November 27, 2022

1.35ct. tw. sapphire & diamond (SI-IJ) omega back 1/2 hoop earrings, 7.9gr. 10kt. $1,400.00 CAD. 211-00090

Some people end up disliking omega back earrings as they can occasionally close a little too tightly, applying a bit much pressure to the earlobe. This pair has been built with a stop that prevents the backs from applying any pressure directly to the earlobe, ensuring comfortable and secure wear. The 21mm long by 6.7mm wide demi-hoops features a repeating pattern of trios of bar set round brilliant cut diamonds and very nice step-cut sapphires. The 0.60 carats total weight of diamonds are all of SI-IJ quality and the 0.75 carats of sapphires are a bright eye-clean royal blue. The timeless combo is balanced by highly polished bars of warm 10 karat yellow gold. The estate price is $1,400.00. Stock #211-00090.

November 20, 2022

14kt. Huggies, 14mm diameter, 6.0 grams, $595.00 CAD. 426-00122

Despite their petite size of only 14mm in diameter by 6mm wide, these Huggies certainly use the space they’ve been given. Featuring five mirror-finished planes the geometric earrings are eye-catching but small enough for daily wear. They’re equipped with recessed three-piece hinges and heavy locking posts that sink into a solid plate of gold, ensuring these earrings aren’t going anywhere. The 14 karat yellow gold hoops weigh in at 6 grams exactly and are estate priced at $595.00 CAD. Stock #426-00122.

November 16, 2022

2.23ct. tw. tanzanite & diamond (0.66ct. tw. VS-SI-I) earrings, 7.1gr. 14kt. $2,400.00 CAD. 211-00089

Something you might not know about tanzanite is that it naturally forms in a brilliant chocolate brown to a caramel colour. Exposure to high temperatures causes the gem to change colour. This heat exposure can happen naturally in the ground at the gem’s source, the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. Or it can be heated after it’s been mined, usually by a traditional blowtorch in a bed of hot coals. That heating process does not mean you can control the finished colour, each gem crystal has a specific colour hidden inside it, and no one knows what the results will be until after the heating process. Most come out a pale lilac colour, but the highest valued come out an indigo/violet mix that resembles a blueberry. This pair of trillion cut tanzanites aren’t quite at the highest level of blueberry colour but they are very close. More importantly, they have been extremely well cut, ensuring they are as brilliant and lively as possible! The pair weighs an estimated 2.23 carats together and have been gifted with a fringe of channel set diamonds. The 22 baguette and round brilliant cut diamonds are all of VS-SI-I quality and equal approximately 0.66 carats together. Everything has been securely hand set into solid 14 karat yellow gold. The 15.7mm long earrings are equipped with strong posts and springy omega backs to keep them snugly in place during wear. The pair are in like-new condition and are accompanied by their original certificates and receipts from Diamonds International listing a sale price of $2,762.00 USD. Our estate price $2,400.00 CAD. Stock #211-00089.

November 15, 2022

0.40ct. I1-HI diamond hoop earrings, 4.5gr. 14kt. 27mm. $780.00 CAD. 151-00172

The larger the hoops the more carefully they need to be worn, so it’s nice to see a pair that have been made with durability in mind. These hoops are solidly constructed, leaving only small segments open behind the diamonds to aid in easy cleaning. The posts are heavily hinged to stop them from shifting out of position, making for easy closure. Their decorative wire catches are made from a heavy gauge wire, ensuring they will hold their tension longer. The pair measure 27mm long by only just 3mm wide, creating a sleek profile that focuses on the 0.40 carats of petite round brilliant cut diamonds they carry. The 32 diamonds are all of I1-HI quality and the earrings themselves are in like-new condition for the estate price of $780.00 CAD. Stock #151-00172.



November 14, 2022

9kt. black opal triplet earring/ring set, 10gr. $805.00 CAD (sold separately). 211-00086 206-00304

Opal forms in a similar manner to stalactites, mineral-rich (in this case silica-rich); rainwater runs into cavities in rock, settles, and slowly evaporates, leaving its minerals behind. Over thousands of years, this process results in the empty cracks and crevices being filled up by opal. This unpredictable process results in veins of opal that are too thin to be cut but too high quality to ignore. So these veins get extracted with the rock that surrounds them and in many cases get cut and polished attached to that rock for stability. Finally, these thin slices of opal are capped by clear optical quartz to protect them from damage and allow them to be cut into domed cabochons for greater light access and increased play-of-colour. Such is the case with this trio of black opals, all of fine quality, showing a lot of red flash, the most valuable flash colour. They’ve been set into rope-edged bezels and the ring has a further trim of triple-link cable chain. The ring is digit-dominating at 24.7mm long and the earrings measure 12.7mm x 10.9mm. The ring is a finger size 7 with room to change and all three are made from 9 karat yellow gold. The estate price for the ring is $560.00 CAD Stock #206-00304 and for the earrings $245.00 CAD Stock #211-00086.

November 11, 2022

Omega back diamond earrings 0.10ct. tw. I2-IJ, 5.3gr. 10kt. $420.00 CAD. 151-00169

Omega backs were not named for the luxury watch brand but for their shape, which resembles the stylized Omega from the Greek alphabet. The inventive findings are a secure and comfortable alternative to friction backs, springing securely closed. The earrings they secure are demi-hoops that scoop around the earlobe. They’ve been decorated with an argyle of diamonds and high polished white gold. The 0.10 carats totatl weight of petite I2-IJ diamonds create a frosty contrast to the brightly rhodium-plated 10 karat gold. The earrings are in unworn condition for the estate price of $420.00 CAD. Stock #151-00169.

November 10, 2022

1.10ct. tw. I1-I diamond hoop earrings, 20mm, 6.1gr., 14kt. $1.470.00 CAD. 151-00168

At 6.1 grams these hoops are about as heavy as you’d want to go for a pair of daily-wear earrings; any heavier and they’d only be comfortable for a dressy evening out. Their weight ensures the pair are as well made as you could hope for, featuring solid construction that is only interrupted by small drill holes behind each diamond to assist with easy cleaning. The hinged posts lock into sturdy wire yokes that can be easily tightened if they loosen up over time. The 20mm long hoops are decorated with a sturdy channel of deeply set round brilliant cut diamonds. Those 24 diamonds equal 1.10 carats total weight of well-matched I1-I quality. The 14 karat white gold earrings retain their original chromy rhodium plating and are estate priced for $1,470.00 CAD. Stock #151-00168.


November 9, 2022

3.00ct. amethyst & diamond (76=0.50ct. tw. SI-HI) halo drop earrings, 6.7gr. 14kt. $1,400.00 CAD. 211-00091

Velvety royal purple is the most valuable tone of amethyst but sometimes that deep colour just doesn’t fit a design. Thankfully amethyst comes in a full range of purple hues, like the true purple of this 3.00 carat total weight pair. The lighter colour leaves the gem free to sparkle wildly during wear, and being amethyst its sparkle is made of soft magenta light. The gems have been highlighted by 76 hand-set round brilliant cut diamonds that come together to equal an estimated 0.50 carats. They’re all a bright SI-HI quality, backed by chromy rhodium finished 14 karat white gold. The 30mm long drops are well constructed and equipped with sturdy huggie backs for comfort and security during wear. The estate price for these like-new earrings is $1400.00 CAD. Stock #211-00091.

November 7, 2022

1.12ct. tw. sapphire & diamond pendant/earring set, 3.3gr., 18″, 10/14kt. $385.00 CAD. 231-00167 211-00100

Classic and always popular. This sapphire/diamond pendant and earrings aren’t a true set but they are very complimentary to each other. The earrings feature a slightly lighter tone blue sapphire and slightly smaller diamonds than the pendant. The two 5mm x 3mm sapphires in the earrings are estimated to weigh 0.50 carats in total. The larger 6.15mm x 4.20mm oval sapphire in the pendant weighs an estimated 0.42 carats. The 28 round single cut diamonds surrounding the oval sapphires contribute approximately 0.20 carats in total weight and add some contrasting sparkle. The earrings weigh 1.2 grams and the pendant with 18 inch curb chain weighs 2.1 grams. They can be purchased as a set for $385.00 or individually for $245.00 (pendant) and $140.00 (earrings). Stock numbers 231-00167 and 211-00100.

Earrings have been sold (211-00100).


November 2, 2022

14kt. knife edge hollow hoop earrings 22.5mm diameter 2.6gr. $263.00 CAD. 426-00137

A jewellery box necessity. 14 karat yellow gold hollow hoop earrings measuring 3.8mm wide x 22.5mm diameter. The box section tubing makes them extremely strong. A sturdy hinged post will keep them in place. Perfect condition and freshly polished. The 2.6 gram 14 karat earrings are estate priced at $263.00 CAD. Stock #426-00137.


October 25, 2022

8.20ct. diamond studs SI2-M & VS1-L GIA reports $78,125.00 CAD. e14213 191-00018

Where do we begin with such an amazing pair of diamond earrings? This is the largest pair of diamond earrings we’ve ever put together, and just in time for Mother’s Day. I guess the best place to start would be by answering the question, how can a VS1 and an SI2 match when they are 3 grades apart? On paper, they are not the same clarity, but to the naked eye, they look identical. The grade setting inclusion in the SI2 diamond can be completely covered by a strategically placed claw. The white feather inclusion (circled in red) is located in the perfect position to be hidden with a small prong. Once set into a piece of jewellery the diamond looks like a VS1 or better, and matches the other stone quite well. Both estate diamonds weigh exactly 4.10 carat, both diamonds measure less than 0.1mm in average diameter of each other, and both are within one colour grade. Even comparing the geometry and proportions of the very good and excellent cut reveals just how close these two diamonds match. Diamonds this size don’t come around every day. Our typical jeweller’s tools aren’t made for diamonds larger than 10mm in diameter. There are no setting burs available this big to cut seats, and our parallel pliers don’t open wide enough to manipulate the claws. Necessity is the mother of invention, so we cut each seat individually by hand and modified a small pair of vice-grips to get the job done. This isn’t the first time we’ve raided the garage toolbox when something a little bigger is required. After some filing, cleaning up the tool marks, polishing, and a high-temperature ultrasonic cleaning these earrings are ready for their new home. We were tempted to use each diamond in separate engagement rings, but we’ve done that many times before. The temptation to make a giant pair of diamond studs was just too irresistible. I would have never guessed that an 8.20 carat pair of diamond earrings could be so easy to wear. Yes, they’re huge; yes, they’re hard to miss, but HOLY COW, do they ever sparkle. At only 2.5 grams per earring, the weight isn’t even noticeable. Both diamonds are in perfect condition and come with current 2021 GIA reports. The full Gemological Institute of America reports can be seen online here and here. Always insist on a GIA report if you are considering purchasing a significant diamond. Most of our estate diamond stud earrings are made up on-site by our goldsmiths using brand new, heavy, double gallery settings with large upgraded friction backs. If this 8.20-carat pair is a little out of reach, we have dozens of other estate diamond earrings in stock, starting at less than $500.00. If we don’t have exactly what you’re looking for ready to go, chances are we can make a pair up for you in only a few hours. Most of our estate diamond stud earrings are not shown on our website. If your mom, wife, or girlfriend doesn’t have a pair of diamond studs, now is a great time to get her a classic piece of jewellery that she can wear every day. If she has a smaller pair and would like to upgrade them, we do trade-ins all the time. If you’re interested in one of these diamonds for a different purpose, they are available individually. Dealer inquiries are welcomed. This fabulous pair of diamond studs are estate priced at $78,125.00 CAD. Stock #e14213 and e14214.

