rings $3000 to $5000


December 13, 2018

0.80ct. VVS1-D GIA certified 0.99ct. tw. 4.0gr. 18kt. $4,900.00 CAD. e11626

We could not possibly offer enough emerald cut engagement rings to satisfy our love for them! I know from an optical physics perspective the round brilliant cut is the optimal shape for returning light and creating fire within a diamond. But emerald cuts are calm glassy pools of light, a meditation space you can wear on your finger. This decorative, antique inspired engagement ring is the perfect home for an emerald cut as impressive as this. You can see in the head on picture how evenly the shoulders of the ring line up with the diagonal facet pattern of the diamond; creating movement that draws the eye deeper in. As it should, the emerald cut has an amazing GIA pedigree, listing the 0.80 carat as a perfect D colour and VVS1 clarity. The elegant 18 karat white gold ring is decorated with 16 petite round brilliant cut diamonds that come together for an additional 0.19 carats of diamond weight. The well made ring weighs exactly 4 grams and currently measures a finger size 5 with some room to adjust. The ring is accompanied by its original GIA Diamond Dossier and a 2015 Certificate of Evaluation from Gemtech listing a rather optimistic opinion of Retail Replacement Value at $18,000.00. Our opinion of a competitive replacement retail value is $7,000.00. As a like new condition estate ring our price is just $4,900.00 CAD. Stock #e11626.


December 12, 2018

1.05ct. I2-J (1.25ct.tw) diamond ring 2.3gr 14kt. $3,080.00 CAD. e11579

Next to a simple solitaire this is one of the most timeless engagement ring styles (in our opinion) available. It is also one of the most popular styles around. Showing only diamonds face up it doesn’t lend itself to a passing trend. The ring was made intentionally petite to enlarge by contrast the center diamond that crowns it. Fitting, as this 1.05 carat round brilliant cut doesn’t quite have the footprint you’d expect. The diamond was cut, as many are, to achieve the heaviest weight possible; sacrificing some beauty by hiding weight in its depth. If cut to excellent standards and weighing 1.05 carats this diamond should have a diameter around 6.50mm, instead it measures 6.30mm in diameter. Perhaps the cutter felt there wasn’t the need to maximize brilliance when the diamond was destined to be an I2 clarity with a J colour. Please don’t dismiss this diamond, it’s still got a lot of fire and sparkle for the money! You’ll be surprised how far $3,080.00 can go when purchasing an estate diamond from Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. The shoulders of the ring are set with 12 petite I1-H round brilliant cut diamonds that push the total carat weight to 1.25 carats. All told the 14 karat white gold ring weighs 2.3 grams and currently measures a finger size 7 with some room to adjust up or down. Estate priced at $3,080.00 CAD. Stock #e11579.

SOLD


December 4, 2018

Tiffany platinum Soleste cushion halo diamond ring 0.68ct. tw. $4,900.00 CAD. e11797

When you’re speaking about Tiffany it’s not always about what’s inside the little blue box. With Tiffany rings it’s what’s inside that little black box. Not many Tiffany engagement ring pass through our estate department and fewer still with a style as popular as this one. This is the Tiffany Soleste containing a beautiful 0.39 carat cushion shaped brilliant cut diamond of VS1-HI quality. The diamond has been laser engraved on a star facet with a registration number that is only visible with a high powered microscope. The halo design has been one of the most popular designs ever and doesn’t appear to be slowing down. The cushion shaped outline gives the style a more antique feel. Naturally anything from Tiffany is constructed with the finest components available. Minimum VS-H clarity small diamonds along with platinum combine to make the ring sparkle as much as possible. The ring is in perfect condition looking like brand new. Still available on the Tiffany website with pricing for a 0.50 carat center version starting at $10,200.00 CAD. Our slightly small 0.39 carat example likely cost around $7,000.00 when it was purchased new just a couple of years ago. The previous owner had a very small size 4 finger. We can easily make the ring larger by a size or two if necessary. Comes complete with its original Tiffany little black ring box. Estate priced at $4,900.00 CAD. Stock #e11797.


November 27, 2018

0.50ct. VVS2-D halo ring Canadian made $3,490.00 CAD. d16050

d16050.1 T&T halo ring #1349Would you consider this ring new or estate? The diamond is pre-owned but the ring is brand new never worn. New or estate is a matter of perspective especially when you consider that most diamonds formed 4 billion years ago. So it really makes little difference if they have been worn before or not. The estate diamond is this ring by T&T design Toronto is one of the best diamonds in the store. It’s VVS2 clarity and D colour combination is just about as good as it gets. An excellent cut really shows off the outstanding clarity and colour to the full potential. The halo design makes the 5.12mm diameter centre diamond look bigger than the 1/2 carat size suggests. 16 tiny full cut diamonds that comprise the cushion shape outline have been expertly bead set by Canadian craftsmen exclusively using Canadian gold. The 3.6 gram ring measures a size 6.5 and can be adjusted up or down in as required. Rings of this design or any other make great candidates for an estate diamond of a bigger and better size than you might otherwise be able to afford. At Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers we have thousands of possibilities of estate diamonds with new settings. As shown this ring is priced at $3,490.00. Stock #d16050.d16050 T&T #1349


November 16, 2018

1.23ct. total weight custom 3 stone diamond ring $3,465.00 CAD. e9362

e9362 3 stone custom diamond ringWho doesn’t love the symmetry and simplicity of a three stone ring. The style has been around for over 100 years and is consistently been a best seller. We have a few three stone designs at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers that haven’t changed at all in over 50 years. Even in a three stone design can be made unique though. This custom made ring contains three high quality radiant cut diamonds that weigh an estimated 1.23 carats in total. They average a very nice VS2 clarity with G/H colour and are all nicely cut. This modern interpretation combines a flattering double gallery four prong setting showcasing a 0.55 carat centre stone with low bezel set shoulder diamonds. The size 6 ring weighs 5.5 grams in a finger size 6. Comes complete with original certificate of appraisal from December 2008. Excellent condition showing no areas of wear or concern. This ring is a very attractive spin on a classic and popular design. A complimentary sizing by our onsite goldsmiths can be accomplished in just a day or two as needed. Estate priced at $3,465.00 CAD. Stock #e9362.e9362.1 3 stone custom diamond ring


November 14, 2018

Custom made plat. 0.73ct. tw. 6.5gr. ring $3,200.00 CAD (never worn). e10098

Everyone knows where to find the best value when it comes to accurate, honestly graded diamonds. You won’t find it in the malls, and certainly not at one of the chain stores. Believe it or not you can usually find it at a long time independent home town jeweller. They’ve got the knowledge, experience and connections. They have usually owned their own stand alone building for decades so their overhead costs are far less. And if they’re like us at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers their work is more than just a job, it’s a honoured tradition of service we are extremely proud of. It’s really fun to sell those really big multi-carat diamonds, but even the more attainable and affordable sizes like this one are exciting. When I know there is no better value than this it’s easy to get enthused. Looking for something a little different? How about trying a very uncommon heart shaped brilliant cut diamond. This is an excellent looking example. It’s got great proportions, not too wide, not too tall. The lobes are nice and round and the cleft is the right size. Symmetry is everything when you’re considering a heart, pear or marquise shape diamond. At just under 1/2 a carat it has good size but it’s quite a bit less expensive than a diamond only a fraction of a carat larger. The clarity is a very strong SI2 that many may call SI1. When we compared it with our GIA certified master stones the colour was determined to be a H. This picture was taken between a GIA master E color and H colour. It’s pretty subtle but you can see the very slight tint of colour matches the H colour of the right stone better than the colourless E.e10098-0-46ct-si2-h-heart-shaped-diamond-002 With measurements of 4.90mm x 5.15mm x 3.13mmm this diamond was used as a centre stone for a most unique engagement ring. This ring was custom made here at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers but never saw any time on a finger. It was expertly crafted from over 6 grams of premium quality platinum. The split shank halo design has become one of the most popular around but you seldom if ever see it executed in a heart shape. Sixty two tiny full cut diamonds of SI-HI quality are bead set down the shoulders and surround the centre stone. We made this ring in a size 9 and it can be adjusted a size or two if needed. Brand new never worn and estate priced at $3,200.00. Stock #e10098.


November 6, 2018

1.22ct. tw. I1-G princess cut ring set 10.3gr. 14kt. $4998.00 CAD. e11531

Like pretty much everything in this world, diamonds are priced in United States dollars then converted to your local currency when you purchase them. When Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers purchases new diamonds from New York, India, Israel etc. the vendors don’t want to be paid in Canadian dollars, Indian rupee or the Israel shekel. Diamond dealers only accept United States dollars. That’s all fine as long as you have USD to pay for them. If you don’t, the U.S. cash is going to cost you a few percent to buy because of bank currency exchange fees. The great thing about our estate diamonds is that they are usually bought in Canada. We buy them with Canadian dollars and sell them in Canadian dollars. It may not sound like very much but saving a few percent on a diamond purchase makes a noticeable difference. At one point or another all Canadian diamond dealers lose a couple of percent buying U.S. dollars to pay for new diamonds; they then lose a couple more selling Canadian dollars in order to buy USD so they can buy more diamonds from foreign suppliers. It’s a vicious circle that our estate inventory is thankfully not part of, making us extra competitive (let’s just keep it our little secret). This 1.02 carat diamond was recently traded in for something different. It measures a very square 5.41mm x 5.46mm x 3.85mm. The clairty grade of I1 keeps the price in check but still exhibits very good transparency and optics. Compared to our Gemological Institute of America master diamonds the colour grades a very impressive G. Some advantages of estate diamonds: they are usually bigger, sometimes better and ALWAYS less expensive than buying new. This ready to go estate diamond ring set is in like new condition showing no wear of any kind. Its fresh, scuff free rhodium finish over 14 karat white gold has it looking brand new. The Canadian made set weighs an impressive 10.3 grams in a finger size 7 1/4 and fits together with puzzle piece precision. Our onsite goldsmiths can adjust the size to perfectly fit almost anyone. Bead set across the top of the rings are 20 small brilliant cut diamonds adding a conservative 0.20 carats of additional SI-HI sparkle. These rings will be sold as a set only for the estate price of $4998.00 CAD. Stock #e11531.

SOLD


October 22, 2018

2.30ct. total diamond weight 18kt. square anniversary ring $4200.00 CAD. e9372

e9372 18kt. square diamond anniversary ringDespite having a square outline this ring is very comfortable and also just looks really cool. Embellished with 36 bead set round brilliant cut diamonds weighing an estimated 2.30 carats in total. Quality was top of mind when this ring was designed and manufactured using 18 karat white gold to compliment the VS clarity, H colour diamonds. It’s hard to say exactly what the finger size is for a square ring but it feels close to the average ladies finger size of approximately 6 to 6.5. It’s a fun and funky ring that could be used as an anniversary or a right hand ring. Finished weight of 5.6 grams is a fair bit heavier then the typically encountered mass produced ring. Huey Lewis and the News said it best in 1986 “It’s Hip to Be Square”. Estate priced at $4200.00 CAD. Stock #e9372.e9372 square diamond anniversary ring


October 7, 2018

BIRKS 0.42ct. VS1-H platinum ring set 10.8gr. $3493.00. CAD. e10520

A solitaire with soul for the woman who’s looking for an understated engagement ring with substance. The Birks solitaire features softly domed 3.25mm shoulders that are free of decoration, leaving the high polished platinum to reflect the world around it in micro scale. Those fun house style reflections play a nice contrast to the 0.47 carat round brilliant cut diamond at the heart of the ring. That extremely lively diamond loudly declares its VS1-H quality, throwing an exceptional amount of fire with the slightest movement courtesy of its excellent cut. Together the set weighs in at a hefty 10.8 grams in a finger size 5 with room to adjust as needed. The rings are accompanied by original inner and outer Birks boxes with a subdivided suede travel pouch. Estate price $3493.00 CAD. Stock #e10520.

 


October 6, 2018

2.16ct. tw. VS-HI anniversary ring 8.9 18kt. $3150.00 CAD. e11517

High quality and big sparkle are the name of the game for this ring. It’s a heavy weight coming in at 8.9 grams made from premium 18 karat white gold. Three perfectly cut straight channels each contain 12 matching princess cut diamonds of VS clarity and HI colour. The 36 diamonds add up to an estimated 2.16 carats in weight. 9.0mm in width made in a finger size of 7 this ring is adjustable up or down one size. Lightly worn, freshly refinished and looking like new. No dents or dings on the flat shank or the sharp crisp edges. Excellent value at the estate price of $3150.00. That’s less than $100.00 per diamond. Stock #e11517.

SOLD

 


October 1, 2018

0.74ct. SI1-F AGS certified cushion solitaire 18kt. 5.2gr. $3938.00 CAD. e11515

The geometry for cutting round brilliant cut diamonds to a high standard is widely accepted and is usually documented on high quality grading reports. When you’re dealing with a reputable vendor buying a well cut round diamond is pretty worry free. If your tastes prefer a fancy shaped diamond it’s the wild west when it comes to the quality of cut you can encounter. There are no universally accepted standards for cut quality in any other shape besides round. We see it first hand almost every day, diamonds with a compromised cut to maximize weight over sparkle and beauty. There are many ways diamond manufacturers can conserve weight in a finished stone at the expense of high quality cut. Just because one diamond weighs more and costs less money doesn’t mean it’s necessarily a better value. It’s always a great idea to consult with a Gemologist familiar with the optical properties of fancy shaped diamonds before you purchase one. When it comes to analyzing a fancy shaped diamond no one does it better than the American Gem Society. An AGS report documents far more useful information than even the Gemological Institute of America when it comes to fancy shapes. Our latest estate diamond has the coveted AGS report you can see online here. Once I see details like these I know this cushion is going to sparkle like a disco ball. Knowing these geometric characteristics you’d be hard pressed finding a better cut example than this one. Inputting just a single feature like the very small 57% table to our diamond database limits the comparable diamonds from over 20,000 to less than 1200. What makes this diamond even more compelling is the fact it was previously owned by the daughter of a well known and respected Toronto diamond wholesaler. The SI1 clarity grade looks flawless to the naked eye as the grade setting white feather is invisible without magnification. Its F colour grade is among the whitest available. Excellent polish, very good symmetry and negligible fluorescence round out the important grading characteristics. The diamond is expertly set in a well made ring manufactured from premium 18 karat white gold with a finished weight of 5.2 grams. If you are not a size 6, one of our onsite goldsmiths can custom fit the ring to your finger in just a day or two. It’s in perfect condition showing little to no wear of any kind. Including the original laminated AGS report the ring is estate priced at $3938.00 CAD. Stock #e11515.


September 27, 2018

1.43ct. total weight diamond engagement set $3900.00 CAD. e7831

e7831 1.43ct tw eng setVery good quality and nice design in a very comfortable easy to wear engagement wedding ring set. Measuring barely a size 5 this set is surprisingly heavy with a combined weight of 11.4 grams in 18 karat white gold. The centre diamond measures 5.73mm x 3.47mm and likely weighs a touch over 0.70 carats but since we are not about to destroy the bezel merely to satisfy our curiosity we have cautiously estimated the weight at 0.69 carat. Well cut diamonds over 0.70 carats are priced significantly more than those under 0.70 carats so this ring represents a terrific value as I would be willing to bet the centre diamond is at least 0.70 carat. The custom made set fits perfectly together with no gaps. The centre diamond is of SI2-H quality with a very good cut. 18 round shoulder diamonds of VS-GH quality add an additional 0.74 carats of weight. Looking like new with a fresh refinishing the set is estate priced at $3900.00 CAD. Stock #e7831.e7831.1 1.43ct tw eng set


September 23, 2018

1.13ct. tw. VS1-K Art Deco inspired 18kt. 3.0gr. $4,641.00 CAD. e11606

Without question, this is one of my favorite rings. The setting is Canadian made from 4.0 grams of premium 18 karat white gold. It’s a new creation inspired by those wonderful Art Deco designs of the 1920s and 30s. Geometric details with fine filigree and milgrain are distinctive features of the Art Deco style. This brand new construction setting has been here for a while just waiting for the ideal antique diamond to show up in our estate department.  Last month we had the opportunity to purchase an antique 0.88 carat old European cut diamond that fit perfectly. The stone had a few minor impact marks on the crown from contact with another diamond worn on the next finger. Our master diamond cutter did a fantastic job preserving the unique character and optical properties of the antique diamond. The crown re-cut only lost 0.02 carats in total weight.  The freshly re-cut 100 year old diamond sits perfectly flush in the ring in a style true to the spirit of the antique design. The main 0.86 carat diamond measures 6.00mm x 6.15mm x 3.80mm and is of a very high VS1 clarity. Just a hint of colour can be observed as the diamond compares favorably to our K colour GIA certified master diamond. Slightly warmer colours are handled very well by antique diamonds. Their small table facets, tall crowns and steep crown angles promote excellent dispersion. Two modern round brilliant cut diamonds of very good SI-H quality provide 0.27 carats of extra bling on the shoulders. If you love this setting as much as we do, it is available to set your diamond in for $1,750.00 in 18 karat. This new/estate combination ring is priced complete at $4,641.00 CAD. Stock #e11606.


