pendants


September 30, 2022

10kt. diamond set lion pendant, 9.2gr., 0.40ct. tw. I1-I. $770.00 CAD. 161-00189

What could be more appropriate than a diamond set crown for the King of the Jungle? Ironic really as lions primarily live on the grasslands and plains of Africa and not in the jungle, but who’s going to argue with a lion? This is a fun piece recently traded in to our estate department. It contains around 200 tiny round single cut diamonds estimated to weigh approximately 0.40 carats in total. They are of I1-I quality and have each been hand set in 4 prong settings. This is an impressive well made 3-dimensional pendant that twinkles and sparkles with the slightest movement. The piercing eyes are 2 small black diamonds. The extra large hinged bail will accommodate almost any chain with a diameter or width of up to 7mm. The finished pendant weighs 9.2 grams and is in perfect condition. This fearsome depiction of the “King of the Grasslands and Plains” is estate priced at $805.00 CAD. Stock #161-00189.


September 25, 2022

2.00ct. tw. Alexandrite necklace. Outstanding colour change. 18.8gr. 14kt. $8,400.00 CAD. e14552

In the past 10 years, we’ve only had the opportunity to showcase 3 natural alexandrite pieces in our estate department; an apt example of the rarity of one of the world’s most coveted gems! Alexandrite was something out of a fairy tale when it was discovered in the mountains of Russia in 1830. A gem that changes colour as it passes from sunlight into candlelight, as if responding to the setting of the sun. In daylight, the original Russian gems were bright emerald green and in incandescent light, they went red like rubies. Modern examples from Brazil, East Africa, and Sri Lanka have supplemented the extinct Russian sources and show a variety of blue/greens and purple/reds. When it was originally discovered, it was named for the soon-to-be Tzar of Russian Alexander II, a perfect tribute as the gem’s colours mirrored the national military colours at the time. The example we have today features 9 natural Brazilian alexandrites that have been oval mixed-cut to best showcase their colours. The combined 2.00 carats display a very strong colour change from bluish-green (almost a peacock green) to purplish-red. They display the best colour change we’ve ever seen in Brazilian material. The necklace brackets the gems with trios of channel set I1-H round brilliant cut diamonds. Their addition of 0.75 carats total weight of sparkle helps bring attention to the natural fire of alexandrite, which displays purple, pink, and red flashes when showing blue-green body colour. The neckpiece itself is made from 14 karat yellow gold and measures close to 20 inches long with a sturdy white gold box catch and additional safety lock. The piece came with its original UGL certificate from New York and a November 2021 appraisal from Harold Weinstein LTD. in Toronto, both display slightly more optimistic assessments of the piece than we settled for. The UGL cert from 2010 states a replacement value of $9,000.00 USD and the Harold Weinstein document states a value of $21,000.00. We feel a competitive price in Canadian dollars is $12,000.00 and our estate price for the like-new necklace is $8,400.00 CAD. Stock #e14552  231-00114.


September 23, 2022

0.75ct. tw. SI-JK diamond heart pendant with 18″ necklace 2.9gr. $900.00 CAD. e13323

Simple, classic heart shaped diamond pendant. The 16 round brilliant cut diamonds weigh an estimated 0.75 carats in total. The 14 karat yellow gold pendant is suspended on an 18 inch light rope chain. The total weight is 2.9 grams. Usually this popular style pendant is set with more albeit smaller diamonds. While this one is only set with 16 stones the average size is close to double the average, resulting in so much more sparkle. The diamond quality average at SI-JK produces quite the display for only $840.00. That’s only $52.50 per diamond. Stock #e13323.


September 21, 2022

“Birks” 10kt. rose cut garnet pendant/earring set, 17″, 7.8gr. $700.00 CAD. 231-00151

We’ve never encountered a BIRKS hallmark that wasn’t all capital letters. Either they took a brief break from formality, or someone was taking liberties with the Birks brand. Whether this vintage necklace/earring set is genuine Birks or not it has been very well made. The 17-inch long necklace features solidly constructed clusters of rose-cut brooding red garnets. The clip-on earrings (dating from the era when it was improper to have one’s ears pierced) each feature an 11mm wide cluster of matching rose-cut garnets. The 10 karat yellow gold set weighs in at 7.8 grams and is estate priced at $700.00 CAD. Stock #231-00151.

 


September 16, 2022

18kt. Aaron Basha “A” diamond pendant/charm 0.08ct. tw. 4.7gr. $1,400.00 CAD. e14253

Aaron Basha is the “Godfather of Charms” for good reason! The founder’s playful designs were sparked by the birth of his first grandchild, for whom he designed a collection of jewel-encrusted baby shoes. Now in their third generation of family ownership, the New York-based jewellery institution boasts a broad range of “magical treasures for the child at heart”. Despite their instantly recognizable playfulness, there’s nothing cute about the price points attached to these Italian-made charms. The “A” Initial Charm is currently listed on their website for $2,800.00 USD. Made from 4.7 grams of high quality 18 karat white gold, the enameled and bowtied A stands 25.3mm tall (including its bail). The bow and bail are hand-set with 0.08 carats of high quality, petite round brilliant cut diamonds. Perfect condition and estate priced at $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e14253.


14kt. yellow gold poodle pendant/charm 8.9gr. $500.00 CAD. e14136

The Standard Poodle has a cultural association so wildly different from its actual history. Often depicted as a prissy, fussy pet of the wealthy its actual origins couldn’t be farther from that point. Bred as a ducking dog in 17th century Germany, the coat that eventually morphed into the famous Continental clip was developed to protect the dog from cold water while reducing drag on the hindquarters. This miniature poodle (standing only 27.7mm tall) features that classic cut and oversized puppy-dog eyes captured in deep red gems. The 14 karat yellow gold pendant weighs in at 8.9 grams, way too small for even the tea-cup class at the Westminster Kennel Club. Estate price $500.00 CAD. Stock #e14136.


September 14, 2022

10kt. horse pendant/charm 1.5gr. $98.00 CAD. 436-00141

Another irresistibly cute pendant/charm. We get smaller, less expensive estate items in all the time, but we just don’t have the time to post every single item. This prancing horse is one we had to give some extra exposure to. Cast from 1.5 grams of 10 karat yellow gold with a matte texture except for some bright-cut hand finishing details. Every piece of jewellery needs a touch of sparkle and the engraved sections catch the light and give the equine some a bit of flash. Looking unworn and estate priced at $98.00 CAD. Stock #436-00141.


3.50ct. tw. yellow sapphire heart pendant, 7.9gr. 18kt. $1,960.00 CAD. 231-00159

Pure sapphire is actually colourless. The common blue that everyone associates with sapphire is caused by trace amounts of iron and titanium. Only a few hundredths of a percent of these elements are enough to change the colour. If the sapphire forms with a lot more iron than titanium the result is yellow to orange sapphires. We certainly run into fancy colour sapphires a lot less often than the blue ones. It’s always fun when an unusual sapphire makes an appearance in a showcased estate item. This heart pendant has been handcrafted using a generous amount of rich 18 karat yellow gold. The estimated 3.50 carats (0.7 grams) of sapphire contribute to a finished weight of almost 8 grams for the pendant, that comes without a chain. The 15 brilliant cut yellow sapphire have been tightly pave set. The robust gold beads holding it them together almost disappear in person as they blend with the sparkly yellow stones. The pendant is suspended by a large hinged bail that will easily accommodate a thin to thick chain or cord necklace. This unsigned pendant is almost certainly a one of a kind custom made item. This unique pendant is ready to wear with an existing chain of yours or you can purchase one of our many new and estate necklaces. The pendant measures 22mm wide and is estate priced at $1,960.00 CAD. Stock #231-00159.


September 11, 2022

0.45ct. SI2-H princess cut diamond pendant 0.5gr. $770.00 CAD (chain extra) 161-00154

That which is called a square turned on its axis would be as square… not quite Shakespear (not even close) but the meaning is the same, a change in perspective does not change facts. But it certainly changes appearances! A simple 45-degree rotation creates the compass heading, taking an ordinary square and turning it into a graceful drop pendant. The princess cut diamond at the center of this transformation weighs a conservative 0.45 carats by measurement formula and is of nice SI2-H quality. It’s been set into a timeless 14 karat white gold pendant with a rabbit-ears bail large enough to accommodate most chains. The chain it currently hangs from is a never worn, 14 karat, 18-inch, from Uno-Aerre Italy and is priced at $145.00 CAD. This Valentine’s Day skip the overrated red thistles and present your partner with this pendant instead! Estate price $770.00 CAD (pendant only, chain extra). Stock #161-00154.


September 9, 2022

14kt. pearl & diamond 18″ pendant/earring set 22.4gr. 0.25ct. tw. I1-IJ $1,800.00 CAD. e13155

Artsy and chic, this pearl set is a study of contrasting textures. The main body of each piece is warm yellow gold finished with a linear brush and ending in the sphere of a white lustrous pearl. That calm and understated theme is punctuated with a strip of brightly rhodium plated polished white gold. The finishing touch is a single round brilliant cut diamond bisecting the white gold bar. The makeup of each is 1/5 bright and 4/5 matte. The final affect is thoughtful in its tension of finishes and luxurious in its quality and hand made nature. In order to not detract from the sleek set the posts and hinged omega backs of each earring have been hidden from view and the pendant done as a slider, capable of taking most chain sizes. Currently it hangs from an 18 inch long curb link. The diamonds come together for 0.25 carats of I1-IJ brilliance. The 14 karat gold set weighs in at a substantial 22.4 grams and is sold as a set only for $1,800.00 CAD. Stock #e13155.

 


September 6, 2022

14mm mabe pearl, diamond & black opal pendant/necklace. 6.5gr. 14kt. $700.00 CAD. 231-00161

Pearls and opals are among the most difficult gems materials to appraise. They can occur in dozens of different forms, colours, qualities, sizes, origins, and are often subjected to different types of treatments and enhancements. Our latest estate pendant features a large 14mm mabe saltwater pearl with Australian black opal and diamonds. The high quality pearl displays a slightly pinkish silver white hue with a blemish free nacre surface. The large bail features two small inlaid opals showing excellent play of colour in mostly yellowish green-blue. The bottom of the bail also contains 2 Gypsey set round brilliant cut diamonds of good quality and are estimated to weigh 0.0033 carats each. The pendant is suspended from an 18-inch 14-karat yellow gold foxtail necklace measuring 1.1mm wide. The necklace and pendant weigh a combined 6.5 grams and are estate priced at $700.00 CAD. Stock #231-00161

SOLD


September 2, 2022

0.64ct. I2-I natural diamond 14kt. pendant on 18″ 10kt. chain. $1,176.00 CAD. 161-00183

There’s nothing new about a simple 4 prong diamond pendant, but this one is modern none the less. Yellow gold is back and we couldn’t be happier. Yellow gold requires no fragile rhodium plating, just the occasional light polish and you’re good to go. It’s amazing how a simple 45-degree twist of the 4 prongs to compass heading positions with pointy tips and this traditional pendant is thoroughly modern. The brand new American made 14 karat yellow gold setting is suspended by a light curb link, 10 karat, 18-inch chain. The combined weight of the pendant and necklace is 1.5 grams. The diamond is a pleasant looking natural 0.64 carat round brilliant cut measuring a full 5.7mm diameter. Flawless it is not, but it faces up bright and sparkly with a good to very good cut. The I2 clarity reveals a large inclusion under examination but the nice “I” colour with no fluorescence makes the most of its potential. We are happy to substitute a different style, length, or karat chain if you wish. The pendant with chain is estate priced at $1,176.00 CAD. Stock #161-00183.


August 28, 2022

10kt. cubic ziconia Hamsa hand pendant 7.2gr. $490.00 CAD. e14246

We’ve had a couple of Hamsa pass through our estate department but certainly none like this! Spanning 37.7 x 28.5mm this Hamsa is guaranteed to carry extra good fortune! The hamsa has been covered in hand-set cubic zirconia, leaving only the outline in high polished yellow gold. The 7.2 gram 10 karat pendant is equipped with a large bail, ensuring it will slip over most chains. Estate price $490.00 CAD. Stock #e14246.


0.50ct. tw. I1-LMN diamond pendant 3.2gr. 14kt. $900.00 CAD. e13555

Simple, classic heart shaped diamond pendant. The 20 round brilliant cut diamonds weigh an estimated 1.00 carat in total. The 14-karat yellow gold pendant is suspended on an 18-inch light rope chain. The total weight is 3.2 grams. The tightly spaced diamonds produce an uninterrupted sparkling frame focusing on the thin highly polished inner lip. These are not your regular tiny little diamonds; each one measures 2.35mm diameter and weighs 0.05 carats. The diamond quality averages I1-LMN but you’d never expect the warmer hue as they are set against yellow gold, so they only show the sparkle. It is a ton of show for only $45.00 per diamond including the gold. Estate priced at $900.00. Stock #e13555.


August 27, 2022

14kt. custom made dog tag pendant, 5.9gr., 24mm x 24mm. $490.00 CAD. e14490 436-00067

Measuring 24 x 24mm this dog tag has more than enough room for anything you might want to engrave on it. The square sheet of high polished 14 karat yellow gold was custom made originally. This explains its oversized heavyweight bail, sturdy enough to stand up to a lifetime of daily wear. The 5.9 gram pendant is ready for whatever you want engraved on it. Estate price $490.00 CAD. Stock #436-00067.


0.50ct. tw. I1-I2-I diamond earring pendant set 14kt. 2.9gr. $543.00 CAD. e11085

There’s nothing our service team likes more than when a piece of estate jewellery comes in that requires no work before going on the sales floor. Just a thorough high temperature ultrasonic cleaning and it’s ready to go. That goes double with this necklace and earring set that came to us in perfect condition showing no evidence of use. Even the original bright rhodium finish was 100% intact. Each piece contains three well cut, bright, graduated round brilliant diamonds of conservatively graded I1-I2-I quality, weighing an estimated 0.50 carat total weight. The diamonds are set in single shared claw settings leaving a maximum amount of uncovered diamond to sparkle without interruption. The trio is well made from 2.9 grams of 14 karat white gold. They come complete with tight friction backs and a 16 inch long delicate cable link chain. Packaged up with complimentary gift wrapping in our traditional blue and white satin gift box. The set is estate priced at only 543.00 CAD.  $60.00 per diamond including the gold never looked so good. You just can’t beat the value of our estate jewellery. Stock #e11085.

 


August 26, 2022

5.5mm-6.2mm pearl & diamond (54=0.20ct. tw. VS-GH), 16″, 5.7gr. $700.00 CAD. 436-00180

Top of our list of sure-to-please gifts is both pearls and diamonds, jockeying for first place. Put them together in one piece and you’re sure of a winner! This 14 karat white gold set really does check all of our boxes, showy halo design with just a hint of romantic millgrain, timeless 9-10.5mm footprint, and in unworn condition, retaining their original chromy white rhodium finish. The trio of white pearls displays sharp luster as a testament to their high quality and the 54 petite round single cut diamonds band together for a 0.20 carats total weight of high quality VS-GH sparkle. The pendant hangs from a 16-inch cable chain with a sturdy lobster clasp. The studs are accompanied by a 2019 Gemtech appraisal stating an optimistic replacement value of $1,500.00 (for the earrings only). We feel a more aggressive replacement value for the three-piece set is around $1,000.00, and our estate price for the 3 pieces plus the chain is just $700.00 CAD. Stock #436-00180.


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.


August 23, 2022

Mother of pearl & diamond pendant earring set 0.33ct. tw. 28.6gr. 18kt. $3,150.00 CAD. e10772

This has got to be the most elegant “dog tag” style pendant we’ve ever had come through our estate department. We see them pretty often in silver and occasionally in 10 or 14 karat gold, but never have we had one made from rich premium 18 karat Italian gold. The pendant measures 30mm x 19mm, containing 10 iridescent hand cut mother of pearl inlaid sections along with 14 bead set single cut diamonds of high VS-GH quality. The pendant is integrated into an 18 inch flexible bar link necklace. Every joint and pivot point throughout the necklace look like new showing no wear of any kind. Accompanying the necklace is a pair of matching clip on earrings. The earrings are equipped with strong spring loaded backs. If you have pierced ears we can easily convert them using the original hinged spring backs and welding on new 18 karat gold posts. Much thought has been given to the design and manufacture of this set. The earring backs have used 18 karat white gold to form the friction sections because of its superior spring quality compared to yellow gold. This set was made as exercise in high quality design as nice as any jewellery available. Between the earrings and pendant there are 50 small single cut diamonds that total an estimated 0.33 carats. The earrings and pendant weigh close to 1 full troy ounce at 28.6 grams. They are being sold as a set only for the estate price of $3,150.00 CAD. Stock #e10772.


3.43ct. tw. aquamarine & diamond (1.45ct. tw. VS-HI) set, 26.5gr. 20″ $3,920.00 CAD.231-00138 211-00064

High quality pear-shaped aquamarine and diamond earring/pendant set. Traditional design in 14 karat yellow gold on 20-inch square foxtail necklace. The set weighs a combined 26.5 grams and contains 3 perfectly matched genuine aquamarine weighing a conservative 3.43 carats in total. Each aqua is surrounded by a halo of round brilliant cut diamonds with an additional 16 diamonds running up the necklace. The diamonds weigh a combined 1.45 carats of VS-HI quality. They came in as a set but they can be purchased separately. Both pieces are in excellent condition showing no wear and tear. The earrings are estate priced at $1,260.00, stock #211-00064, the pendant is estate priced at $2,660.00, stock #231-00138.

Earrings have been sold.


August 20, 2022

20.35ct. tw. antique peridot jewellery set 13.8gr. 14kt. $5,040.00 CAD. 211-00062, 206-00258, 231-00136

We are adding bright green to our list of impossible-to-photograph gemstone colours! These almost olive coloured images are meant to depict the intense glowing green of high peridot. This trio represents some of the best colours of peridot we’ve had the pleasure of showcasing. Like all high-quality peridot, these 5 gems seem to be lit from within. The 4.37 carat peridot in the ring is the most interesting from a gemological standpoint as it features an inclusion that can only be found in peridot: the lilypad. These inclusions are so special (and frankly mesmerizing to look at) that their presence doesn’t normally affect the value of the gemstone. What’s extra special about this lilypad is its size, the inclusion spans almost the entire diameter of the gem and is clearly visible without magnification. Like most lilypads, it features reflective spangles that catch the light in different ways as you move the ring. The earrings and pendant also feature lilypads but they are small and can only be found with high magnification. What they are all free of are the black carbon inclusions that are highly detrimental to peridot value. The antique necklace, earring, ring set is made from 14 karat white gold with the ring and necklace featuring delicate millgrain and engraved patterns. The stud earrings are equipped with large heavy friction backs to ensure a comfortable and secure fit for the 7.6mm wide gems they carry. The necklace measures 17 inches long and is equipped with an antique spring-ring catch. The ring currently measures a finger size 5 1/2 with some room to adjust. Together the set contains 20.35 carats total weight of high-quality peridot, with those in the ring and the necklace showing some signs of wear, not surprising considering the slightly soft nature of peridot; worn with care the set could last another 100 years. The estate price for the necklace is $2,800.00 CAD, for the ring $1,260.00 CAD, and for the studs $980.00 CAD. Stock numbers 231-00136, 206-00258, and 211-00062 respectively.

Earrings have been sold.


August 11, 2022

18kt. handmade mouse & pig charm/pendants 4.0gr., 5.9gr. $438.00, $630.00 CAD. e13477 e13476

These might be the most delightfully ridiculous pendants we’ve ever had! And they’re handmade! The pair consists of puffy tear drop shaped bodies (obviously well fed) decorated with radial finishes that give the impression of a fluffy coat and bristled hide. The leggy pig has piercing turquoise eyes while its mousy partner exhibits carnelian eyes. Both have been decoratively bezel set to appear like eyelashes. The pig has high polished pointed ears, a curly tail, and a flat little nose. The mouse has Mickey ears, whiskers, a pair of big buck teeth, and a swirling tail. Each is made from 18 karat yellow gold and comes equipped with oversized bails that should allow for wear on almost any chain or bracelet. The mouse measures 24.8mm long by 11.9mm wide and the pig measures 28.2mm long by 25.4mm tall and 15.8mm wide. Estate price for the 4 gram mouse is $438.00 CAD. Stock #e13477. The pig weighs in at 5.9 grams (no blue ribbons in his future, unfortunately) and is estate priced for $630.00 CAD. Stock #e13476.

Pig has been sold (e13476).


August 3, 2022

18kt. gold crucifix pendants 2.4gr. $266.00 and 2.9gr. $322.00 CAD. e14124 e14125

Miscellaneous estate/vintage pendants and charms come and go, often without any website exposure. We thought we could show you our current selection of gold crucifix and cross pendants. Most of these are of higher quality and construction compared to what you’d encounter today if you’re looking at brand new. Many are 14 and 18 karat gold. Some are solid and others are hollow, but all are heavier and larger than what manufactures are doing today. These two are both 18 karat, multi-piece assemblies. The larger example (e14124) is actually a little lighter and less expensive than the smaller version. After being in business for well over 60 years we’ve learned that keeping a good selection of inventory in stock is always more successful than trying to order from a catalog. All of these pendants are in perfect, like-new condition and more than competitively priced. The showcased two are estate priced in 18 karat premium gold at $266.00 and $322.00 CAD. Stock #e14124 and e14125.


July 31, 2022

FOPE Italy. 18kt. diamond necklace & bracelet, 32.9gr., 0.15ct. tw. VS-GH. $3,500.00 CAD. 161-00147

FOPE has an almost century-long history of high-quality jewellery manufacturing behind its name. The brand began in 1929 as a small jewellery manufacturing shop with 20 employees. They expanded multiple times over the decades, and in the 1980s developed a specialized gold mesh that would become the iconic feature of their brand. The Novecento mesh is made from an interlocking connection of the individual links that make up the necklace and bracelet we are featuring today. The set is certainly interesting for more reasons than its links, the station-style pieces feature freely swinging diamond studded drops. The 7.5-inch long bracelet spaces its 5 diamonds evenly across the wrist and the 16.5 inch long necklace focuses its 7 diamonds across the collarbone. The petite VS-FG round brilliant cut diamonds equal 0.15 carats together. Both the chain and bracelet are equipped with a stylized lobster clasp stamped proudly with its FOPE origins. Being made by one of Italy’s most luxurious manufacturers pretty much ensures the pieces would be made from top-quality 18 karat white gold. Both pieces are in like-new condition, retaining their original chromy white rhodium finishes. They are accompanied by their original FOPE cloth lines box. The estate price for the set only is $3,500.00 CAD. Stock #161-00147


1.13ct. tw. SI1-FG diamond pendant/earring set, 2.3gr., 14kt. $2,611.00 CAD. 151-00156

A modern take on a diamond jewellery staple, opting for tiered and tapered bezels with a fixed understated bail on the pendant. The 14K  stud and pendant set features a trio of round brilliant cut diamonds equalling 1.13cttw together. The diamonds are all nice SI1-FG quality, showing eye-clean and free of any colour. The studs are equipped with double button-release clutch backs and the pendant is currently strung on a 10K 18 inch long cable link chain which can be purchased separately for $100.00. Estate price for the studs and pendant together $2611.00 CAD. Stock #151-00156


July 30, 2022

14kt. 0.20ct. diamond pendant & chain $238.00 CAD. e8520

e8520 3 stone diamond pendantThey’re not the biggest diamonds and they’re not flawless quality but for $238.00 it makes a nice presentation. At over 2.3 grams in weight this 14 karat yellow gold “snowman” style pendant/necklace is well made and in perfect condition. The I1 to I2 clarity diamonds have an average colour grade of J that looks just fine in the double gallery yellow gold setting. The ball style chain measures 16 inches long secured by a surprisingly strong spring ring clasp. Yellow gold is coming back in style and this would make a very stylish pendant for the young lady in your life. Estate priced at $238.00. Stock #e8520.e8520.1 snowman diamond pendant

 


July 28, 2022

18kt. cross, 45mm x 30mm, 3.3gr, made in Italy, $350.00 CAD. e14498

A classic Italian-made cross that announces its presence quietly with a large span but narrow gauge; measuring 45mm x 30mm but only displaying a 2.9mm bar thickness. The 18 karat yellow gold cross is hollow-constructed but still manages to weigh in at 3.3 grams. Estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock #e14498.


July 23, 2022

9 karat gold crucifix pendant 3.1gr. $175.00 CAD. e14161

Just because you can’t find it on our website, doesn’t mean we don’t have what you’re looking for. Our ever-changing estate inventory has hundreds of items that never make it online. Rings, pendants, loose diamonds, watches, necklaces, and earrings come and go without making it to our online pages. There just isn’t enough time to showcase everything. I counted at least 20 crosses in stock, many of which are not shown on BillLeBoeufJewellers.com. This large 9 karat crucifix measures 36mm x 18mm and weighs 3.1 grams. It is in hardly worn condition and is stamped with all the proper English hallmarks. If you’re looking for a different style cross or crucifix please contact us. We’d be happy to text or email you pictures, prices, and descriptions of what we have. The pictured crucifix pendant is estate priced at $175.00 CAD. Stock #e14161.


July 17, 2022

0.75ct. tw. VS-I diamond set 18kt. budded cross with 14kt. 18″ chain 6.5gr. tw. $1,680.00 CAD. 161-00171

Is there a line of poetry more closely linked with the Western wedding ceremony than 1 Corinthians chapter 13 “love is patient and kind, love does not envy or boast,…..”. The Budded Cross or Apostles Cross is a symbol of this verse with the three buds on each arm of the cross representing Faith, Hope, and Love “The greatest of these is love”. This 35mm long by 19.4mm wide example casts that symbolism in top-quality 18 karat white gold and bright VS-I quality round brilliant cut diamonds. The 25 well-matched diamonds equal approximately 0.75 carats in total weight with the heart of the cross featuring the largest of the lot. The pendant swings freely from a large sculptural bail allowing it to fit over most chains. Currently, it is strung from an 18-inch long 14 karat white gold cable chain but it can be separated from the pendant if needed. Estate price for the like-new pendant and chain $1680.00 CAD. Stock #161-00171.


July 13, 2022

1.57ct. I1-K diamond pendant pear shaped halo (32=0.15ct. VS-F) 14kt. gold. $6,000.00 CAD. 161-00180

We are swimming in stock projects, but some things just need to be pushed to the front of the line. So when this pear-shaped diamond came in at the center of an outdated engagement ring we just had to give it a second chance in one of our most popular pendant settings. Instead of adding it to our large stock of loose estate diamonds, we found it a delicate halo pendant. The transformation was astounding and let the 1.57 carat estate pear-shaped diamond show off its brilliance by letting it dance freely during wear. The halo of petite diamonds also increased the apparent footprint of the stone, bumping it to 12.4mm x 9.2mm. The 9mm long bail is large enough to accommodate most chains. The bail contains 32 tiny bead set round brilliant cut diamonds that add 0.15 carats in weight bringing the total diamond weight to 1.72 carats. The main diamond is a bright I1 clarity with K colour and strong blue fluorescence. The eerie blue glow is easily seen when the diamond is exposed to long-wave ultraviolet light. This fluorescence actually makes this diamond appear at least one or two color grades whiter. The brand new 14 karat pendant is currently strung from a 16-inch long cable link Italian-made chain that is sold separately for $154.00 CAD. The pendant is estate priced (without a chain) for $6,000.00 CAD. Stock #161-00180.


