Amber is composed of fossilized tree resin that is a million plus years in age. Prehistoric carvings and beads have been found that contained amber. Amber was often worn by indigenous people and early civilizations for its supernatural properties and as a protection against bad vibrations as well as to purify the spirit. It has been used for centuries by healers and shamans for its ability to keep disease away.
Mexican amber has only been world known since the mid 1970's, but it was the ancient Maya Indians who originally discovered it. Mexican amber that is found in the area of Chiapas, has been formed by the resin from an extinct species of trees and is approximately 20-30 million years old. The area of Chiapas where Mexican amber is found, is very humid, rainy and treacherous territory, Mexican amber, also known as Chiapas amber, is all natural with striking and impressive colors.