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.


May 26, 2022

14kt., 24mm, interlocking double hoop earrings, 4.2gr., $350.00 CAD. 426-00077

Two hoops for the price of one? Not really, since they are fused to each other, but either of the 3.25mm wide by 23mm long hoops could have easily been worn on their own. Together their contrasting high polished and tightly twisted surfaces contrast to draw the eye in. The 14 karat yellow gold double hoops weigh in at 4.2 grams together for the estate price of $350.00 CAD. Stock #426-00077.


May 25, 2022

0.25ct. tw. I1-I diamond anniversary ring, 2gr, sz. 6 3/4. $325.00 CAD. 121-00139

We have dozens of estate, pre-0wned, and vintage anniversary rings in stock in many different diamond weights. These rings are very versatile and popular. They’re great to wear against an existing engagement or wedding ring or all by themselves. This one contains 10 small round brilliant cut diamonds of bright I1-I quality. The simple channel setting has no claws to catch or wear thin. It measures a size 6 3/4 and was constructed using 2 grams of 14 karat white gold. Our onsite goldsmiths can adjust the size up or down a full size or so. This preowned 3mm wide ring is in excellent condition and priced at $350.00 CAD. Stock #121-00139.


1987 Seiko Lassale 1230-5479 (never worn) $750.00 CAD. e14659

In the 1970s, Seiko was arguably the most important watch brand in the world. They had almost single-handedly put the Swiss watchmaking industry out of business with the new electronic quartz technology. Inexpensive to mass produce, ultra-reliable, virtually shockproof, and exponentially more accurate than even the most sophisticated mechanical watch from Switzerland People abandoned their old wind up and automatic watches and never looked back. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers were authorized Seiko agents in the 1970s when they came to Canada and we sold 1000s of them. Our high end Swiss brands like Omega and Rolex sold occasionally, but everyone wanted one of these new ultra accurate watches from Japan. In the 1980s Seiko launched a new upscale brand called Lassale. The more expensive line was focused on sleek thin design trends of the era. Dressy styles with unique integrated bracelets were among their most popular models. The average price point for these watches was over $1,000.00 CAD, which was not much less than an entry-level Rolex at the time. When I was new to this business I can remember our display cabinets full of Seiko Lassale watches. They were a dream watch for me at the time, something like a Rolex Oyster wasn’t even on the radar as they seemed antique and outdated. The style of the day was thin and dressy. This watch certainly is thin measuring just 4.3mm thick by 23mm wide. The integrated mesh bracelet will accommodate a wrist size of up to 7 1/2 inches and can easily be shortened. The watch is practically perfect, showing only minor evidence of shop wear. The case-back is still covered by its original blue plastic protective sticker. This never-worn timepiece is a Lassale model number 1230-5479 from the mid-1980s. It was purchased at Peoples Jewellers, given as a gift but never used. When it came in on trade we couldn’t believe our eyes. This watch is a snapshot of the latest in fashion from the 1980s. We opened the case, installed a fresh battery, and away it went. We’ve been monitoring the timekeeping for 3 months and it hasn’t even lost a minute. We are happy to provide a complimentary 1-year warranty for the new owner. It comes complete with the inner/outer box, instruction booklet, and endorsed warranty papers. 35 years ago this watch had a retail price of over $1,000.00. Today it is estate priced at $750.00 CAD. Stock #e14659.


May 24, 2022

9kt. heart padlock hollow link bracelet, 12.4gr. Made in England. $700.00 CAD. 441-00162

Heart padlock bracelets first became popular in the Victorian era. They were gifts between two lovers with the man keeping the key and the woman usually wearing the bracelet whenever they had to be separated. This notion certainly wouldn’t fly today which is probably why they are no longer made with accompanying keys. Now the padlocks simply act as decorative clasps and the symbolism has been lost to a passion for antique motifs (thank you Bridgerton and Downton Abbey). This 9 karat rose gold example is in fact British, marked with the assay mark of Birmingham and a date stamp for the 2000s. The heart-shaped padlock hangs from a period-appropriate faceted Cuban link bracelet. The bracelet is hollow constructed, in like-new condition, and weighs in at 12.4 grams. Estate price is $700.00 CAD. Stock #441-00162.


3 Panerai Luminor PAM01144 PAM01321 PAM00614 (coming soon)

PAM01144 has been spoken for.