Gem Setting Patents (Class 63/26)
  • Patent number: 10743625
    Abstract: A method for assembling a stone on a setting support, the stone being cut to exhibit a table, a crown, a girdle and a pavilion. A substrate with a recess for the stone, the recess forming, between the substrate and the stone, a peripheral free space in the vicinity of the girdle and of the zones of the crown and of the pavilion contiguous to the girdle, the peripheral free space including a bottom having a conductive surface. Electroplating, in the peripheral free space, a metal layer in the vicinity of the girdle and of the zones of the crown and of the pavilion contiguous to the girdle, so as to confine the girdle in the metal layer to form, around the girdle, the setting support. The stone and its setting support are released from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Research and Development Ltd
    Inventors: Stewes Bourban, Pascal Grossenbacher, Jean-Claude Martin, Vladislav Spassov, Cecile Barron, Lionel Blaser, Yann Caloz, Cyrille Gernez, Stephane Lauper, Ahmad Odeh, Simon Springer
  • Patent number: 10722009
    Abstract: A method for creating an apparent visual appearance of a large rectangular gemstone in a setting comprising the steps of: mounting a plurality of outer stones along sides and ends of a setting; and mounting a rectangular shaped center stone in a first plane that lies above a second plane that contains the plurality of outer stones, the center stone being disposed within a center of the plurality of outer stones and in a partially overlapping manner such that an appearance of the center stone and the underlying outer stones emulates an appearance of an emerald cut gemstone having larger dimensions than the center stone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Amit Shah
  • Patent number: 10697088
    Abstract: A single-crystal diamond material has a transmittance of light with a wavelength of greater than or equal to 410 nm and less than or equal to 750 nm of less than or equal to 15% for any wavelength, and is at least either of an electrical insulator according to optical evaluation and an electrical insulator according to electrical evaluation. A criterion of the optical evaluation can be a transmittance of light with a wavelength of 10.6 ?m of greater than or equal to 1%. A criterion of the electrical evaluation can be an average resistivity of greater than or equal to 1×106 ?cm. Accordingly, a single-crystal diamond material having a low transmittance of light in the entire region of the visible light region and exhibiting a black color is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignees: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Nishibayashi, Akihiko Ueda, Yutaka Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10660413
    Abstract: A jewelry setting including a structure having an outer circumference in a round shape and setting a first set of stones, a second set of stones and a third set of stones, the first set of stones being set within the structure using a combination of prongs and a first set of mounting apertures, the second set of stones being set within the structure using a combination of the prongs and a second set of mounting apertures, the third set of stones being set within the structure using a friction setting and a third set of mounting apertures, the first set of stones, the second set of stones and the third set of stones being arranged so that the first set of stones, the second set of stones and the third set of stones appear to be a continuous, uninterrupted surface thus creating an illusion of a large stone in the round shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Sheung S. Choi
  • Patent number: 10492576
    Abstract: The present invention provides an automatic wobble jewelry apparatus and setting method thereof, due to arranging two connection grooves in two sides of the body, to placing the connection shaft, where a barrier sidewall is arranged opposite to the connection shaft, to limiting the subpart a wobble range between left and right, and avoid effectively unnecessary wobbles, before avoiding any abrasions caused by the wobbles between them, after a long-term usage, the connection shaft will not get stuck in the connection groove, thus lose the ability of wobbling, instead it may keep the effect of wobbling for a long time, so as to ensure a long-term brilliance effect and extend the service life. The present invention further comprises a cover plate for closing the connection groove and visually making the diamond look larger and more brilliant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN Y&M JEWELRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tianwei Lin
  • Patent number: 10398201
    Abstract: A collet capable of increasing a degree of exposure of an ornament and providing high productivity is provided. The collet includes two plate members 3 and 5 that hold an ornament 7. The respective plate members 3 and 5 include support portions 9 and 23 that each include a region with which a back surface side of the ornament 7 is in contact. The respective plate members 3 and 5 include pairs of claw portions 11a and 11b, and 25a and 25b which extend from distal ends of the support portions 9 and 23, and are formed to be able to be locked on the front surface side of the ornament 7. Furthermore, the respective plate members 3 and 5 include notched portions 21 and 37 where the support portions 9 and 23 are caused to cross each other and engage with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SHOKOSHA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shiro Ogata
  • Patent number: 10334919
    Abstract: The specification relates to a gemstone setting. The gemstone setting includes a gemstone, a mounting surface and a braze joint. The braze joint is formed from a reactive metallic alloy with the reactive metallic alloy adhering the gemstone to the mounting surface. The braze joint is substantially concealed from a direct line of sight from a top portion of the gemstone by preventing excessive alloy from getting outside a desired braze area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Forever Mount, LLC.
