A rare amber necklace is set to go up for auction. What makes this an unusual neckpiece can be understood once the piece is seen up close. Each of the 40 amber beads houses a collection of mosquitoes, ants, and spiders. Revealed as nature’s very own time capsule, each chunky bead is home to a unique ancient bug trapped forever in the fossilized tree resin. Owned by a private collector, both the neckpiece and a chart explaining which insects can be found in which stone is said to go on auction at Lawrences Fine Art Auctioneers in Crewkerne, Somerset.
This rare collection of insects that can be seen in the transparent amber that originated from the La Toca mine in the Dominican Republic is estimated to fetch a price up to£10,000($15,359).
The auction will be held on April 23, 25, and 26 at Lawrence Fine Art Auctioneers in Crewkerne, Somerset.
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