Mexican Amber from Chiapas, formed from the resin of an extinct tropical tree, is one of the highest quality ambers in the world. Famous for its deep red to cognac shade, it can also be found in colors, such as white, honey, blue, aqua, violet, and sometimes, green. Difficult to mine, it is very rare. Chiapan amber may often contain fossilized bugs, shells, dirt, or insects which make the stone even more unique and authentic. This semi-precious stone is believed to be up to 23 million years old and was prized by the ancient Maya! Chiapan amber is harder than most other ambers, making it less fragile and perfect for carving. Each set of genuine amber and silver earrings will vary in size, shape, color and inclusions. Be sure to read the description for each variation offered here.