4.10ct. SI2-M has been sold (stock #e14214)

4.10ct. VS1-L is available for $50,000.00 CAD (stock #e14213 191-00018)


October 24, 2022

14kt. tri-colour drop earrings 45mm, 2.5gr. $252.00 CAD. 426-00102


A simple design isn’t always as simple as it looks. These drop earrings feature a single strand of petite cable link chain and three hollow beads, one yellow, one rose, and one white. Those hollow beads have been given some heft, allowing a soft metronome swing during wear. The pair are made from 2.5 grams of 14 karat gold and are equipped with sturdy posts and friction backs. Estate price $252.00 CAD. Stock #426-00102.

October 23, 2022

14kt., 16mm, love knot earrings, 4.5gr., $350.00 CAD. 426-00074

Love knot studs are a retro jewellery staple that is having a bit of a resurgence. A striking mix of textures highlights the different tones of 14 karat yellow gold. The knots measure a statement-making 16.2mm wide and are secured with sturdy posts and friction backings. Estate price is $350.00 CAD. Stock #426-00074.

October 6, 2022

14kt. twisting drop earrings, 7cm, 2.9gr. $315.00 CAD. 426-00113

Measuring almost 3 inches long these twirling drop earrings are almost in shoulder-duster territory. The twists end in 8mm hollow balls, their bulk keeps the earrings swinging during wear in a pendulum style, adding to their statement-making effect. The springy hinged French backs that hold the earrings securely in place have been accented with matching domed drops, a thoughtful finishing touch. The 14 karat yellow gold earrings are in like-new condition and estate priced at $315.00 CAD. Stock #426-00113.


September 30, 2022

1.13ct. tw. SI1-FG diamond pendant/earring set, 2.3gr., 14kt. $2,611.00 CAD. 151-00156

A modern take on a diamond jewellery staple, opting for tiered and tapered bezels with a fixed understated bail on the pendant. The 14K  stud and pendant set features a trio of round brilliant cut diamonds equalling 1.13cttw together. The diamonds are all nice SI1-FG quality, showing eye-clean and free of any colour. The studs are equipped with double button-release clutch backs and the pendant is currently strung on a 10K 18 inch long cable link chain which can be purchased separately for $100.00. Estate price for the studs and pendant together $2611.00 CAD. Stock #151-00156

September 29, 2022

10kt. 40″ station chain & matching earrings 8.6gr. tw. $686.00 CAD. 431-00368 426-00111

This station chain and earring set is a study of faceted beads, with the 6.8mm focal bead almost exactly mirroring the 0.9mm beads that make up the chain itself. Combined they use their faceted high polished surfaces to sparkle brightly. The 40-inch necklace can be worn long or layered on itself, with the matching 2-inch long drop earrings making a dramatic partner to the chain. The 10K yellow gold set is in like-new condition for the estate price of $686.00 CAD together. Stock numbers 431-00368 & 426-00111

September 24, 2022

Tiffany Atlas earrings, 3/4 inch, 18kt., 180 diamonds (0.70ct. tw.). 8.6gr. $4,350.00 CAD. 151-00164

Tiffany & Co’s Atlas Collection was inspired by their Atlas clock that has been ticking along since 1853. The 20-foot tall cast iron figure and clock have adorned their flagship storefront as an iconic New York landmark. For this collection, they’ve pulled the clock’s shape and Roman numerals. This retired pair of 18 karat white gold hoops accent those high polished numerals with rows of top-quality round brilliant cut diamonds. The earrings feature 180 diamonds together, adding up to a 0.70 carats total weight. The 3/4 inch earrings are equipped with sturdy posts and locking button-release backs. They are accompanied by their original box and travel pouch. The estate price is $4350.00 CAD. Stock #151-00164.

18kt. knot necklace & earring set 51.6gr. $5,670.00 CAD. 431-00363 426-00094 (sold separately).

This knot design necklace and earring set are about as well made as you could wish for. The collar-hugging necklace weighs in at a whopping 40.4 grams and the earrings at 11.1 grams; a testament to how solidly they’ve been constructed. The articulated necklace hinges at every knot, allowing a limited range of motion to ensure the piece is always in position. The necklace measures 4mm wide and is equipped with a hidden box catch that snaps tightly closed. The matching earrings feature heavy omega backs that spring firmly into place, keeping the studs tucked tight against the earlobe. The 18 karat yellow gold set is in like-new condition and the necklace comes with an original 2015 Harold Weinstein Ltd. appraisal stating a replacement value of $4,735.00 CAD. At the time that document was written gold was trading on the stock market for $1,117.00 CAD per ounce, today (Aug. 3/2022) it is trading for $2,269.00 CAD per ounce. We feel a modern competitive replacement value with new would be $6,000.00 and our estate price is $4,200.00 CAD. The earrings are estate priced for $1,470.00 CAD. Stock numbers 431-00363 and 426-00094.

September 23, 2022

Mother of pearl & diamond pendant earring set 0.33ct. tw. 28.6gr. 18kt. $3,150.00 CAD. e10772

This has got to be the most elegant “dog tag” style pendant we’ve ever had come through our estate department. We see them pretty often in silver and occasionally in 10 or 14 karat gold, but never have we had one made from rich premium 18 karat Italian gold. The pendant measures 30mm x 19mm, containing 10 iridescent hand cut mother of pearl inlaid sections along with 14 bead set single cut diamonds of high VS-GH quality. The pendant is integrated into an 18 inch flexible bar link necklace. Every joint and pivot point throughout the necklace look like new showing no wear of any kind. Accompanying the necklace is a pair of matching clip on earrings. The earrings are equipped with strong spring loaded backs. If you have pierced ears we can easily convert them using the original hinged spring backs and welding on new 18 karat gold posts. Much thought has been given to the design and manufacture of this set. The earring backs have used 18 karat white gold to form the friction sections because of its superior spring quality compared to yellow gold. This set was made as exercise in high quality design as nice as any jewellery available. Between the earrings and pendant there are 50 small single cut diamonds that total an estimated 0.33 carats. The earrings and pendant weigh close to 1 full troy ounce at 28.6 grams. They are being sold as a set only for the estate price of $3,150.00 CAD. Stock #e10772.

September 21, 2022

14kt. hoop earrings, 18.5mm, 3.3gr., $263.00 CAD. 426-00079

Laurels are a motif that seems to be a favorite in our industry, popping up every now and again in our estate offerings. The inconspicuous embossed laurel that wraps around these hoops is probably the most subtle we’ve encountered. These wreaths were historically awarded as symbols of victory in ancient Greek and later ancient Roman society. In these 18.5mm 14 karat yellow gold hoops, the laurels create a much more personal declaration of victory. The 3.3 gram earrings are in like-new condition for the estate price of $263.00 CAD. Stock #426-00079.

“Birks” 10kt. rose cut garnet pendant/earring set, 17″, 7.8gr. $700.00 CAD. 231-00151

We’ve never encountered a BIRKS hallmark that wasn’t all capital letters. Either they took a brief break from formality, or someone was taking liberties with the Birks brand. Whether this vintage necklace/earring set is genuine Birks or not it has been very well made. The 17-inch long necklace features solidly constructed clusters of rose-cut brooding red garnets. The clip-on earrings (dating from the era when it was improper to have one’s ears pierced) each feature an 11mm wide cluster of matching rose-cut garnets. The 10 karat yellow gold set weighs in at 7.8 grams and is estate priced at $700.00 CAD. Stock #231-00151.


September 19, 2022

14kt. hollow twisting hoop earrings, 2.5gr., 20.5mm, $245.00 CAD. e14376

Probably the most inventive hoops we’ve encountered, twisting themselves in the ear so that they face forward. The pair also have an asymmetrical lean that hugs the jawline during wear, drawing the eye toward the face. They drop 20.5mm and are hollow constructed for comfort, weighing 2.5 grams together. The 14 karat yellow gold hoops are in like-new condition for the estate price of $245.00 CAD. Stock #e14376.


0.56ct. tw. VS-KL European cut diamond studs with jackets, 3.9gr. 14kt. $910.00 CAD. 151-00159

Getting your rainbow unicorn floaty pumped up for the summer (or maybe you’re more of a giant swan person)? These diamond stud earrings opted for the classic innertube for their lake-side lounging. Though at 2.55 grams of solid 14 karat yellow gold, these hefty floaties aren’t saving anyone’s life. They do add some luxurious personality to the studs they carry and, being detachable jackets, you get two earrings for the price of one. If you want a classic look, there’s nothing more timeless than a pair of white gold studs. This pair is especially unique as they feature 0.56 carats total weight of antique old European cut diamonds, both of eye-clean VS clarity. Their KL colour shows the slightest tint of champagne but put them back into their warm yellow innertubes and they whiten right up. The earrings are equipped with heavyweight friction backs for a secure fit. The estate price is $910.00 CAD. Stock #151-00159.

