rings $2000 to $3000


December 3, 2018

1.38ct. tw. I1-I2-L & fancy yellow diamond ring 4.5gr. 14kt. $2,660.00 CAD. e11759

A classic design always looks great. I never get tired of looking at pretty diamond rings. Occasionally mother nature throws a curve ball and offers up a fancy colour diamond. The centre diamond in this trio falls outside of the typical colour range normally associated with diamonds. The fancy light yellow colour is literally the centre of attention shouldered between the two typical LM colour range diamonds. The yellow centre stone measures a significant 5.95mm diameter and is estimated to weigh 0.72 carats. The 2 complimenting shoulder diamonds weigh around 0.66 carats in total. All three diamonds are nicely matched I1 to I2 clarity. The 14 karat white gold setting is in great shape, freshly polished and rhodium plated. Measuring a smallish size 5 the 4.5 gram Lucida style 3 stone ring can be adjusted up or down as required by one of our onsite goldsmiths. This ring could be used as an engagement ring, anniversary ring or just a sparkly right hand ring. The relatively low profile design makes is comfortable and easy to wear 24/7. Included with purchase is a photocopy of a 2003 appraisal document that assigned an estimated retail replacement value of $6,535.00. Our opinion of a competitive replacement value is $3,800.00. As an estate ring is excellent condition we have the ring priced at just $2,660.00 CAD. Stock #e11759.


December 1, 2018

18 karat/platinum diamond ring 0.74ct. tw. $2,100.00 CAD. e9927

e9927 platinum and 18 karat diamond ring

Pear shaped diamonds make the perfect shoulders for a round brilliant cut. Their complex facet pattern turns them into a kaleidoscope of reflected light that beautifully contrasts the balance of dark and light in a well cut round brilliant. This trio in particular suit each other very well, the 0.40 carat SI-G centre round diamond is matched with o.34 carats of VS-H pears making for a total weight of 0.74 carats of uninterrupted brilliance. Being manufactured by Toronto’s Platinum Unlimited it’s no surprise the 3.98 gram ring has been very well made from top quality 18 karat yellow gold and platinum. The ring is in like new condition and measures a finger size 6 1/4 with plenty of room to size up or down.e9927 platinum 18 karat diamond ring appraisal The accompanying 1998 Harold Weinstein Ltd. appraisal lists an estimated replacement value of $5000.00 Canadian. Our estate price $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e9927.e9927 platinum 18 karat diamond ring


November 12, 2018

3 stone diamond & sapphire (top quality) ring 4.4gr. 14kt. 1.12ct. tw. $2030.00 CAD. e11293

Sapphires and diamonds are the most timeless combination for any piece of jewellery. From a practical standpoint sapphires are the next most durable natural gemstone available after diamonds. From an aesthetic standpoint high quality sapphires are a cool complement to the busy brilliance of diamonds. They roll calmly through flashes of bright blue and deep, velvety indigo. Together the well matched pair that bracket the round brilliant cut diamond in this ring weigh an impressive 0.80 carats. Their center is a vibrant and well cut SI1-I 0.32ct. The trio are set into bright white gold with chevron accented shoulders that keep the eye moving towards the center. The high polished yellow gold shank is completely solid and currently measures a finger size 5 3/4 with room to adjust as needed. The 4.4 grams of 14 karat gold are actually Canadian and the high quality ring was originally sold by us. Our estate price for the like new piece $2030.00 CAD. Stock #e11293


November 7, 2018

1.39ct. tw. VS-H Birks custom platinum diamond ring $2900.00 CAD. e11532

One of the reasons we are so fond of Birks is that they share our love for step cut diamonds. We’ve had a couple of rings from them of this same spirit; placing multiple emerald and baguette cut diamonds in a graduated, stepped row. The hall of mirrors effect of each is amplified in an unbroken row of glittering splinters of brilliance. Step cuts are unforgiving of inclusions, showing them more readily than any other cut. Thankfully Birks set a minimum clarity of VS2 for this quintet, ensuring each is clean to the unaided eye. The four baguette cuts are a well matched G colour and combine for a total weight of 0.85 carats. The emerald cut center weighs 0.54 carat with an I colour grade and has been four prong set to distinguish it from the bar set shoulders. In typical Birks fashion the ring is solidly constructed from 9.3 grams of top quality platinum. This one of a kind custom made studio design ring is accompanied by its 2001 Henry Birks and Sons Inc. appraisal with a suggested replacement value of $8500.00 CAD. Our estate price is just $2900.00 CAD. Stock #e11532.

 


October 31, 2018

Platinum/14kt. late Art Deco diamond ring set 0.63ct. tw. SI1-I $2002.00 CAD. e9164

This antique platinum engagement ring was manufactured around the late 1920s, apparent from its softening, swirling geometric motif and transitional cut center diamond. More apparent though from its hallmark which claims its origins from J. E. Nettleton’s Penetanguishene, Ontario store. The name is still alive in Ottawa under the ownership of a fourth generation of Nettletons. The Penetanguishene location, originally opened in the late 1800’s, no longer exists. This unique piece of local history is decorated with six antique single cut diamonds and four rectangular antique brilliant cut diamonds, equaling approximately 0.15 carats of VS-SI-GH quality. The 0.48 carat center diamond is a transition between old European cuts and modern round brilliant cuts which were beginning to spread world wide in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The center diamond is a very nice SI1-I quality throwing a unique mix of bright white and rainbow light, characteristic of vintage diamonds. The accompanying 14 karat white gold wedding band is not original to the ring and would have been custom made after the fact to match the engagement ring. It is difficult to place an exact age of the band but it appears to be a relatively modern addition. Both currently measure a finger size 6 with some room to adjust up or down. Estate priced as a set only $2002.00 CAD. Stock #e9164


October 29, 2018

1.50ct. tw. VS-GH baguette diamond ring 3.1gr. 14kt. gold $2660.00 CAD. e11349

A deep seated bias for baguette cut diamonds makes this unusual eternity ring an absolute favorite from our current estate collection. You’ll really have to see this band in person to understand. Sleek and subtle optics of the step cut diamonds work so well channel set end to end without any gaps. 17 extremely well matched baguettes light up in bright white and rainbow coloured flashes. The diamonds are made all the more striking between heavy channels of calm, understated 14 karat yellow gold. Part of what makes the 1.50 carat total diamond weight so striking is their high VS-GH quality. The diamonds show no colour or inclusions to the unaided eye. Currently the 3.1 gram ring measures a finger size 5 3/4 with limited room to adjust. Estate price for this glass slipper of wedding/anniversary rings $2660.00 CAD. Stock #e11349.


October 14, 2018

0.57ct. VVS2-E GIA certified 2.7gr. 18kt solitaire $2625.00 CAD. e11654

There’s a market for identical products at many different price points. An informed customer can do a bit of homework and quickly find out it would be virtually impossible to find better value in a diamond ring than one of our estate items. Most of the retail world rely on the fact that the majority of people haven’t a clue as to what something as mysterious as a diamond ring may cost. After being in business for close to 60 years we’ve come to realize we’ll simply never be able to connect with everyone. If you’re an existing Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers customer, thank you. If you are discovering us for the first time congratulations; you have found a jeweller that has earned our community’s trust and respects our customers like no other. You won’t find big discount sales and dodgy marketing schemes around here. We’re all about the absolute best value all of the time. If you don’t know jewellery, know your jeweller. Our latest featured ring is a classic 18 karat white gold round brilliant cut solitaire containing a beautiful 0.53 carat of almost perfect VVS clarity and E colour, with an excellent cut and no fluorescence. The GIA certified diamond is secured in a simple 4 prong solitaire weighing 2.6 grams. The Full Gemological Institute of America report can be seen online here. The size 7 1/4 ring is showing some wear on the claws and could use a little laser welding to fill in a couple tiny casting pits. We can accomplish these minor tasks for the new owner if they wish. The diamond is available separately if you have other plans for just $2525.00. Complete ring is priced at only $2625.00 CAD. Now that’s great value, do some homework and you’ll agree. No one does “I do” like we do. Stock #e11654.

SOLD


October 1, 2018

1.00ct. SI2-I princess cut diamond 2.1gr. 14kt. clarity enhanced $2100.00 CAD. e11529

Modern technology allows otherwise “optically challenged” diamonds remarkable beauty at an attractive price. Without some clever clarity enhancement this diamond would have large translucent to opaque inclusions that would likely have you choosing a much smaller diamond that costs the same. Clarity enhancement allows the consumer to get a big diamond for the price of one half the weight. This pretty princess cut diamond measures 5.30mm x 5.45mm and is estimated to weigh 1.00 carat. It is set into a traditional 4 prong 14 karat white gold setting weighing 1.9 grams. This diamond at one time likely had a dark none transparent inclusion concealed inside. A laser was used to drill a microscopic hole down to the inclusion. Acid was drawn down the tiny drill hole to dissolve the dark inclusion leaving a more attractive white void. We took this picture through our high powered microscope. You can easily see the drill hole running down to the inclusion. The diamond also has a few surface reaching feather type inclusions. To conceal these inclusions a high refractive index glass type material was used to fill them. The process is much the same as getting a car windshield chip or minor crack repaired. The filling compound has excellent transparency and similar optical properties to a diamond making the inclusions all but disappear. You have to be very sharp and know what you’re looking for to catch this type of enhancement. The telltale evidence can sometimes be rainbow interference colours along the feather plane. They are very small, tricky to resolve and even difficult to photograph.  Our latest estate diamond comes with a well known document of appraisal from a GIA traded Gemologist that caught the laser drill hole but missed the other clarity enhancement or at least failed to mention it. Laser drill holes are permanent enhancements. The filled feathers are permanent as long as the diamond isn’t exposed to extremely high temperatures. If the claws ever need rebuilding or the ring needs to be sized, the diamond needs to be protected from a jewellers torch or the filler can be harmed. No special care is required otherwise and the diamond looks at least 1 or 2 grades better than it  did before treatment. This ring is about 11 years old and in great condition. It currently measures a finger size 5 but could be adjusted up or down as required. For $2100.00 I think you’ll agree this is the best looking diamond in this sort of price range. Without clarity enhancement a $2100.00 carat diamond ring will have obvious, distracting inclusions that adversely affect beauty. This complete ring including the appraisal is estate priced at $2100.00 CAD. Stock #e11529.

