Anyone can buy their jade (which I also did at Casa del Jade), but not everyone has the opportunity to MAKE their own jade. I'm talking pick a rock, design, cut, polish and choose to make a necklace/bracelet/keychain/magnet which is a great memorabilia!! And the people who help you/teach you (Sassy and Diego) are both amazing human beings. They are so nice and genuine and know a lot about jade and about antigua... He also was so so patient as I took an hour, walking around the store, getting different pieces for me as I hunted for the perfect jewelry for my mom and grandma. 10/10 would recommend! This is a must!
This was the BEST activity we've done while on a family vacation (which includes caves, ziplines, summiting, etc). We spent two quality hours together using our creative minds and hands. We walked away with precious memories and handmade jade jewelry. Sassy, our leader, was so friendly and helpful. Put your phones down. Turn off the noise and constant stimulation and head to Casa del Jade for this experience.
Wanted to take something home with me and this was perfect. Diego was a huge help, friendly, knowledgeable, and spoke English extremely well. Love my piece. Totally recommend this as a 'to do' in Antigua.