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Title:
JEWELRY STONE SETTING SYSTEM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2018/118284
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A jewelry stone setting system, includes: a plurality of stones each having at least one shared side connected to an adjacent stone to form a setting, each of the plurality of stones having a girdle; a single shared prong placed between adjacent stones at a mid-point of the girdles of the adjacent stones; and a single side prong placed at outer exposed sides of the plurality of stones at a mid-point of a girdle thereof.

Inventors:
BASSAN VITTORIO (US)
Application Number:
PCT/US2017/061719
Publication Date:
June 28, 2018
Filing Date:
November 15, 2017
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
BASSAN VITTORIO (US)
International Classes:
A44C17/02; A44C9/00; A44C17/04; B23P5/00
Foreign References:
US5765398A1998-06-16
US6293129B12001-09-25
US5533364A1996-07-09
US20090090132A12009-04-09
US20110219820A12011-09-15
US7546749B12009-06-16
US20040182110A12004-09-23
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ALEXANDER, Michael P. (Pittsburgh, PA, US)
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Claims:
WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:

1. A jewelry stone setting system, comprising:

a plurality of stones each having at least one shared side connected to an adjacent stone to form a setting, each of the plurality of stones having a girdle;

a single shared prong placed between adjacent stones at a mid-point of the girdles of the adjacent stones; and

a single side prong placed at outer exposed sides of the plurality of stones at a midpoint of a girdle thereof.

2. The jewelry stone setting system of claim 1, further comprising an upper basket, wherein at least one shared prong extends from the upper basket to the girdle to form an open shared prong.

3. The jewelry stone setting system of claim 1, further comprising a bottom basket, wherein at least one shared prong extends from the bottom basket to the girdle to form a closed shared prong.

4. The jewelry stone setting system of claim 1, further comprising an upper basket, wherein at least one side prong extends from the upper basket to the girdle to form an open side prong.

5. The jewelry stone setting system of claim 1, further comprising a bottom basket, wherein at least one side prong extends from the bottom basket to the girdle to form a closed side prong.

6. The jewelry stone setting system of claim 1, wherein the plurality of stones includes at least one stone having a shape of at least one of cushion stones, asscher cut stones, rectangular brilliant stones, oval stones, emerald cut stones, baguette shaped stones, radiant cut stones, and princess cut stones.

7. The jewelry stone setting system of claim 1, wherein two adjacent stones have a different shape from each other.

8. The jewelry stone setting system of claim 1, wherein the plurality of stones include stones having a size in a range of 0.03 carats (3 point) to 50.00 carats (fifty carats).

9. The jewelry stone setting system of claim 1, wherein two adjacent stones have a different size from each other.

10. The jewelry stone setting system of claim 1, wherein the plurality of stones includes a row of stones, adjacent stones being connected by shared sides, each stone having at least two opposing outer exposed sides, wherein a single shared prong is placed between each adjacent stone at a mid-point of the girdles of the adjacent stones, and wherein a single side prong is placed at each outer exposed side of the plurality of stones at a mid-point of the girdles thereof.

11. The jewelry stone setting system of claim 1, wherein the plurality of stones include a plurality of rows of stones, adjacent stones from different rows being connected by shared sides, wherein a single shared prong is placed between adjacent stones at a mid-point of the girdles of the adjacent stones, and wherein a single side prong is placed at each outer exposed side of the plurality of stones at a mid-point of the girdles thereof.

12. The jewelry stone setting system of claim 1, wherein the plurality of stones include a plurality of rows of stones, adjacent stones from different rows being not being connected, each stone having at least two opposing outer exposed sides, wherein a single shared prong is placed between each adjacent stone at a mid-point of the girdles of the adjacent stones, and wherein a single side prong is placed at each outer exposed side of the plurality of stones at a mid-point of the girdles thereof.

Description:
JEWELRY STONE SETTING SYSTEM

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION

[0001] The present application claims the priority of United States Non-Provisional Patent Application No. 15/386,636, filed December 21, 2016, which is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Field of the Invention

[0002] The present application relates to jewelry stone setting systems and articles that include jewelry stone setting systems, and, in particular, rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings that include jewelry stone setting systems.

Description of Related Art

[0003] FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a prior art jewelry stone setting system including two asscher cut stones retained with eight prongs, and FIG. 2 is a top view of the jewelry stone setting system of FIG. 1.

[0004] As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, the jewelry stone setting system includes two adjacent stones 10 each having one shared side 11 and three outer exposed sides 12. The two stones 10 are connected to each other by the shared side 11 to form a setting. A girdle of each of the stones is retained by four corner prongs 14 placed at each of four corners of the girdles of the adjacent stones 10, such that the jewelry stone setting system includes a total of eight prongs 14.

[0005] FIG. 3 is a perspective view of a prior art jewelry stone setting system including two asscher cut stones retained with six prongs, and FIG. 4 is a top view of the jewelry stone setting system of FIG. 3.

[0006] As shown in FIGS. 3 and 4, the jewelry stone setting system includes two adjacent stones 20 each having one shared side 21 and three outer exposed sides 22. The two stones 20 are connected to each other by the shared side 21 to form a setting. A girdle of each of the stones 20 is retained by four corner prongs placed at each of four corners of the girdles of the adjacent stones 20. Contrary to FIGS. 1 and 2, two of the corner prongs are shared prongs 23 and four of the corner prongs are unshared prongs 24, such that the jewelry stone setting system includes a total of six prongs. [0007] FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a diamond ring having asscher cut stones that are set together with corner prongs, in which none of the prongs are shared. FIG. 6 is a perspective view of a diamond ring having asscher cut stones that are set together with shared corner prongs.

[0008] As described and illustrated in FIGS. 1 to 6, these prior art jewelry stone setting systems hide from view the beauty and shape of the stones, so that the stones are not fully appreciated by the viewer.

SUMMARY

[0009] It is an object of the present description to provide an improved and innovative jewelry stone setting system, articles that include the jewelry stone setting system, and, in particular, rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings that include the jewelry stone setting system.

[0010] It is another object of the present description to provide a shared prong between adjacent stones at their mid-point, so that adjacent stones are much more visible to the wearer and the viewer.

[0011] It is a further object of the present description to provide a side prong at the midpoint of the side of each stone, so that adjacent stones are much more visible to the wearer and the user.

[0012] It is a further object of the present description to provide a jewelry stone setting system, which can be used with any type of stone. Any type of stones can be mounted, such as precious stones, semi-precious stones, synthetic stones, and any shape of stone can also be mounted such as: cushion stones, asscher cut stones, round brilliant stones, oval stones, emerald cut stones, baguette shaped stones, radiant cut stones, princess cut stones, or any fancy shape.

