The engraved message on the disc says it all with only 3 little words. The Tiffany classic 4mm bead bracelet in sterling silver measures 7 inches total length, fitting the average to thin ladies’ wrist. Perfect condition, freshly polished, presented in the original turquoise box with draw string travel pouch and care card. This is now a retired item from Tiffany but an almost identical design sells for $235.00 in their boutiques.
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This is a bracelet you have to try on to understand the cleverness of its maker. The relatively simple intertwined link bracelet has built two looks into one by using white and yellow gold links. Fasten the bracelet with the catch facing left and rhodium plated white gold dominates with a strip of warm yellow running down its center. Fasten it with the catch facing right and warm yellow is the theme, subtly accented with a bright white center. The thoughtfully simple design is hollow in construction but still weighs an impressive 25.9 grams. The 18 karat bracelet is secured by a super strong white and yellow gold plunger style clasp with two additional safety locks. The piece is in unworn condition, showing no dents or scratches along its 7 3/4 inch length. Estate price $1,980.00 CAD. Stock #e11039.
I tried several times to take pictures of this bangle to give an idea of perspective and scale. Even photographed with a standard size pencil does not really represent how much bigger it appears in person. Its 8mm width is quite substantial, especially considering the smaller size of 20.7cm circumference. The bangle is in perfect condition and weighs 8.7 grams. It may be difficult to imagine the actual size, but it is easy to realize the value once you consider it contains over $275.00 in just gold content. We have other bangles in stock with similar value that are not on our website. This bangle is estate priced at $350.00 CAD. Stock #e13459.
An ever so slightly more decorative version of the traditional marine link, mixing things up with two bars per link instead of one. Yes it’s a bold move but fashion is for the brave. If you’re feeling up to the challenge this 9.1mm wide by 8 1/2 inch long bracelet is quite the statement. Partially due to its white gold nature, a rarely encountered gold colour in heavy gents pieces. Too bad as the contemporary tone stands out more during wear. This piece is solidly constructed from 32.1 grams of 14 karat white gold that retains most of its original chromy rhodium finish. The clasp is a sleek hinged lobster clasp that locks into a sturdy stylized end cap. Estate price for this like new piece $2,380.00 CAD. Stock #e13222.
Diamond bracelets have always been popular estate items. In fact I wish we had more of them to offer but they don’t come in very often. So when one as pretty as this shows up it makes a welcome addition to our estate jewellery collection. The Art Deco design is very apparent with the geometric shapes found throughout. 17 old mine cut and European cut diamonds ranging in size from approximately 0.18 carats to over 0.30 carats are bead set along the entire length. With an average quality of SI2-I1-JK they sparkle with a unique combination of brilliance and dispersion only made possible by antique diamonds. Old mine cut and early European cut diamonds have very small table facets and tall crowns. This combination promotes the break up of light causing a more colourful display of sparkle when compared to a modern brilliant cut diamond. The 17.1 grams bracelet is of a standard 7 inch length. A tight fold over clasp with safety chain insure the bracelet will stay on your arm. A December 2001 appraisal is included with purchase that describes the hand made bracelet estimating a total diamond weight of 5.75 carats. Our opinion of total weight is a little more conservative at approximately 4.00 carats. Excellent condition showing no worn links or joints. Estate priced at $4,830.00 CAD. Stock #e8921.
Effy describes this bracelet on Macy’s website as Velvet Blue. In person that descriptor is very accurate as almost all of the 28 sapphires display a combination of delicate silk inclusions or distinct colour banding. Without magnification the effect is a plush softness layered over deep royal blue. It helps that they are using our favorite combination of icy white diamonds and rhodium enhanced white gold contrasted with intense blues. The diamonds here are 0.25 carats total weight of round single cuts set in pairs next to each oval sapphire. The 14 karat white gold bracelet is in like new condition and measures a standard 7 1/2 inches long. It’s been equipped with a hidden box catch and additional safety lock. When available new online from Macy’s it was priced at $4,880 CAD. Our estate price is $1,800.00 CAD. Stock #e13266.
By strict definition I suppose this is a watch but let’s face it, it’s really more of a diamond bracelet. Constructed from just shy of 13 grams (net weight) of 14 karat gold and covered with 40 nice little round single cut diamonds. From that description alone you’d think we’re talking about a tennis bracelet not a watch. Solar were an Eaton’s department store house brand that utilized high quality movements made by other manufacturers. Eaton’s carried some pretty high end products; some of their watches contained movements made by Rolex. The hand wind movement in this watch is a more than capable 17 jewel incabloc shock protected mechanism made by Ardath Switzerland. It’s running well and keeping good time. The case and bracelet have been as skillfully manufactured as well as any fine piece of jewellery. In fact I’d say this watch is made better than most jewellery items. Think of all the individual components that had to be combined and hand adjusted in order to make everything work together. Each link is tightly hinged, the diamonds are expertly bead set, a beautifully hand engraved case back snugly fits the timepiece and snaps together with a precise interference friction fit. The locking buckle is double safety protected with an inner folding clasp plus a safety chain. A bit overkill perhaps, but better too much security than not enough. For a watch that is over 60 years of age the condition is excellent. There is no sag, slack or stretch in any of the links. The silver dial is close to perfect with only a few slight blemishes that go unnoticed except under extreme scrutiny. If you have a slender wrist and love jewellery why not try out this diamond bracelet that also tells time. The vintage look is in and cocktail watches in this type of condition are seldom seen. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $1,250.00 CAD. Stock #e11547.
This diamond bangle features an innovative opening but somewhat limiting opening mechanism. The catch is the typical box style with additional safety lock but instead of hinging wide open at the side this piece has two hidden hinges. They rest at either side of the intertwining diamond top and the lock is at the exact bottom of the bangle. This solves the problem of the clasp and hinge peeking out at the sides of the wrist but it limits the ability for the bangle to open up. That also limits the size of wrist that can fit into it. The triple twist has been protectively channel set with 0.20 carats of SI2-I1-J round brilliant cut diamonds. Made from 10.1 grams of warm 14 karat yellow gold the piece is in like new condition showing no signs of wear. Estate price $910.00 CAD. Stock #e12369.
If you’ve never encountered one of these fantastic multi gemstone bracelets you’ve obviously never been into our store. We happily have about one or two to showcase at any given time. Each is distinctly different from the one before. This example has the added symbolism of the Hugs & Kisses X and O pattern, a style you mostly see captured in diamond bracelets. The oval brilliant cut gems are all natural with the peridot showing the lily pad inclusions they are famous for. Pale amethyst, sky blue topaz, and citrine help to keep that sunny pallet alive. The three deep red garnets punctuate the bracelet with their brooding earthy tone. The open wire work X’s keep the bracelet focused on the gemstones and add to the airy feminine feel. Meant for a petite wrist at 7 inches long the 10 karat bracelet is secured with an integrated box catch and added safety lock. Some of the softer gemstones display minor signs of wear and tear in the form of scuffs and scratches. The bracelet itself is in excellent condition showing little to no wear in any of its many movable jointed links. Estate price $490.00 CAD. Stock #e12361.
If you are from the Barrie area you should recognize this logo. The Royal Victoria Hospital has been serving Barrie and area since the late 1800s. This history lesson is an excerpt from www.simcoe.com.
Starting as a simple cottage when Canada was just 30 years old, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre has transformed to an almost 1-million-square-foot, state-of-the-art regional health centre.
RVH — or the Barrie General Hospital as it was originally called — got its humble start back in 1891 when a group of women banded together to build the town’s first hospital. With $1,100, raised through donations and a bazaar, a four-bed cottage hospital was built on Duckworth Street.
The tiny hospital couldn’t keep pace and in 1897 the 13-bed Royal Victoria Hospital — named to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee — was built on High Street in downtown Barrie.
That same year, the Royal Victoria Hospital School of Nursing was established and went on to become one of the province’s leading nursing schools until it closed in 1968.
Soon the hospital was too small for Barrie’s growing population, and in 1903 a new 35-bed hospital was built on Ross Street, across from Queen’s Park. The hospital was constructed and furnished for $20,000.
As Barrie boomed, RVH continued to expand, growing to 315 beds by the late ’60s. In 1985 a new 16-bed critical care unit was also added to the Ross Street site.
But it still wasn’t big enough.
The century-old facility was woefully inadequate to meet the needs of the region, and to provide modern, high-tech health care.
In 1997, following an ambitious $15-million fundraising campaign, the long-awaited new hospital was opened on Georgian Drive at a total cost of $125 million.
Yet within a decade, the region’s explosive population growth meant RVH was again bursting at the seams.
In 2012, RVH completed a massive expansion — one of the largest capital projects in the region’s history — with a price tag of $450 million which included the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre.
At the same time, the facility changed its name to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) to reflect its significant regional role.
“Despite the staggering changes in our 120 year history, RVH has never lost sight of its top priority — our patients. It’s not just about delivering safe, high-quality care. It’s about ensuring we deliver patient-centred care,” says Janice Skot, RVH president and CEO. “We must make sure our patients and their families are listened to; are respected; have clear, honest, accurate information from all members of their health care team; and are supported emotionally. It’s how we would all want to be treated.”
When the original RVH opened back in 1897, a local newspaper wrote, “Barrie has indeed much to be proud of in possessing one of the prettiest and most up-to-date hospitals in Canada.”
Barrie has been one of Canada’s fastest growing communities for many years, RVH has struggled its entire existence meeting the needs of Barrie and area. During this especially challenging time your local hospital needs the community support now more than ever. RVH is critically important to us and the RVH foundation is a charity Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers proudly supports. These cute little RVH charms recently arrived in our estate department and their timing could not be better. Each charm is well crafted from 10 karat yellow gold, each weighs just over 1 gram and measures 12.3mm x 6.0mm. They make great little pendants or a thoughful addition to any charm bracelet. We thought it would be a great idea to use these pendants as a small fundraising opportunity. We will be donating 100% of the proceeds in the purchaser’s name to the RVH foundation. This is a tax-deductible charitable donation you can apply to your 2020 income tax. The Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers family owes a great deal to the RVH and our community. These charms are a small part of our ongoing commitment to both. We only have 3 available so don’t wait too long. Our hospitals continue to need help now more than ever. $100.00 each plus sales tax.
Only 1 left.
Why settle for paying the same or more for basic 10 karat gold when you can have a premium 18 karat piece like this. All of our estate gold necklaces and bracelets are in excellent or new condition. Being the go to source for estate jewellery, we see a lot of gold chains and bracelets; unfortunately much of what we see is nice but not nice enough for our estate department. Those items that show more than about 10% wear in joints, stretched or have had previous repairs go directly to get recycled without a second thought. This process leaves us only the best quality to showcase in store and online for you. This Italian made nautical link bracelet measures a generous 8 1/2 inches long and 5.2mm wide. Secured by a clever protected over sized push clasp offering a high level of security. Nautical links are just about the strongest links available, the bridged oval links not only provide an interesting style alternative to a standard curb link but also provide significant resistance to stretching and breaking. You know this bracelet is a quality item as soon as you hold it. Solid construction and upgraded 18 karat Italian gold have that look and feel that domestic 10 karat product simply can’t match. Perfect condition and estate priced at just $900.00 CAD. Stock #e11802
A hollow rope bangle bracelet, that’s a first! The tight weave creates a radial finish of matte and high polished threads running the entire diameter of the bangle. Its partner is much more relaxed, making one full turn around the bangle’s surface for every six the rope style makes. Despite their hollow nature each is dent free in like new condition. Their corrugated design makes them much more dent resistant and if the worst should happen the pattern will help to conceal the ding. The rope style weighs in at 4.7 grams and the loose weave is 4.1 grams, both made from durable and tough 10 karat yellow gold. They measure 4mm and 3.2mm wide respectively but both should fit an average ladies wrist. $280.00 and $245.00 CAD. Stock #e13067 and e13079.