July 10, 2022

Harley owners group 10 karat yellow gold pendant 2.4gr. $175.00 CAD. e8737

e8738 Harley owners group 10kt gold pendantWell over 1 million members located in over 100 countries around the world make up the Harley owners group. The membership organizes many ride related rallies that often raise money for various charities including their official cause of Muscular Dystrophy. Almost every community that has a Harley Davidson Motorcycle dealership also has a H.O.G. chapter sponsored by the dealership. I’m sure some of our customers wouldn’t mind having a little pendant like this one. It could be added to a charm bracelet or perhaps to the key ring of your favorite ride. The pendant looks like new, cast from over 2.4 grams of 10 karat gold, measuring 19.2mm x 13.5mm. The back of the pendant has a flat finish that could be engraved with your motorcycles serial number or a special message. The high quality pendant shows great detail. A Sandblasted background with polished highlights and frame provide excellent contrast. Estate price $175.00 CAD. Stock #e8737.

 

 


July 8, 2022

Hand made opal necklace 4.00ct. tw. 24.6gr. 14kt. $3,220.00 CAD. 231-00156 e13460

If you aren’t a fan of traditional white opal you should look into its lesser known sibling, the 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 handmade one of a kind neck piece represent 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 handmade. The 24.6 gram necklace is secured with a heavyweight, easy to fasten lobster clasp. The estate price is $3,220.00 CAD. Stock #231-00156 e13460.

 


July 6, 2022

Custom made diamond pendant 1.20ct. tw. SI1-G, 16″, 7.8gr. $2,310.00 CAD. 161-00162

Custom-made pieces are such a breath of fresh air, especially when they’ve been made as thoughtfully as this diamond necklace. The theme here is hard geometrics with a repeating focus on triangles and pyramids. The 16 inch long fancy link chain starts it off, each solid link has four fins tipped with four tiny diamond cut triangles. The fins with their softly serrated edges catch the light brilliantly as they roll during wear. The chain segues into the pendant through solid 14 karat white gold octahedrons; the eight-sided double pyramids not only work with the motif but are incidentally the most common shape that rough diamond crystals form into. The outline of these octahedrons is repeated in the diamond-encrusted bar pendant, with the eight rhombuses (rhombi?) featuring four tiny hand-set round brilliant cut diamonds. The frame of the pendant is set with an additional 36 diamonds bringing the total diamond weight of the piece up to 1.25 carats. What we can’t convey in pictures is how well-cut and well-matched these diamonds are! All are eye-clean colour-free SI1-FG quality and they throw a kaleidoscope of white and every-coloured light. The necklace weighs in at 7.8 grams and is accompanied by a 2022 appraisal stating a replacement value of $7,192.00 CAD. We feel a more competitive replacement value with new would be $3,300.00 and our estate price $2,310.00 CAD. Stock #161-00162.


July 5, 2022

Spessartite garnet & diamond pendants your choice $1,610.00 each. e9611 e9612

e9611 e9612 spessartite garnet pendantsAnyone ever heard of Spessartite before? I didn’t think so. This gem is a rare form of the quite common garnet. When most people think of garnet a dark slightly reddish-brown gem comes to mind. Typical good quality garnet is usually the colour of red wine. As with most gems, there are anomalous colours that sometimes occur. With garnet, the rare hues can literally be any colour of the spectrum except blue. Each of these oval faceted garnets weigh an average of 3.25 carats and each contain a nice quality 0.25 carat SI1-H square princess cut diamond. We’ve priced both of these custom made 3.4 gram 14 karat white gold pendants exactly the same. One stone is slightly bigger and one is slightly better quality. It’s going to be a difficult decision which one to pick. Common garnet can sell for around $50.00 per carat while some very rare exceptional green garnets can sell for ten times as much. Orange to slightly brownish orange Spessartite garnets like these sell for somewhere in between.e9611 e9612 spessartite and diamond pendant 14kt. All garnets have a very high refractive index (the ratio of the velocity of light in a vacuum to its velocity in a specified medium). What this means to the casual observer is these things sparkle much more than almost any other coloured stone. As light slows down travelling through these stones it is bent and bounced back to your eye as visible colour and sparkle. There are very few gems that do this as well as garnets. Diamonds are one of the only gem minerals that have a higher refractive index than garnets, but good luck finding one in this colour and don’t even ask about the cost of such diamonds. You’ll not likely encounter another Spessartite again. I can only remember one other example that has passed through Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers before. We’re going to let you decide which one to buy and what style of chain best flatters the pendants. Each pendant excluding chain is estate priced at $1,610.00. Stock #e9612 and #e9611.


June 24, 2022

14 karat gold diamond cross 17.7gr. 0.50ct. tw. I1-J $1,680.00 CAD. e7850

e7850 diamond crossThis is a large and heavy pendant measuring just under 6cm in height weighing 17.7 grams. The yellow and white gold design appears hand made and tests approximately 14 karat gold. The large hinged bail is big enough to hold all but the heaviest chain you may have. 36 round brilliant cut diamonds decorate the centre and have an estimated total weight of 0.50 carats with a average quality of I1-J. Estate priced at $1,680.00 CAD. Stock #e7850.


June 23, 2022

18kt. Baptism pendant. 3.5gr. 18kt. UnoAerre Italy $300.00 CAD. e14177

18 karat white gold Baptism pendant/charm. Plenty of room the engrave a date and short message. Made in Italy by one of the world’s finest manufacturers UnoAerre. Excellent condition, never used. 3.5 grams in weight. Estate price $300.00 CAD. Stock #e14177.


0.90ct. tw. I1-chocolate diamond pendant, 18″, 10kt., 2.1gr. $700.00 CAD. e14334

Pendants in this arrangement have been popular choices for years. Our latest example is made up of chocolate diamonds that display a natural brown body colour while still offering the brilliance and dispersion that is unique to diamonds. The average clarity of all 10 diamonds is an easy I1, many would say SI2. The pendant and light 18 inch rope chain are constructed from 10 karat yellow gold with rhodium enhancement on the claw tips. By conservative formula estimation, the diamonds weigh a minimum of 0.90 carats. Like new condition, showing no wear of any kind and estate priced at $700.00. Stock #e14334.


June 21, 2022

2.08ct. VS2-E antique pear shape diamond with GIA report. $25,000.00 CAD. e14541 161-00126

If you owned a diamond a century ago you were definitely in the minority. Diamonds were scarce, expensive, and very few people had any extra money for such luxuries. Fast forward 100 years and almost everyone owns a piece of diamond jewellery. As commonplace as diamonds are today, a diamond such as this turns heads today just like it did in the early part of the 20th century. Any 2.00 carat diamond gets our attention, but seeing an antique diamond of this quality is an exceptionally rare treat. Add to that this one is pear-shaped makes it almost irreplaceable. Our database of loose diamonds contains close to 350,000 stones; only 8 are antique, this size or larger with the same or better quality, and none are pear-shaped. This diamond is more than likely a one-in-a-million example. Any diamond of this quality deserves a reliable report. We sent the diamond to the Gemological Institute of America in New York for their opinion of quality. We are excited to say the GIA reported the clarity to be VS2, with only one small dark crystal inclusion within a bezel facet. The tiny inclusion can be seen in every one of these photos. It is located close to the edge of the stone within a kite-shaped bezel facet. GIA graded the colour with an outstanding grade of E. This diamond also exhibits the desirable characteristic of displaying no fluorescence. Good polish and good symmetry are just about the most you can expect from an antique cut such as this. The full December 2021 GIA report can be confirmed online here. The diamond is currently loose, waiting for you to turn it into a remarkable engagement ring, glamourous pendant, or anything else you can dream up. Click here to see a 30-second video of the diamond. The 20 gram platinum pendant the large diamond originally came from is available for an additional $10,000.00. The pendant itself is quite significant and contains an additional 73 antique diamonds estimated to weigh 10.12 carats in total, averaging a conservative VS-SI-H quality. Stock #e14541 161-00126.

Diamond sold, pendant is still available.


June 18, 2022

18kt. diamond cross & chain 16″ 2.9gr. 0.40ct. tw. VS-G $840.00 CAD. e11114

Is it possible to be flashy and understated?  This diamond studded, brightly rhodium plated, 18 karat white gold cross somehow manages to pull off both. Its 18.0mm long by 13.5mm wide span is covered in 0.40 carats of high quality VS-G baguette cut diamonds. As is the case with baguettes the 10 bar set stones throw vibrant slivers of geometric white and spectral light. Their light show is comparatively calm compared to the blinding brilliance of round brilliant cut diamonds. Couple that with a hidden bail, low-key setting style, and clean design lines gives you a diamond studded cross that’s elegantly understated. The cross is well paired with a geometric 16 inch long box chain with over-sized lobster clasp for easy fastening. Estate price for this high quality, never worn piece $840.00 CAD. Stock #e11114.


June 13, 2022

Edwardian platinum/18kt. gold pearl & diamond filigree brooch 1.00ct. tw. I1-H 9.2gr. $1,820.00 CAD. e13136

A pendant/brooch from the very early 1900s that perfectly encapsulates the jewellery of the Edwardian era. With the advent of the oxyacetylene torch this was the first period where platinum could be easily worked by most jewellers. So naturally the ever-white precious metal sprang up everywhere. With its unique working properties the medium allowed goldsmiths to create finer, more delicate details than ever before. The aesthetic of the era reflected that as ethereal lace was woven into metal and diamonds. This 32.5mm diameter circle is a perfect specimen. The outer wreath is a repeating pattern of diamond encrusted leafy sprigs and wrapping swirling vines measuring 0.6mm wide. The centerpiece features four creamy white pearls and one 0.25 carat old European cut diamond. The other 66 are a mix of antique rose cut and mine cut diamonds bringing the total carat weight of the piece up to 1.00 carat. The center piece is backed by an 18 karat rose gold support for stability. The 115 year old piece weighs in at 9.2 grams and more than earns its estate price of $1,820.00 CAD. Stock #e13136.


June 11, 2022

11.25ct. Ceylon sapphire (non heat treated) GIA certified. 3.40ct. tw. VS-F antique brooch $80,000.00 CAD. e12035

We are honoured to showcase for you one of the most spectacular antique estate items we’ve ever had. Any combination of the components in this pendant/brooch is worthy of our admiration but to have everything come together in such a significant way is truly remarkable. It dates from the early part of the 20th century and each and every old European cut diamond is original to the piece. They are all of very high VS1-G or better quality. The 51 diamonds are estimated to weigh a combined 3.40 carats. Antique old European cut diamonds are uncommon to see in such high colour grades like these as South Africa (the main source in the 1900s) produced mostly diamonds in the IJK….. range of colour. The skill and craftsmanship executed are as good as it gets too. Beautiful and precise stone setting contouring to each and every individual diamond’s unique outline produce an endless frame of antique brilliance and dispersion. The scalloped edge, platinum milgrain frame is delicate and crisp showing no wear of any kind. The clever engineering of the bobble allows use as either a pendant or brooch. An integrated brooch back can be removed for use as an unobstructed pendant with the removal of a threaded screw. The diamond set bail can quickly be disconnected for use as a statement making brooch on a jacket or blouse. Of course, the most amazing part of the item is the 11.25 carat Ceylon (Sri Lanka) sapphire. Big diamonds are beautiful, often quite valuable and are easily obtained if your budget allows, but just try to find another medium violet-blue sapphire of this size. Now factor in this stone is easily over 100 years old and original with an old cutting style. Add to that the sapphire comes with the most respected gemological report in the world from the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) that describes this corundum (aka sapphire) as completely natural, lacking indications of heat treatment. The full report can be seen online here. Almost all sapphires have been artificially heated to clarify and intensify the colour to a more appealing hue. With that being said, most commercially available sapphires are dull, dark and overly saturated with an inky dark blue colour. The GIA report goes on to say the origin of this stone is Sri-Lanka (formerly Ceylon), one of the most desirable locations know for producing exceptional sapphire specimens. The stone exhibits the classic signs gemologists look for in natural sapphires. Perfectly intersecting silky inclusions at 60 and 120 degrees and distinct colour zoning can easily be seen under darkfield magnification. Excellent transparency, even colour distribution, very well cut and its striking medium violet-blue colour that is simply incredible. Sapphires like this just don’t come around. This is an opportunity for a true connoisseur of fine antique jewellery or the rare gem collector. We’ve had this pendant for a couple of years squirrelled away. 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone. We thought we’d showcase this sapphire as inspiration for better times to come. When I look at it I can’t help but marvel at the beauty of nature and the high level of skill of the unknown jeweller that produced it. One can only imagine and wonder about the fabulous life of the previous owner(s) who were gifted its care. For anyone who wants to see a rare and exceptional sapphire, we invite you to come have a look. This irreplaceable 10 gram, platinum, pendant/brooch is accompanied by an October 2019 appraisal by respected Toronto appraisal service Harold Weinstein Ltd. and the original copy of the February 2019 GIA New York report. Estate priced at $80,000.00 CAD. Stock #e12035. Thank you for looking.


June 2, 2022

Diamond cross pendant & 19″ chain 5.4gr. 0.20ct. tw. I1-J $553.00 CAD. e12167

14 karat white gold diamond cross, bead set with 22 small round brilliant cut diamonds. Each diamond is well matched of I1-J quality and weigh an estimated 0.20 carat in total. The jointed bail allows the pendant to freely swing with the slightest movement. Included with the pendant is a 19 inch box link necklace secured with a easy to manipulate lobster clasp. The chain and cross weigh a combined 5.4 grams. Estate priced at $553.00 CAD. Stock #e12167.


June 1, 2022

14kt. gold stone set cross pendant & chain 6.3gr. $420.00 CAD. e7175

Whether you look at this as a religious symbol or just an attractive pendant with an interesting shape it’s hard to deny it looks pretty cool. The modified cross pendant measures just over 2cm x 2cm (excluding bail) and is suspended from a good weight 16 inch fox tail chain with lobster catch. The 8 bead set cubic zirconia show great contrast with the sky blue imitation turquoise. Pendant and chain weigh a combined 6.3 grams and are estate priced at $420.00. From the condition of this piece I don’t think it was worn any more than a few times. Stock #e7175.

 


May 30, 2022

1.00ct. tw. I2-IJ diamond heart pendant & chain 5.2gr. 14kt. $770.00 CAD. e14128

A heart-shaped diamond cluster for those who, like us, love a bit of retro-flare! This 20.0mm by 19.6mm heart features two stepped tiers of staggered round brilliant cut diamonds, backed by chromy-white rhodium plating. The 36 I2-IJ quality diamonds combine for an approximate total carat weight of 1.00 carat. They’re contrasted by a high polished yellow gold open heart and matching rabbit-ear bail. The 14 karat pendant is accompanied by a 16 inch long Singapore link chain. Total weight for the chain and pendant is 5.2 grams, representing a great value for the estate price of just $770.00 CAD. Stock #e14128.


May 20, 2022

14kt. Elk diamond pendant, 3.2gr. $385.00 CAD. 161-00129

Elk and caribou (or reindeer if they’re pulling a big red sleigh) are similar in a number of ways but one of the most distinguishable aspects of each is their antlers. Caribou, like the one pictured on the quarter, have C-shaped antlers with less defined points (similar to those of moose) but elk antlers are much pointier and relatively straighter. If you’ve had the pleasure of encountering them, or if you’ve simply watched enough nature documentaries, you can almost hear that trilling bugle call this elk is in the process of making. The 14 karat yellow gold pendant features a diamond-set eye and heavily textured antlers and fur. Estate price $385.00 CAD. Stock #161-00129.


May 19, 2022

18kt. Italian cross/crucifix collection $130.00 per gram (0.9gr.-3.8gr.) 436-00161 to 436-00172

Some people collect stamps, some people shoes, and some people collect, cross pendants? Well, I guess so. These 11 cross/crucifix pendants are all of high-quality Italian manufacture from companies like Cerini, Stella, and BaccOro, from Arezzo Italy. These are not your usual single-piece castings with white rhodium highlights. Nothing but the best from these Italian artisans. Premium 18 karat yellow and white gold, hand-assembled, multi-piece creations. They are all in perfect, like-new condition, and appear unworn, we didn’t even need to polish them up. Most are hollow but of sturdy heavy guage construction. Their weights range from just under 1 gram to 3.8 grams measuring up to 4.5cm tall. When it comes to variety, we have many other estate cross pendants in stock and no two are the same. Choose your favorite from this collection for only $130.00 CAD per gram. We’re happy to supply a beautiful Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers presentation box and gift wrap for the spiritual person in your life. Stock #436-00161 through 436-00172.


May 18, 2022

2.00ct. tw. SI2-I1-I diamond pendant 5.3gr. 14kt. 27mm $2,800.00 CAD. e12339

We know there are people who have created algorithms that can produce music and A.I. that can make art but I feel what resonates with people about any form of art is the human element. The imperfections, unique gestures, the thoughts and emotions that the work captures and creates. You can see the artist in their work, glean something about who they are and how they felt when they made the piece. Which is why we are always delighted when the rare hand made piece comes in. The artisan that created this statement pendant imbibed it with all those little imperfections in symmetry. They also covered it with 2.00 carats of very brilliant SI2-I1-J diamonds, which is a sure way into our hearts! The 26.8mm diameter medallion is a one of a kind masterpiece, throwing white and rainbow coloured light at the slightest movement. It is made in bright rhodium enhanced 14 karat white gold and slides lithely along the brand new Italian made 16 inch cable chain that carries it. Estate price for this diamond encrusted art piece $2,800.00 CAD. Stock #e12339.


May 17, 2022

18kt. Italian hollow cross pendant, 7.6gr. $910.00 CAD. 436-00156

The nature and subject matter of jewellery means the varieties and combinations of styles are pretty much infinite. Even an item as simple as a cross pendant can be expressed 1000s of ways. Our large and ever-changing selection of estate crosses always has something new to display your faith. Our latest Italian-made cross takes inspiration from the most basic concept. Just a horizontal and vertical rectangle overlapped. The sheer simplicity of the design conveys the message without any extra details. No fancy hand engraving or sparkling gems, just premium 18 karat yellow gold and highly polished flat surfaces. Despite the fact the pendant is hollow, it still weighs in at a hefty 7.6 grams. A large circular jumpring will accommodate an equally proportioned cord or chain necklace. Perfect condition, showing no signs of use. This cross pendant is estate priced at $910.00 CAD. Stock #436-00156.


18kt. Lion pendant/brooch 27.8gr. 1.00ct. tw. SI-I-H diamonds $2,750.00 CAD. e12801

In our modern world of 3D CAD rendering you don’t see a lot of hand carved pieces. This glorious lion is just that and all the more spectacular for the skill required to carve this realistically. The almost-in-profile seems to capture the lion as he looks back over his shoulder. His fur has been left mostly matte for an impression of softness, with just the high points polished to accentuate them. His mane has been accented with a perfect 1.00 carat total weight of SI-I-H round brilliant cut diamonds. Adding a touch of eye-drawing sparkle though at 43mm long by 29mm wide he really doesn’t need it. The true genius of the brooch-pendant lies in its conversion. Two of the tufts of his mighty mane are articulated, allowing them to shift out of place for even a wide heavy chain to pass through. When worn as a brooch they disguise the opening making the piece look like it doesn’t even convert. The two part slide bail is sturdy enough and open enough for almost any chain. The brooch clasp has a second pointed arm to stop the lion from rolling back and forth during wear. All told he weighs in at 27.8 grams, puny compared to his 420 pound relatives but what can you expect when your made of rich 18 karat gold. Estate price for this one of a kind masterpiece $2,750.00 CAD. Stock #e12801.


May 14, 2022

David Yurman Cable Cross disc with diamonds 0.03ct. tw. 3.0gr. 18kt. 16″ $660.00 CAD. e13328

Big label brands have always had a knack for iconography. Their use of repeating motifs allows them to create lines that identify their brand without the use of a logo. David Yurman and their Cable motif is the perfect example of this. This 10.8mm disk is easily recognizable and its petite size makes it the perfect piece for layering. The charm is embedded with a 0.03 carat total weight diamond cross and hangs from a 16 inch long cable link chain equipped with an easy open lobster clasp. The entire necklace only weighs in at 3 grams of premium 18 karat gold and is currently available on the David Yurman website for $850.00 USD. Our estate price $660.00 CAD. Stock #e13328.


May 13, 2022

8.0cm x 4.8cm diamond cross 2.00ct. tw. 33.6gr. 10kt. white gold $2,380.00 CAD. e13341

Something for everyone has always been our goal and our estate offerings allow us the flexibility to realize that goal. Where else would we come across a diamond cross of this magnitude? At 8.0cm by 4.8cm it is one of the largest we’ve had and weighs in at an appropriately hefty 33.6 grams. The cross is hand set with 128 round brilliant and round single cut diamonds all of I2-J quality. They come together to equal an estimated total diamond weight of 2.00 carat. They extend onto the flexible bail ready to fit over almost any chain as its opening measures 17.0mm by 8.7mm. The statement making pendant has been cast from 10 karat white gold and is estate priced at $2,380.00 CAD. Stock #e13341.


Custom made 14kt, 19.75ct. amethyst pendant & chain, 13.9gr. $1,400.00 CAD. 230-00095

As the official gemstone of Ontario, it’s no surprise that we’re also home to the largest Amethyst deposit in all of Canada. Just 60km east of Thunderbay, Amethyst Mine Panorama allows you to dig for your own but good luck finding a crystal of this caliber! Measuring about 24.5mm long by 15.4mm wide and weighing close to 20 carats this amethyst is quite a find. The gem is crystal clear and displays a pallet of purple ranging from royal to lilac. The 14 karat white gold pendant was handmade for this gem, keeping its design minimal in order to focus on the amethyst. The pendant is accompanied by an 18 inch snake chain with an easy-to-fasten lobster clasp. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #230-00095.

 


18kt. 8.2gr. pearl cross pendant on leather cord necklace. $840.00 CAD. e12249

After taking a deep dive into medieval and Celtic crosses we have come to the conclusion that this cross is not sure what it is. In truth it seems to be some sort of blend, a mix of Celtic cross, Bolnisi cross, and Thor’s cross. We’ll leave it to you to attach meaning and spirituality to this unique symbol. Regardless of you’re religious leanings it is an impressive piece, made of a solid 8.2 grams of top quality 18 karat yellow gold. The hammered texture and the large mabe pearl really adds to the 16th century feel. Though a modern make you can imagine the pendant sitting around the neck of some courtier. To stick to the trend of the time we’ve hung it from a brand new 18 inch long black leather cord with super strong 14 karat yellow gold lobster clasp. Estate price for this old world pendant $840.00 CAD. Stock #e12249.


0.66ct. total weight diamond heart pendant $470.00 CAD. e6267

Simple and classic heart shaped diamond set pendant. The 22 round brilliant cut diamonds weigh 0.66 carats (total weight). The 10 karat yellow gold pendant is suspended by a 16 inch light rope chain. The total weight is 3.3 grams. The diamond quality is average at I1-K but look quite nice for the estate price of $470.00. That’s less than $22.00 per diamond. Stock #e6267.


May 12, 2022

14kt. Cherub/Cupid pendant 25mm, 7.7gr. $560.00 CAD. e14236

What we would commonly call a Cherub is more accurately a Putto. The traditional religious Cherub (depending on the text) was most often depicted as a four-headed four-winged tetramorph, which is about as far from a chubby winged toddler as you can possibly get. It wasn’t until the early 17th century that a Cherub began its association with the contemplative baby we see here. The Baroque putto represented the omnipresence of God and could often represent Cupid, in which case they were called Amorino. Our putto or cherub is captured in 7.7 grams of solid 14 karat gold, leaning glamour-shot style on a 25mm frame. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e14236.


18kt. Escada heart pendant with 0.10ct. VS-G diamond, 10.2gr. $1,400.00 CAD. e14502

This Escada pendant is a bit of a puzzle for us, as far as we can tell the clothing and cosmetics brand never dabbled in fine jewellery, just costume jewellery. But we’ve found versions of this pendant (the Triple Heart Love in Motion pendant) on a couple of auction sites, all displaying the same ESCADA stamp as ours displays. Take it for what you will, this pendant is very well made, brand name or not. The 26mm long by 23.3mm wide heart is solid 18 karat white gold, weighing in at a whopping 10.2 grams! The hearts have been riveted together, allowing the two interior hearts to be repositioned. The central heart carries a 0.10 carat round brilliant cut diamond of high VS2-G quality. The piece retains its original rhodium finish, although with a few light surface scratches. It wouldn’t be too hard to polish it up like and apply a fresh rhodium plating to make it look brand new again. It is estate priced at $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e14502.


May 11, 2022

0.20ct. I1-J diamond pendant with new Italian chain 1.7gr. $347.00 CAD. e11342

This puffed up diamond slider pendant has had a bit of an identity crisis. The rim around the diamond and the inside of the pendant are rhodium plated. I’d hazard a guess someone felt they’d like it to be white instead of yellow and rhodium plated it to achieve that look. That technique isn’t effective for changing the colour of a yellow gold ring as the plating wears off quickly with regular wear. But as a pendant it would be a pretty long lasting change, and if you ever changed your mind you could polish it off. That was the case with this pendant as it came in with its rhodium removed. We’ve left it with that warm colour as we feel it makes the 0.20 carat I1-J round brilliant cut center pop. The hefty 1.7 gram slider is accompanied by a new cable link Italian made 14 karat white gold chain. Estate price $347.00 CAD. Stock #e11342.


May 9, 2022

14 karat custom made cross 7.6 grams $560. CAD. e10040

e10041-14-karat-custom-cross-pendantMany people only consider custom making a piece of jewellery when shopping for a unique engagement ring or wedding band, but custom work can be any number of pieces. Some of the most rewarding pieces we make start with a customer’s simple sketch on a scrap of paper. As our customers are not professionally trained jewellery illustrators the sketch rarely reflects the image they see in their heads. Our goldsmiths and designers work with them to flush out their design and the results are just as thrilling for us as they are for our customer. This 60.0mm long by 38.6mm wide Celtic inspired cross was a spare in a series we made and was subsequently traded back making it a brand new, never worn addition to our estate department. A welcome addition as the 7.6 gram 14 karat yellow gold cross is very well made (if we do say so ourselves), equipped with a substantial bale strong enough to last a lifetime of constant wear. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e10040.


May 5, 2022

Tiffany Atlas pendant, 18kt., 7.5gr., 35mm, 128 diamonds (0.66ct. tw.), 24″ chain. $3,750.00 CAD. 161-00163

To quote Tiffany “The graphic motif of our Roman numeral jewelry was inspired by the Atlas clock, first mounted by Tiffany in 1853 and now on the façade of our famous Fifth Avenue flagship store. Featuring strong silhouettes, our Atlas X designs are a powerful reminder to take time into your own hands.” This 35mm amulet takes its motif rather literally, mirroring the clock face minus the bronze Atlas that bears it. Of course, it differs in important ways, namely the fact that it’s made of brightly rhodium finished 18 karat white gold and trimmed with 128 top quality round brilliant cut diamonds! The retired member of the Atlas Collection is strung from its original 24-inch cable link chain and accompanied by its inner and outer box and Tiffany bag. The estate price for this like-new necklace is $3750.00 CAD. Stock #161-00163.


