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 $630.00 (sapphire) and $560.00 (topaz). Stock #e10852 & e13481.
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 little over a quarter of the rings circumference the 0.50 carats of bright SI2-I1-IJ princess cut diamonds make a very lively impression. They are separated by long thin baguette cut diamonds of VS-IJ quality. Baguettes offer a broad reflective sparkle biased for brilliance compared to the more dispersive nature of the neighboring princess cut diamonds. The 17 diamonds are securely housed in a very well made 3.1 gram 14 karat white gold setting that currently measures a finger size 6. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #e13234.
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.
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.
We’ve had a lot of horse jewellery over the years but this is our first horseshoe nail ring. If you are not an avid horse person you probably wouldn’t recognize the shape, as horseshoe nails are usually of square stock and have an almost diamond shaped head (Honestly we wouldn’t have recognized it if we didn’t have a horsewoman on staff!). This yellow gold nail has been stylized, tapering the head and accenting it with a single flush diamond. The well cut 0.075 carat round brilliant diamond is of high VS-G quality and makes for an elegant and understated ode to your favorite hobby. Cast from 3.3 grams of warm 18 karat yellow gold and currently measuring a finger size 8 1/4 with plenty of room to adjust as needed. The ring was made in the United Kingdom and is fully hallmarked. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e13271.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Consider 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. 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.
The opulence of the 1920s came to a crashing halt at the end 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 pocket books. 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 $350.00 CAD. Stock #e13236.
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.
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
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 $600.00 CAD. Stock #e12289
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.
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.
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.
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. were 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. Its 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 artique 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 like new it 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 a 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.
There 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.
We 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.
Here’s a complete showcase of why Tahitian pearls are so coveted. The four piece set ranges from soft steely blue grey to every shade of deep earthy green. They display overtones of purple, teal, maroon, green, and blue. The set also covers almost every shape that Tahitians form in, with the bracelet and necklace exhibiting ringed, drop, and off round. The earrings and ring feature the classic round shape. These beautiful black natural wonders span 9.25mm to 10.45mm diameter, the normal growing range for the black lipped Pinctada margaritifera mollusk. These rare South Sea treasures were treated with the respect they deserve. The 18 inch strand and 7 1/2 inch bracelet are equipped with white gold stylized clasps that mirror the ringed aesthetic of their pearls. The swirling ring accents its soft center with 0.17 carats of bright SI1-GH round brilliant cut diamonds. The drop earrings are pave set with 0.19 carats of the same high quality diamonds. The pair are actually convertible as the pearl drops can be removed if you want 12.6mm diameter diamond huggie hoops. All are made from premium quality 18 karat white gold that retains its original chromy white rhodium finish as proof of almost unworn condition. Who could be responsible for such a suite of elegant jewellery? Our favorite Canadian jeweller (besides Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers) BIRKS! In fact each piece is accompanied by its brown travel pouch and in the case of the ring, its silver plated and brown velvet antique inspired ring box. The suite also bears its original 2012 Birks receipts of sales and Evaluation for insurance purposes. The 2011 sales receipts shows a combined sale price of $7,100.00 CAD plus sales tax. Our estate price for the like new set sold together is only $4,452.00 CAD. Stock #e13176.
Most 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.
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.
The oak tree has been considered the King of Trees by many cultures throughout history. In Greek mythology the tree was sacred to Zeus the Thunder God. His priests believed they could divine his pronouncements from the rustling of oak leaves. The Pagan god Taranus, another Thunder God, was also associated with the tree. In Norse mythology it was the tree of Thor, the Thunder God. In the effort to convert the “heathens” of Northern and Western Europe to Christianity the oak was replaced by the triangular fir tree, a symbol of the Holy Trinity. This eventually sparked the practice of the Christmas tree as we know it. Imagine if the oak hadn’t been replaced and we had to lug a leafless oak tree into our living room every December, I don’t think the effect would be the same. However if you are looking to channel that thunderous power this tri colour set encircled with oak leaves might just do it. The set is made from top quality 18 karat yellow, white and rose gold and features a wide band, hoop earrings, and a broad bangle. The hoops and ring both measure 11.5mm wide but their pierced designs keep them airy and light. The bangle measures 17.75mm wide and shows off its Italian make with heavyweight hollow constructed frame equipped with an integrated hinge and white gold box catch with additional safety lock. The earrings, ring, and bracelet weigh respectively 6.8 grams, 3.7 grams, and 23.8 grams. Each is sold separately and estate priced for $550.00 CAD e13058, $300.00 CAD e13057, and $1,750.00 CAD e13056. Or package them up together for $2,500.00 CAD.
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.
In like new condition. Canadian made wedding band that takes its inspiration from ancient Roman architectural scroll work. 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 $420.00 CAD. Stock #e10080.
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.
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 estate price of just $420.00 CAD. Stock #e12159.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jewellery 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 of 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.
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.
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.
