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Oct. 27, 1936. A' s_ A_ HAMlN - JEWEL MOUNTING Filed sept. 14, '1935' - A V 2,058,978 2,058,978 Patented Oct. *27, 1936 UNITED' STATES ATENT OFFICE 2,058,978 JEWEL MOUNTING Samuel A. Hamin, Providence, R. I., assìgnor to Thomas McGrath, Inc., Providence, R. I., a. corporation of Rhode Island Application September 14, 1935>, Serial No. 40,603 (Cl. 63-Z8) The present invention relates to mountings for patent, above referred to, the lower end of the jewels, gems, brilliants, pearls or the like for inner bezel is flanged or swaged over to embrace 5 Claims. ornamenting finger-rings, brooches, scarf-pins, the lower end of a depending flange on the outer ear-rings and other articles and objects and con- i bezel to hold the parts in assembled relationship. With this arrangement of the bezelsit is neces- 5 sary after the stones have been set to tip the 5 sists in improvements in mountings of the type disclosed in my prior patent, No. 1,818,324, issued August 11, 1931. mounting or turn it over to flange over the pro ' One of the objects of the present invention is to provide a mounting of the type indicated in 10 which a ring of stones may be set and secured in place while the mounting is held in an upright position. Another object of the invention is `to provide a mounting of the type indicated including a. pair of cooperating annular bezels forming a ring with a peripheral annular groove in which a cluster . of stones are held. ¿ Another object of the invention is to provid a mounting of the type indicated which is adapt 20 ed to receive a central stone and an annular cluster of stones surrounding the central stone. Another object of the invention is to provide a mounting of the type indicated having a highly -w ornamental appearance, a simplek and compact 25 structure lending to economical manufacture and assembly, and a sturdy construction for securely holding the stones in place. Further objects of the improvement are set forth in the following speciñcation which de 30 scribes two embodiments of the invention, by jecting end of the inner bezel. In turning the mounting over the stones are apt to fall out of place and when ornamenting a finger-ring the 10 shank of the ring interferes with the insertion of the flanging tool. Still further, the applica tion of a flanging tool to the end of the inner bezel tends to force the bezels apart rather than to draw them together in tightly assembled rela tionship. The present invention corrects the above mentioned deficiencies in a simple and compact arrangement of elements. In its broadest aspect the present invention provides a locking flange 20 or collar which may be formed as a separate base member or integrally with one of the bezels. The collar extends upwardly through the central opening in one of the annular bezels and its end ` is ñanged radially outward into engagement with the edge of this bezel adjacent. the opening through which it extends to clamp the two bezels in assembled relationship. Due to the fact that the locking collar projects upwardly through the opening in the inner bezel its end may be de way of example, as illustrated by the accompany formed after the stones have been set, a ?langing ing drawing. In the drawing: tool being applied through the open top of the Fig. 1 is a side elevational View of a finger-ring inner bezel while the mounting is still in its ' ' incorporating the jewel mounting forming the upright position. Further, because of the shape 35 subject-matter of the present invention; Fig. 2 is a plan view of the linger-ring illus trated in Fig. l; Fig. 3 is a sectional view of the mounting show ing the cooperative relationship of its parts for holding a cluster of stones therein; Fig. 4 is a detailed plan view of one of the bezels of the mounting showing the sockets in which the stones are set; . l ` Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a modiñed form 45 of mounting for an annular cluster of stones; Fig. 6 is a perspective view of one bezel of the mounting shown in Fig. 5; Fig. '7 is a perspective view of the opposite co to operating bezel of the mounting; and Fig. 8 isa transverse sectional View ofthe modi fied form of mounting showing the location of the stones between the bezels and the manner of clamping the bezels in assembled relationship. 55 In the jewel mounting disclosed in my prior and arrangement of the elements the hanging CAD of the end of the collar tends to tighten the bezels rather than force them apart. Referring first to Figs. l to 4 of the drawing, the numeral I0 designates the shank of a ñnger- 40 ring which may be formed in one piece and rolled to provide an opening at the top to which an annular base-member of the mounting is soldered or otherwise suitably secured. As herein illus trated the base-member II is of generally trough-shape having an outer peripheral annu lar flange I2 to which the shank of the ring is soldered and a frusto-conical collar I3 extending upwardly at the center of the base. The sides of the finger-ring I0 adjacent the base-member 50 II may be provided with suitable sockets I 4 of usual construction fo-r setting stones I5. An annular bezel I6 is mounted on the base member I I with its outer edge seated