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[Source] Checkerboard cabochons


#1

I am looking for sources of checkboard or rose cut cabochons,
peridot, amethyst, citrine, garnet, iolite, blue topaz.

Thanks,
Richard Hart G.G.
Denver, Co.


#2
I am looking for sources of checkboard or rose cut cabochons,
peridot, amethyst, citrine, garnet, iolite, blue topaz. 

Did you talk to Stachura? I have bought some from them, from time to
time, though the selection was never large. Never seen iolite cut
that way.

Noel


#3

Stratura in Uxbridge, MA. Ask for Mary S. No affiliation. Just good
products and service for ten years.

Good luck. MA


#4

Hi Richard,

I found this website in my notebook, which I wrote down just in case
I ever needed rose cut stones, but I’ve never purchased from them.
They’re called joopy gems–easy to google.

I’m looking forward to hearing suggestions for the checkerboard cut
stones…

Kim Nogueira


#5

I saw some rose cut cabs newly listed on
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/stachura

-Kim


#6

Checkerboard or rose cut stones, by definition, would not be
cabochons, since they are faceted.

Jerry in Kodiak


#7

Found some rose cut gemstones at http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/1tg

Debbie


#8
Checkerboard or rose cut stones, by definition, would not be
cabochons, since they are faceted. 

I believe standard common use is

1) faceted gem, crown with table, has pavillion
2) checkerboard, faceted top, no table, pavillion
3) checkerboard cab, faceted top, flat bottom, no table
4) rose cut, faceted top, table, flat bottom

All the websites I visit that carry them, have a catagory for
checkboard cabs.

Richard Hart G.G.
Denver, Co.


#9
1) faceted gem, crown with table, has pavillion 2) checkerboard,
faceted top, no table, pavillion 3) checkerboard cab, faceted top,
flat bottom, no table 4) rose cut, faceted top, table, flat bottom
All the websites I visit that carry them, have a catagory for
checkboard cabs.

I googled “define cabochon”. The first three hits all define
cabochon as unfaceted. I didn’t go any farther but would not be
surprised that if one looks at enough definitions they would find
some that would not agree. Websites often deviate from standard
gemological terms for commercial reasons.

Jerry( not presently) in Kodiak