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Jade Maya - The Original Jade factory and Museum: Tours & Tickets

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“mary lou”(13 reviews)
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
+502 7931 2400
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This jewelry store specializes in Jade. They make quality pieces as you watch the craftsmen create a unique piece for you or as a gift. So many choices of pre made pieces. I purchased jewely for all the ladies in my family as well as...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank gvkirch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Who would ever thing about JADE in this country. The Lady that owns it has been featured on the cover of National Geographic's. The "Retirement Stone " is well worth the trip along with the short program.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mickey_slept_here
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank cnanrw
Reviewed 18 June 2019

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

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mike K
Reviewed 3 June 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 23 May 2019 via mobile

Friendly and helpful staff and beautiful Guatemalan Jade! Always if possible deal with Eddie Van Zal as he is polite, extremely experienced and knowledgeable and also very helpful and friendly!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Z4800PZlisar
Reviewed 16 May 2019

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.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank kat5523
Reviewed 11 May 2019

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

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank roy v
Reviewed 20 April 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jamesag2016
Reviewed 6 April 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Marilyn P
14 November 2018|
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Response from Linda C | Reviewed this property |
I saw a Mayan calendar that listed Nov. 19- Dec. 9 as Jaguar. Sorry this is so late; we were on a 28 day cruise without Internet when this was posted. Hope it helps.
Rose F
11 October 2016|
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Yes. They also accept credit cards.