Its surface is pierced with holes arranged in rose-shaped patterns, and set with large pearls and cabochon sapphires.
I make a point of having a cabochon emerald: I collect them.'
cabochon stones are sometimes set over foil or on polished gold to increase the reflection of light.
As you walk around them they glow in lights and shades like a cabochon emerald.
Of these the first, or cabochon cutting, is probably the most ancient.
Otherwise, as Mr. cabochon judiciously says, why have the stones reset at all?
Cut (c) of the same figure gives the front elevation of a cabochon which will light up better than the usual round-topped design.
The Loch Buy brooch, of more elaborate workmanship, is likewise surmounted by a cabochon crystal on a raised dais.
Any other fiery red stone might equally well be styled a carbuncle, especially if cabochon cut.
In many of the Flemish pictures of the same date we find ornamental rings set with table-cut or cabochon stones.