April 2, 2022

Tiffany Notes Fifth Avenue New York tag/pendant $207.00 CAD. 651-00037

Tiffany’s now retired Notes collection featured handwritten messages stretching across high polished sterling silver. The Fifth Avenue New York heart tag we’re featuring today is a nod to their iconic Return To Tiffanys line as it displays their flagship New York City location. The tag measures 25.3mm x 20.7mm making it an eye-catching addition to any chain, bracelet, or accessory you fasten it to. For that purpose, it is equipped with a spring-ring catch with a 2.8mm opening. The piece is in great condition and comes with its original robin’s egg blue pouch. Estate price $207.00 CAD. Stock #651-00037.

SOLD


February 20, 2022

0.69ct. tw. Canadian diamond pendant earring set, SI2-I2- GH, 14kt., 2.1gr. $1,120.00 CAD. 161-00178

This seldom-seen crescent moon setting is thoughtful for a number of reasons, not least of which is the full view offered of the diamonds they carry. Holding the diamonds by just two edges you get almost a full 360 view of the diamond from top to sides. The diamond-set crescents extend beyond the width of their center stones, allowing their accent diamonds to show head-on and increasing the overall footprint of each piece. This stud earring and pendant set all contain a Canadian diamond with the diamond in the pendant retaining its original certificate of origin. The 14 karat white gold set features 0.69 carats total weight of SI2-I2-GH diamonds together and are all in like-new condition. The earrings are equipped with sturdy friction backs and the pendant has a medium bail that should accommodate any chain you choose to string it on. The estate price for the set is only $1,120.00 CAD (the chain is extra). Stock #161-00178.

SOLD


February 17, 2022

1.05ct. I2-H good cut diamond pendant 14kt. gold, 1.0gr. $2,646.00 CAD. e14600 161-000148

The great thing about diamonds is how they sparkle and twinkle even when they have significant inclusions. If they are well cut, with nice colour, good size, and reasonable transparency, they are going to provide a brilliant display of fireworks in the right piece of jewellery. This estate diamond arrived at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers as a well worn 18 karat gold solitaire ring. The claws were worn rather thin and the shank only measured 0.5mm thick. We thought this diamond would be better displayed in a white gold pendant where its I2 clarity wouldn’t be scrutinized to the extent it would be in a ring. It’s amazing how much more flattering the diamond is in this brand new pendant. We just so happened to have the  $114.00 setting in stock patiently waiting for the opportunity to showcase a pretty diamond like this. The diamond is a pleasant I2 clarity as a result of the significant white crystal inclusion at the 3:00 position. Its colour is a very good G to H, the cut is very good. The dimensions of just under 6.5mm x 4.1mm are what you’d expect of a well-cut diamond weighing 1.05 carats. Great care was taken by our on-staff diamond setter who secured the diamond as low as possible in the compass heading 14 karat white gold setting. A small hole was drilled in the mount so the culet wouldn’t be damaged as the claws were bent into place. The diamond culet sits dead centre in the setting with a countersunk edge applied as a thoughtful finishing touch. This is the sort of repurposing/upcycling Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers does better than anyone else. Take a nice looking estate diamond, then reinvent it into something new at a fantastic value. We have the new/estate pendant displayed on an imported Italian 18 inch, 1.3 gram, white gold chain weighing 1.3 grams, available separately for $171.00. The pendant comes with an August 2004 GemScan appraisal that accurately documents the diamond’s quality, assessing a value (when in the original ring) at $7,300.00. We feel a more competitive replacement price would be closer to $3,780.00. As an estate/new diamond pendant, we have it priced at just $ 2,625.00 CAD, and that is a great value. Stock #e14600 161-00148.

SOLD


February 16, 2022

10kt. antique carnelian intaglio pendant/pocket watch fob, 7.5gr. $280.00 CAD. 231-00144

Typically an intaglio is an image carved into a stone, creating a negative depression that was traditionally used for wax seals; whatever was carved into the stone would come out raised in the wax. These stones are basically the opposite of a cameo which carves away the stone or shell background to create an image. This antique carnelian is unlike anything we’ve encountered as it combines cameo and intaglio. Like a cameo, the background of the image has been carved away to reveal the figure but unlike a cameo, the original raised edge has been left intact so the stone could technically function as a wax seal. The face itself sits lower than the raised rim of the stone, ensuring a seal pressed with this stone wouldn’t lose any of the fine details of the carving. And it is a fine carving, one of the most skillful we’ve seen, especially considering it was carved into hard carnelian instead of soft seashell. The Classical profile could be one of several ancient Roman or Greek Gods as many were depicted wearing winged and crested helmets. We’ve narrowed it down to the Greek god Hermes, the herald to the Gods and conductor of souls to the afterlife; or it could be Mercury, the Roman conductor of souls and the God of financial gain, commerce, travel, communication, and a number of other things; Finally, it might by Roma, the diety that embodied the spirit of the city of Rome and the Roman Empire as a whole. Considering the pendant appears to have originally functioned as a pocket watch fob it is hard to guess which god might be most appropriate to wear across one’s waist. As a pendant, it is certainly striking measuring 25.4mm wide by 38.2mm long. The intricate 10 karat yellow gold frame is a nice compliment to the brooding orange stone that is almost black when worn against the body. Estate price for this one-of-a-kind antique is $280.00 CAD. Stock #231-00144.

SOLD


February 15, 2022

18kt. gold panther pendant with diamond eyes, 11.5gr. $1,400.00 CAD. e14536

If you’re looking for a chuckle I’d suggest this article by Marc-Antoine Farden on how cats are scientifically speaking, a liquid (he won the Ig Nobel Prize for this argument). According to Marc-Antoine “At the center of the definition of a liquid is an action: A material must be able to modify its form to fit within a container. … Cats are thus liquid if we give them the time to become liquid. In rheology, the state of a material is not really a fixed property – what must be measured is the relaxation time” so, as sad as this big cat looks, we hypothesize that it’s just settling into its relaxed high-viscosity liquid state, resigning itself to this bail it’s gotten stuck in. The medium-sized feline (panther most likely) measures 30.0mm x 23.5mm and its forlorn expression has been accented with piercing 0.01 carat diamond eyes. The 18 karat yellow gold pendant weighs a hefty 11.5 grams and is equipped with an oversized bail to accommodate most chains. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e14536

SOLD


February 4, 2022

0.57ct. VS1-F diamond set cross 61mm x 44mm, 18kt., 26.1gr., $3,960.00 CAD. e14404

Another custom-made cross for our ever-changing collection of one-of-a-kind crosses. This one is a doozy measuring a whopping 61mm long by 44mm wide and weighing in at 26.1 grams! What’s really impressive about this oversized cross is what it’s made from, top-quality 18 karat yellow and white gold. The heart of the cross features a 0.57 carat round brilliant cut diamond of equally impressive VS1-FG quality. The cross features an oversized bail allowing it to partner with almost any chain. Excellent condition showing no wear on the bail or jump-ring. Estate price $3,960.00 CAD. Stock #e14404.

SOLD


January 25, 2022

1.62ct. tw. ruby & diamond necklace/pendant, 17″, 7.6gr. $1,400.00 CAD. e14358

We’ve seen a couple of iterations of this neckpiece but were none done as elegantly as this! Each section of the centerpiece is articulated with 5 joints in total, allowing it to shift during wear, ensuring it always looks its best. The bottommost ruby has been hinged to swing freely during wear, throwing flashes of bright red. The rubies equal an estimated 1.50 carats total weight and are accented with 0.12 carats total weight (SI-HI) of petite round brilliant cut diamonds. The necklace’s center spans 62mm in its widest position, adding its length to the overall 17-inch measurement. The 14 karat yellow and white gold piece weighs 7.6 grams and is fastened with a large spring-ring catch. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e14358.

SOLD


January 15, 2022

Green tourmaline pendants 4.6gr. 14kt. gold $910.00 to $1,400.00 CAD. e12173 e12175 e12171 e12174

Green tourmaline has been mistaken for emerald for centuries, hard to imagine considering the vast difference between their standard clarity levels. Emerald naturally forms full of mossy inclusions but tourmaline is often eye-clean or nearly so. The deep and brooding forest green tone is really far too intense for natural emerald. Tourmaline is also separated by a scientific oddity called pyroelectricity, meaning they can form naturally electrically polarized and as a result contain an electric field. When heated, some tourmaline can produce a temporary voltage, which sounds really cool but mostly just gives them a static charge while hot. If you’re looking for a little spark in your life you should try one of these green tourmaline pendants. They came to us years ago as a parcel of loose gems and we thought it was time to give them new life. Each has been set into a unique and brand new 14 karat white gold pendant, some with diamond accents some without. All are all strung from brand new Italian made 16 and 18 inch long 14 karat white gold chains. All come accompanied by (May 2018) Harold Weinstein Ltd. Appraisals.

ALL SOLD

 

 

 


January 4, 2022

10kt. custom made boxing gloves pendant 4.9gr. $420.00 CAD. e14238

Tiny objects have always fascinated people. Precious metal, molded into miniature everyday items has been a favorite theme for charms and pendants for decades. We were asked to custom make this set of boxing gloves for a customer last year. While the design was spot on they were hoping for something a few millimeters larger. We exchanged these and made them a larger set. Rather than melting these down, we decided to keep the original pair. At 4.9 grams and 11.5mm long (without connecting rings and bail), they’ll make a subtle statement for the pugilist in your life. Perfect condition, never worn, custom made, and one of a kind for the estate price of $420.00 CAD. Stock #e14238.

SOLD

 


December 24, 2021

0.83ct. I2-K diamond pendant with 16″ box link necklace, 3.4gr. $1,750.00 CAD. e14073.

The grade-setting inclusion in this 0.83 carat diamond is a single feather extending from the bottom right quadrant of the gem. Feathers are naturally occurring features that form inside some diamonds. They usually form during the stressful period of cooling and solidifying as diamonds traveled towards the earth’s surface some 3 billion years ago. Of all the inclusions that diamond exhibits, the feather is the most optically interesting. Occasionally found inside some feathers, especially the larger ones, are tiny naturally occurring interference rainbows, like those produced on the surface of a soap bubble. Turn the feather at the right angles and a broad rainbow will bend and extend across its surface. Most people don’t know about them as they can only be seen under magnification but as gemologists, we get a front-row seat to these micro-light shows whenever we look through a loupe or gemological microscope as this photomicrograph reveals. The conservative grade I2 translucent feather in this diamond is a prime example, displaying a bending rainbow across half its fracture surface. The K colour diamond has been set in a white gold, 4 prong, crown setting and balanced with a large decorative bail that can fit a variety of chain sizes. It is accompanied by a 16-inch box link chain and is estate priced at $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e14073.

SOLD


December 20, 2021

Crucifix on 18″ UnoAerre round mesh necklace 18 karat gold 14.6gr. $1,200.00 CAD. e12739

We sing UnoAerre’s praises every time we get a chance! The Italian jewellery making powerhouse creates beautiful pieces at affordable prices thanks to their mastery of hollow form pieces. This tri-colour gold crucifix is another perfect example of their craftsmanship. The combination of different complementary finishes really draws the eye into the center of the crucifix. Each point of the cross is tipped with a trinity of petite diamonds. The pendant is accompanied by a woven hollow-form chain measuring 18 inches long and equipped with a sturdy lobster clasp. As it is UnoAerre, the entire piece is made from 14.6 grams of top quality 18 karat gold. Estate price $1200.00 CAD. Stock #e12739.

SOLD

 


December 19, 2021

14kt., 8mm diamond ball pendant/necklace, 0.075ct. tw., 16″, 3.9gr. $490.00 CAD. 161-00153

Not quite a disco ball but the play of high polished convex white gold and deeply flush set diamonds are just as eye-catching. The 8mm orb is decorated with 12 round brilliant cut diamonds of bright SI-F quality that equal 0.075 carats together. The necklace is in like-new condition with its chromy white rhodium plating showing no scuffs or scratches. Its 16 inch cable link Italian-made chain has been firmly secured to the top of the pendant, keeping it in place during wear. The 3.9 gram 14 necklace is finished with a sturdy lobster clasp and oversized jump ring making it easy to fasten. Estate price $490.00 CAD. Stock #161-00153.

SOLD


December 13, 2021

4.25ct. white opal pendant 2.7gr, 16mm x 12mm, 14kt. yellow gold $350.00 CAD. 231-00145

There are several factors to consider when judging the quality of opal. The most well-known are the colours in an opal’s play-of-colour, the rarest and thus most valuable is red flash, while the most common are blue and green. Then there is the pattern the play-of-colour displays, and trust me that’s a research rabbit hole! Pin-fire is the most common and that is the pattern displayed in this 4.25 carat example. The most overlooked quality factor of opal is the evenness of its play-of-colour. Many opals have breaks in their pattern where the play-of-colour stops or is diminished. This opal’s play-of-colour weakens around its edges, with its oranges, greens, and blues showing as if through a soft fog. The 22mm x 12mm 14 karat yellow gold pendant keeps its focus on that misty opal, opting for an unobtrusive rabbit-ear bail and simple prong setting. The pendant is estate priced for $350.00 CAD. Stock #231-00145.

SOLD


0.70ct. blue sapphire & diamond (0.18ct. tw. VS-GH) pendant, 1.3gr. 14kt. $420.00 CAD. 436-00153

Blue sapphire is the perfect medium for the pear cut, its brooding depths just fit the symbolism of a teardrop. Not that this pendant has to have a sad association but there is something dramatic about it. The 19mm x 9mm pendant is about 50% diamond, high-quality VS-GH round brilliant cut diamonds at that. Their icy sparkle contrasts well with the indigo flashes of the 0.70 carat sapphire. The 0.18 carats total weight of diamonds stop short of the articulated bail, leaving it as a subtle finishing point. The estate price for this like-new 14 karat white gold pendant is $420.00 CAD. Stock #436-00153.

SOLD


December 12, 2021

10kt. Saint Christopher disc pendant 22mm, 4.6gr., $280.00 CAD. 436-00142

Religious pendants make regular appearances among our 1000s of estate items. We always have a few St. Christopher medallions on display. This one is a little larger at just over 22mm in diameter and weighing 4.6 grams. Saint Christopher’s most famous legend tells that he carried a child, who was unknown to him, across a river before the child revealed himself as Christ. Therefore, he is the patron saint of travelers. Small images of this famous saint are often worn around the neck, on a bracelet, carried in a pocket, or placed in vehicles by Christians. This pendant is thick enough to be engraved on the matte finish reverse side with a special thought for a loved one. Upon close inspection, a very sharp-sighted customer noticed a small casting crack at the bottom of the pendant. This crack likely occurred when the manufacturer stamped their trademark onto the back. This minor crack is almost invisible and is stable. We’ll warranty it will not get bigger for as long as you own it.  Estate priced at $280.00 CAD. Stock #436-00142.

SOLD


1.02ct. I2-H good cut, compass heading pendant setting 0.8gr. $2,240.00 CAD. 191-00077

We stock a variety of simple pendants for this exact purpose, when a ring comes in that can’t be saved and we need a new home for the diamond it carries. These mountings are easy to unset if someone decides they want the diamond as an engagement ring center or to pair into a set of earrings. But for now, it’s a head-turning pendant in a modern compass-heading stick bail setting. The I2 diamond is actually better suited for a pendant that is only viewed at a slight distance. Under close inspection, the grade setting inclusions cluster creates a pie slice that looks like frosted glass. Pull back even a little bit and the inclusions get lost in the brilliance of the pattern, leaving only a mild hint of their existence. The H colour faces up well and the diamond spans 6.3mm wide. The pendant is estate priced for $2,240.00 CAD. Stock #191-00077. The brand new Italian cable chain it’s currently suspended from measures 18 inches long by 1.1mm wide and is priced for an additional $145.00 CAD. Stock #430-00112.

SOLD


1.04ct. tw. VS-HI diamond set dog tag pendant 15gr. 18kt. white gold $2,100.00 CAD. e12507

The first prototype of the military dog tag came from 1863 Virginia’s Battle of Mine Run, where soldiers wrote their name and unit designation on a piece of paper pinned to their clothes. There were obvious flaws with this material choice but it was a vast improvement over the no identification option. It wasn’t until 1913 that aluminum disk identification tags were made mandatory by the US military. During the Vietnam War, the dog tag became a very polarized symbol, used by supporters and protesters. Eventually, it worked its way into art installations, fashion, and general pop culture. It was just a matter of time until they became jewellery items. We’ve seen a handful of exquisite dog tag style pendants pass through our vintage collections. Each has been a unique work of art designated to a soft edged rectangle. This example measures 33.7mm long by 19.9mm wide and has been cast from 15 grams of top quality 18 karat white gold. The 1.04 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds are of equally high VS-HI quality and very well cut, flashing blindingly at the slightest movement. The face displays a sandblasted matte finish, the ideal contrast to the high polished strokes of a personalized engraving. The backplate is a hand carved intricate trellis work, making the piece reversible as it is equally interesting on either side. Currently, the pendant is strung on a black leather cord but the bail should accommodate most chain options. Perfect condition, previously owned, and priced at $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e12507.

SOLD


December 11, 2021

14kt. 13.75ct. Jadeite cylinder pendant 3.2gr. tw. $210.00 CAD. 231-00146

Thanks to some basic high school mathematics (and confirmation by Google) plus knowledge of gemology, we were able to determine the approximate weight of this Jadeite cylinder pendant. Once we calculated how much volume this cylinder would displace, it was pretty easy to calculate this apple green jadeite weighs around 13.50 to 14.00 carats, and the 14 karat gold trim sections weigh approximately 0.5 grams. Precious Jadeite has been prized by humans since the stone age. It has been used for everything from tools to decorative objects for 1000s of years. It is tough, durable, and occurs in many hues but a rich saturated green is the most prized colour. Not much history is known about this particular example but its pleasing shape and scale are very attractive. The cylinder measures 6.3mm in diameter and 29.0mm long, not including the bail. It is in like-new condition showing no measurable wear in the connecting rings or bail. It is estate priced at $210.00 CAD. Stock #231-00146.

SOLD


2.01ct. SI2-I AGS certified, Noam Carver 14kt. custom halo pendant $17,800.00 CAD. 161-00-159

Fancy shaped diamonds are the epitome of Old Hollywood, I should amend that to large fancy shaped diamonds. From Elizabeth Taylor to Judy Garland and Mia Farrow, the diamonds were as elegant as their mistresses and few of them were round. If you look at modern Hollywood, most of the oversized diamonds that grace the ring fingers of the famous are still not round. The fancy shape you see the most often throughout Hollywood history is the pear, a couple of them are actually in this exact setting. And this one is no pipsqueak either, weighing in at 2.01 carats and spanning 10.38mm x 7.11mm. The pear is well documented by the American Gem Society, the AGS is the only other lab besides GIA that we endorse for consistent, reliable, and non biased opinions of quality. It’s been graded as SI2-I quality very good polish and very good symmetry with no fluorescence. The diamond’s apparent size has been bumped with a delicate halo of petite round brilliant cut diamonds. The additional diamonds tip the total weight to 2.25 carats. The pendant keeps the attention on that mega center by using a simple loop bail to pass a delicate chain through. That thoughtful 14 karat white gold pendant was actually once the top of a custom made ring by Canadian sculptor turned award winning jewellery designer Noam Carver. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is the exclusive agent in Barrie for the Montreal based designer. If you like this design, more can be seen on the Noam Carver website. We converted the custom ring into this elegant pendant for the previous owner a few years ago. The statement pendant is currently suspended from an Italian made box link necklace available separately. The like new pendant was hardly worn and is in perfect condition. Comes complete with an August 2018 appraisal done by a long time Barrie jeweller with an estimated replacement value of $36,600.00 CAD plus tax. Our estate price for this red carpet worthy ring is just $17,800.00 CAD. Stock #161-00159.

SOLD

 


0.46ct. I1-IJ diamond pendant, 1.4gr. 14kt. $770.00 CAD. 161-00155

A simple tweak can take a diamond pendant from run-of-the-mill to statement-making. The unique slide pendant first opts for a partial bezel setting to increase the apparent footprint of the diamond it carries. Then it adds an elegantly curving chevron of warm yellow gold to draw the eye down towards the diamond. Creating a total footprint of 13mm long by 9mm wide, that manages not to look bulky thanks to the open nature of the slide bail. The 0.46 carat round brilliant cut diamond at the center of this pendant is a nice I1-IJ quality. The 14 karat pendant on its own is estate priced for $770.00 CAD. Stock #161-00155. The 18 inch long 10 karat yellow gold estate box chain it currently hangs from can be purchased for an additional $59.50 CAD, or you can choose one yourself from our extensive stock of new and estate chains.

SOLD


December 10, 2021

0.68ct. VS-GH pear shaped diamond pendant (0.80ct. tw.) 1.1gr. $2,450.00 CAD. 161-00158

We are swimming in stock projects, but some things just need to be pushed to the front of the line. So when this pear-shaped diamond came in at the center of an outdated engagement ring we just had to give it a second chance. Instead of adding it to our large stock of loose estate diamonds, we found it a delicate halo pendant. The transformation was astounding and let the 0.68 carat estate pear-shaped diamond show off its brilliance by letting it dance freely during wear. The halo of petite diamonds also increased the apparent footprint of the stone, bumping it to 7.7mm wide by 10.8mm. The 9mm long bail is large enough to accommodate most chains and its 6 diamonds bump the total weight of the pendant to 0.80 carats. The main diamond is an eye-clean VS1 with a bright H colour, the petite round brilliant cuts of the pendant are SI-GH quality. The brand new 14 karat pendant is currently strung from an 18-inch long cable link Italian-made chain that is sold separately for $145.00 CAD. The pendant is accompanied by its original engagement ring appraisal and is estate priced (without a chain) for $2,450.00 CAD. Stock #161-00158.

SOLD


December 3, 2021

0.49ct. VS2-J European cut diamond pendant compass setting 14kt. $1,036.00 CAD. 161-00156

Old European cut diamonds were invented in the last decade of the 1800s. The new cut developed as diamond cutters experimented with the optical science behind diamond brilliance. Their reign was brief compared to the old mine that came before and the modern round brilliant that came after; evidence of the rapid pace of advancement in the science of diamond cutting. By the 1930’s everyone had moved on to the superior round brilliant cut. This 0.49 carat old European cut is a fine example, displaying the large flashes of every-coloured light you can only get from this era. It’s an eye-clean VS2 clarity with a slightly warm J colour. We’ve set this estate diamond into a brand new compass-heading 14 karat white gold pendant for the estate price of $1,036.00 CAD. Stock number 161-00156. It currently hangs from a new Italian-made 14 karat white gold cable link 18-inch chain that can be purchased for an additional $171.00 CAD. Stock number 430-00167.

SOLD


December 2, 2021

0.20ct. tw. I1-J diamond pendant with 18″ chain, 2.6gr., 10kt. $315.00 CAD. 161-00151

A few quick strokes from the designer’s pen and you end up with a pendant that is striking despite its simplicity. The high polished yellow gold and diamond-studded white gold make wonderful contrasts for each other. Both bars start tall at their ends and slowly taper downwards to make graceful joints against their partner. The 0.20 carats of petite round brilliant cut diamonds are nice I1-J quality, twinkling brightly at the slightest movement. The 35.7mm long by 6.8mm wide pendant is accompanied by an 18-inch box chain of matching 10 karat yellow gold. Estate price $315.00 CAD. Stock #161-00151.

SOLD


December 1, 2021

BIRKS Muse tear pendant 450005766027 $1,797.00 CAD. e10479

Birks Muse line is inspired by the patterned grill work of their original store on St. James Street in Old Montreal in 1879. Far from the grills that decorated that ceiling this teardrop pendant is made from the very best ingredients, but what else would you expect from Birks? The 39mm long by 16.25mm wide pendant retains a delicate feel with a subtly graduated pattern. As proof of Birks’ thoughtful designs the 0.28 carats of VVS-FG round brilliant cut diamonds that circle the tear drops waist don’t actually disturb that filigree pattern; instead they create the largest point in the graduation by visually combining the two pattern halves it runs through. For a modern twist the pendant is hung from a double strand cable link chain that can be worn at 24 or 28 inches long. Even the hardware has been carefully designed with the solid rectangular bail allowing the teardrop to roll wildly during wear. The strong lobster clasp has been elegantly elongated and equipped with a swiveling end to help prevent the chain from twisting. All together the necklace consists of 10.7 grams of 18 karat white gold that still retains its untouched bright white rhodium. The like new necklace is accompanied by a luxurious Birks presentation box and is currently listed on their website for $2,995.00 CAD. Our estate price $1,797.00 CAD. Stock #e10479.

SOLD


November 30, 2021

18kt. UNO-A-ERRE petite pig pendant/charm 1.6gr. $175.00 CAD. e14284

It’s 18 karat gold, it’s Italian made by Uno-A-Erre, and it’s adorable, how could we possibly not showcase this little pig charm/pendant? Masterfully made by one of our industry’s finest manufacturers. Hollow yes, but it still has more heft than you’d imagine given its diminutive 15mm nose-to-tail measurement and premium 18 karat yellow gold construction. The little porker is in perfect condition showing no wear on the bail or connecting ring. This fine swine is estate priced at $175.00 CAD. Stock #e14284.

SOLD


18kt. hand engraved locket & chain 29mm x 22mm, 11.2gr. $1,080.00 CAD. e14060

We might be one of the last strongholds for lockets but we are pretty proud of our retro locket selection! The tiny gold boxes have been a jewellery staple for centuries, and why not? Traditionally they weren’t for pictures, they carried dried flowers, locks of hair, mementos of dead or living loved ones, hand-painted portraits, special notes, good luck charms, relics of saints, love poems, magical spells, vials of poison, or any secrets you couldn’t let out of your sight. It’s only been the last century that photos were the sole domain of lockets. If you’re thinking of reviving one of their traditional purposes I’d recommend this particular locket. It features a heavy-duty lock that takes two fingers to open, and is generally sturdy and well made; a perfect mini-safe for the things you can’t trust to the cloud. The locket measures 29mm long by 22mm wide, with an oversized bail that should accommodate almost any chain. It features two removable plexiglass windows with fine gold frames, remove these and you’ve got about 6mm of storage depth. Formed from top quality 18 karat yellow gold and featuring a hand-engraved floral motif, and high polished back ready for engraving. The locket is accompanied by an 18-inch chain with a large spring-ring catch. The chain and locket weigh a significant combined weight of 11.2 grams. Estate price $1,080.00 CAD. Stock #e14060.

SOLD


November 28, 2021

2.5gr. 9999 gold Credit Suisse bar & 2.5gr. 18kt. frame. Spot plus 10% (bar), $350.00 (frame) 912-00350 436-00147

Everyone should own some gold bullion, and everyone should always have a little cash on them, just in case. Something like our latest estate pendant serves both purposes and also makes an interesting, attractive piece of jewellery. The 99.99% pure gold wafer weighs 2.5 grams (8% of a Troy ounce), the frame also weighs 2.5 grams in premium 18 karat (75% purity). At the current price of $2,430.00 Canadian, the bar contains $195.00 worth of gold. Gold is even better than U.S. dollars in your pocket. It is one of the few internationally accepted, easily recognized communities. It is portable, appreciating in value, and has been used as a store of value for 1000s of years. This pendant is in perfect condition looking unworn. The wafer can be sold tax-free, the $350.00 frame is subject to applicable sales tax. Stock numbers 912-00350 (bar), 436-00147 (frame).

