Why do we make cabochon stones
Basically to attract light, to make the stone shine. Most stones that are cabochon are made this way as they are semi precious, and therefore too soft to take a facet, i.e. an angled cut again to bring light into a stone a brilliant diamond has approx 92 cuts.
There are stones such a star sapphire and star rubies that are cabochon, these again tend to be alluvial stones as opposed to deeply mined stones and due to the density and colour lend themselves being made into a cabochon stone.
Effectively a cabochon is a convex surface that is domed therefor attracting and refracting light into the stone.
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