September 18, 2018

18kt. Simon G MR1894-D 1.00ct. tw. I1-H from DC Taylor $3500.00 CAD. e11457

“1 carat has a nice ring to it”. It’s a great slogan that respected local jeweller D.C. Taylor has been using in recent marketing. This ring was supplied brand new by D.C. Taylor Jewellers in 2014. It contains 34 tiny round brilliant diamonds that total 0.27 carats of VS-GH quality. The centre diamond is calculated to weight in a 0.73 carat resulting in that nice tidy figure of 1.00 carat total weight. The centre diamond measures 5.75mm diameter showing good finger presence; especially when framed in the rose gold diamond set halo. The very good cut centre gives lots of sparkle and twinkle; you’d never guess the clarity is an I1. Its grade setting crystal inclusion goes unnoticed except under extreme scrutiny and then only by those with super sharp close up vision. With lots of artificial magnification under dark field illumination this photomicrograph reveals the inclusion with relative ease. As Gemologists and certified diamond graders we love teaching clients how the various aspects of diamond quality affects pricing. We have the knowledge and the tools to show you all the characteristics that are important and the ones that make little difference in typical viewing conditions. The 3.6 gram 18 karat white and rose gold ring is in like new condition. Simon G designer ring model number MR1894-D has a suggested retail price of $2418.00 CAD not including a centre stone. A complimentary sizing by one of our onsite goldsmiths and rhodium plating will have the ring looking like brand new. When it comes time for the wedding ring, Simon G have one ready to go. The flat edge and raised halo make alternative wedding ring options plentiful. Included with purchase is an appraisal supplied by D.C. Taylor Jewellers suggesting a replacement value of $7970.00 CAD plus tax. While it lasts our estate price for the designer ring from Glendale California is priced at just $3500.00 CAD. Stock #e11457.


September 6, 2018

1.67ct. total weight diamond ring set clarity enhanced $3080.00 CAD. e9081

e9080 e9081 clarity enhanced diamond ring setCanadian made engagement/wedding ring set. Crafted from 7.3 grams of premium rhodium free 19 karat white gold using 45 top quality VS-GH round brilliant cut diamonds. The size 6.5 eternity style wedding ring is channel set with diamonds running around the entire circumference. A clarity enhanced 1.00 carat rectangular radiant cut SI-NO diamond is perched in an open gallery four prong setting. This simple setting is wide open on all four sides allowing  a very traditional simple look that is easy to keep clean. Most diamonds in the MNOP colour range are noticeably yellow, this diamond has an very interesting slightly pinkish brown tint to it. It is certainly not a white diamond, but it’s much more attractive in reality than the grade would suggest. Being “clarity enhanced” the original estimated clarity of I2 has been improved to an easy SI2. Surface reaching feather inclusions are been concealed using a high refractive index material that makes them virtually disappear. Diamonds treated with this technique cost less than half of what an unenhanced diamond of similar appearance would. This is a stable and permanent treatment except if the diamond is excessively heated while performing a repair or alteration. The long rectangular stone measures almost 7mm long giving it a great presence on the finger. Although this is a perfectly matched set the rings are priced separately. Engagement ring is $1820.00 and wedding/anniversary ring is $1260.00. The radiant cut 1.00 carat diamond was originally purchased in the USA, Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers supplied the 19 karat white gold settings a few years ago. Both rings are in perfect condition requiring nothing but a finger to show them off. Matching set is priced at $3080.00 CAD. Stock #e9080 and e9081.e9080.1 e9082.2 clarity enhanced diamond ring set

Engagement ring sold. Wedding/Anniversary ring available.


September 2, 2018

10.30ct. tw. hand made aquamarine & diamond ring 6.0gr. 18kt. $3290.00 CAD. e11336

Have we won you over on aquamarine yet? If not please stop by and try this vintage, hand made, one of a kind ring on. If you’ve read our posts on the gemstone before you’ll know the name aquamarine comes from the Latin word for seawater. This specially cut 10.00 carat aqua has a unique response to light. As it moves during wear, two white parallel bands of brilliance roll slowly from the base of the stone up to its top, looking just like white capped waves rolling into a tropical beach. The gem is a mesmerizing meditation. Complementing that brilliance are 10 top quality VS-G round single cut diamonds. Those 0.30 carats are hand set along with the aqua into a decorative wire work gallery that peaks around the edges of the stones. Keeping with the quality of the stones it carries, the ring itself has been made from bright white 18 karat gold. To help offset the weight of the impressive gemstone, the shank has been equipped with two sizing balls which help grip the finger. Estate price for this stunning cocktail ring $3290.00 CAD. Stock #e11336.


August 13, 2018

Charmed diamond ring 1.45ct. tdw. SI-GH 6.6gr. 14kt. $3479.00 CAD. e11412

Probably one of the most complete Canadian engagement rings available in the retail chain market is the Charmed line. Made from Canadian gold, featuring Canadian diamond centers and hidden Canadian diamond accents within the band and finally designed by Charm’s founder/owner Richard Calder (Canadian). Of course Charm Diamond Centres themselves are a Canadian company. This particular piece from the collection is set with 1.42 carats of SI-GH diamonds, covering over the entire top half of the ring. The center is a Canadian princess cut weighing on its own 0.56ct of SI2-H quality and proudly laser inscribed as proof of its Canadian origins. Made from 6.6 grams of solidly constructed 14 karat white gold and currently measuring a finger size 7 with limited room to adjust. The ring is accompanied by its original inner and outer box, certificate of authenticity, and CGI Diamond Report with an estimated replacement value of $6510.00 CAD. The ring is just over 2 years old and looks like brand new. There is no wear showing on any of the claws. Model 1130708 is currently listed on Charm’s website for $5799.00 CAD. Our estate price $3479.00 CAD. Stock #e11412.

 

 


August 11, 2018

Michael Smiley 18kt. diamond ring 1.13ct. VS-HI $4823.00 CAD. e8834

e8835 Michael Smiley custom 3 stoneVery high quality 3 stone diamond ring made by local goldsmith designer Michael Smiley. Made to the typical excellent standard Michael is known for, beautiful finish, well assembled with a generous 8 plus grams of 18 karat white gold. It’s a three stone, but it’s a three stone with that little designer flair. A gentle and smoothly profiled three section ridged shank measures 5.8mm wide. The centre ridge rises up from the shoulders meeting the outside diamonds in the middle gallery. All three diamonds are nicely matched of minimum VS clarity, HI colour and good to very good cut. You just don’t see this kind of quality at your typical jewellery store. Seldom are mass produced rings made from 18 karat gold and almost never weigh more than 5 grams or so. If the three stone design has always appealed to you come have a look at this example. It’s a classic design with the designer touch. Estate price $4823.00 CAD. Stock #e8834.e8835.1 Michael Smiley three stone diamond ring


July 11, 2018

5.67ct. tw. tanzanite & diamond ring 18kt. 10.8gr. $4816.00 CAD. e11119

Get them while you can. If you are a fan of rare and exotic when it comes to precious gems, Tanzanite Zoisite has got to be at the top of your list. Most people who like jewellery have seen it or at least heard of it but few realize how truly rare this mineral is. It was discovered in Tanzania in 1967 south of Mount Kilimanjaro. This is the only source on earth and it’s limited to an area of less than 3 square miles. There are a few gems as rare but these are only known to serious collectors and have little commercial interest. Fine quality Tanzanite on the other hand is known worldwide for its beautiful violet/blue colour in the best examples. It’s a gem that may only be available for a single generation of consumers before the mining area is exhausted. Artificially synthesizing tanzanite is not possible; there will never be a less expensive man made versions of the mineral. Currently a good supply of Tanzanite is available on the market and prices are very affordable given its rarity. Fine quality diamonds in the 5 carat range sell for over 100 times the cost of top quality Tanzanite. Historically significant single source gems like Russian demantoid garnet and Paraiba Tourmaline deposits have been mined out. When specimens of these rare gems find their way back to market they command very strong prices. Is this the future for tanzanite? Only time will tell. In the meantime take advantage of bargain tanzanite prices and enjoy one of the earth’s rarest treasures. Our latest estate ring comes to us containing a beautiful trillion cut weighing 4.67 carats. Slightly violet blue strongly saturated colour with excellent clarity makes this example one of the best we’ve ever had (an easy 9/10). It is secured in a 3 prong white gold double gallery setting on an 18 karat yellow gold custom made ring. The ring contains 24 invisible set square princess cut diamonds along the shoulders estimated to weigh 1.00 carat in total of SI-IJ quality. Tanzanite is a relatively soft stone so it must be worn with some degree of care. This example was showing some pretty good scratches on the large table facet. We had our master lapidary perform his craft of re-faceting and polishing. The repaired stone is much prettier, with just minor weight loss of only a few hundreds of a carat. The crown and table facets are now completely scratch free, polished to a mirror finish. The hand made ring weighs a generous 10.8 grams. It was hand crafted in 18 karat yellow and white gold in a finger size 9. Our onsite goldsmiths can custom fit it for you as required. Looking like new, freshly polished and in excellent ready to wear condition. Estate priced at $4816.00 CAD. Stock #e11119


June 8, 2018

0.70ct. VS2-G Canadian diamond solitaire $3395.00 CAD. e9191

e9191 0.70ct. VS2-G princess cut Canadian diamond ringGlacier Fire brand Canadian princess cut diamond of  very good VS2-G quality and cut. We seldom see well cut fancy shaped diamonds since there are no widely accepted cutting standards for any shape besides the round brilliant cut. Many manufacturers simply cut to achieve a heavy stone without much consideration given to the optical efficiency of the finished diamond. What results with many princess cuts and other fancy shapes are things like thin crowns, huge tables, very thick girdles and overly deep stones. Details like this conserve lots of extra weight but contribute nothing to making a potentially beautiful diamond sparkle more. This 0.70 carat princess cut doesn’t suffer from any of those characteristics. It shows a nice tall crown, smaller than average table, medium girdle and not too deep. It’s also perfectly square only off 0.01mm! Measurements of 4.76mm x 4.77mm x 3.50mm are just about perfect dimensions for a 0.70 carat princess cut diamond.e9191.1 0.70ct. VS2-G princess cut diamond ring The Canadian diamond is secured in a traditional 14 karat white gold 4 prong double gallery setting with a flat edge shank measuring 3.0mm wide. A traditional design like this is very versatile for easy wedding/anniversary ring selection. A unique registered laser engraved serial number has been applied to the girdle of the diamond as your guarantee of Canadian origin. Included with purchase is a complimentary sizing, Glacier Fire booklet/certificate along with an International Gemological Institute certificate and appraisal. Estate priced at $3395.00. Stock #e9191.e9191 0.70ct. VS2-G Canadian diamond certificate


June 4, 2018

18kt. 3 stone diamond ring 0.94ct. total weight $3780.00 CAD. e9583

e9583 three stone diamond ring 18 karat white goldAnother classic three stone design. Although a smaller 5.5 finger size it’s surprisingly heavy at 6.5 grams. Made from premium 18 karat white gold with full tall shoulders explains the extra weight. Most rings like this would weigh at least a few grams less and be made from less pure 14 karat gold. A very nice 0.60 carat round brilliant cut diamond of VS1-G quality is flanked by two smaller 0.17 carat SI1-HI diamonds. The 3 diamonds weigh a conservative 0.94 carats in total. If removed from the setting and physically weighed I wouldn’t be surprised if together they weighed 1.00 carat in total. A triple ridge shank design helps hide any scratches that may appear with regular use. The ring is a few years old and is in great condition. A complimentary size adjustment and fresh rhodium plating will have it looking like new and conceal the soft warm white hue all white gold alloys naturally have. Estate priced at just $3780.00 CAD. Stock #e9583.e9583 custom 3 stone diamond ring 18 karat white gold


June 3, 2018

Canadian 1.01ct. SI2-K GIA certified 1.50ct. tw. 18kt. diamond ring $4960.00 CAD. e10793

The science of grading diamonds to a uniform set of standards has been the goal of the Gemological Institute of America since they introduced their universally accepted method of grading way back in the 1950s. GIA’s 4Cs (carat weight, cut, clarity and colour) for faceted diamonds is the international language used when discussing the quality of a faceted diamond. To this day their system of diamond grading should be familiar with anyone who is considering an informed purchase of a diamond. The procedures for accurate consistent grading is not just simply glancing at a diamond and assigning a grade you think fits. As a Graduate Gemologist who studied in residence at GIA with close to 30 years grading experience, I can tell you the saying “buyer beware” is more important today than ever. We see inaccurate, optimistically graded diamonds almost everyday. Nearly all retail and wholesale jewellery vendors sell graded and certified diamonds. Although they all use The Gemological Institute of America’s terminology, many do not use the same grading standards. The latest example of this is a beautiful 1.01 carat radiant brilliant cut diamond that recently came into our estate department. This lovely certified Canadian diamond was purchased at a major Canadian jewellery chain. It came with a Canadian Certificate of origin and a Certificate of evaluation describing the diamond and ring in good detail. The certificate went on to grade the diamond SI2 clarity, H colour and that it was cut to exhibit the coveted hearts and arrows pattern. They also determined an appropriate replacement value was $13,530.00 (for the complete ring). While the price seems really high and certainly not competitive it was the colour grade of H that I had a big problem with. The second I saw this diamond I knew it wasn’t a H colour (or at least a H colour according to GIA standards). After we purchased the ring the diamond was removed from the setting and sent to GIA’s lab in New York city for an accurate assessment of quality. Sure enough when GIA returned the diamond and report plus an invoice of $120.00 USD not including two way shipping/insurance fees, it was determined to be a K colour. Everyone is entitled to an opinion but not everyone’s opinion is accurate despite official looking fancy documents. It’s a good idea to always get a qualified 2nd opinion from a Graduate Gemologist who is familiar with GIA’s uncompromising standards when you’re buying a significant diamond. Ignoring the appraisal and incorrect certificate, this is a great looking ring. Made from 18 karat white gold the cushion shaped halo design contains 52 small round brilliant cut diamonds adding approximately 0.50 carats of additional SI-H bling. The size 5 ring weighs 4.2 grams and can be adjusted in size by our onsite goldsmiths in just a day or two. We feel a competitive replacement value for insurance coverage would be $6200.00 (not $13350.00). The October 2017 GIA certificate is included along with the Glacier Fire booklet, Canadian diamond certificate and appraisal. As an estate item in excellent condition we have priced this ring at $4960.00 CAD. Stock #e10793.


