Gem And Jewel Setting Patents (Class 29/10)
  • Patent number: 10040148
    Abstract: A stone setting machine that includes a base structure having a centrally disposed holding aperture, and a holder for a pre-cast setting basket meant to receive a stone. The pre-cast setting basket includes a plurality of prongs meant to be bent to retain the stone. The holder is disposed within the holding aperture. A plurality of slide members are supported over the base structure and meant to bend the prongs. The base structure includes a stationary plate member. A rotatable disc is provided for support by the stationary plate member has a plurality of disc control slots corresponding in number to the number of slide members. A plurality of control pins are received in respective disc control slots and coupled to respective slide members. An actuation mechanism is for controlling the rotatable disc which, in turn, controls the slide members to bend a corresponding respective prong.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: National Chain Company
    Inventor: Steven A. Cipolla
  • Patent number: 9999281
    Abstract: A pendant comprising: an anchor portion having three elongated sides, at least two of the three elongated sides having a plurality of supports, a first end and a second end, a bottom substantially rectangular support that is attached on three sides to the second end of each of the three elongated sides to create an open side, a bottom side and two parallel elongated sides, wherein the two parallel elongated sides have a substantially oval shape opening proximate to the first end and having the plurality of supports; wherein the bottom substantially rectangular support extends above the open side and the two parallel elongated sides; and a gemstone holder having a two side portions, a side opening between the two side portions, a top for the receipt of a gemstone and a bottom opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Hasmukh Dholakiya
  • Patent number: 9820538
    Abstract: A timepiece (1) having at least one colored transparent stone (10), and a support (20) with at least one opening (200) for receiving this colored transparent stone (10). The ratio between the height (h) and width (L) of the colored transparent stone (10) is less than 50% , and the support (20) is made from anodised titanium or anodised aluminium. Advantageously, the color of the colored transparent stone (10) in the timepiece (1) is enhanced by that of the support (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Les Ateliers Horlogers Dior SA
    Inventor: Etienne Lebreton
  • Patent number: 9718137
    Abstract: A disposable chamfering blade is provided with a mounting hole through which the disposable chamfering blade can be locked to a cutter body. One end of the disposable chamfering blade is provided with a conical cutter head whose conical periphery is circumferentially provided with a plurality of chip removing grooves. Each chip removing groove has a side face formed as a cutting edge such that the disposable chamfering blade is formed with a plurality of cutting edges for continuous cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Hsin-Tien Chang
  • Patent number: 9604291
    Abstract: A tool is disclosed that has an elongated tool body defining a longitudinal axis and includes a ball-end section having a positive taper angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the tool body, and a relief section that extends rearwardly from the ball-end section and has a negative taper angle relative to the positive taper angle of the ball-end section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Raja Kountanya, Changsheng Guo
  • Patent number: 9302354
    Abstract: A process of setting stone in jewelry by using computer aided numerically controlled (CNC) system. Precious metal is cut and bent around stone using CNC machine. The process exploits capability of CNC machine by achieving gradual and consistent bending which results in minimum residual stress in precious metal and eliminates possibility of damage to stone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventor: Shishir Nevatia
  • Patent number: 9208265
    Abstract: A system for designing a customized ring may include a ring style selection component, a ring top design component, a ring side design component, and an image panel component where, the components support an interface for monitoring the progress of the ring design and an image panel may show an image of the ring that is periodically updated based on customization input. A system for creating and displaying ring assets may include an extraction component, a rendering component, and a display component. A system for displaying customized bezel text may include a text mapping module configured to receive bezel parameters, map text in a two dimensional space, map text in a three-dimensional space defined by bezel geometry, develop code for displaying the text, and displaying the text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Jostens, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard David Wells, Michael J. Ross, John Freiberg, Paul Joseph Rysavy, Eric J. Loring, Karmin L. Stanley
  • Publication number: 20150121959
    Abstract: A mounting holds a grooved gemstone invisibly to a setting. One end of the mounting has arms or extensions to receive the gemstone and protrusions extending inwardly from the arms to fit in the grooves of the gemstone, the mounting further comprising a holding configuration for holding the mounting to the setting. Insertion of the mounting into the setting may in one version distort the holding configuration and levers the arms to press harder into the groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Khanh Tan Huynh
  • Publication number: 20150068046
    Abstract: A process for making a jeweled article of manufacture comprising providing a void and placing a jeweled decoration in the void. The jeweled decoration includes a housing having serrations and an upper lip, wherein the upper lip secured the jewel to the housing, and the serrations secure the housing within the void in the article. In an alternative embodiment, a bottom ring is placed at a bottom end of the jewel and is secured to the inner surface of the housing so that the jewel is secured within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Frank Malvasio
