- that part of a ring, bracelet, etc., to which gems are attached.
- crown(def 27).
Origin of bezel
Examples from the Web for bezel
Historical Examples of bezel
The bezel is raised by four steps or tables, and engraved with a monogram.
A simple hoop, flattened out on the bezel, which is engraved with the palm-branch.
An antique Roman silver ring, the bezel engraved with a hare.
Bind the bezel on this piece, wash with borax, and solder it in place.
Solder the bezel and the open part of the ring at the same time.
Word Origin for bezel
1610s, "sloping edge," also "groove in which a stone is set," from Old French *besel (13c.; Modern French biseau), cognate with Spanish bisel; of uncertain origin, perhaps literally "a stone with two angles," from Vulgar Latin *bis-alus, from bis- "twice" (see bis-) + ala "wing, side" (see alar). Meaning "oblique face of a gem" is from c.1840. The verb meaning "grind (a tool) down to an edge" is from 1670s.