A cut gem with a rounded top and a flat, convex or concave bottom, rather than having facets. Cabochons are a common shape for opaque stones like agate and for "star stones" with asterism.
n. [F.] (Jewelry)
A stone of convex
form, highly polished, but not faceted; also, the style of cutting
itself. Such stones are said to be cut en cabochon.
© Webster 1913.
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