  • Publication number: 20150020356
    Abstract: A process of setting stone in jewellery by using computer aided numerically controlled (CNC) system. Precious metal is cut and bent around stone using CNC machine. The process exploits capability of CNC machine by achieving gradual and consistent bending which results in minimum residual stress in precious metal and eliminates possibility of damage to stone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: SHISHIR NEVATIA
  • Publication number: 20150007609
    Abstract: A jewelry setting having a first appearance in ambient light a second appearance displaying an embedded design in ultraviolet light. The setting is formed from first and second groups of gemstones that have the same color quality in ambient light. The second group of gemstones that form the embedded design, have a different color quality when subject to the ultraviolet light. When the setting is subjected to ultraviolet light the second group of gemstones fluoresces to display the embedded image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Simon Zelikman
  • Publication number: 20140352354
    Abstract: The invention discloses a composite gemstone for use in jewelry, formed of two or more adjacent precious stones, bonded to one another in a permanent manner without use of adhesive. The appearance is that of a single homogenous stone, with high grade optical properties as measured spectroscopically. “Low height” diamonds may be used for forming the composite, when to date such low height diamonds are considered non-profitable for jewelry. A process for the production of such composite gemstones is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Yehoshua MANDELL
  • Publication number: 20140304932
    Abstract: A diamond-like cover for a toothbrush may improve the appearance of the toothbrush. In one embodiment, the toothbrush may include an elongated member including a head with bristles. The body may include a cover with a plurality of slots, each of the plurality of slots containing an ultrasonically sealed diamond-like element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Ashtel Studios, Inc.
    Inventor: Anish Patel
  • Patent number: 8857059
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a manufactured article comprising a support component (2) delimiting therein at least one receiving seat (3), at least one inserted component (4) designed to be seated in a respective receiving seat (3) in the support component (2), and binding means for binding the inserted component (4) to a respective receiving seat (3). The at least one inserted component (4) is mounted for rotation in the at least one receiving seat (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Dibi S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giovanni Bizzotto
  • Publication number: 20140215781
    Abstract: A method of mounting stones for an improved appearance comprises providing a large stone having a circumferential edge, providing a plurality of first small stones having first circumferential edges, providing a plurality of second small stones having second circumferential edges, arranging the plurality of first small stones along a first perimeter and mounting them in a holder, mounting the large stone in the holder so that its center is approximately concentric with the first perimeter and so that its circumferential edge covers at least a portion of the first circumferential edges when viewed from a point, and arranging the plurality of second small stones along a second perimeter concentric with the center of the large stone and mounting them in the holder so that the second circumferential edges cover at least a portion of the circumferential edge of the large stone when viewed from the point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Haroutioun Aghjayan, Shawndria Aghjayan
  • Patent number: 8789251
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for mounting deep-profile gemstones and crystals to a sheet of material. The method and apparatus may set a single stone or multiple stones simultaneously, either manually or in an automated process. A slit is formed in the material to receive the stone. A setting is positioned on the back side of the material with prongs extending through holes in the material, with the prongs being bent into engagement with the stone to retain the stone in the material, without the use of adhesives or thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: Edward D. Labow
  • Publication number: 20140190209
    Abstract: A jewelry stone cluster comprising four gemstone sections which are mounted in a setting and which are juxtaposed to each other. Each gemstone section includes a table facet and, in one form, a respective pair of adjacent cross facets, with the cross facets extending in planes that are at an angle to their respective table facet. Together, the four pairs of juxtaposed cross facets define an inscribed cross symbol. Preferably, the upper gemstone quadrant sections are smaller sized, so that the arms of the cross are located vertically higher. The overall shape of the gemstone cluster can be round, four sided, oval, marquis, pear, polygonal or any shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Arthur Joseph LIPTON
  • Publication number: 20140178625
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a decorative piece comprising a support produced in a material which does not include plastic deformation and in which at least one hollow is provided, characterised in that said hollow being filled with a first material being an at least partially amorphous alloy forming a substrate in which at least one housing is provided, said at least one housing being designed so that at least one aesthetic element can be housed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Omega S.A.
