What is a cabochon?

- Oct 02, 2018-

Cabochon is the term used for a stone carved into smooth rounded surfaces devoid of facets. It has a domed top and flat base. Most stones fashioned this way are translucent or opaque and this design enables the designer to show off unique optical characteristics of the gem such as stars or cat’s eyes. Examples of a cabochon stone includes moonstone, turquoise, and opa