A gemstone cabochon is cut with a highly polished rounded top with no faceting and a flat or slightly domed base. A cabochon may be cut into any shape, though oval is the most frequent. The term, "cabochon" comes from the French "caboche", meaning small dome. Some gem types are almost always cut "en cabochon", including opal, jade, turquoise, onyx, moonstone, and star sapphire. Cabochon is often shortened to "cab" by gem enthusiasts.
Gemstone cabochons are available in pretty much every color of the rainbow and may be star gems, cat's eye gems, transparent, translucent or opaque. Cabochons make excellent necklace pendants, rings, bracelets, earrings and more.
Round cabochon gems are available in singles, matched pairs and gem lots. Round aquamarine gems are perfect for any jewelry design, whether they are used as center stones or accent stones. Choose from various round cabochon gems in calibrated sizes. Use the search filters at the top of the page to find the perfect round cabochon gems by size, carat weight, price or origin. The tick boxes will direct you to singles, pairs or lots.
I ordered my gems off this website called GemSelect, they have a good selection and it's easy to navigate. You can also have the gems professionally certified when you buy them, but they do provide certificates of their own.
Good experience with finding a variety of stones. Due to the vast selection, it is important to be able to search, and I had issues with the site not returning matches when I put in a specific size range. I was eventually able to narrow it down by sorting the items by size, but it was slower than if I could have typed it in. I also wish Gem Select would offer lab created stones (fully disclosed, of course!) so I could get some exotic colors more frequently. Overall, I love browsing and will continue to patronize, but this would put the site as my #1 go to.
I have been browsing stones on GemSelect for a few months. They have such a large selection and I found some stones I had never even hear of before visiting GemSelect! I cannot wait to receive my order and show my gems off!