Julius Cohen

(1929 - present)

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Julius Cohen is a prestigious American jeweler. In 1929, he entered the business as an apprentice at his uncle’s shop: Oscar Heyman & Bros. [1] Throughout the 1930’s, Cohen helped to extend Heyman’s influence into the Western and Southern United States. In 1942, Cohen was hired by Harry Winston and proceeded to travel with Winston’s “Court of Jewels” exhibit. Since 1956, when he opened his own jewelry salon, Julius Cohen has been known for creating jewelry of impeccable quality and design. Most of the firm's jewels are custom pieces, designed to suit the specific tastes of individual clients. In 1996, Cohen’s daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and Leslie Steinweiss, took over the business; the firm is now located at 699 Madison Avenue.


  1. Healy & Proddow, 159.

Sources Consulted

  • Proddow, Penny & Debra Healy. American Jewelry: Glamour & Tradition. New York: Rizzoli, 1987.
  • Julius Cohen Website: www.juliuscohen.com

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