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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Nostalgia" Model #802 Sterling Silver Fountain Pen">Lot # 339 - Sheaffer 1992 "Nostalgia" Model #802 Sterling Silver Fountain Pen
Sheaffer 1992 "Nostalgia" Model #802 sterling silver fountain pen. Example of a limited, un-numbered, one year production of one of Sheaffer's original designed pens. It has barrel and cap of solid (.925) sterling silver, with a stylish scroll and a floral engraving on a lined background. It is fitted with an 18k (.750), two-toned gold medium oblique nib, and is cartridge fill. It comes mint in the original Sheaffer red leatherette box, in sleeve with papers and two refills.
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14k Filigree Diamond Eternity Ring
Lot # 6 - 14k Filigree Diamond Eternity Ring
14k white gold and diamond filigree eternity ring with stylized hearts and XO's containing 32 round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.0 cts total weight; ring size 7.5, wt. 3.8 dwts.
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Grouping of Ivory Jewelry
Lot # 159 - Grouping of Ivory Jewelry
A grouping of Ivory jewelry; 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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Mixed Designer Pair of Brooches
Lot # 306 - Mixed Designer Pair of Brooches
Signed Weiss brooch with three faux pearls of varying size and clear rhinestones; silver metalwork with a signed back. Kramer rhinestone elegant knot brooch, elegant and open work, clear rhinestones and silver in color. 
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John Worke Silver Repoussé Paired-Case Pocket Watch Ca. 1760
Lot # 5 - John Worke Silver Repoussé Paired-Case Pocket Watch Ca. 1760
John Worke repoussé paired case pocket watch, ca 1760-1785. John Worke movement number 8692. Silver repoussé outer case. White porcelain dial with painted river scene, Roman numerals and arcaded minutes chapter. Yellow pointer hands. Double-footed cock. Egyptian pillars. Key-wind and -set. London 1762 case. Outer case signed D. Cochin. Intricate floral designs on front and back of outer case.
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Mexican Silver Bracelet
Lot # 261 - Mexican Silver Bracelet
A sterling silver bracelet from Mexican silver composed of links and a abstract design; 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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Russian Enameled Silver Cigarette Case
Lot # 380 - Russian Enameled Silver Cigarette Case
Russian, late 19th century, a Russian enameled silver cigarette case, marked, *88 for purity, with symbol for St. Petersburg and hallmarked M.A. for Matrena Andreyevna, (w. 1894-1908); lg. 3.25 in., wt. 113.7 dwts. 
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Ladies 10 Karat White Gold Sapphire and Diamond Pin
Lot # 208 - Ladies 10 Karat White Gold Sapphire and Diamond Pin
Ladies 10k white gold filigree pin containing one VS2-SI1, F-G color European cut diamond weighing approximately .07 carats and two 3.5mm triangular blue sapphires set in bezels.

1.7 dwt.
2 in. x  .25 in.
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<i>Chanel</i> Pale Amethyst Crystal Sautoir
Lot # 133 - Chanel Pale Amethyst Crystal Sautoir
A 60" Chanel sautoir with pale amethyst crystals, ca 1981. round and chiclet crystals with yellow bezels. Signed.
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Coral Cameo Brooch in 14 Karat Yellow Gold with Tassels
Lot # 41 - Coral Cameo Brooch in 14 Karat Yellow Gold with Tassels
A Victorian era double tassel brooch in 14k yellow gold featuring a 12mm x 8mm oval carved coral cameo center. 27mm x 71mm.

10.2 dwt.
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<i>Louis Rousselet</i> Bracelet and Necklace
Lot # 86 - Louis Rousselet Bracelet and Necklace
Louis Rousselet "Made in France" triple row twisted glass bead bracelet and necklace, ca 1940. Multi-colored glass beads with copper clasps. 8" bracelet. 16" necklace.
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Five Diamond Ring in 14 Karat
Lot # 289 - Five Diamond Ring in 14 Karat
A 14k two tone ring featuring five SI2-I1, G-H color round diamonds weighing approximately 1.0 carat total weight.