[0013] It is a further object of the present description to provide a setting which can be used with any size stone in the range of 0.03 carats (3 point) to 50.00 carats (fifty carats), any shape of stone, and made of any material.

[0014] The foregoing and other objects, features, and advantages of the present description will become apparent from the detailed description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings.

[0015] Accordingly, the present description provides a jewelry stone setting system and articles that include the jewelry stone setting system, and, in particular, rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings that include the jewelry stone setting system, the jewelry stone setting system including: a plurality of stones each having at least one shared side connected to an adjacent stone to form a setting, each of the plurality of stones having a girdle; a single shared prong placed between adjacent stones at a mid-point of the girdles of the adjacent stones; and a single side prong placed at outer exposed sides of the plurality of stones at a mid-point of a girdle thereof.

[0016] In the context of the present description, it will be understood that the girdle is the portion of a stone that is retained by the prongs. The girdle may be the widest point of a circumference of the stone. The girdle may be the perimeter of a stone that separates the lower pavilion of the stone from the upper crown of the stone.

[0017] Prongs are structures of a setting that retain a stone within the setting. Conventionally, prong settings are the most common type of setting. Typically, a conventional prong setting includes a number of wires arranged in a shape and size to hold a given stone. Then, after a stone is inserted into the setting, pliers or a pusher are used to bend the prongs gently over the crown of the stone, and the tops of the prongs are clipped off, filed, and finished. However, the prongs of the present description are not limited to this conventional wire prong setting. In a preferred aspect, the prongs may include recesses therein for engaging with a girdle of a stone to retain the stone within the setting. In the case of shared prongs, the shared prongs may include a first recess for engaging with a girdle of a first stone and a second recess for engaging with a girdle of a second stone adjacent to the first stone.

[0018] In the context of the present description, it is stated that stones may be connected to an adjacent stone to form a setting. It will be understood the adjacent stones are not directly connected to form a setting, but rather are connected via the setting system to maintain the adjacency relationship of the stones. In an aspect, the jewelry stone setting system may include an upper basket and a bottom basket. The adjacent stones may be connected to form a setting by an interconnectedness of an upper basket, a bottom basket, and/or prongs.

[0019] In an aspect, the jewelry stone setting system may include an upper basket, wherein at least one shared prong extends from the upper basket to the girdle to form an open shared prong.

[0020] In another aspect, the jewelry stone setting system may include a bottom basket, wherein at least one shared prong extends from the bottom basket to the girdle to form a closed shared prong. [0021] In yet another aspect, the jewelry stone setting system may include an upper basket, wherein at least one side prong extends from the upper basket to the girdle to form an open side prong.

[0022] In yet another aspect, the jewelry stone setting system may include a bottom basket, wherein at least one side prong extends from the bottom basket to the girdle to form a closed side prong.

[0023] In the context of the present description, it will be understood that the basket is a structure of the setting that maintains the prongs in position such that prongs retain the stone within the setting. Furthermore, the basket may function to maintain an adjacency of adjacent stones by providing for an interconnectedness of the basket and/or prongs. In an aspect, the basket may include an upper basket, a bottom basket, or both an upper basket and bottom basket. The basket may further include additional structures. In an aspect, the basket may have a same shape as a girdle of the stone held therein.

[0024] In an aspect, the plurality of stones may include at least one stone having a shape of at least one of cushion stones, asscher cut stones, rectangular brilliant stones, oval stones, emerald cut stones, baguette shaped stones, radiant cut stones, and princess cut stones. In yet another aspect, two adjacent stones may have a different shape from each other.

[0025] In an aspect, the plurality of stones may include stones having a size in a range of 0.03 carats (3 point) to 50.00 carats (fifty carats). In another aspect, two adjacent stones may have a different size from each other.

[0026] In an aspect, the plurality of stones may include a row of stones, adjacent stones being connected by shared sides, each stone having at least two opposing outer exposed sides, wherein a single shared prong is placed between each adjacent stone at a mid-point of the girdles of the adjacent stones, and wherein a single side prong is placed at each outer exposed side of the plurality of stones at a mid-point of the girdles thereof.

[0027] In another aspect, the plurality of stones may include a plurality of rows of stones, adjacent stones from different rows being connected by shared sides, wherein a single shared prong is placed between adjacent stones at a mid-point of the girdles of the adjacent stones, and wherein a single side prong is placed at each outer exposed side of the plurality of stones at a mid-point of the girdles thereof.

[0028] In yet another aspect, the plurality of stones may include a plurality of rows of stones, adjacent stones from different rows being not being connected, each stone having at least two opposing outer exposed sides, wherein a single shared prong is placed between each adjacent stone at a mid-point of the girdles of the adjacent stones, and wherein a single side prong is placed at each outer exposed side of the plurality of stones at a mid-point of the girdles thereof.

[0029] Additional aspects of the jewelry stone setting system may include one of more features described in the detailed description, which may be considered in isolation as well as in combination with any one or more other aspects of the jewelry stone setting system.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0030] FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a prior art jewelry stone setting system having two asscher cut stones each with four prongs, and FIG. 2 is a top view thereof.

[0031] FIG. 3 is a perspective view of a prior art jewelry stone setting system having two asscher cut stones, showing two shared prongs, and FIG. 4 is a top view thereof.

[0032] FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a prior art diamond ring having asscher cut stones each set with four prongs.

[0033] FIG. 6 is a perspective view of a prior art diamond ring having asscher cut stones set with shared prongs.

[0034] FIG. 7 is a top view of an exemplary jewelry stone setting system of the present description showing two or more stones having one shared prong shared between two stones, wherein the shared prong is placed in the mid-point of the two adjacent girdles, and wherein one single prong is placed on each of the three remaining mid-points of the girdle, so that each prong is placed at the north, south, east, and west of each stone, as shown.

[0035] FIG. 8 shows an exemplary multi -layer jewelry stone setting system of the present description, wherein the shared prong is placed in the mid-point of the adjacent girdles of each stone, and wherein the single prongs are located on the external mid-point of the girdle of each externally exposed stone.

[0036] FIG. 9 is a perspective view of two stones showing an open shared prong, wherein the shared prong rises from the upper basket to the girdle to form the open shared prong.

[0037] FIG. 10 shows a perspective view of the two stones showing a closed shared prong, wherein the shared prong rises from the bottom basket to the girdle to form a closed shared prong.

