NEW YORK--Services for Julius Cohen, a designer of fine jewelry, will be held today at 1 p.m. at the Plaza Memorial Chapel, 630 Amsterdam Ave., at 91st Street.
Cohen, 81, died at his home here Tuesday. He had suffered for some time from cancer, according to his wife, Margo Feiden.
Cohen began his career in the jewelry business as a 14-year-old apprentice at his uncle's firm, Oscar Heyman & Co.
In 1942 he joined Harry Winston, where he remained until 1955, when he started his own company on East 53rd Street. In 1974, he moved his office to its current location at 699 Madison Ave., although much of his business was conducted at his clients' homes. His son-in-law, Leslie Steinweiss, will continue to run the business.
Cohen took first place in the annual Diamonds International Awards for jewelry design in 1957, 1958 and 1959.
In addition to his wife, Cohen is survived by two daughters, Marjory Steinweiss and Jane Cohen, two brothers and three grandchildren.

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