Toughness

With regard to gemstone properties, toughness is a resistance to breaking. Many things can have an effect on this property including internal strain and inclusions.
Double Sided Jadeite Carving (Front). Because of its Characteristic Toughness, Jadeite is Well Suited to this Type of Carving,

Double-Sided Jadeite Carving (Front). Because of its Characteristic Toughness, Jadeite is Well Suited to this Type of Carving,

Double Sided Jadeite Carving (Reverse). Because of its Characteristic Toughness, Jadeite is Well Suited to this Type of Carving,

Double-Sided Jadeite Carving (Reverse). Because of its Characteristic Toughness, Jadeite is Well Suited to this Type of Carving,