SOLD


September 28, 2018

Platinum diamond ring set. 9.3gr. 0.61ct. tw. VS-H $2100.00 CAD. e9962

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Everyone has different priorities when shopping for an engagement and wedding ring set. Some couples want a big statement and will happily sacrifice quality in favor of size. If that isn’t your jewellery philosophy than this set is definitely worth your consideration. Featuring 0.61 carat total weight of exceptionally lively VS-H quality round brilliant cut diamonds this set doesn’t need gargantuan size to turn heads. The rings themselves continue the theme of high quality; consisting of 9 grams of bright white curving platinum. The set currently measures a size 5 1/2 with lots of room to go up or down. Estate price $2100.00 CAD. Stock #e9962.e9962-platinum-three-stone-diamond-engagement-ring-set

 


September 20, 2018

0.63ct. SI2-I 18kt Art Deco style solitaire 2.3gr. $2093.00 CAD. e11605

A beautiful design stands the test of time. The Art Deco design period is perhaps the most admired era for jewellery, industrial and architectural design. From buildings to cars everything got the Deco treatment, even toasters and other household appliances were impacted by the movement. Even today some our most popular design are mildly or totally influenced by this wonderful style. Our latest estate ring is a wonderful tribute to Art Deco. The bright centre diamond is an old European cut likely dating from the late 1800s. The 18 karat white gold setting while looking like a 90 year old original was likely hand crafted within the last 10 years. The style is a perfect representation, in fact it’s just a little too good to be from the era. There is almost no evidence of previous use. Everything detail is super crisp and sharp. Over years of use the fine milgrain details and hand engraved elements soften and smooth. The pierced saw cut filigree looks like it just completed. This isn’t a simple casting; many hours of work from a highly skilled craftsman went into this creation. The 18 karat white gold ring weighs 2.3 grams and has only been sized once. Only 1 sizing in 90 years is unlikely for an original Art Deco ring. The bottom of the shank is quite wide at 2.3mm showing no thinning from decades of wear. We’re pretty confident this ring isn’t an authentic 1920s piece of jewellery but we are confident in the overall quality and beautiful design. The centre diamond is a genuine antique that I’m sure formed the inspiration to create the ring. It measures just under 5.5mm diameter and is estimated to weigh 0.63 carat. The clarity grade is a very strong and conservative SI2. A colour grade of “I” was estimated by comparison with our GIA certified master diamonds. Like new condition (because it almost is) and ready to go. Our onsite goldsmiths can adjust the ring up or down approximately 1 size to fit most fingers. Estate priced at $2093.00 CAD. Stock #e11605.


September 13, 2018

Antique sapphire & diamond ring 0.80ct. tdw. VS-SI-H 4.5gr. platinum $2030.00 CAD e11408

If you want to know what our favorite pieces are, the pieces that make us stop and stare, well this is it! Antique diamond dinner rings with veins of custom cut sapphires. The style is what most people picture when they think of Art Deco but the subtle floral motif of this example speaks more to the regal Victorian Era of the late 1800s early 1900s. That combination of brilliant diamonds accented in blue surrounded by subtle seams of ever-white platinum was an instant classic. These pieces are among our most sought after items which usually means they don’t stay around too long. The 16.3mm x 14.5mm oval top is dominated by 10 antique old European cut diamonds weighing a combined 0.85 carats of a higher SI-H quality or better. What’s really interesting about this antique piece is the cabochon cut center. Not only do you rarely encounter cabochon cut natural sapphires but you most certainly don’t find crystal clear, evenly blue cabochon cut sapphires. The cabochon cut is typically reserved for more heavily included, often nearly opaque gems that wouldn’t normally benefit from faceting. This natural oval sapphire is a marvel, rolling through deep blue depths during wear. As it has seen a couple lifetimes of wear it is a bit scuffed but it takes close observation to notice the marks. The ring itself retains its delicate filigree gallery and hand engraved shoulders. Currently it measures a finger size 7 1/4 with some room to adjust as needed. Estate price $2030.00 CAD. Stock #e11408.

SOLD


September 6, 2018

Custom diamond & sapphire halo 0.52ct. SI2-GH 14kt. 5.5gr. $2100.00 CAD. e11292

A surprising number of our estate items were traded in for other pieces of jewellery, both new and previously enjoyed. People change and our flexibility for trading, selling and upgrading allows our customers jewellery to adjust with their tastes and lifestyles. Some items we are more than happy to get back, like this one-of-a-kind custom made Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers original! The halo engagement ring is of that solid, well built quality you can only get with custom. Despite its petite finger size 5 the ring weighs a solid 5.5 grams, a testament to its build. Set into the 9.6mm wide cushion shaped halo are 8 natural bright blue sapphires and 8 round brilliant cut diamonds. The sapphire was the original gemstone used for engagement rings as it is meant to symbolize truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. They complement the high quality VS-GH diamonds and add a touch of antique glamour to the modern halo. The center diamond is a lively 0.52 carat SI2-GH round brilliant cut which stands out nicely from its sparkling frame. Not to be forgotten the gallery has been decorated with  stylized diamond set starbursts; a hidden detail for the wearer’s eyes only. The solid shank is made from warm 14 karat yellow gold and can be sized up or down as needed. Estate price $2100.00 CAD. Stock #e11292


September 2, 2018

1.06ct. I2-J diamond solitaire 3.8gr. 18kt. $2590.00 CAD. e11186

Of course everyone wants a perfect 1.00 carat diamond but not everyone wants to spend $22,000.00 CAD or more to obtain one (and that doesn’t include a ring to hold it). This ring could never be considered flawless but for under $2600.00 we feel it offers some great value that’s hard to beat. The I2 clarity shows some obvious crystal inclusions and feathers but it still sparkles nicely. The J colour is close to the top of the near colourless range. The cut is very good making the most of what this diamond has to offer, its diameter of 6.5mm is just about perfect for a diamond weighing 1.06 carats. Securing the diamond is a traditional style cathedral shoulder solitaire ring made from 3.6 grams of premium 18 karat white gold measuring a size 6 1/2. If you require a different fit we’ll provide a complimentary adjustment with a fresh rhodium plating making the ring indistinguishable from brand new. Accompanying the ring is a July 2017 appraisal from Knappett Jewellery in New Market. If you’re looking for a significant sized diamond for well under $3000.00 give this one some consideration. We’re happy to refund 100% of your purchase price if you don’t agree this ring offers the best bang for the buck available. Estate priced at $2590.00 CAD. Stock #e11186.

 


BIRKS 0.34ct. VS2-GH diamond platinum solitaire $2100.00 CAD. e9034

e9034 BIIRKS platinum diamond solitairePerfect condition, original bill of sale and box. They don’t come much more complete than this unless you bought it brand new yourself. But then you would also get a little something extra in the form of a much higher price tag. This ring was purchased new in December of 1998 for $3275.00 plus tax. 17 years later the incredibly durable platinum ring is still like new, the box is smudge free, the original receipt although faded and wrinkled is still legible.e9034 BIRKS diamond solitaire platinum receipt This solitaire style is still one of the most popular around and with the BIRKS history you can be 100% confident in the high quality of this item. Platinum is significantly heavier than gold so a finished weight of 5.3 grams shouldn’t come as a surprise.e9034 BIRKS diamond ring platinum The receipt shows a weight of 0.34 carats for the diamond, VS2 clarity and GH colour. No mention of the cut was made, but it is easily very good to excellent. Platinum is a much more difficult and costly precious metal to adjust. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will alter the current size 6.5 for you at NO CHARGE. Estate priced at $2100.00 CAD. Stock #e9034.e9034 BIRKS diamond ring box platinum


August 21, 2018

Cartier Tank Francaise 18kt. diamond rings $2620.00 & $2435.00 CAD. e11428 e11429

Though no longer offered for sale from Cartier this pair of matching diamond bands come so complete they may as well be brand new. The Tank Francaise watch was a staple piece of Cartier history, made famous by Princess Diana after its release in the mid 1990s. To transfer that iconic watch bracelet pattern to a line of diamond rings seems an appropriate celebration of the striking design. Each ring is exceptionally well made to Cartier’s usual high standards and are in like new condition. They’re made from premium 18 karat yellow gold (33.5 grams in total combined weight). They measure a statement making 11mm wide by 1.85mm thick. Other than being distinguished by size (one an 8, the other a 5 1/4) the smaller of the two has had its pattern scaled down to better suit the reduced finger size. Despite the reduction in size and pattern, the smaller ring is set with the same 32 round brilliant cut diamonds of exceptional VVS-EF quality, as the larger ring. The pair was sold in 2007 for $4850.00 CAD each. Both come with their original Cartier certificate of authenticity, inner and outer boxes, and receipt. In the event you are not in need of two they are sold separately for the estate prices of $2620.00 (size 8) and $2435.00 (size 5 1/4). Stock numbers E11428 and E11429.


August 14, 2018

0.60ct. SI2-H 14 karat gold diamond solitaire $2332.00 CAD. e8324

Less can be more, especially when you’re talking about a good quality diamond in a well made setting. When you consider the natural beauty found in a nice diamond it really doesn’t need all the extra embellishment found in many contemporary designs. Don’t get us wrong, we still love great modern designs with lots of bling, but there’s something to be said for simple and timeless aesthetics. A basic 4 prong single gallery setting perched on a tulip shank is one such style. You’ll see this ring in almost every jewellery store from ultra high end stores like Tiffany to small Mom and Pop operations. If we have a decent sized, good quality diamond needing a setting, the basic solitaire in all its many forms always displays well. The natural sparkle and twinkle of a good diamond needs little more to showcase it. This ring was originally made and sold by local jeweller Jeff Walters to a high standard. The size 4 1/2 ring is made from 14 karat white gold of solid construction weighing 3.9 grams. The diamond  weighs an estimated 0.60 carats of very good cut as this image shows a reasonable arrows pattern through a hearts and arrows viewer. The clarity is a strong SI2 that is “eye clean” meaning no inclusions are visible without magnification. A colour grade of H was estimated when compared to our Gemological Institute of America master stones. This ring is in like new condition showing no measurable wear of any kind. The pre-owned nature of the ring allows us to offer it for just a fraction of the original cost. Our estate price including complimentary sizing is just $2334.00 CAD. Stock #e8324.


August 11, 2018

Canadian diamond engagement set 1.00ct. tw. 14kt. $2100.00 CAD. e10743

Modern design engagement/wedding ring set and it’s not a halo style. Don’t get us wrong, we love the halo design in all the many forms but it’s always refreshing to see something a little different. This organic looking bezel set swirl ring fits the bill. A soft smooth curving ribbon of white gold seamlessly extends from the shoulders wrapping around the bright sparkling Canadian diamond. The diamond is of I1 clarity, exceptional F colour and weighs 0.64 carats. It’s slightly deeper 67.3% depth allows for a cut grade of good. A string of 12 channel set small round brilliant cut diamonds add some subtle twinkle down the shoulders. The engagement ring is accompanied by a matching wedding ring. The flat edged wedding ring fits snugly alongside the engagement ring with any sort of gap. Securely channel set across the top of the wedding ring are 15 round brilliant cut diamonds for the fully dressed look. The small channel set diamonds in the two rings contribute an estimated 0.40 carats of bright SI2-I1-I sparkle. Both 14 karat white gold rings measure a size 6 and weigh a combined 6.1 grams. The centre diamond has been laser engraved on its faceted girdle with a unique registered number along with a diamond/maple leaf logo. These permanent markings guarantee Canadian origin. Included with purchase is a Certificate of Authenticity and a Gem Scan Laboratories appraisal report from October 2010. The ring set can be adjusted in size up or down in as little as a day or two by one of our on staff goldsmiths as a complimentary service. Looking like new the excellent condition rings are being sold as a set only for the estate price of $2100.00 CAD. Stock #e10743.


