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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<i>Rolex</i> Explorer II Wristwatch
Lot # 100 - Rolex Explorer II Wristwatch
Rolex Explorer II. Stainless steel. Model 16570. Serial number E710904, ca 1990. Black dial. Date window. Center hour, minute and seconds hands. 24-hour display. Second time zone with independent rapid-setting of the hour hand. Instantaneous date. Stop-seconds for precise time setting. 42mm Oyster case. Monobloc middle case Screw down back and crown. Fixed 24 hour bezel. Oyster bracelet. Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding, 24-hour hand.
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<i>Longines</i> Wrist Watch in 14 Karat, Ca 1951
Lot # 63 - Longines Wrist Watch in 14 Karat, Ca 1951
A 1951 Longines tank-style watch in 14k yellow gold. Seventeen jewel 9LT movement. K&E 14k case number 95835. Silver dial with applied crystals and silver stick hands. Sub-seconds dial. Brown crocodile leather band with Longines buckle.
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Shield and Scepter Brooch in 18 Karat Yellow Gold with Gemstones and Diamonds
Lot # 50 - Shield and Scepter Brooch in 18 Karat Yellow Gold with Gemstones and Diamonds
An 18k yellow gold brooch in the form of a shield and scepter set with flat cut rubies and emeralds and accented with three .02 carat round diamonds.

5.4 dwt.
43mm x 30mm
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Natural Pearls with a G.I.A Certificate
Lot # 50 - Natural Pearls with a G.I.A Certificate
A double strand necklace featuring 130 pearls and slightly baroque pearls measuring approximately 5.0mm each. Strung on silk with a 14k yellow gold clasp one strand measures 15" while the other measures 16" which allows them to drape nicely on the neck. Accompanied by a G.I.A. gem identification report dated March 13,1986 stating "Natural Pearls".
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14k Brooch with Cabochon Garnet
Lot # 170 - 14k Brooch with Cabochon Garnet
Ca 1910 14k brooch containing an oval almandine garnet (RI = 1.75) set into a wreath of cast leaves, beading and chain links; lg. 1.75 in.,  wt. 9.6 dwts.
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Smoky Quartz Ring in 18 Karat
Lot # 130 - Smoky Quartz Ring in 18 Karat
An 18k yellow gold custom-made ring featuring one 24mm x 20mm x 12.75mm step cut octagonal smoky golden quartz weighing approximately 40.0 carats. The ring has a yellow gold oval "halo" around the center stone which incorporates ten prongs rising from the shank.

16.2 dwt.
Size 6
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Earrings in 14 Karat Yellow Gold
Lot # 74 - Earrings in 14 Karat Yellow Gold
Two pairs of hoop earrings in 14k yellow gold. The first pair are lever backs and feature double hoops. The other pair are wire backs. 

2.3 dwt. 
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14k Yellow Gold Rope Earrings
Lot # 188 - 14k Yellow Gold Rope Earrings
14k yellow gold double rope-style drop earrings; wt. 4.6 dwts. 
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A Group of Sterling Silver Brooches
Lot # 150 - A Group of Sterling Silver Brooches
A group of five sterling silver brooches consisting of a 35mm floral design brooch with a 9mm round turquoise center marked Taxco, a 48mm x 18mm pea pod brooch marked Taxco, a 57mm x 38mm repousse brooch marked Mexico, an unmarked 77mm x 8mm totem pole brooch and an unmarked floral brooch measuring 57mm x 37mm. 

31 dwt.
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A pair of Disney
Lot # 80 - A pair of Disney "Mickey Mouse" Costume Jewelry Earrings
A pair of Mickey Mouse earrings, a champagne pearlescent coloring of the mickey head and a polished gold tone bezel set; all signed pieces are stamped
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<i>Tiffany and Co.</i> 14k Flower Pin
Lot # 115 - Tiffany and Co. 14k Flower Pin
Tiffany & Co. 14k yellow gold stylized flower pin; lg. 1.25 in., wt. 6.8 dwts. 


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Earrings with Pearls in 14 Karat Yellow Gold
Lot # 278 - Earrings with Pearls in 14 Karat Yellow Gold
Three pairs of post back earrings in 14k yellow gold with pearls. The first pair features two 9mm round pearls. The second pair features two 6.5mm round pearls, while the last pair features two 6mm round pearls. 

2.3 dwt. 
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<i>Omega</i> Wrist Watch in 18 Karat Yellow Gold
Lot # 51 - Omega Wrist Watch in 18 Karat Yellow Gold
An Omega wrist watch in 18k yellow gold. 6.5" woven gold band. White dial with applied gold markers and gold hands. Omega 482 seventeen jewel movement number 17128445. 17mm case. 10mm bracelet.

24.0 dwt.
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Bexley American Artist: Mokum'e Gan'e" Limited Edition Fountain Pen" width="224" />
American Artist: Mokum'e Gan'e" Limited Edition Fountain Pen">Lot # 407 - Bexley "American Artist: Mokum'e Gan'e" Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Bexley "American Artist: Mokum'e Gan'e" Limited Edition fountain pen, number #05 of 18 pens with this design. In 2002, Bexley Pen Co. collaborated with Damascus Knife maker David Broadwell to fabricate three varieties of Damascus metal sheets to be fashioned into the barrels and caps of each of the three series' pens. The barrel and cap features a laminated folding of copper, silver, and nickel in a spiral design, offset by a russet wood-grained resin. The clip is a solid 18k brushed rose gold, set with a yellow cabochon gemstone. This cartridge fill pen is fitted with a solid 18k, two-toned Bexley "S" nib. Mint in box with paperwork.
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Vintage Riske Pocket Mirrors
Lot # 47 - Vintage Riske Pocket Mirrors
A duo of Pocket mirrors composed of mixed metal and a transfer of a nude scene; 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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Lisner, Julio Marsella, and Austrian Costume Jewelry Collection
Lot # 218 - Lisner, Julio Marsella, and Austrian Costume Jewelry Collection
A Julio Marsella brooch, two Austrian rhinestone brooches, and a pair of Lisner ear clips; all signed pieces are stamped.
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Chinese Embroidered Silk Evening Bag
Lot # 267 - Chinese Embroidered Silk Evening Bag
Chinese, ca 1940s silk evening bag of finely hand embroidered silk and metallic thread, featuring a gilt metal hinged opening with filigree, cabochon stones and a chain handle; ht. 5.75, wd. 6.5 in.
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Weiss Costume Jewelry Brooch Collection
Lot # 22 - Weiss Costume Jewelry Brooch Collection
Four Weiss brooches ranging in size and design; all signed pieces are stamped.
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Earrings in 14 and 18 Karat Yellow Gold
Lot # 209 - Earrings in 14 and 18 Karat Yellow Gold
Three pairs of earrings including one 14k two tone gold pair featuring 9mm mabe pearls and omega backs with posts, a 14k yellow gold pair in a flower design featuring 5.5mm pearl centers with French screw backs and an 18k yellow gold pair in the form of grape leaves and grape clusters with omega backs and posts.

4.8 dwt. 14k
6.7 dwt. 18k
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Gentleman's Double Warrior Trojan Cameo Ring
Lot # 103 - Gentleman's Double Warrior Trojan Cameo Ring
Gentleman's 10 karat yellow gold ring with white gold trim containing one 20mm x 15mm (approx. .75 in. x .60 in.) rectangular cameo depicting a Trojan warrior.  Ca 1920.

8.3 dwt.
Size 11
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