@Judy_in_Kansas I say it is community members like you, Judy, that remind me why I undertook this project. You need not pay for anyone else's membership, but you are very kind to think of that. Rather, I'd suggest you become a Gold member (which is 50% off for all Legacy Orchidians, and you keep that discount forever as long as your account stays active). That would be a big help.
All of the old Orchidians can remain as Legacy free members for as long as they like, and those that choose to support us, can become Gold or Platinum members at the same discounted rate for a short time. The reality is, those Legacy folks who are willing/able to pay inevitably subsidize those Legacy folks who are not. I am hopeful all will come back, participate, and I am equally hopeful many will choose to pay.
New members of course, must pay to access Orchid, although they can read Orchid and the archives for free.
Members and Jewelry Industry advertisers like those listed on our homepage are the driving force behind this resource.
Thank YOU for being awesome.