estate 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 22, 2019

Rolex Submariner 16613 18kt. & steel 40mm “Bluesy” $12,444.00 CAD. e12212

The 16613 Rolex Submariner “Bluesy” always stops people in their tracks. The bright royal blue dial with rich complimentary 18 karat yellow gold trim is striking to say the least. Large bold luminous hour markers and hands contrast with functional efficiency like no other. I can’t think of another watch that announces who it is and what it does in such a bold statement like a Submariner. The 7 lines of text and logo are embossed with golden ink so thick it actually stands off the dial in the 3rd dimension. Love them or hate them, Rolex is without question the most significant watch brand ever. Even though they now use scrambled serial numbers to keep production numbers a secret, everyone knows the brand produce over a million watches per year with revenues in the billions. Hans Wilsdorf the founder of Rolex owned all the shares in the company. He had no close heirs to pass along his 100% ownership in the company to. Upon his death he wanted the company to continue what he started so he set up a trust, appropriately named The Hans Wilsdorf Foundation. In theory it’s a charitable not for profit organization. Although it does contribute to worthy causes the foundations main goal is for the continued dominance of the brand. It has no shareholders to pay dividends to or share profits with, only a group of trustees who decide how to reinvest the vast revenue. Some of the profits are dumped backed into state of the art automated factories that continually update their technology. They also pay very good wages to the most talented engineers and watchmakers they’re able to recruit. No one really knows just how much money the trust has squirrelled away over the decades but it must be in the billions. There isn’t another watch company that operates in such a manner. You can buy into a little bit of the enigmatic brand with this classic Bluesy Submariner. The condition is very good for a watch dating from the year 2006. The original 93253 oyster bracelet date coded OP3 is showing almost no stretch or sag. All the features are working as designed and the watch is keeping great time. A recent full service from one of the finest independent watch repair facilities in Canada shows a gain rate of just 1 second per day. Just a quick ultrasonic cleaning was really all that was needed to make it look practically unworn. The crisp edges and fine details still show almost like new although the watch has experience a soft refinishing when serviced September 2017. The more jewellery like creations of the original pure tool design stainless steel Submariners have seen amazing appreciation in value over the past few years. A newer ceramic bezel, heavier case version (116613) replaced the 16613 in 2009 but many people prefer the easier to wear, lighter original design. Included with purchase is a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers mechanical warranty. Estate priced at $12,444.00 CAD. Stock #e12212.


0.51ct. VS1-J Radiant cut diamond $500.00 CAD. e12124

When was the last time you saw a beautiful 1/2 carat diamond for just $500? This cool looking radiant cut diamond came in as 0.56 carat princess cut with a chipped corner. With a little reworking we only lost 10% of the original weight. The result is this 0.51 carat radiant cut. This diamond would be suitable for use in any piece of jewellery that would hold a round or square stone of similar size. Square diamonds with right angle corners are seen far more often than radiant cuts because when you remove the corners you remove weight, very few people are trying to remove extra weight when cutting a diamond. There are several upsides to taking the corners off a square to make a radiant. No sharp corner means they are much more difficult to chip. Radiant cut diamonds cost around 5% more than princess cut diamonds which makes up most of what is lost to weight reduction. Radiant cut diamonds are much more uncommon; our 1/4 million stone database shows only around 1 radiant cut for every 3 princess cut diamonds. And personally I just think they look better than a sharp cornered princess cut. This radiant cut is very good VS1 clarity with a close to white J colour when compared to our GIA certified master stones. Although the 4.25mm x 4.29mm x 3.36mm dimensions reveal a diamond that is cut a little deep, the tall crown and very small table promote tons of brilliance and dispersion. $500.00 for a great looking 1/2 carat diamond of any shape represents amazing value. Let’s make something as unique as this diamond for you. Estate priced at $500.00 CAD. Stock #e12124.