This is the most adorable tennis bracelet we’ve ever seen! It’s exactly a tennis bracelet in miniature measuring just 2.3mm wide. The petite string of 72 diamonds have been individually four prong set into tiny double gallery settings, hinged securely one-to-the-next. The well matched 0.90 carats total weight are all of bright I1-HI quality showing a surprisingly high brilliance despite their petite footprints. The tiny tennis bracelet measures 6 1/2 inches long making it appropriate for the slightly smaller feminine wrist. The bracelet is secured with a hidden box catch and additional safety lock. It is in like new condition retaining its original chromy white rhodium plating. The bracelet weighs 4.3 grams in premium 18 karat white gold. Estate price for the almost unworn piece $1,120.00 CAD. Stock #e13151
In the world of station chains or “Diamonds by the Yard” if your Tiffany & Co., seeing one using a mix of fancy shape and round diamonds is unusual. This leads us to believe that the creation might have been a custom piece made from diamonds someone already had. That suspicion deepens when we take a closer look. The round and marquise bezels are much heavier than we’ve encountered before. Each is set with a top quality VS-HI diamond. The five round brilliant cuts and two marquise equal an estimated 1.00 carat in total weight. The entire bracelet is made from bright white 14 karat white gold, measuring 7 1/2 inches long, and weighing in at 5.8 grams. Estate price $2.100.00 CAD. Stock #e13048.
As Tiffany’s puts it the infinity bracelet “is a powerful symbol of continuous connection, energy and vitality. Here, a classic link bracelet is given a modern twist”. It’s also a hefty fashion statement, equally head turning worn on its own or layered. The sterling silver 7 1/2 inch long bracelet is accompanied by all original packaging and paperwork. It is also currently available on Tiffany’s website for $375 CAD. Our estate price $225.00 CAD. Stock #e13201.
After much online sleuthing we’ve come up with nothing but dead ends for Apichart Warrachart. All the leads dry up in the early 2000s but it seems he was rather a rising star in the jewellery design world. In fact most of what we could find was his award winning pieces entered into different American design competitions. His work seems to build around custom cut gemstones and innovative uber modern designs. Take this bracelet, we have never in our 61 years seen anything remotely like it before! It features a repeating pattern of yellow/green quartz, amethyst, and blue topaz windows all hand cut with beveled edges front and back. The windows peer down on tube set pink tourmalines. Those tourmalines are partnered by matching links that act as connectors between the lens links. The effect being alternating naturally magenta tourmalines, magenta-turned-bright-red through the yellow filter, turned purple through the amethyst filter, and turned violet through the topaz filter. I can’t even fathom how anyone could think up such an idea! Not to mention the dedication to quality, the entire bracelet is made from top quality 18 karat yellow and white gold weighing in at a significant 30.2 grams in total. The 13.30 carats of topaz and quartz along with the 5.95 carats of tourmalines are all set into mirror finished white gold that retains its bright rhodium finish despite the piece being made in 2002. The clasp is a work of engineering so complicated we will have to demonstrate it in person. This most likely unique, mysterious jewellery masterpiece in like new condition is estate priced for $4,200.00 CAD. Stock #e13096.
I’m sure we’ve sold 1000s of gold bracelets since our business was established over 61 years ago, but this is the first one like this. A standard curb link bracelet usually consists of links that are basically round, oval or squarish in outline. Sometimes they’re slightly rectangular but we’ve never had one with big open links as rectangular as this. The bracelet consists of just 10 links yet measures 8 inches and 9mm wide. Each of the links is close to 3 times as long as they are wide resulting in a look you just don’t see very often. It’s light and airy looking yet still weighs a significant 19.4 grams of 10 karat yellow gold. The bracelet is secured by an integrated open link catch with side safety clasp. Estate priced at $980.00 CAD. e13333.
Unfortunately the hunt for Nicolis Cola did not lead to the Italian designer or any reference to when he operated or where he has gone. But it brought up a slew of vintage link bracelets up for auction all across Europe. All were over the top chunky and had a splash of this rarely-encountered-in-North-America florentine finish. This giant 15.3mm wide rolo link bracelet is completely covered in that linen like matte finish; bringing out the soft glow of the 73.3 grams of extra warm 18 karat gold. Of course the bracelet is of heavy gauge hollow construction, it would be too heavy to be comfortable if it weren’t. Its hollow nature does not equal fragile in this case. As proof of its durability the vintage piece shows no dents or dings of any kind. The 8 inch long fashion piece is secured with an almost hidden integrated catch with fold over safety. A lot of gold was used making this bracelet; the quality is immediately evident when you heft the well over 2 ounce work of art. Estate price $6,000.00 CAD. Stock #e13087.
Here’s a complete showcase of why Tahitian pearls are so coveted. The four piece set ranges from soft steely blue grey to every shade of deep earthy green. They display overtones of purple, teal, maroon, green, and blue. The set also covers almost every shape that Tahitians form in, with the bracelet and necklace exhibiting ringed, drop, and off round. The earrings and ring feature the classic round shape. These beautiful black natural wonders span 9.25mm to 10.45mm diameter, the normal growing range for the black lipped Pinctada margaritifera mollusk. These rare South Sea treasures were treated with the respect they deserve. The 18 inch strand and 7 1/2 inch bracelet are equipped with white gold stylized clasps that mirror the ringed aesthetic of their pearls. The swirling ring accents its soft center with 0.17 carats of bright SI1-GH round brilliant cut diamonds. The drop earrings are pave set with 0.19 carats of the same high quality diamonds. The pair are actually convertible as the pearl drops can be removed if you want 12.6mm diameter diamond huggie hoops. All are made from premium quality 18 karat white gold that retains its original chromy white rhodium finish as proof of almost unworn condition. Who could be responsible for such a suite of elegant jewellery? Our favorite Canadian jeweller (besides Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers) BIRKS! In fact each piece is accompanied by its brown travel pouch and in the case of the ring, its silver plated and brown velvet antique inspired ring box. The suite also bears its original 2012 Birks receipts of sales and Evaluation for insurance purposes. The 2011 sales receipts shows a combined sale price of $7,100.00 CAD plus sales tax. Our estate price for the like new set sold together is only $4,452.00 CAD. Stock #e13176.
“You only get one first impression” and in the case of these link bracelets that impression is hefty. Their 15.2 and 14.4 gram weight are surprising in the hand as they look lighter than they weigh. Each 14 karat curb link bracelet measures 5.2mm wide and consist of a subtle cross between yellow and rose gold. One measures 8 inches long and the other 8 1/4 inches. Both are equipped with heavy spring ring catches with scale matched ring ends for easy fastening. The make of the clasps and the colour of the metal seem to point to an older vintage. Meaning that these bracelets were most likely high quality charm bracelets back in the bygone days of traditional hang charms or perhaps they were once part of a sophisticated pocket watch chain. Estate price for each $960.00 CAD and $1,002.00 CAD. Stock numbers e13148 and e13149
Paloma Picasso is one of those names that sells itself. Since her partnership with Tiffany’s began everything she touches becomes an instant T & Co. classic. This sterling silver chunky charm bracelet is a mixture of Picasso’s other signature lines and two stand alone symbols. The Loving Heart and Graffiti X can still be found in different iterations on their website. The dove and lightning bolt? tornado? squiggly line? are not referenced on their own anywhere else. The bracelet itself is made up of three dimension interlocking circles creating small puffy Xs. The longer links are heavy infinity symbols that bump the total weight up to a hefty 27.4 grams. The bracelet measures 7 1/2 inches long and is equipped with a heavyweight lobster clasp. Accompanied by original black velvet Tiffany box and robins egg blue outer box. Estate price $600.00 CAD. Stock #e12982.
The curb link is a recurring theme accenting women’s fashion, popping up eventually on every article of clothing and accessory. There’s no substitute for the original of course! The classic curb link bracelet layers well with other bracelets, bangles or watches. However at this 6.7mm in width the bracelet could stand just as well worn alone. The 7 plus inch long link bracelet is solidly constructed from 13.2 grams of warm 10 karat yellow gold. It is secured with heavy, stylized end caps and a heavy over sized lobster clasp. $700.00 CAD. Stock #e13156.
Yellow gold has been pushed off for white gold and rose gold lately but the true form of gold has some hidden bonuses that most consumers aren’t aware of. On top of being luxurious and rich in tone yellow gold has the ability to affect the diamonds it carries. Set a warmer hue diamond into white gold and the contrast will make the diamond show its colour more obviously. By the same rule if you set a warmer diamond into metal that is more yellow than the diamond itself the diamond will appear more white by contrast. That affect is showcased in the twisting garlands of petite round single cut diamonds that wrap around this tennis bracelet. The I1-LM diamonds appear as white as the rhodium that surrounds them until you really scrutinize them. The bracelet itself has been designed to look more like a bangle with the link connections disguised beneath a repeating pattern that flows from one link to the next. The effect is a continuous woven pattern made of 11.7 grams of 10 karat yellow gold and 114 hand set diamonds. The bracelet is secured by a hidden white gold plunger clasp with an additional safety lock. Estate price $910.00 CAD. Stock #e13135.
Had to put on our linguist hat for this one as the hallmarks are not English and there was no numerical carat stamp. We were sure it was 22 karat from our gold tests and the heft and colour of the bangle. That points automatically to the Middle East, Asia, and some areas in Africa. After some careful alphabet comparison we found the markings to be modern Arabic. Considering there are 25 countries that list Arabic as their official language that really didn’t help us pin point a country of origin. But we can be sure it came from somewhere in the Middle East or the Northern part of Africa. Most Eastern cultures don’t even recognize a piece of jewellery as being gold if it is below 18 karat or 75% purity. To North American and most Western cultures the warm 22 karat looks more like costume jewellery, especially because they don’t skimp on the manufacturing. This 5.7mm wide bangle weighs in at 19.2 grams yielding a gold content value alone of $1257.46 (pure gold priced at $2222.00 CAD per ounce). We’ve only allotted $202.54 for the cost of the beautiful craftsmanship that went into the bangle. Estate price $1,280.00 CAD. Stock #e12389.
Floral clusters certainly offer the most value for your dollar, creating a large footprint of brilliance using smaller less expensive diamonds. In this hinged bangle they manage to span the entire wrist top with 2.50 carats of clustered I2-IJ round brilliant cut diamonds. The sparkling flowers each cover about 6.35mm and are separated by twisting ribbons of smooth white gold. The bangle is in like new condition retaining its original factory applied, chromy rhodium finish across its entire surface. It’s been securely hinged and equipped with a plunger clasp, additional safety lock, and safety chain for maximum peace of mind during wear. As proof of quality manufacturing the bangle weighs in at 14.7 grams of 14 karat white gold. It is accompanied by a May 2008 Greg Taylor Jewellery Appraisal listing a retail value of $3,700.00 CAD. Considering the value of gold has more than doubled since 2008, our estate price for the like new bangle is an especially attractive $2,170.00 CAD. Stock #e12999
The oak tree has been considered the King of Trees by many cultures throughout history. In Greek mythology the tree was sacred to Zeus the Thunder God. His priests believed they could divine his pronouncements from the rustling of oak leaves. The Pagan god Taranus, another Thunder God, was also associated with the tree. In Norse mythology it was the tree of Thor, the Thunder God. In the effort to convert the “heathens” of Northern and Western Europe to Christianity the oak was replaced by the triangular fir tree, a symbol of the Holy Trinity. This eventually sparked the practice of the Christmas tree as we know it. Imagine if the oak hadn’t been replaced and we had to lug a leafless oak tree into our living room every December, I don’t think the effect would be the same. However if you are looking to channel that thunderous power this tri colour set encircled with oak leaves might just do it. The set is made from top quality 18 karat yellow, white and rose gold and features a wide band, hoop earrings, and a broad bangle. The hoops and ring both measure 11.5mm wide but their pierced designs keep them airy and light. The bangle measures 17.75mm wide and shows off its Italian make with heavyweight hollow constructed frame equipped with an integrated hinge and white gold box catch with additional safety lock. The earrings, ring, and bracelet weigh respectively 6.8 grams, 3.7 grams, and 23.8 grams. Each is sold separately and estate priced for $550.00 CAD e13058, $300.00 CAD e13057, and $1,750.00 CAD e13056. Or package them up together for $2,500.00 CAD.
This link style is about as close to gold fabric as you can get. It drapes beautifully and feels like a heavyweight silk during wear. That 40.4 gram weight really gives it a sense of luxury; though it is comfortable to wear you certainly won’t forget you have it on. Measuring 20.2mm wide it has a very Egyptian presence on the wrist. The clasp is well integrated and secured with two additional safety locks. At 6 3/4 inches this vintage bracelet is for narrower wrists only unfortunately. Estate price for the warm 14 karat brick work bracelet $2,350.00 CAD. Stock #e12247.
