This diamond’s grade-setting inclusion is a soft feather under the table facet. The feather has been captured in these images but in person it is much less obvious, looking instead like a barely eye-visible translucent cloud. The result is a 0.50 carat diamond that is overall quite brilliant and lively. The G colour shows no signs of warmth and matches the quality of the two 0.01ct surprise diamonds that have been set into either side of the undergallery. The 14 karat white gold ring was designed to draw the eye in, with tapered cathedral shoulders. Estate price $1,200.00 CAD. Stock #e14047.
We’ve been proud partners of Canadian company CrownRing for many years. The Montreal based jewellery manufacturer has always gone well out of their way to meet our needs and the needs of our customers. In the last couple of years, they’ve stepped up their presence in the industry, launching sculptor-turned-goldsmith Noam Carver, who’s quickly gained attention for his award winning designs. They stand behind their product and, thanks to their quality manufacturing, lifetime warranty and we do too. This is a perfect example of the calibre of their work. Measuring 8mm wide and 1.75mm thick the band finds room for a softly comfort fit interior; something many new grooms appreciate as they try to get used to wearing a ring. The 12 gram ring is cast from top quality 18 karat white gold and currently measures its original finger size 8 3/4, with plenty of room to adjust. Each CrownRing has a unique serial number engraved inside the band allowing them to track the production sizing history of each ring. This is a currently available item from CrownRing and carries a suggested retail price of $3704.00 CAD. As it required a mild in-house refinishing and shows a couple of minor scuffs we’ve given the band an estate price of just $1,295.00 CAD. Stock #e13780
There is no better value in the jewellery business than a good quality estate diamond ring. This ring is of contemporary design with a “tulip” setting securing a sparkling round brilliant cut diamond weighing 0.40 carat, grading I1-H. Large diamonds prong set on the shoulders and additional channel set in the shank contribute an additional 0.60 carats. The 9 diamonds together weigh an estimated 1.00 carat total weight of matching I1-H quallity. The size 7 1/2 ring can easily be adjusted up or down by one of our onsite goldsmiths in just a day or two if required. Constructed using 3.7 grams of highly polished white gold the ring is in like new condition showing no wear and tear. Ready to go for the estate price of $1,200.00 CAD. Stock #e11549.
If your taste is for the custom/contemporary look consider this unique solitaire. The rounded square shank is very comfortable to wear measuring an average size 6.5 containing one round brilliant cut diamond 4.48mm diameter weighing 0.33 carats of good quality SI2-G. The shoulders of the ring are connected by two diamond shaped rose gold castings each containing one small bead set round diamond. The ring weighs 4.3 grams and is still warm from a fresh refinishing. Estate priced at $1,085.00. Stock #e6585.
I’m not sure what the inspiration was or if there even was one when this ring was created by local designer goldsmith Michael Smiley. As per his usual format, this ring is very well made using very high quality components. The highly polished 14 karat yellow gold setting weighs 8.4 grams and contains 14 Gypsy set round brilliant cut diamonds along the zig-zag outline of the ring. The total diamond weight is approximately 0.20 carat and all are of VS-G quality. The ring measures a size 5 and could be sized up by our goldsmiths as required. Estate priced at $1,150.00. Stock #e7113.
Where else can you find a Canadian made, 1/2 carat, high quality diamond solitaire for just $1,500.00? This contemporary design diamond ring was made in Toronto and recently traded in for something different. The traditional design is constructed from 3.5 grams of 14 karat white gold. The 3mm flat edge style is extremely versatile and can be worn with almost any type of wedding/anniversary ring. Secured in a heavy four prong setting is a 5.21mm diameter round brilliant cut diamond estimated to weigh 0.53 carat of SI1 clarity, bright H colour, very good cut and strong blue fluorescence. Under long wave ultraviolet light this diamond strongly exhibits strong blue fluorescence. The curious blue glow occurs when the diamond is exposed to a specific wavelength of UV light. This image was taken using filtered long wave UV light in the dark. In ordinary lighting situations the blue glow goes unnoticed. In direct sunlight a very faint blue may be seen as sunlight has a large component of long wave ultraviolet light within its spectrum. The complimentary blue hue actually makes this G colour diamond look more like an E or F. The larger size 9 ring can be adjusted down to fit a smaller finger by one of our on staff goldsmiths in just a few days if necessary. If you couldn’t afford a nice diamond ring when you were first married here’s your chance to get a good sized diamond solitaire for less than a mortgage payment. Only a few years old, like new condition and trade in priced at just $1,500.00 CAD. e12690. Only available at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. Proudly serving our customers from Downtown Barrie since 1958.
Beyond being visually appealing the by-pass wedding set carries a symbolic representation of the wearer’s relationship. I don’t mean the obvious statement of being married. The style is meant to symbolize two lives lived mostly separately until by chance they meet and intertwine to carry something beautiful and special. That important change is represented in this ring by a 0.40 carat round brilliant cut diamond. With an I1-H quality this diamond is not quite perfect but like most marriages the fiery diamond doesn’t need to be perfect to be beautiful. The 0.50 carats of channel set diamonds symbolically build in size as they move toward the center diamond and joint of the matching wedding band. Both rings are well made from bright white 14 karat gold, currently measure a finger size 6 with some room to adjust. They are being sold as a set only for the estate price of $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e10964
Natural pink sapphires are not nearly as popular as their blue counterparts. It’s hard to know why when you see one this nice set into such a lovingly detailed ring. The high quality emerald cut sapphire flashes every hue of pink from a delicate blush to deep magenta in its corners. The gem’s made even more brilliant looking thanks to the 0.35 carats of high quality VS-H diamonds set all over this delicate ring. The 14 karat white gold ring is almost more interesting when viewed from the side, covered with hidden details for the wearer’s eyes only. Measuring a size 7 1/4 with room to go up or down the ring is newly polished and ready to be cherished. A quick rhodium plating after size adjustment will fully restore a bright white finish. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e9945.
If you didn’t think you could afford a high quality Canadian diamond ring here you go. It comes with all kinds of documents and certificates. A Gem Scan certificate of Evaluation dated Feb-2006 proclaiming a replacement value of $2050.00, a Gem Scan wallet card and Northwest Territories Government certificate of authenticity with registered Gemprint. Polar Ice diamonds are one of the very few Canadian diamond brands that not only are mined in Canada but are also completely cut and polished in Canada too. As with all Canadian diamonds a unique laser engraved registered number can be seen on the girdle using powerful magnification. The 2.4 gram 18 karat white gold setting is quite attractive; a soft twist formed by the shoulders frames the diamond in a subtle embrace. Measuring the average ladies finger size of 6.5 the ring can be adjusted up or down a couples sizes to fit your special lady. Our on site gold smiths can accomplish this task sometimes the same day. The ring is in perfect condition, the only thing it’s lacking is a hand to be displayed on. Complete with the traditional Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers small blue ring box the ring is estate priced at $1,036.00 CAD. Stock #e9123.
A more modern version of a traditional solitaire. The 0.43 SI2-H pear shaped brilliant cut diamond is secured by a channel and prong setting strengthened by the yellow gold bar running through the bottom of the head. It really looks good and is easily matched with a flat edge wedding ring. The ring weighs 4.2 grams and is estate priced at $1,180.00. Stock #e6189.
Something I really enjoy in the showroom is introducing people to antique diamond cuts. Their reactions when they find out the diamonds are 100+ years old is always gratifying. But even better, is when they start moving the diamond around and compare it to a modern round brilliant cut. The optics are night and day and unfortunately impossible to capture in photographs, old European cuts especially as they are better at separating white light into its spectral rainbow colours. You end up with these oversized flashes of rainbow light, compared to the more splintered brilliance of modern diamonds. They also offer a reduction in cost, which is always a bonus! This trinity features three well-matched old European cut diamonds equaling 1.00-carat total weight. They’re a bright VS-HI quality with the center displaying more of an SI clarity because of some chips it sustained during its lifetime of loving wear. The chips along the outside side edge can be seen to the left and right of this picture. The two-tone 14 karat ring currently measures a finger size 7 1/2 with plenty of room to adjust. Estate price $1,960.00 CAD. Stock #e13967
There are instances when a ring becomes so overdesigned that its focal point ends up competing with the rest of the ring for attention. But sometimes that over-the-top design deserves a place in the spotlight too. Why let the center get all the glory? The 6.5mm wide shoulders are a diamond-studded labyrinth, layering 14 karat rose gold and brightly rhodium enhanced white gold. They look as whimsical from the side as they do from head on thanks to the swirling rosy ends. The circular cluster halo at the ring’s top is more of a finishing touch than anything. It tops the ring off at 93 hand set round brilliant cut diamonds equaling an estimated 0.90 carats of I1-HI sparkle. The 3.4 gram ring is in like-new condition and currently measures a finger size 6 1/2 with a bit of room to adjust. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e13980.
Matching wedding rings were once the norm for us and the jewellery industry as a whole. It’s only been the last 15 years or so that the practice has become uncommon. Mostly we sell diamond bands for women that are made to complement their engagement rings, men are choosing options that suit their tastes (usually much more subdued than their partners). Custom and made without regard to cost, this set is constructed from premium 18 karat white gold without any hollowed out sections. The lady’s band weighs a solid 4.6 grams and the gents is 9.7 grams. The pair features a heavily domed center profile accented with narrower, lower domed rims. They measure 4.5mm wide and 7.5mm wide. The lady’s band measuring a finger size 5 3/4 and the gents a size 8, both have plenty of room to adjust. Estate price for the ladies $495.00 CAD and the gents $1,020.00 CAD. Stock numbers e13938 and e13937.
Rectangular outline and contrasting blue sapphires with white diamonds are unmistakable Art Deco design features. This 18 karat hand made ring weighs 5.2 grams and contains 3 medium hue blue sapphires. The very pleasing colour sapphires are estimated to weigh 1.55 carats in total. 18 old European cut diamonds with an estimated total weight of 0.55 carats supply the perimeter with sparkle courtesy of the nice SI-HI quality. Currently measuring a finger size 10 for the slightly larger finger. Our onsite goldsmiths can make a little bit smaller in just a day or two. Hand engraved shoulder details and pierced setting galleries reinforce the Deco look. The sapphires are showing some wear in the form of small scratches and tiny nicks along some facet junctions but overall condition is very good given the rings age. Included with purchase is an older Gem Scan appraisal that dates 2007. Estate price $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e9366.
When it comes to uncompromising quality the German’s have a reputation for producing some very high end products. From automobiles to appliances and even the machines that make them, Germany is one of the world’s leaders in technology and industrial manufacturing. A great example of high quality, excellent design, and excellent build standards is this ring made by Acredo. Mostly catering to the European Union this German jewellery company makes some very nice wedding and engagement rings. Our excellent condition estate example can be found on the acredo website with a price of 1970.00 Euros or about $2950.00 CAD. The ring measures 6.0mm wide in a tiny size 4.75; you’ll need a very small finger for this one to fit. A wave-shaped channel contains 13 high-quality VS-FG graduated round brilliant cut diamonds that are estimated to weigh 0.18 carats in total. If you have a small finger the 7.8 gram 18 karat white gold comfort fit design will feel great. It will take a bit of work, but if you need the ring made bigger we can size it up as necessary. The half brushed half polished finish separated by the wave of bright diamonds makes for one very cool design. Estate priced at $1,540.00 CAD. Stock #e9411.
Past, Present, and Future presented here with three diamonds that are almost the same size. Representing the (almost) equal importance of the three, with a slight emphasis on the present. The trio of round brilliant cut diamonds weigh a combined 1.16 carats and are a well-matched I1-IJ quality. The 10 karat white gold setting keeps to a minimalist principle with a simple dome shank and double gallery settings. The ring is finger size 7 and is accompanied by its original GS Laboratories certificate stating a replacement value of $5,700.00 CAD. We feel a more competitive replacement value is $2,700.00. This is a lot of diamond and a big sparkle for the estate price of $1,890.00 CAD. Stock #e13927.
A bunch of smaller diamonds is always going to be exponentially less expensive than one large diamond. When they’re arranged in a tight floral cluster style like this the effect is astonishing as they appear to be one single diamond at a glance. The layering of the smaller diamonds also allows for a disco ball effect as each adds its brilliance to the other. The trio of clusters measures 7.1mm wide in the center, stepping down to 6.4mm. They’re covered over with 19 diamonds equaling 0.94 carats together of I1-GH quality. The 14 karat low dome yellow gold band is barely visible head-on and measures a finger size 9 with some room to adjust. Estate price $1,540.00 CAD. Stock #e13962.
Pear-shaped diamonds offer an affordable option compared to premium-priced round diamonds. They are at least 20% less expensive yet look larger because of the slender pointed shape. It’s pretty difficult to get a nice looking round diamond approaching 2/3 of a carat for anywhere near this sort of price. The simple 2.8 gram 14 karat yellow gold setting is a classic design that showcases the pear-shaped brilliant-cut with its tapering “tulip” shaped shoulders. It’s a less is more look in a refreshing shape that your friends won’t have. When the time comes for a wedding ring the flat-edged design will open up hundreds of possibilities for wedding rings. No need to pay a premium for a custom-made interlocking design. The estate price for this cautiously graded SI2-JK 0.65 carat pear-shaped diamond ring is only $1,575.00 CAD. Stock #e10203.
The right-hand ring is alive and well. Sparkling diamonds need to be used for more than just an engagement ring. This ladies 14 karat white gold ring measures a substantial 13.3mm wide and is constructed from close to 8 grams of hard, durable white gold. The pierced design takes style inspiration from Art Deco themed rings of the 1930s but is unmistakably of modern construction. Bead set throughout the ring are 72 white diamonds of SI-HI quality and 3 natural fancy brown bezel set diamonds. The combined weight of the diamonds is estimated to be 0.75 carats. The size 7 ring can be adjusted by one of our onsite goldsmiths up or down a size if required. Perfect condition showing no wear of any kind. Priced at $1,610.00 CAD. Stock #e13417.
It’s not the biggest diamond and it doesn’t have a setting covered in extra decoration but it can hold its own in outright beauty and quality. From the full shoulder 4.1 gram ring setting constructed from premium 18 karat yellow gold and platinum, to the 0.25 carat VS2-EF excellent cut round brilliant cut diamond. This solitaire was assembled with one thing in mind; traditional quality. The 3.4mm wide ring has a clever “reverse” knife edge shank with a sharp groove running down the centre protecting the finish from becoming easily scratched. A simple 4 prong setting made from ultra durable, ultra white platinum displays the high quality diamond at a comfortably low height. The smaller than average finger size 4.5 ring can be sized bigger if required. It’s refreshing to see such a quality piece made from the rich traditional colour of 18 karat yellow gold. Perfect condition looking like brand new. Estate priced at $1,208.00 CAD. Stock #e9134.
High quality and outstanding value are where our hand curated collection of vintage and estate jewellery really stand out. If you were to try and recreate a ring of this quality from scratch, you likely could not even buy the empty setting for the price of our complete ring. A typical custom-made ring weighing 7 grams without any precious stones could easily cost $1,500.00 from us or any other custom jeweller. This one is ready to go with a beautiful bright red 0.70 carat ruby and a frame of small diamonds for only $1,120.00. The size 7 ring measures 10mm wide and would make a good gents pinky ring or ladies dinner ring. Premium quality 18 karat yellow gold provides the rich hue to set off the oval faceted ruby. 12 bead set round brilliant cut diamonds frame the centre stone and provide a touch of bling highlighted by bright rhodium. The ring is in excellent condition constructed with a sturdy 5mm wide shank. Estate priced at only $1,120.00 CAD. Stock #e13416.
Is there a better way to start your morning than with a retro Birks ring made from all the best ingredients? The 0.43 carat vivid blue sapphire proudly seated at the center of the ring is a brilliant blue you must see in person to appreciate! The delicate and intricate open wire work that separates it from its diamond halo is made from extra warm 18 karat yellow gold; the perfect colour to compliment an intense blue. In typical Birks fashion the 20 round single cut diamonds that make up the white gold halo are of premium VS-H quality. Together they equal 0.35 carats and complete the eye catching appeal of this petite 5.5 gram statement ring. Currently measuring a finger size 3 3/4 the ring can be sized up a couple of sizes. Estate price $1,470.00 CAD. Stock #e11582.
An engagement ring that focuses on clean lines for a modern feel. The princess cut diamond that crowns the ring has been set with pronounced corner prongs that mirror the narrow channel edges. The diamond itself is a bright and sparkly 0.56 carat of I1-H quality that faces up far better than you would imagine. It’s shouldered by 24 petite round brilliant cut diamonds of the same quality, who add an extra 0.19 carats to the ring, bringing the total diamond weight to 0.75 carats. The 2.9-gram ring is made from 14 karat white gold and currently measures a finger size 6 1/4 with a bit of room to adjust. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e13922.
