Fine Jewelry

Cowan's Fine Jewelry and Timepieces Department holds semiannual auctions that feature signed and unsigned items. The collections span from antique collectibles to modern designs with an emphasis on precious metals, gemstones and wrist watches.

Consign Now or contact Brad Wanstrath for a private jewelry box consultation at no obligation.

Department Director

Brad Wanstrath
Specialist

Contact Information
Contact Brad at 513.871.1670 (ext. 217)

Brad Wanstrath brings extensive expertise to the Cowan's team, and will manage the consigning, cataloguing, and selling of fine jewelry and timepieces for Cowan's two annual fine jewelry and timepieces auctions.

Brad is a registered graduate of the Diamond Council of America and has taken a number of Gemological Institute of America (G.I.A.) learning courses. He began working in the jewelry industry at the retail level in October of 1979.

 In 1983, Brad joined his father's business, manufacturing fine jewelry and selling at the wholesale level until 2005. In August of 2005, he went to work for LID Ltd. out of New York City managing their Midwest territory. 

Contact Brad at 513.871.1670 (ext. 217) or e-mail him at: brad@cowans.com

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Michael Fultz for Parker Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Lot # 154 - Michael Fultz for Parker Limited Edition Fountain Pen
This Michael Fultz for Parker limited edition fountain pen features a 14 karat gold overlay in filigree design, with a designer clip, on top of a black acrylic Parker Duofold fountain pen. This is an extremely limited edition pen, marked on the lower cap band, 14K- #15/88- LMF/ SM (L. Michael Fultz/ Stanley Maricek), indicating that this pen is number 15 out of only 88 pens in this edition. It features an 18 karat gold broad Parker nib and is in mint condition within its original box with its papers.
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22cts Flexible Bangle with Oval and Round Diamonds
Lot # 155 - 22cts Flexible Bangle with Oval and Round Diamonds
An 18K yellow gold flexible bangle bracelet set with 539 round brilliant-cut diamonds measuring 1.92mm-1.98mm and 90 oval brilliant-cut diamonds measuring 2.7mm x 3.5mm totaling 629 diamonds weighing approximately 22cts total weight.

Measures an interior of 2.5 inches and a weight of 52.7 dwts.
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Ladies 14 Karat Yellow Gold Ribbed Ring with 4.47 Carat Tanzanite
Lot # 26 - Ladies 14 Karat Yellow Gold Ribbed Ring with 4.47 Carat Tanzanite
Ladies 14k yellow gold ring with a ribbed shank containing one 14mm x 8mm pear-shaped deep purple blue tanzanite weighing 4.47 carats.

3.9 dwt.
Size 7.75
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Enamel and Marcasite Grouping
Lot # 253 - Enamel and Marcasite Grouping
A grouping of mixed metal brooches with enamel and rhinestones; all signed pieces are stamped.

A condition statement is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Cowan's Auctions, Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission and each lot is sold "AS IS". The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Cowan's Auctions, Inc. recommends that prospective bidders examine lots in person or make enquiries to the Jewelry Department concerning condition of any lots before the sale as all lots are sold in "AS IS" condition.
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<i>Ippolita</i> 18k Gemstone Drop Earrings
Lot # 287 - Ippolita 18k Gemstone Drop Earrings
Ippolita 18k yellow gold six-tier drop pendant earrings, containing amethyst, mother of pearl and green quartz; lg 5.68 mm, wt. 4.7 dwts.
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Girard-Perregaux Chronometer HF Gyrodate
Lot # 94 - Girard-Perregaux Chronometer HF Gyrodate
A Girard-Perregaux Chronometer HF Gyrodate. Automatic movement #33363. Case marked 9080FM. White dial. Date window. Rotating bezel. Girard-Perregaux stainless band. 35mm outer case.
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Bar Brooches in 14 Karat Gold and Silver
Lot # 58 - Bar Brooches in 14 Karat Gold and Silver
Two bar brooches. One is in 14k white and yellow gold featuring one center diamond weighing approximately .05 carats accented by six 2mm. pearls. The second brooch is in sterling silver and contains fifteen round crystals arranged in a linear design. 

2.25'' and 2.75''
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<i>Margot de Taxco</i> First Design #5100 Necklace Ca. 1950
Lot # 159 - Margot de Taxco First Design #5100 Necklace Ca. 1950
First design #5100. Sterling silver with hand hammered "Infinity" design. 
Marked "Margot de Taxco 5100", "Sterling Made in Mexico" on reverse with eagle assay mark. 
16'' inner circumference.

62.3 dwt.

