Title:
Display device
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A display device includes a first piece of two-dimensional art and a second piece of three-dimensional art connected to the first piece of two-dimensional art to form a third piece of three-dimensional art. The second piece of three-dimensional art is one or more pieces of jewelry. Each of the first piece of two-dimensional art, second piece of three-dimensional art, and third piece of three-dimensional art stands on its own as a finished work of art.



Inventors:
Lacoff, Cheryl Rona (Boca Raton, FL, US)
Application Number:
11/975524
Publication Date:
05/15/2008
Filing Date:
10/19/2007
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
40/745, 40/800
International Classes:
A47G1/06; A47G1/16
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Primary Examiner:
HOGE, GARY CHAPMAN
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Charles N.J. Ruggiero (Stamford, CT, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A display device comprising: a first piece of two-dimensional art; and a second piece of three-dimensional art removably connected to said first piece of two-dimensional art to form a third piece of three-dimensional art, said second piece of three-dimensional art being one or more pieces of jewelry.

2. The display device of claim 1, wherein said first piece of two-dimensional art is a painting or portrait.

3. The display device of claim 1, wherein said one or more pieces of jewelry are inserted through a front side of said first piece of two-dimensional art through one or more apertures in said first piece of two-dimensional art to an opposite rear side of said first piece of two-dimensional art and secured on said rear side, and wherein said first piece of two-dimensional art and said one or more pieces of jewelry each stand on their own as finished pieces of art if separated from each other.

4. The display device of claim 3, wherein said first piece of two-dimensional art is a portrait, and wherein said one or more apertures are above or below a neckline of said portrait or in a portion of hair of said portrait.

5. The display device of claim 3, wherein said first piece of two-dimensional art is connected to a shadowbox having a sidewall about a perimeter of an inside back wall forming an interior, and wherein said first piece of two-dimensional art is connected to said shadowbox by a pivot device that rotates said first piece of two-dimensional art from a display position within said interior away from said shadowbox.

6. The display device of claim 5, wherein said pivot device removably connects said first piece of two-dimensional art to said shadowbox so that said first piece of two-dimensional art is detachable from said shadowbox.

7. The display device of claim 5, further comprising a frame pivotally connected to said shadowbox to rotate away from said shadowbox to an open position and toward shadowbox to a closed position, and wherein said first piece of two-dimensional art is accessible in said open position.

8. The display device of claim 7, wherein said frame holds glass therein so that when said frame is in said closed position said first piece of two-dimensional art is sealingly enclosed, and wherein said frame is adapted to be locked by a securing device in the closed position.

9. The display device of claim 8, wherein said glass is protective glass.

10. The display device of claim 8, wherein the display device has an alarm system so that an alarm is sounded and/or security personnel is alerted upon breaking said glass, moving said frame from said closed position, tampering and/or penetrating through said inside back wall, and/or tampering with the display device, and wherein the display is adapted to be bolted into a wall by connecting the display from an inside back wall.

11. A jewelry display comprising: an artwork that is two dimensional; one or more pieces of jewelry removably connected to said artwork through one or more apertures in said artwork; a shadowbox having a sidewall and an inside back wall forming an interior and an open portion, said artwork being positioned inside of said interior in a display position and removable from said interior; and a frame pivotally connected to said shadowbox to rotate from a closed position to an open position, said frame having glass therein, and said frame and glass covering said open portion of said shadowbox and said artwork in said closed position and said artwork being accessible in said open position.

12. The jewelry display of claim 11, wherein said artwork is rotatable away from said interior and said display position by an artwork pivot device.

13. The jewelry display of claim 12, wherein said artwork pivot device removably connects said artwork to said shadowbox.

14. The jewelry display of claim 13, wherein said artwork pivot device has a panel portion that is pivotally connected to said interior of said shadowbox.

15. The jewelry display of claim 14, wherein said artwork pivot device is a flat panel of wood or plastic, wherein said panel of wood or plastic is connected to said interior by one or more hinges, and wherein said artwork pivot device has a length, a width, and a thickness that corresponds to supporting a size and a weight of said artwork.

16. The jewelry display of claim 13, wherein said artwork is connected to said artwork pivot device by a connector on said artwork pivot device and an engagement portion on said artwork.

17. The jewelry display of claim 13, wherein said artwork has a second rear side opposite a first side, and wherein said second rear side is accessible when said artwork is moved away from said shadowbox from said display position for connecting or disconnecting one or more pieces of jewelry.

