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 referred to as a carbuncle
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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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- a highly polished convex-cut but unfaceted gem
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See jewel cutting.
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[ 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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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. Hardness is also taken into account as softer gemst
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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 was used in Antiquity and continued until the 15t
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A type of gemstone cut where the back of the stone is flat (or slightly domed) and the top is formed as a smooth rounded dome.
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Gemstone shaped and polished into an oval as opposed to facetted. Appropriate for most opaque and/or soft gems.
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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 referred to as a carbuncle.
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A stone that has a smooth, rounded or dome-like surface that has been cut and polished but does not have facets
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A gemstone with an unfacetted domed form. The oldestform of gem cutting.
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A gem or stone that has been cut into a shape with a flat bottom and has a highly polished, rounded , smooth dome top. (See our How To Cab online guide)
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Gem or stone without facets that is highly polished and has smooth, rounded edges. (See our How To Cab online guide)
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