In Hindu astrology there are nine gemstones associated with the heavenly bodies. Each of the gems were believed to carry specific properties for effecting the wearer’s life and luck. As such they were traditionally not meant to be worn together as you could not predict the effects of combining those different forces. Eventually a piece was created combining all nine in the order in which they align in the heavens. This type of jewellery is called a navaratna, meaning nine celestial deities, and places ruby at the center as ruby is tied to the sun. The remaining gems are emerald, pearl, yellow sapphire, hessonite garnet, cat’s eye chrysoberyl, diamond, blue sapphire, and coral. By having all nine in perfect alignment in one piece the wearer could achieve complete cosmic harmony; or you could opt for the tradition by wearing a single gem in the hopes of influencing its specific properties within your life. This Indian bangle features approximately 7.00 carats of natural rubies for maximum cosmic effect. The 158 handset round faceted rubies are only interrupted by the heavy gold hinge and sturdy box catch. As is appropriate in Middle Eastern markets the bangle is made from extra warm 22 karat gold and weighs in at an impressive 28.9 grams. The exotic bangle is priced at $3,250.00 CAD. Stock #e13025.
At any given time there are several custom projects going on at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. You’d think as Barrie’s oldest jeweller with the largest selection of jewellery and diamonds we’d have exactly what you’re looking for. But our clients still often want to add their own personal custom touch on an engagement ring or other jewellery item. Of the 1000s of custom pieces we’ve created over the years only a few bracelets come to mind. This high quality creation wasn’t originally made by Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers but it is one of those rare non ring custom made items. Even the integrated clasp has been custom made. Quality was certainly top of mind when this bracelet was crafted. Complete construction in only 18 karat yellow and white gold with significant sized round brilliant cut diamonds adding the sparkle. The 7 diamonds weigh a combined 1.20 carats and are of a conservatively graded SI clarity with an “I” colour. The 31 gram bracelet measures 7 inches in length that should fit the average ladies wrist perfectly. The bracelet is in like new condition showing no wear of any kind. The multiple joints and hinges haven’t even been broken in yet. Estate priced at $4,603.00 CAD. Stock #e11154.
David Yurman brought it back to the foreground but cable accents have been popular for decades. The recurring industrial accent adds an edge to any piece. In this diamond bracelet it takes the something that would traditionally be dressy to a place that is modern and head turning. The ingredients themselves are impressive enough with six round brilliant cut diamonds equaling a tidy 1.00 carat total weight. To maximize sparkle the diamonds are all eye-clean VS-H quality and to maximize footprint they’ve been fully enclosed in stepped bezels. Those yellow gold bezels with their complementary bar hinges bring the bracelets width to 7mm. The white gold cable segments are a testament to the hardly worn nature of the piece as they retain their original chromy white rhodium plating. The 6 3/4 inch long bracelet is secured with a decorative box catch pierced with stylized hearts and secured with two extra safety locks. Price for the sturdy, 13.8 gram, 14 karat statement piece is $2,800.00 CAD. Stock #e13017.
The traditional hanging charm design bracelet so popular in the 1960s through the 1980s has been almost entirely cast aside for the new bead style charm bracelet. They’ve left behind a variety of bracelets that had once been designed only to display your keepsakes and now stand on their own as chunky accessories. The over sized oval links on this example were built stronger than your average piece as they were designed to stand against tugs and catches. Even in warm 18 karat yellow gold the sleek bracelets manage to look modern and with their geometric motif. This example measures a nice 7 3/4 inches long and is secured by a concealed white gold box catch with additional safety lock. As proof of quality the bracelet weighs in at a sturdy 9.9 grams. $980.00 CAD. Stock #e13054
Diamond tennis bracelets are a timeless jewellery staple but they require more care than most people think. With many moving parts there are a lot of places for the bracelet to wear. All of those joints need to be meticulously cleaned every once in a while to ensure you get as much life out of the piece as possible. They also need to be worn mindfully to make sure they don’t catch on anything as a good tug will stress the joints too. If you know yourself well enough to be thinking “that doesn’t sounds like something that is going to work for me” then a diamond bangle is what you want. Something as sturdy as this 10.9 gram 10 karat yellow gold will hold up well against daily wear. As it only has three moving joints there is much less maintenance required. It also provides the added bonus of being a unique statement that stands apart from the diamond line bracelets you see everywhere. With its swirling wave motif patterned with 0.25 carats of bright single cut diamonds backed in bead set chromy rhodium. The bracelet is secured with an integrated box catch and added safety lock. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #e12363.
Nothing sets off the vibrant regal blue of sapphire like chromy white gold and icy diamonds. The combination hasn’t fallen out of fashion since the very early 1900s when the invention of the oxyacetylene torch made platinum a workable medium for goldsmiths (white gold wasn’t invented until the 1920s). Our current example of that blue and white combo is a never worn 13.4 gram 14 karat bracelet. The piece displays a repeating pattern of soft marquises. The bright blue sapphires are bracketed by four petite marquise shaped settings each hand set with two tiny round diamonds. They are then balanced by a larger high polished domed marquise adding a glossy contrast to the sapphires brilliant cobalt flashes. The combination of gems equal about 2.25 carats all told. The piece is secured with a hidden box catch and additional safety lock. As a testament to its newness the entire bracelet retains its original chromy white rhodium finish. Estate price $1540.00 CAD. Stock #e12889
The unique ways jewellers manage to re-imagine a classic piece always surprises us. They approach a staple like a gents 7.0mm wide curb link bracelet, add new elements to the design creating something unique and striking. This 8 1/2 inch long curb link has been patterned with a heavy hand carved finish on every other link. The polished links have an exaggerated dome to better contrast their matte partners. The clasp is the standard integrated figure eight style for subtle security. Good thing too considering this bracelet weighs a hefty 15.6 grams. Estate price $942.50 CAD. Stock #e12352.
The genius of this bracelet is the subtle repetition of peaks seen in the larger links and again in the faceted cross hatching of the rectangular connecting links. It ties the three tone bracelet together in a thoughtful way while adding interest through contrasting finishes. The hollow nature of its manufacturing allows its 22.5 grams of 14 karat gold to be used for maximum impact. The wrist dominating geometric piece is clasped with a hidden white gold box catch with additional safety lock. Estate price $1,200.00 CAD. Stock #e12888.
If you’ve ever attended a local First Nations Powwow you’ve probably heard the unique twinkling sound of Jingle Dresses. Said by the Ojibwe to have originated in Ontario. The dress and style is meant to celebrate the healing power and dignity of the Ojibwa woman. The sound of the dance is compared to raindrops and it’s hard not to understand the healing nature when you hear it preformed. If you’ve not had the pleasure (I’d make it a New Years Resolution if I were you), the tinny twinkle of this hollow woven bracelet is as close as a piece of jewellery can get to the ethereal sound. The well made 8 1/2 inch long statement bracelet measures an impressive 9mm wide. It’s been made from 18.2 grams of top quality 18 karak yellow gold and is secured with an over-sized spring ring catch and fixed ring end. Estate price for the unique rope bracelet $1,344.00 CAD. Stock #e11862.
One of our favorite ring designs turned into a diamond bangle! The bypass style curls into a graceful wave crashing on to either side of the diamond trio. To keep that ellipse spirit the diamonds are sleekly two prong set. The trio equal 0.25 carats together of surprisingly high VS-H quality. Keeping with that quality the bangle has been made from 11.2 grams of solid 14 karat yellow gold. It’s hinged on one side and oval in shape to ensure the bangle is always face up. The catch is an extra strong white gold tongue with additional safety lock for added security. Estate price $1,200.00 CAD. Stock #e12860.
Italy is arguably the Mecca of the fashion world, home to innumerable fashion houses. Versace, Fendi, Valentino, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Gucci, household names that even the fashion illiterate know and respect. Canadian tastes are comparatively sheepish but I’m sure there is some brave fashionista in our audience who will appreciate this bold bracelet. True to Italian tastes the 25.3 gram bracelet is made from luxuriously warm 18 karat yellow gold. The bracelet expertly displays a sophisticated combination of colours and patterns. The custom cut gemstone beads play up the orange warmth of the gold and the blue green undertones of the acrylic leopard print. The domed links are engraved in patterns that pick up the essence of that leopard print, boiling it down to a shimmering impression. All together the high quality charms create head turning brilliance and chime softly during wear. Estate price for this like new couture bracelet $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e11038.
Try this two tone bracelet on and you’ll see why it’s so hard to capture in photos. The white gold rectangles that make the base for each fancy link have been polished to a bright mirror finish. Thanks to the curving design of their yellow gold connections, those mirrors flash blindingly at the slightest movement. As you’d expect of the Italian master goldsmiths the bracelet is made to that coveted wear-it-and-forget-about-it quality. Everything about it is solid and sturdy, weighing in at an appropriately heavy 31.5 grams of 10 karat gold. Suitable for a gentle man with an average sized wrist or any lady. The brilliant bracelet measures a longer 8 1/2 inches and is estate priced for $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e11591.
Made in Germany, need we say more? This 8 karat trio of green gold bangles have each been gifted with a unique finish and width. The most striking of the three is the narrowest, with its 3mm width sandblasted in the finest grain and then bright cut engraved with graceful intertwining crescents. The 15.7 gram set wear comfortably on the average women’s wrist, tickling in that bohemian chime. The vintage set is in like new condition and have never been polished or refinished, just an ultrasonic cleansing in our hot cleaning solution. Price for the set only $665.00 CAD. Stock #e12731.
The neutral colour of white diamonds looks great with virtually any coloured gem stone. Every imaginable colour can benefit from the brilliance and dispersions provided by nice quality diamonds. A dash of vibrant red does a great job at highlighting the overall brilliance of diamonds set into rhodium enhanced white gold. The colour is used as an accent, not over powering just enough to add interest through contrast. The extremely well made bracelet certainly deserves that extra attention grabbing pop of colour. Made from 23.4 grams of 14 karat gold the 7 inch long by 7.8mm wide bracelet is in virtually unworn condition. The 1.25 carats of I1-J round brilliant cut diamonds twinkle between highly polished decorative bars. The striking red comes from 1.75 carats of round brilliant cut natural red rubies, surprisingly bright for their petite size. Secured with a sturdy plunger clasp and side safety catch. This tennis bracelet is equally suited for a night out or daily wear. Estate price $2,660.00 CAD. Stock #e10558.
I’ve not encountered a linen texture captured in gold before but it is quite decadent. From its organic, free flowing nature you can easily tell it was hand applied instead of machine applied. The soft matte finish of the linen finish has been shouldered with narrow rows of high polished faceting for contrast. Even the inside of the bangle has been decorated with subtle embossed chevrons on either side of the catch. The 10mm wide bangle is of course hollow but it has been constructed of a sturdy gauge sheet as evident from its 24.7 gram weight. Everything about it is warm 14 karat yellow gold except the tongue of the box catch which is extra strong white gold. For added security a sturdy safety chain has also been installed. The bangle is a good size for most women’s wrists and is in like new condition. A beautiful piece of like new vintage jewellery priced at $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e12711.
A 5.00 carat total weight diamond tennis bracelet is rather significant; Each of the 73 diamonds weighing close to 0.07 carat and measuring 2.6-2.7mm diameter. These are not those opaque white dots seen in promotional quality bracelets. They grade a solid I1-IJ quality, offing excellent sparkle without blowing the budget. The 14 karat yellow gold bracelet is of solid construction weighing a sturdy 18.5 grams and measuring 7 1/2 inches in overall length. A custom safety chain has been added in addition to the white gold plunger clasp and side safety lock. This safety chain can be shortened in about a minute to fit over a smaller hand or completely removed as it really isn’t necessary. The bracelet is in excellent condition showing almost no wear of any kind. It been freshly polished and looks like new. Including the gold setting links our estate price of $3,500.00 equals less than $48.00 per link; that’s great value. Stock #e12160.
