necklaces


July 31, 2021

10kt. 26″, 4mm, hollow kings link necklace, 19.5gr. $1,085.00 CAD. e14247

Woven links offer a 3-dimensional quality you don’t get with traditional links. This oversized number is a perfect example measuring 3.50mm x 4.00mm and an extra-long 26 inches, allowing it to slide easily over the head. The 10 karat hollow constructed chain was made from 19.5 grams of yellow gold but features brightly rhodium-plated highlights on every link face. That touch of white accentuates the chain’s movement and changes of direction during wear, but until they flash you can’t tell the rhodium is there. Despite being hollow the chain shows no dents or dings and features solid end caps and an oversized lobster clasp, not that you’ll need it. Estate price $1,085.00 CAD. Stock #e14247.


July 17, 2021

26 inch, 9 karat, rolo chain, 3.3mm wide, 11.6gr. $480.00 CAD. e14160

Another probable pocket watch chain whose usefulness outlived the timepiece it was designed to protect. The antique rolo link measures an extra-long 26 inches, allowing it to slip over the head without the use of a clasp. It has one of course, but if security is your aim one of our onsite goldsmiths could remove it, securing any important pendants into the chain for good. At this length and a 3.3mm width, the chain is equally interesting worn alone. Its 9 karat yellow gold points to a beginning in the UK, estate priced at $480.00 CAD. Stock #e14160.

SOLD


June 28, 2021

Bassani Italy 18kt. necklace & bracelet set 43.5gr. genuine garnet $4,200.00 CAD. e14217

A set that could have only come from Italy! This statement-making necklace and bracelet set features a daring combination of decorative chain links and genuine briolette cut garnets. The 17-inch necklace and 8-inch bracelet are made up of hollow constructed 18 karat yellow gold links in a variety of styles. Each features a white gold drop link and two drop garnets. The decorative ornate clasps are proudly stamped Bassani Italy. The set equals a combined 43.5 grams and shows only minor ding from previous use. Estate price $4,200.00 CAD. Stock #e14217.


June 17, 2021

25 inch, 9 karat gold, rolo link chain, 47gr. $2,100.00 CAD. e14159

We are fairly confident this hefty rolo link chain was a pocket watch chain in a past life, probably in the UK considering its 9 karat purity. This style was the most common for pocket watch chains as they slid easily through buttonholes and into pockets. The 47-gram heft and 5.2mm diameter are also indicators as this scale was needed to support a valuable pocket watch. The final clue is the unusual 25-inch length, nonstandard and quite long which would have been needed for tethering the watch to a waistcoat. Whatever its history the chain is certainly statement-making worn around the neck! Its long length allows it to slide over the head but it does come equipped with a heavy lobster clasp for easy fastening should you need it. Estate price $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e14159.


June 12, 2021

14kt. 22 1/2″ 68.5gr. Italian made, solid curb Cuban link necklace $4,200.00 CAD. e13960

We won’t get into the quagmire of Cuban link versus curb link, the jury is still out on where nuanced design difference falls into the Cuban category. The generally accepted rule is that a Cuban link is a heavier and more rounded version of the flatter curb link. So Cuban it is! This Italian-made chain features all of the quality marks you’d expect. It’s completely solid despite being cast from 14 karat yellow gold and made to a bulky 9mm wide. The 22 1/2 inch long chain weighs in at 68.5 grams and features sturdy end caps and an oversized heavy-duty lobster clasp. For the guys who call us now and again looking for heavier chains here is your chance. Estate price $4,200.00 CAD. Stock #e13960


June 9, 2021

14kt. white gold, 24″, solid curb link chain, 3.3mm wide, 21.5gr. $1,610.00 CAD. e14203

Although white gold is the number one choice when it comes to rings, yellow gold is still the top pick in heavier chains and bracelets. This solid link, 3.35mmwide, curb link necklace is definitely heavy at over 21.5 grams in weight. I suppose you could buy something like this is sterling silver for under $100.00, but that somehow just wouldn’t be the same. Silver tarnishes, is lighter, can cause irritation to those with sensitive skin, and it wears out much quicker. Even when alloyed with white metals to conceal its true nature there is something very special about gold. A heavyweight, white gold chain is an unusual item to turn up in our estate department. This one measures 24 inches in length, making it suitable for anyone. It remains in its original bright white rhodium-plated finished except where it was polished after the connecting ring to the lobster clasp was permanently soldered shut. This Italian-made chain is in excellent condition showing no wear and tear. It is estate priced at $1,610.00 CAD. Stock #e14203.


June 4, 2021

Tiffany sterling silver necklaces $59.00 ***BRAND NEW*** limited quantities.

Tiffany 24 inch cable link boxed silver chainCan you imagine a better gift this Christmas? Imagine their face when you present someone with that little blue box and white satin bow. Their reaction will be over the top. We have a limited number available, they are all brand new and untouched. No smudges, stains, frayed edges, or dented corners. The popular 24-inch cable link design is long enough to wear over a blouse with or without a pendant. Mother’s day, graduation gift, birthday gift, or maybe even a stocking stuffer for yourself. The simple circular link design can be worn 24/7 and will not kink.Tiffany cable link sterling silver necklace The box speaks for itself, you don’t even need to gift wrap them. These chains are a best seller with Tiffany and come in sizes from 16 to 36 inches. They are currently available on the Tiffany website for $130.00 CAD each. While supplies last we are offering them for just $59.00. Buy 1 or buy a dozen, we can fill your order. Included with the necklace is that famous little blue box and silk drawstring faux suede pouch to protect the chain while not being worn. The pouch also makes a handy travel item with an internal divider that can protect a couple jewellery items. Tiffany 24 inch sterling silver cable link chain


4.0mm 18 inch Omega link necklace 26.5gr. 14kt. Italian $2,450.00 CAD. e11286

Silky smooth and super stylish. Omega style necklaces have been around for a long time and still look great. The seamless design can be worn alone or can be used to hold any substantial pendant. Once again the Italians prove that they are the industry leaders when it comes to high quality necklace/chain manufacturing. The low dome, high polish finish is perfect. The capped links are extremely tight showing no gaps. With a finished weight of 26.5 grams in beautiful traditional yellow gold and a width of 4.0mm the tangible sense of quality is very apparent. A plunger type clasp has been assembled from white gold. White gold has superior “spring” and hardness characteristics making it the logical choice for a clasp. A supplementary side safety for that extra level of security is also there and snaps easily shut every time. The 18 inch length should fit almost any lady. Excellent condition, showing no signs of wear and tear. Only a high temperature ultrasonic cleaning was necessary to prepare it for display in our estate department. If you’d like a complimentary fine polish and refinishing, one of our onsite goldsmiths can have this accomplished while you wait.Estate price $2,450.00 CAD. Stock #e11286.


June 2, 2021

18 inch 18 karat Italian Figaro link necklace 19.6 grams $1,440.00 CAD. e11877

We have all kinds of 10, 14, 18 and even some 22 karat gold chains. We couldn’t possibly post every one of them but they all offer a similar value to this example. Gold chain like this is a relatively simple item to manufacture and also to price. This Italian imported necklace is in perfect condition showing no wear in any of the links. It is secured by a large, sturdy lobster style clasp. For only $73.50 per gram in 18 karat gold this chain is a great value. Shop around, call other jewellers and ask what they sell basic 18 karat Italian chain for? They’ll likely say, “I’m sorry, we do not sell our chain by the gram”. While they may be reluctant to answer this simple question, I can 100% guarantee all jewellers and manufacturers buy/sell this sort of thing by weight. We’re always keeping your best interests top of mind at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. We’ll always happy answer any question you have regarding our competitive pricing policies. We have many other styles, lengths, and karats in stock. Come in or contact us with what you’re looking for. Estate priced at $1,440.00 CAD. Stock #e11877.

 


June 1, 2021

14kt. retro chevron flat link necklace 17″ 23.3gr. 6.6mm wide $1,680.00 CAD. e13172

Sure chevrons are cool but let’s not pretend this “millennial” trend is a new thing. Like much of the content populating your Pinterest page this is a resurgence from the 70s and 80s (see macrame everything for Interior Design boards and neon-infused Spring/Summer Clothing boards). The peak of the chevron necklace was around the mid ’80s, back then we called them V necklaces. Whatever you call them they make an elegant focal point draped across the collarbone; this retro example especially as it measures a significant 6.6mm wide. The warm 14 karat yellow gold creates a subtle accent, blending into the skin tone better than its white gold counterpart. Measuring 17 inches long it should hug most necks in a close line dipping just below the collar bone. The retro-chic necklace has been well made from 23.3 grams of gold. As a playful final touch, the box catch has been equipped with a heart shaped release button. Estate price for the like neck necklace $1,680.00 CAD. Stock #e13172.

 


May 30, 2021

10kt. hollow rope link necklace, 4.5mm wide, 10.2gr. $560.00 CAD. e13881

Even though this necklace is 10 karat gold and hollow, that doesn’t mean it isn’t of good quality. There are many ways to make hollow, weight-saving, cost-saving jewellery. Modern manufacturing techniques allow ultra-lightweight construction to the point where the jewellery becomes almost unwearable and certainly not durable. While this 4.5mm rope necklace will never be as strong as a solid chain, it will certainly last decades if kept clean and worn with consideration of its limitations. Hollow yes, but it still weighs a significant 10.2 grams and is in perfect condition. It comes equipped with an extra secure barrel clasp and an additional side safety catch. At today’s gold price this necklace contains $325.00 in just recyclable gold content, making our estate price of $560.00 CAD an excellent value. Stock #e13881.


May 28, 2021

18kt., 16″, fancy link Italian necklace, 17.2gr. $1,440.00 CAD. e14075

When shopping for durability woven links are often not the best choice. Though they look heavy and sturdy they are usually made up of many intertwined links that are individually very fine. We recommend taking a very close look at each link that makes up the weave before purchasing, especially if you intend to hang a heavy pendant for the chain. This woven chain however is one of those woven chains that are made from many strong links. The 4.4mm wide by 2.0mm thick chain is equally suited to carry a heavy statement pendant or stand alone. The Italian-made 16-inch chain is collar hugging and cast from 17.2 grams of extra warm 18 karat yellow gold. Estate price $1,440.00 CAD. Stock #e14075.


May 21, 2021

18kt. 16″ fancy link flat necklace, 2.5mm wide, 5.3 grams $560.00 CAD. e14043

We have a number of chains that seem to have been designed to stand alone, and this is one of them. The 2.5mm wide necklace is very thin, allowing it to sit perfectly flat during wear. It features a scalloped edge pressed with high polished facets that flash brilliantly and in opposing directions. They bracket the mirror-finished centers of each link, creating a general eye-catching shine that makes this chain much showier than you’d expect from its narrow width. It measures a collarbone hugging 16 inches and retains its original chromy white rhodium finish, as a testament to its like-new condition. The chain is Italian-made, of course, from 5.3 grams of top-quality 18 karat white gold. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e14043.

SOLD


May 12, 2021

18kt. heavy gauge rope/box link necklace 6.5mm, 20 inch, 38 grams $3,990.00 CAD. e12741

Weighing well over an ounce this is a significant piece of jewellery made to last. The traditional rope link necklace measures 20 inches long with a diameter of 6.5mm. The extra feature of the white gold box link chain wrapped around the middle of the entire length gives this necklace a little more “bling” factor. Like new condition, never been polished or refinished in any way. The heavy lobster style clasp is easy to manipulate and very secure. The 38 gram chain is pictured beside a standard pencil to give you an idea of the scale of this piece. This perfect condition vintage necklace is priced at $3,990.00 CAD. Stock #e12741.


14kt. 26″, 4.4mm, 18.4 gram, hollow rope necklace $1,400.00 CAD. e14032

Not all hollow jewellery is equal, and weight is the easiest way to separate the good from the bad. This hollow rope chain has enough substance in its 18.4 grams to create a surprising heft when you pick it up. At 4.4mm wide and an extra-long 26 inches, it’s sure to be a head-turning accent. The chain is equipped with a heavy lobster clasp and sturdy jump ring ends. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e14032.


May 9, 2021

14kt. 24″, 3.9mm wide, 22.4gr. curb link necklace $1,820.00 CAD. e14018

What a difference a tiny change to a standard design can make! This curb link chain has been accented with tiny spikes lining up across the middle of each link. These protrusions extend only 0.6mm beyond the inside edge of the link but they completely transform the piece; taking it from a jewellery staple to a statement. The 3.9mm chain measures a longer 24 inches and has been cast from 22.4 grams of solid 14 karat yellow gold. It’s finished with stylized endcaps and a large lobster clasp. Estate price $1,820.00 CAD. Stock #e14018.

 


May 8, 2021

17 inch 14kt. 2.00ct. diamond necklace I1-I2-IJ 23.3gr. $2,800.00 CAD. e11966

This neck piece looks like it walked right out of a fairy tale! We’ve never had anything so ornate pass through our estate department before! Hand set with 224 round brilliant cut diamonds equaling approximately 2.00 carats. The diamonds are all of I1-I2-IJ quality and twinkle brightly at the slightest movement. Each link has been carefully manufactured to limit its ability to flex and rotate so that it always stays perfectly in place. The necklace is made from 23.3 grams of brightly rhodium enhanced 14 karat white gold. All 17 inches are in perfect condition and fasten together with a hidden plunger clasp and safety lock. The collar hugging show stopper will be the crowning jewel of any wedding or gala for the estate price of $2,800.00 CAD. Stock #e11966.


May 6, 2021

18kt. tri-colour 17 inch necklace Italian made 22.4gr. $2,280.00. e11040

Tri-colour never looked as subtle as it does in this 17 inch long necklace. Perhaps because it’s been made from 18 karat gold, the rich yellow over powering the two accent colours. Though even the rose and white seem subdued, patterned in a matte dragon scale. The trio leaves just a vague impression of their differences, drawing the viewer in to investigate. Being Italian made the clasp is an over sized statement in white and yellow gold, with sturdy end caps for added longevity. Though hollow the necklace is in great shape and weighs 22.4 grams. Estate price $2,280.00 CAD. Stock #e11040.

 

 


April 28, 2021

18kt. rice link 16 1/4″ necklace & 7 3/4″ bracelet set 46.9gr. $4,140.00 CAD. e14022

As the late comedian, Mitch Hedberg put it, in one of his deadpan nonsequiturs, “rice is great when you’re hungry and want 2000 of something”. This rice link bracelet and necklace set is about 1740 short of that goal. It more than makes up for the deficit consisting, as it does, of 46.9 grams of 18 karat yellow gold. The puffy rice grains and organized by threes and hinged to their neighbors on either side, allowing for controlled movement to ensure they sit flat during wear. They span 8.6mm with the necklace measuring 16 1/4 inches and the bracelet measuring 7 3/4 inches. Each features a hidden box catch with springy white gold tounges and added safety locks. Heavy gauge hollow construction and in perfect condition. Estate price for the set only $4,140.00 CAD. Stock #e14022.

 


14kt. yellow gold omega necklace 18 inch 30.2gr. $2,800.00 CAD. e8820

e8820 14kt omega necklaceSilky smooth and super stylish. Omega style necklaces have been around for a long time and still look great. The seamless design can be worn alone or can be used to hold any substantial pendant. Once again the Italians prove that they are the industry leaders when it comes to high quality necklace/chain manufacturing. The low dome, high polish finish is perfect. The links are extremely tight showing no gaps.e8820.1 14kt omega necklace With a finished weight of over 30 grams in beautiful traditional yellow gold and a width of 4.1mm the tangible sense of quality is very apparent. A plunger type clasp has been assembled from white gold. White gold has superior “spring” and hardness characteristics making it the logical choice for a clasp. A supplementary side safety for the extra level of security is also there and snaps easily shut every time. The 18 inch length should fit almost any lady. Perfect condition, showing no wear of any kind. Total estate price $2,800.00 CAD. Stock #e8820.


April 23, 2021

18kt. 20″ nautical link necklace 30.8gr. $3,010.00 CAD. e14058

Nautical link chains create a closer, tighter appearance than their curb and Figaro counterparts. The effect is a continuous band of rich gold running around the neck, in this case, premium 18 karat. This Italian-made chain measures 4.8mm wide and 20 inches long. It weighs in at 30.8 grams and comes equipped with sturdy end caps and an oversized lobster clasp. Perfect condition showing no wear of any kind. Estate price $3,010.00 CAD. Stock #e14058.


April 14, 2021

14kt. 31 1/2″, 3.8mm, solid link rope necklace, 40.7gr. $2,800.00 CAD. e13921

Solid rope chains are few and far between as the norm in the industry is to make this link from interwoven hollow tubes. Meaning that rope chains usually require very thoughtful care as they can be crushed, stretched, or kinked if not worn with some degree of caution. Make them solid like this example and you get a rope chain you can put on and forget about! The 3.8mm link measures a longer-than-most 31 1/2 inches, allowing it to slip easily over the head. If you want to layer it by wrapping it twice around there is a sturdy lobster clasp attached to jump ring ends. The chain is made from an unheard of 40.7 grams of 14 karat yellow gold. When we get a solid rope chain it never sticks around for long! Estate price $2,800.00 CAD. Stock #e13921.


March 31, 2021

BIRKS fancy link 14kt. yellow & rose gold necklace 54gr. 27 1/2″ $4,140.00 CAD. e13972

An oversized statement chain from one of our favorite Canadian jewellery houses, Birks. The necklace was made extra long at 27 1/2 inches and features unique interlocking yellow gold links broken up with oversized rose gold versions of that same link. The subtle colour difference between the two tones of 14 karat gold helps to draw the eye to those 7 focal links. The oversized lobster clasp has been designed to mirror those links, ensuring the effect is not lost if you wear the chain with your hair up. The chain itself measures 5.7mm in diameter with the rose gold links measuring 9.3mm wide. The chain weighs in at 54 grams and is, of course, Italian made. Estate price $4,140.00 CAD. Stock #e13972.


