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cabochon

cab·o·chon

 (kăb′ə-shŏn′)
n.
1. A highly polished, convex-cut, unfaceted gem.
2. A convex style of cutting gems.
adv.
In a highly polished, convex-cut, unfaceted style: a sapphire that was cut cabochon.

[French, from Old North French, augmentative of caboche, head; see cabbage.]

cabochon

(ˈkæbəˌʃɒn; French kabɔʃɔ̃)
n
(Jewellery) a smooth domed gem, polished but unfaceted
[C16: from Old French, from Old Norman French caboche head; see cabbage1]

cab•o•chon

(ˈkæb əˌʃɒn, -ˌʃɔ̃)

n.
1. a gemstone, usu. round or oval, cut so as to have a domed surface that is polished but not faceted.
2. the style of cutting a stone so.
adv.
3. in the form of a cabochon: a turquoise cut cabochon.
adj.
4. cut in the form of a cabochon.
[1570–80; < Middle French, derivative of caboche head]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cabochon - a highly polished gem that is cut convexly but without facets
gemstone, gem, stone - a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry; "he had the gem set in a ring for his wife"; "she had jewels made of all the rarest stones"
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The faceting is sophisticated, for although some stones are simply polished en cabochon, most are table, trap and rose cut.
The silver brooch in the picture is set with an almandine garnet cut en cabochon.
Precious stones including sapphires, rubies and emeralds were used only for decoration, and when used they were en cabochon (round cut).