Talk about a whole lotta sparkle. 330 diamonds totalling an estimated 5 carats produce a dazzling display and a significant look when set into this 11mm wide 10 karat yellow gold and rhodium enhanced bracelet. The 20 gram bracelet is in like new condition showing no wear in any of the 22 flexible links. At 7 1/4 inches long it will fit the average ladies wrist. Although the diamonds are far from flawless at I2-JK they still exhibit abundant sparkle and twinkle. The bracelet is secured by an integrated white gold plunger clasp with side safety catch. At under $8.00 per diamond including the bracelet the value couldn’t be better. When you present this bracelet in our blue/white presentation gift box watch the fireworks begin. Estate priced at just $2,625.00 CAD. Stock #e5973.
There’s more to purchasing a gold bangle than pure aesthetic. Next to rings, bracelets take the most abuse of any piece of jewellery meaning they need to be robust. At 10.6 grams this 14 karat yellow gold bangle is more than ready for daily wear. The heavy hinge, extra strong white gold plunger clasp and safety lock are up to the task of securing this hefty bangle. Shape is also a consideration as a well fitting oval bangle will not roll around the wrist, ensuring the diamonds that decorate the top are always visible. The 0.36 carats of I1-I round brilliant cut diamonds are protectively channel set with individual supportive seats encircling each pavilion. The wear it and forget about it piece is in like new condition and estate priced for $1,120.00 CAD. Stock #e11169
Shopping for bangles you’ll often see the same things over and over again, varying only in width and the pattern engraved on the surface. So you can imagine our delight when these narrow wreaths of rose gold came in. Cast in solid 18 karat each is a sculptural representation of curving vines patterned with mill work and accented with tiny leaves. They weigh 14.6 and 12.3 grams respectively and will add interest to any layered combination of bracelets or cuffs. Estate priced at $1,068.00 and $900.00 CAD. Stock numbers e12055 and e12054.
Ladies or gents 10 karat yellow gold bracelet. Solid cast links showing no wear, excellent overall condition. At 8 inches long it should fit most women and the slimmer gentleman. 24.5 grams total weight, 12mm wide and priced at $1,260.00 CAD. Stock number e12730.
His or her’s reversible gold bracelet. Perfect condition with brushed/bright cut edges on one side and completely polished on the other. Easily shortened while you wait if it’s too big. 8 1/2 inches total length and 8mm wide. Super strong nautical link made from cast solid links. Finished weight in 10 karat yellow gold is 14.1 grams. Looking unworn showing no wear on any of the 18 links. Secured by an integrated link clasp with side safety. Estate price $560.00 CAD. e11602.
To the Western eye 22 karat gold looks like costume jewellery because of its vivid, bright yellow colour. To much of the world our 14 karat and 10 karat gold is considered costume jewellery because it has been alloyed down so much. 10 karat gold actually contains more fine silver than fine gold. If you want to try on another culture this is a good place to start! The solid construction of this 7 1/4 inch link bracelet gives the perfect introduction to the charms of nearly pure gold (91.6%). The heft of its 47.3 grams will surprise you. That heft is thanks to the high density of 22 karat gold, it’s actually 2.25 times denser than stainless steel. Its bulk is secured to the wrist with an integrated box catch and two safety locks. The bracelet almost glows its warmth is so intense! It’s been priced at just 25% more than the actual value of pure gold it contains at only $3,375.00 CAD. Stock #e12796.
Finding a way to reinvent something as traditional as the curb link takes some serious imagination! This ladies curb link bracelet graduates gracefully towards its center. The five largest links are white gold and set with diamonds, making a striking center piece. The unique bracelet has been made from 12.5 grams of top quality 18 karat gold. The 16 single cut diamonds equal 0.10 carats together, adding a touch of sparkle. At 7 inches it will fit average to smaller ladies wrist and has been equipped with a sturdy plunger clasp with additional safety lock. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock number e12657.
If you follow our estate blog you’ve certainly heard us sing UnoAErre praises. Leopoldo Gori and Carlo Zucchi were the founding fathers of the company, granted Arezzo’s first provincial registered trademark for the gold industry in 1934; 1AR. If you’ve ever been in store and had the pleasure of taking one of Jamie’s “Italian” classes you’ll know that Uno is 1. Added to Aerre it means first in Arezzo. The partners had actually set up their jewellery factory in 1926, applying industrial innovations to goldsmithing to make jewellery that was both beautiful and affordable. The 1AR trademark unfortunately spans the 1930s up until 2001 when the company changed to their long form UNOAERRE trademark. This statement bracelet is hard to date as chunky yellow gold link bracelets have been in and out of popularity for decades. Luckily they are in right now as the seventies are seeing a resurgence. We’d guess this piece was made way back before President Nixon ended the gold standard in 1971 when gold was selling for less than $40.00 USD per ounce. The tapestry inspired hollow links span 38.8mm wide and 7 1/4 inches long. The 75.5 grams of 18 karat gold are secured to the wrist with a hidden, oversized box catch with two safety locks. We’ve priced this amazing piece of jewellery for well under its wholesale replacement cost. Showing no wear and tear of any kind and only $4,675.00 CAD. Stock #e12836.
Life was so much simpler when gold “only” cost $500.00 dollars an ounce. Now that it’s well over 3 times that amount we likely will not see many bracelets made like this any more. This one is 75% pure gold and there is half an ounce in it’s construction. The bracelet is in like new condition with no worn areas. Weighing over 20 grams and measuring 7.25 inches long it would fit the average ladies wrist. Estate priced at $1,395.00. Stock #e6614.
Looking like it just came off the runway at a Paris or Milan fashion show we present this hammered texture cuff bracelet. The simple gold sheet construction makes the most of golds natural qualities to make one of the most striking pieces of estate jewellery we currently have. The bracelet measures just over 1 inch in width and contains just under 1 ounce of 14 karat yellow gold (29.6 grams). The highly polished finish has a random hammered texture applied to the entire surface. No matter what direction it’s viewed from there are sections reflecting back at you like the shimmering surface of water in the sunshine. The tempered gold alloy along with the raised edges gives the bracelet a natural spring keeping it closed. Taking advantage of the natural 2 directions of spring tension is a simple yet effective hook clasp that seamlessly integrates into the design. It’s a great piece of jewellery we don’t expect to stay in our estate display for too long. Estate priced at $1,890.00 CAD. Stock #e12052.
The earliest chain mail dates from the 3rd century BC and is often attributed to the Celts but there is evidence it had its origins in Asia. The first examples were simple open metal rings sewn to padded leather. Eventually evolving into full blown mail tunics with gauntlets and foot covers. By the 4th century the technique had transferred to goldsmiths with gold and silver chain mail. The technique stuck and can be seen here as the backbone of this Italian made statement bracelet. From a practical standpoint mail is ideal for jewellery with its full range of articulation. It wears comfortably and light weight, occupying most of the wrist with its 22mm width. The mail pattern is decorated with wide horizontal links and chubby licks of flame patterned with a striking stippled texture. The effect of that combination is a unique warm brilliance that catches the light in every direction. Though hollow the 7 1/2 inch long bracelet still weighs in at 26.1 grams of 14 karat yellow gold, a testament to its quality manufacturing. The piece is secured by an inventive double locking bar catch with double button release for added security. $1,890.00 CAD. Stock #e12694.
There is a surprising amount of spring tension engineered into this bracelet. Unlike a bangle that has to fit over your hand resulting in a bit of a sloppy fit. This oval shaped bracelet opens over your arm then the strong spring hinge closes up for a much more comfortable fit. The open end forked yellow and white gold design is very modern looking. This piece is in very good condition. Just a few light scuffs are visible but showing no dents of any kind. If you wish we will provide a no charge refinishing and rhodium plating making it look brand new. Constructed from 5.6 grams of seamless square 2.0mm tubing make this 18 karat gold bracelet surprisingly durable. Worn consciously it will last a lifetime. Estate priced at $490.00 CAD. Stock #e9454.
The main feature of this unique bracelet are the four paper lantern inspired links featuring a soft ridged pattern and decorative piercing. Each is separated by 18mm long twisting cage links. The 9.8 gram hollow bracelet is made from two slightly different tones of 18 karat yellow gold. The retro bohemian statement piece measures 7 3/4 and is secured with a high quality lobster clasp. Estate price $780.00 CAD. Stock #e12425.
If this super modern take on the diamond bracelet isn’t a sign that yellow gold is back I don’t know what is. The trendy looking fun bracelet certainly is a fashion statement measuring almost 16mm wide. It wasn’t made to fashion standards however, weighing 14.9 grams and featuring 0.40 carats total weight of top quality VS-GH round brilliant cut diamonds, this 14 karat bracelet was made to last. Following the high quality theme the 7 1/2 inch long bracelet is equipped with a very heavy lobster clasp and strong end caps for longevity. Estate price $1,890.00 CAD. Stock #e9934.
The 1930s were a time of change caused by two major events, the first was of course the Great Depression, the second the Silver Screen. The Great Depression changed peoples tastes by changing their pocket books. Imitation gems, rhinestones, coloured glass gems called Paste, and base metals all became common and fashionable. They worked their way into the jewellery of the affluent as well who were also on tighter budgets, though they still made large purchases they scaled back where they could. Compared to the gaiety of the Roaring Twenties the 30s were dull and subdued. To escape the reality of their diminished lives people spent their time at the movies. Still captured in black and white the costume designers avoided coloured gems that appeared grey and lifeless and focused on brilliant colourless stones set in white metals. This transitioned off-screen to consumers focusing on white metals like the platinum of this 1930s antique bracelet. The 21 old European cut diamonds are on trend for the era (though when are diamonds ever out of fashion?) and equal 1.50 carats of nice SI-HI quality. With these strong beginnings it is surprising to find the blue stones are French cut glass and not sapphire. But that was the trend of the era and the blue was simply meant to offset the brilliant diamonds so why pay 100 times the cost for sapphire. The bracelets edges are decorated with engraved scroll work and it is fastened with a hidden plunger clasp, hidden safety lock, and a safety chain for security during wear. The bracelet is in great shape but the glass, being glass, is showing signs of its 8 decades of use. They have taken on a frosted look from wear that can only really be seen with close inspection. A recent Harold Weinstein Ltd. Toronto appraisal estimated the value at $11,000.00. The antique time capsule has been estate priced at $3,500.00 CAD. Ctock #e12019.
Probably the largest hollow rope link we’ve ever had in our estate department, measuring in an impressive 11.5mm wide. Despite its size the chain is in surprisingly good shape, showing only the most minor signs of the life that it has lived. Manufactured using heavy gauge hollow square section tubing is not surprising when you consider it has been made from extra warm 18 karat yellow gold. Its 21.7 gram weight is a testament to its quality despite the hollow construction but what else do you expect from Italian chain! The 9 inch length makes that bracelet almost universal as we can shorten it as needed to fit any wrist. It’s a fun piece that makes a great sound as the links jostle about while being worn. Estate price $1,680.00 CAD. Stock #e12428.
High quality bracelets are always popular estate items with our customers in both men’s and ladies styles. We tend to receive way more rings than any other type of jewellery. It’s refreshing to see a nice bracelet like this one show up from time to time. From the moment you pick it up the quality is easy to feel. At over 20 grams in 14 karat gold this is no light weight item that was built on a tight 10 karat budget. Each of the links is individually cast and secured by a heavy gauge solid pin. This bracelet was designed to last for a lifetime if regularly cleaned. If you don’t clean your flexible jointed jewellery items the dirt wears away the moving parts leading to prematurely worn joints and hinges. Most jewellers don’t charge to quickly clean your bracelets and necklaces. Take advantage of this service, your pieces will last much longer and look better too. This bracelet contains 22 round brilliant cut diamonds bead and bezel set in the centre fancy link sections. The I1-I quality diamonds offer a good sparkle from the estimated 0.41 carats of estimated total weight. At 7 1/2 inches in length the bracelet is a little longer than most. If you happen to have a smaller wrist, our onsite goldsmiths can adjust it accordingly. Excellent condition showing no wear in any links. Secured by a plunger type clasp with side safety catch for some extra security. Estate priced at $1,610.00 CAD. Stock #e10750.
