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Diamonds are one of few materials tough enough to carve and drill into hard jade stone. A watery solution is used as a lubricant to aid carving or drilling with a diamond-point tool like this one. It is part of a multi-piece set that includes tools for carving, drilling, and polishing.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Object Description

Jade carving tool

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