rings $1000 and under


May 25, 2022

0.25ct. tw. I1-I diamond anniversary ring, 2gr, sz. 6 3/4. $325.00 CAD. 121-00139

We have dozens of estate, pre-0wned, and vintage anniversary rings in stock in many different diamond weights. These rings are very versatile and popular. They’re great to wear against an existing engagement or wedding ring or all by themselves. This one contains 10 small round brilliant cut diamonds of bright I1-I quality. The simple channel setting has no claws to catch or wear thin. It measures a size 6 3/4 and was constructed using 2 grams of 14 karat white gold. Our onsite goldsmiths can adjust the size up or down a full size or so. This preowned 3mm wide ring is in excellent condition and priced at $350.00 CAD. Stock #121-00139.


May 22, 2022

8.90ct. amethyst ring, 5.4gr, 14kt., size 7. $630.00 CAD. 206-00273

According to Lucy Maude Montgomery’s Anne (with an ‘e’) amethysts are the souls of good violets. And if that’s true, this 8.90 carat amethyst must have been very good in her past life! The pear-shaped amethyst measures a head-turning 19.1mm x 12.2mm and despite our pictures, it displays a true violet colour in person. The gem has been set into an understated 14 karat white gold ring that currently measures a finger size 7 with room to adjust. Estate price is $630.00 CAD. Stock #206-00273.

SOLD


May 17, 2022

Antique garnet & diamond ring 4.2gr., 14kt. $560.00 CAD. 205-00209

This cabochon cut garnet is actually a hollow garnet bowl making it an early iteration of what’s known today as fantasy cutting. The art of fantasy cutting developed out of the town of Idar-Oberstien, Germany, once the main gem cutting center in the world. After taking a semester of lapidary (gem cutting and polishing) in school I can tell you cutting even a simple domed gemstone is no easy task, and that’s with the much-advanced equipment that we have now. To have carved a perfect dome bowl within this cabochon with steam-powered equipment would have required remarkable skill! Weighing in at 4.2 grams we can only guess that this 14 karat antique garnet and rose-cut diamond ring is from the late 1800s. Measuring at a size 6.5 with room to adjust, this piece of lapidary history is estate priced at $560.00. Stock #205-00209.

SOLD


May 3, 2022

0.30ct. VVS2-K (0.43ct. tw.) 14kt baguette & round diamond ring 3.4gr. 14kt. $750.00 CAD. e12857

One of our favourite shapes for accent diamonds are showing off their wall to wall splintery brilliance in this engagement ring! The 14 tapered baguette cut diamonds make such a calm statement surrounded by high polished rhodium enhanced white gold. They draw the eye to the diamond intersecting the ring, a 0.30 carat round brilliant cut of VVS2-K quality. Its excellent cut promotes superb brilliance and helps make it appear larger than its 4.4mm diameter would suggest. The centre diamond and baguettes combine to weigh an estimated 0.43 carats of total weight. The 3.4 gram ring is in brand new condition and currently measures a finger size six with a bit of room to adjust. It comes with its original Gem Scan appraisal stating a replacement value of $2,450.00. This ring quite possibly could be unworn; its condition is absolutely perfect without a scuff or scratch. Our price for the pre-owned diamond ring is just $750.00 CAD. Stock #e12857.


May 2, 2022

Platinum diamond band 3.2gr. $630.00 CAD. e6964

Modern looking Gypsy set diamond platinum band. This ring will fit nicely with any flat edged ring and would make a great anniversary ring for someone with a small finger as this ring only measures a size 4.5. The ring contains 8 small round diamonds of good quality and weighs 3.2 grams. Estate priced at $630.00. Stock #e6964.


April 30, 2022

0.37ct. total weight diamond ring $805.00 CAD. e8278

e8278 .37ct tw eng ringChannel set centre diamond weighs 0.27 carat of good SI-G quality. This setting style gives a different look than a traditional claw setting while at the same time allowing an unobstructed view of the diamond from the side.e8278.1 0.37ct tw dia ring Not to mention this style makes cleaning quick and simple. Eight bead set  brilliant cut diamonds on each shoulder complete the ring. The all white gold setting weighs 2.8 grams and measures a finger size 5.75. Estate priced at $805.00 CAD. Stock #e8278.


April 29, 2022

18kt. gents wedding ring 4.4mm wide 8.9gr., size 9 1/2. $575.00 CAD. e12053

We have hundreds of traditional wedding rings like this for less than you’d expect. Plain Tiffany style wedding rings like this are the timeless symbol of marriage and commitment. We have them in various karats of gold and even a few in platinum. Wide, narrow, big or small we have them all. Wedding rings are continuously coming in on trade. If you’ve been married for a while I bet your wedding ring is yellow gold but you’re likely wearing a stainless steel watch. This premium quality 18 karat white gold wedding ring should match that sporty stainless watch much better. If you have a diamond set wedding ring, a simple looking wedding ring for the weekend or going on holidays may be more appropriate. These experienced wedding rings make a great option. For under the wholesale cost of new these wedding rings can be refinished to look perfect. This example  measures a comfortable and discreet 4.4mm wide and a finger size 9 1/2. This ring can easily be made smaller or a bit bigger. Super comfy with a rounded inner edge and a generous height of 2.4mm. The “Tiffany” style soft dome profile has always been the preferred look for wedding rings for over 100 years. Polished up and ready to go for the estate price of only $575.00 CAD. Stock #e12053.


0.50ct. tw. SI-HI diamond anniversary ring 3.7gr. 14kt. $840. CAD e14134

A classic channel set anniversary band with a secret message for the wearer’s eyes only, a deeply engraved FOREVER with a tiny diamond set into the O. The 4mm wide band sits only 2mm off the finger, making it very comfortable to wear. The 0.50 carats of SI-HI round brilliant cut diamonds span almost the entire top half of the band, ending in swooping tapers. The 14 karat white gold ring weighs in at 3.7 grams and currently measures a finger size 7 with a little bit of room to adjust. Estate price $840.00 CAD. Stock #e14134.


April 28, 2022

Anniversary/right hand ring 0.66ct. tw. SI-I 14kt. 5.0gr. $900.00 CAD. e11095

A ring inspired by old-world architecture with its peaked top and middle eastern filigree work. On that solid design foundation, the 5 gram ring lays a mosaic of 38 diamonds. The contrasting facet patterns play off of each other with two rows of baguettes bisected by a line of princess cuts; adding balance to busy brilliance. The invisibly set 0.66 carats of nice SI-I quality diamonds do have a couple of chipped corners among their ranks which are to be expected really with such petite corners. The unique ring currently measures a finger size 7 1/2 with a limited room to size. These are really big diamonds for just $24.00 apiece (including the gold). It’s a ton of sparkle for the estate price of just $900.00 CAD. Stock #e11095.


14kt. 0.18ct. ruby & diamond ring (0.17ct. tw. SI-IJ), 3.0gr., sz. 4 1/2. $350.00 CAD. 206-00295

30 years ago, an inexpensive ring did not mean low quality. This pretty little marquise cluster ring was likely manufactured in the early 1990s when gold was 80% less costly than today. At that time small brilliant cut diamonds of SI-IJ quality were commonly used in lower priced jewellery and sparkled way better than the poorly cut promotional I2-I3-LM diamonds used in cheap jewellery today. Coloured stones were bright and vivid back then despite their low cost. Even a ring like this was constructed in two sections; hand assembled from upgraded 14 karat yellow gold and white gold with a solid shank from the halfway point. Today something like this would be completely cast from basic 10 karat yellow gold with just a rhodium highlighted setting, and likely half the weight. Vintage is popular and a classic style like this would make a great first diamond ring for anyone with a size 4 1/2 finger (or July birthday). Our onsite goldsmiths can adjust the size up or down if necessary. The total weight of diamonds and rubies in this 10.7mm x 7.1mm cluster are estimated to weigh 0.35 carats. This ring is in like new condition showing no wear on any of the claws on thinning of the shank. The estate price is $350.00 CAD. Stock #206-00295.


April 27, 2022

9kt. ruby & diamond (1.60ct. tw.) vintage dinner ring 3.9gr. $420.00 CAD. 206-00282

A vintage piece for the low-key cat person (you know the one, not fully committed to the cat-lover lifestyle yet) with a tiny cat’s head hallmark stamped inside the ring. That little kitty is actually a Leopard and the hallmark of The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office of London. It came off a great deal friendlier looking in this stamping than it normally does! The cursive D indicates the ring was made in 1978, making it exactly qualified to be labeled “vintage”. The floral-inspired 12.3mm cluster features magenta petals with dewdrops of diamonds and a six-pointed star at its center. The 1.51 carats of oval rubies are in great shape, showing no sign of their 44 years. The petite round single cut diamonds equal 0.09 carats together. The ring itself is 9 karat yellow gold and a finger size 5 1/2 with room to adjust. Estate price is $420.00 CAD. Stock #206-00282.

SOLD


14kt. 8mm, textured band, 9 grams, size 6 1/4. $700.00 CAD. e14113

The heavily textured bubble band is not only playful but very well built, weighing in at 9 solid grams. The 8mm statement band only measures 1.8mm tall, making it surprisingly comfortable between the fingers. The band is a bright white alloy of 14 karat gold, as evident from its un-rhodium plated state. Currently, the band measures a size 6 1/4 with room to adjust, though the pattern will be disturbed. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #e14113.

 


14kt. yellow gold larimar ring 10.6gr. $846.00 CAD. e11572

Larimar is a semi precious gemstone found exclusively in the Dominican Republic. Fitting as the colour captures Caribbean waters lapping on a white sand beach. Even more so in this 4.75 carat cabochon cut larimar which exhibits a slightly deeper blue on the right hand side transitioning into an almost white blue on the left hand side. Looking at the pictures you may doubt that description but the white is a hidden phenomenon not visible head on. To find it you must turn the gem until you are looking just at its left hand side. As you do so the white rolls up the stone like a white cap building speed. A fascinating colour change that you must see in person! This unique example of larimar is housed in a heavy and durable 10 gram 14 karat yellow gold ring that currently measures a finger size 8 1/2. Larimar is photosensitive and must be stored away from intense heat and continuous exposure to direct sunlight. Estate price $846.00 CAD. Stock #e11572.


April 25, 2022

0.33ct. tw. I1-I diamond anniversary ring, 3.6gr., 10kt., size 4 1/4, $490.00 CAD. e14472

If you have an interest in channel set diamond anniversary bands, we have dozens of them in stock. The newest member of that collection is this one with 9 round brilliant cut diamonds channel set across the top third. The channel creates side to side sparkle in a low maintenance out of the way design. The 9 round brilliant cuts that occupy the 4.0mm wide band are of I1-I quality. The ring currently measures a smallish finger size 4 1/4 with some room to adjust. The estate price is only $490.00 CAD. Stock #e14772.


April 24, 2022

0.41ct. tw. SI1-H engagement/wedding ring set, 14kt., 3.0gr. $980.00 CAD. e14057

A unique and low-profile wedding set that manages to pack a ton of personality into such a small package. The main diamond only sits 3.3mm off of the finger, almost as low as most people’s wedding bands. That height makes it perfect for anyone who works with their hands or healthcare professionals who wear gloves throughout the day. The 0.41 carats of round brilliant and tapered baguette-cut diamonds end up making quite the statement. Their high SI1-H quality and unique brilliance patterns draw the eye, especially set into understated 14 karat yellow gold. The engagement ring is partnered with an ever-so-slightly contoured wedding band that’s equally diminutive. Currently measuring a size 7 1/2 they can be made a size or so smaller or larger. Estate price for the pair only $980.00 CAD. Stock #e14057.


April 23, 2022

14kt. 6.7gr., 6.7mm wide, engraved wedding ring, size 9. $540.00 CAD. e13919

The once dying art of hand engraving is starting to make a comeback with some ultra-high-end jewellery houses and frankly, it’s about time! The graceful work of a master hand engraver is awe-inspiring. This comparatively simple sampling of vintage hand engraving is a great example of what a difference a bit of pattern can make. Really the simple nature of the band brings out each stroke of the graver’s blade. The arabesques that wrap around the band’s circumference are in their original condition, showing no pattern breaks for previous sizings. The 6.7mm wide band happens to also weigh in at 6.7 grams of 14 karat white gold. It currently measures a finger size 9 with room to adjust. Estate price is $540.00 CAD. Stock #e13919.

 

 


April 22, 2022

18kt. wedding band, 4.9gr., 4.5mm wide, size 6. $490.00 CAD. e14492

Carat or Karat? Why would one industry choose two such similar words to describe such different things? Carat (used to describe the weight of diamonds and gemstones) originated from the carob seeds (called carats) whose consistent size and weight made them useful counterbalances for weighing rough diamonds and gems against. The word has a couple of origins all of which trace back to the Greek keration which referred to both the carob bean pod and a small weight. The word karat was also derived from keration and is itself a unit of measurement with one karat being equal to 1/24th part of pure gold in an alloy (18 karat is 18 parts gold and 6 parts alloy, or 75% pure gold). Now, to make things more confusing many countries use carat and karat interchangeably when describing gold purity, like this 18ct. yellow gold band. The 4.5mm wide band is cast from 4.9 grams of yellow gold and currently measures a finger size 6 with plenty of room to adjust. Estate price $490.00 CAD. Stock #e14492.


April 21, 2022

10kt. signet ring, 13mm x 8mm, 4.1gr., sz. 9 1/2. $350.00 CAD. 401-00138

Signet rings were a surprise bestseller last Christmas. We practically sold out of every estate example in the store. There is nothing more classic and traditional as a Signet ring. This one is a little more decorative with its grooved edging. The brushed finish engravable surface has been turned 90 degrees allowing two or three initials to be engraved. The ring measures a finger size 9 1/2 and could be made smaller and engraved by one of our onsite goldsmiths. While the ring has a hollow underside, it is still sturdy with a shank measuring 3.3mm wide at the thinnest spot. This 10 karat yellow gold ring weighs 4.17 grams and is estate priced at $350.00 CAD. Stock #401-00138.


April 18, 2022

14kt. bypass shank 3 stone diamond ring 0.36ct. tw. I1-GH 3.6gr. $708.00 CAD. e14024

We’ve had many by-pass shank rings but this is one of the only by-pass three stones we’ve ever seen. The trio of diamonds really accentuates the curving, swirling movement of the by-pass style. The ring is very thoughtfully built, starting at 2.75mm wide at the shank, the ring tapers drastically as it moves to the top, taking that width and extending it into tall thin sections to maximize grace and maintain strength. The three round brilliant cut diamonds total 0.36 carats of well-matched I1-GH quality. The ring currently measures a finger size 6 with some room to adjust. Estate price $708.00 CAD. Stock #e14024.


April 15, 2022

0.60ct. cornflower blue sapphire & diamond (0.33ct. tw. SI-GH) ring 3.4gr. 14kt. $910.00 CAD. e13334

The highly sought after cornflower blue of this sapphire does not translate in pictures, in person its summery blue is velvety and vibrant. The petals that surround it are winter white SI-GH quality round brilliant cut diamonds. The 0.33 carats of diamond contrast the 0.27 carat sapphire with their kaleidoscope of rainbow spectral flashes. The ring plays an understated part with razor thin shoulders and rhodium enhanced 14 karat white gold. Its been well constructed with a heavy shank for durability and an impressive 3.4 gram weight, currently measuring a finger size 6 3/4. Estate price for the like new piece $910.00 CAD. Stock #e13334.


18 karat two tone 4.9mm wide ring 4.2 grams $560.00 CAD. e10080

e10080-18kt-wedding-ring-4-2-grams-two-toneIn like new condition. Canadian made wedding band that takes its inspiration from ancient Roman architectural scrollwork. The 4.9mm wide band is very well made from 4.2 grams of high quality 18 karat yellow and white gold, with the fancy details in high relief to ensure it lasts. The band measures a finger size 6 1/4 and can be sized up or down but the pattern would be disturbed. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e10080.

 


April 14, 2022

0.18ct.tw. SI-HI halo cluster Spence Diamonds 2.8gr. 14kt. $539.00 CAD. e13685

Finding an engagement ring that sits low on the finger can be a real challenge. Especially if you want the piece to retain the obvious look of an engagement ring. Often shoppers have to compromise for a low decorative band or adjust their priorities to allow for some height. With this Spence Diamonds ring, you get the best of both worlds! At its highest point, it only sits 3.7mm off of the finger. With its designated centre diamond, decorative halo, and curving shoulders it won’t be mistaken for anything but an engagement ring when worn on your left-hand ring finger. The high polished edges bring the total width to 6.8mm and add eye-catching contrast to the diamond-encrusted frame. Those 0.18 carats total weight of petite round brilliant cut diamonds are all of nice SI-HI quality. The ring itself is made from 2.8 grams of 14 karat white gold and is estate priced at $539.00 CAD. Stock #e13685.


April 12, 2022

37.70ct. tw. ruby necklace, earring & ring set, 14kt., 40.6gr. tw., $3,500.00.00 CAD. e14309 e14310 e14311

This set should be labeled “from the East”, invoking that exotic mysterious imagery once conjured by this statement. We can’t say exactly where it came from but the aesthetic is undoubtedly Eastern. The 14 karat yellow gold that makes up the backbone of each piece has been plated with a higher karat yellow gold, creating the luxurious rich glow that the Eastern market demands of their jewellery. The ring and earrings both feature a paisley center with spiraling natural magenta-toned rubies. The earrings have been gifted with fully articulated tails, turning them into chandelier earrings that drop 46.7mm. Their hinged backs snap securely onto the notched posts. The size 7 3/4 ring spans an entire digit during wear at 20.9mm long. The set is finished with a statement neckpiece that hugs the collar bone at 16 inches long. The floral-inspired design has been captured in 322 natural red-pink rubies that bring the total estimated weight of the set up to 37.70 carats! Purchased as a set or as individual pieces, each promises to turn heads! Neckpiece $2,750.00 CAD stock #e14309. Earrings $450.00 CAD stock #e14310. Ring $300.00 CAD stock #e14311.

Ring and earrings have been sold.


April 11, 2022

0.60ct. tw. SI-HI invisibly set diamond diamond ring 3.8gr. 18kt. $700.00 CAD. e11511

Invisible set quads are a common solution to the affordability problem of larger diamond engagement rings. The four princess cut diamonds that crown this ring have been specially cut with a secret groove on their underside that locks tight onto hidden rails in the quad head. This allows the diamonds to be set without the appearance of any metal making contact with them. Used here, the setting style creates the impression of a single larger diamond by adding four prongs to the four exterior corners of the quad. The illusion works, making these four diamonds look like a single 5.88mm x 5.88mm 1.25 carat single diamond at a glance. The shoulders of the ring have been decorated on all three faces with round brilliant cut diamonds of matching SI-HI quality. They bump the total weight of the ring to 0.60 carats and are decorated with swirling filigree accents and heart-shaped under-galleries. The ring has been cast from high-quality 18 karat white gold and currently measures a finger size 5 with a bit of room to adjust. Its estate price is only $700.00 CAD. Stock #e11511.


April 8, 2022

0.20ct. tw. SI-H diamond ring, 5.7mm wide, 6.8gr., 14kt., size 6 1/2, $1,050.00 CAD. e13350

Chain link rings have been a staple for the last two decades. This particular example simply nods at the chain link it was patterned after, keeping a lower and more geometric profile than you’d find in many other examples. It also separates itself by setting every other link across the ring top with tightly packed round brilliant cut diamonds. The 0.20 carats total weight of SI-H diamonds end up stealing the show! The 5.6mm wide ring is cast from solid 14 karat white gold and currently measures a finger size 6 1/2 with a bit of room to adjust. Estate price $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e13350.


0.77ct. tw. sapphire (high quality) & diamond ring, 2.6gr. 14kt. $700.00 CAD. 206-00281

We’re suckers for high-quality sapphires and I bet if you met these four in-person you’d develop a soft spot too. The four square cut natural sapphires are excellent examples of what the gemstone is capable of. Their bright true blue is well saturated and light enough to allow for maximum brilliance. During wear, they flash intense indigo, appearing almost lit from within. The four sapphires equal an estimated 0.51 carat together. After a lifetime of wear, they do display some abrasions across their crown facets and one has a minor chip. The sapphires are bracketed by pairs of single cut diamonds that equal about 0.09 carats all of I1-IJ quality. The vintage 14 karat white gold ring carries its precious cargo in a decorative filigree accented top. The ring currently measures a finger size 7 with some room to adjust. It is accompanied by an insurance appraisal done by Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers many years ago. Our estate price is $700.00 CAD. Stock #206-00281.


April 4, 2022

0.50ct. tw. SI-J diamond anniversary ring, 3.7 grams, size 11, $720.00 CAD. e14403

Like every other industry, there is no one-size-fits-all in the jewellery business. We pride ourselves on having a range of size offerings out of the showcase to ensure that every person who comes into our store can find something that will suit them. This channel set band was originally made in a finger size 11 which means the ring still has room for some adjustment up or down. The 3mm wide band carries a perfect 0.50 carat of SI-J round brilliant cut diamonds, covering almost the top half of the ringer. Made from 3.7 grams of 14 karat yellow gold the band is in like-new condition for the estate price of $720.00 CAD. Stock #e14403.


April 2, 2022

14 karat, 8.2mm wide, size 10 3/4, wedding band, 12.3 grams, $800.00 CAD. e14452

We have many dozens, perhaps 100s of estate wedding rings in stock. Some have been worn for a lifetime while others haven’t been used at all. Almost all of them can be made to look new or close to new with a professional refinishing and polishing. This is one of the many examples of experienced gents’ wedding rings we have in stock. This ring is a slightly larger size 10 3/4, 14 karat yellow gold, traditional design, with milgrain edges. At 8.2mm wide and 12.3 grams, this ring is wider and heavier than most. Buying a brand new ring of this quality could easily cost $1,600.00 or more. Our onsite goldsmiths can adjust the size for a small extra charge if required. If you’re considering getting married and want a quality wedding ring for great value, consider one of our many estate examples. This example is estate priced at $800.00 CAD. Stock #e14452.


March 27, 2022

10.4mm wide diamond ring 0.33ct. tw. SI-I 6.3 grams 10kt. gold $700.00 CAD. e12404

A tapestry woven in white gold and diamonds accented by delicate millgrain. The intricate and flowing top measures a digit commanding 10.4mm wide. The gentle dome allows the 0.33 carats total diamond weight to catch as much light as possible. Their higher SI-I quality maximize brilliance especially well as the low bead setting has been rhodium enhanced. The 10 karat white gold ring mirrors the design of the top with the lattice work inside of the ring, making for a most comfortable fit. The generous 6.3 grams of weight and 8 3/4 finger size make it suitable for a middle or pointer finger or size it down a bit for the ring finger. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #e12404.


