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.


February 21, 2019

10kt. 7mm rope chain 33.6gr. $1,380.00 CAD. e11884

If you’re shopping for maximum impact on a budget a hollow rope chain is the link of choice. Made up of interwoven tubes formed into rings the style makes a highly durable design that looks very impressive but doesn’t break the bank. Even though it’s hollow it still weighs well over 1 ounce at an impressive 33.9 grams. With mindful wear the heavy gauge hollow construction will last decades. Keep it clean and avoid activity that may expose the chain to a sharp force or hard impact and you’re good to go. The chain has received some minor impact dings near the clasp, they can only be found under very close inspection. The 7mm wide 10 karat chain is equipped with large jump ring ends and an ultra heavy lobster clasp for easy fastening. However at 26 inches long you can skip the clasp and simply slip the chain over your head. Estate price $1,380.00 CAD. Stock #e11884.


February 20, 2019

Rolex Submariner 16613 tritium with paperwork $12,250.00 CAD. e12001

Everyone wants a steel Rolex Daytona, GMT-Master or Submariner (the waiting lists at authorized agents can confirm this), but for sheer visual impact nothing beats a 1980s 18 karat and stainless steel Submariner with blue dial. Blue dials from this era so saturated, the hue almost approaches the violet end of the spectrum. The beautiful royal blue colour with radial finish and that special tan patina on tritium hour markers that only appears with time makes for one of the most dramatic looking faces in the business. This 16613 is in fantastic condition showing careful use from previous owner(s). The case and bracelet show only light scratches. The correct original date coded twelve link Oyster bracelet shows practically no stretch and very little sag despite being 30 years old. The 40mm, 300 meter water resistant, world famous Oyster case also shows very little wear, still displaying the factory bevel on all four of the thick drilled lugs. The iconic Rolex coronet logo proudly embossed on the flip lock buckle looks as if it was stamped yesterday. This is a great example of a modern classic. The 16613 entered production around 1988 and soldiered on until replaced by the current ceramic bezel version over 20 years later. These earlier examples are somewhat unique as they were made with tritium luminous material for the hands and hour markers. They can also be distinguished by the lack of gold stripe running through the buckle. Finding a 30 year old Rolex with full documentation is becoming more difficult every day. This one has original endorsed dealer paperwork and much more. It was purchased at European Jewellers Toronto in December of 1989. It also comes with the original bill of sale showing a sales price of only $4,250.00. Hard to believe you could buy a brand new gold and steel Submariner for so little. Today the current two tone blue dial 116613 Submariner is going to cost you $13,400.00 USD and $15,350.00 CAD as seen on the Rolex Canada website. This watch was treated to a full Rolex factory service in September of 2005. This receipt is also included among many other accessories. In addition to a complete restoration the watch received a perfect factory detail and polishing. A complete rundown of the exact scope of service is not known but we speculate the hands were not changed during the last  service as they still appear to be tritium (not available in 2005) The hands are not completely the same colour as the markers so they may have been changed during a prior service sometime before 2000 or maybe they are just aging slightly differently than the hour marker plots. The difference is subtle but it’s worth mentioning none the less. If you’ve been looking for an older tritium Rolex bluesy you need to consider this one. You’d never guess it’s anywhere near 30 years old. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is happy to provide the new owner a complimentary one year mechanical warranty. The watch is estate priced at $12,250.00 CAD. Stock #e12001.


February 19, 2019

Rolex Daytona 116520 skinny hands, early P series $22,500.00 CAD. e12000

Stainless steel Daytona watches are impossible to find new at Rolex authorized agents. If you can even get on a waiting list don’t expect to receive a call until nicely into the next decade. Looking for a good deal on a used current model 116500, expect to pay in excess of $25,000.00. It’s been over a year since our last steel estate Daytona made an appearance. Our newest estate watch is a one owner box and papers P serial number 116520. This watch is an early 116520 example and one of the first to use the fully in house developed Rolex calibre 4130. This movement made its debut in the Rolex Daytona in 2000. In well over 100 years of Rolex history this is Rolex’s first chronograph mechanism developed within the corporation. Rolex have pretty much always offered chronographs with stopwatch features but the mechanical components have always been supplied by other manufacturers. With the release of calibre 4130 Rolex finally freed themselves from production limitations imposed by other companies. You’d think with the vast manufacturing capabilities of Rolex there shouldn’t be any problem meeting Daytona demand. Such is not the case; in fact it’s become even more difficult finding a steel Daytona at your local Rolex boutique. Although the serial number on our watch (P529150) should date from 2000, the previous and only owner says it was presented to him as a sales award around 2003. This makes sense given the long waiting lists that the Daytona has had for decades now. We know it’s a very early in house movement model due to its low production serial number and previous generation wood lined box and very rare paper warranty/chronometer sheet. The vintage looking box, original “paper” paperwork, debossed stainless steel tachymeter bezel are features that connect this watch to the original Daytona dating back to the mid 1960s. Many people still haven’t totally warmed up to the modern look of the new ceramic bezel versions. The final characteristic linking this Daytona to all the classics preceding it are the use of “skinny” hour and minute hands. Sometime around 2004 Rolex started installing slightly wider hands with a little more luminous material in the centre. Thankfully ours still sports the original skinny hands. The watch comes complete with absolutely perfect condition inner/outer boxes, folded paperwork and Cosmograph Daytona booklet showing USA print date of 2001. The watch is running perfectly with all functions operating as designed. Overall condition of the watch is very good although it does display scratches on the case, bracelet and bezel. We are confident this watch has never been polished or refinished in any way. We are including a complimentary one year warranty covering all aspects of mechanical defect or failure except those caused by moisture. Estate priced at $22,500.00 CAD. Stock #e12000.


1.28ct. VVS1-G excellent cut GIA certified $15,900.00 CAD. e7483

e7483 VVS1-G 1.28ct.At Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers we want to be your diamond destination. Our unique ability to provide diamonds at the absolute best value is our priority. The relationships we have developed with world wide suppliers over the last half century have allowed us to offer exceptional diamonds at extraordinary prices. Our storied location in the heart of downtown Barrie has seen many jewellers come and go. We have been tempted over the years to expand with more locations in busy shopping centres. The thought of massive rents, landlord commissions based on gross sales, expensive mandatory renovations every few years and no guarantee of lease renewal made us realize we couldn’t operate in that kind of environment without charging substantially more for all the products we sell. This diamond is evidence of those points. Certified by the Gemological Institute of America 1.28 carat VVS1-G excellent cut, very good polish, excellent symmetry with no fluorescence. Certificate details can be seen here. This is an expensive diamond, but probably one of the best values in the market today. Like our slogan says “price is simply what you pay, VALUE is what you get”. Estate price $15,900.00 CAD. Stock #e7483. Currently in an 18 gram platinum ring set with small shoulder diamonds totalling 0.90 carats of VS1-G quality available separately for $4500.00. Stock #e7483.e7483.1 GIA cert 1.28ct VVS1-G

 


14kt. diamond hoop earrings 0.46ct. I1-I 1.9gr. $560.00 CAD. e11897

With diamond earrings like this, the metal colour is almost a non issue considering you can only see it when viewed from the side. The diamonds span 13.7mm on each hoop front, following the gentle curve to disappear behind the earlobe. The 14 round brilliant cut diamonds are a narrow ellipse for added elegant movement. Together they make a combined carat weight of 0.46 carats of bright and lively I1-I quality. Each 14 karat yellow gold hoop is equipped with a locking hinged back for added peace of mind during wear. Estate price for the unworn pair $560.00 CAD. Stock #e11897.