A unique array of natural gemstones is the answer to all of your colour needs! You could hardly ask for a more varied pallet. Thankfully the designer had a deep understanding of complementary colours. They used the softer tones of green quartz and amethyst to work up to the intense forest green tourmaline. The center piece is a vibrant pink tourmaline which instantly drops into the light pastel blue of aquamarine. Then the bracelet warms up into soft yellow citrine, finishing on inky blood red garnet. All on the backdrop of 18 karat rose gold the calmest of golds colours, blending into the skin tone and allowing the gems to hold center stage. The rich 18.8 gram bracelet is equipped with an ingeniously integrated box catch and extra safety lock. Despite the septuplet of gems being the star of this 6 3/4 inch long bracelet they’ve not been taken into account for pricing. We’ve valued it only as if it was a high quality bracelet containing no gems at all. They are something like a gift with purchase at the estate price of $1,610.00 CAD. Stock number e11938.
Perfect condition showing no wear between links. This 8.25 inch long bracelet has a brushed finish with bright diamond cut edges on one side and a plain highly polished reverse side. You can have the traditional attractive shiny gold appearance or go for an interesting contrasting satin/sparkly look. Either way you’ll be getting a great estate bracelet for a significant discount when compared with new. At just over 8 inches in length it will suit the slightly smaller gentleman’s wrist. A few links can quickly be removed and all of a sudden you have a ladies bracelet of any length you like. 9.0mm wide with a finished weight of 19.9 grams will feel great on your wrist. Estate priced at just $720.00 CAD. Stock #e9403.
Usually tennis have marginal quality diamonds at best and sometimes downright poor quality. Not this bracelet the diamonds used in this piece are VS clarity and GH colour. The 14 karat construction is of very good design and well made. The 40 diamonds are prong set and very secure. Total weight 16.5 grams and is secured by a white gold plunger catch with side safety. There is virtually no wear in any of the joints. Estate priced at $2,760.00. Stock #e6241.
If you need proof of “everything old is new again” let’s examine the “new” it shape in jewellery; the chevron. Remember the eighties? If you weren’t there and didn’t experience first hand the slave ring everyone was wearing then let me assure you the more sensitively named chevron is not new. Not that we aren’t happy it’s back, the geometric and understated angular line is always welcome here! Not so understated with this diamond encrusted 14 karat cuff bracelet. The 12 gram piece has been channel set with 0.90 carats of bright I1-J round brilliant cut diamonds backed with chromy white rhodium. The hinged chevron snaps securely over most wrists with an additional safety lock for added peace of mind. Such solid construction means the bracelet is as close as you can get to wear it and forget about it quality. Estate price $1,610.00 CAD. Stock #e11883
Thanks to its antique S scroll style link and trend neutral chromy rhodium enhanced white gold this chunky bracelet is timeless. Looking equally appropriate worn alone, next to an over sized watch, or layered with other bracelets or a bangle. Not only was it designed to be ever-relevant it was built to last. The impressive 15.5 solid grams of 14 karat white gold means each link and connecting joint is of that coveted wear-it-and-forget-about-it quality. It’s even been finished with hefty end caps and a strong lobster clasp for added peace of mind. Measuring 7 1/4 inches long the like new bracelet boasts an estate price of only $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e10496.
Like earrings the diamonds in tennis bracelets can often get away with being a lower quality than those meant to center a ring. They undergo less up close scrutiny so all that really matters is how much they sparkle. The 1.85 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds in this bracelet are certainly I1-I2-IJ quality but their inclusions are a collection of evenly spaced small included crystals. What Instagram and Pintrest would call galaxy diamonds, the inclusions give each a silvery colour that almost blends into the white gold. At a glance all you see is their brilliance hidden in the brightly rhodium enhanced X and O pattern of this 12.1 gram 10 karat bracelet. The wider bracelet is impressive enough to be worn on its own or as the center piece to a layered look. It measures 7 inches long and is secured with a hidden plunger clasp and heavy weight safety lock. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e12441.
I’m sure you’ve heard us sing UNOAERRE’s praises before but we really can’t help it. The Italian gold masters go above and beyond their competition, setting the standard for high end production jewellery. This example is in perfect, unworn condition with its 4.85mm tubing in the original factory ribbed finish. The hinge is so nearly seamless that when closed it almost disappears. The strong box catch is released by a decorative low profile rim which is protected from accidental release by the opposite rim it mates to. Really the only thing that breaks up the sleek and understated surface of the bangle is the strong and necessary safety lock. Though hollow, the 11.1 gram 14 karat yellow gold bangle is a heavy gauge for durability. The 7 inch inside circumference should comfortably fit the average ladies wrist. Estate price for the like new bangle $945.00 CAD. Stock #e12445.
Lady’s bracelets are usually 7 inches long and men’s are made 9 inches long. That’s just how it is. Unfortunately not everyone has the same sized wrists. While 7 inches may fit the majority of ladies pretty well, it may not work for you. If you require a smaller size, it’s usually an easy task to remove a link or two. If you need a slightly larger size it can become a little more complicated. Quite often special order modifications on production jewellery is impossible, when the cost is quite a bit more and it can take a long time. If your wrist is slightly larger than average this bracelet should easily fit you. It’s just over 8 inches in length and is proportionately fitted with a conservatively estimated 3.75 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds. The 44 diamonds average SI2 to I1 clarity with a KL colour range. The bracelet is in like new condition showing no wear in the joints or any stretch; it could easily pass for never worn. Its quality can instantly be recognized from the second you pick it up. At 17.1 grams total weight this will never be confused with a super light 10 karat budget built example. If you love this bracelet and have a standard 7 inch or smaller wrist, our onsite goldsmiths can easily remove a few links for you. Comes complete with our Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers presentation gift box. Estate priced at $3,724.00 CAD. Stock #e10690.
Like gold? You can enjoy the feel of 87% pure gold (21 karat) with this estate bangle from the Middle East for the same price as 41% pure 10 karat gold. Higher karat gold is way more dense, has a richer colour, resists oxidation, cracking, chemical attack plus it just looks better. The majority of the world doesn’t even accept our domestic 10 karat and 14 karat as real gold because it is alloyed with so much silver. Did you know that when you’re buying 10 karat gold you’re actually buying more silver than actual gold. This simple elegant bangle bracelet is just 3.0mm wide but it measures close to 1.5mm thick giving it great strength. The coin edged pattern and diamond cut stripe running the entire circumference gives the bangle a long lasting protective finish that catches the light from every angle. At current gold prices ($1725.00 CAD pr oz.) this bangle contains around $660.00 CAD in pure gold. When you can buy a finished piece of beautiful jewellery for just 50% more than its intrinsic material cost you’re getting amazing value. That’s what we’re all about at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers; providing our customers with great value. Perfect condition, looking like new and estate priced at $990.00 CAD. Stock #e12065.
Perfectly made Italian jewellery has to be the easiest thing to write about because there really is no substitute for quality and refined design. If you’d like a bracelet to last a lifetime, Italian made is what you want and this particular bracelet is worth trying on in person. Made from 16.7 grams of solid 18 karat yellow and white gold. Manufactured with heavy, over sized end caps and extra large stylized clasp the bracelet will hold up to almost anything. For style, it’s sleek and smooth, with a very subtle two tone look, a medium 5.55mm width that makes a statement without being overpowering. The like new condition bracelet measures a neutral 8 inches long making it appropriate for most wrists. Estate price $1,393.00 CAD. Stock #e10353.
Even the most avid bangle detractor will be won over by this heavy hitter. The ellipse shape, though rarely encountered is the best option available. Firstly, because it hugs the wrist closely it is less likely to catch or dent. It also travels less on the wrist, staying close to the hand, keeping it visible with most sleeve types. The puffy rope inspired twist measures 7.2mm in diameter making quite the statement during wear. The bangle is tightly hinged, the seam almost disappearing when closed. The catch release is a secret button leading to a tongue catch made from white gold for extra tensile strength. The catch snaps securely closed allowing for peace of mind during wear. All told the bangle weighs in at 31.3 grams in 14 karat yellow gold, showing only two mild scuffs as proof of its durability. Estate price $2,310.00 CAD. Stock #e13213.
A concern of any bracelet wearer is mysterious disappearance. Especially this time of year when we’re constantly taking off and putting on layers. Heavy sleeves and long gloves are the nemesis of a bracelet with a less than secure closure. The hinged bangle can be one of the hardest pieces to properly secure but this example offers a solution, a sturdy spring loaded hinge. On top of the self closing mechanism, the bangle has an added safety lock. All of the innovative security is hidden behind a modern and understated exterior of high polished 10 karat white gold. The bangle is a generous 4mm wide; its squared/oval outline make for a comfortable close to the wrist fit that is less likely to get in the way. Although hollow the bangle still pulls off a 10.6 gram weight. Excellent condition showing no dents or dings of any kind. $630.00 CAD. Stock #e13042.
The most gracefully done Cuban link bracelet we’ve seen in a long time, no surprise it is European made! If it weren’t for the safety catch you would have a hard time spotting the catch at all. The secure box catch has been very carefully integrated into the puffy links for an uninterrupted appearance. The safety chain is clasped, allowing it to be short and less likely to catch on things. The whole bracelet is a unique tone of soft rose thanks mostly to its unusual 15 karat (62.5%) purity. Though hollow the bracelet still weighs an impressive 23 grams and measures a slightly small 7 1/4 inches. Estate price $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e12259.
If you’ve always wanted a sterling silver Pandora charm bracelet but didn’t want to spend the time or money acquiring all the individual charms, here’s your opportunity. These pretty little charms each cost an average of around $60.00 plus the cost of the actual bracelet and each bracelet contains at least 17 charms. Building any one of these bracelets a la carte would set you back over $1,000.00 each. All of the bracelets have been meticulously assembled with a specific colour pallet in mind. Most of the charms are generic in nature and suitable for anyone. We have a mauve pink, a pale blue and black themed bracelet. They are all in excellent condition and look like new. Each come with the original Pandora travel pouch. At this time of year I can’t imagine them hanging around here too long. If you have a Pandora collector on your gift giving list here’s your chance to pick one up for more than 75% off its replacement value.
You don’t always need diamonds to achieve a dressy and elegant sparkle. Consider this braided, faceted ball chain bracelet, we couldn’t capture it in pictures but it twinkles like strands of tiny diamonds at the slightest movement. The airy weave gives the impression of delicate lace while commanding a 6.5mm width. Made in Italy of course and from 8.5 grams of top quality 18 karat white gold the bracelet is in like new condition with all original rhodium intact, showing some scuffs and scratches on the flat surfaced clasp. The piece is secured with an over sized, super sturdy, angular lobster catch. A perfect finishing touch on any dressy occasion for the estate price of $770.00 CAD. Stock #e12713.
Heavy figaro links in luxuriously warm 18 karat yellow gold what more can you ask for? The 7 3/4 inch long bracelet is that rare quality-you-can-feel make. Weighing 28.8 grams the heft will take some getting used to. Equipped with a strong box catch with additional safety lock means that when you do get used to it you can put it on and forget about it. The bracelet is in like new condition and priced at $1,742.00 CAD. Stock #e12797.
Natural gold in quartz matrix is probably not something you’ve encountered before but from a geological standpoint it is very common. Almost every quartz deposit along zones of past hydrothermal activity will contain some veining of gold. Not all are viable sources for mining but when the vein is significant like these they make fantastic gem and geology samples, or unique accents in a one of a kind bracelet! The 6 hand cut quartz make a billowy translucent backdrop for the dendritic layers of natural 24 karat gold. Each is entirely unique and becomes a peaceful meditation as you stare into their detailed depths. The 14 karat yellow gold bracelet is itself handmade which us almost never encountered. The piece measures a standard ladies 7 1/2 inches long. To guard against its 26 gram heft it has been equipped with a fold over catch with an additional safety lock plus a clasping safety chain. Good thing too because you could never replace this bracelet for its pre-owned price of $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e12647.
The Art Deco period is most famous for the architecture that was produced. Think the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building in New York City, or the Rockefeller Plaza, and the Eastern Columbia Building in LA. The theme with Art Deco anything is strong geometric figures often with bold contrasting lacquered finishes. In delicate jewellery pieces that theme is often a more gentle interpretation but not with this bracelet. It is solidly constructed from geometric links covered in faceted patterns. For the lacquer we have black enamel making a punch of contrast around the diamonds they frame. The 0.40 carats are antique old European cuts of very high VS-FG quality. Their presence makes the 18.2 gram heirloom bracelet equally suited for the office or an evening out. Two of the enamel frames are missing slivers of black but other than that the 90 year old bracelet is in like new condition! Estate price $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e12274.