    Inventors: Stephane LAUPER, Gregory KISSLING, Yves WINKLER, Alban DUBACH, Stewes BOURBAN, Alexandre NETUSCHILL, Lionel BLASER
  • Publication number: 20140174125
    Abstract: The invention relates to a decorative piece comprising a plurality of stones and a device for fixing the stones relative to each other, the fixing device comprises a single base made of a first material which makes it possible to attach all the stones relative to each other by one of their faces, the kites of stones are mounted edge to edge relative to each other so that said single base is masked, characterised in that the first material is an at least partially amorphous alloy. The invention likewise relates to the method for manufacturing such a piece. The invention relates to the field of jewellery, gemstone articles or timepieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Omega S.A.
    Inventors: Stephane LAUPER, Gregory KISSLING, Yves WINKLER, Alban DUBACH, Stewes BOURBAN, Lionel BLASER
  • Publication number: 20140116087
    Abstract: An earring for a pierced ear includes an ornamental member and an earring post. The earring post includes a base, a first prong and a second prong. The earring post is made of a deformable metal so that the first prong and the second prong can be bent to secure the earring in an ear without requiring detachable pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Stephanie GIORLANDO
  • Patent number: 8701439
    Abstract: Jewel having a decorative element such as a precious stone, a bezel including a body provided with at least one hole defining a longitudinal direction, the body having claws mounted thereon, which embed the decorative element, a wire-like support on which the bezel is mounted, the wire-like support extending longitudinally through the body of the bezel through the hole. The wire-like support has a bore located in the body, and the jewel further has an elongated stop element, which extends transversely in the body while passing through the bore formed in the wire-like support. The stop element is engaged with stop surfaces formed within the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Etesi
    Inventor: Arthur Sieradzki
  • Publication number: 20140102140
    Abstract: An item of jewelry comprising a gemstone setting for magnifying and enhancing the appearance of a multiplicity of gemstones set therein, creating the illusion of a single very large gem. The gemstone mounting comprises inner and outer rings, the inner setting having a portion that fits inside the outer setting. The inner ring holds a central large gemstone surrounded by a plurality of smaller gemstones. A reflective surface on the outer ring is highly polished and/or coated with a reflective coating. To an observer, the array of gemstones supported by the inner ring has the appearance of a single very large gemstone, as light reflected onto the reflective surface by the array of gemstones held by the inner setting is further reflected back to the observer by the reflective surface of the outer ring. The gemstone setting may be incorporated into earrings, rings, bracelets, anklets, necklaces, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Eric Nhaissi
  • Patent number: 8677624
    Abstract: A ring including a shank having platforms at predetermined locations on an outer surface of the shank, where the platforms identify preferred positions for setting gemstones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Mardkha
  • Patent number: 8667813
    Abstract: An adjustable jewelry head or casting is provided. The head includes a track and a plurality of mounting members, at least one of which is slideable along the track. One or more pins connect the mounting members to the track. The pins are moveable to allow sliding adjustment of the mounting members with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Darla D. Cook
  • Patent number: 8584329
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of setting stones, preferably precious stones like diamonds, in a mounting comprising (a) setting a base metal having a floor with a central cavity; (b) placing a center stone as a first layer of stone, the center stone having a pavilion, a girdle and a crown, such that the pavilion is placed inside the above stated cavity, the girdle inserted in incisions in the peripheral walls of the base metal from the side; (c) placing each of the respective layers of stones adjacent and marginally above each other, each stone having a pavilion, girdle and crown such that the pavilion of each of the respective stones is placed in its respective cavity, the girdle of each stone being inserted in the incisions in the peripheral walls; such that the peripheral walls of each of the layer forms the base of the cavity of the next layer; stones in each of the layers are held only from one side by said peripheral wall; the stones of following layer marginally overlap the crown of the sto