August 7, 2018

0.50ct. SI1-I custom solitaire 14kt. white gold $2030.00 CAD. e8795

e8795 0.50ct diamond solitaireA nice innovative design that looks good from the top and great from every other angle. Custom made in 14 karat white gold for a tiny size 5 finger. We can size it up as required quite easily. An excellent cut 0.50 carat SI1 clarity, “I” colour round brilliant cut diamond is nestled between the shoulders. Not too big and definitely not too small. Half carat diamonds are at the point where the over 5.0mm diameter compares nicely to the 6mm plus 1.00 carat stones yet cost around 75% less. Sitting at just the right height allows plenty of light to shine through and also makes regular cleaning a snap. Only worn for a short period of time this ring is in perfect condition. Stock #e8795. Estate priced at $2030.00 CAD.e8795.1 custom made 0.50ct. diamond solitaire


August 1, 2018

0.90ct. tw. VS1-GH diamond ring 14 karat gold $2499.00 CAD. e9820

e9820 three stone diamond ring 14 karat gold

The diamond three stone ring, meant to symbolize your past, present, and future as a couple, has been a staple style for engagement and anniversary rings for decades. As such we’ve had many pass through our estate department in a wide variety of styles and qualities. This two tone double gallery interpretation is the classic design made from high quality ingredients. 2.7 grams of 14 karat white and yellow Canadian gold have been brightly refinished to look like new, made by long time Canadian manufacturer Corona Jewellery. The true quality of the ring shows in the trinity of brilliant diamonds. A total estimated weight of 0.90 carats of high quality VS1-GH diamonds. The three round brilliant cut diamonds make a sparkling statement of your commitment to each other. The ring currently measures a finger size 6. It can be adjusted up or down in size on site in just a day or two by one of our talented goldsmiths. Estate price $2499.00 CAD. Stock #e9820.e9820 three stone diamond ring


July 27, 2018

1.25ct. tw. VS-SI-GH Russian made 14kt. 4.9gr. $2590.00 CAD. e11002

Today’s history lesson begins in 19th century Russia with rose gold which was originally called Russian gold. It was first produced by Carl Faberge, the world famous jeweler to the royal Romanov family and quickly became the tone of choice for the Russian people. Our ring being rose gold doesn’t on its own signify it as Russian in origins. However the 14 karat indication of 583 instead of the more often used 585 is very commonly Russian as they chose not to round up the number like most European countries do. Next to that stamp is a more glaring statement of origins, the Hammer and Sickle in a five pointed star hallmark, the symbol of the Soviet Union. This symbol and its flag were used from 1923-1991. The delicate millgrain and filigree work of this flowing bow ring are the epitome of Art Deco but the round brilliant cut diamonds point to the later part of the decade. That cut was not invented until 1919 and didn’t spread to the general public until the late 1920s to early 1930s. Together these revolutionary diamonds weigh 1.25 carats, mostly of VS-G quality with the 0.50 carat center a nice SI2-H. Their brilliance is accented with laminated white gold and dominates the 25mm long antique bow. The swirling shoulders finish off the feminine movement of the ring which currently measures a finger size 7 3/4. Estate price for this piece of history $2590.00 CAD. Stock #e11002.


July 11, 2018

1.35ct. tw. diamond ring 14kt. 5.1gr. $2040.00 CAD. e10585

Well made and uniquely designed it’s not a surprise to find this ring was made by Barrie’s own Jeff Walters Jewellers. The flush set graduated shoulders are a treat. Something about them leaves a celestial impression appropriately timed for the peak of the Perseid meteor shower August 12 along with the August 21st. total solar eclipse (proposal idea???). The eight planetary diamonds come together for an estimated 0.75 carats of I1-IJ sparkle. The crown of the ring is a 0.60 carat round brilliant cut that tops the total weight up to a conservative 1.35 carats. The 14 karat white gold ring is that custom made quality weighing in at a hefty 5.1 grams and currently measures a finger size 6. Estate price $2040.00 CAD. Stock #e10585.

 


June 30, 2018

Platinum 0.40ct. internally flawless D colour diamond ring $2415.00 CAD. e9656

 

e9656 0.40ct. princess cut diamond ring internally flawless D colourIf nothing but perfection will do for your engagement ring this is your diamond. Don’t be fooled by it’s 0.40 carat weight, this princess cut packs punch. Thanks to its perfect colourless D grade and Internally Flawless clarity call it throws much more light and dispersion than it should. It’s currently set in a timeless four prong solitaire made from a hefty 6.2 grams of 95% pure platinum. The ring is currently a finger size 8 3/4. If it were sized down for a more average or petite finger the diamond would look much larger. As a testament to the exceptional overall quality have a look at the precise shank stamps.e9656 0.40ct. internally flawless D diamond ring You seldom see this type perfection when it comes to something so seemingly mundane. Quality comes in the form of many small details all coming together to make something that is truly special. Included with purchase is an older (February 2004) European Gemological Laboratory report that outlines the diamonds specific details. Estate price $2415.00 CAD. Stock #e9656.e9656 0.40ct. internally flawless D princess cut platinum diamond ring


June 26, 2018

0.97ct. I1-F clarity enhanced diamond solitaire $2047.00 CAD. e8072

e8072.2 I1-F clarity enhanced solitaireTraditional four prong solitaire in 14 karat white gold weighing 3.1 grams and measuring a finger size 5.25. This diamond has been clarity enhanced to improve its appearance. When internal feather type inclusions in diamonds are surface reaching they can be concealed by filling them with a high refractive index material similar to lead crystal. The technique is very similar to the way a small crack or chip in your car’s windshield can be hidden. The enhancement is stable and permanent as long as the diamond is not directly heated to an extreme, then the concealing material may come out. Even if the diamond is accidentally heated while performing a repair like or re-tipping the prongs the diamond can be treated again to restore the clarity. Don’t be afraid of these diamonds. They look great and offer the look of a much more expensive diamond for less than half the price. This ring can easily be sized as long as the diamond is protected from direct heat. The radiant cut diamond is fantastic a F colour and measures 5.6mm x 5.6mm with a very good proportions.  Radiant cut diamonds are the same a princess cuts but lack their 90 degree corners. This makes for a slightly softer looking square with less risk of chipping. The ring is estate priced at $2047.00 CAD. Stock #e8072.e8072 clarity enhanced 0.97ct.


June 24, 2018

0.59ct. I1-I Canadian diamond solitaire with diamond wedding ring $2013.00 CAD. e10649

Given the choice I’m sure everyone would pick a Canadian diamond over a generic. Sometimes finding exactly what you’re looking for in a Canadian diamond can be difficult. There are not as many Canadian stones to select from and they are always measurably more expensive. All Canadian diamonds are laser engraved, they carry a unique registered number and usually come with some nice marketing brochures and certificates. All these extras while not making the diamond any prettier do add a significant cost. What if you could get a fully documented Canadian diamond for less than the cost of any old random source stone? That’s where our estate Canadian diamonds really start to shine. We price our estate Canadian diamonds exactly the same as any other diamond, no premium added for Canadian origin. This diamond ring set offers particularly strong value as it comes ready to go with a 0.25 carat total weight diamond wedding/anniversary ring. The centre diamond is a very nice looking I1-I, weighing 0.59 carats. The engagement ring is a very traditional 14 karat yellow gold tulip shank cathedral shoulder solitaire. The two rings weigh 6.0 grams and are both well made showing very little wear. They measure a smallish size 5 but can easily be made larger by one of our onsite goldsmiths. When originally mined at the Diavik facility in the North West Territories, the rough crystal weighed 1.74 carats. After being fully cut and polished in British Columbia around 66% of the original weight was lost to the cutters wheel. Included with the ring set is The Canadian Diamond Certificate of Origin and a Certificate of Valuation by the International Gemmological Institute. The small plastic certificate values the solitaire alone at $3000.00. We have priced the complete set (engagement and wedding ring) at just $2013.00 CAD plus sizing if required. Stock #e10649.


June 19, 2018

0.69ct. SI1-H diamond solitaire 14 karat 7.0 grams $2800.00 CAD. e10046

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The bar set diamond is a progressive alternative to the traditional four and six prong set solitaire engagement ring. The extremely secure style looks anything but as the diamond seems to be held by pressure alone between the two solid shoulders of the ring. This version in particular plays on that suspense, hiding its strong support bar underneath the diamond making it only visible when viewed from the side. The wide, gently curving 14 karat white gold shoulders play a perfect contrast to the vibrant brilliance of the 0.69 carat round brilliant cut diamond they support. The very well cut diamond is a nice white, eye clean SI1-H quality and appears much larger than its 5.6mm diameter would suggest thanks to the bulk of the ring itself. The diamond also exhibits a strong blue fluorescence when exposed to ultra violet light. Approximately 30% of all diamonds display some degree of fluorescence and a strong blue fluorescence can actually improve the appearance of warmer coloured diamonds when worn in daylight (as daylight contains a good amount of UV light). For better colours like the H of this diamond fluorescence has really no effect beyond being a nifty party trick to show your friends at glow in the dark bowling! The solid 7 gram ring currently measures a finger size 6 1/2 with plenty of room to adjust. Estate price $2800.00 CAD. Stock #e10046


June 16, 2018

0.75ct. tw. SI-IJ marquise halo 14kt. rose gold $2100.00 CAD. e11191

I don’t remember just how many round halo style rings we’ve done over the last few years or so. We’ve, made some ovals, cushions and even a heart shape halo or two but I don’t ever remember seeing one quite like this before. A marquise cut halo would be a unusual design in itself. Add to that custom made in rose gold makes this one truly unique. It was custom made by local Jewellery store Jeff Walters Jewellers right here in Barrie. High quality construction weighing 7.6 grams made with good quality components come together with excellent results. We’ve calculated the centre diamond to weigh a minimum of 0.50 carats, with a SI2 clarity and J colour. 18 small bead and Gypsy set round brilliant cut diamonds contribute an additional 0.25 carats of very good quality VS-H diamonds. The set measures a finger size 6 1/2 and sits together perfectly without any gaps. Hardly worn and in like new condition. I’m not sure how much they cost when new but for the estate price of just $2100.00 CAD they offer value that few can match. Stock #e11191.


June 12, 2018

Birks 0.72ct. tw. SI1-H diamond ring 3.3gr. 14kt. $2345.00 CAD. e10997

Classic design with Birks pedigree, this three stone is as timeless as they come. Warm yellow gold, soft clean lines, and a nice sized center diamond balanced by well matched shoulders. The trio have been thoughtfully set into bright white gold to ensure the prongs aren’t distracting. In fact they’re nearly lost in the brilliance of the 0.72 carat total weight trio with their well cut sparkle, eye clean SI1 clarity, and nice H colour. Made to last, like new condition the ring weighs in at a sturdy 3.3 grams of 14 karat gold. The size 5 ring can be adjusted up by one of our onsite goldsmiths. Estate price $2345.00 CAD. Stock #e10997.


May 11, 2018

1.10ct. tw. SI1-I excellent cut diamond ring 3.9gr. 14kt. $2800.00 CAD. e11106

We can’t overstate the importance of an excellent cut grade, it is the most impactful of the four Cs. As long as you’ve hit a minimum clarity and colour grade an excellent cut can make up for a lot in a round brilliant cut diamond. Take this trio as the perfect example, each of these diamonds carry a SI1 clarity grade and an I colour grade. SI1 can be the teetering point between eye visible inclusions, most of them are eye clean but occasionally they’re not. One of this set has inclusions that could, in a poorer cut stone, possibly be seen with the naked eye. Thanks to the blinding brilliance of its excellent cut grade the inclusions are lost in the overwhelming sparkling dispersion. The I colour grade is also the tipping point where some people can start to detect the slightest presence of a warm hue in a diamond. Again, thanks to the scintillating flashes of white light any hint of warmth is lost. The three focal diamonds are shouldered by ten tiny accents of equal quality. Together the 13 diamonds weigh an estimated 1.10 carats. Of course the ring itself has been very well made from 3.9 grams of 14 karat white gold that still retains it’s nearly untouched chromy rhodium finish. Currently the ring measures a stock finger size 7 with room to adjust up or down. Estate price for the like new piece $2800.00 CAD. Stock #e11106.


