Here is a nice pink cabochon of Rhodochrosite from Argentina. This cabochon I cut with a belly or high spot because it was a thinner piece and the piece color was on the back side. The belly has the lighter pink color and if that was cut away I believe the piece would of failed and broke. So some creative setting will have to take place.
Visit my Sold cabochon Gallery to see past opals I have cut. You will find other examples of materials, shapes, sizes, colors, and in general see my work there. Some stones date back over 15 years in there. I don’t show everything I cut, just the ones I really liked over the years. Please let me know if you have any questions about those materials.
Its also important to visit your local rockclub if you have one near by. Its a great place to start if you are new to gems and minerals. Thank you.