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Sachin Chandulal Dhakka
  • Publication number: 20130291587
    Abstract: A mounting holds a grooved gemstone invisibly to a setting. One end of the mounting has arms or extensions to receive the gemstone and protrusions extending inwardly from the arms to fit in the grooves of the gemstone, the mounting further comprising a holding configuration for holding the mounting to the setting. Insertion of the mounting into the setting may in one version distort the holding configuration and levers the arms to press harder into the groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: Grand Rainbow International Limited
    Inventor: Khanh Tan HUYNH
  • Patent number: 8522439
    Abstract: A system and method for stringing decorative elements onto a stringing element to make jewelry, such as a necklace or bracelet. A jig is provided that has holds a first tube. The first tube has a first end, a second end, an inside diameter and an outside diameter. The outside diameter is smaller than the inside diameter of the stringing holes in the decorative elements. The first tube is set as a cantilever. At least some of the decorative elements are set onto the first tube over its first end. The first tube extends through the stringing hole in each of the decorative elements. A stringing element is advanced through the first tube. The first tube is then removed. This leaves at least some of the stringing element strung through the stringing hole of each of the decorative elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher G. Neuman
  • Publication number: 20130219962
    Abstract: A setting for a gemstone including a girdle, a crown on one side of the girdle, and a pavilion on the opposite side of the girdle, characterized in that the setting mounts the gemstone in an inverted orientation such that the pavilion faces outwardly of the setting and the crown faces inwardly of the setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Rany MATTAR
  • Patent number: 8505196
    Abstract: Method of securing a watch bezel 1 including a case 3 and a crystal 2, characterized in that it includes a step of snap fitting the bezel 1 onto the crystal 2, during which snap fit means 6 are guided by guide means 5 arranged on case 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: ETA SA Manufacture Horlogère Suisse
    Inventors: Thierry Altenhoven, Adolf Engelmann, Jean-Christophe Kroug
  • Patent number: 8490429
    Abstract: An article of jewelry including a pliable strand; and a plurality of precious or semiprecious objects movably positioned along the pliable strand. Each of the plurality of objects including a magnetic insert extending between opposing surfaces, which itself is formed from two magnets separated by a magnetic stabilizer and aligned such that the opposing ends of the magnetic insert have the same polarity thereby creating repulsive forces between each of the plurality of objects along the strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Chi Huynh
  • Publication number: 20130151361
    Abstract: A ring including a shank having platforms at predetermined locations on an outer surface of the shank, where the platforms identify preferred positions for setting gemstones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Mardkha
  • Patent number: 8375586
    Abstract: An article of jewelry and method of manufacture, including a pliable strand; and a plurality of precious or semiprecious objects movably positioned along the pliable strand. Each of the plurality of objects including a magnetic insert extending between opposing surfaces, which itself is formed from two magnets separated by a magnetic stabilizer and aligned such that the opposing ends of the magnetic insert have the same polarity thereby creating repulsive forces between each of the plurality of objects along the strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Chi Huynh
  • Patent number: 8365553
    Abstract: A jewelry item including a gemstone mounted to a gemstone setting having a plurality of reflective surfaces that selectively display colors from a region hidden beneath the gemstone while preventing viewing of the colored region through the gemstone itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Chi Huynh
  • Patent number: 8328073
    Abstract: A mesh structure to which is mounted one or more ornamental stones. The mesh structure includes a series of chain links that are inter-woven. A thin metallic film in the form of a solder layer is hardened onto the surface of the mesh structure so as to make the mesh structure rigid. One or more settings are drilled into the rigid mesh structure, and a stone is disposed in each of the settings that are provided. A series of prongs are formed about the periphery of each of the so-disposed stones by up-setting the mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Standard Chain Co.
