Round Cabochon Stone
The name means “head” or “dome” in French and it is a very old shaping technique. The name is inspired by how the stone is smoothly rounded with a domed top and no facets. It is often used for translucent and opaque stones, as well as for stones that display some form of optical phenomenon.
Cushion Cabochon Stone
The cushion cabochon stone cut has a flat base and a domed top. The name refers to how it is shaped like a cushion with softly rounded corners.