Purchased in the 70s from Poland 28”long
Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
It is a beautiful amber necklace. Such amber jewellery are being offered at auction on a regular basis.
The prices of amber has gone up within the past few years and in particular in China, however this is primarily when talking about very large lumps of amber that the prices are high. Your necklace is very decorative and is a typical kind of souvenir from Poland where a lot of the European amber comes from. Unfortunately it is not the kind of amber necklace that is very sought after on auctions so I would suggest that you enjoy the beautiful necklace instead of selling it.
The estimate provided is for a well-advertised specialised online jewellery auction, where I believe the amber necklace has the best chance of realising its fullest potential. However, there is no measurement for the sentimental value you might attach to the necklace. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I’m happy to help.