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Jan. 26, 19 32. SAMMARTINQ 1,842,427
FINGER RING Filed Jan. 15, 1931 structe Patented Jan. 26, 1932 UNITED STA rnsco mlmmo, or 'rnovrmmon, nnonn rsnmn l nen-name Application Hed -Tannery 15, 1931. Serial no. 508,967.
This invention relatesto improvements in ornamental finger-rings, and particularly to rings having settings for jewels, .gems or precious stones. g
One object of the invention is to provide a ringof solid, massive. appearance while economizingin the use of recious metal embodied therein so as to re ace the costof the article.
Another object of the invention is to provide a rin of substantially hollow construc-. I tion to re uce the Weight of the precious metal embodied therein, yet having every ap- I pearance of a'splid ring. 16 Another obgect-of the invention Is to provide a ring the type specified which may be manufactured from a lurality of interfitting sections construe from sheet-metal, stampings produced in dies.
Further ob'ects of the 'inventionare set forth in the 0 owin specification which describes a preferred orm of construction of;
tions struck up from sheet-metal and sha ed in suitable dies, with the parts assembled in overlapping, interfitting relationship to pro vide a hollow structure with a gem-box -or jewel-setting at the top. The parts are as- 55 sembled in permanent relationship to provide a unitary structure by soldering or otherwise securing the several sections together.
Thegimproved ring may be constructed in any preferred ornamental shape or configurae co tion, Fig. 1 illustrating it as taking the form of a massive ,gentlemans ring having a sloping-sided' gem-box) at; the top for holding a precious or semi-precious jewel.
In. the present embodiment of the invention 05 the improvedring is composed of four principal parts or sections, the base section 2 being of annular shape as illustrated in Fig. 4 and provided with an upstanding flanged wall 3 at its top formingthe inner lining of lo the gem-box. he base section 2 of the ring may be stamped from sheet-metal and shaped the improved ring, by way of example, as -il- /'in 'dies to provide side shanks 4 which are lustrated by the accompanying drawings. In
- Fi 1 is an enlarged side elevation of afinger-ring constructed 'in accordance with Q the present invention; i Fig. 2 is a similar enlar ed view showm the upper portion of the ring and the JGWG setting in vertical section; I
' Fi 3 is a cross-sectional view of the ring takenonline3-3ofFig.2;
' .Fi .4 is a perspective view of the main or 86 base section of the ring;
-- Fig. 5' is'a pe'rspective view of the outer. .shell which encloses the gem-setting at the tog ofthe ring; I
ig.6 is a perspective view of the mnerbezelfor the gem-setting; I
Fig. 7 is, a perspective view of the outer rim or cover for the gem-,setting- Fig. 8 is a rspective view'oi one of the ornamental pleces employed to cover the joints on the sides of the rin and Fig 9 is a cross-sectiona viewsimilar to .Fig. 2 showin a slightly modified 'formof construction 0 the ring.
The resent improved finger-ring is confrom a' p urality of performed seccontinued' downwardly to" form an annular portion having the opposite ends abutting and soldemd together at 5- (see Fig. 2). The annular portion of the ring is narrow at the bottom with the shanks4 widened at the top to merge into a relatively broad arcuate base 6, from which rises the wall 3. The wall 3 so may be of generally octagonal shape in edge view to conform more or less to the contour .of the em or jewel held in the setting, and prefera ly its .flat side-faces .converge towards the top. The metal ofthe upper por- 86 tion 6 of. the ring is reduced in thickness extending down onto the shanks 4 at its sides, thus forming projecting shoulders 7 as shown most clearly in Figs. 2 and 4.
Adapted tofit over the reduced upper por- 90 tion of-the main section 2 of the ring is an outer shell 10, shown in pets ectiveview in Fig. 5. The shell 10 has su stantially flat wedge-sha ed side portions 11 which overlap the re uced shanks 4-on the sides of the mainsection 2 with their lower ends fitted against-the opposite shoulders 7 and the sides conforming to the generally circular shape of the annular bottom portion of thering. The shell 10 is of substantially bolt-shape at its top having fiat sides 12, 13, etc., corres 0nding substantially to the fiat faces of t e inner flanged wall 3 and adapted to surround the latter in spaced relation thereto, see Figs. 2 and 3. The bottom. edges of these flat faces of the shell 10 are shaped to conform to the circular contour of the upper reduced portion 6 of the main section" 2 of the ring to adapt them to be soldered thereto with a close smooth seam at the j oinder of the parts,
The inner bezel 15, shown in perspective view in Fig. 6, is of generally octagonal shape having sloping si es corresponding to the flat faces of the flanged wall 3 on the main section 2 of the ring; This section of the ring is placed across the upper edge of the flange 3 to form a seat forthe jewel 17 being soldered to be inside of the section 18 before the parts are assembled. To secure the jewel in the setting a cover or rim-section 18 is provided, its sides conforming to the -fiat sidesof the shell 10 toadapt its lower edges to be'soldered thereto. In effect, the
section 18 forms a continuation of the shell.