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.
Natural pink topaz are very rare and do not occur often. This pink topaz is no exception. It is a genuine topaz but it’s 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 (0.07ct. tw.) 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.
Effy 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 rowsof 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.
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
There is a good chance this what your great grandmothers 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 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.
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 have 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.
In clothing and interior design jewel tones are the “it” thing, adding a bold pop of interest to the white washed walls, cupboards, furniture, floors, fashion, and weather. This intensely saturated, high quality emerald is one of the jewels that gives rise to these jewel tones. This is the epitome of what an emerald should look like, so superior to those washy tones you see in mass produced jewellery. The 0.40 carat oval gem shows the inclusions the french so aptly named jardin (garden) as they look like lush greenery under magnification. That green oasis is shouldered by trios of round single cut diamonds for a total weight of 0.12 carats. The ring itself is 2.4 grams of warm 14 karat yellow gold, with the gems housed in white of course. Currently measuring a finger size 5 1/2 with room to adjust up or down a couple of sizes. Estate price $483.00 CAD. Stock #e11961
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.
Pink sapphires are usually a pale pink lemonade colour this one however is far more saturated, it weighs approximately 0.70 carats and is set in a yellow gold half bezel setting. This is a very lively and bright example of a fairly rare and unusual variety of the mineral corundum. Bezel set on each shoulder is a 0.07 carat round brilliant cut diamond SI-J quality. The setting measures a finger size 6.5 and is assembled from yellow and white gold weighing 3.7 grams. Estate price $630.00. Stock #e7224.
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, its 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.
Canadian 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.
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 a musician out 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
I 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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 price at just $200.00 CAD. Stock #e11432.
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.
Channel 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. 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.
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.
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 is 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 a piece (including the gold). It’s a ton of sparkle for the estate price of just $900.00 CAD. Stock #e11095.
100 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.
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 successful, flattering and versatile design. Every one of the matching 42 round single cut diamonds in this ring are 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.
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.
The origins of iconic designs are often forgotten, we get so used to seeing them and the associated brands they belong to that we forget that they didn’t always exist. Mention Rolex and their elongated pointed crown comes to mind automatically. That symbol was chosen in 1908 as an embodiment of the company’s slogan “A Crown for every Achievement”. The same applies for the screw head from the Cartier LOVE line of jewellery. Originally introduced in 1969 as a bangle bracelet accompanied by a screw driver which was required to remove the bracelet. Though you can still purchase modern versions of the bangle, the screw head has moved into every manner of jewellery for Cartier. This 6mm wide statement band is a current offering from that collection. Made from 8.6 grams of 18 karat white gold currently measuring a finger size 9 1/2 the band is available new for $1770.00 US (or about $2240.00 CAD). Our estate version of model B4084761 is appropriately priced for $1232.00 CAD. Stock #e11978.
If you had to purchase this ring new, you couldn’t even buy the empty setting for $490.00. At only $109.00 per gram for the finished ring including the nice quality blue sapphires and 4 little diamonds the value is fantastic. Cluster rings are still a popular way to get a significant look and maintain your budget. The contrasting blue and white bring some geometric interest to white 14 karat yellow and white gold design. The size 6 ring weighs a full 4.5 grams and can be made larger or smaller onsite by one of our goldsmiths. Showing like new this ring looks like it was rarely worn. Excellent condition and estate priced at just $490.00 CAD. Stock #e12220.
Fancy shaped diamonds are on the upswing, ovals and pears especially. They add a touch of old world Hollywood and a bit of personality to any engagement ring. In this example the pear center has been enlarged with two tiers of petite round brilliant cut diamonds. Together the 11.1 x 8.2mm top is set all over with 0.50 carats of SI2-I1-HI sparkling diamonds. That brilliance is balanced by clean high polished shoulders that keep all the attention on the center. The 3.3 gram, 14 karat ring has some hidden filigree accent in the gallery that adds just a little touch of elegance to the modern motif. Currently it measures a finger size 6 3/4 and comes with its original box and receipts from Michael Hill. One of the accompanying documents is a Certificate of Authenticity that lists the details of the ring along with its retail price of $2,799.00 along with this statement, “The Retail Price Is Michael Hill’s Full Retail Ticketed Price. Sales May Not Have Occurred At This Price.” One would imagine that sales have not occurred at that price as we feel a more competitive replacement value is around $1,600.00. Leading to the assumption that this “Retail Price” was created for the purpose of putting the ring “On Sale” for a lower, more appropriate price. The ring also comes with the original bill of sale showing the actual purchase price of $1,538.90 plus tax (March 2018). This price included something called “Lifetime Professional Care Plan” that was $219.90. Be an savvy shopper and learn a little about how value is determined in jewellery. This beautiful ring is currently shown on the Michael Hill website where it is priced at $2,799.00 CAD plus sales tax. Our price for the hardly worn, like new engagement ring is only $960.00 CAD and comes with everything shown. Stock #e13382.