    Inventors: Wayne L. Sunne, Jim Hicks, Ed Liguori, Quent Duden
  • Patent number: 10314372
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for displaying an image on the surface of a jewel using a previously distorted image. The apparatus for displaying an image on a surface of a jewel using a previously distorted image includes a distorted image generation unit for generating a distorted image corresponding to an original image that is desired to be displayed on a table facet of a jewel in consideration of characteristics of the jewel and characteristics of the original image, and a display unit for outputting visible light corresponding to the distorted image to the jewel so that the original image is displayed on the table facet of the jewel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Sun-Yong Yun
  • Patent number: 10299549
    Abstract: A jewelry snap setting for supporting a jewel and that includes a one-piece support member having a base portion having multiple sides and a plurality of elongated prongs with one extending from each respective side of the base portion. Each elongated prong includes contiguous respective proximal biasing and distal retaining portions. Each proximal biasing portion extends integrally from a respective side of the base portion, and at least said proximal biasing portion has an arcuate cross-section in a direction that is transverse to the longitudinal axis of the proximal biasing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: National Chain Company
    Inventor: Steven A. Cipolla
  • Patent number: 10271620
    Abstract: An image-displaying pendant includes a primary jewel, a secondary jewel, a plurality of tertiary jewels, a pendant-cage, a light-emitting diode, and a power source. The primary-jewel may be shaped geometrically as a pyramid having a base-facet, a plurality of lateral-facets adjacent to the base-facet, and an image integrated into n the base-facet which may be viewable through the plurality of lateral-facets. The pendant-cage may support and enclose the primary-jewel. The secondary-jewel may be coupled to the suspension member of the pendant-cage, and the plurality of tertiary-jewels may be affixed to the cage-base of the pendant-cage. The light-emitting diode may impart illumination to the image within the primary-jewel so that is prominently displayed within each facet of the primary-jewel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Norman Garett Dickson
  • Patent number: 10238190
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Grand Rainbow International Limited
    Inventor: Khanh Tan Huynh
  • Patent number: 10212995
    Abstract: A decorative piece including a support made of a material having no plastic deformation in which at least one hollow is arranged. The hollow is filled with a first material forming a substrate in which at least one housing is arranged, the at least one housing configured so that at least one aesthetic element can be housed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Omega SA
    Inventors: Stephane Lauper, Gregory Kissling, Yves Winkler, Alban Dubach, Stewes Bourban, Alexandre Netuschill, Lionel Blaser
  • Patent number: 10206464
    Abstract: A decorative piece includes a support made of a material having no usable plastic deformation in which at least one hollow is arranged. The hollow is filled with a first material forming a substrate in which at least one housing is arranged. The housing is arranged so that at least one aesthetic element is housable therein. The substrate further includes a gripper deforming by thermal expansion to retain the aesthetic element in the housing. The gripper further includes at least one setting element. A method for setting an aesthetic element on a support includes taking a support provided with at least one hollow, taking at least one aesthetic element, filling the hollow with a first material, making a setting hole and a gripper in the first material, and setting the aesthetic element by placing it in the hole and by deforming the gripper so as to retain the aesthetic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: OMEGA SA
    Inventors: Stephane Lauper, Gregory Kissling, Yves Winkler, Alban Dubach, Stewes Bourban, Alexandre Netuschill, Lionel Blaser
  • Patent number: 10108900
    Abstract: An article of jewelry comprising a precious or semi-precious gem; a near field communication (NFC) chip; and a bezel, wherein the bezel comprises an electrically conductive material switchable between a closed configuration defined by a continuous electrically conductive loop encircling the NFC chip and an open configuration defined by a gap preventing formation of an electrically conductive loop continuously encircling the NFC chip. Methods of protecting data using the article of jewelry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Chi Huynh
  • Patent number: 9839266
