cab·​o·​chon | \ ˈka-bə-ˌshän How to pronounce cabochon (audio) \

Definition of cabochon

: a gem or bead cut in convex form and highly polished but not faceted also : this style of cutting

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cabochon adverb

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Bergman reportedly chose Bulgari jewels to telegraph her character’s affluence, picking out a platinum-and-diamond necklace with a 70.75-carat emerald cabochon and a gold-​and-​diamond parure from the brand’s Via Condotti store in Rome. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Bulgari's Special Jewelry Collection Takes Its Cue from Classic Films," 26 Aug. 2019 Here: the Magnitude necklace with 107-plus carats of Mozambique ruby beads mixed with cabochon rubies, watercolor tourmalines, turquoise amazonites, onyx, and diamonds. Vogue, "Haute Couture Jewelry Report: A New Generation Alights," 9 July 2019 Queen Máxima also wore emerald earrings and the emerald parure brooch from the emerald parure, worn as a pendant on a diamond necklace and capped with the large cabochon emerald pendant. Stephanie Petit,, "Netherlands' Queen Máxima Is Dripping in Diamonds and Emeralds for Irish State Visit," 13 June 2019 Among the 60 new creations on view is a cabochon ring nestled in a bed of baguettes and bracelet whose rubies and diamonds are laid out as a labyrinth. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "The Spellbinding Beauty of Van Cleef’s Rare and Exquisite Rubies," 22 Mar. 2019 Platinum flower power necklace with cabochon paraiba tourmaline center and marquis emerald,sapphire, ruby, and amethyst petals, $2,300. Micaela English, Town & Country, "This Dainty Jewelry Line Is Like A Miniature Garden You Can Wear," 23 Mar. 2015 The modern look of the jewel, and more specifically the central sapphire, is reminiscent of Elizabeth Taylor’s Bulgari diamond and platinum necklace set with a 52.72-carat sugarloaf cabochon sapphire, pictured here. Marion Fasel, Harper's BAZAAR, "Is Bella Hadid The New Elizabeth Taylor?," 19 May 2017 More wearable, perhaps, is a pendant in 14-karat yellow gold, topped with a round cabochon amethyst and ending in 19 pave-set full-cut round diamonds. Fortune, "Prince's Purple-Sequined Jumpsuit Among Items Set for Auction," 17 May 2018 The range is by Wolf, the pendants are by Circa Lighting, the custom island has a Calacatta marble top, and the flooring is limestone with black-marble cabochons. Nancy Hass, ELLE Decor, "HOUSE TOUR: An Uptown Haven That Reimagines Old New York-Style Cocktail Parties," 11 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of cabochon

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cabochon

Middle French, diminutive of Middle French dialect (Picard) caboche head

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