Check Out the Family Jewels at Cowan’s Live Auction Preview

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I’ve attended a few auction previews, always with the mindset that I can’t/couldn’t/will nevah be able to afford anything. But Cowan’s Auctions has made it so easy to make and follow bids online that I’m starting to think I might be enough of a grownup to buy something.

The Fine Jewelry and Timepieces auctions are a favorite because, let’s be honest, sparkly jewels and fancy-schmancy watches are the easiest to show off. The lot being auctioned off this Sunday does not disappoint, as there’s plenty to drool over and possibly even buy. Here are a few of my top picks:

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Jade goes with everything.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Jade goes with everything.

Jade Ring in 22 Karat Gold, image via Cowan's Auctions

How cool would it be to break out this badass pocket watch while everyone else is standing around with their faces glued to their smartphones?
How cool would it be to break out this badass pocket watch while everyone else is standing around with their faces glued to their smartphones?

Quartier Open Face Pocket Watch in 18 Karat Gold, image via Cowan's Auctions

Chandelier earrings are everywhere, but have you ever heard of a chandelier necklace?
Chandelier earrings are everywhere, but have you ever heard of a chandelier necklace?

Pearl and Diamond Chandelier Necklace with Enameling, image via Cowan's Auctions

It sounds terrible, but apparently mourning jewelry is a thing and it is awesome.
It sounds terrible, but apparently mourning jewelry is a thing and it is awesome.

Mourning Jewelry in 10 Karat Gold PLUS, image via Cowan's Auctions

You really can’t go wrong with a big ol’ vintage Rolex. Gordon Gekko would be proud.
You really can’t go wrong with a big ol’ vintage Rolex. Gordon Gekko would be proud.

Rolex President in 18 Karat Yellow Gold, image via Cowan's Auctions

The Fine Jewelry and Timepieces Live Auction preview takes place Friday May 15 from 5–7 p.m. at 6270 Este Ave., Elmwood Place. View the auction catalog online here.

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