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an ornamental component is provided for use with jewelry (a bracelet or necklace). The ornamental component has a through hole allowing the ornamental component to be strung on an elongated member of the jewelry. The ornamental component includes a self-supporting housing and an insert assembly. The housing has a through hole with first and second openings at first and second sides, respectively, of the housing. The insert assembly is inserted in the through hole of the housing, and the insert assembly is assembled from a first tubular element and a gripping element. The first tubular element has a through hole that forms at least a part of the ornamental component through hole. The gripping element is configured to frictionally grip a part of the jewelry item. The first tubular element is configured to secure the gripping element inside the through hole of the ornamental component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignees: Pandora A/S, Pandora Production Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lee Antony Gray, Jean-Pierre Selbe, Weerasak Wannachai
  • Patent number: 9549594
    Abstract: A customizable bracelet or belt that has a matrix of evenly spaced holes all around the article. Inserts such as pegs, rhinestones, and charms are configured to be inserted through any of the holes and will be snugly secured inside the hole. In this way, a very large number of configurations can be designed by a user by using different combinations of the inserts. The configurations can be in a particular pattern, spell words, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: Rick DeRennaux
  • Patent number: 9468267
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure include a cap for beaded jewelry, wherein the cap grips around the jewelry without requiring an adhesive or holes to be drilled in the jewelry and provides a mechanism for the jewelry to be attached to a chain. The cap may include a hollow tube configured to accommodate a section of a piece of jewelry and a bezel wire comprising bezel wire prongs attached to a surface of the hollow tube proximate to a tube opening such that the bezel wire prongs extend past the tube opening and away from the top plate, wherein the bezel wire prongs are configured to crimp around the beads of the jewelry, securing the cap to the jewelry. The hollow tube may have a loop extending therefrom allowing the cap to be connected to a jewelry chain or adjacent cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventor: Cynthia Lee Carleton-Raymond
  • Patent number: 9320566
    Abstract: An applicator for inserting an enlarged lens onto the eye of a user. The applicator generally includes a receptacle that receives the lens, and a band configured to be worn on the finger of the user. The applicator is shaped and sized for the user to more precisely control the lens during insertion into the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventors: Timothy Edgar Alston, Jr., Eric Emmanual Alston
  • Patent number: 9295309
    Abstract: A base to hold replaceable decorative elements in which the decorative elements are magnetically held to the base with the base having a centering and locating pin to send into a recess in the decorative element facilitating the assembly of the earring parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Richline Group
    Inventors: Mossig H. Makhoulian, Ralph S. Rossini
  • Patent number: 9226553
    Abstract: A gemstone cut is provided with a strategic placement of facets that optimizes the three dimensional optically geometric light interactions to thereby produce unique characteristics. In one embodiment, the gemstone has a crown with 29 facets, a pavilion with 28 facets and a girdle with 32 facets. The crown has a table with an octagonal shape, four first star facets, four second star facets, eight kite facets, eight first upper girdle facets and four second upper girdle facets. The pavilion can have eight pavilion facets, eight intermediate pavilion facets, eight first lower girdle facets and four second lower girdle facets. The girdle can have 32 facets including four sides each having seven facets and four facets at the corners of the gemstone interspaced between the side facets. The gemstone has four-fold mirror-image symmetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: 4 MH Advertising, LLC
    Inventors: Michael C. Husar, Marvin J. Husar, Mildred H. Husar
  • Patent number: 9131752
    Abstract: The invention relates to the jewelry industry. The present invention addresses the technical problem of securing a stone in an item of jewelry in a reliable and simple manner and in such a way that as little as possible of the stone is concealed. The proposed technical solution, which provides the appropriate degree of reliability in the securing of a stone in an item of jewelry, makes it possible to expose the stone to view to the maximum possible extent. The setting consists of a single ring, corresponding in shape to the bottom part of the cut stone, into which the stone is inserted, and a displaceable prong, which fastens the stone from above with a single point of contact. The proposed technical solution is suitable for use with stones of any cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventor: Victor Vladimirovich Moiseikin
  • Patent number: 9084456
    Abstract: A mechanism and configuration by which one element of a jewelry piece depends from another by means of a concealed internal hook in the upper one and a loop on the lower one, with placement and orientation of said hook and loop such that the perimeters of the two elements are close when the components are connected, thus concealing said connection, and with said hooks and loops so oriented that all components tend to fall upon the long axis of the assembly, with repetition in accordance with the tastes of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Inventor: Jack Zemer
