US 662449 A
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Patented Nov. 27, I900.
C. M. LEVY.
(Application filed Jan. 25, 1900.)
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CHARLES M. LEVY, (5F NEW YORK, N. Y.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 662,4:49, dated November 27, 1900.
Application filed January 25, 1900. Serial No. 2,753. No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, CHARLES M. LEVY, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Finger-Rings, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to finger-rings, and more particularlyto so-callec initial rings, the object of the invention being to adapt the initial stone or gem, with its setting, to be interchanged in ring-bodies of different sizes or different designs; and the invention consists in the construction, arrangement, and combination of parts, all as hereinafter described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawings, to which reference is made and which form a part of this specification, Figure l is a perspective view of a finger-ring made in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a sectional View of the same. Fig. 3 is a sectional View of the ring, showing a modification in which short screws are used to hold the genrsetting in place. Fig. 4 is a section showing a second modified form of fastening.
In the drawings, 2 represents the body of the ring, having a gem-box 3 formed therein. The bottom 4: of the gem-box 3 is curved, as shown, so that the sides 3 3 of said box are wider than the ends 3 3 thereof.
The stone or gem 5, which, as here shown, bears an initial letter on its outer face, is set independently of the gem-box 3 in a metal setting 6, which serves to hold the stone or gem independently of the ring, to seat the gem in the gem-box of the ring, to fasten in same therein, and to finish the edge of the gem-box by the act of placing the gem-setting, with its gem, in the gem-box. The setting 6 is formed with a vertical flange 7, a surrounding horizontal flange 8, an offset annular shelf or seat 9 at the top of the vertical flange to form a seat or support for the gem or stone, and an outer bezel 10, which holds the beveled edges of the stone. The vertical flange 7 is of a size to fit in the gem-box 3, while the horizontal flange 8 is of the same size as the upper edge of the gem-box, thus when put in place giving a complete finish to the top of the ring.
The setting 6 and its stone may be fastened in the gem-box in a number of ways, and therefore I do not limit myself to any particular fastening device or devices. In Fig. 2 I have shown a small screw-rod which passes through corresponding small orifices 12 13 14 15 in the gem-box and flange 7, the orifice 13 being screw-threaded to receive the screwthreaded end of the rod. In Fig. 3 short studs or screws 16 17 are introduced through corresponding orifices in the box and vertical flange of the setting. In Fig. 4 a bar 18 is soldered across the vertical flange of the setting and a short screw 19 is introduced through the bottom 4 of the ring into a screwthreaded orifice in the said bar.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as n ew, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
A finger-ring having a gem-box permanently mounted thereon, an initialed gem or stone mounted in a continuous separate setting, the said separate setting being formed with a vertical flange which fits inside the gem-box, an outer horizontal flange to rest upon the edge of the gem-box, an inner horizontal shelf overlying the said outer horizontal flange, and a bezel formed at the outer edge of the said inner horizontal shelf in combination with a removable fastening device, substantially as described.
CHARLES M. LEVY.
H. A. WEST, SAMUEL LAPPIN.