May 8, 2018

Simon G 18kt. buckle ring 0.68ct. tw. VS-GH TR208 $2332.00 CAD. e11205

Simon G is best known for their beautiful engagement and wedding rings. The southern California designer also manufactures a large selection of right hand rings, earrings, pendants and bracelets too. This 18 karat rose and white gold ring is from their buckle collection. It contains 57 small diamonds of very good VS-GH quality and was made from 3.4 grams of premium alloy 18 karat white and rose gold. Right hand rings and modern engagement rings in general often contain many small bead set diamonds. These tiny diamonds can measure less than 1mm diameter and they all have to be set by hand. Many people don’t consider the quality of skilled labour that goes into creating these rings. The workmanship in every single Simon G jewellery item can be compared with the best in the world. Have a look at this highly magnified photomicrograph of the shoulder diamonds. Note the 4 large individual gold beads covering the tiny 1.5mm diameter. The claws extend up the crown half way to the table border. Workmanship like this in terms of diamond coverage and symmetry is seldom seen. Typical production jewellery is pumped out as quickly as possible sometimes leaving quality construction as a secondary concern. Hand assembly is still a big part of jewellery manufacturing. High standards of assembly take longer but the stones stay in place and the jewellery can last generations. Buckle ring TR208 is a current offering from Simon G and has a current retail price of $3588.00 CAD. This ring is in like new condition and was purchased new from Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers only a few years ago. The ring is estate priced at $2332.00 CAD. Stock #e11205.


April 7, 2018

1.06ct. I2-I3-H Canadian diamond solitaire 14kt. gold $2695.00 CAD. e11160

What does a Canadian 1.00 carat diamond ring cost? Well according to the November 2016 appraisal supplied by GS Laboratories an “Estimated Retail Replacement Value” for this ring is $7100.00 CAD. The original purchase price from the summer of 2017 shows an actual purchase price of $4080.00 (more than 40% less). As a like new estate ring we are offering it for just $2695.00. We are always puzzled at the difference between many appraisals supplied by the original vendors and the actual selling prices. The purpose of a jewellery appraisal is to accurately describe the item so a replacement can be priced in the event of a loss. The appraised value should reflect the actual selling price one would likely encounter where the item was purchased. The value assigned on the appraisal helps an insurance company establish a value limit and set a premium for the client to pay. The big question is why would you pay a premium set at $7100.00 when it was purchased for 40% less? After you’ve suffered a loss the insurance company will only pay out on their actual replacement costs and they have adjusters that know exactly what a diamond ring is worth. Our latest diamond ring was purchased less than a year ago and comes with an optimistic appraisal, certificate of authenticity and various documents provided by the original retailer. While far from perfect quality this 1.06 carat (estimated weight) diamond does an admirable job sparkling in its simple and flattering 14 karat white gold setting. The Canadian diamond has been laser engraved along the girdle edge with a unique serial number that is duplicated on the appraisal and also engraved inside the ring shank. Don’t pay much mind to the $7100.00 appraised value; in our opinion this ring could be replaced with brand new for well under $4000.00. As a like new estate ring it is even less expensive at just $2695.00. The 3.2 gram, 2.3mm wide, size 7 ring is completely original. The factory rhodium finish is still intact showing only minor wear. Included with purchase is a complementary custom size adjustment along with a fresh rhodium plating if you wish. Less than 1 year old and estate priced at $2695.00 CAD. Stock #e11160.


March 24, 2018

0.81ct. VS2-J mine cut diamond solitaire 14kt. 3.2gr. $2600.00 CAD. e4983

Something old and something new. Believe it or not the diamond at the centre of this modern 14 karat white gold solitaire could be pushing 300 years old. Mine cut diamonds are the distant relatives to today’s modern round brilliant cut. In fact the number and relative position of the 58 facets is the same you’d expect to see on a diamond that was cut today. From the early 18th century to the late 19th century, the old mine cut was the most popular. This excerpt is taken from the GIAs website detailing how the name “old mine cut” came about. Some confusion surrounds the term “old mine cut,” especially as the term has evolved over the years. It probably came into common use around the late 1800s, at a time when diamond production from Africa began to eclipse production from the “old mines” of Brazil and even older mines of India. “Old mine cut,” originally meant any “brilliant,” cut squarish shape, colorless or near-colorless diamonds that originated in Brazil or India. Then, as African mines began producing diamonds of higher color quality, the term old mine cut was applied to any diamond with exceptional color and one that had the older style cut. Eventually, old mine cut was applied only to squarish-shaped diamonds with faceting arrangements that were popular beginning in the early 1700s. This estate diamond was weighed at 0.81 carats before it was set into this 14 karat white gold American made solitaire setting. Its clarity is a very good VS2 and the colour compared favorably to our GIA master stones as a J. The smallish finger size 4 ring can easily be made larger as required by our onsite goldsmiths. A couple centuries old but good as new, I guess diamonds really are forever. Complete ring is estate priced at $2600.00 CAD. Stock #e4983.


March 21, 2018

18kt. 4.97ct. blue/grey star sapphire & diamond ring $2520.00 CAD. e10328

Most consumers don’t have much experience with natural star sapphire, knowing it only in its synthetic form as a center stone used mostly in gents rings. Naturally occurring star sapphires are characterized by a gemological phenomenon called asterism. The celestial effect is caused by microscopic needle inclusions that form within the gem intersecting at 60 degrees. Those tightly packed needles that follow the crystals hexagonal structure reflect and refract light that entering the sapphire, creating a sharp 6 pointed star that travels across the stones surface as it’s moved. When shopping for a natural star sapphire you want to look for a crisp centred star with defined points that travel smoothly across the surface of the gem without skipping or becoming blurry. Each point of the star should be straight, extending to the edges of the gem. If you’d like an example of an excellent star come in and see this 4.97 carat star sapphire in person. Its 6 pointed star is absolutely mesmerizing, refracting a subtle rainbow across the grey/blue surface of the gem. The star is far better when viewed in person in direct sunlight than these images show. The sapphire is accented by 0.15 carats of high quality round brilliant cut diamonds and 5.7 grams of warm 18 karat yellow and white gold. The very well made ring currently measures a finger size 7 1/2 with plenty of room to adjust up or down. Estate price $2520.00 CAD. Stock #e10328.


February 18, 2018

0.95ct. tw. princess cut engagement ring $2065.00 CAD. e7928

e7928 0.95ct tw princess cut ringGreat looking ring for just over $2000.00. We’ve always felt a properly graded I1 with a strategically located inclusion can often look better than a milky SI1 or an extremely fluorescent diamond of almost any clarity. The inclusion in this nicely cut princess is way off to the lower right corner just above the claw. It’s white and doesn’t interfere with the transparency or brilliance in any practical way. The 14 karat white gold setting is in like new condition showing no wear of any kind. Sixteen small channel set round brilliant cut diamonds of I1-I quality line the shoulders and add 0.25 carats of additional sparkle. Weighing 3.9 grams and measuring a size 8 this ring is estate priced at $2065.00 CAD. Stock #e7928.e7928.1 princess cut 0.95ct tw

 


February 8, 2018

1.30ct. tw. SI2-I1-HI diamond ring 9.1gr. platinum $2034.00 CAD. e9461

One of the comments we often get when someone tries on platinum for the first time is the surprising heft that comes with it. Platinum is almost 60% heavier than 14 karst gold and that density allows for unmatched longevity and durability. The precious metal has the staying power gold and silver can’t compete with. That heft is especially apparent in this solid engagement ring which weighs in at 9.1 grams. Of course the real feature of the ring is the 5 princess cut diamonds that span its top. The SI2-I1-HI quintet have been set tightly together giving the impression of uninterrupted brilliance when viewed head on. The 1.30 carats estimated total diamond weight are securely protected by heavy prongs. The ring currently measures a finger size 7 3/4 with some room to adjust up or down. Estate price $2034.00 CAD. Stock #e9461


January 20, 2018

Custom made 1.16ct. tw. diamond ring 14 karat $2660.00 CAD. e10606

The difficulty with photographing a warmer hue diamond like this M colour, is that you can’t possibly capture the brilliance of the diamond and how the colour is diminished by that brilliance. The very good cut combined with a high VS clarity make the 0.73 carat round brilliant cut look brighter than these pictures suggest. The 0.43 carats of marquise and round brilliant cut diamonds wrapping around the center are an equally high VS clarity but a much whiter G colour. The effect of the different colour grades set so tightly together helps to define the edge of the center diamond, allowing it to stand out proudly from the shoulders. Also drawing attention to that center is the use of a compass heading setting, a 45 degree turn that brings a whole new feel to the classic four prong head. This thoughtful one of a kind custom made 4.1 gram 14 karat white gold diamond ring is in fact our creation, no wonder it’s so well made! The previous owner recently traded it in for something a little bigger. The ring currently measures a finger size 5 1/4 with plenty of room to adjust. Estate price $2660.00 CAD. Stock #e10606

 


November 23, 2017

19kt. Canadian diamond set 0.84ct. t.w. SI2-H $2625.00 CAD. e8624

e8624 CDN dia eng/wedd setYou can’t get a higher gold content in white gold than 19 karat. At just under 80% gold content this unique metal is much heavier than 14 karat and for sensitive skin it is less likely to cause any irritation due to the lower alloy content. Perfect condition, appearing unworn the highly polished rhodium finish is fully intact and scratch free. A very good to excellent cut Canadian diamond is secured in the traditional 4 claw setting measuring 5.33mm diameter estimated to weight 0.60 carats of SI1-SI2-H quality. A maple leaf logo and unique serial number has been engraved along the diamond edge.e8624.1 Canadian diamond ring set A matching 19 karat white gold wedding ring is included, containing 12 nice quality SI-H round brilliant cut diamonds all neatly channel set half way around the ring. Weighing 6.6 grams and measuring a rather small size 4.5 this set will fit the smaller more petite lady. Sizing the rings larger would not be a problem. Two appraisals supplied by Accurate Gemological Laboratories Inc. Toronto dated August 2014 are also included with the set.e8624 appraisal Canadian diamond ring set “Accurate” Gem Labs describe the diamond qualities a little more optimistically than my opinion would be. Likewise their opinion of value is quite a bit more than ours at $7800.00. We feel a ring set like this is more realistically replaceable for closer to $3750.00. As estate items they are priced at $2625.00 for the set only. Stock #e8624.