[0038] FIG. 11 shows a perspective view of the two stones having open side prongs, wherein the shared prong is closed and the side prongs are open.

[0039] FIG. 12 is a top view of two round brilliant cut stones and an open shared prong between the two stones.

[0040] FIG. 13 is a front view of the open shared prong, and closed side prongs set with round brilliant. [0041] FIG. 14 is a right side view of the opened shared prong, and the closed side prongs set with round brilliant.

[0042] FIG. 15 is a perspective view of the two round brilliant cut stones shown in FIG. 12, having an opened shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0043] FIG. 16 is a perspective view of the two round brilliant cut stones, having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0044] FIG. 17 is a perspective view of the two round brilliant cut stones, having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and open side prongs on two sides of each stone.

[0045] FIG. 18 is a top view of two oval shaped stones having a vertical layout, having an open shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0046] FIG. 19 is a front view of two oval shaped stones having a vertical layout, having an open shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0047] FIG. 20 is a side view of two oval shaped stones having a vertical layout, having an open shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0048] FIG. 21 is a perspective view of two oval shaped stones set vertically or having a vertical layout, having an open shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0049] FIG. 22 is a perspective view of two oval shaped stones set vertically or having a vertical layout, having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0050] FIG. 23 is a perspective view of the two oval shaped stones set vertically or having a vertical layout, having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and open side prongs on two of the remaining sides of each stone.

[0051] FIG. 24 is a top view of the two oval shaped stones, having a horizontal layout, and having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0052] FIG. 25 is a front view of the two oval shaped stones, having a horizontal layout, and having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone. [0053] FIG. 26 is a side view of the two oval shaped stones, having a horizontal layout, and having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0054] FIG. 27 is a perspective view of the two oval shaped stones, having a horizontal layout, and having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0055] FIG. 28 is a perspective view of the two oval shaped stones, having a horizontal layout, and having an open shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0056] FIG. 29 is a perspective view of the two oval shaped stones, having a horizontal layout, and having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and open side prongs on two of the remaining sides of each stone.

[0057] FIG. 30 is a top view of the two emerald cut stones having a vertical layout, and having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0058] FIG. 31 is a front view of the two emerald cut stones having a vertical layout, and having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0059] FIG. 32 is a side view of the two emerald cut stones having a vertical layout, and having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0060] FIG. 33 is a perspective view of the two emerald cut stones having a vertical layout, and having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0061] FIG. 34 is a perspective view of the two emerald cut stones having a vertical layout, and having an open shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0062] FIG. 35 is a perspective view of the two emerald cut stones having a vertical layout, and having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and opened side prongs on two of the remaining sides of each stone.

[0063] FIG. 36 is a top view of the two emerald cut stones having a horizontal layout, and having an open shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone. [0064] FIG. 37 is a front view of the two emerald cut stones having a horizontal layout, and having an open shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0065] FIG. 38 is a side view of the two emerald cut stones having a horizontal layout, and having an open shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0066] FIG. 39 is a perspective view of the two emerald cut stones having a horizontal layout, and having an open shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0067] FIG. 40 is a perspective view of the two emerald cut stones having a horizontal layout, and having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0068] FIG. 41 is a perspective view of the two emerald cut stones having a horizontal layout, and having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and open side prongs on two of the remaining sides of each stone.

[0069] FIG. 42 is a top view of the two baguette shaped stones having a horizontal layout, and having an open shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0070] FIG. 43 is a front view of the two baguette shaped stones having a horizontal layout, and having an open shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0071] FIG. 44 is a side view of the two baguette shaped stones having a horizontal layout, and having an open shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0072] FIG. 45 is a perspective view of the two baguette shaped stones having a horizontal layout, and having an open shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0073] FIG. 46 is a perspective view of the two baguette shaped stones having a horizontal layout, and having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and open side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0074] FIG. 47 is a perspective view of the two baguette shaped stones having a horizontal layout, and having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and open side prongs on two of the remaining sides of each stone. [0075] FIG. 48 is a top view of the two baguette shaped stones having a vertical layout, and having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0076] FIG. 49 is a front view of the two baguette shaped stones having a vertical layout, and having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0077] FIG. 50 is a side view of the two baguette shaped stones having a vertical layout, and having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0078] FIG. 51 is a perspective view of the two baguette shaped stones having a vertical layout, and having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0079] FIG. 52 is a perspective view of the two baguette shaped stones having a vertical layout, and having an open shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0080] FIG. 53 is a perspective view of the two baguette shaped stones having a vertical layout, and having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and open side prongs on two of the remaining sides of each stone.

[0081] FIG. 54 is a top view of the two asscher cut stones having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0082] FIG. 55 is a front view of the two asscher cut stones having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0083] FIG. 56 is a right side view of the two asscher cut stones having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0084] FIG. 57 is a perspective view of the two asscher cut stones having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0085] FIG. 58 is a perspective view of the two asscher cut stones having an open shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0086] FIG. 59 is a perspective view of the two asscher cut stones having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and open side prongs on two of the remaining sides of each stone. [0087] FIG. 60 is a top view of the two cushion shaped stones having an open shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0088] FIG. 61 is a front view of the two cushion shaped stones having an open shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0089] FIG. 62 is a side view of the two cushion shaped stones having an open shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0090] FIG. 63 is a perspective view of the two cushion shaped stones having an open shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0091] FIG. 64 is a perspective view of the two cushion shaped stones having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0092] FIG. 65 is a perspective view of the two cushion shaped stones having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and open side prongs on two of the remaining sides of each stone.

[0093] FIG. 66 is a top view of the two radiant cut stones having an open shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0094] FIG. 67 is a front view of the two radiant cut stones having an open shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0095] FIG. 68 is a side view of the two radiant cut stones having an open shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0096] FIG. 69 is a perspective view of the two radiant cut stones having an open shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0097] FIG. 70 is a perspective view of the two radiant cut stones having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[0098] FIG. 71 is a perspective view of the two radiant cut stones having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and open side prongs on two of the remaining sides of each stone. [0099] FIG. 72 is a top view of two princess cut/square shape stones having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00100] FIG. 73 is a front view of two princess cut/square shape stones having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00101] FIG. 74 is a side view of two princess cut/square shape stones having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00102] FIG. 75 is a perspective view of two princess cut/square shape stones having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00103] FIG. 76 is a perspective view of two princess cut/square shape stones having an open shared prong between the two stones, and closed side prongs on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00104] FIG. 77 is a perspective view of two princess cut/square shape stones having a closed shared prong between the two stones, and open side prongs on two of the remaining sides of each stone.

