Chiapas Fossil Amber from Mexico

Amber is a fossil resin, a fragile and aromatic gem from deep in the caves of Chiapas

Originating from many different species of trees and plants that populated this Mayan land some 25 to 40 million years ago. From the very first civilizations, supernatural properties were attributed to amber as it was associated with different cults and religious practices. Before the Spanish conquest occurred in the 16th Century, some towns in Mexico and Central America used amber to honor the great warriors who feared neither war nor death.

It was the regions of Simojovel and Totolapa in the state of Chiapas that provided the fossil resin to towns throughout Mesoamérica. In Simojovel the existence of a deep rooted artisan tradition and a prosperous economy was based on commerce of amber resin. Simojovel is located in the region of mountains north of Chiapas, it is a humid, rainy territory, surrounded by steep mountainous areas who's peaks reach up to two thousand meters above sea level. There are dozens of amber deposits located in those mountains, unfortunately alot of the areas were washed away or buried in mud from the 2005 through 2007 hurricanes.


CHIAPAS AMBER DESIGNER CABOCHON

Origin: Chiapas, México
ID: AM075
Size: 20.75mm x 9.20mm x 2.65mm
Weight: 6.0 carats
Price: $10.00


AMBER FOSSIL TEARDROP CAB

Origin: Chiapas, México
ID: AM076
Size: 23mm x 11.20mm x 1.75mm
Weight: 6.5 carats
Price: $11.00




FOSSIL AMBER DESIGNER CABOCHON

Origin: Chiapas, México
ID: AM077
Size: 20mm x 12.25mm x 1.75mm
Weight: 5.5 carats
Price: $10.00


HONEY AMBER FOSSIL STONE

Origin: Chiapas, México
ID: AM078
Size: 19.5mm x 8.75mm x 2.70mm
Weight: 5.0 carats
Price: $10.00




FOSSIL AMBER OVAL DESIGNER GEM STONE

Origin: Chiapas, México
ID: AM079
Size: 21.75mm x 10.20mm x 3.60mm
Weight: 9.0 carats
Price: $12.00


CHIAPAS AMBER FREEFORM GEMMY CAB

Origin: Chiapas, México
ID: AM081
Size: 28.5mm x 7.60mm x 2.70mm
Weight: 8.0 carats
Price: $12.00


FOSSIL AMBER GEMMY CABOCHON

Origin: Chiapas, México
ID: AM083
Size: 23.80mm x 16.70mm x 4.0mm
Weight: 16.0 carats
Price: $18.00


AMBER FOSSIL PLANT OVAL GEMSTONE

Origin: Chiapas, México
ID: AM084
Size: 25mm x 14.75mm x 6.25mm
Weight: 17.5 carats
Price: $19.00


CHIAPAS AMBER COGNAC FOSSIL PLANT GEM

Origin: Chiapas, México
ID: AM088
Size: 25.80mm x 21.65mm x 5.30mm
Weight: 23.5 carats
Price: $25.00


BALTIC AMBER TINY VORTEX GEM STONE

Origin: The Baltics, Europe
ID: FO113
Size: 10mm x 9mm x 6mm
Weight: 2.5 carats
Price: $10.00



All of our amber specimens were mined before 2013. Since then prices have skyrocketed and all the good quality amber is now sold exclusively to wealthy Chinese businesses by Narcos who have taken control of the mines enslaving the farmers and their families in Chiapas, the past few years.

The areas surrounding San Cristobol has also become very dangerous as more people are being robbed of their amber, money and cars on the highway to and from the Amber Mercados.

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