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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.


April 21, 2021

0.17ct. tw. I1-GH diamond anniversary ring 2.8gr. $420.00 CAD. e14101

It seems there are as many opinions of value as there are stars in the night sky. Most of the opinions we encounter in the form of Appraisals and Certificates of Evaluations on the estate items we showcase are sky high like the stars too. This is the latest example of an appraised value that differs considerably from what we feel a ring like this typically sells for. This 11 stone anniversary ring is constructed from 2.8 grams of upgraded 14 karat white gold. It measures a finger size 6 and can be adjusted up or down a few sizes. The shank measures 2.9mm uniform width and a sturdy 1..5-1.7mm thick. Channel set across the top 1/3 of the ring are 11 round brilliant cut diamonds that weigh an estimated 0.17 carats of I1-GH quality. The ring comes with an appraisal document from 2012 that suggests the ring has a replacement value of $1,600.00. Our opinion of a more competitive replacement value is somewhere near $700.00. As a lightly worn, excellent condition estate item, we’ve priced this ring at $476.00 CAD (plus sizing if required). Stock #e14101


UnoAerre 14kt. retro hoop earrings 26mm, 8.3gr. $720.00 CAD. e14016

The most impressive pair of gold hoops we’ve had in a long time! The puffy earrings are technically assembled from three different hoops, two plain, one with a cross-cut engine turned finish. The earrings span 11.4mm wide by 5.5mm thick, their bulk makes them look smaller than their 26mm diameter. The head-turning pair is made by none other than Italian mega-manufacturer UnoAerre. They weigh in at a comfortable 8.3 grams together and were cast from 14 karat yellow gold. They are secured by tightly locking hoop hooks and are in almost new condition, showing only one tiny ding on one side that is impossible to capture in a photograph. Estate price for these statement hoops $720.00 CAD. Stock #e14016

SOLD


April 20, 2021

2021 Rolex Lady Datejust 28mm 279381 never worn $17,250.00 CAD. e14204

The petite 25mm ladies Rolex Oysters have been retired from the lineup for over a decade now. Even the standard 26mm lady DateJust was retired a couple of years ago. Not every woman wants a large oversized bulky wristwatch. The 28mm Datejust is currently Rolex’s smallest offering. We seldom have them in stock and never before have we had one like this. This one was presented to the original owner in March 2021 how decided it wasn’t exactly to her taste, so she traded it in for something a little more pedestrian. I’m delighted she did because this combination of rich 18 karat rose gold, chocolate brown dial with Roman numerals is just stunning. Oh ya, and the string of brilliant-cut diamonds circling the face doesn’t hurt either. This is a diamond bracelet that also tells time. Exotic and beautiful to say the least, but Rolex is a brand meant to be worn every day doing almost any activity. This watch is watertight to over 300 feet, the crystal is made from synthetic sapphire that is able to withstand impacts that would scratch and destroy even hardened glass. The solid construction 18 karat and stainless steel Oyster bracelet comes with a mechanical locking buckle and easylink extension. An extra 5mm of length is available with a quick release of the cleverly engineered easylink without the need for any sort of tool. A smooth running second hand and large magnified date calendar add some welcomed utility. This watch is a new offering from Rolex and is currently shown on the corporate website priced at $17,950.00 CAD. The 5-year international warranty covers the next owner until March of 2026. This is not a grey market watch, it was originally delivered to a Canadian authorized agent. It has never been worn other than to try on. Perfect condition in every way, not a scuff or scratch to be seen anywhere. Comes complete with inner/outer boxes, instructions, chronometer hangtag, and dated warranty card. We are offering this one month old Rolex at a $700.00 discount over the retail price. Estate priced at $17,250.00 CAD. Stock #e14204.


2020 Breitling Heritage SuperOcean AB2030 Black 44mm $4,000.00 CAD. e14004

Inspired by Breitling diver’s watches from the 1950s comes the SuperOcean. Its Simple bezel timer features a counter-clockwise rotating coin-edged bezel indexed for 30-second increments showing just the 5-minute intervals with bold at 15, 30, and 45-minute marks. The basic but purposeful design extends to the stick hour markers, luminous hands, and plots. Dome profile reflective hour markers, sliver-thin sweep second hand, and white on black calendar display finish off this model’s user-friendly features. Big watches are still part of Breitling’s DNA, in this capacity the SuperOcean AB2030 doesn’t disappoint. At 44mm diameter, you don’t need giant-sized arms to wear this one, but it will still fill the wrist of the average-sized gentleman. As with all contemporary Breiltlings, the automatic Swiss-made movement has been officially certified chronometer status for accuracy. This 2020 SuperOcean is one of the first of its kind to utilize an in house Breitling manufactured movement. The Breitling calibre B20 powering the watch is actually a collaboration with Tudor. The watch industry is paying close attention to Breitling and more specifically to its proprietary movement. Breitling recently reached an agreement with Rolex sibling company Tudor allowing them to use the B01 chronograph movement in the Tudor Heritage Chronograph. In exchange Breitling has access to Tudor’s 3 hand in-house MT5612 movement (renamed B20 in Breitling products). For two major watch brands to cooperate like this is very unusual; it shows how much each manufacturer mutually respects the quality of these mechanisms. All Breitling SuperOceans come equipped with the modified Tudor-based MT5612 movement. A curved synthetic sapphire crystal is super scratch resistant with an anti-reflective coating helping with legibility. Screw down crown and case back contribute to a more than adequate 660-foot water resistance rating. Fitted to the case is a retro-style mesh bracelet equipped with a flip-lock buckle. The current model AB20101 SuperOcean from Breitling shows a retail price of $5,785.00 CAD. The 2021 model shows a golden B instead of the polished silver B, calendar display, and some dial text marks the differences from our 2020 model. Comes complete with the original inner/ outer box, chronometer certificate, instructions, and even the original invoice (July 2020). Excellent overall condition showing practically no signs of use. The original high polish finish is practically blemish-free, only a few light scuffs can be seen on the buckle. The condition can easily be described as new old stock. A simple ultrasonic cleaning was all that was needed to prepare the watch for sale. The factory 5-year warranty is valid until the summer of 2025. The like-new watch is estate priced at $4,000.00 CAD. Stock #e14004.


April 19, 2021

0.25ct. tw. I1-K diamond hoop earrings 3.4gr. 14kt. $420.00 CAD. e13884

Diamond accented hoops are a nice transition for women who prefer something understated. This 20mm long pair only give 12mm to their diamonds, leaving the rest of the earrings as plain high polished yellow gold. The 14 round brilliant cut diamonds equal 0.25 carats together of I1-K quality. Their warmth helps them melt into the gold that surrounds them, creating a soft sparkle. The 14 karat gold 3.4 gram pair is equipped with heavy hooks and catches. Estate price $420.00 CAD. Stock #e13884.