Cabochons

Calibrated/Commercial Gemstone Cabochon Suppliers

  • 101 Best Beads – Etsy-based cabochon and bead seller.
  • AmmoliteStones.com ~ Stunning mid to high end ammolite cabs, calibrated and freeform.  Also specimens and mammoth ivory inlay pendants.
  • Australian Opal Imports ~ Quality Australian opals
  • Colbaugh Processing ~ Kingman turquoise cabochons
  • D4Haley International ~ Specialist in labradorite and other feldspars, also drusy and other random finds.  Honest and reliable.
  • Dad’s Rock Shop – Mostly standard calibrated cabs, with a few unusual finds.  Often sold out.
  • Dominican Lounge ~ Larimar and amber direct from the DR.  Nice seller, great quality larimar at excellent prices.
  • Dragonfly – Various designer cabs, mostly imported from Russia.
  • Eloxite – A selection of mostly oval, larger, calibrated cabochons.  Worth checking if you are looking for a specific stone.
  • Facet Rough Gemstones – Bad website and photos, but the stone descriptions are accurate.  Worth checking if you’re looking for an unusual cab.
  • Gem Center – Very good prices on an interesting selection of calibrated and freeform cabochons.  Mostly larger ovals in calibrated sizes, focus on agates and jaspers.
  • Gem Country USA - Very wide selection, single cabs and pairs.
  • Gem Resources – One of my favorite suppliers.  Good selection of calibrated cabochons, excellent prices and service.
  • Gems and Jewelry R Us – Cabs made out of various rare materials.  Small but interesting selection.
  • GemsBiz – Overseas commercial cab supplier.  Large minimum orders of individual stone cuts required.
  • Gem Select – Huge selection of cabs and faceted stones from this Thai vendor.   Gem type cabs as well as opaque stones.  Erratic pricing and a dubious online reputation (run a google search).
  • Great Cabochons – freeform and calibrated, mostly opaque stone types.  Huge selection.
  • IC Gems -
  • KI Beads -
  • Limabeads – Calibrated. Mostly larger oval cabs of inexpensive stones.  Be careful of their stone IDs, they aren’t the most knowledgable.
  • Lonnies Inc – Calibrated. Good selection of cabs, primarily of less expensive stone types.  Prices are fair to good.  The quality is unpredictable, poor photos mean you’re not sure exactly what you will get.  Worth ordering from if you can’t find elsewhere.
  • Madagascar Minerals ~ Labradorite specialists.
  • Monsterslayer – Calibrated. Very few stone types and no photos, but the prices and quality are excellent.  I’ve “sampled” their cabs and you can feel okay about the sight unseen ordering.
  • New Era Gems -
  • Pioneer Gem – Calibrated.  I was very unimpressed with the quality of cabs in my sample order.
  • Reliable Larimar – Graded larimar cabs.
  • Rincon -
  • Silver Streams Northwest - Jaspers, agates, and blue opal.  Nice scenic cabs, but very expensive.
  • Silver Supplies -
  • Stachura Wholesale – Calibrated.  Great selection and quality, good prices.  Great, personal service.  A favorite supplier.
  • Stones ‘n Silver -
  • Topstones – South African supplier of tumbled and rough stones (no cabs).
  • Vista Gems -
  • Waly-Beads (commercial) – Lots of China-cut cabs, beads, and pendants.
  • Wholesale Larimar -

Designer Cabochon Cutters and Lapidary Artists

Most of the shops below are people who cut their own cabs.  A couple are commercial but sell designer cabs.

Art2Wear – http://www.artfire.com/users/Art2wear
Balanced Heart Designs – http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Balanced-Heart-Designs
Banjo Creek – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5967019
Bigtrex – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7440646
Billy Bob’s Rock Shop – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7162094
Bitter Brook Cabochons – http://bitterbrookcabochons.com/
Cabs by Mitch – http://www.cabsbymitch.com
CC Rocks – http://www.artfire.com/users/ccrocks
Couple of Beads – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5557225&section_id=5398829
Dale Rocks – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6817002
Dekoning Designs – http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/dekoningdesigns
Desert Mountain Gems – http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/dmgems
Don’s Stone Images – http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Dons-Stone-Images
Earth Art Silver – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6497411
Fay Canyon cabochons – http://faycanyoncabs.com/cabs/index.php
Happy Tortoise Designs – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6595394
Holey Stones – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7139989&section_id=6043215
Jim’s Gems Custom Cabochons – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6179550
Lapidarious – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5913519
Lost Sierra – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5720657
Makemetal – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5613348
Michael’s Lapidary – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5646931
Mountain Magpie – http://www.artfire.com/users/MountainMaggie
Moving Rock – http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/moving_rock
Natural Stone – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6906845
Pat’s Rocks – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5210246&section_id=5395278
Peggy Hodge – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5052543&section_id=6236052
Waly-Beads (commercial) – http://stores.shop.ebay.com/waly-beads_Cabochon-CAB
R2 Rocks – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5630159&section_id=5756117
Raschana – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7167097
Red Tailed Hawk – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6728639
Revluc – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5972271&section_id=5793540
RockYurHeart – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6820952
Siren Stones – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6825042
Slabitcabit – http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/slabitcabit
Spike’s Stoneworks – http://www.artfire.com/users/SpikesStoneworks
Stones in Motion – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5103465
Stone Soup Gems – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6404573&section_id=5727864
Suzybones – http://www.artfire.com/users/suzybones (Fordite)
The Agate Works – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6922563
The Bead Store – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5623568&section_id=5347882
The Gem Shop – http://www.thegemshop.com/osc/index.php
Topgems – http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Designer-cabochons-by-Topgems
Tradewind Studios – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6197321
Unconventional Lapidarist – http://www.unconventionallapidarist.com/
Vivid Gem – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5127394
WireYourWorld – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5114161&section_id=5130221
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