chaton

chaton

[sha-tawn]
noun, plural chatons [sha-tawn] .
1.
Also called chaton foil. an imitation gem of paste that has its pavilion backed with metal foil or silver to reflect light.
2.
a bezel in a ring.

Origin:
1570–80; < French, Old French chastun gem setting < Germanic; compare Old High German kasto container

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