caravan for that!
Emma chose something a little more discreet, but still pretty special, as her 40th birthday present to herself.