Jade Quality basically covers four qualities
1.Tone and color: This describes the specific quality of a color grade. The finest colors are penetrating and vivid. Color should be pure and evenly distributed.
2.Translucency and clarity: Ranges from near transparent to opaque. The highest quality has a consistent clarity like honey.
3.Texture : Ranges from fine to coarse The highest quality is clear and free of impurities.
4.Cutting : The shaping and the polishing of the jade.
Jadeite is cut in two forms: Cabochon and Carved Designs
Cabochon quality is based on the above 4 qualities.
Carved designs is also based on aesthetics and worksmanship.