US 1612831 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jan. 4, 1927.
H. w, PETERS RING OR THE LIKE Filed April 28 1925 Patented Jan. 4, 1927.
UNITED STATES HENRY W. PETERS, OF WEST ROXBURY, MASSACHUSETTS.
RING OR THE LIKE.
Application filed April 28,1925. Serial No. 26,498.
The invention relates to finger rings and like articles of jewelry and more particularly to settings for use in connection therewith.
One of the objects of the present invention is to provide a means whereby stones of different kinds or colors can be readily assembled without requiring the services of a skilled artisan, the meeting portions of the stones being concealed, if desired, so that any irregularities in the meeting edges thereof or any relative shifting will not be objectional or in any way mar the appearance of the ring.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter de scribed and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed may be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of the invention.
In the accompanying drawings the pre ferred form of the invention has been shown.
In said drawings,
Figure 1 is a plan View of a portion of a ring having the present improvements.
Figure 2 is a horizontal section through the box portion of the ring showing the stones in position therein.
Figure 3 is a section on line 3-3 Figure 1.
Figure 4 is a section through a modified form of ring or the like.
Referring to the figures by characters of reference, 1 designates a ring having a fiat portion 2 on which is soldered a box 3 having an open face 4. This box also has an open side 5 adapted to be closed by means of metal strips 6 which are integral with the box and adapted to be folded inwardly toward each other as shown particularly in Figure 2 and heretofore disclosed in my copending application No. 734,707.
In the structure illustrated the ring is shown provided with two flat stones indicated at- 7 and 8 respectively each of the stones being triangular and both stones being adapted to be inserted into the box through the open side thereof after which the retaining strips 6 are pressed inwardly box 3 can be provided with a diagonally disposed covering strip 9 for covering the meeting edges or for ornamenting the setting. This strip can be engraved or otherwise ornamental and, in addition to adding to the appearance of the ring, also constitutes a means for concealing those edges of the stones which would otherwise be exposed to view, if so desired. It will be understood of course that more than two stones can be used and the covering strip-9 can be so shaped as to conceal all of these edges of the stones which come together, if so desired.
A ring constructed as described enables the stones to be quickly set, eliminates the necessity of accurate fitting and at the same time results in a more durable and higher grade ring than could be produced by the use of enamel. I
If desired, and as shown in Figure 4, the stones or any other articles 11. can be suitably fastened in a tray or box like holder 12 after which this holder can be inserted into the box 13 of the ring or the like and suitably fastened in place by a relatively movable portion lt as heretofore explained.
What is claimed is:
1. A finger ring or the like including a box having an open face, separate stones insertable in the box, means for retaining the stones in the box for exposure through the open face, and means integral with the box for concealing the meeting edges of the stones.
2. A finger ring or the like including a box having an open face, separate stones insertable into the box for exposure through the open face,means for retaining the stones within the box, and means integral with and extending across the open face of the box for concealing the meeting edges of the stones.
3. A finger ring or the like inclucling a box having an open face, an article holding container ins-ertable into the box through an opening therein to display the article through said open face, and means movable HENRY W. PETERS.