March 26, 2022

0.50ct. tw. I1-IJ three stone bi-pass shank diamond ring, sz. 7, 4.0gr. $910.00 CAD. 101-00329

This retro design has aged better than most. Three stone ring designs have been around for 100s of years in various formats, it’s a combination that is pretty hard to mess up. Different size stones, different shapes, and different colours, they all look good arranged in groups of three. The three diamonds in this 14 karat white gold bi-pass style channel setting weigh an estimated 0.50 carats and are of bright I1-IJ quality. This is a well crafted ring weighing 4 grams in a finger size 7. We can adjust it up or down a size or two if required. Estate priced at $910.00 CAD. Stock #101-00329.


March 25, 2022

14kt. white gold diamond ring 0.17ct. SI1-HI 3.2gr. $490.00 CAD. e7057

A 0.17 carat SI1-HI round brilliant cut diamond never looked better than this. The simple low “compression” look setting made from 14 karat white gold weighs 3.2 grams and is in perfect condition. Size 5. Estate priced at $490.00 CAD. Stock #e7057.


March 21, 2022

10kt. expandable ring/bracelet, 8.5gr. $742.00 CAD. 441-00171

We love versatile pieces that can lend themselves to any occasion or be worn in multiple ways for more personalized expression. But we have never encountered anything as versatile as this expanding lattice piece; compressing from a digit dominating ring to a brightly shining bangle. The ring can be almost any finger size, starting around a size 5, but it does need to be worn mindfully as there is no mechanism to stop it from expanding during wear. As a bangle, it expands to slip over almost any hand, you can choose to wear it loose or compress it tight against your wrist or forearm. In its tightest position, it measures 17mm wide, and at its loosest 8.15mm. The hours of labor that went into creating this 10 karat piece are mind-boggling! Each section is made up of four identical faceted leaves and four domed rivets that allow the sections to expand and contract. At 8.5 grams the piece is well made and ready for any occasion. Estate price $742.00 CAD. Stock #441-00171


March 19, 2022

Tiffany cut out T ring 10mm wide, size 5, sterling silver. $350.00 CAD. 651-00041

The Tiffany T collection has been a staple since the 1980s but Tiffanys has been digging into this symbol heavily, finding creative ways to rework it for a modern audience. Unlike some of the subtler designs, the cutouts featured in this 10mm wide Tiffany T have been heavily framed to really focus on the symbol, making it easily recognizable at a glance. The heavy silver ring measures a finger size 5 with some room to adjust. The retired member of the T line is accompanied by its original robin’s egg blue pouch and box and estate priced f0r $350.00 CAD. Stock #651-00041.


March 10, 2022

0.60ct. tw. I1-I2-JK, three stone diamond ring, 3.7gr., sz. 7, $750.00 CAD. 101-00331

This 3 stone diamond ring was purchased in Barrie in 2010, when you could buy a nice house in town for $250,00.00, a litre of gasoline cost around $1.00, an ounce of gold cost $1,200.00, and this ring sold for $884.96 plus tax. Today; the average house in Barrie is 1 million dollars, fuel is $1.75, gold has more than doubled, but we’re selling this ring for 15% less than it did in 2010. That’s a benefit of buying estate jewellery, you can find amazing value on like new, lightly worn treasures. This classic style contains 3 round brilliant cut diamonds that weight 0.60 carats in total of I1-I2-JK quality. They are not flawless or perfect colour, but for $750.00 they look great. The size 7 ring was crafted from 3.7 grams of yellow gold and has never been sized before. The solid back, flat shank measures just under 3mm at the bottom ensuring many decades of future use. The 12 prongs securing the 3 diamonds still have their white rhodium plating on top. This excellent condition ring is estate priced at $750.00 CAD. Stock #101-00331.


March 6, 2022

14kt. 1.28ct. tw. sapphire & diamond cluster ring I1-I 3.3gr. $840.00 CAD. e13709

Photos do not do this particular sapphire justice, the 0.95 carat oval sapphire has been well cut to maximize light return. The effect is a display of bright white flashes and churning indigo at the slightest movement of the hand, setting the deeply royal blue gem on fire. It’s been accented with a cluster of round brilliant cut diamonds that build as they move towards the center. Their combined 0.33 carats of I1-I brilliance creates an eye-catching contrast. The wide yellow gold shank blends into the hand during wear, furthering the focus on this soft, transverse marquise-shaped cluster. the 14 karat gold ring is in like new condition and currently measures a petite finger size 5 with some room to adjust. Estate price $840.00 CAD. Stock #e13709.


March 3, 2022

10kt. signet ring, 13mm x 10mm, sz. 5 1/2, 7.6gr. $490.00 CAD. 401-00132

This classic signet ring is ready to be personalized! The 13mm x 10mm oval platform is awaiting your instructions to transform it into a unique expression of its wearer; whether you air on the traditional with script initials or opt for the modern with an engraved symbol from your favorite immersive video game or a symbol of your cultivated spirituality. The 7.6 gram ring has been solidly constructed from 10 karat yellow gold and currently measures a finger size 5 1/2 with plenty of room to adjust. Estate price $490.00 CAD. Stock #401-00132.


February 28, 2022

0.79ct. tw. I1-MN 3 stone diamond ring 3.2gr. 14kt. $840.00 CAD. e11182

Providing generations of customers the best value in new and estate jewellery gives us a great sense of satisfaction. Doing so without any fancy promotions or gimmicks is even more rewarding. We tell it like it is and our clients get it. Jewellery can be inexpensive and offer little value and it can be very expensive yet offer incredible value. Our latest estate ring offers fantastic value for a small price. This 3 stone diamond ring looks very significant with a conservatively estimated total diamond weight of 0.79 carats. Sure the stones display some warmth with the MN colour but they sparkle just fine thank you very much. Easy I1 clarity with clean centres means they look completely transparent to the naked eye without artificial magnification. The setting is a traditional cathedral shoulder design executed in 14 karat yellow and white gold. The size 5 ring weighs 3.2 grams and can easily be adjusted a couple sizes larger if required. Come in and have a look at how big and how nice $280.00 per diamond can be with this vintage ring. Stock #e11182.


“Cartier inspired” ring with cuff bracelet 20.8gr. tw. $350.00 & $1,750.00 CAD. e13957 e13956

When Louis Cartier launched his Trinity de Cartier ring in 1924 he basically took ownership of anything depicting tri-gold bands. In the 97 years since the Trinity was originally released, Cartier has revisited the tri-gold concept countless times. It is a look they’ve never abandoned, because really, why would you? For close to 100 years many other jewellers have picked up the theme and built on its brand recognition. This cuff and ring combo is not only inspired by Cartier, but also made to their quality standards. The ring is cast from 3 grams of top quality 18 larat gold and the cuff from 15.8 grams. They’ve been machine finished to increase their tensile strength and to draw attention to their tri-gold nature. Each coloured stripe has been sandblasted to maximize its colour contrast (take a look at how subtle the two-tone is when it’s left high polished inside the cuff and ring) and given a bright cut groove to boldly separate it from its neighbors. The cuff measures 9.9mm wide and the band measures 5.9mm wide. Both end in high polished yellow gold buckles, creating subtle belt imagery, a nod to the buckle rings that have been popular since the mid-1800s. The pair are sold separately for $350.00 CAD and $1750.00 CAD. Stock numbers e13957 and e13956.

 


February 27, 2022

UnoAerre 18kt. Tri-colour gold rolling rings 8.7 grams. $980.00 CAD. e4524

You might find it hard to believe but this design is pushing 100 years old! It hasn’t gone out of style since Cartier released the Trinity de Cartier in 1924. Consider the embellished aesthetic of the Art Deco movement this design was revolutionary and daring when it was released. Each coloured gold band was meant to symbolize fidelity, friendship, and love. As with anything iconic the design has been ‘borrowed’ by almost every jewellery manufacturer at some point. This 18 karat trio is one of those ‘homages’ to the Cartier original and weighs in at an even 8.7 grams. Each section measures 3.5mm wide and will comfortably fit a finger size 7 with room to adjust up or down. The ring was manufactured by Italian master UnoAerre. Estate price $980. CAD. Stock #e4524.


February 25, 2022

14kt. rose gold halo 3.4gr. $700.00 CAD. e13580 (setting only, diamond has been sold).

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 more than 95% are made in white gold or platinum with the odd one done in a more traditional yellow gold. This 14 karat rose/pink gold creation is an uncommon treat for us. The American made 3.4 gram setting has a tight 9.7mm diameter halo assembled with 16 high quality VS-GH round brilliant cut diamonds. Secured nice and low in the brand new ring is a recently (March 2020) GIA certified 1.02 carat SI2 clarity, D colour round brilliant cut diamond measuring a full 6.67mm diameter. The full GIA report can be seen here. 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. Here is a short YouTube video of this actual ring. 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 $6,200.00 CAD. If you love the diamond and would like to use it in a different setting the diamond is available separately for $5,500.00 CAD. Stock #e13580.

Diamond SOLD, the ring is still available for $700.00.

 

 


February 24, 2022

0.30ct. VS1-H Canadian princess cut diamond ring 3.4gr. 14kt. gold $980.00 CAD. e10623

This softly geometric solitaire is very well made with full shoulders and generous solid construction. It was originally sold in Canada by recently bankrupted now back in business Ben Moss Jewellers. One of the tell tale signs of mass production for the chain stores are hollow inside shoulders, thin shanks and generally light weight manufacturing. The hollowed out sections and light weight allow stores to cut costs and increase profits. This 3.4 gram 14 karat white gold engagement ring was left fully intact. Appropriately so as Ben Moss crowned the ring with a higher quality diamond than you’d normally encounter in the average mall store. That 0.30 carat princess cut diamond is a bright and lively VS1-H quality of Canadian Maple Leaf origins. All Canadian diamonds have been laser engraved with a unique registered number and this example is no different. The elegant and understated solitaire is currently a finger size 5 1/2 with room to size up or down as needed. Estate price $980.00 CAD. Stock #e10623.


February 23, 2022

0.31ct. I1-I diamond solitaire 14kt. gold engagement ring $600.00 CAD. e8244

8244.1 0.31ct I1-I 14kt solitatireConsider the outstanding value offered by estate items like this. Almost 1/3 of a carat round brilliant cut diamond solitaire of nice I1 clarity, I colour and very good cut measuring 4.3mm x 2.7mm. The bright sparkling diamond is set into a classic 14 karat gold yellow and white gold “tulip” shank setting that weighs over 3 grams. Excellent condition polished up good as new in a finger size 6. Buying an estate item is not like buying a rusty old used car. There are no moving mechanical parts to fail and no systems to break down. Maybe a sizing charge or a claw repair every 20 years or so, and that’s it. Diamonds are around 4.5 billion years old and there’s a good chance the gold in this ring is from a recycled source anyway.e8244.2 0.31ct I1-I 14kt solitaire Recycling and reusing is environmentally friendly and budget friendly too. You can feel good about this purchase and know you’re getting far better value than any new ordinary ring from the mall. Estate priced at $600.00 CAD. Stock #e8244.e8244 0.31ct I1-I


February 22, 2022

Gents 10kt wedding ring 6.4gr. (made in Canada) $350.00 CAD. e10755

Getting married soon or maybe you just want a new look compared to that traditional yellow gold wedding band you’ve been wearing for so many years. This Canadian made wedding ring is very attractive with a rope pattern centre section and milgrained/polished edges. At a time when so many Canadian jewellery manufacturers are leaving the country in favor of lower cost wage centres, it’s nice to know this ring was made here. Canada still has several high end wedding ring suppliers producing their products in Canada. Their quality and prices are as good as any made anywhere. Crown and Malo are two Canadian wedding ring suppliers that Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is proud to represent in the Barrie area. Our rope style 7mm, size 9 example is in perfect condition and was made by Malo in Montreal. The ring looks like new and weighs 6.4 grams. Estate priced at only $350.00 CAD. Stock #e10755.


0.50ct. tw. I1-I diamond anniversary ring, 4.1gr. platinum, size 6. $910.00 CAD. 121-00119

Platinum is the only metal that can really be considered heirloom-grade as it can last multiple lifetimes if cared for properly. On a microscopic level when you scratch almost any other metal you are removing metal; with platinum, you are simply moving it out of the way. Over a single person’s lifetime, an average weight 14 karat gold ring worn every day will eventually wear away to nothing. With platinum, there will be plenty of material left for the next generation to wear or refurbish. This channel band has the added bonus of being a classic design that may still be in style in 60 years! The simple 3mm wide band has been set with 11 round brilliant cut diamonds that equal 0.50 carat together, all of well-matched I1-I quality. The 4.1 gram ring currently measures a finger size 6 with some room to adjust. Estate price $910.00 CAD. Stock #121-00119.


February 15, 2022

14kt. yellow gold diamond anniversary ring 0.50ct. tw. $997.00 CAD. e6172

14 karat yellow and white gold anniversary ring made in Canada by respected manufacturer Libman and Co. this 0.50ct. total diamond weight ring is in like new condition and weighs over 7 grams. The diamonds are graduated in size and are of good quality (SI-I) and well matched. The ring is estate priced at $997.00. Stock #e6172.


February 1, 2022

0.30ct. VS2-G Ellis Bros. antique engagement ring, 18kt., 2.1gr., size 6 1/4, $980.00 CAD. 101-00280

The now extinct Sears Christmas Wish Book was an essential part of the holiday experience for most Canadian kids. It’s how you knew the holidays were officially starting and your reference manual for your letters to Santa. Holiday catalogs have been mostly replaced by the internet, but they were an essential part of many department stores since their invention in the early 19th century. They allowed large retailers to serve more than their faithful big city clientele, sending their goods into the homes of rural customers as well. This 1927-1928 Ellis Bros. Annual Gift Book is proof positive of the history of Christmas wish books. Instead of glossy pages of coloured high-quality images of toys, the book features meticulous hand-drawn images of the different wears on offer from the Toronto jewellery powerhouse. You can even see a variation of this Orange Blossom ring, priced at a whopping $75.00! Our 18 karat white gold model features the signature floral filigree accents and 6-prong basket setting advertised in the catalog. It’s been set with a 0.30 carat “Ellis Faultless Quality” diamond promising a “blue-white colour, maximum brilliancy, and no imperfections whatsoever”, which translates in modern terms to a GH colour, high quality old European cut style, and VS2 clarity (in their defense the inclusions in this diamond are only visible under magnification, they do exist, however). The 18karat white gold ring currently measures a finger size 6 1/4 with some room to adjust. Estate price for the 100-year-old ring $980.00 CAD (darn inflation). Stock #101-00280.


January 27, 2022

0.25ct. tw. I1-I princess cut diamond halo ring. 2.9gr., 14kt., $476.00 CAD. 101-00219

This ring is a study of squares, from its rectangular diamond-set under-gallery, to its almost square 7.4 x 7.7mm halo the ring is all edges and corners. The main diamond is of course a princess cut diamond proudly set into that decorative halo. The 19 I1-I diamonds in the ring equal about 0.25 carat together. The 14 karat white gold ring currently measures a finger size 7 with room to adjust. Estate price $476.00 CAD. Stock #101-00219.


January 21, 2022

14kt. shield signet ring, 10.5mm x 10.5mm, sz. 4 3/4, 5.2gr. $455.00 CAD. 401-00131

There is a growing trend in signet rings but instead of traditional script initials, these pinky finger accessories are being decorated with sayings, engraved flowers, or symbols that are meaningful to the wearer. New eyes are looking at these traditional rings as blank canvases. From engraved star signs accented with flush-set diamond stars to inside jokes between couples or friends, the possibilities are limited only by one’s imagination! This particular canvas measures 10.5mm x 10.5mm and its defensive shield shape would make a meaningful background to a personal motto. The 14 karat gold is a pale yellow that almost borders on green electrum in person. It currently measures a finger size 4 3/4 with plenty of room to adjust. Our on-site designer goldsmiths are ready to transform this generic ring into something meaningful and unique. Estate price $455.00 CAD. Stock #401-00131.


0.50ct. tw. Peoples Jewellers “Ever Us” diamond ring $840.00 CAD. e11123

Jewellery is all about sentiment; this ring shows it and the packaging isn’t shy about saying it. One of Peoples Jewellers newest promotions is the “Ever Us” line of jewellery. Each piece features 2 diamonds with smaller accent diamonds. The symbolism is obvious and the designs are really quite pretty. Peoples Jewellers website currently shows 56 different Ever Us items. Pendants, rings, necklaces and even bracelets have been designed with the Ever Us treatment. Our latest estate item is the 0.50 carat total weight 14 karat white gold ring. The 22 brilliant cut diamonds are of I2-I quality according to the website but face up and look much better in person. This ring is currently shown on the Peoples Jewellers website with a “Special Limited Time Price” of $1420.00. Our estate price for this like new condition 3.3 gram, size 6 example is $840.00 CAD including the original inner and outer box. Stock #e11123.


18kt. & platinum diamond ring 0.31ct. SI1-K $840.00 CAD. e8411

e8411 18kt/plat dia ringThere is so much white gold being sold now I thought it was time for a change. So here is a very traditional yellow gold solitaire engagement ring. 18 karat yellow gold offers a rich colour that is unique in the world of modern white/grey jewellery metals like silver, titanium, stainless steel, cobalt, and tungsten carbide. Besides the pinkish hue of copper, gold is only other coloured metal. The traditional beauty of the rare yellow metal is becoming popular again as people are rediscovering why it has been so cherished for thousands of years. This ring is very well made and weighs over 4 grams including the platinum head. The excellent cut 0.31 carat round diamond is a very good SI1 clarity with a little bit of a warmer “K” colour. The flat edge design is very easy to match with a wedding ring or anniversary ring. Measuring a size 8 this ring is a little larger than most but can easily be sized down in a day or so by our on-site goldsmiths. A new 18 karat/platinum ring like this could easily sell for over $200.00 per gram not including a diamond. Estate priced at $840.00 CAD. Stock #e8411.e8411.1 18kt/plat eng ring


January 15, 2022

14 karat yellow gold pearl & diamond ring 5.3 grams $700.00 CAD. e12384

Did anyone else see the pearl ring Awkwafina wore in the Netflix movie Crazy Rich Asians? Considering it took up two digits the pearl itself was of course costume as there are no golf ball sized perfectly round pearls in nature. In fact, the largest round pearl in recorded history only measured 17.44mm in diameter, a third of the size of Awkwafina’s. Its auction price of $713,000 USD certainly wouldn’t have been out of scope for the jewellery that decorated the movie. At just 8mm in diameter, this ring is not in the Crazy Rich lexicon but it makes an impressive impact on the finger. The white pearl is set into a modern yellow gold collar and shouldered by four flush set round brilliant cut diamonds. The ring itself has been well made from 5.3 grams of warm 14 karat yellow gold and currently measures a finger size 9. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #e12384.

 

 

 


January 12, 2022

0.72ct. sapphire solitaire 5.1 grams 18 karat yellow gold $700.00 CAD. e13510

This 0.72 carat natural sapphire has been cut to maximize brilliance. Standing still the sapphire is a brooding dark blue but move it ever so slightly and it breaks into a kaleidoscope of splintery blue light! The ring has been built to draw attention to its center with high polished, crisscrossed arms wrapping up and around to meet the sapphire. Despite their narrow appearance the arms have been solidly constructed. The lower portion of the ring has been stippled to create a softly glowing contrast for the high polished top. The 5.1 gram ring is cast from a slightly rosy toned 18 karat gold. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #e13510.


0.40ct. tw. VS-HI baguette diamond anniversary ring 2.8gr. 14kt. $980.00 CAD. e13880

We don’t often encounter an anniversary band with only the top quarter of the ring set with diamonds. The norm in the industry is top third to top half. But we also rarely encounter an anniversary band set with baguettes. Considering their unique optical properties the band ends up being more striking for the contrast. Their hall of mirrors style brilliance creates a rolling effect that is highlighted by the soft curves of the high polished yellow gold that surrounds it. The conservatively estimated total weight of 0.40 carats of top quality VS-HI baguettes are of course set edge to edge to create an uninterrupted channel of sparkle. The ring itself is cast from 2.8 grams of warm 14 karat yellow gold and features a decorative pierced gallery. The ring currently measures a finger size 6 3/4 with some room to adjust up or down. Estate price $980.00 CAD. Stock #e13880.


January 8, 2022

0.25ct. tw. VS-FG BIRKS anniversary ring 2.1gr. size 9. $595.00 CAD. 121-00121

High quality, classic style, and a great brand name never go out of style. This BIRKS 14 karat white gold anniversary ring measures a slightly larger than average size 9. It will fit flush with most flat edge solitaires and wedding rings. The ring contains 7 round brilliant cut diamonds of excellent VS-FG quality, weighing an estimated 0.25 carat in total. Our onsite goldsmiths can adjust the size down a size or two in only a few days. This vintage ring is in very good condition and estate priced at $595.00 CAD. Stock #121-00121.


January 1, 2022

0.33ct. tw. I1-I diamond halo ring, 3.2gr. 10kt. $560.00 CAD. e14106

A multi-stone cluster offers a combination of low price-point and large footprint, creating the look of a single larger diamond at a glance. This oval cluster spans 10.2mm long by 8.7mm wide and meets with diamond-encrusted twisting shoulders. All told the ring has been set with 68 round brilliant cut I1-I quality diamonds equalling approximately 0.33 carats total weight. The 10 karat white gold currently measures a finger size 5 with some room to size up. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e14106.


14 karat gold & enamel diamond ring 7.6gr. $630.00 CAD. e7205

e7205-1-brown-orange-enamel-ring You don’t see enamel rings around too often.  It’s a shame that this technique of fusing glass to metal is not used very much. There is almost no limit to the vivid colours that can be used. The glass coating can take on some very attractive looks depending on how the metal underneath is prepared. This ring has a very dark orange pebbled look. Seven small bezel set diamonds in yellow gold contrast nicely. the yellow gold ring weighs 7.6 grams, measures a finger size 7.5 and is 9.7mm wide. The ring is estate priced at $630.00 CAD. Stock #e7205.e7205-brown-orange-enamel-diamond-ring


0.32ct. tw. I1-GH Canadian diamond ring 2.4gr. 14kt. $420.00 CAD. e11458

The perfect study of contrast, the ring uses highly polished white gold to balance the brilliance of the diamonds it holds. All 0.32 carats are surrounded by narrow vines of 14 karat white gold. The Canadian center being no exception as a subtle gallery frame peaks out around its edges. Don’t let the modest price fool you, the 1/5 carat centre diamond isn’t insignificant measuring 3.85mm diameter. It’s been laser engraved with a unique serial number confirming it is of Canadian origin. All 17 diamonds are of a well matched I1-GH quality and all shine brightly during wear. The petite 2.4 gram ring currently measures a finger size 5 1/2 with some room to adjust as needed. Estate price $420.00 CAD. Stock #e11458.

