see my feedback. I have sold fossil amber for over 9 years on eBay and sell
only authentic fossil amber, not fake or plastic.
This is a fully polished piece of all-natural authentic Dominican amber from the mines in the Dominican Republic that contains a large flower petal from the now extinct Hymenaea protera tree, the tree responsible for producing the resin that fossilized over millions of years into Dominican amber. The piece also has an extinct species of stingless bee right next to the petal! It is a most interesting and rare specimen.
The flower petal is large and measures 12 mm in length from tip of stem to end of petal and has clearly seen, dark spots that are resin glands.
Please mouse over images to see a larger view. I do combine items to save on shipping costs.
Dominican fossil amber is known for the clarity of its inclusions including such things as insects, arachnids, and botanicals.
All amber I offer is authentic, non-treated material. Many of these specimens have been hand-sanded and polished by me. They have not been reconstituted nor are they plastic.
This amber is much more rare than the ever prevalent Baltic amber which originates from several countries and across Europe.
Dominican amber comes from one island source: the Dominican Republic which shares the island with Haiti and the supply is much smaller than that of Baltic amber which has been mined for centuries and now is mass mined as opposed to Dominican material which has been mined for only decades with picks and hammers by candlelight.
The piece itself weighs 3.9 grams and has approximate dimensions of 2.5 cm length, 1.9 cm width, and 0.9 cm height. NOTE: 2.5 cm is approximately 1 inch. I hand-sand and fully polish the majority of amber pieces I offer, this piece from rough originating from the Dominican Republic.
I will combine items for up to 7 days to save on shipping costs.
International Buyers: Please note that I ship using First Class Mail International; however, I will also ship using Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Box. This method is more expensive though.
NOTE to International buyers: I do not supply tracking numbers unless you request registered mail and willing to pay the high shipping cost. The cost is an additional USD 13.95 for this service.
A SPECIAL NOTE CONCERNING INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please understand that import duties, taxes and charges are NOT included in the selling price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility.
Please check your country’s customs office to determine what these additional charges may be prior to bidding/buying.
I cannot guarantee delivery of your item in a set amount of time. Different country’s customs offices take longer to process items than others do.
Lastly, I do not mark merchandise values below their true value or mark items as “gifts.” U.S. and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. Honesty is the best option.
I only sell genuine, all-natural, non-heat treated, reconstituted, or color enhanced amber. Please note that the majority of Dominican amber is NOT fossiliferous as this piece. Fossiliferous pieces have more value. This piece could be used as a specimen or in a piece of jewelry. In addition to other Dominican amber specimens with inclusions, I also offer rare blue Indonesia amber for sale. Thank you for your consideration. This amber will ship worldwide at $14.00 U.S. I will combine items to save on shipping for up to a 7 day period and usually ship within a 24 hour period. PAYMENT BY PAYPAL ONLY PLEASE.