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.
Fiendishly difficult if you don’t know the trick to getting this little puzzle together. If you like to fiddle and spin your wedding ring you’re going to love playing with this one. The 4 gram 10 karat ring is constructed from yellow, white and rose gold and measures a size 8. You wouldn’t think a puzzle with only 3 pieces would be very hard to assemble but I spent more time on it than I’d care to reveal before they seemingly just slipped together for me. Come in and give it a shot. Freshly polished and ready to wear for just $280.00 CAD. e12828.
Let’s face it, nothing in life comes for free; but sometimes there are great opportunities offering incredible value. An offer like this is better than many promotions promising big discounts and “free” this or that with purchase you know darn well have been baked into the price. This solid construction 14 karat anniversary ring weighs just under 4 grams and is in excellent condition. You’d have a hard time purchasing an ordinary wedding ring of the same weight and karat for less than this diamond ring. Channel set across the top of the ring are 10 round brilliant cut diamonds adding up to 0.75 carats total weight. Their quality isn’t prefect at I2-I3-IJ but they sparkle and shine as you’d expect. According to our pricing knowledge of diamonds we feel diamonds like this would represent great value if priced at $300.00 for the ten of them. The ring measures a size 6 1/2 and can be adjusted up or down by one of our onsite goldsmiths in only a few days. If you have a wedding or anniversary coming up this would make a great addition to any traditional engagement ring. Priced at only $400.00 CAD. Stock #e13204.
Every year we get inquires about what we are doing for Black Friday and the answer is always “nothing”. Here is an example of why we don’t play the “On Sale” game. This Glacier Fire engagement ring from Charm Diamond Centres is regularly priced at $2,399.00, currently on sale for $1,999.00. Based on our understanding of what the competitive retail jewellery market is doing and over 60 years experience pricing diamond jewellery, our opinion of the rings theoretical replacement value with similar design/quality is $1,400.00. A price we feel is reflective of its value if it were replaced brand new with a ring of similar design and quality. Of course it’s not new or we wouldn’t be writing about it, so our estate price is $700.00 CAD. Here is the kicker though! This ring comes with an IGI appraisal from July 31, 2009 stating an estimated retail replacement value of $1,585.00. Quite a jump in retail value over 10 years considering the inflation rate from 2009 to 2018 was 1.32%. So do you want to buy a ring that is “On Sale” or a ring that is appropriately priced in the first place? If you want to buy this ring it is a good choice! Made from 5.1 grams of 14 karat white gold the sturdy engagement ring features 0.53 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds. The center is a 0.28 carat Glacier Fire Canadian diamond of I1-J quality and makes a stunning center piece surrounded by high polished gold. The ring currently measures a finger size 7 with some room to adjust. Stock #e12839.
Like most Gucci staples the GG pattern sprung from necessity during Mussolini’s reign. The leather goods luxury house was suddenly without leather. Gucci turned to the only materials that were readily accessible, canvas, jute, and hemp. Gucci elevated the plain materials by adding decoration such as the now iconic diamond pattern which eventually got accented with GG. You can see that diamond pattern referenced here with the dotted line connecting each pierced pair of Gs. The Italian made 8mm Icon ring is now retired but narrower versions can still be found on Gucci’s website. The newer pieces hardly compare to this 18 karat yellow gold 7 gram statement band. The pattern travels the ring in its uninterrupted original form having not been adjusted from the size 6 it was manufactured in. Estate price $910.00 CAD. Stock #e11810.
Tanzanite is one of the newer gemstones on the market, discovered by a Masai tribesman in the late 1960s. The violet blue gem is only found in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, thus its name. It actually forms brown and through natural heat exposure within the earth or through heating during production it turns a range of colours but is most known for the colour seen in this estate ring. That brilliant violet blue tone is what captivated Tiffany & Co. when they first encountered the gem. They named the stone and introduced it to the market as only available in two places in the world; Tanzania and Tiffanys! As with all things Tiffany the industry caught on and soon everyone was carrying it. This well made bypass style ring is not Tiffanys but it’s certainly of their quality. Weighing in at a sturdy 3.6 grams, made from 14 karat yellow gold and set with 0.25 carats of accent diamonds for added brilliance. Currently the piece measures a finger size 6 1/4 with some room to adjust as needed. Estate price $476.00 CAD. Stock #e11554.
A petite row of diamonds is so universally pleasing it can be stacked against almost any other ring or set. Even its colour doesn’t limit its ability to pair as the tiny prong tips are lost in the brilliance of the diamonds they carry. Viewed head on or from either side the band is all scattered white light and rainbow flashes. Together the 25 SI-H quality round brilliant cut diamonds make a perfect 0.50 combined carat weight. Covering all of the 1.8 grams of the ring except for a small sizing area at the very bottom. The 14 karat white gold ring is in like new condition and currently measures a finger size 5 with a bit of room to size up. Estate price $805.00 CAD. Stock #e11593.
