- that part of a ring, bracelet, etc., to which gems are attached.
- crown(def 27).
Origin of bezel
Examples from the Web for bezel
Moreover, on the third finger of this hand was a representation of a ring whereof, unfortunately, the bezel had been destroyed.When the World Shook|H. Rider Haggard
A massive bronze ring has the bezel engraved with the figure of an orante; on the hoop is also a sigillum engraved with a cross.Finger-Ring Lore|William Jones
The bezel was turned inward, and, in the centre of that bezel, the blue diamond shone with all its glorious splendor.Arsne Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes|Maurice LeBlanc
After soldering, fit the bezel again to the stone, for the soldering is apt to change the shape.
Bind the bezel on this piece, wash with borax, and solder it in place.
British Dictionary definitions for bezel
Word Origin for bezel
Word Origin and History 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.