A cabochon is a gemstone which has been shaped and polished as opposed to facetted.  The resulting form is usually a convex top with a flat bottom.  Cutting "en cabochon" is usually applied to opaque gems, while faceting is usually applied to transparent stones.  Hardness is also taken into account as softer gemstones with a hardness lower than 7 on the Mohs hardness scale are easily scratched, mainly by silicon dioxide in dust and grit.  The general outline, or shape is circular, oval, rectangular, heart-shaped, or irregular.

We have mentoring instructors who will be able to assist beginners and new members to our club on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday nights, Friday and Saturday's.  A mentoring instructor to assist you along the way from start to finish.

We also run from time-to-time courses in making a cabochon and well as competitions in our clubhouse.

We also have a supply of various rough stones suitable for cabachons for purchase.