 

 


0.75ct. tw. I1-I2-H diamond anniversary ring $980.00 CAD. e11665

The balanced pattern of brilliance and high polished lines make this anniversary band all the more striking. Edged with two petite lines of bead set diamonds and a row of larger channel set rounds for a total weight of 0.75 carats. The 35 round brilliant cut diamonds are of I1-I2-H quality, throwing a lot of light during wear. The ring itself is made from 4.7 grams of 14 karat white gold and currently measures a finger size 5 1/2 with some room to adjust. Estate price $980.00 CAD. Stock #e11665.

 

 


December 26, 2021

0.13ct. SI1-K sliding diamond ring, 5.8gr., 14kt., sz. 7, $660.00 CAD. e14467

A literal floating diamond; really, it’s been trapped in a large channel carved into each heavy bar of the ring, allowing it to float freely up and down the ring. The 9.6mm ring’s top almost resembles an hourglass, adding some extra meaning to this diamond that flows with gravity. The majority of the ring has been high polished but the deeply concave shoulders are horizontally brushed, accentuating the depth of those curves. The ring is well made from 5.8 grams of warm 14 kart gold and measures a finger size 7. Due to the very unique nature of the setting, this ring can’t be sized. Estate price $660.00 CAD. Stock #e14467.


December 25, 2021

18kt. emerald & diamond ring 0.43ct. tw. VS-F, 3.7gr., $980.00 CAD. e14340

A softer almost summer green compared to what you normally encounter with emerald, that verdant gem of spring. The pear-shaped 0.16 carat emerald holds its ground despite its softer colour, thanks mostly to its collar of top quality VS-F round brilliant cut diamonds. The eight diamonds equal 0.27 carats together and have been extremely well matched, displaying kaleidoscopes of every-coloured rainbow light. The cluster measures 10.8mm long by 9.6mm wide and is perched on narrow tapered shoulders. The premium quality 3.7 gram 18 karat yellow gold ring is sturdy despite that taper and currently measures a finger size 8 with some room to adjust. Estate price $980.00 CAD. Stock #e14340.


December 21, 2021

18kt. retro hematite “black Alaskan diamond” ring, 4.6gr., size 6 1/2. $490.00 CAD. e14228

Hematite is commonly referred to as “black Alaskan diamond” a very misleading name as hematite could not be further from diamond. As diamond is a transparent form of pure carbon hematite is an opaque form of iron ore. Diamond has a hardness of 10 and hematite has only a hardness of 5.5-6.5. Really the only thing the two stones have in common is their ability to conduct heat. In fact, there are no records of hematite even being mined in Alaska, as the state has no known iron deposits. So it seems the anomaly of “black Alaskan diamonds” must remain a mystery. Despite having nothing to do with diamonds, hematite is still an attractive gem with its intense metallic luster and deep brooding grey colour. This retro 1970s ring features a long slender marquise hematite that dominates the finger. The ring measures 29.8mm long and sets off its steely-black gem with warm 18 karat yellow gold. One of our sharp-sighted sales staff noticed a small section of one of the claws is missing. The stone is still secure and the minor defect is hardly noticeable. The ring currently measures a finger size 6 1/2 with a bit of room to adjust. Estate price $490.00 CAD. Stock #e14228 206-00243.

 


10kt. retro infinity design ring, 4.5gr., size 7 1/2, $350.00 CAD. e14362

We seem to be in a unique space fashion-wise, instead of a single decade being in style again there is a mix of the 70s, 80s, and 90s all at once and it makes for quite the collage of palettes! The mix of decades also makes a broad spectrum of popular jewellery styles, which may be hard to cater to for other jewellers but we happen to have a representation of each decade and most of our pieces are genuinely from those decades. This retro infinity ring would be equally at home in the 70s or 80s. The 10 karat yellow gold ring spans 11.7mm and currently measures a finger size 7 1/2 with some room to adjust. Estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock #e14362.


December 13, 2021

0.08ct. SI-I antique Art Deco diamond ring, 2.4gr. 18kt. white gold. $385.00 CAD. e14504

Big diamond engagement rings are a very new thing, they didn’t really become the “norm” until the last fifty years or so. But the drive for an engagement ring that still had a large footprint has been around since the Edwardian Era when King Edward VIII came onto the scene with his way-over-the-top opulence. His was an era marked by diamonds and the wealthy classes followed suit, bringing diamonds out of their traditional role of evening-wear only. It was around this same time that the manufacturing technologies of the industrial revolution began to trickle into the jewellery industry, creating more affordable pieces that the middle class could also enjoy. Now, that didn’t make diamonds any cheaper, so the jewellers of the early 1900s got creative with these intricate oversized ring tops. This Art Deco engagement ring is a classic example, it only carries a 0.08 carat diamond (hardly big enough for a stud earring by today’s standards) but the metalwork that houses that diamond spans 8.4mm wide and sits 5mm off of the finger. The entire top half is covered in delicate filigree and hand engraving, making the SI-I diamond simply an accent to the ring, instead of its focus. The ring is made from 2.4 grams of 18 karat white gold and currently measures a finger size 7 with some room to adjust. Estate price for this antique ring is $385.00 CAD. Stock #e14504


December 9, 2021

Antique diamond solitaire 0.07ct. I2-I, 2.3gr. $263.00 CAD. e14150

The buttercup setting was popularized in the Victorian era and the old European cut diamond that crowns the ring certainly confirms that vintage. Meaning this ring is at least 100 years old! That petite diamond is 0.07 carats in weight and of I2-I quality. The 2.3 gram 14 karat yellow gold ring is in surprisingly good shape considering its age. The ring measures a finger size 7 1/4 with room to adjust. Estate price for this antique ring $263.00 CAD. Stock #e14150.


December 8, 2021

0.20ct. I1-K platinum engagement/wedding ring set 6.1gr. $700.00 CAD. e11514

Why settle, you can have the best without breaking the bank. Platinum prices have been coming down for a number of years now. While still more expensive then white gold, platinum is now a compelling alternative. It’s whiter, tougher, more resistant to chemicals and it’s far less likely to cause irritation to those with sensitive skin. It is also more dense than even pure gold and it’s exponentially more rare. Here’s a ready to go set for way under $1000.00. The traditional solitaire design contains one round brilliant cut diamond estimated to weigh 0.20 carat of I1-K quality. Curiously the original manufacturer set the diamond in a four prong white gold setting while the rest of both rings are made from platinum. If you look closely you’ll notice the four prong top has a subtle yellow hue compared to the pure white colour of the platinum. The 2 rings measure a finger size 7 and weigh a combined 6.1 grams. The traditional design allows adjustment up or down to any possible finger size. The price of just an empty platinum setting can easily exceed our estate price for this 2 ring set of only $700.00 CAD. Stock #e11514.

 


December 7, 2021

0.50ct. tw. diamond & sapphire ring 2.3gr. 14kt. $560.00 CAD. e13355

Every year we see an increase in the amount of people asking about alternative engagement ring centers. The most popular have been moissanite and lab grown diamonds. But if you balk at the thought of a synthetic center the best alternative may be sapphire. It is the next hardest and durable gemstone available, though still not half as hard as diamond. It also comes in a full range of natural colours but honestly you cannot beat a classic, top quality, cornflower blue. The lighter tone matched with a skillful cut and you end up with a kaleidoscope of bright blue and violet flashes. Sapphire is also a symbol of constancy and sincerity, making it the perfect center for an engagement ring. Our 0.30 carat example has been shouldered by 0.20 carats of SI-J round brilliant cut diamonds, creating a gentle marquise shaped perimeter. That study of taper is accentuated by the pinched 14 karat white gold shoulders that quickly expand as they move down the finger. Creating an airy feminine look while maintaining strength and durability. The ring currently measures a finger size 5 3/4 with room to adjust. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e13355.


December 6, 2021

0.50ct. tw. SI-G anniversary ring 18kt. 4.0gr. $1,260.00 CAD. e13690

Good things come in small packages, like this tiny size 4 anniversary band! The ring was built to make a big impression on a petite hand. At this diameter the 6 diamonds almost cover the top half of the ring during wear. The diamonds at least are not diminutive, coming together to equal a tidy 0.50 carat of nice bright SI-G quality. They’ve been protectively channel set into the 4.1mm wide ring, ensuring they will hold up against daily wear. The ring itself is solidly constructed from 4 grams of top quality 18 karat yellow gold. Estate price $1,260.00 CAD. Stock #e13690.


18kt. 0.25ct. tw. diamond anniversary ring VS-GH $700.00 CAD. e10146

e10146-18-karat-white-gold-baguette-diamond-anniversary-ringMost people know to shop for quality when purchasing an engagement ring but it’s sometimes forgotten when the time comes for the wedding ring. Maybe it’s the pressures of the big day looming overhead, making wedding band shopping just another task to check off of the never ending to-do list. The engagement ring is the promise, but the commitment of your vows is locked into your wedding bands to be worn every day as a declaration. You should take as much time and care with this decision as you do selecting an engagement ring. And if, like your engagement ring, only the best will do, than this may be the band for you. Made from 2.5 grams of high quality 18 karat white gold, featuring 0.25 carats total weight of high quality VS-GH baguette cut diamonds. This finger size 6 1/2 ring was put together from all the best ingredients and will be a deserving partner to any engagement ring or wedding set. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #e10146.


0.50ct. tw. SI1-H eternity ring 14kt. 2.3gr. $700.00 CAD. e11187

There’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. 60 years in business at the same location has taught us that reinventing the wheel isn’t something we need to do. Rings like this cute eternity design are nothing new but they cover all the bases when it comes to a successful, flattering and versatile design. Every one of the matching 42 round single cut diamonds in this ring is sourced from trade-in or recycled estate jewellery. The 14 karat white gold used in its 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 0.50 carats of beautiful matching VS clarity, H colour diamonds. Each 0.012 carat diamond is secured in heavy robust shared claw settings around the entire circumference. The 2.3 gram 14 karat white gold ring measures a slightly larger than average 8 1/2. 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 up a ring like this 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 less than $17.00 including the gold 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 of weeks. This ready to go version is estate priced at just $700.00 CAD. Stock #e11187.

 


0.66ct. tw. SI-H princess, baguette & round diamond anniversary ring, 3.4gr, 14kt., sz. 4 1/2, $840.00 CAD. e14394

Not only do we stock large finger sizes but we also stock tiny sizes as well, like this size 4 dinner ring. Like many of the larger rings, this smaller ring would have been specially made in a small finger size, meaning that there is additional room to make it a bit smaller if needed. Despite its petite size, the ring packs a sparkly punch. It’s 6.4mm top has been covered over in tiny round brilliant and baguette cut diamonds equalling a total weight of 0.66 carats. All 33 diamonds are a well-matched SI-H quality and cover most of the finger during wear. The 14 karat white gold ring weighs in at 3.4 grams. Estate price $840.00 CAD. Stock #e14394.


December 5, 2021

14kt. 0.17ct. tw. VS-GH diamond anniversary/wedding ring $490.00 CAD. e8902

e8902 14kt diamond anniversary ringWe have dozens of new and estate anniversary rings like this. From small light 10 karat gold with 0.10 carats of diamonds to over 5.00 carats of total diamonds weight 18 karat gold versions. They come in a style and a budget to suit everyone. I selected this example because the 14 small diamonds are very high quality (VS-GH) and twinkle way more than the 0.17 carats total weight would suggest. The simple 2.6 gram 14 karat white gold setting measures 2.9mm wide in a finger size 5.5. Bead setting allows more light and more sparkle than the channel set alternative setting style. Perfect condition showing no measurable wear. It could also be used a wedding ring, it’s flat edge will fit many different engagement ring designs. Estate priced at $490.00 CAD. Stock #e8902.


December 4, 2021

14 karat 0.50ct. tw. Canadian diamond anniversary ring SI2-I1-G Peoples Jewellers $890.00 CAD. e12530

A little Canadian number that Peoples Jewellers tags with; “Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, a wedding or simply the love you feel for her, express yourself with a ladylike ring that will make every day special.” We couldn’t say it any better (obviously) and what else is there to say with a staple piece like a channel set diamond band. The 0.51 carats cover the top half of the finger in icy Canadian brilliance of SI-I-G quality. The 10 diamonds are each laser inscribed and come with a certificate of authenticity. The ring itself is made from 2.2 grams of 14 karat white gold that currently measures a finger size 4 3/4. The ring is currently listed on People’s website on sale at $1,159.20. Our price $890.00 CAD. Stock #e12530.


14kt./10kt. diamond & sapphire rings. $350.00 e14167, $228.00 e14166, $210.00 e14165.

We have a lot of pretty much everything when it comes to jewellery! Honestly, ask us for a sapphire ring and we’ll pull out multiple trays full of the things! We joke that we offer too much selection, making our customers forget what it was they were originally looking for. This trio of sapphire and diamond yellow gold rings is only a small sampling of what’s available but it really illustrates the variety you can find within any search parameter. All three are made from yellow gold with white gold or rhodium plated settings, each features an oval sapphire center-stone and petite round brilliant cut diamond accents, two of which have split shoulders. And yet they are all distinctly different from each other. The first ring is accented with baguette-cut sapphires and is the sturdiest, weighing in at 3.2 grams of 14 karat yellow gold. This ring is estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock #e14167. The middle ring has the most optically interesting sapphire, showing the silk inclusions that create the star in star sapphires. You can’t tell from the pictures but there are rolling velvety flashes running in different directions all over the sapphire’s surface. The ring itself is a mix of 10K yellow and white gold and weighs in at 2.2 grams. Estate price $228.00 CAD. Stock #e14166. The final ring is also a mix of 10 karat yellow and white gold, featuring a trio of well-matched oval sapphires. The 2.1 gram ring currently measures a finger size 6 (unlike the other two that measure size 7) with some room to adjust. Estate price $210.00 CAD. Stock #e14165. This is the only one left.

e14165 SOLD.

e14167 SOLD. 


0.60ct. tw. I1-HI diamond cluster ring 2.8gr. sz. 6 1/2, $910.00 CAD. e12253

If you’re looking for a big statement but feel uncomfortable wearing tall rings that could catch, this twisting diamond ring is the answer! It spans an impressive 14mm during wear but only sits 3mm off of the finger at its highest point. And, of course, it’s been covered with diamonds which never hurts! The 93 round brilliant cut diamonds come together to equal 0.60 carats estimated total weight of bright I1-HI sparkle. The 10 karat white gold ring currently measures a finger size 6 1/2 with some room to adjust. Estate price $910.00 CAD. Stock #e12253


December 1, 2021

14 karat white gold princess cut diamond cluster 1.00ct. tw. $699.00 CAD. e6583

This style of ring has become very popular because you get the look of a 1.00 carat solitaire for the price of a 0.25 carat. A close look at the photo shows 4 small princess invisibly set without any metal prongs on any of the inside diamond edges. The 4 princess cut diamond are of very good quality for this type of ring SI-H and are very well matched. The 14 karat white gold setting weighs 4.0 grams and is in excellent condition. Estate priced at $700.00. Stock #e6583.


November 30, 2021

0.20ct. tw. SI-H diamond anniversary ring, 3.2gr., size 5, $560.00 CAD. e14164

One of the (many) virtues of yellow gold is its ability to whiten up warmer coloured diamonds by contrast. The 0.20 carats total weight of round brilliant cut diamonds in this band look to be E or G coloured at a glance. Further investigation by a trained diamond grader reveals a touch of warmth in an H colour. But thanks to the wide bands of high polished 14 karat yellow gold they end up much brighter! Their SI clarity helps too, leaving them open to sparkle. The anniversary band has been well built, weighing in at 3.2 grams, and currently measures a finger size 5 with some room to adjust. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e14164.


Glacier Fire Canadian diamond ring 0.40ct. tw. SI-I 2.2gr. 14kt. $840.00 CAD. e12205

The perfect ring for the active lady who wants to wear her ring doing everything. The smallish size 5 ring contains a 0.22 carat Canadian “Glacier Fire” round brilliant cut diamond of SI-I quality. The centre diamond is secured by a low swirling semi bezel setting that provides great security while still allowing lots of light in. Deeply channel set along each shoulder are 4 graduated smaller round brilliant cut diamonds that highlight the centre and add a little extra bling. The contemporary styled ring weighs 2.2 grams and can be adjusted in size up or down by one of our onsite goldsmiths in just a day or two. Glacier Fire diamond rings feature Canadian diamonds from the North West Territories. The main diamond in this ring is from the Ekati diamond mine NWT and has been microscopically laser engraved with a unique registration number on the girdle. This ring is still available from Charm Diamond Centres for $1,799.00. Our excellent condition freshly polished example comes with its original packaging, booklet and certificate of origin. Estate priced at $840.00 CAD. Stock #e12205.


November 29, 2021

0.55ct. tw. I1-HI diamond anniversary ring 3.0gr. 14kt. $770.00 CAD. e11401

Often with channel set anniversary bands there is a limited amount of room for changing the finger size, due to the diamonds sitting so close together. Sizing the ring up brings the diamond closer by reducing the curve they’re on potentially causing damage. Luckily we have such a variety of estate channel set anniversary bands we likely have one in the finger size you need, or close enough to adjust. This band in particular is a slightly larger size 9. Made from 3 grams of brightly rhodium enhanced 14 karat white gold. We have opted to leave it in its unpolished condition. We can do a complimentary full refinishing in about 5 minutes if you wish. The top half is set with 0.55 carats of well matched I1-HI round brilliant cut diamonds, 12 all together. The ring is accompanied by its original Gem Scan summary evaluation wallet card (April 2013). Estate priced at just $770.00 CAD. Stock #e11401.


November 28, 2021

0.24ct. I1-F Glacier Fire Canadian diamond ring 2.2gr. 14kt. $525.00 CAD. e12712

Canada is the fifth-largest supplier of diamonds by volume to the world market. Most get absorbed into the general parcels of world diamonds along with those from Russia, Australia, and other international sources. Those diamonds that get certified Canadian are tracked by a government appointed Head Gemologist from the mine to the sorting facility of the mining company (De Beers in Botswana for example), to the cutting and polishing facility, and then back to Canada for certification. In reality, the chances that an unbranded diamond is from Canada are pretty high. If you don’t want to gamble with origin, the Glacier Fire brand is one of the larger Canadian diamond brands available on the market. This example is a 0.24 carat round brilliant cut of F colour and I1 clarity. It’s been set into a narrow solitaire with open petal prongs. The 2.2 gram 14 karat white gold ring maintains its original bright rhodium finish and finger size 7 1/4. It comes with its original black and red box, Canadian paperwork, and a certificate stating an estimated retail replacement value of $1,200.00 CAD. We feel a more competitive replacement value is $750.00 and our price as a like new previously enjoyed ring is just $525.00 CAD. Stock #e12712.


November 26, 2021

14kt. 0.25ct. tw. SI1-I1-I baguette/round diamond anniversary ring 2.9gr. 14kt. $420.00 CAD.e12159

Do your anniversary or wedding ring just a little differently with this baguette and round brilliant cut diamond ring. With a passing glance, you’d never even notice the alternating rectangular/round pattern of the baguette and brilliant cut diamonds. 6 rectangular baguette cut diamonds and 4 round brilliant cut diamonds add up to the perfect number for your 10th wedding anniversary. The 10th is considered the first of 3 possible diamond anniversaries. If you miss the 10th the next one is 30 and then 60, but we all know you never want to miss any anniversary. The baguettes are of SI-I quality and the round diamonds are I1-I. The size 6, 14 karat white gold ring weighs 2.9 grams and can be adjusted up or down in size a little. The 10 diamonds are estimated to weigh a total of 0.25 carats. Excellent condition polished up and ready to go the for the estate price of just $420.00 CAD. Stock #e12159.


November 24, 2021

14kt two tone ring 4.4 grams $350.00 CAD. e7625

The fashion police may not agree but I like two-tone gold, especially when it has contrasting finishes. This 14 karat white and yellow gold flat band measures 5.5mm wide with a finger size of 6. It could be used as a funky wedding ring or just a cool ring to wear. The wave design is highly polished yellow gold on one side with flat brushed finish white gold on the other. Weighing 4.4 grams the ring is estate priced at $350.00. Stock #e7625.


November 22, 2021

0.50ct. tw. I1-H diamond anniversary ring, 2.5gr., 14kt. $630.00 CAD. e14242

A frothing wave of diamonds cast into brightly rhodium plated 14 karat white gold. The swirling anniversary band features a graduated channel of round brilliant cut diamonds edged with petite millgrain rows. The 0.50 carat total weight of I1-H diamonds covers the top half of the ring, with tiny glimpses of high polished white gold left to accent them. The 2.5 gram ring currently measures a finger size 5 1/2 with some room to adjust. Estate price $630.00 CAD. Stock #e14242.


14 karat 5.5 gram Celtic ring 5.4mm size 5 1/2 $473.00 CAD. e10592

Celtic knots are steeped in meaning and the sailor’s knot has gotten a lot of press in the last decade as the Celtic look becomes more popular. Touted as a symbol of love for its use of two interwoven ropes, this simple knot is one of the strongest. It is meant to represent friendship, affection, harmony, and love, as the two ropes coming together create such strength as neither could have on its own. This popular knot is frozen into 5.5 grams of high quality 14 karat white with a subtle gold plated contrasting background. The 5.4mm wide comfort fit band currently measures a finger size 5 1/2 with room to adjust (though the pattern will be disturbed). Estate price $473.00 CAD. Stock #e10592


November 21, 2021

0.62ct. tw. I1-I Peoples Jewellers, Past Present Future diamond ring, 3.8gr. 14kt. $900.00 CAD. e14395

Leave it to Peoples to max out the symbolism of an already symbolic engagement ring style. The three diamond ring was made popular by their “Past, Present, Future” campaign. Each of the three I1-I quality round brilliant cut diamonds represents one of those stages with the largest, middle diamond as the “Present” of the trio. Following their theme Peoples have channel set five diamonds down each shoulder (1 chipped) and two hidden diamonds inside the shank to separate the “Past Present Future” engraving. The centre diamond weighs an estimated 1/2 carat on the button and faces up quite clean with only a single white feather setting the clarity grade, which goes unnoticed except under magnification. The smaller than average size 5 rings makes these diamonds look larger than they actually are. The 3.8 gram ring is in very good condition, a quick rhodium plating of the white gold heart shaped gallery with have the ring looking like new. The ring is estate priced at only $900.00 CAD. Stock #e14395.


0.41ct. tw. I1-HI diamond halo engagement/wedding ring set 4.5gr. 14kt. $840.00 CAD. e14194

This style always makes me think of those frilly white Ruff collars from 16th and 17th-century paintings. Apparently at their most extreme ruffs were more than a foot in diameter and had to be supported by wire cages! This diamond ruff only spans 9mm and has swapped its lace for tiny baguette and round brilliant cut diamonds. The collar’s undergallery has even been patterned in a way that resembles the figure-eight folds of later ruffs. Instead of the stony visage of Queen Elizabeth I, this ruff centers around a 0.20 carat I1-H round brilliant cut diamond. The 14 karat white gold engagement ring features 0.41 carats of diamond in all and comes with its original certificate and contoured wedding band. The two were never worn together as the engagement ring measures a finger size 5 1/4 and the band measures a stock size 7, both with room to adjust. Estate price for the set only $840.00 CAD. Stock #e14194.