This ring was made by Libman & Co. Toronto, while no longer in business their jewellery still turns up on the secondary market from time to time. They were an excellent manufacturer with quality products that were well priced and well made in Canada. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers was proud to showcase Libman jewellery for many decades. In 2012 they were purchased by a large Canadian jewellery manufacturing group, a few years later they went bankrupt bringing an end to the Libman & Co. I suspect pressure from less expensive foreign labor and imports proved to be a formidable challenge. This 14 karat white gold engagement/wedding ring set was one of their best styles and has been a popular choice for close to 30 years. This is definitely not your best friends halo style. The centre diamond is estimated to weigh 0.16 carats and the 11 accent diamonds weigh approximately 0.34 carats in total. All the diamonds are nicely matched of I1-HI quality. The 5.5 gram, 14 karat white gold ring was lightly worn and is in excellent condition. Once sized for your finger and freshly rhodium plated the set will look brand new. The flat edge set is very versatile fitting easily to a plain wedding ring or existing anniversary ring. Pre-owned priced for just $840.00 CAD. Stock #e12639.
There is very little extra time for us at this time of year for a thorough discription, so we’re going to keep this one really short. David Yurman sterling silver Albion ring. 11mm x 11mm natural citrine centre surrounded by 0.22 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds. The size 6 ring is in like new condition with original Yurman travel pouch and certificate from Holt Renfrew Toronto. This ring can still be seen on the David Yurman website but with different centre gems. $720.00 CAD. Stock #e12979.
Quartz is unlike other gems in its double whammy of low price point and large gem quality crystals. We’ve showcased some big varieties of quartz before but this 12 carat smokey is probably the largest we’ve had in a ring for a while. Measuring 19.9mm long by 12.8mm wide the deep brown gem has been specially cut to flash warm caramel tones at the slightest movement. The ring sits a commanding 10.1mm off of the finger. It’s been designed with an open wire work shoulder and undergallery to ensure the ring stays modern and airy. Made from 10 karat white gold the knuckle duster measures a finger size 8 with a bit of room to adjust. $700.00 CAD. Stock #e12410.
For less than $20.00 per diamond you can express your love for an eternity with this diamond anniversary ring. The eternity ring design is made from 30 bright diamonds of nice “I” colour and pleasant I1-I2 clarity. We’re very tough when it comes to our diamond grading standards at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. You’re going to be quite surprised when you see just how sparkly these diamonds are. The size 8 1/4 ring can be sized down if necessary by removing a diamond or two. The 10 karat traditional yellow gold design is in perfect condition showing no wear of any kind. We have many diamond eternity rings in stock made from white gold but very few in yellow. For the estate price of $560.00 this is a lot of ring with plenty of bling. Stock #e11693.
You might find it hard to believe but this design is 95 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 14 karat trio is one of those ‘homages’ to the Cartier original and weighs in at an even 5 grams. The ring currently measures a finger size 7 1/2 with room to adjust. Estate price $413.00 CAD. Stock #e12303.
Ever price out having a custom made diamond engagement ring produced? It’s definitely more expensive than purchasing a production model. If you want something completely unique or have multiple stones to combine into a single design sometimes custom is the only option. This classic cathedral shoulder solitaire was custom designed by local jeweller Jeff Walters. There are many off the shelf examples of this style but for some reason the original owner decided on having it custom made. Jeff Walters Jewellers did a great job making the size 5 1/2, 14 karat white gold solitaire. The ring features solid shoulders, thick shank with very little taper and a sturdy double gallery setting to secure the center diamond. A 0.44 carat (by scale) VS2-J round brilliant cut diamond is showcased in the less is more design. The very good cut diamond measures a significant 4.85mm x 2.90mm facing up far more white than our conservative J colour estimate. For under $1000.00 you can buy a full custom made good sized diamond engagement ring. The ring is in like new condition, a simple rhodium plating will have it looking brand new. Estate priced at just $950.00 CAD. Stock #e11502.
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 been 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. Many contained a petite diamond in the centre but every once in a while we get one with something more unique. When the style shows up 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 large 15.8mm x 8.3mm cabochon cut opal is estimated to weigh 2.50 carat. In certain angles mostly from the side it shows impressive play of colour. From face on the opal shows hints of rainbow light lurking within. The ring has been constructed from premium old school 18 karat white gold (much more white than contemporary alloys). Our estate customers are always asking for this style of ring and when we get one they don’t last very long. If you’re a fan of beautifully designed antique jewellery this is a must have for your collection. The 3.3 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.
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 over sized prongs and the diamond shoulders especially. All told the 14 karat yellow gold ring weighs an even 9 grams and measures a finger size 8 3/4 with some room to adjust. $910.00 CAD. Stock #e12696.