November 18, 2017

14kt. engagement set 0.80ct. total weight. Made in Canada $2170.00. e9362b

e9362B2Why wait to purchase a wedding ring and anniversary ring to match your engagement ring when you can get all three for just the price on the engagement ring alone. This 3 piece set would make a great upgrade for someone who has an existing set but wants something a little more significant. Bring in what you’ve got for trade in. We’ll look at your existing engagement ring, wedding band, broken or damaged jewellery of any kind. We’ll take your old silver or gold coins on trade. We can even refine old dental gold back to pure for trade in or cash. We’ve been recycling, buying and selling estate jewellery for over 50 years. We have unique insight on the estate jewellery market that only experience can teach.e9362B Our featured Canadian made set contains a well cut, bright and accurately graded I1-HI round brilliant cut diamond weighing 0.50 carat along with 58 small bead set diamonds. The small diamonds decorate the vertical sides of the three rings in a subtle yet effective display of luxury bling. The size 9 set will fit the slightly larger finger size comfortably. Sizing smaller can be accomplished in just a few days by one of our onsite goldsmiths. The 7.4 gram set is in excellent condition likely only a few years old. They can be purchased as a set only for just $2170.00 CAD. Stock #e9362b.e9362B1


November 9, 2017

0.75ct. SI2-F princess cut wedding set 5.9gr. 14kt. gold $2800.00 CAD. e10727

This estate engagement/wedding set offers a simple sophisticated look for value that’s impossible to beat. It’s hard to go wrong with a diamond engagement ring like this. The nice sized princess cut diamond measuring 5.15mm x 4.90mm is calculated to weigh 0.75 carats with a very strong estimated F colour. It is perched on the cathedral shoulder, white gold, flat shank ring in a very secure double gallery setting. The diamond clarity is a high SI2 but I think it possibly may grade a SI1 if submitted for certification from The Gemological Institute of America. The grade setting inclusion is a small white feather at the 4:00 o’clock position, 1/2 way between the culet (centre point of the diamond bottom) and bottom right corner. We prefer the cautious approach when grading our estate diamonds. Come in for yourself to see just how nice our SI diamonds look. The rings were made in Canada from over 5.7 grams of bright white scratch free white gold. The size 5 1/4 rings look like new showing little to no evidence of use. They are easily adjusted in size by one of our onsite goldsmiths in just a few days. Estate rings like this set offer great value and timeless design. Get more for less with Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers large selection of estate jewellery, diamonds and watches. The set is estate priced at $2800.00 CAD. Stock #e10727.


November 3, 2017

1930s platinum 0.75ct. I2-F diamond ring $2380.00 CAD. e9476

e9476 0.75ct. platinum diamond ring with baguettesEveryone has a favorite decade, from fashion to music to culture and design; these things are in a continuous state of flux. Fashions and trends come and go but the Art Deco period (1920s-1930s) is by far the most influential when it comes to timeless jewellery style. It’s especially hard to beat Art Deco when it comes to engagement rings. This ring is probably from the very outer edge of that period, possible slipping into the early 1940s but it has that telltale geometric motif that defined the style. It’s a fairly uncomplicated design for Art Deco so it would be the ideal engagement ring for someone who wants a piece of history with a timeless design. The 0.75ct I2-F center diamond is very bright despite a couple of large feathers within the table border. From the right angles the feathers actually blend nicely into the pattern of the cut making this a less distracting example of an I2 clarity.e9476 0.75ct. I2-F diamond ring platinum Not to worry; there isn’t a chunk missing from the diamond at the top, it’s just a white reflection. The diamond puts down a nice size footprint for a 0.75 carat of 5.9mm diameter. For a bit of added sparkle each shoulder contains a 0.03 carat baguette cut diamond of good quality. The ring itself is made of 2.6 grams of 90% platinum alloyed with 10% iridium, a lesser used hardening agent. It’s a finger size 5 and can be sized up as needed to a maximum of about two sizes. Estate price $2380.00 CAD. Stock #e9476.e9476 0.75ct. I2-F platinum Art Deco diamond ring

 


November 2, 2017

1.08ct. tw. VS-SI-FG princess cut engagement ring 14kt. $2100.00 CAD. e9968

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Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers has been buying estate jewellery for 59 years. This unique experience has given us a reputation as an estate jewellery destination and we consistently acquire unique and sometimes custom made pieces originally purchased from boutiques and micro chain stores all over North America and the world. This variety of sources means that we regularly see engagement ring styles that we’ve never encountered before. That was the case for this 6 gram 14 karat white gold engagement ring. The ring shows the signs of being custom made with the hand engraved details and solid construction that you don’t usually see in production pieces. The unique design plays with the contrasting optical effects of an uninterrupted shine of channel set princess cut diamonds bracketed by petite sparkling round brilliants. The main 0.45 carat princess cut diamond was chosen to be slightly narrower than the width of the ring, highlighting it’s brilliant pattern by surrounding it with high polished gold. The theme of contrast is continued when you view the ring from the side, as three little bead set diamonds decorate the space between the two curving prongs. Another tell tale sign of custom made pieces is top quality diamonds; the 1.08 carats of VS-FG diamonds that cover the ring are certainly top quality. The ring measures a finger size 7 and is accompanied by a 2013 Prosper Designs appraisal. Estate price $2100.00 CAD. Stock #e9968.e9968-princess-cut-diamond-engagement-ring-002


November 1, 2017

0.74ct. SI2-G (1.07ct. tw.) diamond ring 14kt. 4.1gr. $2,200.00 CAD. e11177

For the fan of linear geometric designs our newest offering from the estate department may be your perfect ring. The centre piece of the setting is a princess cut diamond with length/width dimensions  of 5.19mm x 5.21mm (0.004% from perfectly square). Weighing a 0.74 carat the diamond is a nice SI2 clarity and a very good G colour according to the included Gem Scan October 2004 certificate. Flanking the centre diamond on each shoulder is a trillion cut diamond. The combined estimated weight of the two triangular diamonds is 0.33 carats, averaging SI1 clarity with an “I” colour. Manufactured using 14 karat white gold the size 5 ring weighs 4.1 grams. A December 2005 Gemtech Certificate of Evaluation feels an appropriate replacement value is $8,050.00 (plus tax). I’m sure you’ve seen this sort of appraisal document before. Our opinion of current replacement value (13 years later) is only about half of GemTech’s. Replacement value with new is one thing but this is an estate ring, it’s been previously enjoyed. The pre-owned nature of the ring means you can save significantly compared to buying new. These 3 billion year old diamonds don’t know they have been previously owned and the white gold setting is in great condition. The only trouble with estate jewellery is we can’t get another if you miss your chance at this one. We’ve priced this one extra aggressively at just $2,200.00, that’s honestly well below wholesale replacement cost. We’ll even provide a complimentary size adjustment if necessary. Buy it now and shop the value later. We offer a full refund if you are not thrilled with this pretty diamond ring. Estate priced at just $2,200.00 CAD. Stock #e11177.

SOLD

 


October 30, 2017

2.15ct. tw. SI2-I1-HI eternity ring 18kt. 5.9gr. $2993.00 CAD. TAX INCLUDED!!! e11307

This blocked off bead set anniversary eternity band would be right at home against an Art Deco engagement ring or wedding set. Geometric setting styles were extremely popular in the  1920s and early 30s adding a retro twist to this anniversary ring. The top quality hand made 18 karat white gold ring is in like new new condition with 100% coverage in a fresh plating of bright white rhodium. The size 7 ring can be made a little larger if required by boring out the tall walled setting. It can also be made a little smaller by removing a diamond and the segment it is set into. 17 bead set round brilliant cut diamonds are estimated to weigh a combined 2.15 carats. The lively diamonds are each a conservatively graded SI2-I1-HI quality, throwing an ample spray of brilliance and dispersion with 360 degrees of ring coverage. The shank measures 3.5mm wide making the diamonds look much larger than 0.125 carats each. Estate priced at $2993.00 CAD (tax included). Stock #e11307.

SOLD

 


September 30, 2017

0.90ct. I1-I GIA certified 14kt. solitaire $2280.00 CAD. e11455

The DNA of Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers has always been about supplying amazing jewellery values to our retail clients for the last 60 years. What you may not know is we also do some wholesale work to qualified vendors. While it’s easier selling to another retail jeweller we get far more satisfaction when one of our regular customers picks up one of our products. Our latest estate offering just came back from The Gemological Institute of America in New York. We use GIA as an impartial judge to certify many of our larger estate and new diamonds. The full and comprehensive plotted diamond grading report (July 11 2018) can be seen online here. GIA are universally accepted as the authority when it comes to diamond certification. They don’t supply appraisals and they’re not involved in the commerce of diamonds or jewellery. This ensures they are impartial to all, unlike most of the insurance appraisals we encounter. Maybe you should ask yourself; why don’t all jewellers supply GIA reports with their diamonds? We’ve also spent a little more money having the GIA certificate number laser engraved on the girdle. The 0.90 carat diamond has been certified an I1 clairity with a “I” colour and a fair cut. The modest results shown on the GIA document don’t tell you how lovely this diamond is. Just as a description of a beautiful woman can never do her justice. This diamond is bright and full of sparkle. There are a couple of white feather inclusions, a few small crystals and even a tiny cavity. All that being said its large 6.38mm diameter is bigger than many 1.00 carat diamonds and it sparkles remarkably well. We’ve selected a traditional 14 karat white gold solitaire to efficiently showcase the diamond is a simple 4 prong pedestal.  The setting weighs 2.7 grams and measures a slightly larger size 9 3/4. One of our onsite goldsmiths can adjust the size as required in just a day or so. If you’re looking for a good sized diamond ring but would rather not spend half a year’s mortgage payments doing it, have a look at this one. I think you’ll be surprised how nice a properly graded I1-I can look. We offer a full money back guarantee if you don’t agree. As always dealer inquires are welcome. In truth we’d rather have it go to someone who will be proud to say, “I got it at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers”. Estate price for the ring and diamond $2280.00 CAD. Stock #e11455.

SOLD


September 10, 2017

Palladium/18kt. gold 2.00ct. I1-GH eternity ring 4.5gr. $2660.00 CAD. e10374

The channel set eternity band is a unique take on the ever popular band style. This design has some surprising benefits. By fully enclosing the edges of the diamonds, the ring can be worn against any other without wearing the edges away. Diamonds are significantly harder than gold and platinum, so popular prong set styles that leave the diamond girdles exposed are more prone to slowly wear away at the ring it sits next to. A more substantial channel wall with deeper set diamonds adds further longevity to the band by better protecting the diamonds from damage or loss. From an aesthetic standpoint the 0.8mm wide polished channels add a striking contrast to the scintillating play of light the 2.00 carats of I1-GH round brilliant cut diamonds disperse. This particular band is made even more unique by its allergy neutral, ever white alloy of 18 karat gold/palladium (a member of the platinum group of precious metals). Weighing in at a sturdy 4.5 grams and measuring a finger size 7 1/3 the ring is capable of being sized up very slightly or sized down by removing a diamond. Estate price $2660.00 CAD. Stock #e10374.

SOLD


September 1, 2017

0.75ct. tw. BIRKS platinum diamond ring $2520.00 CAD. e10223

e10223-birks-0-75ct-tw-platinum-ring-001Many five stone diamond rings are designed to have distinct steps between the diamond sizes, accentuating the division between each. This example does exactly the opposite, smoothly transitioning between each diamond to create an almost unbroken impression of brilliance. Of course being Birks that brilliance is made up of only very good to excellent cut round brilliant diamonds. The 5 diamonds weight an estimated 0.75 carats total weight and are all of minimum VS-SI-G quality. High quality diamonds refract and reflect as much light as possible making the difference between a pretty ring and one that explodes with fire and brilliance. To ensure the ring has the staying power to last through generations, it’s also been made from 4.7 grams of solid bright white platinum. The top quality ring is in like new condition and currently measures a finger size 6 with room to adjust. Estate price $2520.00 CAD. Stock #e10223.

