US20160106186A1 - Jewelry ornament system and method - Google Patents

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US20160106186A1 US14/514,799 US201414514799A US2016106186A1 US 20160106186 A1 US20160106186 A1 US 20160106186A1 US 201414514799 A US201414514799 A US 201414514799A US 2016106186 A1 US2016106186 A1 US 2016106186A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • A44CPERSONAL ADORNMENTS, e.g. JEWELLERY; COINS
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A44HABERDASHERY; JEWELLERY
    • A44CPERSONAL ADORNMENTS, e.g. JEWELLERY; COINS
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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A jewelry ring assembly configured to permit multiple views of a rotatable ornamental inset is disclosed. The system and method utilize a reusable support frame that mechanically constrains a support frame axle. The support frame axle is mechanically coupled to an ornamental element set that is inset within the reusable support frame. The ornamental element set may be rotationally articulated about the support frame axle to enable display presentation of multiple sides of elements with the ornamental element set. The ornamental element set may contain multiple rotatable ornamental insets that individually rotate about the support frame axle and thus permit two or more views of each rotatable ornamental inset to be presented as a multiple number of individual presentation modes within the overall context of the ornamental element set/reusable support frame configuration. Another jewelry assembly includes a necklace that utilizes a reusable suspending string coupled to an ornamental elemental set with the support frame axle.

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  • FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • The present invention generally relates to jewelry for displaying rotatable, interchangeable ornamental insets. The invention employs a mechanism to rotate and display multiple presentation modes
  • PRIOR ART AND BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Jewelry with Rotatable Ornamentation (0100)
  • FIG. 1 illustrates a diagram (0100) describing a prior art ring (0101) that includes a rotatably-mounted and removable ornamental elements. The ring (0101) includes a base element that has a rotatable spindle mounted to the base. The spindle supports plurality of vertically planar ornamental wheels that are arranged orthogonally to the spindle. This arrangement allows for ornamental wheels to be interchanged with different wheels for presenting alternate views. While, this arrangement may be used for smaller circular jewelry like beads, it does not allow for larger diameter ornamental insets that have coplanar surfaces, due to rotational space limitation of the base element. In addition, the arrangement does not provide a mechanism for ornamental insets that have horizontal coplanar surfaces, like a top surface and a bottom surface.
  • Multiple Tier Ring with Interchangeable Settings (0200)
  • FIG. 2 illustrates a diagram (0200) describing a prior art finger ring (0201) with ringlets mounted in a multiple tier arrangement. The ring (0201) is provided with plurality of ringlets mounted in a multiple tier arrangement about a rotatable axle. The axle projects from a base and establishes a vertical rotational axis. Each ringlet is offset with respect to the rotational axis. Because of this offset, unbalance mounting arrangement, momentum imparted to the ringlet causes it to rotate about the axis. This arrangement allows for interchanging ringlets for presenting multiple views. However, it does not provide a way for rotating ringlets about a horizontal axis that would enable multiple presentations of ringlet surfaces.
  • Interchangeable Ornament Jewelry Display (0300)
  • FIG. 3 illustrates a diagram (0300) describing a prior art for an interchangeable and rotatable jewelry display for beads or ornaments. The ring (0301) comprises a retainer, a catch that is inserted into the retainer, and a shaft for interchanging ornaments. The ornaments rotate orthogonally about the shaft. The catch rotates and slides into the retainer. One aspect of the embodiment addresses the need for a stable and secure closure mechanism. Another aspect of the embodiment allows easy interchangeability, but resists breakage due to overuse or forcing. While, the embodiment provides a way for secure closing, it does not enable a way to display multiple views of an ornamental inset that is rotatable. Furthermore, connection (0302) between the ears, limits horizontal rotation of coplanar ornamental insets.
  • Jewelry Article with changeable Setting (0400)
  • FIG. 4 illustrates diagram describing a prior art ring (0401) wherein an ornamental article displayed by the ring may be replaced. The ring (0401) comprises a frame member and a securing member. The frame member has two spaced apart parallel rings that are fixed to one another. The securing member secures the ornamental article to the frame member. The securing member is a ring inserted in the space between the parallel rings of the frame member in a movable manner. While this arrangement provides a means to interchange an ornamental article securely, it does not provide a mechanism to display multiple presentation modes of the same article.
  • Deficiencies in the Prior Art
  • The prior art as detailed above suffers from the following deficiencies:
      • Prior art jewelry rings generally do not provide a mechanism for displaying ornamental insets having horizontal coplanar surfaces, like a top surface and a bottom surface, which could be rotated.
      • Prior art jewelry rings generally do not provide a way for rotating ringlets about a horizontal axis that would enable multiple presentations of ringlet surfaces.
