bezel


be·zel

noun \ˈbē-zəl, ˈbe-\

Definition of BEZEL

1
:  a rim that holds a transparent covering (as on a watch, clock, or headlight) or that is rotatable and has special markings (as on a watch)
2
:  the oblique side or face of a cut gem; specifically :  the upper faceted portion of a brilliant projecting from the setting — see brilliant illustration
3
:  a usually metal rim of a piece of jewelry in which an ornament (as a gem) is set

Origin of BEZEL

probably from dialect form of French biseau bezel, from Middle French
First Known Use: 1611

Other Jewelry Terms

bijou, brilliant, chase, facet, lapidary, paste

Rhymes with BEZEL

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