Gram per gram yellow amber beads are more valuable than gold. This is a fact of which many are unaware since only recently they were worth very little. Bidding from China and Middle Eastern countries in particular has pushed up prices to a level undreamt of only 20 years ago.
These strings of amber beads were sold by Mellors & Kirk for a total of £21,000.
Inexpensive fashionable accessories of the early 20th century, they are now offered in every quarterly Fine Art Sale and Mellors & Kirk has become well known to bidders as a source of this alluring, auspicious material.
Amber is included in both our fortnightly Antique & Collectors Sales and our quarterly Fine Art Sales.