      • Prior art jewelry rings generally do not enable a way to display multiple views of an ornamental inset that is rotatable.
  • While some of the prior art may teach some solutions to several of these problems, the core deficiencies in the prior art systems have not been addressed.
  • OBJECTIVES OF THE INVENTION
  • Accordingly, the objectives of the present exemplary embodiment are (among others) to circumvent the deficiencies in the prior art and affect the following objectives:
      • (1) Provide for a jewelry ring system and method that permits multiple views of a rotatable ornamental inset.
      • (2) Provide for a jewelry ring system and method that enables interchangeability of a rotatable ornamental inset.
  • While these objectives should not be understood to limit the teachings of the present invention, in general these objectives are achieved in part or in whole by the disclosed invention that is discussed in the following sections. One skilled in the art will no doubt be able to select aspects of the present exemplary embodiment as disclosed to affect any combination of the objectives described above.
  • BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • A jewelry ring assembly configured to permit multiple views of a rotatable ornamental inset (ROI) has been disclosed. The system and method utilize a reusable support frame (RSF) that mechanically constrains a support frame axle (SFA). The SFA is mechanically coupled to an ornamental element set (OES) that is inset within the RSF. The OES may be rotationally articulated about the SFA to enable display presentation of multiple sides of elements with the OES. The OES may contain multiple rotatable ornamental insets (ROIs) that individually rotate about the SFA and thus permit two or more views of each ROI to be presented as a multiple number of individual presentation modes within the overall context of the OES/RSF configuration.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • For a fuller understanding of the advantages provided by the invention, reference should be made to the following detailed description together with the accompanying drawings wherein:
  • FIG. 1 illustrates a diagram describing a prior art ring that includes a rotatably-mounted and removable ornamental elements.
  • FIG. 2 illustrates a diagram describing a prior art finger ring with ringlets mounted in a multiple tier arrangement.
  • FIG. 3 illustrates a diagram describing a prior art for an interchangeable and rotatable jewelry display for beads or ornaments.
  • FIG. 4 illustrates diagram describing a prior art ring wherein an ornamental article displayed by the ring may be interchanged.
  • FIG. 5 illustrates a jewelry ring diagram depicting a preferred exemplary embodiment system embodiment.
  • FIG. 6 illustrates a side perspective view of a jewelry ring depicting a preferred exemplary system embodiment.
  • FIG. 7 illustrates a front perspective view of a jewelry ring depicting a preferred exemplary system embodiment.
  • FIG. 8 illustrates a front perspective view of a rotated jewelry ring depicting a preferred exemplary system embodiment.
  • FIG. 9 illustrates a side view of a jewelry ring depicting a preferred exemplary system embodiment.
  • FIG. 10 illustrates a side perspective view of a jewelry ring with square ornamental elemental sets depicting a preferred exemplary system embodiment.
  • FIG. 11 illustrates a side perspective view of a jewelry ring with a hinged reusable support frame (RSF) depicting a preferred exemplary system embodiment.
  • FIG. 12 illustrates a jewelry necklace diagram depicting a preferred exemplary embodiment system embodiment.
  • FIG. 13 illustrates a jewelry necklace diagram with plural ornamental elemental insets depicting a preferred exemplary embodiment system embodiment.
  • FIG. 14 illustrates a jewelry bracelet diagram depicting a preferred exemplary embodiment system embodiment.
  • FIG. 20 describes a flowchart of a jewelry presentation method depicting a preferred exemplary system embodiment.
  • DESCRIPTION OF THE PRESENTLY PREFERRED EXEMPLARY EMBODIMENTS
  • While this invention is susceptible of embodiment in many different forms, there is shown in the drawings and will herein be described in detailed preferred embodiment of the invention with the understanding that the present disclosure is to be considered as an exemplification of the principles of the invention and is not intended to limit the broad aspect of the invention to the embodiment illustrated.
  • The numerous innovative teachings of the present application will be described with particular reference to the presently preferred embodiment, wherein these innovative teachings are advantageously applied to the particular problems of a jewelry ring system and method. However, it should be understood that this embodiment is only one example of the many advantageous uses of the innovative teachings herein. In general, statements made in the specification of the present application do not necessarily limit any of the various claimed inventions. Moreover, some statements may apply to some inventive features but not to others.
  • While the articles of jewelry shown in FIGS. 5-14 for each of the embodiments is a ring for wearing on a person's finger, it is to be understood that an article of jewelry of the present exemplary embodiment could be a bracelet, a pendent, a brooch or an earring.
