Jade, the symbol of supreme good, was sacred to ancient Mayans.
Healers, Shamans, and Religious Leaders used various Jade pieces as important parts of their rituals.
Many objects were made of Jade: Beads, Pendants, Ear Flares, Buttons, Spangles, Inlays, Mosaic, Plaques, and many figurine pieces used in religious rituals.
It Symbolized Eternal Love, Eternity, and Immortality.
The Mayan Jade mines were totally lost to the world from the 1500's, when the Spanish arrived, until they were re-discovered in the 1980's.
Geologist and Archaeologists believe all the ancient native Central American cultures got their Jadeite from Guatemalan mines.
Jade was considered more valuable than gold!
There are two types of Jade
Nephrite is more common throughout the world and is mined in many countries.
Jadeite is rarer and more precious of the two types. It is harder, with richer and more brilliant ranges of colors.
All Guatemalan Jade is Jadeite and all our Pendants/Glyphs are individually handcrafted of Jadeite Jade.
Today, the Jade industry, as a central component of the rediscovery of the Ancient Mayan Culture and Calendar, is critical to the indigenous people of Guatemala in regaining their independence and ability to contribute to modern day Guatemalan culture.
The mining and production of artistic hand made crafts, especially Jade artwork and artifacts, is becoming a major economic force in Guatemala, allowing the descendants of this culturally rich and valuable society to have a sustainable life while still discovering their roots.
You can help support this ancient culture. Learn what they can teach you about yourself and how to maximize your energies and gifts. Purchase a beautiful Jadeite Jade, individually handcrafted Glyph Pendant with your, or your loved ones' Mayan Astrology Sign to guide and inspire you.
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