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Colored Diamond, Diamond, Cultured Pearl, Black Onyx, Platinum, Gold Brooch, Julius Cohen. ...

2011 May New York Signature Fine Jewelry Auction #5067

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Auction Ended On: May 2, 2011
Item Activity: 1 Internet/mail/phone bidders
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Location: The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion
2 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

Colored Diamond, Diamond, Cultured Pearl, Black Onyx, Platinum, Gold Brooch, Julius Cohen
The "ironworks" brooch features European-cut yellow diamonds: one measuring 5.50 x 5.80 x 3.40 mm and weighing approximately 0.70 carat; together with one measuring 6.00 x 6.20 x 3.75 mm and weighing approximately 0.85 carat, set in 18k gold, enhanced by European-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 2.45 carats, accented by cultured pearls ranging in size from 8.70 x 6.00 mm to 9.20 x 6.00 mm, further accented by black onyx, set in platinum, completed by a pinstem and catch on the reverse, marked Julius Cohen (colored diamonds not tested for origin of color). Total diamond weight is approximately 4.00 carats. Gross weight 15.25 grams.
Dimensions: 2 inches x 1-1/8 inches

Condition Report*:

Designer: Julius Cohen
Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
Diamond Color: Yellow
Diamond Average Clarity: VS
Diamond Shapes: European-cut
Diamond Count: 100+
Gem Type: Black Onyx
Gem Average Clarity: Good
Gem Shape: Round-shaped cabochon, Rectangular-shaped
Gem Count: 1 - 25
Overall Condition: Very Good
Pearl Type: Akoya
Pearl Surface: Slightly Blemished
Pearl Shape: Button
Pearl Color: White
Pearl Overtone: Rose
Pearl Luster: Good
Pearl Count: 2
Pearl Size: 9.20 x 6.00 - 8.70 x 6.00 mm
Notes: A unique and original design. Very charming imagery. Beautifully detailed.

Julius Cohen:In 1929, while just a teen, Julius Cohen began working for his uncles at Oscar Heyman Brothers. He spent thirteen years as an apprentice learning the old world approach and techniques of jewelry manufacture, before joining illustrious jeweler Harry Winston. He expanded the Winston brand across the US, most predominantly in Texas. Julius Cohen struck out on his own, opening a New York salon in 1955. His business catered to an exclusive clientele, by employing a marketing approach of serving clients at their homes. This exclusivity combined with excellence of craftsmanship and design made Julius Cohen jewelry highly sought after. The designer passed away in 1995. His business continues today under the leadership of his son-in-law, Leslie Steinweiss.

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