Shop our new collection of Guatemalan Macrame Jade bracelets and sterling silver earring! Jade is a precious stone occurring naturally in Guatemala. Ancient Mayan culture prized jade and was reserved for nobles. It was custom for Mayan Kings to be decorated with a jade death mask in their tombs. When the Spanish conquered Central America, the source of jade was lost. In 1950, the precious gemstone was rediscovered in the Sierra de las Minas. Jade is a protective stone and is considered a symbol of good fortune.