Mikimoto three strand necklace
When my grandmother passed away at 102 yrs old, I was the one in charge of closing down her house.
My dad had been in the Air Force and was able to take her many places. On one of her trips to meet him in the orient she purchased a three strand set of white Mikimoto Pearls, or Akoya pearls sold by the Mikimoto Co.
Apparently they broke at some point and she put them away, I'm sure meaning to get them repaired. I found this broken set of beautiful pearls and decided to restring them.
To my amazement they were Mikimoto Pearls! What a find!, and no one else wanted them because they were broken-imagine that!