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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Hobe Necklace & Bracelet Costume Jewelry Collection
Lot # 74 - Hobe Necklace & Bracelet Costume Jewelry Collection
A Hobe necklace and bracelet with safety chain. The bracelet can be attached to the necklace to extend the necklace; all signed pieces are stamped.
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<i>Ippolita</i> 18k Shell and Diamond Earrings
Lot # 244 - Ippolita 18k Shell and Diamond Earrings
Ippolita 18k yellow gold "Rock Candy" earrings comprised of 9 black shell slices set in a 2.75 in. cascade of honeycombed hexagons, selectively accented by pavé-set diamonds weighing approximately .88 ct. total weight; wt. 8.9 dwts.
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BSK, LA Sterling and Mirano Glass Necklaces
Lot # 255 - BSK, LA Sterling and Mirano Glass Necklaces
A grouping of two ear clips, a ring and a necklace; 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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Emerald and Diamond Ring in 18 Karat Yellow Gold
Lot # 377 - Emerald and Diamond Ring in 18 Karat Yellow Gold
An 18k yellow gold ring containing one 5.3mm x 5mm step cut medium green emerald surrounded by 14 SI1-2, G-H color round full cut diamonds weighing approximately .25 carats total weight.

6.5 dwt.
Size  7.75
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Intaglia Citrine Brooch in 15 Karat Yellow Gold
Lot # 217 - Intaglia Citrine Brooch in 15 Karat Yellow Gold
A vintage 15 karat yellow gold brooch containing one 24 x 20mm oval citrine carved with the image of a man with flowing curls. Bezel set with scroll design frame.

11.0 dwt.
46 x 25mm

Dr. Charles (1882-1954) was an Olympic athlete, winning bronze in the 1904 St. Louis games.  The majority of this collection is assumed to have been gathered during the years immediately prior to World War II, while the family was residing in Hong Kong.
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St. Clair Paperweights, PLUS
Lot # 486 - St. Clair Paperweights, PLUS
This group includes three St. Clair floral pattern paperweights, the first of which has blue trumpets along with a pen holder, the second has white trumpets and is a clear sphere, the third of this group is a Maude and Bob St. Clair paperweight, all three of these paperweights are identified with the St. Clair impression on the base. PLUS an Elwood, Indiana blue floral paperweight with gorgeous coloration. PLUS a paperweight with a yellow flower detail and a blue center, made in Murano, Italy.
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Victorian Pearl and Enamel Bangle Bracelet in 14 Karat Yellow Gold
Lot # 56 - Victorian Pearl and Enamel Bangle Bracelet in 14 Karat Yellow Gold
A 14k yellow gold 13mm wide hinged bangle bracelet, ca 1880. Black enamel with clear enamel overcoat. Lily of the valley motif with seven half pearls. Hand-engraved and stippled details. Hidden clasp with safety chain.

13.7 dwt.
5.825" inner circumference
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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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Weiss Brooch
Lot # 1 - Weiss Brooch
A grouping of Weiss jewelry composed of two brooches; 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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Hamilton
Lot # 80 - Hamilton "Dodson" Wrist Watches
A group of five Hamilton "Dodson" models, ca 1938-1948. All Wadsworth 10k gold filled cases. Various styles of  leather straps. All have Hamilton 987A mechanical movements.
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Vintage Owl Ring with Amethyst and Diamonds
Lot # 39 - Vintage Owl Ring with Amethyst and Diamonds
A vintage owl designed ring set with three amethyst and 10 round-cut diamonds.

Measures ring size 7 and a weight of 3.0 dwts.
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Assortment of Blue Paperweights
Lot # 430 - Assortment of Blue Paperweights
The first in this assortment of blue paperweights is a vintage Art Glass Metropolitan Museum of Art Blue Swirled paperweight, which has a beautiful blue and white striped pattern.

Second is an art glass wired Bubble Blue Gold paperweight, with really interesting coloration and bubble pattern.

Additionally, there are two medium paperweights from around the country, one sea foam green paperweight from Mexico, and one dark blue striated paperweight from the San Juan Islands.

Also there is an oblong paperweight from 1984, with a dark top and lighter variations of color as you get closer to the base.

Finally, there are two medium size spherical blue paperweights, one with a light blue radiating pattern, and the other with a green and white cane center with a radiating blue and white pattern around the base.
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Gio Caroli Diamond Bangle Bracelet in 18 Karat
Lot # 154 - Gio Caroli Diamond Bangle Bracelet in 18 Karat
An 18k yellow gold Gio Caroli hinged bangle bracelet featuring twenty-two SI1-SI2, H-I color round diamonds weighing approximately .50 carats total weight. The diamonds are inlaid in a crossover design. The hinges allow for easy movement. Bracelet is marked "Gio Caroli" on the inside. 
 
14.9 dwt. 
Length 7''
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Eisenberg Original Rhinestone Clip
Lot # 166 - Eisenberg Original Rhinestone Clip
A sterling Eisenberg original rhinestone dress clip with original box ; 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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Baroque Pearl Necklace with a 14 Karat Clasp
Lot # 371 - Baroque Pearl Necklace with a 14 Karat Clasp
An 18" strand of 8.5-10mm baroque pearls in white, pink and peach tones with a 14k yellow gold clasp. Knotted.
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<i>American Watch Company</i> Appleton Tracy Pocket Watch in 18 Karat Yellow Gold
Lot # 124 - American Watch Company Appleton Tracy Pocket Watch in 18 Karat Yellow Gold
An American Watch Company 18k yellow gold size 10 hunter case pocket watch. Appleton Tracy 15 jewel model 1857 movement number 508982. Key wind and set. American Watch Company case number 36185. White dial with black painted Roman numerals. Countersunk subseconds dial. Blued hands. 10" watch chain.
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Parker <i>Duofold Centennial</i> Jasper Broad Fountain Pen
Lot # 241 - Parker Duofold Centennial Jasper Broad Fountain Pen
This Parker Duofold Centennial jasper broad fountain pen features two wide gold bands and is a Centennial series Mark II pen. This pen also features an 18 carat gold, fine point nib.
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Ladies Victorian Era 7.0 Carat Total Weight Diamond and Gold Necklace
Lot # 429 - Ladies Victorian Era 7.0 Carat Total Weight Diamond and Gold Necklace
Ladies 18 karat yellow gold choker-style Victorian necklace depicting bows and wreaths dripping with diamonds containing 148 European cut diamonds weighing approximately 7.0 carats total weight. Handmade. Diamonds range from VS2-SI2, ,F-H color.

15.80 dwt.
15 in. long
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Ladies 14 Karat White Gold Vintage Diamond Ring
Lot # 201 - Ladies 14 Karat White Gold Vintage Diamond Ring
Ladies 14k white gold diamond fashion ring containing one SI2,  H-I color round diamond measuring 5.2 x 5.2 x 3.1mm and weighing approximately .50 carats, one VS2, G-H color round brilliant diamond measuring 4.5mm x 4.5mm x 2.6mm. and weighing approximately .33 carats, one VS1, G-H color European cut diamond weighing approximately .12 carats and 11 VS1, G-H color single cut diamonds weighing approximately .11 carats total weight.

Approximately 1.06 carats total weight
3.1 dwt.
Size 6.75
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Stipula Novecento Oval Ebonite R/B Fountain Pen #715
Lot # 413 - Stipula Novecento Oval Ebonite R/B Fountain Pen #715
Stipula Novecento Fountain Pen. Broad two-toned 18k gold nib. Ebonite barrel and cap with sterling silver trimming. Piston filler. Made in Florence, Italy. Pen is #715. Includes original wooden presentation box.
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