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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18k Gentleman's Pocket Watch with Repeater
Lot # 340 - 18k Gentleman's Pocket Watch with Repeater
Swiss, 18k yellow gold pocket watch, retailed by Bigelow and Kennard, Boston, movement running very well, repeater accurately operating, with original gold hands and numerals; dia. 2 in., wt. with movement, 59.5 dwts.
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Coro, Kramer & Unsigned Costume Jewelry Collection
Lot # 199 - Coro, Kramer & Unsigned Costume Jewelry Collection
A pair of Coro dress clips, three Coro brooches, a Kramer brooch and a pair of unsigned ear clips; all signed pieces are stamped.
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Painted Porcelain brooches
Lot # 196 - Painted Porcelain brooches
A grouping of six painted 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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Carved Lapis Ring with Seed Pearls in 14 Karat Yellow Gold
Lot # 214 - Carved Lapis Ring with Seed Pearls in 14 Karat Yellow Gold
A 14k yellow gold ring containing one 18mmx 13.5mm bezel set lapis center stone pierced and carved with a floral design surrounded by a rope edging and seed pearls.

5.2 dwt.
Size 9
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Amethyst and Diamond
Lot # 414 - Amethyst and Diamond "Clover" Earrings in 14 Karat
A pair of 14k white gold pierced earrings in a clover motif containing four 6mm dark purple heart-shaped amethysts in each earring accented by three SI1, G color round brilliant diamonds per earring weighing approximately .25 carats total weight.

3.3 dwt.
.625" x .750"
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Montblanc 1978/80 Meisterstuck-149" Fountain Pen" width="224" />
Meisterstuck-149" Fountain Pen">Lot # 161 - Montblanc 1978/80 "Meisterstuck-149" Fountain Pen
This lot contains one Montblanc "Meisterstuck-149" fountain pen. Here offered is a "gently used" piece of fountain pen elegance. This early "149" is fitted with the rare 14C Mont Blanc (585) nib in what appears to be a medium. It is boxed with papers and Mont Blanc wipe.
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Rolex Super Automatic Deluxe Cigarette Lighter
Lot # 370 - Rolex Super Automatic Deluxe Cigarette Lighter
A Rolex cigarette lighter ca 1965. Marketing promotion for Southern Ohio National Bank. Marked Rolex and Super Automatic Deluxe. Made in Japan. Appears unused with original Rolex. outer box
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<i>Valentino</i> Enameled Bangle
Lot # 152 - Valentino Enameled Bangle
Vintage Valentino, 1980s, gold toned and enameled hinged bangle with twist rope top and bottom edges, cream enamel body with moon and star and iconic "V'" shapes; dia. 2.5 in.
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Ladies 18 Karat White Gold Art Deco Wrist Watch
Lot # 311 - Ladies 18 Karat White Gold Art Deco Wrist Watch
Ladies 18k white gold Bruner swing-out case. Warwick 17-jewel 2-adjustment Swiss movement. White face with black markers. Four single cut diamonds with six blue sapphires. Engraved case.
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Bexley 1997 Gold Band Cigar Aficionado" Limited Edition Fountain Pen" width="224" />
Gold Band Cigar Aficionado" Limited Edition Fountain Pen">Lot # 42 - Bexley 1997 "Gold Band Cigar Aficionado" Limited Edition Fountain Pen
In the style of the 1997 "Decoband" series, Bexley presented this "Cigar Aficionado" limited edition series. This cartridge/converter pen is #5/708, and has a solid 14k band, gold roller clip and accents. It is in a "Burgundy Wood Grain" body and cap, and is fitted with a Bexley, 14k two-toned "B" nib. Mint in box in sleeve with all papers.
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Visconti 1991 Ragtime (1st Issue) Cinnabar" Fountain Pen" width="224" />
Ragtime (1st Issue) Cinnabar" Fountain Pen">Lot # 355 - Visconti 1991 "Ragtime (1st Issue) Cinnabar" Fountain Pen
For their "Primo Grand Introduction" of a new pen design offered in four attractive colors Visconti gave birth to their piston-fill, "Ragtime" Series. In this lot we offer their Cinnabar pen, a very attractive and most unusual mottled or variegated blending of orange and black celluloid. It has plated gold accents and an old style plated clip bearing the inscriptions-"Visconti-Ragtime-Firenze-Italia." This pen is fitted with a plated gold monotone Visconti "M" nib. It resides mint, in a fold-front, leatherette, snap-case with papers in outer box.
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Ring with an Emerald and Diamonds in 18 Karat
Lot # 478 - Ring with an Emerald and Diamonds in 18 Karat
An 18k yellow gold ring featuring one 7mm x 5mm bezel set emerald surrounded by eighteen SI2, H-I color round diamonds weighing approximately .25 carats total weight. The band is wide and tapers into the shank.

