Black Reflections™ Cabochon
Do you have a setting or design in mind and looking for a custom cabochon? We can create it for you. A cabochon is a domed stone with a flat back. It can be set in prongs or a bezel cup or wire wrapped.
Our cabochons are hand created using a graphite tool with rounded holes, we don’t have a specific mold for most sizes, so it is important that we have a little flexibility in size. Round stones are going to be much easier to make as opposed to oval stones. Any other shapes may be a challenge too, but if you are needing a specific shape there are options with specific mandrels that can help us create your shape. But for now, this listing is for round or oval cabochon stones.
The stone may have a polished back with a hole in it, or we may have to shave it down to meet the depth requirements, or to have a refined corner for the setting.
If you have a setting in mind, it is best to get exact measurements, photos or even send in the setting.
See the photos for examples of settings.
These stones are round or domed on the top and flat on the back.
Round is much easier to make, oval is more difficult and will cost more.
Please allow for 1-2mm difference as the stones are made by hand.
Height or depth: 6 – 18mm
Width: 8 – 25mm
Length: 8 -25mm
Black Reflections™ Collection:
This design was named Reflections™ because of the mirrored nature of the fine silver that reflects light through the beautifully colored glass. It also captures the sentiment that passes through our hearts as we reflect on our memories and love for the ones we have lost.
The Reflections™ Collection features two strips of fine silver foil beneath one or two translucent colors of your choice. The ivory colored glass has a webbed look when it is mixed with the fine silver. You have the option of having the infused items appear visible suspended in the transparent part of the glass or hidden inside the ivory color of the glass.
Inclusions, such as ashes or hair, are infused into the molten glass during the firing process, and once it is cooled, it cannot be changed.
We take sentimental items and infuse them while we are sculpting the glass using a 2,000° torch. Each inclusion, or sentimental item, listed below looks and acts differently with the glass. Some are noticeably visible and others just make bubbles or appear as black carbon flecks. Depending on the Collection, you can choose to have your item visible or hidden. Our specialty is cremains and hair, but we also work with the following items.
We ask that only one or two items is infused per piece.
- Ashes, Cremated Remains, or Cremains (infuses into very visible gray dusty texture)
- Hair or Fur (burns into tiny black specs and bubbles)
- Placenta/Umbilical cord (burns into black specks and bubbles)
- Cloth or Fabric (burns into soot, can be black, white, bubbles)
- Pictures/Paper (burns into white flecks)
- Sand /Earth (infuses or burns into very visible, some sand makes bubbles, often maintains color)
- Flowers/plants (burns into soot, bubbles)