May 12, 2016  |  Fact  |  Share

Cabochons are stones cut into a convex form and highly polished rather than faceted. A finished cabochon has a rounded top and a flat bottom. Native lapidarists and jewelers frequently use the cabochon process because it works well with turquoise, coral, and other semiprecious stones.

Fact: Cabochons are better known as simply “cabs.”

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