[00105] FIG. 78 is a top view of the jewelry stone setting system for rings, bands, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings with 3 or more stones having round brilliant cut stones have open or closed shared prongs between the stones, and side prongs that are open or closed.

[00106] FIG. 79 is a top view of the jewelry stone setting system for rings, bands, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings with 3 or more stones having emerald cut stones having a horizontal layout, and having open or closed shared prongs between the stones, and side prongs that are open or closed.

[00107] FIG. 80 is a top view of the jewelry stone setting system for rings, bands, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings with 3 or more stones having emerald cut stones having a vertical layout, and having open or closed shared prongs between the stones, and side prongs that are open or closed.

[00108] FIG. 81 is a top view of the jewelry stone setting system for rings, bands, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings with 3 or more stones having cushion cut stones have open or closed shared prongs between the stones, and side prongs that are open or closed.

[00109] FIG. 82 is a top view of the jewelry stone setting system for rings, bands, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings with 3 or more stones having baguette stones having a horizontal layout, and having open or closed shared prongs between the stones, and side prongs that are open or closed.

[00110] FIG. 83 is a top view of the jewelry stone setting system for rings, bands, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings with 3 or more stones having baguette stones set with a vertical layout, and having open or closed shared prongs between the stones, and side prongs that are open or closed.

[00111] FIG. 84 is a top view of the jewelry stone setting system for rings, bands, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings with 3 or more stones having radiant cut stones have open or closed shared prongs between the stones, and side prongs that are open or closed.

[00112] FIG. 85 is a top view of the jewelry stone setting system for rings, bands, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings with 3 or more stones having oval shape stones set with a horizontal layout, and having open or closed shared prongs between the stones, and side prongs that are open or closed.

[00113] FIG. 86 is a top view of the jewelry stone setting system for rings, bands, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings with 3 or more stones having oval shape stones set with a vertical layout, and having open or closed shared prongs between the stones, and side prongs that are open or closed.

[00114] FIG. 87 is a top view of the jewelry stone setting system for rings, bands, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings with 3 or more stones having asscher cut stones have open or closed shared prongs between the stones, and side prongs that are open or closed.

[00115] FIG. 88 is a top view of the jewelry stone setting system for rings, bands, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings with 3 or more stones having princess square cut stones have open or closed shared prongs between the stones, and side prongs that are open or closed.

[00116] FIGS. 89, 90, and 91 show photos of actual samples of rings using the jewelry stone setting system of the present description on rings having shared prongs that are open or closed between the stones, and side prongs on the stones that are open or closed.

[00117] FIG. 92 shows a tennis bracelet having round brilliant stones with shared prongs that can be open or closed, and side prongs that are open or closed.

[00118] FIG. 93 shows a tennis necklace having square radiant stones, with shared prongs that can be open or closed, and side prongs that are open or closed.

[00119] FIGS. 94A, 94B, and 94C show hoop earrings having round brilliant stones, with shared prongs that can be open or closed, and side prongs that are open or closed. [00120] FIGS. 95A through 95J show groups of multiple stones of different sizes connected to form settings for any type of jewelry using different shaped stones having shared and side prongs that are open or closed. The jewelry stone setting system of the present description can combine all different shaped stones and all different size stones, for such settings.

[00121] FIGS. 96, 97, and 98 show a ring having graduated emerald cut stones in a top view, side view, and a perspective view having shared prongs that can be open or closed, and side prongs that are open or closed.

[00122] FIG. 99 shows a tennis bracelet having graduated cushion stones having shared prongs that can be open or closed, and side prongs that are open or closed.

[00123] FIGS. 100A, 100B, and lOOC show hoop earrings having graduated round brilliant stones having shared prongs that can be open or closed, and side prongs that are open or closed.

[00124] FIG. 101 shows a necklace having different size stones connected to form a setting having shared and side prongs that are open or closed.

[00125] FIG. 102A and 102B show groups of five stones of different shapes connected to form a setting, and also shows different types of stones to form the settings, having shared and side openings that are open or closed. Graduating stones of any size or shape may be used to create these necklaces.

[00126] FIGS. 103, 104, 105, and 106 show a top view, a front view, a side view and a perspective view of a ring (which can also be a necklace, or a hoop earring, or a bracelet), with square radiant stones connected to form a setting having shared prongs or side prongs that may be open or closed.

[00127] FIG. 107 shows a bracelet or choker made using the jewelry stone setting system of the present description.

[00128] FIGS. 108A, 108B, and 108C show a hoop earring made using the jewelry stone setting system of the present description.

[00129] FIGS. 109A through 109J show different types of stones connected using the jewelry stone setting system of the present description.

[00130] FIGS. 11 OA, HOB, HOC, 111A, 11 IB, 111C, and 112 show a top view, a side view, and perspective view of a 3 -stone ring using different type stones to form a setting according to the present description.

[00131] FIGS. 113A through 113H show top views of a 3-stone setting using different shaped stones and using different types of stones to form a setting. [00132] FIGS. 114A to 114D show a top view, side view, front view, and perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing an engagement ring with cushion-cut stones having closed prongs.

[00133] FIGS. 115A to 115D show a top view, side view, front view, and perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing a wedding band with cushion-cut stones having closed prongs.

[00134] FIGS. 116A to 116D show a top view, side view, front view, and perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing an engagement ring with brilliant cut stones having closed prongs.

[00135] FIGS. 117A to 117D show a top view, side view, front view, and perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing a wedding band with brilliant cut stones having closed prongs.

[00136] FIGS. 118A to 118D show a top view, side view, front view, and perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing an engagement ring with asscher cut stones having closed prongs.

[00137] FIGS. 119A to 119D show a top view, side view, front view, and perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing a wedding band with asscher cut stones having closed prongs.

[00138] FIGS. 120A to 120D show a top view, side view, front view, and perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing an engagement ring with oval shaped stones having closed prongs.

[00139] FIGS. 121 A to 121D show a top view, side view, front view, and perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing a wedding band with oval shaped stones having closed prongs.

[00140] FIG. 122 shows a perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing a pendant in the shape of a cross having round brilliant stones.

[00141] FIG. 123 shows a perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing a pendant in the shape of a cross having round brilliant stones and oval stones.

[00142] FIG. 124 shows a perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing a pendant in the shape of a cross having emerald cut stones and asscher cut stones, which can also be made with rectangular and square radiant cut stones.