  • System Overview (0500)
  • A preferred exemplary embodiment of the present exemplary embodiment may be seen in more detail as generally illustrated in FIG. 5 (0500), wherein a reusable support frame (RSF) (0510) comprises a generally supporting element shaped as circular, square, semi-circular, or U-shaped (0511). The inner surface of the RSF (0510) may generally adapt to a human finger. The RSF (0510) further comprises two upwardly protruding ears (0512, 0513) that are coupled to the supporting element (0511) at angular bends (0516, 0517). It is to be noted that there is no direct horizontal hard link in between the ear (0512) and the ear (0513). The absence of a horizontal hard link/connection enables unrestricted rotation of objects in the space between the ears. In one preferred exemplary embodiment, the ears (0512), (0513) may project upwards in a concave manner, in another preferred exemplary embodiment they may project upwards in a convex manner. The ears (“symmetric arcs”) (0513), (0512) may be configured with through holes (0514), (0515) respectively for accepting a rotating cylindrical member such as an axle, spindle, or other fastener. In another embodiment, through holes (0514), (0515) may be configured with a first retaining notch (FRN) and a second retaining notch (SRN) that may hold/seat cylindrical elements. The RSF (0510) may also function as a structural support for mounting ornamental insets.
  • A support frame axle (SFA) (0520) is an elongated element that comprises an outer cylindrical surface (OCS) (0521), a first distal end (FDE) (0522) and a second distal end (SDE) (0523). The FDE (0522) may further comprise a threading member that screws into a nut (0524). The SDE (0523) may further comprise a retaining head that holds one end of SFA (0520). The FDE (0522) and the SDE (0523) conform to the through holes (0514) and (0515) and/or FRN and SRN respectively. The FDE (0522), the SDE (0523), and the nut (0524) fasten the SFA (0520), so that ornaments that are mounted on SFA (0520) are securely held in place.
  • An ornamental elemental set (OES) (0530) comprises rotatable ornamental insets (ROIs) (0531), (0532), and (0533) that may be concentric to each other. The ROI (0531) may further comprise a first shaft aperture (FSA) (0534) and a second shaft aperture (SSA) (0535) for accepting SFA (0520). The ROI (0531) is configured to rotate axially about OCS (0521). Likewise, ROIs (0532), (0533) further comprise a first shaft aperture and a second shaft aperture. The ROI's (0532), (0533) are configured to rotate axially about OCS (0521). According to a preferred exemplary embodiment, ROI could be shaped as a circle, oval, square, triangle, hexagon, or a pentagon.
  • In another preferred exemplary embodiment, ears (0512), (0513) may be designed such that there is adequate clearance for OES (0530) to rotate axially about SFA (0520), without being constrained at angled bends (“neck joints”) (0516) and (0517) in RSF (0510). This enables rotation of ornamental elemental sets having horizontal coplanar surfaces, for example top and bottom surfaces of ROI (0531). For larger diameter OESs, a larger clearance space may be required to rotate the OESs. The neck joints (0516) and (0517) may be adjusted up or down accordingly to accommodate unconstrained movement of the OESs.
  • In one exemplary embodiment, OES (0530) may comprise multiple rotatable ornamental insets (ROIs) (0531), (0532), and (0533) that individually rotate about SFA (0520) and thus permit two or more views of each ROI to be presented as a multiple number of individual presentation modes within the overall context of the OES/RSF. In another embodiment of the present exemplary embodiment OES (0530) may contain at least 2 ROIs that may be rotated individually and presented as multiple presentation modes.
  • According to another exemplary embodiment, top surface of ROIs (0531), (0532), and (0533) may be a circular arrangement of diamonds and the bottom surfaces may be a circular arrangement of gem stones. A user may choose to display diamonds by rotating ROIs (0531), (0532), (0533) about SFA (0520) to display top surfaces or display gem stones by rotating ROIs (0531), (0532), and (0533) about SFA (0520) to display bottom surfaces.
  • In the aforementioned example, alternatively, a user may rotate ROIs (0531), (0532) to display top surface that has diamonds and may rotate ROI (0533) to display bottom surface that has gem stones. This enables the user to display two outer rings as diamonds and a central gem stone. Likewise, a user may choose to display two outer rings as gem stones and a central ring as diamonds. According to a preferred exemplary embodiment, a user may rotate a desired face to display and customize a presentation mode of the ROIs without removing the ROIs or the RSF.
  • According to further exemplary embodiment, the RSF (0510) may be made out of jewelry grade metal like gold, silver or platinum. Multiple OES's may be used in conjunction with a single RSF (0510) without the need for additional RSF's. This enables a user or consumer to customize and reuse a single RSF (0510). A combination of RSF reuse and OES interchangeability may reduce the cost of overall jewelry while providing multiple presentation views and modes. Similarly, multiple OESs may be used in combination with one RSF, enabling multiple presentation modes.