Very cute little engagement ring with something a little different. The 0.25ct. oval diamond measures 4.39mm x 3.68mm x 2.30mm and is of good quality SI1-GH. The traditional yellow gold 14 karat gold solitaire weighs 2.1 grams and is in like new condition. Estate priced at $525.00. Stock #e6132.
Late last summer I was in the middle of Georgian Bay salmon fishing at sunset. Everything was taking on a deep purple hue and the lake was as calm as I’ve ever seen. Out of nowhere a monarch butterfly flew by heading to a distant island south of me. There was no land to be seen in the direction it had come from. After it passed I started paying more attention to my surroundings and I noticed there were about half a dozen of them within sight. All spaced out from each other, some just little specs they were so far from me, but all heading in the same direction. I realized this must be the beginning of their migration to central Mexico. I always thought of butterflies as the most delicate of insects, but the stamina required to cross Georgian Bay without resting was astounding. It takes a couple generations to travel the length of the entire continent during the migration; these might just be the toughest winged insects in the world. Now when I see one they just make me think of determination and resilience which in turn has made me rethink butterfly jewellery. Whatever captivates you about the butterfly they certainly make an ethereal accent to this custom made engagement ring. The ring is set with 0.51 carats of I2-J round brilliant cut diamonds which blink brightly at the slightest movement. The ring itself is well made, as is usually the case with custom, constructed from a sturdy 3.5 grams of 14 karat white gold. Estate price $720.00 CAD. Stock #e12320.
Most people know to shop for quality when purchasing an engagement ring but it’s sometimes lost 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 did selecting the engagement ring. If, like your engagement ring, only the best will do, than this may be the band for you. Made with 2.4 grams of high quality 14 karat white gold and 10 well matched 0.05 carat round brilliant cut diamonds tightly channel set. For this sort of setting the diamonds are unusually high quality VS-G examples totaling an estimated 0.50 carat in weight. This flat edged size 5 ring should compliment any traditionally styled solitaire engagement ring. It’s significant enough to be worn all by itself or as a wedding/anniversary ring. The size 5 ring is in perfect ready to wear condition. Our onsite goldsmiths should be able to adjust the size as required. High quality, timeless design and great value never go out of style. This ring is a deserving partner to any engagement ring or wedding set. Previously enjoyed and vintage priced below its wholesale replacement value at only $750.00 CAD. Stock #e12674.
Custom made tanzanite and diamond ring that was never worn. It’s hard to say if it is a replica from an original 1930-40s design or a modern interpretation of that eras style. It really only matters as a point of interest. What matters is the precise detail and quality of material used in the creation of this ring. 5 grams of 14 karat white gold along with 16 small diamonds (0.15ct. total weight) give it the twinkle. 3 medium tone violet/blue 3.25mm tanzanite are prong set across the centre provide the contrast. Crisp milgrain edges, pierced double gallery are some of the extra touches that you don’t see with many modern mass produced rings. The ring is a little larger than the average in a finger size 9. Brand new with a perfect scratch free rhodium finish. Estate priced at $770.00 CAD. Stock #e8812.
“Rings under $1000” is one of the most popular categories in our estate jewellery collection for good reason. Just have a look at what less than $1000.00 can buy. This contemporary 14 karat white gold engagement/wedding ring set is in like new condition, it only needs a fresh rhodium plating to be considered new. The centre diamond weighs 0.16 carats and the 80 other small brilliant cut diamonds add an additional 0.41 carats of weight. All the diamonds are of nice bright I1-I quality. The ring too is a nicely made quality piece. The diamonds are all set properly with good claw coverage. The set weights 7.6 grams in a finger size 7. Considering a new ring set like this can often sell for around $140.00 per gram or more without any diamonds, this is an excellent showcase of the value estate items offer. The two ring set is estate priced at $980.00 CAD. Stock #e8180.
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 1.00 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 yellow gold ring is in like new condition measuring the average finger size 6 1/2, weighing 3.7 grams. The solid shoulder design contains 11 channel set round brilliant cut diamonds of graded I2 clarity and KL 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 $500.00 CAD. Stock #e12288.
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 6.2 grams of warm 14 karat yellow gold and currently measures a finger size 9. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e12384.
I don’t think we’ve ever encountered black titanium and sterling silver combination before. It is a striking tone combination with the durable glossy black sleeved by bright silver. These edgier examples of Tiffany’s 1837 line both measure 8.3mm wide. Their curved exteriors look molded, a difficult effect to get when lathe turning titanium. But no one crafts jewellery the way Tiffany’s does! The bands measure 8 1/2 and 6 1/2 and unfortunately cannot be sized. The retired bands are sold separately for $180.00 CAD each. Stock #e12316 and e12319.
