Started by its namesake Julius Cohen (1914 – 1995), in 1956, the company established itself on the New York scene with a salon and workshop on Madison Avenue. Much of the company’s business, however, was actually conducted at the homes of clients, who relied on Mr. Cohen to tailor jewelry to their tastes.LEARN MORE
Started by its namesake Julius Cohen (1914 – 1995), in 1956, the company established itself on the New York scene with a salon and workshop on Madison Avenue. Much of the company’s business, however, was actually conducted at the homes of clients, who relied on Mr. Cohen to tailor jewelry to their tastes. His designs also fetched top dollars at auctions at Sotheby's and Christie's.
For several years, Mr. Cohen won the Diamonds International Award, an annual honor for jewelry designers sponsored by De Beers. Among his prize-winning pieces was a three-tiered bib necklace with pear-shaped pendants. Set with baguette diamonds weighing a total of 50 carats, the piece sold for $220,000. In tribute to the Walt Disney classic "Fantasia," Cohen also created a Dancing Hippopotamus brooch set with diamonds, emeralds, rubies and a large yellow beryl.
A native of Manhattan, Mr. Cohen began an apprenticeship at age 14 in the workshop of his uncle, Oscar Heyman, at Heyman & Company. He drew inspiration from the craftsmen around him, especially Adolph Hentschel, a jewelry designer from Germany who became his mentor. He also began travelling extensively in the United States, meeting new customers and understanding the emotional involvement a jeweler can have both with his creations and with the families of customers that acquire those creations. Mr. Cohen joined Harry Winston in 1942, touring with Winston's "Court of Jewels" exhibit before setting up his own label.BACK TO SHOP
|GEMSTONE(S)||Pink Sapphire & Diamond|
|MAIN GEMSTONE CARAT WEIGHT||0.56 ct|
|TOTAL GEMSTONE CARAT WEIGHT||1.42 ctw|
|MAIN GEMSTONE SHAPE||Half Moon|
|MAIN GEMSTONE CUT||Brilliant|
|CONDITION||Excellent - no signs of wear|
|MARKINGS||Julius Cohen PT, PT950|
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||USA|
|DIMENSIONS||0.4375" x 0.375" in|
Platinum Diamond & Sapphire Earrings
Elegant and sweet, these precious and contemporary earrings are perfect for the modern woman who loves a touch of pink. Featuring 0.56 ct half-moon (semi-circle) pink sapphires (1.12 ctw) and 0.30 ctw of round brilliant-cut diamonds, these earrings by Julius Cohen are classy and cute. The pink pops out against the platinum with a purity of 950.
The American-made earrings have a pierced post with push backs and are 0.4375" x 0.375" inches. They remain in excellent condition showing no signs of wear, with the markings "Julius Cohen PT" and "PT950".
These earrings originally sold for $2,500.