SOLD

 


July 30, 2017

14 karat invisibly set 1.00ct. tw. diamond ring $2100.00 CAD. e7749

e7749 1.00ct. tw ringThis is a fairly heavy ring weighing over 12 grams and measuring a finger size 9.5. This ring was made in Toronto by Mirage jewellers who specialize in the difficult technique of invisibly setting princess cut diamonds. The 24 princess cut diamonds in this ring are of very good VS-G quality and weigh a combined 1.00 carat. A couple of the diamonds have their corners chipped. The minor chips don’t take away from the beauty of the ring but we have adjusted the price accordingly. This ring comes with an appraisal from Harold Weinstein Ltd. dated Dec 2001. Estate priced at $2100.00 CAD. Stock #e7749.e7749.1 1.00ct tw ring

SOLD


July 15, 2017

0.75ct. SI2-G polar bear diamond ring 2.7gr. 14kt. $2940.00 CAD. e11121

Now extinct, Polar Bear diamonds were trailblazers of the Canadian diamond industry. Being the first at something doesn’t always mean you are successful long term. Polar Bear Diamonds set the world standard for their uncompromising commitment to high quality ethical production and marketing standards. Their dedication to quality, the northern Canadian people and economy was a major contributor to the demise of the brand. Demanding the very best of their local diamond cutters who consistently delivered excellent cut diamonds in many different shapes. Another focus of Polar Bear was keeping the diamonds exclusively in the Northwest Territories until they were ready for distribution into the market. As the laser engraved trademark belongs to the Northwest Territories government they used the brand to help bolster the local economy. The diamonds were mined at the Ekati diamond mine (the first diamond mine in Canada) cut and polished in Yellowknife. They created jobs, increased tourism and added significant economic growth. The government also held the companies responsible for mining the diamonds at Ekati accountable for the impact on the environment. BHP Billiton and later Dominion Diamond Corporation had to be attentive to the sensitive migration patterns of caribou plus ensure lakes and waterways were protected from contamination. As other Canadian diamond brands came into the market with inferior cut products manufactured overseas the more expensive Polar Bear brand lost market share and the brand failed in 2011. Polar Bear brand diamonds extinct. This Polar Bear diamond was purchased new at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers in 1999 making it one of the first Canadian diamonds that we sold. It comes in its original 14 karat yellow and white gold tulip setting that is in excellent condition. It was recently traded in for an upgraded larger version of the exact same ring with a larger diamond. This early piece of Canadian diamond history complete with original certificate is estate priced at $2940.00 CAD. Stock #e11121.

SOLD


June 10, 2017

Custom made 14kt. yellow gold diamond & sapphire ring $2485.00 CAD. e10860

e9288 diamond and sapphire ringThat headline is right, this ring is yellow gold. The original owner had it rhodium plated after her tastes changed from yellow to white. If you like the bright white finish it’s ready to go. If you prefer a more traditional yellow gold look, a tumble polish and a quick spin on the buffing machine will return it to yellow. The ring itself is very well made weighing a substantial 9.1 grams. Custom made by hand it displays a yin and yang inspired design right down to the dark sapphire, white diamonds with a slightly tapered shank. Bezel and channel setting of the precious stones suit the low smooth style very well. There isn’t a hard sharp edge to be found making this style very comfortable to wear everyday. A 0.53 carat VS-IJ oval brilliant cut diamond is the largest value component in the ring.  A high quality medium to dark sapphire of very good colour measuring 6.2mm x 4.3mm, estimated to weigh 0.62 carat, adds beautiful blue contrast. 5 small channel set baguette cut diamonds (VS-HI) are set down one shoulder only.e9288.1 diamond and sapphire ring Solid construction made in a finger size 6. The ring can easily be made a little bigger or smaller by one of our talented onsite goldsmiths. Excellent condition showing very little wear. A few minor scuffs on the rhodium plating are the only signs of being worn. Estate priced at $2485.00. Stock #e10860.

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May 18, 2017

0.50ct. SI1-F excellent cut GIA certified custom halo ring $2625.00 CAD. e11142

Even with all the different halo styles out there we’re continuously making custom versions of these popular ring designs. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers custom made this example only about a year ago. No longer in need of its services the previous owner brought it back to us hoping to find a new owner for the pretty little ring. The split shank ring measures a slightly smallish size 5. Small round brilliant cut diamonds of SI-HI quality form the gently forked split shoulders and the cushion shape frame that surrounds the centre diamond. The accent diamonds add 0.33 carats of subtle twinkle to the ring. You can’t get a much better looking diamond then what we selected for the centre stone. The GIA certified “triple X” is amazing; excellent cut, excellent polish and excellent symmetry make up the trifecta of bling. A SI1 clarity, high F colour along with no fluorescence certainly help out the optical fireworks this diamond displays. Have a look at your diamond appraisal/certificate, if your lucky it references the clarity, colour and cut. I bet it doesn’t mention the polish, symmetry, fluorescence and it certainly doesn’t show any of the intricate geometry that allows the diamond to be properly assessed. If you’re considering purchasing a diamond a Gemological Institute of America report is your assurance of impartial accurate grading standards. The report for this diamond can be seen online here. The ring was only worn for a short period of time and as such is showing almost no wear. It’s never been refinished or polished since the day it left our store last year. The original rhodium plating is still intact. Included with purchase is a complimentary custom fitting. Significant savings over the replacement value of this ring can be realized if you’re in the market. A Bill Le Boeuf custom for the estate price of just $2625.00 CAD. Stock #e11142.

SOLD


March 16, 2017

1.00ct. I1-K diamond solitaire with free wedding ring $2650.00 CAD. e10744

Is it a super high quality diamond? Nope. Does it sparkle, is it big, is it the best value around in a 1.00 carat solitaire? Yes, yes and YES! This 14 karat white gold solitaire is a classically designed 6 prong Tiffany styled engagement ring of sturdy, long lasting construction. While not perfect in any capacity the diamond still looks pretty good. Measuring 6.2mm x 4.0mm the diamond is calculated to weigh in at 1.00 carat. The clarity is a reasonable I1 with the grade setting inclusions located close to the edge, making them difficult to see without magnification. The colour is in the JK range, considered almost colourless. The cut is good due to a slightly deeper overall depth percentage and a thick faceted girdle. Included for no extra charge is a custom made 14 karat white gold wedding ring designed to fit completely gap free with puzzle piece precision. The matching wedding ring contains 3 small Gypsy set single cut diamonds across the top. The two piece set measure a finger size 6 and weigh a combined 6.2 grams. For well under $3000.00 we feel confident this set offers the most value anywhere for a diamond of this quality. Both rings are in perfect condition looking like new. The set is estate priced at just $2650.00 CAD. Stock #e10744

SOLD


March 12, 2017

BIRKS 18kt. sapphire & diamond ring 6.6gr. 2.25ct. tw. VS-G $2250.00 CAD. e10689

You’ll never regret buying quality and BIRKS have been synonymous with quality since the Canadian luxury jewellery brand debuted in 1879. This retro ring likely dates from the 1960s. A time when premium market jewellers like BIRKS didn’t consider anything other than high quality components when creating their jewellery items. Mostly 18 karat gold or platinum was used along with VS clarity, G colour diamonds being the norm rather than the exception. With gold prices currently over $1600.00 Canadian not many manufacturers are choosing 18 karat gold and when they do it’s certainly not for rings weighing in at over 6 grams. The 30 diamonds in this creation are of 3 different sizes allowing for a tightly packer cluster that leaves almost no spaces between the stones. The finishing touch of course is the good quality dark blue oval sapphire (6.8mm x 4.8mm) estimated to weigh 0.72 carats. The ring is in very good condition currently measuring a finger size 7 3/4. It can easily be made smaller by one of our onsite goldsmiths in just a day or so. Included with purchase is a vintage BIRKS blue velvet ring box. Estate priced at $2250.00 CAD. Stock #e10689.

SOLD


March 1, 2017

18kt. white gold 1.25ct. tw. diamond ring $2030.00 CAD. e9944

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Tiffany & Co. launched their Lucida setting in 1999 and it was quickly picked up by jewellery retailers all over the world. Today it is one of the most popular designs for engagement rings and lends itself nicely to three stone styles. Added to the design of our three stone engagement ring the curving setting brings softness to the geometric princess cut diamonds. Together with the round brilliant cut diamonds channel set down both shoulders the engagement ring contains 1.25 carats total weight of sparkling SI2-I1-I quality diamonds. The ring itself is well made from an impressive 5.7 grams of high quality 18 karat white gold in a finger size 7. Estate price $2030.00 CAD. Stock #e9944.e9944-1-25ct-tw-lucida-three-stone-18kt

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November 17, 2016

2.35ct. tw. sapphire & diamond ring 18kt. 8.0gr. $2940.00 CAD. e10740

For coloured gems, blue sapphires outsell all others by several multiples. When asked, blue is also the favorite colour of most people. If you are partial to the colour, this particular hue should have your attention. Blue sapphires run from overly saturated inky, practically black to wishy washy super pale examples that lack almost any trace of blue. Occasionally a beautiful royal blue stone like this turns up in our estate department. This colour of sapphire is rarely encountered in most jewellery stores. It’s a good sized gem measuring 8.1mm x 5.8mm; estimated to weigh 1.60 carat. Viewing from different angles highlights classic intersecting colour zoning common to natural sapphires of this quality. The size 9 1/4, 18 karat white gold ring weighs a substantial 8 grams and is in like new condition showing very little wear. Our goldsmiths can adjust it 2 to 3 sizes smaller if required. Surrounding the beautiful sapphire are 20 channel set tapered baguette cut diamonds and 5 marquise brilliant cut in very white H colour and ranging in clarity from SI1 to I1 that total an estimated 0.75 carats in weight. Some savvy customer of Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is going to snap up this very nice sapphire ring for an amazing value that can’t be duplicated for anywhere near our estate price. Including a complimentary size adjustment this dinner ring is estate priced at $2940.00 CAD. Stock #e10740.

SOLD


November 10, 2016

0.83ct. tw. halo engagement ring 14kt. $2503.00 CAD. e10715

Take a bright 0.57 carat SI1-J estate diamond, set it into a brand new split shank halo setting from New York and you’ve got the ingredients for a beautiful engagement ring. Not only do you have a great current style engagement ring you’ve got it for significantly less compared with all new. The estate centre diamond measures 5.35mm diameter nicely filling the diamond halo frame setting. SI1 clarity with J colour and very good cut offer excellent sparkle without compromise in everyday viewing conditions.  The small white feather and tiny crystal inclusions are invisible unless viewing through a microscope. The setting features 46 small round brilliant cut diamonds bead set throughout the cushion shaped halo plus half way around the split shank. All the small diamonds are of SI-GH quality and are expertly set using 4 tiny beads on each. The 2.5 gram ring is brand new from New York designer Naledi. Have a look at their website, if you see any other designs you like we can likely supply an estate diamond and do the same as this featured ring. “Upcycling” estate diamonds and jewellery is efficient, environmentally friendly plus equally friendly to your budget. Protecting your wallet is what value is all about. Great design and excellent value is what we’ve strived for at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers for close to 60 years. This ring is estate priced at only $2503.00 CAD. Stock #e10715.

