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Cutting a large Lapis cabochon

A creative jeweler on the east coast had an application which required a very large Lapis cabochon which also needed to be dished out on the underside.

He wanted a Lapis cab that was 3 inches across and an inch and a half tall.

I found a nice solid piece of Lapis rough that would work for this project.

Photo shows me with a vary large Lapis cabochon cutting it on my lapping machine.

Working on the Lapis cabochon

Here you can see me shaping the large cabochon on my diamond lap.

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I normally hold cabochons on a dop stick but in this case, because it is so large, I can actually cut it without a dop stick.

Photo showing a side view of the finished large cabochon which is 3 inches across and an inch and a half tall.

Finished large Lapis cab

This is the side view of the finished Lapis cab.

A view of the cab from a different angle

Finished Lapis cab

This is an angled view of the large Lapis cab

Photo showing the bottom of the cabochon which has been partially hollowed out.

Underside of Lapis cab

In this photo you can see how we dished out the back side of the large cab.

I think the jewelry designer had said he was going to mount this on top of a jewelry box and needed the bottom dished out for a particular reason.

Take me back to examples of Large Cabochons we have cut . . .


Denton Anderson,
Gemologist & Gem Cutter
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Photo of Denton the gem cutter.

Graduate Gemologist, GIA, GG
Over 20 years of experience.