Do you have your tenth anniversary coming up this year? Skip the suggested traditional gift of tin or aluminum and get her a 10 diamond ring. The 10th anniversary is after all one of the 3 diamond anniversaries. Trust us when we say a diamond ring like this will be a much better choice than anything made out of tin or aluminum. Well made from 3.6 grams of 14 karat yellow gold the ring contains a total estimated diamond weight of 1.00 carat. The bright and lively I1-I round brilliant cut diamonds are secured in a heavy channel setting made to last at least until the next diamond anniversary, the 30th. This ring will be a sparkling reminder of your first decade together, or any anniversary for that matter. Currently the ring measures a size 5.5. Our onsite goldsmiths are able to make it larger in just a day or so. It is in excellent like new condition and represents fantastic value for the estate price $1,190.00 CAD. Stock #e9693.
Ben Moss Jewellers has been resurrected by Canadian company Charm Diamond Centers. The East Coast based Canadian jewellery chain bought the rights to the Ben Moss brand just after it folded a few years ago. Ben Moss stores are once again popping up across the country. This particular Ben Moss engagement ring was part of their original product line and is of their higher quality. The 0.57 carat certified Canadian princess cut diamond is of SI2-I quality (H according to its certificate) and bares a unique laser engraved inscription as proof of Canadian origin. The 14 karat white gold bar set ring doesn’t exhibit any of the hollowing out that you normally find in mass produced jewellery. It weighs a sturdy 4.2 grams and measures a finger size 6 3/4. As is often the case with certificates that accompany a piece, this certificate states a replacement value of $3,800.00 CAD. We feel a more realistic competitive replacement value is $2,000.00. As a like new estate piece we have it priced at just $1,200.00 representing excellent value. Stock #e11996.
We’ve seen this ring before but the versions we’ve had have been from the late 1800s. This example is a modern homage to a vintage staple and happens to partner a very on trend chevron shaped wedding ring. The set is from Ben Moss Jewellers and boasts a Canadian diamond at its heart. Weighing in at 0.51 carats of bright I1-H quality with an excellent cut. The centre diamond is protectively secured in a hexagonal frame with six claws. The integrated shoulders have been set with 16 graduated round brilliants of SI2-I1-GH quality, drawing the eye in to the center. The wedding ring is assembled with an additional 23 round brilliants of I1-I2-HI quality that bring the total weight of the 2 ring set to 0.91 carats. The 3.4 gram pair are made from bright 14 karat white gold and measure a petite finger size 5. The wedding ring is brand new but was never used. Both are accompanied by their original boxes and paperwork stating a sale price of $3,109.38 plus sales tax. The manufacturer’s supplied certificate of valuation states a replacement value for the engagement ring only of $4,150.00. Our pre-owned price for the like new complete set is just $1,890.00 CAD. Stock number e12687.
It’s the whitest, most durable precious metal available. These qualities make it the perfect choice for setting diamonds. Platinum will last a few life times without the need for constant rhodium plating and the occasional re-tipping or re-channeling typical of white gold rings. This example is channel set with 7 small round and baguette cut diamonds all of very good VS-H quality weighing approximately 0.30 carats in total. The ring weighs 4.0 grams in a finger size 5. The flat edge channel set design fits many different rings and would make a great choice for a wedding or anniversary ring. Estate priced at $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e8148.
Custom made right here in Barrie by Jeff Walters Jewellers and now it’s looking for a new home. Both rings look perfect showing zero wear of any kind. The claws and channels should be good for several decades under normal use. Well made in a finger size 5.25 from 5.3 grams of 14 karat white gold the rings contain 23 nice quality round brilliant cut diamonds. The engagement ring holds a 0.38 carat diamond of I1-F quality with a very good cut. It’s the superior cut that really makes the centre sparkle. Channel set along the shoulders and in the wedding ring are an additional 22 diamonds of SI2-I1-GH quality. Although these rings have been previously enjoyed you’d never know it. We have professionally cleaned and refinished them to a bright flawless polished finish. If you’re not a size 5.25 no problem, our onsite goldsmiths can adjust them up or down as required in just a day or so. As good as new and read go except at about half of the original price and this time they’ll come in a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers box. Being sold as a set only for the estate price of $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e9344.
It’s amazing how many brand new never worn engagement rings come in to Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers for sale or trade. Adding insult to injury many of these rings were purchased at stores that would not refund the poor guys their money or even a portion of it. This brand new never worn example was made from 4.2 grams of 18 karat white gold in a finger size 6.5. Channel set in the shoulders are 6 tapered baguettes and 4 small round diamonds of VS-SI-HI quality totalling 0.28 carats. Secured in a six prong setting is a 0.38 carat round brilliant cut diamond of excellent cut and SI2-F quality. If you have a close look at the claw tips they appear a little yellowish. The slightly yellow colour is visible because when the centre diamond was set the claw tops were polished removing the rhodium plating. We will size and re-rhodium plate the entire ring at no charge for the purchaser. And yes if you don’t get the answer you’re hoping for a full refund will be given. Nobody does I DO like WE DO at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. Estate priced at $1,638.00 CAD. Stock #e8287.
Do you have your tenth anniversary coming up this year? Skip the suggested traditional gift of tin or aluminum and get her a 10 diamond anniversary. The 10th anniversary is after all one of the 3 diamond anniversaries. Trust us when we say a diamond ring like this will be a much better choice than anything made out of tin or aluminum. Well made from 5.2 grams of 14 karat yellow gold the ring contains a total estimated diamond weight of 1.00 carat. The bright and lively I1-JK round brilliant cut diamonds are secured in a heavy channel setting made to last at least until the next diamond anniversary, the 30th. This ring will be a sparkling reminder of your first decade together or any anniversary for that matter. Currently, the ring measures a finger size of 6 1/4. Our onsite goldsmiths are able to make it larger in just a day or so. Included with purchase is a December 2017 GemScan Certificate of Evaluation suggesting a replacement value of $2,600.00 plus sales tax. We feel a more competitive retail price would be closed to $1,700.00. The ring is in like-new condition and represents fantastic value for the estate price $1,190.00 CAD. Stock #e13926.
“Branding” is the new way jewellery and retail in general is being marketed to you the consumer public. Although we do carry some brand name items, we’ve always focused on the value of our offerings, not just promoting the latest trendy brand name. Educating clients and thoroughly explaining our products are details far more important to us than a slick marketing campaign or questionable sale promotions. Glacier Fire is the house brand for Canadian retail chain Charm Diamond Centres. This example is nothing but high quality as it was manufactured using premium 18 karat white gold and contains a very nice Canadian mined diamond. The simple Lucida setting weighs 3.9 grams in its current finger size 5 3/4. It contains a beautiful 0.36 carat, SI1-G round brilliant cut diamond with an ideal cut, excellent symmetry and polish as described in the included International Gemological Institute report. The diamond ring also comes with a lovely hinged wooden box containing an “ideal scope” loupe. This little tool allows a filtered magnified view of the “hearts and arrows” pattern all excellent cut round diamonds display. The November 2005 certificate of origin declares the diamond is a product of the Northwest Territories and entirely cut and polished in British Columbia Canada. A unique registered number appears on this certificate, the accompanying appraisal and has been permanently laser engraved on the girdle of the diamond. The IGI’s idea of a replacement value as stated on the certificate of valuation is $3,250.00. The excellent condition ring looks great. All that is required to make it look like new is a fresh rhodium plating after it’s been sized (if necessary). We have the ring and all its accessories estate priced at only $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e10754.
In the event you’re feeling some winter cabin fever, be grateful you’re not from this Canadian diamond’s home. The average winter temperature in the Northwest Territories is -40 C, even their summers rarely rise above +25 C! Fitting though that such icy gemstones should be found in that epic environment. This 0.50 carat round brilliant cut Canadian Ice brand diamond is an offering from Ben Moss Jewellers. The diamond is a nice I1-G and faces up larger than you’d expect thanks to the ring’s tapered shoulders. That classic 14 karat white gold solitaire hides some delicate scrollwork in its under -gallery, providing graceful accents only the wearer will know about. The 2.9 gram engagement ring is accompanied by all of its original paperwork and “Mountie red” boxes. Estate price $1,330.00 CAD. Stock #e13890
Few things in jewellery are more attention grabbing than a mosaic of diamonds. The facet patterns of round brilliant cuts and baguette cuts couldn’t be more opposite to each other. That stark contrast works to the advantage of this geometric dinner ring, putting the 0.66 carats total weight of diamonds in dramatic relief against the high polished shoulders. The bright diamonds are all of nice SI2-I1-H quality and together span an eye catching area of 17.60mm X 8.45mm. Weighing in at 5.7 grams the 14 karat white gold ring is brightly refinished and measures a finger size 7. Estate price $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e10025.
Our experienced opinion of current appraised value for this ring is $1,700.00. In 2020 the Canadian dollar is quite weak and gold prices are close to all time highs. You’d expect this ring would be appraised much higher today compared to March 2012 when it was assessed at $3,100.00. In the spring of 2012 the Canadian dollar was actually more valuable than the U.S. dollar and gold was 30% less expensive, yet we feel this ring is worth 45% less today than in 2012 if you buy into the appraisal that it came with. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, now you have two for this ring. It was purchased in Barrie early 2012 and comes with the GemScan Certificate of Evaluation and the original bill of sale. These traditional “Tulip” shank solitaires are very flattering when showcasing a single diamond. The tall tapered shoulders draw the eye to the centre where the diamond is perched in a 4 prong white gold setting. This is a well made, solid shoulder ring, cast from 4.4 grams of 14 karat gold in a finger size 5. These rings are well suited for someone looking for a classic design that can be worn all the time. The flat sides make them extremely versatile for wedding ring and anniversary ring options. Secured in a sturdy 4 prong head is an average cut, 0.50 carat round brilliant cut diamond measuring 5.05mm diameter. Careful prong placement over the grade setting inclusion help make the most of the I1 clarity, J colour diamond. If you’re not a size 5 our onsite goldsmiths can easily adjust the ring up to 3 sizes larger. Excellent condition showing no wear, this pre-owned ring is available for only $1,190.00 CAD. Stock #e13376.
Vera Wang is a name that requires no introduction. From bridal gowns to high-end crystal and china the designer has had her hand in everything a bride could want. She partnered with Peoples to create a line of engagement rings and bridal jewellery, this is one from that line. The classic double halo with intertwining shoulders is an iconic style hallmark for her. The under-gallery is adorned with her signature princess cut blue sapphire set in its axis. The diamonds come together to make a perfect 1.00 carat total weight of SI2-I1-I diamonds. The princess cut center diamond alone weighs a significant 0.37 carat but looks much larger at the center of 9.3mm cushion halo. We have had a couple of these before but this is the largest finger size at 8 3/4 with some room to adjust. The 14 karat white gold ring is accompanied by its original inner and outer box and travel pouch. Model 20053958 is currently available on People’s website for $3,199.20 (on sale from $3,999.00). Our previously enjoyed trade-in is priced at just $1,999.00 CAD. Stock #e12573.
A three diamond ring with a past, present, future, symbolism is a timeless option for an anniversary or engagement ring. This particular one is made even more timeless consisting of both 14 karat white and yellow gold in the classic double gallery four prong setting style. The wide flat 3.4mm band weighs 3.6 grams and should be durable enough to last a lifetime. It features three shining I1-J round brilliant cut diamonds for a total estimated weight of 0.87 carats that will always remind her of where you’ve been together, and where you are going. Currently a finger size 5 1/4 the ring can easily be sized up or down. It’s a lot of ring and an outstanding value for the estate price of $1,380.00 CAD. Stock #e9697.
The ancient Greeks tried their best with their intricate tile mosaics but how far can you really get when you’re working with glass and ceramics. What you need are diamond tiles! And for proof you need look no further than this 1.25 carat total weight mosaic ring! The rarely encountered trillion cut diamond is on full display here, set girdle to girdle for maximum impact. The 12 trillions and one princess cut diamond are all of SI2-I1-HI quality and make quite the statement covering 18.7mm by 8.1mm. The ring itself is well constructed from 4.7 grams of bright white 14 karat gold and features an intricate under-gallery for easy cleaning and an extra comfortable fit. The ring currently measures a finger size 6 with some room to adjust. Estate price $1.450.00 CAD. Stock #e13849.
Pearls are one of those rare gems that need no extra treatment or preparation to be worn as jewellery. A simple hole to secure a peg or drill them completely to wear and a necklace. The natural spherical shape makes them the perfect choice for the many abstract natural forms jewellery designers love creating. Classic and elegant, a pearl ring (especially and beautiful black one) makes a subtle statement. This large South Seas Tahitiatian pearl measures 9.3mm in diameter, is blemish free with rainbow overtones of green and purple. Like new condition and embellished with 23 bead set round brilliant cut diamonds of SI-I quality. The ring still retains 100% of the original factory rhodium finish that is completely intact and has never been polished. The 4.3 gram, 14 karat white gold ring measures a size 6 1/2 ring and can be adjusted up or down a size or two. The ring comes with a July 2020 appraisal certificate with an error in diamond weight estimation but otherwise does a good job describing the ring. Perfect condition and estate priced at $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e13861
Ben Moss Jewellers has been around since 1910 and are one of a hand full of purely Canadian jewellery chains left standing. This engagement ring is a very versatile piece from their collection. A traditional yellow gold channel set band is contrasted by an eye catching swirling white gold half bezel setting containing a bright sparkling 0.30 carat round brilliant cut diamond that floats above the channel. Containing a total weight of 0.425 carats of good looking I1-I quality diamonds and measuring a finger size 5 1/4. This 3.5 gram 14 karat gold engagement ring is perfect for the woman with an artistic eye. Estate price $1,260.00 CAD. Stock #e9444.
A bright, attractive round brilliant cut diamond ring, just under 3/4 of a carat for $1,650.00 is a great value and this one also comes with a Gemological Institute of America grading port. The report can be seen online here. The diamonds slightly shallow cut results in an average diameter of 5.91mm making it look larger than most 0.75 carat round diamonds. A few twinning wisps are visible in this magnified image but go unnoticed to the naked eye. If you’re looking for a good sized, accurately graded diamond ring but want to keep the cost down, this is a great ring to consider. The traditional style 4 prong, 14 karat, white gold solitaire weighs 2.2 grams. This petite ring measures a 4 1/2 finger size but can be made larger. If you would like to reset this diamond in a different style ring or piece of jewellery the diamond itself is available for $1,500.00 CAD. Stock #e13577.
A petite wedding set from Canadian chain Charm Diamond Centers. The feature of the by-pass style solitaire is a Canadian 0.24 carat round brilliant cut of excellent make and very good SI1-G quality. The diamond is a bright spark surrounded by wide 18 karat white gold swooping shoulders. At some point a fitted wedding band was custom made to tuck into the engagement ring, featuring a brief dash of channel set round brilliant cut diamonds. That understated band makes a perfect pair to the subtle engagement ring. Both pieces weigh in at 6.5 grams together and currently measure a finger size 6 3/4 with room to adjust. The engagement ring on its own has been issued a replacement value of $1,700.00 from a 2009 Gem Scan Laboratories Certificate. Our estate price for the two ring set is just $1,033.00 CAD, rendering the custom made one of a kind wedding band basically free. Stock #e10605.
There comes a time with every successful business when inventory levels become a bit excessive in some segments. We have hundreds and hundreds of beautiful new and estate diamond rings like this. So now it’s time to find this one a new home as soon as possible to make some room for something else. This is a high quality square halo design with 62 nice lively SI-HI quality round and square brilliant cut diamonds. The set is made from 8.3 grams of 14 karat white gold in a finger size 5. The very contemporary design setting is in excellent condition showing no worn claws or thin sections. What a great idea to get the engagement, wedding and anniversary ring all taken care all at the same time for far less than you would expect. The three rings will be sold at a complete set only for the estate price of $1,325.00 CAD. Now that’s great value. Stock #e8388.
The advantage of having a tiny finger is that small hands can make a diamond like this one look much larger than it is. Not that this 0.64 carat I2-IJ round brilliant cut really needs the help as its been shouldered by a row of bead set diamonds edged in high polished white gold. The impression is a ring top covered over in diamonds that twinkle at the slightest movement. The intertwining undergallery has even been set with two petite diamonds. The engagement ring is accompanied by a matching wedding band that takes the total weight of the set to a perfect 1.00 carat. The 14 karat white gold 5.2 gram pair both measures an extra petite 4 1/2 with some room to adjust. Estate price $1,500.00 CAD. Stock #e13337.
When we are asked to weigh in on the debate of platinum versus white gold we like to boil it down to the one point the metals differ on; do you want it to last one lifetime or many? On a microscopic level when you scratch gold you are taking some metal away. But platinum has this unique quality of sticking to itself, so when you scratch it you are mostly just moving the platinum around, instead of removing metal. So a gold ring will be so thin and worn down by the end of the wearer’s lifetime that there will be nothing to pass on but the diamond. If you are looking to start an heirloom tradition this might be the ring you are after. The neutral nature of a solitaire engagement ring ensures that it won’t look dated by the time you are ready to pass it on. Especially when you consider that the solitaire has been popular since its invention in 1886. This 3.9 gram solitaire features a 0.37 carat round brilliant cut diamond of bright, eye-clean SI1-H quality that sparkles brightly at the slightest movement. Estate price for a timeless classic $1050.00 CAD. Stock #e13766.