SOLD


November 1, 2016

0.70ct. I1-F very good cut solitaire 18kt. $2100.00 CAD. e10716

Precisely assessing the value of something subject to various quality opinions is a very difficult task to get completely accurate. People ask us on a daily basis “what’s my diamond ring worth”. What it’s worth is a very difficult question to answer, but after being in the diamond business for close to 60 years we know exactly what it costs. Placing a retail value on someone else’s product isn’t as easy as you’d think. A diamond ring for example purchased at Tiffany is going to cost waaaaaaay more than a diamond ring of identical specification bought at your local jeweller. The appraiser needs to know where the ring came from because origin and brand can add significant value above and beyond the basic intrinsic cost of the components. Competition is a great thing and competition today is more fierce than ever. Information and knowledge are readily available to any consumer looking for it. In my opinion the problem with many jewellery appraisals is they don’t address the competitive nature of modern commerce. The truth is; diamonds and diamond rings are sold at retail markups anywhere from single digit percentages to several multiples over their wholesale cost. Since there’s such a significant range in retail pricing, your appraisal should reflect a number close to the price of where it was purchased, or at minimum display a replacement cost close to its average retail value. Many appraisal documents are simply too generous in their estimation for replacement value in todays market. Occasionally the opinions of quality are a little optimistic too. Making a long story short; you either have to know your diamonds or know your jeweller in order to get the most for your money. Our featured ring contains a very bright white 0.70 carat round brilliant cut diamond weighing 0.70 carats. The I1 clarity is an accurate call due to multiple small feather type inclusions and crystals within the diamond. The colour is excellent; close to perfect in fact. The supplied appraisal determined the colour to be an E colour, quite possible but we’d be more comfortable with a more conservative F colour grade. We agree with the very good cut. The depth percentage of over 64% precludes it from anything better than a very good cut. Mounted in a 3.5 gram, 18 karat white gold reverse knife edge setting in a throwback style that is still popular 50 years after it was introduced.Where our opinion significantly differs from the appraisal is the replacement value of $6900.00 CAD plus tax. Being a free market economy I suppose this ring could be offered for a similar price, but I doubt this or anything similar has sold for such a high price. Knowing exactly what the components cost we feel a suitable replacement value when new would be around $3000.00 (with a GIA certified diamond). Being an estate diamond ring our price is substantially less than this. People say that Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is very aggressive when it comes to pricing, appraisal values and accurate grading standards. It’s true; when it comes to our diamonds and jewellery we always set the bar for great value and strict old school grading practices. Including the 2004 appraisal we have this estate ring priced at only $2100.00 CAD. Stock #e10716.

SOLD


October 31, 2016

5.00ct. Morganite 0.50ct. tw. diamond dinner ring 18kt. 7.2gr. $2870.00 CAD. e10396

This rare and exotic peachy coloured gem is a variety of the mineral beryl called Morganite. It was first discovered in the early 20th century. The most familiar type of beryl is green emerald. When pure beryl is exposed to trace amounts of manganese, beautiful pink stones like this can result. The name morganite comes from, you guessed it, wealthy American financier J. P. Morgan. In addition to his contribution to the world of business and art, he was an avid gem collector. He had the means and ability to amass one of the finest gem and mineral collections in the United States. Upon his death the collection was donated to The American Museum of Natural History in New York. This is a one of a kind item. Custom made 18 karat rose gold ring weighing an impressive 7.2 grams. The centre piece of course is a fabulous cushion shaped Morganite that’s estimated to weigh 5.00 carats. It’s been expertly prong set in a super popular halo style dinner ring. This custom made ring contains 46 high quality VS-HI bead set round brilliant cut diamonds. The small diamonds surround the Morganite and go down both shoulders. Even the 4 claws have been decorated with diamonds. Hardly worn the ring is in like new condition measuring a finger size 6 1/2. Morganite jewellery in rose gold has been one of the most popular trends in jewellery for the last couple of years. Larger examples of this exotic mineral don’t usually show up in our estate department. If you want to see a great specimen of the gem in a very flattering setting, come in now. Don’t wait too long or you’ll miss it. Estate priced at only $2870.00 CAD. Stock #e10396.

SOLD


October 3, 2016

Chopard “LOVE” ring 18kt. white gold sapphire & diamond $3000.00 CAD. e10207

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Audacity is a word that can be found all over Chopard’s designs, it’s the driving force behind their success. As a trend setter they have no issues pushing beyond the typical parameters of jewellery design. They blaze bold new paths making sure you can tell with a simple glance that it’s a Chopard. The “LOVE” ring was one of their louder collections and garnered much attention throughout the jewellery community. Being Chopard, the 8.1mm wide ring is made from 9.5 grams of solid 18 karat white gold with “LOVE” spelled out with top quality diamonds and sapphire. The ring measures a small 5 1/4 with limited room to adjust. Estate price $3000.00 CAD. Stock #e10207.e10207-18-karat-white-gold-chopard-love-ring-sapphire-diamond

SOLD


September 18, 2016

14kt. diamond puzzle ring 0.85ct. tw. SI-I 21.2 grams $2450.00 CAD. e10566

If you’ve always loved the look of a puzzle ring but don’t have the patience for the puzzle itself, we might have the ring for you. This eight banded, 21.2 gram, mother-of-all-puzzle rings has been locked together with a sliding band. This isn’t the first puzzle ring to ever have its puzzle eliminated by a frustrated owner. However, instead of soldering all bands together and permanently making them one ring, this ingenuous little lock can be cut off at any time. Whether you choose to take it apart or keep it together the 14.85mm wide ring is an interlocking masterpiece. With 0.85 carats of SI clarity, I colour round brilliant cut diamonds securely bead set across the band tops, those settings, and the ring as a whole in fact, show no sign of any wear of any kind. The 14 karat gold ring currently measures a finger size 10 with some room to adjust up and down. The ring is accompanied by an International Gem Assessment Inc. Certificate of Appraisal from 2009 that estimates a retail replacement value of $4070.00. In like new unworn condition the ring is estate priced at $2450.00 CAD. Stock #e10566.

SOLD


August 10, 2016

Michael Hill Grand Arpeggio diamond ring 0.95ct. tw. $2580.00 CAD. e10583

Michael Hill’s Grand Arpeggio is their designer line meant to compete with People’s Vera Wang line. Instead of the blue sapphire signature Vera Wang uses, theirs is a hidden pink sapphire encircled in rose gold. Those sapphires are located on this ring, tucked under the halo with the surprise diamonds of the undergallery and bridge. The ring is really covered over with diamonds, from the tiered double halo, to the split shoulders, finishing in larger full cuts that extend almost completely down the shank. The 0.95 carats of round brilliant cuts cover so much of the ring that the plain white gold sections could almost be considered accents. That 14 karat white gold plays a nice contrast to the lively SI-I-GH diamonds, making the engagement ring quite striking. Model 12387298 is listed on Michael Hill’s website for $4299.00 CAD. Currently measuring a finger size 7 with room to size up only. In hardly worn condition our estate price is just $2580.00 CAD. Stock #e10583

SOLD

 

 


July 29, 2016

1.33ct. total weight diamond ring (1.11ct. SI2-N centre) $2999.00 CAD. e10416

There’s absolutely no questions about it. To get the biggest bang for the buck; you’re going to have to find a diamond with a slightly “softer” colour and one that isn’t flawless. In a bang for the buck contest this 1.11 carat would be an excellent choice. With an average diameter of 6.37mm it certainly has presence on a finger, especially so when it’s been set on a skinny 2mm shank. The warm N colour certainly isn’t without a slight yellow tint but it has been cut to a very high standard, has excellent transparency, very good polish, very good symmetry and no fluorescence. These characteristics result in a diamond that dazzles with fantastic brilliance and dispersion. We’ve seen many diamonds with a better colour and clarity grade on paper that fall short of expectation in person because they are just hazy and dull. The SI2 clarity is still very attractive despite being 7 grades away from flawless. Without artificial magnification the dark crystal inclusion is completely invisible to all but the sharpest sighted. You can see the inclusion in this picture at the 11:00 o’clock position about halfway to the table border. The centre diamond is set into a brand new 14 karat white gold ring with a string of 12 round brilliant cut diamonds set on the shoulders. The finished ring weighs just over 2.2 grams in a size 6 1/2. The diamond alone is offered at only $2474.00. The complete ring is estate priced at $2999.00 CAD. Stock #e10416.

SOLD


July 21, 2016

1.19ct. I1-M princess cut solitaire 14kt. white gold $2369.00 CAD. e9352

e9351 1.19ct. I1-LM princess cutWe’ve never been much for big sales and fluffy discounts at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. Instead we prefer to give our clients the absolute best value every day all year long. This ring is just a couple years old but was only used for a few months. It’s far from flawless but for under $2500.00 CAD I can’t imagine a better value.e9351.1 1.19ct. princess cut Set in a simple 4 prong white gold solitaire setting weighing 2 grams, the size 6.5 ring really shows off the 1.19 carat diamond to its full potential. Measuring 6.08mm x 5.68mm this diamond looks quite large on the simple setting. Sure it may be a softer LM colour but that doesn’t stop it from facing up with great sparkle and brilliance. The I1 clarity grade is set by 2 white feather type inclusions that are off to the sides leaving the centre crystal clear. A small table (by princess cut standards) and ample crown height further reinforce the brilliance.  If your a fan of a less is more type of ring, and are looking for a big stone for not too much $$$$$$, you need to come see this diamond. You’ll be surprised how much you can get for $2369.00 CAD. The International Gemological Institute diamond report can be seen here. This is a one only first come first serve item that can’t be repeated. Stock #e9352.e9351.2 1.19ct. I1-LM princess cut

SOLD

 


July 15, 2016

0.66ct. SI1-F radiant cut solitaire 14kt. white gold $2100.00 CAD. e10057

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There are very few things that can carry as much emotion and sentimental value as diamonds can, especially when they are the main stone of an engagement ring. Often the objects of heirloom traditions these super hard gems can hold up to wear and tear like no other stone on earth. However, under the right circumstances they can be scratched, chipped, or even broken, endangering all the sentiment entrusted to them. The solution then can be re-cutting or refashioning into a different cut style. This 0.66 carat radiant cut came to us as a 0.73 carat princess cut in a yellow gold engagement ring. On close inspection we discovered that one of the corners of the stone was completely severed from the diamond, held in place only by the prong. To save weight we chose to turn the diamond into a radiant cut brilliant, losing only about 10% of the original weight. Radiant cut diamonds are worth about 5% more than the same size princess cut so the loss in weight really didn’t make much difference.e10057-0-66ct-si1-f-radiant-cut-solitaire-diamond-ring-001 Not being a princess cut the high quality SI1-F diamond no longer fit into its original mount so we set it into this very well made 3.6 gram 14 karat white gold solitaire. The ring is newly polished and measures a finger size 7 1/2 with plenty of room to size up or down. Estate price $2100.00 CAD. Stock #e10057.e10057-0-66ct-si1-f-radiant-cut-solitaire-diamond-ring-002

SOLD


June 25, 2016

Ruby & diamond ring 1.68ct. platinum/18 karat $2520.00 CAD. e10330

For a gemologist there is nothing more satisfying then watching someone’s jaw drop when they find out an exceptional gemstone they were sure is synthetic, is in fact natural. The disbelief that a natural ruby can be as clean and bright as a synthetic speaks to the rarity of rubies with this kind of illusive quality. The trio of fantastic natural rubies in this ring absolutely must be seen in person, you will not believe how vibrant they are. To further the effect the 1.26 carats have been set into rich 18 karat yellow gold, contrasting nicely with the bright white platinum that makes up the rest of the ring. An asymmetrical cluster of top quality VS-G round brilliant cut diamonds has been added to bring out the lively slightly purplish red flashes that play across the off-set row. Those scintillating diamonds come together for a total weight of 0.42 carats adding a final touch to a head turning, jaw dropping ring. These rubies are much more red than these pictures show. Estate price $2520.00 CAD. Stock #e10330.

