Title:
JOOLZ
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
Previously in the art of personal jewelry ornamentation, consumers were limited to ornamenting themselves with three-dimensional precious or imitation metal or gemstones. JOOLZ enables the consumer to display the effect of three-dimensional jewelry with printed images that have been cut, laminated, trimmed, and affixed with appropriate utilitarian jewelry hardware. The technical innovation is the creation of an illusionary image with a printed and laminated design, manifesting its appearance to the viewer as three-dimensional jewelry.



Inventors:
Smith, Joan (Honolulu, HI, US)
Application Number:
11/046574
Publication Date:
07/28/2005
Filing Date:
01/27/2005
Assignee:
SMITH JOAN
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A44C3/00; A44C7/00; (IPC1-7): A44C7/00
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Primary Examiner:
WANG, JIN CHENG
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Joan Smith (Honolulu, HI, US)
Claims:
1. What I claim as my invention is the graphic replication of unique jewelry designs that are printed and laminated. The idea of creating a one-dimensional image as though it is a three dimensional piece of jewelry is what JOOLZ embodies.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The invention pertains to personal ornamentation. Previously, consumers desiring fabulous jewelry could wear three-dimensional pieces that were comprised of precious metals and/or gems, or they had the option of wearing jewelry comprised of imitation metals and/or gems. Unfortunately, some consumers are unable to afford the type of jewelry that they would like to wear. Even the imitation metals and gems used in costume jewelry have a high cost due to the labor-intensive nature of production of said items. In addition, the physical production and time expended in the retrieval or creation of gems from natural sources or through scientific means keeps the cost of both costume and precious jewelry out of the budget of most consumers.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The intention of JOOLZ is to replicate fine and costume jewelry in a faux image that fools the eye. JOOLZ is the creation of a graphic replication of ornamentation that is apparently as unique and precious as the three-dimensional originals. The invention is faux jewelry, utilizing replications of unique jewelry designs that are printed and laminated. JOOLZ enables the look of gems without the ensuing costs of wearing precious or costume jewelry. JOOLZ replicates ornamentation, as it is known, making it accessible to everyone.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS

There are four sheets of photographs:

Sheet one of four shows two perspective views of an example of a JOOLZ earring. The example depicts an earring, representational of one of a pair.

FIG. 1 This black and white photograph depicts the front perspective view of the article.

FIG. 2 This black and white photograph depicts the backside perspective view of the article.

Sheet two of four shows two perspective views of an example of a JOOLZ earring. The example depicts an earring, representational of one of a pair.

FIG. 3 This black and white photograph depicts the side perspective view of the article.

FIG. 4 This black and white photograph depicts the three-quarter perspective view of the article.

Sheet three of four shows two perspective views of an example of a JOOLZ pin.

FIG. 5 This black and white photograph depicts the front perspective view of the article.

FIG. 6 This black and white photograph depicts the backside perspective view of the article.

Sheet four of four shows one perspective view of an example of a JOOLZ pin.

FIG. 7 This black and white photograph depicts the side perspective view of the article.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The invention is faux jewelry, produced as follows: There are no size limitations to the pieces. Jewelry designs are created utilizing various artistic technologies (computer images-photography-graphic hand rendering-fine art, etc.) The designs are then printed. The printed image is then precisely cut to exact design specifications. Once this process is complete, the cut piece is laminated. The laminated pieces are then cut. Depending on the particular utility of each jewelry piece, the correct fitting is affixed to the back of the item, i.e. an earring post is placed on earring pieces, or a pin post is affixed to a pin piece.