November 18, 2021

3.5mm, 18kt, BIRKS wedding ring, size 6, 3.8gr. $525.00 CAD. e13698

Leave it to Birks to take a simple wedding band to a high-end place. This plain, high polished dome band has been cast from premium quality 18 karat yellow gold. Despite its 3.5mm width it still weighs in at 3.8 grams. The band currently measures a finger size 6, it can easily be mand larger or smaller by one of our onsite goldsmiths. A current production slightly wider 4mm version can be seen on Birks website for $1,100.00 CAD. Our estate price for this like new band $525.00 CAD. Stock #e13698.


November 15, 2021

0.75ct. tw. SI2-J snowflake diamond cluster dinner ring, 4.1gr., size 8. $875.00 CAD. 131-00135

Vintage is back, but it really never went away in the first place. Al those modern “halo” engagement rings that have been so popular for the last few years can trace their design roots back to the tiered cluster. This style has been around for over 100 years. We feel this example dates from the 80s or 90s. The 17 round brilliant cut diamonds are estimated to weigh 0.75 carats in total of bright SI-J quality. The 14 karat yellow and white gold ring weighs 4.1 grams in a finger size 8. Our onsite goldsmiths are able to adjust the size up or down in only a day or two. This classic cluster is estate priced at just $875.00 CAD. Stock #131-00135.

SOLD


November 11, 2021

0.20ct. I1-H diamond solitaire 2.8gr. 14kt white gold $455.00 CAD. e10779

Lovely estate diamond solitaire in a quality, custom made setting for the same or less than just a new mount alone. You don’t have to spend thousands or even one thousand dollars to get a great looking bright and sparkly diamond ring. The simple bi-pass style ring although not a totally unique design was custom made with a full solid shank in 14 karat white gold. The size 5 3/4 ring contains one round brilliant cut diamond measuring 3.75mm diameter and estimated to weigh 0.20 carats. A few tiny crystal inclusions, twinning wisps, and feathers limit the clarity to I1. A very good to excellent cut and strong H colour make the stone twinkle much more than you’d think a $455.00 ring should. Excellent condition showing no measurable wear. Stock #e10779.

SOLD

 

 


October 29, 2021

0.40ct. tw. I1-J 18kt. anniversary ring, 3.9gr., size 4 3/4. $840.00 CAD. e14324

This ring was made by Libman & Co. Toronto; while no longer in business their jewellery turns up on the secondary market from time to time. They were an excellent manufacturer with quality products that were properly priced and well made in Canada. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers was proud to showcase Libman jewellery for many decades. In 2012 they were purchased by a large Canadian jewellery manufacturing group, a few years later that group went bankrupt bringing an end to the Libman & Co. legacy. I suspect pressure from less expensive foreign labour and imports proved to be a formidable challenge. Do you have an anniversary coming up? Made from 3.9 grams of premium 18 karat yellow gold, the ring contains a total estimated diamond weight of 0.40 carats. The bright and lively I1-IJ round brilliant cut diamonds are secured in a heavy channel setting made to last. Currently, the ring measures a size 5. Our onsite goldsmiths are able to make it larger in just a day or so. It is in excellent like-new condition and represents fantastic value for the estate price of $840.00 CAD. Stock #e14324.

SOLD


October 16, 2021

1.00ct. tw. I2-IJ diamond anniversary ring 4.0gr. 14kt. $840.00 CAD. e12289

Voted Barrie’s favorite jeweller 19 years out of 20 by our community is a genuine honor, we take your recognition very seriously. There are many accomplished jewellers in the area who provide some great products. None have been in Barrie longer than we have and none have the depth of inventory, knowledge and passion as the team at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. As we launch into our 7th decade of operation in Downtown Barrie our sense of tradition and passion only grows stronger. Our skills plus efficiencies of operation allow us to provide our customers the absolute best value in all varieties of new and estate jewellery. Values like this 1.00 carat total diamond anniversary ring are truly remarkable when you compare what others charge for similar. A 14 karat gold ring of this weight containing NO diamonds can easily cost more than this pretty anniversary ring with 1.00 carat of genuine diamonds. It’s no wonder we’re busier than ever doing business from our one and only location at 52 Dunlop Street West. The 14 karat yellow gold ring is in like new condition measuring the average finger size 6 1/2, weighing 4.0 grams. The solid shoulder design contains 12 sparkling channel set round brilliant cut diamonds of I2 clarity and IJ colour. Despite the modest clarity you’ll be surprised at the twinkle they display. If you need the ring adjusted in size up or down one of our onsite goldsmiths can accomplish the task in only a day or two. We have many other anniversary rings in stock that don’t appear online. Come in to see what else we have and what we’re all about. This like new example is estate priced at only $840.00 CAD. Stock #e12289.

SOLD


October 6, 2021

0.50ct. I1-J diamond ring, 7.2gr. 14kt, size 6 1/2, $900.00 CAD. e14345

This could be your wedding ring, anniversary ring, or even a right-hand ring. Quality construction made from 7.2 grams of 14 karat yellow gold. The diamond sandwich style ring measures a full 1/2 inch in width. The middle section contains 25 pavé set diamonds of bright I1-J quality, brilliant cut diamonds. The tightly packed diamonds are bordered by tall dome edges protecting the stones and offering a highly reflective frame. The size 6 1/2 ring is in great condition, showing only a few minor scuffs. One of our onsite goldsmiths can adjust the size up or down a little bit if necessary. This low profile ring is estate priced at only $900.00 CAD. Stock #e14345.

SOLD


October 3, 2021

0.66ct. tw. SI-I-KL diamond ring 10kt. 3.8gr. 103 diamonds $485.00 CAD. e13659

This retro ribbon ring has been painstakingly set with 103 diamonds! The mirror like baguettes are set shoulder to shoulder creating a curving wave of splintery brilliance. They’ve been accented with fine stitches of petite round single cuts that add interest through contrast with their kaleidoscope of light. All 0.66 carats total weight are of nice SI-I-KL quality with the baguettes facing up eye clean. The diamonds have been backed by chromy white rhodium but the rest of the ring is 10 karat yellow gold. The ribbon ring spans an impressive 12.2mm and currently measures a finger size 7 1/4 with some room to adjust. Estate price $485.00 CAD (that’s less than $5.00 per diamond). Stock #e13659.

SOLD


September 30, 2021

14kt. 3.00ct. amethyst & diamond (0.15ct. tw.) cushion halo ring, 4.9gr., sz. 7, $770.00 CAD. 206-00265

The halo is in all its configurations is going strong with our estate customers. Our latest halo cluster is showcasing a 9mm x 9mm cushion shaped 3.00 carat amethyst. It is surrounded by 54 tiny round brilliant cut diamonds. Each diamond is a fully faceted brilliant cut with 57 individual polished cuts. I find it amazing that even diamonds this small (0.9mm diameter) can be fashioned with so many facets. The shoulder diamonds feature a cross-over braid that adds some visual interest from the side and blends well with the softer outline of the cushion shaped centre. The measures a finger size 7 and can be adjusted up or down a size or two. It is in excellent original condition, still retaining its original bright white rhodium finish. This estate ring is estate priced at $770.00 CAD. Stock #206-00265.

SOLD


September 29, 2021

14kt. Fede ring, 3.6gr., size 7 1/4. $350.00 CAD. 401-00125

The Fede ring is an ancient form of jewellery dating back to early Roman marriage ceremonies, where clasping right hands was an important symbol of the commitment being made. The rings themselves didn’t really hit the scene until the Middle Ages when the exchanging of jewellery became an important part of courtly love. Rings depicting two clasped hands became a symbol of faithful love or friendship. The word fede is from the Italian ‘mani in fede’, meaning hands clasped in faith. The vintage example we are showcasing today could have walked straight out of the V&A’s Medieval jewellery cabinets. Like many of its predecessors, it’s been built to pull apart with a plain band hidden between the two hands, traditionally meant to be engraved with a secret declaration of love and commitment. The 3.6 gram 14 karat ring is in like-new condition, ready to carry your message of faith and constancy to someone you love. The ring measures a finger size 7 1/4 and is estate priced for $350.00 CAD. Stock #401-00125.

SOLD

 


September 28, 2021

0.75ct. tw. SI1-I diamond engagement/wedding ring set. 4.9gr. 14kt. sz. 7. $800.00 CAD 101-00317

They don’t come much better value than this. Contemporary designed 14 karat white gold diamond engagement/wedding ring set with very good quality diamonds. The centre diamond weighs an estimated 0.19 carats of clear SI1 clarity with bright I colour. 20 additional round brilliant cut diamonds of matching quality add an additional 0.56 carats of sparkling diamond weight to this size 7 ring set. The engagement ring is from an unknown manufacturer, the wedding ring was originally purchased at Spence Diamonds. Rings like this if bought new would likely sell for around $175.00 per gram (without any diamonds). As an estate set showing little to wear of any kind, they are priced at only $163.26 per gram including 0.75 carats of good quality diamonds. We have many more estate rings in stock that have not been showcased on our website. If you’re in the market for a diamond ring and you don’t see it on our website, contact us. You never know what sort of treasure awaits you from our large collection of estate jewellery. Our onsite goldsmiths can adjust this set up or down a size or two if needed. Both rings are in like new condition and estate priced at just $800.00 CAD. 101-00317.

SOLD


Art Deco synthetic sapphire & diamond ring 3.4gr. circa 1930s $350.00 CAD. e13236

The opulence of the 1920s came to a crashing halt at the end of 1929 as the stock market crashed and plunged most of the Western world into the Great Depression. The slump could be found reflected in every industry. In jewellery it meant a surge in imitation and synthetic stones that allowed people to keep up appearances without so much pressure on their pocketbooks. This pair of striking indigo synthetic sapphires flash a velvety azure across their middles. They are the focal point of this delicate filigree and millgrain encrusted 23.6mm statement ring. The ring is centered by a single petite old mine cut diamond in a high polished hexagon mirroring the elongated hexagonal shape of the sapphire pair. The ring is a typical-for-the-time-period tiny finger size 4 1/2 made from 14 karat white gold. Estate price for this 90-year-old antique is $350.00 CAD. Stock #e13236.

SOLD


September 27, 2021

Vintage 10kt. black onyx & diamond ring 0.075ct. VS-H. $455.00 CAD. 206-00238

Onyx was a favorite gemstone of the late Victorian era after the death of Prince Albert sent Queen Victoria into mourning. She became swathed in somber colours and her jewellery followed suit. She commissioned many portraits, busts, and memorials to surround herself with the memory of her last husband. And as with everything Queen Victoria did, the public followed, sending everyone into a frenzy for black jewellery. This antique black onyx ring is certainly not from that era, more likely from the 1940s when black onyx rings were quite popular. The 19.5mm x 15.9mm span of the ring certainly makes a statement. Onyx takes such a high polish that it makes a seamless partner for high polished gold and a dramatic backdrop for diamonds. The 0.075 carat VS-FG round brilliant cut diamond that crowns the ring has been set into a decorative, heavily carved white gold setting. The 10 karat yellow gold ring currently measures a finger size 6 with room to adjust. Estate price $455.00 CAD. Stock #206-00238.

SOLD


September 25, 2021

Antique 15 karat gold, bezel set opal cluster ring, 6.2gr. $700.00 CAD. 206-00237

Never heard of 15K gold? That’s not surprising considering the alloy was discontinued in 1932 by the British government as American 14 karat became more popular across the Western world. This little factoid isn’t helpful for much beyond telling us the approximate age of this ring, or at least its age cut-off as the style could be any time from the early 1900s. At 19.3mm x 18.2mm the cluster is certainly statement-making! The ring’s rich yellow gold sets the opals off dramatically, playing up their dancing aurora colours. The opals are almost blue-tinted body colour and are in completely unworn condition, stunning considering the approximate age of the ring. The piece currently measures a finger size 7 with some room to adjust. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #206-00237.

SOLD


September 24, 2021

Antique carnelian & diamond ring 0.50ct. tw. SI-H, 4.4gr., platinum. $980.00 CAD. 206-00236

Carnelian may be a new gem to you but it’s been used in jewellery since the Early Neolithic period. The gem has a unique property that stops wax from adhering to it, which made it a popular medium for carved signets and seals for the Ancient Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, and Assyrians. It’s too bad the gem has fallen out of common knowledge, in its high form it’s stunning. This antique hand-cut carnelian is the perfect example of what the stone is capable of. Measuring 13.7mm x 12mm the gem is digit-dominating, its bright slightly reddish-orange colour seems lit from within thanks to the semi-transparent nature of the stone. The antique diamonds that make up the narrow scalloped collar point to the early 1900s. The diamonds weigh approximately 0.50 carats together of SI-H quality and each is enclosed in finely millgrained platinum. The 4.48 gram ring currently measures a finger size 6 with some room to adjust. The estate price for this true antique is $980.00 CAD. Stock #206-00236

SOLD


September 23, 2021

14kt. gold wedding band, 3.8mm, size 5 1/2, 5.3 grams. $490.00 CAD. 401-00119

Tradition and symbolism run deep with weddings rings and this band is the epitome of matrimonial heritage. The soft domed profile has always been the most popular style and its 3.8mm width is the sweet spot for preferred widths. What makes this example so attractive is the beautiful finish and the 2.3mm height. Most modern wedding rings are only about half as thick and therefore half the weight. The rounded inside and 5.3 gram weight give this band a luxurious feel that a modern off the shelf wedding ring can’t match. Even the manufactures J.B. trademark is beautifully done. We don’t know who they are or were, but they certainly made an excellent product. This timeless design is difficult to date but judging by the manufactures mark, weight, and width, we’d suggest it was made pre 1950. The size 5 1/2, 14 karat gold wedding ring can be adjusted to fit most fingers. The simple flat edge design will match most solitaire diamond engagement rings and looks great all on its own. This classic wedding ring is estate priced at $490.00 CAD. Stock #401-00119.

SOLD

 


September 22, 2021

0.44ct. tw. (VS-JK) scalloped edge diamond cluster diamond ring, 4.2gr. $660.00 CAD. e14418

2mm diameter might not sound like a lot, but for single cut diamonds, it’s downright massive! The simplified round diamonds feature only 17 facets where the round brilliant cut is made up of 57-58. They’re reserved for accent positions as their larger facet make them stand out in small sizes, compared to petite round brilliants. You almost never encounter them at this size which is too bad as they make a wonderful complement to the round brilliant they enclose. The 9 diamonds that make up this floral cluster have been well-matched at VS2-JK quality. They’re wrapped in bright white gold to reduce the appearance of the prongs and bezels that hold them. The ring itself is a warm 14 karat yellow gold with its domed shoulders tapering away from the head, keeping the eye focused on the cluster. The 4.2 gram ring currently measures a finger size 5 1/2 with some room to adjust. Estate price $660.00 CAD. Stock #e14418.

SOLD


September 21, 2021

10kt. 0.15ct. tw. SI-HI, retro, heart shaped diamond ring, 3.3gr. $350.00 CAD. e14473

30 to 40 years ago an inexpensive ring did not mean low quality. This pretty little heart outline diamond ring was likely manufactured in the early 1980s when gold was 80% less costly than today. At that time, small single cut diamonds of SI-HI quality were common and sparkled way better than the promotional I2-JK full cut diamonds used in low cost jewellery we see today. Even settings like this were constructed in two sections; hand assembled from 10 karat yellow gold and white gold with solid shoulders. Today, something like this would be completely cast from in one piece with rhodium highlighted settings and weigh half as much. Retro is popular and a classic theme like this would make a great diamond ring for anyone with a size 5 finger. The sixteen round diamonds could be perfect for a young lady celebrating her “sweet 16”. Our onsite goldsmiths can adjust the size up or down if necessary. The 16 sparkling single cut SI-HI diamonds are estimated to weigh 0.15 carats. The shank back measures a generous 3.3mm wide and contributes to the ring’s 3.3-gram weight. Estate priced at $350.00 CAD. Stock #e14773.

SOLD.


September 18, 2021

Antique ruby & diamond ring, 3.4gr., size 6 1/2, 18kt. $644.00 CAD. e14491

An antique ring crowned with antique gemstones. The quintet of rubies and diamonds would have been cut sometime in the later 1800s, very likely with steam-powered equipment! The diamonds combine for 0.10 carats total weight and the rubies for 0.23 carats. The antique stones display a pattern of kaleidoscope brilliance and true red (despite the magenta tones of our pictures). The ring that houses them is made from 3.4 grams of warm 18 karat yellow gold and features deeply carved shoulders. The ring currently measures a finger size 6 1/2 with some room to adjust. The full set of undisturbed English hallmarks displays excellent contrast as the background gold has oxidized to a dark purple hue. Despite its age, the ring is in excellent condition. Our estate price is only $644.00 CAD. Stock #e14491.

SOLD

 


September 17, 2021

18kt. sapphire (0.38ct. tw.) & diamond ring (0.58ct. tw. VS-G) 3.3gr. $700.00 CAD. 206-00245

Emerald and baguette cut diamonds are mesmerizing to look at but they really do not fully exploit diamonds high refractive index that is responsible for their sparkle and fire. But when those cut styles are applied to coloured gemstones the effect is quite opposite; creating large swaths of light reflection that allow the gems to show off their intense colours. This trio of baguette cut sapphires is an excellent example of that, flashing bright indigo. Their blues are offset by four VS-G round brilliant cut diamonds, who equal an estimated 0.58 carats together. All have been shared bar-set into warm 18 karat yellow gold that blends into the background during wear, allowing the stones to keep centre stage. The ring currently measures a finger size 6 with some room to adjust. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #206-00245.

SOLD


September 16, 2021

0.84ct. sapphire (minor chip) & diamond (0.40ct. tw. I1-K) ring, 5.4gr., 14kt. $980.00 CAD. e14347

Sapphire is the next hardest gemstone after diamond but they are still over 100 times softer than a diamond. They will hold up better than any other coloured gemstone but they must be worn with more care than you would a diamond. In this ring’s previous life it took the damage you’d expect daily wear to inflict on a sapphire; a minor chip at the most exposed edge and some very minor abrasions. Otherwise the ring is in fantastic shape, showing no wear on the heavy pattern that covers most of its surface. The 0.84 carat emerald cut sapphire makes a dramatic contrast to the chromy rhodium-plated white gold and sparkling diamonds. The two bezel-set diamonds give way to cascading rows of pave set diamonds that come together for a total weight of 0.40 carats. The I1-K diamonds are well-matched, with the two larger stones showing galaxy-style black inclusions. The 14 karat white gold ring currently measures a finger size 7 with some room to adjust. Estate price $980.00 CAD. Stock #e14347.

SOLD


18kt. UnoAerre Rosary ring 2.7gr. 18kt. $350.00 CAD. e13518

A personal symbol of your faith that goes virtually unnoticed in the form of this Rosary ring. High quality construction by UnoAerro Italy in rich 18 karat yellow gold. The size 8 1/4 ring weighs 2.7 and can be sized up or down but the bead spacing will be altered. The 2.7mm wide ring could easily be used as a wedding ring. Polished up to look like new and estate priced at $350.00 CAD. Stock #e13518.

SOLD


September 8, 2021

14kt 0.43ct. diamond ring “Sustain Note”, 4.2gr. $910.00 CAD. e7298

It’s not an ear, it’s not 1/2 a question mark. I think it’s a custom-made “sustain” musical note. Maybe some musician out there can confirm my thoughts. The interesting design looks pretty whatever it is. Made from 4.2 grams of traditional yellow gold channel set with 9 graduated high quality VS-GH round brilliant cut diamonds. The ring measures a size 7.5 and can be adjusted up or down as required. This ring would make a great gift for the musician in your life or be given as a symbol to display your “sustained” feelings for someone. There are many ways to interpret the symbolism of this ring, just use your imagination. Estate priced at $910.00. Stock #e7298.

SOLD


September 7, 2021

3.33ct. blue topaz & diamond 0.18ct. tw. SI-J, 14kt., 4.1gr. $560.00 CAD. e14335

Topaz comes in almost every colour you could imagine, even though most people just know it for blue. But even blue doesn’t tell you everything you need to know about topaz as it comes in at least four distinct shades of blue. This pear shape is almost a cross between Swiss and London blue, showing lighter than the standard London but displaying that distinct smokey quality of the London blue. The 3.33 carat pear-shaped blue topaz has been shouldered with a spray of petite diamonds. Their sparkle helps to set off the rolling flash of sky blue within the topaz. The 6 diamonds equal 0.18 carats together of nice SI-J quality. The 4.1 gram ring is made from warm 14 karat yellow gold and currently measures a finger size 6 with some room to adjust. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e14335.

SOLD


Solid back 17mm x 12mm 10kt. signet ring, 9.1gr., size 9, $595.00 CAD. e14138

It is unusual to encounter rings at this scale that have not been hollowed out or shaved down. At 9.1 grams the ring is completely solid, its oval top spans 17mm long by 12mm wide creating a large canvas ready for any engraving request. The 10 karat yellow gold is currently a finger size 9 with plenty of room to adjust as needed. Estate price for this blank slate is $595.00 CAD. Stock #e14138.

SOLD

 


September 5, 2021

11.00 carat blue topaz & diamond ring 9.0gr. 14kt. gold $875.00 CAD. e12696

Nothing captures the colour of a brilliant blue sky like topaz! During wear the 14.12mm wide topaz creates an intense pool of meditative depths; an oasis on demand. The rounded theme of the cushion-shaped topaz is repeated all over the ring, in the oversized prongs and the diamond shoulders especially. The 12 bead set brilliant cut diamonds weigh an estimated 0.12 carats and are of SI-JK quality. All told the 14 karat yellow gold ring weighs just over 9 grams and measures a finger size 8 3/4 with some room to adjust. The top right corner in these 2 images shows a chip on the crown of the topaz. The chip is difficult to see without magnification and does not compromise the security of the stone. Estate priced at $875.00 CAD. Stock #e12696.

SOLD


September 3, 2021

BIRKS 10kt. gold signet ring 4.5gr. size 6 1/2 $280.00 CAD. e13214

The key with a pinky ring is a low profile. The pinky is the most exposed finger making it a dangerous place for soft gemstones that can’t take a blow, or tall rings that will snag against passing objects. That is the practical reason for wearing a signet ring on your little finger. The traditional reason is that signet rings used to hold the wearer’s official seal. The ring would be pressed into hot wax to seal letters and important documents. By wearing them on the little finger the seal was easier to use than on any other finger. The trend stuck long after signet rings became the medium for decorative initials. This vintage signet ring is from Birks and has been cast from 4.5 grams of warm ten karat yellow gold. The low profile top measures 12.3mm wide making it an appropriate canvas for almost any engraving you’d like. It currently measures a finger size 6 1/2 with room to adjust as needed. Estate price $280.00 CAD. Stock #e13214.