Keltica is a Canadian manufacturer that we’ve been proud to partner with for many years. The quality of craftsmanship is uncompromising and the designers have a passion for Celtic heritage that is evident in their work. This lesser seen eternity knot is a dynamic open wire design. It proudly states its presence in 14 karat white gold without looking bulky. The pattern on both, in the proper Celtic tradition, goes continually around in an unbroken pattern. The center jewel is a sparkling 0.46 carat round brilliant cut diamond of strong I1-I quality that is secured in a sturdy partial bezel setting. Both rings measure a small finger size 4 3/4 with room to adjust but the pattern will be interrupted. The pair were purchased new from Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers about 6 years ago. The base Keltica model can be seen on their website. Our estate price for the excellent condition set is $1,400.00 CAD. Stock number e11413.
This engagement ring is about as Canadian as you can get; made from 3.70 grams of 14 karat Canadian white gold by Corona, a Canadian manufacturer, and containing a Canadian diamond. Not just any Canadian diamond either, this 0.44 carat princess cut was mined from the Ekati mine in the Northwest Territories and is a brilliant VS1 clarity in a white G colour. It’s been certified Canadian and laser inscribed with a maple leaf logo, the Canada Mark logo and serial number CMBE-203227. The ring itself is a very sturdy take on the classic solitaire style engagement ring and should make even the most cautious wearer feel comfortable. Currently measuring a finger size 6 1/2 with the capacity to be sized to nearly anything the ring is freshly polished and ready to go. Estate price $1,736.00 CAD. Stock #e9617.
Cartier made the panther a high end jewellery archetype and it’s worked its way into this hand made statement ring. The two tone ring sets the panther against a matte rhodium backdrop stalking through a dense channel of diamonds. The 34 graduated hand set round brilliant cut diamonds are of SI2-I2-HI quality and come together to make a total weight of 0.66 carats. The big cat is cast here in highly polished 14 karat yellow gold leaving its subspecies as a bit of a mystery. Technically speaking the panther family of cats includes jaguars, leopards, mountain lions, pumas, black panthers, and white panthers.The cat with the official designation of Panther is a mythical creature with a multi coloured hide. Meaning you can attach whichever cat you prefer to this ring! As a testament to its hand made nature the 14 karat ring weighs in at a hefty 12 grams. The piece currently measures a finger size 7 1/2 with some room to adjust. Estate price $1,200.00 CAD. Stock #e12550
A Spence Diamonds wedding set that cuts no corners. The 0.52 carat princess cut center is of an eye-clean SI1-GH quality and is surprisingly well cut considering the standard, average at best cutting practices we normally encounter with princess cuts. The two rings are hand set with an additional 23 round brilliant cut diamonds of matching quality that bring the sets total weight up to 0.88 carats. All of this brilliance is contained in solidly built rings cast from ultra premium 19 karat white gold. This 79% pure gold alloy usually contains palladium enabling this exotic alloy a slightly more white hue compared to a typical 14 or 18 karat white gold. The set weighs an impressive 6.2 grams and currently measures a finger size 5 1/2 with room to adjust. Being sold as a set only and priced at only $1,925.00 CAD . Stock #e13249.
Mabe pearls differ from other cultured pearls because they’re grown attached to the inside of the actual oyster shell. This process gives them their large dome but also means you can get the high quality and large size of South Sea pearls without the high cost. At 16 and 14mm these Mabes are statement making and very modern. They lend themselves well to the sleek design of the 18 karat yellow gold set. Each has a single high quality VS-H round brilliant cut diamond in orbit around its equator. The contrast of that sparkling moon adds softness to the velvety luster of the silver/cream coloured pearls. In accordance with the high overall quality of the set both stud earrings have been equipped with spring loaded omega backs for added security and comfort. The ring takes the dome theme a step further by setting the pearl into a deep solid gold saucer. This is a substantial set with a finished weight of almost 1 ounce. Although the pearls are quite large they account for less than 20% of the total weight. The ring measures a size 7 with some room to adjust up or down. Estate price for the earrings $1,400.00 and for the ring $1,540.00 CAD. Stock numbers e12211 and e12210.
Aside from worn rhodium plating on centre prong tips from polishing after diamond was set this ring looks unworn. It’s perfect, just a quick dip in our ultra sonic cleaner and ready to go. The centre F colour excellent cut diamond weighs 0.42 carats faces up bright and white although the clarity is an I2. 6 bezel set princess cut diamonds, 8 channel set baguettes of SI-IJ quality are set on shoulders and down shank. The premium 18 karat white gold setting weighs 4.2 grams and measures a size finger size of 7.25. The ring is estate priced at $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e8077.
The very presence of a GIA certificate is proof of the original retailers confidence in their diamonds quality. The Gemological Institute of America is a not for profit educational organization internationally recognized as the standard for unbiased, accurate diamond and gem stone grading. To send a diamond to GIA for grading you have to be prepared for the uncompromising honesty of the report that will be returned to you. Of course the report for this 0.60 carat princess cut proves the diamond had nothing to hide. A colourless E, excellent polish, and very good symmetry are exactly what we like to see in any diamond. Where the value of this stone comes into play is the VS2 clarity; this is the threshold at which you are guaranteed to see nothing in the diamond with the naked eye. If you go beyond this clarity grade you begin to pay a premium for a difference you’ll never see (without a microscope). The princess cut also exhibits faint fluorescence, the presence of which usually equals a slight discount in price but faint means it won’t have any effect on the diamonds beauty. Once you move into strong and very strong fluorescence the diamond can sometimes take on a hazy appearance in sunlight or when viewed under fluorescent lighting. This 4.5mm powerhouse has been set into a neutral 14 karat white gold, 3.2 gram solitaire in a finger size 7. Estate price $1,540.00 CAD. Stock #e13237.
The 3 stone diamond ring. Of the 1000s of estate rings we have sold over the past 1/2 century or so the classic 3 stone is rivaled only by the solitaire in popularity. Rings like this looked great 50 years ago, today and 50 years from now they’ll still be in style. A flat edge is easy to fit with an existing ring or a simple match for a wedding ring when the time comes. All three of these diamonds are very well matched with a SI1-SI2 clarity, FG colour and a very good cut to excellent cut. They are secured in low double gallery settings that will not hook or catch on anything. The 14 karat white gold setting measures a popular 3.0mm wide with a solid shoulder Tiffany profile shank/setting weighing 4.3 grams in a finger size of 6.75mm. You can’t go wrong with this design for any occasion. Estate priced at $1,575.00 CAD. Stock #e8514.
Sturdy well made anniversary ring containing nine baguette cut diamonds. Offering a solid line of diamond across the top of the ring with no gaps between the stones. The diamonds all are of very good quality VS1-G or better. One diamond has a minor chip on a bottom corner that is not noticeable. The 14 karat white gold setting weighs 4.1 grams in a size 5. The ring comes with a Gem Lap Appraisal Report that has estimated the replacement value of $3,600.00. This figure doesn’t make any sense to me but I guess everyone is entitled to an opinion and we all know what they say about opinions. Freshly refinished and looking like new the ring is estate priced at $1,190.00 CAD. Stock #e6843.
Over 60 years ago when our business was founded there were a plethora of healthy Canadian jewellery manufacturers. As with other manufacturing industries some of these companies crumbled in the last three decades as the market became more and more competitive. Inexpensive labor in developing countries reduced production costs and gave importing companies an edge that many Canadian manufacturers/wholesalers couldn’t compete with. Some survived by increasing their quality and focusing on customer service. This allowed a few them to stand above what importers were producing, justifying the cost difference. One manufacturer we deal with also started to tout their Canadian nature, producing all of their jewellery using Canadian gold and often featuring Canadian diamonds. This three stone ring is one of theirs and we are happy to showcase it here. The 0.75 carats in this example are not certified Canadian in origin but the 14 karat white gold is. Their I1-I quality works well at this size, the inclusions are not noticeable and they offer a great deal of clean space that shines brightly. This little piece of Canadian gold is estate priced for $1,120.00 CAD. Stock #e12328.
A modern classic design is the Lucia setting. This design can be recognized by the cross over gallery claws visible from the sides. The example here is made from 4.2 grams of 18 karat yellow and white gold with finger size of 5.25. The 0.38 carat round brilliant cut diamond is a very good SI2 clarity with an outstanding colour grade of E and a very good cut. The diamond edge has been laser engraved with a registered number that guarantees the maple leaf diamond was mined, cut and polished in the Northwest Territories. The ring comes complete with it’s original certificates and a Gem Scan evaluation with a rather optimistic replacement value opinion of $3,250.00. We have the freshly refinished ring estate priced at $1,295.00 CAD. Stock #e7195.
Small on description but big on value. 18 karat white gold diamond ring containing 0.41 carat round brilliant cut of bright SI2-I quality. The centre diamond is flanked by baguette cut and round diamonds adding an additional 0.25 carats of sparkle. Excellent overall condition with tall sturdy claws and thick wall channel settings. The 18 karat white gold ring weighs 2.7 grams and measures a finger size 7 1/2. Our onsite goldsmiths can provide a complimentary size adjustment in just a day or two. Estate priced at $1,400.00 CAD. e12509.
This regal ring takes its style cues from Islamic architecture. The white gold top is made up of two ogee arches encrusted in diamonds. The 22.0mm x 11.6mm yellow gold top are simplified Muqarnas vaulting; that geometric stalactite looking honeycomb that distinguishes many of the most famous buildings in the Middle East. The warmth of 14 karat gold adds to the rings luxurious nature. The entire architectural top is covered in 0.50 carats of SI-HI round brilliant cut diamonds. But what really draws the eye to this ring is the 1.00 carat oval blue sapphire, a final drop of decadence. Proudly manufactured in Canada by Crescendo Jewellery Toronto to a very high standard. Currently the 6.9 gram ring measures a finger size 7 with some room to adjust as needed. Estate price $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e13219.
The only thing estate about this pretty ring are the antique mine cut diamonds used in the construction. Mine cut diamonds are really the first version of the basic brilliant cut design seen today. The 5 cushion shaped mine cut diamonds in this ring likely date back to the 1700s. Likely they originated in India where most diamonds came from before African discoveries in the later 1800s. I’m positive these diamonds have been used in many jewellery items over the past few hundred years. Rings wear out, styles and fashions change but diamonds are forever. The 5 diamonds look as good today as they did when brand new. We decided to honor the spirit of these old stones in a simple custom made ring. The versatile shared prong design was made from 3.3 grams of 14 karat white gold in the average size 6. All the diamonds are of very good VS clarity averaging H colour. This ring could be used as an anniversary ring or would make a great engagement ring with an interesting story. The edge is almost completely flat, allowing another ring to easily fit beside. Making custom rings like this is a great way to get high quality results without the high price typically associated with custom design. Bring us your ideas, we literally have 1000s of estate diamonds in all sizes to make something fantastic just for you. This ring is estate priced at $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e10016.
We couldn’t capture it in pictures but this is the very definition of royal purple. The 8 carat oval amethyst has a velvet intensity in its moody purple depths. It’s been very well cut, flashing every shade of purple and the occasional jolt of magenta as it moves during wear. The amethysts depth is set off by a string of delicate diamonds bumping the noble ring to a head turning 20.8mm x 16.6mm. The 30 round brilliant cuts are of a bright SI1-H quality equaling a perfect 0.50 carats. The diamonds have been set in 18 karat white gold to keep up the uninterrupted brilliance. The amethyst is set in 14 yellow yellow gold as is the bulk of the ring, adding luxurious warmth. The ring currently measures a finger size 8 with room to adjust as needed. Estate price $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e13218.
A certain fascination for diamonds seems to be the motivation for this graceful engagement ring. The unique wide open setting style shows absolutely as much of the center diamond as possible, while still retaining strength. The diamond being showcased is in fact a Canadian diamond that’s much brighter and livelier than our very strict I2-H grade suggests. Especially being set above an uninterrupted channel of square brilliant princess cut diamonds. Even the sides of the ring have been accented with petite round brilliant cuts, making it a treat to look at from any angle. All together the 2.3 grams of 14 karat white gold carries an impressive 0.84 carats of sparkling diamonds. Currently the ring measures a petite finger size 3 3/4 with some room to size up. Estate price $1,386.00 CAD. Stock #e10280.
Being a relatively new gem on the scene morganite is certainly putting its other beryl species to shame. The peachy stone has well surpassed both emerald and aquamarine in popularity. Perhaps it’s because it pairs so perfectly with rose gold, creating this whimsical tone one tone look. Worn on pink tone skin the ring becomes a subtle backdrop to its sparkling gemstones. The diamonds that cover the top half of the ring twinkle delicately at the slightest movement of the hand. They contrast the bright and bold peachy flashes of the 1.50 carat morganite. All told the set has been carefully hand set with 130 petite round brilliant cut diamonds equaling approximately 0.50 carats together. They even decorate the filigree accented under-gallery, ensuring the ring is sparkly from every direction. The 10mm wide halo engagement ring is partnered with an understated wedding band. The set weighs in at 5 grams of 14 karat rose gold and currently measures a finger size 4 3/4 with a bit of room to adjust. Estate price for the set only $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e13718.
This Lucida inspired engagement ring adds a bit of flowing visual interest to the classic solitaire. The softly domed shoulders build as they move towards the diamond, adding their funhouse-like reflections to the splintery brilliance of the princess cut. That 0.48 carat diamond is a nice I1-G quality with two grade setting feathers that perfectly line up with the facet pattern, disguising them from easy view. From the side the interwoven prongs add softness to the sturdy piece. No surprise the thoughtful ring was made in Canada. Despite its petite finger size 5 the ring still weighs in at 3.7 grams, proof of its quality. Estate price $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e13713.
The genius stroke of marketing that produced Chocolate Diamonds came from high end manufacturer Le Vian. They took the success of that label and applied it to the rest of their work. So that this particular ring would be described by the company as being made from Strawberry Gold and set with Chocolate Diamonds and a Blueberry Tanzanite. A bit much perhaps but it seems to be working for them! The 2.25 carat tanzanite exhibits the red flash indicative of the very top quality available. It also shows off the eye-visible pleochroism that tanzanite is known for; showing deep blue in one direction and violet as you turn the ring. The 0.50 carats of fancy brown and champagne tone diamonds are backed with black rhodium plating or high polished 14 karat rose gold. The effect of those earthy toned layers is that the intense tanzanite dominates the piece. The 5.5 gram ring currently measures a finger size 7 with room to adjust. $2,030.00 CAD. Stock #e13016.
Looking for a current style diamond ring and don’t want to compromise quality or diamond size but need to do it on a budget? Here’s the ring for you. This unworn ring is in perfect condition and contains a 0.33 carat excellent cut SI1-F round brilliant cut diamond secured in a 6 prong setting. The 3.8 gram 18 karat white gold ring also contains 50 small bead set brilliant cut diamonds of SI clarity and I colour. The shoulder edges and gallery have been decorated with a mill grain border giving this previous owned by never used engagement ring a vintage look. The finger size 6.5 is should fit the average finger but this can be changed easily by one of our on site goldsmiths. Estate priced at $1,680.00 CAD. Stock #e8439.
This antique inspired sculptural engagement ring holds a hidden clue. We found it when viewing the grade setting feather inclusion under one of our gemological microscopes. Viewed at the right angle the feather displays a microscopic question mark that you can see here under 60 power magnification. Turn the ring slightly and the question mark disappears. Perhaps you and your intended met at a Murder Mystery party. Or bonded over Tim Burton’s take on DC’s Batman with Jim Carrey decked out in green spandex for his expressive Riddler. Whatever that question mark means to you it will be a wonderful secret you can share with your partner! The diamond itself is a 0.33 carat round brilliant cut of SI-H quality. The vine covered shoulders are accented with an additional 0.09 carats total weight of petite diamonds. The well made 3 gram 14 karat white gold ring is solidly constructed by Spence Diamonds and currently measures a finger size 5 1/2 with room to adjust. Estate price $1,080.00 CAD. Stock #e13671.
“Antique inspired” can also be read as “decadent”. Considering the narrow footprint of this three stone engagement ring the level of decoration is almost extreme! The 38 round brilliant cut accent diamonds are all edged with delicate millgrain. The shoulders feature a heavy relief of engraved leaves, while their sides have been saw pierced with millgrain edged graduated drops. Only the shank bottom has been left free of adornment to allow for seamless sizing in the future. The three main diamonds finish off the total weight at approximately 0.70 carats of SI-I quality. The 14 karat white gold ring features its original rhodium plating as proof of like new quality, and currently measures a finger size 8. Estate price $1,260.00 CAD. Stock #e13715.
A solitaire engagement ring is a blank slate for the mix-and-match aesthetic that is so popular right now. A calm high polished yellow gold solitaire especially. The warmer tone melts into the hand during wear allowing the main diamond and eventual wedding and anniversary bands to take center stage. This blank slate features a 0.50 carat round brilliant cut diamond of I1-IJ quality set into a white gold head to diminish the appearance of the prong tips. The 3.2 gram ring is cast from 14 karat gold and currently measures a finger size 6 3/4 with room to adjust. Estate price $1,140.00 CAD. Stock #e13756.