March 27, 2021

18kt. Italian made hollow link necklace 20″, 7mm wide, 20.6gr. $2,205.00 CAD. e12427

Hollow construction doesn’t necessarily mean low quality, durability, or value. Modern jewellery manufacturing technology when used to the extreme is capable of producing some truly impressive-looking items that simply will not last. Large hollow earrings and bracelets can be made so thin they have almost no resistance to dents and can easily be torn like paper. While this 18 karat gold necklace is by the strictest of definition hollow the gauge is quite thick. With a weight of over 20 grams, you still notice the quality. 20 inches in length will allow the 7mm wide chain to just be seen around the average gentleman’s neck with a button or two open on a dress shirt. Italian manufacture from premium material with a guarantee of many decades of use if sensibly worn and kept clean. A large easy to manipulate lobster clasp provides a secure catch. The necklace is in like new condition showing no wear in any of the close to 100 links. Estate priced at $2,205.00 CAD. e12427.

 


Birks vintage 14kt. 18″ graduated necklace (15-11mm) 55gr. $4,000.00 CAD. e13971

This graduated necklace is a Birks’ vintage masterpiece! Its retro vibe is surprisingly on point for the resurgence of oversized yellow gold neckpieces but this one is the real deal, made from a substantial 55 grams of 14 karat. The woven, hollow link chain goes from 11mm wide at the clasp to 15mm wide at its front. Its bulk makes it wear shorter than you’d expect from its 18-inch length, making a bold collar of glowing 14 karat yellow gold. The real marvel of jewellery engineering comes when you get to the decorative clasp. It features a spring-loaded fold-over catch with a hinged lock. Clasp the two ends together and slide the lock in place and the spring tension keeps the lock tightly engaged. This combination of quality, inventiveness, and bold design could only come from Birks! Estate price for this 55-gram neckpiece $4,000.00 CAD. Stock #e13971.


March 24, 2021

6.5mm Akoya cultured pearl necklaces 20 1/2″ & 23″ with 14kt. clasp $560.00, $595.00 CAD. e13975 e13976

Blushing pearls are a wonderful alternative to the standard white/cream strands. Firstly, they don’t feel like your grandmother’s pearls, their colour automatically lends a youthful vibe and less traditional, playful feel. The soft rosé tones also wear nicer on most skin tones, creating a more subtle appearance. These 20 1/2 inch and 23-inch strands came in as a single-tiered necklace in need of restringing. We opted for two separate strands as a single strand is more universal than a tiered double strand, working equally well with a pair of jeans and a cardigan or a cocktail dress. Both strands feature new 14 karat white gold clasps and are made from 6.5mm Akoya saltwater cultured pearls, proudly displaying their bright luster. Estate price for the newly strung strands $560.00 CAD and $595.00 CAD. Stock numbers e13975 and e13976.

e13975 sold. 23-inch strand still available.


March 20, 2021

18kt/plat. German made jewellery $2,000.00 CAD (set only). e10217

When you hear ‘German made’ the first thing that pops into mind is efficiency and quality, and for good reason. Many German designers and goldsmiths have a dislike for white and rose gold as it is not a true form of gold, which only occurs yellow naturally. They prefer to use materials in their true forms, so it comes as no surprise that this set be made from 20 grams of top quality 18 karat yellow gold and grey white platinum. The uber modern three piece set is unlike anything we’ve showcased, allowing for a nearly endless combination of parts, creating a nearly endless variety of looks; limited only by the imagination of the wearer. The innovation of each piece is hidden in the details of closures and precision finishes, the more time you spend with the set the more you’ll marvel at the inventiveness of German engineering. The designer has used rubber cord and synthetic geometric coloured gems accents to bring colour, texture, and variety to each piece. For a finishing touch the tip of the pin bar has been flush set with sparkling round brilliant cut diamond. Estate price for the set $2,000.00 CAD. Stock #e10217.


March 19, 2021

20″ 18kt. modified figaro link 18.6gr. Italian made $2,000.00 CAD. e12166

Leave it to the Italians to come up with a way to add new life into one of the most popular and traditional chain styles. The standard Figaro link has been around forever and is still a favorite design for men’s chains and bracelets. The short and long oval link pattern on this version has been modified with the addition of small white gold rectangular caps. The caps have been expertly soldered to both sides on all of the short oval links. It certainly adds to the complexity of manufacturing to the piece but the extra effect is worth it. This necklace needs no pendant as the chain itself is the centrepiece. At 20 inches total length the necklace is suitable for almost anyone. Woman will be able to wear it with an open neck blouse or over a light top. For most gentleman this chain would be visible with a button or two undone on a dress shirt. For large and extra large guys this chain may be just a little short. Made for premium quality 18 karat gold in Italy the solid link design weighs a significant 18.6 grams. Fitted with a easy to use over sized lobster clasp, this 4.5mm wide like new condition necklace is priced at $2,000.00 CAD. Stock #e12166.


March 13, 2021

14kt. 8mm Omega link necklace 16″ 51.5gr. $3,600.00 CAD. e12800

This is probably as close to the Ancient Egyptian Usekh collar as the modern woman can get without looking like she’s walked off the set of some Brendan Fraser movie. The 8mm wide Omega chain is a throat hugging 16 inches long. The mirror finished surface reflects the world in fun-house distortion in a tone that only high quality 14 karat yellow gold can achieve. The 51.5 gram necklace is luxurious to wear and neutral enough for any occasion or outfit. To make it appropriate with any hairdo its been equipped with a sleek box catch that is hidden from view except for its petite safety lock. Priced under its wholesale replacement cost at $3,600.00 CAD. Stock #e12800.


March 9, 2021

14kt. Gucci link, 22 inch, 5.2mm, solid construction, 23.4gr., perfect condition, $2,100.00 CAD. e13502

This puffy Gucci link chain is in brand new condition, looking like it hasn’t been worn at all. The solidly constructed 5.2mm wide links are actually two parts in one, being cast as pairs instead of individual connector links. This innovative design cuts the moving parts in half, reducing the potential wear on the chain. The chain is 22 inches long and weighs in at 23.4 grams in 14 karat yellow gold. Estate price for the like new chain $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e13502.


March 3, 2021

10kt. bright cut curb link chain 6.7mm wide, 26″, 32.8gr. $1,820.00 CAD. e13955

A 26-inch long chain is a great option that is often overlooked. On the average man, it provides a bit more length, ensuring the chain stays where you want it; either over top of your shirt or tucked away under the shirt. On a larger gentleman, it wears more like a 24-inch chain, giving lots of room around the neck for extra comfort. This particular 26-inch chain is a decorative curb style with faceted, bright cut links measuring 6.7mm wide. The chain weighs in at 32.8 grams, is constructed of solid 10 karat yellow gold, and is secured by an oversized lobster clasp. Estate price $1820.00 CAD. Stock #e13955.


March 1, 2021

24 inch, 8-8.5mm Akoya cultured pearl necklace $2,093.00 CAD. e11334

There’s nothing like a piece of jewellery that comes with its history in tow and this pearl strand came with an original receipt from one of Canada’s oldest jeweller/pawnbroker shops! James McTamney & Co. Inc. was founded in 1860 and still sits in its original Church Street location in downtown Toronto. This particular strand of Akoya pearls was likely purchased as a Christmas gift in November 1995. The high-quality knotted strand measures 24 inches long in total length. Each of the 8-8.5mm pearls has a creamy white luster with just the slightest hint of blush. Finished with a decorative 14 karat yellow gold pearl clasp the strand is still tightly strung and in like new condition. 25 years ago McTamney & Co. sold them for $2,395.00 plus tax (original sales receipt included). Our estate price is $2,093.00 CAD. Stock #e11334.


February 21, 2021

6.0-6.5mm, 17/18″, Akoya double strand cultured pearl necklace 14kt. safety clasp $840.00 CAD. e13882

Pearl farming is a surprisingly “green” industry! Mollusks are part of nature’s water filtration system which makes them very susceptible to pollution. Every pearl farm is feeling the effects of pollution, whether freshwater or saltwater. As such pearl farmers are on the front lines of pollution control and water cleanup efforts. For Akoya pearls, this is especially true as their mollusks can produce two pearls in their lifetime (Akoya pearls take 6-14 months to grow). Mollusks are an investment, they get cleaned on a regular basis for optimal health, and they aren’t killed during the harvesting process as it takes so long to get them to pearl growing size. Some mollusks, especially the breed used to grow South Sea pearls, can live up to 50 years and grow as large as a dinner plate. Strands of Akoya and South Sea pearls represent an investment in clean water and healthy oceans. This double strand of 6-6.5mm Akoya pearls is the life’s work of 120 mollusks, all doing their part to filter the oceans. The 17 and 18-inch strands are that silky cream colour and fasten with a decorative 14 karat white gold safety clasp. Estate price $840.00 CAD. Stock #e13882.


February 19, 2021

18kt. gold 22 inch double Figaro link necklace Italian 15.9gr. $1,750.00 CAD. e12586

Suitable for a gentleman or a lady this 22 inch modified Figaro link necklace is in perfect condition and was never worn according to its previous owner. The 4.5mm width is generous without looking over the top. Can be worn with or without a pendant. 15.9 grams total weight, crafted in Italy and secured by a large lobster clasp. Priced at $1,750.00. Stock #e12586.


February 12, 2021

18kt. white gold Gucci link necklace 16 1/2″ 13gr. $900.00 CAD. e11267

Where hollow construction is concerned an articulated link is the strongest possible option. The die cutting method creates butterflied three dimensional links which fold over one another like a daisy chain. That cutting and forming process is done in one swift blow, cutting multiple links from a sheet of white gold. The rapid transformation creates work hardened links stronger than any other type of hollow construction. With no solder joints to corrode the chain is evenly strong without weak points. Made from 13 grams of 18 karat white gold the chain is as solid as you can get without the ridiculous price point a fully solid link would come with. The Gucci link necklace measures 16.5 inches long and retains its bright white rhodium finish except for some wear on the lobster clasp and connecting rings. Heat from a jewellers torch was likely the cause for the white rhodium plating being removed at this section. We will provide a complimentary re-plating of this area if you like. Estate price $900.00 CAD. Stock #e11267.


February 5, 2021

14kt. 20″, 2.7mm round mesh UnoAerre gold necklace 6.5gr. $525.00 CAD. e13973

UnoAerre ares Italian masters of hollow constructed jewellery and this round mesh link necklace is no exception. The beaded style mesh seems inspired by the first snake chains of the late 1800s. These chains usually featured a solid interlocking disk pattern, quite similar to the link on this 20-inch long necklace. The chains were open ended, meant to wrap around the neck, and they were finished with decorative snake tails and heads. Our 14 karat mesh chain ends with simple end caps and a lobster clasp. Estate price $525.00 CAD. Stock #e13973.

SOLD

 


January 30, 2021

18kt. jumbo noodle link necklace 17 inch, 99gr., Italy. $7,700.00 CAD. e14205

Not only is this the largest noodle link necklace we’ve ever had, but it is also graduated, adding a whole new element of complexity and interest! The retro statement piece is, of course, Italian-made considering its generous use of top-quality 18 karat yellow gold construction. The necklace spans 13.5mm at its front, tapering to 10.6mm at the nape of the neck. It features a uniquely Italian Florentine finish, creating a luxurious sheen. The individual links have been assembled to ensure they sit flat during wear and are in absolutely perfect condition. The 17-inch long necklace is secured by an integrated box catch with a springy white gold tongue and additional safety lock. Estate price for the like-new piece $7,700.00 CAD. Stock #e14205.

SOLD


January 8, 2021

14kt. 24 inch rope link necklace, 3.75mm diameter, 9.7gr. heavy gauge hollow construction $660.00 CAD. e13998

A common practice with Italian chain makers is to gold plate their pieces with a higher karat plating as a finishing touch. This gives it that intense golden tone you normally associated with 18 karat or 22 karat gold. With a hollow rope chain like this, the hard plating can last a surprisingly long time. Hollow chains like this are meant to be worn on their own, so they don’t receive the wear of having a pendant running back and forth along the exposed surfaces. This 24 inch 3.75mm in diameter hollow rope chain glows like 18 karat despite being cast from 9.7 grams of 14 karat yellow gold. The weight is an indication of heavy gauge manufacturing, making the chain more durable than most of its hollow counterparts. It has been equipped with sturdy end caps and a stylized heavyweight lobster clasp. Estate price for the like-new chain $660.00 CAD. Stock #e13998.

SOLD


December 20, 2020

18kt. UnoAerre Italy, cable link necklace 18″, 9.0gr. $910.00 CAD. e14063

I know we provide unparalleled value, but sometimes it’s still nice to compare prices. Would it be too much to ask other online vendors to supply the weight of the gold chains they sell? Surfing around other jewellery store websites shows some very pretty necklaces, with thorough descriptions, but they all universally leave out the weight. Without this key bit of information, it is impossible to determine who offers the best value. Our latest estate necklace is this beautiful cable link style from one of the most respected Italian manufacturers, UnoAerro. The chain is in perfect condition, showing no wear and tear of any kind. It comes equipped with a strong, easy to use, oversized, spring-ring clasp. It is constructed from premium 18 karat yellow gold and WEIGHS 9.0 grams! There you go, all the information you need to know to determine a great value and not just a price. Remember this famous quote from Warren Buffett, “Price is what you pay; value is what you get.” This necklace is estate priced at $910.00 CAD. e14063.

SOLD


December 7, 2020

Heavy 18kt. gold snake chain 42.5 grams, 16.5″, 4.1mm $3,150.00 CAD. e13313

You probably don’t think much about the origin of the snake chain, or any chain for that matter, but this link, in particular, has a rather unique story. It starts with Prince Albert proposing to Queen Victoria with a ring shaped like a snake with an emerald set into its head. Let’s keep in mind this was 1839 and diamond engagement rings were not yet the “it” thing to do. Victoria’s engagement ring sparked decades of fascination with snake jewellery. Jewellers created an early version of the snake chain that emulated a snake’s scales. It was an extremely time consuming link to make and was normally left open ended, finishing with a decorative snake’s head and tail. As mechanization progressed so did the production of complex chain links like this early snake chain. By 1856 the first US patent was granted for a version of our modern chain seen in this 18 karat yellow gold example. Though machine made there is a wide range of quality available for this link style and it mostly hinges on material thickness. Ours declares itself at the top end of that range with a 42.5 gram weight despite being only 16.5 inches long. The circular scales measure 4.1mm in diameter and finish in decorative end caps and an oversized lobster clasp. Its bulk makes it the perfect transport for any pendant but also allows it to stand out, worn alone. Estate price $3,150.00 CAD. Stock #e13313.

SOLD

 


December 1, 2020

3mm-7mm Japanese Akoya cultured pearl necklace 22″ $420.00 CAD. e10318

For close to 60 years we have been buying/selling estate jewellery and watches but for the last few decades, we’ve avoided cultured pearls. The pearl market has changed drastically over the past 30 years or so. Once solely the domain of Japanese pearl farmers, the Chinese have taken their freshwater culturing technologies and refined it with industrial efficiency. Today the Chinese-produced freshwater pearls look as good as the Japanese saltwater varieties for a fraction of the cost. Because of those advances, we can only take the best estate pearl strands and pass on the rest. Like all of our estate items, these strands represent the best value of any strand of pearls you’ll find. This particular strand made it into our department due to their illustrious Japanese origin and their trendy, longer than most 22-inch length. The strand is not only fashionably long but also graduated from 3mm diameter near the clasp up to 7mm at the front. The strand of cream-coloured Akoyas is completed with a 10 karat white gold safety clasp. Estate price $420.00 CAD. Stock #e10318.

SOLD

 


November 26, 2020

14kt. antique necklace. 16ct. tw. genuine stones, 16″, 10.2gr. $1,400.00 CAD. e13900

Being gem nerds as we are, it’s always a delight to have a multi-stone piece pass through our estate department. The mix of colours and optical properties is fascinating especially when it’s approached from an asymmetrical direction as this fringe necklace does. The fact that it is at least 100 years old doesn’t hurt either! The handmade nature of this antique makes its era of origin hard to pin down. But the handmade chain, the roughness of the gem cutting, and the clasp all point to the early 1900s at least. The 16-inch neckpiece sits close to the collarbone and makes quite the statement, dripping with colour as it does. All 25 gemstones are natural and genuine and no two are the same, each differs in size or shape from its counterparts. There are two colours of natural zircon, firey orange grossular garnet, rhodolite garnet, tourmaline, and amethyst. Other than the intense orange, the pallet is quite muted and focused on calm earth tones. A couple of the gemstones have minor nicks and two of the grossular garnets are chipped. After at least a century of wear can you really expect mint condition? The necklace is secured with a heavy handmade plunger clasp and an additional clasping safety chain. The necklace is accompanied by a fresh insurance appraisal from Harold Weinstein Ltd. The estate price for this one-of-a-kind antique is $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e13900.

SOLD


November 19, 2020

BIRKS cultured pearl necklace, 24″, 6-6.5mm, 14kt gold clasp $910.00 CAD. e13828

According to the Vedas texts from ancient Central Asia, pearls were believed to be daughters of the moon. Hard to disagree when you study them closely in person. Each mini-moon seems to be lit from within and many display natural dimpling similar to the imperfect surface of the moon. Even the range of natural colours mirrors the tones of the moon; cream tones, pinks for a late-setting moon at sunrise, oranges and golds for a rising moon, and Tahitian tones for the dark side of the moon. Spend some time with this celestial strand and tell me you don’t see the similarities. Many of the creamy-blush Japanese Akoya cultured pearls making up this Birks strand exhibit very minor moon dimples, though they are only visible under close scrutiny. The 6 – 6.5mm pearls are well matched and clasped with a vintage yellow gold 14 karat clasp emblazoned with the Birks lion. The 24-inch long strand is accompanied by their original blue velvet box and estate priced for $910.00 CAD. Stock #e13828.

