Method for cutting a seat in the setting of stones in jewelry

  • US 6,279,436 B1
  • Filed: 08/25/2000
  • Issued: 08/28/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/16/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of setting a gemstone having a profile into a metallic base having a setting of substantially uniform thickness, the gemstone profile including at least three distinct surfaces, the method comprising the steps of:

  • cutting at least one notch into an inner surface of the setting, said at least one notch having at least three notch surfaces, each notch surface being complementary to a corresponding profile surface of the gemstone;

    setting the gemstone in the setting so that portions of the gemstone profile surfaces are received in a respective notch;

    securing the gemstone within the base by manually deforming the setting such that the notch surfaces of each notch substantially conform to the corresponding profile surfaces of the gemstone.

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