June 1, 2018

Platinum 2.26ct. diamond & garnet Art Deco dinner ring $4,760.00 CAD. e9263

e9263 art deco diamond demantoid andradite garnet ring platinumOne look at this ring and you’ll understand why estate jewellery can be so exciting. You never know what sort of exotic rare item may turn up in our ever changing estate department. This is a good one. From overall design and condition to the high quality diamonds with small accent green garnets, this is a very special item. If you’re a little bit familiar with garnet you know that they usually occur in a reddish brown colour. While dark reddish brown is the most common hue it’s possible for garnet to come if every colour of the rainbow (except blue). The yellowish green variety in this ring are the most rare and are almost never seen or used in modern jewellery. e9263 platinum art deco demantoid andradite garnet ring Demantoid-Andradite as they are known were occasionally seen in Art Deco designs like this from the 1920s. Demantoid is one of the rarest gems in the world. They were discovered in the Russian Ural mountains in the mid to late 1800s. They are quite unique not only because of the rich colour they possess but by the high refractive index and dispersion they exhibit. In fact they are more dispersive than even a diamond. With dwindling supply and the turn to communism by Russia the mysterious green garnet became less popular. Although most of the 22 square and trapezoid cut examples in this ring are well worn, scratched and chipped you can instantly recognize how special they are. When we received this ring one stone was missing. We couldn’t find a matching example anywhere so we ended up custom cutting a green tsavorite garnet that matches okay but lacks the high refractive index thus appearing a little more see through. The rest of this ring is just plain old high quality Art Deco design typical of the era. 32 bead set European cut diamond of VS-G quality supply approximately 2.26 carats of antique bling. Beautiful filigree, milgrain and hand engraving are details you won’t see in modern jewellery.e9263 platinum diamond art deco demantoid andradite garnet ring Thankfully the original maker of the ring decided to use platinum. Platinum is the most durable of all the precious metals used in jewellery. Despite being close to 100 years old the ring is in great condition showing almost all its original features. The size 6.75 ring weighs 7.5 grams and can be adjusted in size if required. It’s an incredible ring that is ready to sparkle for the next 100 years. Estate priced at $4,760.00. Stock #e9263.e9263 demantoid andradite garnet diamond art deco ring

 

 


May 17, 2018

1.05ct. tw. oval halo diamond engagement/wedding ring set $3,290.00 CAD. e11019

Halo style engagement rings are still some of our top selling designs and lately oval diamonds are seeing quite a bit of interest. Don’t wait too long if you’re interested in this one because I don’t think it will last before someone else agrees. The 4.8 gram, 2 piece sleeve design is only a couple years old and comes with a June 2016 appraisal from W.J. Shaw Jewellers of Orillia. Although Shaw Jewellers have since closed shop this ring is a small part of their history. The centre oval brilliant cut offers an interesting alternative to a round. They cost a little less and often look bigger with the extra length the shape brings. Looking at the I1-F centre stone you’d swear it was much larger than our estimated weight of 0.70 carat. 72 additional small diamonds of VS-SI-FG quality are set throughout the ring set. I’ve always liked sleeve design wedding rings especially for a light weight engagement ring. They always stay perfectly lined up, they offer a balanced symmetrical appearance and they protect the engagement ring. The set measures a size 6 and can be adjusted up or down a little. It’s a more complicated procedure to adjust the size but it can be done. You can always slide them apart if you like wearing the engagement section alone once in a while. The appraisal supplied by Ontario Gemological Service suggests an appropriate retail replacement value of $8,450.00 for the set. We feel a more appropriate value based on a more competitive retail pricing model is more like $4,700.00. As a hardly worn, excellent condition set we have them estate priced at $3,290.00 CAD. Stock #e11019

SOLD


April 15, 2018

1.26ct. tw. SI1-I diamond halo ring 18 karat $4813.00 CAD. e11067

This scalloped edge halo ring has always been one of our favorites. In fact it’s been a favorite even before everyone started calling them halos. 10 years ago it was part of a brand new vintage inspired line of engagement rings out of New York. We even featured this style ring in our yellow pages advertising for a few years. While we no longer spend any money advertising in the yellow pages the ring continues to be one of our most beloved designs. The scalloped edge is much more interesting and softer than a sharp edged square frame. The 62 small brilliant cut diamonds are pave set in the frame in a wave format adding to the intrigue. In total, 90 tiny diamonds contribute 0.26 carats of very good quality SI-HI sparkle. The centre diamond weighs exactly 1.00 carat, is of SI1 clarity, “I” colour and average cut. As seen through this photomicrograph a small dark inclusion at 11 o’clock just outside centre sets the grade. Notice how much nicer a properly graded SI1 looks. At Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers we have experienced GIA trained diamond graders and Gemologist to assist you with any questions you may have about diamond grading and evaluation. We love to demonstrate all aspects of diamond grading to anyone interested in learning more about them. The ring is brand new never worn. One of our favorite things to do at BLJ is remounting  previously experienced estate diamonds into new jewellery items. It’s a great way to stretch your jewellery budget. Save a ton of money on a large diamond and get a new setting with fantastic style without compromise. The 3.4 gram ring has been crafted from premium 18 karat white gold palladium alloy. Palladium alloy offers better resistance to corrosion and chemicals while offering a superior white colour. “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 been doing at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers in the same downtown Barrie location since 1958. This half new half estate ring is priced at just $4813.00 CAD. Stock #e11067.

SOLD


April 5, 2018

1.11ct. I2-J transition cut GIA certified 1.36ct. tw. 14kt. $4400.00 CAD. e10886

Before the modern round brilliant cuts geometry had been fully perfected in the 1930s, transition cuts bridged the gap when the industry was moving away from manufacturing Old European cut diamonds. Transition cuts look a lot more like a European cut than a modern diamond. Typically they have large culets, smaller tables, prominent bezel and pavilion main facets. These characteristics definitely give them unique optical properties. Our latest estate diamond just returned from The Gemological Institute of America for certification. The full document is available online here. On paper you may dismiss this stone without consideration due to the I2 clarity grade. This is not the typical I2 you’d encounter with one of those optimistic sales geared appraisals commonly seen. While certainly not without significant inclusions this diamond is still very attractive. With a stone only price of $3200.00 it represents fantastic value for a diamond weighing well over 1 carat. We selected a brand new 14 karat white gold Canadian made ring to showcase the vintage diamond. The old fashioned split claw design definitely contributes to the antique look. 14 bead set small diamonds on the shoulders add 0.25 carats of SI-GH sparkle. The 3.2 gram setting measures a size 6 1/2. It can be adjusted up or down as required by one of our onsite goldsmiths. Blending old and new is one of our favorite things to do at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. You can feel good about wearing a beautiful repurposed diamond and getting a high quality new setting at a great price. Complete ring is estate priced at $4400.00 CAD. Stock #e10886.

SOLD


January 20, 2018

18kt. 1.01ct. VS2-L (1.36ct. tw.) diamond ring 3.5gr. $4970.00 CAD. e11270

We understand the frustrations other jewellers must feel with the proliferation of online competition. If you’re trying to sell jewellery using traditional methods and margins you don’t have a chance. High rent, high markups and an ever increasingly informed consumer will be the undoing of any store that isn’t nimble and efficient. After 60 years of doing business from our building at 52 Dunlop Street West in Downtown Barrie we know quite a bit about being efficient. Did you know mall rents can exceed $300.00 per square foot in large urban areas and that doesn’t include the significant commission paid to the landlord based on gross sales. This means a 3000 square foot store can have monthly rent payments of over $80,000! Owning our own building gives us an easy advantage over most as our monthly rent has been zero for decades. The knowledge acquired by many years of experience buying/selling diamonds by our certified diamond graders and gemologist mean we know diamonds better than anyone. Our large estate inventory of loose and mounted diamonds is far better priced than anything new, including online retailers. Our latest diamond ring offering is this knockout combination of estate diamond with brand new setting. The setting has never been worn or used before. 18 karat white gold weighing 3.3 grams, bead set with 28 small round single cut diamonds of SI-HI quality. The centre diamond came to us when it was recently traded for a larger diamond in a custom made ring from Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. This very good cut diamond measures 6.53mm x 4.02mm and weighs 1.01 carats. Many 1.00 carat diamonds of very good cut look much smaller with diameters of only 6.2mm or so. Compared with our certified Gemological Institute of America (GIA) master diamonds the colour was determined to be a slightly warmer L. Looking at it in a typical viewing situation it shows a very slight tint. Its sparkle and dispersion resulting from a very good cut overpower the slightly softer colour. Medium to strong blue fluorescence as seen in this photo help to cancel some of the complimentary faint yellow tint. The clarity of the diamond is a solid VS2. Only a couple of small white crystal inclusions can be resolved with strong magnification in dark field illumination. To a naked eye these small marks at 11:00 are impossible to resolve.  If you’re reading this post the internet brought you here. While you’e online have a look around, we’re confident you’ll not find a better value anywhere. Most jewellers tell you to avoid the dark world of “e-tailors”. Online research can be a great source of knowledge. The internet isn’t going anywhere. Have a look around then contact us. We can and do compete; we’ll exceed any offering from online diamond vendors. This finished ring is available for only $4970.00 CAD. Stock #e11270.

SOLD


January 8, 2018

1.01ct. I1-H GIA certified 18kt. halo ring (1.25ct. tw.) $4669.00 CAD. e11068

Take a bright 1.01 carat GIA certified 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 that has been one of our most popular, you’ve got it for significantly less compared with all new. The estate centre diamond measures 6.35mm diameter nicely filling the diamond halo frame setting. An I1 clarity with H colour and good cut provide a significant look without breaking the budget. Scattered twinning wisps with a few small white feather inclusions set the clarity grade but aren’t distracting and do little to adversely affect the brilliance. A very nice H colour is considered next to colourless. A good overall cut grade allows the rainbow of dispersion to dazzle any observer. Because it has been graded by the Gemological Institute of America you can count on an accurate non biased opinion of quality that won’t be questioned. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers are proud to offer GIA certified diamonds on many of our new and estate inventory. The February 2010 GIA dossier report can be seen online here. 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 3.0 gram ring is brand new and unworn 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. The ring has been cast from premium quality 18 karat palladium alloy white gold. Palladium alloy offers better resistance to corrosion and chemicals while offering a superior white colour. “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 strive for at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers for close to 60 years. This half new half estate ring is priced at just $4669.00 CAD. Stock #e11068.

SOLD


January 1, 2018

0.81ct. VS1-F transition cut diamond solitaire ring 2.2gr. 14kt. $ 4515.00 CAD. e11324

Is a return to basics coming back to engagement ring design? The halo style has been the favorite for the past few years. Round, cushion and now oval shaped halos are very popular, but the traditional round solitaire setting has been showing a resurgence in popularity lately. Nothing displays diamonds unique optical properties better than a simple 4 or 6 prong setting with a high quality, good sized diamond perched proudly on top. I’m sure our latest estate diamond was a huge hit when it was first presented to the recipient approximately 80 years ago. Today the diamond looks fantastic set in this ultra basic 14 karat white gold 4 prong solitaire of modern construction. The ring currently measures a smallish size 4 1/3 with room to be made larger if needed. The diamond is a transition cut manufactured sometime around the 1930 to 1940s. These diamonds mark a short period in time when diamond cutting technology was “transitioning” from Old European cut geometry to what today is known as the round brilliant cut. They exhibit some of the charming characteristics of antique diamonds (wider pavilion main facets, shorter lower girdle facets) and much of the optical efficiencies of excellent cut modern diamonds. The brilliance and dispersion offered by these hybrid cut diamonds is amazing. My personal opinion; when they are well cut they face up as nice or better than a modern diamond with a certified excellent cut grade. Our example weighs 0.81 carats with a strong clarity grade of VS1. The small grade setting crystal inclusion is difficult to see even with our microscope. I couldn’t capture it with any type of meaningful scale, but from this photomicrograph it’s easy to see this diamond is of very high clarity. When judged against our GIA certified master diamonds the colour grade was determined to be a F. Dimensions of 6.00mm – 6.10mm x 3.48mm give it a footprint of many modern diamonds close weighing close to 1.00 carat in weight. In style 80 years ago, in style today and likely in style 50 years from now too. Good taste and great value never go out of style. Estate priced at $4515.00 CAD. Stock #e11324.

SOLD

 


December 20, 2017

Pretty in pink. 1.28ct. tw. I1-I 14kt. rose gold halo $4585.00 CAD. e10854

If you’re secretly in love with the popular modern halo designs but still want to put your own stamp on it, how about doing it in pink gold? Of the numerous halo designs we’ve done over the years I’d estimate around 95% were made in white gold or platinum with the odd one done in a more traditional yellow gold. This 14 karat rose/pink gold creation one of just a handful we’ve done in soft tone rose gold. The American made 3.4 gram setting has a tight 9.7mm diameter halo assembled set with 16 high quality VS-GH round brilliant cut diamonds. Secured nice and low in the brand new, never worn ring is a 1.07 carat round brilliant cut estate diamond of I1-I quality with a good cut and no fluorescence. Take advantage of our large collection of estate diamonds. Start with a great value estate diamond and we’ll put it in a brand new production ring like this or let us custom make the ring of your dreams. You get unmatched savings using high quality estate diamonds and the satisfaction of getting exactly what you want in a new or custom made setting. This is the type of specialty assembly that Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers does so efficiently. We’ve been doing it at the same downtown Barrie location since 1958. So believe us when we say, Nobody does “I do” like we do. This ready to go finished ring is estate priced at an unsurpassed value of just $4585.00 CAD. Stock #e10854.

SOLD


0.78ct. SI2-G (1.63ct. tw.) engagement/wedding set 14kt. 6.9gr. $4060.00 CAD. e11101

This romantic engagement and wedding band set has been covered in delicate detail. All three faces of each ring have been hand set with a total of 95 petite round brilliant cut diamonds and accented with careful millgrain. Leaving only the tips of the four main prongs as high polished accents to the 0.78 carat SI2-G round brilliant cut center. Together the set contains 1.63 carats of SI-GH sparkle, catching the light from every angle. The made in Canada 14 karat set shows off it’s excellent quality through its impressive 6.9 gram weight. Currently the rings measure 6 1/2 with  limited room to adjust up or down. Estate price $4060.00 CAD. Stock #e11101.

SOLD


December 15, 2017

1.20ct. tw. halo diamond ring SI-GH 14kt. 4.3gr. $4270.00 CAD. e11157

What’s the secret to staying in business for 60 years in the same location. Simple really, respect your customers, always look out for their best interests, know your craft, seek out the best value and control your costs. 2018 marks our 60th anniversary in downtown Barrie and we couldn’t be happier with how things have turned out. Sure we could have opened additional locations or moved into the next trendy mall, but we like it here. Even before Bill Le Boeuf opened his doors in 1958 our building housed a jeweller. Since it was built in the 1940s there has always been a jeweller at 52 Dunlop Street West. Our latest ring showcases why we’ve been able to earn the trust and respect of generations of customers. High quality and fantastic value are always what we provide. No song and dance, no slick marketing, just quality at a great price. The estate centre diamond weighs 0.82 carats and is of a nice SI2 clarity, very good G colour, good cut, an ever so slight fluorescence and a large footprint of 6.2mm give this diamond a really big look. The brand new halo setting goes a long way to making the diamond look even larger.  The setting is made by New York based manufacturer/designer naledi. Their high quality rings feature generous weight 14 karat settings using good quality SI-GH accent diamonds. We let the factory do what they do efficiently, then we supply a great estate centre diamond and do the final assembly in house. This formula lets our customers have their cake and eat it too. On point contemporary style along with a truly great price isn’t necessarily exclusive to Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers but 60 years experience, low overhead and an incredible staff of the best in the business give us a huge advantage.   The ring is ready to go in a finger size 6 1/2. If you need it custom fit our team can have it adjusted in just a day or two. Come in, give us a call or send us an email. See why our community has voted us Barrie’s best jewellery more times than I can remember. This estate ring is estate priced at only $4270.00 CAD. Stock #11157.

SOLD


November 25, 2017

1.23ct. tw. GIA certified custom diamond ring $3360.00 CAD. e11198

This one is nice enough to deserve 4 pictures. There’s a lot going on with this ring; it needs at least 4 photographs for you to appreciate the fine detail in the design. In its basic form it’s a simple cathedral shoulder solitaire engagement ring. Above the halfway point it’s covered with 46 expertly bead set small round brilliant cut diamonds of very nice VS-H quality. On both vertical sides and across the top of the shoulders these little diamonds give it the fully dressed look with sparkle to spare. For me it’s the fine milgrain detail separating the three distinct rows of diamonds that makes this ring so attractive. The 6.2 gram 14 karat white gold custom made ring measures the average lady’s finger size of 6.5. Our onsite goldsmiths can complimentary adjust the size as needed in just a day or two. The centre diamond measures 5.85mm diameter and is certified by the GIA as weighing 0.81 carats of SI1-L quality with a very good cut. Always make sure the diamond you are considering is GIA certified or comes with a money back guarantee. There are many diamonds out there and many are incorrectly graded. With a Gemological Institute of America report you can be confident your diamond has been graded with an impartial opinion by an organization who do not have an interest in the sale. The GIA report on this diamond can be seen here. This ring is in like new condition showing almost no wear. The milgrain detail, bead work, claws and shank edges are still very crisp and sharp. A high end designer ring like this could easily sell for $2500.00 to $3000.00 not including the centre stone. The entire ring is estate priced at just $3360.00 CAD. Stock #e11198.