SOLD


November 15, 2020

18kt. solid link necklace 20 1/2 inches long, 4.5mm wide, 31.7gr. (10kt. clasp). $3,080.00 CAD. e13519

Nothing like a subtle shot of white gold to completely transform a chain. Built on a curb link design theory this fancy link creates a tight line of brightly shining, gently curving gold. The entire 20 1/2 inch chain has been grooved down the middle for even greater visual interest. At 4.4mm wide the chain can certainly stand its own. Made from an impressive 31.7 grams of top quality 18 karat with an oversized 10 karat yellow gold lobster clasp. Estate price for this like new chain $3,080.00 CAD. Stock #e13519.

SOLD

 


November 10, 2020

10kt. curb link chain 24 1/2″, 3.0mm, 16.5gr. solid link $858.00 CAD. e13963

When people are shopping for a new chain and the first word out of their mouth is durability, a compact curb link is our first recommendation. No matter how delicate the scale is, a chain that is made up of heavier single links is always stronger than a chain woven from many tiny, delicate links. That rule applies all the way up the scale. So if durability is the goal, aim for solid over hollow, and a single link chain over woven. This 24 1/2 inch long curb link chain is a great example of simple construction and strength. It only spans 3mm but it’s 1.5mm thick and made of single, interlocking solid links. Despite its smaller scale the chain still manages to weigh in at 16.5 grams of 10 karat yellow gold. It currently features a spring-ring catch but that can be upgraded to a lobster clasp by one of our on-site goldsmiths. Estate price $858.00 CAD. Stock #e13963.

SOLD


November 8, 2020

Curb link chain 20″, 10.7gr. 10kt, 2.7mm wide $400.00 CAD. e14135

For anyone who wears jewellery, the curb link chain is a staple item in any collection. They are strong, durable, resist kinking and stretching. They can be worn alone or with a pendant. We have dozens of estate chains in stock in all karats of gold, lengths, and weights. This example weighs a sturdy 10.7 grams and measures 20 inches long x 2.7mm wide. This versatile chain is in perfect condition showing no worn links. It is secured by a strong lobster clasp. The 20-inch length can be worn by either a man or woman. This necklace is estate priced below its wholesale cost at just $400.00 CAD. Stock #e14135.

SOLD


November 6, 2020

18kt. 24 inch nautical link necklace 25.4gr. $2,400.00 CAD. e11425

Sure $2,400.00 is a lot of money, but here’s an interesting way to consider the type of value this necklace offers. If you bought a new car today for $40,000.00 and keep it until there is nothing left but a little bit of paint between the rust and it’s totally used up, it will likely be worth around $400.00 ($200.00 per ton). Compare that to this chain. Keep it clean, wear it every day and it should easily last many decades. If the price of gold doesn’t change from $2,580.00 per ounce (August 14th, 2020) Canadian it will still be worth close to 4 times that of what your once $40,000.00 car is now worth as scrap metal. Even if you run this chain over with a train it still contains around $1580.00 worth of fine gold (not to mention some fine silver too). I know you can’t drive your chain to Florida for a family vacation or to pick up the groceries with it. What it can do is help you feel good and look good. Feeling positive can have an amazing effect on your health and almost every other aspect of your life. That’s really the best part of wearing a great piece of jewellery. This 18 karat nautical link necklace is in like-new condition showing no wear of any kind. At 24 inches in length, it will fit even the largest gentleman with room to spare. We could take 7 inches out and make a bracelet for the lady who wants a matching set. You’ll appreciate the quality once you feel the heft of the solid link construction. Suitable for use with any style of pendant or it can be worn alone. Secured by a large and easy-to-use lobster clasp. Estate priced at $2,400.00 CAD. Stock #e11425.

SOLD

 

 

 


November 1, 2020

20 inch 9 karat Rolo Necklace 67.9 grams $2,940.00 CAD. e6787

Solid link chain necklaces do not come in too often. This necklace weighs over 2 ounces and measures a little over 20 inches in length. The 9 karat chain is was likely sold in England where 9 karat gold is the normal variety used in this type of jewellery. The round links are all in great condition showing little sign of wear. Secured by a heavy lobster catch. The great thing about solid link construction besides the fact of strength and durability is that it is much easier to keep clean. Hollow links hold and hide dirt that can be difficult to remove. Refinished and looking like new this chain is estate priced at $2,940.00 CAD. Stock #e6787.

SOLD


October 30, 2020

14kt. 26″ hollow box link necklace 2.9mm wide, 15.4gr. $1,120.00 CAD. e13345

Hollow chains are a more affordable option to traditional solid link designs and will last practically as long if you take proper care of them. Most of these chains are electroformed, a process of electroplating layer after layer of gold onto a base metal core. Once the desired wall thickness is reached the core is dissolved away in an acid bath. This process allows almost any chain style to be duplicated in a hollow form but the hollow box chain is one we rarely encounter. As the box link is usually rather compact and petite it is odd to see a manufacturer produce a hollow version of the typically thin and inexpensive design. The motivation here was probably the 26-inch length, higher purity 14 karat yellow gold alloy, and its unusually large 2.9mm x 2.9mm dimensions. The 15.4 gram chain is in like new condition showing no stretch of wear of any kind. The care required with this chain is similar to the care we suggest for most chains; keep it clean, and avoid wearing it during sports or any kind of activity that could snag it. Not to suggest it is extremely fragile, with careful use this necklace will last decades. Estate price $1,120.00 CAD. Stock #e13345.

SOLD

 


October 26, 2020

28″ 18kt. box link necklace 2.65mm 14.6gr. $1,400.00 CAD. e13053

A solid box link is one of the strongest ways to build a chain. The individual links are not only evenly thick but are also broad giving them more material across their connections. On top of that, the interlocking box shape reduces each link’s range of motion. The more a link can move the more it grinds away itself and its neighbors. By reducing the range of motion and keeping the weight of the chain even and consistent the manufacturer is ensuring that this chain will have the longest lifespan possible. While not quite solid the heavy gauge hollow construction of this necklace is evident as soon as you pick it up. Beyond its durability, this 14.6-gram box chain also measures a desirably long 28 inches rendering its clasp useless as it can slip right over your head. That clasp is an oversized spring ring with simple jump ring ends. To top it all off the chain is made from premium quality 18 karat yellow gold! Previously owned but in like-new condition and priced at $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e13053.

SOLD


October 15, 2020

18 karat fancy link necklace 23.5 grams $1,650.00 CAD. e6224

e6224Pieces like this are not made very often anymore due to the high cost of gold. This is a cast link yellow and white gold necklace. This is not machine-made, each link is cast as a separate piece and then soldered together. It is very well made and quite heavy 23.5 grams. It measures approximately 16 inches long and is estate priced well below its wholesale replacement cost at only $1,650.00 CAD. Stock #e6224.

SOLD


October 13, 2020

31 inch 18kt. hollow box link necklace 13.4gr. $1,100.00 CAD. e12177

Extra-long necklaces are very much the trend but almost nobody stocks them. Gold is expensive and gold is priced by the gram, the longer the chain the heavier they become. Seeing a gold necklace longer than around 24 inches in a store is unusual. This 31-inch hollow construction box link chain is long enough to double up or wear over top even the bulkiest sweater. Box link chains are usually rather thin, they seldom exceed 1.75mm, this one is 2.2mm; more than large enough for use all on its own. Despite the hollow construction this necklace still weighs a substantial 13.4 grams. Crafted with pride from premium 18 karat gold. It’s in excellent condition, showing no wear on any links, no stretch, and no previous repairs. We are very fussy about the quality of our estate chains. If any display even moderate wear or signs of repair, they go into our recycling. This statement-making necklace is estate priced at only $1,100.00 CAD. Stock #e12177.

SOLD

 


October 1, 2020

8.60ct. tw. SI2-I1- GH 18″ diamond tennis necklace, 30.5gr. platinum $10,500.00 CAD. e13835

Tennis bracelets are a regularly showcased estate item here at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers, but the necklace equivalent is a genuine rarity among estate items. This is the first time we’ve had the pleasure to profile one and it’s an upgraded example crafted from over 28.5 grams of premium quality platinum. Platinum is the perfect precious metal to display white diamonds. It’s far more white than white gold, requires no rhodium electroplating, doesn’t tarnish, is more resilient, and far more durable than white gold. The extra density of platinum gives it an unequalled feel of luxury. The 18-inch necklace benefits from the added weight as it stays put and conforms to every contour of your neckline. The 129 individually jointed settings have a flat inner edge while the outside is curved forming a delicate feminine fringe. Each of the settings is further decorated with a fine milgrain border. Bead/bezel set in each and every setting is a bright sparkling round brilliant cut diamond. The diamonds are graduated in size from 2mm diameter culminating in a 4mm 0.24 carat centrepiece. The centre setting has a fold away jump-ring that can be used to suspend a pendant is desired. The diamonds are very well matched and accurately (somewhat conservatively) graded SI2-I1-GH with a very good cut. This item was obviously manufactured for someone, and by someone who understood the advantages of quality. Many diamond necklaces of this style are made from light 10 karat gold or even sterling silver with poor quality diamonds that are reflective but not brilliant or dispersive. The necklace is in perfect, like-new condition, showing no signs of wear and tear. The hidden clasp has even been embellished with diamonds resulting in an endless look. The only evidence of the connection is the hinge and trigger of the built-in safety catch when closed. Accompanying the necklace is an August 2007 appraisal with an estimated replacement cost of $22,450.00. This assessment is at the higher end of a retail price range but not ridiculous. Our estate price for the necklace is $10,500.00 CAD. Stock #e13835.

SOLD


September 24, 2020

10kt. 22″ nautical link chain 10.3mm wide 91.8gr. $4,410.00 CAD. e13547

 

If you are ever in a jam and need a chain to tow your boat this nautical link example is almost up to the task. Not only does it have an appropriate name it has the size and strength that would leave almost any others stretched or broken. This is the biggest nautical link I can remember coming through our estate department. 10.3mm wide, 3.0mm thick, and just over 22 inches in length are pretty hard to miss. The necklace weighs just shy of 3 troy ounces at 91.8 grams. The key to the strength of nautical chains is the connecting bar running from side to side on each link. Not only does the bar add visual interest by filling in some open space, but it also keeps the links from elongating and stretching should an extreme force pull on it. The chain is equipped with an oversized, easy to operate, rivetted lobster clasp. Looking practically unworn and in perfect condition. Only an ultrasonic cleaning was required to prepare it for sale. Hardly a scratch can be seen on any of its 48 links, even the chain ends that suffer the most stress look like new. It comes with an August 2018 certificate on Evaluation stating a Retail Replacement Value of $15,000.00 plus sales tax. Our opinion of a more competitive replacement value is more like $6,000.00 to $7,000.00 even with gold priced close to 50% more today compared to the summer of 2018. When shopping for jewellery NEVER rely on the opinion of these optimistic appraisals. Get a reliable opinion of a competitive replacement value and an iron-clad refund policy if the item is not valued as described. As a like-new estate item our price of just $4,410.00 offers outstanding value, we guarantee it and offer a 100% refund if you do not. Stock #e13547.

SOLD

 


September 13, 2020

Art Nouveau seed pearl necklace 14kt. 7.0gr. $840.00 CAD. e13487

This antique won’t be here for very long but we’ll relish its company while we can! Delicate Art Nouveau necklaces are few and far between and so sought after by our wonderful audience of antique aficionados that they barely get to the website before their sold. The wispy neckpieces look like it’s walked off of a Tolkien elf queen. The fact that it was handmade almost 130 years ago makes that ethereal aesthetic all the more fascinating. The Art Nouveau movement was actually a rebellion against the Victorian and Edwardian jewellery, known for its over adorned heaviness. Art Nouveau goldsmiths wanted to move away from the regal and celebrate the fleeting. Their goal was to capture the movements of plants caught in a summer breeze. To capture the feeling of being in a park or pasture and set it into gold and gems that you could carry with you. Our 16-inch example sits close to the collar bone and is all 14 karat yellow gold and delicate demi pearls. Estate price for this antique showpiece $840.00 CAD. Stock #e13487.

SOLD


August 22, 2020

14kt. “Cartier” link diamond necklace & bracelet 0.66ct. tw. SI-I 57.3gr. $3,575.00 CAD. e12606

Cartier is the surprising origin for many classic jewellery items you probably never think of. This link style had its start in 1914 as a solid gold Cartier watch designed by Louis Cartier himself. The Maillon Panthere link was later translated into bracelets, neckpieces, and rings. The link is actually still a staple of Cartier’s offering and is described by them as inspired by the panther’s “precious and supple movements” meant to “adorn the neck or wrist with sensuality.” Our estate necklace and bracelet combo take only its inspiration from the Cartier classic, taking care to vary just enough from the original design to have a unique identity. Despite being an homage, the pair have been made with Cartier quality in mind in 14 karat gold instead of Cartier’s 18 karat preference. The set is made from an impressive 57.3 grams of yellow and white gold, a testament to its well-made nature. For added flair, the pair has been hand set with 0.66 combined carats of petite SI-I round brilliant cut diamonds. The necklace measures 16 1/4 inches long and the bracelet 7 1/4 inches long. Both are 8mm wide and come equipped with hidden box catches and additional safety locks. The entry-level 18 karat all gold 7mm wide Cartier bracelet is available on their website for $8,350.00 CAD for the bracelet only without any diamonds. Our estate price for this Cartier inspired set $3,575.00 CAD. Stock number e12606.

SOLD


August 5, 2020

22 karat 18 inch curb link necklace and bracelet. Gold value only plus 15%. e13799 e13800

 Many cultures don’t even consider standard North American 10 karat gold to be gold. When you think of it, it makes sense. When you buy 10 karat gold you’re actually buying more alloy than gold as 10 karat contains only 41.7% actual gold. This 22 karat curb link necklace and bracelet are 22 karat. 22 karat raises the gold content to 91.7%. With the higher purity comes a richer colour that closely matches the natural colour of pure 24 karat gold. Far better resistance to corrosion and chemical attack means the joints are not going to suffer from weakening over time, and there is something very satisfying when you experience the added heft with high karat gold. These two items are both of solid construction. The 18 inch, 6.6mm wide, curb link necklace weighs in at 60.3 grams, and the 7 1/4 inch, 8.5mm wide bracelet weighs 45.3 grams. You’ll not find a more affordable way to purchase gold jewellery than the estate prices for these. We are pricing them simply by calculating the actual gold value plus 15%. At current gold values around $2,300.00 per ounce Canadian, these items are selling for around $4,700.00 and $3,500.00 CAD. This price can change by the minute but whatever the commodity price these pieces are beautiful and will always be worth their weight in gold. Both are equipped with plunger styles clasps and side safety clasps. Both are in perfect unworn condition. Stock #e13799 and e13800.

SOLD


July 15, 2020

24″ Nautical link necklace 14kt., 5.4mm, 14.7gr. Italian made $1,260.00 CAD. e13667

If you aren’t familiar with the nautical link chain it would probably strike you as someone aiming for a Gucci link but trying to avoid a cease and desist order. We promise the nautical link is it’s own category, dropping the puffiness in favor of airy smoothness. Our example is 5.4mm wide by 24 inches long. A problem a lot of guys find with a 20 inch or sometimes 22 inches (depending on the person’s build) chain is that it will shift in and out of the shirt collar during wear. A longer length like this one ensures it will stay where you put it, whether over your shirt or worn against the chest. This warm 14 karat yellow gold example is a hollow construction but still weighs in at 14.7 grams, a testament to its Italian craftsmanship. The chain is fastened with a large lobster clasp for easy closure. Estate priced at $1,260.00 CAD. Stock #e13667.

SOLD

 


25 inch 10 karat Figaro link necklace 12.6 grams $660.00 CAD. e13528

In this business, there is no hiding from the ever-increasing price of gold. The value of the precious yellow commodity has quadrupled over the past 15 years not to mention the weakness in the Canadian dollar. This combination makes purchasing even a reasonable weight, 10 karat gold necklaces expensive. Getting into 14 karat will cost 40% more; 18 karat will be 80% more expensive compared to the same weight in 10 karat. Our estate, pre-owned and vintage jewellery is a great way to save a bunch of money and still get high quality. We tend to post the heavy, high karat chains but we also have many more affordable 10 karat examples that are sturdy but do not weigh several ounces. This is a great example of what you can expect to find on display at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. 10 karat yellow gold, Italian made, solid link construction, 25 inches long, 3.8mm wide, and 12.6 grams. Priced at $660.00 this excellent condition chain represents a great value. Our estate chains are always in like new condition. If any show signs of more than the slightest amount of wear, stretch, or signs of previous repair they get recycled. If you do not see what you are looking for online, give us a call. We have many more necklaces in stock at similar values. Stock #e13528.

SOLD

 


July 14, 2020

5mm, 10kt., 23 inch, hollow rope chain, 16.5 grams $840.00 CAD. e13699

Rope chains have always been popular and for good reason. When well made from decent weight tubing, they are silky smooth, long lasting, and give you a substantial look without breaking the bank. This 23 inch example has been constructed from over 1/2 an ounce of 10 karat yellow gold with a large, easy to use sturdy lobster clasp. While it is hollow, it isn’t weak. Try to avoid rope chains that have been constructed from ultra light tubing. The super light stuff doesn’t stand up to daily wear and tear. Keep them clean and a quality hollow necklace like this will last for decades. This example is in excellent condition showing very minor evidence use but no stretched, or worn sections. Estate priced at $840.00 CAD. e13699.

