cha·ton cut | (ˈ)sha¦tōⁿ ˈkət
A round crystal jewelry stone shape with 12 facets on the pointed back
The chaton cut refers to a round crystal jewelry stone, that has 12 facets (or sides) and a pointed back. The popular Swarovski branded crystals are chaton cut crystals. These crystals, sometimes also called chaton crystals, table diamonds, or pointed back stones can come in a variety of brilliant colors ranging from white to red to blue to green to yellow. They are used in jewelry in several different ways. Some of the most popular ways that chaton cut crystals are used include being enclosed in a setting - such as a row of chaton crystals set in a bracelet, with metal jaws holding the crystals in place, in clay a bead setting, or set in a cavity. Chaton crystals are used in a variety of different jewelry pieces, including necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings. They look great with any metal color, and chaton crystals are most commonly found in women’s jewelry.