|Title of Invention||
JEWELLERY COMPRISING GOLD AND TERRACOTTA
|Abstract||JEWELLERY COMPRISING GOLD AMD TERRACOTTA A Jewellery in the form of Necklace made of terracotta and gold, wherein the terracotta is obtained by the process of collecting clay from tank beds, dried in the sun whereupon it is powdered, put in water tub, stirred, filtered through a sieve, allowed to settle, excess water being decanted where after the slurry clay dries In trays, made into coils/slabs and cut to required size, shapes like Beads the terra cotta material thus obtained being cast with golden inlays delicately ornamented with patterns of gold/silver and engraved with bits of gold in flower like, circular, linear or other geometric shapes, as desired, and characterized by gold fused upon such terracotta material by means of adherents like glue, wax, neem to which beads of terra cotta and/or gold are interspersed and tassel led/knotted together by a wire, rope or any tying means, from where hangs a pendant made of such terracotta material duly ornamented, inlaid and fused with gold.|
FIELD OF THE INVENTION
This invention Is related to fashion Jewellery, resulting from a fusion of gold with terracotta (earthen clay mixture, oven fired) used to produce by different methods, a range of Jewellery items, to wit, bangles, chains, necklaces, ear rings, rings, bracelets etc.
DESCRIPTION OF RELATED ART
Objects designed for the adornment of the body are usually made of precious metals such as gold, silver, or platinum, etc often with precious or semiprecious stones and such organic substances as pearls, coral, amber and the like.
Jewellery evolved from shells, animal teeth, and other objects were also used as adornment in prehistoric times. However Terracotta, a reddish brown baked clay originally used to make utensils, pots, cups, saucers, spoons and wall hangings was also exploited for Jewelry making. With passage of time and innovation, the material was poured In moulds and heated at very high temperatures with intricate designs carved on them instilling art and beauty.
Ornaments made of pure gold or blended with stones etc, be they of whichever shapes and sizes, are also most common in the world and has always attracted the attention of mankind from times immemorial.
However the combination of gold/Diamond and terracotta fused together to produce a raving variety of Jewellery is the novel feature of this invention. A mix of fashion and tradition, the Tera Auram Jewellery as it is nomenclatured is designed to add a different flavour and touch to the jewellery family. The contemporary world desires something new, unique, creative and Innovative, a real necessity for today's highly mobile and fashion conscious populace which this patent addresses. This revolutionary practice uses chunks of terracotta in different shapes and sizes strung together with golden inlays to flash out exclusive jewellery.
OBJECTS OF THE INVENTION
Accordingly, it is an object of the invention to fuse gold on terracotta to project amazing , dazzling and aesthetic jewellery.
It is an object of the invention to fuse diamond on terracotta to project amazing, dazzling and aesthetic jewellery.
It is another object of the invention to use effective, specially made adherents derived from agents like wax and neem to hold the gold on a surface tike terracotta.
It is another object of the invention to knit the terracotta chunks with gold inlays using pliable metallic wires to create chains, ear rings, necklaces, pendants, bracelets, bangles etc following the riveting and tassling techniques.
It is another object of the invention to create a fashionable jewellery with the filigree work embossed on the terra cotta around the gold pieces projecting a 3 dimensional effect following the bonding technique which comprises of a technique for fusing gold over terracotta and a technique for fusing terracotta over gold.
The above and other objects are fulfilled by this gold/diamond fused terracotta Jewellery. This revolutionary practise uses chunks of terracotta in different shapes and sizes strung together with golden inlays to flash out exclusive jewellery.
The earthen ware, in the form of fairly coarse, porous type, reddish brown clay is collected from the tank beds in and around towns and villages .The clay is then allowed to dry in the sun. The dried clay Is powdered and put in a tub containing water. This is stirred well and filtered through a sieve. This sieved clay is collected and allowed to settle. After a few days the excessive water Is decanted. The clay in a slurry form is allowed to dry In trays. The plastic like clay is taken and made into coils or thin slabs, then cut into required size and shaped into beads. These beads are sculpted and exquisite designs are drawn over the semi soft clay, and are allowed to dry naturally and baked at 800C In kiln. The day hardens to a rocky substance and are then painted to envisage a shiny ,luscious and slick appearance. Colour and finishing depends upon the baking. Bits of gold in traditional flower like structure, semi circle, circle and all other conceivable geometric shapes are engraved on the terracotta with fine filigree work to cast idiosyncratic designs. The fusion of gold/diamond pieces on terracotta ami the terracotta on gold is the emphatic novel feature of this product. Gold and terracotta are fused in different methods, which can be broadly classified as follows
I) Agents like wax and neem glue are applied at a certain temperature resulting in fusion. The strong glues and adheslves are made exclusively for the fusion of gold on terracotta which binds them together in full strength and support. The viscous, gelatinous adherant is produced with great care to stick the gold chunks on a surface like terracotta , after immense research and study which has yielded fruitful results. The paste clings the gold pieces to the terracotta so tight that its durability and quality is highly assured.
b) Terra cotta over gold
i) Indigenous techniques like prongs are used to place pieces of terracotta over gold.
I) Pieces of gold are laid over terra cotta and fastened below with rivets and prongs.
i) Pieces of gold and terracotta inlaid with gold, are strung fashionably to create pleasing jewelry designs. The different pieces of terracotta and gold beads are knit together to form long and choker like chains and the pendant made separately following the abovesaid procedure is attached to present a beautiful, traditional, fashionable necklace.