18. The jewelry display of claim 11, wherein said inside back wall has one or more storage spaces.

19. The jewelry display of claim 11, wherein said frame has a locking mechanism to lock said frame in said closed position.

20. The jewelry display of claim 11, wherein the jewelry display has an alarm system so that an alarm is sounded and/or security personnel is alerted upon breaking said glass, moving said frame from said closed position, tampering and/or penetrating through said inside back wall, and/or tampering with the jewelry display, and wherein the display can be bolted into a wall by connecting the display from an inside back wall.

21. The jewelry display of claim 11, wherein said shadowbox has one or more spacers connected to said inside back wall that maintain a space between said inside back wall and said artwork in said display position.

22. The jewelry display of claim 17, wherein said artwork has a pull device that is connected to said second rear side to move said artwork, and wherein said pull device is selected from the group consisting of a ribbon, a groove in the artwork, a groove in said shadowbox, wire, metal, string, material, L-bracket, and any combinations thereof.

23. The jewelry display of claim 11, further comprising an artwork support so that said artwork rests on said artwork support to support said artwork when said artwork is in said display position.

24. The jewelry display of claim 11, further comprising a storage frame to catch any excess length of said one or more pieces of jewelry that abuts a rear side of said artwork, and wherein said storage frame is connected to said artwork so that said storage frame pivots with said artwork.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

This application claims the benefit of Provisional Application Ser. No. 60/853,180, filed Oct. 20, 2006, the contents of which are incorporated by reference herein.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present disclosure relates to the display of jewelry and fine art. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to combining a two-dimensional art and a three-dimensional art, such as, jewelry, to form new three-dimensional artwork. Each of the two-dimensional art, three-dimensional art, and new three-dimensional artwork stands on its own as a finished work of art.

2. Description of the Related Art

Valuables, such as jewelry having monetary or sentimental value, are generally stored in a vault or safe. However, jewelry cannot be viewed when stored in a vault or safe until the jewelry is removed from the vault or safe. Also, the jewelry is not protected or secured during viewing. Further, the removal and return of the jewelry to the vault or safe restricts the amount of time the jewelry is on display.

Conventional methods of display fail to display fine jewelry as fine art. Additionally, typical methods of displaying jewelry merely provides a display support for the jewelry. Thus, no work of art remains when the jewelry is removed from the display.

Fine artworks, such as paintings, generally are displayed. However, such fine art is static in that it is never altered while displayed. In addition, a valuable piece of fine art needs to be secured from theft, thus a security system will most probably be needed.

Accordingly, there is a need to combine a two-dimensional art and a three-dimensional artwork, such as jewelry, to form a third piece of three-dimensional artwork in a secured environment. There is a further need to combine a first finished piece of art with a second finished piece of art to produce a third piece of finished art, where each of the first finished piece of art, second finished piece of art, and third finished piece of art stands on its own as a finished piece of art.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

A display device or case is provided. The display includes a first piece of two-dimensional art and a second piece of three-dimensional art removably connected to the first piece of two-dimensional art to form a third piece of three-dimensional art. The second piece of three-dimensional art is one or more pieces of jewelry.

A display device can be a jewelry case in that it includes an artwork that is two dimensional, one or more pieces of jewelry removably connected to the artwork through one or more apertures in the artwork, a shadowbox having a sidewall and an inside back wall forming an interior and an open portion, the artwork being positioned inside of the interior in a display position and removable from the interior, and a frame pivotally connected to the shadowbox to rotate from a closed position to an open position. The frame has glass therein. The frame and glass cover the open portion of the shadowbox and the artwork in the closed position and the artwork is accessible in the open position.

The first piece of two-dimensional art may be a painting or portrait. The one or more pieces of jewelry may be inserted through a front side of the first piece of two-dimensional art through one or more apertures in the first piece of two-dimensional art to an opposite rear side of the first piece of two-dimensional art and secured on the rear side, and the first piece of two-dimensional art and the one or more pieces of jewelry may each stand on their own as finished pieces of art if separated from each other. The first piece of two-dimensional art may be a portrait, and the one or more apertures may be above or below a neckline of the portrait or in a portion of hair of the portrait.

