Pendants with Cabochons
Colourful cabochon gemstone pendants from our collection of rocks and minerals.
Crafted by hand in fine sterling silver by a small team of talented artisans.
A cabochon is a specific style of gemstone with a smooth, rounded, upper surface.
The word comes from the French "caboche" meaning "small dome" or "rounded head". This is the primary characteristic of a cabochon.
Gemstones are cut in this way for various reasons.
It enhances optical phenomena such as chatoyance, asterism and play of colour.
Gemstones that are opaque or exhibit minimal translucence are cut as cabochons because it enhances colour and patterns.
Some gemstones have to be cut in this way because they're too soft or brittle to be faceted.