10 with its sides having the same general contour. The upper rim of the. section 18 is adapted to be swaged overthe edge of the jewel 17 to secure the latter in the setting in the manner as usually provided in rings of the present type.
The several sides of the shell 10 and its extension 18 may be ornamented by embossing the metal in the dies in which it is formed, or by engraving suitable designs thereon as indicated in the drawings.
To provide a smooth finish on the sides of the shanks of' the ring small triangular pieces 20 may be soldered over the joints where the bottom edges of the portions 11 of the shell 10 abut the shoulders 7 on the main section 2.
Fig. 90f the drawings illustrates a modified form of construction of the ring wherein the shell 10 and the upper cover or rim for the gem-mounting are made integral in one stamping. In this way the structure is simplified and the number of manufacturing operations reduced. i
With either form of construction the improved ring has a massive, substantial appearance and cannot be distinguished from a heavy, solid ring. Its hollow construction, however, results in a very considerable saving of the precious metal from which it is made and therefore renders it relatively low in cost. When the ring is made from-silver or gold it may be marked sterling or with the karat, as the case may be, and thus may be marked in competition with solid rings at a much lower price. v
The parts from which the ring is constructed may be struck up in dies, thus further economizing in the cost of manufacture, and the invention is therefore of great advantage in the art to which it relates. V
While the improved rim is herein shown and described as embodie in a. preferred form of construction and as comprising a em-setting, it is to be understood that modihcations may be made in its form anddesign without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention as expressed in the appended claims.
1.A finger-"ring comprising a main annular section having an opening in the top surrounded by an upstanding wall, a shell shaped substantially to the contour of the upper portion of the annular section and secured thereto with its upper sides surrounding the upstanding wall thereof in spaced relation thereto, and a section overlying the upstanding wall to close the opening between the parts to provide a hollow structure giving the appearance of-a solid ring.
2. A finger-ring comprising a main annular section having its upper portion extended to form a relatively wide base with an opening at its center and a wall projectingupwardly from the margin thereof, a shell section having its upper portion shaped substantially to the shape of theupstanding wall on the main section and surrounding the latter-in spaced relation thereto, the sides of said shell extendingdown onto the shanks of the annular section and being secured thereto at the edges, and a section extending across'the'opening between the inner wall and the shell whereby to provide a hollow structure giving the appearance of a solid ring.
3. A finger-ring comprising a main annular section having a widened top with a cen-- tral opening therein and a wall rising from.
the margin thereof, a shell enclosing the wall on the annular section with its side arranged in opposite spaced relation thereto and joined to the edges of the upper part of the annular section, a bezel overlying the inner wall of the main section of the ring to adapt it to receive a jewel or other ornament, and a flange at the top of the shell adapted to be bent over the edges of the jewel to hold it in place in the setting.
4. A finger-ring comprising an annular section having its upper portion widened and formed with a central opening with a marginal wall rising therefrom, a shell having sides conforming to the sides of the upstanding wall on the main section and surrounding the latter in spaced relation thereto with its edges secured to the upper part of the annular section and its sides sloping outwardly from the to and a bezel fitted across the u per edge 0 the inner marginal wall on t e main section to adapt it to receive a jewel and secured to the interior .of the shell, the
5. A finger-ring comprising a main a nnular section having an upper widened portion with tapering shanks and a central opening bounded b an upstanding wall, the
upper portion of t e annular section being reduced in thickness to provide shoulders at its sides, an outer shell having its sides shaped substantially to the shape ofthe-u standing wall and arranged in spaced rela'- tion with respect thereto, the 0 posite. sides of the shell extending downwa'r y along the reduced shanks of the main section with their lower ends, abutting the shoulders thereon, the edges of said shell being. secured a '15 to the edges of the upper annular portion of the main section, andmeans at thetop for closing the s ace betweenthe shell and the 'inner upstan ing wall to form a hollow structure having substantially the appearance of 'a-solid ring. 7 y
6. A finger-ring comprising a main annular section having its upperportion widened and connected to the lower portion in tapered shanks, the upper portion of the main section being reduced in thickness forming shoulders at the sides and formed with an enlarged opening at the top havin a marginal wall extending upwardlythere om, an out-- er shell'having sides conforming substantial- 1y to. the sides ofthe upstanding wall on the main section and'surrounding the latter in spaced relation with re ect' thereto, the edges of theshell being jo ned to the edges -of the upper portion of the main section and i havingits sides merging into the shanks thereof and meeting the shoulders thereon, ornamental sections covering the joints be- .tween the shell and the shanks of the main section, and a bezel resting across the edge 40 of the upstanding wall on the maiii'section and secured to the inner wall 'of the shell.
In testimony whereof I'hereunto afiix my.
signature; I PASCO SAMMARTINO.