SOLD

 


November 26, 2021

14kt. pear shaped diamond drop halo pendant, 0.63ct. tw. SI-I, 0.6gr. $700.00 CAD. 161-00131

All it takes is a little movement to create something really special. This diamond drop pendant has two points of articulation, first in the carved bail that allows the diamond halo to swing freely, then in the hinged diamond drop at the center of that halo. That 6-prong set round brilliant cut diamond can move in any direction, creating an extra level of activity during wear. All told the pendant is adorned with 17 SI-I quality diamonds equalling 0.63 carats together. The 14 karat white and yellow pendant is estate priced for $700.00 CAD. Stock #161-00131.

SOLD


November 25, 2021

0.50ct. tw. I1-HI diamond earring & pendant set, 5.6gr. 10kt, 20″ $840.00 CAD. e13744

The advantages of two-tone jewellery go beyond men who are shopping for their partners and can’t remember for the life of them, what colour gold she normally wears… Especially when the two-tone is set up as it is with this diamond set. The functional components, like the chain, bail, and post bases, are all yellow gold helping to blend better with most skin tones and melt into the background. This effect makes the diamonds they carry, a subtle accent and draws attention to the chromy rhodium enhanced diamond studded drops. Especially as those drops have been left articulated, allowing them to swing freely during wear. The combined 0.50 carats of I1-H diamonds sparkle brightly with the slightest movement. Each stud has been equipped with heavyweight friction backs and the pendant hangs from a 20-inch chain. The estate price for the 10 karat gold set is $840.00 CAD. Stock #e13744.

SOLD


November 21, 2021

Antique Art Nouveau 14kt. seed pearl pendant/necklace, 5.7gr., $560.00 CAD. e14306

The Art Nouveau necklaces we’ve had the pleasure of showcasing have always been colorful, but this is one of the more vibrant. It combines sky blue and magenta faceted glass, a pairing that evokes the natural brilliance the movement was so obsessed with. The blue stone that hangs from the swift’s beak rests perfectly between two stylized wings; most likely modeled after dragonfly wings as they were a great favorite of the Art Nouveau movement. The necklace features delicate demi-pearl accents and warm 14 karat yellow gold. Estate price for this 110-year-old (at least) antique is $560.00 CAD. Stock #e14306.

SOLD


November 19, 2021

Fine gold nugget/14kt. pendant 7.5gr. $770.00 CAD. e13426

This is probably the most well thought out nugget pendant we’ve encountered. Here the nugget’s organic shape and mottled texture are used in contrast against the asymmetrical high polished frame. The effect is eye catching and modern creating a pendant that is much more interesting than the traditional nugget with a bail. The frame has been made from extra warm 14 karat yellow gold to better complement the intense yellow of the fine gold. It’s equipped with an oversized bail making it suitable for most chains. All told the 7.5 gram pendant measures 31mm by 15.5mm. The estate price for this obviously custom made pendant is $770.00 CAD. Stock #e13426.

SOLD

 


November 18, 2021

14kt. Sun pendant, 28mm, 2.0gr. $175.00 CAD. 436-00143

At this time of year, everyone can use a little more sunshine in their life. This artisan-style interpretation of the sun is made from just over 2 grams of warm yellow gold and measures 28mm in diameter. Although this is a previously owned item, it has never been worn. There is no evidence of wear from any type of chain running through the oversized bail. The artistic tribute to our closest star is estate priced at $175.00 CAD. Stock #436-00143.

SOLD


November 17, 2021

0.12ct. tw. I1-I2-HI diamond & black Onyx pendant on 16″ wheat chain 7.8gr. 14kt. $840.00 CAD. e13934

Onyx is one of those gemstones that automatically conjures up images of heavy yellow gold rings with a gold initial laid over it or a small seed pearl set at its center. It is a versatile gemstone that makes a stunning contrast when used in modern jewellery, partnered with brightly rhodium plated 14 karat white gold and diamonds for example. You can see how timeless and elegant that black and white combination looks. What you can’t see however is the high polish of the onyx disk, how it flashes brightly, and how it reflects the bright edges of the white gold flowers that rest on it, adding depth. The 21.5mm diameter disk features 0.12 carats total weight of I1-I2-HI diamonds, graduating as they move around the brushstroke flowers. The disk hangs from a 16-inch wheat link chain with sturdy end caps and a medium lobster clasp. Estate price for the like-new necklace is $840.00 CAD. Stock #e13934.

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November 10, 2021

18kt. diamond set baby shoe charm 3.6gr. $350.00 CAD. e8126

e8126 diamond set baby shoeWhat a cute item. Not only is it cute but this is a gift with a really high tear coefficient. Just imagine her reaction when you present her with this tiny diamond set baby shoe. The tears will start flowing and you’ll be a hero. This little shoe measures 15.7mm long not including the bail and weighs 3.6 grams of 18 karat white gold. If that wasn’t enough there are 16 little brilliant cut diamonds channel and Gypsy set throughout the shoe. It can be worn on a necklace or added to her charm bracelet. Estate priced at $350.00. Stock #e8126.e8126.1 baby shoe with diamonds

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November 9, 2021

0.49ct. SI1-IJ diamond solitaire pendant on 16″ chain 2.2gr. $980.00 CAD. 161-00132

The grade-setting inclusion for this SI1 round brilliant cut diamond is a shallow feather resting just below the surface of the table facet. With magnification that feather is so shallow, it looks like a line, without magnification it disappears. Making this 0.49 carat diamond a great value! To brighten up its IJ colour it’s been set into warm 14 karat yellow gold. The setting is delicate and understated to keep the focus on the diamond it carries. It’s accompanied by a 16-inch chain curb link chain with a spring-ring catch. Estate price $980.00 CAD. Stock #161-00132.

SOLD


November 7, 2021

Custom made diamond key pendant on 32″ wheat chain 13.4gr. tw. $1,400.00 CAD. e13933

Measuring 57mm long this key pendant would be impressive on its own, but strung from a 32-inch long chain, the key takes on a new level of head-turning attention. That length allows it to slip easily over the head and fall to the diaphragm. The chain has been decorated with a single bezel-set diamond that sits about 5 inches up from the key pendant. The key also features four petite round brilliant cut diamonds set around its quatrefoil window. Despite being cast from 14 karat white gold the key still boasts a sturdier make than the sterling silver keys we see. With its chain, the total weight comes to 13.4 grams. Both chain and pendant retain their original chromy white rhodium finish as proof of their barely worn history. The 5 diamonds equal 0.04 carats in total and are of VS-SI-FH quality. The chain is equipped with sturdy end caps and a superfluous spring-ring catch. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e13933.

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October 26, 2021

Amethyst & diamond pendant/earring set. 4.2gr. 14 karat gold. $420.00 CAD. e14524 231-00117

With February quickly arriving and amethyst being its birthstone, this 14karat yellow gold diamond pendant/earring set would be a perfect gift to give. Weighing in at 4.2 grams this gorgeous set equips its earrings with standard posts and sturdy friction backs. Its pendant hangs on a delicate 18″ chain with an easy to fasten spring-ring clasp. Despite what the pictures might show, in person these amethysts depict a true purple with rolling flashes of burgundy. The estate price for the set is only $420.00. Stock #e14524 231-00117

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October 15, 2021

Raw fine gold nugget custom 14kt. gold frame on 16″ necklace 12.5gr. tw. $998.00 CAD. e13383

Self isolation feeling a bit boring? Liven it up with some scholarly articles on the habits of gold formation! Or we can give you the Coles Notes version. One of the most common gold deposits is the auriferous quartz vein, you can see the small sections of white quartz trapped inside this nugget. Anyone else a part of their high school Latin team? Aurum means gold and ferre means to bear, so auriferous translates to gold-bearing. What’s interesting is that this process can happen on a tiny scale during modern earthquakes. Mineral rich super heated pressurized water deep below the earth’s crust is suddenly exposed to the low pressure of the surface when an earthquake opens a fissure in the mantel. The water instantly vaporizes leaving crystallized forms of the minerals it was carrying behind. This process can take tenths of a second the change is so rapid. This 12.5 gram pendant probably formed the old fashion way but it is still a fascinating geological specimen. Its been gifted with a custom made 14 karat yellow gold frame, mostly hidden when viewed from the front. The simply fixed bail is large enough to accommodate a variety of chains but it is currently suspended from a 16 inch 14 karat yellow gold curb chain. Estate price $998.00 CAD. Stock #e13383.

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October 14, 2021

0.22ct. tw. I1-I diamond pendant with 18 1/2″ box chain 1.3gr. 10K $350.00 CAD. e13915

If this diamond had been set into a traditional four-prong setting it would have become an understated wear-every-day piece. By building this modern hard-lined drop pendant around that diamond the effect is much more striking. The main diamond has had its footprint increased to 5.6mm thanks to the high polished bezel that surrounds it. The opened toped fixed bail is channel set with two petite accent diamonds that bring the estimated total weight to 0.22 carats of I1-I quality round brilliant cuts. The 10 karat white gold pendant slides freely along an 18 1/2 inch long mini box link chain, both retain their original chromy white rhodium finish. Estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock #e13915

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October 12, 2021

3.64ct. emerald & diamond (0.76ct. tw. VS-H) pendant, 18.1gr. 18kt. $21,000.00 CAD. 231-00139

High-quality, larger emeralds are almost never seen. The small stones usually encountered are often very pale, heavily included, and translucent to opaque. Natural emeralds almost exclusively form with numerous feathers and surface reaching inclusions that affect transparency and brilliance. Emerald cutters universally treat emeralds with various substances that improve transparency. Often the treatment is a simple cedarwood oil that conceals surface reaching feathers. Waxes and resins can sometimes to applied to emeralds too. 99% of all emeralds are subjected to some form of clarity improving treatment. This emerald has just returned from the Gemological Institute of America for their review and report. The December 15, 2021 document can be seen online here. We are happy to report the GIA only found minor evidence of clarity enhancement. We were hoping for no enhancement of any kind but realized that was a long shot. Emeralds enhanced to this level sell for a 10% to 20% premium over the majority of emeralds that are treated to a moderate level. Photographed in darkfield illumination is the best way to reveal inclusions that practically all emeralds form with. This lighting technique may not be the most flattering but it shows how even high quality emerald have numerous internal clarity characteristics. This vintage emerald pendant is a stunning piece of jewelry. We don’t come across many emeralds of this size and intense green colour very often. This is the finest emerald of this size we’ve had the pleasure to showcase, it measures just shy of 1/2 an inch in length. It is surrounded by 32 high-quality (VS-H) round diamonds weighing an estimated 0.75 carats in total. The 18 karat white gold pendant is integrated into a 17-inch double curb link necklace. The necklace/pendant weighs in at a significant 18.1 grams in total. If you’d like to replace the yellow gold chain with white, we’d be happy to make that change. The pendant could also be configured into a more contemporary design. We could also remount the emerald into a fantastic engagement or dinner ring. We’ve said it before but pictures really don’t do something like this justice. Here is a short YouTube video of this beautiful pendant. Even the video can’t capture the colour correctly. This custom-made emerald pendant is estate priced at $21,000.00 CAD. Stock number 231-00139.

SOLD


October 10, 2021

0.25ct. tw. I1-I2-GH star diamond pendant with 16″ chain, 2.0gr. 10kt. $315.00 CAD. e14050

Trying to research the meaning behind this eight-pointed star and turns out it has meaning for almost every religion! From the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi to the Octogram of Ancient Egypt or the Babylonian Goddess Ishtar, associated with the planet Venus. Each has its own symbolism which you can read about here. Whichever you most identify with this petite pendant will represent it beautifully. Our little star pendant measures 11mm wide and manages to hold 33 round brilliant and round single cut diamonds. They equal 0.25 carats together of I1-I2-GH quality and are backed by bright white rhodium to diminish the appearance of the prongs that hold them. The 2 gram pendant is cast from 10 karat yellow gold, it hangs from a 16 inch curb chain with a spring ring catch. Estate price $315.00 CAD. Stock #e14050.

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September 30, 2021

4.3gr. 14kt princess cut diamond pendant/chain 0.30ct. VS2-I $770.00 CAD. e10734

Clean and tailored design square bezel setting with princess cut diamond. A little more thought and effort was given when this pendant was put together. Instead of a simple one piece casting with rhodium enhanced areas, the pendant has been assembled from 2 sections. One part is made in white gold and the other is made from yellow gold. It’s a little more difficult and definitely more expensive making jewellery from multiple sections but the results are more flattering, longer lasting, more sophisticated, and generally just better looking. The square, flat edged pendant contains a very good quality VS2-I princess cut diamond. Only a thin bezel covers the diamond edges allowing as much sparkle as possible while making it look much larger than the estimated 0.30 carat weight would suggest. The pendant is suspended from a square section 14 karat yellow gold foxtail chain measuring 17 inches in length. Freshly polished and looking like new the pendant/necklace are estate priced as a set for $770.00 CAD. Stock #e10734.

SOLD


September 22, 2021

0.25ct. I1-H diamond pendant & necklace 3.7gr. 14kt. $700.00 CAD. e11870

Diamond sliders are so classic they can be paired with anything. Done in brightly rhodium plated 14 karat white gold the bezel results in a seamless transition from fiery brilliance to a mirror finished shine. Bezel frames create the appearance of a much larger diamond, not that this diamond is anything to turn your nose at. With a high cut grade the 0.25ct diamond easily makes the most of its I1-GH quality, showing almost eye clean with a series of small reflected white crystal inclusions. The 7.8mm diameter pendant is strung on a heavier 18 inch long wheat link chain. Together the 14 karat necklace weighs in at 2.59 grams and is accompanied by a Harold Weinstein Ltd. Jewellery Appraisal with an estimated replacement value of $1,650.00 CAD. Our estate price for the like new necklace is $700.00 CAD. Stock #e11870.

SOLD

 

 

 


0.25ct. tw. SI-IJ diamond pendant 2.5gr. 10kt. white gold $420.00 CAD. e14130

Such a simple design, a twisted ribbon of white gold and diamonds. You can feel the weight of the draped fabric it’s mimicking, hanging loosely from whatever it’s been suspended from. The pendant was designed to swing and roll freely during wear, equally interesting viewed from any angle. The airy pendant measures 32.5mm long by 14.3mm wide and features two twisting rows of round brilliant cut diamonds equalling 0.25 carats total weight. The 29 diamonds are of pleasant SI-IJ quality and offer a bold contrast to the large swaths of high polished rhodium plated 10 karat white gold. Estate price for the like-new pendant is only $420.00 CAD. Stock #e14130.

SOLD


September 16, 2021

0.25ct. tw. I1-treated fancy yellow, dancing diamond, pulse pendant, 20″, 10/14kt., 3.9gr. $525.00 CAD. e14385

The dancing diamond was new on the scene about 10 years ago but they are still relatively unknown; which is too bad as they really are quite mesmerizing! The main diamond of these pendants is in a specially made setting that can roll freely at the slightest movement. And does it ever! Even the act of speaking can make this treated fancy yellow diamond dance! The pendant that carries it is a 20.9mm long infinity symbol accented with additional petite diamonds of matching I1 clarity. The 10 karat yellow gold is a nice colour match to the main diamond it carries. The pendant hangs from a 14 karat yellow gold 20 inch long Italian made cable link chain with an oversized lobster clasp for easy fastening. Estate price $525.00 CAD. Stock #e14385.

SOLD


September 14, 2021

18kt. 0.50ct. emerald pendant, 0.9gr. handmade, $245.00 CAD. e14339

Custom doesn’t always mean complex or costly, when your building around a gemstone or diamond it’s usually best to keep the design calm, letting the stone speak for itself. This 0.50 carat emerald cut emerald has been simply accented by a swopping (slightly cat tail resembling) streak of high polished yellow gold. The emerald sits on one of its corners, adding a playful bit of visual tension to the piece. The 18 karat yellow gold piece measures 26.3mm long and is equipped with a large bail that should accommodate most chains. Estate price $245.00 CAD. Stock #e14339.

SOLD


September 13, 2021

1.50ct. tw. garnet pendant on 17″ chain, 10kt., 2.7gr., $280.00 CAD. e14360

Garnet comes in every colour of the rainbow, and red garnet occupies a broad range of hues and saturation levels. The least expensive garnet hue is an orangy earthy red tone and the most expensive is a vibrant green similar to peridot. This pure red garnet cluster is probably the colour most people associate with the gem. The 1.50 carats of red garnet have also been very well cut, making each of the nine gems come to life with the slightest rotation. The 13.5mm wide cluster is set into delicate 10 karat yellow gold, keeping the focus on the gems. The pendant hangs from a light 17-inch chain. Estate price $280.00 CAD. Stock #e14360.

SOLD


September 12, 2021

Custom made vintage citrine pendant 38.26 carats 31gr. 14kt. gold $2,200.00 CAD. e13410

I don’t really know when the bark finish fell out of favor (maybe the late 80’s) but we’re bringing it back! If I were to guess I would say this 47mm x 36mm pendant was inspired by sycamore or scots pine. It’s been hand carved in a heavy and realistic relief from warm 14 karat yellow gold. The bite of this pendant is the huge 38.26 carat emerald cut citrine, just a shade more yellow than the gold that houses it. The 31 gram pendant is equipped with a hidden double bail large enough to accommodate most chains. Estate price $2,200.00 CAD. Stock #e13410.

SOLD


September 10, 2021

0.50ct. tw. SI-I puffed heart pendant with box link chain, 13gr. 14kt. $1,173.00 CAD. e11151

A puffy pave set diamond heart in warm yellow gold is sure to please anyone (who likes heart jewellery that is, beware those heart-haters!). This statement pendant measures 17.7mm wide by 24.9mm long and an impressive 5.3mm thick! Hollow-backed, of course, but still weighing in at 4.2 grams without its chain. The 0.50 carat total weight of petite round brilliant cut diamonds that cover the pendant and bail are all a well-matched SI-I quality. The oversized hinged bail is capable of accomodating most chains and is currently strung on an 18 inch long rounded box link of matching 14 karat yellow gold. The heavy chain brings the total weight up to 13 grams. Estate price $1,173.00 CAD. Stock #e11151

SOLD


September 3, 2021

9kt. hand carved cameo brooch/pendant Hebe, Goddess of Youth 10.2gr. gross weight $280.00 CAD. e14076

The Greek Goddess Hebe was the youngest daughter of Zeus and Hera. She was the cupbearer for the Gods and Goddesses of Mount Olympus, she eventually became the wife of Heracles (Hercules). She was responsible for restoring the youth of the Gods and had the ability to restore youth to mortals. In this famous depiction, Hebe is offering a drink to her father Zeus, in the form of an eagle, restoring him. Zeus is depicted as an eagle when he’s pictured with Hebe as the eagle was believed to be phoenix-like in its ability to renew itself to a youthful state. Here the pair are depicted in a masterfully hand-carved shell cameo measuring 46mm x 36mm. The cameo is left to speak for itself, secured with a simple high-polished 9 karat yellow gold frame. The cameo is equipped with a fixed bail and a brooch pin, allowing it to be worn on a chain or pinned directly to clothing. The estate price for this piece of Ancient Greek Mythology is $280.00 CAD. Stock #e14076.

SOLD

 


August 30, 2021

14kt. antique inspired garnet & pearl pendant/earring set $2,240.00 CAD. e12562 e12563

This set is the essence of the Victorian Era! Though modern the antique inspired set would have been at home in the 1880s drawing room. As you might have guessed the trends of the Victorian Era were set by Queen Victoria herself. Thanks to the industrial revolution common people were finally able to afford luxuries like jewellery. Thanks to developments in photography and printing Queen Victoria was one of the first Monarchs to have her life heavily documented and those images were widely circulated. All classes throughout the empire could see what the Queen was wearing making her the original Influencers with approximately 10 million followers. She created the trend of wearing white for a wedding gown, everything she touched became the gospel for fashion. She had a passion for mixing gemstones, filigree, and ornate oversized statement pieces. Honestly, the motifs of the Victorian Era are what most people imagine when they picture royal jewellery. This regal drop pendant measures a head turning 42mm long by 22mm wide. It’s set with brooding red garnets and soft creamy pearls. The 9.4 gram 14 karat yellow gold pendant is suspended from an 18 inch long Singapore chain with a spring ring catch. The earrings that complement it measure 18.3mm x 15.6mm and weigh 9 grams together. The set is Canadian made and can be purchased separately for $1,120.00 CAD each. Stock numbers e12563 and e12562.

SOLD


August 20, 2021

18kt. swan pendant with “floating” gems 0.66ct. tw. 9.3gr. $1,400.00 CAD. e14537

Swans are revered the world over (despite their cranky attitudes) and they certainly make an elegant motif when used in jewellery. This stylized swan features a transparent wing that holds bezel set sapphires, rubies, emeralds, and one bezel set diamond. The gems float freely within the wing, causing them to constantly rearrange their pattern. The swan has been set with 0.25 carats total weight of bright white diamonds and a single ruby eye. The swan is made from top-quality 18 karat yellow gold and has been equipped with a hinged bail, allowing it to fit on almost any chain or clasp onto a strand of beads or pearls. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e14537.

SOLD


August 18, 2021

Marquise cut sapphire & diamond pendant 0.76ct. tw. SI-J, 3.2gr. 14kt. gold $560.00 CAD. e13740

Here’s a retro one for you, a marquise centered cluster in yellow and white gold. We certainly sold a couple of these back in the 70s and 80s. This 20.2 x 11.7mm example is as nice as any we’ve seen. The 0.38 carats of SI-J diamonds are single cuts instead of round brilliants. The round single cut has 17 facets versus the 57 of a round brilliant, in smaller sizes the single cuts make a brighter show, giving off larger flashes of white and every-coloured light. The 24 certainly do their job here, lighting up like a disco ball at the slightest movement. The deep blue 0.38 carat marquise cut sapphire is equally bright, flashing bright indigo across its middle. The gemstones have of course been set into bright white gold, while the large bail and 16-inch curb chain are warm yellow 14 karat gold. The pendant weighs in at 3.2 grams and is estate priced for $560.00 CAD. Stock #e13740.

SOLD


August 17, 2021

5gr. Johnson Matthey 9999 gold bar (spot + 10%), 0.57gr. 14kt. frame $53.00 extra. e14503

Finding smaller amounts of gold bullion in fractions of ounce weights is more difficult than ever. Most major bullion suppliers have none available for delivery, and if they do expect to pay 15 to 20% over the intrinsic value. We too seldom have smaller amounts available. Thankfully, selling bullion isn’t a large part of our business, so when we’re able to supply gold and silver bullion, it is always less expensive than bullion dealers. This is a small 5 gram (16% of a troy ounce) Johnson Matthey 9999 gold bar in a 14 karat gold frame. The gold bar is for sale at the current spot price plus 10% with no sales tax. The 14 karat gold frame weighs 0.57 grams and is priced at $52.50 plus sales tax. We will not sell the bar without the frame. If you’re a gold bug, this pendant allows you to wear just a little of what you like to invest in. The pendant is in perfect condition and looks unworn. Stock #e14503.

SOLD

 


August 13, 2021

10kt. yellow gold pony pendant 1.5gr. $98.00 CAD. 436-00032

Here is another of the numerous small estate items that we have in stock. Cast from solid 10 karat yellow gold, this little pony pendant/charm weighs 1.5 grams and measures 12.8mm in length. The thick jump-ring will allow a light to medium weight chain to pass through. Estate priced at $98.00 CAD. Stock #436-00032.

SOLD


July 30, 2021

0.40ct. tw. I1-I diamond circle pendant 3.7gr. 14kt. $525.00 CAD. e10588

Circle pendants are designated from one another by quality and subtlety of design, this 22.5mm diameter circle has a subtle but useful design feature. Its gallery has been made to graduate as it travels up toward the chain making the ring of diamonds angle on a slight downward slope. That slope balances the opposing slope of the collar bone so the circle sits perfectly level during wear. The feature also allows for a variety of different chain sizes. The 0.40 carats of round brilliant cut I1-I diamonds are set off by thin rhodium enhanced 14 karat white gold rails. The pendant slides freely across a strong cable link 16-inch chain which also retains an untouched chromy rhodium plating. The necklace and pendant weigh a combined 3.7 grams. Estate price $525.00 CAD. Stock #e10588.

SOLD

 


July 20, 2021

10kt. arrowhead pendant, 2.75gr., 29mm, $180.00 CAD. e14450

This pendant will accept most styles of chains with a width of up to 3mm. The 29mm arrowhead pendant weighs 2.75 grams and was cast from 2.75 grams of 10 karat yellow gold. Excellent condition, showing only a touch of wear in the bail where a chain ran through. Estate priced at $180.00 CAD. Stock #e14450.

SOLD


July 5, 2021

Custom made 8.86ct. white topaz & diamond pendant $1,540.00 CAD. e9304

 

Believe it or not, this is actually the same stone. What used to be a soft reddish-brown imperial topaz has turned into a very pale ever so slightly blue topaz. Exposure to sunlight through our triple-pane laminated showcase/window glass caused the natural brown colour to permanently fade to the new pale blue hue you now see. A couple of pictures just doesn’t do this piece of jewellery justice. The large 8.86 carat imperial topaz sparkles and glitters so much more than still photographs can possibly show. Measurements of 14.3mm x 12.3mm should ensure this exotic stone won’t be overlooked. The big brilliant gem made the floral design setting a logical choice. Our goldsmiths came up with this fantastic lighthearted idea to showcase the large estate topaz. Soft scalloped edges and a string of tiny brilliant cut diamonds confirm the organic natural inspired design. Even the large hinged bail has been given the diamond treatment. 39 small brilliant cut diamonds weighing an estimated 0.33 carat of SI-HI quality form the frame and bail. The low double gallery setting was crafted using 14 karat white gold and weighs 7.0 grams. We love producing this type of jewellery. It’s always fun and refreshing for our team, as it pushes their creative ideas in a different direction from the often requested custom ring. If you have an interesting gem that just isn’t being worn often enough, bring it in, and let’s be inspired together to create something exceptional. By the way, as the reddish brown imperial topaz, this pendant was worth well over $3,000.00. As the new pale blue common topaz, the price is now about half (oops). Don’t leave your imperial topaz in direct sunlight as they can sometimes fade. The pendant is estate priced not including chain at $1,540.00. Stock #e9304.e9304.1 imperial topaz and diamond pendant

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June 18, 2021

Handmade 18kt. yellow gold cross pendant 10.9gr., $1,190.00 CAD. e14380

We create and sell custom-made items every day, but custom-made and truly hand fabricated are quite different. The jewellery industry has adopted CAD imaging, 3-D printing of wax prototypes, laser welding, and other modern conveniences that have revolutionized this business. This cross bucks the technology trend as it appears to have been completely fabricated by hand. We think this cross has been totally handmade. A good amount of 18 karat gold was likely milled into a 1.75mm thick sheet, whatever didn’t look like a cross was sawn away with great precision. A sturdy bail was rolled from some thinner sheet and soldered shut after it passed through the slot on top. Some basic decorative engraving on the front gives the cross some handcrafted detail. A final high polished finish way applied and it is ready to go. The artisan look of hand fabricated jewellery is absolutely charming. The quality of this piece was top of mind for the unknown artist who created it, as it was crafted from 10.99 grams of premium 18 karat yellow gold. Perfect condition showing no wear of any kind. This classic religious symbol is estate priced at $1,190.00 CAD. Stock #e14380.