SOLD

 


November 22, 2017

Custom 0.59ct. VS2-H diamond & sapphire ring 14kt. $3010.00 CAD. e9906

e9906 custom diamond and sapphire ring 14 karat 001You can usually tell a hand made ring from a production piece simply by its weight in the palm of your hand. They are almost always made generously, ensuring they will last a lifetime and longer. This hand carved, one of a kind ring is made from a substantial 7.5 grams of bright white 14 karat gold. Its been carefully accented with delicate hand engraving, a near extinct art form that’s rapidly being replaced by CAD and 3D printing technologies. The impressive piece of craftsmanship features very high quality princess cut sapphires and 0.22 carats of VS-FG princess cut diamonds. The centerpiece is a 0.59 carat round brilliant cut diamond of VS2-H quality that is accompanied by an accurate Stuller Diamond Grading Analysis report. Estate price $3010.00 CAD. Stock #e9906.e9906 custom diamond and sapphire ring 14 karat 002

SOLD

 

 


November 15, 2017

Tanzanite & diamond ring 1.97ct. total weight 18kt. gold $3,920.00 CAD. e9282

e9282 Tanzanite and diamond ringWe’re up to our old tricks again, turning something old into something new. This excellent quality dark violet/blue Tanzanite came to us in a less than inspiring gents ring. The two shoulder diamonds were matched from our extensive inventory of loose estate stones. Over the past 60 years we’ve created countless custom designs, but the traditional trinity style is one of our favorites and most popular. Abstract and unusual are interesting for a while but a classic look stands the test of time. Our clients and customers must be of similar opinion because combinations like this always sell through. When made up from excellent quality estate components the outstanding value is obvious.e9282.1 Tanzanite and diamond ring For this ring we’ve used over 3 grams of premium 18 karat white gold. The shoulder diamonds weigh a combined 0.96 carats and are of very good SI1 clarity, I colour with very good cut. A 6mm 1.01 carat round faceted natural Tanzanite is the centerpiece. This rare and exotic gem is only found in Tanzania Africa and the single source isn’t going to last forever. The finest Tanzanite colour approaches that of the best Burmese sapphire but at only one tenth the cost. We’ve made the ring in average size 6 1/2. One of our onsite goldsmiths can adjust the size up or down in as little as one day. Estate priced at $3,920.00. Stock #e9282.

 


November 10, 2017

2.08ct. tw. SI-G emerald/princess cut diamond ring $4200.00 CAD. e11011

If brilliant cuts best resemble kaleidoscopes, step cuts are best compared to a hall of mirrors. Not the kind that conjure up images of tacky fun houses at travelling carnivals; think instead of the much buzzed about Infinity Mirrors art installation by Yayoi Kusama. The shallow rooms create worlds that stretch on forever, engulfing the visitor in something that feels like another universe. Step cut diamonds create a similar affect as their rectangular facets shrink towards the culet. Gaze into one for too long and you get the impression of a long passageway of white and spectral flashing light. This unique brilliance is a glassy meditation that is tripled in our robust estate ring. The 1.33 carats of VS-SI-FG emerald cuts are proudly and securely set into 5.4 grams of sturdy 14 karat white gold. To help bring out the unique quality of step cuts the trio has been shouldered with 0.78 carats of geometric princess cut diamonds. The 6 graduated SI2-I1-GH quality diamonds round the total carat weight of the ring up to 2.08 carats. The excellent condition blingy ring currently measures a finger size 8 1/4 with some room to adjust. Accompanying the ring is a Gem Scan Laboratories Certificate of Evaluation that lists a rather optimistic replacement value of $12,000.00 CAD. Our idea of a competitive replacement value for the ring is $6000.00, our estate price is just $4200.00 CAD. Stock #e11011.

SOLD


October 20, 2017

20.50ct. tw. aquamarine & diamond ring 15gr. 18kt. $3150.00 CAD. e11009

Most people know Aquamarine is the birthstone for March but did you know that aquamarine is in the same mineral family as emerald; beryl. Unlike emeralds which most often form heavily included, aquamarine forms mostly eye clean. That crystal clarity paired with its greenish blue to blue colour range and high sparkle form its name. Aqua is Latin for water and marina means “of the sea”, looking into the cool depths of this 20 carat natural aquamarine you can almost hear waves lapping on a white sand beach. The impressive emerald cousin has certainly been given the recognition it deserves in this one of a kind hand made ring. Solidly constructed from 11 grams of top quality 18 karat white gold the 21.45mm wide statement ring was made to turn heads. Shouldering the aquamarine are geometric stepped platforms pave set with 0.50 carats of lively VS-FG round single cut diamonds. Weighing in at an impressive 15 grams the red-carpet-ready ring measures finger size 9 with room to adjust. Accompanied by a Gem Lab 2008 Appraisal Report stating a retail replacement value of $6150.00 CAD. Our idea of an appropriate replacement value is a slightly more competitive $4500.00. Our estate price of $3150.00 CAD represents a hard to beat value. Perfect condition, hardly worn with original white rhodium finish fully intact. Stock #e11009.

SOLD


September 24, 2017

Simon G MR2173-D 0.94ct. tw. diamond ring 18kt. $3250.00 CAD.

e8965 Simon G MR2173-D 0.71ct.I suppose stranger things have happened but this is the second Simon G MR2173-D diamond ring show up in our estate department in less than 1 month. This time the 18 karat white gold setting contains a bright white very good cut G colour round brilliant cut diamond with an I1 clarity. Measuring over 5.7mm diameter this 0.71 carat diamond looks larger than the actual weight suggests; especially when perched on the very thin and delicate diamond set shank. 14 small high quality VS-FG round diamonds appear as if they’re floating on the band. Each shoulder diamond is secured with 4 tiny claws covering only what is required to keep them in place. On a smaller finger the effect is quite stunning. The ring weighs 2.1 grams in the current size 5. MR2173-D has a suggested retail price of $1788.00 CAD without any type of centre stone. To get a finished Simon G ring that looks this good for only $3250.00 CAD makes for excellent value. The ring appears unworn and still carries the original factory rhodium finish. We are privileged to have Simon G as our premium designer brand. Their unique designs are manufactured with only top quality components like 18 karat gold and platinum. They only use VS-FG diamonds for accent stones to insure lots of twinkle. More of their designs can be seen on the Simon G website. Stock #e8965.e8965 Simon G MR2173-D

SOLD


August 25, 2017

2.00ct. total weight I1-H diamond engagement set 14kt. $3728.00 CAD. e10426

If priority number one for your engagement set is blinding brilliance than you really need to stop by and try this set on. You’ll be stunned by how much bright white and spectral coloured light the 2.00 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds throw with the slightest movement. Those flashes make the I1-H quality diamonds appear virtually eye clean in person. The wedding band’s five diamonds have been thoughtfully graduated. The largest diamond in the center helps pull the eye in towards the engagement ring’s main stone. Both pieces have raised brushed shoulders to balance the brilliance of the diamonds. All told the 14 karat white gold set is very well made by Toronto based Libman & Co., yet another Canadian jewellery manufacturer who’s crumbled in todays ultra competitive market. The set weighs a sturdy 8.7 grams and currently measures a finger size 5 with room to size up. Accompanied by a 2008 Gem Scan Laboratories certificate of evaluation stating an optimistic replacement value of $6200.00 (just for the engagement ring). Our competitve estate price for the set is  only $3728.00 CAD. Stock #e10426.

SOLD


July 10, 2017

1.16ct. I2-M 18kt. white gold diamond solitaire $3360.00 CAD. e5442

In the 1930s, during the Great Depression, very few women received engagement rings and if they did they would contain only a tiny diamond. For this antique solitaire engagement ring to hold a 1.16 carat round brilliant cut diamond says a great deal about the gentleman who bought it and the position he must have held. That unheard of size (for the times), makes the lower I2 clarity and the champagne M colour completely forgivable. Even by today’s standards this diamond is quite nice considering the paper grade. As with most diamonds you really need to see them in person. The grade setting inclusions sits dead center and is mostly disguised by the diamonds warmer colour. The delicate 2.1 gram 18 karat white gold mount still retains a good amount of fine detail with its hand engraved shoulders. The ring measures an antique appropriate finger size 5 with room to adjust. Estate price for this roughly 85 year old ring, $3360.00 CAD. Stock #e5442.

SOLD


June 29, 2017

0.79ct. I2-E very good cut GIA certified. 1.29ct. tw. 14kt. $4080.00 CAD. e10885

When I was being trained to become a gemologist, 5 words got drilled into my head when considering a possible clarity grade: size, shape, number, colour and location. On paper you may not think much of an I2 clarity diamond but you know what, this diamond looks really good. Those 5 words explain why certain I2 diamonds look much better than others. The small inclusions are not visible to the naked eye. The small size makes their shape merely an academic point. There are a good number of inclusions but not so many as they drastically affect the transparency. The inclusions black and white colour also makes them difficult to detect as they get lost in the brilliance from the very good cut. The dispersed locations of the small inclusions keep them from reflecting too much throughout the crystal. All things considered this is one hell of a good looking I2. The very good polish, excellent symmetry and no fluorescence dosen’t hurt the overall look either. The full December 2017 Gemological Institute of America report can be seen by clicking here. The bright 0.79 carat has been assigned a certified E colour (one grade from the absolute best!). We’ve decided to set the diamond into a brand new naledi round halo design. Their 14 karat round halo design contains 0.50 carats of additional SI1-GH sparkle. The 3.7 gram ring measures the average ladies finger size of around 6 1/2. Our onsite goldsmiths can adjust the size up or down within size or so. We can also order this setting to hold any size diamond you may already have. The setting alone is priced from $2450.00 (as shown on the naledi corporate website). This entire ring with centre GIA certified diamond is priced at only $4080.00 CAD. Stock #e10885.

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June 16, 2017

18kt. gold 1.03ct. tw. SI1-G Canadian diamond ring $3080.00 CAD. e10481

There is something our Canadian government has done that has been heralded across the world as a positive example for the treatment of indigenous peoples. In 2003 the government put the Yukon Act into effect which gave the Yukon the kind of autonomy the provinces enjoyed. The Yukon government, First Nations Council, and key First Nations groups were granted much greater control over their natural resources and land management. The Yukon was also given a revenue sharing program meaning they directly benefit from the responsible development of their resources. In 2013 the same rights were granted to the North West Territories and negotiations are on-going to implement this in Nunavut. The population of the territories is 52% First Nations, this devolution means that First Nations communities get to make decisions about how their land is used. They are responsible for the effects of mining on the environment and aboriginal governments earn a quarter of the revenue the territories collect from its resources. It’s not perfect but it was a bold first step towards undoing past injustices and has been used as a progress model in reform talks in many countries. That progress is one of the reasons that justifies the price premium associated with Canadian diamonds. This documented and certified 0.53 carat SI1-G from the North West Territories is bit more expensive than a generic diamond from other international locations. For many people the ethics associated with Canadian diamonds is well worth it. The slight premium for this diamond is quickly forgotten when you see just how pretty it is. It displays the sought after hearts and arrows pattern when view through polarized light that only an excellent cut diamond will. This Canadian diamond also happens to come from the Canadian retailer Charm Diamond Centers. The ring goes above and beyond ordinary quality. Manufactured from 2.8 grams of high quality 18 karat white gold which has been alloyed with allergy neutral palladium instead of nickle. It’s been accented with an additional 0.50 carats of high quality VS-SI-FG diamonds for a total estimated weight of 1.03 carats. As proof of the ethical origins the main diamond has been laser inscribed on the girdle with a unique serial number and is accompanied by a Certificate of Origin card. The ring currently measures a finger size 6 3/4 with some room to adjust. It’s accompanied by a July 2010 Gem Scan Laboratories Certificate of Valuation listing a replacement value $5700.00 CAD. Excellent condition and estate priced at just $3080.00 CAD. Stock #e10481.

SOLD


June 10, 2017

0.72ct. SI2-I princess cut custom solitaire 14kt. gold $3175.00 CAD. e7597

e7597 0.72ct princess cut solitaireAn exercise in simplicity. A single square princess cut diamond in a bezel setting with a flat shank solitaire setting. A clean tailored design made in Canada by T&T design Toronto. The ring measures 6.9mm wide tapering to 3.4mm. Low and out of the way the diamond sits only 4.5mm off the finger. The custom made 14 karat white gold ring weighs 6.1 grams and is made completely solid, only a small opening behind the diamond was left for easier cleaning. If you’re not one for the latest trend of halo clusters and diamond embellished settings this could be one to consider. The centre princess cut diamond weighs just under 3/4 of a carat with a good SI2-I quality and a good cut. This ring is only 1 year old and is in perfect condition. A simple rhodium plating after sizing and it would be indistinguishable from new. Any flat edge wedding ring or anniversary ring will fit perfectly. No need to buy an expensive matching ring when the time comes. Estate priced at $3175.00. Stock #e7597.e7597. 1 princess cut solitaire

SOLD


April 20, 2017

0.82ct. tw. halo engagement ring SI2-E 14kt. $3075.00 CAD. e10847

Take a bright 0.56 carat SI2-E 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 5.3mm diameter nicely filling the diamond halo frame setting. An SI2 clarity with E colour and very good cut may just possibly offer the best sparkle vs. cost ratio out there. The SI2 clarity looks perfect without magnification although there is a small white feather in the 3:00 o:clock position just inside the table border. An E colour diamond offers a discount over a perfect D but looks the same once set. 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 and unworn 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 half new half estate ring is priced at only $3075.00 CAD. Stock #e10847.

SOLD


March 10, 2017

14 karat white gold sapphire & diamond dinner ring $4340.00 CAD. e770

Now this is a ring with a little history. My dad sold this ring new over 40 years ago to a local lady who wore it proudly only for special events. Sadly she passed away a while back but before she did she gave us the opportunity to purchase it as she didn’t live the life style any longer to wear it very much. This ring has a hard to find high quality emerald cut blue sapphire weighing approximately 2.10 carats surrounded by two rows of round brilliant cut diamonds (36 in total) weighing 1.50 carats. The sapphire is a beautiful medium to dark cornflower blue colour with excellent clarity and the diamonds are also of excellent quality VS-FG. This ring weighs 8.1 grams and is in like new condition because it was a very cherished piece only worn when the occasion warranted. A little bit of Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers history goes with this piece. It is estate priced at $4340.00 CAD. Stock #e770.

SOLD

 


March 1, 2017

One of a kind hand engraved engagement set $3150.00 CAD. e6342

OK he had his chance. We custom made this ring for a customer last November and he never came in to pick it up. His loss may be your gain. This is a one of a kind 14 karat white gold solitaire containing a 0.70 carat SI1-J round brilliant cut diamond. The traditional flat shank has been expertly hand engraved on all sides by the finest hand engraver in Canada. The detail really does need to be seen to be fully appreciated. The 2 piece set is priced at $3150.00 CAD. Stock #e6342.

SOLD


February 27, 2017

0.91ct. VS2-H GIA cert. cushion halo 1.50ct. tw. $4200.00 CAD. e10524

A well made engagement ring is nothing without a deserving diamond to crown it and none are more deserving than a GIA certified center. The Gemological Institute of America is the golden standard for diamond grading and a report issued by them is your assurance of getting an accurate, independent unbiased 3rd party opinion. A GIA certified diamond above an SI2 clarity grade can be confidently purchased site unseen from anywhere in the world. This particular cushion cut is an eye clean VS2 clarity and near colourless H with very good polish, excellent symmetry and no fluorescence. The 5.50mm x 5.28mm x 3.69mm slightly rectangular cushion shape weighs 0.91 carat. The full GIA certificate can be seen online here.The ring that houses it is custom made  of excellent quality. Made from 3.8 grams of robust 14 karat white gold and 0.595 carats of very well cut VS-SI-GH round brilliants. Those additional diamonds make for a perfect total estimated weight of 1.50 carats and wrap gracefully around the halo top, sides and over half way down each shoulder. As an extra treat for the wearer the solidly built undergallery is graced by two top quality cornflower blue sapphires. The well made, carefully designed engagement ring currently measures a petite finger size 5 with some room to size up. Estate price $4200.00 CAD. Stock #e10524.

SOLD


February 15, 2017

18kt. white gold 1.64 carat emerald & diamond ring $3850.00 CAD. e9831

e9831 1.64ct. emerald 0.55ct. tw. diamond ring 18kt. white gold 003Most emeralds you encounter are cut to be very thick and deep. This allows gems with a weaker colour to become more saturated. This 1.64 carat emerald had the exact opposite problem; it’s colour was so deeply saturated it had to be cut a little thinner than normal to avoid the colour becoming too dark. The stone still ended up being slightly more saturated than you normally see. It almost resembles the vivid colour of created synthetic emeralds. Unlike the crystal clear look of a created emerald, inclusions that are visible with the naked eye are the norm for natural gems (especially emeralds). Eye clean, high quality natural emeralds of this size can cost up to $10000.00 and are incredibly rare. With that in mind this emerald has good clarity showing evenly dispersed “jardin” with large areas that are eye clean. To really set off the deep green the ring also features a rectangular halo of 20 scintillating VS-IJ round brilliant cut diamonds totalling an estimated weight of 0.55 carats. The ring is made from high quality 18 karat white gold in a finger size 6. Our on site goldsmiths are able to adjust the finger size up or down in just a day or two. The ring weighs 4.6 grams and is accompanied with an insurance appraisal from 1993 valuing the ring at a slightly optimistic $10360.00 CAD. Our estate price $3850.00 CAD. Stock #e9831.e9831 1.64ct. emerald 0.55ct. tw. diamond ring 18kt. white gold 005

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January 30, 2017

1.58ct. tw. I1-H “Celebration Grand” Canadian diamond $3735.00 CAD. e10596.

