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Feb. 17, 1931. J. w. GERMAIN ARTICLE OF JEWELRY Filed Nov.
INVEN'I'UR JEFFREYWILBROQGERf WN ATTORNEYS Patented Feb. 17, 1931 UNITED STATES JEFFREY WILBBOD GERMATN, OF MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA ARTICLE OF JEWELRY Application filed November 20, 1928, Serial No 320,699, and in Canada December 2, 1927.
The present invention relates to articles of jewelry and more particularly to finger rings. The invention has among its principal objects to provide a multiple shiftable 5 jewel or precious stone setting whereby the wearer may, when desired, present different combinations of stones or other ornamental features carried by the setting.
A further object of the invention is to provide a reversible setting for finger rings, the respective faces of which present different jewels, emblems or insignias mounted to snugly fit within a protected frame of the finger ring whereby the setting will be retained against accidental movement and only one face of the same exposed to view at one time.
Other objects of the invention will be in part obvious and in part pointed out hereinafter.
In order that the invention and its mode of operation may be readily understood by those skilled in the art to which it appertains, I have in the accompanying illustrative drawing and in the detailed following de scription to which it appertains, set out one possible embodiment of the invention.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a finger ring having the invention applied thereto and o a key by which the settings are turned.
Figure 2 is a vertical section through the setting and frame therefor of the ring to which it is applied, and portions of the latter being shown in elevation.
Figure 3.is a similar view showing the manner in which the setting or jewel holder may be turned within its housing, or frame.
Figure 4 is a longitudinal section through the ring housing and the setting mounted therein having the turning key applied thereto by which latter the setting may be revolved within the frame or housing for producing different combinations of stones or other insignias mounted upon the setting.
Figure 5 is a detail transverse section through the housing of the ring showing a slightly modified form of the settings and Figure 6 is another slightly modified form of the setting which latter is also shown in section.
Referring now more particularly to the drawings wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout, the numeral 1 indicates the band portion of an ordinary finger ring having formed therewitha rectangular housing or frame 2. The outer face of this housing 2 may have stones or other jewels permanently seated therein or may be engraved according to the desires of the wearer. These stones or other engravings are illustrated by the numeral 3 in Figure 1 of the drawings. The outer face or top-portion of this housing 2 is opened but the side and end walls thereof are bent inwardly as at 4: to form a ledge around this display opening 5 of the housing. The bottom wall of the housing is provided with an opening 6 so that light may pass through the housing or one may look therethrough and examine the stones supported therein. The setting or support in which are mounted the jewels or other precious stones, is preferably triangular in cross section forming three faces each of which having openings therein in which may be mounted the jewels or other precious stones, but however, these faces may have emblems or other insignias engraved therein or mounted thereon. This setting 7 is preferably hollow and has formed with its opposite ends the trunnions 8 which are journaled within the end walls of the housing 2. Secured to the outer ends of these trunnions 8 are wheels 9 having an ornamental appearance so as to lend to the beauty of the ring and to which may be attached a key 10 by which the setting 7 may be rotated within its housing. Each face of the setting may have more than one particular kind or grade of jewel or precious stone and by turning the setting within the housing any one of these faces may be exposed to View whereby the wearer of the ring may have a stone or other suitable emblem to present for different occasions and each face may also have included therein the same kind of stone or a combination of different stones. When the setting 7 is in its normal position as shown in Figures 1 and 2 of the drawings, one face thereof will be exposed to view through the opening 5 of the housing and as the ridge or flanges 4 extend flush with the edges of the setting, the latter will be protected and prevented against accidental movement but when the wearer desires to change to any one of the other ettings upon the opposite faces he may do so by applying the key 10 to one of the wheels 9 and rotate the setting until the particular face having the desired stones thereon is exposed to view.
In the modified form of the invention as disclosed in Figure 5, the setting is in the form of a cylinder 11, whereby the different stones or jewels may be arranged upon its entire external face and by rotating the cylinder different insignias or setting may be had.
In Figure 6 of the drawings, a further modification is disclosed wherein the settlng 12 is of a rectangular configuration and squared in cross section forming four faces in which the jewels or other precious stones are mounted and it is of course to be understood that the settings may be of other shapes in cross section so as to provide as many faces or mounts for the stones and jewels as the wearer will elect.
Manifestly, the construction shown is capable of considerable modification and such modification as is within the scope of my claims, I consider within the spirit of my invention.
lVhat I claim is 2- 1. A finger ring comprising a band, a casing including side and end walls formed integral with the outer surface of the band, the portion of the band constituting the bottom wall of the casing being formed with a circumferentially extending light admitting opening of a length and width less than that of the casing and a hollow member rotatably mounted in said casing and having a plurality of jewels mounted thereon and capable of being selectively exposed through the top of the casing by turning movement of said member.
2. A finger ring comprising a band, having a circumferentially extending slot formed therein, a casing presenting side and end walls formed integral with the outer surfaces of the band and surrounding said slot in spaced relation thereto, a hollow member extending above and longitudinal of said slot and equipped with trunnions journalled in the end walls of the casing, said member carrying a plurality of jewels arranged in parallel rows spaced apart so that a selective row of jewels may be exposed through the top of the casing by turning movement of said member.
3. A ring comprising a band, a casing presenting side and end walls formed integral with the outer surface of the band and extending at right angles thereto, a hollow member provided with trunnions ournalled in the end walls of the casing to support said mem-