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J. A. ABEL.
MOUNTING 0B. SETTING.
APPLIOATION FILED JULY 28, 1909.
Patented Apr. 23, 1912;
A ztomeys COLUMBIA PLANDGRAPH c0.. WASHINGTON, D. c.
UNITED STATES PATENT ()FFIC.
JOHN A. ABEL, OF WOODHAVEN, NEW YORK.
MOUNTING OR SETTING.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOHN A. ABEL, a citizen of the United States, residing in Woodhaven, county of Queens, Long Island, New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Mountings or Settings, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to mountings or settings for jewelry, and aims to provide certain improvements therein.
The object of the present invention is to provide a mounting or setting which is particularly adapted for precious stones, and which has the effect of increasing the apparent size of the stone, so as to give it a larger appearance.
In its preferred form the invention comprises a setting having a plurality of bezels or rings surrounding the stone which by preference are attached to each other, in fixed relation. Such rings are preferably arranged closely together and are of graduated heights with reference to the outer face of the stone, the exterior ring being the lowest. Instead of having distinct rings, a solid piece of metal may be used with lines or grooves engraved or cut in its outer face. This and other analogous constructions, whether circular or not, which so reflect the light waves as to produce the effect on the eye of a larger stone than that actually used will come within the scope of the invention, and are designated herein as rims.
In the drawing wherein I have shown several embodiments of the invention,Figure l is a front view of a pendant constructed in the preferred form. Fig. 2 is a diametral section on the line 22 in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a view of a modified form of the invent-ion. Fig. 4 is a section on the line 44 in Fig. 3, the prongs being shown in elevation. Fig. 5 is a front view illustrating one of the numerous shapes to which the invention may be applied. Fig. 6 shows the invention as applied to a cluster of stones. Fig. 7 shows the rims in the form of a spiral.
In Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawing the pre ferred form of the invention is illustrated in connection with a necklace pendant. In these figures A indicates the setting as a whole and B a precious stone or other jewel. The rims are shown in these figures as in the shape of rings. The jewel B is shown as mounted in an inner rim a, while surrounding this rim are a plurality of rims b 0. The mounting rim (4 is preferably higher Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed July 28, 1909.
Patented Apr. 23, 1912. Serial No. 510,050.
than the rims b and 0, so that the face of the stone extends above the latter rims. Preferably the rims Z) and c are of graduated height so that the whole setting approaches the shape of a frustum of a cone. In the construction shown in Figs. 1 and 2 the rims a Z) c are independent from one an other except that they are connected at suitable points (Z. This construction provides between each two rims a space 6 which is practically open from bottom to top, such spaces constituting grooves of considerable depth, while the upper faces of the rims constitute projecting portions which by their polished surfaces increase the effect sought to be obtained. The grooves, however, may be as shallow as desired, and the projecting portions hence of small extension. or other constructions may be adopted which produce the effect on the eye of rims surrounding the stone.
In Fig. 3 the rims are likewise in the shape of rings. Here the set-ting is of the well-known claw or prong type, the prongs f being extended from the inner rim Z). This rim and the outer rim 0 are shown as rounded in form and arranged in the same plane. They are separated by a space 6 similar to that shown in connection with Fig. 2.
In Fig. 5 I have illustrated the invention as applied to a diamond-shaped setting, and the rims are correspondingly shaped the stone being held in a mounting a and rims b c are shown as surrounding the latter. Spaces 6 are provided as before.
In the foregoing description I have referred only to several modifications of the invention, but it will be understood that various changes may be made therein without departing from the spirit of the invention. Thus the invention includes settings of other forms than those shown such as ovals, squares or other shapes, and the rims may, if desired, be correspondingly shaped and other constructions than those illustrated which are capable of producing the desired efiect may be employed. Any desired number of surrounding rims of these shapes may be used, or even a single rim if so constructed as to extend beyond the stone to give the desired effect.
My invention is adapted for use in settings of all lands whether intended for pendants, brooches, finger rings, ear rings, cuff buttons, or other articles of jewelry.
In Fig. 6 I have illustrated my invention as applied to acluster of stones and having four bezels.
In Fig. 7 I have shown the rims in the.
form of a spiral.
That I claim is 1. The combination of a stone, means for mounting said stone and a plurality of rims surrounding the latter, said rims being spaced apart to form in efiectdeep grooves between them, and having upper reflecting surfaces of considerable width, whereby the said rims are adapted to reflect the light and to increase the apparent size of the stone, said stone being held in fixed relation to said mounting and rims.
2. In a setting, means for mounting a stone, and a plurality of rims of the same general shape as said setting and surrounding the latter, said rims being spaced apart to form in effect deep grooves between them, and having upper reflecting surfaces of considerable width whereby the said rims are ,mounting said stone, and a plurality of rims of the same general shape as said stone 30 and surrounding the latter, said rims being spaced apart to form in effect deep grooves between them, and having upper reflecting surfaces of considerable width whereby the said rims are adapted to reflect the light, and to increase the apparent size of the stone, and said rims being of graduated height, said stone being held in fixed relation to said mounting and rims.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto signed my name in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
JOHN A. ABEL.
IVILLIAM M. Hnio'rnn, RIOI-IARI L. KAMEALY.
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