vintage 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 8, 2021

0.95ct. tw. VS-GH diamond ring, 3 grams, size 12, $1,800.00 CAD. e14402

We aren’t into slogans (we briefly had a jingle and it still makes us shudder) but one that could apply is “a ring for every finger”, not for every finger of the hand necessarily, but for every finger size we encounter. This classic three diamond ring features a trio of slightly graduated diamonds, emphasizing the Present, of the Past, Present, Future trinity. The diamonds equal an approximate 0.95 carats total weight of high VS-GH quality. The three-gram ring is made from 14 karat white and yellow gold. Estate priced at $1,800.00 CAD. Stock #e14402.


December 7, 2021

0.74ct. SI2-I oval brilliant cut diamond solitaire, 4.2gr., 18kt. $2,380.00 CAD. 101-00249

Oval diamonds are certainly having a moment (more like a year) and it’s not hard to understand why. Though they don’t offer the unrivaled sparkle of an excellent cut round brilliant diamond, they make up for it with footprint. This 0.74 carat oval measures an impressive 8.31mm long. Part of that length comes from the narrow nature of this particular oval, as it spans only 4.58mm wide. Though skinny (and we here at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers believe strongly in shape-positivity) the diamond certainly packs a punch with a pleasant SI2 clarity and an I colour that is whitened by the contrasting warm 18 karat yellow gold of the shoulders. The 4.2 gram ring is solidly constructed and currently measures a finger size 6 1/2 with plenty of room to adjust. Estate price $2,380.00 CAD. Stock #101-00249.


1996 Rolex Yacht-Master 68628 35mm like new cond. $25,500.00 CAD. e14556

If you didn’t know it, you’d swear this watch is brand new and not 25 years old. When we received it there were only the faintest minor scuffs and tiny scratches. After a light and careful polish, it presents as in new old stock condition. From the factory-applied green case back sticker to the original sandblasted background on the bezel, this Rolex Yacht-Master 68628 appears just as it did when it left Rolex’s Geneva workshops in 1996. Solid gold Rolex Sports watches are a rare sight in our estate showcases. Occasionally we’ll be lucky enough to have an all-gold gent’s professional model, but this is our first all-gold lady’s sport model ever to be showcased in our estate department. For the most part, the only all gold Rolex watches we encounter are gents Day-Date and the occasional Lady President. It is our pleasure the feature this 35mm mid-sized Yacht-Master. If you’re lucky enough to see one of these watches, they usually come with a white or blue dial. The sophisticated champagne dial is rarely seen. The tone-on-tone look gives the watch a dressier and slightly more formal look compared to the white or blue dials. Given it was made from premium 18 karat gold, I really doubt watches of this description are worn for any hard-core sporting activity. They are more of a luxurious lifestyle statement and not a professional tool watch. The Yacht-Master has always been the “dressy” sports Rolex. The Yacht-Master will be celebrating its 30 anniversary in 2022. Since 1992 they have always been equipped with at least a precious metal bezel made of 18 karat gold or platinum, no entry-level stainless steel bezel for this model. More round and turned-down lugs give all sizes of Yacht-Masters a more comfortable wearing experience. The functional timer bezel rotates in both directions for simplified use timing events of up to 1 hour in duration. The fliplock equipped buckle doesn’t come with a diver’s extension allowing a lower, more comfortable profile. Large, easy-to-read hands and markers make time interpretation a snap even with the low contrast 18 karat gold hands. A handy calendar and smooth sweeping second-hand offer some useful extra utility. Like all Rolex Oyster watches this one comes with a threaded case-back and crown that protect the self-winding movement with a water-resistance rating of over 300 feet. This watch doesn’t come with its original paperwork or packaging. We’ve been saving a special Rolex tapestry presentation box for something just like this for some time. This box was originally for a Rolex Lady President 6917 from the 1970s. It is in perfect condition, looking unused. The inner red velvet liner is spotless and blemish-free. The outer cardboard box is also perfect. Included with the purchase is a new old stock, gift with purchase Rolex wallet. The burgundy wallet has 3 compartments and still smells like leather. It comes inside its original protective plastic bag. Also included is a period correct 26 page Oyster booklet, newer chronometer hangtag, and a Rolex logo Fisba Stoffels handkerchief with foil label still attached (not pictured). We feel this handkerchief has been inside the box, under the display pad for close to 50 years, and has never been completely unfolded. Rolex no longer produces a Yacht-Master in a 35mm size. The closest current model is the 37mm rose gold version with a black ceramic bezel and rubber strap. We are happy to supply a complimentary 1-year warranty (prorated for 5 years) for the next owner. This beautiful watch is estate priced at $25,500.00 CAD. Stock #e14556.

SOLD


0.25ct. tw. I1-treated fancy yellow, dancing diamond, pulse pendant, 20″, 10/14kt., 3.9gr. $525.00 CAD. e14385

The dancing diamond was new on the scene about 10 years ago but they are still relatively unknown; which is too bad as they really are quite mesmerizing! The main diamond of these pendants is in a specially made setting that can roll freely at the slightest movement. And does it ever! Even the act of speaking can make this treated fancy yellow diamond dance! The pendant that carries it is a 20.9mm long infinity symbol accented with additional petite diamonds of matching I1 clarity. The 10 karat yellow gold is a nice colour match to the main diamond it carries. The pendant hangs from a 14 karat yellow gold 20 inch long Italian made cable link chain with an oversized lobster clasp for easy fastening. Estate price $525.00 CAD. Stock #e14385.


December 6, 2021

2009 Breitling Super Avenger A13370 full kit & extra strap, $5,250.00 CAD. e9743

If you’re reading this posting you likely know all about the Breitling Super Avenger A13370 and what this watch is all about. The Super Avenger is a genuine commitment to wear. Officially they measure 48mm in diameter, but according to our calipers, they are 48.5mm. This watch weighs well over half a pound (270.5 grams) when fitted with the factory stainless steel bracelet. If you’ve got the arm to pull such a watch off you’ll be rewarded with quite an experience. The Super Avenger is as tough as it looks; all stainless steel construction, water-resistant to 1000 feet, one-way ratcheting timer bezel, certified chronometer grade automatic movement with 12-hour chronograph and calendar. The slightly curved synthetic sapphire crystal is super resistant to scratches and has perfect optical properties with an anti-glare finish. The anti-glare surface coating is actually quite soft and easily scratches. We can easily polish off the anti-glare coating that has some small scratches, revealing a flawless sapphire surface. This watch has been carefully worn since it was purchased in 2009. The previous owner wore this watch in rotation with many others in his collection. Running great, keeping excellent time with all functions working as designed. We fully serviced the automatic winding movement in 2016, including a light polish and vacuum testing for water resistance. Included with purchase is an optional $635.00 Breilting rubber strap with locking deployment buckle. The buckle is equipped with a clever adjustment mechanism allowing the wearer to adjust the length up to 1 cm in 0.15mm increments. The current Super Avenger II A13375101B1A1 has a suggested retail price of $6,850.00 CAD. The Canadian delivered watch comes complete with all the original boxes, packaging, documents, bill of sale, vibrograf timing report, vacuum/pressure test report. Overall watch condition is very good to excellent. We are happy to provide the new owner with a one-year complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate priced at $5,250.00 CAD. Stock #e9743.