The first piece of two-dimensional art may be connected to a shadowbox having a sidewall about a perimeter of an inside back wall forming an interior, and the first piece of two-dimensional art may be connected to the shadowbox by a pivot device that rotates the first piece of two-dimensional art from a display position within the interior away from the shadowbox. The pivot device may removably connect the first piece of two-dimensional art to the shadowbox so that the first piece of two-dimensional art is detachable from the shadowbox.

The display case may further comprise a frame that is pivotally connected to the shadowbox to rotate away from the shadowbox to an open position and toward the shadowbox to a closed position, and the first piece of two-dimensional art may be accessible in the open position. The frame may hold glass therein so that when the frame is in the closed position the first piece of two-dimensional art is sealingly enclosed, and the frame may be adapted to be locked by a securing device in the closed position. The glass may be protective glass. The display case may have an alarm system so that an alarm is sounded and/or security personnel is alerted upon breaking the glass, moving the frame from the closed position, tampering and/or penetrating through the inside back wall and/or tampering with the display case, and the display may be adapted to be bolted into a wall by connecting the display from an inside back wall.

The artwork may be rotatable away from the interior and the display position by a artwork pivot device. The artwork pivot device may removably connect the artwork to the shadowbox. The artwork pivot device may have a panel portion that is pivotally connected to the interior of the shadowbox. The artwork pivot device may be a flat panel of wood or plastic, the panel of wood or plastic may be connected on the interior by one or more hinges, and the artwork pivot device may have a length, a width, and a thickness that corresponds to supporting a size and a weight of the artwork. The artwork may be connected to the artwork pivot device by a connector on the artwork pivot device and an engagement portion on the artwork.

The artwork may have a second rear side opposite a first side, and the second rear side may be accessible when the artwork is moved away from the shadowbox from the display position for connecting or disconnecting one or more pieces of jewelry. The inside back wall may have one or more storage spaces.

The frame may have a locking mechanism to lock the frame in the closed position. The jewelry display case may have an alarm system so that an alarm is sounded and/or security personnel is alerted upon breaking the glass, moving the frame from the closed position, tampering and/or penetrating through the inside back wall and/or tampering with the jewelry display case, and the display case may be adapted to be bolted into a wall by connecting the display case from an inside back wall.

The shadowbox may have one or more spacers connected to the inside back wall that maintain a space between the inside back wall and the artwork in the display position. The artwork may have a pull device that is connected to the second rear side to move the artwork. The pull device can be a ribbon, a groove in the artwork, a groove in the shadowbox, wire, metal, string, material, L-bracket, or any combinations thereof. The display case may have an artwork support so that the artwork rests on the artwork support to support the artwork when the artwork is in the display position. The display case may further comprise a storage frame to catch any excess length of the one or more pieces of jewelry that abuts a rear side of the artwork, and where the storage frame is connected to the artwork so that the storage frame pivots with the artwork.

The above-described and other features and advantages of the present disclosure will be appreciated and understood by those skilled in the art from the following detailed description, drawings, and appended claims.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a front view of an examplary embodiment of a display device of the present disclosure;

FIG. 2 is a rear perspective view of the display device of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a partial front perspective view of the display device of FIG. 1 having a picture and a frame in an open position;

FIG. 4 is a front perspective view of the display device of FIG. 1 having the picture and the frame in the open position;

FIG. 5 is a front perspective view of the display device of FIG. 1 having the picture in a display position and the frame in the open position;

FIG. 6 is a rear perspective view of the display device of FIG. 1;

FIG. 7 is an enlarged partial front view of the picture of the display device of FIG. 1;

FIG. 8 is a front perspective view of the display device of FIG. 1 having the frame in the open position and the picture removed from a picture pivot device;

FIG. 9 is a partial cross-sectional view of the display device of FIG. 5 along line 9-9;

FIG. 10 is a partial front perspective view of the display device of FIG. 1 having the picture and the frame in an open position and one or more storage devices; and

FIG. 11 is a front view of a storage frame.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Referring to the drawings and in particular to FIG. 1, an examplary embodiment of a display device or case generally referred to by reference numeral 100 is illustrated. Display case 100 includes a work of art (“artwork”) 105. As used herein, artwork 105 is defined as any primarily two-dimensional work of art, such as, for example, an original painting on canvas board, a photograph or picture, a drawing, a reproduction such as a giclee, prints such as a lithograph, serigraph, monoprint, woodcut, and any other prints. If artwork 105 is a painting, it may be any medium, such as, for example, oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel. Also, the painting may be, such as, for example, a portrait, a landscape, abstract artwork, or any other work of art. Artwork 105 may have relief or three-dimensional aspect on the primarily two-dimensional work of art. Relief is the projection of figures or forms from a flat background. Artwork 105 has a backing that may be any backing as long as it is lightweight, rigid, and thick enough to be pierced and retain its shape, and thin enough to attach jewelry therethrough. The backing may be on masonite. By itself, artwork 105 is art that is appreciated by many and, thus, desired to be exhibited to many.