4.6 dwt.
Size 8.25
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14k Ruby and Diamond Ring
Lot # 41 - 14k Ruby and Diamond Ring
14k white gold, diamond and ruby ring in a stepped geometric design; ring size 6.5, wt. 4.4 dwts.
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Mish of New York 18 Karat Labradorite Black-Eyed Susan Necklace
Lot # 322 - Mish of New York 18 Karat Labradorite Black-Eyed Susan Necklace
Mish of New York 17" necklace with pear-shaped iridescent labradorite beads and an 18k white gold Black-Eyed Susan toggle clasp.

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14k Emerald and Diamond Line Bracelet
Lot # 34 - 14k Emerald and Diamond Line Bracelet
14k white gold, emerald and diamond line bracelet set with 13 oval emeralds weighing approximately 4.94 cts., and 52 round brilliant-cut diamonds set in groupings of four, weighing approximately 2.08 cts. total weight, VS clarity, H-I color; lg. 6.5 in., wt. 8.1 dwts.
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<i>Tiffany & Co.</i>
Lot # 91 - Tiffany & Co. "T-Clip" Pen Set in Sterling
Tiffany & Co. T-Clip 5" pen and pencil set engraved with monogram "PCM." "Tiffany & Co. Sterling" marked on barrel. 


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Tanzanite and Diamond Ring in 14 Karat White Gold
Lot # 287 - Tanzanite and Diamond Ring in 14 Karat White Gold
Ring in 14k white gold featuring one 9.3mm round tanzanite weighing approximately 3.5 carats.The tanzanite is surrounded by a cushion shaped halo of twenty-two round full cut diamonds and sixteen round full cut diamonds set in the undergallery. Approximately .50 carats total weight.

4.2 dwt. 
Size 6.5
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1980 <i>Givenchy</i> Classic Necklace
Lot # 161 - 1980 Givenchy Classic Necklace
Givenchy, 1980, a gold tone link choker with pave crystals alternating on eight lower links, metal tag with Givenchy; necklace lg. 16 in.
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Val St. Lambert Free-form Iceberg Paperweight, PLUS
Lot # 494 - Val St. Lambert Free-form Iceberg Paperweight, PLUS
Vintage Val St. Lambert free-form iceberg paperweight, PLUS one pink star flower and controlled bubble weight; one cream and pink controlled bubble rose weight; one black and orange fluted flower weight with a sticker; one white, turquoise, and gold weight; one swirled golden leaf weight; one white flower and controlled bubble weight with some damage; and 7 miscellaneous weights - 2 small weights, 2 marbles, 2 mini weights, and a cube.
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<i>Gucci, Lucien Piccard, Alfex</i> PLUS
Lot # 124 - Gucci, Lucien Piccard, Alfex PLUS
A group of five wrist watches including a Gucci quartz model 4200L in gold filled, a 14k yellow gold Lucien Piccard mechanical watch with a blue enamel bezel, A Lugran fashion watch in gold filled, an Eddie Bauer watch in stainless with date feature and an Alfex 5541 by Julia Hou in gold filled
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