SOLD


June 4, 2021

0.38ct. SI-J diamond pendant 3.2gr., 18 inch cable link necklace $840.00 CAD. e14265

A simple 45-degree rotation can make all the difference! This compass heading setting works perfectly for a station chain solitaire, making the two prongs that meet the chain almost disappear from view. The 0.38 carat round brilliant cut they carry is a bright SI-J, made whiter by the warmth of the 14 karat Italian-made yellow gold chain. The necklace measures a comfortable 18 inches long and has been made to last from a sturdy cable link and oversized jump ring ends and lobster clasp for easy fastening. Estate price $840.00 CAD. Stock #e14265

SOLD


June 2, 2021

Art Nouveau seed pearl & glass pendant 4.9gr. 14kt. gold $630.00 CAD. e14137

Every Art Nouveau neckpiece we get seems to be more intricate than the last! This 120-year-old winged beauty features the standard hand-set delicate seed pearls against warm 14 karat yellow gold. It also features movement-appropriate faceted coloured glass, a backlash against the elitism of traditional jewellery. The purple glass is a fantastic replica of amethyst and adds a touch of head-turning drama to this 50mm wide by 33mm long neckpiece. The necklace is surprisingly long 21 inches and is equipped with a modern spring-ring catch, pointing to the chain perhaps being new. We can custom shorten the necklace to any length while you wait. Estate price for this stunning antique $630.00 CAD. Stock #e14137.

SOLD

 


June 1, 2021

18kt. diamond set cross pendant 0.075ct. tw. VVS-F, 0.4gr. $105.00 CAD. 161-00095

You’ll find lots of large cross pendants in our estate department, but not too many small examples. This cross is downright tiny, measuring less than 7mm wide. It may be small but it was made with great attention to detail and quality. It has been crafted from premium 18 karat yellow gold and hand set with 6 fully faceted round brilliant cut diamonds of VVS-F quality. At only 0.4 grams in weight, you won’t even notice the extra heft on a chain. I can’t imagine a more delicate and pretty way to subtly display your faith. Estate priced at only $105.00 CAD. Stock #161-00095.

SOLD

 


May 25, 2021

18kt. cross pendant 6.8gr., 32mm x 63mm $770.00 CAD. e13654.

Two crosses for the price of one! This cross is a take on the Celtic cross with a Cross Pattee hidden within its nimbus. Both are from the Middle Ages (5th and 6th centuries). This dual cross face is covered over in delicate hand engraved branches and leaves. Turn the pendant over and the Cross Pattee is replaced by a filigree flower back by a matte stippled texture to make the high polished cell edges pop. The cross weighs in at 6.8 grams of top quality 18 karat yellow gold and measures 63mm x 32mm including its high polished medium sized bail. Estate price $770.00 CAD. Stock #e13654.

SOLD


May 22, 2021

0.41ct. I1-J diamond pendant on 18″ Italian cable chain, 1.3gr., $585.00 CAD. e14477

We had a great response to the diamond pendant we posted last week so we thought we’d make another one using one of our many estate diamonds. This one is a touch larger at 0.41 carats. The I1-J quality is bright, sparkly, and the centre of attention on the light 14 karat Italian made cable link 18-inch necklace. Our goldsmith laser welded the hand set diamond permanently into the necklace, so there is no bail for the diamond to slide on. The integrated look is popular and flattering for round brilliant cut diamonds. We can make something like this up in only a day or two if you’d like a bigger, smaller, or different quality diamond. We have 100s of loose estate diamonds in stock to choose from. This style pendant/necklace looks great no matter what size you select. The 18 inch, 14 karat yellow gold necklace is new stock from Italy. The delicate but sturdy cable link chain and pendant weigh 1.3 grams in total and are estate priced at only $585.00 CAD. Stock #e14477.

SOLD


May 18, 2021

14 karat garnet/diamond pendant on 10 karat chain $277.00 CAD. e8169

e8169 garnet and diamond pendantSometimes a gift is received but never used. Such is the case with this pretty little pendant. Suspended from a 10 karat white gold twisted rope necklace is an oval cluster setting containing a dark brownish-red garnet surrounded by 12 tiny brilliant cut diamonds. The pendant looks absolutely new, the only thing missing is the original price tag that was likely close to $500.00. The basic oval cluster measures 13.5mm x 11.5mm not including the large triangular bail. The chain/pendant weighs 3.8 grams and is estate priced at $277.00 CAD. Stock #e8169.

SOLD

 


May 2, 2021

4.80ct. peridot pendant custom made 14kt. 0.57ct. tw. diamonds SI-HI, 23.6gr. 14kt. $3,192.00 CAD. e14268

We might have to move peridot into the number one hardest gemstone to photograph position! In-person this peridot is radiant! Its intense summer green is a great example of what the stone is capable of when you get away from the yellower washes. Thanks to its specialized cut the gem appears to glow all on its own. This show-stopping pendant has obviously been built around the 9.6mm, 4.80 carat gem. The 36mm long by 27.2mm wide pendant features a playful bit of articulation, allowing the white gold diamond-accented frame to swing freely during wear. The 0.57 carats total weight of SI-HI round brilliant cut diamonds have been flush set in a random pattern to mirror the flush bezel setting of the peridot. As proof of its handmade nature, the pendant weighs in at a whopping 23.6 grams in 14 karat gold.  Estate price for this one-of-a-kind piece is $3,192.00 CAD. Stock #e14268.

SOLD


May 1, 2021

14kt. flexible link lace pendant on 18″ bead chain 3.7gr. $378.00 CAD. e13920

The bead chain link was designed to be worn on its own, not as a carrier of heavy pendants. It does its best work when it can roll freely during wear, exposing its machine-cut facets to the light. This necklace maximizes that disco ball effect by building a pendant out of the bead chain. The bolero inspired necklace is light and airy like lacework and stitches together a flexible flower with yellow and white gold strands. The 14 karat pendant measures 22mm wide and hangs below an 18-inch length chain. Its brilliance is impossible to capture in frozen photos, request a video call to see it “in person”. Estate price $378.00 CAD. Stock #e13920.

SOLD


April 30, 2021

0.77ct. SI2-J very good cut GIA certified 1.3gr. tw. 16 inch cable chain $2,100.00 CAD. e14266

For such a simple pendant this piece manages to be quite unique, and we’re not just saying that because we made it! The petite pendant almost resembles a tiny padlock with its half-round top link and small round-ring bail. The warm yellow gold draws attention to these accents as they contrast with the white gold chain and setting, not to mention the bright diamond! Being our diamond originally it is of course GIA certified of pleasant SI2-J quality, the perfect balance for maximum value with a pendant as it is only ever viewed from a slight distance. We’ve stung our handiwork on a 16-inch cable link chain. Estate price $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e14266.

SOLD


April 15, 2021

10-14kt. “Takin Care of Business” Elvis pendant with diamonds 4.6gr. 18″ $280.00 CAD. e13160

As the news breaks that after 25 years the Collingwood Ontario Elvis Festival is no more we offer this peace in the valley to help all of you get out of heartbreak hotel. Perhaps this Taking Care of Business pendant will be a bridge over troubled water for those Elvis aficionados out there. I’m counting on you mega fans out there to know the backstory behind this 14 karat yellow gold pendant. For those of you not in the know, the TCB was the core group of musicians that were with Elvis throughout most of his career. He eventually commissioned these pendants from an American goldsmith and distributed them among the group as a keepsake. This is an exact replica featuring the rhodium plated, diamond encrusted lightning bolt. The 1o karat gold good luck charm is strung on a 14 karat yellow gold 18 inch long curb link chain. So if you’re feeling all shook up from this news you can keep your memories close for the estate price of $280.00 CAD. Stock #e13160.

SOLD


March 14, 2021

1.20ct. VS2-D GIA diamond halo pendant 14kt. gold, 1.40ct. tw. $12,650.00 CAD. e8147

Take a good look because they don’t come by very often. “D” colour diamonds are exceptionally rare, especially if that D rating comes from the most trusted name in the diamond industry. The diamond was certified by the Gemological Institute of America with the highest possible colour rating. The full report can be viewed at GIA. The VS2 clarity grade with no fluorescence really makes this one sparkle. The extra length of a pear shape makes the diamond appear much bigger than the actual weight of 1.20 carats. With measurements of 9.64mm x 5.83mm x 3.59mm, this pear shape puts down a much bigger footprint than most average cut overly deep examples with similar weight. The diamond is currently set in a new 14 karat white gold halo cluster setting assembled with 0.20 carats of high quality (VS-F) Canadian diamonds. The setting is available separately for $1,150.00.  Diamond by itself is estate priced at $11,500.00 CAD. Stock #e8147.

SOLD


March 10, 2021

9kt. Art Nouveau genuine peridot necklace, 6.00ct. tw. 9.9gr. $1,190.00 CAD. e14082

The Art Nouveau movement spanned 1890-1910, it was a direct reaction to the classical “overwrought” style of academic art and for jewellery, the Victorian Era. The movement sought to elevate the applied arts (architecture, furniture, glass art, ceramics, jewellery making, metalwork, etc.) and unite them with fine arts. The artisans of the movement were trying to create a “total work of art” that all objects and surroundings should be uplifting and inspiring. For the jewellers of the time, the materials were not as important as the design, a priority shift unseen in jewellery history. That ethos is visible in this neckpiece with the use of pale 9 karat gold. The handmade necklace is set with an estimated 6.00 carats total weight of genuine peridot, surprising for the era as many jewellers opted for less expensive faceted glass. The neckpiece measures a head-turning 75mm wide by 53mm long. It’s equipped with a period-appropriate chain and antique spring-ring catch, bringing the total length to 17 inches. Estate price $1,190.00 CAD. Stock #e14082.

SOLD

 


March 1, 2021

18kt. 1.12ct. I1-M diamond pendant 1.22ct. tw., 1.3gr. $3,591.00 CAD. e14267

A few of Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers unique strengths are our knowledge and the efficiencies of our business model. Everything we do is about offering our customers the best value in estate, vintage and new jewellery. Unless it’s a commissioned custom creation, we let the large jewellery manufacturers do what they do best, like making this beautiful 18 karat white gold halo pendant setting. It contains 21 SI-GH round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 0.20 carats. If we were to custom make one of these, there is no way we could do it for our selling price of $500.00; the economy of scale can’t be had custom making items one at a time. We bring knowledge, talent, passion, and controlled costs to the equation. After operating in the same Downtown Barrie location since the 1950s, trust us when we say we know a lot about controlling our costs. Our onsite goldsmiths can quickly assemble partially finished jewellery or modify existing new and used items. Our Gemological Institute of America trained diamond graders and gemologist can benefit from buying opportunities when they present themselves, like in the case of the damaged 1.23 carat diamond we used in this creation. We purchased the centre estate diamond with a chipped girdle for a reduced price due to the damage. It weighed 1.23 carats before we had the chip removed, and the diamond re-cut to excellent proportions. Now in perfect condition with an excellent cut, the diamond sparkles far more than you’d imagine an I1-M quality diamond could. The scattered inclusions do little to disrupt light reflection and dispersion. The M colour is no doubt on the warm side, but it is tempered by the GH colour halo stones and brilliant rhodium-plated 18 karat white gold frame. We are continuously reinventing our trade-in estate diamonds and jewellery into new creations like this. This most impressive 18 karat diamond pendant is estate priced at only $3,591.00 CAD. A chain of your selection will be priced separately. Stock #e14267.

SOLD


February 11, 2021

1.10ct. tw. VVS-KL/SI-H pear shaped diamond halo pendant cluster, 14kt. $2,100.00 CAD. e14292

Don’t let the pictures fool you into thinking this is a petite pendant, measuring 20.4mm long by 10.8mm wide this piece is sure to turn heads! Of course, it doesn’t hurt that it’s covered in 1.10 carats of diamonds. The piece was built around a 0.55 carat Old Hollywood pear-shaped diamond of top quality VVS2 clarity and a slightly champagne-tone KL colour. Despite being surrounded by SI-GH round brilliant cut diamonds the pear looks much whiter than you’d expect, thanks to its kaleidoscope facet pattern. The fixed bail is a miniature work of art, sculpted from 14 karat white gold and wrapping itself around the eleventh accent diamond. The pendant is currently strung from an 18 inch 14 karat white gold chain priced separately for $138.00 CAD. The Gem Scan Laboratories certificate states a reasonable replacement value of $4,700.00 CAD. Our estate price for the pendant only $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e14292.

SOLD


February 8, 2021

1.00ct. tw. VS-G diamond pendant 18kt., 4.0gr., 16″, Martin & Co. UK $3,360.00 CAD. e13666.

To have a Royal Warrant from the Queen of England is no small thing, especially when it came from Queen Victoria in 1838. Martin & Co. of Cheltenham may not be a familiar name to you but they’ve been a high end mainstay in Britain for 214 years. Their pieces occasionally make their way across the pond but not as frequently as we’d like. This particular example is what we would call a trinity diamond pendant but in English is called a trilogy. We’ll have to file that one away for future use because it is much more appropriate when the diamonds graduate as they here; building on each other as they would a trilogy of books. Each actually overlaps its former slightly to create an uninterrupted line of brilliance. The Trilogy equals a perfect 1.00 carat combined weight of high VS-G quality. The 18 karat white gold that holds the diamonds has been brightly rhodium plated, helping it blend in. The pendant is strung from an “angle filed trace chain” of equally bright rhodium plated 18 karat white gold, measuring 18 inches long, and secured with an oversized lobster clasp and jump ring end for easy fastening. The pendant is housed in a charming purple and gold trimmed vintage inspired box. It is accompanied by its original rope handle bag, receipt sleeve, insurance document, and receipt showing a retail price of £3,070.00 British Pounds, less a £3,70.00 Pound discount for “Privilege Customer”. The current exchange rate would equal $5,214.16 CAD but the Pound was much stronger when this was originally purchased in 2011. Our estate price is $3,360.00 CAD. Stock #e13666.

SOLD


January 30, 2021

0.33ct. tw. I2-JK heart shaped diamond pendant 4.3gr. 10kt. 18″ $300.00 CAD. e14115

Never one to pass up a retro piece, we were pretty excited about this heart pendant! Baguettes, yellow gold, and a diamond-encrusted wreath layout; really, how can you not appreciate its bold glam! This 22.8mm x 18.2mm heart pendant is a blast from the past. The 4.3 gram 10 karat pendant runs its 0.33 carats total weight of I2-JK diamonds on a rollercoaster, dropping from 5.3mm tall to 2.9mm around the heart-shaped track. The pendant hangs from an 18 inch long curb-link chain with a spring-ring catch, 4.3 grams total weight. Estate price $300.00 CAD. Stock #e14115.

SOLD


January 24, 2021

Chopard Happy Diamonds Heart pendant 0.15ct. tw. 12.1gr. 18″ $2,800.00 CAD. e12884

Chopard’s Happy Diamonds collection is best described by the 159 year old Swiss institution as being, “as audacious as they are playful, with their iconic dancing diamonds gently moving and twirling between two sapphire crystals, symbolizing an authentic touch of Joie de Vivre and a truly free spirit. Little diamonds do great things” This Happy Diamonds Icon pendant certainly captures that spirit with its 0.15 carat total weight trio of round brilliant cut diamonds. The like new necklace is accompanied by an original luxurious Chopard box and paperwork. It’s currently available on their website for $2,710 Swiss Francs, $3,630.00 Canadian. Our estate price for the 18 karat icon with a much heavier, upgraded 18 karat Chopard necklace is $2,800.00 CAD. Stock #e12884.

SOLD

 


January 20, 2021

1.80ct. topaz & diamond (0.12ct.tw. VS-H) pendant, 14kt., 18″, 6.0gr. $700.00 CAD. e14273

Although completely different minerals, the optical properties of blue topaz and aquamarine are pretty close. The colour of the two gems can overlap too. The difference between the two is most easily seen in the price. A nice 2.80 carat blue topaz like this only costs around $40.00 or $50.00, while a fine quality aquamarine of the same size will set you back a couple of thousand dollars. It’s pretty easy to make a strong case for buying the much more affordable blue topaz. The topaz in this estate pendant is sky blue in colour, shows lots of sparkle, and is the perfect size for a pendant. The drop outline is one of the most flattering shapes when used as a pendant. It is capped by three high-quality VS-H round brilliant cut diamonds that total 0.12 carats in weight. A sturdy 1.4mm solid rope link necklace measuring 18 inches in length completes the set. 14 karat white gold construction with a total weight of 6 grams. The pendant and necklace are estate priced together at $700.00 CAD. Stock #e14273.

SOLD


January 9, 2021

10kt. antique seed pearl cameo pendant necklace 17″ 2.2gr. $210.00 CAD. e14148

This late 1800s antique necklace was built for the women of Downton Abbey era, a generation of women who were just beginning to venture outside of the homes, drive, take up careers of their own. The echelon of society that could afford jewellery still required its women to entertain, spending much of their time in parlours, at lavish dinners, or out to restaurants and private clubs. The women of that era were meant to live lives as delicate as their jewellery, meaning that antiques should be worn in the manner they were intended. This delicate cameo piece features a tiny strand of seed pearls strung onto gold wire that has merely been twisted and fastened around the frame. Making the necklace unsuitable for any rough storage or treatment. But something that’s at least 110 years old should be treated with gentle hands regardless of its make. The centrepiece of this 42mm long pendant is a petite shell cameo carved into heavy relief. The 10 karat yellow gold necklace has taken on a warm patina and the delicate leaves have actually be cast from green gold, or electrum as it’s sometimes called. The pendant is strung from its original 20-inch long cable link chain featuring an antique spring-ring catch. Estate price for this like-new antique $210.00 CAD. Stock #e14148.

SOLD


January 3, 2021

0.31ct. I1-J excellent cut diamond pendant on 15 1/2″ 14kt. necklace $665.00 CAD. e13943

Not many excellent cut diamonds get set into pendants. They are usually reserved for rings, which receive the closest scrutiny. Too bad it’s not the norm because this 0.31 carat round brilliant cut diamond is a real show stopper! Its perfect cut grade makes it extremely bright and maximizes its dispersion, splitting white light into every colour of rainbow sparkle. The cut grade really makes the most of the I1-J quality in this diamond, you’d swear it was at least an SI-GH. It has of course been set into a timeless 14 karat white gold crown setting and is suspended from a 15 1/2 inch long cable link chain. Estate price $665.00 CAD. Stock #e13943.

SOLD

 


December 13, 2020

Early 1900s seed pearl pendant/necklace 18″, 4.5gr. 10kt. gold $385.00 CAD. e14149

Aged at least 110 years this necklace is in fantastic, almost unworn, condition! The nature-inspired piece carries the motifs and materials of one of our favorite periods, the Art Nouveau movement. With whispy lines, demi-pearl accents, and a rhombus cut gemstone that is appropriately synthetic (for the time period). The almost magenta-toned gem sits at the focal point of this 27.6mm long by 55mm wide articulated necklace. It’s attached to a new 20-inch long Italian-made cable chain with a modern spring-ring catch. Estate price for this antique necklace $385.00 CAD. Stock #e14149.

SOLD


December 12, 2020

Diamond key pendant 0.10ct. tw. SI-I, on 18″ chain, 2.1gr., 10kt. $280.00 CAD. e13397

Despite containing 79 diamonds this intricate key only stands 24mm tall. The decorative slide pendant has left only two tiny surfaces high polished, everything else is covered in SI-I round single cut diamonds. The result is a petite pendant with some real punch! It hangs freely from an 18-inch long box link chain made from Canadian certified gold. The 2.1 gram necklace is made from brightly rhodium plated 10 karat and is in like-new condition. Estate price of $280.00 CAD. Stock #e13397.

SOLD


December 11, 2020

12ct. fluorite & diamond SI-HI (1.00ct. tw.) 14kt. pendant 6.2gr. $1,470.00 CAD. e14237

Not to be confused with fluoride! Fluorite is a gemstone rarely encountered because of its fragility. The gem has a MOHS hardness of only 4 making it very easy to scratch and scuff, about the hardness of 14 karat yellow gold. It can also be a very brittle gem meaning only skilled lapidarist’s can cut and polish it successfully. Unfortunate really; as it comes in almost every colour of the rainbow and displays a soft billowing play-of-light. Its most valuable colours are blue, pink, and black, with the 19th century seeing the peak of the stone’s popularity as “Blue John” fluorite (actually purple) from the Blue John Canyon in the UK was in abundance. Our 12 carat cabochon cut oval fluorite is a soft green that almost resembles high jadeite. A 14 karat white and yellow gold halo pendant has been built around the unusual gem, spanning 23.4mm x 17.7mm. The halo features 22 round brilliant cut diamonds of SI-HI quality, coming together to equal 1.00 carat. The pendant is accompanied by a 2008 appraisal stating a replacement value of $3,015.00 CAD. Our estate price for the pendant is only $1,470.00 CAD. Stock #e14237.

SOLD


December 10, 2020

0.37ct. I1-KL tri-colour gold pendant on 16″ rose gold box chain 2.7gr. tw. $630.00 CAD. e14051

We’ve certainly never had a diamond solitaire pendant like this! If you can even call it that, the diamond seems like an accent instead of the focus. This 27.6mm wide bloom features three different colours of gold petals, all hollow constructed to keep the flower light and comfortable. The round brilliant cut diamond at the center of the blossom weighs 0.37 carats of I1 clarity and KL colour, looking much whiter surrounded by 14 karat tri-coloured gold. The pendant hangs from an 18 inch rose gold box chain with a spring-ring catch. Estate price $630.00 CAD. Stock #e14051.

SOLD


December 9, 2020

0.20ct.tw. I1-1 diamond circle pendant 17mm, 18″ chain 2.8gr. 14kt. $600.00 CAD. e13754

Asymmetry is a rising trend in jewellery and we couldn’t be happier! The off balanced aesthetic creates this exciting visual tension that draws the eye in. That effect is heightened with this circle pendant thanks to its open under-gallery that allows the chain to be strung in a handful of different ways. By simply adjusting the position of the diamond crescent you can transform the entire look of the pendant. The 9 graduated round brilliant cut diamonds are of I1-I quality and come together for an estimated weight of approximately 0.20 carats. The 16.7mm circle tapers dramatically from 2.7mm to 1.35mm wide. The 14 karat white gold circle hangs from an 18-inch cable link chain with a spring-ring catch. Estate price $600.00 CAD. Stock #e13754.

SOLD


December 8, 2020

14kt. sapphire & diamond pendant on 20″ chain, 0.80ct. tw., 3.2gr. $350.00 CAD. e14168

Yellow gold is an often underutilized backdrop for coloured gemstones, well underutilized over the last two decades. But it’s back and we are ready for it! This classic accented pendant is made much more interesting for its combination of 14 karat yellow gold with petite diamonds, and a brooding blue sapphire. Measuring 16.9mm long the pendant is perfect for every occasion (like anyone has occasions anymore!). The oval sapphire it holds weighs in at 0.78 carat and is topped with a 0.02 carat total weight diamond trio. The 14 karat gold pendant is strung from a 16-inch long fancy link chain that flashes brightly during wear. The chain and pendant weigh a combined 3.2 grams. Estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock #e14168.

SOLD


14kt. diamond set locket 0.15ct. tw. on 10kt, 16″ Italian chain 5.2gr. tw. $539.00 CAD. e14044

Lockets are normally designed to hold secrets, but this locket’s saw-pierced design seems to want the opposite. Perhaps it is meant to advertise the having of a secret by concealing it behind a screen, driving anyone who sees it to distraction, as they decide whether to ask you about its contents. Whether it carries a secret or not, the pendant is a fantastic piece! Crossed front and back, topped with a bow, and covered with diamonds! The 28.8mm long pendant has been hand-set with 28 single cut diamonds equalling 0.15 carats together. The 14 karat white gold locket maintains its original chromy rhodium finish as proof of its like-new condition. It’s strung from a 16 inch 10 karat white gold cable link chain, but its bail is large enough to accommodate most chains. Estate price $539.00 CAD. Stock #e14044.

SOLD


December 7, 2020

10kt. frog pendant on 18″ curb link chain 3.4gr. tw. $210.00 CAD. e14274

Everyone’s favorite amphibian immortalized in precious metal. The subject matter available in charms and pendants is almost as diverse as your imagination. This cute little frog has been captured in a classic basking pose, perhaps modeled after one sitting on a lily pad. Textured skin, distinct little toes, eyes, and mouth, there is the perfect amount of detail given the small 23mm total length. The frog pendant is suspended from a sturdy 10 karat yellow gold curb link chain that shows no wear. The chain and pendant weigh a combined 3.4 grams and are estate priced at $210.00 CAD. e14274.

SOLD


December 6, 2020

14kt. vintage diamond pendant 0.59ct. SI1-J, 3.2gr. 18″ $1,505.00 CAD. e13968

Looking for a diamond solitaire pendant with personality? This vintage blossom might be the answer! The solidly carved flower measures 10.5mm in diameter and features delicately cupped petals that reflect light like mini funhouse mirrors. Upping the unique factor, the 0.59 carat round brilliant cut diamond center has been set in a compass heading style with claws pointing North, East, South, and West. The diamond is an eye-clean SI1 with a J colour that shows much whiter against the warm 14 karat yellow gold blossom. The solid little pendant is equipped with an equally sturdy bail that slides freely along the 18-inch chain that accompanies the pendant. Estate price $1,505.00 CAD. Stock #e13968.

SOLD


December 1, 2020

14kt. journey pendant & earrings 1.66ct. tw. SI1-I1-I 5.7gr. e12565 e12564 $2,310.00 CAD.

These are the only fully articulated journey drop earrings in stock at the moment. The graduated inch of diamonds swing and bend freely from side to side. Thanks to their high cut grade and eye-clean SI2-I quality the diamonds are constantly flashing splintery white and coloured spectral light. The effect doesn’t really transfer to a necklace as the pendant has been frozen in that classic journey S curve. The earrings combine for a total diamond weight of 1.00 carat. Each 14 karat white gold drop is equipped with threaded posts and backs. The pendant has been set with 7 round brilliant cut diamonds of I1-I quality which come together for 0.66 carat total diamond weight. The 14 karat white gold pendant is suspended on an 18-inch long faceted curb link chain with a spring ring catch. The set is in its original rhodium enhanced condition showing no signs of wear. Estate price for the pendant $910.00 CAD and the earrings $1,400.00 CAD. Stock numbers e12565 and e12564.

