Arizona Red Agate Cabochon - This beautiful designer shield-shaped cabochon was cut from agate self-collected from Dixie Peak near the Chimney Beds in Maricopa County Arizona. Some of the agate stone rind was intentionally kept on the top and left quadrants which gives this cab a gorgeous rustic-natural look -- If we were still doing Renaissance Festivals, this is one would would definitely be made into a masculine bezel-set pendant fit for a knight or knave!! Cabochon measures 46.4mm long (1.83") by 28.9mm wide (1.14") by 8.3mm at thickest point -- will make an excellent addition to any rock and mineral collection - or wrap to make a superb one-of-a-kind pendant.
Silver Enchantments Lapidary by Michelle designer cabochons are always handmade and diamond polished to the highest shine the stone will allow. Polished stones, especially plume and moss agates and brecciated materials, will almost always contain surface features such as vugs, pits, healed fractures, soft spots, or textures. We try to post pictures showing surface features or post extra warnings if there are surface features we think you should be aware of. We will never knowingly sell a stone with unstable fractures.
The backside of our cabochons are considered semi-finished. They are diamond sanded to at least 220 grit, may contain flaws not visible from the front of the stone, and will generally have a slight edge bevel to reduce the chance of chipping. All of our cabochons will have a girdle that is polished to around the same level as the front of the stone and is suitable for wire wrapping or silver work. On stones sold as a loose cab we do our best to provide a girdle of equal height around each stone, but due to the infinite hardness variability of natural stone materials, girdle heights will vary in places and from stone to stone.