September 18, 2022

Roberto Coin bezel set diamond stud earrings 0.90ct. SI2-I1-H $3,430.00 CAD. e9870

e9870 Roberto Coin diamond stud earrings 18kt white goldThe timeless diamond solitaire stud with that modern twist you’d expect from Roberto Coin. Set into softly rounded, brightly rhodium plated 18 karat white gold bezels the SI2-I1-H round brilliant cut diamonds end up looking much larger than their 0.90 carat total weight suggests. The diamonds are of a nicer quality than their grade suggests, showing no inclusions visible to the naked eye. In matching miniature bezel settings behind each diamond is one natural ruby, Roberto Coin’s signature on all his jewellery.e9870 Roberto Coin diamond stud earrings bezel set 18kt The unique, brightly shining set comes equipped with heavy friction backs and an original Roberto Coin box. Estate price is $3,430.00 CAD. Stock #e9870.e9870 Roberto Coin bezel set diamond stud earrings 18kt.


18kt. tri-colour braided hoop earrings, 20.5mm, 8.3gr. $1,190.00 CAD. 426-00098

If you spend a lot of time with jewellery you’ll learn to identify 18 karat gold at just a glance. Thanks to its high purity its reds and yellows come out much richer than lower alloy 10 or 14 karat. That richness sets off the chromy brightness of rhodium-plated white gold. Combining all three colours in a tight twist makes a luxurious pallet. The 20.5mm earrings are very well made as their 8.3 gram weight clearly attests to. The hoops are in like-new condition for the estate price of $1,190.00 CAD. Stock #426-00098.

18kt. Italian made lever back diamond earrings 0.25ct. tw. SI-I-I 11.2gr. $1,330.00 CAD. e13862

These diamond drop earrings appear at first glance to be a character from the Greek alphabet. Set with 0.25 carats of SI-I1-I round brilliant the mystery symbols light up with the slightest movement. That brilliance is balanced with gently domed rhodium enhanced premium 18 karat white gold, reflecting the world around it in funhouse mirror miniature. Being Italian made the pair are top quality weighing a solid 11.2 grams. Each is equipped with a gently curving post that locks tightly into hinged backs. The price for the like-new pair is $1,330.00 CAD. Stock #e13862.

September 17, 2022

10kt. tri-colour bright cut drop earrings, 58mm, 4.95gr., $392.00 CAD. 426-00106


Not exactly shoulder dusters but these earrings certainly have some presence at 58mm long. It doesn’t hurt that they’ve been decorated with rose, yellow, and white gold disco ball beads either! Even the chain that runs through the heart of these earrings has been made from unique high polished flat links that shine brightly whenever they catch the light. Every part of these 10K drops has been made to swing freely, allowing for eye-catching sparkle during wear. They come equipped with sturdy posts and heavyweight friction backs for the estate price of $392.00 CAD. Stock #426-00106

2.00ct. tw. I1-OP diamond stud earrings 1.8gr. 14kt. white gold $4,900.00 CAD. 151-00163

Despite the warmth these diamonds display in these pictures, in person, they are only ever-so-slightly champagne yellow. The high brilliance and sparkle of the two 1.00 carat diamonds help disguise their warmer tones and their I1 grade setting inclusions. Those feather inclusions are only visible under close inspection, viewed at a slight distance and they completely disappear. Each diamond is nicely cut with an average diameter of 6.3mm. The studs themselves are classic 14 karat white gold basket settings with heavyweight friction backs. The estate price is $4,900.00 CAD. Stock #151-00163.


September 13, 2022

0.76ct. tw. I1-I2-I diamond studs butter cup settings 14kt. 2.0gr. $1,050.00 CAD. 151-00182

These basic 4 prong stud earrings have been decorated with a frilly buttercup frame. Each earring contains a bright I1 to I2 clarity diamond of I colour. Each diamond has just 1grade setting inclusion that has been carefully positioned under a claw to minimize its impact. Each inclusion is clearly visible but that doesn’t mean these diamonds don’t sparkle and twinkle like a much high clarity/colour diamond. They each measure a full 4.65-4.70mm diameter and are both well matched and nicely cut. They are securely set into 14 karat white gold buttercup flower design settings that measure 10mm in diameter. The earrings are secured by long threaded posts with threaded backs. Total weight 2.0 grams. Estate price $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #151-00182.

Thomas Alt earrings 0.57ct. TW VS1-I 11.7gr. 14kt. gold Ltd. Ed. 9044 $2,800.00 CAD. e11335

Thomas Alt was a Montreal based jeweller from a long line of German goldsmiths. Both of his parents were raised in Idar-Oberstien, once the world center for gem trade, the cradle of Art Deco design, and the modern home to many master stone cutters. His family’s roots in the jewellery trade date back 200 years. You can tell from his expressive and confident work that he was raised into this trade. Our limited edition Thomas Alt screw back earrings measure a statement making 19.6mm diameter. The high dome 14 karat yellow gold bases have been decorated with subtly white gold wire work. The gestural framework creates an artistic nest around the asymmetrical diamond focal points. Both diamonds are of a high VS1 clarity, I colour and together weigh an estimated 0.57 carats. The diamonds throw an eye-catching spray of spectral colour and bright white flashes. The 11.79 gram pair are accompanied by a Thomas Alt signed certificate stating their limited edition along with a 27 year old Certificate of Appraisal stating a retail value of $3,300.00 CAD. Our estate price $2,800.00 CAD. For an additional $150.00 the pair can be converted to pierced studs with heavyweight friction backs. Stock #e11335.

September 12, 2022

Thomas Alt retro custom onyx & diamond earrings 1284 0.36ct. tw. VS-GH $1,190.00 CAD. e11338

Montreal based designer goldsmith Thomas Alt’s German heritage is certainly apparent in these hand made earrings. The custom cut onyx that decorate each section are the epitome of Idar-Oberstein design of the 1980s. Their mix of matte and high polished faces with step cut geometry allow these unique stones to be surprisingly on point with today’s fashion. Especially the yellow gold hexagon tops with their low profile and earlobe covering 11.6mm width. Being that we have such a soft spot for 80s fashion we couldn’t bring ourselves to fully modernize the earrings. The 14 karat yellow gold studs are in their original non-pierced form and we’ve added french backs to the 14 karat white gold drops. Those trendy triangles measure 18.4mm long and 20.1mm wide. The triangles are topped with 18 hand set round brilliant cut diamonds of a very nice VS-GH quality. The 0.36 carats are a very good to excellent cut grade. They throw a ton of sparkle and contrast to the mostly matte finish of the black onyx. If you too are an 80s enthusiast we can quickly convert them back to a two tone dangling pair. If however you don’t appreciate retro glam than you can take them as is with a two-for-the-price-of-one value. For an additional $150.oo including heavyweight friction backs either pair can be converted to conventional studs; upping the modern motif by raising the earrings to the center of the earlobe. The pair in their original form are accompanied by a 1992 Certificate of Appraisal with a Retail value listed at $2,050.00 CAD. Our estate price for the two pair are $1,190.00 CAD. Stock #e11338.

September 9, 2022

1.00ct. tw. SI2-I1-I diamond hoop earrings, 5.6 grams, 21mm. $1,470.00 CAD. 151-00183

Earrings continue to be among our most popular estate offerings and yellow gold is back in style big time. This classic pair of diamond hoop earrings likely date back 30 years or so, to a time when gold was much far less expensive and better quality diamonds were the norm rather than the exception. These earrings have been quality crafted using 5.4 grams of upgraded 14 karat yellow gold. The solidly constructed hoops measure 21mm in diameter and each contains 12 better quality SI2-I1-I channel set diamonds. The total weight of the 24 diamonds is estimated to be 1.00 carat. They are secured by simple hinged wire backs that snap tightly into their interference fit receiving sections. Like new condition and estate priced at $1,470.00 CAD. Stock #151-00183.


14kt. pearl & diamond 18″ pendant/earring set 22.4gr. 0.25ct. tw. I1-IJ $1,800.00 CAD. e13155

Artsy and chic, this pearl set is a study of contrasting textures. The main body of each piece is warm yellow gold finished with a linear brush and ending in the sphere of a white lustrous pearl. That calm and understated theme is punctuated with a strip of brightly rhodium plated polished white gold. The finishing touch is a single round brilliant cut diamond bisecting the white gold bar. The makeup of each is 1/5 bright and 4/5 matte. The final affect is thoughtful in its tension of finishes and luxurious in its quality and hand made nature. In order to not detract from the sleek set the posts and hinged omega backs of each earring have been hidden from view and the pendant done as a slider, capable of taking most chain sizes. Currently it hangs from an 18 inch long curb link. The diamonds come together for 0.25 carats of I1-IJ brilliance. The 14 karat gold set weighs in at a substantial 22.4 grams and is sold as a set only for $1,800.00 CAD. Stock #e13155.


September 4, 2022

16mm/14mm mabe pearl & diamond 0.21ct. tw. VS-H ring/earrings 18kt. gold 27.7gr. $1,400.00 & $1,540.00 CAD. e12211 e12210

Mabe pearls differ from other cultured pearls because they’re grown attached to the inside of the actual oyster shell. This process gives them their large dome but also means you can get the high quality and large size of South Sea pearls without the high cost. At 16 and 14mm these Mabes are statement making and very modern. They lend themselves well to the sleek design of the 18 karat yellow gold set. Each has a single high quality VS-H round brilliant cut diamond in orbit around its equator. The contrast of that sparkling moon adds softness to the velvety luster of the silver/cream coloured pearls. In accordance with the high overall quality of the set both stud earrings have been equipped with spring loaded omega backs for added security and comfort. The ring takes the dome theme a step further by setting the pearl into a deep solid gold saucer. This is a substantial set with a finished weight of almost 1 ounce. Although the pearls are quite large they account for less than 20% of the total weight. The ring measures a size 7 with some room to adjust up or down. Estate price for the earrings $1,400.00 and for the ring $1,540.00 CAD. Stock numbers e12211 and e12210.

September 2, 2022

Georg Jensen sterling silver drop earrings, style 190. $210.00 CAD. 651-00067

Scandinavian design is certainly having a moment, especially in interior design trends, but that minimal, clean aesthetic is present in these Scandinavian earrings as well. The earrings take a simple fold of silver and create something graceful. The 29.5mm wide drops are by the iconic Denmark silver house Georg Jensen, specifically style 190. Estate price $210.00 CAD. Stock #651-00067.

