3 Amber beads, 2 beads have animal, wood beads appear to be hand carved
From a deceased aunt
Thank you for submitting your item for appraisal. This appears to be an early 21st century chinese "african tribal style" necklace with three large resin beads, two of them having ants as inclusions, similar to naturally occuring insect inclusions in natural amber. The refractive index of these beads differs from natural amber, the inclusions are too perfectly located within the "amber". Such modern reproductions were made to deceive the buyer and therefore have a decorative or sentimental value only. I have seen similar selling for approx. 50 US $ at auctions, just for their decorative value. Fake amber inclusions have been around since modern glues have been invented.