“Cabochon” is a weird word, French.  I had to look it up.  It translates to “head” , which makes absolutely no sense to me.  In the world of gemstone cutting, transparent gemstones are “faceted” with multiple flat cuts and opaque gemstones are rounded into cabochons.  In both cases, “cut” is actually a series of grinding and polishing with different grit wheels.  A gemstone can be cut to a  “standard” shape, a non-standard yet symmetrical shape, or a freeform asymmetrical shape.  The shape and the pattern of a cabochon are two elements of creativity by which a gem cutter can differentiate himself from other cutters.

The following pictures show a wide variety of cabochons I have cut.  I do sell cabochons, but for now I am choosing not to put individual stones on this website.  If you see something here you are interested in contact me and I will let you know if it is still available and the price of the stone.