Possibly the oldest cut style for gemstones, the cabocohon is ideally suited for opaque or semi-transparent stones. It takes the form of a convex curved top with (usually) a flat bottom.

It is also used for cutting asteriated stones such as star sapphire and chatoyant stones such as cat's eye chrysoberyl as these optical effects would not be visible in a faceted cut.

Cabochon Gemstones

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