In the South Seas.
My very first piece of jewelry was a graduated, double strand Mikimoto pearl necklace.
I still have it but had it restrung as two separate necklaces.
I would love to restore it back to its original style someday...
My father bought it for me in Japan as a high school graduation gift.
It was a big deal! Before that I wore no jewelry because it was
unthinkable for young girls to wear jewelry then.
Pearls have been my weakness ever since. My daughter found these
heavenly black pearls from Tahiti. I wear this bracelet as often as possible.
Such treasures from the Sea.
I think of my father when I pick up my pearl earrings every single morning.