    Inventors: Gregory C. Smith, Robert S. Bevelacqua
  • Patent number: 8286315
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mass-productive automatic rhinestone attachment apparatus. More particularly, disclosed is a mass-productive automatic rhinestone attachment apparatus capable of performing mass-productive processes for the attachment of symmetrical or asymmetrical rhinestone using a predetermined pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Kwang Teak Choi
  • Publication number: 20120186298
    Abstract: Jewel having a decorative element such as a precious stone, a bezel including a body provided with at least one hole defining a longitudinal direction, the body having claws mounted thereon, which embed the decorative element, a wire-like support on which the bezel is mounted, the wire-like support extending longitudinally through the body of the bezel through the hole. The wire-like support has a bore located in the body, and the jewel further has an elongated stop element, which extends transversely in the body while passing through the bore formed in the wire-like support. The stop element is engaged with stop surfaces formed within the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: ETESI
    Inventor: Arthur Sieradzki
  • Publication number: 20120167362
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for aligning a gemstone such as diamond (106) with a predetermined vertical axis (108) is described. The apparatus includes an upwardly extending nozzle (105) aligned with the vertical axis (108) and sized to allow the gemstone (106) to settle into it under the action of gravity so that the article is supported by the aperture. A fluid supply system supplies fluid to the nozzle (105) under sufficient pressure to support the article within or above the aperture. A fluid pressure control system controls the pressure of fluid supplied to the nozzle (105), so that it can be reduced gradually.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: DE BEERS CENTENARY AG
    Inventors: James G. C. Smith, Graham R. Powell
  • Publication number: 20120073324
    Abstract: A “Tennis” type wearable jewel (1) comprising a base piece (2) made of metallic material and composed of a plurality of shaped bezels (3), each of which presents a housing seat (4) facing outwards, and a plurality of ornamental elements (5) remaining in sight, each of which firmly coupled with retention means (6) with one of the shaped bezels (3) at the related housing seat (4). In particular, at least one of the ornamental elements comprises a laminar plate (7) made of metallic material, covering at least partially the housing seat (4) of at least one of the shaped bezels (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: FRATELLI BOVO S.R.L
    Inventor: Michele Bovo
  • Publication number: 20120067083
    Abstract: A jewelry item including a gemstone mounted to a gemstone setting having a plurality of reflective surfaces that selectively display colors from a region hidden beneath the gemstone while preventing viewing of the colored region through the gemstone itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Chi Huynh
  • Patent number: 8127568
    Abstract: An article of jewelry comprising: a first base having an outer surface and at least two wells; a layer of adhesive material in communication with at least one well; a layer of glitter in communication with at least a portion of the adhesive material in at least one well to provide a glitter adhesive filled well; at least one gemstone in communication with the layer of adhesive material and at least partially contained in at least one well; and at least one circular surrounding piece having an outer circumference and a center opening, the center opening corresponding to and surrounding the gemstone and in communication with the layer of adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Dimitriy Sobchenko
  • Publication number: 20110302958
    Abstract: A ring including a shank having indicators at predetermined locations on an inner surface of the shank, where the indicators identify preferred positions for setting gemstones. The preferred positions may be based on the number of and sizes of the gemstones and/or on a predetermined pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: Joseph Mardkha
  • Publication number: 20110302959
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is a setting for a gemstone or diamond having a groove cut, based on gemstone or diamond shape, which acts as the setting. The groove in the gemstone or diamond is on the side surface or edge or other parameter which surrounds the face of the gemstone or diamond. The setting material is inserted into the groove and connected together outside or inside the groove, forming the frame around the gemstone or diamond. Once the frame is connected it becomes the setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Adam Wcislo, Zofia Anna Sawkiewicz
  • Patent number: 8028413