SOLD


July 12, 2020

10kt. 20 inch, solid curb link necklace, 2.1mm wide, 6.5gr. $350.00 CAD. e13701

We couldn’t possibly post every gold chain that comes through our estate department but here is a good example of what you can expect to find. We have light chains that cost less than $100.00 all the way up to super heavy weight examples costing thousands of dollars. This solid construction, 10 karat yellow gold example measures 20 inches long and 2.1mm wide. It weighs 6.4 grams and is secured by a large lobster clasp. As with all our estate chains, this one is in perfect condition. No stretch or measurable wear and no signs of previous repair. If any chain arrives in less than excellent condition it immediately goes into our recycling. This chain is priced at $54.69 per gram. That’s a great value when you consider the gold content alone is worth over $33.00 per gram. Once you factor in the silver alloy costs, manufacturing costs, importation taxes, and wholesale/retail markups the price you could expect to see at the typical jewellery store is going to be at least 3 times the actual gold content. Don’t believe us, just call any jeweller and ask how much their 10 karat chain sells for per gram. If they are confident in the value they offer you may get an answer, otherwise, they’re likely to say “ahhhh…. we do not price 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 what we’re all about; we want you to be confident in the value of anything purchased from us. We have dozens of other estate necklaces in many different lengths, styles, weights, in 10, 14, and 18 karat gold. This estate chain is priced at $350.00 CAD. Stock #e13701.

SOLD


June 17, 2020

2.50ct. tw. I1-HI diamond necklace 17″, 14kt. 13.1gr. $3,500.00 CAD. e13461

This kind of diamond necklace is seldom encountered. The crescent of diamonds allows for more versatile wear than the uber dressy tennis necklace. Graduated diamonds combined with the high on the collar length creates a more laid back elegance while keeping the necklace perfectly in place at all times. The 14 karat yellow gold setting was designed to blend into the skin tone during wear though the delicate herringbone chain flashes at the slightest movement. The 23 round brilliant cut diamonds equal an impressive 2.50 carats of I1-H quality. Each providing a splintery display of white and coloured dispersion that looks best in the lower lighting of an evening out situation. Measuring 17 inches long and weighing in at 13.1 grams the necklace will make a fantastic addition to any special occasion. Estate price $3,500.00 CAD. Stock #e13461.

SOLD


June 8, 2020

14kt. Tiger’s eye necklace & bracelet set 28 inch total length, 19.7gr. $1,260.00 CAD. e13642

Tigers eye is classified as a phenomenal gemstone because of its unique optical property of chatoyancy. The rolling line of shining light (think a Felix the Cat clock) is most obvious when the gem is cut as a cabochon, where the cat’s eye property is more literal looking. In these custom cut oval links the chatoyancy has been contained on the outward facing sides of each bead, making it most effectively seen when being worn. The brown colour and almost gold coloured flash of tigers eye make it a perfect partner for warm 14 karat yellow gold. The statement necklace and bracelet feature two different hollow constructed gold links; one a high polished oval to mimic the tiger’s eye shape, the other a faceted round link that twinkles at the slightest movement. The set can be worn together at 28 inches or apart as an 8 inch bracelet and 20 inch necklace. Each is secured with a sturdy lobster clasp and are sold as a set only for the estate price of $1,260.00 CAD. Stock #e13642.

SOLD


May 17, 2020

14 karat 16 inch open foxtail necklace 29.4 grams $2,400.00 CAD. e9864

e9864 14 karat open foxtail necklace 16 inch 001The foxtail link is one of the strongest in the woven chain family; this Italian made open foxtail link is even more so considering it’s made from 29.4 grams of solid 14 karat yellow gold. Of course being Italian made the quality does not end with the links. The curving lobster clasp has been designed as a feature thanks to the high polished, designer end caps. At just 16 inches long, measuring 3.9mm in diameter it’s quite the chain for any woman who wants to stray from the typical. With 8 high polished sides, the chain flashes brightly during wear, demanding the attention of any passersby. Estate price $2,400.00 CAD. Stock #e9864.

SOLD


May 2, 2020

10kt. 19 inch nautical link 3mm necklace 6.7gr. $350.00 CAD. e13472

Our estate selection of chains and necklaces are always changing. We have many more than what you see on our website postings. We pretty much always post the heavy weight examples that come our way, but we have far more reasonable weight styles to choose from. This nautical link is a great example of not too heavy and not too light. It is suitable for use with a pendant of almost any weight or it can be worn all by itself. The nautical link design it one of the strongest around. The flat edges catch the light and the braced cross section give it a more unique look than the common Figaro and curb link designs. This one measures 3mm wide, 19 inches long and weighs 6.7 grams. It is suitable for almost anyone. Secured with a durable and easy to use lobster clasp with soldered shut connecting ring. Estate priced at $350.00 CAD. Stock #e13472.

SOLD


April 25, 2020

8 strand 2.5-3.0mm cultured seed pearl necklace 0.50ct. tw. diamond clasp 14kt. $3,150.00 CAD. e12808

Pearls are one of those items that come first to mind when you think of heirloom. They carry a sense of romance and occasion even if you pair them with jeans and a cardigan.  If you’re looking to channel some old Hollywood glamour or maybe a bit of Jackie Kennedy, a multi-strand is what you need. This dressy collar consists of 8 strands of creamy 2.5-3.0mm high-quality cultured seed pearls. This kind of necklace has the advantage of being wearable in multiple ways. You can leave the strands to fall in their natural pattern or you can twist them into an intertwining design for a bulkier look. The 14 karat yellow gold clasp has been designed to be worn as a feature accented with 0.15 carats of round single cut diamonds. Wear the clasp at the nape of your neck with an up-do or off to the side with your hair down. Well over 1000 genuine cultured pearls have been used in this necklace. Can you imagine assembling all the pearls to match, drilling each one, and individually stringing them for less than $3.00 each, and that doesn’t include the high quality 14 karat diamond clasp. The value of this vintage piece is easy to see. Price for this splash of glamour is only $3,150.00 CAD and only in Downtown Barrie at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. Stock #e12808.

SOLD

 


April 10, 2020

18kt. 34 inch fancy link necklace 25 grams UnoAerre Italy $1,920.00 CAD. e12426

Gold as we know it is almost never used in the pure 24 karat form that comes out of the ground. It is regularly alloyed to effect its price, durability, and colour. Rose gold is alloyed with mostly copper to give it a blushing colour. White gold is created by adding nickle, silver, or palladium. But green gold, or electrum, is one of the only alloys that can occur in nature as it mixes silver and gold which can be found together. Most modern green gold is not naturally occurring but the product of purposeful alloying. Easy to see why Italian chain masters UnoAerre chose green gold for this 34 inch statement chain. The hollow link combination is eye-catching on its own, cast in bright brassy 18 karat green gold and you get something totally unique. The chain weighs in at a perfect 25 grams and comes equipped with a heavy spring ring, not that you’ll need a clasp as it slips over the head easily. It can be worn as a single long necklace or doubled up at various lengths. Estate price $1,920.00 CAD. Stock #e12426.

SOLD


April 3, 2020

18kt. 22″ modified figaro link chain 32.3gr. (14kt. clasp) $2,400.00 CAD. e13529

A simple modification to the standard figaro link chain can create a surprisingly unique look. The 22 inch example adds a solid rectangular plate to the negative space of each long oval link. The result is also practical as anyone who owns a figaro can tell you the long links like to twist themselves out of position during wear. Not only did the Italian chain makers opt to add metal they also cast the chain from top quality 18 karat yellow gold, bringing the total weight to 32.3 grams. The chain is finished with an oversized 14 karat lobster clasp for easy fastening. Estate price below its wholesale replacement cost at $2,400.00 CAD. Stock #e13529.

SOLD


March 30, 2020

9 karat 24 inch rolo chain 20.5 grams $910.00 CAD. e9939

e9939-9-karat-rolo-chain-24-inchOne of my favorite aspects of estate jewellery is that we get to showcase the very best examples of jewellery styles that people encounter in their everyday lives. The rolo chain is a very common link that’s touted for the strength of it’s individual chain links. Regularly these chains are found as thin accompaniments to pendants sold in jewellery stores all over the world. This is the biggest example of a rolo chain I’ve ever seen, measuring 4.9mm wide and 24 inches long of solid construction. Made in England from 20.5 grams of super strong 9 karat yellow gold this rolo chain could hold a pendant but can easily hold it’s own without. The 170 hand soldered links are finished with extra large hallmarked jump ring ends and a spring ring catch for easy fastening. Estate price $910.00 CAD. Stock #e9939.e9939-24-inch-rolo-chain-9-karat-gold

SOLD


February 5, 2020

10 karat, 32 inch, 4.2mm, 9.3 gram, hollow link rope necklace $338.00 CAD. e12367

While Mr. T may not be as relevant today he was in the mid 1980s on “The A Team” TV series, there’s no denying he made wearing gold chains cool. This 10 karat hollow rope link chain may not be quite as extreme as those worn B. A. Baracus,  it makes a much more tasteful accessory. At 32 inches in length it could be worn as an ultra long single or doubled up for the layered look.Despite the hollow construction it still weighs 9.3 grams. If kept clean and worn with some degree of caution it will last decades. The chain is in like new condition showing no signs of wear or previous repair. It is secured by a sturdy and easy to use lobster clasp. If a chain like this was purchased new it would be considered well priced at $750.00. As a previously enjoyed, excellent condition example we are pricing is below is wholesale replacement cost. Estate priced at just $337.00 CAD. Stock #e12367.

SOLD


January 30, 2020

14kt. solid link rope chain 5.0mm, 26 inch, 46.1 grams $2,640.00 CAD. e13358

Gone are the days of $300.00 per ounce gold and gone are the days when you could walk into most jewellery stores and see something as well made as this. Pure gold now costs close to $2,500.00 per ounce (Canadian) and manufacturing something as heavy as this would require a retail price of more than $5,000.00 at a typical jewellery store. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is not your typical jewellery store and we do not stock average jewellery. Our vintage and estate items represent the best jewellery value on the market. This 5.0mm solid link rope necklace measures an extra long 26 inches making it suitable for anyone. It is in perfect condition, showing virtually no wear in the flexible joints and rings. Its solid construction reveals itself as soon as you hold it; there’s no mistaking the upgraded 14 karat gold and 46.1 gram weight. At today’s gold price this chain contains around $2,125.00 in only its recyclable gold content. It can be used with or without a pendant and the heavy-duty plunger clasp with side safety ensures extra security. The estate price of only $2,640.00 is far below its wholesale replacement value. Stock #e13358.

SOLD


January 15, 2020

18kt/14kt 1.00ct. tw. I1-K diamond necklace/pendant 28.9gr. tw. $2,940.00 CAD. e12768

It’s not often that we encounter a chain competing with its pendant for attention, but this unique almost industrial inspired link is doing just that. The 18 inch long 18 karat white gold chain weighs an impressive 25 grams on its own. During wear the weight is a reminder of the decadent quality of the chain. As testament to its virtually unworn quality it maintains its original chromy rhodium finish. It is equipped with a large jump ring end and stylized lobster catch for easy fastening. See it is distracting! The pendant that has been draped across this lovely chain is equally modern. The open channel slide is set with four slightly graduated round brilliant cut diamonds of I1-K quality. That 1.00 carat total weight of sparkle stretches 22.5mm long making it appropriately head turning. The 14 karat white gold pendant adds 4.9 grams to the heft of the chain. $2,940.00 CAD. Stock #e12768.

SOLD


December 22, 2019

10kt. Antique Art Nouveau Eatons pearl, garnet & glass pendant necklace 5.3gr. $333.00 CAD. e13061

Eatons was once one of Canada’s most prominent department stores. Founded in Toronto in 1869; by the late 1800s the stores famous catalog could be found in almost every home across Canada. The majority of their business being done by mail-in orders that spanned home medical devices, jewellery, housewares, clothing, tools, farm equipment, all the way up to assemble yourself prefabricated houses. This piece of Eatons Art Nouveau is a prime example of how widespread the movement was during the tail end of the 1800s. This spring garden motif would have been a commercialized interpretation of the rebellious spirit of Art Nouveau. It features a tulip and two shoots stretching up to a six ray sun. The arms each feature two delicate butterflies and the entire scene is accented with blue grey demi pearls. The drop of bright red swinging freely from the spring scene is captured by the glass and garnet doublet, common to the Nouveau movement. The entire necklace measures 18 inches and is made from 5.3 grams of 10 karat yellow gold. This 130 year old antique is in new condition for the estate price of $333.00 CAD. Stock #e13061.

SOLD


December 20, 2019

20.5 inch, 18kt. curb link chain 29.9gr. Premet Italy $2,200.00 CAD. e13412

There is an inherent luxury to a well built chain, especially one of this more compact scale. That surprising heft when you lift the 4.8mm wide faceted curb chain is a guarantee of quality. That weight is due to the higher density of 18 karat gold. If this chain had been cast from the North American standard 10 karat gold (41.7% pure) instead of the premium 18 karat (75% pure) yellow gold it would be close to 25% lighter. The chain measures a more visible 20 1/2 inches long, guaranteeing it will be seen with most shirt collars. The solid 29.9 gram chain is secured with decorative end caps and a stylized heavyweight lobster clasp. The chain is of course Italian made and in like new condition. Estate price $2,200.00 CAD. Stock #e13412.

SOLD


December 8, 2019

Heavy Cuban link 10 karat gold necklace, 26 inch, 86gr. $4,200.00 CAD. e12894

Gold is expensive and a good sized Cuban link requires a lot because these links are tightly packed, thick and solid. The chain measures 7.3mm wide and 2.7mm thick. With dimensions like that this necklace ends up weighing close to 3 ounces at 86 plus grams. A chain of this quality deserves a clasp that’s up to the task of securing a valuable piece of jewellery. The large over-sized plunger, box clasp comes equipped with 2 side safeties; it’s like wearing suspenders and a belt to keep your pants up. The chain is in like new condition showing no wear of any kind. We’ve had a few Cuban links come in over the years and they never last too long. They are really popular but the cost of purchasing a new one is sometimes a challenge. While not inexpensive our latest example is a great value, priced at only $4,200.00 CAD. Stock #e12894.

SOLD


December 2, 2019

18 karat 2.0mm box link necklace 23″ 18.6gr. $1,560.00 CAD. e10281

e10281 18 karat 2.0mm box link necklace 002If the box link is too “boxy” but you appreciate the strength of the tightly interlocking links, perhaps a rounded box may be worth consideration. If high quality is also something that you’re looking for, this 18.6 gram, 18 karat yellow gold Italian made rounded box link is definitely for you. Measuring 2.0mm thick and 23 inches long the chain is equally suited to being worn on its own or worn with a pendant. Typical of Italian quality the chain has been equipped with thick jump ring ends and a very heavy extra large lobster clasp for added durability and easy fastening. Estate priced at $1,560.00 CAD. Stock #e10281.

SOLD


November 30, 2019

14kt. solid link rope necklace 3.25mm 27.6gr. 30″ $1,500.00 CAD. e12799

Normally rope chains are one of the most frustrating links to own because they are so fragile. The majority of them are made from curved tubes so hollow they dent with the slightest pressure. These chains can only be preserved for any length of time by making them the last thing you put on in the morning and the first thing you take off at night. This particular rope chain breaks all of those norms through its solid construction. The 27.5 gram weight is a testament itself to the high quality construction. The chain measures a longer than usual 30 inches allowing it to slip over the head and it’s long enough to double up. If you do want to fasten it its been equipped with a heavy plunger clasp and additional safety lock. The solid 14 karat yellow gold chain measures 3.25mm in diameter and is priced below its wholesale replacement cost. $1,500.00 CAD. Stock #e12799.

SOLD


November 20, 2019

46″ 10kt. antique chain with swivel clasp 15.3 gr. $700.00 CAD. e10106

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Pocket watches were once as vital as smart phones, worn on one’s person at all times for all occasions. For many they were a requirement of their career and to lose your watch was to lose your job. Making the pocket watch chain much more than a mere fashion statement. These well made timepiece tethers have unfortunately lost their purpose as pocket watches have become mostly obsolete. To bring new life to such well made pieces of history the chains are being re-purposed as layered necklaces. Measuring a total length of 46 inches, the chain can be worn at its full length or doubled and tripled up. Weighing over half an ounce and measuring 2.35mm wide, the pocket watch chain would suit almost anyone and easily fit most any good sized pendant. The strong and oversized fob clasp makes for easy fastening and can be worn at the front or side declaring the history of the chain. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #e10106.

SOLD


November 15, 2019

Hand made opal necklace 4.00ct. tw. 24.6gr. 14kt. $2,100.00 CAD. e13460

If you aren’t a fan of traditional white opal you should look into its lesser known sibling, black opal. These opals form with a dark body colour instead of the more common white or cream colours. The result is a more obvious fire as the flashing colours are set against a contrasting dark background. Their body colour can range from black, grey, blue, or green and those colours in themselves can be more appealing. The black opals in this hand made one of a kind neck piece represents a good variety of the colours available. The seven small circular cabochons used as accent links are true blue in their colour and display mostly red and orange flashes. They offer a sharp contrast to the mostly blue and electric green flashes of the four oval and three pear shaped cabs. Of course the main opal is the most impressive of the group. Its body colour is a smoky lilac blue and it exhibits the full spectral range of flash fire at the slightest movement. The goldsmith that made this piece opted to surround these cooler tones in warm 14 karat yellow gold. Each link is fully articulated to allow for a full range of motion, maximizing the fire of the estimated 4.00 carats total weight of black opal. Even the fancy link chain has been painstakingly hand made. The 24.6 gram necklace is secured with a heavyweight, easy to fasten lobster clasp. Estate price $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e13460.

SOLD


November 10, 2019

14kt. figaro link necklace 25 inch, 6mm wide, 48 grams $3,000.00 CAD. e12280

A significant chain like this deserves a quality clasp to safeguard against loss. The locking tongue clasp is equipped with an additional side safety just in case. This necklace is constructed from solid 14 karat yellow gold links. It measures 25 inches long and 6mm wide. Suitable for even the biggest guy or a lady who appreciates the look and feel of solid links. Weighing over 48 grams you can feel the quality as soon as you pick it up. Excellent condition and freshly polished to look like new. Priced at $3,000.00 CAD. Stock #e12280.