People’s Celebration Grand is so named for what they claim to be a 14% increase in the diamonds spread or footprint compared to other diamonds. A quick check of the diamonds dimensions indicate that it has the 61% depth percentage, which is standard for a very good to excellent cut diamond. I suppose in comparing it to average and poorly cut diamonds it would have a 14% larger footprint, but not compared to diamonds cut to proper round brilliant standards. Many jewellery retailors neglect to touch on a diamonds cut grade, as consumers seldom ask about this mysterious 4th of the 4Cs. By focusing their sales pitch on clarity, colour and carat weight instead they can save cost with average cut grades. Cut is just as important as any other characteristic and anyone shopping for a round brilliant diamond should spend equal energy educating themselves on that C as they do the other three. Slick marketing aside this is an excellent cut diamond and beautiful ring! It’s been cut to Hearts and Arrows standards and has had a Firetrace light analysis done to determine its level of brilliance, scintillation, and dispersion. As proof of the power of a good cut, the 0.58 carat diamond hardly shows its I1-H quality. It shows much cleaner and whiter to the unaided eye thanks to all that brilliance! The diamond is also of Canadian origin with a laser inscription across its girdle as proof of pedigree. The centre diamond is accented by an additional 1.00 carat of I1-HI accent diamonds all set into a robust 5.9 gram, 14 karat white gold halo engagement ring. The ring is equipped with a permanent ring guard that hugs the finger, preventing the top heavy ring from rolling over. Accompanying the ring is its original Peoples box and a 2014 Gem Scan Laboratories Firetrace report, diamond grading report, certificate of Canadian authenticity, and an estimated retail replacement value of $5300.00. The ring is currently listed on Peoples website for $5335.20. Our estate price $3735.00 CAD. Stock #e10596

SOLD


January 3, 2017

1.01ct. SI1-M 14kt. gold & platinum ring $3220.00 CAD. e7423

e7423 1.01ct SI1-M 18kt plat ringWith estate jewellery it’s still possible to get a really great looking 1.00 carat diamond ring for around $3000.00. As an added bonus this particular ring was made in Canada. Constructed of 14 karat yellow gold with  platinum and enhanced with 10 brilliant cut accent diamonds running down the shoulders. Have a close look at the shoulder diamonds. They are set horizontally like a flight of stair steps, they are all facing straight up.e7423.2 1.01ct SI1-M 18kt plat ring The centre diamond measures approximately 6.2mm diameter of average cut and SI1 clarity with a M colour. The ring was made in Toronto and is of current design. The ring is in perfect condition looking brand new. Measuring a finger size 5.5 this ring should fit the average young ladies finger. Estate priced at $3220.00. Stock #e7423.e7423.1 dia solitaire 1.01ct SI1-M 18kt platinum

SOLD


November 27, 2016

1.34ct. total weight 18kt. halo diamond ring 5.1gr. $4025.00 CAD. e10565

We always have hundreds of estate diamonds at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. We often use them in combination with brand new jewellery of our own design or ready to set creations from other international suppliers. This 18 karat white gold halo design is a great example of a very popular style; it’s new and unworn. The New York manufactured ring is bead set with 30 small round brilliant cut diamonds of SI-GH quality that total 0.39 carats in weight. The antique European cut centre diamond comes from our large estate collection. Measuring 6.25mm (average diameter) x 3.72mm the 100 year old stone fit perfectly into the brand new setting. The antique European cut diamond suits the vintage inspired halo design quite well. A clarity of SI2 with a slightly warmer L colour helps to keep the price within reach despite the abundant sparkle and premium 5.1 grams 18 karat white gold/palladium alloy setting. Dollar for dollar it’s going to be pretty difficult to get more bling than this combination of antique estate diamond with brand new setting. Halo designs in all their many forms are still one of the most popular choices for engagement rings and right hand rings. Estate priced at $4025.00 CAD. Stock #e10565.

SOLD


November 22, 2016

1.12ct. I1-K diamond ring 14 karat gold 3.2 gr. $3480.00 CAD. e10514

A microscope or even a high quality camera can reveal characteristics that are practically or completely invisible to the naked eye. White feathers in this diamond are readily apparent in this magnified picture. Their location and position close to the outside circumference make them somewhat concealable with careful claw placement. When assembled in this 14 karat white gold solitaire setting they mostly disappear to the naked eye, making the diamond look more like a SI clarity As determined by our Gemological Institute of America master diamonds the colour grade is a slightly warm K. Don’t dismiss this as a yellow stone though; it’s strong blue fluorescence actually makes it face up more like an IJ. This picture was taken under a narrow spectrum of mostly long wave ultraviolet light. The filtered light demonstrates the very strong blue fluorescence really well. It’s not trick photography, this diamond will actually glows this eerie hue when exposed to filtered UV light. Weighing nicely over one carat with a diameter of 6.75mm the diamond has great finger presence. It’s currently set in a 3.2 gram, Canadian made, 14 karat white gold ring measuring a finger size 9. One of our onsite goldsmiths should be able to adjust it to fit almost any finger in just a day or two. It’s a ring that has to be seen in person to fully appreciate; for only $3480.00 I can’t believe it looks this good. If you have a different style ring in mind the diamond is a available alone for just $3180.00 CAD. Stock #e10514.

SOLD


November 15, 2016

14kt. 3 piece wedding set 1.10ct. tw. SI1-H 15.2gr. $3360.00 CAD. e10030

e10030-3-piece-engagement-wedding-ring-set-003Most contoured bands are delicate compliments to the engagement ring they accompany. They’re typically made to match exactly or made with diamonds to contrast plain engagement ring shoulders or vise versa. Very few contoured bands do what these two do, completely change the look of the engagement ring. On its own the well made 14 karat yellow gold engagement ring is a classic take on the by-pass style. It features a very lively 0.40 carat high quality SI1-FG round brilliant cut diamond suspended between curving shoulders. Tuck the two 14 karat white gold contoured bands up against that center diamond and you have an entirely different ring. Each band features at its point one 0.25 carat round brilliant cut diamond of matching VS2-SI1-FG quality.e10030-3-piece-engagement-wedding-ring-set-002 In line with the center stone they change the focal direction of the set and draw the eye along the 0.24carat of bead set VS2-SI1-FG diamonds that adorn both bands. The contrasting high polished yellow gold and diamond studded white gold set currently measure finger size 8. The rings are accompanied by two 2009 True View appraisals listing the replacement value for the engagement ring at $3800.00 and the two contoured bands together at $3600.00. Estate price for the set only $3360.00 CAD. Stock #e10030.e10030-3-piece-engagement-wedding-ring-set-001

SOLD


November 10, 2016

1.45ct. tw. Vera Wang “Love” 3 stone diamond ring $3150.00 CAD. e10469

  I doubt there is a name more synonymous with ‘wedding’ than Vera Wang. The renowned figure skater turned designer has had a varied career designing all manner of women’s wear and dress wear for men. Her body of work is hugely overshadowed by her wedding gowns, they’re arguably the most iconic and sought after gowns in the wedding world. Her success can be summed up with the quote from the 2009 Bride Wars “You do not alter a Vera Wang to fit you. You alter yourself to fit Vera.” She’s leveraged her bridal following by extending her empire into fine china for registries and a line of decadent bridal jewellery and engagement rings. The LOVE collection is signed with a hidden blue sapphire, the original gem used for engagement as it symbolizes truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. The two princess cut sapphires hidden in this oval three stone halo are carefully tucked into the Lucida style undergallery as a secret surprise for the wearer. As with most of Vera’s work the 5.6 gram 14 karat white gold engagement ring is head turning, measuring 12.1mm wide. The 1.45 carats of sparkling SI2-I1-I round brilliant and oval brilliant cut diamonds cover most of the ring, leaving the lower portion of the shank bare for sizing. Meaning that this particular Vera Wang can be altered to fit you. Model 19751213 is in brand new condition with its bright white rhodium finish still intact and comes complete with inner and outer LOVE box, white ribbon, travel pouch, and authenticity card. Currently listed on Peoples website for $5999 on sale for $5399 our most competitive estate price is just $3150.00 CAD. Stock #e10469.

SOLD


November 3, 2016

1.55ct. tw diamond ring 14 karat gold $3003.00 CAD. e9836

e9836 1.55ct.tw. diamond ring baguette 001

The ancient Romans believed peacocks to be a symbol of immortality and resurrection as their vibrant feathers never fade or lose their luster. The shockingly beautiful bird has been an obsession for artists all over the world in all artistic mediums for centuries. Even so, it was surprising to find those iconic tail feathers represented with 1.00 carat total weight of baguette and marquise cut diamonds. A rather subtle interpretation for such iridescent plumes as the high quality VS-H diamonds throw mostly white flashes with narrow slivers of refracted rainbow light. The eye spots or Ocellus of the feather have been represented here with marquise cut diamonds securely bezel set as the center piece of each 8.5mm wide shoulder. Not to be overlooked the center piece of the 5.3 gram ring is a 0.55 carat I1-H round brilliant cut diamond set proudly between those elaborate feather shoulders. The 14 karat yellow gold ring has had its top half rhodium plated to accentuate the brilliance of its 1.55 carats of diamonds. Estate price $3003.00 CAD. Stock #e9836.

SOLD


October 28, 2016

0.98ct. SI2-G GIA certified princess cut in platinum $4410.00 CAD (for the set). e10052

e10052-e10053-0-98ct-si2-g-princess-cut-platinum-solitaire-002 You can’t beat the look of a traditional diamond solitaire especially when its in premium platinum. The diamond just returned (November 2016) from The Gemological Institute of America with good results on certification of 0.98 carats, SI2 clarity, G colour, good symmetry, good polish and no fluorescence. The certificate can be seen at  www.gia.edu. Given the value of the diamond we opted to spend a little more and get the full report, including a plot of the grade setting inclusions along with having a unique certification serial number laser engraved along the girdle edge.e10052-0-98ct-si2-g-gia-cert-2183011142-002 The diamond is set in a simple 4 prong platinum solitaire setting weighing 4.0 grams. In addition to the GIA certificate the ring is accompanied by an appraisal from the spring of 2004. The document accurately describes the quality of the diamond and setting. The report places a rather optimistic price of $8265.00 as a retail replacement value. As an added bonus the engagement ring comes with a simple Tiffany style 2.5mm wide platinum wedding ring weighing 4.1 grams. Both rings measure just under a size 7 and are estate priced as a set for $4410.00 CAD. Diamond and settings are available separately. Stock numbers e10052 and e10053.e10052-e10053-0-98ct-si2-g-princess-cut-platinum-solitaire-001

SOLD


October 3, 2016

3.00 carat total weight emerald cut diamond ring $4600.00 CAD. e6792

e6792 5 stone emerald cut diamond ringEmerald cut diamonds offer an interesting alternative to the many different shapes of brilliant cut diamonds available today. They show greater amounts of brilliance due to the step cut design of the facets. They are very tailored looking with their straight edges and parallel symmetry. The 5 emerald cut diamonds weigh approximately 2.35 carats combined weight and are of SI2-FG quality. Channel set down shoulders are 6 princess cut diamonds totalling 0.48 carats in weight of SI2-I1-H quality. 16 bead set small round diamonds along the shank edges make up the balance of 3.00 carats. The 18 karat white gold setting measures a size 5 and weighs 7.0 grams. The ring comes with the usual optimistic appraisal from Gem Grade suggesting a replacement value of $10400.00. We have this ring estate priced at $4600.00 CAD. Stock #e6792.e6792.1 emerald cut diamond ring

SOLD


September 20, 2016

2.38ct. total weight diamond ring 10.2gr. 14kt. white gold $3500.00 CAD. e10074

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It’s refreshing to see a ring that’s been as thoughtfully and carefully designed as this 14 karat white gold statement of a ring. The 12.6mm wide ring looks like a soldered together wedding set, consisting of an engagement ring in the middle and contoured wedding and anniversary bands on either side. In fact the ring is, and always has been one piece. The solidly constructed ring is part of a shift in tastes that’s intriguing some brides to be, opting for one larger ring in the place of a traditional set. Whether you intend to wear it for engagement purposes or as a hardy right hand ring the 1.43 carats of well cut nice quality SI-H graduated round brilliant cut diamonds will turn heads. The crowning touch is the 0.95 carat I2-J round brilliant cut diamond that tips the total diamond weight to 2.38 carats. An added surprise for the wearer is the decorative filigree inside the band, decorated with swirling ribbons and hearts. The ring currently measures a finger size 9 with some room for adjustment. Estate price $3500.00 CAD. Stock #e10074.e10074-2-38ct-tw-diamond-ring-14kt-white-gold

SOLD

 


September 3, 2016

0.97ct. I1-G Celtic solitaire $4795.00 CAD. e8249

e8249 0.97ct Celtic solitaireDiscreet Celtic design trinity knot pattern forms the slightly raised shoulders on this popular design. The brand new 14 karat white gold ring weighs 3.8 grams and was hand made in Canada by Keltica.  It showcases a very bright G colour round brilliant cut estate diamond with a strong I1 clarity. The clarity call is due to a series of scattered tiny crystals that will go unnoticed except under extreme scrutiny. Measuring 6.28mm – 6.33mm x 3.87mm this well cut diamond weighs 0.97 carats allowing a nice discount over a 1.00 carat diamond of similar quality. Buying an engagement ring like this represents a great value. New ring plus estate diamond equals a great price. Our on site goldsmiths will size this ring if the current size 6 does not fit the recipient. Estate priced at $4795.00 CAD. Stock #e8249.e8249.1 trinity knot Celtic diamond solitaire

SOLD


August 15, 2016

Custom 10.6gr. 1.50ct. tw. VS-H trillion baguette ring $3150.00 CAD. e10204

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Trillion cut diamonds are few and far between, when we do come across them they are often used as accent diamonds. This 0.41 carat trillion is one of the larger to come through our estate department in recent memory. Being a nicer SI-I quality, the unusual diamond has certainly earned its place as the center piece to this one of a kind custom made cocktail ring. The architecturally inspired ring spans a head turning 16.2mm wide. Each channel of top quality VS-H baguette cut diamonds has been tilted up, creating a kaleidoscope of bright light regardless of viewing direction. All totaled there are 31 baguette cut diamonds individually hand set into the ring for an estimated weight of 1.09 carats. The custom made ring is of course extremely solid, made from 10.6 grams of beautiful rich colour 14 karat yellow gold. With a strong shank and heavy channels this one of a kind wearable piece of art will last a lifetime. It’s outstanding value estate priced at just $3150.00 CAD. Stock #e10204.

SOLD


August 10, 2016

1.68ct. tw. SI-GH three piece set 8.4 grams $3500.00 CAD. e10100

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A wedding band can transform the look of any engagement ring and help to further express the personality of the woman who wears it. That is made doubly so when you bracket an engagement ring with two matching bands; turning a beautiful set into an eye-catching, not to be ignored, trio. This particular 14 karat white gold set measures an impressive 8.1mm wide and is covered all over with 1.06 carats of very bright high quality SI-GH round brilliant cut diamonds.e10100-3-piece-diamond-engagement-wedding-ring-set-1-68ct-tw-002 The proud center piece of this set is a 0.64 carat SI1-H princess cut diamond that presents very well worn on its own or with the two bands. The set is completely untouched, retaining its bright rhodium finish and all three measure a petite size 4 3/4 with room to adjust larger.e10100-3-piece-diamond-engagement-wedding-ring-set-1-68ct-tw-001 If you’re really looking for brownie points, set the third ring aside as an anniversary gift to commemorate your first year of marriage. The set is accompanied by individual HKD appraisals listing each band for $1740.00 CAD and the engagement ring for $5400.00 CAD. Estate price for the set $3500.00 CAD. Stock #e10100.e10100-3-piece-diamond-engagement-wedding-ring-set-1-68ct-tw-004

SOLD


July 25, 2016

BIRKS plat. diamond ring set 1.25ct. tw. VS-GH $3000.00 CAD. e10245

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These are some of the biggest baguette cut diamonds we’ve encountered. If you follow our estate inventory postings you know just how much we love baguettes when they’re used to showcase and frame a featured gem. This is the result when you assemble 7 baguettes that are the central feature. Graduated step cut baguettes assembled with geometric efficiency make for a very sophisticated and tailored look. What could possibly make us happier than showcasing an engagement ring with a conservative estimate of 1.25 carats of stunning VS1-GH baguette cut diamonds. Who better than Birks could have made such a unique statement ring from such top quality diamonds with over 7 grams of bright white platinum. The mesmerizing ring is accompanied by a narrow curving platinum band that complements without competing. The set measures a petite 4 1/4 with some room to adjust. A couple of the baguettes show a few microscopic chips on the corners but have zero effect on the overall sparkle. Included with purchase is an independent appraisal of value from Hake Jewellers of Barrie dated March 1997. Estate price for the set $3000.00 CAD. Stock #e10245.