After the fusion of gold and terracotta following one or all of the above methods according to the pattern and design of jewelry, they are strung together on strong thread and ends are tied with tasseled chords. Such fashion jewellery is also produced by the fusion of diamond with terracotta on similar lines. By this process different types of necklaces, ear rings, bracelets, rings, hairpins etc. are made. Some of the jewelry is painted to suit the customer tastes. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
Description of the invention will now be given with reference to the attached FIGS. 1-6. It should be noted that these figures are merely illustrative in nature and in no way serve to limit the scope of the invention to such illustrations alone, which is defined by the claims appearing herein below. COMPONENTS OF THE NECKLACE
FIG 1 is a front elevation sketch of the 4 leaved terracotta mould with a piece of gold structured in an eight Detailed flower form embossed in the center and fine filgree work of leaves, flowers and thin lines designed around the gold piece , as a whole forming the center of the necklace to which the pendant is attached.
As shown in Fig 1, the 4 leaved terracotta chunk is moulded from specially designed mould. The earthen ware, in the form of reddish brown clay is made into a fine paste and poured into 4 leaved shaped moulds. Once the clay sets to the appropriate consistency, exquisite designs of flowers, leaves and fine lines are engraved as shown in Fig.l, over the semi soft clay and then fired at over 800 degree C. The moulded clay once cooled at room temperature hardens to a rocky substance and are then painted in brown with the leaves in green dashed with an enamel effect to envisage a shiny ,luscious and slick appearance. Small piece of gold, structured in an eight petal led flower form is embossed in the center using bonding and riveting techniques . This as a whole forms the center of the necklace to which the pendant is attached.
FIG 2 is a front elevation sketch of the 3 leaved terracotta design embodied with a flower shaped gold piece in the center according to bonding and riveting techniques and fine filigree work of leaves and thin lines are inscribed around the gold piece. Below, is the sketch of gold beads engraved with perfect filigree work tuned to high degree of aesthetics. The gold beads and 3 leaved terracotta pieces are strung alternately following tasstlng technique to dash a sense of relief and artistic beauty.
COMPONENTS OF THE PENDANT
FIG 3 is a front elevation of the crescant shaped terracotta structure forming the bottom of the pendant with a gold bead dangling from the center. This, forming the base of the pendant, Is painted In brown and green shades glazed with an enamel effect with flower shaped gold bits embossed on it according to bonding and riveting techniques, encircled by highly tuned filigree work.
FIG 4 Is a front elevation of the two birds facing each other found embodied on the pendant. Having the crescant shaped terracotta piece described in Fig 3 as its' base, the design show cased in Fig 3 is locked to Fig 4 on its' upper edge. As can be seen in the figure, the birds made of terracotta is culled out from the specially designed mould according to set procedures and mlniscuie work is inscribed on the wing and the body of the birds comprising of fine lines on its' tail painted green, circles on the body painted yellow, eyes and beak stenciled to great perfection and gold pieces in flower shape are embossed on the body, tail and wing of the birds adhering to bonding and riveting techniques.
RG 5 is a front elevation view of the lion faced gold chunk on the top of the pendant, serving as a link between the necklace and the pendant. The metal gold liquefied at high temperature Is poured into the Hon faced mould and culled out at the appropriate consistency. The metal once hardened is polished and cleansed to emerge a bright faced lion shaped gold chunk, which Is embossed on the top of the pendant, serving as a link between the pendant and the necklace hooked by means of pliable metallic wires pursuing the tassling technique.
RG 6 is the perspective view of the pendant and the chain to which It is attached.
The invention would Include various other modifications, variations of the inventions as known to persons skilled in the art.
elements of nature like earth, water and fire, being the base material upon which gold is fused by bonding/riveting/tassllng technique, in flower Iike or other geometrical shapes having ornamental form, such terracotta material having leaf, flower, fruit or any suitable shape, size and interspersed with golden beads by means of a metallic or any such wire, thread or device and carrying filigree work.
2. Jewellery as claimed in claim 1, wherein the fusion of gold over terracotta is done by "BONDING TECHNIQUE" by applying agents like wax, neem glue at suitable temperature.
3. Jewellery as claimed in claim 1, wherein the fusion of gold and terracotta is done by "BONDING TECHNIQUE" by placing Indigenous materials like prongs.
4. Jewellery as claimed in claim 1, wherein the fusion of gold over terracotta is done by Riveting by means of Rivets and prongs.
5. Jewellery as claimed in claim 1, wherein the fusion of gold over terracotta is done by Tasslinq technique to knit the pieces of terracotta and gold beads together to form long and choker like jewellery.
6. Jewellery as claimed in claim 1, to which a pendant like device made of terracotta comprising artistic work with gold fused thereupon can be attached.
7. A Jewellery as claimed in Claim 1, having a top necklace to which
beads can be hung from the terracotta shaped material.
8. A Jewellery as claimed in Claim 6 to which a bead can be attached to the pendant by applying tassling technique.
9. A Jewellery as claimed in claim 1 having a top necklace strung together by a rope, wire or any suitable device.
10. A Jewellery as claimed in claim 1, wherein Terracotta material is made
of earth, water at a temperature of 800 degrees plus.
11. A Jewellery as claimed In claim 1 having Terracotta background,
material upon which filigree work is done to beautify the jewel.
12. A jewellery as claimed in claim 1 where the terracotta is fused
alternatively with diamond.
13. A jewellery as callmed in claim 1, where the gold forms the base upon which the terracotta is fused.
14. A jewellery substantially, as described hereinbefore with reference to enclosed drawings.
Place: CHENNAI Date: 08-11-2004
|Indian Patent Application Number||1185/CHE/2004|
|PG Journal Number||02/2008|
|Date of Filing||10-Nov-2004|
|Name of Patentee||SHRI. RAMDASS BALAMURUGAN|
|Applicant Address||#7,CROSS CUT ROAD,GANDHIPURAM, COIMBATORE-641 012,|
|PCT International Classification Number||A 44 C 27/00|
|PCT International Application Number||N/A|
|PCT International Filing date|