After doping, the next process is calibration. It is the process to determine the shape and size of cabs. The cabochons have to achieve a standardized size and shape set for all. This process only focuses on the size and shape leaving behind other factors such as gemstone grades, edges, curves, polishing and finishing. Cabs have unique shine and appeal, you can use them anywhere. If you love decoration, fix them on items like curtains, invitation cards, clothes, sofa covers, bed sheets, bags and purses wall hangings, flower vases and many more.
Available in wide range of shapes and sizes, cabochons would mesmerize you with their blend of colors, patterns and designs. They allow you to explore creativity and make new trends and patterns. The shapes of cabs are many such as tear drop, oval, round, geometrical shapes, and many more. You can use many shapes to create flowers, eyes, leaves, shapes etc. If you are extremely talented and have skills, you can easily learn to fix cabs on the surface. It is quite different from beads. Having a flat back, allows designers to work and set it on the surface. That is the reason why facets are not turned into cabochons. Opaque stones are cut into cabochons as they perfectly suit them. Opaque stones are extremely soft, high polished and can be cut efficiently with the ability to hide scratches. The opaque stones can work well in the center of a necklace or a brooch to give an attractive look.