Captivating Patterns

Cabochons come in all colors, shapes, and sizes, but some of them contain beautiful patterns that are a collaborative effort of Nature (when the mineral is formed) and Man (when a talented cutter picks the best parts of the rough to capture in a finished stone). Some naturally-occuring patterns resemble abstract art, others evoke landscapes, and still others seem to contain images of plants, made possible by the branching “growth” of dendritic crystals. Any of these will make stunning jewelry.