SOLD


August 30, 2021

14kt. white gold anniversary ring 2.5gr. 0.30ct. tw. I1-HI $450.00 CAD. e14023

If you have an interest in channel set diamond anniversary bands, we have them in spades. The newest member of that collection is set across its top third, creating a bracket of high polished brightly rhodium finished 14 karat white gold. The contrast makes the 0.30 carats of diamonds all the more striking. The 10 round brilliant cuts that occupy the 3.8mm wide band are of I1-HI quality. The ring currently measures a finger size 6 with some room to adjust. Estate price just $450.00 CAD. Stock #e14023.

SOLD


August 20, 2021

Platinum wedding ring 2.1mm wide, size 7 1/2, 2.95gr., $280.00 CAD. e14493

A simple platinum wedding ring like this has so many uses. For the person who likes premium quality, there is nothing like platinum. It is whiter than white gold, longer lasting, and it’s hypoallergenic. This ring could be used as a “holiday ring” when you’re on vacation, when wearing an expensive diamond may not be appropriate. It could be the ultimate statement of less is more as a symbol of commitment. The 2.1mm band could be worn with any style engagement ring with a flat edge. Despite its thin width, you’ll be surprised just how heavy it is. Platinum is around 60% heavier than 14 karat white gold, even in a narrow ring like this the feeling of luxury is unmistakable. This American made ring measures a size 7 1/2, it can be adjusted up or down as required. This like new platinum wedding band is estate priced at $280.00 CAD.  Stock #e14493.

SOLD

 


August 7, 2021

Ryrie Brothers Toronto antique signet ring 14kt gold, 1.8 grams, size 4 $210.00 CAD. e14011

If the name Ryrie sounds familiar it’s probably in the context of Ryrie Birks, a partnership that formed in the 1930s. But this ring is stamped only Ryrie, meaning it predates that business partnership, coming instead from Ryrie, the Jeweler at 113 Yonge St. in Toronto. The tiny storefront jewellery store opened in 1879, eventually growing into Ryrie Brothers at 118 Yonge St. This new store was equipped with gas heating, electrified chandeliers, and a conveyor belt for repairs traveling back and forth to the workshop in the back of the store. The store was so elegantly decorated it was called one of the prettiest stores in the US and Canada. See for yourself in this comprehensive history of Ryrie written by Dorothea Burstyn (complete with photos!). This petite signet ring must have been purchased and forgotten about, it’s never even been sized. It shows little signs of wear, making it a perfect time capsule from at least 91 years ago! The tiny ring is cast from 1.8 grams of 14 karat gold and measures its original finger size 4. The estate price for this bonified Canadian antique is $210.00 CAD. Stock #e14011.

SOLD

 


August 1, 2021

14kt. opal & diamond ring 0.07ct. tw. 4.1gr. $525.00 CAD. e13506

Crystal or jelly opal is the very best kind of opal (in my opinion)! We’ve seen it convert more than one opal-hater with its transparent to translucent ethereal glow. In photos, the jelly opal looks more like its traditional white opal sister but in person, it’s a show stopper. Turn the opal in one direction and its body colour turns blue, turn it again and it lights up orange. The play of colour is mostly that intense green of Game of Thrones’ Wildfire. The opal has had an open framework ring built around it and is shouldered by 0.07 carats total weight of petite round brilliant cut diamonds. The flowing ring is made from warm 14 karat yellow gold and currently measures a finger size 5 1/2 with some room to adjust. Estate price $525.00 CAD. Stock #e13506.

SOLD


July 31, 2021

Custom made flush set 3.8mm wide diamond ring 0.08ct. tw. VS-GH 4.2gr. 14kt. $665.00 CAD. e13936

Opting for a flush setting style is the greatest way to achieve comfort and security. It also offers a unique and uber-modern appearance and manages to make the diamonds it carries look slightly larger. That effect is created by the concave crater of highly polished white gold drawing light into a bright halo around the diamonds. This 3.8mm wide dome band was custom made and has been hand-set with 10 round brilliant cut diamonds encircling it. Those diamonds are of high VS-GH quality and equal 0.08 carats together. The ring itself weighs in at 4.2 grams of 14 karat white gold and currently measures a finger size 6 with limited room to adjust. Estate price $665.00 CAD. Stock #e13936.

SOLD


July 28, 2021

18kt. 0.33ct. tw. I1-I diamond & opal ring 0.90ct. 4.3gr. $840.00 CAD. e13517

Retro is back. This is a classic slice of the 1980s and I love it. Prong set baguettes, swirling channel set diamonds in a rich 18 karat asymmetrical yellow gold design with a bright colourful opal cabochon in the centre. It’s hard not to admire the adventurous style. This ring looks unworn, there isn’t a scuff or scratch to be seen on the semi-transparent opal. For anyone with a birthday in October, this would make one fantastic birthstone ring. As the ring is moved the opal’s colour shifts from greenish/blue to yellow and orangish/pink. No two opals are alike and this one showcases what good quality opal is all about. The classic low cabochon cut is estimated to weigh 0.90 carat. 19 baguette and round brilliant cut diamonds weigh an estimated 0.33 carats total weight with a very conservative quality grade of I1-I. The ring was made from premium 18 karat yellow gold and weighs 4.3 grams in a size 6. It can be made larger or smaller by one of our onsite goldsmiths. Estate priced at only $840.00 CAD. e13517.

SOLD


July 23, 2021

0.35ct. Canadian diamond anniversary ring I1-F 14kt. white gold $630.00. e8964

e8964 Canadian diamond anniversary ringCanadian diamonds come in all shapes and sizes. Their quality is usually a little better than the average because each Canadian diamond that reaches the final market goes through a certification process. This extra step costs a little more due to laser engraving a unique registered number, producing specific packaging and certificates. At one time only Canadian diamonds bigger than 0.30 carats received this registered treatment but now almost any size Canadian diamond is registered. The 10 diamonds in this 2.1 gram 14 karat white gold anniversary ring are all engraved with a registered number. They are all matching I1 clarity with a very nice F colour. Originally purchased at Canadian Jewellery chain Ben Moss Jewellers. This ring comes with all of its original packaging, certificates, and a pamphlet describing the exclusive 68 facet diamonds they use. In like-new condition showing no wear and tear. This flat edge ring will fit almost any similar flat-edged engagement or wedding ring. Estate priced at $630.00. Stock #e8964.e8964 Canadian diamond anniversary ring

SOLD

 


July 20, 2021

Russian made 14kt. rose gold rings $50.00/gram 4.1 to 7.1 gr. each. e12114-e12117

From Russia with love come these 14 karat rose gold lady’s and gent’s rings. In North America we measure gold purity as a fraction of 24 parts, 24 karat gold is pure, 18 karat gold is 75% pure, 10 karat gold is 41.7% pure etc. In many countries gold purity is measured by a more logical method as a percentage of purity. In the case of these Russian rings 583 equals 58.3% gold purity or the equivalent of our 14 karat (14÷24=0.583). The rings measure 6.5mm to 10.1mm wide with finger sizes of 7, 9 and 13. If you have any question about their origin, one look at the classic hammer and sickle hallmark will leave little doubt where they were manufactured. The rings have been polished up like new and are ready to go. These rings are not the heaviest available but because they’re alloyed with a little more copper compared to traditional 14 karat yellow gold they are harder. The copper also gives it a lovely rose hue. These don’t show up very often, so if you think you’d like one don’t wait around. For just $50.00 per gram they are priced well below wholesale replacement cost. The two lady’s rings have an interesting diamond cut pattern that reflects the light when moved. Stock numbers e12117, e12116, e12115 and e12114.

ALL SOLD

 


June 19, 2021

0.40ct. tw. SI-IJ marquise diamond cluster 2.7gr. 14kt. $770.00 CAD. e13944

A retro cluster offering a ton of sparkle for a small price point. The flat yellow gold shank almost mirrors the marquise cluster as it widens to 3.6mm then tapers drastically, drawing the eye in. The high polished shoulders step into the background on most skin tones. Leaving the 12.0mm by 7.8mm cluster to almost float across the finger. The chromy white rhodium enhanced white gold allows the 13 diamonds to blend into one at a glance. The 0.19 carat marquise brilliant cut diamond that crowns the ring is a clean SI1-IJ quality. Its 0.21 carats of round single cut accent diamonds are of matching SI-HI quality. The ring currently measures a finger size 9 1/4 with plenty of room to adjust. Estate price $770.00 CAD. Stock #e13944.

SOLD


June 15, 2021

Ryrie Bros. Toronto 22kt. wedding ring 4.8gr. $540.00 CAD. e13387

The name Ryrie may be unfamiliar to most, but in the late 1800 and early 1900s, they were the finest jeweller in Toronto. They expanded their location several times on Yonge Street over the years. In 1905 Montreal based Birks came to town and opened a location only a few doors up the street. It wasn’t long before the two firms combined forces becoming by far the largest luxury jeweller in Canada. The merged company experienced great success as the flourishing Toronto economy matured. This simple ring should give you an idea of what Ryrie Bros. was all about at the turn of the 20th century. While 9 karat gold (37.5% pure) is the minimum legal standard for gold jewellery manufactured in Canada and most people are familiar with 10, 14, and 18 karat gold, this ring is ultra-premium 22 karat. It’s 91.6% pure gold composition reveals itself in the rich tone. It is likely alloyed in the Commonwealth tradition of blending small amounts of silver and copper resulting in the beautiful colour. Normally we’d restore and polish a ring to look like new, but this time we’ve decided to honor its antique nature and leave a century’s worth of patina proudly on display. The size 6 2/3 ring measures 3.9mm wide and weighs a significant for its size 4.8 grams. We can easily adjust the fit up or down and make it look new if you prefer. For the cost of a new, well-priced, 14 karat wedding ring of the same weight you can have this fantastic bit of Toronto history made in much higher quality gold. The precise manufacturer and purity marks inside the shank look like they were stamped only yesterday. If only these antique rings could speak, I’m sure they’d be able to tell a great story. Estate priced at $540.00 CAD. Stock #e13387.

SOLD


June 10, 2021

9.8mm pearl & diamond ring 4.1gr. 14K $390.00 CAD. e13628

A champagne tone pearl makes a much subtler statement than its white counterpart. It also adds an extra level of vintage flair to any piece it’s set into, like this petite 14 karat yellow gold ring. The impressive 9.8mm round pearl is shouldered by four narrow rows of brilliant diamonds transitioning to narrow 1.95mm high polished shoulders. The whole ring has been cast from equally warm 14 karat yellow gold and currently measures a finger size 8 with some room to adjust. Estate price $390.00 CAD. Stock #e13628.

SOLD


May 30, 2021

Birks 14kt. gold wedding ring 2.5mm, size 5, 1.8gr. $210.00 CAD. e14010

A timeless Birks wedding band that will never go out of style. Measuring 2.5mm wide by 1.26mm tall this domed band is equally relevant next to an engagement ring or worn on its own. Its quality manufacturing makes it a sturdy alternative to those tiny 1mm wide stacking bands that are populating Instagram feeds. Unlike its trendy counterparts, this band will stand up to anything you throw it at and keep its shape. The 14 karat yellow gold band weighs 1.8 grams and currently measures a finger size 5 with plenty of room to adjust. Estate price $210.00 CAD. Stock #e14010.

SOLD


May 22, 2021

0.33ct. tw. SI2-I1-IJ halo engagement/wedding ring set, 3.5gr., 14kt., size 6 1/2, $700.00 CAD. e13349

We pride ourselves on having something for absolutely every budget! It’s one of the biggest misconceptions we face; because we showcase some expensive items we must only carry high priced jewellery. Here to disprove that myth is a 14 karat white gold diamond wedding set for only $700.00 CAD! The cluster-halo combo spans an impressive 7.7mm and most of the top half of each ring has been set with a delicate row of diamonds. The set together combines 0.33 carats total weight of SI2-I1-I quality. The rings currently measure a finger size 6 1/2 with some room to adjust. Stock #e13349.

SOLD

 


May 21, 2021

Ryrie Bros. Toronto 18kt. antique wedding ring, 4.5mm, size 7, 6.1gr. $700.00 CAD. e14329

This band is at the very least 117 years old, potentially as old as 124! The (literally) timeless dome wedding band is from Ryrie Bros, an integral chapter in Canadian jewellery history, originally from Yonge Street in Toronto. Ryrie Brothers operated in the heyday of catalog department stores, mailing catalogs all over the country and shipping jewellery to wherever their customers called home (in case you think online shopping is a revolution, it’s really just the digital version of another “sales revolution” that was happening over 100 years ago). These catalogs are actually what spurred Ryrie Brothers to join with Birks. The two firms were each spending about $50,000 (1.25 million in today’s dollars) a year producing and circulating almost identical catalogs to heavily overlapping customer bases. By combining into Ryrie Birks they became a jewellery catalog behemoth. This solid 6.1 gram 18 karat yellow gold band would have been made prior to the merger and it really doesn’t look like it’s had much wear at all! The 4.5mm wide band measures a finger size 7 with room to adjust and is estate priced for $700.00 CAD. Stock #e14329

SOLD


May 20, 2021

Tiffany “I Love You” silver ring, sz. 6, 2.8mm wide, 2.3gr., $140.00 CAD. e14478

It’s been some time since our last Tiffany posting. Here is a now-retired, simple band ring measuring 2.8mm wide. The generous wall height of 1.6mm gives the 2.3-gram ring some added strength. Those 3 little words that mean so much are deeply engraved around the circumference of the ring 5 times, so you can’t miss them if the ring spins a bit. This ring is a size 6 and best left that way as the pattern will be interrupted if altered. The ring comes in a Tiffany drawstring pouch and box. Polished up, looking great and estate priced at $140.00 CAD. Stock #e14478.

SOLD


May 19, 2021

14kt. gold ruby & diamond ring 5.2gr. $700.00 CAD. e9964

e9964-emerald-cut-ruby-and-diamond-ring-14-karatJewellery of the middle ages was one of the main modes of communicating your social class to the world. As such many people of the middle class spent great fortunes on their embellishments in the hopes of fooling those around them into overestimating their success. This meant that the truly wealthy had to wear even larger and more lavish pieces to not be mistaken for the middle class. Eventually, laws were put in place to police the over wearing of jewellery by the middle classes. Rings were especially important for communicating royalty and high nobility and thus were some of the largest and most ornate pieces of the time. This of course is not a thousand year old ring, but it is absolutely of Medieval inspiration with its heavy angular lines in brushed and high polished 14 karat yellow gold echoing the shape of the Maltese cross. The deep blood red of the 0.46 carat natural ruby is set with 0.18 carats of bright round brilliant cut diamonds, finishing off the regal motif. The 5.2 gram ring measures a finger size 7 with room to adjust up or down as needed. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #e9964.

SOLD

 


May 18, 2021

10kt., 5.5gr., signet ring, 15mm x 13mm, size 8 1/2, $385.00 CAD. e14481

The key with a pinky ring is a low profile. The pinky is the most exposed finger making it a dangerous place for soft gemstones that can’t take a blow or tall rings that will snag against passing objects. That is the practical reason for wearing a signet ring on your little finger. The traditional reason is that signet rings use to hold the wearer’s official seal. The ring would be pressed into hot wax to seal letters and important documents. By wearing them on the little finger the seal was easier to use than on any other finger. The trend stuck long after signet rings became the medium for decorative initials. This vintage signet ring is Canadian made and has been cast from 5.5 grams of durable 10 karat yellow gold. The low profile top measures 15mm x 13mm making it an appropriate canvas for almost any engraving you’d like. It currently measures a finger size 8 1/2 with room to adjust as needed. Estate price $385.00 CAD. Stock #e14481.

SOLD


May 12, 2021

14kt. enamel snake ring 8.4gr. $750.00 CAD. e13983

This is the craziest looking snake ring we’ve ever encountered! From its toothy muppet grin to its wild bug-eyed expression, this snake is as unique as they come! It’s been decorated with multicoloured basse-taille and champleve enamel, leaving decorative arabesques of raised gold along its spine and snout. It’s even wearing a gold collar! Now enamel is of course glass, and a very thin layer of glass at that, making it one of the most fragile accents to wear on a ring. Our snake is proof of that fragility as its enamel has chipped out in places along either edge. With mindful wear, the 8.4 gram ring shouldn’t lose more of its colourful complexion. The 14 karat yellow gold ring measures a finger size 6 1/2 and unfortunately can’t be sized. Estate price $750.00 CAD. Stock #e13983.

SOLD


May 10, 2021

14kt. pink topaz and diamond ring 4.0gr. $420.00 CAD. e6838

Natural pink topaz is very rare and do not occur often. This pink topaz is no exception. It is a genuine topaz but its colour is not natural. It is a result of a pink surface coating applied to the back of the normally colourless stone. This coating is stable as long as the stone is not subjected to extreme heat from a jewellers torch or submerged in an acidic cleaning solution. Set on the shoulders of the ring are 6 small diamonds (0.07 carats total weight.) of average quality I1-I. The ring was cast from 4.0 grams of white gold and measures a size 9. Always ask the jeweller if their coloured stones and diamonds are treated in any way. Most artificially colour enhanced gems are significantly less expensive than their natural variety versions and the customer should be made aware of this. This ring is estate priced at $420.00. Stock #e6838.

SOLD


May 5, 2021

1.00ct. tw. I2-L diamond ring 10kt. 3.2gr. $700.00 CAD. e13513

This ring really does look like it costs at least 3 or 4 times our estate price of just $700.00. These substantial diamonds are set in a sturdy 10 karat white gold setting weighing over 3 grams in a finger size 7. The solid construction allows our goldsmiths the ability to adjust the ring up or down 2 sizes. The diamonds are conservatively graded an I2-L. Under casual viewing they look clear and bright; under magnification or extreme scrutiny, they reveal some inclusions and a slightly warmer colour hue. The classic three stone design has been enhanced by a Lucida style double gallery setting along with large tightly set brilliant cut diamond shoulders. The thick 3.5mm wide flat edged shank will complement almost any wedding ring. Excellent condition, contemporary and versatile design make this ring an attractive choice for anyone looking for a much bigger look than its price suggests. Estate priced at $700.00 CAD. Stock #e13513.

SOLD


April 10, 2021

Reversible rings diamond & sapphire or blue topaz 0.25ct. tw. 14kt. $630.00 & $560.00 CAD. e10852 e13491

Now, these are fun. You have to be impressed with the inventiveness of some people, like the designer that thought up this ingenious take on the reversible ring. Worn one way the ring shows a bright, sparkling cluster of 0.25 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds. The diamond shaped, tiered cluster measures a showy 8.7mm long by 8.0mm wide. With one slick motion turning the ring inside out that cluster gives way to a dark navy blue sapphire, accented with a couple of shoulder diamonds or a sky blue 7mm x 5mm genuine topaz with accent diamonds. Great estate value plus you get two rings in one. The sapphire version weighs 5.5 grams and measures a finger size 6 3/4, while the blue topaz ring measures a size 8 1/2 weighing 4.3 grams. Both rings can be altered larger or smaller by one of our onsite goldsmiths. Estate price for these unique rings is $630.00 (sapphire) and $560.00 (topaz). Stock #e10852 & e13491.

Both SOLD


March 5, 2021

14kt. 0.75ct. tw. sapphire & diamond ring, 7.2gr., 14kt., size 7, $700.00 CAD. e13398

Zebra’s stripes are designed for deception, meant for blending into the herd on the run, making it difficult for pursuing predators to pick an individual target out. The deception with this zebra stripe statement ring lies in the colour, at first glance you think it’s simply the black and white of true zebra stripping. Take a closer look and you find the dark stripes are deep blue sapphires that wink subtle indigo when viewed on an angle. The 0.50 carats total weight of sapphires is contrasted with 0.25 carats total weight of round single cut diamonds. The stripes are further accentuated by raised white gold bars, adding further shadowing darkness to the sapphires. The 14.8mm wide digit dominator ring is cast from 7.2 grams of 14 karat white gold and currently measures a finger size 7 with a bit of room to adjust. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #e13398

SOLD


March 4, 2021

Antique 5 stone diamond ring 0.25ct. tw. SI-H (1 chipped), 2.4gr. 14kt. $450.00 CAD. e14192

An antique ring that is miraculously in like-new condition. Considering its style and old mine cut diamonds we believe the ring is at least 100 years old! Really, the fact that it’s lived so long and only has one chip to show for it is very impressive! The chip is on the smallest of the diamonds and if need be we can replace it from our large stock of loose antique diamonds. We chose to keep it original because of its overall excellent condition. The ring retains its European hallmarks, almost as crisp as the day they were stamped. It features decorative grooving running over halfway down each shoulder, and decorative pierced settings that widen the ring top to 4.9mm. The five diamonds are of a bright SI-H quality and equal approximately 0.25 carats total weight. The 2.4 gram ring was cast from warm 14 karat yellow gold and currently measures a finger size 6 with some room to adjust. Estate price for this genuine antique $450.00 CAD. Stock #e14192.

SOLD


February 17, 2021

18kt. diamond anniversary ring 0.20ct. tw. I1-I, 1.3gr. $350.00 CAD. e14162

Ultra-narrow stacking bands like this one are the most versatile ring on the market, whether shopping for yourself or someone else. Worn on their own they make a delicate accent, measuring only 1.8mm wide. But their real value comes from the ability to pair them with anything. They can be stacked again almost any other ring, no matter the colour, gemstone combination, or shape of the other bands. This band in particular is extra versatile for only showing diamonds across its top half. The 0.20 carats total weight of I1-I round brilliant cuts have been set into top quality 18 karat white gold. The 1.3 gram ring currently measures a finger size 5 1/2 with some room to adjust. Estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock #e14162.

SOLD


February 16, 2021

Art Deco filigree diamond solitaire 0.33ct. I1-WX, 2.1gr. 18kt. $700.00 CAD. e14151

We’ve been fortunate enough to hit a vein of like-new 100+ year old pieces! Whoever owned this collection obviously cherished the pieces as they show no signs of previous wear. Every section of delicate filigree and deeply hand-engraved flowers is as crisp as the day the ring was made. The aesthetic of the ring and the old European cut diamond points to the early 1920s, one of our favorite eras. That diamond weighs approximately 0.33 carat of I1-WX quality, of the cognac hue variety. The 18 karat white gold ring currently measures a finger size 7 with some room to adjust. Estate price for this like-new antique $700.00 CAD. Stock #e14151.