No need to worry about finding a matching wedding ring or having to get one custom made with this white gold solitaire. The 0.50 carat diamond ring comes ready to go with a matching diamond set wedding ring fitted perfectly to the subtle contours of the engagement ring. The rather petite size 4.5 white gold set weighs 5 grams and is in great condition looking like new with no wear on the claws. A sturdy 4 prong double gallery setting showcases a bright, lively G colour round brilliant cut diamond. The diamond measures a full 5.3mm diameter giving it a slightly larger footprint than most half carat diamonds. With a few scattered salt and pepper type inclusions we’re calling the clarity a conservative I1. Many would call this diamond a SI2 but we tend to have tougher standards than some of the documents we see. Included with sale is a certificate of appraisal from July 2009 stating the diamond is estimated to weigh 0.52 carats with a SI2 clarity and G colour. Our onsite goldsmiths are able to adjust the size larger if required in just a few days. Estate priced as a two piece set only for just $1,960.00 CAD. Stock #e10401.
The Northern Spirit diamond is a classic case of reinventing the wheel. The round brilliant cut diamond was invented by an optical physicist mathematician named Marcel Tolkowsky in 1919. He came from a long line of diamond cutters and designed the round brilliant by analyzing diamonds ability to refract light and to split white light into rainbow spectral light. His cut was the basis of the modern round brilliant which is in fact the only cut on the market with GIA industry standard dimensions, ratios, and facet angles. Meaning that the round brilliant cut diamond is the only cut that can be assigned a GIA cut grade. Doubling the number of facets as this 106 facet round Northern Spirit diamond isn’t really an improvement it just breaks up the same amount of sparkle into smaller pieces. But it certainly makes for a splintered brilliance that you don’t get with 58 facets. That busier pattern does a great job of disguising the grade setting inclusions in this I1-G 0.51ct Canadian diamond. The diamond is accented with additional hidden diamonds set into decorative north stars. The engagement ring has been soldered to its complimentary diamond wedding band that tucks around that star so it is always visible. The set is equipped with extra comfortable European shanks and together the weigh in at 4.5 grams of bright white 14 karat gold. The accent diamonds combine for an additional 0.06 carats of sparkle. If you’d prefer the set be separated or sized it can be accomplished in a day or two by one of our on site goldsmiths. The certificate package states an optimistic replacement value of $3965.00 CAD (just for the engagement ring). We feel a more appropriate replacement value is $2400.00 (for the 2 piece set). Comes complete with the original Ben Moss Jewellers box. Our estate price for the Canadian set $1,680.00 CAD. Stock #e12486.
If you’ve ever gone ring shopping you’ll realize pretty quickly that narrow shanks may not be for everyone. The girdling effect they can have on even the thinnest fingers can turn some women off narrow shanks all together. If you’re looking for a self-esteem proof solitaire this uber modern style might be your answer. Some times these wider styles can diminish the appearance of the diamond they hold, making them look smaller than they are. That’s not the case with this 6.5mm wide cathedral style shoulder ring. Executed in gently curving, highly polished 14 karat white gold, it plays perfect contrast to the vibrant facet pattern of the 0.59 carat round brilliant cut. The edges of the shoulders have been curved around the diamonds outline slightly, drawing the focus inward to hold attention on the eye clean SI2-I center. The modern ring measures a finger size 7 1/4 with plenty of room to adjust up or down as required. Estate price $1,610.00 CAD. Stock #e10228.
Pearl rings are the ultimate expression of elegance. The delicate nature of the organic gem elevates them from most other gemstones as they need to be worn gently. Pearl, treated properly, should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off. Making it the finishing touch on any outfit and adding an elevated sense of occasion to any outing. This pearl ring especially showcases the full range of pearls power. The classic cream pearl with blush overtones is balanced by its black partner with red, deep green, and purple overtones. Each measures 9.7mm in diameter and is accented by a tiny round brilliant cut diamond. The 0.18 carat total weight pair are high VS-HI quality for undeterred sparkle to set off the calm lustre of the pearls. The swirling ring is made from 14 karat white gold and measures a finger size 7 with some room to adjust. $1,020.00 CAD. Stock #e13157.
What we love most about creating custom pieces is the story and thought that goes into the design. Which is why we were really excited to collaborate on this First Nations feather ring. There were specific meanings the client wanted the ring to capture. The eagle feather is particularly symbolic to many North American First Nations as the eagle has the highest flight range, making it the closest creature to the Creator. The eagle feather is an important link between the Creator and the People. So much so that there are special dispensations in both Canada and the US for the ownership of bald and golden eagle feathers for the use in specific ceremonies or for specific people. The ring was also engraved with one of the Seven Grandfathers Teachings; Respect or Mnaadendimowin. The Teachings are an Ojibwe tradition but have been adopted by a number of other North American First Nations communities and cultures. Our contribution to the design was finding a way to appropriately integrate the diamond into the design. With a bit of research, we found the Sky Stories of the Anishinabe or Ojibwe people which refer to Nokomis or Grandmother Moon. Some of the representations of Grandmother Moon were stylized by a circle within another circle. We took that as the circular bezel set with an antique circular diamond. The 0.31 carat old European cut is a bright I1-I quality and sits slightly above the 6.5 gram ring. The 6mm band measures a petite 5 1/2 with some room to adjust. The estate price for this brand new custom made ring $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e13778.
A tartan woven in diamonds! The over and under threads have been stitched here with round brilliant cut diamonds overtop a base cloth of invisible set treated teal blue diamonds. All told the tapestry is set with 1.67 carats of I2-HI brilliance, covering the top half of the 19mm wide ring. The dinner ring itself has been cast from 7.8 grams of bright white 14 karat gold and currently measures a finger size 7 1/2 with some room to adjust. Accompanying the ring is a 2009 Greg Taylor Jewellery Appraisal listing a retail value of $3,400.00 CAD. Our estate price $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e13000.
Pink has only been associated with femininity since the mid 1950s before that it was mostly associated with boys. As they were considered little men and men wore red for a variety of official positions and military purposes pink was a symbolic step down from red, a practice for red. The change in tide came first from the White House with Mamie Eisenhower and then Jacqueline Kennedy making the colour a fashionable staple for the well to do lady. Pink has since taken on a life of its own but always manages to be a bold statement no matter who’s wearing it. Though many gemstones come in some tone of pink, sapphire is always the most saturated and intense. Hard to tell from the picture but this 0.85 carat natural pink sapphire is actually an intense fuchsia. Surrounded on all sides by 0.40 carats of icy white round single cut accents the colour is made even more intense. The ring itself is well made from 3.1 grams of 14 karat white gold and features a diamond accented LOVE engraved inside of the shank. Estate price for this pretty in pink statement ring $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e12242.
This could be the universal ring. It’s a wedding ring, an anniversary ring, a dinner ring and a right hand ring all at the same time. The striped wavy patterned channel design is ultra modern, yet the rich 14 karat yellow gold is very classic. Expertly made in Canada by Boas & Farro, who have been crafting fine jewellery in Toronto for over 100 years. 55 high quality SI-HI round brilliant cut diamonds are securely set in a central wave shaped channel splitting the four straight diagonal intersecting sections. The effect is very clever and almost vertigo inducing. Super low and very smooth, this ring is very easy to wear. The 5.5 gram ring measures a size 6 1/2 and can be adjusted up or down a size or so. Total diamond weight is estimated at 0.75 carats. Estate priced at $1,330.00 CAD. Stock #e10443.
Peoples Jewellers certainly pull out all the stops for their Canadian diamonds! This graceful take on a wrap, by-pass style engagement ring is mesmerizing to look at. Using contrasting bands of mirror finished white gold and bead set brilliant diamonds to keep the eye moving towards the crowning center. The raised four prong setting has been positioned slightly askew to finish off the twisting movement. The diamond in the centre is a 0.45 carat certified Canadian diamond of I1-H quality that faces up brightly to the unaided eye. A laser inscribed serial number and mini maple leaf on the girdle declare the patriotic pedigree. Such a well thought out design deserves a band to match and luckily we have it. The wedding ring is designed to complement instead of compete. It’s a delicate curve of diamonds running tightly against the outer edge of the engagement ring. Added to the bold SI2-I1-HI quality accent diamonds in the engagement ring, the set totals 1.07 carats of diamond weight. The 14 karat white gold matched set weighs a combined 6.5 grams. Each has been equipped with a “speed bump” at the shank base. This allows the rings to pass over a wider knuckle and then snug up against the back of the finger, reducing their tendency to roll during wear. These bumps can be reduced or removed as needed. With the bumps in the set fits like a finger size 4 and can be sized up. Accompanied by the original Peoples box, paperwork, warranty, and certificate of authenticity. The Gem Scan Certificate lists an estimated retail replacement price of $3,325.00 CAD. Original receipt shows a regular price of $2,999.00 and a purchase price of $2,799.00. Our estate price $1,680.00 CAD. Stock #e11273.
Simple and modern looking solitaire diamond ring containing one bezel set round brilliant cut diamond weighing approximately 0.45 carat of I1-H and a good cut. The 18 karat setting is well made and weighs 4.9 grams. This ring comes with an appraisal dated November 2000 and suggests a rather high retail replacement value of $3,000.00. We feel its approximate replacement value would be closer to $1,725.00. We have it estate priced at $1,200.00 CAD. Stock #e6489.
This ring set was made by Libman & Co. Toronto, while no longer in business their jewellery still turns up on the secondary market from time to time. They were an excellent manufacturer with quality products that were well priced and well made in Canada. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers was proud to showcase Libman jewellery for many decades. In 2012 they were purchased by a large Canadian jewellery manufacturing group, a few years later they went bankrupt bringing an end to the Libman & Co. legacy. I suspect pressure from less expensive foreign labor and imports proved to be a formidable challenge. This 14 karat yellow and white gold engagement/wedding ring set was one of their best styles and was a popular choice for 30 years. This is definitely not your best friends halo style. The centre diamond is estimated to weigh 0.42 carats and the six shoulder diamonds weigh approximately 0.36 carats in total. All the diamonds are nicely matched I1-HI quality. The 5.7 gram set was hardly worn and appears to retain its original finish with brushed texture on shoulders. No need to worry about finding a matching wedding ring as this is a complete set. 6 full cut diamonds in the wedding ring each sit in individual 4 prong settings contributing an additional 0.17 carat of diamond sparkle. The 48 claws securing all 13 diamonds are all in like new condition showing no wear and tear. This set is ready to wear for decades of sparkling enjoyment. It’s like new and a future vintage classic. Priced as a set only for just $1,440.00 CAD. Stock #e13380.
A statement making take on the popular X’s and O’s pattern measuring 14.15mm wide. To achieve that bulk without dipping into a six digit price point the ring’s been set with an 11mm cubic zirconia. A natural diamond of that size would weigh around 5.00 carats, with a nicer clarity and colour grade could cost on its own around $150,000.00 or more. The rest of the 52 hand set stones are indeed diamonds, all of I1-JK quality and together they weigh an estimated 0.50 carats. The substantial right hand ring weighs 11.1 grams and is made from 14 karat white gold. Currently measuring a finger size 9 1/2 the ring can be adjusted a little smaller if required. Estate price $1,200.00 CAD. Stock #e11316.
It’s only a few years old and in great condition. Just a quick rhodium plating to give it that chrome white look and it’s ready to go. You could choose to leave it in it’s “naked” and natural 14 karat white gold colour. Natural white gold is a soft blend of warm white due to the fact that 14 karat is still almost 60% pure yellow gold and part of that yellow colour always comes through unless it’s artificially plated with a pure white metal like rhodium. Anyway, enough about that. This is a really cool ring for someone who wants a slightly different wedding ring to wear on its own. The flat edge allows it to fit with many different engagement rings too. An infinite string of 45 diamonds runs around the entire circumference in a gentle smooth wave. One half of the ring is polished and the other has been treated to a satin texture. The contrasting finishes with a sparkling border of diamonds makes for one great look. The ring was made in Canada by CROWN RING. If you’re looking for high quality manufacturer, great design, tons of selection and great service Crown Ring deserves a look. The small diamonds twinkle with VS-H quality totalling 0.35 carats in weight. The size 5.75 ring weighs 6.0 grams. This ring is available in a gents version as well. It’s also available in yellow gold, rose gold and even platinum. This estate white gold version is priced at $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e9556.
The wrap around bypass ring is an inherently playful and modern design. It’s open and flexible, feeling young and new even though executed in more traditional yellow gold with six prong settings. The substantial 2.5mm in diameter round wire shank adds to that modern motif. The warm 5.0 grams of 14 karat yellow gold tipped with bright white gold settings make the diamonds that abbreviate the shank stand out more sharply. Not that they need much help making an impression; at a combined weight of 0.37 carats the well cut round brilliants shine brightly thanks to their very good SI1-H quality. Estate price $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e10299.
If you want a quick education on diamond quality go to your local chain jewellery store and have a look at how their diamonds look through their showcases. Then take a trip to Tiffany’s or Birks and look at theirs. From a distance, simply looking through the glass of the showcase, the difference will astound you. Even their smallest accent diamonds will sparkle more vibrantly than the diamonds in your average chain store. That’s partly due to the higher clarity and colour grades of their diamonds but mostly due to the very good to excellent cut grades they demand of their diamond cutters. If you’d rather not take the drive to Yorkdale feel free to stop by and have a look at this outstanding cluster. The 7 well matched high quality VS-H round brilliant diamonds are all very well cut, making this the most blindingly brilliant cluster we’ve had in some time. Mirroring the quality of the 0.75 carats of diamonds that decorate the 10mm wide cluster the ring itself has been made of 3.4 grams of bright white 18 karat gold. The well made ring currently measures a finger size 6 with plenty of room to adjust up or down. Estate price $1,540.00 CAD. Stock #e10095.
The vertical sides of diamond rings are often overlooked and regularly left unadorned without thought. When we occasionally run across bands that features subtle details added to these sides they are meant to be hidden accents that only the wearer sees. This ring has its sides flared out to add a peek of sparkling interest when viewed from above. The two side channels of smaller diamonds work as brilliant accents adding a unique twist to the traditional channel set band. Altogether they make a perfect 1.00 carat estimated total weight of I1-J round brilliant cut diamonds in the 4.9 gm, 14 karat white gold setting. The ring currently measures a finger size 6 1/4 with some room to size up or down. Estate price $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e9987.
The best way to describe this 14 karat yellow and white gold diamond ring is, modern and substantial. The ring itself weighs a hefty 6.5 grams in its current finger size of 8. Twenty six precision cut invisibly set princess cut diamonds form the low profile, overlapping channel set design. Each section measures approximately 6mm wide with a highly polished finish. All the diamonds are of a very nice VS clarity. The white diamonds are very close to top grade with an estimated colour of GH. The colour treated diamonds are best described as a dark teal greenish blue. Although the colour is not natural occurring, the diamonds are 100% natural and this modified colour is stable and does not fade. A couple of diamonds have a few minor chips along the sharp edges that are only visible under microscopic examination. The nature of this design only allows us to adjust the ring up or down approximately 1 size. This would make a great right hand ring for someone who wants something with a little colour that can be worn all the time without concern. Estate priced at $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e10004
Despite its 15.5mm footprint this diamond dome ring manages to stay light and playful thanks to its woven design. The two tone design consists of eight individual bands hand set with 156 tiny round brilliant cut diamonds. Together they equal 0.75 carats of SI-I1-IJ quality. The central flexible arms are warm yellow gold but the rest of the ring is brightly rhodium enhanced white gold. All told the ring weighs a sturdy 7.3 grams of high quality 14 karat gold and measures a finger size 7 with a bit of room to adjust. $1200.00 CAD. Stock #e12861.
A traditional solitaire engagement ring from Canadian Jewellery store chain Charm Diamond Centres. The Glacier Fire brand is their go-to line of Canadian diamonds that happens to come in a chic black box in red trim. The diamond is laser inscribed as proof of pedigree and its paperwork states a weight of 0.52 carats of I1-H quality. This particular Canadian diamond came from the Diavik Mine in the Northwest Territories. The 14 karat white gold that carries the diamond is all flat mirror finished planes widening as the reach the center to move the eye in. Hardly worn and still sporting the original factory applied rhodium plating. Currently the ring measures a finger size 6 1/2 with room to adjust. The ring is currently listed on Charm’s website for $2,499.00 CAD. Our price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e12794.
Simple 14 karat white gold solitaire containing a well cut 0.50ct. princess cut diamond of bright I1-H quality. The cathedral shoulder flat shank setting is well made from 3.5 grams of white gold. The ring measures a size 7 and can be adjusted up or down from there. Estate priced at $1,330.00 CAD. Stock #e7062.
The tulip shank is the perfect balance of durable and delicate. Its shoulders rise up high and solid to maintain durability while allowing the shoulders to taper dramatically towards the center diamond. That taper gives the impression of the center diamond being much larger than it is, making this 0.37 carat a worthy crown for such a thoughtful piece. The diamond is an eye-clean SI1-I, well matched to the 0.21 carats of SI-H round brilliant cuts that run down each shoulder. At 3.5 grams the 14 karat white gold ring has a surprising heft despite its petite 5 1/2 finger size. Estate price $1,100.00 CAD. Stock #e13471.