[00143] FIG. 125 shows a perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing a pendant in the shape of a cross having radiant stones. [00144] FIG. 126 shows a perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing a pendant in the shape of a cross having asscher cut stones. The cross can also be made with all cushion cut stones, all princess/square cut stones, or baguette and square cut stones.

[00145] FIG. 127 shows a perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing a bracelet having many different shaped stones combined. The jewelry stone setting system of the present description can combine all different shaped stones and all different size stones, for such settings.

[00146] FIG. 128 shows a perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing a clip earring or pendant having closed prongs.

[00147] FIG. 129 shows a perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing dangle earrings having closed prongs.

[00148] FIGS. 130A to 130N show perspective views of a jewelry stone setting system in accordance with the present description showing rings with two or more stone settings of any size, shape, or material. The jewelry stone setting system of the present description includes not only rings, but also bracelets, necklaces, and hoop earrings using the stone settings shown in FIGS. 130A to 13 ON having closed or open prongs, and which can be stones of any size, shape, or material.

[00149] FIGS. 131 and 132 show side and perspective views of an eternity band using the stone setting system in accordance with the present description.

[00150] FIG. 133 shows perspective views an article of jewelry showing offset rows of stones arranged according to the jewelry stone setting system of the present description and of a ring according to the jewelry stone setting system of the present description.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE ILLUSTRATED EMBODIMENTS

[00151] The jewelry stone setting system of the present description is designed and crafted to highlight the shape of the stones, and the beauty and brilliance of each and every stone, regardless of the size, shape, and material the stone is made of. This includes precious and semi-precious stones, as well as synthetic stones. The settings allow the viewer to increase the visibility of each stone in order to show its unique and distinct shape. In prior art settings, these stones are typically partially blocked and obscured by the surrounding metal bands and prongs, which are found in most presently existing commercial settings. The jewelry stone setting system of the present description is applicable to all precious stones, including diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds, all semi-precious stones, and all synthetic stones. The jewelry stone setting system of the present description can be utilized with any shape of stone, as described herein, and it also can be used for high jewelry pieces, such as large earrings, multi-shape bracelets, crosses, and other artistic designs. In addition, the size range of the stones that may be used with the jewelry stone setting system of the present description is not limited.

[00152] In a preferred aspect, the jewelry stone setting system of the present description is used with any shape of stones having a size from 0.03 carats (3 point) to 50.00 carats (fifty carats) each. The stones can be of any material (precious, semiprecious, and synthetic). In a particular setting the stones can be of the same size or of different size stones to create the jewelry. Also, in any particular setting, one line of stones can be used or multiple side-by- side lines of stones can be used to create the jewelry. Also, each setting may have the same stone shapes, or different stone shapes can be used together to create the jewelry, such as using a round brilliant stone adjacent to a square princess cut. In addition, the unique stone settings of the present description can be used to make any type of jewelry, such as rings, earrings, bracelets, or necklaces.

[00153] FIGS. 7 to 133 illustrate exemplary jewelry stone setting systems of the present description and exemplary articles of the present description that include the jewelry stone setting systems. By the illustrated and described configurations of these exemplary jewelry stone setting systems, the shape of each of the stones, and the beauty and brilliance of each stone, is highlighted to the wearer or viewer.

[00154] In FIGS. 7 to 133, "30" references a stone, "31" references a shared side of adjacent stones, "32" references outer exposed sides of the stones, "33" references share prongs whether opened or closed, and "34" references side prongs whether opened or closed. By reference to "open", it is understood that the prongs do not extend from a bottom of the basket, and by reference to "closed", it is understood that the prongs extend to the bottom of the basket. An open prong permits for using less material and permits for passing of more light and/or more visibility, and a closed prong permit for a structural integrity of the jewelry stone setting. According to the present description, the jewelry stone setting system may advantageously be configured with various combinations of opened or closed prongs.

[00155] FIG. 7 is a top view of an exemplary jewelry stone setting system of the present description showing two or more stones 30 each having a shared side 31 and three outer exposed sides 32. The two stones 30 have one shared prong 33 shared between two stones 30, wherein the shared prong 33 is placed in the mid-point 31A of the two adjacent girdles, and wherein one single side prong 34 is placed on each of the three remaining exposed sides of the stones 30 at the mid-points 32A of the girdle; so that each prong is placed at the north, south, east, and west of each stone 30, as shown, instead of at the corners of each stone 30.

[00156] FIG. 8 shows a multi-layer jewelry stone setting system (or also called a multi-line setting) showing a plurality of stones 30 each having at least one shared side 31 and externally exposed stones having one or more outer exposed sides 32. A shared prong 33 is placed in the mid-point of the adjacent girdles of each stone 30 within a row of the stones and between the rows of stones, and wherein the single side prongs 34 are located on the external mid-point of the girdle of each stone that has an external exposed side.

[00157] FIG. 9 is a perspective view of two stones 30 each having a shared side 31 and three outer exposed sides 32, showing an open shared prong 33 a plurality of closed side prongs 34, wherein the shared prong 33 rises from an upper basket 35 to the girdle to form the open shared prong. As shown, the open shared prong may an upper prong portion and a lower prong portion, in which the upper prong portion rises from the upper basket 35 to the girdle and the lower prong portion connects adjacent bottom basket 36 portions.

[00158] FIG. 10 shows a perspective view of two stones 30 each having a shared side 31 and three outer exposed sides 32, showing a closed shared prong 33, wherein the shared prong 33 rises from a bottom basket 36 to the girdle to form a closed shared prong. As illustrated, the side prongs 34 are closed. Alternatively, the side prongs may be open.

[00159] FIG. 11 shows a perspective view of two stones 30 each having a shared side 31 and three outer exposed sides 32, having open side prongs 34, wherein the shared prong 33 is closed and the side prongs 34 are open.

[00160] FIG. 12 is a top view of two round brilliant cut stones 30 and an open shared prong 33 between the two stones and closed side prongs 34.

[00161] FIG. 13 is a front perspective view of the open shared prong 33, and closed side prongs 34.

[00162] FIG. 14 is a right side view of the opened shared prong, 33 and the closed side prongs 34.

[00163] FIG. 15 is a perspective view of the two round brilliant cut stones 30 shown in FIG. 12, having an opened shared prong 33 between the two stones 30, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00164] FIG. 16 is a perspective view of the two round brilliant cut stones 30, having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone 30. [00165] FIG. 17 is a perspective view of the two round brilliant cut stones, having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and open side prongs 34 on two sides of each stone.

