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US2016679A
US2016679A US2215935A US2016679A US 2016679 A US2016679 A US 2016679A US 2215935 A US2215935 A US 2215935A US 2016679 A US2016679 A US 2016679A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • A44C9/00Finger-rings
    • A44C9/0007Finger-rings made of several rings
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Oct. 8, 1935. M. A. MAYER INTERLOCKING JEWELRY ORNAMENT Filed May 18, 1955 Patented Oct. 8 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 4 Claims.

My present invention relates to the jewelry art, and has particular reference to the construction of rings, bracelets and the like.

Rings, bracelets, and similar ornamental jewelry has heretofore been designed to possess a distinctive ornamental appearance created in the mind of the designer, whereby the completed article as sold has an appearance and a visual effect that cannot be altered or changed by the owner. It has thus become necessary to have many different designs, colors, and arrangements, to permit a choice and a selection of jewelry most suitable for use with a particular dress or ensemble. It is the principal object of my invention to devise a jewelry construction that permits a wide latitude in changing effects to suit the appearance and mood of the user.

It is a further object of my invention to provide a construction that permits selective change in the size of the ornament as well as the color effect thereof.

An additional object of my invention is to provide a novel jewelry ornamentation suitable for jeweled and for metal effects, and for any selected combination thereof.

With the above and other objects and advantageous features in view, my invention consists of a novel arrangement of parts more fully disclosed in the detailed description following, in

conjunction with the accompanying drawings and more specifically defined in the claims appended thereto.

In the drawing,

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the novel invention, as exemplified in a finger ring;

Fig. 2 is a side view of one ring base;

Fig. 3 is an enlarged section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2;

Fig. 4 is a plan view thereof;

Fig. 5 is a side view of one intermediate ring element;

Fig. 6 is an enlarged section on the line B6 of Fig. 5;

Fig. 7 is a plan View thereof;

Fig. 8 is an elevation of a modified ring construction; and

Fig. 9 is an elevation of another modified ring construction.

Referring to the drawing, wherein like refer- 0 ence characters designate similar parts, the novel ring arrangement l0 includes two similar ring bases ll, l2 and a plurality of intermediate ring elements l3, the bases and elements being sep- 5 arable and free from each other, but having complementary contours facilitating nesting engagement when positioned on a finger.

Thus, referring to Fig. 2, the illlustrated bases each preferably have a plane edge l4, and an irregular edge I5 consisting of a plurality of angularly related surfaces [6 forming alternate projections I l and depressions 18. The intermediate elements, see Fig. 5, each have two edges I9, 20 of complementary contour, each formed of angularly disposed surfaces 2| forming alternate 1o projections 22 and depressions 23, the depressions and projections of one edge being aligned with the projections and depressions of the other edge. The edges of the bases and the intermediate elements are preferably perpendicular to their pe- 15 ripheral surface, and their surfaces have complementary contours, whereby any selected number of intermediate elements may be nested between the two bases to form an assembled composite ring. 20

The bases preferably have recesses 24 to receive stones 25, and the intermediate elements are grooved as at 26 to receive stones 21, whereby the assembled ring presents an attractive appearance. The stones for the individual elements 25 may be of different collective or individual colors, whereby selected designs may be readily obtained by changing the intermediate elements, their relative positions, and their number, although stone-set elements are preferred, the intermedi- 3O ate elements may be plain or ornamented, and of any material and any color, whereby a very large number of individually selected arrangements are possible. Moreover, the contiguous edges of the bases and of the intermediate ele- 35 ments may be cut to form interlocking parts of the tongue and groove type, to increase the joining effect.

Although the preferred arrangement utilizes edges with angularly disposed surfaces, resulting 40 in a saw-tooth edge effect, any other complementary contours may be used, capable of obtaining the desired interlocking engagement, Thus, see Fig. 8, the bases 28, 29 and the intermediate elements 30 have wavy edges, as illus- 45 trated; and, see Fig. 9, the bases 3!, 32 and the intermediate elements 33 have rack-teeth edges, as illustrated.

The interlocking relation may obviously be applied to jewelry items other than rings, such as bracelets and the like, and may also be used for brooches, pendants, clusters, earrings, and similar articles. The fingers, wrist and forearms serve as supports for the ring and bracelet parts, which preferably are completely independent; other articles may be provided with a suitable frame which permits ready mounting, removal, and replacement of the intermediate elements and the end bases. Although the illustrated intermediate elements are of uniform cross section, constructions may, if desired, be utilized having nonuniform cross section, to obtain unusual visual elTects.

Although specific bases and intermediate elements have been described and illustrated, it is obvious that the shapes and widths of the bases, the widths of the intermediate elements, and their materials, thickness, and ornamentation, may be changed to for selective jewelry effects, without departing from the spirit and the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A jewelry ornament comprising -a pair of end bases having outer edges approximately in planes extending transversely of the ornament and having the inner edges formed of regular alternate depressions and projections, and one or more intermediate elements having opposite edges formed of regular alternate depressions and projections interfitting with the inner edges of the end bases.

suit any design requirements 2. A jewelry ornament comprising a pair of circular end bases having outer edges approximately in vertical planes extending transversely of the ornament and each having the inner edge formed of regular alternate depressions and projections extending in series relation circumferentially thereof, and one or more intermediate elements having opposite edges formed of regular alternate depressions and projections interfitting with the inner edges of the end bases.

