Chiapas Jewelry & Cravings
This is the fabled Chiapas amber from the Mayan mines in Chiapas, Mexico. It is fairly difficult to get a hold of and is highly prized for its impressive color and transparency. You can find reds, blues, greens and of course amber colors. This is real color, not like altered Baltic amber. This is quite a find and not seen often! You can do just about anything you want with this amber. My suggestion is for jewelry - the depth of color is seldom seen in any amber from anywhere else!
Very nice Chiapas pendant that has a large, well defined planthopper, Order, Homoptera, Family, Cixiidae. The planthopper has very good details and there is even a nice female worker ant that can be seen above the wings of the planthopper. Off to the side and not as easily see are 2 other unknown insects. The necklace (handmade) reminds me of a spiral portion of DNA.
This is a beautiful necklace. It extends to 24 inches in size, but is adjustable to almost any length. Just a great piece of Chiapas amber with a perfect centered bee. This is a tropical stingless bee, Hymenoptera, family, Apidae:Meliponini, genus, Proplebeia, species dominicana. Note the large, flattened tibia of the hind leg. These were presumably used to collect pollen as in modern bees, but they probably collected resin from the amber tree, which accounts for their higher frequency as fossil inclusions in Dominican and Mexican amber. There are also four small amber beads in the necklace itself. There is a layer of air bubbles, may of which have 20 million year air bubbles in water.
A real good pendant. Longish, about 2.5 inches, this pendant of Chiapas amber is a beauty. Artistically designed and wound with silver, this will look good on just about anyone. There are definitely some cool 20 million year old air bubbles in this piece. (Comes with the black necklace.)
This is an interesting offer. We just picked up about 68 strands of Mexican amber to be used as jewelry. There are as shown in the photos. As you can tell from the photos, they do need the clasp applied, but for re-selling, you cannot beat this deal. We can sell them one at a time, 10, 20, 30 or all 68. If you want quantities (10 or more), give me a email and we might be able to cut a deal depending upon how may you want. In small quantities, they are $6.50 each.
A pendant with a spider. The spider itself is about 1/4 inch in size. the pendant is about 1 inch x 1/2 inch x 1/4 inch. Scattered throughout the piece is what looks like forest debris - makes it look really interesting and fun to see.
The piece is made of 925 silver and the heavy band goes around the back side of the piece.
Mayflies are VERY rare, Ephemeroptera, Baetidae Their lifespan is so short (often less than 24 hours) that they do not have time to get stuck in resin. On the transition from nymph to adult stage, they fly from the surface of the water for mating, but do not feed. they complete their mating process and then die. These are rare and command a very high price. There is one nice mayfly that has a transparent body. Not far away is a caddis fly, Trichoptera.
We are hoping to sell these as a lot. If you must, we can sell one individually, but all 8 are really quite a deal. Bottom line we will sell any 1 at $50 each or all 8 for $240.
A rather special piece of amber. This defines the concept of a 'chunk' of amber. It is almost 7 x 4 x 3 inches (that is big) and weighs a whopping 1,250 grams (2 and 3/4 pounds). Large heavy, beautiful............but wait, there is more. Look carefully at the images of this piece. There are fossil remains all around it. These are Brachiopod imprints. around the majority of the amber. You just do not see this very often. A strong confirmation of the role of sea water and amber. There are shells outside the piece; as though the amber was covered by shells; all that you see on the piece are shells not dirt, regularly amber is covered by something called "cascajo" (dust, clay) there are parts that you actually something as seashells (a bivalve). This is the most unique thing we have seen in a long time; we just wonder what this would look like as a display piece in a store?
Kaegen Lau suggested that "Looks like Ostrea sp. fossils on the exterior, and a partial barnacle remnant as well." I agree.
Psyllidae, the jumping plant lice or psyllids, are a family of small plant-feeding insects that tend to be very host-specific, i.e. each plant-louse species only feeds on one plant species (monophagous) or feeds on a few closely. Nicely detailed jumping plant louse and some interesting air bubbles near the bottom.