  • Traditionally, jewelry that is generally available is an integral solid piece with limited customizability. One aspect of the current exemplary embodiment provides a user with customizable options to adapt to various situations and presentations
  • Perspective Views of a Jewelry Ring (0600)-(0900)
  • FIG. 6 illustrates a side perspective view of a jewelry ring (0600) depicting a preferred exemplary system embodiment. Jewelry ring (0600) comprises RSF (0610) connected to a SFA that supports OES (0620). According to one embodiment, OES (0620) further comprises 3 concentric ROIs that are individually rotated. For example, FIG. 6 shows OES rotated by 20 degrees clockwise. Furthermore, ROIs are shown to have a circular arrangement of diamonds for illustration purposes and it may not be construed as a limitation.
  • FIG. 7 (0700) and FIG. 8 (0800) illustrate front perspective views of a jewelry ring depicting a preferred exemplary system embodiment. The jewelry ring (0700) shows a front perspective view with OES (0720) rotated such that its top surface is displayed. According to one embodiment, jewelry ring (0800) shows the bottom surface of OES (0820). It is to be noted that a user/consumer may rotate OES (0720) or OES (0820) as desired to display either the top surface or bottom surface. The OES (0720) and the OES (0820) may include different ornamental elements like diamonds or gemstones or rubies on the top and/or bottom surfaces.
  • FIG. 9 (0900) illustrates a side view of a jewelry ring depicting a preferred exemplary system embodiment. The Jewelry ring (0900) shows a slightly rotated OES (0920) connected to RSF (0910).
  • Perspective Views of a Jewelry Ring with Square Ornamental Elemental Sets (1000)
  • FIG. 10 (1000) illustrates a side perspective view of a jewelry ring with square ornamental elemental sets depicting a preferred exemplary system embodiment. FIG. 5-FIGS. 9 (0500-0900) as described above comprise “circular” OESs connected to RSFs. Whereas, FIG. 10 depicts a “square” OES (1020) connected to a RSF (1010) through a SFA. According to an exemplary embodiment, the ornamental elemental set (OES) (1020) comprises four sided square rotatable ornamental insets (ROIs) (1021), (1022) and (1023) that may be concentric. Similar to the description above for ROI 531, ROIs (1021), (1022) and (1023) further comprises a first shaft aperture (FSA) and a second shaft aperture (SSA) for a accepting an SFA. The ROIs (1021), (1022) and (1023) are configured to rotate axially about the SFA.
  • According to another preferred exemplary embodiment, a user may customize ROIs and display a presentation mode with a combination of circular and square ROIs. It should be noted that any combination of ROI shapes may comprise the OES. For example, a presentation mode may comprise outer circular ROIs and inner square ROI. Another presentation mode may be an outer ROI with circular inner ROIs supported by an SFA. It should be noted that the square/circular ROIs are provide for illustrations only and may not be construed as a limitation. Any shape such as circle, oval, square, triangle, hexagon, and pentagon may be used for the ROIs in the OES. It should also be noted that any number of ROIs may comprise an OES, the illustration showing 3 ROIs may not be construed as a limitation.
  • Perspective Views of a Jewelry Ring with Hinged Reusable Support Frame (1100)
  • FIG. 11 (1100) illustrates a side perspective view of a jewelry ring with a hinged reusable support frame (RSF) depicting a preferred exemplary system embodiment. The reusable support frame (RSF) (1101) comprises a generally circular, square, semi-circular, or U-shaped element integrated to two upwardly protruding ears. The inner surface of the RSF (1101) may generally adapt to a human finger. As described above with respect to FIG. 5 (0500), the absence of a horizontal hard link/connection between the ears (0512, 0513) enables unrestricted rotation of objects in the space between the ears. In one preferred exemplary embodiment, the ears may project upwards in a concave manner, in another preferred exemplary embodiment they may project upwards in a convex manner. The ears (0512), (0513) may be configured with a magnetic first retaining notch (FRN) (1104) and a magnetic second retaining notch (SRN) that may attract and hold/seat magnetic/metal cylindrical elements. The RSF (1101) may also function as a structural support for mounting ornamental insets. The RSF (1101) may also be customized with a hinge (1102) that swivels and opens. After the RSF (1101) is open, an ornamental elemental set may slide into an SFA that magnetically seats in the FRN (1104) and the SRN.
  • A support frame axle (SFA) (1103) may be an elongated element that magnetically conforms to the FRN (1104) and SRN. The FRN (1104), the SRN, and SFA (1103) are magnetically aligned, so that ornaments that are mounted on SFA (1103) are securely held in place. According to a preferred exemplary embodiment, magnetic notches and a magnetic support frame provides for an efficient and safer way to mount OES into the SFA without the need for a retaining head or a fastener.