August 31, 2022

14kt. genuine stone earrings $98.00/gr. CAD. 426-00117 to 426-00120, 211-00083 to 211-00084

We know you love our estate earrings. Contemporary, retro, vintage, or antique, they are all popular with our customers. Our walk-in customers get to see almost everything we have in stock; unfortunately, our online clients only see what time allows us to post on our website. We’d love to post everything, but there simply isn’t enough time. Here’s our way of “killing 6 birds with one stone”. These six pair of 14 karat yellow gold earrings are simply being sold by their weight. This isn’t the most accurate or scientific way of pricing them but it isn’t too far off either. Some of these are set with genuine gems and diamonds that weren’t considered in the pricing formula, just the gross weight. Some are of a more complex construction that should reflect a higher cost, but not in this case. Just the weight and only the weight. A couple of pair are modern but most are fun funky retro designs. They range in weight from  2.2 grams to 7.4 grams and are priced from $218.00 to $733.00 CAD. All are in excellent condition and come in our traditional Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers dark blue box (gift-wrapped if you wish). Stock #426-00117 to 426-00120, 211-00083 and 211-00084.

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August 28, 2022

10kt. imitation amethyst antique drop earrings 1.5gr. screw backs $126.00 CAD. e14021

From the style, handmade manufacturing techniques, and the use of faceted coloured glass instead of gemstones we can confidently assume that this pair was made in the late 1800s Art Nouveau period. The thin wispy design was the movement’s reaction against the heavy regal jewellery of the Victorian Era. The use of coloured glasses was a rejection of the costly and elitists jewellery practices of the time, allowing everyone to afford luxury. Rose and green golds were the favorite medium of Art Nouveau jewellers who preferred the intense colours variations offered by lower karat mixes. The pair are of course not pierced, as ear-piercing wouldn’t be acceptable for women until at least 60 years later. The antiques are in mint condition and are estate priced for $126.00 CAD. Stock #e14021

14kt., 17mm, hoop earrings, 1.5gr. $123.00 CAD. 426-00075

A pair of hoops that are as interesting viewed from the side as they are head-on. From the front, the hoops gracefully graduate from their narrow ear wires to 4.15mm wide. The 1.5 gram 14 karat hollow hoops are 17mm in diameter overall making them a perfect size for daily wear. Estate price is $123.00 CAD. Stock #426-00075

August 27, 2022

0.50ct. tw. I1-I2-I diamond earring pendant set 14kt. 2.9gr. $543.00 CAD. e11085

There’s nothing our service team likes more than when a piece of estate jewellery comes in that requires no work before going on the sales floor. Just a thorough high temperature ultrasonic cleaning and it’s ready to go. That goes double with this necklace and earring set that came to us in perfect condition showing no evidence of use. Even the original bright rhodium finish was 100% intact. Each piece contains three well cut, bright, graduated round brilliant diamonds of conservatively graded I1-I2-I quality, weighing an estimated 0.50 carat total weight. The diamonds are set in single shared claw settings leaving a maximum amount of uncovered diamond to sparkle without interruption. The trio is well made from 2.9 grams of 14 karat white gold. They come complete with tight friction backs and a 16 inch long delicate cable link chain. Packaged up with complimentary gift wrapping in our traditional blue and white satin gift box. The set is estate priced at only 543.00 CAD.  $60.00 per diamond including the gold never looked so good. You just can’t beat the value of our estate jewellery. Stock #e11085.


August 26, 2022

10kt. white gold twisted hoop earrings, 25mm, 2.4gr. $175.00 CAD. 426-00123

White gold really isn’t all that white. Even in alloyed in 41.7% form (10 karat) you can never completely conceal the yellow. This pair of 25mm hollow hoop earrings is a good example of what I’m talking about. The yellowish areas on the high points of these earrings are where the rhodium plating has worn away from polishing. The worn areas reveal the true colour of the white gold. These earrings are in otherwise excellent condition showing no dents or dings anywhere. The soft contrast makes for an attractive and subtle two-tone look. They weigh 2.48 grams, measure 25mm in diameter, and are estate priced at $175.00 CAD. Stock #426-00123.

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.

August 24, 2022

1.20ct. total weight earrings VS-SI-EF white gold $2,870.00 CAD. e7946

A little more sophisticated than the typical basic stud we regularly offer. Each of the main diamonds weighs an estimated 0.35 carats of excellent VS2/SI1-EF quality. A further 10 round brilliant cut diamonds of  VS/SI-F quality decorate the gentle “S” shaped bottom sections. The earrings weigh 3.0 grams, measure 16mm long and are secured by  snug fitting upgraded 2 piece butterfly friction backs on posts. Included with the pair is an April 2013 appraisal by respected Toronto jewellery appraisal service Harold Weinstein Ltd. Estate priced at $2,870.00 CAD. Stock #e7946.e7946 appraisal

August 21, 2022

16.5mm button/ball stud 14kt. 3.5gr. hollow. $315.00 CAD. 426-00135

Button and ball stud earrings have been a jewellery collection essential forever but it’s hard to find them anywhere near this size. We always have small examples in stock, anything over 10 or 12mm is rarely seen, especially as perfect condition estate items. These button profile pair measures a full 16.5mm in diameter and are in like new condition showing exceptional polish. They are hollow but still weigh in at a “hefty for hollow” 3.5 grams. They are secured by upgraded snug-fitting 2-piece friction backs making sure they stay put. As part of our most popular estate category, we don’t expect this pair to last long at the estate price of just $315.00 CAD. Stock #426-00135.


0.15ct. I1-I2-IJ diamond hoop earrings, 2.3gr. Canadian gold. $210.00 CAD. 151-00184

Plain and simple, these diamond hoop earrings will not be available for too long. Classic, everyday hoops never last very long in our estate department. I suspect the same will be the case with this 17.5mm diameter pair. They have been crafted from Canadian gold and contain 24 small round brilliant cut diamonds of decent looking I1-I2-I diamonds. Each has been hand set in the front. The backs are smooth with a highly polished surface. The simple locking wire closure is both secure and simple to use. These earrings can be worn with the diamond side facing forward or the simple polished side facing to the front, for a more casual look. The cast earrings are in like new condition and estate priced at $210.00 CAD. Don’t wait long or you’ll miss this pair too. Stock #151-00184.


August 20, 2022

1.85ct. tw. I1-I diamond stud earrings, 6.14mm diameter, good cut. $5,383.00 CAD. 151-00177

It’s somewhat unusual for us to receive larger diamond studs in our estate department. We get smaller sets on trade all the time when an upgrade is in order, but larger sets are definitely the exception. This pair is a nice balance of size vs. quality vs. price. Each diamond weighs just a little under a carat and is of pleasant I1 clarity with nice I colour. They measure 6.15mm in diameter and will fill an earlobe with sparkle and bling. We’ve upgraded the friction backs to a sturdy two piece design in 14 karat white gold with a 6mm pad. The double gallery setting design has always been the most popular. Easy to clean, lightweight but strong and they do a great job showcasing diamonds without any decorative distractions. These earrings are in excellent condition and estate priced at $5,383.00 CAD. Stock #151-00177.


August 18, 2022

2.18ct. tw. I1-H diamond stud earrings. $4,200.00 CAD. 151-00170

A question we often get asked is “Do you think this is too showy/blingy/over-the-top?” and the answer is always no! But honestly, you’re probably asking the wrong people, we’re all a bit biased towards bling being that we live amongst it; I suppose you could say we are bling-blind? So, don’t ask if 2.18 carats of diamonds is too much for a pair of studs because it isn’t and we love them! Their I1-H quality makes them a good value while leaving lots of clear space in the diamonds for sparkle and brilliance. The diamonds measure 6.65mm and 6.61mm in diameter, ensuring they’ll make a statement whether you pair them with your suddenly trendy mom jeans or a cocktail dress. The earrings themselves are brightly rhodium plated 14 karat white gold crown settings and come equipped with sturdy friction backs. The estate price is $4200.00 CAD. Stock #151-00170.


August 8, 2022

14kt. diamond hoop earrings with lever backs, 0.20ct. tw. SI-JK, 6.4gr., $700.00 CAD. e14290 151-00084

For this pair of hoop earrings, the diamonds they carry are a mere accent to the heavily carved earring front. The pair have been solidly constructed from 6.5 grams of 14 karat white and yellow gold. The only section of these 21.4mm long earrings that could be considered plain lies between the two white gold bars. The high polished channels of gold and their four round brilliant cut diamonds seem calm compared to their surrounding. Those diamonds are of pleasant SI-JK quality and come together to equal 0.20 carats. The pair are secured with sturdy lever backs that snap tightly in place. The estate price for these like-new earrings is $700.00 CAD. Stock #151-00084  e14290.


August 7, 2022

14kt. fold formed handmade hoop drop earrings 2.4gr., 32mm, $280.00 CAD. 426-00100

Master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain invented the seldom-seen technique used in these unique earrings; fold-forming. A piece like this would have started as a flat sheet of gold that gets repeatedly hammered against different anvils and metal stakes to produce both the deep trough and to curve the gold into a rounded hoop. Throughout this process, the gold needs to be repeatedly relaxed with a torch to ensure it doesn’t work-harden and crack. The smith that created these earrings had to be especially careful to maintain an even dent-free surface, placing every hammer stroke carefully. The 32mm long drops are made from 2.4 grams of 14 karat yellow gold and their curved ear wires nestle tightly into the curved points of both earrings, creating a seamless look. Estate price, $280.00 CAD. Stock #426-00100.



August 1, 2022

0.50ct. tw. SI-HI “EFFY” convertible stud/drop earrings 4.8gr. 14kt. $910.00 CAD. 151-00187

From the “what will they think of next file”, we present EFFY’s convertible stud/drop earrings. These cleverly designed earrings can be a round button stud for a casual look one second, then unrolled to be a dramatic drop style without even taking them off. Each earring is comprised of five hinged sections that are held together in a stud arrangement by two powerful magnets. The tiny magnets are only 3mm in diameter and go unnoticed in drop configuration. The earrings are secured by high quality, snug fitting butterfly friction backs. Each earring contains 12 brilliant cut square and round diamonds of very nice SI-HI diamonds. We couldn’t find this retired design as currently available on the EFFY website, but they are available online at other vendors. They are of high quality construction and in like new condition and weigh a combined 4.8 grams including the magnets and diamonds. Included with the purchase is the original EFFY presentation box. They are estate priced at $910.00 CAD. Stock #151-00187.


July 22, 2022

0.55ct. tw. I1-J diamond stud earrings, 0.83gr., $560.00 CAD. 151-00157


Classic diamond stud earrings featuring a pair of nice I1-J round brilliant cut diamonds that sparkle brightly during wear. The pair equals 0.55cts together and have been set into chromy white rhodium enhanced 14K white gold. The studs are in like-new condition and come equipped with medium-weight friction backs. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #151-00157.