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention relate to a method for making an article of jewelry, the method may comprise, but is not limited to, mixing zirconia and a binder to form a mixture, heating the mixture, applying a pressure to the mixture to place the mixture in a mold to form a molded body, and applying heat to the molded body in a controlled atmosphere to at least partially remove the binder from the molded body. The method may further comprise forming at least one hole extending completely through the molded body, the at least one hole for inserting at least one stone setting or a housing for the stone setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Stuller, Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn Miller
  • Publication number: 20110226016
    Abstract: A post is formed of diamond with a gemstone integrally formed with the post. A washer formed of diamond has a hole for being supported by the post such that the washer is held between the gemstone and a body part when worn on the body part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Terrence Dashon Howard, Michael R. Monahan
  • Patent number: 7971326
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method of setting a plurality of stones each having a culasse, a crown and a girdle in a metal support element. The method includes the steps of milling a groove on a first face of the support element; piercing from a second face of the support element, opposite to said first face, a plurality of holes each having a diameter substantially corresponding to the diameter of the girdle of the stone that it will receive, such that each hole opens into said groove and the bottom of each hole forms a support wall for the crown of the stone, forming grains in the second face of the support element in proximity to the support walls, setting the stones in place in the holes such that the crown of each stone abuts against the support wall of the hole thereof, and pushing the grains against the culasse of each stone in order to fix the stones in said support element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Blancpain S.A.
    Inventors: Alan Apprederisse, Johnny Buehler, Lionel A Marca
  • Publication number: 20110072851
    Abstract: A diamond band made from solid diamond can be worn on a body part. Various pieces of jewelry are made from a diamond such as a plate of chemical vapor deposition formed diamond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Terrence Dashon Howard, Michael R. Monahan
  • Publication number: 20110041555
    Abstract: The present invention includes gemstone settings and methods of manufacturing gemstone settings including a primary gem capable of displaying a plurality of images corresponding to one or more objects placed within in a focal region outside of the primary gem. The plurality of images is displayed by flattening the bottom of the primary gem and faceting the crown to specifications that allow light to pass through the gem and not substantially reflect against a faceted pavilion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventor: Chi Huynh
  • Publication number: 20100287988
    Abstract: A composite gemstone, and a method of making the same, employ a generally conically-shaped setting having a head, a vertex spaced therefrom along an axis, and a conical wall surrounding the axis and extending between the head and the vertex. The head and the conical wall both have multiple sockets extending therein. The sockets on the conical wall are spaced angularly apart around the axis. Some of the sockets are spaced at different axial distances away from the vertex. The head and the conical wall both have multiple integral prongs that are spaced angularly apart around each socket. Multiple miniature stones are mounted in the sockets and held therein by the prongs surrounding the respective socket. The miniature stones are mounted in close adjacent relationship both on the head and on the conical wall to simulate that the composite gemstone is of a one-piece construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: K. P. SANGHVI INTERNATIONAL LTD
    Inventor: Aakar C. SHAH
  • Publication number: 20100275652
    Abstract: A setting that includes a plurality of ribs with beveled sides that divide the setting into a plurality of contiguous compartments. Posts having a first height from a top-side of the ribs, and split at a top-ends to form prongs that are bent onto a stone that is set within an adjacent compartment, securing the stone. The first height accommodates a top-section of the stone enabling setting of various cut configurations, and the beveled sides of the ribs accommodate a lower-section of the stone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: Simon Ghanimian
  • Publication number: 20100229360
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the invention, a method and apparatus for setting gemstones. The apparatus includes a frame, an adjusting screw, and a substantially self-centering thimble. The method includes disposing at least a portion of a setting into a thimble cavity, disposing a gemstone into the prongs of the setting, disposing the thimble on a fixed jaw of a setting device, rotating the grip, and further actuating the forming tool towards the thimble to set the gemstone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventor: Roger WILLIAMS