Straight out of early 1900’s Europe, ready to be a conversation piece. The 9 karat rose gold rail bangle is patterned across its front half with a lace inspired trim. The bangle is hollow constructed thanks to the expansion of industrial techniques into jewellery production. Despite that it still weighs 9.6 grams and is in great shape! My favorite part of this piece of history is the hand engraved initials M.R. on the inside of the clasp. A little reminder of the woman this was originally purchased for over a hundred years ago. The bangle has been equipped with a yellow gold safety chain for added peace of mind. Estate price $490.00 CAD. Stock #e12248.
We always provide the best value without the song and dance. Simple, classic curb link bracelet in 10 karat yellow gold for only $38.00 per gram. This price is below its wholesale replacement cost. Please keep us honest, call any jeweller you know and ask how much their 10 karat chain sells for per gram. If they’re confident in the value they offer you may get an answer, otherwise they’re likely to say “ahhhh……… we don’t sell our chains by the gram”. Well they may not sell it by the gram but I 100% guarantee they buy it by the gram. We’re all about transparency at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers, an informed customer is our number one goal. There shouldn’t be any mystery buying jewellery. From a simple gold bracelet to a significant diamond purchase, we can guide anyone through the process of how jewellery is valued. This bracelet measures 9 inches long able to fit almost any man. If you’re a lady who likes the look of a wide bracelet we can shorten it to any length while you wait and you can sell the leftover back to us to recycle. Previously enjoyed and still in very good condition. Only $1,410.00 CAD. Stock #12279.
David Yurman is always a name we are happy to showcase! The chunky silver patterned with industrial inspired cable links is a statement in itself. Add to that the brand’s passion for over-sized accents and you’ve got a line that is instantly identifiable. This retired bracelet is a precursor to the current Cable Cookie line. The link pattern is a bit different from the modern version and they’ve reversed the diamond position on the puffy heart charm. The 26 round brilliant cut diamond trim is reversed by David Yurman’s iconic logo winged with pierced hearts; ensuring the charm is equally interesting in both directions. The bracelet measures 7 1/2 inches long and comes accompanied by all original packaging and paperwork including the 2017 purchase invoice from Holt Renfrew Yorkdale of $1,000.00 before tax. Estate price $570.00 CAD. Stock #e12835.
High polished curb link bracelets are one of those gents jewellery staples that are always in demand. If however you’re looking for a little more self expression you might want to try this reversible patterned version. All high polished on one side but on the opposite face you’ll find an odd mix of stippled texture with bark edges. Each link is able to be rotate, aligning perfectly with each other, alternating, or forming a random pattern of your choosing adding to the unique nature of the piece. Measuring 8 1/4 inches long and 8.95mm wide the 10 karat yellow gold bracelet is appropriate for most wrists. It has been equipped with an integrated catch more than secure enough for its 22.9 gram weight. Estate price $810.00 CAD. Stock #e11995.
No one can beat Italian goldsmiths when it comes to tri-gold jewellery. They fabricate pieces like this ridged 9.2mm wide cuff with ease, making seamless joints, and durable work hardened forms. The flexible cuff is only 0.8mm thick but easily holds its form thanks to that skillful manufacturing. The sturdy white gold buckle ends retain their white rhodium finish, blurring the sparkling edges of the 0.22 carats of high quality VS-H round single cut diamonds. The 15.2 gram cuff is capable of accommodating most wrist sizes and is in absolutely unworn condition. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e10938.
The cyclical nature of fashion trends is often a boon for the jewellery industry. Unlike updating your wardrobe where your old favorites get tossed or donated, jewellery is often just set aside if it falls out of fashion. Such was the case for this vintage 1940s bracelet judging from its like new condition. Gold tones and faceted geometry are back thanks to the surge of 1970s chic, making this 14.4mm wide statement bracelet on trend again! For practicality the 7 3/4 inch bracelet has been heavy gauge hollow constructed still weighing in at an impressive 26.5 grams in 14 karat yellow gold. Equipped with a sturdy box catch and additional safety lock the flashy bracelet is the perfect accessory to match those olive greens and burnt oranges that are all over the spring lines for fashion and home decor. Estate price $1,960.00 CAD (just $74.00 per gram). Stock #e11876.
We’ve had a couple of pieces from the Trinity collection but this is certainly the most impressive of the lot. The Large Trinity Bracelet has been retired from current production and is no longer available; perhaps it has something to do with the price of gold closing in on $2,000.00 per ounce (Canadian). This vintage bangle bracelet set was purchased June 1985 from a Canadian authorized agent when gold was less than $500.00 per oz. Each solid 18 karat half dome bangle measures 6mm wide by 1.9mm thick. The Trinity was designed by Louis Cartier in 1924, each of the white, rose, and yellow gold bangles represent love, fidelity, and friendship. As Cartier describes it “A timeless testament to life’s most memorable loves”. Our bangle is in like new condition, weighs 81.8 grams and is accompanied by original certificate and appraisal. They make a great jingling noise as they gently roll against each other while being worn. The much lighter Medium Trinity Bracelet is currently available on Cartier’s website for $11,500 CAD. Our vintage Cartier classic is priced at $9,660.00 CAD. Stock #e12805.
Many jewellery houses have shown bamboo bangles over the years but few are as thoughtful as this Birks piece. Made in England the piece carries the quality you’d expect from the Brits. Though hollow the bangle was made from a sturdy 15.3 grams of extra tough 9 karat yellow gold. The hinged bangle has been equipped with a super secure integrated box catch and safety chain. What really makes this 10mm wide bangle stand out is its hand applied Florentine finish, rolling the light across the bamboo sections to accentuate their unique curves. Accompanied by a vintage Birks hinged box. Estate priced at $980.00 CAD. Stock #e12534.
Is this a bracelet first or a watch? We prefer to think of it as a bracelet that also tells time. From the house of Piaget Switzerland comes this solid 18 karat yellow gold Polo. Back in the 1980s the Piaget Polo was one of the hottest watches around. Thin was in and thin was a Piaget specialty; in the 1950s they produced a fully adjusted hand wind movement that measured only 2mm thick. The Polo design took the thin concept one step further when it was integrated into a flexible link bracelet. Our latest estate watch is our first Piaget to date and it’s a beauty. The original Polo was Piaget’s most popular model accounting for around 1/3 of their total sales. The case and bracelet seamlessly blend together in a graceful taper to the buckle. Even the dial has be treated to an alternating polished/brushed finish that perfectly matches the bracelet pattern. A standard setting crown vertically placed at 3:00 o’clock would ruin the aesthetics. Piaget’s proprietary quartz movement concealed the setting crown horizontally on the case back allowing a perfectly symmetrical balanced look.Included with the watch is a February 1986 appraisal in the name of the original owner. The appraisal describes the gents Piaget Polo watch style number 7131-c701 with an estimated replacement cost of $13,500.00 USD. This was a very expensive watch in its day. A brand new top of the line Chevrolet Camaro would have cost less than this watch did in 1986. Made exclusively from premium 18 karat yellow gold the watch weighs about the same as a Rolex Day Date but unlike the Rolex, Piaget bracelet links are completely solid. At 141.2 grams including the quartz movement the value of just the gold in this watch is around $6,500.00 CAD. For comparison, a brand new Italian made 18 karat gold bracelet of similar weight would be a great deal priced at $10,000.00. This watch could be worn by a man or woman, it measures 25mm wide and will fit a wrist size of up to 18.5cm. We have 8 never used extra link sections from a smaller Piaget Polo. The extra links allow the total potential length to over 21cm. These links can be used in the larger watch as they are only a couple of millimeters narrower. The extra links are being offered for only gold value but only with the purchase of the larger watch. The condition is almost like new. There is zero stretch or wear in any of the links. The finish appears original showing only some shallow scuffs and scratches. Including the original operating manual, 1986 appraisal and a complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this one owner Piaget classic is estate priced at $8,400.00 CAD. Stock #e11354.
If this was worn or used before you sure can’t tell. Everything about this bracelet is perfect. All the bright cut decorative grooves still retain their crisp sharp edge, the original white rhodium plating is scratch free, and the micro-pebble finish twinkles like diamond dust. The 8.2mm wide hinged bangle weighs 10.3 grams and is formed from very strong seamless hollow oval tubing. A locking hinged clasp integrates with the pattern and virtually disappears. A clever safety system keeps the bracelet on your arm even if the locking clasp fails without the need for a folding side catch or awkward looking safety chain. This is a very modern piece in new condition. Estate priced at $420.00 CAD. Stock #e8509.
A large portion of our estate blog speaks to faceted stones and their ability to bend and manipulate light in unique and mesmerizing ways. What we’ve not discussed is the interesting optical effects that gold can have when polished and expertly engraved. There is no better example of those effects than in this 24.1 gram 18 karat white gold bangle that displays three different patterns. Each equally striking; rolling, curling and breaking up the light to give the impression of constant whirling motion. The features are created by thousands of microscopically etched parallel groves. To really take in the effects of precision patterned gold and to truly appreciate the very high quality of this bangle you must see it in person. It’s secured by the best bangle closure we’ve encountered, under so much tension it has no real use for the button release box catch it’s been equipped with. You just may need a friend to help you get the bangle on. Measuring a stand alone 10.0mm wide by 3.8mm thick the hefty bangle is in next to new condition, retaining its bright rhodium finish. Estate price $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e10260.
Simple and always in style. Straight line tennis bracelets have been popular for many decades. You can’t get much more traditional than a 4 claw yellow gold example. Measuring just over 7 inches in overall length the bracelet contains 52 round brilliant cut diamonds. Total diamond weight is estimated at 2.10 carats. The diamonds are an easy I1 with many SI clarity stones in the mix. A strong estimated colour grade of GH makes the quality much better than the average diamond bracelet. A few years of gentle use have given the links a smooth and supple feel. It’s as comfortable to wear as your favorite pair of slippers. A white gold plunger clasp costs a bit more to install but it makes a stronger more secure closure. The folding side safety catch is there for that extra level of reassurance. Finished weight is 8.7 grams in 14 karat yellow gold. Estate price $2,800.00. Stock #e9253.
Amazonite may be a new stone to you but it has been a popular jewellery and carving medium since the time of the Ancient Egyptians. For Tiffany & Co. it is a pretty natural fit considering fine amazonite is exactly Tiffany Blue in colour. The beads chosen for this Return to Tiffany bracelet display the beautiful colour marbling the stone is known for. That soft pattern gives each 8mm bead depth and personality as no two are identical. The 7.5 inch long piece is a modern twist on a Tiffany classic and it is accompanied by its original box a receipt from 2016. The piece is in like new condition and available currently for $510.00 CAD. Our estate price is $306.00 CAD. Stock #e12661.
Looking to break away from the Pandora style charm bracelet while taking advantage of the rising popularity of chunky yellow gold? This bracelet is your solution. Made from an impressive 22.2 grams of solid 14 karat yellow gold it’s more than substantial enough to carry all the charms you can throw at it. Each oval link measures 16.0mm long by 6.5mm wide and is made from 1.9mm thick solid gold wire. The bracelet measures just over 8 1/4 inches long. It could be worn on its own or with one or two simple charms for an Alex and Ani feel. The real triumph of goldsmithing on this bracelet is it’s clasp; resembling the slide of a trombone it’s like nothing we’ve ever encountered and adds a touch of playfulness to the whole bracelet. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e11172.
A woven bracelet offers many advantages over a traditional bangle not the least of which is aesthetic. The pattern is woven here with bright rhodium enhanced 14 karat white gold. The ribbed texture adds a unique radial shine making the bracelet reflect light like silk. The weave is also very flexible and surprisingly strong, a combination that creates durability you wouldn’t expect. During wear it glances off blows, flexing and bending out of the way of scratches and dents. That is not to say the bracelet is indestructible but a hollow bangle of the same 13.8 gram weight would not fare as well. To complete its durability the bracelet has been equipped with heavyweight end caps. The bulky lobster clasp is attached on a ball joint allowing it to flex and rotate freely during wear. The unique bracelet has been decorated with fixed ‘beads’ set with 0.50 carats of bright I1-J round brilliant cut diamonds. The oval shape means the bracelet should always face diamonds up. Estate price for the like new piece $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e12375.