Here’s your chance to get a pretty Canadian diamond engagement ring, wedding ring and a matching anniversary ring all for less than the replacement value of the engagement ring alone. This style engagement ring has been a popular choice for a few years. The centre diamond weights 0.34 carat with an excellent cut that really shows off the nice H colour. A clarity grade of SI2 is based on a white crystal inclusion that falls just within the table border that is visible only with a little magnification. Two matching wedding rings have been soldered together on the bottom forming a sleeve that fits snuggly over the engagement ring completing the fully dressed looked. 16 additional channel set brilliant cut diamonds of SI2-I1-HI quality contribute to the 0.58 carats of estimated total weight. The centre diamond has been laser engraved with the image of a maple leaf and a unique serial number identifying its origin from the North West Territories in Canada. The 14 karat white gold set weighs 7.6 grams in a 5.5 finger size. Excellent overall condition. Only a quick polish and fresh rhodium plating will have it looking identical to new. Being sold as a set only for the estate price of $1,440.00. Stock #e9007.
The frosted top half of the 14.9mm wide ring is a perfect example of how powerful a splash of colour can be. The intense azure and cobalt tones of the 6 natural round brilliant cut sapphires turn the ring into something head turning. They’ve been accented with 43 tiny round brilliant cut diamonds that equal a combined 0.25 carats. Those diamonds add a touch of icy sparkle to better set off the sapphire center. The ring itself is in almost unworn condition made from 6.6 grams of premium 18 karat white gold. Currently the finger size measures 6 3/4 with some room to adjust. $1,120.00 CAD. Stock #e13013.
For anyone a bit squeamish about wearing something so special and so delicate on a daily basis this robust number is for you. Weighing in at a generous 6.1 grams the 14 karat yellow gold ring still managed to look delicate by hiding its weight in its supremely solid construction. The 0.42 carat princess cut center is a high quality VS-H and has been well protected by oversized prongs. Deeply channel set into each shoulder is a crisp row of brilliant I1-H princess cut diamonds that up the total weight to 0.92 carats. Currently the impressive little ring measures a 6 with limited room for sizing. Estate price $1380.00 CAD. Stock #e10990
For just $1540.00 this ring will really fill up the petite finger. At only a size 4 1/2 this ring is best suited for someone’s smaller fingers. Good things come in small packages is a saying that applies to this ring as well. The virtually flawless 0.44 carat VVS2 round brilliant cut diamond measures a full 5.0mm diameter and faces up white and bright. If we didn’t grade and weigh this diamond before it was assembled we’d swear the colour was more in the HI range and weighed much closer to 0.50 carat. Only the bottom portion of the shank isn’t pave set with tiny brilliant cut diamonds. There are 68 of the tiny 1.0mm – 1.3mm diameter bead set diamonds set on the shank and shoulders. The quality of the small diamonds are a lively bright I1- IJ on average. Even though this ring is only a size 4 1/2 one of our onsite goldsmiths could make it 1 or 2 sizes larger in only a day or two. The ring is just a couple of years old and showing wear only associated from refinishing to remove some light surface scratches. A quick rhodium plating will restore the bright whiter than white gold finish and have this ring looking perfect. It’s a lot of ring for the estate price of $1,540.00 CAD. Stock #e10831.
Is this considered an almost eternity ring? Everything about it is in the classic eternity style minus the bottom quarter of the ring being left plain. In the long run that might actually be a good thing as that quarter will allow for more sizing flexibility than you normally get from a full eternity band. Despite that missing section the ring is still set with an impressive 1.90 combined carats of I1 quality round brilliant cut diamonds. The 16 diamonds are all a warm cognac tone that works really well with the 14 karat yellow gold that makes up the ring. The two colours almost blend making the diamonds a much more subtle statement than their white counterparts. The 3.6 gram band measures a showy 3.9mm wide making it more than capable of being worn on its own. Currently measures a finger size 7 3/4. Our onsite goldsmiths are able to adjust the fit up or down a few sizes if necessary. Estate price $1,470.00 CAD. Stock #e13464.
You could use this ring as an engagement/wedding ring set, dinner ring or just a fun single or three section right hand ring. Just looking at it you’d never think it can come apart into two sections. When together they fit snugly like puzzle pieces without any gaps. A brushed finish on the centre ring contrasts with the highly polished outside section making a striking tone on tone display. Three matching semi bezel set round brilliant cut diamonds are set super low making for a very comfortable design. Total gem weight is an estimated 0.45 carats of nice VS clarity and IJ colour diamonds. Made from 18 karat white gold the rings are heavier than one would suspect with a finished weight of 6.8 grams. Being a sleeved design they are a little bit more tricky to size, but it is possible to adjust them up or down from the current size 7.25. Sold as a set only for the estate price of $1,540.00 CAD. Stock #e9365.
This ring looks like it’s come straight from the Tower of London thanks to its over-sized Mabe pearl center. The ring measures a head turning 20.3mm wide, taking over an entire digit during wear. The high half dome pearl has almost a smoky body colour and displays a mostly blue and green orient with a bit of pink. The pearl has been collared with 26 SI-J quality round brilliant cut diamonds that equal about 0.50 carats in weight. The 9.7 gram ring is made from warm 14 karat yellow gold and currently measures a finger size 8 with room to adjust. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e13332.
There is a great deal of debate in the world of gemology about where the line gets drawn between a lighter toned ruby and a pink sapphire. In fact there are countries that won’t recognize pink sapphires, they grade them simply as weakly coloured rubies. This 0.42 carat is just starting to tip into the realm of pink, showing a slight purple cast that makes the overall colour a deep magenta. It’s been wrapped in a two tier halo of petite SI-HI quality round brilliant cut diamonds that equal 0.45 carat total weight. The setting is cast from bright white gold to keep the focus on the gemstones. The ring itself is 14 karat yellow and currently measures a finger size 8 with plenty of room to adjust up or down as needed. Estate price $1,260.00 CAD. Stock #e13481.
Two rows is better than one when it comes to diamonds, especially 1.00 carat of round brilliant cut diamonds! Those 16 diamonds are all bright sparkling SI2-I1-H quality and have been tightly packed with gold to allow for uninterrupted brilliance. The band itself is understated 14 karat yellow gold measuring 9 3/4 with room to adjust up or down. The entire ring weighs a comfortable 4.1 grams and is priced at $1,470.00 CAD. Stock #e12710.
Sapphire and diamond are two gemstones that are meant to be together. They compliment each other’s best qualities, bringing into focus the unique optics of each stone. The deep blue 0.70 carat (approximately) round faceted sapphire reflects flashes of dark cobalt blue. In contrast, the two high quality VS1-GH round brilliant cut diamonds throw slivers of white and spectral light, each weighing an estimated weight of 0.30 carats. Together the three gemstones make an eye-catching trinity. The ring was made by Canadian manufacturer Corona from 2.8 grams of Canadian 14 karat white and yellow gold. It has been brightly refinished and measures a finger size 6 with room to go up or down. The ring must have been worn with another diamond ring in the past. The sapphire’s roundness has been worn down on the exposed edges due to rubbing against something harder than sapphire. Since sapphire is second in hardness to only diamond, we think the sapphire was worn out of round by a diamond. Estate price $1,838.00 CAD. Stock #e9821.
Leave it to Peoples to max out the symbolism of an already symbolic engagement ring style. The three diamond ring was made popular by their “Past, Present, Future” campaign. Each of the three I1-HI quality round brilliant cut diamonds represents one of those stages with the largest, middle diamond as the “Present” of the trio. Following their theme Peoples have channel set three diamonds down each shoulder and two hidden diamonds inside the shank to separate the “Past Present Future” engraving. All together the 3.4 gram, 14 karat white gold ring contains 1.00 carat total weight of bright and meaningful diamonds. As a finishing touch, the under galleries of the main diamonds have been decorated with delicate filigree hearts. The ring is accompanied by a Gem Scan Laboratories 2013 appraisal listing its replacement value at $4,200.00 Canadian. Peoples website had the ring listed for $2,499.00 Canadian. Our estate price $1,500.00 CAD. Stock #e7596.
The entire theme of this anniversary band is flow; from the interwoven prong bases to the gently stepped and tapered shoulders, finishing with subtly graduated diamonds. The five round brilliant cuts are very well matched I1-GH quality and come together for 0.92 carats of conservatively estimated total weight. Their lively fire is made brighter being shouldered by warm 14 karat yellow gold. The ring was actually Canadian made and currently measures a finger size 9 with some room to adjust. Estate price $1,540.00 CAD. Stock #e13961.
Did anyone else binge-watch the new season of The Crown on Netflix? I don’t think there has been a more iconic Royal since Queen Victoria died in 1901. But the trend-setting effect of Lady Diana was simply a modern example of what was once the norm. The Royal Family, especially the British strain, was historically the authority on fashion. The decline in that Royal order really began with the Silver Screen, when Hollywood starlets began replacing the royals as the “it” look. Princess Di was simply taking that role back from the queens of the big screen. Her biggest contribution to popular culture (besides the female mushroom cut) was her diamond and sapphire engagement ring. Since it exploded on the scene in 1981 we’ve always had at least half a dozen different versions of the ring in our stock. Recently those rings have been estate pieces being turned in from their original owners who purchased them almost 40 years ago. This iteration displays a dark inky blue 1.60 carat oval sapphire surrounded by 38 round brilliant cut diamonds. Those diamonds equal 0.60 carats of I2-I quality and span 14.3mm x 15.6mm, dominating the digit during wear. The white gold head is attached to a wide yellow gold shank that tapers towards the shank bottom for comfort. The 14 karat ring currently measures a finger size 9 with room to adjust. Estate price $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e13668.
If you work with your hands or worry about knocking your diamond this is one of the most graceful solutions available. The diamond only sits 3.9mm off of the finger and is encased in a protective rim of sturdy white gold. The solid band widens to meet it and has two petite accent diamonds buried in its sides. Each is recessed enough to avoid wear against a wedding or anniversary ring. The 5.6 gram ring tapers as it moves towards the back of the finger for added comfort. This tapering helps the ring to focus on the diamonds it carries. Not that they need the help, the 0.38 carat round brilliant cut diamond looks much larger (and almost oval) in its walled setting. At VS1-H quality it shines brightly and throws a great deal of multi-coloured fire and brilliance. Its companions weigh 0.04 carats together and match its high quality with their VS-GH quality. The 5.6 gram 14 karat white gold ring currently measures a finger size 5 with some room to adjust. Estate price $1,645.00 CAD. Stock #e13908.
Without a doubt, this is the campiest wedding set we have ever seen! The vintage duo is pure 1960s, the peak of the belt ring trend. The interlocking yellow and white gold bands maintain their original machine faceting and finish. A unique touch you almost never see on women’s jewellery. Too bad really as it provides a bright but matte finish that sets off the buckle and diamonds. If you look closely the white gold sections of the pattern actually break the light they reflect into spectral colours, creating a very subtle rainbow. The playful ring was made to high standards with the white gold sections cast in 18 karat and the yellow in 14 karat. The buckle itself has been hand set with round single cuts that, added to the two main diamonds create a total weight of 0.29 carats of nice SI-I quality. The 6.9 gram set currently measures a finger size 6 1/4 with some room to adjust. Wear them as a funky wedding set or a single statement ring for the estate price of $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e12415.
The seldom-seen two-tone Art Deco ring adds refreshing depth to the delicately detailed style. That added contrast of warm 14 karat yellow gold wrapped around cooler white gold helps to bring attention to the subtle decorations hidden all over the 1.5 gram ring. The 1930s ring is a treat for the eyes, as interesting viewed from the side as it is from head on. Not to say the 0.31 carats of VS-G old European cut diamonds aren’t head turning on their own, with that distinct fire you can only get from antique cuts. The nearly 90 year old ring currently measures a finger size 5 3/4 with some room to adjust. The condition is exceptional for such an old ring, there are no signs of previous repair work. All the original fine details are still crisp and sharp. Estate price $1,190.00 CAD. Stock #e10484.
Colour is a commitment, I hear you, but nothing makes a bold statement like a well balanced colourful pattern. The intense green garnets are meant as a background to the paisley heart pattern. But they are really what takes it to a head turning place of high fashion. The four hearts are made up of white and brown round brilliant cut diamonds weighing an estimated 0.75 carats in total. All told the 11.8mm wide dome is hand set with 99 stones. Keeping with the bohemian motif the undergallery has been decorated with pierced flowers. The ring itself weighs in at 7.8 grams of 14 karat white gold and currently measures a finger size 7 with some room to adjust. $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e12411.
Another example of optimistic appraisal work! This GemScope Certificate of Evaluation states the diamond is an SI1-F clarity with an estimated retail replacement value of $4,500.00. Our onsite GIA Graduate Gemologist and GIA Graduate Diamond grader both agree that at best this diamond is an SI2 clarity but it might even tip into an I1 clarity grade. In our opinion, it is certainly is not a colourless F. The very slight presence of warmth indicates the diamond is an H colour. That is not to say the 0.65 carat princess cut isn’t pretty! It faces up very well in its 14 karat/ 18 karat white gold engagement ring mounting. And when the ring is priced according to the actual grade of the diamond it’s a great value! Our estate price for the 3.4 gram solitaire $1,540.00 CAD. Stock #e12598.
The first thing we thought of when this ring came in was one of those fluffy pompom chrysanthemums. Turning it around we found the split shank had been decorated with an organic grain, looking exactly like a flower stem! We also found a stamp of origins from France, a welcome addition to our international offerings! In prep for writing about this ring we looked into chrysanthemum and it’s named for the Greek chrysos (gold) and anthemon (flower). I kid you not. So our hunch was right! The 21mm bloom is covered over in tightly packed petals and its morning dew has been captured with 1.00-carat total weight of bright SI-HI diamonds. The ring is not only a testament to French whimsy but also to their craftsmanship; cast from 14.2 grams of top quality 18 karat gold. The digit dominating ring currently measures a finger size 8 1/2 with some room to adjust. Estate price $1,800.00 CAD. Stock #e13863.
We don’t encounter platinum anniversary rings too often, when we do they aren’t usually of this type of quality. The rectangular profile ring measures 3.5mm wide uniform width without any taper and 2.0mm thick around the entire circumference. Most rings are subtlely tapered both in width and thickness with some hollow shoulders thrown in too. This saves the manufacturers a few grams of precious metal and some cost. This ring has none of those shortcuts and weighs a substantial 7.3 grams. Whoever made this ring was more focused on making a high-quality ring rather than saving a few dollars. Even the diamonds are nicer than you typically see in this sort of ring. 7 bright white channel set round brilliant cut diamonds of SI-GH quality add up to an estimated weight of 0.66 carats. The ring measures a size 6 1/2 and can be adjusted up or down a size or two. This ring shows a few scuffs and impact marks but is in otherwise great condition. It is estate priced at $1,320.00 CAD. Stock #e11681
Before the invention of the oxyacetylene torch in the very early 1900s, the only way to add white to a piece of jewelery was with silver. If you’ve experienced silver you know that it tarnishes to black if left alone for long enough. The regular cleaning required to keep silver bright and white was something that many were glad to throw aside forever white platinum. Personally, I think it adds to the antique appearance of the ring. It also gives you the ability to play with the ring’s appearance. If you want a brooding Gothic look let it tarnish and when it’s time to dress it up a quick pass with a silver cloth and it’ll look like new. In an effort to date this ring beyond what its silver can tell us, we look to the stones. The rougher facet pattern of the 16 rose-cut diamonds point to the earlier part of their popularity which spanned from the early 1500s to the end of the 1800s. The three natural rubies would hopefully be the narrowing factor but the problem with coloured gemstones is that they aren’t half as durable as diamonds, meaning it is difficult to know if the 0.25 combined carats are original or repair replacements. The pear shape of the two doesn’t help either as pears were actually invented before rose cuts! Assess the ring as a whole and the digit dominating 28mm motif seems to belong to the mid-1800s Victorian era, making this 18 karat yellow gold and sterling silver statement ring at least 150 years old! Estate price for this indisputable antique $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e13045.
This sculptural statement ring is all about asymmetry! It looks like a gestural swooping circle made by a paintbrush. The whole ring flows from thick to thin to thick again moving the eye around its surface. The 1.10 carat natural pink sapphire almost visually invades the next finger over. That fuchsia pink acts as a striking bridge between understated rose gold and bright chromy white gold. More so when that white gold had been channel set with a graduated 0.30 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds. Made from 6.0 grams of 14 karat gold the unique ring currently measures a finger size 7 1/4 with some room to size. An artistic right hand ring estate priced for $1,505.00 CAD. Stock #e12251.
