Title:
Jewelry rings
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A jewelry ring assembly includes a base ring having an annular dimension and size similar to both outer rings which form the three ring device. The base ring and the two outer rings are made from single pieces of metal and retain similar aesthetic appearance. The base ring and both outer rings are free to move independently, including rotating and side to side shifting as the form of the finger.



Inventors:
Janssen, Dennis (Fulton, MO, US)
Application Number:
11/529772
Publication Date:
03/27/2008
Filing Date:
09/27/2006
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A44C9/00
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Primary Examiner:
LAVINDER, JACK W
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Dennis Janssen (Fulton, MO, US)
Claims:
We claim:

1. A jewelry ring assembly of the type having three annular rings, all movably next to the other of the same size.

2. A jewelry ring assembly device according to claim 1 wherein the device can be constructed of various metals including silver, nickel, gold, platinum, titanium, stainless steel or tungsten steel.

3. A jewelry ring assembly device according to claim 1 wherein the device can be split into one, two or three separate rings.

4. A jewelry ring assembly device according to claim 1 wherein the device outer rings can vary in horizontal widths greater or smaller than the base or center ring.

5. A jewelry ring assembly device according to claim 1 wherein the device can be used on fingers, toes, ears or hanging from various attachments.

6. A jewelry ring assembly device according to claim 1 wherein the device maintains the ability to embody decorative stone or gem attachments.

7. A jewelry ring assembly device according to claim 1 wherein the device can vary in each of the three rings finish appearance

Description:

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FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention pertains to an improved jewelry ring assembly of the type having three annular rings, all movably next to the other, and to the method of manufacturing such assembly. Although the preferred embodiment described herein is a finger ring, it will be understood that the principles of the invention apply equally to rings worn on other parts of the body or suspended from chains, pins and the like.

BACKGROUND OF THE ART

It is known in the prior art to manufacture finger ring assemblies made of two rings, namely a base or inner ring that fits on the wearer's finger, and a retained or outer ring that is engaged by the base ring. Example of such ring assemblies are found in U.S. Pat. No. 1,431,652 (Grossman), U.S. Pat. No. 1,586,606 (Cain), U.S. Pat. No. 5,161,392 (Wiriath et al.), U.S. Pat. No. 5,228,316 (Meyrowitz), U.S. Pat. No. 5,678,428 (Pasquetti) and Australian Patent No. 208883 (Preston). The ring assemblies disclosed in the Cain, Wiriath et al., Meyrowitz and Pasquetti patents are made from at least three parts which are assembled in various manners. In order to place and then retain the outer ring on the outside surface of the base ring, the base ring is provided in two pieces that are joined together after the outer ring is in place. The need for a two-piece base ring arises from the fact that annular edges of greater outside diameter than the inside diameter of the retained ring are required in order to hold the retained ring on the base ring. This required size relationship, however, prevents placement of the outer ring onto the base ring unless the base ring is initially disassembled.

All of such rings remain attached to the other eliminating the ability to move in any direction, ever so slightly, as the finger moves.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is an object of the present invention to provide a multi-set of rings with different textures and widths to be worn together or operate. A set includes either a textured center or polished ends or can be reversed. These rings can be set with a prong peg setting or stones can be set in the band(s). Bands can be set with any or all types of stone setting techniques.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a ring assembly of the type described wherein the base ring and both outer rings are formed from a single piece

In accordance with the present invention, a ring assembly includes three pieces, namely a base ring and two outer rings. The one-piece base ring is initially a right circular cylinder with a constant diameter throughout its width (i.e., its axial length). That outside diameter is necessarily similar to the outer rings. The ring set is designed for both men and women. The center band or base ring can be worn as wedding band, right hand ring, engagement, anniversary or family ring.

A further object of the invention is to provide a set of three matching rings with construction which is rugged, economical, easily cleaned and polished user friendly mounting for stones or gems.

Another object of the invention is to provide jewelry rings which provide comfortable, versatile movement while being worn.

Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to provide jewelry rings which can be parted to allow someone else to wear only one or more of the matching three.

Further still, it is an object to provide such a set of rings which will function without the use of connecting devices or embodiments.

There has thus been outlined, rather broadly, the more important features of the invention in order that the detailed description thereof that follows may be better understood, and in order that the present contribution to the art may be better appreciated. There are additional features of the invention that will be described hereinafter and which will form the subject matter of the claims appended hereto.

In this respect, before explaining at least one embodiment of the invention in detail, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited in its application to the details of construction and to the arrangements of the components set forth in the following description or illustrated in the drawings. The invention is capable of other embodiments and of being practiced and carried out in various ways. Also, it is to be understood that the phraseology and terminology employed herein are for the purpose of description and should not be regarded as limiting.

As such, those skilled in the art will appreciate that the conception, upon which this disclosure is based, may readily be utilized as a basis for the designing of other structures, methods and systems for carrying out the several purposes of the present invention. It is important, therefore, that the claims be regarded as including such equivalent constructions insofar as they do not depart from the spirit and. scope of the present invention.

Further, the purpose of the foregoing abstract is to enable the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally, and especially the scientists, engineers and practitioners in the art who are not familiar with patent or legal terms or phraseology, to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and essence of the technical disclosure of the application. The abstract is neither intended to define the invention of the application, which is measured by the claims, nor is it intended to be limiting as to the scope of the invention in any way.

It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide a new jewelry ring collection which has many of the advantages of the devices mentioned heretofore and many novel features that result in a set of rings which is not anticipated, rendered obvious, suggested, or even implied by any of the prior art either alone or in any combination thereof.

It is another object of the present invention to provide a new set of jewelry rings which may be easily and efficiently manufactured and marketed.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide a new set of jewelry rings which is of a durable and reliable construction.

An even further object of the present invention is to provide a set of jewelry rings which is susceptible of a low cost of manufacture with regard to both materials and labor, and which accordingly is then susceptible of low prices of sale to the consuming public, thereby making such set of jewelry rings economically available to the buying public.

Still yet another object of the present invention is to provide a new set of jewelry rings which provides in the apparatuses and methods of the prior art some of the advantages thereof, while simultaneously overcoming some of the disadvantages normally associated therewith.

These together with other objects of the invention, along with the various features of novelty which characterize the invention, are pointed out with particularity in the claims annexed to and forming a part of this disclosure. For a better understanding of the invention, its operating advantages and the specific objects attained by its uses, reference should be had to the accompanying drawings and descriptive matter in which there are illustrated preferred embodiments of the invention.