cabochon

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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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At its peak, Cabouchon had a turnover of pounds 140million a year and a network of 250,000 distributors, but, last year the company went bust owing pounds 7million.
To the astonishment of her creditors, Petra gets straight back into the fray with a new company, Cabouchon Europe, above a snooker hall in an industrial estate in Chiswick, West London.
Camilla Grocott, North West distributor for Cabouchon said: ``We have said we will take them on at the level they were working on for Tupperware.
The steel ring bearing the famous logo will get you noticed as a person of wealth and taste along with the the black cabouchon stone face and simple numerals.
Cabouchon is now worth pounds 140 million and Petra herself is worth around pounds 30 million.
The brooches designed by Hoffmann were jewelled equivalents of Klimt's canvases, works which blended representation and abstract pattern, in which gems became colour-field blocks and cabouchons were transformed into tiny fruit (Figs.