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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Aurora/Classic Pens Inc. 1995 Limited Edition <i>Iliad</i> and <i>Odyssey</i> Fountain Pens
Lot # 15 - Aurora/Classic Pens Inc. 1995 Limited Edition Iliad and Odyssey Fountain Pens
Aurora/Classic Pens Inc. 1995 Limited Edition Iliad and Odyssey pens. Modeled after the classic Aurora "88," and the first solid sterling silver pens of that line, each pen has a guilloche design with gold accents, with the Diamond Spirale design reflecting the virtues of Achilles, and the Flamme pattern symbolizing the resourcefulness of Odysseus. The two pens commemorate Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey. They bear the designation "Classic 88 CP#3," with each bearing the individual serial number #24 of 500 pens. Each is fitted with solid Aurora 18k (.750) nibs in "OBM." Mint in box and sleeve with papers.
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<i>Jean Dousset</i>Lever Back Earrings with Cubic Zirconias
Lot # 89 - Jean DoussetLever Back Earrings with Cubic Zirconias
Jean Dousset earrings featuring two round disks with cubic zirconia,two being 5mm. Lever backs with "JDCZ925 China" marking.
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Vintage Chain and Locket
Lot # 51 - Vintage Chain and Locket
A vintage 20" chain with engraved links suspending a 35mm x 27mm tri-color locket containing tintype photographs of a man and a woman and featuring a  scene of a peacock and flowers.

31.3 dwt.
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Smoky Quartz Ring in 18 Karat
Lot # 131 - Smoky Quartz Ring in 18 Karat
A custom-made 18k yellow gold split shank ring containing one 20mm x 15mm x 12mm step cut octagonal smoky quartz weighing approximately 25.0 carats set in four oversized prongs created from the shank.

13.3 dwt.
Size 5.5 with inside ring guard
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Hattie Carnegie Poured Glass Butterfly Choker
Lot # 136 - Hattie Carnegie Poured Glass Butterfly Choker
A mixed metal Hattie Carnegie choker composed of poured glass 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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Vintage Brooches and Charms in 14 Karat Gold PLUS
Lot # 18 - Vintage Brooches and Charms in 14 Karat Gold PLUS
A six-piece group containing two 14k yellow gold brooches ca 1880, a miniature portrait brooch in 14k yellow gold with blue enamel and an outer ring of 1.5mm pearls, an enameled jockey cap charm in 14k yellow gold and a Freeport fire fighter helmet charm marked .585. PLUS, a four strand 8" aquamarine bead bracelet with five 5mm pearls and a 14k yellow gold clasp.

14.3 dwt.
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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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Vintage Cannetille Earrings in Silver ca 1830
Lot # 289 - Vintage Cannetille Earrings in Silver ca 1830
A pair of vintage cannetille earrings in silver, ca 1830, with intricate wire work and granulation. A ring of tassels hang from the mid-point while the bottom is finished with a free swinging granulated bead. 75mm x 14mm. With fitted box.
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Buckles and Boxes PLUS
Lot # 119 - Buckles and Boxes PLUS
A group containing a vintage 51mm x 42mm repousse container in .830 silver, a vintage silver plated coin box, a gold plated 43mm round compact, a silver bolo marked N. Bia, a pewter dolphin pin, a 44mm engraved circle pin in sterling signed WRJ and two belt buckles, one in bone with inlaid wood and silver and one in brass with a turquoise center stone.
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<i>Mauboussin Paris</i> Bird of Paradise Brooch in 18 Karat Yellow Gold
Lot # 16 - Mauboussin Paris Bird of Paradise Brooch in 18 Karat Yellow Gold
A rare Mauboussin Paris brooch depicting earth's colorful creature, the bird of paradise. Fashioned in 18k yellow gold it features a 13mm x 6mm oval carved blue sapphire body and a 3mm green cabochon head. Marked "Mauboussin Paris" on reverse.

