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Cabochons, Collecting, History, Jewelry Making, Rock Polishing -

Cabochons, with their polished, domed surfaces, have captivated the hearts of jewelry lovers, stone collectors and artists for centuries. Beyond their modern allure, these gemstones carry a rich history, echoing the traditions and craftsmanship of ancient times.

As a jewelry artist and lapidary artist, my quest for the perfect cabochon not only leads me to the far corners of the globe (through the internet) but also deep into history, where the art of cabochon cutting began. Let’s dive into the past and explore , how cabochons are made, and how today’s lapidary artists and miners, like we are here at Rock Your World, contribute to their enduring legacy.

A Glimpse into the Past

The history of cabochons dates back to ancient times when the first lapidaries (a lapidary is someone who cuts and polishes stone for jewelry and decor) discovered that certain stones could be polished to reveal a smooth, lustrous surface that highlighted the stone’s natural beauty. Unlike the sparkle of faceted gems, cabochons offered more subtle allure, often showcasing unique patterns, colors, and inclusions that seemed to hold the very essence of the earth.

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