Every month from now until JCK Las Vegas 2013, I’ll highlight one trend from the 12 Jewelry Trends for 2013 post on my Style 360 blog—an editorial first look at new collections worldwide and expert market analysis on jewelry styles, launches, and trends. My colleague, Brittany Siminitz, manager of JCK Marketplace, an expansive online showroom of gorgeous merchandise sold at the JCK shows, will do the same on her On Your Market blog.
As mesmerizing as marbles in Jolly Rancher, candy-colored hues, cabochon-cut stones are less stuffy than faceted rocks, making them a delight to see in fine jewelry. Got a fidgeting fixation? A smooth rock is your ideal worry stone. Want a big bauble on a beer budget? The cabochon is your friend. Dress them up or wear them daily, but get them on an ear, neckline, wrist, or finger, because the gently rounded cab is having its moment.
Eden Jade earrings in rhodium-plated silver with a jade-toned cabochon-cut Cat’s Eye and lab-created pavé-set stones; $225; Belle Étoile
Leila pendant necklace in 14k gold with coral cabochon; $1,020; Dana Faith
Ring in 18k yellow and grey gold with 6.79 ct. t.w. lavender chalcedony; $1,840; Pierre-Yves
Earrings in 18k gold with 33 cts. t.w. Rose de France cabochons; $3,600; Robin Koffler Jewelry
Ring in 18k gold with 35 ct. t.w. ruby cabochon with 0.15 ct. t.w. diamonds; $6,300; Mary Esses
Necklace in 18k gold with pink sapphires and a green amethyst cabochon; $7,000; Samantha Louise
One-of-a-kind Ellie ring in 18k gold with an 11.23 ct. t.w. pink tourmaline cabochon and 0.20 ct. t.w. diamonds; $8,800; Pamela Froman
Sultan’s Pomegranate ring in platinum with a 12.77 ct. rhodonite cabochon with 5.35 cts. t.w. cabochon-cut amethysts, rubellite, and pink tourmaline, and 0.30 ct. t.w. diamonds; $12,000; Leon Megé
Ring in black 18k gold with 21.35 ct. t.w. emerald cabochon with 3.20 cts. t.w. black diamonds; $14,000; Lavaanya by Royal India USA
Ring in 18k white gold with black rhodium, a 47.28 ct. t.w. oval-shape peridot cabochon, and 3.26 cts. t.w. diamonds took third place in the Evening Wear category of the 2013 AGTA Spectrum Awards; price on request; Frank Caballero, firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo Credit: John Parrish
To see more cabochons, check out the JCK Marketplace blog today.