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Title: Bevelled sides, flat top Cabochon
Post by: gill_rocks on July 27, 2021, 06:29:05 PM
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Hi, I would love to know if this style of cabochon (freeform, bevelled sides, flat top Cabochon) has a specific name?

Thank you!
Title: Re: Bevelled sides, flat top Cabochon
Post by: swirly on July 28, 2021, 07:29:06 AM
freeform
Title: Re: Bevelled sides, flat top Cabochon
Post by: RoughCreations on July 28, 2021, 08:36:37 AM
freeform trapezoid
Title: Re: Bevelled sides, flat top Cabochon
Post by: Bucket on July 28, 2021, 07:30:56 PM
Welcome gill rocks, an interesting question. Normally a cabachon refers to to a domed top. The term comes from the French language and it roughly means 'head', hence the dome top. There is no particular word for a flat top one so referring to it as a cabachon is still OK. Rough Creations nailed it with the freeform trapezoid, so yours would be a flat topped freeform trapezoid. 
Title: Re: Bevelled sides, flat top Cabochon
Post by: FlashGP on July 30, 2021, 07:39:56 PM
I had a look at the Competitor and Judging manual for Lapidary competitions.  It provides some fairly uniformly applied definitions.

It definitely isn’t a cabachon as to be a cabochon it must be domed with no ridges or sharp corners. 

I don’t think it is a free form either only because it looks like a fancy cut faceted piece of lapidary.  A fancy cut is a faceted stone lacking one or more features of a faceted stone.  In this case the pavillion.  It doesn’t have to be transparent to be a faceted stone.

In contrast A free form is defined as lapidary not laminated in any form, polished on all faces, of geometric, asymmetrical or irregular shape but not covered by any of the other lapidary sections in the manual, including carving and intaglio, doublets and triplets.
Title: Re: Bevelled sides, flat top Cabochon
Post by: gill_rocks on August 30, 2021, 04:50:41 PM
Welcome gill rocks, an interesting question. Normally a cabachon refers to to a domed top. The term comes from the French language and it roughly means 'head', hence the dome top. There is no particular word for a flat top one so referring to it as a cabachon is still OK. Rough Creations nailed it with the freeform trapezoid, so yours would be a flat topped freeform trapezoid.


Thank you!
Title: Re: Bevelled sides, flat top Cabochon
Post by: gill_rocks on August 30, 2021, 04:53:17 PM
I had a look at the Competitor and Judging manual for Lapidary competitions.  It provides some fairly uniformly applied definitions.

It definitely isn’t a cabachon as to be a cabochon it must be domed with no ridges or sharp corners. 

I don’t think it is a free form either only because it looks like a fancy cut faceted piece of lapidary.  A fancy cut is a faceted stone lacking one or more features of a faceted stone.  In this case the pavillion.  It doesn’t have to be transparent to be a faceted stone.

In contrast A free form is defined as lapidary not laminated in any form, polished on all faces, of geometric, asymmetrical or irregular shape but not covered by any of the other lapidary sections in the manual, including carving and intaglio, doublets and triplets.

Thank you for the response.....it is a tricky one!
Title: Re: Bevelled sides, flat top Cabochon
Post by: gill_rocks on August 30, 2021, 04:54:43 PM
freeform

Thank you!
Title: Re: Bevelled sides, flat top Cabochon
Post by: gill_rocks on August 30, 2021, 04:55:38 PM
Welcome gill rocks, an interesting question. Normally a cabachon refers to to a domed top. The term comes from the French language and it roughly means 'head', hence the dome top. There is no particular word for a flat top one so referring to it as a cabachon is still OK. Rough Creations nailed it with the freeform trapezoid, so yours would be a flat topped freeform trapezoid.


Thank you for the warm welcome and response!
Title: Re: Bevelled sides, flat top Cabochon
Post by: gill_rocks on August 30, 2021, 04:56:40 PM
freeform trapezoid

Great, thank you!
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