Xibalba Joyas

Xibalba Joyas, Antigua: Hours, Address, Xibalba Joyas Reviews: 5/5

Xibalba Joyas
5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Lessons & Workshops
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Experience our handmade jewelry exhibition displayed in a colonial environment decorated with guatemalan art, antiques and exclusive items. Witness the process of the jade stones transforming into jewels and the blacksmith making the finishing touches on the designer jewels inspired in nature and guatemala´s rich culture. Join our workshop to design and make your own jade jewel. The only workshop in the region where you will immerse yourself in mayan history and create a unique jewel with your own hands!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Galia V
2 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
Amazing store, amazing service and very nice staff! I did the jewelry creation workshop and I definitely recommend it! They also have the most beautiful jewelry pieces...
Written September 24, 2019
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Thank you very much for having joined us Galia! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed making your jewel with us. Please do visit if you are ever visitng Antigua again!
Written September 25, 2019
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Andrea
9 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
I wandered into Xibalba because it's a beautiful store and returned to make a piece of jewelry from white Moon Jade. I loved the process and I love that I have this incredible memory to take home with me.

I returned to buy a piece of colorful jewelry and they remembered my name and even gave me a hug.

I don't want to leave this beautiful city.

I was a little addicted to the process, I was tempted to return to make some more as gifts. I will do this when I return to Antigua!
Written August 13, 2019
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Andrea, thank you so much for your words and for having joined us. You are right, it can get to you the process, specially for those creative minds. Hopefully this opens a door for you to explore this more. We hope to see you again soon. Best on your return home.
Written August 14, 2019
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simontward
Paihia, New Zealand2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
So happy I decided to spend a coupe of hours doing the jade workshop, with the amazing team at Xibalba Joyas. They really know there craft and run a great experience. I would recommend this to anyone and will treasure my own jadestone necklace for ever. Thanks so much!
Written July 9, 2019
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Thank you so much for having joined us Simon! We love sharing our work, passion and our history to anyone who opens the door. Thank you for appretiating our art. Make sure you visit us whenever you visit Antigua again!
Written July 11, 2019
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Christina G
8 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
I never realized how abundant jade was in Guatemala. I saw jewelry with jade in shops and with street vendors everywhere. I had no idea how I would choose what to get, until we stumbled into @xibalbajoyas. This beautiful boutique not only sells artistically created pieces, but let’s you design and create your own piece. Literally an artist’s dream!! We picked out a piece of raw jade, designed our piece and then cut and polished it. They were incredible with helping us though the entire process, as well as telling us some of the history behind jade in Guatemala and their passion behind their work of designing their pieces. The whole experience was incredible!!
Written July 6, 2019
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Thank you so much Christina for having joined us! It was a pleasure to have you both here at the shop and to make jewelry with you. We hope you visit us next time you are in town. In the mean time you have your jade jewel to remind you of Guatemala!
Written July 8, 2019
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Beth G
1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Solo
I did a Jade workshop and Andrea and Oscar were amazing. Very patient and helpful. I loved my finished necklace. The shop also has beautiful pieces that I didn't see anywhere else
Written June 6, 2019
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Thank you very much Beth for having joined our workshop. We are lucky to be able to share this with visitors who appretiate our art work and our culture. We are very happy to hear you love your necklace. Now you have a piece of Guatemala close to you always!
Written June 7, 2019
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liese879
Brea, CA10 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
We we're walking around the town when we saw the beautiful and unique jewelry pieces at this store. Everything is high quality and beautiful. What was just as impressive was the kind employees. One told us which landmarks to visit while we were in town. It was a truly amazing experience to visit this store.
Written April 13, 2019
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Thank you very much for visiting our store. We hope we made your stay in Antigua a little more interesting. Visit us whenever you are back in town!
Written June 6, 2019
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@TGKeri
9 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
Had such an amazing time at Xibalba making our own unique pieces of jewelry!! All of the staff was great. Oscar was so much fun in the workshop! You can see the passion and energy that he and everyone else brings. I love having my necklace as a keepsake from our time in Antigua. I would highly recommend this experience for individuals, couples or small groups.
Written February 16, 2019
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Thank you Keri, we are happy to know you enjoyed it, we hope to see you your next time around Antigua!
Written February 17, 2019
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PermanentWanderer
New Jersey7 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
We did a jewelry workshop w/ Laura (shop owner) & Oscar - local Guatemalans! This is a very hands on, very personal process. You pick the piece of jade, you design the size/shape, and you use the equipment to cut and polish! The jade is sustainably sourced and the shop is a beautiful, serene atmosphere. And since Laura & Oscar are locals you are supporting local entrepreneurs - as opposed to other locations owned/run by non locals. Additionally, Laura seemed really passionate for integrating Mayan influences into her designs so she can help you design a piece with history and meaning. Laura & Oscar were warm, caring and amazing! I highly recommend this experience to anyone looking for a unique experience! Next time I am in Antigua I would do it again!
Written February 12, 2019
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Thank you so much for joining our workshop and appretiating what we do. Its a pleasure to be able to share our culture and our art. We do hope you visit us again on your next trip to Antigua. Hugs from all the Xibalba team!
Written June 6, 2019
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Canyonlover
Milwaukee, WI27 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
This is the only store that specializes in unique modern artistic jewelry designs that I've seen in Antigua. All of the other places carry the same traditional designs, they're not but not unique. The store is owned and operated by artists featuring the best in modern design and the collections are amazing. A must go to when in Antigua to buy jewelry, They also have workshops where you can learn to make your own designs. Everyone . who works here is fluent in English & French and they are friendly and helpfu;
Written January 29, 2019
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Thanks so much for the comments! We really love what we do and we are very happy to hear that you percieve it as a customer. We will keep up the work and please visit us whenever you are in Antigua again!
Written June 6, 2019
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Martinhowebs
3 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
I got interested to have a look Inside the area and it was totally worth it. I got to see beautiful handmade art and jewelry and especially the welcoming was super friendliy. Maria was super kind and has a wonderful Energy and showed me around and told me interesting Things about the work and i also got the opportunity to see how the stones get prepared, super interesting!you can also so Workshops there to make your own stone.. Made my day in Antigua :)
Written January 20, 2019
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Thank you for the visit, we are happy to know you enjoyed it! =)
Written January 22, 2019
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