My daughter-in-law is from iowa, and she just gave us the most gorgeous granddaughter in June. So, I thought using river pearls from iowa would be a great gift, being pearl is the baby's birthstone. I make jewelry so I've been trying to find loose ones on line. You cannot imagine how hard they are to find to buy. Do you have website info about shops that sell the river pearls loose, or some shops that have simple jewelry with them? I hope this works, and I appreciate the effort so much. Yes, our son's wife is an iowa jewel...and I want to provide some for her and the baby gem!