What is a Cabochon, 925 Silver, Repousse

Rock or Gem

Semi Prescious Gemstones start as a hunk of rock, which is sliced, cut to shape, and then polished. Even diamonds look like a dull small onion originally.

Silver

925 Sterling silver has a small amount of copper added for strength. Fine silver is pure silver, softer, likely to dent. Argentium silver resists tarnish.

Heat treated copper repousse

Repousse

Repousse is an ancient art, using a hammer and a design on the back of a sheet of metal. This is a sample piece I made.