Margot de Taxco numbered her designs #5100 to #5790. 
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A 14 Karat Alexandrite and Diamond Ring
Lot # 175 - A 14 Karat Alexandrite and Diamond Ring
A 14 karat alexandrite and diamond ring featuring one 7mm x 5.5mm x 3.65mm emerald cut alexandrite weighing 1.68 carats and 12 VS2-SI1 straight baguettes weighing approximately .47 carats total weight.

2.1 dwt.
Size 7.25
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Coral and Onyx Inlay Ring with Diamonds in 14 Karat
Lot # 280 - Coral and Onyx Inlay Ring with Diamonds in 14 Karat
A 14k yellow gold ring featuring carved onyx and coral inlays highlighted by an "X" pattern of SI1-SI1, H-I color single cut diamonds weighing approximately .25 carats total weight. Shank is marked "58."

4.8 dwt.
Size 8
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Loose 5.23 Carat Squere Cushion Modified Brilliant Diamond
Lot # 167 - Loose 5.23 Carat Squere Cushion Modified Brilliant Diamond
A 5.23 carat square cushion modified brilliant measuring 11.36mm x 11.08mm x 6.44mm. European Gem Lab (E.G.L.) certified SI2, Light yellowish gray (S-T). Complete with certificate.
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Three Karat Gold Rings and Two Brooches
Lot # 33 - Three Karat Gold Rings and Two Brooches
Two rings in 10k yellow gold with green enameled accents and colored stones mimicking Tulips, a synthetic opal ring in 14k yellow gold with three diamond accents and two brooches with engraved floral designs.

3.9 dwt 10k. 
4.27 dwt 14k.



 
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<i>Gruen</i> Precision Autowind in 14 Karat Yellow Gold
Lot # 54 - Gruen Precision Autowind in 14 Karat Yellow Gold
A 14k yellow gold Gruen wrist watch ca 1952. Automatic winding 480SS movement. 17 jewels. 32mm case number Y55160. Caliber 480, model 781. White dial, yellow applied hour markers and hands.
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Ladies 14 Karat Bezel-Set Ruby Band
Lot # 459 - Ladies 14 Karat Bezel-Set Ruby Band
Ladies 14k two-tone ribbed band containing five 3.5mm round deep red rubies set in bezels with white gold ribbed shoulders.

2.70 dwt.
Size 6.5
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Pins with Pearls and Diamonds in Karat Gold
Lot # 218 - Pins with Pearls and Diamonds in Karat Gold
Two Victorian era gold brooches. The first contains two cylindrical black onyx bars set parallel to each other. Two spacers on the piece are set with seven seed pearls each. Centered on the piece are five 2.5mm half pearls set in a golden leaf with swirling accents. The second brooch contains thirty-five rose cut diamonds set in four square panels featuring black enameled crossed batons and stippled and engraved leaves at the ends.
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Sterling and Obsidian Ensemble Made in Mexico
Lot # 156 - Sterling and Obsidian Ensemble Made in Mexico
A four-piece ensemble consisting of a pair of earrings with two 18.5mm x 8.5mm marquise-shaped obsidian, a 7 in. bracelet with eight 18.5mm x 8.5mm marquise-shaped obsidian and a 17 in. necklace with a 38mm x 20mm oval obsidian and four 22mm x 9mm marquise-shaped obsidian. Stamped "Silver Mexico."
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1970s <i>Inna Cytrina</i> Collar.
Lot # 162 - 1970s Inna Cytrina Collar.
1970s Inna Cytrina leaf collar of clear glass, hinged and connected at the magnetic front, the closure hidden by a matte gold tone leaf and trailing vine; inside dia. 4.75 in.
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An 18 Karat Tri-Color Gold Two Carat Total Weight Rolling Eternity Ring
Lot # 509 - An 18 Karat Tri-Color Gold Two Carat Total Weight Rolling Eternity Ring
An 18k tri-color (white, yellow and rose gold) inter locked channel set rolling eternity ring containing 126 SI2, G color round full cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.0 carats total weight.

4.1 dwt.
Size 7.75
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Bangle in 14 Karat Gold Made in Italy
Lot # 114 - Bangle in 14 Karat Gold Made in Italy
A 14k yellow gold hinged bangle bracelet featuring Roman numerals and a spring-loaded hinge with double safeties. Italy.

12.6 dwt.
7" Inner circumference
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Figural Advertising Paperweights (Will Rogers, Universal Studios, Holiday Inn)
Lot # 451 - Figural Advertising Paperweights (Will Rogers, Universal Studios, Holiday Inn)
Three heavy metal figural advertising paperweights:

• Erie Brings You Will Rogers (portrait bust of Will Rogers)

• Holiday Inn of America (Holiday Inn sign)

• Universal Studios, California (tripod camera with paperclip tray beneath)

Tallest ht. 5.25 in.
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