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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.


June 22, 2017

2.7gr. 10 karat yellow gold amethyst & diamond pendant $210.00 CAD. e10238

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Those who’ve turned their noses up to the bold royal purple amethyst is known for, should explore the other shades it comes in like this subtle lavender hue. That paler tone creates a softer more whimsical appearance that plays nicely with the cooler yellow tone of 10 karat gold. The pendulum style pendant was designed to be modern and minimalist but it still features some decorative elements that can only be seen from the side. Its bail is practical in its openness, allowing for a variety of chain sizes. At the same time unique in its design, creating a visual counterbalance by setting the 0.02ct round brilliant cut diamond above the chain. The statement piece measures 26.9mm long and comes accompanied by an 18 inch long petite curb link chain. Estate price $210.00 CAD. Stock #e10238.

 


June 21, 2017

1.37ct. tw. emerald & diamond ring 14 karat gold 8.1 grams $700.00 CAD.

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Just like diamonds the four Cs must be considered for each kind of coloured gemstone. Though the scales use the same language (VS,SI,I) however they are not comparable to each other. An I1 clarity grade in a more naturally inclusion prone gemstone like emeralds would look completely different than an I1 clarity grade for an aquamarine which normally forms eye clean. The 1.12 carats of oval faceted emeralds in this statement ring are considered a higher clarity for emerald, showing large areas of eye clean space. They are however a lower colour grade, showing an almost pastel green hue. Just as champagne and chocolate diamonds found a niche in the market despite their very low colour grades, off coloured gemstones can be equally sought after. That light green combined with the higher clarity allows these emeralds to return more light and shine more brightly than the more traditional emerald green. To add to that high level of sparkle the emeralds have been bracketed between two rhodium enhanced rows of 0.50 carats of pave set round brilliant cut diamonds. The ring itself is well made from a sturdy 8.1 grams of 14 karat yellow gold and currently measures a finger size 6 with some room to adjust. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #e10236.


June 20, 2017

Tag Heuer Monaco Chronograph CW2111-0 $3680.00 CAD.

The Heuer Monaco was first released at Basel Fair in 1969. In the 1960s Jack Heuer was at the helm of Heuer Watchmaking Inc. company (the original name of Tag Heuer S.A.), as the great-grandson of company founder Edouard Heuer, Jack had spent years trying to promote a partnership with other horilogical giants Buren, Dubois Depraz and Breitling in order to design and manufacture the worlds first self-winding chronograph movement to hit the market, the Chronomatic. Jack Heuer’s original intentions where to use the Chronomatic Calibre 11 in the Carrera models but then he met Erwin Piquerez, owner of a Swiss watch case manufacturer plans changed. Piquerez had just developed and patented a new guaranteed waterproof square watch case and together they developed the iconic look of the Monaco watch we see today. Even though Steve McQueen wore a Monaco in his movie “Le Mans” in 1971 the look slowly lost popularity and disappeared from the catalogues in 1975. 1985 saw the acquisition of Heuer Watchmaking Inc. by TAG Group and the company was renamed TAG Heuer. Realizing the value in the history of Heuer and the rising popularity of the King of Cool’s growing popularity, in 1998 TAG Heuer decided to re-release the Monaco. The CW2111-0 we have for sale is the 3rd series in the re-release. It was the most popular look and function to date and led to the Monaco being permanently placed in the TAG Heuer line-up. Featured on an aftermarket black leather strap with original deployant buckle our Monaco dates to 2009 (original worn leather strap included). Classy wear everywhere black dial behind a plastic crystal (an homage to the originals) with only a few signs of age along the case beveled edge. This watch comes with original box and papers as well as a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate priced to sell at $3680.00 CAD. Stock #e10332.


June 19, 2017

City of Barrie 125th Anniversary gold coin. Spot gold price plus 25% (no tax). e5220

You can’t get more rare or nostalgic than this. This is a 24 karat solid gold coin commemorating the city of Barrie’s 125th Anniversary in 1978. To our knowledge there is only one other coin like this and it belongs to the city from information I could gather. It was presented to the previous owner as a prize during the city celebration. The other side of the coin depicts the Barrie’s coat of arms. The coin weighs approximately 28.5 grams. The best part about this coin is there is no HST due to the fact it is 99.9% pure gold and revenue Canada looks upon this kind of sale as a “financial transaction” therefore not applicable to tax. The coin is for sale for “spot price” plus 25%. Stock #e5220.


0.69ct. SI1-H diamond solitaire 14 karat 7.0 grams $2800.00 CAD. e10046

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The bar set diamond is a progressive alternative to the traditional four and six prong set solitaire engagement ring. The extremely secure style looks anything but as the diamond seems to be held by pressure alone between the two solid shoulders of the ring. This version in particular plays on that suspense, hiding its strong support bar underneath the diamond making it only visible when viewed from the side. The wide, gently curving 14 karat white gold shoulders play a perfect contrast to the vibrant brilliance of the 0.69 carat round brilliant cut diamond they support. The very well cut diamond is a nice white, eye clean SI1-H quality and appears much larger than its 5.6mm diameter would suggest thanks to the bulk of the ring itself. The diamond also exhibits a strong blue fluorescence when exposed to ultra violet light. Approximately 30% of all diamonds display some degree of fluorescence and a strong blue fluorescence can actually improve the appearance of warmer coloured diamonds when worn in daylight (as daylight contains a good amount of UV light). For better colours like the H of this diamond fluorescence has really no effect beyond being a nifty party trick to show your friends at glow in the dark bowling! The solid 7 gram ring currently measures a finger size 6 1/2 with plenty of room to adjust. Estate price $2800.00 CAD. Stock #e10046