US 1854958 A
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April 1932- E. J. SANTOSUOSSO 1,854,958
GEM MOUNTING Original Filed July 18, 1951 Patented Apr. 19, 1932 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE ERNEST J. SANTOSUOSSO, or nnnronn, MAssAcHUsE'rrs T'i GEM MOUNTING Continuation of application Serial No. 551,678, filed Ju1y18, 1931.
This application filed February 19,
1932. Serial No. 594,016.' 1 x My present invention relates to mountings for gems or jewels, this application being a continuation of my application Ser. No. 551,678, filed July 18, 1931.
The invention of the present application is particularly applicable to calibered jewels,
considerable difficulty having been heretofore encountered in the assembling of such jewels or gems in a proper mounting, for 10 subsequent application to a clasp, bracelet,
ring, or the like.
When utilizing a top mounting, whether of the prong or basket type, very frequently irreparable damage to the gems is caused through breakage, due to the brittleness, and
frequently, the softness of said gems.
An important object of the present invention, therefore, resides in the provision of a mounting in which calibered gems may be assembled for best display purposes, and without likelihood of injury during the mounting process.
A further object of the present invention resides in the provision of a mounting in which the gems will present their fullest deme of beauty and ornamentation.
A still further object of the present invention resides in the provision of a gem mountple to assemble, and yet strong and rugged and capable of being combined in any device desired.
The above and other objects of the invention, details of construction, combinationsof parts, and advantages, will be hereinafter more fully pointed out, described and claimed.
Referring to the drawings, illustrating preferred embodiments of the present inven tion 1 is a top plan view of a gem mounting in whicha series of calibered jewels are assembled according to my invention;
Fig. 2 is a longitudinal vertical sectional view on the line 22 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a bottom perspective view of the outer box of the mounting;
Fig. 4: is a top perspective view, partly broken away, of the internal box, tray, or
gem carrlei, and
, Fig.5 is longitudinal sectional view illustrating a modifiedinternal-box. Referr1ng now. to the draw1ngs,.f or a particular descr ption of the invention, 1 designates the-internal box, tray or gem carrier,"
provided with a plurality of apertures '2 therethrough, the walls surrounding each .aperture beinginclined or tapered, as at.3.
I have illustrated rectangular apertures 2 as my invention is applicable to rectangular 'calibered stones or gems,-alth0ugh it will :be understood and appreciated that other shapes of gems, preferably having at least oneside identical with an adjacent jewel, may be utilized. 1 a a 4c designates the outer box of the mounting, having the sides' 5 and an inturned flange 6 on its upper surface, said flange defining a single rectangular opening 7. Depending from't-he walls 5,.at any desiredpoints, are" 0 ears orf-prongs 8. \Vhen it is desired to assemble a mounting of any desired gems, stones or ewels, the set of calibered stones desired 15 assembled on the carrier 1, one,
stonebeing positioned in each aperture 2, the
tapered walls 3 cooperating with the-normal tapered edges of thestones9 to' provide a firm snug seat therefor. ing which is economical to manufacture, simcarrying out lIlYlllVGIltlOIlI preferably, utilize wax to efiiect aitemporary retention ofthe stones Qinthe recesses 2 ofthe carrier 1. lVhen the caliberedstones are assembled in the carrier 1, the adjacent edges thereof are in engagement, as illustrated at 10, in}
.-..,1 and" 2.1 When assembled on the tray 1, the stonesandtray are then assembled --with the-outer box 4:, until the flange .6 isin 'engagement with a portion of the upper surface ofveach stone, as clearly. illustrated in.
Fig. .2. 'Tliereupon the prongs 81-a're' bent overuntil they engage the under surface of the carrier 1. Thus there isno stress or strain imparted to the. stones themselves by the opening were divided into a plurality of openings, one for each gem, as has been heretofore customary.
Furthermore, by eliminating the dividing bars which would be otherwise utilized, manufacture of my novel mounting is greatly simplified and the cost thereof considerably reduced.
If desired, and as illustrated in Fig. 5, may utilize a carrier 11 having a single recess 12, provided with the beveled walls 13. In some instances, as with elongated stones as illustrated at 14, the single seat may be sufficient to properly accommodate said stones. The outer box is identical with that illustrated in Figs. 1 to 3 inclusive. After the stones and tray have been assembled with their outer box, the application of a slight amount of heat will be sufficient tomelt the retention wax, and remove the same therefrom. p
I believe that my gem mounting, as illustrated in the present application, and providing an open housing for a plurality of calibered stones, is novel, and have therefore claimedthe same herein.
. My novel mounting also represents a considerable saving in time over prior methods of mounting jewels or gems, and this advantage will be readily apparent to and appreciated by those skilled in this art. I
While I have necessarily described my present invention somewhat in detail, it will be appreciated that I m'ay vary the size,
shape, and arrangement of parts within reasonably wide limits, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
My invention is further described and de- 40 fined as follows:
A gem mounting comprising a box of greater length than width inclusive of side and end walls provided with inturned flanges at their upper sides, a gem carried'snugly fittingwithin said box and having a single elongated opening therein defined by straight parallel side and end walls,'a row of jewels confined between the flanges at the upper side of the box 'and the walls definingthe 6 opening in the carrier, thesaid walls being beveled to correspond to beveled bottomportions of thegems, the end jewels'of the row contactingwith the end walls of the box and adjacent portions of the jewels contacting with each other, whereby the jewels areeffectively maintained in row disposition within the box with portions thereof exposed at the upper side of the-box, and tongues on lower portions of the box bent to underlie the gem carrier to hold the latterand the gems confined within the box. r v
In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification.
ERNEST J. sAN'rosUosso;