En Cabochon is a term which depicts a specific approach to molding a gemstone without faceting it. Gemstones which have been formed into cabochons most ordinarily have a curved top and level base. Cabochons are expectedly arch formed and are referred to – obviously – as vaults.
Cabochons which are taller with a restricted base are alluded to as slug cabochons. As well as having a round or oval base, cabochons may likewise have a square, rectangular or octagonal base.
As gemstone evenness and variety cosistency are not essentials for cabochons, stones with defects or scratches might be utilized without diminishing the magnificence of either the stone or the adornments in which it is set. Frequently cabochons are oval molded as this – in contrast Blue sapphire with a completely round base – makes an optical deception to all the more likely cover the blemishes and assymetries of the diamond stone.
Murky gemstones, for example, onyx make superb cabochons when set into a pendant or bangle. Forming en cabochon is likewise a decent technique for working gemstones whose Mohs hardness implies they are too weak to ever be faceted, like golden. Gemstones with optical impacts, for example, opal and moonstone [http://shop.mochishop.com/moonstone-adornments 67-c.asp], are particularly great contender for cabochoning as this makes a phenomenal showcase for such impacts. Asteriated stones like sapphire, when cut en cabochon, show a star-shape. This star-shape wouldn’t be apparent assuming some other slice were applied to the sapphire.
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