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A gem that has been polished but not faceted.‘two big ruby cabochons’as modifier ‘a necklace of cabochon rubies’
gem, gemstone, precious stone, semi-precious stone, stone, brilliantView synonyms
- ‘Combine heated copper, authentic turquoise cabochons and Southwest stencils for surprisingly easy keepsake treasure boxes.’
- ‘The handle, over three feet long and wrapped with a glossy black hide was crossed with an elaborately sculpted black metal hilt and capped with a huge, round pommel inset with a deep blue cabochon gemstone.’
- ‘She flung out an arm and touched heavy gold-embroidered silk and the cold smoothness of sapphire cabochons.’
- ‘A few specimens from the Red Dwarf deposit have recently been cut into cabochons, but none have yet been faceted.’
- ‘However, amazonite also has frequently been polished as cabochons and other shapes, its color and slight schiller effect making it a fine gem material in its own right.’
- ‘It looked like an angel, except for one thing: where the eyes of angels are blank and colorless like ice, the eyes of demons burn red, like ruby cabochons.’
- ‘Alex didn't bother to look up from the delicate task of removing burrs from the edge of the cup of fine silver that would, eventually, hold a cabochon cut tigers-eye stone.’
- ‘She lifted a necklace out of the letter, with a mock-sapphire cabochon.’
- ‘In the middle of the knot glinted a black cabochon star sapphire and around the winding arms of the metal was a circle encrusted with hundreds of tiny diamonds that shimmered in the light.’
- ‘Out came cut stones, cabochons, obscure gems, common amethyst, odd colors of garnet, sapphire, and jade.’
- ‘Her hair was pulled back tightly into a crest raised high by several collars of polished bone set with smooth cabochons of amethyst the same shade as her hair.’
- ‘Within lay a length of silver casing, round and narrow, and set at different points with cabochon stones of lapis and white crystal.’
- ‘Using the different shades of the turquoise cabochons as my color guide, the gauntlet was thrown.’
- ‘For massive material such as turquoise or lapis lazuli, which is fashioned into cabochons and free-form shapes, the purity, durability, and color of the material contribute to its desirability.’
- ‘The stones may be faceted or cut in cabochon and set either in bezel mountings or with prongs.’
- ‘The Russian imperial crown is set with a cabochon ruby.’
- ‘For the next several years, Lawrence continued to work in this style, adapting it to form an interlacing design on a ring set with a cabochon emerald.’
- ‘The example in Plate VIII is activated by pressing the cabochon garnet surmounting the rock crystal dome, under which a nephrite frog climbs a silver-gilt ladder.’
- ‘It joined him in the dust and drew a wavering rendition of a double-sided pendant, two cabochons back to back, set in an intricate web of silver links.’
- ‘The female Sphinx moved to extend a paw, which contained a small silver headband set with a single cabochon of amethyst, that pulsated in time with a heartbeat.’
(of a gem) polished but not faceted.‘precious stones en cabochon’
- ‘When a star sapphire is cut en cabochon, and viewed at just the right angle, reflected light causes a six-rayed star to project across the top of the stone.’
- ‘They are generally cut en cabochon, but is often cut into round pieces for necklaces and pendants.’
- ‘The gems are usually cut en cabochon, meaning with a convex, rounded surface that is polished but unfaceted, in order to best display their chatoyancy.’
- ‘Besides being faceted and cut en cabochon, rubies are sometimes engraved with inscriptions or figures, this being most frequently done in the East.’
- ‘Fine quality gems cut en cabochon were often used to reinterpret Mughal motifs from art of the Mughal Empire, which merged Hindu and Persian elements.’
- ‘A superb blue topaz, reminiscent of clear tropical waters, was custom cut en cabochon especially for this stunning ring.’
- ‘It is considered to be a sacred stone in India and by tradition, it is always cut en cabochon.’
- ‘If the gem is cut en cabochon so that the base is parallel to the fibers, when rotated in a single light source, the ‘eye’ slides over the surface of the gem.’
- ‘Matrix opal is only found at Andamooka and is generally cut and sold en cabochon.’
- ‘From the Art Deco era, a unique pendant created from brass and set with a large oval piece of yellow glass cut en cabochon.’
Mid 16th century: from French, diminutive of caboche ‘head’.
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