Classic deep red garnets were the gem of choice in the Victorian era in the late 1800s. Though this ring is not originally from that era it perfectly epitomizes the aesthetic. With its elongated 18.3mm x 14.3mm oval top in deep blood red and warm 14 karat yellow gold the digit consuming ring is all elegant airs. The delicate accents of millgrain and understated geometric bars across each split shoulder allow the brooding garnets to keep the focus of the piece. As a nod at the historic motif of the ring the smaller garnets in the halo have been rose cut, with pointed tops and flat unfaceted bottoms. The ring weighs an even 5 grams and is estate priced for $508.00 CAD. Stock #e11914.
This trendy take on the diamond solitaire is obviously meant as a high quality companion to the petite layered rings of Pandora and David Yurman. The ring has been very well made from 4.6 grams of warm 14 karat yellow gold with a shank that measures 2.75mm wide. Bezel set into the 6.40mm dome is a sparkling 0.08 carat round brilliant cut diamond of nice I1-I quality. The ring measures a slightly larger than average 9 1/4, it can easily be sized but it would actually make a really nifty thumb ring. Either way, worn partnered with other rings or alone on its own finger or thumb the ring is bound to make an impression. Estate price $490.00 CAD. Stock #e10218.
Amethyst is the forgotten Cardinal Gem, once prized alongside diamond, sapphire, ruby, and emerald. Here it is elevated again to its former status in a high diamond encrusted cradle. The heavy channel top has been hand set with 0.15 carats of petite round brilliant cut diamonds backed with bright white rhodium. They sit protectively high over the lighter tone purple center, hard to capture in pictures but bright and lively in person. The ring is all airy openness showing the full profile of the amethyst when viewed from the side. The modern 14 karat ring is Canadian made, its quality is apparent from the generous 6.7 gram weight. Currently the ring measures a finger size 7 1/2 with room to adjust. Estate price $770.00 CAD. Stock #e12119.
Here’s a refresher course in case you’ve forgotten the symbolism and discreet messages the Claddagh design is said to convey. The Claddagh ring has been around for hundreds of years. It’s an Irish tradition steeped in meaning. Made up of three parts, the hands, a heart, and a crown. The design is meant to symbolize the three promises of a relationship; friendship, love, and loyalty. Depending on how it’s worn the ring can say a lot about your relationship status. If your “heart is open” (you’re single) the ring would be worn on the right hand facing away from the body. Engaged? It should be worn on the left facing out. After you are married it is to be turned in toward the body after the wedding. If your “heart is closed” the heart should again be facing toward the body but on the right hand. We’ve had plenty of Claddagh rings come and go through our estate department but not a single one has been anywhere near as heavy as this one. Most weigh around 2 or 3 grams, this one is just shy of 10.5 grams. Definitely not a production ring. This ring was likely hand made by a goldsmith student who didn’t realize just how heavy the finished product is compared to a wax prototype original carving. The detail is a little more basic than we’ve seen before but the iconic design certainly can’t be confused with anything other than a Claddagh ring. The size 6 ring can be made a little bigger or smaller to fit you perfectly. Estate priced at $630.00 CAD. Stock #e11167.
Open bezels are back in style with the stacking band trend in full swing. From a practical standpoint it makes sense to have your diamonds and gems surrounded in gold if they are going to be rubbing against other rings. Stacking rings with exposed gemstone edges will result in one of two things. If set with diamonds they’ll cut away at the rings stacked against them as diamond is 100s of times harder than gold. With coloured gemstones you could wear the edges of the gems down over time. I imagine the goldsmith that made this 14 karat two tone ring chose bezel settings for their aesthetic appeal more than anything. They give the ring a sleek modern look giving the diamonds and rubies a frame making then appear larger than they actually are. The subtle graduation and elevation is well integrated into the heavy shank and makes for a comfortable low profile fit. Together the trio of I1-H diamonds weigh 0.28 carats and the rubies (birthstone for the month of July) weigh approximately 0.25 carats. From the construction and 4.4 gram weight the ring could have been custom made. The size 8 ring can be adjusted up or down a bit by one of our onsite goldsmiths in just a couple days. Estate price $840.00 CAD. Stock #e12332.
We love the durability, the weight, the purity, the rarity and the soft white colour that platinum offers. What makes this scarce metal so long lasting also makes it waaaaaaay harder to refinish than traditional yellow, white or rose gold. This 4.5mm Canadian made ring was worn every day without regard to the type of activity it was subjected to. As such it displays the typical scuffs, scratches and minor dings associated with continuous use. Refinishing platinum takes more time, requires specialized tools and techniques to restore an original mirror finish. We opted to leave this one alone only applying a light polish preserving the original patina. One of our goldsmiths can easily restore it to new condition if you prefer. A full and complimentary restoration will require sanding entire surface with several stages of increasingly finer grit paper. Only after every single minuscule scuff and minor surface imperfection has been eliminated can we take it to the high speed polishing wheel using only specifically designed compounds. To do a full restoration will result in a few percent of metal loss and reducing the overall intrinsic value. We’re happy to do it but it can only be original once. The size 10 1/2 ring can be custom fit to virtually any finger size. At 6.9 grams this ring offers excellent value for the estate price of just $500.00 CAD. Stock #e11100.