SOLD


February 13, 2021

Antique garnet & pearl ring, 2.9gr. 10kt, like new. $245.00 CAD. e14147

Catch it while you can, antiques don’t last long around here, especially 100-year-old Victorian-era pieces! This natural garnet and demi-pearl ring is unlike any antique we’ve had the pleasure of showcasing, mostly because softer stones like this never survive a century’s worth of wear. In fact, this ring shows no signs of previous wear at all! Either it was never worn or only on very special occasions. The garnets and pearls are pristine, showing no scuffs, nicks, or scratches anywhere. Honestly, this ring must have fallen out of some time capsule! It’s also unusual for the 10 karat rose gold it’s made from. The ring measures a finger size 6 1/2 with room to adjust. Estate price for this like-new antique is $245.00 CAD. Stock #e14147.

SOLD


February 10, 2021

Matching diamond anniversary rings. 18kt. 0.50ct. tw. SI-HI, 3.2gr., $840.00 CAD each. e14089 e14090

A matched pair of 18 karat anniversary bands featuring hand-set diamonds edged by high polished white gold. The bands each feature 0.50 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds, with 10 SI-HI quality diamonds per ring. The rings themselves have been solidly constructed weighing 3.2 grams each. The rings are sold separately for $840.00 CAD each. Stock numbers e14090 and e14089.

SOLD


February 3, 2021

0.33ct. tw. VS2-GH antique diamond ring, 2.5gr., size 7. $700.00 CAD. 101-00279

This is the great-grandmother of the modern halo diamond ring and we have to say she’s looking pretty spry! The cluster measures 8.4mm x 12.1mm and features delicate millgrain and decorative scalloped settings. The main diamond is an old European cut of nice VS2-GH quality. Combined with its single cut accents the total diamond weight of the ring is 0.33 carats. The well made 18 karat ring is of course Birks and currently measures a finger size 7 with room to adjust. Estate price for this Art Deco antique is $700.00 CAD. Stock #101-00279.


January 16, 2021

18 karat gold Greek key ring 8.5mm 6.9gr. size 8 $700.00 CAD. e12296

The Greek Key has become one of those patterns so easily recognized that no one really thinks twice about it. But if you dig into its history it is surprisingly meaningful. It’s also called the meander motif and takes its shape from the Meander river in Turkey. Except for the hard right angles the pattern captures the spirit of the twisting river pretty accurately. For the Ancient Greeks, the pattern was a symbol of infinity and the eternal flow of things. Fitting that it should be captured here in an endless eternity pattern. Cast in 6.9 grams of extra warm, premium quality 18 karat yellow gold the ring measures a commanding 8.5mm wide and a finger size 8. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #e12296.

SOLD


January 8, 2021

18kt. white gold hand engraved wedding ring, 2.5mm, 2.7gr. $336.00 CAD. e14152

The art of hand engraving is being quickly replaced by 3D-printed deeply patterned designs. So we are always pleased to showcase a piece like this band, that has been hand engraved all over! The delicate pattern of unwinding fiddlehead ferns has been worn subtle by previous wear, leaving a soft whisper of the original crisp engraving. The 2.5mm band is cast from 2.7 grams of 18 karat white gold and currently measures a finger size 6 3/4. Estate price $336.00 CAD. Stock #e14152.

SOLD


January 1, 2021

14kt. gold Celtic knot wedding ring 7.0gr., size 9, 8mm wide $735.00 CAD. e13542

This Celtic knot ring appears to be hand made. The inner surfaces and pierced areas display a much rougher texture than the easy to access polished outside areas. Unless you have a highly finished model you can’t help getting a rougher finished casting. The outside is easy to smoothly finish and polish by hand, but those tiny nooks and crannies are impossible to access. Without advanced surface preparation and tumble polishing machines those sections are destined to have an unfinished texture. With many types of jewellery this may be an unintended and unwanted consequence, but the rustic nature of the Celtic knot pattern makes it more authentic and appropriate. Whether by design or fortunate accident this ring looks perfect. At 8mm wide it has good presents but its not overwhelming. The size 9 ring has a finished weigh of just over 7 grams, manufactured in good quality 14 karat yellow gold. This ring can be adjusted in size, but the continuous pattern will be disrupted if we add or remove a section to alter the size. Excellent condition and estate priced at $735.00 CAD. Stock #e13542.


December 23, 2020

0.45ct. tw. I1-IJ diamond cluster 14kt. 2.7gr. $630.00 CAD. e14112

The floral cluster adds a touch of whimsy while offering a big footprint at a small price-point. This low profile cluster ring especially, as the shoulders tapering dramatically towards the blossom, making it look even larger than its 7.7mm diameter. The 14 karat yellow gold ring is topped by 0.45 carats of I1-IJ round brilliant cut diamonds. It currently measures a finger size 6 3/4 with room to adjust. Estate price $630.00 CAD. Stock #e14112.

SOLD


December 18, 2020

0.25ct. tw. Vintage/Antique diamond cluster ring 3.8gr. 18kt. gold & platinum $977.00 CAD. e13651

Yet another example of the halo not being a new concept. This vintage 1940s engagement ring features a tightly packed cluster modern and vintage cut diamonds. The main diamond is an early round brilliant cut surrounded by early and modern round single cut diamonds. They’ve been cleverly set in a decorative communal bezel measuring 8.8mm in diameter. The 11 diamonds equal an approximate 0.25 carats of nice VS-H quality. The engraved and milgrained shoulder features a fanciful scroll with delicate twisting vine accents. Despite its age, the ring top has retained much of its original bulk and detail thanks to the heirloom quality platinum it’s made from. For contrast, the shank itself is warm 18 karat yellow gold and features all of its original trademarks and makers marks. The 3.8 gram ring currently measures a finger size 7 1/4 with some room to adjust. Estate price $977.00 CAD. Stock #e13651.

SOLD

 


December 10, 2020

Michael Hill 0.50ct. tw. I1-IJ diamond cluster 2.3gr. 10kt. $700.00 CAD. e13375

One of the advantages of being able to try rings on in person is the ability to discover a style you’d not have considered. Most people turn their nose up to two tone options but when worn they are very striking. The contrast of the two colours is used to direct the focus of the ring and move the eye. With this Michael Hill example, the yellow gold shank becomes understated on the finger, making the floral cluster stand out sharply as if it were suspended on the hand. If this had been cast from all white gold the cluster would have been lost against the diamond studded shoulders. Now the shoulders twinkle subtly compared to the chromy white center. The 37 hand set I1-IJ round brilliant cut diamonds come together to equal 0.50 carats. The 10 karat ring is in like new condition showing no signs of wear and is accompanied by its original inner and outer boxes. It currently measures a finger size 7 1/2 with some room to adjust. The ring is currently available on Michael Hill’s website for $1,399.00 CAD. Our estate price is $700.00 CAD. Stock #e13375.

SOLD


December 7, 2020

0.50ct. tw. I1-J Canadian made diamond anniversary ring 4.4gr. 14kt. $840.00 CAD. e13901

This ring set was made by Libman & Co. Toronto, while no longer in business their jewellery still turns up on the secondary market from time to time. They were an excellent manufacturer with quality products that were well priced and well made in Canada. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers was proud to showcase Libman jewellery for many decades. In 2012 they were purchased by a large Canadian jewellery manufacturing group, a few years later that group went bankrupt bringing an end to the Libman & Co. legacy. I suspect pressure from less expensive foreign labour and imports proved to be a formidable challenge. Do you have an anniversary coming up? Well made from 4.4 grams of 14 karat yellow gold the ring contains a total estimated diamond weight of 0.50 carat. The bright and lively I1-IJ round brilliant cut diamonds are secured in a heavy channel setting made to last. Currently, the ring measures a size 6.5. Our onsite goldsmiths are able to make it larger in just a day or so. It is in excellent like-new condition and represents fantastic value for the estate price of $840.00 CAD. Stock #e13901

SOLD


December 1, 2020

0.75ct. tw. diamond ring 14kt. yellow gold 5.1gr. $838.00 CAD. e8434

e8434.1 0.75ct tw eng ringI don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing but this style of ring is probably the most frequently seen coming in on trade. The 4 invisibly set princess cut diamonds (0.40ct. total weight) look like a single large diamond but they cost about 80% less. 10 round brilliant cut diamonds are channel set down the 6.4mm wide shoulders. Measuring a finger size 5 this ring would fit a smaller lady or we could make it up to 3 sizes bigger if required. The diamonds average SI2 to I1 clarity and IJ colour with a finished weight in 14 karat gold of 5.1 grams. For $838.00 CAD this ring offers perhaps  the biggest bang for the buck styles available. Stock #e8434.e8434 invisibly set 0.75ct tw eng ring

SOLD


November 26, 2020

Antique turquoise & pearl ring, 2.2gr., 14kt. $279.00 CAD. e14191

It’s a surprise for us to find a turquoise and pearl ring of this vintage as the softer gems do not usually survive close to 100 years since this ring was made. That the trio is in perfect shape is evidence that this ring was barely worn by its original owner. Turquoise is actually one of the world’s most ancient gems, with ancient carvings dating from more than 3000 years ago. That is, however, not in comparison to pearl, a natural gem coveted in China since 2206 BC (the earliest written recording of the gem). The 14 karat yellow gold 2.2 gram ring is currently a finger size 6 with some room to adjust. Estate price for this unusual antique $279.00 CAD. Stock #e14191.

SOLD


5.50ct. green jadeite & diamond ring, 5.1gr. $560.00 CAD. e14074

Historically Jade was to Chinese society what diamonds were to Western society; only the wealthy and most powerful people could own it, so its very presence was an announcement of high status. Jade was so important that the wealthiest members of Chinese society took up the practice of being buried in suits made entirely of jade plates. These suits took years to make and the highest-ranking individuals had their plates stitched together with gold thread. The gem was believed to embody morality in its highest form with the 2nd-century CE Chinese dictionary Shuo-wen chiehtzu stating “Jade is the fairest of stones. It is endowed with five virtues. Charity is typified by its luster, bright yet warm; rectitude by its translucency, revealing the colour and markings within; wisdom by the purity and penetrating quality of its note, when the stone is struck; courage, in that it may be broken but cannot be bent; equity, in that it has sharp angles which yet injure none.” For Western society, this level of praise may be surprising, but as with many gemstones that we overlook, the issue lies in the jade we are normally exposed to. High-quality jadite is rare and normally supplemented by lesser nephrite jade. Spend some time with high jadeite and you’ll find some reverence towards it. Our cabochon cut oval jadeite exhibits the translucence you rarely find with modern nephrite. The light that penetrates the gem catches on the white and green mossy marbling, like sunshine in light morning fog. The 14mm x 12mm jadite is also the toughest gemstone you can wear, tougher even than diamond, but not harder (scratch resistant) as it measures a decent 6.5-7 on the Mohs hardness scale. But its marbling makes it one of the most break-resistant gemstones on earth. Making it very suitable for daily wear. The misty jade is shouldered by 0.06 carats of petite round brilliant cut diamonds. It has been set into a graceful 14 karat yellow gold ring that currently measures a finger size 7 1/4 with room to adjust. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e14074.

SOLD


November 25, 2020

14kt. blue topaz & diamond 0.12ct. tw. SI-J ring 2.9gr. $406.00 CAD. e14045

The name Topaz comes from the ancient Sanskrit topaza or topas, meaning “fire”. A seemingly inappropriate name when you look at blue topaz. But topaz comes in every colour of the rainbow, and their reds and oranges certainly flash with licks of flame. Perhaps the fire for the blue topaz is the blue flame of a gas torch (like the blue flames we use in our repair department). Or it’s simply the polar balance of fire, the cold to its hot. The pear-shaped blue topaz is the centerpiece of an icy diamond cluster. The 12 round brilliant cut diamonds are SI-IJ quality equalling 0.12 carats total weight. The 2.9 gram ring is cast from 14 karat yellow gold for the shank and white gold for the head. Estate price $406.00 CAD. Stock #e14045.

SOLD

 


0.83ct. sapphire/0.50ct. tw. VS-G diamond cluster ring 14K 3.4 grams $950.00 CAD E14099

Blue sapphires often have very dark sections to their colour, usually caused by a deep saturation that makes the gem inky in appearance. This pear-shaped sapphire isn’t quite inky, it’s more of a dark-wash denim, with an area across the lobe of the pear that almost has a green tint. Turn it around to view the point and you get a pure royal blue flash. The 0.83 carat sapphire is perched on a tiered collar of round single cut diamonds of high VS-G quality. The 25 diamonds total 0.50 carats together and add their unique flashing brilliance to the brooding sapphire. The 13.5mm x 11.4mm cluster has been set in brightly rhodium-plated white gold. The ring itself is cast from warm 14 karat yellow gold and currently measures a finger size 6 1/2, with room to size down only. The ring is accompanied by an insurance appraisal we drafted for the previous owner stating a realistic replacement price with new of $1,900.00 CAD. Our estate price $950.00 CAD. Stock #e14099.

SOLD


Citrine and diamond ring 6.2gr. 14kt. $600.00 CAD. e13627.

We all get used to seeing certain colours of a specific gemstone. But usually, the colour you see the most often is not its most valuable hue. Take citrine for example, that soft yellow-orange is certainly the most common colour but top citrine is actually a reddish-orange. The closer you get to that level of saturation the more valuable a citrine becomes. This 16mm long oval citrine is a mid-range example with a strongly saturated yellow-orange. It’s been set off by diamond accented icy white 14 karat gold in a very modern setting. The statement ring currently measures a finger size 7 1/4 with some room to adjust. Estate price $600.00 CAD. Stock #e13627.

SOLD


November 23, 2020

14kt. 17mm x 14mm black onyx ring, size 12, 7.3gr. $630.00 CAD. e14061

Onyx is the traditional gift for the seventh wedding anniversary, a somber choice, perhaps sparked by the seven-year itch? A reminder of the year of re-evaluation your relationship just survived? Though factually speaking, our modern society is actually prone to the five-year itch. Which makes your seven-year anniversary all the more celebration-worthy! So we invite you to go big with this antique rose gold onyx ring that measures 20.5mm long. The 14 karat ring features a saw-pierced gallery, delicate millgrain, and ornamental-column-inspired shoulders, combined these details proclaim the ring’s vintage loudly. The ring is currently a finger size 12 with a bit of room to adjust, making it a perfect pointer or middle finger ring. Estate price $630.00 CAD. Stock #e14061.

SOLD


November 20, 2020

0.21ct. tw. VG-SH custom made contoured wedding ring 2.6gr. 14kt. $875.00 CAD. e13978

Sometimes you can tell just by looking that a piece was custom made, this is certainly one of those instances. This slightly contoured diamond wedding band is dripping in detail. Of course, it’s edged in delicate milgrain, two different gauges of milgrain no less, then you have the hand engraving that covers 3/4 of the ring The the real wonder is the delicate filigree in the open under-gallery. Looking at it you almost think you’re just seeing shadows until you hold it to the light and see the miniature cathedral hidden under the ring’s top. The forward face of the ring has even been accented with 6 petite round brilliant cut diamonds. Now, none of this is visible head-on except for the milgrain edge. The focus of the ring’s top is the delicate stitch of top quality diamonds that cover its top half. Those diamonds come together to make an estimated 0.21 carat total weight of VS-GH sparkle. The 14 karat handmade ring currently measures a finger size 7 with some room to adjust. Estate price $875.00 CAD. Stock #e13978.

SOLD


November 13, 2020

10kt. “twist” fashion ring 2.5gr. $161.00 CAD. e14013

Tiffany & Co. certainly popularized the pinched/twisted band design with their Harmony collection but the style has been around for decades. This estate example is wider than anything you’d see from Tiffany’s, measuring 7.5mm wide. The stylized ring is cast in 10 karat yellow gold, maximizing warm reflective optics. The ring currently measures a finger size 8 with some room to adjust. Estate price $161.00 CAD. Stock #14013.

SOLD

 


November 10, 2020

14kt. blue topaz & diamond (0.31ct. tw. I1-J) ring, 3.2gr. $560.00 CAD. e14049

These asymmetrical clusters are picking up in popularity, taking on the traditional halo for engagement ring supremacy. The concept is not new and this retro cluster is proof of that. The diamonds that make up the halo slowly build as they move to the top and bottom of the oval topaz. The channel set shoulders break up the cluster, adding a straight line of brilliance edged with warm 14 karat yellow gold. The 16 round brilliant cut diamonds equal 0.31 carats total weight of I1-J quality. The oval swiss blue topaz adds a vibrant shot of colour to the ring. Manufactured in upgraded 14 karat yellow gold the size 7 rings weighs 3.2 grams. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e14049.

SOLD


November 9, 2020

14kt. 3mm, engraved wedding ring, 2.3gr., size 5 1/2, Canadian made $210.00 CAD. e14020

Engraved wedding bands are back as the antique craze rips across social media (not to brag, but we were into antiques before it was cool). This Canadian-made band is antique-inspired, featuring a millgrained edge and delicate flowers engraved across the ring’s surface. The 14 karat 2.3-gram white gold band measures 3mm wide and a finger size 5 1/2 with room to adjust. It’s in like-new condition and estate priced at $210.00 CAD. Stock #e14020

SOLD


November 8, 2020

Gents 14kt., 4.2mm, size 12, wedding ring, 4.9gr. $300.00 CAD. e14039

High quality and low price aren’t mutually exclusive if you know how to determine value, and where to find it. Our estate jewellery is scrutinized for wear and tear, signs of defects, previous repairs, or alterations by several team members before it is prepared for resale. Much of the jewellery we get is nice but not nice enough and gets repurposed or recycled into the global precious metal supply. This gents wedding ring is not going to suffer such a fate. We are often asked for larger sizes of gents’ plain wedding rings (especially in white gold) but seldom have them. This one measures a significant size 12 and was manufactured in upgraded 14 karat gold. Measuring 4.2mm wide with an inner comfort fit, this is a ring you will not even know you’re wearing. Perfect condition showing no wear of any kind. If you’re not a size 12 this ring can be made larger or smaller by one of our onsite goldsmiths in only a couple of days. Estate priced at just $300.00 CAD. Stock #e14039.

SOLD

 


10kt. rose gold infinity ring 0.9gr. $77.00 CAD. e14014

This sweet little infinity ring is a public service announcement, to warn against the new trend of thin-as-air rings. Petite rings are adorable and understated and the extra-low price points are hard to say no to. Beware of ultra-light rings in larger finger sizes with super-thin hollow shanks. The first time you pick something up it will bend and eventually crack. The smaller finger size 5 of this ring, its solid construction, copper/rose gold 10 karat alloy make it much more resistant to deformation than most. Worn with a degree of caution this ring will last for many years. Gold rings that are thinner than around 1.7mm (2mm for sterling silver) need to be worn carefully, especially in larger finger sizes. They can’t hold up against the strain you put on your hands throughout the day. They get bent in all directions and after enough bending, they snap. We’ve seen some that are so light and bent they basically disintegrate as they begin to snap all over.  Once cracked they will always be compromised at the repair area. This petite infinity ring is in perfect condition, measures a size 5, and weighs 0.9 grams. We’d advise not having it sized larger or some strength would be lost. It is estate priced at just $77.00 CAD. Stock #e14014.

SOLD


November 7, 2020

Antique 18kt. Birks diamond engagement ring 0.25ct. $420.00 CAD. e8012

There is a good chance this what your great-grandmother’s engagement ring looked like. That is if she was fortunate enough to get one. Many young brides of the time only wore a simple wedding band as there was precious little money around back then for luxury items like a diamond ring. The simple 18 karat yellow gold six-prong setting contains a pretty 0.25-carat European cut diamond of SI1-G quality. A tiny little chip (circled on orange) on an upper facet is evidence of a ring that was enjoyed and worn all the time. Tiny chips are quite common on very old diamonds due to the practice of cutting the girdles to a knife-edge finish 100 years ago. The little ring weighs 1.7 grams, measures a size 7, and still retails the Ryrie Birks trademark. Estate priced at $420.00. Stock #e8012.

SOLD


November 5, 2020

0.17ct. tw. I1-GH diamond anniversary ring 2.8gr. $420.00 CAD. e14101

It seems there are as many opinions of value as there are stars in the night sky. Most of the opinions we encounter in the form of Appraisals and Certificates of Evaluations on the estate items we showcase are sky high like the stars too. This is the latest example of an appraised value that differs considerably from what we feel a ring like this typically sells for. This 11 stone anniversary ring is constructed from 2.8 grams of upgraded 14 karat white gold. It measures a finger size 6 and can be adjusted up or down a few sizes. The shank measures 2.9mm uniform width and a sturdy 1.5-1.7mm thick. Channel set across the top 1/3 of the ring are 11 round brilliant cut diamonds that weigh an estimated 0.17 carats of I1-GH quality. The ring comes with an appraisal document from 2012 that suggests the ring has a replacement value of $1,600.00. Our opinion of a more competitive replacement value is somewhere near $700.00. As a lightly worn, excellent condition estate item, we’ve priced this ring at $420.00 CAD (plus sizing if required). Stock #e14101

SOLD


November 4, 2020

1990 1/20th. ounce Chinese Panda coin, gents 14kt. ring, size 8 1/2, 9.8gr. tw. $830.00 CAD. e14195

It seems you really like these cute Chinese Panda 1/10th. oz. 999 fine gold coins. The last estate Panda coin pendant we posted had multiple people interested in purchasing it and sold within hours of our posting. Whenever these coins turn up as ordinary bullion they don’t last long either. So if you’re interested in this gents ring don’t wait too long. Our latest 1/20 ounce Chinese Panda coin was minted in 1990 and contains $110.00 worth of 99.9% pure gold as valued on April 17, 2021. The 14 karat yellow gold ring measures a finger size 8 1/2 and can be made a size or two larger or a little bit smaller. The combined weight of the coin and ring is 9,8 grams. The coin is secured from the back of the ring in a tab setting to keep the coin from being contaminated with gold solder and to allow easy removal. As you can see from the images this ring is in like-new condition showing little wear, the bottom of the shank measures a full 6mm wide. We will not separate the coin from the ring, being sold as a finished ring for the estate price of $830.00 CAD. Stock #e14195.

SOLD


November 3, 2020

14kt. 0.15ct. tw. SI-J anniversary ring 2.25gr. 14kt. $300.00 CAD. e14158

Gold is rare and precious, it has been a consistently reliable way to hold value for 1000s of years. Even a light ring like this contains over $90.00 worth of gold. Jewellery manufacturers always consider the idea of making a quality piece of jewellery to last a lifetime, or lowering their costs by reducing the amount of precious metal in the item. What a difference a gram can make in a lightweight ring. This ring could easily have been made with a lighter shank, that tapers and thins at the bottom with hollowed-out shoulders. The manufacturer would have saved at least $50.00. The uninformed consumer likely would never notice the cheaper ring they selected actually wasn’t as good a value as they thought. Know your jewellery or know your jeweller. A low price doesn’t always make for good value, our latest estate ring is both. The size 6, anniversary ring measures 2.2mm wide and hardly tapers in width and height. The shoulders are solid and strong. The holes on the back are not there to save weight but to make cleaning easier. 10 small round brilliant cut diamonds are estimated to weigh 0.15 carats in total of SI-J quality. This high-quality construction allows our goldsmiths to adjust the size without issue. This ring is estate priced at only $300.00 CAD. Stock #e14158.

