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

Other Words from cabochon

cabochon adverb

Examples of cabochon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The watch is finished with a green tsavorite cabochon-cut crown and green alligator strap. Roberta Naas, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 Meanwhile the Parhelia ring is centered with a 21.51-carat sapphire cabochon surrounded by five semi-circles of radiant diamonds that fan out from each side of the center stone. Anthony Demarco, Forbes, 27 June 2021 Chakra Bar Ear Studs in 18K White Gold with princess cut Tanzanite and Swiss blue cabochon cut topaz and white diamonds. Beth Bernstein, Forbes, 21 June 2021 Colombian emeralds are paired with rock crystal; purple sapphires and garnets surround a volcanic matrix opal; rubies play with amazonite; brilliant-cut diamonds encircle a cabochon-cut rutilated quartz. The Editors, Town & Country, 17 Jan. 2020 Gucci Necklace with cabochon and crystal pendant, $2,250, select Gucci stores. James Love, Essence, 25 Oct. 2019 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, 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, 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,, 13 June 2019

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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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“Cabochon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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