As shown in FIGS. 1 and 9, artwork 105 may be a painting that has apertures 115. Apertures 115 are sized to connect the three dimensional work of art, such as jewelry 110. Three dimensional work of art is defined herein as a fine work of art, such as fine jewelry or heirloom jewelry that can be connected to the two dimensional artwork 105 and aesthetically blend with artwork 105, and fit within the longitudinal and latitudinal dimensions of artwork 105, and within display case 100. Jewelry is any form of body adornment, such as, for example, a necklace, earring, ring, bracelet, pendant, pin, broach, watch, barrette, hair comp, tiara, ankle bracelet, toe ring, piercing, or any combinations thereof. Apertures 115 may be drilled in any location on the painting to removably connect any piece of jewelry.

Jewelry 110 is insertable through a front side 107 of artwork 105 through apertures 115 to an opposite rear side 109 (shown in FIGS. 3, 4, 9, and 10). Jewelry 110 may be removably secured on rear side 109. Artwork 105 may be thinner surrounding apertures 115, as shown in FIG. 9. Rear side 109 may have a depression or grooving or “routing” 108 to thin artwork 105. Routing 108 allows jewelry to extend a shorter distance through artwork 105 and allows a user's fingers to access the jewelry or clasps of the jewelry. Routing 108 particularly assists in the connection of an earring, however, routing 108 may be used for any type of jewelry. Thus, jewelry 110 may be removed from artwork 105 to be worn. Also, jewelry 110 can be connected to artwork 105 for display or storage. Jewelry 110 is three-dimensional and when connected to artwork 105 that is two-dimensional a new three-dimensional work is created. When jewelry 110 is removed, display case 100 still displays for viewing the two-dimensional artwork 105 as a finished piece of art. Moreover, when jewelry 110 is removed from artwork 105, jewelry 110 stands alone as a finished piece of art. It is desirable to store jewelry 110 in a secured place when not worn.

One example, shown in FIGS. 1, 5, and 7, of artwork 105 may be a portrait of a person having apertures 115 located on either side of a neck portion 120 of the person. Apertures 115 may be along a neckline, and, preferably above or below the neckline or in a portion of hair of the portrait. Apertures 115 may be anywhere on artwork 105, such as, for example, a pin may be placed on clothing or a hat of a portrait. The apertures 115 are sized to receive a necklace 125. Opposite ends of necklace 125 are threaded through apertures 115 and removably secured together on rear side 109 to secure necklace 125 to artwork 105. However, the opposite ends of necklace 125 do not have to be secured together to be connected to artwork 105. When connected together, artwork 105 of the portrait and necklace 125 create the appearance of a person wearing jewelry 110, and, in this example, necklace 125.

Another example includes one or more earrings 130 removably connected to artwork 105 of the portrait. Earring apertures 135, shown in FIG. 9, of apertures 115 are located on a bottom of an earlobe (not shown). Each of earrings 130 has an attachment portion 137 that passes through an earring aperture 135. Attachment portion 137 may include a clip, hook, post, wire, or any configuration for attachment of earring 130. Each earring 130 may also include a nut 139 that slides onto attachment portion 137 forming a friction fit to secure earring 130 against artwork 105.

Referring to FIG. 5, artwork 105 is positioned inside of an interior 151 of a shadowbox 150 in a display position. Shadowbox 150 has a sidewall 149 and an inside back wall 153, shown in FIGS. 3 and 4, that form interior 151 and an open portion. Sidewall 149 may be four pieces that fit together to form sidewall 149. Shadowbox 150 may have a spacer 154, as shown in FIGS. 3 and 4, connected to inside back wall 153 of interior 151. Spacer 154 maintains a space between inside back wall 153 and artwork 105 in the display position. Spacer 154 may be a projection extending outward from inside back wall 153 so that artwork 105 rests against spacer 154 when the artwork is in the display position.

