Round Cabochon Stone
The name means “head” or “dome” in French and it is a very old shaping technique. The name is inspired by how the stone is smoothly rounded with a domed top with no facets. It is often used for translucent and opaque stones as well as for many phenomenal stones, which are defined as stones that display some form of optical phenomenon. This stone cut displays the stones to their best advantage.
Cushion Cabochon Stone
The cushion cabochon stone cut has a flat base and a domed top. The name refers to how it is shaped like a cushion with softly rounded corners.