About Cabochon Rings
A cabochon ring boasts a smooth, polished surface rather than a faceted one. On the backside, it is flat, while the exposed topside is rounded or dome-shaped. Some cabochons are circular while others are oval or some other geometric shape. While opaque gems or semi-precious stones usually work well for this type of shaping, hardness also plays a key role in the jewelry designer's choice of cabochon stone. Stones with hardness below a 7 on the Moh's hardness scale are more prone to scratches and thus work better in the cabochon shape rather than a faceted cut. A men's cabochon ring is usually larger and chunkier than a women's ring of the same style, but rings for either gender often come with stones like garnet, ruby, amethyst, sapphire, or emerald. The reliable sellers on eBay should have numerous listings for these beautifully styled pieces, including rings that are brand-new and others that are pre-owned or vintage rings. Once you have found your ideal cabochon ring, keep it safely stowed in your jewelry box for special occasions or enjoy it every day.