5.8 dwt.
1.75'' x .75''

Mauboussin Paris jewelry is an international wonder in the jewelry industry. Established in 1827,initially under the control of M. Rocher. Georges Mauboussin became the sole owner in 1896, making Mauboussin one of the leading jewelry makers in Paris. Mauboussin was awarded the Grand Prix at the Exposition of Decorative Arts in Paris in 1925, which further gave recognition to Mauboussin's accomplishments in the jewelry industry.
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Gruen Verithin Octagon Pocket Watch in 14 Karat
Lot # 30 - Gruen Verithin Octagon Pocket Watch in 14 Karat
A 14k two-tone Gruen Verithin Octagon. 17 jewel, 5-position temperature-regulated movement #520657. Pendant-wind and -set. Case marked 1049536, 14K, Cincinnati and 36. Blued hands. Parchment dial with sub-seconds and engraved numerals and details. White gold back plate monogrammed DBF.
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Earrings in 14 Karat Yellow and Rose Gold
Lot # 72 - Earrings in 14 Karat Yellow and Rose Gold
Two pairs of huggies in 14k gold. The first pair is in rose gold with a faceted finish while the second pair is in yellow gold marked "Bolivia."

1.2 dwt. 
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Yellow Gold Earrings, Bracelet and Brooch
Lot # 316 - Yellow Gold Earrings, Bracelet and Brooch
A group containing one tri-color gold hinged bangle bracelet, one yellow gold brooch and three pairs of yellow gold clip-back earrings. All 14k.
 
16.3 dwt.
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Koscherak Brothers Paperweights, PLUS
Lot # 463 - Koscherak Brothers Paperweights, PLUS
This group of four Koscherak brothers paperweights includes a vintage Murano Koscherak Brothers paperweight millefiori candy cane, with beautiful patterning.

Second is a Koscherak Brothers Murano paperweight with inlaid ribbons in the glass.

Thirdly is a Koscherak Brothers paperweight with inlaid millefiori and tulle in a beautiful coloration pattern.

Fourth is a Koscherak Brothers paperweight with central blue canes and radiating green ripples.

PLUS a Murano End of Day paperweight with a dark background and a colorful millefiori design.
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A 14 Karat Pearl and Diamond Four-Leaf Clover
Lot # 234 - A 14 Karat Pearl and Diamond Four-Leaf Clover
A 14k yellow gold enameled four-leaf clover brooch, possibly by Bippart, Griscom and Osborn, featuring half pearl leaf tips and stem and one VS1, G-H color .05 carat European cut diamond in the center.

2.8 dwt.
1 in. x 0.75 in.
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Sterling Silver & Rhinestone Brooch
Lot # 31 - Sterling Silver & Rhinestone Brooch
A sterling silver brooch with 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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Ladies 14 Karat Emerald and Diamond Vintage Fashion Ring
Lot # 30 - Ladies 14 Karat Emerald and Diamond Vintage Fashion Ring
Ladies 14 karat white gold fashion ring ca 1950 containing one 6 mm round bright green emerald, 12 single and European cut round diamonds weighing approximately .25 (one-quarter) carats and two straight baguettes weighing approximately .08 carats total weight. All diamonds are VS, G-H color.   
Stamped "LIT" inside shank.
4.15 dwt.
Size 5.5
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Sapphire and Diamond Statement Necklace.
Lot # 94 - Sapphire and Diamond Statement Necklace.
A statement necklace of 18K white gold prong set with 23 pear-shaped natural sapphires, measuring 4.04mm x 5.4mm-8.16mm x 11.38mm, approximately 27.36cts and 288 round brilliant-cut diamonds measuring 2.45mm-3.45mm, approximately 29.25cts.

Measures 16 inches and a total weight of 37.8 dwts.
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Sterling Silver Brooches From Christiana and Others
Lot # 205 - Sterling Silver Brooches From Christiana and Others
A group of four handmade brooches in sterling silver. One is signed Christiana, the other three are marked with an "M" over an asterisk.

32.7 dwt.
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Grouping of German Silver and Enamel brooches
Lot # 225 - Grouping of German Silver and Enamel brooches
A grouping of four enamel and rhinestone 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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