July 21, 2022

14kt. pear shape, bright cut, drop earrings, 2.1gr. $245.00 CAD. 426-00104

Another Turkish delight and this pair certainly hint at the intricate motifs of Turkish architecture. The puffed drops feature a mix of bright cutting and matte beading, creating a contrast that displays the rich colour and shine of the 14 karat yellow gold. The reverse is an open polished grid, giving the drops dimension. The 2.1 gram earrings are equipped with French backs that spring into place. Estate price is $245.00 CAD. Stock #426-00104.


10kt. rose gold drop earrings, 12mm ball, 1.4gr., $119.00 CAD. 426-00107


Israel’s jewellery houses are giving the Italians some stiff competition when it comes to high-quality manufacturing. These made in Isreal drops are proof of that; their 12mm mesh orbs are carefully faceted to ensure they catch the light with even the slightest movement of the head. The 10 karat rose gold earrings are in like-new condition and come equipped with sturdy shepherd’s hooks that keep them close to the earlobe. Estate price $119.00 CAD. Stock #426-00107.


July 20, 2022

3.10ct. tw. citrine drop earrings (8mm) on French backs, 2.8gr., 14kt. $315.00 CAD. 211-00076

These burnt orange citrines are a drop earthy drama with their brooding deep colour. They’ve been articulated to swing freely during wear, maximizing the brilliance of their high cut grade. The 8mm pair equal an estimated 3.10 carats of weight together and have been set in understated 14 karat yellow gold. The earrings feature locking french backs for added peace of mind during wear. Estate price $315.00 CAD. Stock #211-00076.



July 11, 2022

4.80ct. tw. blue topaz & diamond (0.35ct. tw. I1-I) drop earrings, 7.3gr. 14kt. $1,173.00 CAD. 201-00082

During the Renaissance period in Europe, topaz was used to dispel anger (quite the mental healthcare system they were operating) but staring into these icy blue oval topaz there might just be something to that prescription. The 4.80cts of topaz have been encircled with chromy white gold and bright I1-I round brilliant cut diamonds. The drops hang freely from diamond-studded huggies that bring the total diamond weight of the pair up to an estimated 0.35 carats total weight. The 14 karat earrings are in like-new condition and are estate priced at $1,173.00 CAD. Stock #211-00082.


July 3, 2022

0.93ct. tw. VS2/SI1-GH diamond studs 3-prong settings, 14kt. gold, 1gr. $2,310.00 CAD. 151-00182

A common comment we get about diamond studs is the four prongs that hold the diamonds making them appear almost square at a glance. To get away from that you can opt for a three-prong setting like these 14 karat white gold studs display. It could be argued they might make a diamond look triangular when they carry smaller diamonds but there is no risk of that with this 0.93 carat total weight pair. Their high brilliance combined with their 4.9mm footprint leaves no room for optical illusions. That brilliance is due mostly to their eye-clean VS2-SI1 clarity grades and nice GH colour, not to mention so nice cutting! Together the pair tips the scales at only 1 gram and both come equipped with sturdy posts and friction backs. Estate price $2,310.00 CAD. Stock #151-00162.


June 23, 2022

0.55ct. tw. VS-G diamond drop earrings, 6.1gr. by Metzger Studio. $1,400.00 CAD. 151-00158

A pair of statement-making drop earrings from our downtown neighbor Metzger Studio. The handmade earrings measure 45.4mm long and feature subtly graduated rows of high-quality VS-G round brilliant cut diamonds. Together the diamonds equal approximately 0.55 carats and have been nestled into 6.1 grams of warm 14 karat yellow gold. The ear wires have been made into a graceful accent to the design, using their curves to hint at a helix swirl. The estate price for the like-new earrings is $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #151-00158.


June 22, 2022

14kt. bright cut hoop earrings, 30mm, 1.8gr. $203.00 CAD. 426-00101


Bright cutting is an underutilized finish on modern jewellery, offering a sparkle like diamonds without the additional cost. These sleek hoops have been decked out on three faces with the eye-catching finish, leaving only their interiors high polished. The 30mm long leaf-shaped hoops only span 1.50mm wide, making them more than appropriate for any occasion. The 1.8 gram 14 karat hoops are hollow and in like-new condition for the estate price of $203.00 CAD. Stock #426-00101


7.40ct. custom Amethyst & diamond (0.15ct. SI-H) 14kt. earrings, 7.3gr. $800.00 CAD. 211-00080

In person, these amethyst are a royal purple so rich they are almost velvety in appearance; one of the purest examples of what amethyst is capable of that we’ve ever been able to showcase. The earrings have custom built around this pair of precious amethyst gems that weigh an estimated 3.70 carats each. They’ve been hand-made from 14 karat yellow gold and weigh a substantial 7.3 grams. Accenting the regal gems are 12 round brilliant cut diamonds of very nice  SI-H quality, weighing approximately 0.12 carats in total. The earrings have been finished with spring-loaded Omega backs for a snug and secure fit. Estate price, $800.00 CAD. Stock #211-00080.


June 16, 2022

0.50ct. I1-I princess cut diamond studs 0.9gr. 14kt. white gold. $420.00 CAD. 151-00161

Princess cut diamond studs are a worthy alternative to classic round brilliant cut studs. They offer a little flair of individuality while still being versatile enough to be worn with jeans, layered with other earrings, or dressed up for a night out. The combined half carat of diamonds are a pleasant I1-I quality and are set into brightly rhodium plated 14 karat white gold. They feature sturdy friction backs for peace of mind during wear. Estate price for the like-new studs is $420.00 CAD. Stock #151-00161.


June 12, 2022

7.80ct. tw. opal & diamond (0.35ct. tw. SI-HI), 3.8gr. 14kt. $1,050.00 CAD. 211-00067

Opals are a water stone, they form through water and they are made up of some water (around 5% on average). They form in empty cavities and crevices in hard ground or in rock. The rains come through and carry silica molecules (usually from sand) into those empty cavities. As the water evaporates the hydrated silica is left behind as microscopic sediment. Let the rain fall for 5-6 million years and you end up with opals. What’s unique about opal that you won’t find with any other gemstone, they require moisture to survive. Because they are made up of hydrated silica if they become dehydrated the silica shrinks and pulls away from its neighbors causing fine cracks to form. These cracks are called crazing and once it’s happened it won’t matter how much you hydrate them the cracks will never heal. As some opal age, they can develop crazing that appears as fine lines within the stone. The design of the settings has us believing the stones are at least 80 years old we feel these opals are stable and the crazing will not advance. The high quality of these oval opals helps to disguise their hairline crazing features. The opals are semi-translucent with light blue body colour and the full range of colours flashing evenly across their surfaces. Together they equal approximately 7.80 carats and each has been carefully set into decorative, custom-made crown settings. The opals are left to swing freely, maximizing their vibrant play of colour. They’re accented with 0.35 carts of round brilliant cut diamonds of bright SI-HI quality. The 14 karat yellow gold earrings measure 24mm long and are equipped with sturdy posts and heavy friction backs. The estate price is $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #211-00067.


May 31, 2022

14kt., tri-colour, oval, hoop earrings, 7.1gr., $700.00 CAD. 426-00078

These may be the sturdiest hollow hoop earrings we’ve encountered. Their 7.1 gram weight is a testament to the metal thickness and the closures snap tightly in place. The hoops measure 5.9mm wide and drop 31.2mm long. Their oval shape allows them to be eye-catching without extending too far onto the cheek. The14 karat pair are a very subtle tri-gold and are in like-new condition for the estate price of $700.00 CAD. Stock #426-00078.


May 29, 2022

14kt. two-tone Italian hollow hoop earrings, 18mm, 3.4gr. $385.00 CAD. 426-00096

Intertwining yellow and white gold hoops equal double the drama! The 14 karat pair only measures 18mm in diameter, making a cozy fit against the earlobe, but at their widest, they span 11.25mm. The hollow pair are Italian-made, weigh 3.48 grams, and are in like-new condition. They are estate priced at $385.00 CAD. Stock number 426-00096.


May 26, 2022

14kt., 22.5mm, twist hoop earrings, 2.0gr. $175.00 CAD. 426-00076

Sometimes a simple design is the best design, adding a little touch of visual interest while staying understated enough for daily wear. The trio of hollow intertwining tubes measures 2.5mm wide by 22.5mm in diameter. The 14 karat yellow gold pair weighs in at a perfect 2 grams and are in like-new condition for the estate price of $175.00 CAD. Stock #426-00076.


May 21, 2022

14kt. 41mm bright cut hollow hoop earrings, 4.56gr. $511.00 CAD. 426-00108

It’s not just their size that makes these hoops eye-catching, but their bright cut finish, adding flashes of bright light to their warm yellow gold. At 41mm the hoops are a size that can transition nicely from daily wear to evening. The 4.5 gram hollow hoops are in like-new condition, showing no dents or signs of wear. Estate priced at $511.00 CAD. Stock #426-00108.


May 19, 2022

14kt. custom made amethyst drop earrings, 2.6gr. $315.00 CAD. 211-00066

The royal purple of amethyst is no colour coincidence, these gems were once very rare and highly prized. There was a time when they were counted alongside ruby, sapphire, and emerald as the only stones truly worthy of European royalty. They lost their status as a Cardinal Gem when new sources were discovered all over the world and their rarity fell dramatically, reducing their price and making them accessible to everyone. Their rich luxurious colour plays well in these handmade drop earrings, optimizing their inherent sparkle by letting them move freely. The 14 karat white gold studs are in like-new condition retaining their original chromy white rhodium. Estate price is $315.00 CAD. Stock #211-00066.


May 16, 2022

14kt. circle drop earrings, 71mm long, 3.35gr., $371.00 CAD. 426-00110

These dramatic drop earrings were inspired by the fashions of the 70s! Yellow gold, high polished disks, and free-swinging spirit make these earrings more than capable of holding their own against the biggest Farrah Fawcett feathers. The 14 karat drops measure 71mm long and were made in Turkey. Each is equipped with sturdy posts and heavy friction backs. Estate price $371.00 CAD. Stock #426-00110.


