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Amber Specimens From Chiapas, Mexico

All of our amber specimens were mined before 2011. 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 area around 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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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.

Fossil Amber
Faceted Freeform

Size: 26.5mm x 12mm x 6mm
Weight: 1.9 grams
Price: $9.00 usd

Product No. AM048

Fossil Amber
with Plant Inclusion

Size: 24mm x 13mm x 5mm
Weight: 1.3 grams
Price: $12.00 usd

Product No. AM061

Light Chiapas Amber

Size: 19.5mm x 11mm x 5mm
Weight: 0.9 grams
Price: $8.00 usd

Product No. AM071

Honey Amber
Facet Cab

Size: 17mm x 10mm x 4mm
Weight: 0.8 grams
Price: $7.00 usd

Product No. AM054

Clear Fossil Amber
Chiapas Gem

Size: 19.5mm x 12mm x 6mm
Weight: 1.3 grams
Price: $10.00 usd

Product No. AM062

Gemmy Amber
Fossil Stone

Size: 26mm x 14.5mm x 6mm
Weight: 1.8 grams
Price: $10.00 usd

Product No. AM045

Fossil Amber
Cabochon Stone

Size: 23.5mm x 13mm x 6mm
Weight: 1.3 grams
Price: $10.00 usd

Product No. AM067

Fossil Amber
Button Cabachon

Size: 17mm x 16.5mm x 5mm
Weight: 1.0 grams
Price: $8.00 usd

Product No. AM059

Gemmy Amber
Faceted Stone

Size: 18mm x 11mm x 7mm
Weight: 1.6 grams
Price: $8.00 usd

Product No. AM051

Light Fossil Amber
Mexico Specimen

Size: 16mm x 14mm x 8mm
Weight: 1.3 grams
Price: $10.00 usd

Product No. AM060

Mexican Fossil Amber
Cabochon Gem

Size: 20mm x 19mm x 6.5mm
Weight: 2.3 grams
Price: $12.00 usd

Product No. AM041

Clear Honey Amber
Cab Mexico

Size: 24mm x 12mm x 6.5mm
Weight: 1.3 grams
Price: $10.00 usd

Product No. AM069


Honey Amber
Mexican Cab

Size: 22mm x 12.5mm x 5mm
Weight: 1.1 grams
Price:$10.00 usd

Product No. AM068

Honey Amber
Cabochon Gem

Size: 29mm x 19mm x 5mm
Weight: 2.0 grams
Price: $12.00 usd

Product No. AM042

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