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.