Casa del Jade

Casa del Jade, Antigua: Hours, Address, Casa del Jade Reviews: 5/5

Casa del Jade
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Speciality Museums • Lessons & Workshops
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9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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Casa del Jade, since 1,977, invites everyone to discover the beautiful world of the stone of Heaven, Jade. Through a guided tour in our Museum you will discover the importance of this stone since ancient times until today, you will be able to appreciate how Jade is handcrafted, and then enjoy the largest Jade jewelry exhibit in Central America. Don't miss the opportunity to acquire a piece of Ancient history transformed into beautiful jewels and pieces of art.
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brian d
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Luckily I showed up on a rainy afternoon because I was able to experience the entire workshop one on one. First I received a warm welcome from Barney when I entered the store. He immediately started my tour while explaining the rich history of Jade in the region. Barney took time to answer all my questions with very detailed explanations. Once he completed front loading all the necessary information, he handed me off to Cesar for the hands-on portion of the workshop.

Despite a slight language barrier, Cesar took time to get to know me and taught me the process of turning nothing into something. Each step was modeled and explained before he supervised my use of the equipment. In the end, I felt proud of the effort that went into making a keychain that's truly one of a kind.

The entire staff succeeded in making me feel welcomed in Cara de Jade.
Written 26 June 2022
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Olga W
3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
My daughter and I traveled to Antigua Guatemala for the second time together and I was very pleased with the activity. Erick showed her how to carve her own piece of Jade piece of jewelry from scratch. I thought she was going to be in and out from the class, but in stead Erick took his time to show her step by step, at the end of the activity she felt so proud and witnessed her own work of art made with her own hands. Very very rewarding. Thank you Erick and casa de Jade for the whole experience.

Olga and Josephine from Las Vegas, Nevada.
Written 20 June 2022
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Lyn S
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Jun 2022 • Family
My 12 year old and I carved our jade pendants with Erick. He was an excellent guide. Very kind and reassuring that we wouldn’t be injured by the rotating blade or sanders. We are very happy with the experience and our pendants. 10/10 recommend!
Written 18 June 2022
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Allison K
Iowa, United States17 contributions
Jun 2022
This was great! Eric was a wonderful, patient, and capable teacher. We picked the shape we wanted to end up with and the raw stone that we wanted. Then we cut, shaped, and polished the stone. We ended up with a very nice piece of jade!

Fue una experiencia linda! Eric es muy buen y paciente maestro. Salimos con un collar de jade muy lindo.
Written 2 June 2022
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Melissa A
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May 2022 • Family
Casa del Jade is a must stop for your next trip to Antigua!

You can learn your Mayan Symbol on a short tour and buy it as a necklace, bracelet, etc. All of the items are absolutely beautiful.

You can also make your own jewelry, keychain, or magnet. We had the awesome opportunity to personalize our own Jade with help from Erick! He was very kind and had amazing attention to detail.

Thanks, Casa Del Jade!
Written 24 May 2022
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You are so welcome! It makes us so happy to hear about your experience with us, thank you so much for taking your valuable time to share with us and the TripAdvisor community. Hope you can visit us again. Kind regards
Written 27 May 2022
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Matt
Boston, MA20 contributions
The Jade Museum carving experience was AWESOME. A highlight of our trip for sure, especially for kids. I did it with my daughter and we'll probably have the jewelry pieces we made for the rest of our lives.

You get to choose the raw jade piece first, then you choose the design / style you'd like, then you carve it and shape it and polish it and then polish it some more...and you leave with a legit quality piece of jade jewelry. It's really cool. We even enjoyed the brief tour of the jade museum after making our jewelry.

The whole thing is an A+ operation that we were very happy with.
Written 25 April 2022
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Wow, thank you so much for you recommendation, it is our pleasure and joy to read these reviews that inspire us to continue to do everything we do every day with excellence and passion. Hope you enjoy your little piece of Guatemala. Kind regards,
Written 12 May 2022
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Julianne A
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The carve your own jade workshop was everything we were hoping for and more! Eric was so friendly and very insightful. I would highly recommend this to anyone traveling through Antigua!
Written 6 April 2022
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Thank you so much for your review and recomendation, we are delightful to hear about the great experience you had at the workshop. Kind regards,
Written 12 May 2022
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Disa R
3 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Excellent service and checkout process, really enjoyed our time here! We will definitely be back!!!!
Written 17 March 2022
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Thank you so much for your visit and your purchase. We will love to see you back. Kind regards,
Written 12 May 2022
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ShaelyEve
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Mar 2022 • Couples
This experience was amazing and completely exceeded my expectations. I have traveled all over the world and this is one of my favorite things I’ve ever done. Not only did we learn the history of jade, we got to carve and take home our own piece of Guatemala. The staff was so knowledgeable and helpful and made the experience really special for us. Takes about two hours to complete.
Written 7 March 2022
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Wow, great to hear, and we are so glad our workshop is on the top of your list. Hope you can visit us again All the best
Written 12 May 2022
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marina
Jersey City, NJ14 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Berny Blanco taught me a lot about jade and made the experience on picking a jade piece for myself seamless. Highly recommend
Written 29 January 2022
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So glad to hear your experience was a very good learning experience too. Enjoy your new jade piece and hope you enjoyed your time in our beautiful country. Kind regards,
Written 8 February 2022
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