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Cabochons

A cabochon is one of the earliest forms of stone cutting. A cabochon is a smoothly rounded cut stone with a domed top and no facets. Modern variants of the cabochon stone cut often blend the traditional non-faceted cabochon style with a faceted cut.

Round Cabochon Stone

The name means “head” or “dome” in French and it is a very old shaping technique. The name is inspired by how the stone is smoothly rounded with a domed top and no facets. It is often used for translucent and opaque stones, as well as for stones that display some form of optical phenomenon.

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Cushion Cabochon Stone

The cushion cabochon stone cut has a flat base and a domed top. The name refers to how it is shaped like a cushion with softly rounded corners.