SOLD


November 30, 2020

0.13ct. VS-KL diamond pendant, LOVE, 2.3gr. 14kt. gold. $350.00 CAD. e14239

Got Mother’s Day covered this year? What about the next important gift-giving occasion? Here is a great little pendant that conveys all the sentiment in a fun and funky, vintage statement. Although this pendant could have been made yesterday, we feel it dates from the 1970s. The stylized letters are not quite psychedelic enough to be from the 60s and not definitely not from a modern era. A textured florentine finish is another clue to the age of this pendant. The 13.7mm x 12.2mm pendant was crafted from 2.3 grams of upgraded 14 karat yellow gold and set with a 0.13 carat round brilliant cut diamond of VS-KL quality. This is a great little pendant that speaks volumes in only a few characters. This is one four-letter word that everyone should use a little more often. Estate priced at $350.00 CAD. e14239.

SOLD


18kt. Jerusalem cross 1.4 grams 18 karat gold $158.00 CAD. e14179

This unique cross was once the coat of arms for Jerusalem and its origins date back to the 11th century. It’s commonly referred to as the Jerusalem cross or a Five-fold cross. For the Christian faith, the cross has a couple of meanings with the most common being the Five Wounds of Christ or Christ and the Four Corners of the world. The more crosses we see the more we wonder how one religion (with many sects) can have so many different versions of the same symbol. Keeps us on our researching toes though! This one is crafted from premium 18 karat yellow gold and measures 17mm x 17mm (not including the bail) and weighs 1.4 grams. It is in excellent condition showing no wear. The bright cut surface and engraved pattern show great contrast against the rich yellow gold. This one was likely even made in Jerusalem as the back has been stamped with the name of Israel’s most sacred city. Estate priced at $158.00 CAD. Stock #e14179.

SOLD


November 28, 2020

14kt. pineapple pendant with 10kt. 18″ twisted serpentine chain 3.1gr. tw. $280.00 CAD. e14019

Pineapples have been linked with hospitality since the 15th century when the crew from Christopher Columbus’ second voyage to South America became enamored with the fruit and decided to bring some home with them. The fruit quickly became a symbol of wealth as only the elite could afford even a single pineapple. They became a popular centerpiece of dinner tables, a fantastic talking point for your honored guests, that could segway into admiration of one’s ability to afford such an exotic curio. Eventually, the popularity translated into artwork and architecture throughout Europe and North America. The fruit made its way into wrought-iron gate posts and carved into wooden columns. As demand grew a new industry of pineapple rental began. The centuries passed and pineapples were grown in domestic hothouses, steamships took over cargo routes, reducing the wait time and cost of international shipping, and pineapples faded from luxury, but the hospitality connection stuck. In recent history, they were a staple to house warmings and now they’re simply a tropical accent to everyday life. This history-rich fruit has been immortalized in 14 karat yellow gold, the 24mm miniature features a saw-pierced bright-cut skin and heavy frond. The pineapple hangs from an 18 inch long twisted serpentine chain and is estate priced for $280.00 CAD. Stock #e14019.

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 24, 2020

10kt. gold hand engraved locket 10gr. Canadian made Burkhardt $770.00 CAD. e13669

Hand engraving is a dying art rapidly being replaced by more accurate and efficient machine engraving. But with that machine precision, you lose the individuality of hand-worked gold. The engraver who sat at the heart shaped canvas probably worked on hundreds of these and I’d bet no two are identical. Spend some time with the intricate floral pattern that spans this 31.4mm x 30.0mm heart and you can see all the tiny imperfections that prove its man made nature. The puffed locket is in fact Canadian made by Burkhardt, a now extinct jewellery manufacturer known for their hand engraving. The locket is in fantastic shape, featuring a heavy oversized ring bail capable of accommodating most chains. It currently hangs from an 18 inch long Singapore link chain with a spring ring catch. The entire piece is made from 10 karat yellow gold with a substantial weight of 10 grams. Estate priced at $770.00 CAD. Stock #e13669.

SOLD


November 20, 2020

14kt. diamond heart pendant 83 diamonds 0.33ct. tw. SI2-I1-HI 3.9gr. on 16″ chain $683.00 CAD. e14029

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we present this like-new diamond set pendant with a brand new Italian-made necklace. There are 83 single cut diamonds of bright, sparkly SI2-I1-HI quality, all properly hand set with four beads securing each stone. Setting all these little diamonds would have taken a skilled craftsman the better part of a day to complete. It is in like-new condition, showing no signs of use. No wear is visible through the chain-run at the back of the pendant and the factory-applied bright rhodium plated finish is 100% intact. This is a good quality item we are proud to showcase and is significant in size, measuring 22mm x 19mm. The pendant is suspended from a never worn 16-inch cable link Italian made necklace. The chain and pendant are manufactured from upgraded 14 karat white gold and weigh a combined 3.9 grams. If you’d like a longer or different style necklace we have others in stock to choose from. For just a little over $8.00 per diamond, you can make Valentine’s Day 2021 even more memorable; because we know you’re not going out for dinner this year. You’ll be a hero with this pendant. Estate priced at $683.00 CAD. e14029.

SOLD


November 18, 2020

3.00ct. blue topaz & diamond (0.10ct. tw.) pendant, 6.7gr. 14kt. $770.00 CAD. e13896

This is one of the most ingenious settings we’ve ever encountered. The designer who made this has taken full advantage of the mirror-like surface created with a rhodium-plated, high polished 14 karat white gold background. They’ve bent that surface into a fun-house style mirror, stretching everything it sees to be taller and wider. Then they set an oval, 3.00-carat, bright blue topaz in front of that mirror and look at the effect! During wear the entire interior of the pendant glows bright blue, looking as if the topaz is actually giving off its own blue light. We’re just sorry we don’t have one in every colour! The designer thoughtfully edged that colour bomb with a finely stitched line of bead set diamonds. They trace the scalloped edge and oversized bail and total 0.10 carats, adding frosty brilliance to this wintery amulet. The bail can take a much heavier chain thanks to its size, but it’s currently strung from a mirror edged 16-inch long snake chain. Estate price for this like-new piece $770.00 CAD. Stock #e13896.

SOLD


November 17, 2020

2.50ct. grey crystal opal & pearl pendant, 4.6gr. 14kt. $1,400.00 CAD. e13897

Antique pendant featuring a stunning 2.50 carat crystal opal. Crystal opals are a big step up from regular white opal and more prized than a typical jelly opal as far as their diaphaneity is concerned. Where the jelly opal displays a more transparent body with colours flashing more faintly throughout its interior. A crystal opal has a translucent diaphaneity but its flashfire is more defined like a traditional opal. Our oval cabochon cut crystal opal displays a vibrant play of colour with a small misty area towards its lower left quadrant. That misty area veils the colours, muting them as a true fog would do. The opal has been set into a handmade 41mm long necklace. It’s counterbalanced by a petite seed pearl set at the center of a circular frame, strongly resembling the alchemical symbol for gold. The 14 karat necklace ends with an 18 inch cable chain featuring a locking safety chain at the clasp, for added peace of mind. This is a very high-quality opal showing no crazing, scratches, or chips of any kind. Perfect condition and really needs to be seen in person to truly appreciate its beauty. Estate price for one of a kind antique $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e13897.

SOLD


November 15, 2020

0.54ct. I1-K diamond solitaire pendant with new 14kt. 16″ chain 1.6gr. $900.00 CAD. e13067

The quintessential diamond pendant equipped with rabbit ears bail, single gallery understated four prong crown setting and a traditional 16 inch cable chain by UnoAerre Italy (new, never worn). There is no pendant more ageless than this! Made from 14 karat white gold covered in icy rhodium plating. Set into that classic pendant is a 5.35mm 0.54 carat round brilliant cut diamond of pendant bright I1-K quality. Top it all off with an unbeatable price of $900.00 CAD. That’s great value. Stock #e13067.

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November 13, 2020

10/14kt. garnet cross pendant & chain 18″ 4.7gr. $350.00 CAD. e13144

Yet another iteration of the Christian cross pendant, this version is a Budded cross or the Apostles cross. Each point of the cross is tipped with three buds, one for each of the 12 Apostles. The three bud groupings are also meant to represent the trinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Our Budded cross has an extra Medieval flair being cast from yellow gold and genuine brooding red garnets. The cross measures an impressive 34mm long including the articulated, hand-engraved bail. The 14 karat cross hangs from a 10 karat yellow gold 18 inch faceted bead chain that sparkles at the slightest movement. Together the necklace weighs 4.7 grams and is estate priced at $350.00 CAD for both the cross and chain. Stock #e13144.

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November 11, 2020

Tiffany sterling silver heart key pendant with 18″ chain GRP08186 $185.00 CAD. e13945

The Tiffany Key, as with almost everything Tiffany & Co. creates has become extremely popular, but key jewellery has been popular since the Ancient Egyptians. Many ancient cultures wore actual, functioning, key rings, and key pendants as status symbols. Proof that they owned things worthy of being locked in safes and lockboxes. This sterling silver Heart Key Pendant is a status symbol of a different kind. Tiffany’s has worked so diligently on their brand status that there is an automatic value associated with their little blue box. This pendant is currently available on Tiffany’s website for $370.00 CAD (without the chain). Our estate price $185.00 CAD. Stock #e13945.

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November 10, 2020

1.72ct. synthetic sapphire & diamond pendant 10/14kt. 2.1gr. 17″ $210.00 CAD. e13947

We like to compare synthetic gemstones to the ice you make in your freezer versus ice that naturally forms on a pond in the winter. Technically speaking the ice you make in your freezer is synthetic ice. You provide the tray, create an artificially cold environment, the raw materials, and in a few hours you’ve created artificial ice. The physical and chemical composition of your ice cubes and the ice on that pond are the same because both are frozen, crystallized water (ice). The same applies to synthetic gems versus natural gems. True synthetics (not imitations) are exactly the same, they were simply created in a laboratory instead of by nature. This 1.72 carat cushion cut synthetic sapphire allows for the intense blue sapphire is capable of without the high price point that would accompany a natural sapphire. It’s been set into a decorative 14 karat white gold pendant accented with two petite diamonds. The pendant is suspended from a 10 karat white gold chain measuring 17 inches long. The estate price for the pendant with chain is $210.00 CAD. Stock #e13947.

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1.00ct. tw. diamond pendant I1-HI on 20 inch chain $1,260.00 CAD. e9423

e9423 1.00ct. total weight diamond pendantHow can you go wrong with a little bling on a plunging neckline? These three diamond clusters are all hinged providing a little extra movement when worn. 21 diamonds total an estimated 1.00 carat in weight and are set in a very clever method. The 6 outside smaller diamonds overlap the larger centre diamond allowing it to be secured without any prongs that would otherwise limit some of the brilliance. This setting style will have onlookers convinced you’re wearing 3 large single stones rather than 3 clusters.e9423 diamond pendant It’s safe, secure, and a much cleaner look than the typical clusters you’ve seen before. The round brilliant diamonds are very well matched. They’re bright, white little sparklers with I1 clarity and HI colour grades. The pendant section is constructed from 14 karat white gold and measures a little over an inch in length. A 20 inch 10 karat white gold curb link necklace is included. If you wish, a different style or length could be exchanged if 20 inches is a little long for your taste. The total weight of the chain and pendant is 4.0 grams. Set is estate priced at $1,260.00 CAD. Stock #e9423.

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November 9, 2020

Climbing panther pendant 14 karat gold 15.6 grams $1,020.00 CAD. e13338

We always hear praise when people pick up their repaired jewellery about how shiny it is and that it looks like new again. It is impressive the difference a simple polish can make. This before/after panther is the perfect illustration. It was so heavily oxidized that we thought it was almost pink until we polished it and the yellow started showing through. The panther certainly looks more fierce when it’s shiny! Its been fluidly carved to appear as though it were climbing its wearer. The pendant makes a retro statement thanks to its warm 14 karat hue and as proof of quality weighs in at 15.6 grams. Estate price $1,020.00 CAD. Stock #e13338.

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November 6, 2020

18kt. white/rose gold 10gr. 9mm black Tahitian pearl, pink sapphire & diamond pendant/earring set $1,750.00 CAD. e13993

By far the best use of colour accents we’ve ever encountered with a Tahitian pearl! I think a lot of designers are afraid to get creative with a pearl that is already so commanding. But that little bow of rose gold and pink sapphires makes the soft peacock tones of this trio stand out more. Beyond that the rosy accents add a touch of playfulness to the set, letting them flow from dressy occasions (whenever those start up again) to daily wear. The bail of the pendant and hooks for the earrings have been set with 0.11 carats total weight of petite but high-quality VS-H diamonds. The pearl earrings hang 28.5mm long and the pendant hangs 25mm, sliding freely from an 18-inch chain equipped with a sturdy lobster catch. The earrings feature spring-loaded French backs and all three pieces are articulated at their bows, letting the 9mm pearls swing freely during wear. The set is made from premium quality 18karat white gold that retains its original chromy white rhodium plating as proof of their like-new condition. Estate price for the three-piece set only $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e13993.

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November 2, 2020

14kt. cross pendant 1.15gr. $75.00 CAD. e13952

You really never know what we’re going to showcase in our estate department. One day it’s a $50,000.00 Rolex and the next it’s a $75.00 cross like this. The size and price of this pendant may be small but the quality is not. Solid construction, made up of 3 separate components all assembled and soldered together by hand. The reversible design features bright cut edges with a Florentine finish on the front, giving it sparkle and contrast. The other side showcases a reflective, highly polished surface. This little cross measures only 11mm x 17mm, not including the connecting rings. The large jump-ring should allow a wide variety of chain weights to pass through. At 1.15 grams this little cross contains over $50.00 alone in gold value alone. Our estate price, just $75.00 CAD. Stock #e13952.

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November 1, 2020

13.7gr. tw. 21 carat hand made synthetic ruby pendant 14K $750.00 CAD. e13243

The 1970s aesthetic is summed up aptly as a study of contradictions. It was the transition decade between tree hugging hippies and tech empowered yuppies. This 44.8mm long by 24.6mm wide pendant is the epitome of the decade. Its handmade 14 karat yellow gold frame evokes ancient Egypt which was a popular motif for the time. The piece is built around an over sized 21 carat synthetic ruby in a deep blood red. The extra large bail makes the pendant suitable for any chain but if you want to be true to the era it should be worn on something extra long, draped over a flowing peasant blouse. Estate price for this vintage piece $750.00 CAD. Stock #e13243.

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October 28, 2020

2.60ct. tw. VS-H diamond & sapphire Art Deco pendant/brooch 9.1gr. Birks documents/box $5,530.00 CAD. e13312

It’s not often that we encounter a piece that leaves us speechless but here we are. This is one of the more significant examples of Art Deco jewellery we’ve been able to offer in our estate department for some time. We’ve taken some time getting to this piece because it is impossible to summarize. We’ve said before that pieces light up with the slightest movement but with this piece, it’s on fire standing still. Honestly, the 63 antique diamonds are that vibrant. Together they equal an estimated 2.60 carats of high VS-H quality, fully documented on a 2002 appraisal from Birks. The narrow rows of custom cut blue sapphires are an early form of flame fusion synthetic, fairly common practice for that period. The true wonder in this 60mm x 25mm pendant lies in its intricate workmanship. Detailed filigree, delicate millgrain edges, and deep reliefs cover every surface. The platinum pendant has a hinged bail that can fold down and away for conversion to a brooch. It came to us strung on a 10 karat white gold double cable link chain with antique spring ring catch. We can’t confirm the masterpiece was originally from Birks but it was briefly left with them on consignment sale and it came to us with a period correct Birks box and paperwork stating an estimated value of $10,000.00. Our estate price for this 100 year old showpiece $5,530.00 CAD. Stock #e13312.

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October 23, 2020

1/10oz. Chinese panda 9999 gold coin in 14kt. frame 4.39gr. tw. $350.00 CAD. e14104

3 years after Canada introduced the world’s first 999 pure gold coins in 1979, China introduced its own 999 gold coins. This estate example dates from 1985 and contains 1/10th ounce of pure gold, currently valued at $218.00 CAD (March 25, 2021). The coin is securely held in a 14 karat yellow gold frame and bail that weigh 1.28 grams. The bail shows no wear of any kind where a chain would have worn a groove. We see Canadian maple leaf coins quite often and the occasional U.S. gold coin, but other international bullion rarely turns up in our showcases. The pendant and coin are estate priced at $350.00 CAD. Stock #e14104.

SOLD


October 20, 2020

10kt. gold RVH charms. 100% of sales donated to hospital in your name $100.00 each. e13523

If you are from the Barrie area you should recognize this logo. The Royal Victoria Hospital has been serving Barrie and area since the late 1800s. This history lesson is an excerpt from www.simcoe.com.

Starting as a simple cottage when Canada was just 30 years old, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre has transformed to an almost 1-million-square-foot, state-of-the-art regional health centre.

RVH — or the Barrie General Hospital as it was originally called — got its humble start back in 1891 when a group of women banded together to build the town’s first hospital. With $1,100, raised through donations and a bazaar, a four-bed cottage hospital was built on Duckworth Street.

The tiny hospital couldn’t keep pace and in 1897 the 13-bed Royal Victoria Hospital — named to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee — was built on High Street in downtown Barrie.

That same year, the Royal Victoria Hospital School of Nursing was established and went on to become one of the province’s leading nursing schools until it closed in 1968.

Soon the hospital was too small for Barrie’s growing population, and in 1903 a new 35-bed hospital was built on Ross Street, across from Queen’s Park. The hospital was constructed and furnished for $20,000.

As Barrie boomed, RVH continued to expand, growing to 315 beds by the late ’60s. In 1985 a new 16-bed critical care unit was also added to the Ross Street site.

But it still wasn’t big enough.

The century-old facility was woefully inadequate to meet the needs of the region and to provide modern, high-tech health care.

In 1997, following an ambitious $15-million fundraising campaign, the long-awaited new hospital was opened on Georgian Drive at a total cost of $125 million.

Yet within a decade, the region’s explosive population growth meant RVH was again bursting at the seams.

In 2012, RVH completed a massive expansion — one of the largest capital projects in the region’s history — with a price tag of $450 million which included the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre.

At the same time, the facility changed its name to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) to reflect its significant regional role.

“Despite the staggering changes in our 120-year history, RVH has never lost sight of its top priority — our patients. It’s not just about delivering safe, high-quality care. It’s about ensuring we deliver patient-centered care,” says Janice Skot, RVH president and CEO.     “We must make sure our patients and their families are listened to; are respected; have clear, honest, accurate information from all members of their health care team; and are supported emotionally. It’s how we would all want to be treated.”

When the original RVH opened back in 1897, a local newspaper wrote, “Barrie has indeed much to be proud of in possessing one of the prettiest and most up-to-date hospitals in Canada.”

Barrie has been one of Canada’s fastest-growing communities for many years, RVH has struggled its entire existence meeting the needs of Barrie and area. During this especially challenging time, your local hospital needs community support now more than ever. RVH is critically important to us and the RVH Foundation is a charity Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers proudly supports. These cute little RVH charms recently arrived in our estate department and their timing could not be better. Each charm is well crafted from 10 karat yellow gold, each weighs just over 1 gram and measures 12.3mm x 6.0mm. They make great little pendants or a thoughtful addition to any charm bracelet. We thought it would be a great idea to use these pendants as a small fundraising opportunity. We will be donating 100% of the proceeds in the purchaser’s name to the RVH Foundation. This is a tax-deductible charitable donation you can apply to your 2020 income tax. The Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers family owes a great deal to the RVH and our community. These charms are a small part of our ongoing commitment to both. We only have 3 available so don’t wait too long. Our hospitals continue to need help now more than ever. $100.00 each plus sales tax.

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Diamond leaf pendant 41mm 0.25ct. tw. I2-JK 5.2gr. 10/14kt. $473.00 CAD. e12496

Organic themes are a personal favorite! The idea of capturing the sway of a gentle summer breeze by bringing precious metal up to a red hot molten state and casting it permanently into this new form. Then to cover that gentle airy form with the hardest substance on earth, diamond, seems almost ironic. Yet the effect doesn’t change, you can feel the movement in this frozen trio of white gold leaves. The 41mm long pendant is set with a total of 0.25 carats of I2-JK diamonds. It’s been strung on a decorative woven white gold chain which brings the gram weight up to 5.2 grams of 14 karat and 10 karat white gold. Estate price $473.00 CAD. Stock #e12496.

SOLD


October 19, 2020

48mm x 37mm hand carved cameo brooch/pendant 14kt. gold $560.00 CAD. e13102

Every hand-carved cameo is different and each is a unique work of art. Also to be considered is the hand-fabricated gold frame that must be custom made to follow the specific contours and size of each natural shell cameo. We see a good number of cameo brooches come through our estate department. Most are nice but not particularly noteworthy, of average quality, executed with average skill. This example is much nicer than most. The anonymous artist left their work unsigned adding to the intrigue of the piece. Excellent detail without going too far. There are no second chances carving a cameo, if you cut too deep you can’t fill it in or cover over it. Carving of this quality is not often encountered. The convertible pendant can be adapted to brooch use by simply tucking the bail away on its hinged joint. The basic 14 karat yellow gold frame has been decorated with a thin, hand applied wire highlight running around the circumference. This is a good-sized cameo measuring 48mm x 37mm. It’s in perfect ready to wear condition. $560.00 CAD. Stocks #e13102.

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October 18, 2020

18kt. genuine stone pendant & chain 31.3gr. $2,531.00 CAD. e11037

A statement making summer medallion handcrafted from the very best ingredients. Measuring 40.45mm in diameter this one of a kind three-dimensional nature scene is cast with natural peridot, blue topaz, and two tones of amethyst. The reverse side is equally stunning, featuring an intricate saw-pierced mandala. The oversized bail is patterned with a miniature butterfly on the front and back to mimic its larger, coloured gemstone partner. With so much careful craftsmanship it’s no wonder the piece was made from top quality brightly rhodium plated 18 karat white gold. Accompanied by an appropriately sturdy 20-inch rope chain with a length adjustment for 18 inches. Together the necklace wears an unheard-of 31.3 grams. Estate price for a colourful masterpiece $2,531.00 CAD. Stock #e11037.

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October 1, 2020

18kt. puffed heart pendant 1.80ct. tw. VS-GH on 18″ 14kt. cable chain 9.8gr. tw. $3,000.00 CAD. e13304

The puffy heart is the high fashion member of the heart pendant family. It’s been the focus of statement pieces across almost all of the couture brands. Ours is statement-making at 17mm wide, 16mm tall, and 6.75mm thick. It’s been made from top quality 18 karat yellow gold, we’ve always felt the warmer tones lend themselves better to a feeling of luxury. Certainly doesn’t hurt if that yellow gold is covered in diamonds. About 1.80 carats of top quality VS-GH round brilliant cut diamonds to be exact. The slider pendant is strung from a 14 karat yellow gold heavy 18-inch long curb link chain with a medium lobster clasp for easy fastening. The necklace is accompanied by a Gem Review Inc. appraisal stating a replacement value of $6,680.00 CAD. Our estate price for the 9.8-gram piece $3,000.00 CAD. Stock #e13304.

SOLD


September 19, 2020

7.00ct. amethyst & diamond (0.15ct.tw. SI-HI) pendant 14kt. 6gr. $840.00 CAD. e13712

Amethyst is one of those gemstones that naturally forms in large gem-quality crystals, allowing for statement-making sizes. This 7.02 carat emerald cut amethyst is a pure purple when viewed in person, showing bold orchid coloured flashes. The 14 x 10mm gem has been set into a 14 karat wirework basket graced with an oversized heavyweight fixed bail. That 2.9mm wide bail is both fashion and function. Its size makes it appropriate for almost any chain. Its heavy gauge ensures a long life of standing up to the saw-like edge of a chain sliding back and forth. The fashion advantage is of course the row of bright round brilliant cut diamonds! Together they equal approximately 0.15 carat and really add a level of elegance to the royal purple amethyst. The pendant is strung on an 18 inch long flattened curb link chain that shines brightly during wear. Estate price $840.00 CAD. Stock #e13712.

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September 17, 2020

18kt/22kt. Indian yellow gold 1.00ct. tw. necklace/earring set $2,040.00 CAD. e9759

e9759 18-22kt. diamond earrings and necklace IndianI don’t think there is another country with jewellery so deeply ingrained in its culture as India. Their jewellers have been developing their craft for almost 5000 years, passing knowledge down through the family lines. Because they pass from generation to generation certain styles, motifs, and techniques have developed in specific regions allowing a skilled eye to tell where a piece of jewellery comes from based on how it looks and how it was made. So it is no surprise that India is now one of the largest jewellery manufacturing countries in the world and the largest hub for diamond cutting and polishing. A lot of the focus of jewellery culture in India is to show status and affluence so brides are heavily gifted with elaborate pieces made from the finest materials. These gifts are also a way to give the young couple some contingency for their future as gold and diamonds will always carry value. That is how we happened on this intricate set, the young couple kept their favorite pieces and traded in those they didn’t need. Very well made from a total of 15.4 grams of 18 karat and 22 karat gold, the set is a beautiful addition to our estate department. The millgrained necklace and earrings feature 1.00 carat total weight of SI-J round brilliant cut diamonds that stand out nicely against the warm yellow of the high quality gold. The necklace is 16 inches long but wears a little longer due to the curved pendant section. The earrings feature heavy hand made screw on backs for extra peace of mind. We’ve had other pieces of Indian jewellery in the past but these are by far the most universal thanks to their smaller size and exquisite motifs. Estate price of $2,040.00 CAD for the set. Stock #e9759.e9759 18-22kt. diamond necklace and earrings

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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


September 9, 2020

10kt. angel charm 1.09gr. $50.00 e13822

If ever there was a year in which we could use a little help from a guardian angel 2020 is it. With all the fantastic items that are showcased on our estate/vintage posting, we sometimes overlook the smaller but not insignificant items we have. If time allowed we’d share every estate item with our online followers. At this time of year we just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show you this little angel. Cast from just over 1 gram of bright, shiny 10 karat gold the little spirit measures a petit 14mm tall (without connecting rings). It would make a great stocking stuffer for a special person this year. Estate priced at $50.00 CAD. Stock #e13822.

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September 2, 2020

0.43ct. VS1-FG diamond pendant 14/18kt. 4.5gr. custom Michael Smiley $1,470.00 CAD. e7377

Another understated hand made piece from our downtown neighbor Michael Smiley. The 7.7mm x 7.5mm cube seems to take its inspiration from 17th Century French architecture. The layering of angled trim makes the pendant interesting from every perspective. The focus of the pendant is of course the 0.45 carat princess cut diamond at its heart. The diamond is the usual Smiley high quality at VS2-FG. Made from 4.5 grams of 18 karat white gold the slider is accompanied by an 18 inch 14 karat white gold cable link chain with a sturdy lobster clasp. Estate price $1470.00 CAD. Stock #e7377.

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August 10, 2020

0.54ct. tw. VS-HI pear shape & round diamond pendant 16″ 1.5gr. 10/18kt. $1,050.00 CAD. e12956

Diamonds need movement to best exhibit their intense brilliance. We’re are always pleased when a piece comes in with an inventive little mechanism allowing for maximum motion. The diamond pendant does just that by articulating the pear on a vertical plane. During wear that diamond drop swings freely like a twinkling pendulum. The round brilliant diamond that holds it has been set in a modern yellow gold bezel, giving it a larger footprint. Together the pair equal an estimated 0.54 carats of VS-HI quality. The 18 karat pendant is suspended on a 10 karat 16 inch long chain. Estate price $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e12956.

