Cabochons are gemstones that are rounded and smooth on one side and flat on the back. Sometimes a stone is rounded (or domed) on both sides and this kind of stone is known as a double cabochon. Usually stones that are too dark or those that have too many inclusions are cut ‘en cabochon’ instead of being faceted. Set in rings, necklaces, pendants, earrings or even bangles—cabochons add a colorful kitschy dimension to almost any jewelry piece. Cabochons are usually domed but their shapes vary. Apart from oval and round cabochons, sugarloaf, and pear shaped cabochons are very popular. Almost every gemstone can be cut into a cabochon, but this cut is particularly suitable for star stones and cat’s eyes stones. Cutting such stones en cabochon causes their optical effects to be shown to their best advantage. At Beacab we have tourmaline cabochons, baroque or irregular cabochons that have been processed by tumbling. Yellow sapphire, multi-sapphire, blue sapphire, spinel and emerald are just some of the gemstones we fashion into cabochons for our clientele.