SOLD


November 1, 2020

14kt. white gold flexible mesh ring 13mm wide, size 7, 7.6gr. $700.00 CAD. e13643

This digit dominating 13mm wide band is head turning for its mesmerizing mesh finish. The bead style mesh is actually flexible, compressing with your finger during wear for maximum comfort. The ultrafashionable statement band features a decorative bar where the mesh was joined. The bar’s high polished domed and grooved surface adds contrast to the petite flashes that roll across each round bead. This unique ring is in brand new condition, retaining all of its chromy white rhodium. The 14 karat white gold 7.6 gram piece measures a finger size 7 and can’t be adjusted, unfortunately. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #e13643.

SOLD

 


October 31, 2020

Citrine, garnet, smokey quartz & diamond ring 3.6gr. 10kt. $270.00 CAD. e13637

Brooding Autumn colours stitched together with an icy line of petite diamonds. The trio of deep red pear-shaped garnet, smokey brown oval quartz, and softly gold-toned round citrine perfectly capture the pallet of the pumpkin-spice season. The cluster spans 17mm and is balanced by a narrow 10 karat yellow gold shank. The 3.6 grams ring measures a standard size 7 with some room to adjust. Estate price $270.00 CAD. Stock #e13637.

SOLD

 


October 28, 2020

14kt. gold Effy 1.00ct. tw. black & cognac diamond ring $780.00 CAD. e9460

e9460 effe black diamond ring 2Effy Jewelry is a big brand for the cruise ship traveler. The jewellery manufacturer specializes in bold colours and pave set diamonds. This 14 karat white gold halo is a nice example of what they are known for. With its tricolour rectangular-shaped pave set cluster measuring 14mm x 11mm it makes a statement without being overwhelming. All together the ring contains 1.00 carat of diamonds divided into two rows of black diamonds, one row of white, and a cluster of cognacs. At a small finger size 4 3/4 and weighing 3.9 grams, this ring can easily be sized up to accommodate the more typical finger. Estate price $780.00 CAD. Stock #e9460.

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SOLD


October 27, 2020

Spence 0.24ct. SI2-I diamond solitaire 14kt. 2.3gr. $490.00 CAD. e11864

This back-to-basics bypass style solitaire is about as modern as they come. The perfect solution for the woman who hates high settings as this sleek number sits only 2.6mm off of the finger. Despite its airy open nature it has significant finger presence, spanning 7.7mm wide. This width gives the 0.24 carat round brilliant cut center a larger impact than you’d imagine, though that might be due to its SI2-I quality and higher cut grade. The 2.4 gram simple setting is made from sturdy 14 karat white gold and currently measures a finger size 7 with room to be sized up or down. The ring is accompanied by all the original Spence Diamonds paperwork showing an original purchase price of $909.00 back in 2011 when the price of gold and diamonds were much less because the Canadian dollar was much stronger. Our estate price for the like new ring is only $490.00 CAD. Stock #e11864.

SOLD


October 26, 2020

0.50ct. tw. SI-I diamond anniversary ring 3.4gr. 14kt. $840.00 CAD. e11508

Being voted Barrie’s favorite jeweller for more years than we can remember is a genuine honor, we take your recognition very seriously. There are many accomplished jewellers in the area who can provide some great products. Few have been around as long as we have and none have the depth of inventory, knowledge, and passion as the people from Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. As we approach our 7th decade of operation in Downtown Barrie our sense of tradition and passion only grows stronger. Our skills plus efficiencies of operation allow us to provide our customers the absolute best value in all varieties of new and estate jewellery. Values like this 0.50 carat total diamond anniversary ring are truly remarkable when you compare what others charge for similar. It’s no wonder we’re busier than ever doing business from our one and only location at 52 Dunlop Street West. The 14 karat white gold ring is in like-new condition measuring the average finger size 6 1/2, weighing a sturdy 3.4 grams. The solid shoulder design contains 10 sparkling channel set round brilliant cut diamonds conservatively graded SI clarity and I colour. If you need the ring adjusted in size up or down one of our onsite goldsmiths can accomplish the task in only a day or two. We have many other anniversary rings in stock that don’t appear online. Come in to see what else we have and what we’re all about. This like new example is estate priced at only $840.00 CAD. Stock #e11508.

SOLD


October 25, 2020

Citrine & Diamond ring 14kt. 5.4gr. $480.00 CAD. e13626

Oh, dinner rings! So few and far between but how we value their camp! If you’re looking just to dip a toe into their head turning realm this ring is your best introduction. The tone-on-tone of The bright 14 karat yellow gold and matching yellow citrines makes for a comparably calm dinner ring. That warmth is accented with a pop of rhodium enhanced round single cut diamonds. The entire top half of the ring is covered in tightly packed gems and diamonds, spanning 14mm wide by 23.4mm long. This beginner dinner ring is currently a finger size 7 1/4 and estate priced for $480.00 CAD. Stock #e13626.

SOLD


October 21, 2020

10 karat gold rainbow topaz & diamond ring 4.9gr. $455.00 CAD. e13691

Rainbow topaz is the red headed sister of mystic topaz. In truth it is simply on the other end of the rainbow spectrum, flashing orange, pink, and red instead of blue, green, and purple. Both are in fact colourless topaz that has been plated with a microscopic layer of titanium on the pavilion. Because of that treatment, the gem needs some special care. If it gets scratched you will expose the colourless topaz underneath the plating, making scratches a bit more obvious than on a regular gemstone. Scratching the surface treatment is unlikely as it is only applied to the backside of the stone and is protected by the setting. This coating can be bleached by prolonged exposure to sunlight, turning it back into colourless topaz. This mostly matters for storage purposes, rainbow topaz should be stored in a closed jewellery box. Our rainbow topaz has been housed in a 10 karat yellow gold ring, featuring quilted shoulders and rhodium enhanced, diamond set bar on either side of the topaz. The ring measures a finger size 5 1/4 and unfortunately can’t be adjusted. Estate price $455.00 CAD. Stock #e13691.

SOLD


14kt diamond & synthetic sapphire ring 0.50ct. tw. 2.9gr. $350.00 CAD. e13435

Not only is this that softer velvety blue colour we prefer but the stone is also a square, step cut, and it’s been twisted 45 degrees on its axis. The combination makes for a head-turning ring despite its petite 6.4mm footprint. The high-quality synthetic sapphire has been edged with petite round brilliant cut diamonds to accentuate its unique shape. The I1-I quality diamonds add icy fire to the cool blue and all have been set into bright white 14 karat gold. The 2.9 gram ring currently measures a finger size 8 with room to adjust up or down a couple of sizes if required. Estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock #e13435.

SOLD

 


October 16, 2020

10 karat yellow gold Eastern Star ring 2.7 grams $175.00 CAD. e12399

The Order of the Eastern Star is a Freemasonic appendant body established in 1850 that is open to both men and women. The order is based on teachings from the Bible and each point of the star contains an emblem of a different heroine from the Bible: Adah, Ruth, Esther, Martha, and Electa. Each woman representing the quality of her story: fidelity, constancy, loyalty, faith, and love. This particular Eastern Star ring is made from durable 10 karat yellow gold and weighs 2.7 grams. Currently measures a finger size 6 3/4 but can easily be adjusted up or down. Freemason or not the ring is a lovely piece of symbolism and a reminder of the often overlooked contributions of women in the Bible. Estate price $175.00 CAD. Stock #e12399.

SOLD


October 8, 2020

0.55ct. tw. I1-L custom made Jeff Walters diamond ring 4.5gr. $585.00 CAD. e12158

No doubt, custom made rings cost more than production rings the first time around. The economy of scale isn’t on your side when you’re only making one. If you like the thought of a custom ring but would rather do it on a budget we have this ring made by Barrie custom jeweller Jeff Walters. It has been constructed to his usual high standards using 4.5 grams of 14 karat white gold. The size 5 1/2 ring contains a 0.33 carat centre stone of strong I1 clarity (almost SI2) with an estimated L colour. Each shoulder has been decorated with 6 channel set round diamonds (12 in total) adding an estimated 0.22 carats of diamond weight. I don’t know who’s idea it was to use single cut diamonds on the shoulders but it was a great thought. The simple 17 facet design of a single cut is more flattering in my opinion for smaller stones, especially in deep channels like these. The ring is in great shape, looking practically unworn. For less than the cost of a simple production setting without any diamonds, you can have this one-off, custom made Jeff Walters ready to wear diamond ring. One of our onsite goldsmiths can adjust the size if you need a smaller or larger size. Estate priced at $585.00 CAD. Stock #e12158.

SOLD


October 7, 2020

Sterling silver bracelet, ring & earring set 58 grams $280.00 CAD. e14015

We don’t usually showcase silver pieces in our estate department. We feel it is the domain of artisan jewellers, so we leave that medium to the many talented craftspeople in the area. But occasionally a piece comes along (or in this case a set) that we can’t pass up! This suite of curving matte-finished pieces is not only striking but also very well built. Each is sturdy enough to stand up to daily wear, an important consideration with sterling silver as it is the softest of the precious metals. The earrings feature strong posts and sleek hinged backs that lock tightly into place. The bangle has a unique hinged opening that covers only the bottom quarter of the piece. Ensuring it won’t show during wear and making it very difficult to lose if the clasp gets pulled open. Though pulling it open would be a feat at the catch is held securely in place by strong tension and is backed up with a safety lock. The 58-gram set is also eye-catching for its large scale, with the bangle measuring 11.4mm wide, the earrings 6.7mm, and the ring 8.3mm. The ring is a size 9 but can be adjusted up or down a size or two. Estate price for the set only $280.00 CAD. Stock #e14015.

SOLD


October 6, 2020

Art Deco antique diamond ring 0.10ct. I1-G Swiss cut 19kt. 2.1gr. $419.00 CAD. e11959

For thousands of years, people have been creating beautiful items of jewellery. As skill and technology improved, designs took advantage and became more detailed and intricate. Many styles have come and gone leaving little impact on the overall craft. Most are just a footnote in an obscure reference book. Art Deco designs are admired and have often been drawn upon for inspiration since the movement exploded on the scene in the 1920s. Art Deco influence can be seen in everything from jewellery, cars, architecture, furniture, clothing and even household appliances of the era. Almost everything was given the Deco treatment in the 1920s and 30s. Our latest estate piece is a time capsule from the later part of the period. It’s been remarkably preserved in its original condition. No evidence of any repair work aside from a size adjustment at some point in its history. The delicate saw pierced filigree gallery is perfect. The tiny milgrain details look flawless despite being around 80 years old. This basic style of ring was extremely popular and hundreds of thousands were sold. We get one in every once in a while but it’s usually been loved to death, completely worn out or damaged beyond repair. It’s a real treat when we get to showcase one in this sort of condition. The bright 0.10 carat diamond is also an original and rare Swiss cut diamond correct for the ring. Swiss cut diamonds have a facet pattern halfway between a single cut and a brilliant cut. They have no bezel facets and half as many upper/lower girdle facets compared to a round brilliant cut. This diamond is likely from South Africa as that was the primary source of diamonds early in the 20th century. I1 clarity with a G colour gives this diamond excellent sparkle, delicately bead set in an ultra-premium 19 karat white (you can’t get any better white gold than this 79% pure gold alloy). The square frame setting helps make the diamond look a little larger than it really is. People are always asking for this style of ring and when we get one they don’t last long. If you’re a fan of beautifully designed antique jewellery this is a must-have for your collection. The 2.1 gram, size 7 ring can be adjusted up or down a size by one of our onsite goldsmiths in just a day or two. Very hard to find in this sort of condition and estate priced at only $419.00 CAD. Stock #e11959.

SOLD

 


October 3, 2020

Canadian gold diamond ring 0.50ct. tw. I1-HI 14kt. 2.5gr. $770.00 CAD. e13060

The perfect ring for the active lady who wants to wear her ring doing everything. The size 6 1/2 ring contains a 0.28 carat round brilliant cut diamond of I1-I quality. The centre diamond is secured by a low swirling semi-bezel setting providing great security while still allowing lots of light in. Deeply channel set along each shoulder are 4 graduated round brilliant cut diamonds that highlight the centre plus add an extra 0.22 carats of bling. The contemporary-styled ring weighs 2.5 grams and can be adjusted in size up or down by one of our onsite goldsmiths in just a day or two. This ring was manufactured in Canada using Canadian sourced gold. It’s in excellent condition looking like new courtesy of a thorough refinishing. Ready to wear and priced at $770.00 CAD. Stock #e13060.

SOLD

 


September 28, 2020

0.38ct. tw. anniversary ring I1-FG Canadian diamonds 2.0gr. 14kt. $686.00 CAD. e13767

It’s unusual to encounter smaller diamonds that are certified Canadian. If you are looking to partner up your Canadian diamond engagement ring with something of equal pedigree you might want to act fast on this band. Each of the ten round brilliant cut diamonds in this channel band has been laser-inscribed with a unique serial numbered and microscopic maple leaf. The combined 0.38 carats are of bright I1-FG quality and are protectively set into a solidly constructed 14 karat Canadian white gold channel. The 2-gram ring is accompanied by its original paperwork listing the origins of the diamonds as the Northwest Territories. The size 6 1/2 ring can be adjusted up or down a size or two. Estate price $686.00 CAD. Stock #e13767.

SOLD


September 26, 2020

14kt. Italian made synthetic coloured stone ring 10gr. $980.00 CAD. e12481

What does an Italian goldsmith do with a parcel of oddball synthetic gemstones? Make a statement ring with them! Hand set with 4 hearts, 12 rounds, 6 marquise, 6 ovals, and 3 pears all in different sizes, colours, and tones! I can’t imagine the time it took to make each bezel setting and how organized the setter would have been to keep everything straight. The full eternity measures a digit dominating 13.25mm wide all around. Despite its man-made gem motif its been fabricated from high quality 14 karat white gold and currently fits about a size 5 1/2 with limited room to size larger. Estate price $980.00 CAD. Stock #e12481.

SOLD

 


September 24, 2020

Tiffany 1837 wide pierced silver ring size 9.5 $200.00 CAD. e11432

Timeless Tiffany sterling never lasts long in our showcases! Especially architectural pieces like this pierced 9mm wide band which declares its T & CO pedigree in bold 360 engraving. Though the band weighs a typically substantial 8.5 grams its graceful windows prevent it from appearing overbearing. The band currently measures a larger finger size 9 1/2 making it ideal for wear on a pointer or middle finger. There is some room to adjust up or down but that evenly spaced pattern will be disturbed. Estate priced at just $200.00 CAD. Stock #e11432.

SOLD


September 23, 2020

0.50ct. I1-I Tiffany style diamond engagement ring size 7, 14kt., 1.6gr. $990.00 CAD. e13424

Viewed head on this ring could easily be mistaken for that famous Tiffany Setting. Take a closer look and you’ll discover it’s been gifted with some elegant details that you wouldn’t find on that minimalist ring. The tapered cathedral shoulders are a good start, creating flow between the band and the main diamond. The six prong head has a decorative wirework pattern that allows for the thinnest possible wire gauge while maximizing security. Set into that intricate head a 0.50 carat I1-I round brilliant cut diamond that twinkles brightly at the slightest movement. The 1.6 gram 14 karat white gold ring currently measures a finger size 7 1/4 with room to adjust. This is a beautiful ring and an amazing ring value. Estate price $990.00 CAD. Stock #e13424.

SOLD


September 18, 2020

Tanzanite & diamond ring 2.5gr. 14kt. $300.00 CAD. e13631

Despite the lilac-blue you see in this picture the oval tanzanite is, in person, a lilac purple hue. One day we will find a camera that can accurately capture the subtle colours of this precious gem! The pastel toned tanzanite has been gifted with a decorative collar of baguette and brilliant cut diamonds. They add a regal and vintage aesthetic when cast in 14 karat yellow gold while upping the rings footprint to an impressive 12.4mm by 11mm. The ring itself is in like new condition and currently measures a finger size 8 with a bit of room to adjust. Estate price $300.00 CAD. Stock #e13631.

SOLD


September 11, 2020

Three 22 karat gold stacking rings, size 7 1/2, 4.2 grams $420.00 CAD. e13757

Bangles for your finger? This trio of matching 22 karat gold stacking rings are Indian bangles in miniature! They even tinkle against each other like their larger counterparts. Even their heavy pattern looks like some of the bangles we’ve had through our estate department. The trio are all a finger size 7 1/2 with some room to adjust, and they weigh in at 4.2 grams. By today’s gold price as of writing this post (November 9th, 2020), these Barbie sized bangles contain $298.65 of pure refinable gold. Our estate price for the set only $420.00 CAD. Stock #e13757.

SOLD


September 5, 2020

Platinum wedding ring 2.6mm wide, size 6 1/4, 4.85gr. $340.00 CAD. e13739

We love the durability, the density, the purity, the rarity, and the soft white colour that platinum offers. What makes this rare metal so long lasting, also makes it waaaaaaay more difficult to refinish than traditional yellow, white or rose gold. This 2.6mm wide American made ring was carefully worn for just a month or so. It is in fantastic condition, it didn’t even need polishing when it was traded in to us. It really doesn’t require a freshening up, but we’d be happy to do so while you wait should you choose to. Refinishing platinum takes more time, requires specialized tools and techniques to restore an original mirror finish. The size 6 1/4 ring can be custom fit to virtually any finger size. At 4.85 grams this ring offers excellent value for the estate price of just $340.00 CAD. Stock #e13739.

SOLD

 


August 2, 2020

10mm blue topaz & diamond ring 4.8gr. 10kt. white gold $360.00 CAD. e13635

Blue topaz is actually divided into three different categories of blue: sky, swiss, and London blue. This ring is of the lighter sky blue family and it’s been specially cut to show maximum brilliance. The cut ensures that even standing still, the 10mm topaz lights up with a kaleidoscope of icy blues. That light show has been set off with brightly rhodium enhanced 10 karat white gold and petite round brilliant cut diamonds. The ring features a six prong setting, something normally reserved for diamond engagement rings. Here it adds a touch of elegance on top of the inherent extra security of six prongs instead of four. Currently, the 4.8 gram ring measures a finger size 6 3/4 with some room to adjust. Estate price $360.00 CAD. Stock #e13635.

SOLD


July 30, 2020

0.20ct. diamond & amethyst ring 14kt. white gold $560.00 CAD E13318

The royal purple of amethyst seems to be an impossible colour to capture in pictures so trust me when I say it is a very pure purple tone in person. That colour is made more intense surrounded by bright white everything. The 14 karat white gold ring retains its original chromy rhodium plating across its top. The 0.20 carats of petite round brilliant cut diamonds are of sparkling I1-J quality, accenting the intense center with their splintery fire. The 3.8 gram ring currently measures a finger size 6 3/4. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e13318.

SOLD


July 22, 2020

Antique hand engraved platinum diamond anniversary ring 0.21ct. tw. SI-H, 2.3gr. $560.00 CAD. e13490

Hand engraving is a dying art that is being replicated by CAD rendered designs. We have dozens of modern rings that display these wispy motifs but they were patterned by a computed and 3D wax printer before the ring was cast. This platinum band is the real deal, exhibiting the imperfections you can only get from the human hand. The band is engraved all over and shows its antique status in the lifetime worn into its surface, softening the pattern in places. The diamonds are early round brilliant cut which may not seem like they belong in this ring but that staple diamond cut was actually developed in 1919. The 0.21 combined carats are a nice SI-H quality and each has been set into a decorative millgrain edged cell. The 2.3 gram, size 6 ring is made from top quality platinum, the only reason it’s in such good shape after a lifetime of wear. The ring is accompanied by a GemScan Certificate of Evaluation stating a replacement value of $1,400.00 CAD. We feel a more effective value is $800 and the estate price is $560.00 CAD. Stock #e13490.

SOLD

 


July 15, 2020

Golden cubic zirconia ring 9.0gr. 10kt. $360.00 CAD. e13634

The advantage of a coloured cubic zirconia (who knew they came in colour?) is that you get a high level of fire that is seldom possible in traditional coloured gems. Fire being the gems ability to break white light into spectral rainbow flashes. Though this 20mm long tapered oval cubic looks like a brooding golden brown citrine, its fire is almost diamond like. Another advantage to coloured cubic is its high level of hardness, 8-8.5 versus the 7 of citrine. That hardness allowed the golden cubic to stand up better to wear than a citrine would have, showing a couple of minor scratches across its table facet. The gem’s antique tone is accented by brassy 10K yellow gold in a simple but decorative framework. The 9 gram digit dominating ring measures a 7 1/2 with room to adjust. Estate price $360.00 CAD. Stock #e13634.

SOLD


July 10, 2020

0.25ct. total weight 14kt. ring $476.00 CAD. e6582

Canadian made with Canadian gold this triple cluster design ring contains 21 good quality SI-HI round brilliant cut diamonds. They are cleverly set to look like three big diamonds. The 14 karat white gold setting weighs 1.8 grams and is a tiny size 4.5 but can be made bigger for no charge by one of our onsite goldsmiths. Freshly polished and looking like brand new. Estate priced at $476.00. Stock #e6582.

SOLD

 


July 7, 2020

Effy D’Oro 0.20ct. tw. I1-J diamond ring 15.7mm wide 6.0gr. 14kt. $840.00 CAD. e13342

Another fashionable, well made piece from Effy affirming that yellow gold is back! The D’Oro band plays on the understated nature of warm yellow gold by adding a mattifying grain across the rings surface. The subtle sheen of warm 14 karat yellow gold is bisected by a raised stitched line of petite diamonds. The 0.24 combined carats of I1-J quality round brilliant cuts get all the rings attention as it scoops up to meet them. The 6 gram piece measures a digit dominating 15.75mm wide and is currently a finger size 7 with room to adjust. Available on Effy’s website for the sale price of $1,850.00 CAD. Our estate price for the like new ring $840.00 CAD. Stock #e13342.

SOLD

 


July 1, 2020

10kt. rose gold diamond ring 0.20ct. tw. I1-JK 3.6gr. $336.00 CAD. e11927

A big ring for a petite price point spanning an impressive 10mm in width. You may marvel at how this ring can be estate priced at $336 (less than $6.00 per diamond). The ring was mass manufactured likely for television sales or big box store retail. Cast in 10 karat rose gold and set with 57 I1-JK single and full cut diamonds that equal 0.20 carats. That total diamond weight speaks volumes to the tiny scale of the stones; it would take close to 300 diamonds of the size used in this ring to equal 1.00 carat in weight. Not to undo the aesthetic of the ring, it’s perfectly on trend with its combination of rose gold and bright white rhodium. We feel a competitive retail price for the ring new is $480.00 CAD. Condition looks unworn it is estate priced for only $336.00 CAD. Stock #e11927.

