Jade Maya founder featured in Cronica news release

(translated from spanish) Masks, figurines and jade plates are part of the more than 50 parts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica that make up the newly opened Jade Museum, located on the shores of Lake Petén Itzá in the Petén, Guatemala, unique in its type for that country and Latin America. Planned since last year, Mary Lou Ridinger, head archaeologist, said the museum has replicas of jade corresponding to Mesoamerican cultures, including the Aztec, Maya, Olmec and Toltec. Read the full article here

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Jade Smuggling in Guatemala

This revealing investigative report by Sylvia Gereda (Informe Especial, Canal Antigua) uncovers the state of jade smuggling in Guatemala and the dire need for more knowledge and awareness of not only where we buy our jewelry, but also what can be done to protect the cultural heritage of these resources and keep the income produced by the use of these resources in the country of origin. 

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