  • 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: 20150075220
    Abstract: The second ring 31 and the fourth ring 33 are fixed to the ouch 5 so that the table surface 7a (front, of the ornament unit) has a position that is directed upward by an angle alpha of about 5° to 45° with respect to the gravity direction. When it is in use condition. For example, it is achieved by twisting the first joint 61 and the second joint 63 by an angle corresponding to the angle alpha.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Crossfor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidetaka DOBASHI
  • Publication number: 20150068248
    Abstract: An article of manufacture for use during the practice of yoga or meditation is provided. The apparatus is a triangular-based pyramid having at least one gemstone, chakra stone or crystal affixed to or embedded at the apex of the pyramid. Additional stones can be affixed to or embedded in the panels forming the sides of the pyramid structure. The article can have additional gemstones, chakra stones or crystals embedded in or affixed to a side panel of the article and can be suspended from an overhead structure or hung from the ceiling employing a suspending rope, cable or chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Conner
  • Patent number: 8966938
    Abstract: A ring with a composite Diamond Head setting is described that includes a head portion and a base portion. The head portion includes at least one channel structure that defines a marquise-cut diamond shaped indentation adapted to be positioned with a plurality of multiple shaped diamonds in a juxtaposition arrangement to form a clustered Diamond Head that creates an illusion of a big marquise-cut shaped diamond over the head portion. The head portion can include a circular or pear shaped indentation adapted to be positioned with multiple shaped diamonds in a juxtaposition arrangement to form a clustered Diamond Head that creates an illusion of a big a circular or pear shape shaped diamond over the head portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: FD Worldwide Merchandise Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Sheung S. Choi
  • Publication number: 20150052946
    Abstract: An article of jewelry includes a stone having a viewing surface and a back surface and epoxy. The stone preferably is transparent or translucent in that it preferably internally and externally reflects and refracts light. The epoxy preferably is provided on the back surface of the stone, the color of which is preferably viewable, including from the stone's front surface. The epoxy may be colored, transparent, translucent or colorless. The design is such that the epoxy surface and the viewing surface of the stone are intended to be left at least partially exposed and viewable in the final article of jewelry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas William Reid, II
  • Publication number: 20150052945
    Abstract: The claimed invention is a mounting device for an object. The preferred embodiment is as a jewelry device or display device. The mounting device comprises supports and restraints whose surfaces correspond precisely to selected surfaces on the object. Mounting surfaces allow tolerance with regard to interfit with the object. In the jewelry industry, the result is that the interior surfaces of seats in a mounting are the mirror image of facets on a gemstone. This use of reflected geometry in a mounting provides benefits in manufacturing, setting, and usage of a finished article. The mounting may be constructed of one or more than one piece, and those pieces may be permanently or temporarily joined to form the mounting. The mounting may be manufactured by any of several methods subject to a skilled designer's preference, including but not limited to fabrication by manual process, computer-aided design and manufacturing, metal-powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Nick Paul Carter, Bethany Bennett Carter, Logan Bennett Carter
  • Publication number: 20140250949
    Abstract: The invention relates to the jewelry industry. The present invention addresses the technical problem of securing a stone in an item of jewelry in a reliable and simple manner and in such a way that as little as possible of the stone is concealed. The proposed technical solution, which provides the appropriate degree of reliability in the securing of a stone in an item of jewelry, makes it possible to expose the stone to view to the maximum possible extent. The setting consists of a single ring, corresponding in shape to the bottom part of the cut stone, into which the stone is inserted, and a displaceable prong, which fastens the stone from above with a single point of contact. The proposed technical solution is suitable for use with stones of any cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Victor Vladimirovich Moiseikin
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8707732