  • Preferred Exemplary Jewelry Necklace with Ornamental Elemental Set (1200)
  • FIG. 12 (1200) illustrates a front view of a jewelry necklace with ornamental elemental set depicting a preferred exemplary system embodiment. The necklace comprises a SFA (1212), an ornamental elemental set (OES), a first suspension string (FSS) (1206) and a second suspension string (SSS) (1205).
  • A support frame axle (SFA) (1212) is an elongated element that comprises an outer cylindrical surface (OCS), a first distal end (FDE) (1204) and a second distal end (SDE) (1207). The FDE (1204) and SDE (1207) may further comprise a threading member that screws into a nut. The FDE (1204) and the SDE (1207) conform to the shaft aperture of the rotatable ornamental insets (ROIs) (1201, 1202, 1203).
  • An ornamental elemental set (OES) comprises rotatable ornamental insets (ROIs) (1201), (1202), and (1203) that are concentric to each other. The ROI (1201) may further comprise a first shaft aperture (FSA) and a second shaft aperture (SSA) for accepting SFA (1212). The ROI (1201) is configured to rotate axially about SFA (1212). Likewise, ROIs (1202), (1203) further comprise a first shaft aperture and a second shaft aperture. The ROI's (1202), (1203) are configured to rotate axially about SFA (1212). According to a preferred exemplary embodiment, ROIs could be shaped as a circle, oval, square, triangle, hexagon, or a pentagon.
  • The OES is suspended at the FDE (1204) and the SDE (1207) by a first reusable suspending string (FSS) (1206) and a second reusable suspending string (SSS) (1205). The FSS (1206) may comprise a first coupling end (FCE1) (1209) and a second coupling end (SCE1) (1210). Similarly, SSS (1205) may comprise a first coupling end (FCE2) (1208) and a second coupling end (SCE2) (1211). In one exemplary embodiment, the FDE (1204) is mechanically coupled to the FCE1 (1209). Similarly, the SDE (1207) is mechanically coupled to the FCE2 (1208). It should be noted that the mechanical coupling could be a nut and screw mechanism or any other mechanism to connect the ends securely together. In another embodiment, the FDE (1204) is magnetically engaged to the FCE1 (1209) and the SDE (1207) is magnetically engaged to the FCE2 (1208). The north and south poles of the magnetic engagement could be chosen to fit the structure or design of the necklace. The SCE1 (1210) and SCE2 (1211) may be connected to each other magnetically or mechanically through commonly available clasp/hook/ring mechanism.
  • The FDE (1204), the SDE (1207), the FCE1 (1209) and the FCE2 (1208) fasten the SFA (1212), so that ornaments that are mounted on SFA (1212) are securely held in place.
  • In one exemplary embodiment, OES may comprise multiple rotatable ornamental insets (ROIs) (1201), (1202), and (1203) that individually rotate about SFA (1212) and thus permit two or more views of each ROI to be presented as a multiple number of individual presentation modes within the overall context of the OES/FSS/SSS. In another embodiment of the present exemplary embodiment OES (1200) may contain at least 2 ROIs that may be rotated individually and presented as multiple presentation modes.
  • According to another exemplary embodiment, top surface of ROIs (1201), (1202), and (1203) may be a circular arrangement of diamonds and the bottom surfaces may be a circular arrangement of gem stones. A user may choose to display diamonds by rotating ROIs (1201), (1202), (1203) about SFA (1212) to display top surfaces or display gem stones by rotating ROIs (1201), (1202), and (1203) about SFA (1212) to display bottom surfaces.
  • In the aforementioned example, alternatively, a user may rotate ROIs (1201), (1202) to display top surface that has diamonds and may rotate ROI (1203) to display bottom surface that has gem stones. This enables the user to display two outer rings as diamonds and a central gem stone. Likewise, a user may choose to display two outer rings as gem stones and a central ring as diamonds. According to a preferred exemplary embodiment, a user may rotate a desired face to display and customize a presentation mode of the ROIs without removing the ROIs or FSS/SSS.
  • Preferred Exemplary Jewelry Necklace with Plural Ornamental Elemental Set (1300)
  • FIG. 13 (1300) illustrates a front view of a jewelry necklace with ornamental elemental sets depicting a preferred exemplary system embodiment. The necklace comprises plural SFAs (1311, 1312, 1313), plural ornamental elemental sets (OES) (1301, 1302, 1303), and plural reusable coupling strings (1304, 1305, 1306, 1307). Similar to the jewelry ring in FIG. 5 (0500) and the necklace in FIG. 12 (1200), ROIs may be rotated axially about the SFAs to display a top, a bottom presentation mode or a combination thereof. According to a preferred exemplary embodiment, the SFAs (1311, 1312, 1313) in the OESs (1301, 1302, 1303) are connected mechanically or magnetically with the suspending strings (1304, 1305, 1306, 1307) as shown in FIG. 13 (1300). It should be noted that the three ornamental elemental sets (OESs) shown in FIG. 13 (1300) are for illustration purposes only and may not be construed as a limitation; any number of OESs may be used to design the necklace. Furthermore, the three rotatable ornamental insets (ROIs) shown in each of the OESs are for illustration purposes only and may not be construed as a limitation; any number of ROIs may be used to design the OES. According to yet another preferred exemplary embodiment, ROIs could be shaped as a circle, oval, square, triangle, hexagon, or a pentagon.