Very low setting well made 14 karat yellow and white gold ring. Contemporary looking solitaire design was constructed from 3 different sections of 14 karat gold weighing 4.1 grams, finger size 7. The centre diamond weighs 0.23 carats of nice SI-HI quality. The two tone construction contrasts nicely with sections of high polish and other sections with a brushed texture. This ring would make a great engagement ring for someone who likes a ring that will not get in the way. The flat edges make it very easy to fit a wedding or anniversary ring along side. The ring is in like new condition estate priced at $700.00. Stock #e7626.
It’s bright, it’s big, it’s well made and it’s a great value. Yes it’s also an I2 clarity, but if you can handle seeing a minor inclusion as a trade off for a significant sized diamond you should consider this one. The grooved tulip shank setting has been a good selling style for many years. It’s traditional with a twist. The low central groove protects the highly polished finish helping keep this ring looking new. The diamond measures 5.48mm diameter as is estimated to weigh 0.62 carats with a very good cut. The K colour estimation is just a bit on the warmer side but it certainly doesn’t look yellow. For under $1,000.00 this is a great looking, excellent value ring that should really be considered if a brand new 0.25 carat for the same price just won’t cut it. The 14 karat yellow and white gold setting is in perfect condition with a finished weight of 3.2 grams in a finger size 7.25. Full refund available if this is not the best looking diamond for under $1,000.00 you’ve seen. Estate priced at $960.00 CAD. Stock #e8307.
If coloured gemstone jewellery sounds like a scary commitment, you should try a splash of colour surrounded on all sides by diamonds. The top quality 0.35 carats of natural perfectly red rubies (looking slightly pinkish in these pictures) are elevated here to an elegance that can be worn with anything. The 44 round brilliant cut diamonds that frame each ruby are of an equally bright SI-I quality. They break the bold colour up in a motif that looks almost lace like at a glance. Those 0.45 carats are supported by 3 grams of durable 14 karat white gold. The ring currently measures a finger size 7 with some room to adjust up or down. It’s a very pretty ring for the estate price of only $980.00 CAD. Stock #e11854.
We love the durability, the density, the purity, the rarity and the soft white colour that platinum offers. What makes this scarce metal so long lasting also makes it waaaaaaay harder to refinish than traditional yellow, white or rose gold. This 2.5mm wide American made ring was worn every day without regard to the type of activity it was subjected to. As such it displays the typical scuffs, scratches and minor dings associated with continuous use. Refinishing platinum takes more time, requires specialized tools and techniques to restore an original mirror finish. We opted to leave this one alone only applying a light polish preserving the original patina. One of our goldsmiths can easily restore it to new condition if you prefer. A full and complimentary restoration will require sanding entire surface with several stages of increasingly finer grit paper. Only after every single minuscule scuff and minor surface imperfection has been eliminated can we take it to the high speed polishing wheel using only specifically designed compounds. To do a full restoration will result in a few percent of metal loss and reducing the overall intrinsic value. We’re happy to do it but it can only be original once. The size 6 ring can be custom fit to virtually any finger size. At 5.0 grams this ring offers excellent value for the estate price of just $420.00 CAD. Stock #e11920.
Canadian gold, Canadian diamonds, made by a family owned Canadian company. For little more than the cost of an empty setting you can have this attractive diamond ring that’s ready to go. Use it as an engagement ring, anniversary ring, birthstone ring or just because I love you ring. The centre Maple Leaf diamond is of modest I2 clarity as mother nature left it with a iron oxide birthmark that can be seen without too much magnification. Despite the inclusion the 0.20 carat round brilliant sparkles brightly with an excellent cut and very good H colour. It has been registered with a unique serial number permanently laser engraved on its girdle. The other 12 diamonds are of I1 clarity and matching H colour. Crafted from 14 karat white gold the 2.7 gram ring measures a finger size 6 3/4. One of our onsite goldsmiths can easily adjust the size to suit most fingers. Contemporary design, excellent condition, well priced all combine for outstanding value. Estate priced at only $630.00 CAD. Stock #e12153.
Today’s jewellery history lesson takes us to the 1880s. The 14mm wide by 20.4mm long domed top of this ring is actually yellow gold topped with a thin layer of platinum. Until the late 1870s there was no practical way for jewellers to work platinum as it has a melting point of 1772 degrees Celsius (steel melts at 1370 degrees C). So the only option jewellers had was to refine raw platinum in different acid baths to remove impurities and reduce the finished ingot into a workable foil. That foil could carefully be fused to yellow gold, giving a bright ever-white surface to set diamonds into. It wasn’t until 1895 that the oxyacetylene torch was invented, allowing jewellers to produce solid platinum pieces. The 0.36 carats of diamonds also tell the rings age being antique rose and old mine cuts. Modern round brilliant cut diamonds weren’t invented until 1919, so even when this ring was made these diamonds were already quite old. Both cut styles were popular in the 1700s and very early 1800s but by the time this ring was made they had been replaced by the old European cut. You have to wonder if this ring was a remake of something even older or perhaps the jeweller just wanted to pay homage to the past. Either way this 130 year old dinner ring is a striking piece of history. All told the 18 karat yellow gold and platinum piece weighs 4.9 grams and measures a generous size 8 with room to adjust. Estate price $840.00 CAD. Stock #e11609.
