Jade Maya - The Original Jade factory and Museum, Antigua

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Trace the 3,000 year history of jade in Mesoamerica at Jade Maya - The Original Jade factory and Museum. Learn about the two types of jade--Jadeite and Nephrite--and witness the onsite mining, cutting, and polishing of this precious stone. Founded in 1974 by archaeologist Mary Lou Rindinger and her husband, the factory now stands out as the largest jade operation in Central and South America. Having learned a little of the history of jade, browse the opulent showroom of finished pieces, from pre-Colombian, museum-quality replicas to exquisite handmade jewelry. Using our online itinerary creator, Antigua attractions like Jade Maya - The Original Jade factory and Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We have the "Maya jade Museum & Factory" in the context of a cruise, visited and were really very impressed how nice we were received. In a brief speech here tells you everything by the emergence of jade, the degradation, the different types and shades of jade. You can watch workers in the processing of jade and at the end you can buy the one or other souvenirs in a shop. We very well liked and have several employees (there was even employees with German mother tongue) extremely friendly endeavours to us and almost made a special tour with us.
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  • We went to the Jade Factory and Museum as part of an shore excursion from Puerto Quetzal. The tour was very educational as they explained the different kinds of jade that are available and what chemic...  more »
  • I learned so much at the Jade Maya - The Original Jade factory and Museum. I didn't realize that so much jade originates from Central America nor that there are so many colors of jade. Be sure to touc...  more »