Cabochon Shape Types & Sizes

  • What are Cabochon(s)?
 Cabochon(s) is a gemstone in which it has been shaped and polished as opposed to faceted. The resulting form is usually a convex (rounded) observance with a flat reverse. 

  • How many shapes are there in cabochon(s) mounting?

There are over 50 or more shapes in which a cabochon can be placed or mounted in with increments of 2 (see image below). The most common is a circle. However; there are other shapes that are also very common including but not limited to squares, rectangular, ovals, hearts and etc.

  • Are Cabochon(s) affordable?
Absolutely, you can get them at a very low pricing on these magnificent pieces. It is all about your style. Cabochon(s) can range anywhere from $5.00 all the way up to $50.00 or more. Many times shapes of cabochon trays and the convex glass can make the price higher. They are also very customizable with many images both color and black/white.  

  • How many sizes are there in the cabochon universe?
There are over 20 different sizes, ranging from 4mm to 50mm.

  • What can you put in a cabochon(s)?
Usually with cabochon(s) they are placed in a pendent tray which come in all shapes, sizes and colors. You place images of anything you want. Style yourself with any image. The possibilities are endless and the pendant trays shapes are also endless.

See the image below on how a clear transparent cabochon looks like along with the main sizes used to make jewelry.


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