Checkerboard is one of the cutting which is evergreen and designers prefer in many semi precious stones from opaque to transparent. This style is not new; it has been running since ancient times. We started our production house with manufacturing of normal cabochons but later on we introduced checkerboard and rose cut cabs as well in all types of semi precious and precious stones. When we talk about cutting then it is not offbeat, basically flat bottom and checkerboard (small squares) on the top. Check the picture mentioned below in which bottom is flat and top is checker board.
It is obvious to understand that it is called checkerboard cut cabochons because cutting is similar to checker board. When it is compare to chess then it is exactly same cut on top.
Available colors in Checker board cut cabs –
We have been in this business since last 20 years and serving more than 500 wholesale customers and supplying then this cutting in every color stone; Moonstone, Topaz, chrysoprase, amethyst, citrine, aventurine, chalcedony, crystal, smoky, garnet, lapis, malachite, pyrite, onyx, tiger eyes, labradorite, Iolite, Turquoise, Aquamarine, Sapphire, ruby, emerald and others.
What sizes, shapes and quality do we make?
We make all shapes starting from rounds, ovals, cushions, square, pear to marquise, rectangle and customized as well. If we talk about regular demand then 6mm, 8mm and 10mm are hot sizes and widely used by many designers. Mainly this cutting cab is used in earrings, rings, cocktails rings and pendants as well. We make AA to AAA quality as per customers’ requirements, mainly buyers prefer AAA but commercial jewelry makers also prefer AA or A quality sometimes in bulk order. If we talk about AAA quality then it comes with perfect color, size, shape and quality (No inclusions, cracks and completely flawless). AA quality comes with good color but there may be slight inclusions which can be seen by loop. In last, A quality which is commercial quality and available at very low prices which comes with perfect size and shape but color and clarity do not good.
Capacity of our manufacturing of gemstones in India and Thailand –
We have labors and staff person who are associated with our company since day one. We are making more than 10,000 pieces every day in different stones, sizes, shapes and cuttings. All our staff members are like our family and we have incentive policies for them. We take care of them so they can take care of our customers. We have buses facility, free hospital services and other services for them.
Low dome and high dome cabochons –
Jewelers need different height low and high depending on customers’ requirements. Some customers ask for low dome cabochons, some ask for high dome checkerboard cabochons so we make all these as per customers’ requirements. Mainly low height cabs are used in opaque and translucent gems but in medium to big height cabs transparent cabs are used.
Different markets of checker board style cabs –
These cabochons are not only used in United States but also in Europe, Asian and Australian market. Mostly opaque stones like black lapis, onyx, agate, jesper are used to make pear shape style jewelry using 92.5 sliver. Transparent stones blue topaz, amethyst, garnet and other are used mainly in European market. When it comes to supplier then India is first name come in buyers head because mainly all manufacturing all situated in Jaipur, India like we have our factories in Jaipur for wholesale production.
Comparing prices of checkerboard with normal and other style cabs –
As price point of view this style is not high priced, it comes in almost same price like rose cut. It comes slighter higher than normal cabochons because of weight loss and cutting charges, you can say 10-20% price difference between normal cabochons and this type and it will depend on sizes as well.
How to order checkerboard cabochons in different kind of semi precious and precious gems -
All you need to inform us stones name, sizes and shapes and approx number of pieces and we will send you prices within an hour. We have discounted prices for order above 1000$, we deliver our goods with in 1 week to 10 days, sometimes special orders may take little extra but we always aim to deliver prior time. You can simply email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through contact us form
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