Bold, vibrant and designed to make a statement, cabochon jewellery is back in a big way. Free of facets, the smooth, polished finish of cabochons is the perfect cut for opaque and iridescent stones such as opal, moonstone and garnet. The age-old gem cutting technique involves giving the gemstone a curved, dome shape with a smooth and polished finish.
But what makes them particularly suited to jewellery is the flat bottom of the stone. Here at Jewelstreet, you’ll find a varied mix of striking cabochon gemstone jewellery in a vibrant colour palette; these are a handpicked selection of our favourites.
Paulistana Nights Earrings
Carla Amorim, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Earrings don’t get much more eye-catching than these contrasting black and gold drop earrings from Brazilian designer, Carla Amorim. Inspired by vibrancy in Brazil, the smooth finish of the cabochon cut black quartz is juxtaposed by the raised 18kt yellow gold balls. A striking pair of earrings, perfect for an evening event.
Harper Iolite and Diamond Ring
Arya Esha, Houston, USA
This oversized ring from Houston’s Arya Esha features an incredible cabochon iolite stone, totalling 18.8 carats. Housed within sterling silver, recycled 18kt gold and accented with subtle white diamonds, the beautiful purplish-blue stone is the centre piece of this statement cocktail ring.
Rock N Roll Moon Quartz Cabochon Earrings
Goshwara, New York City, USA
If you’re looking for cabochon jewellery that is wearable on an everyday basis, we recommend this radiant pair of earrings from NYC’s, Goshwara. Part of their Rock n Roll collection, the moon quartz cabochons are finished in a delicate frame of diamonds.
STARFISH 18ct White Gold & Rubellite Tourmaline Ring
Serena Fox, London, UK
Part of a collection focused around the starfish, this vivid ring showcases an exceptional 21.13ct deep pink rubellite tourmaline. The centre cabochon stone is accented by an elegant line of diamonds set into the 18kt white gold band.
Pimlico Rose Gold Diamond and Pink Tourmaline Bubble Pendant
London Road Jewellery, London, UK
Known their use of unusual cuts and beautiful gemstones, London Road create consistently unique pieces. Handcrafted from 9kt rose gold, striking cabochon pink tourmalines and delicate diamonds are set within a circular pendant that elegantly falls from a fine double chain.
Aqua Ring Set with a Rose Quartz Cabochon
Mara Hotung, London, UK
We love the feminine combination of rose gold, rose quartz and pink sapphire on this cocktail ring. A cabochon oval rose quartz sits at the centre, held within a pretty pink sapphire setting.
Enchanted Moonstone Necklace
Anakao, London, UK
Taking inspiration from timeless quality and enduring love, an elegant cabochon moonstone sits at the centre of this necklace. Held within an 18kt white gold casing with a fluid connector of delicate sapphire clusters, the white moonstone pendant is a radiant addition to any special occasion outfit.
Dagny Cluster Stud Earring
Daria De Koning, Los Angeles, USA
Designed to bring vibrancy and colour to the face, this simple cluster of cabochon cut gemstones creates an interesting pair of stud earrings. Set in 18kt yellow gold, the earrings feature a purple colour palette of chalcedony, iolite and amethyst.
Venice Bauta Amazonite Cabochon Ring
Niquesa Fine Jewellery, London, UK
Sourcing inspiration from the music, colours and ornate masks of the Venice carnival, this ring grabs the attention of anyone who looks at it. An exceptional 180ct cabochon amazonite sits within a halo pavé setting of rubies, sapphires and diamonds, all held on a 18kt rose gold band.