Some of the world’s most valuable jade items feature intricate designs that were formed through the art of carving. The detailed depictions that are etched into the precious jadeite stones can only be created by artisans with talented craftsmanship. The practice of jade carving is not like wood or ice. It is a very painstaking process that requires much patience to create the desired design. Some of the jade designs that can be found on the market include various stone shapes, dragons, flowers, plants, Buddha, elephants, horses, cats angels and more.