WHAT IS CABOCHON?
Among all gems, a cabochon is a stone that is cut with a highly polished, rounded or convex top with a flat or slightly domed base. A cabochon may be cut in any shape, though oval is by far the most common. The term comes from the French caboche, meaning knob or small dome. Certain stones are almost always cut “en cabochon”, including opal, turquoise, onyx, moonstone, and star sapphire. In the gemstone world, you will often hear the term cabochon shortened to “cab”.
Technically, cabochons are not really “cut”. Rather, they are shaped and then polished. It is thus a much simpler task to produce a cabochon than it is to cut a faceted gem with many faces. Before the art of faceting was developed, all gemstones were produced as cabochons, though some were intricately carved as well.
HOW CABOCHON ARE PICKED AND USED IN CABOCHON JEWELRY.
At Amanda’s Treasures, I personally choose each cabochon that is used in cabochon jewelry. I personally pick each of the cabochons. As each gem or stone is unique, each wire wrapped item is unique and created with love and dedication. Thank you and happy shopping!
If there is a style or design you would like hand created, whether it is a special memento you would like included in a design or a special stone you have in mind, please contact me by phone or complete the custom order form.
Here is the link for your custom made art. Click here