2.1 dwt.
Size 8.75
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Lapis Necklace and Earrings PLUS
Lot # 71 - Lapis Necklace and Earrings PLUS
A 24" lapis bead necklace with matching drop earrings PLUS a pair of lapis earrings in sterling with posts and a pair of lapis earrings in sterling with clip backs.
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Baccarat Gridel Series Deer with 17 Gridel Canes, 1976
Lot # 434 - Baccarat Gridel Series Deer with 17 Gridel Canes, 1976
This Baccarat Gridel Series deer with 17 Gridel canes from 1976 features a black Gridel deer silhouette cane with a blue ring of canes around the central cane, along with green and yellow canes separated by radiating blue cane spokes that contain the other seventeen Gridel silhouette canes. This paperweight is a limited edition paperweight and is 146th paperweight in an edition of less than 350 total paperweights.
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Stefan Hafner 18 Karat White Gold Spiral Hoop Earrings
Lot # 229 - Stefan Hafner 18 Karat White Gold Spiral Hoop Earrings
Ladies 18k white gold Stefan Hafner 4-row hoop earrings containing 82 VS1-VS2, F-G color round brilliant diamonds weighing approximately 1.50 carats total weight. Omega backs with posts.

12.3 dwt.
1 in. tall

Stefan Hafner was founded in 1967 in Bologna, Italy and since has been winning countless couture jewelry awards. Stefan Hafner creates jewelry that is contemporary, with an inherent lightness in its design. The team of designers with skills as diverse as architecture, theater set, fashion, graphic design and photography are a rare assembly of passion for work and creativity under one roof. These talents are combined with the expertise of traditionally schooled goldsmiths and all the other artisans who make up this formidable atelier.
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<i>Idaho Opal and Gem Co.</i> Boulder Opal Pendant and Earrings in 14 Karat Yellow Gold
Lot # 203 - Idaho Opal and Gem Co. Boulder Opal Pendant and Earrings in 14 Karat Yellow Gold
A pendant and earring set from Idaho Opal and Gem Co. featuring a 26mm x 12mm Australian boulder opal set in a 14k yellow gold bezel with an integrated bale and a pair of earrings in 14k yellow gold containing two 11mm x 9mm Australian boulder opals set in bezels with four diamond accent stones.

5.1 dwt.
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Rossi/ Parker Rare 1990s #1 <i>Oriental Bamboo</i> Gold & Silver LE Fountain Pens
Lot # 315 - Rossi/ Parker Rare 1990s #1 Oriental Bamboo Gold & Silver LE Fountain Pens
Here offered, is a small group of highest quality, custom crafted, fountain pens, by the now quite famous Paul Rossi! These pens represent unique design and perfection, not found in most of the current examples of pens with semi-precious and precious metal overlay and inlay ornamentation. Wm. Weakley of Power Pens was quick to recognize the exceptional Rossi talent, and his appreciation of this talent led him to acquire several Unique, Artist Proof, and #1 Pens, during the budding, 1990s years of Rossi's creativity. The bulk of these pens found their way into Dr. Nash's collection, and are among the Rossi pens we offer. An early tribute to Rossi's work was an article in Pen World, by Kathleen Kelly, "Artistry", and pictures of several of our pens. A copy of this enlightening article will accompany each pen.

Created in the early years of Rossi production, these pens represent, to the greatest degree, the artistry, execution and perfection the artistic dedication Rossi can portray in his creations. Simple in design yet in polish, shading and accenting this simple Oriental Bamboo design has been acclaimed by some to be Rossi's finest work. On one Parker Duofold blue/green "crushed ice" acrylic cap and barrel pen, Rossi has married an overlay of sterling silver in a subtle but beautifully and delicately executed, flowering Oriental Bamboo motif, and on the other pen of the same basic acrylic, has applied the same motif in solid 18k yellow gold, with cabochon rubies in the flower centers. Each pen is fitted with a duo-tone Parker "Arrow" 18k nib. The pens offered here are #1/12 and #1/7, both the very first in their production. Matching pair in a Parker custom wooden box.
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Ladies 18 Karat White Gold Diamond Riviera Necklace
Lot # 176 - Ladies 18 Karat White Gold Diamond Riviera Necklace
Ladies 18 karat white gold bezel set Riviera necklace containing 103 SI1- I1, G-I color round brilliant diamonds weighing 6.50 carats total weight. Largest diamond is approximately .50 carat. 
13.65 dwt.
Length: 16 inches
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Art Smith Free-Form
Lot # 309 - Art Smith Free-Form "Infinity" Brooch in Sterling
A vintage free form Art Smith "Infinity" brooch inspired by the nuclear fusion symbol introduced in the 1920s. Intertwined silver wire transcends from flat to round with no beginning or end. Three dimensional with original patina intact.

3 in. x 2 in.
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Movado Eliro Swiss Quartz in Stainless Steel
Lot # 56 - Movado Eliro Swiss Quartz in Stainless Steel
A Movado Eliro model in stainless steel. Museum model 84-C1-455-A. Sapphire crystal. Black dial. Silver hands. Movado 8 jewel Swiss quartz movement. 38mm x 26mm. Stainless band with deployment clasp.
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