  • Preferred Exemplary Jewelry Bracelet with Ornamental Elemental Set (1400)
  • FIG. 14 (1400) illustrates a front view of a jewelry bracelet with ornamental elemental set depicting a preferred exemplary system embodiment. The bracelet (1400) comprises a SFA (1410), an ornamental elemental set (OES) (1401), a reusable suspension string (RSS) (1402), a clasp/hook (1403) and a ring (1404). The SFA (1410) with the OES (1401) is coupled mechanically or magnetically to the RSS (1402), similar to the jewelry necklace shown in FIG. 12 (1200). The RSS (1402) may be secured with a clasp/hook (1403) and ring combination. It should be noted the clasp/hook secure combination is shown for illustration purposes only and should not be construed as a limitation to secure the ends of RSS (1402). Similar to the jewelry ring in FIG. 5 (0500) and the necklace in FIG. 12 (1200), ROIs may be rotated axially about the SFAs to display a top, a bottom presentation mode or a combination thereof. In one preferred exemplary embodiment, the RSS may be a flexible string that adapts to the outer surface of a human wrist. In another preferred exemplary embodiment, the RSS may be a rigid string that adapts to the outer surface of a human wrist. ROIs may be rotated axially about the SFA (1410) to display a presentation mode.
  • Configuration method Overview (2000)
  • An exemplary embodiment method can be generally described in the flowchart of FIG. 20 (2000) as incorporating the following steps:
      • (1) sliding the support frame axle (SFA) through each of the first shaft aperture (FSA) and the second shaft aperture (SSA) of the rotatable ornamental sets (ROIs) (2001);
      • (2) securing the SFA to the reusable support frame (RSF) (2002);
        • The SFA could be secured via screwing a nut to the threading member of the second distal end (SDE) of the SFA; The SFA could also be secured magnetically into a first retaining notch (FRN) and a second retaining notch (SRN);
      • (3) rotating the ROIs about the SFA (2003); and
      • (4) presenting a display mode with the OES (2004).
  • This general method may be modified heavily depending on a number of factors, with rearrangement and/or addition/deletion of steps anticipated by the scope of the present invention. Integration of this and other preferred exemplary embodiment methods in conjunction with a variety of preferred exemplary embodiment systems described herein is anticipated by the overall scope of the present invention.
  • System Summary
  • The present exemplary embodiment system anticipates a wide variety of variations in the basic theme of jewelry, but can be generalized as a jewelry ring system comprising:
      • (a) reusable support frame (RSF);
      • (b) support frame axle (SFA); and
      • (c) ornamental element set (OES);
      • wherein
      • the SFA has an outer cylindrical surface (OCS), a first distal end (FDE), and a second distal end (SDE);
      • the RSF is configured to enable support of the SFA;
      • the OES comprises a rotatable ornamental inset (ROI) with a first shaft aperture (FSA) and a second shaft aperture (SSA) for accepting the SFA; and
      • the ROI is configured to rotate axially about the OCS.
  • This general system summary may be augmented by the various elements described herein to produce a wide variety of exemplary embodiments consistent with this overall design description.
  • Method Summary
  • The present exemplary embodiment method anticipates a wide variety of variations in the basic theme of implementation, but can be generalized as a jewelry ring method wherein the method is performed on a jewelry ring system comprising:
      • (a) reusable support frame (RSF);
      • (b) support frame axle (SFA); and
      • (c) ornamental element set (OES);
      • wherein
      • the SFA has an outer cylindrical surface (OCS), a first distal end (FDE), and a second distal end (SDE);
      • the RSF is configured to enable support of the SFA;
      • the OES comprises a rotatable ornamental inset (ROI) with a first shaft aperture (FSA) and a second shaft aperture (SSA) for accepting the SFA; and
      • the ROI is configured to rotate axially about the OCS;
      • wherein the method comprises the steps of:
      • (1) sliding the SFA through each of the FSA and the SSA of the ROIs;
      • (2) securing the SFA to the RSF;
      • (3) rotating the ROIs about the SFA; and
      • (4) presenting a display mode with the OES.
  • This general method summary may be augmented by the various elements described herein to produce a wide variety of exemplary embodiments consistent with this overall design description.
