- Also called chaton foil. an imitation gem of paste that has its pavilion backed with metal foil or silver to reflect light.
- a bezel in a ring.
Origin of chaton
1570–80; < French, Old French chastun gem setting < Germanic; compare Old High German kasto container
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Examples from the Web for chaton
Chaton went up to a little peasant who was standing in the crowd.
Chaton, Chaton,” cried the rabbit, “why are you running so quickly?
From its box-like shape this part of the ring is also called the chaton.Jewellery
H. Clifford Smith,
The chaton of another gold ring, found on the same spot, is covered with similar animal heads.
I began to run, in order to overtake them along the Seine, which they had to follow in order to reach the station of Chaton.Original Short Stories, Volume 3 (of 13)
Guy de Maupassant