Referring now to FIGS. 3 through 6, a frame 140 is pivotally connected to shadowbox 150. Frame 140 may be pivotally connected on a first side 141 to shadowbox 150 by a frame pivot device 155. Frame pivot device 155 may be any connection that allows rotation about the connection, such as, for example, a hinge. Frame 140 rotates away from shadowbox 150 to an open position, as shown in FIG. 5. The rotation of frame 140 away from shadowbox 150 is similar to opening a cover of a book, and provides access to artwork 105. Frame 140 rotates toward shadowbox 150 to a closed position, as shown in FIGS. 1 and 2.

Frame 140 has an open area to display artwork 105 in the closed position that supports glass 145. In the closed position, a space between glass 145 and artwork 105 is sized to allow space for jewelry 110. The space between glass 145 and artwork 105 may be, for example, about 1 inch. Frame 140 and glass 145 cover the open portion of shadowbox 150 in the closed position. Frame 140, glass 145, and shadowbox 150 may sealingly enclose artwork 105 in the closed position.

In the closed position, shown in FIG. 2, frame 140 is adapted to be locked by a securing device 160. Securing device 160 may be any securing device such as, for example, a combination lock, lock and key, lock and number pad, or any other locking mechanism and combinations thereof. One example of securing device 160 includes a loop portion 165 connected to shadowbox 150 and an eye portion 170 connected to frame 140. Eye portion 170 fits around an outer perimeter of loop portion 165 so that a securing mechanism such as a pad lock may be threaded through loop portion 165 to prevent eye portion 170 from moving away from loop portion 165. Glass 145 may be protective glass. The protective glass may be any glass that resists shattering. One example of glass that resists shattering is similar to glass used for automobile windows.

To provide further security, display case 100 may be bolted (not shown) to a wall. Display case 100 may be bolted into a wall by connecting display case 100 from inside back wall 153. Display case 100 may be bolted to a stud and/or sheet rock of a wall. Display case 100 may include an alarm system (not shown). Alarm system may be any alarm system that may be configured to sound an alarm and/or alert security personnel upon breaking glass 145, moving frame 140 from the closed position, tampering and/or penetrating through inside back wall 153, and/or any tampering with display case 100. For example, if a person cuts through or penetrates a wall that display case 100 is hanging on and cuts through or into the display case 100, an alarm system may be triggered.

Referring to FIGS. 3 and 4, when frame 140 is in the open position, artwork 105 may be rotated away from shadowbox 150. Artwork 105 may have a pull device to assist in moving artwork 105. Artwork 105 may have pull device 111, shown in FIGS. 4 and 5, connected to rear side 109. Pull device, such as, for example, is a ribbon, a groove in the artwork, a groove in shadowbox 150, wire, metal, string, material, L-bracket, or any combinations thereof, to facilitate movement of the artwork.

Artwork 105 is connected to interior 151 of shadowbox 150 and is moved from the display position away from shadowbox 150 by a picture pivot device 175. Picture pivot device 175 may removably connect artwork 105 to shadowbox 150 and pivot the artwork relative to shadowbox 150.

Picture pivot device 175 has a length, a width, and a thickness that corresponds to supporting a size and a weight of artwork 105. Picture pivot device 175 may include a panel portion 180 pivotally connected to interior 151. Panel portion 180 may be any material sized to maintain artwork 105 in the display position, such as, for example, a flat panel of wood or plastic that extends less than a length of interior 151 to allow movement of panel portion 180 inside shadowbox 150. Panel portion 180 may pivot artwork 105 similar to movement of pages in a book.

Panel portion 180 is pivotally connected by a panel connector 183 to interior 151. Panel portion 180 pivots about panel connector 183. Panel connector 183 is, for example, one or more hinges or any type of pivotal connection and combinations thereof. Panel connector 183 may be connected to a side of panel portion 180 that faces inside backwall 153, so that it is not visible when picture is in the display position.

Artwork 105 is removably connected to panel portion 180 by a picture connector 185. FIG. 8 shows artwork 105 detached from panel portion 180 in solid lines and attached to panel portion 180 in dashed lines. Picture connector 185 may be velcro or hook and loop fastener, adhesive, or any connector that adheres artwork 105 to panel portion 180. Artwork 105 may have an engagement portion 186, such as, for example, velcro or hook and loop fastener, to engage with picture connector 185. Picture connector 185, such as, for example, velcro or hook and loop fastener, allows artwork 105 to be connected to picture pivot device 175 without the need for holes in artwork 105 for mounting thereto and a user may switch artwork 105 for another picture with ease. Further, one or more alternative pictures may be marketed and sold for replacing artwork 105.

