Author’s signed designer costume jewelry collection up for bids at Cowan’s

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CINCINNATI, Ohio – The second fine jewelry and timepieces auction at Cowan’s Auctions, Inc. takes place Sept.  27, 2012 with 372-lots. They include fine collections of signed and unsigned jewelry, timepieces, handbags and other couture. Of special note are designer costume pieces from the collections of Carole Tanenbaum, author of “Fabulous Fakes: A Passion for Vintage Costume Jewelry.” Included are rare works by Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Moshino, Versace, Dior, and Kenneth J. Lane, among others.

Chandelier earrings

Set with 82 round brilliant-cut fancy yellow diamonds and 82 round brilliant-cut white diamonds, this pair of contemporary 14-karat white gold chandelier earrings carries an estimate of $14,000 to $16,000..

Additionally, there will be numerous pieces of Ippolita fine jewelry, a high end line that is a favorite of the stars of fashion, screen and stage. This auction will feature a broad selection of fine colored and white diamonds, pearls, and precious stone jewelry.

Highlighted in the sale is an 18-karat white and fancy color diamond station drop pendant estimated at $50,000 to $70,000. The pendant is comprised of three fancy color round brilliant-cut diamonds and each diamond is encircled by white round brilliant cut diamonds.

A pair of 18-karat white and fancy yellow diamond drop earrings is estimated to bring $20,000 to $25,000. The earrings are comprised of three round brilliant-cut diamond stations and are set in 18-karat rose, yellow or white gold.

Rings and bracelets are also expected to perform well in the auction. A Platinum and Diamond Ring containing a round, brilliant-cut, fancy light yellow diamond weighing approximately 4.5 carats is estimated at $38,000 to $42,000.

A Victorian hand-cast 18-karat bracelet with enamel is estimated at $3,500 to $5,000.

A number of pieces by Italian designer Ippolita Ragosta will be offered in the auction. An Ippolita 18-karat Diamond Constellation Ring is estimated to bring $2,000 to $3,000.
A pair of Ippolita 18-karat diamond and green quartz drop earrings are expected to bring $800 to $1,000, and an Ippolita multi-stone Bangle is expected to sell for $300 to $500.

Pearl Sapphire earrings

Estimated at $300 to $500, this pair of 14-karat gold ear clips set with 48 cultured pearls and 6 brilliant cut sapphires would be a beautiful addition to a wardrobe or a jewelry collection.

An Oscar De La Renta Runway Bib from the collection of Carole Tanenbaum is estimated at $2,500 to $3,500, is also featured in the sale. This is a grand scale runway bib necklace of gold tone leaf and flower forms with poured glass and rhinestone pavé centers.
The auction will also feature a variety of items in the timepieces portion of the auction.

Cowan’s will be offering an 18-karat gentleman’s pocket watch, estimated at $2,000 to $2,500. An Elgin National pocket watch No. 102 is estimated at $1,500 to $2,000 and an Omega Flightmaster Chronograph watch is expected to bring $1,000 to $1,200.

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