SOLD


July 16, 2016

Custom emerald & diamond ring 1.78ct. tw. $4700.00 CAD. e9489

e9489 emerald and diamond 3 stone ringThis ring is green in more ways than one. The beautiful natural emerald in the centre is obvious but the rest of the ring is also “green”. We’ve custom made it entirely using estate and recycled components. The two good sized shoulder diamonds weigh a combined 0.90 carats and average a bright SI2-I1-HI quality. They were sourced from trade in jewellery that wasn’t very attractive and needed remodeling. The freshly cast 4.3 grams of 18 karat white gold was obtained through the recycling of some old gold. As the area’s largest buyer and seller of estate jewellery Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers contributes 100s of ounces of gold and silver back into the world supply each year. Recycling or “upcycling” of valuable gems and precious metals is great for you and even better for the environment. You feel good knowing you’ve got the absolute best value for a custom made ring. The environment benefits as no new ground was turned over mining the gems and gold in the making of this ring. It also required far less energy to produce this one of a kind cathedral shoulder style.e9489 custom emerald and diamond 3 stone ring Finding a square emerald cut emerald is a little unusual. This one is just a little off square with measurements of 5.8mm x 5.4mm. Modern emeralds are almost universally oiled to enhance their transparency and colour. This vintage example appears to have no artificial enhancements of any kind. The cool soothing medium green colour is a textbook example of a fine Columbian emerald. We have many loose stones in stock just waiting for some creative inspiration. Consider the advantages of using an estate diamond or coloured stone for your next jewellery purchase. Everyone’s a winner. This ring is estate priced at just $4700.00 CAD. Stock #e9489.

SOLD


May 21, 2016

1.42ct. I1-PQR round brilliant cut diamond $3150.00 CAD.

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If our recently sold 10.64 carat diamond wasn’t going to fit into your budget but one of those 6.2mm bargain 1.00 carats just won’t do, try this 7.45mm diameter 1.42 carat round brilliant cut on for size. You’ll be impressed by the difference in spread that extra 42 points makes, especially sat proudly atop a narrower, gently curving solitaire. Don’t let the pictures and QRS colour grade sway you. The diamond is very lively in person which helps to disguise its silvery champagne colour. Not to mention its grade setting feather, shown in high relief in this photo.e10261 1.42ct. I1-PQR round brilliant cut diamond 001 In person the inclusion blends very well to the facet pattern of the diamond, making it difficult to find unless you are specifically looking for it. The diamond looks pretty nice in person, the I1-PQR grade help keep its price point low, making it an incredible value for the 1.42 carat weight. Feel free to shop ours against any other diamond of similar stats. We don’t think you’ll find a better value than our estate price of $3150.00 CAD which includes the good quality, Canadian made 3.0 gram 14 karat white solitaire setting. Stock #e10261.e10261 1.42ct. I1-QRS 14 karat solitaire 003

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May 18, 2016

1.26ct. tw. diamond ring set VS-SI-GH 18kt. gold $3010.00 CAD.

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One guarantee with estate jewellery is that every so often you’ll stumble upon something completely different and unexpected. This high quality wedding set utilizes one of our favorite accent diamonds, the baguette cut. They are all protectively set in a continues undulating channel of 18 karat white gold. A total of 54 baguette cuts set right against one another create a stunning prism of bright white light broken up by rainbow flashes. The 0.75 carats of high quality VS-H diamonds wrap half way across each ring so that no solid shank shows during wear. As the crowning finish, the engagement ring holds a 0.51 carat round brilliant cut diamond of sparkling SI1-GH quality and excellent cut.e10255 18kt. baguette and round engagement ring 002 The engagement ring was custom made to match the existing wedding band by a Toronto designer and trade shop that Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers has had the pleasure of working with for many years. The 6.8 gram set measure a finger size 5 for the engagement ring and 5 1/2 for the wedding band. Estate price for the set $3010.00 CAD. Stock #e10255.e10255 18kt. baguette and round engagement ring 003

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April 22, 2016

Birks 18 karat yellow gold Cavelti 0.85ct. tw. diamond ring $3000.00 CAD.

e9445 Cavelti BIRKS 18 karat platinum diamond ringToni Cavelti is one of Birks most esteemed designers. A life long jeweller who’s Vancouver boutique workshop became part of the BIRKS brand when the premier Canadian luxury jewellery chain took over in 1999. Here’s a great article on Mr. Cavelti’s celebrated career from Monticristo magazine. This very well made Cavelti creation contains an estimated 0.75 carats of minimum VS-GH quality round brilliant diamonds secured in five graduated platinum bezel settings.e9445 Cavelti BIRKS ring 1 The sturdy ring is constructed from 8.7 grams of 18 karat yellow gold and platinum measuring a finger size 5 1/2 with some room for adjusting the size as required. Estate price $3000.00 CAD. Stock #e9445.e9445.1 BIRKS Cavelti 18 karat platinum diamond ring

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March 15, 2016

2.66ct. total weight diamond eternity ring (VS-SI-H) 14kt. gold $4130.00 CAD.

e8901 2.66ct. eternity ring yellow goldClients are always looking for estate eternity rings, and for good reason. They are versatile, always in style, and when they’re estate the value can’t be beat. This example is a little different than the typical claw set versions we often see. 14 karat yellow gold is refreshing to see as many contemporary eternity rings are white gold. Made in a finger size 5.5 the 4.3 gram ring could easily be made bigger by at least a size or two by simply boring out the centre a bit. The thick tall scalloped edge channel could be opened up to close a size 7 without weakening the ring. 17 channel set round brilliant cut diamonds circle the ring adding up to an estimated 2.66 carats. Each of the diamonds are well matched of very good VS2-SI1-H quality. Each diamond weighs over 0.15 carats but look much bigger with the interesting bezel/channel setting.Excellent condition looking like new the ring is estate priced at $4130.00, that’s less than $250.00 per diamond. Stock #e8901.e8901.1 scalloped edge channel set eternity ring

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March 7, 2016

0.74ct. SI2-H diamond solitaire 14 karat white gold $3150.00 CAD.

e9005 0.74ct SI2-H Jeff Walters diamond solitaireThere’s something to be said when it comes to the old saying “less is more”. Traditional solitaires like this push all the right buttons for many. In style today and in style tomorrow. Let’s face it, many people that come in looking for an engagement ring aren’t looking to reinvent the wheel. Sure you can do this style with a wide shank, a flat shank, tall setting or low setting but the basic design remains the same. This 14 karat white gold example was originally purchased at Jeff Walters Jewellers right here in Barrie. The simple 4 prong double gallery design measures the average ladies finger size 6.5 and weighs 3.5 grams. A typical production ring like this is available from virtually any jeweller. Expect to pay around $390.00 and up for something similar; the diamond size, shape, quality and price are up to you. Included is an original appraisal by Gem Review Inc. December 2010 report stating the diamond is of SI2 clarity, H colour with a reasonable assessment of $4995.00. The ring is in excellent condition needing nothing but an adjustment in size and a fresh rhodium plating to make it indistinguishable from new. Estate priced at $3150.00 CAD. Stock #e9005.e9005 0.74ct SI2-H white gold solitaire Jeff Walters

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March 5, 2016

1.30 carat total weight diamond ring 18 karat white gold $4700.00.

e8990 18kt halo 1.05ct. I1-JDiamonds are priced in US dollars then converted to the local currency they are being sold in. So finding a significantly sized, good looking diamond is becoming quite difficult with our falling Canadian dollar. The best way to combat a falling dollar when diamond shopping is to consider this combination. An estate diamond in a brand new setting. 2.3 gram 18 karat white gold halo style setting containing 40 small round brilliant cut diamonds of SI2-HI quality weighing a combined 0.26 carats. The estate centre diamond is a surprising bright I1 clarity, J colour with a good cut. This diamond faces up quite nice because the minor tint is an ever so slight grey compared to usual yellow hue most diamonds have. Measuring 6.30mm x 4.00mm the centre diamond weighs nicely over the carat mark at 1.04. Exhibiting no fluorescence is an added benefit. Buying an estate diamond in a new setting could be the best of both worlds. Big savings on the largest component of cost (the centre diamond) and contemporary styling offered by a brand new setting design. Diamonds don’t have a shelf life or a best before date. An estate diamond a few years old or 100s of years old is the same and quite often better than one that just came off the cutter’s wheel but much less expensive. So consider an estate diamond for that jewellery item you’ve been thinking of. It’s a great way to get more value for the same money. We have 100s of estate diamonds in the store waiting to be used in a new creation. The ring is ready to go in a finger size 6.5. Estate priced at $4700.00. Stock #e8990.e8990 18kt haol 1.05ct. I1-J ring

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March 2, 2016

1.13ct. SI2-L European cut diamond solitaire ring $4220.00 CAD.

e9152.2 1.13ct. SI2-L European cut solitaireEveryone knows the Canadian dollar is not too strong right now; but did you know that all diamonds are priced in US dollars making them more expensive in Canada. It’s no different than commodities like oil, wheat or steel. Even with a weak Canadian dollar an estate item like this still allows you to get a significant size diamond and keep a reasonable budget. This diamond was cut in the mid to late 1800s. Back then it would have been considered a huge diamond with a weight of 1.13 carats. 100 years ago diamonds of this size and people with the means to purchase such a luxury item were very rare. Diamonds are forever but the original ring that held the stone has long since worn out. A contemporary 14 karat white gold setting weighing 4.3 grams now secures the diamond for the next proud owner. With slightly out of round dimensions of 6.25mm – 6.50mm this stone looks quite a bit bigger than many contemporary 1.00 carat diamonds that often measure just a bit over 6mm. When compared to our GIA certified master diamonds a slightly warmer L colour was determined. Antique diamonds like this have very small table facets and taller crowns. These cutting characteristics common of the era help control softer colour grades with more dispersion making them look a grade or two better.e9152 1.13ct. SI2-L European cut The “eye clean” SI2 clarity means the diamond has no visible inclusions unless viewed with some form of magnification. The size 6 solitaire can be easily sized bigger or smaller by one of our on site goldsmiths in as little as a day if necessary. Polished up looking brand new but with a unique sparkle only possible from an antique European cut diamond. Estate priced at $4220.00. Diamond available separately for $3870.00. Stock #e9152.e9152.3 1.13ct. SI2-L European cut solitaire

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February 22, 2016

Antique 18 karat gold sapphire and diamond ring $3500.00 CAD.

e8708 antique sapphire and diamond ringWhen it comes to the most asked for colour in gem stone rings the most popular is blue. Red, green, yellow and all the other colours don’t even come close. Of the various shades of blue sapphire available this antique example contains some of the highest quality around. The colour is not the typical dark inky blue/black shade that is commonly found today. Dark colour sapphires that are almost opaque blue/green or blue/black are usually worth only around $100.00 per carat and are dull and not pretty to look at. The sapphires in this 6.1 gram, 18 karat yellow gold antique ring are bright and lively with a colour that comes close to the coveted cobalt blue that is the most cherished when it comes to sapphires. The antique Swiss cushion cut sapphires are estimated to weigh a combined 2.50 carats. Being well over 100 years old the ring shows some signs of use. The original outside claws have worn thin and have all been rebuilt. The 5 sapphires have minor scratches and some small chips along the crown facet junctions and girdles. Measuring a finger 9.5 this ring will fit a larger finger. Beautiful hand engraved details can be found along the gallery and shoulders. 5 old mine cut diamonds from the mid 1800s are set among the sapphires and are estimated to weigh 1.00 carat in total. All the diamonds are nicely matched of SI clarity and I colour. All gemstones in the ring appear to be original. Not a replaceable item. Estate priced at $3500.00 CAD. Stock #e8708.e8708.1 antique sapphire and diamond ring

SOLD


February 10, 2016

“I DO” diamond ring 0.71ct. VS2-EF $4994.00 CAD.

e8527.1 I DO diamond 0.71ct VS2-EFDiamonds are forever; that old saying is very true. The same can’t be said for some diamond brands. An excellent cut diamond is an excellent cut diamond. If one says Tiffany and the other says nothing they still look exactly the same. Every once and awhile a company comes along with a branded diamond trying to reinvent the wheel. Sometimes it works in the case of, Hearts on Fire, Lizare Kaplan, Canadian Maple Leaf Diamonds etc. These branded diamonds have been successful adding value with the name. Others, well not so much. The “I DO” brand of diamonds is no longer around but the diamonds they cut are forever. An excellent example is this 0.71 carat round brilliant measuring 5.76mm – 5.79mm x 3.48mm weighing 0.71 carats of very good VS2+ clarity, E colour with an excellent cut. Only the slightest trace amount of fluorescence is a added bonus. The words “I DO” along with a unique serial number have been laser engraved along the edge of the diamond. It has been set in a low four prong white gold ring weighing 6.6 grams. Eight additional high quality round diamonds have been channel set down the shoulders contributing 0.25 carats of weight. The ring comes with an original appraisal prepared by qualified Gemologist Paul Knappett from Knappett Jewellery in New Market Ontario. The high quality ring is in excellent condition refinished and looking like new. Estate priced at $4994.00. Stock #e8528.e8527 I DO diamond ring

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January 12, 2016

1.01ct I1-I “Crown of Light” diamond ring $4410.00 CAD.

Every day in this business I see or learn something new and we have never seen one of these before. This is a patented fancy cut diamond called the Crown of Light. www.crownoflight.com It can best be described as a cross between an old European cut and rose cut diamond. The tall rounded crown design is said “to retain the maximum amount of captured light by minimizing light leakage”. The diamond has 90 facets compared to 57 of a modern round brilliant cut diamond. The centre diamond weighs 1.01 carats and grades an I1-JK. The centre diamond is surrounded by the ever popular rose gold halo circle. A Four section forked shank completes the very contemporary looking setting. 88 small round brilliant cut diamonds are set throughout the setting and weigh a combined 0.55 carats of I1-HI quality. The 14 karat white gold setting weighs 6.3 grams and measures a size 5.5. The ring was purchased new in Turks and Caicos Island 2009 for $6300.00 USD. It comes with original bill of sale and two appraisals. The ring is estate priced at $4410.00 CAD. Stock #e7319.

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January 4, 2016

2.85 carat total weight pink sapphire & diamond ring $3500.00 CAD.

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Very few people know that sapphire comes in almost every colour of the rainbow, and even those colours come in a variety of hues. This estimated 1.65 carat natural pink sapphire is just a less saturated colour ruby. Ruby and pink sapphires are the same mineral, the only distinction is the colour. This pretty pink sapphire looks a little darker when being worn against the skin. It’s made even more striking by the double halo frame of 1.20 carats of marquise cut diamonds accented with 0.16 carats of round brilliant diamonds. The radiating cluster of  very nice SI-HI diamonds make a scalloped edge that give the ring its legitimate vintage look and feel. There’s no doubt it will make an impression measuring 18mm long by 17mm wide. The 18 karat white gold ring weighs in at 7.5 grams and is currently a finger size 7 1/2 with room to be sized up or down. Estate price $3500.00 CAD. Stock #e9435.