3. A jewelry ornament comprising a pair of circular end bases, having outer edges approximately in vertical planes extending transversely of the ornament at right angles to the axis thereof, said bases having the inner facing edges thereof formed of regular reentrant angles, and one or more intermediate elements having opposite edges formed of regular reentrant angles interfittingwith the inner edges of the bases.

4. A jewelry ornament comprising a pair of end bases having outer edges approximately in planes extending transversely of the ornament, and one or more'interrnediate elements between the end bases, said end bases and intermediate elements having alternate interfitting depressions and projections.

MAURICE A. MAYER.

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US2859971A (en) * 1955-03-18 1958-11-11 Joseph W Grant Puzzle ring
US3307374A (en) * 1963-10-16 1967-03-07 Bernard A Kirshbaum Set of finger rings with interfitting portions
US4311026A (en) * 1980-07-10 1982-01-19 Jewelmasters, Inc. Composite finger ring and method of making same
US4573331A (en) * 1983-10-20 1986-03-04 Wideman Merle L Thumb ring
US4956931A (en) * 1987-02-27 1990-09-18 Clink Products, Inc. Identification device
US5377505A (en) * 1993-10-29 1995-01-03 Mcvay, Iii; Julian C. Fingernail ring
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US6484536B1 (en) * 2000-05-17 2002-11-26 Alan Gould Interlocking rings
US6553667B1 (en) 1997-09-08 2003-04-29 Trent West Apparatus and method for manufacturing composite articles including wear resistant jewelry and medical and industrial devices and components thereof
US20040050096A1 (en) * 2002-11-19 2004-03-18 Robert Baum Engagement set with locking arrangement and rear crossover configuration
US20050044889A1 (en) * 2002-11-19 2005-03-03 Robert Baum Engagement set with locking arrangement and rear crossover configuration
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US7287400B1 (en) 2002-11-19 2007-10-30 Samuel Aaron Licensing, Llc Engagement set with locking arrangement and rear crossover configuration
US20080072623A1 (en) * 2006-09-27 2008-03-27 Dennis Janssen Jewelry rings
US20100050690A1 (en) * 2008-08-29 2010-03-04 Joel Woodward Wearable firestarter
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US20120159988A1 (en) * 2010-12-27 2012-06-28 Puzzlets, Llc Displaying an image with multiple cirular bands
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US20150143846A1 (en) * 2013-11-26 2015-05-28 Kinekt Design, Llc Bracelet apparatus
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US2859971A (en) * 1955-03-18 1958-11-11 Joseph W Grant Puzzle ring
US3307374A (en) * 1963-10-16 1967-03-07 Bernard A Kirshbaum Set of finger rings with interfitting portions
US4311026A (en) * 1980-07-10 1982-01-19 Jewelmasters, Inc. Composite finger ring and method of making same
US4573331A (en) * 1983-10-20 1986-03-04 Wideman Merle L Thumb ring
US4956931A (en) * 1987-02-27 1990-09-18 Clink Products, Inc. Identification device
US5377505A (en) * 1993-10-29 1995-01-03 Mcvay, Iii; Julian C. Fingernail ring
US6196025B1 (en) * 1997-04-16 2001-03-06 Isac M. Moshkovitz Personalized jewelry
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US6062045A (en) * 1998-09-08 2000-05-16 West; Trent W. Wear resistance jewelry
US6145341A (en) * 1999-04-28 2000-11-14 Leong; Henry Uniquely mating jewelry items made from gems
US6484536B1 (en) * 2000-05-17 2002-11-26 Alan Gould Interlocking rings
WO2002021962A1 (en) * 2000-06-07 2002-03-21 Trent West Method of manufacturing composite articles including wear resistant jewelry
WO2002037998A1 (en) * 2000-11-10 2002-05-16 Henry Leong Uniquely mating jewelry items made from gems
US7073351B2 (en) 2002-11-19 2006-07-11 Samuel Aaron Licensing, Llc Engagement set with locking arrangement and rear crossover configuration
US7287400B1 (en) 2002-11-19 2007-10-30 Samuel Aaron Licensing, Llc Engagement set with locking arrangement and rear crossover configuration
US20050044889A1 (en) * 2002-11-19 2005-03-03 Robert Baum Engagement set with locking arrangement and rear crossover configuration
US20040050096A1 (en) * 2002-11-19 2004-03-18 Robert Baum Engagement set with locking arrangement and rear crossover configuration
US6868697B2 (en) * 2002-11-19 2005-03-22 Robert Baum Engagement set with locking arrangement and rear crossover configuration
US20080072623A1 (en) * 2006-09-27 2008-03-27 Dennis Janssen Jewelry rings
US20100050690A1 (en) * 2008-08-29 2010-03-04 Joel Woodward Wearable firestarter
WO2012038973A1 (en) * 2010-09-24 2012-03-29 Jani Varuna D Bangles
US20120159988A1 (en) * 2010-12-27 2012-06-28 Puzzlets, Llc Displaying an image with multiple cirular bands
US9380843B2 (en) * 2013-05-15 2016-07-05 Ashot Logian Multi-piece jewelry set
US20140345322A1 (en) * 2013-05-15 2014-11-27 Ashot Logian Multi-Piece Jewelry Set
US20150143846A1 (en) * 2013-11-26 2015-05-28 Kinekt Design, Llc Bracelet apparatus
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