At first glance, it is very much like any other beaded necklace, complete with a simple row of gems.
But on closer inspection, this rare Amber necklace is revealed as nature’s very own time caspule, with each chunky bead home to an ancient bug.
The simple chain, made out 40 million year old gems, has a collection of mosquitoes, ants, and spiders encased inside.
The rare necklace comes up for auction at Lawrences Fine Art Auctioneers in Crewkerne, Somerset later this month and could fetch up to £10,000.
The amber chain consisting of 40 amber pebbles has been strung together making a near unique piece of collectable jewelry with an insect trapped forever in the fossilized tree resin.
The rare amber necklace has 40 amber pebbles, each home to a 40 million-year-old insect including mosquites (left) and a fly (right)
The necklace. which also houses ancient ants (left) and spiders (right), is expected to fetch £10,000 at auction
Spiders, Gnats, beetles, bees and flying ants are just some of the insects that can be seen in the transparent amber that originated from the La Toca mine in the Dominican Republic.
The necklace is owned by a private collector and a chart depicting exactly what can be seen in each of the pieces was produced by the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow.
The sale commences on the April 23, 25 and 26.