A gem polished but not faceted: [as modifier]: a necklace of cabochon rubies
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- 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.
- 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.
- Pronunciation: /äN/(Of a gem) polished but not faceted.Example sentences
- They are generally cut en cabochon, but is often cut into round pieces for necklaces and pendants.
- 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.
- 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.
Mid 16th century: from French, diminutive of caboche 'head'.
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