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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.


October 14, 2019

18kt. Italian made hollow rope bracelet 21.7gr. 11.5mm wide 9″ $1,680.00 CAD. e12428

Probably the largest hollow rope link we’ve ever had in our estate department, measuring in an impressive 11.5mm wide. Despite its size the chain is in surprisingly good shape, showing only the most minor signs of the life that it has lived. Manufactured using heavy gauge hollow square section tubing is not surprising when you consider it has been made from extra warm 18 karat yellow gold. Its 21.7 gram weight is a testament to its quality despite the hollow construction but what else do you expect from Italian chain! The 9 inch length makes that bracelet almost universal as we can shorten it as needed to fit any wrist. It’s a fun piece that makes a great sound as the links jostle about while being worn. Estate price $1,680.00 CAD. Stock #e12428.


October 13, 2019

Chanel J12 diamond dial 18kt. bezel H2544 39mm $6,120.00 CAD. e12668

The House of Chanel is famous its “the little black dress” and of course No. 5 perfume. The high fashion brand has a history going back to the early 1900s when Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel opened a millinery (Hat) shop in Paris. Within a few years she was selling specialty clothing and dresses to the Parisian social crowd. A piece of Chanel clothing was on the list of many of Europe’s well to do of the time and no different today. The famous perfume followed in the 1920s. The Chanel name is synonymous with elegance and our latest pre-owned time piece is all that. Chanel was the brand that really popularized ceramic watch construction with the J12 design in 1999. This H2544 model is a significantly upgraded version of the basic offering. The glossy black dial has diamond hour markers and a solid 18 karat rose gold bezel. Measuring 39mm diameter this watch can be worn by any gentleman or the lady who loves the look of a larger watch. The 31 day calendar and luminous hands/markers add some extra utility. Super tough ceramic construction is many times harder than contemporary steel watches and offers a finish that shrugs off abuse that would severely scratch anything else. The threaded crown and screwed down case back combine to give the watch a water resistant rating of 200 meters. This isn’t just a pretty face, it’s a more than capable watch suitable for practically any activity. The folding stainless steel concealed buckle is auto closing and invisible once shut. Hardly worn and in like new condition; the original blue protective plastic case back sticker is still in place. The high precision Swiss quartz movement is running flawlessly, keeping excellent time. This low maintenance mechanism can easily run 10 to 20 years before a service is required. A high capacity silver oxide battery should last a couple years and is readily available at any quality jewellery. Its former owner has a large watch collection, so this watch was used only occasionally in rotation with numerous others. Purchased at the Chanel Boutique Toronto in December of 2010 it comes complete with everything originally delivered. Inner/outer boxes, certificate of authenticity, endorsed international warranty card, CD of Chanel watch expertise (never viewed) and extra link pouch all in excellent condition. 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the J12. To celebrate the occasion Chanel has introduced a new series of J12 watches that look remarkably like the originals. The J12 is destined to become a classic. They’re seldom seen around here and we’re proud to showcase this outstanding example. Including a complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty we are offering the watch for the pre-owned price of $6,120.00 CAD. Stock #e12668.


18kt. 2.96ct. tanzanite & diamond 1.50ct. tw. SI-I-IJ ring 12.7grams $3,290.00 CAD. e12353

We’ve struck some sort of vein of top quality tanzanties while digging through our back-stock of estate jewellery. This is the third we’ve come across in a couple of weeks and we are currently creating 2 custom items using a couple oval tanzanites that came in loose. If you’ve read our other posts about the stone you’ll remember that tanzanite is highly pleochroic, meaning it shows two different colours when viewed from two different crystal directions. Out of the batch we’ve encountered recently this one has the strongest pleochroism showing bright indigo at its ends and violet through the middle. View it from its side and the contrast becomes even more pronounced. This phenomenon is showcased in a 2.96 carat natural tanzanite of such high quality that a one of a kind ring has been built around it. The solid custom made piece is cast from over 12 grams of 18 karat white gold. It has been shouldered by custom princess cut diamonds invisibly set girdle to girdle showing nothing but brilliance. The 18 SI-I-IJ quality diamonds total an estimated 1.50 carats and are edged with bright rhodium. The tanzanite itself is surrounded by yellow  gold, adding a touch of warmth to bring out the purple tone. The dinner ring measures a finger size 6 1/2 with some room to adjust. Estate price $3,290.00 CAD. Stock #e12353.


October 12, 2019

Omega Speedmaster “Moonwatch” like new 311.30.42.30.01.005 $4,710.00 CAD. e12720

Beside the Rolex Submariner and Daytona, Omega’s Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch is just about our most requested estate watch. When they occasionally come around they usually don’t last very long. It’s a watch that hasn’t really changed much since it was introduced in the late 1950s as a sporty hand wind chronograph with tachymetre bezel scale for measuring units per hour. If it works don’t mess with the design; an undisputed classic with a proven record of reliability. All Speedmaster Professional Moonwatches have seen significant increases in value over the past few years. It’s one of those rare watches that has changed very little (except for the slightly over the top packaging) even as styles and technologies have moved on. The complete package includes 2 substitute nylon straps, a handy tool for removing the spring bars, 2 replacement spring bars, a 4 times power eye loupe, over sized medallion replica case back, large travel case, foam lined outer box and even the plastic hang tag/price tag.  In the early 1960s NASA needed a chronograph wristwatch that was suitable for its upcoming manned space flight program. They purchased several high quality chronographs off the shelf from several local Houston jewellers. They then proceeded to subject them to rigorous testing until they eventually failed NASA’s testing (including the Rolex Daytona). The only watch that passed the arduous testing was the Omega Speedmaster. For all 6 moon landings, 88 shuttle flights, 110 missions there was only one watch that was “flight qualified by NASA for all manned space missions”. Our latest example was purchased in the winter of 2018. It was only occasionally worn by a collector in rotation with other watches. Overall condition is excellent, just some light scuffs on the buckle, bracelet and case are evidence of use. The watch remains in its original unpolished condition. The two extra straps that come included with the package have only been used for these photographs but never used. In today’s era of GPS tracking and super accurate electronic timing it’s amazing that such old fashioned manual mechanical technology is still being made. That’s how strong the tradition and legend of the Speedmaster Professional is. Even well into the 1990s this hand wind throwback from the 1950s was still the watch that was “Flight-Qualified For All Manned Space Missions” as engraved into the case back. Comes with everything original when delivered February 13 2013 from a Toronto area authorized agent (the outside box sleeve was torn and does not come included). This is the current Moonwatch, and it’s still available from Omega. Buying a new example at your local Omega boutique in the U.S.A will set you back $5,350.00 USD. In Canada the dollar adjusted retail price is much better at $6,200.00 as seen on the Omega Canada website. Our example is pre-owned priced at $4,710.00 CAD. Comes with the balance of factory warranty plus a complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Stock #e12720.

 

 


18kt. ribbon/heart diamond dinner ring 0.50ct. tw. VS-GH 11gr. $2,100.00 CAD. e12419

We always marvel at a designer’s ability to make gold and diamonds look airy and flexible, like silk ribbons. This intricate dinner ring would make any stone setter’s head spin with all of its loops and directional changes. Meticulously set with 102 high quality VS-GH round brilliant cut diamonds that dominate the hand during wear. The dizzying half carat weight top measures 27.5mm long dominating an entire digit. The swooping design has a stylized heart hidden in its top half, wear it reversed and that heart disappears. The solidly constructed ring has been made from 11 grams of premium quality 18 karat white gold and currently measures a finger size 7 with some room to adjust. Estate price for this one of a kind statement ring $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e12419.