May 13, 2022

5.5mm-6.2mm pearl & diamond (54=0.20ct. tw. VS-GH), 16″, 5.7gr. $700.00 CAD. 436-00180

Top of our list of sure-to-please gifts is both pearls and diamonds, jockeying for first place. Put them together in one piece and you’re sure of a winner! This 14 karat white gold set really does check all of our boxes, showy halo design with just a hint of romantic millgrain, timeless 9-10.5mm footprint, and in unworn condition, retaining their original chromy white rhodium finish. The trio of white pearls displays sharp luster as a testament to their high quality and the 54 petite round single cut diamonds band together for a 0.20 carats total weight of high quality VS-GH sparkle. The pendant hangs from a 16-inch cable chain with a sturdy lobster clasp. The studs are accompanied by a 2019 Gemtech appraisal stating an optimistic replacement value of $1,500.00 (for the earrings only). We feel a more aggressive replacement value for the three-piece set is around $1,000.00, and our estate price for the 3 pieces plus the chain is just $700.00 CAD. Stock #436-00180.


February 20, 2022

0.69ct. tw. Canadian diamond pendant earring set, SI2-I2- GH, 14kt., 2.1gr. $1,120.00 CAD. 161-00178

This seldom-seen crescent moon setting is thoughtful for a number of reasons, not least of which is the full view offered of the diamonds they carry. Holding the diamonds by just two edges you get almost a full 360 view of the diamond from top to sides. The diamond-set crescents extend beyond the width of their center stones, allowing their accent diamonds to show head-on and increasing the overall footprint of each piece. This stud earring and pendant set all contain a Canadian diamond with the diamond in the pendant retaining its original certificate of origin. The 14 karat white gold set features 0.69 carats total weight of SI2-I2-GH diamonds together and are all in like-new condition. The earrings are equipped with sturdy friction backs and the pendant has a medium bail that should accommodate any chain you choose to string it on. The estate price for the set is only $1,120.00 CAD (the chain is extra). Stock #161-00178.


February 6, 2022

14kt. two-tone faceted ball mesh drop earrings. 40mm, 5.0gr. $455.00 CAD. 426-00071

Designing jewellery has virtually no limits, unlike most other consumer products. Here is a great example of, “WOW, I’ve never seen anything like that before”. I love these sparkly drop earrings. They are constructed from faceted ball chain. The same style you’d find attached to your bathtub drain plug, but in miniature. The two-tone 14 karat white and yellow gold chain forms an upside-down circular cone that wiggles and twinkles at the slightest movement. This pair needs to be seen in person. When not suspended by your earlobes they almost collapse into a ball. They are super fun and guaranteed to attract attention and comments. This pair of remarkable earrings are estate priced at $455.00 CAD. Stock #426-00071.


December 29, 2021

37.70ct. tw. ruby necklace, earring & ring set, 14kt., 40.6gr. tw., $3,500.00.00 CAD. e14309 e14310 e14311

This set should be labeled “from the East”, invoking that exotic mysterious imagery once conjured by this statement. We can’t say exactly where it came from but the aesthetic is undoubtedly Eastern. The 14 karat yellow gold that makes up the backbone of each piece has been plated with a higher karat yellow gold, creating the luxurious rich glow that the Eastern market demands of their jewellery. The ring and earrings both feature a paisley center with spiraling natural magenta-toned rubies. The earrings have been gifted with fully articulated tails, turning them into chandelier earrings that drop 46.7mm. Their hinged backs snap securely onto the notched posts. The size 7 3/4 ring spans an entire digit during wear at 20.9mm long. The set is finished with a statement neckpiece that hugs the collar bone at 16 inches long. The floral-inspired design has been captured in 322 natural red-pink rubies that bring the total estimated weight of the set up to 37.70 carats! Purchased as a set or as individual pieces, each promises to turn heads! Neckpiece $2,750.00 CAD stock #e14309. Earrings $450.00 CAD stock #e14310. Ring $300.00 CAD stock #e14311.


December 24, 2021

14kt. mosaic opal stud earrings 9.7mm x 7.9mm 0.9gr. $105.00 CAD. 211-00078

Earrings are super popular with our customers and we don’t post anywhere near our complete inventory but here is a set we just couldn’t resist sharing. Although these are very inexpensive they are quite pretty. They are composed of colourful translucent opal fragments covered by a section of durable colourless quartz and backed by a thin seam of black onyx for contrast. Bezel set for a low profile and secured by small friction backs. Perfect condition and estate priced at $105.00 CAD. Stock #211-00078.


0.78ct. tw. SI2-H diamond stud earrings, 14kt. white gold, 0.7gr. $1,610.00 CAD. 151-00147

If you’re looking for a pleasant-looking diamond, a conservatively graded SI2 looks great and offers a noticeably lower price than VVS or VS quality diamonds. A properly graded SI2 will have some inclusions, but nothing obvious when viewed from a slight distance. The grade setting inclusions in this particular pair are hard to find even under close inspection. They don’t show themselves until you introduce magnification, like in this blown-up image. The majority of both diamonds are free of inclusions leaving plenty of real estate to sparkle. Their neutral near-colourless H colour finishes off the bang-for-your-buck value. The 14 karat white gold studs are in like-new condition and are estate priced at $1,610.00 CAD. Stock #151-00147.


December 23, 2021

10kt. half hoop diamond earrings 0.07ct. tw. I1-HI, 1.27gr. $126.00 CAD. 151-00155

Tiny objects are always cuter. This petite pair of diamond earrings only measures 10.4mm x 4.0mm. They each contain 7 tiny single cut diamonds of bright and twinkly SI-I-HI quality. They’d make a great first pair of proper diamond earrings for a young lady or for anyone who’d like a subtle pair of every day half hoops. The traditional yellow gold edge contrasts with the sparkling diamonds in the rhodium-enhanced centre. The 14 diamonds total an estimated 0.07 carats. The 10 karat gold earrings are secured by snug fitting friction backs and weigh a combined 1.27 grams. They are estate priced at $126.00 CAD. Stock #151-00155.


December 22, 2021

14kt. propeller stud earrings, 2.79gr., 15mm diameter. $308.00 CAD. 426-00090

Is anyone else dreaming of boating? We can’t melt the ice on the lake but we can offer this pair of propellors as a memento of warmer days. The pair is 15.6mm in diameter by 3.9mm deep and solidly constructed from 14 karat yellow gold. The four-blade props have their center holes open which would make you think that they would spin but alas the manufacturer decided to freeze them to their posts. The sturdy studs weigh 2.79 grams and are equipped with heavy friction backs and estate priced for $308.00 CAD. Stock #426-00090.


December 13, 2021

4.50ct. tw. VS-SI-GH baguette diamond heart & earring set 27.5gr. 14kt. $5,500.00 CAD. e13855


We are one of the last strongholds of 80’s fashion and we’re proud of it! And if you are looking for a masterpiece that truly epitomizes the decade of glam, this is it! Oversized twisting hearts cast in warm 14 karat yellow gold and covered in tapered baguette diamonds; honestly what more could you want. The drop earrings are unlike anything we’ve encountered. They measure 39.5mm long by 19.97mm wide and the twisting tails are hinged to swing freely during wear. The pair is set with 122 tapered baguette diamonds (yes we counted) equally an estimated total weight of 3.00 carats of surprisingly high VS-SI-GH quality. The ring spans an entire digit at 20.2mm wide by 22.89mm long. It has been set with 69 tapered baguette diamonds equaling approximately 1.50 carats of matching quality to the earrings. The set measures in at hefty 27.5 grams and the ring measures a finger size 8 with a bit of room for adjustment. For added security during wear, the earrings are fastened with heavy omega backs that spring firmly into place. The estate price for this trio of statement making pieces is $5,500.00 CAD. Stock #e13855.



November 27, 2021

1.20ct. tw. SI2-H very good cut diamond studs, 1.1gr. 14kt. $3,220.00 CAD. 151-00143

No one will ever accuse Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers of optimistically grading their estate or new diamond inventory. We pride ourselves on the strictest of standards when it comes to our diamond grading practices. Our on-staff diamond graders have been trained by the Gemological Institute of America. Our diamond graders have over 40 years of combined experience. It is very common for us to see inaccurate and liberally grading reports and appraisals. Most times these erroneous documents are produced to help “sell” a diamond. At Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers, we don’t what to sell you a diamond, we want to help you to buy one (new or estate) at a great value. We challenge you to find a better looking pair of SI2-H diamond earrings. The small crystal inclusions are invisible to the naked eye; even with magnification, they are difficult to resolve. Both diamonds are very good to excellent cut with an average diameter of 5.45mm. They exhibit the desirable characteristic of little to no fluorescence. They have been set into good quality, 14 karat, double gallery settings with butterfly friction backs. If you didn’t get a pair for Christmas, here’s your chance to pick up our latest pair of beautiful diamond studs at a great value. They are estate priced at $3,220.00 CAD. Stock #151-00143.


November 25, 2021

0.50ct. tw. I1-HI diamond earring & pendant set, 5.6gr. 10kt, 20″ $840.00 CAD. e13744

The advantages of two-tone jewellery go beyond men who are shopping for their partners and can’t remember for the life of them, what colour gold she normally wears… Especially when the two-tone is set up as it is with this diamond set. The functional components, like the chain, bail, and post bases, are all yellow gold helping to blend better with most skin tones and melt into the background. This effect makes the diamonds they carry, a subtle accent and draws attention to the chromy rhodium enhanced diamond studded drops. Especially as those drops have been left articulated, allowing them to swing freely during wear. The combined 0.50 carats of I1-H diamonds sparkle brightly with the slightest movement. Each stud has been equipped with heavyweight friction backs and the pendant hangs from a 20-inch chain. The estate price for the 10 karat gold set is $840.00 CAD. Stock #e13744.


November 15, 2021

14kt. Huggie style diamond earrings, 4.39gr., 0.08ct. tw. I1-H. $539.00 CAD. 151-00150

Hoop earrings continue to be our most popular estate category of jewellery. Many times we have multiple online inquiries wishing to purchase them before we have a chance to update the website to sold status. If you’ve seen a pair you wanted but didn’t act quite fast enough here’s another chance. This pair is petite yet sturdy measuring only 13mm in diameter but weighing 4.39 grams. They have been cast from 14 karat yellow gold with a matte finish center section of rhodium plate that offers an excellent contrast to the yellow gold edges. Like all Huggie style earrings, they are super easy to get on and off. The tight hinge keeps the post and lock lined up, they snap closed with a reassuring click and pull apart just as easily with reasonable force. The earrings have been decorated with 6 small round brilliant cut diamonds offering just a touch of twinkle. The diamonds weigh approximately 0.08 carats in total and are of bright I-HI quality. If you’re interested in these, give us a call at 705 728 3343 or email us at info@BillLeBoeufJewellers.com ASAP. Don’t wait too long, I’m sure these will sell quickly too. They are in perfect condition looking unworn. Estate priced at $539.00 CAD. Stock #151-00150.


