Gem & Jade is a team of friends who have built a stone workshop together over the last few years. We are located in Chiapas, Mexico, on the border with Guatemala where the jadeite is mined. We also have very close links to Mexican obsidian mines in both Jalisco and the State of Mexico. Because we are embedded in the local community, it enables us to deal intimately with the miners and their families.
We hand-shape our artisanal eggs ourselves, with the help of local chalanes (cha-LAWN-es), who also do some of the polishing. Most days it doesn’t even feel like work. Pura buena onda.