[00166] FIG. 18 is a top view of two oval shaped vertical stones, having an open shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00167] FIG. 19 is a front view of two oval shaped stones set in a vertical layout, having an open shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00168] FIG. 20 is a side view of two oval shaped stones set in a vertical layout, having an open shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00169] FIG. 21 is a perspective view of two oval shaped stones set in a vertical layout, having an open shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00170] FIG. 22 is a perspective view of two oval shaped stones set in a vertical layout, having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00171] FIG. 23 is a perspective view of the two oval shaped stones set in a vertical layout, having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and open side prongs 34 on two of the remaining sides of each stone.

[00172] FIG. 24 is a top view of the two oval shaped stones, having a horizontal layout, and having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00173] FIG. 25 is a front view of the two oval shaped stones, having a horizontal layout, and having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00174] FIG. 26 is a side view of the two oval shaped stones, having a horizontal layout, and having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00175] FIG. 27 is a perspective view of the two oval shaped stones, having a horizontal layout, and having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone. [00176] FIG. 28 is a perspective view of the two oval shaped stones, having a horizontal layout, and having an open shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00177] FIG. 29 is a perspective view of the two oval shaped stones, having a horizontal layout, and having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and open side prongs 34 on two of the remaining sides of each stone.

[00178] FIG. 30 is a top view of the two emerald cut stones set in a vertical layout, and having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00179] FIG. 31 is a front view of the two emerald cut stones set in a vertical layout, and having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00180] FIG. 32 is a side view of the two emerald cut stones set in a vertical layout, and having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00181] FIG. 33 is a perspective view of the two emerald cut stones set in a vertical layout, and having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00182] FIG. 34 is a perspective view of the two emerald cut stones set in a vertical layout, and having an open shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00183] FIG. 35 is a perspective view of the two emerald cut stones set in a vertical layout, and having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and opened side prongs 34 on two of the remaining sides of each stone.

[00184] FIG. 36 is a top view of the two emerald cut stones set in a horizontal layout, and having an open shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00185] FIG. 37 is a front view of the two emerald cut stones set in a horizontal layout, and having an open shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00186] FIG. 38 is a side view of the two emerald cut stones set in a horizontal layout, and having an open shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone. [00187] FIG. 39 is a perspective view of the two emerald cut stones set in a horizontal layout, and having an open shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00188] FIG. 40 is a perspective view of the two emerald cut stones set in a horizontal layout, and having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00189] FIG. 41 is a perspective view of the two emerald cut stones set in a horizontal layout, and having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and open side prongs 34 on two of the remaining sides of each stone.

[00190] FIG. 42 is a top view of the two baguette shaped stones having a horizontal layout, and having an open shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00191] FIG. 43 is a front view of the two baguette shaped stones having a horizontal layout, and having an open shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00192] FIG. 44 is a side view of the two baguette shaped stones having a horizontal layout, and having an open shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00193] FIG. 45 is a perspective view of the two baguette shaped stones having a horizontal layout, and having an open shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00194] FIG. 46 is a perspective view of the two baguette shaped stones having a horizontal layout, and having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and open side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00195] FIG. 47 is a perspective view of the two baguette shaped stones having a horizontal layout, and having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and open side prongs 34 on two of the remaining sides of each stone.

[00196] FIG. 48 is a top view of the two baguette shaped stones having a vertical layout, and having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00197] FIG. 49 is a front view of the two baguette shaped stones having a vertical layout, and having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone. [00198] FIG. 50 is a side view of the two baguette shaped stones having a vertical layout, and having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00199] FIG. 51 is a perspective view of the two baguette shaped stones having a vertical layout, and having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00200] FIG. 52 is a perspective view of the two baguette shaped stones having a vertical layout, and having an open shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00201] FIG. 53 is a perspective view of the two baguette shaped stones having a vertical layout, and having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and open side prongs 34 on two of the remaining sides of each stone.

[00202] FIG. 54 is a top view of the two asscher cut stones having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00203] FIG. 55 is a front view of the two asscher cut stones having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00204] FIG. 56 is a side view of the two asscher cut stones having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00205] FIG. 57 is a perspective view of the two asscher cut stones having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00206] FIG. 58 is a perspective view of the two asscher cut stones having an open shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00207] FIG. 59 is a perspective view of the two asscher cut stones having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and open side prongs 34 on two of the remaining sides of each stone.

[00208] FIG. 60 is a top view of the two cushion shaped stones having an open shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone. [00209] FIG. 61 is a front view of the two cushion shaped stones having an open shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00210] FIG. 62 is a side view of the two cushion shaped stones having an open shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00211] FIG. 63 is a perspective view of the two cushion shaped stones having an open shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00212] FIG. 64 is a perspective view of the two cushion shaped stones having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00213] FIG. 65 is a perspective view of the two cushion shaped stones having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and open side prongs 34 on two of the remaining sides of each stone.

[00214] FIG. 66 is a top view of the two radiant cut stones having an open shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00215] FIG. 67 is a front view of the two radiant cut stones having an open shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00216] FIG. 68 is a side view of the two radiant cut stones having an open shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00217] FIG. 69 is a perspective view of the two radiant cut stones having an open shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00218] FIG. 70 is a perspective view of the two radiant cut stones having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00219] FIG. 71 is a perspective view of the two radiant cut stones having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and open side prongs 34 on two of the remaining sides of each stone. [00220] FIG. 72 is a top view of two princess cut/square shape stones having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00221] FIG. 73 is a front view of two princess cut/square shape stones having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00222] FIG. 74 is a side view of two princess cut/square shape stones having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00223] FIG. 75 is a perspective view of two princess cut/square shape stones having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00224] FIG. 76 is a perspective view of two princess cut/square shape stones having an open shared prong 33 between the two stones, and closed side prongs 34 on the remaining three sides of each stone.

[00225] FIG. 77 is a perspective view of two princess cut/square shape stones having a closed shared prong 33 between the two stones, and open side prongs 34 on two of the remaining sides of each stone.

[00226] The following Figures show engagement rings, wedding bands, tennis bracelets, necklaces, and hoop earrings, which may be made of precious, semi-precious, or synthetic stones, of any type of stone cut, such as emerald, asscher, cushion, oval, round brilliant, baguette, radiant, square cut, princess cut, or any other shape stones, having any size of stone, such as a stone in a size range from 0.03 carats (3 point) to 50.00 carats (fifty carats) each.

[00227] FIG. 78 is a top view of the jewelry stone setting system for rings, bands, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings with 3 or more stones having round brilliant cut stones have open or closed shared prongs 33 between the stones, and side prongs 34 that are open or closed.

