by Iwanttosparkle » May 25, 2019 What are characteristics that I should be looking for in a cabochon emerald? What makes one better or worse than another? I often find myself looking on ebay at oval cabochon emerald bezel set rings, I am drawn to them, but I don't know what to specifically look for. Some seem to have an inner "glow" while others look somewhat lifeless. Since there are no facets I am wondering what causes this difference. Unless it is just down to the photographer's lighting? P.S. I think it would be really neat to find one in a cushion shape or rectangle shape. Anyone here ever see one that wasn't oval?