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Publication numberUS1704867 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 12, 1929
Filing dateApr 28, 1925
Priority dateApr 28, 1925
Publication numberUS 1704867 A, US 1704867A, US-A-1704867, US1704867 A, US1704867A
InventorsPeters Henry W
Original AssigneePeters Henry W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Finger ring
US 1704867 A
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March 12, 1929. w, PETERS 1,704,867

FINGER RING Filed April 28. 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet I March 12, 1929. H. w. PETERS FINGER RING Filed April 28, 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet zlwuc'ntoz JZ W122? I Patented Mar. 12, 1929.

UNITE ST HENRY 4V. PETERS, OF VEST EOXBURY, BIASSACHUSETTS.

FINGER RING.

Application filed April 28, 1925.

This invention relates to linger rings and is designed more especially as an improvement upon the structure disclosed in my Patent 1,570,?76, dated January 26, 1926.

One of the objects of the invention is to provide a linger ring: or other article of jewelry wherein an onyx or other tone can be set without; requiring the scrrices of an expert and at a greatly reduced cost, certain ornamental portions of the ring: or the like being utilized for holding the stone in its proper position.

\Tith the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the descr ption proceeds, the inventioi'i resides in the omiination and arrangen'ient of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being undcrstoml that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed may be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing trom the spirit of the invention.

In the accompanying drawings the prrterrcd form of the invention has been shown.

In said drawings,

Figure 1 is a plan view ot a portion of a ring mbodying the present improven'ients, a part being broken away.

Figure 2 is a section through the shield and box portions of the ring, said section being taken on the line 2 2 Figure l, to show the pivot of one shield.

Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure l showinp a modified construction, one of the positions of the stone retaining member bein indicated by broken lines.

Figure l is a section through the box portion of the ring, said section being on the line l-l Figure 3.

Figure 5 is a plan view of another form of r ng; in, which the shields or crests are both fixedly mounted.

l igure 6 is a side view thereof.

Fl lllt T is a section through the box and crests taken on line 7-7 Figure Referring to the figures by characters of rcl'erence, 1 designates a portion of a ring provided with a flat surface 2 on which is soldered or otherwise arranged a box 3 adapted to receive an onyx or other stone. This box provided with an open outer face indicated at 4 and formed or secured across this open face can be a suitable ornamentation such as a monogram or the like adapted to bridge the box as shown, for ex Serial No. 26,499.

ample, at One of those sides or the box which extend across the ring; is open so that. the onyx or the like indicated at 6 can be inserted edgrewise through the open side of the box into position back of the ornamentation 5 so as to fit snugly within the box. The means employed for holding the stone in the box is preferably in the form ot' a separate piece applied to the ring; in such a way that, when brought to proper position relative. to said box, it will engage and re tain the stone.

no form of retaining means has been illustrated in Figures 1 and 2. The ring illustrated in said figures is oi that type wherein a shield or crest is mounted on the ring' at opposite sides of the stone. in the present instance one of these shields, indi cated at 7, is soldered to the ring at one side of the box prior to the insertion ot the stone that hard solder can thus be used in assembling: the parts. The edge of this shield will extend under a lip 11 projecting from the box. After the stone has been inserted through the open side of the box, another shield 8 is applied to the ring at the opposite side ot the box, this shield having an outwardly extending portion 9 which laps the setting as shown in Figure 2. Slllcitl 8 is not secured by solder, however, bu fastened in place preferably by a rivet ll) seated in the ring and shield within openings preterably drilled in these parts bct'ore they are finally assembled. The outwardly extending portion 9 can project under a lip 11 projecting laterally from the box and against the box, and consequently, when the shield 8 is secured by means of the single rivet the parts will all be properly positioned relative to each other.

Obviously by constructing a ring as described the stones can be readily placed in {)Qsiilun without requiring the services of skilled artisans and a considerable saving in the cost of production results not only from the lower cost of labor but also from the elimination of breakage such as occurs so frequently when onyx or similar stones are held in place by rivets extending through them. The riveted shield enables the stone to be changed at will. By attaching one of the shields with hard solder the same can be properly positioned at the time the parts of the ring are assembled so that a very firm connection will be provided. The rings can be sold to the trade so as to be kept in stock and any desired stone can be inserted in the box by the jeweler who thereafter places the separate shield 8 in position and attaches it with a rivet. This does not require any par ticular skill and as the shield 8 bears firmly against the side of the box and the side of the flat portion 2 of the ring there, is no danger of the shield swinging or shifting out of place even though fastened with a single rivet. Thereafter this one rivet can be rut and removed, the shield 8 taken off and a new stone substituted. The shield can then be replaced as before explained.

Under some conditions, it is not desired to use shields at the side of a stone. \Vherc such is the case a structure such as illustrated in Figures 3 and i can be employed. In this form of the device a retaining member in the form of an elongated strip 12 can be hingedly connected to the box 3 at one end of the open side thereof. After the stone has been inserted into the box this strip 12 can be swung from its open position indicated by broken lines in Figure 3 to its closed position indicated by full lines in said figure. The retaining strip can be held in closed position by snapping its rounded free end 13 into ci'igagement. with a lip Lt formed on the box. Obviously other means may be used for holding this strip in shut position. A structur of this type is particularly advantageous where it is desired to change the stones.

It it is not desired to use a removable stone in the ring the structure illustrated in Figures 5, 6 and 7 can be employed. In

this modified device a shield or crest l?) is attached to the ring at one side of the box 1G. hard solder being used because the parts are assembled before the stone is inserted. After the stone has been placed in the box through the open side thereof as heretofore described, another crest or shield 17 can be placed on the ring and attached thereto by a pair of rivets or the like so that the shield will be held firmly in place, will lap the stone, and prevent it from being withdrawn through the open side of the box.

What claimed is:

The combination with a finger ring or the like, of a setting box pern'ianently connected to the ring having opposed open sides one of which is adapted to receive a stone insertable into the setting box, said setting box having an open face through which the stone is exposed, an ornamental plate permanently connected to the ring by hard solder, a stone within the setting box held against displacement in one direction by said plate, a second ornamental plate mounted on the ring for engaging the stone at the other open side of the setting box, the two plates cooperating to hold the stone in the setting box, and means extending into the ring and the last named plate at a point beyond one side of the setting box for holding the plate and ring against relative movement.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto atlixed my signature.

HENRY \V. PETERS.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4742696 *Mar 21, 1983May 10, 1988Jenkins Mary ARing with replaceable stones
US4905482 *Feb 10, 1989Mar 6, 1990Gheblikian Joseph AFinger ring with interchangeable settings
Classifications
U.S. Classification63/29.1
International ClassificationA44C17/02, A44C17/00
Cooperative ClassificationA44C17/02
European ClassificationA44C17/02