  • System/Method Variations
  • The present exemplary embodiment anticipates a wide variety of variations in the basic theme of construction.
  • The examples presented previously do not represent the entire scope of possible usages. They are meant to cite a few of the almost limitless possibilities.
  • This basic system and method may be augmented with a variety of ancillary embodiments, including but not limited to:
      • An embodiment wherein:
        • the FDE comprises a threading member; and
        • the SDE comprises a retaining head.
      • An embodiment wherein the RSF is configured to substantially support the SFA within a first retaining notch (FRN) and a second retaining notch (SRN).
      • An embodiment wherein the RSF is configured to magnetically engage SFA within a first retaining notch (FRN) and a second retaining notch (SRN).
      • An embodiment wherein the FRN is configured to conform to the FDE.
      • An embodiment wherein the SRN is configured to conform to the SDE.
      • An embodiment wherein:
        • the OES comprises a plurality of the ROIs;
        • the ROIs are configured to individually rotate axially about the OCS; and
        • the ROIs are configured to be concentric.
      • An embodiment wherein:
        • the OES comprises three of the ROIs;
        • the ROIs are configured to individually rotate axially about the OCS; and
        • the ROIs are configured to be concentric.
      • An embodiment wherein the ROI comprises a geometric shape selected from a group consisting of: circle, oval, square, triangle, hexagon, and pentagon.
      • An embodiment wherein the RSF further comprises a hinge configured to swivel and open the RSF.
      • An embodiment wherein the RSF further comprises a clasp configured to swivel and open the RSF.
      • An embodiment wherein the RSF is configured to conform to the outer surface of a human finger.
      • An embodiment wherein the RSF further comprises a supporting element angularly coupled to protruding arcs at angular bends.
      • An embodiment wherein the RSF is configured to conform to the outer surface of a human wrist.
      • An embodiment wherein the RSF is configured to be a flexible string.
  • One skilled in the art will recognize that other embodiments are possible based on combinations of elements taught within the above exemplary embodiment description.
  • CONCLUSION
  • A jewelry ring assembly configured to permit multiple views of a rotatable ornamental inset (ROI) has been disclosed. The system and method utilize a reusable support frame (RSF) that mechanically constrains a support frame axle (SFA). The SFA is mechanically coupled to an ornamental element set (OES) that is inset within the RSF. The OES may be rotationally articulated about the SFA to enable display presentation of multiple sides of elements with the OES. The OES may contain multiple rotatable ornamental insets (ROIs) that individually rotate about the SFA and thus permit two or more views of each ROI to be presented as a multiple number of individual presentation modes within the overall context of the OES/RSF configuration. Another jewelry assembly includes a necklace that utilizes a reusable suspending string coupled to an ornamental elemental set with the SFA.

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1. A jewelry ring system comprising:
(a) reusable support frame;
(b) support frame axle; and
(c) ornamental element set including at least two interchangeable, concentric, double-sided, co-planar pieces and wherein each piece nests within a larger adjacent piece;
wherein
said support frame axle has an outer cylindrical surface, a first distal end, and a second distal end;
said reusable support frame is configured to enable support of said support frame axle;
said ornamental element set is captured by the support frame axle so that the ornamental element set can rotate around the axle;
and wherein a user's finger does not go through the ornamental element set.
2. The jewelry ring system of claim 1 wherein:
said first distal end comprises a threading member; and
said second distal end comprises a retaining head.
3. The jewelry ring system of claim 1 wherein said reusable support frame is configured to substantially support said support frame axle within a first through hole and a second through hole.
4. The jewelry ring system of claim 3 wherein said reusable support frame is configured to magnetically engage support frame axle within a first through hole and a second through hole.
5. The jewelry ring system of claim 3 wherein said first through hole is configured to conform to said first distal end.
6. The jewelry ring system of claim 3 wherein said second through hole is configured to conform to said second distal end.
7. The jewelry ring system of claim 1 wherein:
said ornamental element set comprises a plurality of said rotatable ornamental inset;
said rotatable ornamental inset are configured to individually rotate axially about said outer cylindrical surface; and
said rotatable ornamental inset are configured to be concentric.
8. The jewelry ring system of claim 1 wherein:
said OES comprises three of said ROIs;
said ROIs are configured to individually rotate axially about said OCS; and
said ROIs are configured to be concentric.
9. The jewelry ring system of claim 1 wherein said rotatable ornamental inset comprises a geometric shape selected from a group consisting of: circle, oval, square, triangle, hexagon, and pentagon.
10. The jewelry ring system of claim 1 wherein said RSF further comprises a hinge configured to swivel and open said RSF.
11. The jewelry ring system of claim 1 wherein said RSF further comprises a clasp configured to swivel and open said RSF.