SOLD

 


November 9, 2019

24 inch 14kt. cobra link necklace 14.7gr. UnoAerre Italy $960.00 CAD. e13411

It’s almost impossible to find a longer length, flat, sturdy necklace that’s built to last these days. It’s no wonder with the price of gold over $2,400.00 per ounce Canadian. Making this 14.7 gram necklace today  would be rather expensive. The vintage chain measures 2.6mm wide, 24 inches long and was likely manufactured in the 1970s when gold was worth just $150.00 per ounce. Flat chains today are made very thin, usually only a few 1/10ths of a millimeter thick or so. This cobra link is a full 1.2mm thick and is far more resistant to becoming kinked. Overall condition is excellent; the connecting jumprings are showing no worn areas and the links still display their sharp faceted edge. The geometric shaped links sparkle and reflect light in a broad flash traveling the length when worn. Made by one of the premier Italian manufacturers UnoAerro. Like new, ready to go with a closer to vintage price of $960.00 CAD. Stock #e13411.

SOLD


November 8, 2019

10kt. 18 inch herringbone necklace 7.0gr. Italian made $360.00 CAD. e13525

Some may say the flat chain is no longer in style; I would argue a simple, beautiful design like this is always attractive. The polished finish and flat surface of a well-made herringbone chain catches the light and sparkles over every contour of the feminine neckline. What could be more attractive than that? These chains are seldom seen these days as most were manufactured extremely thin and easily kinked. Our latest estate example measures 0.6mm thick giving it good resistance against becoming creased. At 3mm wide it strikes a good balance of getting noticed without being overwhelming. The 18-inch Italian made necklace weighs 7 grams and is secured by an easy to use lobster clasp. Perfect condition and estate priced at $360.00 CAD. Stock #e13525.

SOLD


October 25, 2019

14kt. curb link chain 21 1/2″ 19.3 grams $930.00 CAD. e12485

Another amazing value from the estate showcases at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. This 21 1/2 inch, 4.5mm necklace is in perfect condition showing no signs of wear and tear in any section or at the clasp. Upgraded 14 karat yellow gold offers superior protection against oxidization and corrosion. Even something as seemingly inert as perfume, soap and perspiration can have very destructive effects on lower quality gold. Solder joints in lower 10 karat gold can be prone to chemical attack becoming weak over time. You’ll never regret buying quality and you always appreciate the amazing value offered by the estate items at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. This 19.3 gram chain is priced at just $48.19 per gram, well below its wholesale replacement cost. Total price $930.00 CAD plus applicable sales tax. Stock #e12485.

SOLD


October 22, 2019

BIRKS 18 karat diamond/black pearl ring, earrings, necklace & bracelet $4,452.00 CAD (set only). e13176

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.    

SOLD


October 14, 2019

Tiffany blue infinity sterling silver pendant 18″ $264.00 CAD. e13306

Tiffany & Co. are bringing enamel back one swath of blue at a time. It’s a technique rarely seen in big retail chains so most people don’t understand what is involved in its creation. Enamel starts as a nugget of coloured glass which is then ground into a very fine powder. A drop of distilled water is added to the powder to make it easier to spread and work. Using a fine tipped scoop or paint brush the paste is applied to a piece of jewellery until evenly spread across the surface. After the water evaporates and the enamel is returned to a dry layer of grain the piece is placed on a trivet and briefly fired in a red hot kiln. The glass grains are melted into a liquid glass layer that is allowed to cool slowly, creating a delicate pane of curving coloured gloss. This Infinity symbol has been gifted with the signature robins egg blue, announcing its T & Co. origin at a glance. The doubled up cable link chain measures 18 inches long and is secured with standard issue Tiffany spring ring and copyright tag. This example has been retired but its plain silver partner is available on Tiffany’s website for $405.00 CAD. Our estate price for the necklace with its original box $264.00 CAD. Stock #e13306.

SOLD


September 10, 2019

18kt. 17″ 4.3mm Fope Italy Novecento mesh necklace 22.7gr. $2,380.00 CAD. e13027

If you’ve never heard of the Italian jewellery house FOPE before we’ll catch you up! Originally set up as a watch bracelet and case making factory of 20 people in 1929. The Novecento mesh chain line was launched in the 1985’s and rocketed the family into the high end jewellery market. Now in their fourth generation of family ownership with boutique stores across Europe, the Novecento mesh is still the backbone of their work. This 17 inch long and 4.3mm in diameter example is as laid back as they offer. The only adornment beyond the glowing 18 karat yellow gold is the decorative swivel clasp adorned with the many Italian karat stamps and FOPE’s maker marks. The impressive necklace weighs in at 22.7 grams and is in like new condition. Priced at $2,380.00 CAD. Stock #e13027.

SOLD


September 1, 2019

Italian made 24″ 6.8mm wide necklace 38.6gr. 18kt. $2,880.00 CAD. e12451

The best thing besides the beauty of Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers vintage jewellery is the quality and value it offers. Our estate pieces are meticulously scrutinized for defects, damage, signs of previous repair plus wear and tear. Unfortunately many of the estate items we receive do not pass our strict standards of quality and are immediately taken apart for salvage and or recycling. This process allows us to offer only the best in previously enjoyed jewellery, diamonds and watches. Weeding out the potentially troublesome items enables you to buy with confidence. Most times our vintage and estate items are as good as new, often made to higher standards and ALWAYS priced substantially less than new items of similar description. This “figure 8 link” chain is a great example of high quality and fantastic value. The 18 karat solid construction is head and shoulders above most of what’s manufactured now. Many chains today are manufactured ultra light and hollow in basic 10 karat. While they look great and are sometimes priced well they just don’t stand up to daily use and are not suitable for use with a pendant. Once they’re dented, stretched or broken they can’t easily be repaired and they never look the same. When all is said and done, “you’ll never regret buying quality”. While $2,880.00 isn’t a small sum of money; when priced at $74.61 per gram we know this necklace offers great value. Don’t believe us, call your favorite jeweller and ask what they sell their 18 karat chain for? You’ll get answers like, “I’m sorry but we don’t sell our chain by the gram” or “our chain is higher quality and imported so we can’t sell it by the gram”. They may say they don’t sell it by the gram but I guarantee they buy it by the gram. The best way to describe our latest estate chain is an “overlapping figure 8 link”. It’s in perfect condition showing no evidence of use. The large heavy duty lobster clasp offers ease of use with excellent security. At 6.8mm wide and 24 inches long it will fit anyone. All you need to know is $2,880.00, 18 karat gold, solid construction and 38.6 grams equals amazing value only Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers vintage jewellery can offer. Stock #e12451.

SOLD

 


August 23, 2019

14kt. curb link chain 20 1/2″ 30.1 grams $1,450.00 CAD. e12484

The weak Canadian dollar has brought the price of gold to its highest level ever (at least in Canadian dollar terms). In U.S. dollars gold is still $400.00 away from matching its all time high. An estate chain like this not only looks great and is a good store of value, it protects your Canadian dollar against the effects of a weaking currency. We’re certainly not investment advisers at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers but we do know the amazing value of our estate jewellery. For something like a simple gold chain like this the value is easy to see but impossible to match by other retailers. This Italian made chain is priced at just $48.17 per gram. That’s quite a bargain when you consider the gold content alone is worth over $37.00 per gram. Once you factor in the silver alloy costs, manufacturing costs, importation taxes, and wholesale/retail markups the price you could expect to see at your mall jewellery store is going to be 3 to 4 times the gold content value. Don’t believe us, just call any jeweller and ask how much their 14 karat Italian chain sells for per gram. If they are confident in the value they offer you may get an answer, otherwise they’re likely to say “ahhhh…. we do not price 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 a happy repeat customer, confident in the value of any purchase from us. At only $1,450.00 CAD this necklace is priced at hundreds of dollars below its wholesale replacement cost. We have too many chains in stock to list online, give us a call or come in if you can. We’d love to demonstrate the excellent value our estate items have. This 20 1/2 inch chain is in like new condition and could be worn by a man or woman. The 30.1 gram weight and 4.8mm width are quite substantial, the 14 karat gold content offers superior resistance to chemical attack and corrosion compared to the North American 10 karat standard. Estate priced at only $1,450.00 CAD. Stock #e12484.

SOLD


August 11, 2019

14kt. 20 inch curb link necklace 21.6 grams $1,260.00 CAD. e12313

The price of gold is over $2,200.00 per ounce Canadian at the moment. Chains like this are getting very costly to manufacture and even more expensive to purchase brand new. Gold is so durable it doesn’t make any difference that this necklace has been previously enjoyed. If kept clean a high quality well made chain will last many decades. Solid construction goes a long way as does the high quality 14 karat gold content. The higher gold content is far more resistant to corrosion and chemical attack. It also has a richer colour and is more dense than 10 karat. A brand new chain like this would be considered well bought at around $2,100.00. As a perfect condition, like new trade in, we have it priced below its wholesale cost at only $1,260.00 CAD. Stock #e12313.

SOLD


August 7, 2019

23.5 inch 18kt. heavy cable link necklace 3.25mm 31.6gr. $2,400.00 CAD. e13049

The heft and rosy tone of this cable link chain combined with its unusual 23.5 inch length seem to point to a past life as a pocket watch chain. The soldered in place jump ring ends are in line with most of the antique pocket watch chains we’ve encountered. As is the twinned link combo meant to reduce misaligned or bunched links that would roll in and out of position during wear. With twinned links the chain is always laid out perfectly whether worn across a waistcoat or around the neck. The 3.25mm width and 31.6 gram weight speak to a well above average watch tether; it must have belonged to a rather prominent gentleman in its past life. Estate price for the like new antique chain $2,400.00 CAD. Stock #e13049.

SOLD


August 3, 2019

18kt. two tone figaro chain 30″ 68gr. $4,200.00 CAD. e8179

e8180 18kt figaro chainConsumer items today have little or no intrinsic value of any kind. You buy it today, use it tomorrow then throw it away with little regard to what it cost when new. Even a brand new car you buy today for $25,000.00 is ultimately worth only a few hundred dollars in 10 or 15 years. A high quality chain like this is quite another story. With the price of gold currently at over $2,000.00 per ounce Canadian this chain has around $3,300.00 worth of gold and $13.00 worth of fine silver in it. You could run it over with a train and it would still have the same value of recyclable precious metal contained within the flattened links. The popular style Figaro link 18 karat yellow and white gold chain measures 5.6mm wide and 29 inches long. It weighs over 68 grams and is secured by a hidden plunger style clasp with a heavy side safety catch. Solid link chains like this are very expensive to manufacture. The replacement value of an imported necklace like this could easily exceed $7,000.00. This example is in like new condition showing no signs of wear, all the links and joints are in excellent condition. Estate priced at $4,200.00 CAD. Stock #e8179.e8180.1 18kt two tone figaro chain

SOLD

 


July 3, 2019

10kt. nautical link necklace 5.2mm wide, 25″ long, 34.9gr. $1,500.00 CAD. e12854

Super strong nautical link endless necklace. This necklace has no clasp to worry about. Wear it and forget it. The 25 inch length should easily fit over your head. It’s a substantial piece of jewellery weight 34.9 grams and measuring 5.2mm wide. If you’d like a heavy clasp added for use with a pendant, one of our onsite goldsmiths can add a sturdy clasp in just a day or so. Excellent condition showing no wear in any of the roughly 80 joints. Priced at $1,500.00 CAD. stock #e12854.

SOLD


BIRKS 18kt. pocket watch chain/necklace 16 inch 21.7gr. $2,100.00 CAD. e12853

I think this vintage BIRKS pocket watch chain would make an even better necklace for the fashionable lady. With most necklaces the clasp is a small, necessary feature to be discreetly hidden at the back of the neck or under a collar. The clasp on the piece is the star of the show, a highlight to be showcased front and centre. The 16 inch total length will flatter the neckline of the new feminine owner. Both sides of the clasp can be opened with enough room to fit a charm or pendant of almost an size. The sturdy Gucci style links are cast from solid 18 karat gold and measure a substantial 4.7mm wide. The necklace weighs in at 21.7 grams and is in like new condition. Priced at $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e12853.

SOLD


July 2, 2019

David Yurman Figaro Toggle Cable Heart Necklace 16″ sterling silver/18kt. gold $600.00 CAD. e12879

David Yurman certainly knows how to name their pieces! The Figaro Toggle Cable Heart Necklace is as statement making and bulky as its name. Measuring 16 inches the collar hugging chain goes between high polished groups of round links and elongated cable links.  Clasped with an over sized toggle designed to be worn at the front alongside the puffed heart. The dangling heart is trimmed in warm 18 karat yellow gold, allowing it to stand out from its chain during wear. The piece is retired but is accompanied by its original pouch and cloth for the estate price of $600.00 CAD. Stock #e12879.

SOLD

 


June 27, 2019

Natural colour blue/grey Akoya cultured pearls 40″ long 7mm $1,750.00 CAD. e986

Cultured pearls are quite often taken for granted. They aren’t usually the centre of attention like a big diamond pendant or solitaire ring. They are a quiet, subtle, sophisticated statement of refinement. A simple and versatile pearl necklace makes the perfect finishing touch complimenting any outfit. This strand is not the basic little white pearl necklace with modest little beads. The total length of 40 inches means you can wear it as a single super long strand or double it up to any combination of 2 different lengths. The ingenious 14 karat yellow gold “Pac Man” catch allows an almost infinite combination of lengths that can be worn. Once the clasps are locked down on any 2 pearls, the strand(s) can’t move and change length. Both of the catches are secured by an interference snap lock with side safety. Each of the 128 bluish grey 7.0-7.3mm Japanese Akoya pearls have a thick layer of fine grain nacre with pinkish silver overtones. Their natural colour is uniform and they have not been bleached or dyed. Minor surface blemishes are visible under close inspection but when you consider each pearl cost less than $14.00 (including the clasp) the value in these rare pearls is obvious. Freshly restrung on specialty silk cord these unique pearls are estate priced at only $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e986.

SOLD


June 24, 2019

10kt. 14-19 inch adjustable diamond necklace 9gr. 0.25ct. tw. I1-I $648.00 CAD. e12470

This is a very thoughtfully engineered bolero tie made from our favorite ingredients, white gold and diamonds! Thanks to a careful study in the mechanics of herringbone chain, the slide that dictates the necklaces length is only adjustable by hand, ensuring the chain will hold whatever position you set it at. The 9 gram statement necklace is adorned by 0.25 carats of I1-I round brilliant cut diamonds. The graduated drop and circle slide draw the eye wherever you’d like based on how you position them. The brightly rhodium enhanced 10 karat white gold keeps the eye moving towards the two focal points. The necklace adjusts from a collar hugging 14 inches to a full length of 19 inches. It’s showing absolutely no signs of wear but is estate priced at just $648.00 CAD. Stock #e12470.

SOLD


May 27, 2019

14kt. 1.00ct. I1-J diamond station necklace 5.5 grams $1,190.00 CAD. e12658

We’ve had great success with these diamond station chains lately. They’ve been selling within a few days of posting them. Sometimes they sell to our walk in clients even before they hit the website much to the disappointment of our online following. Here’s your chance for a really nice one but don’t wait too long or you may miss it again. This style necklace takes inspiration from a 1920’s trend but this example is a comparatively short 16 inches. White gold with diamonds make the most of a diamonds dispersion and reflective qualities. The 35 diamonds are bezel set making them appear much larger than their actual weight of 0.028 carat each. The 1.00 carat total weight of I1-J diamonds appear almost to be floating as they drape across the collar bone. Constructed from 5.3 grams of bright white 14 karat gold the necklace is in like new condition showing no evidence of wear and tear. Secured by an easy to use and very secure lobster clasp. This previously enjoyed necklace is priced at just $34.00 per diamond or $1,190.00 CAD. Stock #e12658.

SOLD


May 13, 2019

22 inch kings link necklace 10kt. 9.5gr. $350.00 CAD. e12670

Substantial looking without the expense. Chain manufacturing techniques have evolved to the point where hollow doesn’t mean delicate. This hollow King’s link chain measures 22 inches long, 3.5mm wide and is durable enough to wear with a pendant. While you’ll never confuse 9.5 grams to a solid link equivalent you’ll appreciate the fact this one is going to cost you at least 75% less. Excellent condition and secured by a heavy lobster clasp. The trigger is missing but the size still allows relatively easy removal. We’ve priced this stylish chain well below it’s wholesale replacement cost at only $350.00 CAD. Stock number #e12670.

SOLD


May 8, 2019

Tiffany 10mm sterling silver ball necklace 18 inches long $452.00 CAD. e12662

The less encountered Tiffany staple, the HardWear ball necklace. The 10mm high polished silver beads make an occasion neutral statement piece. Working from that same timeless elegance as a strand of pearls but with a more industrial motif.The strand measures 18.25 inches long and comes with its original over sized robins egg blue travel pouch and 2016 receipt from Yorkdale Toronto. Equipped with an easy to fasten lobster clasp with hanging copyright tag. The necklace is currently available on Tiffany’s website for $645.00 CAD. Our pre-owned price for the like new necklace $452.00 CAD. Stock #e12662.

