Mexican amber from the Chiapas region is 22 million to 26 million years old. It originates from the resin of the Hymenaea Leguminosea tree.
The resin is a fragrant antiseptic substance, flowing just under the bark. It gets released to protect and seal wounds from broken branches and pests. Over millions of years, the tree resin hardens, entombing plant and animal material that create inclusions. Amber is classified as an organic gem.