October 30, 2021

14/18 karat yellow gold hoop earrings 8.3 grams $700.00 CAD. e9984

e9984-14-18-karat-hoop-earrings-001The knowledge that these hoops are hollow may make some people worry about their quality, thinking them fragile and soon to be dented. That’s a fair mindset where many hollow hoops are concerned but not with this 8.3 gram pair. The 24mm diameter 14 karat yellow gold earrings, though made hollow, are much heavier than most and quite durable. The earrings are equipped with strong posts and very heavy 18 karat yellow gold friction backs for extra security. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #e9984.e9984-14-18-karat-hoop-earrings-002



October 26, 2021

Amethyst & diamond pendant/earring set. 4.2gr. 14 karat gold. $420.00 CAD. e14524 231-00117

With February quickly arriving and amethyst being its birthstone, this 14karat yellow gold diamond pendant/earring set would be a perfect gift to give. Weighing in at 4.2 grams this gorgeous set equips its earrings with standard posts and sturdy friction backs. Its pendant hangs on a delicate 18″ chain with an easy to fasten spring-ring clasp. Despite what the pictures might show, in person these amethysts depict a true purple with rolling flashes of burgundy. The estate price for the set is only $420.00. Stock #e14524 231-00117



October 21, 2021

14kt. hollow hoop earrings, 30mm, 4.0gr. $368.00 CAD. 426-00072

If you could craft origami from sheets of gold this is what it would look like! This shape would fall under the subcategory (and man are there a lot of subcategories!) of origami balloons, forms that you can blow into to puff their shape out to be more three-dimensional. These earrings feature a variety of hard and soft folds and measure an impressive 30mm long by 26.3mm wide by 7.38mm thick. Like their origami counterpart, these hoops are hollow, allowing them to be large without being uncomfortably heavy at only 2 grams each. The 14 karat hoops are secured with classic posts and catches that snap tightly closed. Estate price $368.00 CAD. Stock #426-00072.


October 20, 2021

Gucci Bamboo earrings 59mm diameter 18.5 grams $2,310.00 CAD. e12420

What do you do when you’re a high end Italian fashion house but your country is at war and implementing wartime rations? Design your purses with the only things you have left like pig leather and bamboo imported from Japan! And because you’re Gucci the bag will sell out and become an instant classic that you’ll revisit over and over again! So here we are, graduated bamboo cast from 18.5 grams of premium quality 18 karat yellow gold. The 59mm in diameter hoops are instantly recognizable as Gucci. Of course, they are made in Italy all you need for proof is to look at the over-engineered clasps. Made from extra strong 18 karat white gold with hinges and clasp all deeply buried within the body of hoops themselves. These rare Gucci hoops are in excellent condition, polished up to look like new and ready to wear. A Gucci classic priced at $2,310.00 CAD. Stock #e12420.





October 17, 2021

18kt. engraved star hoop earrings, 18mm, 2.7gr., $329.00 CAD. e14230 426-00027

It doesn’t take much effort to make something special. These little rose gold hoops would have been standard issue if someone hadn’t taken the time to hand engrave little stars across their circumference. The 4.4mm hoops are more than suitable for everyday wear with their smaller 18mm diameter. The 18 karat earrings are hollow, weighing 2.7 grams, but they’ve been equipped with locking closures that require a bit of effort to open. Estate price $329.00 CAD. Stock #e14230  426-00027.


October 16, 2021

0.25ct. tw. I1-IJ huggie style diamond hoop earrings $840.00 CAD. e14336

 These earrings give such a strong impression of movement with their diagonal lines of diamonds and organic swaying edges. The contrast of 0.25 carats total weight of I-IJ sparkle against high polished yellow gold also helps to keep the eye moving. The 18.6mm long earrings also throw in a mild taper ranging from 10.6mm at their widest to 6.4mm where they sit against the earlobe. The earrings are secured with traditional posts and springy omega backs that snap into place during wear. The 7.5 gram pair are made from rhodium enhanced 14 karat yellow gold. Estate price $840.00 CAD. Stock #e14336.



October 15, 2021

18kt. 2.50ct. tw. ruby, garnet & diamond drop earrings 6.1gr. $3,500.00 CAD. e12885

Haute Couture is high-end fashion that is constructed by hand from start to finish, made from high quality, expensive materials, and produced with extreme attention to detail. The term itself is French and translates to ‘high dressmaking’ meaning unfortunately it doesn’t really apply to jewellery. But if it did these 18 karat drop earrings would be a prime example! We’ve never had a pair of earrings as bold and fashionable! The top half of each consists of pave set drops leading into two thin pave bands that widen as they move the eye downwards. The icy white of all those round brilliant cut diamonds is contrasted by the seams of warm yellow gold that peak around the edges. The natural rubies, green garnets, and diamonds that weigh down the bottom of each drop. The deep red and bright green are captured in a mix of different shapes and sizes. They’ve been gathered in a seemingly random collection that is in fact perfectly mirrored, a feat of thoughtfulness that you only encounter with top quality workmanship. All the diamonds and gemstones in the set equal an approximate total weight of 2.50 carats. The 6.1 gram pair is like nothing we’ve ever seen before. Like new condition and in perfect condition. $3,500.00 CAD. Stock #e12885.


October 10, 2021

14kt. gold rectangular retro hoop earrings 5.3gr. $420.00 CAD. e13134

Artisan goldsmiths bring a unique perspective to traditional design. This inventive pair of hammered earrings are eye catching for their folded shape. The engineering aspect of the earrings really adds credence to the designer that made them. The hammered texture is not just aesthetically interesting it stiffens the earrings by work hardening the gold. That added strength ensures the earrings keep their unique shape. Each earring measures 22.4mm long widening to 8.1mm. The pair is made from 5.3 grams of warm 14 karat yellow gold and each has been equipped with oversize heavyweight friction backs. The estate price for the retro pair is $420.00 CAD. Stock #e13134.


October 2, 2021

18kt. white gold Huggie sleeper earrings 1.23gr. 11mm $175.00 CAD. 426-00093

We normally don’t advertise our jewellery with weight displayed to 2 decimal points, but with gold priced at $2,328.00 per ounce (Canadian) every 0.01 gram of 18 karat gold is worth 56 cents in just raw material costs. Gold is creeping up and even smaller items manufactured in premium 18 karat gold are getting more pricey. If you want a pair of simple earrings you can wear 24/7 this is a great set. These 11mm diameter Huggie style earrings are far better than the simple hollow sleepers you normally see. The hinged design makes them super easy to get on and off when you want to change your look. Well made and in perfect condition, they are estate priced at $175.00 CAD. Stock #426-00093.


October 1, 2021

18kt. “sprocket” hoop earrings, 22.5mm, 3.4gr., 18kt. $420.00 CAD. e14231 426-00028

These sprocket hoops are a subtle nod at bikers and cyclists alike, or anyone else looking to make a spiky statement. At 22.5mm in diameter by 3.75mm wide, these hoops are ideal for regular daily wear. They also happen to be made from premium quality 18 karat rose gold, making them a slightly subtle accent during wear. The hoops are hollow but still weigh in at 3.4 grams and are secured with locking posts that have to be pulled out of their seats. Estate price $420.00 CAD. Stock #e14231 426-00028.


September 30, 2021

10kt. 2.4gr. 30mm hollow Italian twisting hoop earrings. $168.00 CAD. 426-00087

I wish we could get more estate jewellery like this, but our vintage collection consists mostly of items we’ll never see again. Interesting hollow hoop earrings are our most popular estate items. They sometimes sell before we even have a chance to post them online. If they make it to our website they are usually purchased within a week or so. I expect the same to happen with our latest pair. This pair of Italian-made hollow earrings each form a smooth 90-degree twist in different directions for each earring making a mirror image of each other. The mirror image and hollow construction are what makes this sort of jewellery so tricky to manufacture. No one does it better than the Italians for hollow earrings. The set is in perfect condition and measures 3cm in length. They are lightweight but not so light they don’t offer decent durability. This 2.45-gram pair of estate earrings are in like-new condition and have been freshly polished to a mirror finish by our onsite goldsmiths. Estate priced at $168.00 CAD. Stock #426-00087.


1.35ct. tw. EFFY diamond earrings 14kt. 7.5gr. $1,500.00 CAD. e9293

EFFY’s Classique line plays on the contrasting optical effects of baguette cut diamonds and round brilliant cut diamonds for a modern, iced all over appearance. The D’Oro earrings are a fun take on the traditional diamond drop stud with their bottoms swooping in accenting the jawline during wear. Together the pair carry 1.35 carats of I1-IJ diamonds set into 7.5 grams of brightly rhodium finished 14 karat white gold. The 18mm earrings are secured with strong omega backs for added security and were listed on Macy’s website for $1,630.00 USD (on sale from $5,703.00). Our estate price for the like new pair is $1,500.00 CAD. Stock #e9293.



September 28, 2021

14kt. Italian twisted hoop earrings. 35mm, 5.7 grams. $525.00 CAD. 426-00070

Earrings, specifically hoop earrings continue to be one of our most requested estate item. I find this Italian pair quite interesting. The hollow oval tubing twists 3 1/2 times through its circumference, looking like a reflective golden ribbon. It isn’t terribly complicated to make hollow earrings from circular tubing, but doing it with oval tubing then twisting it multiple times without creasing or kinking is exponentially more difficult. Let’s just leave it to the master Italian jewellery manufactures, thank you very much. This pair measures a generous 35mm diameter and weighs a significant 5.7 grams. There is no need to worry about denting these because of ultra-lightweight construction. They are secured by a hinged square wire that resists bending. The wires lock into tight knuckles with a reassuring click. They are in like-new condition showing not even the slightest ding or dent. Freshly refinished and polished to a mirror shine. They are estate priced at $525.00 CAD. Stock #426-00070.


September 18, 2021

3.25ct. tw. garnet cluster stud earrings, 5.8gr. 10kt. gold, 15.3mm, $560.00 CAD. e14361

A dramatic pair of stud earrings spanning 15.3mm and covered over with brooding rose-cut garnets. The studs are three tiered, giving them outward volume along with width. They’ve been well-constructed from 10 karat yellow gold and each is equipped with a sturdy threaded post and stopper backs that can only wind so tight, preventing them from being able to pinch the earlobe. The 44 hand set garnets equal approximately 3.25 carats together of well-matched deep red colour. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e14361.


