US 1553198 A
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H. STERN Sept. 8, 1925.
JEWELRY Filed Nov. 22, 1924 @noting-Y Patented sept. 8,1925.
UNITEDA STATES PATENT 1,553,195' OFFICE.
HENRY sam, or maw Yonx, N. Y.
Application led November 22, 1924.
, and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others lskilled in4 the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to improvements in jewelry and while my improvements are particularly adapted to finger rings, they may be applied also to other articles of jewelry.
One object of the invention is to provide a reversiblev setting, the respective faces of which may present different appearances or rovided with different jewels, emblems or lnsignia, and which shall be so pivotally mounted that it shall normally fitv snugly within and be surroundedV by an open frame which forms a part of the article of jewelry, so that when the improvements are applied to a linger ring, the finger of the wearer will serve to prevent the setting from Aturning, and to provide simple means to hold the setting from turning when the ring or other article of jewelry 1s not in use or which will operate as supplementary means to assist turning of the setting when the article of jewelry 1s in use.
With this an'd other objects `in view, the invention consists in certain novel features of construction as hereinafter set forth and pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings;
. Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating the application of my improvements .t0 a finger ring;
Figure 2 is an enlarged sectional view;
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken at right angles to Figure 2, and
Fi ure 4 is 'a face view.
en my improvements are applied to a finger ring as illustrated in the drawings,
the ring 1 is made with an open frame 2 having a shape conformingto the peripheral outline of the setting to e employed. In the drawing, the frame 2 is shown as having? a general rectangular shape but it is apparent that it maybe circular, elliptical or any other desired shape.
, Within the frame 2 and snu ly embraced thereby, the setting 3 is pivotaly mounted,
`which the setting is pivotal] the open frame may be carrie by the latter serial No. 151,515.
and the setting per se may have a band 4 around the same, said band being made with `a corrugation 4 to engage in a groove 4b in the setting per se. The pintles 5 by mounted inl and caused at their inner ends to pivotally engage the. band 4 -of the settin at diametrically opposite points. In t e drawings, the setting is shown as being pivotally v.
mounted centrally between its ends, but it is evident that the pintles may be, located at res ective ends of the setting when the same 1s elongated in form, if desired.
My improvements permit the interchangeable display of diiierent appearances of settings, as one side of the setting may carry a jewel, insignia or symbol and the other side either plain or provided with a different jewel, insignia or symbol. In the drawing, one side of the setting is shown as having the initial S thereon and the other side as carrying a jewel or star-shaped object 6.
By mounting the setting within an open frame on the ring, said setting will, when the ring is being worn, be prevented from swinging or turning, by contact with the finger of the wearer and the setting may therefor lie close to the nger and not project unduly from the ring.
I As supplementary means to prevent the setting from turning when the ring or otherl article of jewelry is being worn, and to prevent turningof the setting when the ring or other article of jewelry is not in. use, a
suitable spring catch may be employed. In
the present instance, a .spring catch 7 is shown. This may consist of a spring secured tothe frame 2 opposite a recess 8 therein and having a. rounded rend portion 9 to engage in the groove formed by the corrugation 4a in the setting band 4.
light changes might be made in the details of construction of my invention without departing from the spirit thereof or limiting its sco e and hence I do not wish to restrict myse f to the precise details here- Y that one face of said settingl will normally be approximately flush with the inner edges of the frame, whereby said setting will be prevented normally from turning by engagement with the finger of the wearer, and a spring catch interposed between said pivoted setting and said frame.
2. A linger ring structure, comprising a band including an open frame, a reversible setting pivotally mounted in said open frame and substantially filling the same so that one face of said setting will normally be approximately flush vwith the inner edges of the frame, w ereby said setting will be prevented normally from turning byr enga ement with the finger of the wearer, an a spring catoh interposed between saidA pivot- A ed setting and said frame, said spring catch being located to engage a art of said setting at approximately rig t angles to the pivot axis of the latter.
In testimony whereof, I have signed this specification.
. HENRY STERN.