I always love when there’s a great story behind a piece of jewellery.

This article from the Daily Mail shows a simple amber necklace that’s going up for auction that’s likely to fetch £10,000.  Why?  Because the beads are 40 million years old, containing fossilized ants, mosquitoes, and other ancient critters.

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Fossilized insects set in 40 million-year-old amber

What a fascinating piece of history to have!  I love amber, and I’d have a hard time parting with a unique piece like this, but the collector who buys it at auction will have an incredible necklace for their collection.

 

Photo courtesy the Daily Mail Online

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