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    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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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2011
    2nd Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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