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July 30, 2020

14kt. hand carved hand engraved natural shell cameo (excellent quality) 7.5gr. $350.00 CAD. e13068

Hairstyles are some of the best indicators of a specific time period. If you think eighties you probably go directly to the big, loud hair that marked that decade. Think seventies and you picture Farrah Fawcett inspired feathered bangs or those revolutionary mullets the men were sporting! However if you think of the 1870s this is the look that represented the decade. The focus of women’s hair, especially in the beginning of this decade, was on the back of the hairdo. Beyond bangs the front was understated with all of the hair being piled atop the head and layers of loose curls, plaits, or twists left hanging across the nape of the neck. Eventually the low hairstyles required hairnets to become fashionable in order to hold the bulky layers and piles in place. The draping scoop neck seen on this pretty lady is also appropriate for the fashion of young women of means during that decade. Not seen in this bust would be the shelf like bustle at the rear of her dress meant to exaggerate her petite corseted waist by its contrasting bulk. Beyond what this cameo can tell us about its decade it is also artfully carved, capturing its subject in detailed relief. The 14 karat yellow gold frame has been accented with hand carving as well for a final touch of elegance. The oval convertible brooch/pendant measures 39.6mm long by 31.9mm wide. Estate price for this antique art piece $350.00 CAD. Stock #e13068.

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July 17, 2020

Crazed 2.00ct. opal & diamond pendant (0.33ct. tw. SI-HI) on 16″ chain, 8.6gr. 10kt. $400.00 CAD. e13664

According to the The Gemological Institute of America the composition of opal can contain trace amounts of water. “If an opal loses moisture, it can lead to crazing: a fine network of cracks that resembles a spider’s web. The moisture loss can be caused by heat or excessive dryness, or by exposure to bright light or direct sunlight.” The oval cabochon cut 2.00 carat opal in this pendant exhibits the classic crazed pattern across the entire surface, displayed as a curved line from 10:00 o’clock to 2:00. Most gem experts agree that opal should never be cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner as the aggressive nature of these machines can damage or even break an otherwise perfect condition opal. For our customer’s opals, we would never risk cleaning them in our ultrasonic cleaner. This opal pendant was traded in by a long time client of ours who never even noticed the crazing. There is a good chance it has had this condition for many years or even decades. Its crazed state appears stable and mostly goes unnoticed except under close investigation. As a measure of quality assurance, we decided to expose the opal to our ultrasonic cleaner. We figured we had nothing to lose should it get worse or completely crack. After leaving it in our high-temperature ultrasonic cleaning machine for well over 24 hours the opal looks exactly the same as it did before, although now it’s spotlessly clean. We’ve attached no value to the opal in our pricing of this pretty pendant. The opal is surrounded by 26 round brilliant cut diamonds totaling an estimated weight of 0.33 carat and of good SI-HI quality. The pendant is suspended by a light 16 inch curb link chain. Total weight of the pendant is 8.6 gram. Estate price $400.00 CAD. e13664.

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July 13, 2020

18kt. white gold heart shaped pendant $350.00 3.9gr. e9002

 e9002 Cubic zirconia pendant 18kt.The time involved in assembling an item like this can significantly affect the price. There are close to 200 tiny cubic zirconia stones (imitation diamonds) used in the construction. Each and every one of the 1.3mm diameter faceted stones have been set by hand. Assuming each stone takes a couple of minutes to set, that’s about a full workday of assembly time alone. Luckily this is an estate item and the original labor cost has already been paid for by someone else. Despite not using genuine diamonds, this is a high quality piece made from 18 karat gold with a finished weight of 3.9 grams. The pendant measures almost 1.5 inches from bail to point. Made from 4 separate sections with 3 joints that allow the inner hearts to move around sparkling just like high quality diamonds. In fact cubic zirconia actually have a bit more dispersion than a genuine diamond making big ones fairly easy to spot as imitations. Tiny ones like this are actually quite hard to tell apart from diamonds and in most cases actually look better and brighter than most average quality diamonds. Estate priced at $350.00 (chain not included). Stock #e9002.

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July 9, 2020

14kt. white gold 1.00ct. tw. earring & necklace set $1,190.00 CAD. e9694

e9694 diamond earrings and pendantThere’s nothing our repair staff like more than a piece of estate jewellery that requires no work before going out to the sales floor. That goes double for this necklace and earring set that came to us in perfect condition showing no evidence of use. Even the original bright rhodium finish was 100% intact. Each piece contains three well cut, bright, graduated round brilliant diamonds of I1-I quality weighing an estimated 1.00 carat total weight. The diamonds are bezel set at three levels so their girdles overlap, leaving no empty space to break up the sparkle. The trio is well made from 3.6 grams of 14 karat white gold. They come complete with tight friction backs and a 16 inch long delicate curb link chain. Packaged up with complimentary gift wrapping the set is estate priced at $1,190.00 CAD. Stock #e9694.e9694 snowman diamond earrings and pendant

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July 2, 2020

Raw fine gold nugget 25 grams. Gold value only plus 10%. e13359

This is the largest single gold nugget we have ever offered. It weighs the better part of an ounce and measures approximately 32.7mm x 20.3mm. What a feeling the original miner must have experienced when this one revealed itself in the river. We suspect it was found in a river because its soft rounded edges were likely worn smooth from tumbling rocks in a riverbed. Jewellery or unusual collectible, we will let you decide. A 7mm jumpring was added for use as a pendant on a chain but we suspect it was never worn. The ring shows no wear of any kind; a heavy nugget like this would have caused some wear in the ring as the chain passed through over the years. This unusual item is priced at simply its gold value plus 10% (approximately $2,150.00 at today’s gold value of $2,430.00 per ounce CAD). Stock #e13359

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June 28, 2020

0.69ct. TW I1-KL diamond earring pendant set 4.3gr. 14kt. $910.00 CAD. e11483

Casual or dressy, this set has you covered. Thick bezel settings enhance the apparent size of these diamonds making them look far larger than the estimated total weight of 0.69 carats. The set has been well made from over 4.3 grams of 14 karat yellow gold. Reflective white rhodium plating encircles the diamonds further enhancing their appearance. Each diamond is a bright and lively well matched brilliant cut of I1 clarity with an estimated KL colour. Snug fitting friction butterfly backs secure the earrings in place. An 18 inch curb link chain slides through the large hinged bail adding an extra element of movement to the simple setting. If you’d like a longer or shorter chain we have many in stock that will have the pendant positioned exactly where you’d like it. Comes complete gift wrapped in our traditional dark blue presentation box. Like new condition and estate priced at only $910.00 CAD. Stock #e11483.

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June 27, 2020

0.66ct. tw. VS-H diamond circle pendant 6.4gr. 18kt. 20 inch $1,540.00 CAD. e12735

Can’t decide between the symbol of the unending eternal love represented by the circle pendant and the more literal heart pendant? Opt for both! This heavy 21mm in diameter circle is backed by a wreath of open hearts. Made from an impressive 6.4 grams of extra warm 18 karat yellow gold the necklace is of uncompromising quality. The 0.66 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds are VS-H allowing for maximum sparkle undisturbed by inclusions or tint. The fixed cable link chain measures 20 inches long and comes equipped with a heavy easy to fasten lobster clasp. Estate price $1,540.00 CAD. Stock #e12735.

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June 10, 2020

Tiffany inspired 1.16ct. tw. station necklace $2,044.00 CAD. e9200

Custom made, perfect condition looking unworn. Not a scratch or scuff to be found. Original rhodium plating completely intact. Italian made 16 inch rolo style necklace connects the 7 different diamond set “stations”. 6 bezel set 0.10 carat diamonds of SI-GH quality line both sides with a larger halo diamond cluster in the middle. The centre halo contains a 0.40 carat I1-HI brilliant cut diamond surrounded by 15 high quality (VS-GH) single cut diamonds. Single cut diamonds don’t really have just a “single cut” but actually have 17 individual facets compared to 57 on a brilliant cut diamond. Single cut diamonds are seldom seen in modern jewellery designs, which is too bad. Side by side many people actually prefer the look of them in diamonds weighing under 0.02 carats. Their simple facet pattern allows bigger more distinct flashes of brilliance. Modern technology allows cutting factories to manufacture brilliant cut (57 facet) diamonds as small as 0.0033 carat. These tiny sand grain sized brilliant cut diamonds sell for more than single cuts would so factories just don’t produce many nice single cut stones. Rolex still use single cut diamonds for hour markers on their watches, and I’m pretty sure they know what looks best. Single cut diamonds also give the pendant a more convincing antique look. 1.16 carats of bright sparkle, 4.6 grams finished weight, estate priced at $2,044.00. Stock #e9200.

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June 2, 2020

18kt. white gold Jerusalem cross pendant 2.6gr. $315.00 CAD. e13520

This unique cross was once the coat of arms for Jerusalem and its origins dates back to the 11th century. It’s commonly referred to as the Jerusalem cross or a Five-fold cross. For the Christian faith, the cross has a couple of meanings with the most common being the Five Wounds of Christ or Christ and the Four Corners of the world. The more crosses we see the more we wonder how one religion (with many sects) can have so many different versions of the same symbol! Keeps us on our researching toes though! This hand made Jerusalem cross pendant has been made to the highest standards, cast from 2.6 grams of brightly rhodium enhanced 18 karat white gold. Measuring 15.6mm wide by 20.5mm long the cross features a unique three dimensional design. The floating top plate has a matte machine finish with a sunken back plate in a shining mirror finish. The standard sized fixed bail is also highly polished and should accommodate most standard sized chains. Estate price $315.00 CAD. Stock #e13520.

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May 30, 2020

18kt. diamond set baby shoe 0.44ct. VS-H 7.2gr. $900.00 CAD. e11674

Talk about a cute item. Not only is it adorable but this is a gift with a super high tear coefficient. Just imagine her reaction when you present her with this tiny diamond set baby shoe. The tears will start flowing and you’ll be a hero. This little shoe measures 18.7mm long (not including the bail) and weighs 7.2 grams. Made from premium 18 karat white gold. If that wasn’t enough there are 19 little brilliant cut diamonds bead set in the bow and throughout the toe area. The diamonds are of high VS-H quality (one chipped) and total 0.44 carat in weight. It can be worn on a necklace or added to her charm bracelet. Estate priced at $900.00 CAD. Stock #e11674.

SOLD


May 23, 2020

0.18ct. Cartier diamond pendant 3.1gr. 18kt. B7215400 DIAMANTS LÉGERS NECKLACE, LM $1,700.00 CAD. e13641

What’s in a name? Well if you’re Cartier, the name is everything. The luxury brand commands top dollar for the right to wear their insignia. Diamants Legers is Cartier’s answer to Tiffany and Elsa Peretti’s Diamonds by the Yard. Compare apples to apples and both are made from 18 karat gold (white for Cartier, yellow for Tiffany’s), both are strung from 16-inch cable chains (Cartier’s is a faceted and flattened cable), both are bezel set (though Cartier’s is stepped and wider in diameter), and both feature top quality round brilliant cut diamonds (Cartier’s is one point larger at 0.18 carat). Where they differ is each companies declaration of ownership, Cartier’s is a bold drop emblem twice the size of the pendant itself. Tiffany’s is a petite karat tag that most people need a loupe to read. Cartier also packages theirs with the same gusto as everything else they offer. Beautiful old-world patterned certificate, a book of receipt paperwork, and their luxurious, oversized inner and outer box. Perhaps these differences justify the $3,400.00 retail for the Diamants Legers as shown on the Cartier website compared to $2,000.00 for Tiffany’s Diamonds by the Yard. Regardless; our estate price for the like new necklace $1,700.00 CAD. Stock #e13641.

SOLD


May 18, 2020

0.35ct. I1-I diamond pendant on 16″ chain 2.2gr. 10kt. $475.00 CAD. e13473

We have a rather ridiculous selection of solitaire diamond pendants yet no two are the same. This 0.35 carat round brilliant cut diamond is an I1-I quality, showing a single eye-visible inclusion. That feather formed into a perfect wing shape that we’ve tried to capture here. In person (under magnification) that wing is patterned with fine striations, adding the texture of individual feathers to the wing. That unique diamond has been set into a 10 karat white gold four prong crown setting, topped with an over-sized yellow gold bail. The pendant is strung from a 16 inch long curb link chain with a spring ring catch. But the bail should allow it to slide over most chains. Estate price $475.00 CAD. Stock #e13473.

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May 15, 2020

0.25ct. tw. diamond pendant/necklace 18″ 2.9gr. 10kt. gold $350.00 CAD. e13371

Estate jewellery isn’t necessarily old and it definitely isn’t usually from someone’s estate. It is simply a term used to describe jewellery that is previously owned. It may in fact even be unworn and modern. This contemporary diamond pendant is a popular style in perfect condition and looks unworn. The subtle curve is very flattering and the 0.25 carats of I1-I2-IJ diamonds provide a soft sparkle in their faceted bezel settings. The 18″ long necklace is equipped with a sturdy and secure lobster clasp. Perfect white rhodium finish 10 karat white gold weighing 2.9 grams total weight. Comes complete in our blue ribbon gift box. Estate priced at $350.00 CAD. Stock #e13371.

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May 4, 2020

055ct. VS1-H European cut diamond pendant 18″ 14kt. 3.5gr. $2,450.00 CAD. e12649.

We don’t often encounter hand carved diamond pendants and certainly not with hundred year old diamonds at their centers. You wouldn’t guess from looking at the modern, gracefully swirling piece that its diamond is at least a century of age. The 0.55 carat old European cut is a high VS1-H quality and gives off those large rainbow flashes you only get with this cut style. The 14 karat slider pendant measures an occasion neutral 14.5mm long and is accompanied by an 18 inch long sturdy curb chain with an easy to fasten lobster catch. The combined pendant and chain weigh 3.5 grams. Vintage price for the one of a kind pendant necklace $2,450.00 CAD. Stock #e12649.

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April 2, 2020

0.90ct. tw. I1-HI Canadian diamond pendant earring set 3.5gr. 14kt. $1,680.00 CAD. e11898

At first glance the trio of diamonds that adorn this earring and pendant set look as if they are just resting on the rim of each circle. They couldn’t be more securely set however, with heavy under galleries wrapping protectively around the pavilion of each. The trio are all of bright I1-HI quality and all of Canadian origins, proudly laser inscribed as proof. The center diamond in the 9.2mm pendant weighs an estimated 0.50 carat and each 6.9mm stud is set with a 0.20 carat. The 14 karat set is in like new condition with all chromy white rhodium intact. The modern and sleek slider pendant is strung from a 20 inch long petite curb link chain with easy to fasten lobster clasp. Each stud is equipped with sturdy friction backs. Estate price for the set only is $1,680.00 CAD. Stock #e11898.

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March 5, 2020

Extra fine quality 1.97ct. tanzanite & diamond pendant 0.25ct. tw. VS-GH 5.2gr. 18kt. $2,310.00 CAD. e13331

One of the finest examples of tanzanite we have ever come across! This 1.97 carat oval brilliant cut tanzanite is of triple A quality, showcasing blueberry tones so intense it almost glows. The pleochroism that tanzanite is known for is displayed here in flashes of violet, indigo, and illusory reds; the colour that is only present in the top 20% of the world’s tanzanite. This fantastic gem has been gifted with a striking and fully articulated diamond frame, allowing it to swing independently from the neck-piece and the larger oval. The necklace has of course been cast from top quality 18 karat white gold that maintains its original, untouched chromy rhodium plating. The 29.3mm long by 20.4mm wide pendant is hand set with 93 petite round brilliant cut diamonds of high VS-GH quality, equaling 0.25 carats total weight. The faceted cable chain brings the wearable length to 17 inches, resting just below the collar bone. Estate price for this like new masterpiece $2,310.00 CAD. Stock #e13331.

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February 15, 2020

0.70ct. tw. I1-I diamond earring/pendant set 5.1gr. 14kt. $1,050.00 CAD. e10968

Casual or dressy, this set has you covered. Thick bezel settings enhance the apparent size of these diamonds making them look far larger than the estimated total weight of 0.70 carats. The set has been well made from over 5 grams of 14 karat yellow gold. A reflective white rhodium plating circles the diamonds further enhancing their appearance. Each diamond is a bright and lively well matched brilliant cut of solid I1 clarity with an I colour. The earrings have been upgraded with threaded posts and backs for added security. An 18 inch cable link chain slides through a hidden bail on the pendant that keep the focus on the simple setting. If you’d like a longer or shorter chain we have many in stock to have the pendant positioned exactly where you’d like it. Comes complete gift wrapped in our traditional blue and white satin presentation box. Like new condition and estate priced at $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e10968.

SOLD


January 27, 2020

14kt. crucifix pendant 8.9gr. $720.00 CAD. e13530

Despite all the crosses and crucifixes that pass through our estate department seldom are two alike. That’s especially the case with this short and stout example measuring 22.5mm wide by 37mm long in total but weighing in at a hefty 8.9 grams. The crucifix is bordered and beveled in high polished gold to contrast the matte reticulated backdrop. The piece has been cast from warm 14 karat yellow gold and features a simple bail that should accommodate most chain sizes. Estate price $720.00 CAD. Stock #e13530.

SOLD


January 26, 2020

Tiffany Elsa Peretti 0.25ct. diamond solitaire pendant platinum $1,500.00 CAD. e12848

Diamonds by the Yard has the best ring to it! This is one of the higher offerings from the Elsa Peretti line. Our diamond is of Tiffany’s expected high quality with an excellent cut, VS clairty and EF colour. It’s been protectively collared in platinum and strung from a 17 inch long platinum cable chain. The clasp is a rarely seen solid spring ring style for extra durability. It’s actually been accented with a yellow gold catch as in “Over Here” for those occasions when your partner needs to help you fasten it on. The pendant is numbered and signed PERETTI for added pedigree. This particular piece from the line has been retired, the largest diamond currently available from the line is 0.17ct for $2,050.00 CAD. Our estate price for this like new piece including original inner and outer box $1,500.00 CAD. Stock #e12848.

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January 13, 2020

10kt. brown & white diamond pendant/chain 0.25ct. tw. $368.00 CAD. e10562

Far from the traditional circle pendant this graceful interpretation turns the circle 45 degrees to the left. That asymmetrical O further exaggerates its shape with a contrast of chocolate diamonds on the outside and bright white diamonds on the inside. Those 0.25 carats of round brilliant cuts enhance the optical illusion of three dimensions while also moving the eye around the 19.6mm long by 13mm wide pendant. The 3.2 gram 10 karat yellow gold pendant is another example of yellow gold making a stylish come back. It flows easily across its 18 inch long box link chain, equipped with a sturdy spring ring clasp. Estate price $368.00 CAD. Stock #e10562.

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January 1, 2020

0.15ct. SI-K Canadian diamond pendant 14kt. 16″ 1.9gr. $315.00 CAD. e13235

Such an elegant way to interpret a diamond solitaire pendant! This curling ribbon of white gold creates an impactful drop necklace despite measuring only 14mm long. The diamond it carries is a 0.15 carat Canadian of SI1-K quality and comes accompanied by its certificate of Canadian origin. The pendant slides freely across its 16 inch long petite curb chain and both are in like new condition retaining their original chromy rhodium finish. Estate price for the 14 karat piece $315.00 CAD. Stock #e13235.

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December 28, 2019

6.12ct. high quality Aquamarine & diamond pendant 3.3gr. 14kt. $2,380.00 CAD. e11960

It is said that many of the greatest sculptors approach a stone with a mind empty of intention. They would study the rough marble and allow it to dictate the shape it would form. Such is often true for designer goldsmiths when they are presented with a phenomenal precious gemstone. They design a piece around the gem in a way that will bring out its highest potential. It’s hard not to envy the goldsmith that was presented with this natural 6.12 carat aquamarine, a very well saturated example of the pastel blue strain. The exceptional gem has been custom cut into a triangular pear shape to maximize the intensity of its colour and the high brilliance that aquamarine is capable of. A cousin of morganite and emerald the gem is decently durable and certainly suited to the gentle wear of a pendant over the careless wear of a ring. As such, a one of a kind 14 karat white gold pendant has been built around it. Measuring 27.5mm long and fully articulated the drop pendant has been built for maximum movement. 0.07 carats of round single cut accent diamonds have been added to accentuate the brilliance of the gem. The prong tips have been formed into tiny triangles and the bail is a stylized layering of two triangles; all as a nod to the unique shape of the aquamarine. The statement pendant is estate priced for $2,380.00 CAD. It is strung here on a new Tiffany’s style 16 inch long cable chain for an additional $250.00 CAD. Stock number for the pendant e11960.

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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 15, 2019

1881 & 1906 U.S. $5.00 coin pendants your choice $700.00 CAD each. e10438 e10439

This is one very cool jewellery item. Each of these 90% pure gold coins are well over 100 years old, dating from 1881 and 1906. They’ve been expertly modified for use as jewellery. An attractive 4 petal, floral design bail was delicately soldered to each of the 21.6mm diameter coins. The craftsman who attached the 22 karat yellow gold bails did so with great care, making sure the gold solder didn’t bleed into the fine surface details. The large sturdy bail enables the coins to be worn on a variety of large chain or cord style necklaces. Don’t worry too much about the diminished numismatic coin collector value because of the modification. These are both relatively common coins with close to 8 million examples being struck. Each coin pendant weighs an average of 9.69 grams and contains approximately $600.00 CAD worth of gold (at current market price). As a suggestion we are showing the pendants on a black rubber and leather cord necklace with sterling silver clasps. The cord necklaces are available in a variety of lengths,colours and gauges. We are including one of these necklace options with the purchase of either coin for no extra charge. Each coin pendant and necklace is estate priced at $700.00 CAD. Stock #s e10438 and e10439.

SOLD


December 14, 2019

14kt. 0.50ct. tw. SI2-I1-I diamond pendant & necklace 16″ 5.0gr. 25mm $980.00 CAD. e13159

A circle pendant with an antique twist! The edges of this 25.9mm circle slider have been accented with two delicate rows of millgrain. The 33 round brilliant cut diamonds set into that decorative trim are all of SI2-I1-I quality and equal an estimated 0.50 carats. The 14 karat white gold pendant weighs in at 5 grams on the button and swings freely from a 16 inch yellow gold box chain. Estate price $980.00 CAD. Stock #e13159.

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December 6, 2019

14kt. hand carved cameo brooch/pendant 14.3gr. gross weight $700.00 CAD. e13458

The skill of the unknown artist responsible for this cameo carving is obvious. While we’ve seen more elaborate examples with finer details, this one impresses with fewer elements used to accomplish this lady’s beautiful profile. There are just enough shadows and highlights to showcase her features. Great care is needed when carving natural shell cameos, there are sections on this one that are only 1.6mm thick. The scalloped edge 14 karat yellow gold frame measures 49mm x 39mm with a gross weight of 14.1 grams. It can be worn as a brooch with safety clasp or on a chain as a pendant. This is a hand made one of a kind item. Estate priced at $700.00 CAD. Stock #e13458.

SOLD


December 5, 2019

0.75ct. I2-I “Ever Us” diamond pendant Peoples Jewellers with tags & box 20074588 $1,190.00 CAD. e12506

Peoples Jewellers is laying on the symbolism pretty thick with this pendant! Combining the journey pendant and the two stone concept to symbolize your life together as best friends and true loves. The Ever Us pendant is set with 0.75 carats of surprisingly bright I2-I round brilliant cut diamonds. The 2 large diamonds make up 0.46 carats of the total weight alone. The pendant itself is made from super white rhodium plated 14 karat gold and suspended from a 19 inch long curb link chain. The piece is listed on People’s website for the regular price of $2,499.00 but it’s on sale at the moment for $1,399.50 CAD. Ours is unworn, still displaying its original tags intact. Untouched new condition presentation displayed in the original box. Our price $1,190.00 CAD. Stock #e12506.

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November 20, 2019

Amethyst & Diamond pendant 4.05ct. tw. 5.8gr. 16″ $700.00 CAD. e13220

There is something Salvidor Dali about this abstract amethyst pendant. The modern slider runs a track of hills and valleys around its royal purple center. That track is a frosty white with a delicate sandblasted pattern, recessed with 8 round brilliant cut diamonds. The partially bezel set 4 carat oval amethyst is the undoubted focal point. That intense royal purple is set on fire with two delicate rims of warm 14 karat yellow gold, adding another dimension of colour. The 21mm x 18mm pendant is accompanied by a 16 inch long delicate curb chain, keeping it close to the collar. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #e13220.

SOLD


November 16, 2019

24mm amethyst & diamond (0.20ct. tw. I1-I) pendant on 24″ necklace 10gr. net 14kt. $1,050.00 CAD. e13322

A much purer purple in person this cabochon cut amethyst is made more vibrant by its icy binding. There really is nothing like brightly rhodium enhanced white gold for setting off colour in gems. Especially when stitched with a delicate line of small round brilliant cut diamonds of I1-I quality. The 0.20 carats combined weight add a twinkle to the rolling gloss of the amethyst. The 14 karat pendant measures a substantial 24mm and its bail has been artfully integrated into the design as to not disturb its graceful flow. It hangs from a 24 inch long wheat link chain with an easy to fasten lobster catch. Estate price for this 18.8 gram total weight amulet $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e13322.

SOLD


November 15, 2019

Tiffany double heart “Return to Tiffany” pendant/necklace 16″ sterling silver $123.00 CAD. e13245

This is a current offering from one of our favorite jewellers. Here’s how they describe it themselves as taken from the Tiffany website; “Inspired by the iconic key ring first introduced in 1969, the Return to Tiffany collection is a classic reinvented. A delicate duo of heart tags on a simple link chain exudes sophistication and elegance.” This item retails for $205.00 at the Tiffany boutique, and can be seen online here. Each sterling silver heart measures a petite 10mm wide, suspended from the classic Tiffany cable link 16 inch necklace. Perfect condition complete with outer box, travel pouch, display tab and cleaning/care card. Estate priced at $123.00 CAD. Stock #e13245

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15.7mm hand carved black pearl pendant/enhancer 8.4gr. 18 karat gold $560.00 CAD. e13225

This is the first time we’ve had the opportunity to showcase a hand carved pearl. It’s only something that can be done with higher quality pearls as you need a thick coating of nacre to get this sort of deep relief. That thick nacre means the pearl was allowed to grow for a longer time, building up layer after layer. The carver that designed this pearl opted for a fitting aquatic theme with a playful dolphin somersaulting in its southern hemisphere. A large tropical looking fish that we can’t identify swims just above the dolphin, rather unperturbed by its hijinks. The top half of the pearl features a free form pattern in two distinct bands. As you can imagine a pearl that can hold all of this detail needs to be pretty big and this one measures 15.7mm in diameter. This wearable art has been given a high quality 18 karat yellow gold hinged bail. A plain bail would never do, so this one features a random geometric cell pattern. The bail measures 12.4mm by 7.4mm inside, allowing it to fit over almost any chain or bead necklace. Estate price for this one of a kind pendant $560.00 CAD. Stock #e13225.