against the peripheral flange I2 and with the frusto-conical 55 2 2,058,978 collar E3 extending upwardly through the rela tively large central opening therein. The annular bezel Iê, shown in detail in Fig. 4, is preferably stamped from a single piece of sheet material and formed with a plurality of generally conical recesses or sockets l2' arranged in regular or any desired order around the central opening. The outer peripheral edge of the bezel it“ is bent to form an inwardly-extending flange I8, the hange 10 being ribbed to provide a series of curved shoul ders i9 for engaging the beveled edges of a series of jewels or stones 25 set in the sockets Il. The edge portion of the bezel I6 adjacent its inner periphery is curled over to form a depending an 15 nular flange 2l, the edge of which seats against the frusto-conical collar I3 of the base-member II. In the embodiment of the invention illus trated in Figs. l to 4 of the present drawing, the bezel I6 is of generally frusto~conical shape s0 20 that stones 2D mounted therein face outwardly and upwardly, but it is to be understood that the bezel may b-e hat or take other contours. An inner annular bezel 22 is mounted on the base-member il with the projecting collar I3 25 extending upwardly through its central opening. The inner bezel 22 has a conical portion 23 or" the same general contour as the flange 2! of the outer bezel I3 to adapt it to seat thereagainst. Above the harige 2l the bezel 22 projects radially outward to form an overhanging shoulder 24 overlying the sockets Il in the bezel I8 to hold the stones 2l! in place. The upper projecting for the bezels to b-e separated during the hang ing operation. Further, due to the frusto-coni cal contour of the collar i3 and the conical por tion 23 of the inner bezel 22 which extends at an angle to the. collar, the hanging of the end 25 tends to draw the two bezels tightly together. The inner and outer bezel members i3 and 22 are thus securely fastened to the base-member I I and the ring of stones 2G set between the bezels are securely held in place. The Central stone 2'! 10 may be set in the seat formed by the conical por tion 23 of the inner bezel 22 and the edge por tion 23 of the bezel is deformed or hanged over into engagement with the peripheral edge of the stone to hold it in place'. 15 A modihed form of mounting is shown in Figs. 5 to 8 for an annular cluster of stones which may be used to ornament various articles. In this embodiment of the invention the base-member is eliminated and the locking means is formed in 20 tegrally with one of the bezels. Each Of the bez els 35 and 36 is in the form of an annulus of generally Írusto-conical contour having rela tively large central opening. As shown in Fig. 6 the bezel 35 has its outer edge 3i serrated and hanged over to provide a series of teeth or hne prongs extending around its entire periphery. The inner edge of the bezel 35 is also flanged inwardly to provide a laterally-projecting collar or rim 38 which has a function the same as the 3.0 end 25 of the collar I3 is hanged over into en truste-conical collar I3 of the base-»member II in the previously described modihcation. Be~ tween the inner collar 38 and Outer harige 31 gagement with the inner peripheral edge' of the the bezel 35 has a series of recesses arranged at 35 inner bezel 22 to secure its conical portion 23 hrmly seated against the flange 2l of the bezel I6. The lower end of the conical portion 23 is cupped or indented at v26 to receive the hanged end of the collar I3, the two connected parts thus 40 forming a continuous conical seat or socket for Y a central stone 2li. The central stone 2'! is held regular intervals to form sockets 39 for receiv ing a ro-w of jewels or stones 43. 35 The opposite bezel 3B, as shown in Fig. ‘7, has its outer peripheral edge 4I serrated and hanged inwardly and a central opening 42 of a diameter substantially the same as the outside diameter of 40 the laterally-projecting collar 38 on the opposite in its setting by the outer edge portion of the bezel 35. inner bezel 22 which is hanged over at 28 into the bezel 36 which cooperate with the sockets 39 in the bezel 35 to embrace the stones 40. In this last-described form of construction -the 45 bezel member 35 may be placed with its outer edge gripping engagement with the peripheral edge 45 of the stone. Preferably, the upper edge kof this hanged portion 28 of the inner bezel 22 is ser rated to form a series oi prongs 29 for gripping the edge of the stone 2l. In assembling the parts of the mounting the 50 annular base-“member il may be soldered to the shank lil of the hnger-ring as explained above or when the mounting is to be used to ornament other articles the base-member is set in a suit able support. The outer bezel I6 is then placed 55 over the conical collar I3 of the base-member II and seated on the annular hange I2. A series of the stones 2€] are then placed in the sockets Il in the bezel IE5 and are held` on one side by the shoulders i9 on the outer periphery of the bezel 60 which overlie one side of the sockets. The inner bezel 22 is then placed over the central collar I3 and pressed downwardly so that the annular horizontally-extending shoulder portion 24 en gages the opposite sides of the