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Answer for the clue "Setting for a gem ", 5 letters:
bezel

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The bezel of a ring is a wider and usually thicker section of the hoop, which may contain a flat surface, usually with an engraved design, as in a signet ring , or a gem . The ring is normally worn to display the bezel on the upper or outer side of the ...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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" ...

Usage examples of bezel.

Merlin, to whom he must speak, for this face he had seen hi the bezel of the ring.

He rubbed the engraved opal that was the bezel of the ring and it began to glow like a brightening ember, smoky crimson shot with livid green at first, then kindling to a vivid scarlet.

Lopez reached up with his left hand and turned the bezel on his compass to read 017 degrees.

In his joy he slimed all of us, including the trembling Bezel, who was being prevented from decamping by the firm grip Nunzio had on the back of his neck.

Sometimes they bore the name of the reigning pharaoh and were worn as a token of loyalty, in other cases the bezel was ornamented with the image of a god favored by the wearer.

She wore it around her neck, a smooth and somehow oily-looking irregular blue-green disk, bezel set and hung upon a twenty-four-carat gold chain.

Encircled by a gold bezel, suspended from a gold chain, was a fragment of the artifact.

He was the only person on the island who could be trusted to do what she needed to have done: replicate the piece in her pendant and swap the two, putting his fake in the bezel while he held on to the original.

That grenade ring had a full-scale failsafe on it, not to mention a couple of safety catches to prevent it going off if Massha caught the bezel on something.

My new mistress, after giving me an account of her health, requested me to enquire from my jeweller whether he had not by chance made a ring having on its bezel a St.

She had dight her what she could to welcome his return from the hunting, and had set a wreath of meadow-sweet on her red hair, and a garland of eglantine about her girdlestead, and left her feet naked after the pool of the stream, and had turned the bezels of her finger-rings outward, for joy of that meeting.

One or two of the gemstones set in the sides of the box might inadvertently manage to work their way free of their restraining bezels.

My new mistress, after giving me an account of her health, requested me to enquire from my jeweller whether he had not by chance made a ring having on its bezel a St.

Catherine of the same size, and a clever Venetian jeweller made the ring, the bezel of which shewed only the sainted virgin.

Alarms were screeching even before he pulled out of the maneuver, and the authenticators began painting dozens of yellow bezels on the tactical display screens.