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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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This is a jaw of a mammal that was found in a Mexican amber mine.  To be more specific, it was found in the amber mine "Polcitos" which is located near Simojovel in Chiapas, Mexico.  As far as I know, I have never heard of anything like this being found in an amber mine.  This came straight from the miner.  This is as much as I know about it.  I do not know what specific animal it came from nor anything else.  I will admit that I would love  help to ID the jaw and to tell me anything they know about it.

This can be found here.

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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: https://www.irishexaminer.com/examviral/lizard-head-suspended-in-amber-could-fetch-45m-at-jurassic-park-auction-955829.html?fbclid=IwAR1QzMWMHMqL5A9QaDYZPOsRSrvvslI5DdMVuM_kVLyBO9rydm9ZwIRe4lw

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

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