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Publication numberUS2258413 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 7, 1941
Filing dateJun 13, 1941
Priority dateJun 13, 1941
Publication numberUS 2258413 A, US 2258413A, US-A-2258413, US2258413 A, US2258413A
InventorsMarc Koven
Original AssigneeMarc Koven
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Gem setting
US 2258413 A
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Oct. 7, 1941. M, KOVEN 2,258,413

GEM SETTING Filed June 13, 1941 INVENTOR. ll/mc K0 vz/v flTTORNE Y Patented Oct. 7, 1941 NT OFFICE GEM SETTING Marc Keven, New York, N. Y. 7

Application June 13, 1941, Serial No. 397,850

9 Claims.

The present invention relates to improvements in articles of jewelry and relates more particularly to an improved ornamental means for holding gems.

The main object of my invention is 'to provide an article of jewelry having means for holding one or more gems, said gems being visible through said means.

Another object of my invention is to provide an article of jewelry having gem holding'mean in which the gems are freely movable.

Still another object of my invention is to provide an article of jewelry having means for loosely and safely holding one or more gems or stones, said means forming an integral part of said article of jewelry.

Referring to the drawing and more particularly to Figs. 1 to 3 thereof, R designates a ring embodying my improved setting. The front of ring R is provided with an enclosure 1, the front face of said enclosure consisting of the grillwork 2. Contained within the enclosure are the gems or stones 4. The grill-work 2 is so formed Presently gems are fixedly held in articles of jewelry by means of a separate setting, each setting containing a single stone. These settings usually comprise a series of prongs or a circumferential rim which grasps the stone and rigidly holds the same. In these types of settings only a portion of the retained stone is visible and secondly a loose or worn setting generally results in a lost stone. A further drawback of the present type of setting is that the size and shape of said settings must be made to conform to the size and shape of the particular stone to be retained.

Therefore, another object of my invention is to provide retaining means for one or more stones, which means is'substantially independent of the size and shape of the stones and which also affords a view of the entire stone.

Other objects of my invention will be set forth in the following description and drawing which illustrates preferred embodiments thereof, it being understood that the foregoing statements of the objects of the invention is intended to generally explain the same without limiting it in any manner.

Fig. 1 is a front elevational view of a ring embodying myimproved setting.

Fig. 2 is a sectional view along line 22 of Fig. 3.

, Fig. 3 is a top plan view.

Fig. 4 is a front elevational view of another embodiment of my invention as applied to a pendant type of jewelry. 7

Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 4 but with the setting partially broken away.

Fig. 6 is a front elevational view of another embodiment of my invention.

partially broken away.

that the openings therein are of such size and shape as to disallow the passage of anyof the enclosed gems or stones through said grill-work. Further, the thickness of the material forming the grill-work and the openings therein are such that the enclosed gems and stones are easily, visible therethrough. In positioning the stones or gems within the enclosure, the grill-work may be formed around the gems or stones or the wall of the enclosure opposite the grill-work may have an opening formed therein and after the stones have been inserted through said opening, it could be sealed by means of a similarly shaped insert. While, in the ring illustrated the grillwork is formed of strips crossing each other at right angles thus forming substantial rectangular openings, the grill-work may assume any fanciful design, as may the openings therein.

In Figs. 4 and 5, I have illustrated another embodiment of my improved setting as applied to a pendant type of jewelry such as earrings,

etc. The enclosure in this case is formed by a helically and spirally wound wire or strip 3 into a substantially spherical shape, said strip terminating in the loop or eye portion 40. It is obvious that the stones may be inserted merely by separating the pair of the adjacent coils of the setting, inserting the stones therethrough and thence resetting said coils. The distance between the turns of the wire should not be so smallas to greatly obstruct the view of the enclosed gems or stones nor should it be so large as tov allow the passage of any of said stories or I gems out of the enclosure.

of a fancy grill-work 8 and rear of said setting is formed of a solid backing I. The stones or gems I are inserted either by spreading the grill-work 8, forming said grill-work around the stones or having an opening in the rear I which opening may be closed by a fitted insert or cover.

I have shown preferred embodiments of my work 8. It is further obvious that my invention may be applied to any type of jewelry, such as brooches, pendants, clips and the like.

I claim:

1. An article of the character described comprising an enclosure, said enclosure having rel-j atively small gems contained therein, said enclosure having a series of openings in at least one face thereof said openings being large enough to view the contained gems and being small enough to restrain the said gems from passing therethrough.

2. In a ring, a gem setting, said gem setting comprising an enclosure the front wall of said enclosure comprising a grill-work the openings in said grill-work being large enough to view the gems contained in the enclosure and being small enough to restrain the said gems from passing therethrough.

3. A pendant type of settingvcomprising an enclosure said enclosure comprising a spirally and helically wound strip, the distancesbetween the successive turns of said strip being great enough to afford easy visual access to the gems contained within said enclosure and being small enough to restrain the passing of any of the said gems between the said successive turns.

4. An ornament of the character described comprising an enclosure, said enclosure assuming a fanciful shape and having at least one face thereof formed of grill-work, relatively small gems contained within said enclosure, the openings in said grill-work being large enough to view the contained gems and being small enough to retrain said gems from passing therethrough.

5. An article of the character described comprising an enclosure, said enclosure having gems contained therein said gems being small enough to freely move within said' enclosure, said enclosure having 'a plurality of openings in at least one face thereof said openings being large enough to view the contained. gems and being enough relative to said enclosure to be freely movable therein, the openings in said grill-work being large enough to view the contained gems and being small enough to restrain said gems from passing therethrough.

7. In an article of jewelry, a gem setting, said gem setting comprising an enclosure the front wall of said enclosure comprising a grill-work the openings in said grill-work being large enough to view the gems contained in the enclosure and being small enough to restrain the gems from passing therethrough, the said gems being small enough relative to said enclosure to be freely movable therein.

8. In a ring a gem setting, said gem setting comprising an enclosure, a plurality of gems contained within said enclosure, the front wall .of said enclosure comprising a grill-work the openings in said grill-work being large enough to view the gems contained in the enclosure and being small enough to restrain the said gems from passing therethrough, the said gems being small enough relative to the enclosure as to be freely movable therein.

9. In an article of jewelry, a gem set-ting, said gem setting comprising an enclosure, at least one gem contained within the enclosure, said enclosure comprising a grill-work the openings in said grill-work being large enough to view the gems contained within the enclosure and being MARC KOVEN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification63/31, 63/15, D11/34
International ClassificationA44C17/02, A44C17/00
Cooperative ClassificationA44C17/0283
European ClassificationA44C17/02H