I was wondering if I could get some opinions on a necklace I bought a while back. The person selling it (who I consider reasonably trustworthy) said that it was sold at the closing of a particular well known jewelry store, and described as being "mother of pearl beads cut from the shell of the oyster that produces our Akoya pearls". They are more dull than I would expect of true mother of pearl (although there are some spots that do glow), and they are cream colored with brown striations. They actually kind of remind me of a picture of pearl nuclei that I saw here some time ago, and Jeremy's video made me think of that again. Any thoughts?
(I did restring it, but have kept the original (tarnished) clasp.)