[00228] FIG. 79 is a top view of the jewelry stone setting system for rings, bands, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings with 3 or more stones having emerald cut stones having a horizontal layout, and having open or closed shared prongs 33 between the stones, and side prongs 34 that are open or closed.

[00229] FIG. 80 is a top view of the jewelry stone setting system for rings, bands, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings with 3 or more stones having emerald cut stones having a vertical layout, and having open or closed shared prongs 33 between the stones, and side prongs 34 that are open or closed.

[00230] FIG. 81 is a top view of the jewelry stone setting system for rings, bands, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings with 3 or more stones having cushion cut stones have open or closed shared prongs 33 between the stones, and side prongs 34 that are open or closed.

[00231] FIG. 82 is a top view of the jewelry stone setting system for rings, bands, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings with 3 or more stones having baguette stones having a horizontal layout, and having open or closed shared prongs 33 between the stones, and side prongs 34 that are open or closed.

[00232] FIG. 83 is a top view of the jewelry stone setting system for rings, bands, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings with 3 or more stones having baguette stones having a vertical layout, and having open or closed shared prongs 33 between the stones, and side prongs 34 that are open or closed.

[00233] FIG. 84 is a top view of the jewelry stone setting system for rings, bands, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings with 3 or more stones having radiant cut stones have open or closed shared prongs 33 between the stones, and side prongs 34 that are open or closed.

[00234] FIG. 85 is a top view of the jewelry stone setting system for rings, bands, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings with 3 or more stones having oval shaped stones having a horizontal layout, and having open or closed shared prongs 33 between the stones, and side prongs 34 that are open or closed.

[00235] FIG. 86 is a top view of the jewelry stone setting system for rings, bands, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings with 3 or more stones having oval shaped stones having a vertical layout, and having open or closed shared prongs 33 between the stones, and side prongs 34 that are open or closed.

[00236] FIG. 87 is a top view of the jewelry stone setting system for rings, bands, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings with 3 or more stones having asscher cut stones have open or closed shared prongs 33 between the stones, and side prongs 34 that are open or closed.

[00237] FIG. 88 is a top view of the jewelry stone setting system for rings, bands, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings with 3 or more stones having princess square cut stones, and having open or closed shared prongs 33 between the stones, and side prongs 34 that are open or closed.

[00238] FIGS. 89, 90, and 91 show photos of actual samples of rings using the jewelry stone setting system of the present description on bracelets having shared prongs 33 that are open or closed between the stones, and side prongs 34 on the stones that are open or closed. [00239] FIG. 92 shows a tennis bracelet having round brilliant stones with shared prongs 33 and side prongs 34 that are open or closed.

[00240] FIG. 93 shows a tennis necklace having square radiant stones with shared prongs 33 and side prongs 34 that are open or closed.

[00241] FIGS. 94A, 94B, and 94C show hoop earrings having round brilliant stones with shared prongs 33 and side prongs 34 that are open or closed.

[00242] FIGS. 95 A to 95 J show groups of multiple stones of different sizes connected to form settings for any type of jewelry using different shaped stones having shared and side prongs 34 that are open or closed. The jewelry stone setting system of the present description can combine all different shaped stones and all different size stones, for such settings.

[00243] FIGS. 96, 97, and 98 show a ring having graduated emerald cut stones in a top view, side view, and a perspective view having shared prongs 33 that can be open or closed, and side prongs 34 that are open or closed. These stones can be of any shapes and of any material, and are of any size of stone, such as a stone in the size range of 0.03 carats (3 point) to 50.00 carats (fifty carats).

[00244] FIG. 99 shows a tennis bracelet having graduated cushion stones having shared prongs 33 that can be open or closed, and side prongs 34 that are open or closed. Stones set in this bracelet can be in any shapes, and any material, and are of any size of stone, such as a stone in the size range of 0.03 carats (3 point) to 50.00 carats (fifty carats) each.

[00245] FIGS. 100 A, 100B, and lOOC show hoop earrings having graduated round brilliant stones having shared prongs 33 that can be open or closed, and side prongs 34 that are open or closed. Stones set in these earrings can be in any shapes, and any material, and are of any size of stone, such as a stone in the size range of 0.03 carats (3 point) to 50.00 carats (fifty carats) each.

[00246] FIG. 101 shows a necklace having different size stones connected to form a setting having shared and side prongs 34 that are open or closed. Stones set in this necklace can be in any shapes, and any material, and are of any size of stone, such as stone in the size range of 0.03 carats (3 point) to 50.00 carats (fifty carats) each.

[00247] FIGS. 102 A and 102B show groups of five stones of different shapes connected to form a setting, and also shows different types of stones to form the settings, having shared and side openings that are open or closed. Graduating stones of any size or shape may be used to create these necklaces.

[00248] The following Figures show rings, bracelets, necklaces, and hoop earrings with multi-layered stones (also known as multi-lines of stone settings), wherein the rings can be made of any material, such as precious, semi-precious, or synthetic stones, or any shape of stones, or of any type of stone cut, such as emerald, asscher, cushion, oval, round brilliant, baguette, radiant, square cut, princess cut, or any other shape stones, having any size of stone, such as stone in a size from 0.03 carats (3 point) to 50.00 carats (fifty carats) each.

[00249] FIGS. 103, 104, 105, and 106 show a top view, a front view, a side view and a perspective view of a ring (which can also be a necklace, or a hoop earring, or a bracelet), with square radiant stones connected to form a setting having shared prongs 33 or side prongs 34 that may be open or closed.

[00250] FIG. 107 shows a bracelet or choker made using the jewelry stone setting system of the present description.

[00251] FIGS. 108A, 108B, and 108 C show a hoop earring made using the jewelry stone setting system of the present description.

[00252] FIGS. 109 A to 109 J show different types of stones in a multi-layer layout connected using the jewelry stone setting system of the present description. The stones can be in any shapes, and any of material, and are of the size range of 0.03 carats (3 point) to 50.00 carats (fifty carats). This system can be used to create rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings.

[00253] FIGS. 11 OA, HOB, HOC, 111A, 11 IB, 111C and 112 show a top view, a side view, and perspective view of a 3 -stone ring using different type stones to form a setting.

[00254] FIGS. 113A to 113H show top views of a 3-stone setting using different shaped stones and using different types of stones to form a setting.

[00255] FIGS. 114A to 114D show a top view, side view, front view, and perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing an engagement ring with cushion-cut stones having closed prongs.

[00256] FIGS. 115A to 115D show a top view, side view, front view, and perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing a wedding band with cushion-cut stones having closed prongs.

