US 9,808,055 B1
Jewelry setting
Steven A. Cipolla, Warwick, RI (US)
Assigned to National Chain Company, Warwick, RI (US)
Filed by Steven A. Cipolla, Warwick, RI (US)
Filed on Jan. 21, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/601,614.
Int. Cl. A44C 17/02 (2006.01)
CPC A44C 17/02 (2013.01) 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A jewelry setting for supporting a jewel comprising a one-piece support member that includes a base portion having multiple sides, a plurality of elongated prongs with one extending from each respective side of the base portion, each said elongated prong including contiguous respective proximal biasing portion and distal retaining portion, each said proximal biasing portion extending integrally from a respective side of the base portion, each said retaining portion for capturing the jewel and having a longitudinal axis C that extends at an angle to a longitudinal axis of the proximal biasing portion, and wherein at least said proximal biasing portion has a width defined as an arcuate cross-section in a direction that is transverse to the longitudinal axis of the proximal biasing portion, wherein the proximal biasing portion has a length greater than a length of the distal retaining portion, and wherein the proximal biasing portion includes contiguous first and second biasing portions with the first biasing portion being more proximally arranged than the second biasing portion and the first biasing portion having a longitudinal axis A that is longer than a longitudinal axis B of the second biasing portion, and wherein each of the first and second biasing portions have their respective longitudinal axes disposed at an obtuse relative angle less than 180 degrees.