A stone with a rounded surface, rather than with facets. This style is commonly used with opaque to translucent stones such as opal, moonstone, jade and turquoise. Less expensive transparent stones such as amethyst and garnet, are also sometimes fashioned as cabochons. A garnet cabochon is also refe...
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name given cut and polished gemstones that have convex tops; their typical shapes, when viewed from the top, are ovals, including circles.
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[n] - a highly polished convex-cut but unfaceted gem
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See jewel cutting.
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Ca`bo`chon' (kȧ`bo`shôN') noun [ French] (Jewelry) A stone of convex form, highly polished, but not faceted; also, the style of cutting itself. Such stones are said to be cut en cabochon .
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noun a highly polished gem that is cut convexly but without facets
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• (n.) A stone of convex form, highly polished, but not faceted; also, the style of cutting itself. Such stones are said to be cut en cabochon.
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Cabochon is a gem cutting term referring to a gemstone cut so as to have a domed upper surface. Formerly the term refered to gems which were polished, but were uncut.
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A stone cut with a domed top and a flat bottom. These are usually round or oval.
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A cabochon, from the Middle French caboche (head), is a gemstone which has been shaped and polished as opposed to faceted. The resulting form is usually a convex top with a flat bottom. Cutting en cabochon is usually applied to opaque gems, while faceting is usually applied to transparent stones. H...
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(from French caboche, knob). A stone cut with a smooth, rounded surface, with no facets and highly polished. Usually it is cut from an opaque or translucent stone (but some emeralds, amethysts and garnets have been so cut), or a stone with a special optical effect (opal, moonstone). The style of cut...
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1) Gem 2) Gemstone 3) Polished uncut stone 4) Stone
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