[00257] FIGS. 116A to 116D show a top view, side view, front view, and perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing an engagement ring with brilliant cut stones having closed prongs.

[00258] FIGS. 117A to 117D show a top view, side view, front view, and perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing a wedding band with brilliant cut stones having closed prongs. [00259] FIGS. 118A to 118D show a top view, side view, front view, and perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing an engagement ring with asscher cut stones having closed prongs.

[00260] FIGS. 119A to 119D show a top view, side view, front view, and a perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing a wedding band with asscher cut stones having closed prongs.

[00261] FIGS. 120A to 120D show a top view, side view, front view, and perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing an engagement ring with oval shaped stones having closed prongs.

[00262] FIGS. 121 A to 121D show a top view, side view, front view, and perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing a wedding band with oval shaped stones having closed prongs.

[00263] FIG. 122 shows a perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing a pendant in the shape of a cross having round brilliant stones.

[00264] FIG. 123 shows a perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing a pendant in the shape of a cross having round brilliant stones and oval stones.

[00265] FIG. 124 shows a perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing a pendant in the shape of a cross having emerald cut stones and asscher cut stones, which can also be made with rectangular and square radiant cut stones.

[00266] FIG. 125 shows a perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing a pendant in the shape of a cross having radiant stones.

[00267] FIG. 126 shows a perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing a pendant in the shape of a cross having asscher cut stones. The cross can also be made with all cushion cut stones, all princess/square cut stones, or baguette and square cut stones.

[00268] FIG. 127 shows a perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing a bracelet having many different shaped stones combined. The jewelry stone setting system of the present description can combine all different shaped stones and all different size stones, for such settings.

[00269] FIG. 128 shows a perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing a clip earring or pendant having closed prongs.

[00270] FIG. 129 shows a perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing dangle earrings having closed prongs. [00271] FIGS. 130A to 130N show a perspective view of a stone setting in accordance with the present description showing rings with two or more stone settings of any size, shape, or material.

[00272] The jewelry stone setting system of the present description includes not only rings, but also bracelets, necklaces, and hoop earrings using the stone settings shown in FIGS. 130A to 13 ON having closed or open prongs, and which can be stones of any size, shape, or material.

[00273] FIGS. 131 and 132 illustrates an exemplary ring having a jewelry stone setting of the present description. FIG. 131 represents a perspective view of the ring. FIG. 132 represents left side, right side, top, and bottom views of the ring of FIG. 131.

[00274] As shown, the ring includes a ring body that surrounds a circumference of a finger opening and defines a diameter of the ring. As shown, the ring body includes bottom baskets

46, upper baskets 45, shared prongs 43, side prongs 44, and stones 40.

[00275] The bottom baskets 46 include a radial array of bottom baskets including a first bottom basket, a second bottom basket, a third bottom basket, etc. The bottom baskets 46 define an inner diameter of the ring. As further shown, the bottom baskets 46 are interconnected with each other to form a simple and durable structure of the inner diameter of the ring body.

[00276] The upper baskets 45 include a radial array of upper baskets including a first upper basket, a second upper basket, a third upper basket, etc. Each upper basket 45 defines a circumference around a gallery for accommodating a stone 40 therein. As shown, the upper baskets 45 are not interconnected with each other.

[00277] The prongs include side prongs 44 and shared prongs 43. As shown, each side prongs 44 rises outwardly from a bottom basket 46 to beyond an upper basket 45 to form a close prong, and each shared prong 43 rises outwardly from an upper basket 45 to form an open prong. The side prongs 44 function to fix each upper basket 45 to a respective bottom basket 46, and the shared prongs 43 function to fix each upper basket 45 to an adjacent upper basket 45. The side prongs 44 and shared prongs 43 function together to retain a stone 40 within the gallery defined by each upper basket 45. In this regard, the side prongs 44 and shared prongs 43 have recesses therein to engage with the girdle of the adjacent stones 40.

[00278] According to FIGS. 131 and 132, the plurality of stones each having two shared sides connected, via the upper basket 45, the bottom basket 46, and the prongs, to an adjacent stone to form a setting. The ring includes a single shared prong 43 placed between each adjacent stone 40 at a mid-point of the girdles of the adjacent stone 49 and a single side prong 44 placed at outer exposed sides of the plurality of stones 40 at a mid-point of a girdle thereof. By this described and illustrated configuration, the shape of each of the stones, and the beauty and brilliance of each stone, is highlighted to the wearer or viewer.

[00279] As shown in FIGS. 131 and 132, the ring further includes a mechanism for providing for a variable-sized, and the bottom baskets 46 have a channel therein for holding the mechanism. However, the present application is not limited thereby.

[00280] FIG. 133 shows perspective views a plurality of rings according to the jewelry stone setting system of the present description. The rings of FIG. 133 are similar to the ring of FIGS. 131 and 132, except for the inner diameter of the ring being open to show the stones from the perspective of the inner diameter.

[00281] According to the illustrated embodiment, the plurality of rings according to the jewelry stone setting system may engage with each other in an interlocking manner. As illustrated, FIG. 133 shows a first ring 30A, a second ring 30B, a third ring 30C, a fourth ring 30D, a fifth ring 30E, a sixth ring 3 OF, a seventh ring 30G, and an eighth ring 3 OH. The stones of the first ring may fit in between the stones of the second ring, and the stones of the second ring may fit in between the stones of the third ring, etc. Accordingly, the rings 30A to 3 OH may advantageously be closely held to each other and may be held against rotational movement relative to each other. Additionally, due to the configuration of the stones and prongs, the rings may be held adjacent to each other without risk of damage to the stones.

[00282] The rings of FIG. 133 each include a single shared prong 33 placed between each adjacent stones within each row of stones, and the single shared prong 33 is placed at a midpoint of the girdles of the adjacent stones, and each ring further includes a single side prong 34 placed at outer exposed sides of each of the stones within each row, and the single side prong 34 is placed at a mid-point of a girdle thereof.

[00283] In the illustrated embodiment, each ring 30A to 3 OH includes stones of a different material and/or of a different color, and each row of stones 30A to 30H are offset from adjacent rows of stones to form a combination of rings that has a closely packed arrangement of stones. Although the illustrated embodiment shows eight rings 30A to 30H, it would be understood that two rings would have the same interlocking effect.

[00284] A latitude of modification, change and substitution is intended in the foregoing disclosure, and in some instances, some features of the present description will be employed without a corresponding use of other features. Accordingly, it is appropriate that the appended claims be constated broadly and in a manner consistent with the spirit and scope of the present description herein.