SOLD


April 26, 2019

18 karat 18 inch curb link necklace 72 grams $3,795.00 CAD. e9747

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This curb link chain looks like it stepped out of a spread in a fashion magazine but it’s not fashion jewellery. The statement chain is made from 72 grams of high grade 18 karat white and yellow gold; a level of quality that’s almost unheard of in pieces this size. Each hollow link of the 18 inch chain measures an attention grabbing 15mm wide by 18mm long. Two of the heavy gauge hollow links at the clasp have very minor dents.e9747 curb link necklace dented link The dented link is next to the clasp and only shows from one side. The rest of the necklace is in perfect scratch and scuff free condition. I’ve seen this style done many times in costume jewellery over the years but if you’re looking to make a true impression you’ll need the real thing. Estate price $3,795.00 CAD. Stock #e9747.e9747 curb link necklace yellow gold

SOLD


March 1, 2019

10kt. 7mm rope chain 33.6gr. $1,380.00 CAD. e11884

If you’re shopping for maximum impact on a budget a hollow rope chain is the link of choice. Made up of interwoven tubes formed into rings the style makes a highly durable design that looks very impressive but doesn’t break the bank. Even though it’s hollow it still weighs well over 1 ounce at an impressive 33.9 grams. With mindful wear the heavy gauge hollow construction will last decades. Keep it clean and avoid activity that may expose the chain to a sharp force or hard impact and you’re good to go. The chain has received some minor impact dings near the clasp, they can only be found under very close inspection. The 7mm wide 10 karat chain is equipped with large jump ring ends and an ultra heavy lobster clasp for easy fastening. However at 26 inches long you can skip the clasp and simply slip the chain over your head. Estate price $1,380.00 CAD. Stock #e11884.

SOLD


February 23, 2019

14kt. 18″ diamond station necklace 4.1gr. 0.40ct. tw. I1-J $595.00 CAD. e12469

A modern twist on a 1920’s staple this rose gold station chain is a comparatively short 18 inches. The rosy tone allows the 14 karat gold to all but disappear during wear allowing the eight round brilliant cut diamonds to take center stage. The 0.40 carats of I1-J diamonds appear almost to be floating as they drape across the collar bone. Estate price $595.00 CAD. Stock #e12469.

SOLD


February 4, 2019

14 karat, 22 inch, box link necklace, 10.2 grams $500.00 CAD. e12364

We have dozens of estate gold necklaces in stock. Far more than we are able to showcase on our website. We have many lengths, karats and weights. All are in new or like new condition. If any chain we receive shows signs of previous repair or more than just minor wear they immediately go to our recycling program. This 22 inch, 14 karat box link is a great example of what you can find here at Bill LeBoeuf Jewellers. Box links are a very versatile design suitable for use with a pendant or all on their own. At 22 inches long and 1.6mm wide it would be perfect for almost any gentleman. With one or two shirt buttons undone the flash of the brightly polished edges should be just visible as the chain is worn. Box links are a very strong design suitable for use with a pendant. Over 10 grams of upgraded 14 karat allow 24/7 use with  superior resistance to corrosion and chemical attack due to the 58% pure gold content. There is no substitute for fine quality well made jewellery and there is no substitute for the excellent value of our estate jewellery. This like new necklace is priced below its wholesale replacement value. Estate price $500.00 CAD. Stock #e12364.

SOLD


January 28, 2019

Italian made 24 inch 18kt. hollow link necklace 13.9gr. 4.2mm wide $900.00 CAD. e12456

Looking for the best value in gold chain? You’ve come to the right place. This estate chain is an example of the great value Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers offers. Perfect condition, Italian made and being offered for well under its wholesale replacement cost. The 24 inch chain is suitable for any man or a lady who likes the look of a heavier chain. Over 1/3 of an ounce of pure gold was used in the construction of this necklace. We have many other chains in stock and our inventory is always changing. This 4.2mm wide decorative piece is in like new condition showing no signs of wear. Estate priced at $900.00 CAD. Stock #e12456.

SOLD


January 25, 2019

18kt. diamond station necklace 3.0gr. 0.07ct. tw. I1-J 24″ $333.00 CAD. e12468

Personally I feel the diamond station chain has always been an elegant staple, thanks to Tiffany and Elsa Peretti’s Diamonds by the Yard line we’ve seen a resurgence in their popularity. The 24 inch length on this particular example really adds to that 1920s flapper girl aesthetic. Made from extra warm 18 karat yellow gold and decorated with 5 bright rhodium plated white gold bezel set diamonds. The 0.07 combined carats of I1-J round brilliant cut diamonds twinkle brightly at the slightest movement. They add sophistication to a casual outfit or understated brilliance to a dressy one. This item shouldn’t last very long. Estate price $333.00 CAD. Stock #e12468.

SOLD


January 20, 2019

18kt. Italian made curb link necklace 22″ 12.4gr. $1,036.00 CAD. e10354

At Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers we have more chains than we have room in our showcases to display them. Being the most timeless and necessary of jewellery items we always aim to keep a large stock of new options. Most lighter chains that come in for sale or trade have been worn out and end up at the refinery for recycling. Gents chains are made heavier and more robust, often showing no signs of wear what-so-ever. Meaning we have a very large and extremely varied offering of gents chains. Take this 22 inch long Italian made curb link for instance, made from 12.4 grams of high quality 18 karat yellow gold. The chain came in showing no signs of wear, not even needing a polish, but considering its pre-owned nature it’s been priced as aggressively as possible at only $1,036.00 CAD. Stock #e10354.

SOLD


January 10, 2019

20 inch 10 karat nautical link necklace 16.6 grams $720.00 CAD. e11983

The nautical or marine link chain follows the same link style as the curb link, allowing it to sit flat while being worn. Subdividing that traditional link with a small gold bar changes the impression of the chain, making it look like a continuous, uninterrupted strand of gold. That slight adjustment makes the 20 inch long 10 karat yellow gold chain look much heavier than its 16.6 gram weight would suggest. Link new condition showing no wear of any kind. Equipped with stylized end caps and a strong lobster clasp. The chain is estate priced at $720.00 CAD. Stock #e11983.

SOLD

 


January 1, 2019

14kt. 18 inch herringbone necklace 10.8gr. 5mm. $600.00 CAD. e12082

30 years ago this was the hottest style in gold chains. Even though they’re not the most sought after design today they have aged very well and still look great on an open neck. The silky smooth perfectly polished finish is most flattering on the feminine neckline; looking like a 5mm wide ribbon of gold conforming to every contour. This example is in remarkable like new condition. Secured by a large easy to use lobster clasp. The 18 inch length is versatile and can be worn against the skin or over a light blouse. Manufactured from upgraded 14 karat yellow gold the necklace weighs 10.8 grams and is estate priced at $600.00 CAD. Stock #e12082.

SOLD


December 28, 2018

10kt. yellow gold solid Cuban curb link chain 32 inches 69 grams $2,420.00 CAD stock #e12351

Wear your heart on your sleeve and your money on your neck! That’s not a real saying, no one will ever ask us to write greeting cards. But it is a pretty good adage when it comes to shopping for a chain, especially if it is one you want to live in. A chain you want to wear constantly should be as heavy as it looks. Hollow chains are great because you get the look of a big bulky chain without the cost but they don’t stand up to daily wear. A heavy chain can last you a lifetime and it has the added bonus of retaining value like few other purchases can. Consider a vehicle, you buy a decent used one new for maybe $12,000 you drive it off the lot there goes $2,000. 10-15 years from now when its not worth repairing anymore you send it to the scrap yard and maybe the scrap money will cover the cost of the tow. If this chain ever wears completely out the gold value it contains is still worth $1690.00 (at today’s gold price of $1828.14 CAD per ounce for pure gold). The only thing that will need to be maintained on this chain are the heavy end caps and lobster clasp. These are the areas most prone to wear as they are the spots carrying the most weight. At 32 inches long you could easily delete them and still slip the chain over your head. At the estate price of $2,420.00 CAD we are really only allowing $730 to cover all the labour costs that went into producing it. Our estate price is below the wholesale cost to replace with new. The 5.9mm wide chain is in excellent condition showing no signs of wear and tear. Stock #e12351.

SOLD


October 10, 2018

10kt. rose gold curb link chain 22.8gr. UnoAerre Italy $980.00 CAD. e11694

Rose gold is becoming popular again. Many high end watch manufacturers like Rolex, Breitling and Omega are showcasing rose gold in their luxury creations. Manufactured by UnoAerre Italy; one of the great jewellery and chain makers. What gives this chain its soft rose tone is the slight bias of copper in the alloy mix. Not only does copper give the chain a slight blush it also makes it quite hard. Measuring 21.5 inches long, 6.0mm wide it should fit most men perfectly. With a weight of 22.8 grams it’s substantial but not of Mr. T. bulk. Secured by a sturdy lobster catch and freshly polished to look like new. Showing no wear of any kind the chain is estate priced at $980.00 CAD. Stock #e11694.

SOLD


September 30, 2018

30 inch, 7.25mm 10kt. gold hollow rope necklace 40.9gr. $1,300.00 CAD. e11992

Every once in a while we like to throw something out there that seems too good to be true just to see if you’re paying attention. At the current gold price of around $1,743.00 Canadian per ounce this necklace contains over $950.00 in just the gold content. If you had to purchase a necklace like this new, expect to pay well over $2,000.00 but likely closer to $3,000.00 or more if you bought it from a national chain store in the mall. A new, well priced necklace of similar construction has to sell for 2 to 4 times the actual metal value it contains to cover the cost of manufacturing and markups. This chain is in like new condition. Its heavy gauge 7.25mm hollow links show no wear and tear of any kind. An upgraded super secure over sized spring ring catch should provide peace of mind if you’re going to wear this all the time. At 30 inches in length it’s suitable for a lady to use over a top any blouse or sweater. The thick diameter and long length make it a great choice for a gentleman too. If you’ve considered purchasing a good chain in the past but the price to get something substantial has kept you on the sidelines, this is your chance but don’t wait long. Call around, ask the most competitive jeweller around how much a 30 inch, 10 karat, 40.9 gram rope chain is worth and then we’ll see you later. They don’t come around at this price too often. Estate priced at only $1,300.00 CAD ($31.78 per gram). Stock #e11992.

SOLD


September 20, 2018

14kt. yellow gold amber & larimar reversible necklace 18″ long $455.00 CAD. e11569

Larimar is the gem of the Carribean Sea as it is exclusively found in the Dominican Republic. Amber is not native to the area but the ancient petrified tree sap certainly makes a striking contrast to the bright blue stone. Night and day really, as the reversible necklace shows two completely opposite looks. The amber has not been worn in a while and is showing some signs of dryness on its surface. A drop of olive oil will bring the organic gem back to it glossy finish, allowing it to better show off its interesting depths. The more stable larimar is in perfect condition looking like waves crashing on tropical shores. The hand made artisan necklace is sturdy 14 karat yellow gold and measures a comfortable 18 inches long with a finished weight of 7.3 grams. The flat marine link chain helps to finish off the general aquatic theme and is fastened with an unobtrusive spring ring catch. Estate price $455.00 CAD. Stock #e11569.

SOLD


August 9, 2018

10kt. 22.5 inch double curb link chain 31.6gr. UnoAerre Italy $1,100.00 CAD. e11909

Solid construction and made in Italy are just what you want to hear when you’re looking for a gold chain. This necklace measures 22 1/2 inches in length, 5.8mm wide and weighs over one troy ounce. 31.6 grams of Italian gold made by one of the countries best manufacturers UnoAerre.The double curb link style is a bit different than what you normally encounter. Perfect condition showing no wear in any of the flexible links or clasp assembly. It’s more than heavy enough for any man or the woman who likes the large casual style. At under $35.00 per gram for UnoAerre Italian chain the value is unbeatable. The necklace is secured by a large and very secure lobster catch. Looking like new, freshly polished and estate priced at only $1,100.00 CAD. Stock #e11909.

SOLD

 


July 14, 2018

18kt. fancy link Italian made 18″ necklace 18.5gr. $1,470.00 CAD. e10301

With a quick glance you’d almost mistake this necklace for a tennis necklace, set all over with diamonds. The faceted and highly polished links are incredibly reflective and twinkle like crazy. The fancy link Italian made chain has been strung with brightly rhodium enhanced beads; brilliantly faceted to throw light in every direction with the slightest movement. Measuring 17 1/2 inched long and made from 18.5 grams of top quality 18 karat white gold this is not a chain to hang a pendant on, this is a chain to be worn on its own. The necklace is secured with a sleek lobster clasp and over sized jump ring ends for easy fastening. Estate price $1,470.00 CAD. Stock #e10301.

SOLD


June 29, 2018

18kt. star heart flower charm necklace 17″ 9.3gr. $700.00 CAD. e11612

Petite but highly durable this well made, collar hugging necklace is ready for regular wear. Weighing in at a surprisingly hefty 9.3 grams and measuring 17 inches in length. The premium quality 18 karat yellow gold necklace features a star, heart, and flower charm that can only be described as cute. Equipped with an appropriately heavy and easy to fasten lobster clasp and estate priced at $700.00 CAD. Stock #e11612.

SOLD


June 21, 2018

16 1/2 ” Gucci trademark silver necklace $294.00 CAD. e11807

From time to time a Tiffany silver necklace turns up in our estate display cases but I think this is the first Gucci necklace we’ve ever had. The Gucci Trademark necklace is a chunky statement, weighing in at 43 grams yet only 16 1/2 inches in length. The Gucci disc with heavy duty lobster clasp is designed to sit just between and below the collar bones. The condition is just about perfect, it only needed a light polish and ultrasonic cleaning before being displayed among our other estate treasures. Comes complete with original unused travel pouch, original invoice from the Gucci Boutique in Toronto and glossy sleeve with care booklet. When new this necklace cost $490.00 plus sales tax as the 2009 invoice shows. Gucci is back and back in a big way. Hopefully in the future we’ll be able to showcase more of their beautiful Italian made jewellery. This sterling silver Trademark Gucci necklace is estate priced at $294.00 CAD. Stock #e11807.

SOLD


June 20, 2018

14kt. solid link rope necklace 25 inch 22.8 grams $1,050.00 CAD. e11663

Solid link chains are far easier to manufacture and last many times longer compared to ultra light weight hollow chain but you almost never see them. Everyone loves the look of a thick heavy necklace but almost no one is willing to pay the price. This estate 25 inch chain is in perfect condition and doesn’t cost much more than a hollow version but offers waaaaay better value and will last for decades. No worries about crushing fragile hollow tubes with this one as it weighs almost 3/4 of an ounce. The gold value in the chain alone is $684.00 with gold priced at $1600.00 per oz. CAD. The long length and substantial weight make it suitable for men or woman. Estate priced at $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e11663.

SOLD


June 3, 2018

14kt. braided Italian made 16″ necklace 4.8gr. $308.00 CAD. e11018

Italian chain manufacturers always seem to come up with interesting and beautiful designs. The humble “bath tub” style ball necklace in this case was modified with bright cut faceted flat edges. The flat sections reflect light in tiny twinkling sparks of brilliance as the necklace is worn. Multiply the effect by three in a traditional braided design and now you’ve got something significant. The necklace measures 16 3/4 inches long, weighs 4.8 grams and is secured by a flat spring ring. In perfect condition still retaining its original bright white rhodium finish. Estate priced at $308.00 CAD. Stock #e11018.

SOLD


April 10, 2018

14kt. macaroni noodle link necklace/bracelet 110gr. $6,335.00 CAD. e11721 e11722

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.

SOLD


April 3, 2018

18 karat 18 inch octagon snake chain 13.5 grams $1085.00 CAD. e11498

e9851-18-karat-18-inch-octagon-snake-chainA chain strong enough to carry you’re most prized pendant while being special enough to be worn all on its own. This 18 inch long 2mm thick chain is a seldom seen octagonal snake link. Thanks to it’s eight sided links that still retain the original bright rhodium plated finish, the snake chain makes quite a sparkling show while being worn. Made from 13.5 grams of top quality 18 karat white gold the chain is sturdy enough to last a lifetime with the proper care. It’s been equipped with a strong lobster clasp and strong round end caps. In brand new condition the chain is estate priced at $1085.00 CAD. Stock #e11498.e9851-18-karat-18-inch-octagon-snake-chain-white-gold

SOLD

 


February 23, 2018

10kt. gold Italian made 18 inch necklace 23.4gr. $990.00 CAD. e11165

The unparalleled skills of Italian chain making and the traditional colour of yellow gold come together in this classic gold necklace. As a function of super high commodity costs modern jewellery trends are showing lighter pieces often showcasing small low quality diamonds disguising the true value. This necklace lays it all out there, everything you need to appreciate the value can be calculated form these 2 facts; 23.4 grams and 10 karat gold. $42.31 per gram for Italian made chain is excellent value. Although of hollow construction the heavy gauge links are more than durable enough for everyday wear. The necklace measures a statement making 7.7mm wide, 18 1/4 inches long and is secured by a large heavy duty lobster clasp. Like new condition with the fit and finish Italian made jewellery is famous for. Estate price $990.00 CAD. Stock #e11165.

SOLD


February 2, 2018

Tiffany Paloma Picasso Loving Heart pendant & chain sterling silver $150.00 CAD. e11538

Probably the most recognizable of Paloma Picasso’s work for Tiffany & Co. is the Loving Heart pendant. This over sized version was made to be recognized from a distance. Crafted from 925 sterling silver the stylized heart measures 21.65mm long. The Large Heart has been retired and replaced with just the mini and small versions. All are integrated onto fixed Tiffany cable link chains with special made Paloma Picasso karat tags. The necklace together measures 18 inches long. Estate price $150.00 CAD. Stock #e11538.

SOLD


December 25, 2017

9 karat gold star necklace 18 inch 9 grams $420.00 CAD. e10976

This star neck piece has a mind of its own, constantly rearranging itself during wear. The mini galaxy graduates from 11.2mm up to its 31.4mm center and features two distinctly different stars shapes (three if you count the high polished backs that often roll forward). The 18 inch long piece is made from 9 grams of 9 karat yellow gold and twinkles musically as it moves. Equipped with an easy to use lobster clasp, in like new condition the necklace is estate priced for $420.00 CAD. Stock #e10976.

