Clarity comes in second to the banging color of these smooth domes
Cabochon-cut gemstones capitalize on a stone’s great color while minimizing its less-than-perfect clarity. The resulting looks are smooth, polished, and chicly casual—ideal alternatives to perfectly faceted and more formal rocks.
Earrings in sterling silver with stabilized Sleeping Beauty turquoise cabochons, $390; Samuel B.
Ring in 18k gold with oval-shape natural green jade and 0.35 ct. t.w. diamonds, $5,770; Mason-Kay Designs by Kristina Collection
Ring in 18k gold with 30.8 ct. natural cabochon-cut amethyst and 0.5 ct. t.w. diamonds, $10,200; Staurino Fratelli
Necklace in 18k gold with 53.78 cts. t.w. multicolor oval-shape tourmalines, 30.67 cts. t.w. round-shape tourmalines, and 2.11 cts. t.w. diamonds, $20,140; Lali Jewels
Earrings in 18k gold with faceted aquamarine slices, cabochon-cut bicolor aquamarine, and diamonds with removable drops, $21,000; Katy Briscoe
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