    Abstract: An arrangement for the presentation of a jewelry element which has a carrier, the carrier and the jewelry element each having a pair of bearing parts for supporting the jewelry element. The bearing parts associated with the carrier are a component part of a separate bearing device. The carrier, the jewelry element, and the bearing device are modular structural component parts. The bearing device can be connected to the carrier and to the jewelry element. The bearing parts may comprise a pin and a recess for movably supporting the jewelry element. The pin converges in the direction of the recess according to a defined converging angle. The recess diverges in direction of the pin according to a diverging angle. The diverging angle is greater than the converging angle. The pin and the recess meet at the vertex of the diverging angle and converging angle to form a point-type bearing support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Anwer Achmedschanow
  • Patent number: 8701440
    Abstract: A jewelry mounting system having a gem mount with a gem permanently secured to the mount. The gem mount is provided with clasps pivotably secured to the mount, and the clasps cooperate with pins on a jewelry setting to attach and detach different gems into the jewelry setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventors: Anthony L. Nguonly, Karin Elizabeth Lynch
  • 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: 20140102139
    Abstract: A configurable jewelry article such as a pendant, broach, ring, bracelet or earring that is alterable to include additional settings and to allow an even or an odd number of settings to be aesthetically pleasing. The settings may be positioned so that they are centered or symmetrically positioned regardless of whether an even or odd number of settings are mounted. The settings are formed with a mount or beam that is received in one of a number of positions within the jewelry. Typically, the setting mount is retained between upper and lower frames. The setting positions are typically within a central channel and the setting positions include a central setting position, suitable for mounting a single setting and two setting positions equidistant from the central setting position. The setting positions may be equally spaced as the distance from the central positions increases or the spacing may increase as the distance from the central positions increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Traci J. Barron
  • Patent number: 8693171
    Abstract: A support for a fragile and/or brittle front piece includes a base plate member and a rim. The support is shaped to receive a specifically shaped piece of brittle material, such as ceramic, sapphire, precious or semi precious stone. The piece of brittle material has a front surface, a rear surface and sides. The rear surface is secured to a base plate of the support and a rim of the support surrounds the edges of the piece of brittle material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: David Bureau, Tim Porter, Caroline Millar, Kris Laurent
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140075990
    Abstract: A jewelry article comprising: a gemstone and a shape memory alloy collet. The gemstone comprises a girdle dividing the gemstone into a pavilion and a crown having a table surface; and a continuous groove located in the pavilion and parallel to the girdle, the continuous groove has a first surface and a second surface, the first surface is substantially parallel to the table surface, the first surface and the second surface of the groove form a first angle. The shape memory alloy collet has a mounting rim, the mounting rim has an inner surface and a top surface defining an opening of the shape memory alloy collet, the inner surface and the top surface form a second angle, the second angle corresponds substantially to the first angle, and a profile of the mounting rim corresponds substantially to a profile of the continuous groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Michiel BOTHA, Ian Barry DOUGLAS
  • Publication number: 20140047867
    Abstract: The specification relates to a gemstone setting. The gemstone setting includes a gemstone, a mounting surface and a braze joint. The braze joint is formed from a reactive metallic alloy with the reactive metallic alloy adhering the gemstone to the mounting surface. The braze joint is substantially concealed from a direct line of sight from a top portion of the gemstone by preventing excessive alloy from getting outside a desired braze area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Wayne L. Sunne, Jim Hicks, Rick Pierini, Ed Liguori, Quent Duden
  • Patent number: 8627682
    Abstract: A jewelry system includes a first screw end, a first base, a second base, a screw wire and second screw end. The first and second screw ends are connected to respective ends of the screw wire. The first and second bases include receiving holes for receiving the screw wire. One or more sides extending from the first base include a cutout, and one or more sides extending from the second base corresponding to the side or sides of the first base including the cutouts include corresponding a cutout. The sides of the first base and the sides of the second base are configured to be connected together between the one or more cutouts, and corresponding cutouts of the first base and the second base form receiving areas when combined together. Each receiving area is configured to hold a gem stone or other decorative item when the first base and the second base are connected together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: K.M. Design Jewels, Inc.