Organic motifs plastered in diamonds are the ideal balance of trendy and dressy. The 0.60 carats of SI-H round and marquise diamonds cover the top half of the ring; making the two tone 14 karat gold a subtle accent that you only notice on close inspection. The bypass top measures an impressive 15mm wide but its arching delicate frame keeps it feminine and elegant. The ring itself is well made weighing in at 3.8 grams, and well documented with a 2008 appraisal from Greg Taylor Jewellery Appraisals reflecting a realistic retail value of $1,700.00 CAD. Our estate price $1,190.00 CAD. Stock #e13001
This layered ring from Chantecler Capri is all you really need to know about the Italian institution. Consider its focal point, a natural inclusion free peridot formed into a perfect sun drop. We’ve never seen anything like it. Spend some time on their website and you will find equally daring and playful pieces. This particular ring is a now retired iteration of their Campanelle line which explores the motif of bells. During the final year of World War II Chantecler, the company’s founder and original goldsmith was inspired by the story of St. Michael Archangel and his defeat of Satan. He designed and created a bronze bell as a symbol of good luck and peace that he intended to have conveyed to US President Roosevelt. The island of Capri and the American soldiers in the “Rest Camp” on the island, were so taken with the idea the bell became a favorite souvenir and good luck charm. This Campanelle is more stylized than the current offering. It hangs from the ring on a white gold diamond encrusted handle that allows it to swing slightly during wear. The ring itself is double banded with the bell hanging from a high polished yellow gold band. The other is brightly rhodium enhanced white gold that has been French set with diamonds across its top half. All told the premium quality 9.5 gram 18 karat ring is set with 0.25 carats of SI-H round brilliant cut diamonds. Estate price for this like new designer statement ring $1,890.00 CAD. Stock #e13321.
Brown diamond have been used in jewellery long before there were “chocolate” or “cognac” diamonds (thank you Le Vian’s marketing team). The rebrand certainly made them more desirable; before that they were an inexpensive alternative to their bright white counterparts. As proof, this ring was set with five such diamonds cut in the old mine style which spanned the 17th and 18h century. The ring itself is not that old, based on its platinum settings (platinum couldn’t be worked by jewellers until the invention of the oxy acetylene in 1903) it would have come from the very early 19th century. At the very least this ring is 100 years old and is in almost mint condition! The 18 karat yellow gold shank is as heavy as it was the day it was made and doesn’t show evidence of being sized. Even the heavy prongs look like they’ve never been retipped as the grain of the casting runs right up to the tops. The ring must have been purchased and then put away for special occasions only. The five 130 year old diamonds (likely even older) equal approximately 1.00 carat together of I1 clarity and fancy brown colour. The estate price for a ring deserving of the Estate title $1,190.00 CAD. Stock #e13657.
Diamond detective is a role we are some times called upon to play when dealing with estate diamonds. In this instance, we were investigating the unusual purple hue of this diamond. It might surprise you to know that purple diamonds can occur naturally though it is extremely rare. The colour of this diamond is in line with the tone that some natural purples form in but this example is not natural. If you read our posts regularly you may remember how some low transparency diamonds can undergo a treatment known as clarity enhancement. When feather inclusions inside of a diamond reach the surface their appearance can be diminished by infusing a molten glass-like substance into the fissure(s). The glass material has a similar refractive index to diamond helping it mimic diamond optics. Think of it like ice cubes in a glass of water. The ice cubes are very white looking and full of little white fracture lines when you pop them out of the tray. But when you drop them into liquid water (which of course has a very similar refractive index to ice) the water fills those fractures and the ice cubes almost disappear. The glass acts as the water, filling those fissures and making them almost disappear in the diamond. Effective and permanent so long as the diamond is not subjected to excessive heat that can melt out the filler. This diamond ring may have been exposed to a jewellers torch for sizing or some other alteration as the clarity is a little lower than the SI2-I1 clarity you would typically expect to see in a post clarity enhanced diamond. You must always make your goldsmith aware of the treatment before having any repair work done which requires a jeweller’s torch. The 1.00 carat round brilliant cut is pleasant and an easy I2 clarity, “I” colour, with strong blue fluorescence. The diamond is very lively despite its promotional quality. Especially due to the evenly distributed purple colour caused by the filler agent, helping to distract from its inclusions. That unusual violet tint makes you look twice, thinking your eyes must be playing tricks. The unusual diamond is proudly set into a solid 4.1 gram 14 karat white gold solitaire mounting, a timeless choice. It’s a very impressive 1.00 carat diamond considering the estate price of only $1,610.00 CAD. Stock #e11899.
People often start shopping for their engagement ring confident that they know what they want. But really what they know is the category they want to shop within. Asking for a simple solitaire could mean many things. You have different diamond shapes to choose from, raised or low profile shoulders, decorative undergallery or single gallery, narrow band or wide, tapering towards the back of the finger or towards the diamond, not to mention shank profile. Finding the perfect combination of all these factors can be daunting but ensures that no two solitaires are alike despite their understated design. This particular princess cut solitaire exhibits wide cathedral shoulders in a low dome profile, widening as they move towards the diamond. The double gallery is a feminine Lucida inspired style to add a bit of interest when viewed from the side. The diamond itself is accompanied by its original GemScan “Pre-Cert” diamond paper stating a 0.46 carat weight and eye clean SI1-G quality. The 2.9 gram ring is cast from bright white 14 karat gold and currently measures a finger petite size 5 1/4 with some room to adjust. Estate price $1,140.00 CAD. Stock #e13389.
One of the lesser-known staples of the solitaire engagement ring realm is this swirling partial bezel. The style makes a great choice for people who are hard on their hands or want something timeless but unique. The ring is snag-proof being so low profile with the shoulders climbing up smoothly to protectively encircle the diamond. Like the traditional solitaire, this iteration is a blank slate for wedding band pairings. You can opt for a custom contour if you want a snug partner, or you can get the stacked look by partnering it with a flat edged band. The high polished 14 karat yellow gold makes an understated backdrop to the 0.48 carat round brilliant cut diamond that crowns the ring. That diamond is a high-quality VS-H, shining brightly at the slightest movement. The 3.5 gram ring currently measures a finger size 5 1/2 with room to adjust. Estate price $1,250.00 CAD. Stock #e13470.
Fun little platinum anniversary style ring made from 5.1 grams of extremely durable and white platinum. 11 Gypsy set round brilliant cut diamonds circle the 2.5mm wide shank in a random arrangement totaling 0.17 carats of VS-GH sparkle. This ring was made by Canadian manufacturer Platinum Unlimited who supply some of Canada’s finest jewellers with unique high quality platinum jewellery http://www.platinumart.ca/ The ring measures a finger size 5.5. This ring could serve many different purposes from a wedding or anniversary ring to just a funky right hand ring. Estate priced at $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e7895.
Is Ombre hair still a thing? How about ombre sapphires? The 39 hand set round brilliant cut sapphires in this statement ring range from pure yellow to intense mandarin orange and back again as they cross the finger. They are the undisputed focus of this 15.9mm wide digit dominating ring. The ellipse of fiery sapphires have been surrounded by petite accent diamonds and all have been set into bright 14 karat white gold. The 10.2 gram, 14 karat gold ring currently measures a finger size 7 with a bit of room to adjust up or down. Estate price $1,190.00 CAD. Stock #e12702.
A Princess Di inspired sapphire ring is one of the closest versions we’ve encountered to the original. The shank bottom has been widened to counter the weight of the top and to add longevity, as that is the area of the shank that takes the greatest wear. The vintage halo engagement spans 13.7mm x 12.3mm and features 14 very well cut round brilliant diamonds of high VS-HI quality. Their quality is evident at a glance as they sparkle intensely and throw icy licks of spectral fire. The 1.60 carat natural blue sapphire is a medium navy blue tone appropriate for capturing the deeper spirit of the original. Its colour is balanced by the 0.60 carats of diamonds set into brightly rhodium enhanced white gold. The rest of the ring is made from heavy 18 karat yellow gold and currently measures a finger size 6 1/2 with room to adjust. Estate price $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e13097.
Spanning 18mm at its apex this bypass ring allows for impact without seeming bulky. Its four forked sections only measure 1.8mm wide and are covered over with petite round brilliant cut diamond. The effect is a brilliant meteor shower of diamonds tracing across the finger in counter directions. The main three diamonds are suspended between the tails of the forked shanks. Together the ring top is hand set with 49 SI-I1-HI quality diamonds that come together to equal 0.89 carats. The ring itself is made from 4.6 grams of top quality 18 karat white gold that retains its original rhodium finish. The ring measures a finger size 6 3/4 currently with some room to adjust. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e13039.
Another example of why marquise are undervalued! This I1 clarity marquise hides its inclusions so well that in person it is almost eye clean. The J colour faces up better than you’d expect adding to the many value factors already associated with marquise diamonds. The 0.72 carat diamond has been protectively set into six sturdy prongs. That sparkling icy canoe measures a total length of 11.3mm making quite an impression during wear. The timeless solitaire has been cast from 3 grams of 14 karat white gold and maintains its original chromy white rhodium plating as it was hardly worn when it was traded in to us. Currently, it measures a finger size 7 1/4 with room to adjust up or down as needed. Now for the real reason to love a marquise; the price for the ready to wear ring….. only $1,410.00 CAD. Stock #e12813.
Fine quality emerald is hard to capture in pictures, you can display its colour but a picture can’t describe the verdant intensity of the gemstone of spring. This 1.14 carat emerald cut emerald proudly displays its jardin or moss-like inclusions across its middle, leaving its top and bottom open for large swaths of empty green space. The emerald has been wrapped in a rectangle of 0.33 carats of I-IJ quality round brilliant cut diamonds. Adding their twinkling to the gems glowing green heart. The 14 karat gold ring features a European shank that fits like a size 6 1/2 with room to adjust. Estate price for this slice of springtime $1,610.00 CAD. Stock #e13511.
Canadian diamond, Canadian gold, made by a Canadian company; what’s not to love? The Maple Leaf Diamond that crowns this patriotic little ring is a very well cut 0.33 carat of I1-I quality. Its been laser engraved along the girdle edge with a registered serial number ensuring the Canadian pedigree. We always emphasize cut over all other C’s and this is why, the center diamond is so brilliant its grade setting inclusions are nearly lost to the naked eye. The combined 0.09 carats of accent diamonds mirror that high dispersion, dressing the understated ring in brilliance. The 3.2 grams of top quality 18 karat Canadian white gold has been made even more exceptional being alloyed with bright white, allergy neutral palladium (from the platinum family of metals) making the ring whiter than the typical white gold alloy. The Canadian ring currently measures a finger size 8 with plenty of room to adjust up or down. Estate price $1,120.00 CAD. Stock #e10633.
We’ve heard talk that this is the “new halo” by which I mean this style is starting to surpass the halo as the go-to modern engagement ring design. Fairly easy to see why it has; the combination of clean lines accented with diamonds and a simple four prong setting keeps all the attention on the center diamond. That diamond is a 0.42 carats round brilliant cut diamond of eye-clean SI-G quality. To help distinguish it from the shoulder accents a thin strip of white gold at the top of the shoulder has been left. The shoulders are set with 12 round brilliant cuts of equal SI-G quality. They cover just enough of the shoulders to allow for uninterrupted brilliance during wear. This also allows enough plain material to size the ring up or down a bit from its current size 8. The ring is accompanied by its original February 2018 AGL appraisal stating an optimistic estimated retail replacement value of $5,100.00 CAD. We feel a more realistic and more competitive replacement value of $2,400.00 would be plenty for insurance replacement. Our price for this lightly worn, excellent condition engagement ring is only $1,200.00 CAD. Stock #e12851.
You can still find high quality, Canadian made products for amazing value if you know where to look. The ring was made by independent manufacturer T&T Jewellers Toronto. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is proud to showcase some of their new products as well as the occasional estate item they’ve produced. This diamond solitaire was made from Canadian sourced gold. It is a classic less is more design for those who desire a wear it and forget it style. The robust 1/2 bezel setting in white gold makes the high quality VS-I round brilliant cut diamond appear a little larger than 0.25 carats while at the same time protecting it with its low profile. The 4mm wide shank measures a size 7 and can easily be adjusted up or down by our onsite goldsmiths. Like new condition showing no wear of any kind. Estate priced at $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e13516.
This channel set anniversary band sets itself apart from its peers with surprisingly high quality components. The low profile ring is cast from 2.9 grams of top quality 18 karat yellow gold. The 8 princess cut diamonds, set edge to edge, are all VVS-EFG quality, allowing the 0.75 carats combined weight to display their maximum brilliance and fire. As is common with any diamond that comes to a sharp point 2 of the 8 have tiny chips on their corners (invisible to the naked eye). The two chipped stones have not been considered in the estate price of $1,190.00 CAD. The ring is also accompanied by a 2018 Harold Weinstein Ltd. appraisal stating a replacement value of $2,850.00. Stock #e12597.
Seven years old but never used. This beautiful diamond solitaire has been patiently waiting in its original box for an opportunity to make someone extremely happy. The 0.52 carat excellent cut diamond has the attributes that many diamond experts feel represent great value and make for a super sparkly stone. The colour has been graded as an exceptional E, the clarity is a strong SI2 with scattered inclusions that are invisible without artificial magnification. It takes a microscope to resolve the string of tiny inclusions on the right side. The cut is excellent and exploits diamonds unique optical properties in a spray of brilliance and dispersion. The diamond does exhibit some strong fluorescence when exposed to filtered long wave ultraviolet light that can give the diamond a slight blue/white glow in sunshine.The attractive traditional 14 karat white gold setting measures a finger size 6 and can be adjusted up or down as required. The 3.9 gram ring is of sturdy construction and very well made. Perfect never worn condition as it was tried on once but never used. In 2011 this diamond ring was purchased for $3,465.00 plus tax. It comes complete with everything from that fall day 7 years ago. Original box, purchase receipt, diamond certificate, appraisal, warranty and even the original sales consultant’s business card. The price and value of a diamond ring varies immensely depending on where it’s purchased; do some homework to determine who offers the best value before making any diamond or jewellery purchase. This brand new diamond ring is estate priced at only $1,750.00 CAD and only at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers, the diamond leader. Stock #e11756.
Low profile with lots of sparkle is just one reason why the round halo style has been such a popular choice for the past few years. These can be worn as an engagement ring or a right-hand ring. The flat edge design with minimal gallery allows almost any ring to fit beside without any gaps. The centre piece in this ring is a bright 0.51 carat round brilliant cut diamond of sparkling I1-H quality and very good to excellent cut. It is framed and flanked by 24 small bead set diamonds adding an additional 0.30 carats of higher quality SI-HI. The 14 karat white gold ring weighs 2.1 grams in its current finger size 6. Our onsite goldsmiths can adjust the size up or down a little if required. Excellent condition and likely only a few years old. Stock #e12788.
Oh baguettes! You unsung heroes of the accent diamond world! What more proof of their bold hall-of-mirrors effect do you need than this end to end uninterrupted channel. Surrounded by the busier brilliance of petite round diamonds and their effect is magnified. The entire ring is a study of diamonds different optical properties, then finish with the 0.65 carats round brilliant cut crown. The high fire and scintillation of the excellent cut I1-J centre diamond make it bright enough to stand against the 0.66 combined carats that cover the shoulders. The ring itself is well made with a decorative Lucida inspired gallery. It weighs in at 4.6 grams manufactured from 14 karat white gold that retains the original rhodium finish as proof of like-new condition. Offered for sale for well under its wholesale replacement cost. $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e13066.
This tanzanite literally appears to glow from within! You must see it in motion, not only is it the highest quality that tanzanite forms in but it has been expertly faceted, creating a microcosm of blues and violets. Tilt the stone slightly and its edges turn bright purple, the best display of tanzanites unique pleochroism we have ever seen. The velvety 1.44 carat center is made more mesmerizing surrounded by icy white. The 0.25 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds that swarm the center are of high VS-GH quality. They have been set into 5.5 grams of brightly rhodium finished 18 karat white gold. All signs point to the ring being custom made around this phenomenal center stone. It currently measures a finger size 7 1/2 with some room to adjust. In new old stock condition the ring has never even been repolished, it still retains its original factory rhodium finish. Estate price for the like new piece $1960.00 CAD. Stock #e13330.
A ring of this quality is a promising indication of the center stone it carries, and this one does not disappoint. The 1.60 carat oval brilliant cut morganite is of the lighter peach variety allowing the gem to almost disappear during wear as it blends into the skin tone. What that does is leave only the play of light to draw the eye. One half of the gem displaying dusty rose coloured shadows. Making the other half, already lit up like the bright satin of a ballet slipper, all the more striking for contrast. The phenomenal morganite is housed in top quality 18 karat rose gold that just peaks around the 0.33 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds covering the ring’s top half. The 38 petite diamonds are of bright SI-HI quality adding a stitch of sparkle to accent the morganite. The 3.5 gram ring currently measures a finger size 6 1/2 with room to adjust as needed. Estate price $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e13447.
A pair of perfectly matched anniversary rings elegantly dressed with decorative under-galleries. They create a subtle scalloped rim of white gold on either side of the diamonds when viewed head on; adding width and drawing the eye in. Each ring has been set with 8 round brilliant cut diamonds that graduate as they move towards the center. The 0.90 combined carats total diamond weight in each ring are of a nice I1-IJ quality, providing an intense sparkling array at the slightest movement. Each ring is cast from 14 karat white gold and weigh in at 4.2 grams. Both measure a finger size 4 3/4 with room to adjust. Estate price for each ring $1,080.00 CAD. Stock numbers e13352 and e13353.