Fred may be an unfamiliar brand in Canada but in Europe and the Middle East the 83 year old house of jewellery is a staple. Founded by Fred Samuel the son of an Argentinian gem dealer in 1936 their work has always been ahead of its time. Growing up surrounded by coloured gemstones gave him the palette he would need when the House took off and he became a designer for a Nepalese king and queen. The pair commissioned a suite of jewellery to match the saris of the royal court. These patrons launched him into the world of Middle Eastern Royalty and helped cement his reputation in Europe and Asia. The Force 10 line is one of the brand’s most recognizable and was actually created in 1966 by Fred’s eldest son on a sailing trip. The line is still the center of the brand’s identity, this Vintage Force 10 was released in the 1990’s. The 12 strand braided design has been replaced by a much smaller single strand version priced at 2130€ ($3,200 CAD). Our perfect condition stainless steel and 18 karat yellow gold woven cable bracelet measures a significant 14mm wide with an inventive hidden slide catch. This version is the ladies size and wears comfortably on a variety of wrists. The piece is in fantastic shape and looks contemporary despite being almost 30 years old. Estate price $1,500.00 CAD. Stock #e12551.
Tiffany HardWear is, as they describe it, elegantly subversive and captures the spirit of the women of New York City. A modern essential, this bracelet shines with every movement. The ball bracelet is certainly another T & Co. icon with knock-offs available at almost every big box jewellery chain. Our 10mm in diameter and 7.5 inch long example comes with a full pedigree of authenticity. Featuring the tiny Tiffany & Co. copyright hang tag, original robins egg blue box and travel pouch, and a 2012 receipt from the Tiffany boutique at Yorkdale Toronto. The bracelet has had a price increase over the 7 years since it was new and is now listed for $405.00 CAD. Our like new example is estate priced for $243.00 CAD. Stock #e12663.
The key to getting a great price on a piece of jewellery is to understand the value of the components. Even knowing how much actual gold value 8 grams of 10 karat contains helps clarify the mysterious world of retail jewellery prices. The actual value of gold in this bracelet is $216.00. Manufacturing the raw material into a usable product is where much of the costs are. For something relatively simple like this perhaps 3 or 4 times the intrinsic metal value should represent good value. This ratio will cover the alloys, labour, markups and other manufacturing costs of business. Smaller sapphires and diamonds, even if good quality like these, if not used in big numbers really don’t add too much. Considering this bracelet is offered at less that 2 times the metallic value represents amazing value. This bracelet is in perfect condition showing no wear of any kind. Vintage Jewellery at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is hard to beat for quality and value. Estate priced at $420.00 CAD. Stock #e12355.
Most Indian gold jewellery without gemstones is sold based on gram weight at set prices based on the time it took to create the piece, weight and current gold price. Convenient, as brides to be are usually showered in super premium 22 karat gold jewellery. The custom in most Indian provinces is for family and friends to spend the days of the wedding filling her arms with bangles. With such high purity the gifts are meant to act the same as the cash given at many Western weddings. When the need comes the bride and groom can sell off items for the gold value and use the money as most newly weds do. We loved the idea and these 3 patterned 18 karat rose gold bangles are being sold by the gram; $63 per gram CAD to be exact! Weighing 14.2 grams in total and measuring from 2.0mm to 3.1mm wide. They are being sold as a set of 3 only. Stock number e12070.
The best place to check for wear and tear on any necklace or bracelet is at the clasp. The sections where the two ends rub together are the most likely to show wear over years of continuous use. Jointed sections throughout can also show wear but often these areas are hidden from view. This 6.0mm Franco rope bracelet while of hollow construction still weighs in at a significant 12.8 grams and shows no wear of any kind. Manufactured in Italy from subtle rose gold with heavy duty yellow gold clasp sections. The key to making any jointed piece of jewellery last a lifetime is keeping it clean. Dirt and grime form an abrasive grit that gets between links and slowly cuts into them. Clean gold rubbing against itself has little impact on wear and tear. Keep your jewellery clean, it looks better and lasts longer. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers ultrasonic machine is always on ready to give your jewellery a quick complimentary cleaning while you wait whether it’s from here or not. Even if you can’t see the dirt you’ll be surprised how much better your jewellery looks after a quick dunk in our cleaner. Our latest estate bracelet measures 7 1/2 long, it can be shortened slightly for the slender wrist in just a few days by one of our onsite goldsmiths. Perfect condition and estate priced at $770.00 CAD. Stock #e11724.
A nice example of high quality Italian craftsmanship. It looks pretty basic in design but just try to make something like this. It’s of heavy gauge hollow construction enabling the piece to weigh a reasonable 9.3 grams. Yet not heavy enough to put a lot of stress and wear on the 28 solid rivets. All the hinged joints are very smooth conforming to every wrist contour. Measuring 7.25 inches long it should fit the average ladies wrist perfectly. Two tone construction enables this bracelet to match many different jewellery items or watches. All estate bracelets and chain items offered for sale at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers are in like new condition; stretched, worn, previously repaired or dented items are not tolerated. Items not meeting our high standards for condition are immediately recycled for precious metal recovery. This bracelet will see no such fate as it looks and feels like new. The high polished finish is easy to maintain and always in style. Estate priced at $609.00. Stock #e9414.
A solid gold medical information bracelet is a great way to add some fashion to a potentially life saving function. To help draw important attention to the bracelet its caduceus has been debossed into the highly polished 1.2mm thick polished yellow gold plate. We could make it stand out even more boldly by painting the depressed area in red. The engraving plaque measures a generous 24.8mm x 12.2mm leaving plenty of room to record vital medical information. As a whole the bracelet measures a little over 7 inches and is secured with a large lobster clasp for easy fastening. Italian made by one of the world’s finest manufacturers, UnoAerre. The 5.7 gram bracelet is in excellent condition showing no worn links or joints. We can engrave up to around 5 lines of 15 letters in just a day or two. Estate price $280.00 CAD. Stock #e10364.
The ultimate charm bracelet. Over 50 grams of solid 18 karat yellow gold. Not the light weight, hollow, diluted 10 karat gold typical of this type of bracelet. In the 1970s gold was only worth around $150.00 per ounce so manufacturers were not afraid to make high quality jewellery with lots of gold. 40 plus years ago this bracelet would have cost around $700.00. If you could find a new bracelet of this quality today I would expect to see a price tag of around $6,000.00. All 18 of the square section oval links look like new aside from a little patina. There is no visible wear of any kind, the links do not have any thin sections. A white gold plunger type catch secures the heavy bracelet with a positive reassuring snap. Two additional side safety catches add an extra level of security. At 8 inches long it should fit almost any ladies wrist with some room to spare. We have it priced well under its wholesale replacement value. The not easily replaced item is estate priced at $3,234.00 CAD. Stock #e8630.
Italian made, 14 karat yellow gold, new condition, popular Gucci link design, 10 grams for just $600.00 Canadian. The math and the value are super easy to realize; $60.00 per gram for Italian made complicated, hinged and riveted links is very inexpensive. Even the clasp has been designed to look the puffed Gucci link. The bracelet measures exactly 7 inches long and should fit the average ladies wrist. Comes complete in our traditional Bill Le Boeuf blue and silver satin box, gift wrapped and ready to go. Perfect condition showing zero evidence of wear, there is no slack of any kind between the polished 10mm x 8.5mm links. Estate priced at $600.00 CAD. Stock #e9950.
It’s got the width and weight of a gents bracelet but at 8 3/4 inches long it may be just a little tight for the larger guy. We can easily make it a bit shorter for anyone with a slightly smaller wrist who likes the look and feel of a well constructed solid link bracelet. It’s in excellent condition showing no wear in any of the links or the heavy lobster clasp. You can usually count on Italian manufacture for high quality finish/construction and this bracelet is no exception. Full solid end link caps, a soldered connecting ring and a sturdy over sized clasp are features designed to stand up to the rigors of day to day use. Freshly polished and ready to go. Estate priced at $910.00 CAD. Stock #e11507.
Skip arm day at the gym with this 42.5 gram solid curb link bracelet! The 8 1/4 inch long, 8.5mm wide faceted curb is in link new condition with a strong white and yellow gold box catch that acts as a center piece. The additional side safety lock ensure piece of mind during wear and the warm 14 karat yellow gold is an upgrade from the standard issue 10 karat the guys usually get saddled with. Blast those biceps for the estate price of $2,280.00 CAD. Stock #e12120.
A diamond tennis bracelet even when made inexpensively, is still one of the more expensive jewellery staples to buy. And they are unfortunately mostly made as cheaply as possible in order to maintain a popular price point. Most are made from 10 or maybe 14 karat gold at best and manufactured so light they can’t withstand more than a few years of use before the joints show significant wear. The diamonds are usually of very low quality, often I2-I3 making them dull and lifeless looking. They are often very small stones gathered in clusters or set into bright cut settings to mimic the look of larger single stones. All of this is an effort to create a false sense of value, cutting corners to reduce price points. That was not the practice in this premium 18 karat gold bracelet. From a manufacturing standpoint it has been built to last a lifetime with extra strong joints and sturdy basket settings. Keep it clean and you’ll be passing this one on to the next generation. The settings are a unique three prong style with faceted bases that flash brightly when viewed from the side. Each holds one well cut 0.11 carat round brilliant diamond of high SI-H quality. Together the diamonds total an impressive 5.00 carats estimated weight. All 7 inches of the bracelet are set on fire with the slightest movement. The 13.8 gram weight speaks for itself and comes secured by a hidden plunger clasp and additional safety lock. The bracelet is in brand new condition with all chromy rhodium finish intact. Comes accompanied with a Gem Scan Certificate of Evaluation stating an optimistic Replacement Value of $16,500.00 plus tax. We feel a more realistic value is closer to $9,300.00 CAD. We have this like new hardly worn estate tennis bracelet priced at $6,510.00 CAD. Stock #e12141.
Not often does a tennis bracelet contain diamonds much above the I1 clarity range, especially when each of those diamonds is a larger 0.075 carat weight, measuring 2.7mm wide. But the 1.80 carats of extremely bright and lively round brilliant cut diamonds that grace this bracelet are of an eye clean SI1 clarity. Even their I colour appears brightened by the thoughtful use of warm 14 karat yellow gold. Grouped in threes the bracelet is given a modern twist with high polished gold rail links. These add a pausing contrast, drawing the eye on to the next grouping of brilliance. Weighing in at 11.8 solid grams the 7 1/4 inch long bracelet is of a quality you can feel! Estate price $2,380.00 CAD. Stock #e10593.
There are times in jewellery where unique, thoughtful design is more eye catching than something diamond encrusted. This rectangular bangle is one of those instances. It draws in the eye with visual tension caused by 4 off set round brilliant cut diamonds. The rule of odds is a subjective principle of design that states groupings in odd numbers create a feel of balance, where even number groupings create competition and tension. Those tension causing 0.12 carats of I1-HI diamonds have been set into a rectangular channel to mirror the geometric bangle. The sturdy 8.7 grams of 10 karat Canadian gold that make up the 3.5mm wide piece are secured by a strong 18 karat white gold plunger style clasp with additional safety catch. Estate price $595.00 CAD. Stock #e10424.
Negative space in jewellery design is unfortunately rarely utilized but it can make all the difference; elevating a simple tennis bracelet to a striking and unique statement piece. Made from 9.8 grams of swirling 14 karat yellow gold the 7 1/2 inch long bracelet is sure to stand out nicely on any wrist. Set with 140 sparkling baguette and round brilliant cut diamonds backed by bright rhodium plating, the bracelet finishes off with an estimated total diamond weight of 1.00 carat. Estate price for this like new piece is $1,295.00 CAD. Stock #e10230.