SOLD


November 12, 2019

C3 Corvette pendant 5.6gr. 10kt. gold $285.00. e13357

Any vintage sports car fans out there? If you are, I bet you recognize the familiar outline of this vintage Corvette. The “C3” was the longest running style since the Corvette debuted in 1953. From 1968 through 1982 the swoopy body Stingray was America’s sports car. Lacking the buttresses over the rear fenders and domed rear window dates this particular C3 to the 1978-1982 model years. This is a well made sturdy little pendant cast from 10 karat yellow gold with a finished weight of just under 5.7 grams. It is equipped with an oversized bail that could fit over almost any chain or on a key ring. Cars guys can be exceedingly difficult to buy for. This little coupe would make a great gift. Perfect condition showing zero wear in the jump ring joint or where the chain runs through the bail. Stock #e13357

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October 17, 2019

0.20ct.tw. I1-JK diamond pendant 16″ 2.9gr. 14kt. $280.00 CAD. e13163

Negative space pendants combine a large footprint with a airy feminine lightness, giving the wearer the best of both worlds. This 34.6mm long piece turns its bail into a feature flipping the drop shape on its axis to keep the eye moving down. It also highlights the whiteness of the diamonds by contrast with its warm high polished surface. The 42 round single cut diamonds come together to equal 0.20 carat total weight of I1-JK quality diamonds. They’ve been backed with chromy rhodium plating for added sparkle. The pendant is accompanied by a 16 inch long brilliant box chain with spring ring catch. The 2.9 gram 14 karat necklace is estate priced for $280.00 CAD. Stock #e13163.

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.

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October 12, 2019

18 karat yellow gold locket 9 grams 1 inch $910.00 CAD. e13050

Imperfections, as far as jewellery is concerned, are always the mark of handcrafted workmanship. For this 1 inch long locket those imperfections are found in the quilted finished that covers the top plate; it’s a sign the heart has been hand engraved instead of by a machine. Hand finishing is the theme found throughout the entire locket. Constructed from 9 grams of top quality 18 karat yellow gold with a sturdy lock, hinge and an over sized, stylized bail large enough to accommodate almost any chain. The true quality is found inside where the original green cloth inserts are covered by gold framed plexiglass windows to best protect any keepsakes held beneath them. The locket is in like new condition and appears unworn. To bad the original owner never enjoyed wearing this high quality keepsake. Priced at $910.00 CAD. Stock #e13050.

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October 6, 2019

Natural Brazilian Alexandrite ring & pendant 18kt. diamonds $1,148.00, $1,050.00 CAD. e12340 e12341

I’m going to try to impress upon you how fantastic natural Alexandrite is without sounding too intense, forgive my inner gem nerd if this gets a bit wordy. Lets start at the unique phenomenon Alexandrite is famous for, literally known as “the Alexandrite effect”. This effect is displayed with the gem showing one colour when viewed in fluorescent/sunlight and another completely different colour under incandescent light. This process is so unusual and difficult to replicate that even synthetic Alexandrite is more expensive than typical synthetic gems. When any gemstone is exposed to light it will absorb certain colours and reflect others, Alexandrite is very good at reflecting greens. Sunlight contains a fairly even amount of all spectral colours so Alexandrite can be as green as it wants.Incandescent lighting contains lots of yellow and light blue but very little green. Alexandrite ends up reflecting large amounts of red light in the absence of green and its colour changes. Cool right! Now the more extreme the colour change and the more saturated the colours are, the more valuable the gem. Please excuse the quality of the incandescent light photos, it’s almost impossible to get the yellow out without the images becoming terribly overexposed. Despite that you can see this is a pretty dramatic colour change. The most dramatic Alexandrites came from Russia, the finest of these look like emerald by day and ruby by night. Those sources were exhausted years ago and the next best source in Brazil has been depleted almost to exhaustion. These two are Brazilian and it shows! They are also eye clean, which is not uncommon at this size but finding an eye clean example around a carat or larger is extremely rare. Their smaller 0.18 carat and 0.20 carat sizes are part of what allows them to be such prefect examples of what fine Alexandrite should be. These two images are the same stone! The gem was only discovered in 1830 in Russia’s Ural Mountains. As its colours were red and green, the colours of Imperial Russia, it was named for Russian tsar Alexander II. To do them justice these imperial gems have been set into brightly rhodium finished 18 karat white gold. The peacock feather/paisley design wraps each Alexandrite in 0.07 and 0.06 carats of very high quality round brilliant cut diamonds. Their icy shine draws the eye in and around to keep your attention on this idyllic gem. The ring measures a finger size 7 1/2 with room to adjust and the pendant is strung from a fine 18 inch wheat chain. The pair come from New York City’s Mark Henry Jewelers who specialize in natural Alexandrite. Each is accompanied by their original Appraisals stating USD Replacement values of $1,850 and $1,600. Our estate prices for the ring $1,148.00 CAD and the necklace $1,050.00 CAD. Stock numbers e12340 and e12341.

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October 3, 2019

Tiffany 18kt. white gold diamond horseshoe pendant & chain 16″ 0.05ct. tw. $770.00 CAD. e13270

Who needs luck when you have Tiffany’s? The horseshoe pendant is a reoccurring theme for T & Co. This is an earlier iteration that has been replaced with an even diamond-ier version that is now cast in platinum instead of 18 karat white gold. The new version forgoes the high polished tips in favor of 0.20 carats total weight; our example boasts a petite 0.05 carats total weight. The more traditional horseshoe measures 7.8mm long by 6.7mm wide. It hangs from a 16 inch long cable link chain in like new condition, retaining its original chromy white rhodium. The new platinum version retails for $3,400.00 CAD. Our 18 karat version is estate priced for $770.00 CAD. Stock #e13270.

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September 23, 2019

10kt. Toronto Maple Leafs pendant/charm 1.39 grams $84.00 CAD. e13166

A perfect gift for the die hard Toronto Maple Leafs fan. The iconic blue and white logo made into a 10 karat yellow gold pendant. The polished text and frame contrast with great detail against the sandblasted grid pattern background. Wear it on a necklace, wear it on a bracelet or even add it to your key ring. The well made piece will (hopefully) act as a good luck charm for you and for the Leafs. The pendant itself measures 16mm wide x 18mm tall. Go Leafs Go, Go Leafs Go…………. Estate price $84.00 CAD. Stock #e13166.

SOLD


September 21, 2019

14kt. diamond eternity circle pendant 0.75ct. total weight $980.00 CAD. e9802

 

e9802 diamond circle pendant 0.75 carat total weight 14 karat white goldMany wedding ceremonies refer to the unbroken circle that a wedding band represents, using the symbolism of a whole with no end or beginning as a parallel for the commitment made to one another. The same depth of meaning carries into the timeless diamond circle pendant. It’s always been marketed as a symbol of devotion, commitment, and oneness. Our circle pendant measures 16.3mm in diameter and contains 16 2.3mm diameter I1-I round brilliant cut diamonds. The pendant is made from 4.4 grams of brightly rhodium plated 14 karat white gold that virtually disappears under the 0.75 carat total weight of diamonds when viewed from the front. To not detract from the statement the circle makes, the pendant was designed with a hidden bail allowing it to slide across the 18 inch 14 karat white gold Singapore style chain that accompanies it. Estate price $980.00 CAD. Stock #e9802.e9802 diamond circle pendant 14 karat 0.75ct. total weight

SOLD

 


September 20, 2019

10kt. Tanzanite & Diamond earring/pendant set 18″ 3.4gr. $350.00 CAD. e13267

This is what most people picture when they think tanzanite. This lilac tone is actually one of the more affordable varieties; probably why it is more widespread and recognizable than the highest valued velvety blueberry tone. In practice this lighter colour allows more room for the phenomenon that tanzanite is known for, its pleochroism. That crystal anomaly creates two to three different colours in one gemstone that can be viewed by looking at that gemstone from different angles. In this trio the tanzanites move through all of the shades of lilac flowers, starting in that almost lavender blue and slowly moving into pale violet. Each has been cut into a pear shaped petal and attached to a yellow gold stalk balanced by a trio of graduated diamonds. The nine round brilliant cuts total an estimated 0.15 carats and the entire set is captured in 10 karat yellow gold. The pendant hangs from an 18 inch delicate curb link chain and the studs are equipped with sturdy friction backs. Estate price for the set only $350.00 CAD. Stock #e13267.

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September 16, 2019

14kt. diamond & sapphire pendant earring set 2.18ct. tw. 9.1gr. $1,260.00 CAD. e11994

For those of you who were not blessed with the gift of living through the 80’s you won’t understand the decades obsession with sapphire and diamond clusters. For an abbreviated explanation have a look at Lady Diana’s 1981 sapphire and diamond engagement ring. As soon as that ring hit newspapers and magazines, copies were popping everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to the Sears catalog. The original ring morphed into interpretations as varied as this pear shaped cluster pendant and earring set. The matched trio are of the deeper blue variety and combine for a total weight of approximately 1.18 carats. Each is surrounded by two tiers of I1-I quality round single cut diamonds that equal 1.00 carat total weight. The stones are all set into bright white gold and accented in warm 14 karat yellow. The pendant is suspended from a sturdy 16 inch long box chain. The earrings are equipped with extra heavy white gold friction backs for superior security. If you’re looking to channel a Royal other than Meghan or Kate get retro with this vintage Diana set for $1,260.00 CAD. Stock #e11994.

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September 15, 2019

1.20ct. cobalt blue sapphire & diamond pendant 1.55ct. tw. VS-H $3,150.00 CAD. e12143

The rain is wearing on all of us but if you want to make good use of it I would strongly suggest strolling past some lilac bushes. If you love the way they smell you’ll love them in the rain. They give off a heavy perfume that’s more contained to the bush and thus more intense. Close your eyes to better take in the smell and to focus more on the sound and feel of the raindrops. It’s a meditation that should help wash away your rain rage. If that doesn’t help you embrace the blues this cobalt and blue lilac coloured sapphire surely will! The estate stone came in rather worse for wear, damaged and chipped. We opted to repair/re-polish it and set it into a brand new 14 karat white gold pendant. The intricate piece faces up all diamond, 0.25 carats of VS-H diamonds to be exact. Their high quality, sharp brilliance really adds interest to the velvety texture of the 1.30 carat natural radiant cut sapphire. The pendant is suspended from a 14 karat white gold wheat link chain. Necklace/pendant is accompanied by a June 2019 Harold Weinstein Ltd. appraisal for insurance purposes stating a replacement value of $4,500.00 CAD. Our estate price for this new estate necklace is $3,150.00 CAD. Stock #e12143.

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September 14, 2019

14/18kt. Opal & diamond pendant 21.17ct. tw. $6,650.00 CAD. e12645

We are on a streak of showcasing high quality opals this year! At 19.08 carats this is the largest we’ve ever had pass through our estate department in quite some time. The opal came in loose, purchased by the previous owner decades ago as an investment stone. It had been bought with the intention of setting it into a piece of jewellery but they never got around to it. Looking at its bright, high quality play of colour we knew we needed to give it the royal treatment. We sorted through our loose stock of estate marquise and pear cut diamonds to frame the oval opal with 2.09 carats of diamond bling. The VS1-SI1-E-G diamonds are wrapped in millgrained 18 karat white gold for added contrast to the creamy antique body colour of the opal. That opal has a pattern known as rolling flashfire. What’s important with opal quality is that the pattern be even and without direction. Meaning there are no empty spaces where the pattern lessens or dies off or viewing directions that the fire and pattern are less visible. This opal looks the same viewed upside-down and sideways, its pattern is completely even across its 21.55 x 17.70 x 8.80mm surface, and it flashes every colour available to opal. Impossible to capture in photos, you really need to see this statement piece in person! We’ve suspended the 14.7 gram pendant on an appropriately sturdy 18 inch long 14 karat brand new white gold Italian made rectangular cable link chain. As we’ve not encountered an opal of this magnitude before we thought a second opinion was best. The accompanying Harold Weinstein LTD. appraisal states a retail replacement value of $11,500.00 CAD. We think a more appropriate competitive retail value is more like $9,500.00. As we’ve assembled this statement piece completely from estate and vintage components our price is only $6,650.00 CAD. Stock #e12645.

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September 7, 2019

Morganite & diamond pendant 4.54ct. total gem weight 18kt. 5.0gr. $1,820.00 CAD e10397

 The artistic principle of asymmetry is often interpreted to mean inbalance but many highly skilled artists use asymmetry to create a more interesting form of balance. Often this kind of balance pulls the eye along a predicted pathway telling a story as it goes. Ancient Japanese painters were masters of this technique using many smaller points of interest to balance the larger focal point of the work. Such is the case with this unique pendant who’s focus is obviously the brilliant oval 4.14 carat peach morganite at its heart. But to get to that morganite your eye can’t help but start at the textured diamond studded bail. It quickly follows the graceful line of high quality VS-HI round brilliant cut diamonds finally ending in a playful swirl. That 0.40 carat total weight curving trail of diamonds is set into sturdy 18 karat rose gold that perfectly matches the tone of the sparkling morganite. All told this artistic piece of jewellery weighs 5 grams and hangs freely from a delicate 18 inch chain. Estate price $1,820.00 CAD. Stock #e10397.

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August 21, 2019

0.42ct. tw. I1-HI diamond heart pendant on 18″ box chain 1.9gr. $420.00 CAD. e12762

A modern take on a timeless staple this 14.3 x 14.3mm heart slide pendant is all diamonds. The shared prong setting style gives a feminine scalloped appearance to the 0.42 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds. All 14 are a well matched I1-HI quality and blink brightly. The heart is accompanied by an 18 inch long shining box link chain with spring ring catch. The 1.9 gram 10 karat white gold necklace is in brand new fully rhodium enhanced condition and priced at $420.00 CAD. Stock #e12762.

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August 7, 2019

14kt. 0.50ct. tw. diamond pendant & chain I1-HI 3.0gr. $473.00 CAD. e10509

People’s Jewellers Past, Present, Future series has been a staple line for them for decades. With this graduated quad diamond cluster pendant they’ve up the symbolism. The smallest four princess cut cluster represents the past, with the medium sized cluster for the present, and the largest representing the future; a symbol of the bright future ahead of you both. All together, including the accent diamonds in the bail and between each cluster, the pendant is set with 0.50 carats of sparkling I1-HI diamonds. The 30mm long symbolic statement piece is made from 3 grams of 14 karat white gold still retaining its original chrome white rhodium finish. Accompanying the pendant is an 18 inch long petite box link chain with spring ring catch. As with every estate piece it comes in our blue and white satin presentation box with complimentary gift wrapping if you wish. Estate price $473.00 CAD. Stock #e10509.

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August 5, 2019

14kt. gold Ammonite pendant on 18″ box chain 3.7gr. $315.00 CAD. e12774

It’s been sometime since we’ve had an Ammonite pendant in our estate department. This rare opal like gem is found along the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains mostly in Alberta Canada. They formed from the fossilized shells of the long extinct Ammonoid marine mollusk.  Ammonoids were a swimming shellfish similar to the modern day Nautilus. Some of these tentacle equipped creatures reached sizes of over 4 feet diameter.Ammonite fossil e9265 Although they went extinct with the dinosaurs millions of years ago they left behind some of the most colourful gems around. Available in almost all the colours of the spectrum they are most often seen in an iridescent dark green colour with orange, red and yellow highlights. Quite often they show a crocodile type pattern and our example is no different. The 15mm x 10mm pear shaped tablet cut is bezel set in a simple pear shaped wire frame outline setting. Suspended from an 18 inch 14 karat curb link chain the set weighs a combined 3.7 grams. Perfect like new condition not showing a single scuff of scratch on the stone. Chain and pendant priced at $515.00 CAD. Stock #e12774.

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July 23, 2019

18kt. St-Onge Lantern diamond/sapphire pendant ST-P1160 $1,770.00 CAD. e9586

e9586 St. Onge Lantern pendant ST-P1160 with diamonds and sapphireMade to the highest of standards proudly in Quebec by St-Onge jewellers. St-Onge is a small boutique jewellery chain offering unique creations made exclusively in Quebec. From what I’ve seen online they have a very successful business manufacturing premium jewellery with operations in some of the provinces most trend setting fashionable locations. The lantern pendant reminds me of Celtic knot patterns. Cast from nickel free 18 karat palladium alloy white gold with yellow gold end caps. It’s a good sized piece measuring almost 2 inches long. Discretely set throughout the woven pattern are 10 small round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 0.03 carats each of very good VS-GH quality. A bezel set 4.75mm cabochon blue sapphire goes almost unnoticed on the bottom but provides the appropriate finishing touch on this piece of wearable art. Lantern pendant ST-P1160 is currently available from St-Onge and can be seen on the St-Onge website. The pendant is priced at $2,450.00 (without a chain). Our estate example is in perfect condition looking unworn and comes with a high quality 18 karat white gold cable link chain measuring 20 inches long. The chain and pendant have a combined weight of 13.5 grams. Included with purchase is the original St-Onge fitted padded box. Even the packaging is a high quality item and has been made specifically to hold the lantern pendant. Estate priced at $1,770.00 CAD. Stock #e9586.e9586.1 St. Onge Lantern pendant ST-P1160 with diamonds and sapphires

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July 21, 2019

0.50ct. I2-K diamond pendant & necklace 10/14kt. 2.9gr. $700.00 CAD. e12708

We’d like to think our diamonds look better but the truth is, we just grade them accurately. I2 diamonds can and often look pretty good assuming they’re properly graded and not actually I3 quality. K colour diamonds too look really nice, when they’re actually K and not MNO colour. Our latest estate diamond pendant looks fantastic, especially when you consider it’s only priced at $700.00. The well cut diamond measures a full 5.1mm diameter and is estimated to weigh 0.50 carats. It’s secured in a sturdy 14 karat yellow gold four prong crown setting with a large bail that will accommodate almost any chain. We are including a 10 karat yellow gold 15 inch necklace that contributes to the 2.9 gram total weight. The pendant and chain are vintage priced as a set for $700.00 CAD. Stock #e12708.

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July 14, 2019

Tiffany Paloma Picasso diamond daisy pendant 0.33ct. tw. platinum $1,200.00 CAD. e12850

This is the highest offering from the now retired Daisy line by Paloma Picasso. The diamond encrusted daisy features all of that gestural offhand flow that marks Paloma’s work. The daisy has also been gifted with Tiffany’s high quality standards, casting it from 3.3 solid grams of platinum. The 0.33 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds are that uncompromisingly high cut quality and VS-FG quality that Tiffany’s is known for. The daisy is fixed on a 16 inch platinum cable chain with Tiffany tag and spring ring catch. For the hippy with high standards, estate priced at $1,200.00 CAD. Stock #e12850.

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July 11, 2019

14kt. grey pearl & diamond earring/pendant set 0.15ct. tw. 14kt. 18″ $700.00 CAD. e12765

An excellent example of how modern pearls can be with a little change to the palette and a bit of imaginative design. This trio of unique drop pearls have a body colour of steely blue grey and overtones of blush pink. Each has been tipped by a bezel set round brilliant cut diamond that total an estimated 0.15 carats. For the studs that is where the design ends but the pendant is finished with an oversized flat bail. The splash of high polished 14 karat white gold adds interest through contrast to the soft cool luster of the pearls. Each stud is equipped with a sturdy medium weight friction back and the pendant is strung from an 18 inch cable chain. $700.00 CAD. Stock #e12765.

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Custom princess cut pendant/earring set 2.38ct. tw. SI1-I 18kt. 17.8gr. $5,383.00 CAD. e12487 e12488

In most cases custom making something is the more expensive way to get what you want. We suggest the custom approach when someone has a sentimental gemstone or an existing gold item they want to incorporate into a new design. If the requested style is so specific that we can’t source as production then custom is the way to go. The reason custom always costs more is due to efficiency, making one of anything is always more expensive than the unit cost for making 100. Sure making 100 items takes more time but the production is done in bulk stages and once the pieces are finished each item out of the 100 absorbs a small section of the cost of manufacturing. The economy of scale doesn’t apply with a 1 off custom item. When you make one item the cost of developing the design, 3D printing or wax carving, casting, cleaning up, stone setting, and polishing has to be absorbed by that single item. A custom made item can easily cost double compared to a ready made equivalent. There are a some  advantages to custom that you just don’t get with production pieces. They are usually heavier and more luxurious than their production counter parts as adding a few grams of metal makes very little difference for one item. They are normally made with higher quality ingredients and are almost always one of a kind. In the case of this three piece set there is the addition of art to the equation. This was obviously a set that started out with old fashion counter sketching. You can almost see the goldsmith sitting down with their client working out the gestural lines and geometric angles until everyone was happy with the concept. The pendant and earrings have the quality factor in spades. Made from a combined 14.2 grams of top quality 18 karat white gold, set with 2.38 carats of SI1-I graduated princess cut diamonds. The 12 diamonds are well matched in pattern and make a brilliant splintery show surrounded by brightly rhodium enhanced curving surfaces. The slider pendant measures 26.3 mm long by 15.8mm wide. It slides freely along its 14 karat white gold heavy box link chain, measuring a modern 20 inches long. The earrings are a huggie hoop style measuring about 16.6mm long. The trio is in like new condition showing no signs of wear. Priced and sold as a set only for $5,383.00 CAD. Stock numbers e12488 and e12487.

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July 10, 2019

14/18kt. diamond pendant & necklace 0.30ct. SI2-K 4.5gr. $770.00 CAD. e11911

You never think about the lowly hinge but I bet you use at least two dozen of them in a given day. Think of all the doors you open, cupboards, vehicles, even your jewellery box, the clasp of your watch, the lid of your eye shadow case. Try to count how many you’ve already used today. This modern diamond drop pendant makes art of utility, with a hand made hinge at its center. A study of circles starting with the high polished slide bail. The pendant makes a miniature of the double circle, diamond in bezel, by showcasing the rivet cap enclosed in the top knuckle. It’s a subtle and carefully thought out transition that speaks to the top quality of the unique pendant. Made from extra warm 18 karat yellow gold and featuring a very lively 0.30 carat SI2-K round brilliant cut diamond at its heart. Thanks to the hinge that diamond swings freely along a lateral plain during wear. The pendant is strung from a modern 16 inch long 14 karat yellow gold wheat chain with sturdy end caps and lobster catch. Estate price $770.00 CAD. Stock #e11911.

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July 7, 2019

10kt. gold discs 7.54gr. total weight. $47.50 per gr. Sold separately. e10084

e10083-disc-pendants-x-3-10-karat-yellow-gold-001Name plate jewellery has been popular since the ancient Egyptians, when golden cartouche amulets were used to protect dead Pharaohs from evil spirits. We’re not sure if these three 10 karat yellow gold engravable discs carry any protective powers but they look great and are a great buy. Like new condition, scratch and scuff free. We can engrave a simple initial or a short secret message to someone special. Available separately. Estate priced at just $47.50 per gram. Stock #e10084.

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Antique garnet necklace pendant 6.9gr. 14kt. gold $700.00 CAD. e12837

Judging from the scale of this green gold and garnet necklace it would have been made during the transition into the Edwardian period. The regal deep reds of the Victorian era were still in fashion but pieces were getting more delicate. In truth this was the transition to modern jewellery as we know it. A huge boom in wealth created leisure time for even the laboring classes. This meant many were spending time outside of the home and spending money on entertainment and non essentials items. This required a new level of affordable fashion and affordable jewellery. Pieces got smaller and more appropriate for all settings and occasions. This 19 inch 14 karat necklace would have been worn to church, picnics in the park, to fairs, amusement parks, and dances. The necklace is really a time capsule from the first stirrings of equal rights for women. The leisure time they enjoyed gave women a degree of independence they’d never known before. It provided time for reading and expanding ones horizons. Thanks to the invention of the bicycle (the ridiculous penny farthing) women had freedom of movement as well, possibly the most important turning point in early gender equality history. The approximately 115 year old brooding necklace is estate priced at $700.00 CAD. Stock #e12837.

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July 3, 2019

0.27ct. tw. I1-I2-H diamond pendant & chain 1.7gr. $336.00 CAD. e11632

A big footprint without the big price point thanks to a combination of a cushion shaped halo surrounding a cluster center. To ensure the all-diamond effect is not disturbed the line bail has been set with additional diamonds. Together the 30 petite I1-I2-H quality diamonds make a sparkling total weight of 0.27 carats. The pendant adds depth with a delicate filigree gallery making it as beautiful from the side as it is from head on. To finish off the thoughtful design the bail has been built extra thick across its top, guarding it against wearing out and ensuring the diamonds always face out. Strung from an 18 inch long woven chain the 1.27 grams of brightly rhodium finished 10 karat white gold are all in unworn, like-new condition. Estate price $336.00 CAD. Stock #e11632.

SOLD

 

 


June 17, 2019

Tiffany Soleste Sapphire & Diamond pendant in platinum $3,240.00 CAD. e12792

Our favorite colour of blue sapphire inside of our favorite blue box! The Soleste collection from Tiffany focuses on vibrant coloured center stones wrapped in a halo of brilliant diamonds. The collection takes its name from the Spanish word “sol” for sun. The 0.40 carat round brilliant cut cornflower blue sapphire is a midnight sun encircled by 0.09 carats of top quality diamonds. Made exclusively from platinum the pendant measures 9.4mm in diameter and is strung from a 16 inch cable link chain. Accompanied by original inner, outer box, bag, and original Shanghai bill of sale for 31,000.00 Chinese Yuan Renminbi from March 2013. This is a current item available at your local Tiffany boutique and is shown on Tiffany’s website for $5,400.00 CAD. Our price for this like new hardly worn pre-owned pendant is $3,240.00 CAD. Stock #e12792.

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June 8, 2019

18kt. Faberge egg with 0.03ct. diamond 8.5gr. Ltd. Ed. $1,125.00 CAD. e12766

The House of Faberge is the very definition of decadence. The company was founded in 1842 by Peter Carl Fabrege, jeweller to the Royal Romanov Dynasty. The iconic eggs were his technical mastery combined with the playful devotion of Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II for their wives and mothers. The first of these eggs was a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Alexander’s betrothal to his beloved Empress Maria Feodorovna. Known as the Hen Egg its opaque white enameled “shell” opens to reveal a matte yellow-gold yolk. This in turn opens to reveal a multicolored gold hen that also opens. The hen contained a minute diamond replica of the imperial crown from which a small ruby pendant was suspended, but these last two elements have been lost. Maria was so enchanted by this first egg that it became an annual Easter tradition resulting in an estimated 69 eggs in total, many of which were lost or stolen when the family fell from grace. The House of Faberge survived the Russian Revolution of 1917 and today pays homage to the eggs worthy of a fairy tale. The ever evolving collection of fine jewellery egg pendants range in price from $4,300 to $71,663 CAD. This 18 karat yellow gold egg has been expertly covered in deep red Basse Taille enamel. Its front features a golden North star centered with a single 0.03 carat round brilliant cut diamond of exceptional quality and cut. The oversized bail is hinged to allow the pendant to fit any chain or snap onto a strand of pearls or beads. The egg, like any piece of fine art, is numbered 462 out of 1000 made. Looking at the Faberge website for something similar shows a basic 18 karat of the same size priced at $4,300.00. Our price for the 8.5 gram 18mm x 12mm egg with all of its original packaging and 2 polishing cloths is only $1,125.00 CAD. Stock #e12766.

SOLD