SOLD


June 19, 2016

1.02ct. total weight SI2-H 14 karat white gold $2499.00 CAD. e8602

e8602 1.02ct tw eng ringBeautiful estate engagement rings just keep coming in and their value can’t be beat. A 0.69 carat SI2-H round brilliant cut diamond measuring 5.6mm diameter of good to very good cut is secured in a four claw swirling integrated setting. The organic shaped shank/setting is a refreshing look when compared to oh so popular halo designs that are style trend right now. 18 additional bead set round diamonds of SI2-I1-I quality enhance the twisting, swirling look. There is something to be said for soft curves and smooth shapes. It’s hard not to admire this design. Made using a soft colour alloy of 14 karat white gold the finished ring weighs 4.2 grams in a finger size 6. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will size this ring and rhodium plate for free after purchase if required. Total diamond weight is estimated at just over 1.00 carat. Estate price $2499.00. Stock #e8602.e8602.1 1.02ct tw eng ring

SOLD


June 16, 2016

1.00ct. total weight engagement/wedding set VS-H 8.0gr. $2730.00 CAD.

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Sleek and modern, this set is sure to stand out against the sea of halos and solitaire engagement rings that populate most showcases. The three sided, softly triangular profile of each ring is enough to make them unique. The design was taken a step further by leaving all but the European bottoms of both rings open air channels. A ring made with this much thought should also be made from very good ingredients. So it’s appropriate that this ultra modern set be made from 8.0 grams of bright white 14 karat gold. The set features a 0.43 carat centre round brilliant cut diamond perched in an ultra secure 6 prong setting. Channel set down the shoulders of both rings are a further 0.57 carats of high quality round brilliant cut diamonds. All the diamonds in the set are an excellent minimum quality of VS-H. Both rings are newly refinished, show virtually no wear and measure a finger size 7. Estate price $2730.00 CAD. Stock #e10134.e10134-1-00ct-tw-diamond-engagement-wedding-ring-set-002

SOLD


June 1, 2016

1.00ct. total weight Lucida princess cut three stone ring $2240.00 CAD.

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Princess cut diamonds lend themselves very well to the classic three stone, adding a touch of the ultra modern. They set the tone for a geometric design that mirrors the bold edges of these brilliant squares of light. Not to be too hard edged the designer did add some swooping feminine lines with the Tiffany inspired Lucida settings. Looking from head on the brightly rhodium plated 4.1 grams of 14 karat white gold that make up the ring read sleek and timeless. The ‘past, present, and future’ diamonds that make the ring so special add up to a perfect 1.00 carat total weight of SI-I-H quality. Perfect condition, looking like brand new in a finger size 5 1/4. Our onsite goldsmiths can adjust the ring up or down a full size or so. Estate price $2240.00 CAD. Stock #e10164.e10164-14kt-three-stone-princess-cut-lucida-002

SOLD


May 27, 2016

19kt. gold 0.40ct. SI2-F diamond ring AGS certified $2030.00 CAD.

e9220 19kt. diamond ringIt looks like a high end Tacori or Simon G engagement ring and it’s made from the same if not better ingredients at half the price. 19 karat is about as good as it gets for white gold. Most 19 karat white gold is alloyed with palladium making it much more white than the typical 14 or 18 karat. In fact this ring was just polished and doesn’t need any additional rhodium plating to make it look a brilliant white. The centre diamond has been certified by the American Gem Society as a 0.40ct. SI2-F very good cut. An AGS report is one of the few certificates that is internationally accepted as unbiased and accurate. Their report can be seen here. It’s an “eye clean” SI2 meaning any inclusions the diamond has can only be resolved using some magnification. The certificate is dated June 2014 making this ring only a year or so old. I can believe that because the fine milgrain and filigree shank details look like new.e9220.1 19kt. diamond ring 12 additional small round brilliant cut diamonds have been set down the shoulders adding 0.10 carats of discreet bling. The size 6 ring weighs 3.8 grams and is ready to go. If sizing is required our goldsmiths can make it a little bigger or smaller. Estate priced at $2070.00. Stock #e9220.e9220.2 19kt. diamond ring

SOLD


May 19, 2016

1.15ct. Ceylon sapphire & diamond ring 18kt. gold $2099.00 CAD.

e9552 18kt. Ceylon sapphire and diamond ringWhen asked most people will say blue is their favorite colour and if pressed to describe the shade of blue they like I bet their description would look like this. Measuring 6.5mm diameter and estimated to weigh 1.15 carats this Ceylon example is almost as good as it gets when it comes to high quality sapphire. Unfortunately most people don’t even realize sapphire can come in any other hue than the dark inky almost black blue you typically encounter in mass produced promotional jewellery. The high quality ring was crafted from over 4 grams of 18 karat white gold designed with a pierced setting and fine filigree details throughout the gallery. e9552 18kt. white gold Ceylon sapphire and diamond ringFour good sized 2.5mm diameter diamonds are bead set along the shoulders adding some sparkling contrast to the rich blue in the form of almost 0.25 carats of SI-GH bling. The size 7 ring can be made bigger or smaller by one of our onsite goldsmiths in just a day or two. We’re all about diamonds at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers but when a great example of a rare sapphire comes along we love to show it off to you. The ring is in excellent condition looking like new. The sapphire has a few minor abrasions on the table facet junctions and a tiny chip on the edge (both invisible without magnification). I think this ring is a stand out value estate priced at $2099.00. Stock number e9552.

SOLD


May 5, 2016

1.14 carat I2-J Canadian diamond ring 1.25ct. tw. $2996.00 CAD.

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This 14 karat white gold setting, with its shared prong set diamond shoulders has been one of the most popular styles for us after solitaires and halos. It’s easy to see why as the narrow shank set with 0.20 carats of smaller diamonds would make any main diamond look impressively over sized. Good thing as the 1.14 carat round brilliant cut Canadian diamond featured in this popular ring shows slightly smaller than its weight suggests.e10211-1-14ct-i2-j-canadian-diamond-ring-14kt-white-gold-001 With a girdle diameter of 6.35mm this diamond should weigh no more than about 1.00 carat. The rough diamond crystal was probably a little too narrow to yield a perfectly cut diamond much over 1.00 carat so the cutter sacrificed an excellent cut grade to achieve a larger finished weight, hiding that extra weight in a thicker girdle (middle section). The engraved girdle and its laser engraved Canadian origin registered number can be clearly seen with some magnification.e10211-1-14ct-i2-j-canadian-diamond-ring-14kt-white-gold-007 Considering the minor exception to the cut and the I2-J quality the diamond is quite impressive, lively and vibrant in person, showing large eye clean areas that are full of fire and scintillation.e10211-1-14ct-i2-j-canadian-diamond-ring-14kt-white-gold-004 The ring measures in at a petite finger size 5 with a little room for adjustment up or down. This ring is a great buy with the estate price of $2996.00 CAD. Stock #e10211.

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April 23, 2016

1.00ct. total weight 3 stone diamond ring $2540.00 CAD.

e9048 diamond ring 3 stoneYou’ve seen them here before and I’m sure you’ll see them again. Always popular and always in style. The basic design has hardly changed in over 100 years. The 1.00 carat total weight has a nice “ring” to it. Three nicely matched round brilliant cut diamonds measure an average of 4.5mm diameter with SI2-I1 clarity and very good HI colour. 3.3 gram 14 karat white gold double gallery setting measures a finger size 5.5 and can easily be made bigger or smaller as required. Solid shoulders, ridged double gallery design with thick heavy claws showing no wear of any king should keep this ring maintenance free for decades. Traditionally the 3 stone format has symbolized your past, present and future. With those sentiments in mind this ring would make a great anniversary ring or engagement ring. A flat edge design makes easy matching of a wedding ring when the times comes or fitting flush with almost any existing ring set. One final thing to consider; buying 3 diamonds that total 1.00 carat costs only about 1/3 of a 1.00 carat single diamond of the same quality does. Estate priced at $2450.00 CAD. Stock #e9048.e9048.1 diamond ring 3 stone

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April 17, 2016

0.88ct. tw. antique diamond ring 18kt. gold $2100.00 CAD.

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Nothing warms the colour of 18 karat yellow gold like hand carved filigree work, especially when it’s contrasted by white gold and antique diamonds. In fact the whole ring is an antique, pushing 100 years old. It has been bead set with an estimated 0.88 carts total weight of high quality SI-HI old European cut diamonds. Weighing 3.2 grams this one of a kind piece has already proven it’s mettle, standing up to generations of loving wear. The ring appears all original right down to the tiny accent single cut diamonds set in between the three larger diamonds.e9784 0.88ct. tw. filigree 18 karat antique dinner ring Finished in a finger size 7 our onsite goldsmiths can adjust it up or down as required in just a day or two. The striking little ring already carries a lot of history and will carry yours down to your children’s children. Estate price $2100.00 CAD. Stock #e9784.

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April 12, 2016

0.69ct. SI2-H oval diamond ring 18kt. gold 4.8gr. $2100.00 CAD.

e10073-0-69ct-si2-h-oval-solitaire-18-karat-gold-003You won’t believe how much diamond ring value can be found when you consider purchasing an estate piece. The story behind this ring is very serendipitous. We acquired this diamond in typical fashion. A client wanted to trade in her damaged marquise cut diamond. It had a small but conspicuous chip on one of the tips. The chip affected the value but could easily be removed by re-cutting. We removed the damaged stone, recycled the original 90s style setting and had our master diamond cutter perform his craft. The new fully re-proportioned oval brilliant cut is stunning. It looks waaaaay bigger than 0.69 carats, measuring 8.33mm x  4.56mm x 2.78mm. The new improved cut still retains a 60% depth percentage ensuring very good brilliance and dispersion.e10073-0-69ct-si2-h-oval-solitaire-18-karat-gold-001 The diamond just happened to perfectly fit into an 18 karat, custom made, yellow and white gold solitaire ring that has been waiting here for just such a diamond to show up. Sooner or later, settings like this come in handy. The size 7 1/2 ring is like new showing no evidence of wear. It can easily be sized up or down in just a day or so by one of our onsite goldsmiths. From a damaged and dated diamond ring comes this versatile high quality classic design. It’s a fantastic value for the estate price of just $2100.00 CAD including complimentary sizing. Stock #e10073.e10073-0-69ct-si2-h-oval-solitaire-18-karat-gold-002

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