SOLD


June 30, 2020

14kt. gold, ruby & diamond crown style ring 2.6gr. $350.00 CAD. e13437

Anyone else spend some of their social distancing time watching The Crown on Netflix? Wonder how many crowns, tiaras, and diadems the Queen and Royal Family own? It’s hard to find a straight answer but I counted about 15. Perhaps this crown ring was inspired by the Burmese Ruby Tiara, a rather controversial piece if you dig into its history. Here the white and yellow are reversed, with the body of the ring cast from 14 karat yellow gold and the rubies surrounded by bright white rhodium. Each of the five petite rubies is shouldered with two tiny round brilliant cut diamonds. At its peaks, the ring measures 4.4mm wide and is currently a finger size 7 1/4 with some room to adjust. Estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock #e13437.

SOLD


June 28, 2020

Antique opal & diamond ring 18kt. 7.8gr. 3.28ct. tw. $980.00 CAD. e10848

This beautiful antique estate opal ring almost didn’t make it as a showcased item on our website. The centre stone is exhibiting some surface crazing. This sort or defect is not that uncommon with opals and antique opal in particular seem to be a little more prone to the phenomena. The cause is not fully understood but as long as it is not severe and doesn’t affect the beauty there is no reason why the jewellery can’t be used. The crazing on this example is only visible from the bottom. Our theory goes a little like this; if this ring has survived over 100 years so far we doubt the crazing is going to get any worse with careful use. The three oval opal cabochons are calculated to weigh 3.24 carats in total and are very well matched. They exhibit very good play of colour across the entire surface in almost the entire spectrum of pastel colours. These simple still images don’t come even close to showcasing how pretty and colourful the opals are. Bead set between the opals are 4 small round European cut diamonds estimated to weigh 0.06 carat in total weight. Although it is possible to adjust the size 8 1/2 ring up or down slightly it would be best practice to leave this antique ring in its current size as putting undue stress on any opal is not recommended. The overall condition of the ring is excellent showing very little use. The three opals show perfect polish across their domed surface. I imagine this ring was used very little over the last 100 years or so. Estate priced at $980.00 CAD. Stock #e10848.

SOLD

 


June 24, 2020

14kt. princess cut anniversary ring 0.50ct. tw. I1-JK 3.3gr. size 8 $560.00 CAD. e11979

Princess cuts may be losing ground as the “it” center stone for engagement rings but they are the diamond to beat for anniversary bands. Nothing else provides the seamless, uninterrupted brilliance that princess cuts set girdle to girdle create. In a channel setting they are well protected and ultra-sleek. This open ended channel increases that modern motif by spanning the entire width of the finger with distinct narrow bars. Together the 11 I1-JK diamonds make a perfect 0.50 carats. The 14 karat white gold ring is a generous finger size 8 with some limited room for adjustment. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e11979.

SOLD


June 16, 2020

1.00ct. tw. I1-IJ princess cut anniversary ring 3.8gr. 14kt. $980.00 CAD. e13356

If you noticed something weird about this ring what you’re seeing is a permanent ring guard. There are a couple of reasons that we would install this springy white gold semi circle. The most common is for arthritic knuckles or fingers that have larger knuckles than the back of the finger. The guard will compress back as it passes over the knuckle and then spring into place, holding fast to the finger stopping the ring from spinning. It can also be used for rings that are past their sizing limitations, which could have been the case with this ring. Princess cut diamonds that have been set girdle to girdle as these are, can’t take the bending required for large changes in finger size. Push them too far and they’ll start to chip against each other, meaning the approximate 5 fit of this guard is as small as this ring can go. It can however be sized up a bit before reaching its limit. The combined 1.00 carat weight is achieved by 11 well matched I1-IJ quality princess cut diamonds. They span the entire top half of the ring, creating an uninterrupted line of splintery brilliance. The 3.7mm wide band has been cast from bright white 14 karat gold and is estate priced for $980.00 CAD. This one shouldn’t last too long before someone snaps up this excellent value. Stock #e13356.

SOLD


June 8, 2020

0.20ct. tw. SI-H antique 3 stone diamond ring 2.7gr. 14kt. $490.00 CAD. e13488

Customers often ask us what it’s like to work in a jewellery store, among so many precious and stunning things. Not to be disappointing but you do get used to it and lose touch with the value of the things around you. But antiques always stop us in our tracks! As goldsmiths, we appreciate that these delicate, intricately detailed pieces were made with half the technology and equipment available to us today. That fact alone turns these pieces into accomplishments and coupled with their unique aesthetics they become masterpieces. This 14 karat white and yellow gold features all of our favorites, filigree, hand engraving, and a crisp millgrained edge. In-person the gold could almost be green gold (also known as electrum). The trio of diamonds are at least 100 years old, with the center being an old European cut, one shoulder is a mine cut while the other is a rare Swiss cut. Together they equal 0.20 carats of eye-clean SI-H quality. The ring weighs in at 2.7 grams and currently measures a finger size 6 3/4. Estate price $490.00 CAD. Stock #e13488.

SOLD


May 27, 2020

0.10ct. tw. I1-KL diamond anniversary ring 1.8gr. 10kt. $210.00 CAD. e13596

For less than the cost of dinner and drinks we present this classic diamond set anniversary ring. Our vast selection of affordable anniversary style rings often gets overlooked even by us as we tend to focus on the bigger, more expensive diamond rings. There is something to be said for less is more and this little ring conveys this subtle message. The 2.8mm wide shank will fit against any existing flat edged ring you may have. Stacking multiple thin rings is a popular way of achieving different looks from only a few rings. The 10 brilliant cut diamonds are extremely low set, tucked away in a rhodium enhanced channel allowing the I1-KL round diamonds to sparkle more than you would expect. The size 5 1/2 ring is in like new condition. It can be adjusted to fit fingers from size 4 1/2 to 7 by one of our onsite goldsmiths. We have other rings of similar design in stock that are not shown on our website. This ring is estate priced at $210.00 CAD. Stock #e13596.

SOLD


May 2, 2020

Diamond & baroque pearl ring 14kt. 6.4gr. $840.00 CAD. e13509

This is certainly not what you imagine when you think of a pearl but the baroque shapes can be the best use of pearl’s softly glowing nacre. The organic surface creates a rolling landscape of iridescent pinks, purples, greens, and blues. The overall effect is a silky sheen you can get lost in. That soft play of light is balanced by a trio of round brilliant cut diamonds. The size 6 3/4 ring is solidly constructed from 14 karat yellow gold and plays off of the asymmetrical center gem. Estate price $840.00 CAD. Stock #e13509.

SOLD


May 1, 2020

0.10ct. tw. SI-IJ diamond butterfly ring 3.4gr. 14kt. $455.00 CAD. e13370

You’ll never lose that summertime feeling with this 14 karat white gold diamond set butterfly ring. We’re impressed by the quality of this ring. It is constructed completely solid. Only the back of its wings have been drilled through for easy cleaning of the 12 twinkling diamonds. You’d expect promotional quality diamonds with this sort of ring but these bead set sparklers are a solid SI-IJ. The ring measures a size 6 1/2 but can easily be adjusted up or down 2 full sizes; try doing that with a light weight hollow ring. It weighs in at a significant 3.4 grams. Perfect condition and ready to wear. Comes in a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers presentation box. Capture the summer spirit all year round for the estate price of $455.00 CAD. Stock #e13370.

SOLD


April 2, 2020

0.55ct. tw. I1-HI 14kt. anniversary/wedding ring 2.3 grams $575.00 CAD. e12754

It’s coming, just like it did last year on the same day. Be prepared and be the hero with this diamond anniversary/wedding ring. The flat edge will compliment almost any traditional styled engagement ring or wedding ring. Each of the 11 round brilliant cut diamonds has been properly set in its own dedicated 4 prong setting for more security. The extra detail and low profile give the ring enough presence to be worn all by itself if you like. 0.55 carats in estimated total diamond weight of bright I1-HI quality. The size 6 3/4 ring can be made a little smaller or larger if needed by one of our onsite goldsmiths. Excellent condition showing no worn areas. It’s a lot of ring considering the price of just $575.00 CAD. Stock #e12754.

SOLD


March 24, 2020

0.50ct. tw. SI-I-IJ diamond anniversary ring 2.6gr. 14kt. $630.00 CAD. e12664

Do your anniversary or wedding ring just a little differently with this baguette and round brilliant cut diamond ring. With a passing glance you’d never even notice the alternating rectangular/round pattern of the baguette and brilliant cut diamonds. 8 rectangular baguette cut diamonds and 9 round brilliant cut diamonds add up to a tidy 1/2 carat in diamond weight. The 10th is considered the first of 3 possible diamond anniversaries. If you miss the 10th the next one is 30 and then 60; but we all know you never want to miss any anniversary. The baguettes are of SI-I quality (or better) and the round diamonds are I1-IJ. The size 6 1/2, 14 karat white gold ring weighs 2.6 grams and can be adjusted up or down in size a little. Excellent condition, polished up and ready to go the for pre-owned price of just $630.00 CAD. Stock e12664.

SOLD


March 10, 2020

0.26ct. VS1-H BIRKS diamond solitaire 1.4gr. 14 karat gold. $840.00 CAD. e12715

The epitome of petite from the masters of Canadian jewellery; Birks. This dainty diamond engagement ring is packed with the high quality you expect from the 140 year old institution. Made from 1.4 grams of 14 karat yellow and white gold the 1.6mm wide band keeps it all about the diamond. That crowning center is a 0.26 carats VS-H round brilliant of a high cut grade. The ring is an appropriately small 4 3/4 finger size with some room to adjust. A great little vintage engagement ring, priced at $840.00 CAD. Stock #e12715.

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February 12, 2020

Platinum wedding ring 4.0mm, size 7, 6.4 grams $600.00 CAD. e12402

Not only was this ring Canadian made it was likely made partially or completely with recycled platinum. This manufacturer is also a refinery, their closed loop approach to precious metals, allows their customers to completely circumvent the use of new mined materials in many cases. The 6.4 grams of ever white platinum was likely recovered from old jewellery or scrap produced by other industries. Meaning you can wear it with a conscious as clean as its high polished surface. The band measures a sturdy 4mm wide and a finger size 7 with room to adjust. The delicate mill grain edges add a touch of old world charm and the $600.00 CAD estate price makes it irresistible. Stock #e12402.

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January 8, 2020

0.50ct. tw. I1-HI diamond anniversary ring 2.3gr. 14kt. white gold $450.00 CAD. e12511

Being voted Barrie’s favorite jeweller 19 years out of 20 by our community is a genuine honor, we take your recognition very seriously. There are many accomplished jewellers in the area who provide some great products. None have been in Barrie longer than we have and none have the depth of inventory, knowledge and passion as the team at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. As we launch into our 7th decade of operation in Downtown Barrie our sense of tradition and passion only grows stronger. Our skills plus efficiencies of operation allow us to provide our customers the absolute best value in all varieties of new and estate jewellery. Values like this 0.50 carat total diamond anniversary ring are truly remarkable when you compare what others charge for similar. It’s no wonder we’re busier than ever doing business from our one and only location at 52 Dunlop Street West. The 14 karat white gold ring is in like new condition measuring the average finger size 6 1/2, weighing 2.3 grams. The solid shoulder design contains 12 sparkling channel set round brilliant cut diamonds conservatively graded I clarity and HI colour. Despite their modest clarity you’ll be surprised at the twinkle they display. If you need the ring adjusted in size up or down one of our onsite goldsmiths can accomplish the task in only a day or two. We have many other anniversary rings in stock that don’t appear online. Come in to see what else we have and what we’re all about. This like new example is estate priced at only $450.00 CAD. Stock #e12511.

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January 6, 2020

18kt. yellow & white gold wedding ring, size 6 1/2, 3.4mm, 3.5gr. $360.00 CAD. e13231

The two tone nature of this wedding band adds depth to the already heavy hand engraving. The matte millgrain edges just peek around the high polished white gold center. The 3.4mm wide ring shows  a great deal of detail and all of it in like new condition despite its age is an estimated 70 to 80 years. The entire ring is made from 3.5 grams of top quality 18 karat gold and currently measures a finger size 6 1/2. Estate price $360.00 CAD. Stock #e13231.

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December 29, 2019

1.00ct. tw. I1-J princess cut anniversary ring 2.2gr. 14kt. gold $612.00 CAD. e12537

Another example of the amazing value offered by our estate jewellery at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. Where else can you find a 1.00 carat total weight anniversary ring for just $612.00. There are 14 significant sized princess cut diamonds set into the channel showing an uninterrupted string of bling across the finger. Measuring 3.5mm wide in a size 5 1/2 the shank offers some adjustment in size if required. In excellent ready to wear condition, freshly polished and looking like brand new. We have many other diamond anniversary rings in stock that are not shown on our website. This example is priced at $612.00 CAD. Stock #e12537.

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December 22, 2019

0.25ct. tw. I1-J diamond ring 4.5 grams platinum $600.00 CAD. e13246

This retro style ring captures the late 1980s to early 1990s perfectly with a modern twist of super white platinum. When I came into this business fulltime as a Gemologist in 1989, rings of this style filled our showcases. Marquise shaped diamonds where the most popular of all the fancy cuts with small tapered baguettes used to showcase and frame the centre. What makes this one more interesting is the fact it is made entirely in premium quality 950 platinum. Unlike today where the majority jewellery is white gold, practically all 1980s-1900s jewellery was manufactured in traditional yellow gold. White metals did not become popular until into the 2000s. In the late 80s platinum cost 25% more than gold and was mostly used for scientific purposes and in catalytic converters. Today, platinum costs less than half of what gold does and is gaining popularity in jewellery that it hasn’t experienced since the 1930s. Platinum makes a great choice for people who have metal sensitivity corcerns as it is hypoallergenic. It also does not require a rhodium plating like white gold does to keep it looking “white”. It’s far more rare than gold and has luxurious feel courtesy of its density; platinum is 60% heavier that 14 karat gold. The diamonds in this ring are pleasant I1-J quality, well matched and securely set. Platinum is extremely durable and long lasting. The claws and channels on the ring are in perfect condition. With everyday wear this ring should last generations without requiring any repairs. The 4.5-gram ring measures a finger size 7 and can be adjusted up or down a little. With the price of gold over $2,350.00 CAD as of the posting you would likely pay more than $600.00 simply for an empty ring setting in 14 karat gold. For the same price you can have this retro styled platinum ring complete with diamonds. Stock #e13246.

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December 17, 2019

0.32ct. SI1-J European cut antique engagement ring 14kt. $840.00 CAD. e9573

e9573 0.32ct. European cut antique engagment ring100 years from now will the current trend of halo style cluster engagement rings be fondly remembered like this classic solitaire dating from the early 1900s. It’s amazing to me that since this ring was new over a century ago that no one has been tempted to restyle, remount or reinvent this simple yet beautiful design. It may not be the most expensive estate item but if it could talk I’m sure it would be an interesting conversation. Imagine all the significant events both personal and globally that this ring has experienced. I bet it has experienced a carefully planned wedding, perhaps the birth of a child or children, grand children and maybe even great grandchildren. It witnessed both world wars and likely was astonished to see an automobile for the first time. The original 6 claw engagement ring design was invented by Tiffany jewellers in the late 1800s. Although the solitaire ebbs and flows in popularity there’s no denying the beauty. This original scalloped edge flower design is made from the North American standard 14 karat yellow gold and weighs 2.1 grams including the centre diamond. By formula the old European cut diamond weighs an estimated 0.32 carats with a nice SI1 clarity and a typical of the time J colour. The cutting geometry of these old stones differs from a contemporary brilliant cut most noticeably by its tiny table facet and chunky pavilion main facets. It’s a little hard to describe, but compared to a modern round brilliant cut they have a unique sparkle. Including a complimentary size adjustment this antique ring is estate priced at $840.00 CAD. I think rings like this are incredibly underappreciated and represent a great opportunity. Stock #e9573.e9573 antique engagement ring European cut diamond

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December 15, 2019

0.50ct. tw. VS-H princess cut anniversary ring $735.00 CAD. e10343

An understated anniversary band can be a wonderful finishing touch to an existing wedding set or a subtle statement worn on its own. Occupying a quarter of the rings circumference the 0.50 carats of high quality VS-H princess cut diamonds make a very lively impression. Set one right against the other for that uninterrupted brilliance you can only get from princess cuts. Those 8 diamonds are securely housed in a very well made 3.2 gram 14 karat white gold setting that currently measures a finger size 6 with room to adjust. Estate price $735.00 CAD. Stock #e10343.

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December 12, 2019

10/14kt. ruby & diamond cluster 2.8gr. $250.00 CAD. e13526

30 to 40 years ago an inexpensive ring did not mean low quality. This pretty little cluster ring was likely manufactured in the early 1980s when gold was 80% less costly than today. At that time small single cut diamonds of SI-HI quality were common and sparkled way better than the promotional I2-JK full cut diamonds used in low cost jewellery today. Coloured stones were bright and vivid back then despite their low cost. Even settings like this were constructed in two sections; hand assembled from 10 karat yellow gold and 14 karat white gold with solid shoulders. Today something like this would be completely cast from basic 10 karat yellow gold with a rhodium highlighted setting and half the weight. Vintage is popular and a classic style like this would make a great first diamond ring for anyone with a size 5 finger (or July birthday). Our onsite goldsmiths can adjust the size up or down if necessary. The total weight of diamonds are rubies in this snowflake cluster are estimated to weigh 0.35 carats. Estate price $250.00 CAD. Stock #e13526.

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December 10, 2019

Darla Hesse sterling silver moss agate ring $210.00 CAD. e13390

 This is the second piece of Darla Hesse’s work we’ve had this year. She is a well known Toronto goldsmith who’s been creating handmade one of a kind pieces since the mid 70s. This particular ring is head turning even without the designer pedigree. Measuring 30.6mm in length it dominates the finger, but the true appeal comes from the unusual cabochon it carries. This semi-precious gemstone is moss agate, named for the moss like green mineral inclusions that it carries. This particular moss agate is rather exceptional for its transparency. Most moss agates are opaque or translucent at best but this one displays its moss like inclusions as they travel into its misty depths. Hesse took advantage of that transparency to back her gem with mirror finished metal that lights the stone from within. Move the ring the right way and you get the appearance of a sunbeam breaking through fog, mesmerizing. The sterling silver ring currently measures a finger size 7 with very limited ability to adjust. Estate price $210.00 CAD. Stock #e13390.

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December 7, 2019

18kt. ammolite & diamond ring 6.7gr. 18kt. $780.00 CAD. e13158

This rainbow is all that’s left of the prehistoric cephalopod that once lived in an inland sea that covered most of North America’s land mass during the mid-Cretaceous period. The creature that owned this shell would have swam the foothills of what is now the Rocky Mountain Range, over 65 million years ago. All that remains is an iridescent rainbow so vibrant we had to capture it on a video to properly do it justice. The 18 karat yellow gold ring that was built around this beyond ancient fossil acts as an understated accent to its phenomenal display. The triangular cells of round brilliant cut diamonds move the eye in toward the 13.5mm long center. The 6.7 gram ring currently measures a finger size 8 with limited room to adjust. Estate price $780.00 CAD. Stock #e13158.

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December 6, 2019

2.28ct. Tanzanite & tapered baguette diamond (0.15ct. tw. VS-J) ring 4.2gr. 14kt. $840.00 CAD. e13320

Something few people know about tanzanite is that it naturally forms brown. It is through exposure to heat that it takes on a blueberry colour. Some mined tanzanite will come out of the ground that colour because they were exposed to sufficient natural heat. Most are coloured by artisan miners using a bed of hot coals and a primitive blowtorch. But the final colour is up to the gem as it can take on any colour from yellow, pink, green, grey, blue, or violet. The intensely saturated colour seen in this 2.13 carat spearhead shaped brilliant cut tanzanite is one of the most desirable. The unique center has been shouldered by starbursts of tapered baguette cut diamonds. The 0.15 carats of VS-J diamonds finish the ring off with a final touch of drama that draws the eye toward the center. The 4.2 gram, size 6 ring has been cast from 14 karat yellow gold to help it blend into the finger during wear. Estate price for this statement ring $840.00 CAD. Stock #e13320.

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November 30, 2019

14kt. Italian made curb link ring 17mm wide, 4.2gr., size 7 1/2 $278.00 CAD. e13483

In case you haven’t gotten the memo, yellow gold is back. Especially for the “female self purchaser” that newer demographic everyone is courting. This 17mm wide curb link ring is made from extra fashionable clunky 14 karat yellow gold. It manages to be digit dominating while being budget conserving thanks to its hollow construction. Despite this it remains completely dent or ding free and still weighs in at an impressive 4.2 grams. The Italian made ring currently measures a finger 7 1/2 and is estate priced for $278.00 CAD. Stock #e13483.

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November 22, 2019

Opal & black onyx doublet ring 10kt. 3.4gr. $280.00 CAD. e13430

I can’t think of a bigger coloured stone statement ring for under $300.00 than this. It has classic Art Deco inspired design, bold contrasting colours and great finger presence with 14.4mm x 12.6mm dimensions. Two-piece stone was created by carving a black onyx tablet to accept a thin slice of natural bluish green opal. Once sandwiched together the semi-translucent opal becomes more saturated against the black opal creating quite a colourful effect. The two-piece stone is protected by a full bezel setting with beaded edge. Manufactured from 10 karat yellow gold the ring measures a size 7 1/2 and can be adjusted if necessary. Finding such an attractive and unique vintage opal ring in good condition does not happen every day. The opal exhibits only a few very faint surface scratches that can only be seen with magnification in reflected light. Estate priced at $280.00 CAD. Stock #e13430.

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November 20, 2019

Custom made Darla Hesse 1.60ct. garnet ring 7.5gr. 14kt. $700.00 CAD. e13077

From our research Darla Hesse was a modernist jewelry designer operating out of Toronto through the 70s and 80s. Her vintage pieces seem to have a small Canadian following but we can’t find anything about her current work if there is any. This piece is one of a few examples made in gold that we’ve come across. It is clear from the flowing organic nature of the ring that it was wax carved by hand. The entire ring unfurls around the curving marquise that backs the gemstone. That swirl translates to the interior of the ring as well, a unique touch you almost never see. The 1.60 carat oval garnet that crowns the ring is a brooding red with the slightest hint of purple. It has a knack for picking up any light source in the area and reflecting it sharply in a bright red rolling flash, adding another touch of movement to this wearable art. The vintage modernist ring was carved from a substantial 7.5 grams of 14 karat yellow gold and is estate priced at $700.00 CAD. Stock #e13077.

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