12. The jewelry ring system of claim 1 wherein said RSF is configured to conform to the outer surface of a human finger.
13. The jewelry ring system of claim 1 wherein said reusable support frame further comprises a supporting element angularly coupled to protruding arcs at angular bends.
14. The jewelry ring system of claim 1 wherein said RSF is configured to conform to the outer surface of a human wrist.
15. The jewelry ring system of claim 1 wherein said RSF is configured to be a flexible string.
16. A jewelry ring presentation method, said method operating in conjunction with a jewelry ring system, said system comprising:
(a) reusable support frame (RSF);
(b) support frame axle (SFA); and
(c) ornamental element set (OES);
wherein
said SFA has an outer cylindrical surface (OCS), a first distal end (FDE), and a second distal end (SDE);
said RSF is configured to enable support of said SFA;
said OES comprises a rotatable ornamental inset (ROI) with a first shaft aperture (FSA) and a second shaft aperture (SSA) for accepting said SFA; and
said ROI is configured to rotate axially about said OCS;
wherein said method comprises the steps of:
(1) sliding said SFA through each of said FSA and said SSA of said ROIs;
(2) securing said SFA to said RSF;
(3) rotating said ROIs about said SFA; and
(4) presenting a display mode with said OES.
17. The jewelry presentation method of claim 16 wherein:
said FDE comprises a threading member; and
said SDE comprises a retaining head.
18. The jewelry presentation method of claim 16 wherein said RSF is configured to substantially support said SFA within a first retaining notch (FRN) and a second retaining notch (SRN).
19. The jewelry presentation method of claim 18 wherein said RSF is configured to magnetically engage SFA within a first retaining notch (FRN) and a second retaining notch (SRN).
20. The jewelry presentation method of claim 18 wherein said FRN is configured to conform to said FDE.
21. The jewelry presentation method of claim 18 wherein said SRN is configured to conform to said SDE.
22. The jewelry presentation method of claim 16 wherein:
said OES comprises a plurality of said ROIs;
said ROIs are configured to individually rotate axially about said OCS; and
said ROIs are configured to be concentric.
23. The jewelry presentation method of claim 16 wherein:
said OES comprises at least three of said ROIs;
said ROIs are configured to individually rotate axially about said OCS; and
said ROIs are configured to be concentric.
24. The jewelry presentation method of claim 16 wherein said ROI comprises a geometric shape selected from a group consisting of: circle, oval, square, triangle, hexagon, and pentagon.
25. The jewelry presentation method of claim 16 wherein said RSF further comprises a hinge configured to swivel and open said RSF.
26. The jewelry presentation method of claim 16 wherein said RSF further comprises a clasp configured to swivel and open said RSF.
27. The jewelry presentation method of claim 16 wherein said RSF is configured to conform to the outer surface of a human finger.
28. The jewelry presentation method of claim 16 wherein said RSF further comprises a supporting element angularly coupled to protruding arcs at angular bends.
29. The jewelry presentation method of claim 16 wherein said RSF is configured to conform to the outer surface of a human wrist.
30. The jewelry presentation method of claim 16 wherein said RSF is configured to be a flexible string.
31. A jewelry necklace system comprising:
(a) first reusable suspending string (FSS);
(b) second reusable suspending string (SSS);
(c) support frame axle (SFA); and
(d) ornamental element set (OES);
wherein
said FSS comprises a first coupling end (FCE1) and a second coupling end (SCE1);
said SSS comprises a first coupling end (FCE2) and a second coupling end (SCE2);
said SFA has an outer cylindrical surface (OCS), a first distal end (FDE), and a second distal end (SDE);
said OES comprises a rotatable ornamental inset (ROI) with a first shaft aperture (FSA) and a second shaft aperture (SSA) for accepting said SFA; and
said ROI is configured to rotate axially about said OCS.
32. The jewelry necklace system of claim 31 wherein:
said FDE is mechanically coupled to said FCE1;
said SDE is mechanically coupled to said FCE2; and
said SCE1 and SCE2 are coupled to each other.
33. The jewelry necklace system of claim 31 wherein:
said FDE is configured to magnetically engage FCE1; and
said SDE is configured to magnetically engage FCE2.
34. The jewelry necklace system of claim 31 wherein:
said OES comprises a plurality of said ROIs;
said ROIs are configured to individually rotate axially about said OCS; and
said ROIs are configured to be concentric.
35. The jewelry ring system of claim 31 wherein:
said OES comprises three of said ROIs;
said ROIs are configured to individually rotate axially about said OCS; and
said ROIs are configured to be concentric.
36. The jewelry ring system of claim 31 wherein said ROI comprises a geometric shape selected from a group consisting of: circle, oval, square, triangle, hexagon, and pentagon.
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