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December 28, 2015

4.34 carat eternity ring SI-I 14kt. white gold $4193.00 CAD.

e8518.1 eternity ringThere’s a time and a place for conservative understatement and then there’s a time to let loose and have a party on your finger with 124 of your little friends. In this case 124 round brilliant cut diamonds that cover the entire ring. The diamonds total an estimated 4.34 carats and are of nice SI clarity and I colour. The ring measures approximately  9.0m wide with a finger size of 8.5. Manufactured in 14 karat white gold the ring weighs 9.2 grams in total. Single row eternity rings like this have been very popular over the past few years. They are seldom seen in multiple rows for obvious cost reasons, so when a really nice estate one shows up it’s time to get the party started. Estate priced at $4193.00. Stock #e8518.e8518 5 row eternity ring

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December 16, 2015

0.95 carat total weight pear shaped engagement set $3045.00 CAD.

e8069 pear shape 0.70ct plat 18ktAt first glance this may appear to be a garden variety pear shaped diamond. Instead of the traditional gently rounded outline forming the shape it has seven distinct totally flat sides. The appraisal that accompanies the ring set describes the diamond as a “royal cut pear shape”. The diamond is said weigh 0.70 carat of SI2 clarity and GH colour. The two piece set is made from 18 karat yellow gold and platinum weighing in at a hefty 8.0 grams. Seven tapered baguette cut diamond frame the centre diamond and add approximately 0.25 carats of additional weight.  The rings come with a 15 year old receipt from Florida showing a purchase price of $4230.00. The set is in excellent condition and estate priced at $3045.00. Stock #e8069.e8069.1 pear shape 0.70ct 18kt plat set

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December 12, 2015

2.30ct. total weight VS-G diamond eternity ring 18 karat gold $3333.00 CAD.

e9539 2.34ct. tw. diamond eternity ring 18 karatThere’s not much we can’t do at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers when it comes to custom made jewellery (especially rings) but sometimes it’s the most basic designs that produce the best results. Our 58 years in business has taught us that reinventing the wheel isn’t something we need to do. Rings like this stunning eternity design are nothing new but they cover all the bases when it comes to successful, flattering and versatile design. Every one of the matching 19 round brilliant cut diamonds in this ring are sourced from trade in or recycled estate jewellery. The 18 karat white gold used in the construction is freshly refined. It was supplied from our estate gold jewellery that wasn’t suitable for resale. This formula for reusing and “upcycling” materials benefits our clients with the undisputed best value in jewellery hands down. This example gives you 2.30 carats of beautiful matching VS clarity, G colour diamonds. Each 0.12ct. diamond is secured in heavy robust shared claw settings around the entire circumference. The 4.1 gram 18 karat white gold ring measures the average lady’s finger size 6. If you think this style of ring is a little tricky to size, you’d be right. We can bore these examples out a little due to the heavy construction up a full size; but most times we’d prefer to make you a new one. We have hundreds of carats in small estate diamonds so we can make these up in any total diamond weight you have in mind. We can do yellow gold, rose gold, white gold, even platinum and we can do it for less than you’d expect. Priced separately each diamond only costs $175.00 including the setting. Go all the way with a full circle of diamonds, it’s so much more fun than half way and isn’t that what luxury is all about? We can make one up for you in a just a couple weeks. This version ready to go is estate priced at $3333.00 CAD. Stock #e9539.e9539 2.34ct. tw. 18 karat diamond eternity ring

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December 7, 2015

0.89ct. SI2-F Canadian princess cut diamond solitaire $4077.00 CAD.

e9466 0.89ct. SI2-F Canadian diamond ringIt’s literally just a simple twist on a traditional solitaire design but it sure gives this ring an entirely new style. The integrated claws are formed as a fluid extension of the shank and shoulders. It makes the ring setting super strong, low slung and comfortable. Compass heading claw positions of 12:00, 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00 provide for a “diamond” shaped outline that is quite refreshing.e9466 0.89ct. SI2-F Canadian diamond solitaire ring Contemporary and fresh looking, made in Canada using Canadian sourced gold with a Canadian diamond. The Maple Leaf brand diamond measures an almost perfectly square 5.26mm x 5.12mm x 3.90mm. A strong SI2 clarity means there are no inclusions visible without using magnification. F colour places it in the top percentage of diamonds that can be considered colourless. The 14 karat white gold ring measures a size 7.75 and weighs 3.1 grams. It can be adjusted in size up or down by one of our onsite goldsmiths in as little as one day. Excellent condition showing only minor rhodium plating wear. Complimentary sizing, rhodium plating, certificate of origin and quality are included with purchase.e9465 0.89ct. SI2-F princess cut maple leaf diamond cert Estate priced at $4077.00 CAD. Stock #e9465.

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November 26, 2015

1.40 carat European cut anniversary ring 14 karat gold $2730.00 CAD.

e9748 1.40ct. diamond anniversary ring European cut

At first glance, even without any training you can tell these are excellent diamonds. It’s a hard thing to capture in photos but all 20 throw big flashes of bright white light and disperse every colour of the rainbow. Most people would think they are modern round brilliant cuts because of how they behave but these large swaths of colour are the signature old European cut diamonds. The estimated 1.40 carat total weight of diamonds are made even more vibrant by their exceptional VS-GH quality. Their antique cutting style was most popular in the mid to late 1800s so these stones probably belonged to an older piece of jewellery that was worn out and were redesigned into this modern anniversary ring. Made from 8 grams of high polished 14K yellow gold in a finger size 8 1/2 the ring will be an exceptional reminder of the years you’ve spent together. Estate price $2730.00 CAD. Stock #e9748.e9748 European cut anniversary ring 1.40ct. 14 karat yellow gold

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November 10, 2015

1.25ct. total weight certified Canadian diamonds. 14kt. white gold $3290.00 CAD.

e99590 1.25ct. total weight Passionate Heart Canadian diamond ring 413370130015It’s hard to imagine a more desirable combination of design and ingredients than this traditionally styled 3 stone ring. Made with high quality certified Canadian diamonds from the Diavik mine North West Territories. The centre three Hearts and Arrows certified diamonds are each individually laser engraved with a H&A registered number along with a registered Canadian origin number. A slick AGI certificate details the specific diamond characteristics and quality features. AGI also have supplied an estimated appraisal value of $6750.00. This exact ring is a production model currently available at Ben Moss Jewellers for $3999.00 with lower quality SI1-SI2-H diamonds as seen here . The ring is in very good condition only needing a fresh rhodium plating to restore the pure white finish.e9590 1.25ct. tw. Passionate Heart Canadain diamond ring This example must have been a special order because it contains upgraded VS2-GH average quality centre stones. Measuring a finger size 6.75 the finished ring weighs 2.7 grams. Comes complete with original inner/outer boxes, Canadian diamond birth certificate and as mentioned the AGI report/certificate. Including a complimentary size adjustment and rhodium plating the ring is estate priced at $3290.00 CAD. Stock #e9590.e9590 Passionate Heart Canadian diamond ring Ben Moss

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November 8, 2015

Custom 18 karat 3.47 carat tanzanite and diamond ring $4550.00 CAD.

e9687.1 custom tanzanite and diamond ringWe’re being asked more and more every day to create custom jewellery for new and existing clients. It’s something we’ve been doing since 1958, but it’s part of our business we’ve really never promoted much. Here’s a custom ring we decided to make that isn’t our usual more technical sort of creation. It is more a exercise in artistic simplicity. No fancy wire filigree, no hand engraved highlights, no milgrain edges. Just a super high quality exotic tanzanite with a couple nice shoulder diamonds. The wide low dome shank measures 13mm wide gently tapering to a comfortable 8mm on the bottom. The precise hand formed bezel setting secures one of the best quality Tanzanite gems that has come through our estate department. It measures 10.9mm x 8.5mm and weighs in at a substantial 3.46 carats.e9687.2 custom made tanzanite and diamond ring We were going to leave it at that but we couldn’t help ourselves, we just had to add a little bling. Two lovely estate 0.20 carat SI-GH Gypsy set diamonds on the shoulders provide just enough twinkle to draw your eye to the fabulous violet/blue tanzanite. Made from over half an ounce of premium 18 karat white gold this is a hefty ring that feels every bit the quality piece it is. Even if a custom ring like this isn’t what we’re known for I can see more of this style coming from the minds of our talented goldsmiths. From the reactions of people who have seen it so far I know this is a style that appeals to many. Using beautiful estate components allows us to price this artistic piece very well at just $4550.00 CAD. Stock #e9687.e9687 custom 18 karat tanzanite and diamond ring

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November 3, 2015

0.72ct. SI1-I diamond solitaire 18kt. white gold $3100.00 CAD.

e8323 0.72ct SI1-I 18kt solitaireCanadian made solitaire containing a bright beautiful almost 3/4 carat diamond of SI1 clarity and I colour with a good cut. Manufacturer of this ring Libman & Co. recently when out of business after over 75 years of operation. They were a long time supplier and friend of Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers and many other independent jewellers throughout North America. Although the company is now gone many of their high quality creations will be around for generation to come. This size 5.25 LIBCO ring was cast from 3.6 grams of very white 18 karat gold, no need to rhodium plate this example. A reverse knife edge shank with straight groove running down both shoulders gives this solitaire a more unique look. The simple 4 prong setting flatters the 0.72 carat diamond that measures 5.7mm x 3.5mm and faces up much better than the “I” colour grade suggests. Included with purchase is a Gem Scan certificate of evaluation (Jan. 2012) accurately describing the diamond but placing an extremely optimistic (in our opinion) replacement value of $7400.00. This price must be considered the higher end of a theoretical retail price range, as our opinion of a more realistic retail replacement price is closer to $4430.00. We continue to ask all our current and potential customers to shop around. Compare prices and quality with ACCURATE certificates and documents. Ask questions and insist on a money back guarantee if the jewellery falls short on all the jewellers promises. This pre-owned item is estate priced at $3100.00. Stock #e8323.e8323.1 0.72ct. 18kt diamond solitaire

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October 12, 2015

1.24ct. SI1-OP very good cut diamond solitaire 14kt. white gold $3990.00 CAD.

e9464 1.24ct, SI1-OP diamond solitaireIn the well over 30 years I’ve been involved with Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers I never get tired of seeing a simple, traditional large diamond solitaire. When I was a young boy coming into the store that big diamond solitaire was like a twinkling beacon that stood out amongst all the other shiny objects on display. To this day a basic solitaire is the ring that’s going to elicit the most oohs and aahs.e9464 1.24ct. SI1-OP diamond ring The traditional round brilliant cut diamond is the most popular and expensive of any available shape. They’re also by far the most brilliant and dispersive. The extraordinary sparkle comes from how efficient they are at breaking up white light, internally reflecting it back to your eye in a rainbow of dispersion and brilliance. The key factor in achieving amazing twinkle is a superior cut with excellent transparency. The non hazy SI1 grade of this diamond and a very good cut grade allow for fantastic sparkle despite the slightly warmer hue of an OP colour grade. Some strong ultra violet blue fluorescence helps offset some of the tint helping this diamond appear much whiter than the true colour grade suggests.e9464 1.24ct. fluorescent diamond Set in a simple 2.2mm wide 14 karat white gold solitaire ring the 6.82mm diameter diamond is hard not to notice. You really don’t need to spend a fortune to get a significant sized diamond. You just need someone like Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers who understands what makes an attractive diamond and has the ability to find one for less. In like new condition the ring is scratch and scuff free currently measuring a size 6.5. Our onsite goldsmiths can adjust it up or down as required in as little as one day. Comes complete with an accurate GemScan certificate and our traditional Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers royal blue box. Estate priced at just $3990.00 CAN. Stock #e9464.e9464 1.24ct. diamond solitaire

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October 10, 2015

18 karat 1.29ct. total weight (VS-G) diamond ring 12.5 grams $3290.00 CAD

e9569 diamond anniversary ring 10mm wideIf you love jewellery designed with tailored straight lines, simple style, perfect symmetry that’s made from high quality components I’ve got a ring for you. It also wouldn’t hurt if you don’t mind a whole lot of sparkle. I’m sure this size 7 ring wasn’t made to fit a specific price point. The original owner decided to focus on high quality leaving the finished price to reflect the merit of the parts. With this theory in mind a very generous finished weight of over 12.5 grams in 18 karat white gold is the result. 3 rows of channel set diamonds are of VS clarity and a very good G colour. The 29 round brilliant and straight baguette cut diamonds combine for an estimated total weight 1.29 carats. Although basic in design the original manufacturer left just enough space between the stones so the size can be adjusted up or down without worrying about chipping a diamond. At 10mm top width this ring will look fantastic as a right hand ring or a beautiful anniversary ring. Excellent condition showing no scratches or dents. The sharp edges on the flat tapered shank are still crisp and the white rhodium finish is fully intact. Estate priced at $3290.00. Stock #e9569.e9569 wide 18kt. diamond anniversary ring

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October 1, 2015

BIRKS platinum1.32ct. total weight diamond ring $4980.00 CAD.

e9564 BIRKS 5 stone diamond ring platinum It’s BIRKS, it’s beautiful, it’s high quality, it’s traditional and it’s going to be gone before you know it. A classically styled ring like this transcends generational tastes and passing fashion trends. It appeals to everyone and is versatile enough to blend with almost any engagement ring or wedding ring. Officially it would be described as an anniversary ring but in reality it could be used as a right hand ring, engagement ring or a wedding ring. The size 7.75 ring weighs a substantial 10.9 grams in platinum. Platinum is the long established preferred metal for high quality jewellery where a white metal is desired. It’s far more durable than white gold or silver, it doesn’t tarnish, it’s hypoallergenic, it’s resistant to almost all chemicals and most importantly it is far more white than any white gold alloy. The PT 950 stamp means 95% pure platinum.e9564 BIRKS platinum ring The whiter colour is the obvious choice when you’re dealing with top quality white diamonds. BIRKS has been associated with top quality jewellery sales in Canada since the 1800s. The diamonds in this creation are in keeping with that tradition. They weigh a combined estimated total weight of 1.32 carats with a very good VS clarity, G colour and are of excellent cut. A secret little blue sapphire has been bezel set in the gallery on the centre setting.e9564 BIRKS diamond ring platinum   The substantial shank with rounded comfort fit shank is super comfortable and the extra density of platinum is a reminder of the high quality. At a size 7.75 the ring will fit the slightly larger finger, we can size it down by as much as 2 sizes if you have a smaller finger. The ring is in perfect condition, and I mean perfect. It hasn’t even been polished before, just a hot ultrasonic cleaning, a quick check over and it’s ready for your finger. Estate priced at $4980.00 CAD. Stock #e9564.e9564 BIRKS platinum diamond ring

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September 23, 2015

1.63ct. VS2-L heart shaped diamond solitaire 14kt gold $4625.00 CAD.

e8573.1 1.63ct. VS2-L heart shaped diamond solitaireYou would think with rarity comes cost and the more ordinary product would sell for some kind of a discount. Well not in the case of diamonds. The common garden variety round brilliant cut diamonds easily sell for a 20 to 50% premium over the more exotic shapes like this heart shaped brilliant cut. Measuring 7.53mm x 7.89mm x 4.75mm with a confirmed weight of 1.63 carats this is a good sized rock. The VS2 clarity grade is quite good revealing only a few tiny inclusion under microscopic examination. The L colour grade has been determined by careful comparison to our Gemological Institute of America certified master stones. The colour is definitely a little on the “warm” side but the excellent cut shows off excellent dispersion and brilliance.e8573 1.63ct. VS2-L heart shaped diamond A simple classic 14 karat yellow gold solitaire showcases the extraordinary  diamond in a five claw white gold setting. The size 7 ring weighs 2.6 grams and is in excellent condition. Estate priced at $4625.00 CAD. Stock #e8573.e8573.2 1.63ct. VS2-L heart shaped diamond solitaire

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August 5, 2015

1.00ct. total weight diamond ring VS-HI 18kt white gold $3500.00.

e9030 diamond engagement ringOh boy do we have a lot of diamond rings. Not just 10 karat gold with a mini diamond or two, I’m talking about high grade 18 karat modern design rings with significant sized very nice diamonds. This is a great example of some of the better quality rings that we have in stock. Finger size 7, 4.4 grams of 18 karat white gold set with 32 bead set round brilliant cut diamonds of the shoulders grading a high average of VS-HI. The centre diamond is a very good cut 0.57 carat measuring 5.4mm diameter of VS1-HI quality. It sits in a low (5.0mm) 6 prong double gallery setting. The less common 6 claw setting not only secures the diamond more than a 4 claw but actually makes the diamond look a little bigger.e9030.1 diamond engagement ring In like new condition the ring is likely only a few years old. The totally flat edge design will allow an almost endless selection of matching wedding ring or anniversary ring opportunities. A complimentary sizing and fresh rhodium plating is all this ring needs be the perfect engagement ring. Estate priced at $3500.00. Stock #e9030.