stones 26 set in 6,5 the sockets Il in the outer bezel member I6. Without changing the position of the mounting the bezels I6 and 22 are fastened together by inserting a suitable hanging tool through the opening in the inner bezel 22 to spread or swage over the projecting portion 25 of the collar i3 into engagement with the conical portion 23 of the inner bezel member. As the force applied at the end 25 of the base-member II is resisted by the shank I9 of the finger-ring or othersup~ port on which it is mounted there is no tendency Recesses or sockets 43 are formed in engaging a hat support so that the annular col lar 38 extends upwardly.y A series of the stones 40 are set in the sockets 39 around the bezel 35 to form a ring with their edges engaged by the 5,0 teeth on the serrated edge 3l of the bezel. The opposite bezel 36 is then placed over the bezel 35 with the collar 38 projecting upwardly through its central opening 42. The bezel 36 is then ad justed with respect to the bezel 35 so that the 55 sockets in the two bezels register and the edges of the stones are engaged by the serrated edge 4I. The bezel 36 is pressed toward the bezel 35 and the projecting edge of the collar 38 on the bezel 35 is flanged over the inner edge of the bezel 36 to se cure the parts-0f the mounting in assembled re lationship as shown in Figs. 5 and 8. As in the previously described construction the collar 38 may be hanged over while the bezel 35 is in such position as to retain the stones 40 in place so that 65 the operation of assembling the mounting is much simpler and convenient to perform. The ring of stones may then be mounted to ornament any suitable article such as a cylindrical con tainer, pen or similar article or the mounting may 70 be used as a finger-ring. The invention having now been described in detail it will be observed that a novel form of mounting is provided which facilitates the assem bly `of a cluster of stones for general use to orna 3 2,058,978 ment articles of jewelry or embellish other ob jects. It will further be observed that the mount ing provides a simple and compact structure hav ing a highly ornamental appearance. It is also to be understood that the parts of the mounting may take other shapes and forms besides those disclosed herein without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention. Therefore, without limiting myself in this respect, I claim: 1. In a cluster setting for jewels, gems or the 10 like, a frusto-conical supporting memberhaving a flange at its base, an annular bezel mounted on the supporting member and engaging the flange, stone-receiving sockets in the bezel, a second 15 bezel cooperating with the first-mentioned bezel and having a shoulder overlying the sockets to engage and hold a plurality of stones set there- between, and a flange at the opposite end of the frusto-conical member engaging the second-men 20 tioned bezel to hold the bezels in assembled rela tionship. 2. In a mounting for jewelry, a pair of annular bezels cooperating to form a ring, sockets in one of the bezels for receiving a plurality of stones dis posed around its periphery, means on the bezels for engaging the stones to hold them in place in the sockets, means on one of the bezels for seat ing and gripping a central stone, and a base member extending through the openings in the 30 annular bezels and having ñanges engaging the opposite sides of the bezels to hold them in as sembled relationship. 3. In a mounting for jewelry, inner and outer bezels cooperating to form a ring, said outer bezel 35 having sockets for receiving a plurality of stones, a shoulder on the inner bezel overlying the sockets to hold a plurality of stones therein, said inner bezel forming a socket for a central stone and having its outer edge flanged over to engage the stone, and a base member extending through the openings in both annular bezels and having flanges engaging the opposite sides of the bezels to hold them in assembled relationship. 4. In a mounting for jewelry, an outer annular bezel having sockets for receiving a plurality of stones, means on the bezel for engaging one edge of the stones, an inner bezel forming a socket for a central stone and having a shoulder overlying the sockets in the first-mentioned bezel to hold the plurality of stones therein, means on the inner bezel for gripping the central stone, and a 15 base-member extending through the openings in the annular bezels and having flanges engaging the opposite sides of the bezels to hold them in assembled relationship. 5. In a mounting for jewelry, a frusto-conical base-member having a substantially right-angu lar flange extending from its base, an annular bezel mounted on the base-member and engag ing the flange at its base, said annular bezel hav ing sockets for receiving a plurality of stones, an 25 annular bezel positioned within the ñrst-men tioned bezel and having a shoulder overlying the sockets thereof to hold the plurality of stones therein, said inner bezel forming a socket for a central stone, means at the outer periphery of 30 the inner bezel for holding the central stone, and a flange at the upper end of the base-member for engaging the inner bezel to hold the two bezels in assembled relationship. 35 SAMUEL A. HAMIN.