There’s a reason why they call blue and yellow complimentary colours; they just look good together. White gold is still very popular and white diamonds are always in style. This ring offers a popular look with an alternative colour combination. The natural diamonds are of I1 to I2 clarity and have been permanently colour treated to achieve this interesting slightly greenish blue hue. The ring must be new or only worn a few times. Its flat square section shank still has crisp sharp edges not showing even the slightest ding. Manufactured from traditional 14 karat yellow gold the size 7 ring weighs 3.1 grams. It could be used as an anniversary ring, wedding ring or maybe just a right hand ring. The 5 bar set round brilliant cut diamonds are very secure and sit very low making for a comfortable design. Estimated total diamond weight is 0.40 carats. Estate priced at only $540.00 CAD. Stock #e9545.
This modern 14mm wide ring is unlike most of its kind, made from 4.2 grams of strong 10 karat yellow gold. The ring is free to flex during wear but strong enough to avoid breaking and deformity. With its open concept design it makes for a breezy comfortable wear. The perfect summer accessory for the estate price of $245.00 CAD. Stock #e10369.
Maybe it’s nothing more than the psychological attraction of high quality 18 karat construction and the excellent VS1-F 0.21 carat round brilliant cut diamond, but I find this ring quite attractive. Perhaps it truly is a pretty ring that just happens to be made with higher standards in mind. In truth it’s likely a bit of both. Jewellery is a luxury so why not use the best ingredients possible. If you’re looking for diluted gold there are many stores and manufactures out there that will supply 10 karat hollow, light, flimsy settings along with poorly cut opaque diamonds better suited serving duty at the end of a drill bit than in a piece of jewellery. This ring would make a great engagement ring for the lady that likes a super comfortable low setting or maybe use it as a promise ring until the day comes to present something a little bigger. Anything you decide to do with this ring it’s one to be proud of. You’ll never regret buying quality. The ring is constructed from 3.8 grams of 18 karat yellow and white gold with a finger size of 6.5. It can easily be sized up or down in as little as a day by one of our onsite goldsmiths. Estate priced at $999.00. Stock #e9416.
The Claddagh ring is an Irish tradition steeped in meaning and symbolism. Made up of three parts, the hands, the heart, and the crown are meant to symbolize the three promises of a relationship, friendship, love, and loyalty. Depending on how it’s worn this 3.4 gram, 14 karat yellow gold ring can say a lot about your relationship. If your “heart is open” (you’re single) the ring is to be worn on the right hand facing away from the body. Engaged? It should be worn on the left facing out and turned in toward the body after the wedding. If your “heart is closed” the heart should again be facing toward the body but on the right hand. Our latest estate Claddagh ring adds an extra element of tradition and symbolism with its pierced Celtic knot pattern on each shoulder. The ring measures a finger size 8 and can be adjusted by our onsite goldsmiths. Estate price $263.00 CAD. Stock #e12080.
Premium quality and construction 18 karat for less than the cost of mass produced 10 karat. Custom made gents wedding ring crafted by local goldsmith Michael Smiley. The ring is in like new condition measuring a slightly larger finger size 11 1/2. The highly polished finish with low dome Tiffany profile has always been the most popular wedding ring design. Weighing over 7.5 grams and measuring 5.7mm wide this ring is comfortable and subtle. If you’re not a size 11 1/2 not to worry, one of our onsite goldsmiths can have it adjusted up or down (sometimes while you wait). It’s always a treat to showcase one of Michael’s creations in our estate department. Michael has a great following in the Barrie area so we don’t expect this ring to last very long. Estate priced at $550.00 CAD. Stock e12006.
Kavar Jewellers is a family run mini jewellery chain of four stores in the Toronto area. Each store is run by one of the four Konialian brothers. They opened their first store in 1985 in the Upper Canada Mall and have made a reputation for the wide selection of trendy brands they carry alongside their own in house lines. This 0.79 carat blueish purple oval tanzanite and 0.12 carat (I1-JK) diamond halo ring is from Kavar’s in house line. It’s well made from 3.4 grams of 14 karat brightly rhodium plated, unrefinished white gold and measures a finger size 6 1/4 with lots of room to size. The ring came in showing no signs of wear, sparkling and ready to go. There is not even the slightest scratch on the rare tanzanite African gem. Estate price $770.00 CAD. Stock #e9698.