Something very few people know about sapphires is they come in almost every colour of the spectrum. Within the rainbow of available colours they can show a great range of hue and tone. The conservatively estimated 9.5 carats of high clarity, very well matched natural blue sapphires are not your typical inky dark blue. These are more of a bright indigo colour; making the bracelet much more interesting and attractive. Alternating heart shaped links bracketed by 0.15 carats total weight of very high quality petite round brilliant cut diamonds results in a unique take on a coloured stone bracelet. Considering the high quality stones that decorate it, it’s really no surprise that the piece was made from rich 18 karat yellow gold weighing an impressive 18.2 grams in total. Measuring 7 1/2 inches long the bracelet is secured with a strong 10 karat lobster clasp and heavy ring ends. Estate price is just $3,500.00 CAD and represents excellent value. Stock #e10329.
Cartier inspired without the Cartier price point this hinged hollow bracelet is a timeless fashion statement. The 8 gram heavy hollow piece is made from calm 10 karat yellow gold and features a trio of bright I1-HI round brilliant cut diamonds. Protectively set into raised bezels with an estimated combined weight of 0.15 carats. The true genius of the bangle lies in it’s catch. Usually these bangles have an additional exterior safety lock, they are a necessity but unfortunately they don’t often work with the overall design. To keep the bangle looking sleek the Italian innovators created a double locking white gold plunger clasp with its own built in safety catch. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e11341.
When you’re working with gold bangles only 1.5mm and 1.4mm wide you don’t often find patterning as thoughtful as this. The swirling layered pattern on the one bangle is, on closer inspection the background pattern of the other bangle. The bright cutting on the second bangle makes the two look completely different at a glance. Leaving that subtle unity as a fun secret for the wearer. It’s not a surprise that the 6.1 gram 14 karat yellow gold pair comes from Birks when you consider the quality and nuanced design. Estate price for the set $420.00 CAD. Stock #e10287.
Most diamond bracelets employ a large number of very small diamonds, aiming for a showy display encircling the entire wrist. These often end up rather dressy looking making them less versatile for daily wear. This unique diamond bracelet holds only 5 diamonds, impressive for their large size of 0.15 carat each. The I1-IJ quality round brilliant cut diamonds are lively and head turning for their unique size. Each has been securely set into a thick 14 karat yellow gold bezel adding to their footprint. The rest of the bracelet features a repeating pattern of elongated yellow gold links bracketed by narrow white gold accents. As a testament of high quality the bracelet weighs an impressive 17.7 grams. Secured with a strong white gold plunger clasp and additional safety lock the 0.75 carat total diamond weight bracelet is ready for daily wear. Estate price $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e11882.
Chances are when you think of sapphires a dark blue stone comes to mind. While blue is the traditional colour of sapphire it literally can come in a rainbow of colours. All 57 of the square princess cut gems in this bracelet are natural sapphires. Trace amounts of elements cause the different colours. Chromium, titanium, iron, vanadium help change a normally colourless sapphire to pink, red, yellow, green etc. Each 3.0mm x 3.0mm perfect square has been cut in the same manor as a very well proportioned diamond. The result of the high quality cutting is a coloured stone bracelet than has better than average sparkle. The 14 karat white gold bracelet weighs 15.2 grams in total measuring 7 inches long. Two external side safety catches offer that extra level of security a bracelet of this quality deserves. The bracelet and sapphires are all in excellent condition showing no worn links or chipped stones. Estate priced at $4,340.00. Stock #e7864.
We are no great analysts of Asian writing systems but by the powers of Google and a process of elimination we have boiled this bangle down to either Chinese or Japanese in origins (thanks to its hanzi of kanji trademarks). The fact that the bangle is 22 karat speaks to either as most Asian cultures don’t recognize gold of a purity lower than 18 karat at the very least. The skillful hand engraving that covers the bangles exterior in deep floral relief could be the motif of any nation as it is universally pleasing. It is almost unfair to call this bangle hollow as the word doesn’t do justice to the heavy gauge of gold sheet that is responsible for the 36.5 gram heft. That weight is supported by a hidden hinge opening and integrated plunger clasp that locks securely into place. A small safety catch was added as an after thought for a bit of extra peace of mind. Estate price for this masterpiece bangle $2,880.00 CAD. Stock #e11935.
If by some miracle you don’t know anything about Tiffany & Co. you’ll still recognize this Return to Tiffany Heart Tag Charm Bracelet. Considering its icon status the line started innocently enough as a key chain with a registration number and inscribed instructions to “Please Return to Tiffany & Co. New York”. If found the keys could be taken to the flagship store on Fifth Avenue and the owner contacted. Now it is the must have accessory for the label conscious available on Tiffany’s website for $420 CAD. Our estate price for the 7.5 inch long bracelet with original box $252.00 CAD. Stock #e11930.
This bracelet is a time capsule of the industrial revolution working its way into jewellery production. The hollow nature of the 173 honeycomb shaped octagonal links could not have been achieved without the aid of early mass production equipment. The engraved top of each link would have started out as a single thin sheet of gold. The engraver would have patterned the whole sheet at once. You can be sure it was done by hand from the inconsistencies later machine engraving would not produce. The sheet would then be placed under a punch or press and the individual links stamped out together in one blow. The buckle and belt end is where the skilled goldsmiths would do their work. The individual components would have been cast in large batches but it was up to the craft-person to make the delicate filigree and granulation. They would then be tasked with hand engraving the platinum accents and hand setting the 9 antique rose cut diamonds. The buckle clasp itself is a work of engineering, the bracelet end slides through the two part hinged buckle. Once you achieve the desired length you close the finger on the clasps bottom into a reciprocal hole on the underside of the bracelet. The decorative top of the buckle presses down to hold the finger in place and the two buckle parts are locked together with a catch on each side. For added security a safety chain with its own heavy spring ring catch was added sometime after the initial production. From an aesthetic standpoint the 21.3mm wide bracelet is equally outstanding! Made from 48 grams of 18 karat rose gold and bright white platinum the belt bracelet measures a wearable length between 6 to 7 1/2 inches. Estate price for this 1940s antique $3,900.00 CAD. Stock #e11936.
Most Indian gold jewellery without gemstones is sold based on gram weight at set gram prices based on the time it took to create the piece. Convenient, as brides to be are usually showered in super premium 22 karat gold jewellery. The custom in most provinces is for family and friends to spend the days of the wedding filling her arms with bangles. With such high purity the gifts are meant to act like the cash given at Western weddings. When the need comes the bride and groom can sell off items for their cash value and use the money as most newly weds do. We loved the idea and these five patterned 18 karat yellow gold bangles are being sold by the gram; $63 per gram CAD to be exact! Weighing from 4.3 grams to 6.6 grams and measuring from 1.8mm wide to 2.9mm they can be purchased alone or in groups. Stock numbers E11885 through E11889.
Gold isn’t $500.00 anymore and buying something like this brand new can get pretty costly. The great thing about estate jewellery is that it doesn’t know it’s been previously enjoyed. We can also usually refinish and refurbish gold jewellery to look as good as the day it was first delivered. This Italian made curb link chain was likely made in an era when the price of gold wasn’t anywhere near the $1730.00 per ounce Canadian it currently trades at. Solid links, upgraded 14 karat construction and a generous finished weight of over 1 troy ounce make for a luxurious look and feel. Any bracelet made from lesser quality gold with light, hollow and weak links just won’t cut it after you’ve tried this one on. At 9 inches total length this bracelet will fit all but the largest of gentlemen. The total width of 8mm could easily be worn by a lady too if we shorten the length a bit. Lightly polished and looking like new the excellent condition bracelet is estate priced at $1,740.00 CAD. Stock #e11057.
Cartier’s iconic Love bracelet was the brain child of Aldo Cipullo in 1969. The original version comes with a tiny screw driver which is needed to remove two screws that fasten the bracelet together. Considered one of Cartier’s most successful designs the style has of course found its way into the lexicon of many jewellery manufacturers’ product lines. Now we have it represented in an estate 18 karat rose gold hinged bangle bracelet. The engraved screw heads that decorate the circumference of this bangle add a touch of interest to a sturdy piece. Estate price $368.00 CAD. Stock #e11670
From one of Italy’s finest gold jewellery manufacturers UnoAerro comes this perfect condition hinged bangle bracelet. The 14 karat yellow gold bracelet is constructed from 10.8 grams of 6mm seamless hollow tubing that has been twisted and embossed with a negative diamond plate design.The clever pattern makes the bracelet much stronger and more resistant to dings and scratches compared to a plain polished tubular style. Unless it gets a major dent this bracelet will continue to look like new for as long as you own it. Sometimes bracelets can be difficult to put on by yourself since you only have one available hand to get the catch closed. The intelligently designed bangle has a spring loaded self centering closure along with a side safety clasp making it simple to put on. The bracelet is fully stamped with the factory trade marks plus the karat purity of 58.5% and BREV stamp, short for “brevetto”. This is the Italian term for license; the marking signifies that this particular design has been licensed or patented. The standard size should fit most ladies. As mentioned before this bracelet is in absolutely perfect condition showing no evidence of any use or wear. Yellow gold is back and this is a great example that really shows off the texture and beautiful colour of fine Italian gold. Estate priced at $735.00 CAD. Stock #e10835.
You could not ask for a sturdier bracelet than the Return to Tiffany Narrow Circle Edge Cuff. Sure the name is a mouth-full but at 36.6 grams of solid sterling silver I think we can look past it. The iconic cuff should fit most wrists and is accompanied by all original robins egg blue packaging and Tiffany silver care card. Retired from the Return to Tiffany line the bangle is estate priced at $420.00 CAD. Stock #e11931.
You couldn’t come close to replacing something like this new for only $420.00. The time involved to hand engrave the entire circumference alone would cost hundreds of dollars. Perfect condition and made from upgraded 14 karat yellow gold. 5.3mm wide with a weight of over 6.8 grams. Endless bangles are very popular and so is the vintage look, this bracelet has you covered in both categories. These can be stacked with others, mixed and matched as you like. Estate priced at just $420.00 CAD. Stock number e11641.
Do you know a little princess who would love a really cute earring and bracelet set? Sensitive little ears will appreciate the high quality 18 karat yellow gold this set was crafted from and the strong spring loaded hinge back is simple to put on. Weighing 2.0 grams the earrings are estate priced at $192.00. Matching the earrings is an 18 karat yellow gold bracelet measuring 5.75 inches in length and weighing 3.0 grams. The bracelet is secured by a good sized lobster catch with a strong spring. Both pieces are in perfect condition and are brand new in appearance. The bracelet is estate priced at $245.00 CAD and is available separately. Stock #e8450.
I defy you to come in and have a look at these amazing pieces and not be impressed. Not only is Italy the home of the macaroni noodle, it’s also where this necklace and bracelet were crafted. Unusual inspiration for sure but amazing execution of design and manufacturing quality. The large articulated links are connected by sturdy joints that are practically invisible. Only traditional yellow gold can look and feel like this. Alternating hand polished and Florentine textures are the central theme of the 18 1/2 inch necklace and 7 3/4 inch bracelet. High quality manufacture is a given, heavy gauge hollow construction keeps them durable but also more affordable. We figure these pieces were made around 25 years ago when gold was less than 1/3 of its current price. Importing something of this quality and design from Italy today would easily cost over $10,000.00 given current gold prices of $1630.00 per ounce (Canadian). Statement making and in like new condition. The two pieces weigh over 3.5 ounces, even with your eyes closed you can feel the quality. The necklace is available for the estate price of $4,550.00 and the bracelet for $1,785.00. If you purchase them together we will sell the set for $5,700.00. Stock #e11721 and e11722.
This type of value can only be obtained through estate jewellery and no one does it better than us. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers has unique experience buying and selling jewellery items since 1958. This bracelet has been expertly crafted from some high qualilty sapphires. Each of the 34 sapphires exhibit a rich navy blue colour; they’re not the typical overly saturated inky dark material normally encountered. They’ve been contrasted by 6 sections of bead set diamonds with bright rhodium plating adding some extra bling. The completely solid 18 karat yellow gold construction weighs a substantial 22.8 grams. The hinge is tight showing zero wear. A safe plunger clasp clicks shut with a reassuring snap, an additional fold over safety clasp adds another level of security. Great bracelets don’t show up that often in our estate section and this one offers truly amazing value. It likely will not last very long for the estate price of just $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e11753.