Jeffrey M. Bertman
Graduate Gemologist

When it comes to the boldcolored gemstone pieces that have become so popular in recent years, there has been a significant shift to cabochonstyle stones. The term “cabochon,” which is derived from the French word for head (“caboche”), refers to a dome-like convexity that is the result of shaping and polishing instead of faceting. For the most part, opaque gemstones such as turquoise, lapis, and a host of others lend themselves to the rounded, organic, oval shapes that work so well in the pendants, ring stones, and bracelet jewelry that is currently fashionable. The fact that the cabochon cut has a flat bottom also provides a practical dividend in that it solidly affixes to settings that resist loosening. Complete any outfit with beautiful fine jewelry and sparkling gemstones when you shop at 1402 Hancock Street, Quincy Center. Should you have any questions or concerns please call 617-773-3636. We are a full service jewelry store including custom orders. Our prices have always been more than competitive with no fake markups in order to offer huge discounts.

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