When artwork 105 is moved from shadowbox 150, rear side 109 is accessible to attach or detach jewelry 110. Rear side 109 may include jewelry storage 190, shown in FIG. 10, to catch any excess lengths of jewelry 110. Jewelry storage 190 may include, a shelf, a hook, a cup, a piece of material, a wire, and/or velcro or hook and loop fastener. Jewelry storage 190 may be a hook that is removable, such as, for example, by removable tape, that jewelry 110 may hang over.

Referring to FIG. 11, display case 100 may have a storage frame 200 to catch any excess lengths of jewelry 110. Storage frame 200 may have an outer frame 210 with at least one open area 220 therein. Storage frame 200 may have one or more slats 230. Slats 230 have one or more open areas 250 between an adjacent slat or between a slat and storage frame 200. Slats 230 may have one or more storage devices 240 on each of slats 230. Storage devices 240, such as, for example, are a shelf, a hook, material, or any storage device. Storage frame 200 abuts to rear side 109, so that storage frame 200 pivots with artwork 105. Storage device 200 may be sandwiched between picture pivot device 175 and artwork 105. Using velcro, rear side 109 of artwork 105 may connect to a back of storage frame 200, and a front side of storage frame 200 (which is where jewelry storage is located) may connect to a front side of picture pivot device 175. Alternatively, storage device 200 may be connected to artwork 105 by fasteners on rear side 109 that mate with fasteners on storage device 200. The fasteners may be pieces of velcro or hook and loop fasteners on corners of artwork 105 and corresponding corners of storage frame 200. Storage frame 200 is sized corresponding to the size of artwork 105 and shadowbox 150. Slats 230 have a thickness corresponding to the size of artwork 105 and shadowbox 150. Storage frame 200 may be made of wood.

An artwork support 156, as shown in FIG. 4, may be placed under artwork 105. Artwork 105 rests on artwork support 156 to support artwork 105 when artwork 105 is in the display position. Artwork support 156 may maintain a side of artwork 105 opposite picture pivot device 175 from sagging and take strain off of picture pivot device 175. In particular, artwork support 156 may maintain artwork that is heavy in a display position and minimize force to picture pivot device 175 that will deform picture pivot device 175 over time. Artwork support 156, such as, for example, is connected to sidewall 149, inside backwall 153, or not be attached to shadowbox 150.

Shadowbox 150 may have one or more storage spaces 152, such as, for example, shelves, as shown in FIG. 10, on inside back wall 153. Storage spaces 152 can be used for jewelry storage. Storage spaces 152 may be lined, cushioned, and/or be of different colors.

Interior 151 of shadowbox 150 may be a color so as to blend in with artwork 105. Interior 151 may be black. Thus, visibility of apertures 115 is minimized so not to be obtrusive and detract from artwork 105. Interior 151 may be lined and/or cushioned. Frame 140 and shadowbox 150 may be the same or a different color.

Jewelry 110 may be original hand-crafted art, however, any jewelry can be used. For example, family heirloom jewelry on a portrait of an ancestor who once wore the jewelry may be used. Display case 100 marries fine art with fine craft. By adding jewelry 110 to a two-dimensional artwork 105 forms a three-dimensional piece of fine craft art, where the jewelry enhances the picture and the picture enhances the jewelry. Further, the status of jewelry 110 is elevated to fine art instead of merely craft. Instead of hiding precious jewelry in a vault, display case 100 displays and securely stores jewelry so it can be displayed or hung on a wall and enjoyed everyday.

By adding jewelry 110 to a two-dimensional artwork 105 a three-dimensional piece of art is formed, where two-dimensional artwork 105, jewelry 110, and the three-dimensional piece of art each stand on their own as finished pieces of art.

While the instant disclosure has been described with reference to one or more examplary embodiments, it will be understood by those skilled in the art that various changes may be made and equivalents may be substituted for elements thereof without departing from the scope thereof. In addition, many modifications may be made to adapt a particular situation or material to the teachings of the disclosure without departing from the scope thereof. Therefore, it is intended that the disclosure not be limited to the particular embodiment(s) disclosed as the best mode contemplated for carrying out this invention, but that the invention will include all embodiments falling within the scope of the appended claims.