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.


March 25, 2017

Tudor Glamour 57000 42mm $2720.00 CAD.

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Since 1946 the Tudor Watch Company (conceived by Hans Wilsdorf, Rolex founder) have created and marketed some truly iconic watches. The Tudor Oyster Prince, Tudor Chrono 7031 and even more recently the Black Bay and Pelagos have a large following. The Tudor Glamour Double Date is another watch whose subtle charm will make for a solid addition or beginning to anyone’s collection. The Double Date gets its name due thanks to its unusual date display. Usually the date is displayed with a single toothed disk that sits behind the dial with printed numbers 1-31. The date ring clicks over around midnight everyday revealing a new date. To display the date a small hole is cut out of the dial called the date aperture. On the Tudor Glamour Double Date the date display is much more complex. At the 12 o’clock position there is a dual aperture to display the two seperate date wheels. One with the numbers 0-3 and the other with the numbers 0-9. These two wheels collaborate to display the date in a rather unique and astethically pleasing manner. The Tudor caliber 2892 powers this watch with modifications to allow the unique double date feature. Easy to set using its steel screw down crown emblazened with the Tudor shield logo. Cut-out steel feuille hands have a skeletonized look to not hide the beautifully machined silver tone dial with a Tudor rose used to enhance and distiguish the small second counter at 6 o’clock. All the Tudor Glamour watches have a subtle double dome bezel and a low domed sapphire crystal chosen for its durability. The Double Date is paired with an original leather strap, original steel Tudor folding clasp and safety catch. Watch was purchased new a little over 2 years ago from an authorized dealer in December 2014. All original condition showing just a few minor scuffs on the case. Comes complete with box, papers and a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate priced at $2720.00 CAD. Stock #e10202.

 


March 24, 2017

0.39ct. I3-H diamond pendant & 18″ necklace 1.4gr. $350.00 CAD.

Yet another example of estate not equaling used or old. This never worn 14 karat white gold diamond solitaire pendant still retains its original bright white rhodium finish. The classic four prong double gallery setting holds a bright white I3-H round brilliant cut diamond. The delicate curb link chain that accompanies the pendant measures a nice 18 inches long and is secured with strong jump ring ends and a medium sized spring ring clasp. Estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock #e10307


March 23, 2017

0.75ct. tw. SI2-HI princess cut diamond studs 14kt. $1085.00 CAD.

It’s hard to make a square feminine which is probably the reason square cut diamonds were re-branded as princess cuts. That being said these particular square studs are surprisingly feminine. Designed with curving and swooping, open ended prongs instead of the usual boxy style. The brilliant SI2-HI princess cut diamonds housed in these feminine studs come together to make a perfect 0.75 carats. Equipped with threaded backs and posts for added security the 14 karat yellow gold pair is estate priced at $1085.00 CAD. Stock #e10323.


March 22, 2017

0.50ct. I2-KL diamond solitaire 14kt. white gold $910.00 CAD.

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The Barrie location of Crescent Gold & Diamonds shut down in 2016. Our city saw 3 other jewellery stores close their doors last year. The jewellery industry, like many other consumer driven businesses, has become incredibly competitive over the last decade. Pressures from alternative retail models and online shopping are taking a toll on inefficient high cost vendors. With no rent to pay, no inventory to support, and only a core staff in one location it’s very easy for these online drop-shippers to undercut the traditional chain stores you’ll find in a high cost mall location. Those chains, like recently bankrupt (now back in business) Ben Moss, pay high rents and high commissions of their gross sales to the malls that house them. They have multiple stores full of inventory to float, employees within their stores and corporate offices that they must also support. It’s no wonder every few years there’s another chain going bankrupt or being sold off to someone else for restructuring. 2016 for us was a year full of frustrated customers from these chains, who purchased their important jewellery along with expensive ‘lifetime’ warranties that now felt cheated. When you shop local at a family owned jewellery store, lifetime usually means a couple of lifetimes as each generation takes on the business bringing new life and understandings of new technology. Deep connections within the industry, reduced overhead that comes from owning our free standing location for decades result in exceptional value for our clients. Add to that a reputation like ours for buying and selling estate jewellery and you are sure to find the best value around. When you make a purchase from Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers you can be assured we’ll be here in the future (heck, we’ve even had the same phone number since the 1950s).

This particular ring is from the recently closed Crescent Jewellers. Well made from 3.0 grams of solid, bright white 14 karat gold. The diamond it features is bright and full of sparkle despite its modest I2-KL quality grade.e10248 0.50ct. I2-KL diamond solitaire The 2012 appraisal describes a replacement value of $2000.00. This figure seems very optimistic given the ultra competitive nature of the modern jewellery industry. Our competitive idea of a replacement value for this ring is $1300.00. Our estate price of just $910.00 CAD makes for some truly compelling value. Jewellery is forever, is your jewellery store? Stock #e10248.e10248 0.50ct. I2-KL diamond solitaire 14kt. white gold 002


March 21, 2017

18kt. 4.97ct. blue/grey star sapphire & diamond ring $2520.00 CAD.

Most consumers don’t have much experience with natural star sapphire, knowing it only in its synthetic form as a center stone used mostly in gents rings. Naturally occurring star sapphires are characterized by a gemological phenomenon called asterism. The celestial effect is caused by microscopic needle inclusions that form within the gem intersecting at 60 degrees. Those tightly packed needles that follow the crystals hexagonal structure reflect and refract light that entering the sapphire, creating a sharp 6 pointed star that travels across the stones surface as it’s moved. When shopping for a natural star sapphire you want to look for a crisp centred star with defined points that travel smoothly across the surface of the gem without skipping or becoming blurry. Each point of the star should be straight, extending to the edges of the gem. If you’d like an example of an excellent star come in and see this 4.97 carat star sapphire in person. Its 6 pointed star is absolutely mesmerizing, refracting a subtle rainbow across the grey/blue surface of the gem. The star is far better when viewed in person in direct sunlight than these images show. The sapphire is accented by 0.15 carats of high quality round brilliant cut diamonds and 5.7 grams of warm 18 karat yellow and white gold. The very well made ring currently measures a finger size 7 1/2 with plenty of room to adjust up or down. Estate price $2520.00 CAD. Stock #e10328.