This listing is for an intarsia using lapis, turquoise, coral, and 14 karat gold bars on black Jade. The dimensions of this freeform triangle cabochon are 20 mm x 37 mm and it's 4 mm deep. The weight of this cabochon is 25 carats. The Gently used in this Intarsia are natural an untreated. The gemstone is perfectly flat on top with the exception of the turquoise which is slightly raised for unique designer effect. This stone is unique and one-of-a-kind.
Intarsia is the name for an inlay of gem materials of different sizes and shapes that are fitted together with precisely cut edges, so that there are no gaps between the stones. These pieces are usually assembled on a flat, thin surface of onyx or jade as a base. They are then glued onto this surface and the top of the assembled piece is ground flat and polished. The result can be a striking pattern of color, depending on the gem material used. The overall shape can then be determined with further lapidary work. This is a great way for a cutter to utilize smaller pieces of stone left over from previous projects that are too small to fashion into a cabochon. For the jeweler, it is an opportunity to utilize these Intarsia cabochons to create striking and unique designer jewels.