estate pieces

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We have unique experience in buying, trading and selling estate jewellery. We have hundreds of previously owned items such as: diamond rings, gold coins, bracelets, earrings, pendants etc. Call or visit our store if there is a particular item you are looking for.


December 14, 2018

1.25ct. orange sapphire & diamond ring 14kt. 3.9gr. $1,540.00 CAD. e11562

Orange sapphire is not a gemstone you run in to very often, which is a shame considering the intense colour and brilliance that it displays. This 1.25 carat oval natural sapphire is a very high clarity and a pure orange colour. It’s made more intense set into yellow gold and and shouldered by two petite 0.06 carat round brilliant cut diamonds. The ring itself flows gracefully around its stunning center, drawing the eye in. Made from 3.9 grams of warm 14 karat yellow gold and currently measuring a finger size 7 3/4 the ring has plenty of room to adjust as needed. Accompanied by a fresh (October 2018) Harold Weinstein Ltd. insurance appraisal the ring is estate priced at $1,540.00 CAD. Stock #e11562.


December 13, 2018

Rolex Oyster Date 34mm 15203 $7,500.00 CAD. e11817

In 1997 when this watch was new, men’s watch sizes were way smaller than they are today. Rolex bucked the trend to make anything larger than 40mm until 2009 and most of the core designs today still measure 34mm to 40mm. This excellent condition Oyster Date measures a comfortable 34mm. It’s a perfect size for the more slender gentleman or the lady who wants an iconic design that makes a statement. Classic 18 karat yellow gold and stainless steel oyster case/bracelet are a look that’s defined the brand for around 75 years. Clean white dial with Arabic numbers and luminous plots make time interpretation a simple task. The Oyster case and bracelet are a contrast in highly polished 18 karat gold/stainless with a few brushed steel sections. The triple section Oyster link has always been the sporty bracelet choice. A smooth bezel that frames the scuff free synthetic sapphire crystal is the sporty choice compared to the fluted option. As the collector Rolex market continues to see growth, the pure sport professional models are pricing themselves out of reach for many. Good condition Submariners, GMTs and Explorers are pushing 5 figures and discontinued models are well beyond that. Sporty Oyster Date and Datejust models are beginning to see new interest especially with our female clients. These watches look super sexy on the female wrist. For a 20 plus year old watch this one could practically pass for new. Hardly a scratch or scuff to be found anywhere. The bracelet and buckle are crisp and tight showing little to no stretch and sag. This particular Oyster Date 34 has had only one previous owner who took great care of it while he owned it. It comes accompanied by everything originally supplied by the factory. Inner/outer boxes, instructions, endorsed paperwork by an Ontario authorized Rolex agent, plastic chronometer hang tag, calendar etc. In 2005 the watch was factory serviced by Rolex. The full details of this service also come included with purchase. The Rolex Date is just about the perfect watch for everyday use. Easy to wear, easy to read with the added function of a gently sweeping second hand and magnified calendar display. Working great and keeping good time this watch is accompanied by a no charge 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate priced at $7,500.00 CAD. Stock #e10817.

 


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

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


Lady’s Oris 01 561 7656 4061 never worn $700.00 CAD. e11642

It’s not a Cartier and it’s not a Franck Muller, it’s an Oris. Aside from people who are really into watches Oris may be an unknown Swiss brand to many. They’ve been going about their business producing quality watches since 1904. The founding partners focus on simple, reliable, durable, pin lever movements quickly paid off. By 1911 they employed a remarkable 300 people making them one of the biggest employers in the area. By the end of the 1960s Oris employed 800 and was one of the top ten largest watch producers in Switzerland. A decade or so later the company was purchased by The Swatch Group who re-purposed the factory for production of very inexpensive watches attempting to survive the quartz revolution. Swatch realized the mistake they’d made and scrambled to rebuild the historic brand with a focus on robust now fully jewelled mechanical movements. Thankfully the Japanese market obsessed with mechanical watches in the 80s and appreciated the quality and value Oris offered. The Asian market was buying Oris watches as quickly as the factory could produce them. In North America Oris have always been a compelling alternative to the popular and more expensive top of mind brands. They offer all the quality and performance for a reduced price. Our latest Oris estate watch has never been worn before. Brand new scuff and scratch free like new condition. Its mid sized, curved rectangular case is made completely from high grade stainless steel measuring 24.5mm x 37.0mm. The highly polished finish is subtly contrasted with brushed highlights. Curved synthetic sapphire crystal, silver/white guilloche dial with navy blue hour markers and hands make a striking statement. The display back reveals the calendar equipped 25 jewel automatic winding movement that is keeping great time. Finding a signed, locking, deployment buckle on watches in this price range is not the norm. This watch when in current production had a suggested retail price of $1650.00 USD. Including a one year complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty, original packaging and booklets the watch is estate priced at only $700.00 CAD. Stock #e11642.


December 12, 2018

Ebel Classic Wave 18kt & stainless steel 34.5mm 1187141 $1,200.00 CAD. e11820

From boutique manufacturer Ebel comes their most popular model, the Classic Wave. It’s certainly not a Rolex, Breitling or Tag Heuer; this is a sophisticated design that is above all else comfortable and practical. At 34.5mm diameter it’s not too big and not too small, it can be worn by a man or a woman. The slim profile stainless steel case measures just 6.3mm thick yet still offers a calendar feature along with a seconds hand. The thin case is partially achieved because this watch doesn’t have a removable back. No caseback means no thick screwed on or snap closed hatch for movement installation, instead the super accurate Swiss quartz movement is installed from the front. The bezel, crystal, dial and complete electronic mechanism come out through the front for service. This ingenious design not only makes the watch thin it also means one fewer rubber gasket to fail. The bezel and its 5 locking screws are all made from solid 18 karat yellow gold. The Classic Wave in both men’s and woman’s styles are still being made today. The gents 40mm version comes with a price of $3,600.00 USD. The beautiful silver radial finish dial on this estate watch is a rare version and blends particularly well with the wave patterned bracelet. Our example is in excellent original condition and comes with its original boxes and instruction booklet. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $1,200.00 CAD. Stock #e11820.