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cabochon

[′kab·ə‚shän]
(lapidary)
One of two basic types of cutting styles used to fashion gemstones; the gem is cut in convex form, highly polished, but not faceted.
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While these charismatic gemstone cabochons are being offered in a very wide selection of choices by Beadsonsale.
Three of these were arrays of small cabochon mirrors, some of silvered glass, others of black onyx.
My favourite in the book is a study of a Chelsea Pensioner, fashioned from purpurine, aventurine quartz, jasper, gunmetal, gold, enamel and cabochon sapphires.
Bezel-set cabochon stones strategically placed on the male figure add colour and dimensionality to the dynamic, erotic ornament, which has been described by jewellery scholar Kelly L'Ecuyer as 'a battle of the sexes .
piece--Paloma Picasso's signature X and O necklace, made of aquamarine, citrine, amethyst, and tourmaline cabochons set in yellow gold--came to the ROM a year later.
But where Knox worked under the aegis of Liberty's, we should remember that Ashbee (who also liked putting turquoise cabochons into silver design) had private means and could pursue his own idealistic life with a greater degree of financial security.
He displayed three bolo ties created with salmon jasper pieces made into cabochons.
Chrysoprase was also popular in Victorian times, its hardness making it ideal for carving into cameos and intaglios, as well as for beads and cabochons, the Victorian jewellers making use of the Silesian material.
In addition to his deluxe prE[logical not]t-a-porter jewelry using Swarovski crystals, cabochons and semi-precious stones, Rodrigo New York ranges also include a pure Silver range and a unique, one-off Diamond collection that he designs for DeBeers.
Its characteristics are much as first described by Symonds in 1923--low-relief carving on the aprons of tables and seat furniture, usually on a diapered ground; decoration of rosettes, festoons, eagles' heads and tassels centred on lions' or other masks; baskets of flowers; acanthus leaves, shells, masks and cabochons on the knees of tables and chairs; flat, wavy stretchers on chairs; muscled or fetlocked legs; squared paw feet; webbed claw feet; panelled and trifid feet; extended 'c' scrolls on the inside of legs.
This chic collection of hand-chased silver and gold cuff bracelets, earrings, necklaces and cocktail rings expands on the company's signature sterling silver repousse designs by adding sparkling faceted red carnelian cabochons, brilliant clear topaz and natural quartz, each priced from $400 to $1,800.