Almost any custom made ring is going to cost you at least $1000.00, and that’s before you even add any diamonds. Here’s a classic style with nice quality bright diamonds for just a little over $1000.00. The 3.2 gram custom made ring was made to a very good standard. This 14 karat white gold ring has full solid shoulders with the popular double gallery setting style. The centre diamond could weigh more than half a carat but we have conservatively estimated the weight at 0.48 carat of I1-I quality. Each shoulder diamond weighs an estimated 0.10 carat each of SI-I quality. Currently the ring measures a finger size 5 but our onsite goldsmiths can adjust it in just a day or two. This style of ring can be used as a traditional engagement ring, an anniversary ring or even a right hand ring. The only evidence of wear is the fact the original white rhodium plating is worn off revealing the true soft colour of white gold. A quick size adjustment to your finger and fresh rhodium plating will have this custom made ring looking like it was made yesterday. Estate priced at $1,045.00. Stock #e9533.
The focus here is clean lines and smooth geometrics meant to keep the focus on the splintry, kaleidoscope style brilliance that characterize princess cut diamonds. The 10 channel set princess cuts have been placed edge to edge for uninterrupted sparkle. Their combined 0.30 carats move the eye in towards the rings crowning Canadian diamond. Certified and laser inscribed, the well documented 0.72 carat princess cut is a pleasant I1-F quality. The accents are of VS-SI-GH quality and the ring itself has been cast from 3.1 grams of 14 karat white gold. The accompanying Ben Moss Certificate of Valuation states a replacement value of $6,000.00 CAD. We feel a more realistic competitive value is $3,700.00 and our estate price is only $1,850.00 CAD for this in like new condition ring. Stock #e13233.
This ring was sold new at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers several years ago but was never used. It sat in a box until it was recently traded in. This ring looks very nice even though the stone colour is a off white. Measuring 5.43mm the brilliant cut diamond has been cut slightly deep with a good overall cut. The traditional yellow gold , size 6 setting weighs 3.9 grams and does not have a mark on it. This preowned never worn ring is estate priced at $1,275.00 CAD. Stock #e6380.
There is a good chance you’ve never heard of tsavorite but this lesser known garnet variety came very close to being included in the Tiffany & Co. marketing machine. The gemstone was originally discovered in Tanzania in 1967 but for almost a decade it was only of interest to mineralogists and rare gem collectors. In 1974 the VP for Tiffany began talks with mine owners to market the stone which he renamed from its original tsavolite. They never could come to an agreement so unlike other familiar stones that Tiffany took to market, such as morganite and tanzanite, tsavorite had to make its own way to consumers. It’s too bad it didn’t work out as it’s taken the vibrant green gem a long time to get to critical mass. This 1.09 carat trillion cut tsavorite is on the lighter end of the green spectrum but shows much more vibrant in person. The opposite extreme for this garnet variety is an intense forest green. Our electric green version is a fitting center piece to this whirling statement ring. The size 6 3/4 ring weighs 7 grams and features both 14 karat rhodium enhanced white gold and traditional yellow gold. Its white half is set with a tapering channel of 0.20 carats total weight I1-HI round brilliant cut diamonds, adding a touch of sparkle to the dramatic ring. Estate price $1.400.00 CAD. Stock #e13317.
When it comes to a princess cut engagement ring this is the classic choice. A square profile shank to mirror the main diamonds geometry, and round brilliant cut channel set diamond shoulders to add softness, and a perfectly matching wedding band to complement. The main diamond is an eye clean SI1-I quality weighing 0.67 carat and displays the kaleidoscope of splintery sparkle that princess cuts are beloved for. With the addition of the well matched rounds the set boasts a total weight of 1.12 carats. Made from 6.3 grams of bright 14 karat white gold the set is estate priced for $1,980.00 CAD. Stock #e12388.
This 0.70 carat round brilliant cut was a “Galaxy Diamond” before the marketing term was coined. Really the moniker refers to I2-I3 quality diamonds that feature an inclusion pattern of numerous small black and white crystals inclusions spread throughout the diamond. The concept has taken off since it was introduced a couple of years ago, and why not? These lower clarity grade diamonds make them very affordable and you really can imagine staring into a microcosm of space when you inspect the inclusions closely. If you know your astrological star patterns you may even be able to find one hidden in its depths. The diamond is a pleasant I colour and has been set into a timeless 14 karat, four prong, white gold solitaire setting. In a real world viewing environment the diamond sparkles and twinkles waaaaaay more than you’d expect from its I2-I3 clarity grade. This contrasting, darkfield, photomicrograph does a great job highlighting every single inclusion plus their reflections but it can’t show you how pretty the stone is.The 2.3 gram, size 6 ring is in like new condition and comes accompanied by its original Charm Diamond Centres certificate stating a replacement value from 2015 of $2,740.00 CAD. Our estate price $1,120.00 CAD. Stock #e13374.
There’s no doubt about it, round diamonds just look the best if sparkle is the priority. Even in modest qualities round diamonds are simply more optically efficient than any other shape. When well cut they reflect a lot more light back to your eyes. If you set them side by side though what do you do with the open area? Well, you just set more diamonds there. This Canadian made anniversary/dinner ring displays great sparkle in every area. The manufacturer has cleverly set some tiny round brilliant cut diamonds under the large stones within the channels. The result in an uninterrupted display of brilliance and dispersion. The diamonds are set so closely together I think you wouldn’t even know the small diamonds are there unless someone told you. Our simple photographs can’t begin to show how nice this ring looks in traditional 14 karat yellow gold. The 4.0 gram, size 7 1/2 ring can be adjusted in size by one of our goldsmiths as required. The diamonds weigh a combined estimated total weight of 1.00 carat and face up much better than the I1-IJ grade would suggest. The ring is estate priced at $1,155.00 CAD. Stock #e10857.
A modern emerald ring that also happens to be practical! Emerald has a decent hardness compared to other coloured gemstones but because of its jardin (moss like inclusions) it can be prone to chipping and breaking if not worn carefully. This sleek ring encloses the 0.55 carat emerald in high protective walls allowing it to sit center stage without compromising its safety. Those edges rise gradually from each shoulder, simultaneously holding the graduated 0.66 carats of princess cut diamonds and the emerald. The diamonds are of high VS-I quality, on par for the general quality of the 3.9 gram ring. Each undergallery has had some decorative trellis work cut into it, making the ring interesting from a side view as well as from head on. Estate price for the unique piece $1,190.00 CAD. Stock #e12346.
Despite its petite scale and size this Maple Leaf diamond engagement ring packs a sparkly punch! All bright white gold and diamonds the ring features 0.44 carats of VS-SI-GH round brilliant cut diamond accent stones. Set into the shoulders they’re graduated gently in order to move the eye towards the halo center. The center is a certified Canadian Maple Leaf princess cut diamond weighing 0.40 carat of I1-F quality. All told the 3.2 gram 18 karat white gold ring is set with 0.84 carats of white diamonds. Currently the ring measures a finger size 7 and is accompanied by its certificate of origin which lists a generous replacement value of $3,375.00. Our estate price for the ring $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e11628.
If you are looking for maximum impact on a minimal budget you should really consider a marquise cut diamond. Relative to their length they are the most shallow diamond cut available. Meaning they carry very little of their weight in their depth so most of the carat weight is seen in their footprint. This 0.59 carat marquise spans about 9mm along the length of your finger. For contrast a round brilliant of the same weight it would measure around 5.5mm in diameter, only 1.0mm wider than the width of this marquise. Add to that the overstated V prongs and you’re covering 10.65mm. That statement making center is shouldered by a mix of round brilliant cuts and tapered baguette cut diamonds for a vintage feel. All told the ring is set with approximately 1.00 carat of matching I1-J bling. From the quality of the manufacturing you can tell the ring was hand made. Constructed from 5.2 grams of 14 karat white and yellow gold. Currently measuring a finger size 5 3/4. Estate price $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e12255.
Beautiful diamond ring, from a respected Canadian jeweller with accurate certification is priced way below its replacement value. This diamond came to us in a setting that was somewhat limited in its appeal. The mount was recycled leaving us with this beautiful 0.60 carat round brilliant cut diamond looking for a new home. SI1 clarity looks flawless without artificial magnification. The small inclusions establishing the slightly included (SI) grade are outside the table border making them difficult to locate. The “I” colour lacks any discernible hue when combined with the excellent cut. This diamond explodes with brilliance and dispersion. It would be an excellent candidate for an engagement ring or pendant. We could find another diamond from our database of loose stones and make an outstanding set of earrings. The diamond is accompanied by the original Spence Diamonds certificate dated June 12 2014. We’re sure this diamond offers better value than anything else you’ll be able to find online or off. We have the diamond currently set in a traditional 4 prong 14 karat white gold setting. A short YouTube video of the ring can be seen here. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers price for the diamond only is $1,480.00 CAD or $1,729.00 for the ready to wear size 4 1/2 ring. Stock #e13445.
In the 80s this would have been described as dusty rose but that was before millennial pink was invented! In truth the warmth of this 13.95 carat cabochon cut oval rose quartz is too much for the almost purple hints of its dusty predecessor. Thanks to its high dome the semitransparent quartz seems lit from within during wear. It makes the perfect crown to a red carpet worthy statement ring unlike any we’ve ever encountered! The top three quarters of the ring have been deeply patterned with something that crosses between wood grain and the windswept coat of mountain yak. The radiant matte finish adds to the fur impression with its soft glow, roiling play of light and shadow. That and its soft to touch! The subtle nature of the 14 karat yellow gold ring and the stone that centers it has been highlighted by a brilliant ring of 0.25 carats SI-I1-I quality. The total weight of the outfit dominating 23mm wide piece is 18.4 grams. $1,820.00 CAD. Stock #e12777.
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.
If you’re a fan of the ballet or perhaps have had your fair share of children’s ballet recitals you’ll know that Etoile is the designation given to the principle dancer in a ballet company. The use of the term for Tiffany’s purposes is probably focused more on the literal translation of star. As the 0.22 carats of top quality round brilliant cut diamonds are deeply embedded in the ring as stars in the night sky. The 6.8 gram platinum piece exhibits its diamonds across every face allowing for equal twinkle no matter how it’s turned. The diamond band is accompanied by all original paperwork and inner/outer boxes. It’s currently available on Tiffany’s website for $3,600.00 CAD. Our estate price $1,800.00 CAD. Stock #e12877.
Leave it to Peoples to max out the symbolism of an already symbolic engagement ring style. The three diamond ring was made popular by their “Past, Present, Future” campaign. Each of the three I1-IJ quality round brilliant cut diamonds represent one of those stages with the largest, middle diamond as the “Present” of the trio. Following their theme Peoples have channel set three diamonds down each shoulder and two hidden diamonds inside the shank to separate the “Past Present Future” engraving. All together the 3.4 gram, 14 karat white gold ring contains 1.00 carat total weight of bright and meaningful diamonds. As a finishing touch the under galleries of the main diamonds have been decorated with delicate filigree hearts. Our estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e12400.
Nothing gives us more pleasure than providing a beautiful ring at a price that few are able to compete with. Knowledge coming form 60 years in the business goes a long way and a genuine passion for our craft make for an almost unbeatable combination. This lovely half carat diamond ring is a great example of a simple ring that simply can’t be challenged for overall value. The size 7 ring weighs 3.2 grams and is made from 14 karat white gold. The centre diamond is a very bright and sparkly I1 with a H colour. The I1 clarity is based on a white feather close to the edge that has virtually no affect on the brilliance but does help make the ring very affordable. This ring is in like new condition and is less than 2 years old. It came to us as many estate rings do with an appraisal that in our opinion is not reflective of its true value. These optimistic documents are quite often used to demonstrate a false sense of value because I doubt the original purchase price was anywhere near the “Estimated Replacement Value” of $4,275.00 that GS Laboratories suggests the ring is worth. While our estate price of only $1,260.00 is well below the typical replacement value, it’s reflective of our commitment for offering our customers only true value. Ready to go, freshly refinished and priced at just $1,260.00 CAD. Stock #e11155.
BELLARRI Jewelery is a high end line scattered across the US and international markets that originated in the Arizona Desert with former model Bellarri Adleman. A quick romp through their collection and you’ll know the brands theme is colour! They focus on custom cut stones meant to look like the “gemstones grew organically in the settings”. The effect is certainly achieved with this dinner ring! The center citrine has been deeply embedded into the four diamond tipped prongs that hold it. The picture is actually pretty close to life in this case with the citrine exhibiting a deep burnt orange that you don’t often see. The two swirling channels feature a brooding rainbow of two tones of amethyst, two tones of citrine, garnet, peridot, and two tones of blue topaz. All of this wrapped in a delicate stitch of round brilliant cut diamonds. The ring features the brands telltale decorative undergallery with four Bs scattered through the lattice work. the 9.5 gram ring is of course cast from top quality 18 karat yellow gold and currently measures a finger size 7 1/4 with limited room to adjust. Price for this colour masterpiece $1,540.00 CAD. Stock #e13012.
We have the privilege of having all manner of jewellery art pass through our estate department. Of all the horse carvings we’ve seen this is by far the best. The elegant and detailed bust is a masterpiece of carving. The one of a kind piece was obviously made to commemorate an individual horse. The unique star marking on the horses forehead has been captured in a 0.15 carat high quality VS-H marquise cut diamond. To finish off the graceful ring the bit and bridle have been crafted from bright white gold, a cool contrast to the warmer hue of 18 karat yellow gold. As with most hand made pieces the ring boasts a substantial 11.5 gram weight, a testament to its quality. Currently the ring measures a finger size 10 with some room to adjust up or down. Estate price $1,470.00 CAD. Stock #e11062.
Orange sapphire is not a gemstone you run in to very often, which is a shame considering the intense colour and brilliance that it displays. This 1.25 carat oval natural sapphire is a very high clarity and a pure orange colour. It’s made more intense set into yellow gold and and shouldered by two petite 0.06 carat round brilliant cut diamonds. The ring itself flows gracefully around its stunning center, drawing the eye in. Made from 3.9 grams of warm 14 karat yellow gold and currently measuring a finger size 7 3/4 the ring has plenty of room to adjust as needed. Accompanied by a fresh (October 2018) Harold Weinstein Ltd. insurance appraisal the ring is estate priced at $1,540.00 CAD. Stock #e11562.
There’s certainly nothing wrong with a less is more philosophy, especially when it comes to a diamond solitaire. You really can’t get much simpler than this pretty little ring. The basic one piece casting is totally yellow gold, even the 4 robust claws that secure the 5.3mm diameter diamond are yellow. A logical design with its wide open side profile of rich yellow gold makes the SI2 clairity, K colour diamond appear much more white than you’d expect. The made in USA size 7 ring is in excellent condition. Its straight edge makes wedding ring selection a pleasant experience when the time comes because there are 100s of ready to wear options available. No need to spend more than you expected having to custom design an integrated one off design. A comfort fit inner edge means you won’t even know you’re wearing a ring at all. Priced at only $1,260.00 CAD. Stock #e13076.
In the world of Le Vian this is a Grape Amethyst set into Strawberry Gold accented with Chocolate and Nude Diamonds. Personally I find the amethyst more of a royal purple than grape. Don’t trust the pictures either as this intense purple tone is impossible to capture. The 0.75 combined carats of round brilliant cut diamonds that cover the rings top half certainly pump up the intensity of the amethyst. The 4.6 grams of 14 karat rose gold blend nicely into the hand during wear. Thanks to its decorative lattice work the ring fits comfortably and measures a finger size 7 with some room to adjust. Estate price $1050.00 CAD. Stock #e13011.
Neil Lane is a famous name you may not have heard of. The majority of his career has been spent creating jewellery for the Red Carpet and celebrity engagement rings. His pieces have adorned stars from Jessica Simpson to Jennifer Hudson. His Bridal line is a collaboration with Kay Jewelers, of the same spirit as Vera Wang’s partnership with Peoples. The line is an accessible collection of diamond engagement rings and wedding bands. This two tone rose and white gold halo is the first we’ve been able to showcase and we are very pleased! Made from 3.5 grams of solid 14 karat the ring has quality to back up its name brand. The 0.53 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds are of strong I1-H quality. The main diamond is collared with a cushion halo, increasing its footprint to 7.3mm x 7.3mm. The undergallery is equally interesting, decorated with a couple of bonus diamonds and a twisted ribbon accented with fine millgrain. This model has been retired from production but we were able to find a new one offered for sale in England at Ernest Jones for £1,999.00 ($3,400.00 CAD). Our price for this excellent condition hardly worn example is only $1120.00 CAD. Stock #e12829.