SOLD


December 8, 2017

18 karat UnoAerre 22″ curb link necklace 22.8gr. $1250.00 CAD. e11441

Longevity, efficiency, knowledge plus a profound respect for our clients allows us, and motivates us to offer some amazing values on our new and estate jewellery. Very few jewellers give you all the information necessary to make a logical decision on your potential purchase; fewer still give it to you online. We WANT you to compare our products with any and all other offerings. This chain is imported from Italy and manufactured by UnoAerre. They are one of the finest chain and jewellery producers in the world. It measures 22 inches in length and 4.8mm wide. Made from 22.8 grams of premium 18 karat (75% purity) yellow gold. It is secured by a large lobster style clasp that’s easy to use and very safe. The final piece of the value equation that’s often omitted from virtually every other jewellery store website, the weight. At 23.1 grams in weight this chain contains over 1/2 an ounce of pure gold valued at over $900.00 CAD at the current gold price ($1641.00 CAD). We won’t try to manipulate your decision with an inflated and optimistic insurance appraisal because of our respect for our customers best interests. The chain is in very good condition and was only occasionally worn by the previous owner. Call around or shop around; for just $1250.00 we’re sure you will not find better value. Stock #e11441.

SOLD


December 7, 2017

20″ 14kt. gold nautical link necklace 13.2gr. $840.00 CAD. e10037

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The nautical or marine link chain follows the same link style as the curb, allowing it to sit flat while being worn. Subdividing that traditional link with a small gold bar changes the impression of the chain, making it look like a continuous, uninterrupted strand of gold. That slight adjustment makes the 20 inch long 14 karat yellow gold chain look much heavier than its 13.2 gram weight would suggest. Equipped with stylized end caps and strong lobster clasp the chain is estate priced at $840.00 CAD. Stock #e10037.e10037-20-inch-13-2-gram-nautical-link-necklace

SOLD


December 3, 2017

7.75mm-8.0mm Akoya pearl necklace 18″ 14kt. diamond clasp $1050.00 CAD. e10512

Women’s fashion, especially office wear, is becoming increasingly deconstructed. Strict dress codes are being replaced by a fun mix of traditionally casual items dressed up by what they’re paired with. For a jewellery staple like pearls, this fashion has taken your grandmother’s delicate strand and double or tripled the pearl size. Today’s norm falls anywhere between 8mm and 10mm in diameter and ranges from 18 to 20 inches long. Pearls today are versatile enough to dress up jeans while retaining their old Hollywood elegance for black tie events. Our silvery cream white strand measures 18 inches long with 7.75mm-8mm individual knotted cultured pearls. The high quality you expect from Akoya pearls is fully on display with this strand. Each sharply reflects the worlds around it and displays an even cover of orient. We only consider top quality pearls for our estate collection often turning down lower quality and Chinese freshwater strands. The over sized 14 karat yellow gold clasp is a feature on this strand. Set with petite accent diamonds that swirl gracefully towards its pearl center. It comes equipped with an additional side safety catch for extra peace of mind. Estate price $1050.00 CAD. Stock #e10512.

SOLD


December 1, 2017

Heavy rope necklace 14 karat gold 24 inch $3700.00 CAD. e10035

e7600 rope chain 63gr.Weighing over 2 ounces this is a heavy piece of jewellery. The traditional rope link necklace measures 24 inches long but it’s the diameter that’s most impressive. At 10mm wide it really makes an impression. The extra feature of a white gold box link chain wrapped around the middle of the entire length gives this chain a little more “bling”, not that this item needed any more of that. Like new condition, never been polished or refinished in any way. The plunger type catch with side safety clasp are working as designed and offer a secure connection. The 67 gram chain is pictured beside a standard pencil to give you an idea of the scale of this piece. Estate price $3700.00 CAD. Stock #e10035.e7600.1 rope chain 63gr

SOLD

 


10 karat 24 inch Miami Cuban link necklace 204.2 grams $7273.00 CAD. e11353

Sure you’ve seen oversized statement chains on celebrities and athletes before. They’ve been popular long before Mr. T. Maybe they’re not for you but I don’t think you can fully understand the draw behind these monster chains until you’ve tried one on. The look and feel of a substantial gold necklace definitely has a mysterious attraction. Fasten this Miami Cuban around your neck and you’ll instantly shrink two inches. Weighing in at 204.2 grams (almost 1/2 a pound) this is without a doubt the most substantial chain we’ve ever encountered. Honestly you may need a note from your chiropractor if you intend to wear this daily. At 24 inches long and 11.5mm wide this 10 karat yellow gold chain was made to be seen (even at a distance) and it’s in perfect condition. Equipped with a super secure hand made box catch with two additional safety locks, probably because they just don’t make lobster catches this size. Estate price for this once in a lifetime chain $7273.00 CAD. Stock #e11353.

SOLD


November 28, 2017

Diamond necklace 0.50ct. tw. I1-IJ 18.1gr. 14kt. gold $1330.00 CAD. e10861

You might have a gold chain and you may also have a diamond pendant but do you have a necklace that combines both in into one piece? A diamond necklace like this may not be as versatile as a simple white gold chain but it will surely finish off the look in a way more formal manner. Sometimes luxury jewellery isn’t about being the most efficient but it does have the ability to make you feel special. Deep down inside I think it’s safe to say everyone likes to sparkle a bit. At 16 1/4 inches in total length this dramatic necklace is meant to be worn with an open neck.  The bead set diamond sections resemble an alternating bow ribbon pattern. 80 diamonds of reasonable I1-I quality do a great job twinkling across the front of the necklace. Manufactured from over 18 grams of 14 karat white gold the feel of quality is apparent from the moment you pick it up. Overall condition is excellent. There is no wear in any of the jointed sections and the original rhodium plating is still fully intact. Secured by a white gold lobster catch. It’s definitely a piece that needs to be tried on to truly appreciate. This modern contemporary designed necklace is estate priced at $1330.00. Stock #e10861.

SOLD


November 24, 2017

18kt. Italian fancy link necklace 16 inch 26.6 grams $1625.00 CAD. e11216

There really is no substitute for high quality gold jewellery. The weight and the warm glow of 18 karat yellow gold simply can’t be replicated with mass produced light diluted gold. Purity, rarity and value are some of the reasons why gold has been cherished by people for thousands of years. Somehow 10 karat hollow construction just doesn’t cut it once you’ve seen and felt the difference. This latest showcased estate necklace is made by highly skilled Italian craftsmen in a repeating Greek Key influenced pattern. The necklace measures 3.8mm wide, 16 inches long and weighs in at a substantial 26.6 grams. It is in excellent condition showing no wear of any kind in the flexible joints. A very secure concealed white gold plunger clasp with side safety catch snaps together with a reassuring click. Measured in gold value alone this necklace contains $1090.00 worth of gold (with the precious metal priced at $1700.00 CAD per ounce). By the time silver and copper alloy are added along with various manufacturing costs, a necklace like this will cost around 3 times its gold value if you had to purchase it new. As a perfect condition estate item we have it estate priced at only $1625.00 CAD. Stock #e11216.

SOLD


October 31, 2017

Georg Jensen 18″ Peak silver necklace 3533079 $471.00 CAD. e10924

I doubt there are many of you who haven’t heard of Georg Jensen. If you are lucky enough to be discovering his legacy here you’ll enjoy a quick dip into his history. The master sculptor turned master silversmith was an integral part of the Art Deco movement in Germany (the country that some say was the birthplace of Art Deco). The PEAK necklace is part of an award winning collection from Danish silversmith Bent Gabrielsen. His work has been described as having “no false effects” and “he does not take the easy way out”. This 18 inch long solid sterling silver collar is simple and stunning when worn. Each highly polished link curves gently in a convex mirror affect reflecting a fun house version of the world around the wearer adding depth and movement. The sturdy 55 gram designer neck piece is listed for $725.00 Canadian, our estate price $471.00 Canadian. Stock #e10924.

SOLD


October 25, 2017

24 inch Foxtail chain 14kt. gold 26.1gr. $1620.00 CAD. e9868

ee9868 14 karat yellow gold foxtail chain 24 inchThe foxtail chain is the modern take on medieval woven chains, carrying their traditional durability and brute strength. In the medieval era these woven chains were made by hand, soldering thousands of oval links together and painstakingly weaving them into each other. Finally after hours of careful work the chain would be soldered to a heavy post and drawn through descending holes drilled into a thick hardwood plate. This process would tighten up the weave, unifying the look of each link, and bring the chain to its final, wearable length. It would also expose weak joints in any of the links, as the weak soldered seams would snap under pressure; ruining the chain and hours upon hours of work. Chains that survived this process would be finished with a hand made clasp with decorative end caps, usually adorned with precious gems. Thankfully manufacturing processes have mechanized most of the work, allowing woven chains to be available to people outside of the monarchy. This 24 inch long foxtail chain was made in Turkey from 26.1 grams of warm 14 karat yellow gold. The durable link has been finished with heavy end caps and a secure lobster clasp all of which show no sign of wear. In brand new condition with the estate price of $1620.00 CAD. Stock #e9868.e9868 24 inch fox tail chain 14 karat yellow gold

SOLD


October 10, 2017

18kt. Gucci link 26″ 81.4gr. solid endless construction $5475.00 CAD. e11063

Most people don’t realize just how heavy gold really is. Usually it gets diluted down to 10 or 14 karat then made into hollow flimsy jewellery. With gold priced at well over $1700.00 Canadian per ounce I understand the motivation. That’s why it’s so nice to see what can be made when price isn’t the main concern. This necklace was made without the usual budgetary constraints. It’s one thing to make a solid link chain in 10 karat gold but quite another to do it in 18 karat! Premium 18 karat gold is around 35% heavier and almost twice as costly. 18 karat gold has a much more attractive rich yellow colour and is far more resistant to corrosion.  At first consideration perhaps resistance to corrosion and chemical attack isn’t at the top of your shopping list, but it’s something that should be kept in mind for a chain with this many assembled components. Perspiration, perfumes, aftershaves, soaps and chemicals you may encounter in swimming pools and hot tubs can attack the solder joints over time causing them to corrode and eventually fail. 18 karat yellow gold is many times more resistant and therefore much longer lasting than other lesser gold alloys. This chain measures 7.0mm wide and 26 inches in total length. The necklace was manufactured without a clasp. We can easily add a sturdy clasp or we could remove a section to shorten it and make a matching bracelet with the leftover. It is in excellent condition showing no wear in any of the links. As a point of interest; with gold priced at $1735.00 CAD this chain contains $3400.00 worth of just recyclable gold. The necklace is estate priced at $5475.00 CAD. Stock #e11063.

SOLD


October 7, 2017

10kt. 7.0mm herring bone necklace 20 inch 17.1 gr. $500.00 CAD. e11214

There are a few different groups of customers who shop at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. There are the ones who have been coming in for many years (maybe decades) who know and respect the fact we always offer our best no nonsense pricing on everything we offer. Then there are those who drop in by chance or have heard positive things about our store and experience a refreshing approach to jewellery sales. It’s simple really, we just tell it like it is. No misleading, confusing sales gimmicks, no optimistic appraisals, just the facts. Our latest estate item is this perfect condition 10 karat yellow gold herring bone necklace. Measuring 20 inches in length, 7.0mm wide, weighing 17.1 grams and secured by a heavy duty lobster clasp with soldered connecting ring. Sometimes jewellery can be a little complicated deciding whether or not the price makes sense and offers good value. Gold chain is pretty simple. Once you know the weight, simple mathematics will allow you to figure out the value of gold it contains. I’ll save you the trouble; this chain contains exactly $397.47 in gold (with gold priced at $1734.96 per ounce CAD). If you call a few jewellery stores I think most will say, “ahhhhh…. I’m sorry we don’t price our chain by weight” which is of course nonsense. If your lucky and happen to call a nothing to hide store like ours you’ll likely  get a price quote anywhere from $800.00 to well over $1200.00 to purchase a new chain of this quality. This perfect condition estate chain is absolutely flawless, super shiny, no twist or kink anywhere; it looks unworn. At Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers we’re always happy to give you a quote over the phone or online; we actually encourage you to shop us around. This estate chain is estate priced at only $500.00 CAD. Stock #e11214.

SOLD


September 25, 2017

18kt. diamond necklace 1.00ct. tw. VS-H 28gr. $3150.00 CAD. e10936

A subtle take on the tennis necklace; yellow gold navette shaped links bridged by white gold and diamonds. An exercise in understated refinement. Measuring that collar bone hugging 16 inches long and made from a substantial 28.2 grams of high quality 18 karat gold. The design is not only elegant but also extremely well thought out. Opting to make the hidden box catch from white gold instead of yellow means the catch is springier and slightly stronger. Not to disrupt the pattern, the designer still laid a yellow gold link top over that robust catch. To ensure the necklace properly encircles the neck, the hinge on the center link has been frozen to keep it from falling into a sharp V shape. Of course the heart of the design lies in the 34 top quality VS-H round brilliant cut diamonds. Together they add up to an estimated weight of exactly 1.00 carat. The high quality grade is obvious from the abundant sparkle and brilliant display of the discreetly bezel set diamonds. The estate price for this Italian made masterpiece is $3150.00 Canadian. Stock #e10936.

SOLD


September 23, 2017

Lisa Ridout sterling silver necklace Swarovski crystal 18″ $285.00 CAD. e10925

Lisa Ridout is a Toronto based chain artisan who’s built a following for her innovative hand made designs. Pretty easy to see what the fuss is about when you see the Cascade Necklace in person. The opulent Swarovski crystals have been ingeniously girdled into hand made sterling silver links. Each has just enough room to roll around during wear, showing off their unique iridescence. The 18 inch long necklace is in great shape and comes equipped with an over sized lobster for easy fastening. Listed on Lisa’s website for $475.00. Our estate price $285.00 Canadian. Stock #e10925.

SOLD


September 20, 2017

18kt. 27 inch curb link chain 23gr. $1800.00 CAD. e9865

e9865 18 karat curb link chain 27 inch 3.0mm 001 Nice and simple but all about quality. There is no substitute for the feel and look of 18 karat yellow gold. Once you’ve experienced the luxury of high purity precious metal you’ll never consider anything else. Sometimes a little taste of high quality is worse than none at all because now you know what you were missing. 23 grams of 75% purity and 27 inches in length will fit even the biggest man. With or without a pendant this beautiful chain looks complete. Higher karat of gold is far more resistant to corrosion and oxidation. Each of the 300 plus individual links is this chain have been soldered shut ensuring strength. The last thing you want to happen is have those solder joints compromised from corrosion by salt water, sweat etc. that lower karat chain is prone to. The quality of an 18 karat piece will endure long after you forgot what the premium quality cost. This chain is in like new condition showing no worn links. Estate priced at $1800.00 CAD. Stock #e9865.e9865 18 karat curb link chain 27 inch 3.0mm 002

SOLD


June 9, 2017

6.5-7.0mm Akoya cultured pearls 16 inch 10kt safety clasp $420.00 CAD. e10868

Simple and classic, there is nothing more timeless than a cultured pearl necklace. With all the big diamonds and interesting watches that dominate our new and estate inventory we sometimes forget about just how pretty something so simple can be. This estate Japanese strand of saltwater Akoya cultured pearls measure a petite 16 inches in total length. Each of the 53 round creamy white pearls measure between 6.5mm and 7.00mm. They are almost blemish free with a thick coating of medium grain nacre. We have just had them restrung on fine silk cord tightly knotted between each bead. The necklace is secured by a 10 karat white gold clasp with built in safety feature. If you don’t have a strand of pearls you really should, they are a jewellery wardrobe staple and are something that look great from ultra dressy to casual and fun. Just ask Wilma Flintstone. Estate priced at $420.00. Stock #e10868.

SOLD


June 5, 2017

18kt. cable link Italian made 24 inch necklace 8.2gr. $600.00 CAD. e10458

I really don’t know why this style of necklace is called a cable link. It doesn’t look like a cable, but that’s a discussion for another day. What I do know for sure is that purchasing a perfect condition estate chain like this makes way more sense than buying a brand new one for twice the money. For less than the price of a new 10 karat version you can have an Italian made 18 karat chain. Did you know that when you’re buying 10 karat gold you’re actually buying more silver than gold, as the gold content in 10 karat is less than 42%. In 18 karat gold you get 75% pure gold. Higher gold content is much prettier, heavier and far more resistant to corrosion. Corrosion is the biggest cause of chains that mysteriously break. The links in every chain manufactured should be soldered shut. Low karat gold chain is held together with low karat solder. Low karat solder just doesn’t stand up to something that’s worn 24/7 like a necklace. For overall durability there is no question 18 karat is the way to go. This example was made in Vicenza Italy. It measures 24 inches in length, weighs 8.2 grams and is in perfect condition showing no signs of use. Estate priced at $600.00 CAD. Stock #e10458.

SOLD


May 3, 2017

14 karat 32 inch box link necklace 10.7 grams $642.00 CAD. e9909

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The extra long chain has been a staple in the wardrobes of the fashion forward for centuries. No doubt due to its extreme versatility allowing for the unique expressions of personal style that no other piece of jewellery can. The 32 inch long box link can easily be worn on its own or as the bottom tier of a layered look. It could be wrapped twice around the neck with or without a couple of smaller pendants to achieve the layered look all on its own. Being made from 10.7 grams of strong 14 karat yellow gold the chain could easily support the largest statement pendant, made more note worthy worn low. A chain this impressive can only come equipped with the sturdiest of fasteners and this heavy, folded end 18 karat lobster clasp is more than up to the task. The thick jump ring ends are woven through the end links of the chain and then soldered for a final measure of strength. Estate price $642.00 CAD. Stock #e9909.e9909-32-inch-box-link-necklace-14-karat-gold

SOLD


April 20, 2017

14kt. reversible 19 inch yellow & white gold Omega chain 26.1gr. $1680.00 CAD. e9837

e9837-4mm-reversible-14kt-omega-chain-19-inch-003Omega necklaces make a very bold statement with their wide dome cross section that looks like a shiny ribbon of gold around you neck. They are usually seen in shorter lengths to highlight a pendant or are simply worn alone. The shorter lengths often encountered are usually 17 to 19 inches long. The semi flexible link design and short length means the pendant sits just below the collar bones. This 4.0mm wide example gives you the added benefit of being yellow on one side and white on the other. It’s two necklaces in one, able to showcase a variety of pendants.e9837-4mm-reversible-14kt-omega-chain-19-inch-002 e9837-4mm-reversible-14kt-omega-chain-19-inch-001  14 karat gold construction except for the 10 karat lobster catch that must have been replaced at some point. The 26.1 gram necklace is in excellent like new condition. A little extra care was taken when this one was manufactured due to the hinged chain ends. The hinged ends allow a little more flexibility and at the same time makes the piece far more durable. Estate priced at $1680.00 CAD. Stock #e9837.

