This is a $278,000 Hello Kitty pearl necklace. It was made with Mikimoto pearls to celebrate Hello Kitty's 40th anniversary next year. Can you believe she's turning 40? She doesn't look a day over six. Could you imagine wearing a quarter of a million dollars in pearls around your neck? I can't. An albatross, sure. That's a metaphor from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner for carrying a psychological burden like a curse. I have like, all the albatrosses.
Thanks to Gail, who took the time to inform me she actually has a Mikimoto pearl necklace, WHICH SOUNDED AN AWFUL LOT LIKE BRAGGING.