    Inventor: Kleanthis Christodoulou
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130263625
    Abstract: The customizable jewelry of the invention includes bezels of various shapes. Each bezel includes a magnet or magnetized base. The bezel is preferably formed from zinc alloy, but is not limited to such construction. Whatever shape the bezel takes, it preferably includes a raised perimeter wall around a base. Buttons, or other decorative pieces, mimic the shape of the bezel and fit within the perimeter bezel wall, and held in place by the magnet of the bezel. Multiple bezels can be linked together to form a bracket or similar piece of jewelry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Mary Catherine Taylor-Cattapan
  • Publication number: 20130247614
    Abstract: A method or apparatus for securing a first stone to a non-metal mount, the mount comprising a base and a cap which, in cooperation with the base, prevents the first stone from being lost. The first stone may be one of a crystal, a gemstone, a birthstone, a gem, or a similar item. The base may be attached to the cap through the use of screws, snaps, Velcro, glue or a thread connection between the base and the cap. The base may include an elevated pedestal on which the first stone rests, and the elevated pedestal may be configured such that a portion of the first stone extends outside of said cap. The base/cap combination may securely affix the stone between the base and the cap, or it may be designed such that the stone may move between the base and the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Nicolas Charles THOMAS
  • Publication number: 20130239610
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an assembly type accessory. The assembly type accessory includes: a plurality of initial blocks each having an insertion hole formed from side to side thereof; and a rail part which is inserted into the insertion hole of each initial block and connects the plurality of initial blocks. The present invention as described above is advantageous because a rail is inserted into the insertion hole formed in the initial blocks so as to adjust the length of a finished product so that there is no concern at all that a space will be generated between the initial blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Dong-Youn Lim
  • Patent number: 8448465
    Abstract: A gemstone and link assembly for forming a piece of jewelry. The gemstone is cut to provide enhanced brilliance and radiance. The gemstone is securely maintained within the link. The link is fabricated of reduced metal thus providing an aesthetically pleasing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Firestar Diamond, Inc.
    Inventor: Nirav Modi
  • Publication number: 20130122974
    Abstract: Modular jewelry frames that provide a setting for ornamental items such as gems and crystals are presented. Some contemplated jewelry frames comprise at least one saddle that is configured to releasably couple with at least one strut. Jewelry boxes comprising conductive material and configured to provide a Faraday shield around their content are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Nassim Haramein
  • Patent number: 8393174
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: Simon Ghanimian
  • 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: 8359883
    Abstract: Jewelry apparatus, a setting for gemstones and a method of setting gemstones in jewelry. The setting includes a base that is formed by walls and a sunk surface between the top and bottom of the base walls. Within the base, the sunk surface is divided into cavities by braces that partially enclose each cavity. Each cavity is partially circumscribed by the braces for holding the gemstone within each cavity. Each cavity has a bottom opening formed in the sunk surface for the pavilion of the gemstone to pass through. Girdles of the gemstones lie above the braces and are close together through the openings between the braces of adjacent cavities. Light passes through the pavilion that protrudes through the bottom openings and between adjacent gemstones through openings between the cavities. The passage of light creates a carpet setting with improved appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Hasmukh Dholakiya
  • 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