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Here are 6 bracelets made by the local artisans from Chiapas, Mexico.  Each handmade bracelet has an insect (many have bees) that has been hand selected and crafted to show it's beauty.

These are priced at a point that most folks can afford to purchase one or more of these beauties.

All of them are between .5 and 1 inch in length.  I have also identified any insects that are in the pieces.  The bracelets are all adjustable, so they should fit almost any wrist.

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Did you ever see Jurassic Park?  This looks just like the mosquito that they showcased in that movie.   This is a large mosquito with a slightly swollen belly. Now, not only is it large and centered, but this piece of Chiapas amber screams "make me into a pendant".  Perfect shape, perfect thickness, this is the piece of all pieces.   It is easy for to be made into a pendant (and not particularly expensive). Just take it to your local jewelers and they are happy to do the job.  This is a superb piece.  This female might just have a belly full of blood (who's blood?)  Besides the mosquito, there are about a dozen worker ants, Hymenoptera, Formicidae

Number 7 on this page.

Interesting trip to the Dominican Republic.  I recently came back from a long visit (9 days) to the Dominican Republic.  The main reason was to attend the 8thannual Palaeoentomological Conference that was held in Santo Domingo.  It was great fun – both to learn and meet new and old friends.

I did buy 2 beautiful pieces of blue amber.  One piece is already sold, so the smaller one is left. See the picture below. The blue amber is 53 grams and about 2.5 x 1 x 1.5 inches in size.

The other 3 pieces that I bought are a seed, an en-hydro and a mantis.

Wieslaw Giertowsk

A picture of the late Wieslaw Giertowsk in Poland and Doug Lundberg.  Mr. Giertowsk is probably one of the most respected amber individuals in the world.

News   Flash:

Article on amber from the Atlantic  magazine

Matthew Downen had never done anything like this before. In a hotel room in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, he watched as a dealer poured a bag of amber fossils onto a white towel spread over a desk.

Very interesting article - just came out.

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Lizard head suspended in amber could fetch €4.5m at ‘Jurassic Park’ auction

The head of a pre-historic winged lizard suspended in amber could fetch up to €4.5 million at auction.

The preserved Pterosaur is one of several items going under the hammer in a “Jurassic Park” sale next month.

Prized amber pieces are being sold to raise money for research in a special “evolution auction”.

The auction will take place at Summers Place Auctions in Billingshurst, West Sussex, on November 19.  More information can be found at:

Scientists discover an 'alien' insect in amber from 100 million years ago

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