Chiapas is known for its amber mines, and there are perhaps 50 shops along the main thoroughfares selling amber jewelry at very reasonable prices. Many of the larger shops have museum displays of rare, carved or otherwise large pieces of the fossilized sap that contain ancient critters. In our comings and goings in true tourist fashion, we walked in and out of many stores as Fay searched for an amber necklace.
That’s when we found Azul on Real de Guadalupe #13A, (967) 674-0843. I want to share with you the work of Guerrero-trained silversmith Miguel Jimenez and his Argentinian wife Lilian Calderon, who is a sculptor. Their jewelry reflects creativity, contemporary style and fine craftsmanship. They incorporate wood (rosewood or ebony), silver and fine gemstones. You can email them at email@example.com I don’t need to say anything else. See for yourself!
The rings range in price from about 500 to 1700 pesos!