SOLD


April 10, 2017

14kt. Italian made fancy link necklace 17 inch 8.1gr. $540.00 CAD. e9920

 

It’s only been in very recent history that jewellery trends have turned away from the proper necklace shape. Styles have become very casual and off hand making pendants hanging from loose form, light chains the trend in neckwear. Up until the mid to late 30s the structured necklace had ruled, favored for its predisposition to stay exactly in place and sit as it was suppose to. The new trend for small pendants hanging on chains with their constant flipping over and shifting out of place would never have been tolerated. When pendants were worn on chains both were too heavy to shift from their proper positions. These structured necklaces were also favored for the attention they brought to the collar bone and shape of the neck, instantly adding a feel of the regal. This 17 inch long Italian made necklace with its romantic scalloped two tone design will add a wonderful deviation from the ordinary to any outfit. Made from 8.1 grams of 14 karat gold the necklace is in great condition and still retains its original bright rhodium plating. Estate price $540.00 CAD. Stock #e9920.e9920-fancy-link-italian-necklace-14-karat-yellow-and-white-gold-002

SOLD


March 27, 2017

14kt gold Italian made circular link necklace 46gr $2793.00 CAD. e10033

e8999 hollow 14k circle necklaceMost times when you see a necklace like this it’s made from a simple base metal with a light gold plating, or if you’re lucky gold plated sterling silver. Either way it won’t take long for the gold plating to wear thin in sections and reveal the true nature of the item. This example is not gold plated, it’s all gold from end to end. Not just the average 10 karat variety typically seen in North America but upgraded Italian 14 karat gold. Nobody does gold jewellery better than the Italians. Fit and finish on imported jewellery made in Italy is second to none. You will pay a little more for the premium quality (mostly because of a duty levied on imported jewellery to Canada) but it’s a small price to pay for such a great look that will endure for decades. This necklace measures 19 inches long and is in perfect original condition showing no wear of any kind. It appears to have the original factory high polish finish that contrasts great with the twisted wire pattern. A finished weight of over 46 grams will let you enjoy this necklace without fear of denting the hollow links. A very large and easy to operate spring ring clasp secures the necklace. Estate priced at $2793.00 CAD. Stock #e10033.e8999 Italian circular link necklace

SOLD

 


March 24, 2017

14kt. solid rope chain 18 1/2 inches long 44.2gr. $2205.00 CAD. e10711

The best thing beside the beauty of Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers estate jewellery is the quality and value that it offers. Our estate pieces are meticulously scrutinized for defects, damage, signs of previous repair plus wear and tear. Unfortunately many of the estate items we receive do not pass our strict standards of quality and are immediately taken apart for salvage and or recycled. This process allows us to offer only the best in previously enjoyed jewellery, diamonds and watches. Weeding out the potentially troublesome items enables you to buy with confidence. Most times our estate items are as good as new, often made to higher standards and ALWAYS priced substantially less than new items of  similar description. This estate rope chain is a great example of high quality and fantastic value. The 14 karat solid construction is head and shoulders above most of what’s manufactured today. Almost all rope chain today are manufactured from ultra light gauge hollow 10 karat gold tubing. While they look great and priced less than solid they just don’t stand up to daily use and are not suitable for use with a pendant. Once they’re dented, stretched or broken they are not easily repaired and they never look the same. When all is said and done, “you’ll never regret buying quality”. While $2205.00 isn’t a small sum of money; when priced at $49.89 per gram we feel this necklace offers great value. Don’t believe us, call your favorite jeweller and ask what they sell their 14 karat chain for? You’ll get answers like, “I’m sorry but we don’t sell our chain by the gram” or “our chain is higher quality and imported so we can’t sell it by the gram”. They may not sell it by the gram but I guarantee they buy it by the gram. Our estate rope chain is in perfect condition showing no evidence of use. The safety clasp equipped barrel catch is working great offering double security. At 4.6mm wide and 18 1/2 inches long it should fit most women and the more slim gentleman. Adding a few more connecting rings could lengthen it a small amount. All you need to know is $2205.00, 14 karat gold, solid construction and 44.2 grams equals amazing value only Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers estate jewellery can offer. Stock #e10711.

SOLD


March 20, 2017

Antique pocket watch chain/necklace 60 inches, 9kt., 48.3gr. $1890.00 CAD. e10612

Judging by the quality of workmanship on this pocket watch chain it’s easy to imagine the watch it was tethered to must have been quite the time piece. Even though a pocket watch was an integral part of life in the 1800s this 60 inch long 48.3 gram double chain may have still have been a little over the top. Being 9 karat yellow gold marks it as Commonwealth in origins and the care put into its manufacturing makes it easy to assume it belonged to someone with means. The ring attaching the heavy fob clasp to the chain has been decoratively faceted and a tiny karat stamp carefully soldered onto the first link of the chain. You might have noticed that few people wear a pocket watch anymore but a chain this well made deserves better than the crucible of the refinery. So we are presenting is as a layered chain that can be worn at its full length or doubled and tripled up. However you wear it the chain will make quite the statement. Estate price $1890.00 CAD. Stock #e10612.

SOLD


February 1, 2017

Antique 10/14kt. seed pearl & amethyst necklace 4.6gr. $420.00 CAD. e10283

Swallows were a favorite subject matter of the late 1800s jewellery artists. With Art Nouveau’s obsession for capturing the feeling of movement in precious metals and gems, the swooping, agile bird was an obvious candidate. Another focus of the period was the “whiplash” line, meant to embody the gentle curving of a woman’s hair caught in a breeze. That line can be seen just below each set of graduated tulips, being carried away by the swallows. The soft cream demi pearls set all over the 10 and 14 karat yellow gold necklace add an extra touch of whimsy. The real focus of the piece is the hand crafted bloom centered with an antique cut amethyst, finished off with an extra drop of purple from the freely swinging amethyst. The 100 plus year old piece of history measures an appropriately short 15 1/2 inches, meant to sit right within the collar bone. Estate price $420.00 CAD. Stock #e10283.

SOLD


January 20, 2017

10.00ct. tw. tennis necklace 30.3gr. 14kt. gold $10050.00 CAD. e10463

The diamond tennis necklace is one of the more timeless and elegant pieces of jewellery available. This fiery collar of brilliance encircles the neck gracefully, elevating any occasion. This example is of a quality not often encountered; made from warm 14 karat yellow gold that pays a nice complement to an estimated 10.00 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds. Being an ever so slightly warmer IJ colour that rich yellow gold brightens the diamonds drastically, making them appear much whiter. The 4.00 carats of smaller diamonds (relatively speaking as even the smallest diamond in the necklace measures 2.3mm diameter) that sit around the back of the neck are of an I2 clarity. This was done thoughtfully as their size and position ensure they won’t be under close scrutiny but still throw a good deal of brilliance. The real show from this piece comes from the 6.00 graduated carats that span the front of the necklace. Their higher SI2 clarity colour and very good cut grades set the collar on fire in even the lowest lighting. Weighing 30.36 grams the necklace is quality you can feel and holds itself perfectly in place during wear. Honestly you must try this on in person to understand its luxury! Estate price $10050.00 CAD. Stock #e10463

SOLD


December 24, 2016

14kt. gold solid rope necklace 20 inch 25.4 grams $945.00 CAD. e10643

Most rope chains can be best described as all icing and no cake. Despite their thick heavy look the majority are made from twisted hollow super light gauge 10 karat gold tubing. While they look great and are hopefully well priced, they’re easily dented, creased, stretched and just don’t last. Attempting to repair them is very difficult and usually temporary at best. Gold is expensive so hollow construction provides the look for a bargain price. This estate chain is the best of both worlds; a heavy look with the substance to back it up at a truly remarkable price. Weighing 25.4 grams the heft is immediately noticeable, the upgraded quality of 14 karat makes the necklace far more resistant to oxidation and corrosion of the soldered joints. It’s in brand new condition showing no stretch or wear of any kind. The 20 inch length makes it suitable for any lady and many men. This 4mm chain is estate priced at just $945.00 CAD. While it’s not a small sum of money, consider that it contains $740.00 worth of just gold (with gold priced at $1550.00 per ounce Canadian). To purchase a new chain of this quality expect to see a price tag of around $2100.00. It is secured by a sturdy lobster clasp with soldered shut connecting rings. Stock #e10643.

SOLD

 


November 22, 2016

8kt. German made scalloped bead & rope chain 9.5gr. $350.00 CAD. e9685

 

e9685 8 karat German ball chain necklaceThe Friedrich Binder GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 1910 in Monsheim Baden-Wurttemberg by skilled German chain maker Friedrich Binder. The company has  passed through four generations and is still run by the family today. Now known as Binder FBM they have a wholesale reputation for very well made chains and this 27 inch example is no exception. Made from 9.5 grams of 8 karat gold in a solid rope style chain broken up by 9 scalloped round beads 6.50mm in diameter at 2.5 inch intervals. The chain is secured with a heavy spring ring clasp and is in like new condition. Despite only having 33.3% pure gold content this 8 karat necklace has a very rich colour looking much like 18 karat. That sounds like a great compromise; the look of 18 karat for way less than half the price. Estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock #e9685.e9685 German ball chain necklace 8 karat

SOLD


November 1, 2016

Heavy herringbone necklace 18kt. gold 16″ 53.9gr. $3000.00 CAD. e10372

No expense was spared in the making of this substantial herringbone necklace. Measuring 6.9mm wide and 16 1/2 inches long this necklace fits perfectly into the high collar wear that’s so popular right now. The unique, machine made tapestry finish on the tightly woven links helps to intensify the warm 18 karat yellow gold, adding another level of radial luster. Weighing in at a hefty 53.9 grams you’re sure to feel the quality, especially when you compare this unusually solid necklace to today’s more common hollow pieces. The strong box catch has been carefully patterned to blend in, even the side edges being grooved to match. Estate price $3000.00 CAD. Stock #e10372.

SOLD


October 25, 2016

14 karat cable link 28 inch necklace 10 grams $600.00 CAD.

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The rarely seen vintage cable link chain is the perfect balance of strength without bulk. Made from flattened oval rings this link at any size is one of the strongest available, despite the delicate appearance. Each link was made with a lightly matte finish, giving a unique flash that travels along the chain while being worn. At 28 inches long this chain is the solution for anyone who has issues fastening clasps as it easily slips over the head. Not to say the hefty lobster clasp would be hard to do up. It was manufactured with a taller than normal grip and catch opening for extra easy fastening.e9908-14-karat-yellow-gold-cable-link-chain Made from an even 10.0 grams of warm 14 karat gold the chain is in like new condition showing no wear on any of its joints. Estate price $600.00 CAD. Stock #e9908.

SOLD


October 13, 2016

2.10 carat diamond necklace 14kt. white gold $3675.00 CAD. e8071

e8071.1 diamond necklace 2.10ctQuite a striking and significant piece of jewellery. The tennis bracelet style necklace contains 23 good sized bezel set round brilliant cut diamonds of I1-H quality totalling approximately 2.10 carats. The 14 karat white gold necklace alone is quite noteworthy with an overall weight of 34.7 grams. This necklace is showing no wear of any kind, all the hinged joints are link new. The previous owner had all the diamond set links soldered together so they always display the perfect gentle neckline contour. The circular domed link design continues the entire necklace length ending with a hidden plunger catch and safety. Estate priced at $3675.00 CAD. Stock #e8071.e8071 tennis style diamond necklace 2.10ct tw

SOLD


July 24, 2016

UnoAerre 18 karat 24 inch cable link necklace 10.8 grams $910.00 CAD.

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Nothing less than the best from Italian luxury chain manufacturer UnoAerre. Generously made from 10.8 grams of warm, top quality 18 karat yellow gold. The cable link style is one of the strongest available in lighter chains making it ideal for any pendant while being interesting enough to be worn on its own. The 24 inch long chain is equipped with heavy ring ends and a strong, medium size lobster clasp for longevity. Estate price $910.00 CAD. Stock #e10067.e10067 24 inch uno aerre rolo chain 18 karat 001

SOLD


June 20, 2016

1.70ct. total weight (I1-H) 14 karat gold “V” necklace 19 grams $2894.00 CAD.

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There comes a time when every man must break down and buy a really nice suit or tuxedo for attending the never ending string of weddings, galas, holiday parties, etc. that comes with getting older. Women of course don’t have the good fortune of the one-outfit-for-all-occasions free pass that men have. But they can have a stunning center piece to crown every evening gown or party dress in glittering, red carpet worthy opulence. This 18 inch long graduated tennis style necklace features a plunging V to hold the desired outline during wear. The rest of the neckpiece is fully articulated allowing it to rise and fall gracefully over the curves of the neck and collarbone. Decorated with 147 individual round brilliant cut diamonds for an impressive total weight of 1.70 carat of I1-H quality sparkle. The 14 karat white gold piece is in brand new condition, retaining its untouched bright white rhodium finish. The 19 gram neckpiece is secured with an integrated box catch featuring an additional safety catch for peace of mind. Estate price $2894.00 CAD. Stock #e9877.e9877 diamond V necklace 1.70ct.tw. 14 karat white gold 002

SOLD


May 30, 2016

18 inch two tone rope chain 10 karat gold $330.00 CAD.

When we receive a chain and consider it for our estate department it has to be perfect without previous repair or damage. This chain meets those requirements. 18 inches long, 8.8 grams, 10 karat gold, nice lobster catch and well made. The two tone finish is quite attractive with a great sparkle as the chain rolls on the neck. The estate price for this chain is $330.00 CAD. Stock #e6277.

SOLD


March 20, 2016

14 karat Italian 22 inch curb link chain 7.3 grams (Unoaerre) $462.00 CAD.

e9959-curb-link-22-inch-necklace-unoaerre-14-karat Sometimes the more simple jewellery items get overlooked around here. The basic gold necklace is one such item. When well made with a reasonable amount of weight in a versatile length all of the sudden you realize this is a really nice piece of jewellery. This 24 inch, 14 karat yellow gold chain was manufactured in Italy by perhaps the best chain/jewellery maker in the world. Unoaerro have been making high quality products for 90 years. They make many types of jewellery but it’s gold chain that they are most well known for. They’re proud of their products and they want you to know who made them. In addition to a simple karat stamp they’ve added a small flag displaying the brand logo for all to see.e9959-unoaerre-curb-link-necklace-24-inch-14-karat You’ll pay a bit more for an Italian imported chain but when you feel the quality the small premium is well worth it. The chain weighs 7.3 grams and is suitable to be worn alone or with almost any pendant. 24 inches is a length that would be appropriate for a man, or woman who likes the versatility of some extra length. Perfect condition and estate priced at $462.00 CAD. Stock #e9959.

SOLD


January 28, 2016

14kt. omega link flat 17 inch necklace 40.3 grams Italian $2160.00 CAD.

e9392 Italian 14kt. gold omega link necklaceThe feel, fit and finish of a heavy Italian made necklace is without compare. These guys really do produce the finest quality gold necklaces and chain. With gold prices closing in on $1600.00 Canadian per ounce, pieces like this one that weigh over 40 grams are not often encountered because the cost material is so expensive. 17 inches in length and 6.0mm wide will have this beautiful necklace sitting just under collar level just visible with a button undone. When you see the bright flawless polished finish of yellow gold you’ll understand why people have loved the traditional colour of gold for 1000s of years. As an estate item the price while still not cheap at $2160.00 CAD is around 30-40% less than if purchased brand new. The necklace is secured by an integrated white gold plunger catch with a side safety that provides an extra level of security.e9392 Italian 14kt. gold omega link 17 inch necklace Perfect condition, showing no gaps, scratches, kinks or blemishes of any kind.  Shop these details around and you’ll agree this is the best value available. Made in Italy, 40.3 grams yellow gold omega link 17 inch necklace. Estate priced at $2160.00 CAD. Stock #e9392

SOLD


December 30, 2015

20 inch long hollow silver necklace $203.00 CAD.

e9633We’re seeing more and more of these larger link necklaces lately but they’re usually all just silver plated on a cheap base metal. Well not this one, it’s the real thing, made from 57.3 grams of hollow yet strong seamless 925 sterling silver. The three different styles links are right on mark for current fashion trends. Measuring a good 20 inches in length and secured with a trendy toggle clasp it’s shined up and ready to make a statement. The toggle catch can fit through several of the end links allowing a custom length to perfectly suit different outfits and looks.  Estate price $203.00 CAD. Stock #e9633.

SOLD

 


November 29, 2015

9 karat gold pocket watch chain/necklace 61 inches long $1190.00 CAD.

e8985 antique pocket watch chain 61 inchI’m sooooo glad no one was ever tempted enough to cut this chain or to recycle it for gold salvage. Too many beautiful old jewellery items that haven’t measured up to current fashion trends fall victim to the smelters pot. I have a feeling this was an item left undisturbed for decades in a box somewhere. The condition is outstanding showing no wear of any kind. All the links and joints are perfect, even the swivel catch still retains the sharp edges looking like nothing has ever been hung from it. The chain measures an incredible 61 inches in total length, enough to easily go around the neckline 3 or 4 times. Weighing over 30 grams the 9 karat necklace appears to have been treated to an 18 karat gold plating producing a very rich yellow colour. This very versatile jewellery item is estate priced at $1190.00 CAD. Stock #e8985.e8985 pocket watch chain necklace 61 inch

SOLD