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August 3, 2015

0.70ct. SI1-F very good cut 14 karat white gold solitaire $3342.00 CAD.

e9466 0.70ct. SI1-F diamond solitaireI know what you’re saying; “another white gold diamond solitaire ring”. We may post these quite a bit but that’s because they’re the number one selling diamond engagement ring style and our clients love them. The design has been around for over 100 years and there’s no better way to display a well cut high quality brilliant cut diamond. You can’t hide a marginal diamond behind a cluster of distraction with this ring. It’s all right there before your eyes. This type of engagement ring also offers the most bang for the buck as the price is mostly calculated by only the value of the components. Rings like this don’t have much extra cost added due to a lot of labour hand setting dozens of small accent stones. At Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers we’re all about supplying the best value for our clients. e9466.1 0.70ct. diamond solitaire Today’s featured ring is oozing with value. Consider the components; 0.70ct. round brilliant cut diamond of strong SI1 clarity, an excellent F colour and very good cut. It measures a full 5.6mm diameter and as an added bonus it exhibits no fluorescence of any kind. The simple 14 karat white gold “tulip” setting is of solid construction with shoulders measuring 3.0mm wide. It measures a finger size 5.5 and weighs in at 3.8 grams. Our on site goldsmiths are able to complimentary adjust the size up or down as required in just a day or two. Shop the details around and I’m sure you’ll agree, it’s the best value around. Estate priced at $3342.00. Stock #e9466.e9466 diamond solitaire engagement ring 0.70ct. SI1-F

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July 30, 2015

Simon G 18kt. white gold NR109 $4200.00 CAD.

e9334 Simon G NR109All original Simon G engagement ring. It’s never been polished or refinished in any way. Just a simple cleaning was all that has been done to this ring. Simon G engagement rings are usually supplied with a sample cubic zirconia (imitation diamond) stone in the centre. Simon G prefers to have your local jeweller supply a centre stone of your choice. All the other stones are genuine diamonds of excellent VS-FG quality totalling 1.02 carats. Style number NR109 has a suggested retail price of $6463.00 CAD not including a centre diamond. The ever popular halo theme is further decorated with three rows of expertly set diamonds along the shoulders  plus 20 small surprise diamonds visible along the bottom of the European profile shank.e9334.2 Simon G NR109 Currently set up with a 7.0mm cubic zirconia in the centre that is equivalent in size to a 1.25 carat diamond. You could leave it as is or add a diamond to suit your budget. The ring shows minor wear in the form of light surface scratches and scuffs but still retains all of the original factory rhodium plating. If you wish we can size, refinish and rhodium plate to new condition for you with purchase. The ring measures a size 6.5 and is estate priced at $4200.00 CAD.e9334.1 Simon G NR109 If you like the style of this popular style Simon G ring please visit their website to see their entire line of rings and jewellery. Stock #e9334.

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July 23, 2015

1.09ct. total weight VS-HI 18kt three ring set $3640.00 CAD.

e7875 0.64ct VS-HINot quite three for one but pretty close. No need to worry about a matching wedding ring or an anniversary ring a few years down the round. It’s all set up and ready to go. The 18 karat white gold set weighs a combined 8.3 grams and contains a very good cut 0.64 carat solitaire of VS1-H quality. The two matching rings fit perfectly on each side and contain and additional 0.45 carats of good quality brilliant cut diamonds. The rings measure a finger size 6. All three rings are estate priced at $3640.00. Stock #e7875.e7875.2 three ring sete7875.1 three ring set

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July 13, 2015

Simon G diamond ring. Worn for only 1 week $4347.00.

e7650 Simon G MR 1394Gentlemen, you have a lifetime of preparation before you get en+ Add New Category gaged. So why wait until the last minute. This ring has a familiar story (at least for us anyway). Boys being boys tend to leave things to the last minute. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers assembled this ring under great pressure. In fact we had less than 24 hours to put it together before the presentation 2000 miles away the next day. After putting in some after hours work we got the high risk setting job done. A few days later we received a phone call saying the size 6.5 ring was over two sizes too large. A ring like this can not be made that much smaller. After much discussion with the client and the manufacturer it was decided to make a brand new one in a size 4.25. Now we have this less than a week worn example priced at a significant discount.e7650.1 Simon G MR 1394 Luxury designer brand Simon G produces some of the world’s most desirable engagement rings and jewellery. Model MR 1394 has a suggested retail price of $1925.00 CAD without a centre diamond. Our previous client selected an amazing 0.58 carat round brilliant cut diamond of excellent VVS2-G quality for the centre. 50 tiny hand set round brilliant cut diamonds of VS-G quality add 0.16 carats of additional bling running down the criss-cross shoulders. Even though the ring has been worn for a few days it still comes with the full Simon G warranty. It has never been sized or polished. Even the original box is included for the discounted price of $4347.00. Still a good amount of money but far less than the original price. Guys will love the box with its high intensity light, powered by 3 silver oxide watch batteries. When you open the box the light automatically comes on, focusing a spot light on the ring within. We are happy to adjust the size up or down by  a maximum of 1 size only. Otherwise please let us order a new one in the correct finger size. Stock #e7650.e7650.2 Simon G MR 1394

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July 12, 2015

2.00ct. Total Weight Diamond Ring $3360.00 CAD.

These 5 diamonds date from the mid 1800s and the ring is likely from the 1950s. The combined weight of the 5 “mine cut” diamonds is 2.00 carats all the diamonds are well matched in quality at SI calrity and an I colour. The diamond on the far left side has a chip on the crown by the bottom right claw. At some point during this rings life someone fit a hinged expandable shank to fit over a bigger knuckle. This shank is removable if the new owner does not require such a mechanism. The ring is estate priced at $3360.00. Stock #e6672.

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July 8, 2015

1.44ct. total weight diamond ring (made in Canada) $3675.00 CAD.

e9287 diamond ringBesides modern halo designs, and traditional solitaires, this ring, this exact style has been one of our best sellers. Brand new or excellent condition estate examples like this always sell through given some exposure. It was made in Canada by Libman & Company a few years ago. As such it’s of course in excellent condition. This style was offered in many different diamond weights. Our example is one of the larger configurations containing a 0.73 carat centre diamond with a very bright I1-FG quality diamond. The six generous size shoulder diamonds add an estimated 0.71 carats of I-HI sparkle. The slightly smaller finger size makes these diamond appear even bigger. Measuring a size 5.5 with a finished weight of 6.4 grams the ring is ready to go. Brushed shoulders add a contrasting finish. The flat texture can easily be polished for even more bling in a matter in minutes if you prefer a totally shiny look. Estate priced at $3675.00. Stock #e9287.e9287.1 diamond ring

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June 30, 2015

1.46ct. total weight emerald cut diamond ring $4690.00 CAD.

e9323 1.46ct. tw. three stone emerald cutClassic three stone design has been a favorite forever. Since people first figured out how to cut diamonds the three stone ring has been a great way to showcase diamonds in a manner that makes them appear a little larger yet costs way less than a single large diamond. Making a ring with 3 emerald cut diamonds poses a bit more of a challenge compared with doing the same in round diamonds. You must of course match similar clarity and colour diamonds, but you also need to find three diamonds with similar length to width ratios. Emerald cut diamonds can range from totally square to a 2:1 ratio and less than 10% of diamonds are emerald cut to begin with. With this in mind you can appreciate just how unusual and uncommon this type of ring is. Our estate ring has been crafted from 5.6 grams if 14 karat yellow and white gold in a finger size 6. The diamonds weigh an estimated 1.46 carats and a very well matched averaging VS1-G all with a very good cut and no fluorescence. Someone really did a great job making this ring and the quality shows. Our on site goldsmiths can adjust the size as required for no charge in as little as a day for you. Excellent condition showing no significant signs of wear and tear. Estate priced at $4690.00. Stock #e9323.e9323.1 1.46ct. tw. three stone emerald cut ring

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June 28, 2015

2.00ct. SI1-G diamond and amethyst antique ring $3899.00 CAD.

e6364 antique amethyst and diamond ring platinumIn the 1800s and early 1900s if you wanted a ring made from a precious white metal your choices were silver or platinum as there was not a white gold alloy developed yet. Most high quality rings were made of platinum including this ring. It contains 8 old European cut diamonds each weighing approximately 0.25 carat of very good SI1-G average quality totalling an estimated weight of 2.00 carats. The beautiful rich violet purple amethyst centre stone weighs approximately 3.00 carats and is of top quality and colour.e6364.1 antique amethyst and diamond ring platinum The complete ring weighs 7.3 grams measuring a finger size 7. At approaching 100 years in age the ring is showing some signs of worn in the form of slightly worn cluster edges but still has many decades of daily use left before it will require repair. Platinum is so durable the hand engraved gallery details are still in great shape after all these years.e6364.2 antique platinum diamond and amethyst ring Estate priced at $3360.00. Stock #e6364.

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June 13, 2015

Triple halo engagement/wedding ring 1.30ct. total weight $3220.00.

e9138 diamond halo three stoneThree stone design rings have been a popular look for over 100 years. There are a few models we do at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers today that are exactly the same as what we were doing in the 1950s when we opened our Dunlop St. store. Combine the traditional good looks of the three stone with a modern halo style and this is the result. Custom made in 14 karat white gold using 69 well matched, excellent quality round brilliant cut diamonds averaging VS2-SI1-H. The set sits quite low on the finger while still showing great detail on the gallery in the form of fine filigree work.e9138 three stone halo Trying to find a matching wedding ring can be a frustrating and expensive experience if you have a unique engagement ring like this. No need to worry though, a perfect match comes included. There’s no guessing at what the finished set will look like. The two well made rings fit together like puzzle pieces showing no gaps or spaces between the scalloped edge contours.e9138.1 diamond three stone halo The 5.2 gram set measures a finger size 6 and can be adjusted up or down 1 size by our on staff in store goldsmiths. A great looking, custom made set in like new condition with plenty of bling offering huge value. Sold as a set only for the estate price of $3220.00. Stock #e9137.

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May 28, 2015

1.19ct. total weight diamond engagement/wedding/anniversary set $4918.00 CAD.

e9174 0.76ct. VS1-F European cut diamond ringWhy wait for the 10th anniversary to finish off your set. In ten years time trying to find a perfectly matched anniversary ring might be impossible. Having one custom made is always an option; but we’ll need to borrow the original while we make the other to perfectly match. So much for the surprise then. Have a party on your finger right out of the gate while you save a bunch of money with this estate set. All three rings will give you the finished, balanced symmetrical look you can enjoy now.e9174.1 0.76ct. European cut diamond ring set This set consists of a traditional white gold solitaire containing one of the best antique diamonds we have ever had. The old European cut diamond measures approximately 5.6mm diameter and weights 0.76 carats of excellent VS1 clarity with an impressive F colour.e9174 0.76ct. VS1-F European cut diamond Two perfectly fitted wedding/anniversary rings rest on each side, containing 24 round diamonds of I1-HI quality adding 0.43 carats of additional diamond weight. The set weighs 6.3 grams and has been made to a finger size 7. e9174 0.76ct. European cut diamond ring set One of our on site goldsmiths can adjust the size up or down at no charge in as little as a day or two. The set is estate priced at $4918.00 CAD. Stock #e9174.

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May 16, 2015

18 karat gold 3.60 carat total weight diamond eternity ring SI-HI $4620.00.

e9031 diamond eternity ringImagine the skill and patience required to assemble something like this. There are 266 diamonds covering every square millimeter from the top domed surface to the flat side edges. Each diamond is averaging a very bright SI clarity with a “HI” colour. Made from over 7 grams of premium quality 18 karat white gold. Even the inside of the 7.2mm wide ring has been treated to an extra level of attention, with a decorative filigree detail. This is not however a one size fits all design. We are unable to adjust its size. If you love this ring I hope one of your fingers is close to a size 6 or you’ll just have to admire it on someone else. A ring like this is a very time consuming thing to manufacture, and as they say “time is money”. That may be true of a brand new ring but it’s not the case with this estate item priced at just $4620.00. The estate nature of this ring allows us to keep the price in line despite the many many extra hours of labour put into the design. I think the best way to get your head around the value is to divide the total price by the diamond count. This magic number is only $17.37 per diamond. That’s a ton of value for a very high quality, well made, excellent condition ring with enough bling to satisfy anyone. Stock #e9031.e9031.1 diamond eternity ring

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May 1, 2015

Exotic tanzanite/diamond ring 14kt. rose gold $3696.00 CAD.

e9187 Tanzanite  and diamond ring rose goldA lot of time and skill have gone into producing this ring. Each of the 68 small diamonds have four individual claws securing them in place. All are evenly spaced and all are level set. The shoulder settings each contain 4 marquise shape brilliant cut diamonds and two princess cut diamonds. They’re are cleverly set overlapping each other mimicking a single large oval diamond. A large fine quality oval tanzanite zoisite measuring 9.6mm x 7.5mm weighing an estimated 2.34 carats is the highlight of the ring. The slightly violet blue colour rivals the finest sapphire in hue. There is only one source on the entire planet where tanzanite can be found around the foothills of mount Kilimanjaro Tanzania Africa. Each of the diamonds is of high quality VS clarity with a GH colour and total an estimated 0.90 carats in total weight.e9187.1 Tanzanite and diamond ring The 6.1 gram 14 karat rose gold setting is in perfect condition showing no worn claws or other signs of wear. Even the tanzanite is perfect without a scuff of any kind. A dinner ring like this looks great from an angle. Even the galleries have been detailed with fine filigree work.e9187.2 tanzanite and dianond ring This ring can’t be more than a few years old. The triple halo design with rose gold is absolutely a current look perhaps even a little ahead of its time. Estate priced at $3696.00. Stock #e9187.

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April 11, 2015

1.25 carat total weight 3 stone diamond ring $3220.00 CAD.

e8835 three stone diamond ringWho says you can’t put a square peg into a round hole. Or in this case a round diamond into a square setting. Every estate item we sell has a story or at least a chapter or two. This ring originally had 3 square princess cut diamonds. A client needed a 0.70 carat princess cut for a custom ring we were doing and this ring just happened to have the right stone. So out it came. The leftover ring despite missing a centre stone was in really good condition showing little wear. After going through some of our options this 0.69 carat round brilliant cut fit with almost no modifications required to fit.e8835 0.69ct. SI2--I1-F It blends seamlessly with its square companions, I think we may be on to something with the square/round thing. Weighing 0.69 carats of SI2-I1-F quality should insure plenty of bright white twinkle. A white feather type inclusion was able to almost be entirely covered up by a strategically located claw. The two princess cut shoulder diamonds are each of SI1 clarity with an equally good G colour.  Made from 4.4 grams of 14 karat white gold in a design that is come to be known as Lucida. Cross over gallery claws give the style a soft and more feminine appearance. Measuring a finger size 6 this custom modified design is in like new condition ready to go for the estate price of $3220.00 CAD. Stock #e8835.e8835.1 three stone lucida diamond ring

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April 9, 2015

0.76ct. SI1-G 14 karat white gold solitaire made in Canada $3625.00

e8943 0.76ct SI1-G T&TCompass heading setting puts a 45 degree twist on the traditional 4 prong solitaire. The simple change of claw position to north, east, south and west changes the look just enough to freshen things up. A minimalist setting goes a long way to flattering a high quality diamond like this one. The wide open gallery with thin claws leaves plenty of room for light to bounce around inside the diamond before escaping in a great display of brilliance and dispersion. This setting is brand new and showcases the 0.76 carat estate diamond very well. Measuring 6.00mm – 6.03mm x 3.49mm gives this diamond a footprint much bigger than the typical average cut diamond with a thick girdle. The very good cut is a great match to the excellent G colour and SI1 clarity.e8943 0.76ct SI1-G Made in Canada using Canadian gold, the 2.8 gram 14 karat white setting measures an average size 6.5. Our expert on site goldsmiths are able to size this ring in as little as one day if you need a little bigger or smaller size. The diamond can be separately purchased if you have a different setting in mind for only $3300.00. Completed ring is ready to go, all you need is a young lady to wear it. Estate priced at $3625.00. Stock #e8943.e8943 0.76ct. SI1-G T&T setting

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March 25, 2015

2.50ct. Total Weight “Chocolate” Diamond Ring $3430.00 CAD.

Diamonds can come in every colour even pink and red most however are various shades of yellow and brown. The more saturated the colour the more valuable they are. In the case of red and pink 1.00 carat examples have sold for over a million dollars. Fortunately the yellows and browns are much less expensive. The five round brilliant cut diamonds in this 14 karat gold ring weigh an average of 0.50 carats each and are of I1 clarity. The yellow and white gold ring weighs 5.4 grams and measures a size 7. The ring alone is worth over $500.00 so that makes the diamonds less than $600.00 each. Estate priced at $3430.00. Stock #e7130. 

SOLD