vintage pieces


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.

November 19, 2019

0.50ct. tw. SI2-I1-IJ Huggie style diamond hoop earrings 4.3gr. 14kt. $753.00

The lesser known of the diamond earring staples is the huggie hoop. A well built pair in a petite diameter can be worn constantly. The clean lines of the channel setting style balance the brilliance of the diamonds for a subtle and sophisticated look. Our pair measure 15.7mm diameter and are made of a comfortable 4.3 grams of upgraded 14 karat yellow gold. The posts have been made of white gold making for a tighter more secure clasp. Together they carry 0.50 carats of bright SI1-I1-IJ round brilliant cut diamonds. Previously enjoyed and priced at only $753.00 CAD.

November 18, 2019

2014 Rolex Submariner 116610LN $11,990.00 CAD. e12868

Just a black dial with contrasting white hands and a two way rotating bezel for measuring elapsed time. In more than 65 years of production the Submariner formula has changed very little. Rare vintage examples now trade hands for more than 100 times their original price. The upgraded 116610LN Date model adds a useful calendar display at 3 o’clock with that iconic magnified Cyclops bubble. A simple glossy black dial with luminous hands and markers makes for a most purposeful design day or night. If there was a list of blue chip collectible watches the Rolex Submariner would be right at the top. Like any blue chip investment they always appear expensive when you first consider purchasing and they never go on sale. As the years go by and they continually appreciate in value you realize you should have bought one a long time ago. With our weak Canadian dollar current models are difficult to find either new or used. If you want to pick up a new one in Canada be prepared to get on a very long waiting list. Most examples are being diverted to the United States for sale with a much stronger currency, but even in the States they are rarely seen in authorized agent showcases. The current list price for the Submariner Date is $8,550.00 in the U.S. but only $9,750.00 in Canada. At current exchange rates, plus 5% duty, plus 5% GST, plus provincial sales tax, buying one in the United States could cost you the equivalent of $13,400.00 Canadian by the time you get in across the border in Ontario. Our latest estate Submariner was originally delivered in Canada to an official Rolex agent June of 2014. Being a Canadian delivered watch coming with the original documentation including the original owner’s name on the warranty card and bill of sale you can be confident all the taxes have been paid. You can travel hassle free across the border should a customs agent ask you to prove the appropriate Canadian tax was paid and the watch wasn’t smuggled into Canada. Overall condition is very good. It was worn carefully by the original owner for several years than put away until it was recently traded in to us. It’s never been polished or refinished in any way. Inner/outer box, instruction booklet, endorsed warranty card, all paperwork, hanging chronometer seal, plastic hanging tag showing style/serial number cardboard shipping sleeve, soft foam box top liner come included and the mentioned original sales receipt from June 16 2014. If you’re considering purchasing a Rolex keep in mind they only appear inexpensive in hindsight. Although the original factory warranty has expired we are happy to offer a complimentary one year warranty. Working perfectly and keeping great time the watch is priced at $11,990.00 CAD. If you’ve been trying to locate one of these at your local Rolex agent you know how hard they are to find. Don’t delay, if you want a fully documented no stories example, this is the one to get. Stock #e12868.

1.25ct. SI1-I princess cut platinum solitaire 7.1gr. with GIA report $6,475.00 CAD. e12753

Back to basics with this simple symmetrical square princess cut diamond solitaire in platinum. The Gemological institute of America report is just over 10 years old and can be seen online here. The heavyweight (6.9 gram), cathedral shoulder Lucida setting is a classic design that’s been popular for over a decade. The size 6 3/4 ring is in excellent condition; having being constructed of platinum it will last a lifetime while maintaining its naturally white finish without the need for rhodium plating. The centre diamond is a significant 1.25 carat square modified brilliant cut diamond (princess cut) measuring 5.99mm x 5.82mm. GIA have graded the diamond SI clarity, I colour, with very good symmetry, polish and no fluorescence. Including a complimentary size adjust the complete ring is priced at $6,475.00. If you’d like the diamond in different style ring or other piece of jewellery it is available separately for only $6,000.00 CAD. Stock #e12753.

0.50ct. tw. I1-IJ diamond engagement ring set 5.5gr. 14kt. made in Canada $840.00 CAD. e12639

This ring was made by Libman & Co. Toronto, while no longer in business their jewellery still turns up on the secondary market from time to time. They were an excellent manufacturer with quality products that were well priced and well made in Canada. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers was proud to showcase Libman jewellery for many decades. In 2012 they were purchased by a large Canadian jewellery manufacturing group, a few years later they went bankrupt bringing an end to the Libman & Co. I suspect pressure from less expensive foreign labor and imports proved to be a formidable challenge. This 14 karat white gold engagement/wedding ring set was one of their best styles and has been a popular choice for close to 30 years. This is definitely not your best friends halo style. The centre diamond is estimated to weigh 0.16 carats and the 11 accent diamonds weigh approximately 0.34 carats in total. All the diamonds are nicely matched of I1-HI quality. The 5.5 gram, 14 karat white gold ring was lightly worn and is in excellent condition. Once sized for your finger and freshly rhodium plated the set will look brand new. The flat edge set is very versatile fitting easily to a plain wedding ring or existing anniversary ring. Pre-owned priced for just $840.00 CAD. Stock #e12639.

November 17, 2019

1990 Rolex Oyster 34 white Roman on Oyster bracelet 14233 $5,100.00 CAD. e12793

Our latest vintage Rolex has one of the more unusual dials you’re likely to encounter; solid 18 karat yellow gold block shaped hour markers tipped with tritium plots along with black printed Roman numerals. Having 2 full sets of hour markers is not seen on many models but it works very well against the glossy white background. This watch is in remarkable condition for being close to 30 years old. The solid 18 karat yellow gold fluted bezel is in almost perfect condition. Its sharp crisp faceted edges catch the light and twinkle with even the slightest wrist movement. The original oyster bracelet shows almost no sag or stretch and the embossed Rolex logo on the buckle cover still displays excellent detail. These characteristics suggest the watch has never been polished or refinished in any way. It has been worn but not too often given its age. There are minor scuffs and scratches on the case and bracelet but they are very shallow and easily removed. As always we’d be happy to refinish the watch to like new if you prefer. For the collector we’ve elected to leave it 100% original for now. Model 14233 offers only basic time keeping functions with “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified” status, Rolex language for this thing keeps excellent time. The 34mm Oyster case with 18 karat trim is the perfect size for the lady looking for a slightly larger watch with some bling. Buying a brand new Rolex today with similar features will cost you over $10,000.00, including a service box and plastic chronometer hang tag and our 1 year complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this vintage Rolex is priced at $5,100.00 CAD. Stock #e12793.