Cabochon Vs Faceted

What is Cabochon?

Cabochon is a type of cut or shape of a where in gemstone will have a convex top with flat bottom. Typically cabochon cut is applied to opaque gemstones and has one flat surface. It could be round or oval shaped.


What is Faceted?

Faceted is a type of cut for gemstones where gemstones have multiple flat surfaces called ‘Facets’. This type of cut also has a larger flat surface on top which is called ‘Table’. Typically faceted stones have 58 Facets, but it could be more or less. The purpose of having multiple facets is to reflect most of the light falling on it from different angles to give it, it’s brilliance. Faceted cut is mostly applied to transparent gemstones.