There are several methods of creating cabochons. I have used my Lortone and Diamond Pacific Titan multi-wheel grinders as my main tools.

Others use flat laps or belt sanders. 

I will be using those other tools as my workshop continues to be set up.

But before the shaping can take place find a suitable rock and cut it in a slab saw.

The slabs are then marked out for rough shaping of the cab. Care must taken to maximize the beauty of the slab.

Following the cab being produced it will need to be mounted on a backing, wrapped with wire or hung on a chain.

Superior Lapidary

Cabochons I have created