Probably one of the most understated Le Vian pieces I’ve ever encountered. Not to say this piece isn’t showy but by Le Vian standards its rather calm. The ring is centered with another Blueberry Tanzanite of a more violet hue. The 0.80 carat oval tanzanite is quite literally bracketed by two concentric shrinking channels of round brilliant cut diamonds. The 14 round brilliant cut Nude Diamonds (as Le Vian calls them) come together for an estimated total weight of 0.20 carats. The six gram ring is made from warm 14 karat yellow gold and currently measures a finger size 7 with some room to adjust. $1,120.00 CAD. Stock #e13015.
Moissanite is being toted as the “Millennial” center stone of choice. It is pretty easy to see the upside in opting for this man made diamond imitator. It costs a fraction of what a comparable diamond does, it has a MOHS hardness rating of 9.25 (sapphire is 9) and toughness (resistance to chipping) on par with sapphire. These characteristics make it very suitable for daily wear. The optics of moissanite are actually a bit higher than even the diamond which it mimics. Higher refractive index and greater dispersion give it a bit of a busier look than the sharp, crisp brilliance of diamond. Moissanite also forms with a touch of warmth, usually a very pale champagne tone (around JK if judged with a diamond colour scale). Surrounded by white diamonds the busy optics and warm colour of this cushion cut moissanite would be easier to notice. The designers of this 10.5mm halo engagement ring knew better than that, opting to use 36 round brilliant cut moissanites. The soft cornered cushion halo and thin shoulders of the 3.7 gram 14 karat white gold ring give it a touch of antique style. Estate price $1,260.00 CAD. Stock #e11003
A ring to make the Pope jealous, well maybe not this pope but probably some of his predecessors! The 23.3mm wide medallion is entirely covered by the 100 hand set black and white diamonds. The estimated 1.00 carat total weight of round brilliant and round single cut diamonds make a bold statement. The design looks like it stepped out of the mosaics of the Taj Mahal. Weighing an impressive 9.6 grams the 14 karat white gold ring fits like a 7 1/2 with some room to adjust. Estate price $1,190.00 CAD. Stock #e12701.
A proud three stone ring that focuses entirely on the diamonds representing its trinity. The past, present, future diamonds are held high in white gold settings to minimize the visibility of the prongs. The ring itself is warm 14 karat yellow gold so it blends unobtrusively into the finger during wear. The trio of diamonds are a well matched I1-HI quality and equal 0.87 carats together. The three gram ring currently measures a petite finger size 4 1/2 with some room to adjust. Estate price $1,260.00 CAD. Stock #e12795.
When it comes to diamonds cut is king! That C is in charge of all of the brilliance and fire that a diamond can supply. Once you get used to seeing diamonds (probably around store five of your engagement ring shopping adventure) you can tell by looking if a diamond is well cut. A quick tip is to hold the ring about a hands length from you, relax your eyes until the details of the ring blur a bit, then start rotating the diamond back and forth. One of the important factors of a diamonds cut grade is that you can see the full range of rainbow colours flashing across the diamonds facets. Check for all of the colours and note how evenly they are dispersed throughout the diamonds surface. You can’t call a diamonds cut grade from this trick but you can get a decent idea. This 0.59 carat diamond certainly displays the full spectrum evenly and vibrantly. Add to that high brilliance the eye clean SI2 clarity and near colourless GH colour and you have a fantastic crown for a timeless engagement ring. The 2.4 gram ring carries its diamond securely in a six prong head. The 1.9mm high dome shank is natural 14 karat white gold lacking a final bright white rhodium plating giving the ring a subtle antique warmth. Estate price $1,925.00 CAD. Stock #e12812.
Custom made rings present opportunities to express unique design ideas and the ability to combine different materials not normally seen in a single ring. Although this ring is not a one of a kind design, white gold with a single diamond has definitely been done thousands of times before, but it’s easy to tell this is a custom made ring. The quality of the construction is what sets this ring apart. It’s heavy, plain, and simple. Not just heavy for the sake of adding weight but heavy because it didn’t need to compete with dozens and dozens of other traditional style rings looking for your business by being the least expensive option. It’s basic yes but it was not made from the least expensive 10 karat gold option. The width, height and taper were not sculpted by a budget but by a clean well executed design. The result is a lovely looking ring that I’m sure cost a bit more when new but it wasn’t a compromise. The centre diamond is a very good cut 0.30 carat round brilliant cut with an I1 clarity with a I colour. Jeff Walters Jewellers in Barrie created this simple but elegant 14 karat white gold design that weighs 8.9 grams in a finger of 8. Our on staff goldsmiths can alter the size up or down as required. Estate priced at $1,260.00. Stock #e8437.
Gucci jewellery is far more scarce than Tiffany in the estate displays at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. There is almost always a Tiffany ring or two here but this Gucci Stardust in 18 karat white gold is a first for us. It’s a honor to premier such a beautiful Gucci ring. This ring was purchased by the original and only owner in Toronto at the Gucci boutique in the summer of 2011. At the time this ring had a retail price of $2,150.00. Today on the Gucci website the current version of the ring retails for $2,680.00. It may look the same but it’s actually a bit different having fewer diamonds weighing 0.19 carats total weight verses our older version with 66 diamonds weighing an estimated 0.25 carats in total. Nothing but top quality components are used by the craftsmen at Gucci in Italy. Premium 18 karat white gold and fully faceted round brilliant cut diamonds of minimum VS-F quality decorate the Italian made design. The 4.0 gram ring measures a finger size 7 1/2. The full eternity style with pierced logo design make it almost impossible for us to adjust the fit. We could laser weld a few sizing pucks in place to make it fit a little tighter but this ring is really designed for someone who is very close to a 7 1/2. Included with purchase is the original box. The crazy royal purple and greenish gold colour combination box is very striking and very well made with plush velvet and satin lining. Gucci bag, purchase history document and never used travel pouch come included for the estate price of $1,876.00 CAD. Stock #e11808.
Basic solitaires are always attractive and always in style. Round, oval, pear, marquise, heart shaped or square, they all look great in this most basic of engagement ring styles. The V shaped claws in this example help protect the corners while making the 0.74 carat princess cut diamond look a little bit larger. The diamond measures an almost perfectly square 4.9mm x 4.9mm. Optically it is pretty nice with a strong SI1 clarity, K colour and very good cut. A small table and generous crown height are features not often encountered in square brilliant cut diamonds but they really contribute extra brilliance and dispersion. Measuring a slightly larger than average size 8 this ring can be further adjusted up or down to fit almost anyone. The 14 karat white gold ring weighs 3.0 grams and will fit any flat edged wedding or anniversary ring you may already have. It’s a versatile design in like new condition. Estate priced at $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e10761.
Sleek and sturdy the bar set engagement ring is a unique take on the diamond solitaire. The gently sloping 5mm wide shoulders make a calm contrast to the brilliance of the 0.57 carat diamond they press against. That modern airy setting allows a fuller view of the iconic profile of the classic round brilliant cut. Appropriate as this is a well cut example, disguising its I1-G quality grade in a show of white flashes and spectral rainbow light. The lively diamond is set extra low making it more than appropriate for the not so delicate bride-to-be. Thanks to its flat edges and understated design the 14 karat white gold solitaire can be paired with any band or combination of bands; working equally well with a traditional band or the mix and matched stacked look. Currently a rather tiny finger size 4 1/2 but it can be adjusted at least a few sizes larger by one of our onsite goldsmiths. Estate price $1,380.00 CAD. Stock #e11933.
Fancy shaped diamonds (meaning anything other than round brilliant cut) are not capable of receiving a cut grade from GIA. The reason being that a circle either is or is not perfectly round. But every other shape has tolerances for different length to width ratios based entirely on customer preference. If you’re shopping for a pear shape you might prefer one the looks like a fat little rain drop or you may like one that is elongated and pointy. The same applies to hearts but if you picture a heart in your head right now chances are good that you are picturing this outline. The lobes are nicely rounded with a gentle cleft and the point is a bit longer than the total width. The perfect heart weighs 0.58 carats of eye-clean SI2-H quality. If you’ve never experienced a heart diamond they are quite brilliant and pleasant looking. Ours is perched atop a classic Tiffany roll inspired engagement ring in 14 karat yellow and white yellow gold. The shoulders measure a neutral 2.4mm wide and finger size 6 3/4. Estate price $1,330.00 CAD. Stock #e12686.
It took Tiffany & Co. 177 years to put a woman in charge of their designs. They’ve had many notable women design for them but it wasn’t until 2014 that Tiffany’s appointed Francesca Amfitheatrof as Design Director. She is only the eighth person to ever hold this position. Many industry insiders drew connections between her appointment and the changing demographic of jewellery shoppers. Since Tiffany’s inception in 1837 jewellery was primarily purchased by men for women. Now the balance has almost flipped entirely with women being the primary purchasers for everything but the engagement ring. Amfitheatrof built her inaugural line around these women, creating something strong, architectural, and understated. The T line was designed for the established, mature woman and it became an instant icon. This rose gold T ring weighs an impressive 6.5 grams considering its made from Tiffany’s premium 18 karat rose gold alloy. This archetype of modern feminism is in like new condition and currently available from Tiffany’s for $1,800.00 CAD. Our pre-owned price $1,080.00 CAD. Stock #e12643.
High quality doesn’t have to come with a high price. This recently traded in engagement ring is a great example top quality at a great price. Traditional designs like this “tulip” shank diamond solitaire never go out of style. The 0.35 carat round brilliant cut diamond sparkles and twinkles more than you’d expect for a stone of this size. An impressive EF colour with an excellent cut contribute to the fireworks display along with an excellent VS2 clarity and no fluorescence. The size 6 1/2 14 karat white gold setting weighs 2.9 grams and is easily adjusted up or down in size as required. Accompanying the ring is a Gem Lab Appraisal Report suggesting a retail replacement value (new) of $3,850.00 plus tax. This value seems a high compared to what comparable rings actually sell for. As a previously enjoyed recent trade in our price of just $1,120.00 represents true value that we’re happy to stand behind. Freshly polished and looking like brand new. Stock #e12603.
This ring was made by Libman & Co. Toronto, while no longer in business their jewellery still turns up on the secondary market from time to time. They were an excellent manufacturer with quality products that were well priced and well made in Canada. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers was proud to showcase Libman jewellery for many decades. In 2012 they were purchased by a large Canadian jewellery manufacturing group, a few years later they went bankrupt bringing an end to the Libman & Co. I suspect pressure from less expensive foreign labor and imports proved to be a formidable challenge. This 14 karat white gold engagement ring was one of their best styles and has been a popular choice for 20 years. This is definitely not your best friends halo style. The centre diamond is estimated to weigh 0.54 carats and the six shoulder diamonds weigh approximately 0.46 carats in total. All the diamonds are nicely matched of I1-HI quality. The 4.1 gram, 14 karat white gold ring was either never worn or it has just been freshly rhodium plated. There is not a single scuff or scratch to be found and the finish is the brilliant white colour that only rhodium can produce. Its flat edge makes wedding ring selection easy when the time comes. Like new and estate priced at just $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e12510.
Made in a size 6 1/2 with a substantial finished weight of 6.5 grams. For a ring of this value it’s a little unusual that is was manufactured from 10 karat gold instead of the usual 14 karat. It has been assembled with an estimated 1.25 carats of I1-I2-JK round brilliant cut diamonds. Perhaps the 10 karat gold choice was as a compromise between durability and affordability. Regardless of the unusual gold karat selection and more modest clarity and colour the 35 diamonds still sparkle brightly. The 0.43 carat center is especially good looking at a glance thanks to its grade setting inclusions being a quantity of smaller inclusions, leaving large areas open to return light. As this photomicrograph shows. The ring is accompanied by an HKD Diamond Laboratories Report with yet another optimistic appraised value of $4700.00. Our opinion of a competitive replacement value for this ring is a more realistic $1,800.00. Our estate price is only $1,080.00 CAD. Stock #e10928.
Canadian made engagement/wedding ring set. Crafted from 7.3 grams of premium rhodium free 19 karat white gold using 45 top quality VS-GH round brilliant cut diamonds. The size 6.5 eternity style wedding ring is channel set with diamonds running around the entire circumference. A clarity enhanced 1.00 carat rectangular radiant cut SI-NO diamond is perched in an open gallery four prong setting. This simple setting is wide open on all four sides allowing a very traditional simple look that is easy to keep clean. Most diamonds in the MNOP colour range are noticeably yellow, this diamond has an very interesting slightly pinkish brown tint to it. It is certainly not a white diamond, but it’s much more attractive in reality than the grade would suggest. Being “clarity enhanced” the original estimated clarity of I2 has been improved to an easy SI2. Surface reaching feather inclusions are been concealed using a high refractive index material that makes them virtually disappear. Diamonds treated with this technique cost less than half of what an unenhanced diamond of similar appearance would. This is a stable and permanent treatment except if the diamond is excessively heated while performing a repair or alteration. The long rectangular stone measures almost 7mm long giving it a great presence on the finger. Although this is a perfectly matched set the rings are priced separately. Engagement ring is $1,820.00 and wedding/anniversary ring is $1,260.00. The radiant cut 1.00 carat diamond was originally purchased in the USA, Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers supplied the 19 karat white gold settings a few years ago. Both rings are in perfect condition requiring nothing but a finger to show them off. Matching set is priced at $3,080.00 CAD. Stock #e9080 and e9081.
It is possible to get a good looking well made 1.00 carat diamond ring for just a little over $2,000.00. Clarity enhanced diamonds offer the look of much more expensive diamonds for significantly less. The key to the clarity improvement is to conceal surface breaking feather type inclusions with a compound that mimics the optical properties of a diamond. The original inclusions are still there but know they are far less visible (sometimes almost completely). This nicely cut radiant diamond measures 6.13mm x 5.60mm and faces up with a conservative appearance of a strong I1 with an HI colour. The 14 karat gold setting features subtle interior rope edges of rose gold with a surprise Gypsy set small brilliant cut diamond on each side of the lower gallery. Unless you are a very savvy jeweller/gemologist you’d never even be able to detect the treatment. Clarity enhanced diamonds can be worn like any other diamond. They do not require any special care and are safe to be cleaned with all consumer cleaning solutions including ultrasonic machines. The only caution that needs to be exercised is around extreme heat but only the sort of heat a ring would experience when being sized or re-tipped with a jewellers torch. The size 6 1/2 Canadian made ring is in like new condition as it was only worn for a short period of time. Purchasing a new un-enhanced I1-HI radiant cut diamond in a ring like this would cost you around $5,000.00. As a clarity enhanced example the ring is estate priced at just $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e10875.
Sometimes classic jewellery items like pearl rings get overshadowed by expensive and sparkly large diamonds around here. Pearl rings don’t get many of the headlines at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. That’s too bad because every once in a while a fantastic example comes in to remind us of just how beautiful they are. This one is in “new old stock” condition. There are only a few light scuffs on the shank bottom to the original rhodium finish. It really looks like it’s never been worn despite coming with an appraisal dated October 2007 making the ring over 10 years old. Ten years old or made yesterday a style like this shouldn’t go out of fashion. The generous 17.8mm x 16.4mm diamond cluster outline makes for quite a dazzling show on the finger. Each of the 82 round brilliant cut diamonds have been hand set with 4 tiny gold beads ensuring none go missing. The diamonds have been well matched and are of very good SI-HI quality with an estimated total weight 0f 0.40 carats. The centre cultured pearl measures a slightly out of round 12.1mm x 11.1mm with a beautiful silvery white, fine grain luster of excellent quality. The size 6 1/2 ring weighs a substantial 8.8 grams in total and is constructed from high quality 14 karat white gold. The thick shank can be opened up to accommodate a slightly larger finger size if needed. Perfect condition in every way with a beautiful design. This is a ring that attracts attention and looks like a million bucks but is estate priced at just $1,190.00 CAD. Stock #e11813.
Hand made rings are always a pleasure to showcase, we just wish this one had a makers mark so we could give credit where credit is due! The 12.4mm wide dinner ring shows the strokes of the wax carving tools between its swirling, intertwining bands. Nowadays you usually only find the linear pattern of a wax printer in those hard to polish areas. It’s a refreshing touch of the makers hands adding personality and history to this unique band. The 7.7 grams of 14 karat yellow gold have been adorned with 4 round brilliant cut diamonds and 7 single cut accent diamonds. One was accidentally chipped during some overzealous setting. They combine to weigh approximately 1.25 carats of I1-I brilliance. The one of a kind ring currently measures a size 8 1/2 with some room to adjust. Estate price $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e12479.
Oh diamond dinner rings how we adore you! Exuberant celebrations sealed in gold with diamonds dripping down every surface! This particular knuckle duster spans 13.57mm, taking up almost an entire digit. It’s been set on all sides with 1.50 carats of bright SI2-I1-IJ quality diamonds; the center six are custom cut princess diamonds set in the ultra luxurious invisible setting style, making a glassy pool of uninterrupted sparkle. To add interest the main setting is framed in ultra warm yellow gold and the rest of the ring is brightly rhodium plated 14 karat white gold. Not to ignore any side of the ring, the interior has been adorned with a decorative floral lattice for extra comfort. The 8.9 gram ring currently measures a finger size 7 1/4 with a bit of room to adjust. Estate price $1,960.00 CAD. Stock #e12342.