May 21, 2019

0.76ct. VS2-D excellent cut GIA cert. 1.01ct. tw. 4.9gr. 18kt. $4,900.00 CAD. e12122

Despite the fact this beautiful GIA certified diamond had a report issued December 2006 the ring is brand new. That’s one of the great things about diamonds, they don’t go bad, they don’t rust out and they’ve never gone out of style. Being a product of mother nature around 3 billion years old, it doesn’t matter if they’re fresh off the cutters wheel or 100s of years old, a diamond of this quality will always look great. The Gemological Institute of America report can be seen here. Finding a GIA certified estate diamond of perfect D colour, excellent cut and VS2 clarity is an opportunity that doesn’t come by very often. If you’re looking for great value in a 3/4 carat round diamond in a contemporary styled setting, you need to consider this one. The ring measures a finger size 5 3/4 and could be adjusted up or down a little bit. Three rows of pavé set small brilliant cut diamonds (62 in total) on both shoulders and gallery cover 180 degrees of the surface giving that fully dressed look from side to side. The white gold ring was crafted from 4.7 grams of premium 18 karat complete with a blemish free, super white rhodium plated finish covering the entire surface. If you love the diamond but have a different style ring or other jewellery item in mind the diamond by itself is available for $4,000.00. Complete ring is estate priced at $4,900.00 CAD. Stock #e12122.


May 20, 2019

Tag Heuer 2000 Exclusive CN2110 38.5mm $1,500.00 CAD. e11989

How’s this for excellent value? Tag Heuer 2000 Exclusive automatic chronograph CN2110 for just $1,500.00. This was Tag Heuer’s top of the line from the 2000 series and featured the following upgrades over the regular 2000 models. Solid bracelet end links, two piece polished/brushed bezel, solid link bushed rivet bracelet, textured dial, heavy gauge fold over buckle with flip lock and a genuine Valjoux 7750 movement modified by Tag Heuer for use in this watch. Classic tone on tone construction and a manageable 38.5mm case size allows wear for any occasion. The watch comes with a complimentary 1 year warranty that we will prorate an extra 4 years (2nd year failure we cover 80%, 3rd year failure we cover 60% etc.).  The sapphire crystal is scratch free for perfect optics. Handy luminous hands and an extra level of low light utility. Estate priced at $1,500.00 CAD. Stock #e11989.


May 19, 2019

0.62ct. VS1-K excellent cut no fluorescence diamond $1,400.00 CAD. e12098

Actions speak louder than words is a great way to describe what we do at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. We’ve all heard claims of wholesale direct prices, lowest prices guaranteed etc. These words usually come from sources who can’t come close to actually delivering their claims and never show you the characteristics needed to establish a value. Those who make lots of noise typically are the easiest to out price when the rubber meets the road. Whether you’ve been a customer of Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers for decades or you’ve stumbled across our website for the first time today. Welcome to the world of true value pricing without the song and dance. Our latest estate diamond came out of an antique platinum setting that had been modified with a white gold hinged shank. We’ll likely end up recycling the gold and platinum and use the small diamonds in a new creation. The diamond originally weighed 0.81 carat but was chipped along its edge. Our master diamond cutter performed his usual magic transforming the damaged vintage diamond into an excellent cut modern round brilliant. The diamond lost close to 24% of its original weight but the results are more than worth the sacrifice. The cut report from GIA Facetware details all the geometry that makes this diamond sparkle more than almost any you’re likely to encounter. High VS1 clarity with a slightly warm K colour and no fluorescence guarantee a show of brilliance and dispersion second to none. When compared to a F colour diamond it’s not impossible to see the slight tint of this K colour diamond on the right.Difficult as it is for me to take a good close up picture through polarized light you can see this diamond makes a very nice hearts and arrows pattern that only can occur with excellent cut diamonds. We’ll let the diamond softly speak for itself when it comes to showing who really offers the best value in new and estate diamonds. 0.62 carat, VS1 clairty, K colour, excellent cut and no fluorescence for just $1,400.00 CAD. Wholesale and dealer inquires are always welcome. Stock #e12098.