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Our company has evolved as a leader in reintroducing Maya jade to the world through the discovery, mining and working of Guatemala's fine jadeite jade. Guatemala shares with Myanmar (formerly Burma) the distinction of being one of the world's major...more
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4a. Calle Oriente No. 34, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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A short talk about how jade was discovered in Guatemala intros you to the museum. There was a table to sample coffee before the museum. Ok coffee. The museum is laid out very well. Interesting exhibits. But of course the goal is to get you...More
We took a Panama Canal Cruise aboard Holland America’s Oosterdam, and in Guatemala in Antigua, we visited the Jade Museum & Factory. Jade quarry mines, lost since the Spanish conquest, were discovered in 1975 by archeologists Jay and Mary Lou Ridinger. At the Jade Museum...More
I bought a pair of earrings here a week and a half ago. I wore them exactly twice before they broke. Unfortunately, they broke on the day I was returning to the States, so no time to return them. I'm going to get them fixed...More
Very knowledgeable, beautiful pieces and interesting stories about the founding of the mine, museum and the uses of Jade, past and present. Fredy was our guide and he was a joy to listen to, hope to visit again this year.
Did not go to the one in Antigua but visited the one at the port , Puerto Quetzal.
It was very interesting, there was a video playing there in a little theatre area you could watch. Find out how the jade mine was rediscovered and...More
We were taken here as part of a cruise tour. Interesting displays and short presentation by staff. Watched people working on jade. Primary goal is to get you to buy jade but staff was not pushy. Very short amount of time here.
I must commend the staff of the museum for being very knowledgeable and not pushy when selling their merchandise. I want to point out one staff member in particular, Sindy....she was a great tour guide and also gave wonderful suggestions for inexpensive places to eat.
I am going to recommend this place for the strangest reason--the lunch. Inside this store/museum is a small cafeteria with very inexpensive, fresh cooked lunches. A typical meal includes soup, protein (the chicken is delicious), rice, salad and potatoes.
We were taken here as part of a cruise ship excursion to Antigua.It was interesting enough but was too rushed and we didn't have a enough time to see the city as well. We didn't buy anything as unsure of what Jade should cost ....More