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.


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 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.