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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  • This is an interesting place to visit if you are interested in Guatemalan jade. Located near the entrance to the city, it’s a 15-20 minute walk from the center of town and most hotels. You will find a...  more »
  • We were with a cruise ship tour and I was tired and grumpy by the time we arrived. We were given a small gift of a crocheted bag with a tiny doll inside when we arrived. I thoroughly enjoyed the owner...  more »
  • This is a great place to spend time! The archaeologist who found jade in Guatemala owns the store. I met her and spoke with her. She is passionate about jade and treats her staff well; from what they ...  more »
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  • Interesting place to learn about this valuable stone, their history and how they made it, the place is a concept of Museum, factory and jewelry shop to see. 5 star if it were more affordable to buy since the stone is extremely expensive.
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