August 30, 2021

14kt. antique inspired garnet & pearl pendant/earring set $2,240.00 CAD. e12562 e12563

This set is the essence of the Victorian Era! Though modern the antique inspired set would have been at home in the 1880s drawing room. As you might have guessed the trends of the Victorian Era were set by Queen Victoria herself. Thanks to the industrial revolution common people were finally able to afford luxuries like jewellery. Thanks to developments in photography and printing Queen Victoria was one of the first Monarchs to have her life heavily documented and those images were widely circulated. All classes throughout the empire could see what the Queen was wearing making her the original Influencers with approximately 10 million followers. She created the trend of wearing white for a wedding gown, everything she touched became the gospel for fashion. She had a passion for mixing gemstones, filigree, and ornate oversized statement pieces. Honestly, the motifs of the Victorian Era are what most people imagine when they picture royal jewellery. This regal drop pendant measures a head turning 42mm long by 22mm wide. It’s set with brooding red garnets and soft creamy pearls. The 9.4 gram 14 karat yellow gold pendant is suspended from an 18 inch long Singapore chain with a spring ring catch. The earrings that complement it measure 18.3mm x 15.6mm and weigh 9 grams together. The set is Canadian made and can be purchased separately for $1,120.00 CAD each. Stock numbers e12563 and e12562.


August 18, 2021

3.60ct. tw. Rubellite Tourmaline & diamond (0.30ct. tw.) earrings, 7.5gr. 18kt. $2,000.00 CAD. e14455

Tourmaline is one of those gemstones that come in every colour of the rainbow, and its most valuable colour is pink/red. This colour is so important its been given the name rubellite to distinguish it. This well-matched pair of bezel-set, teardrop-shaped rubellite is the intense magenta colour the gem is so valued for. Together they weigh approximately 3.60 carats and have been left to swing freely during wear. The sculptural earrings are solidly constructed from high quality 7.5 grams of warm 18 karat yellow gold and carry 0.30 carats of accent diamonds. As far as we can tell the earrings are handmade and have been secured by sturdy posts and heavy friction backs for secure wear. Estate price $2,000.00 CAD. Stock #e14455.


August 17, 2021

14kt. hollow hoop earrings, 27mm diameter, 5.0gr., $490.00 CAD. e14377

These hoops are barely hollow, weighing in at 5 grams together you can feel the quality of their manufacturing. The hinged ear-wires are riveted into a sturdy channel, increasing their lifespan by reducing their exposure to wear. The ends snap tightly into the receiving hole on the other end of the gap, to the point where you’ll certainly notice if it comes undone! The 14 karat yellow gold 27mm diameter earrings feature an eye-catching flattened divet at their bottoms. Estate price $490.00 CAD. Stock #e14377.


August 16, 2021

0.90ct. tw. 6mm x 4mm tanzanite stud earrings 14kt. 0.8gr. $87.50 CAD. e14542

No question about it, we love helping people find great pieces of estate jewellery. Many times we post the more interesting, noteworthy and yes, expensive items, but we’re sooooo much more than that. There are hundreds of smaller things that don’t make it to our online estate postings. Here is one such item I simply couldn’t resist. Tanzanite is a rare gem found in only 1 location on the entire planet. These are a nice example of a well matched set of 6mm x 4mm ovals weighing an estimated 0.90 carats. They are securely set in 14 karat yellow gold double gallery stud settings. The violet-blue hue is quite complimentary to the yellow gold mounts. They weigh a combined 0.87 grams. This cute little set of exotic tanzanites is estate priced at only $87.50 CAD. Stock #e14542.


August 15, 2021

18kt. leopard diamond earrings with ruby eyes by Ramon (Spain), 0.40ct. tw. 18.7gr. $2,800.00 CAD. e14538

Leopard prints are not as popular as they once were (something to do with Netflix’s “Tiger King” perhaps?). A little over 100 years ago they were the “it” print for everything from home decor to women’s fashion; especially in France. The popularity of the medium-sized cats prompted Louis Cartier to include a panther on an invitation to his 1914 exhibition. Then Cartier designer Charles Jacqueau included the spots in two of his designs. In 1917 the first full panther appeared on a vanity case Louis Cartier had specially made for Jeanne Toussaint. She was eventually persuaded to start working for Cartier in the early 1920s and panthers featured heavily in her work. The full Cartier panther history can be read in this fascinating article by Marion Fasel. The interesting thing about this breed of jewellery is that it’s based on inaccurate species identification. The panther is actually the black or dark colour breed of jaguars and leopards, so the famous Cartier Panther is in fact a leopard. Our leopards are not from sub-Saharan Africa but from Barcelona Spain. The pair have been cast into top quality 18 karat yellow gold patterned with matte finished fur with high polished accents. This leopard’s spots are made of black enamel and its blood-red eyes are faceted rubies. The whiskers and cheeks have been made from brightly rhodium-plated white gold, with the cheeks set with round brilliant cut diamonds. Each leopard carries a diamond-encrusted hoop in its mouth, held in place by fierce teeth, allowing the hoops to move freely. All told the earrings are set with 0.40 carats total weight of bright SI-I diamonds. The 18.7 gram pair are equipped with sturdy posts and springy omega backs to lock them in place during wear. They are in brand new condition and are accompanied by their Ramon certificate of authenticity. Estate price $2,800.00 CAD. Stock #e14538.


July 28, 2021

Tanzanite hoop earrings 1 inch, 3.5 grams 14kt. gold. $350.00 CAD. e14533


The paler shades of lilac tanzanite are a fantastic partner to yellow gold, adding just a soft touch of complementary colour. The trios of tanzanite are accented with petite round brilliant cut diamonds that have been backed with rhodium to enhance their footprint and white sparkle. The medium-sized hoops measure 24mm in diameter and come equipped with traditional hinged backs that snap tightly closed. Estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock #e14533.


July 10, 2021

1.00ct. tw. VS-G Huggie style hoop earrings, 13.9gr., 18kt., $3,290.00 CAD. e5162

This pair of earrings takes their teardrop shape very literally, puffing out in all directions to create a dramatic elongated shape. The pair span 19.7mm long by 9.10mm wide and have been cast from top quality white and yellow 18 karat gold. The front of each drop is, of course, white gold, making a subtle backing to the pave set diamonds covering most of that surface. The back half of the drop is warm yellow gold and hinges up to meet the gently curved posts. The pair has been hand set with 70 round brilliant cut diamonds that equal 1.00 carat total weight. The diamonds are well-cut of high VS-G quality, sparkling brightly at the slightest movement. They weigh in at an impressive 13.9 grams, evidence of their high quality. Estate price $3,290.00 CAD. Stock #e5162,


July 3, 2021

0.25ct. tw. SI-K diamond hoop earrings 10-14kt. 3.1gr. $350.00 CAD. e14116

You’d think eventually that we’d have to have seen it all and yet here’s a pair of small diamond hoops that surprised us. From their solid construction to their graceful and thoughtful design, this pair is worth a closer look! The 14.8mm long hoops start at 3mm and quickly expand to 5.3mm at their bottoms. The 5 round brilliant cut diamonds are appropriately graduated and set at some distance from one another, making them stand out more than if they’d been squeezed into a tight row. The 0.25 carats in total weight are a bright SI clarity and warm K colour, on the brown side of K, making them a fantastic colour match to the yellow gold that houses it. The 3.1 gram earrings are 10-14 karat gold and are equipped with tightly locking hinged backs for maximum security during wear. Estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock #e14116


June 25, 2021

14kt. BIRKS Pebble stud earrings 3.6gr. $350.00 CAD. e14254

From Maison Birks, the Pebble Earrings with the now-retired dimpled texture in solid 14 karat white gold. The pair are in like-new condition, exhibiting their original chromy-white rhodium finish. Their closest counterparts are the Yellow Gold Stud Earrings currently listed for $960.00 CAD. These petite pebbles measure 9.8mm long by 7.9mm wide and weigh in at 3.6 grams together. The studs are equipped with Birks sterling silver heavy-gauge friction backs and their original travel pouch. Estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock #e14254.


May 30, 2021

0.86ct. tw. I1-I platinum diamond studs 1.7gr. $1,260.00 CAD. e14129

It is common practice to alloy gold with some nickel. The natural grey/white of nickel helps to change the colour of extra-warm pure 24 karat yellow gold to white. It also lends its comparable strength to super-soft gold, making it more durable for daily wear and giving it the tensile strength to securely hold gemstones. The Mohs hardness of pure gold is only 2.5, while nickel boasts a hardness of 4, only one step down the scale from ordinary steel. The drawback to this alloy is that some people have a nickel allergy, causing dryness or blistering where the metal contacts the skin. Platinum is the perfect solution for those with metal allergies, it is completely allergy-inert. This pair of platinum studs boast a well-matched set of I1-I round brilliant cut diamonds whose grade-setting inclusions are small and evenly dispersed throughout the bodies of both diamonds. The pair equal 0.86 carats total weight and are equipped with heavy friction backs. Estate price $1,260.00 CAD. Stock #e14129.


May 1, 2021

1.00ct. tw. SI1-SI2-H diamond stud earrings, 14kt. Martini settings, GemScan. $2,800.00 CAD. e14291

Another pair of elegant and modern martini set studs, but this time they’re a perfect 1.00 carat estimated total weight. The pair are well-matched SI1/SI2 clarity grades with FG colours. They face up almost perfectly eye-clean, with only one showing a small area of haze. Their higher cut quality helps them disguise their minor inclusions, making them quite bright viewed at a slight distance. As noted on the GemScan appraisal, one of the diamonds has a small chip on the girdle. These photomicrographs reveal the chip in far more detail than an unaided eye ever could. The chip is mostly covered by the bottom left prong and poses no risk of getting larger. Repairing this chip would result in a few percent loss in weight at a cost of around $300.00. Since it isn’t visible we have decided to leave it as is. The studs are equipped with threaded posts and backs, which are quite secure so long as you check on them and tighten them from time to time. The pair are accompanied by a Gem Scan Laboratories certificate stating an optimistic replacement value of $8,900.00 CAD. We feel a more competitive replacement value with new would be $4,000.00 CAD; our estate price $2,800.00 CAD. Stock #e14291.


April 28, 2021

0.88ct. I1-I2-HI 14kt. white gold diamond cluster earrings 2.1gr. $693.00 CAD. e13023

Floral clusters are most effective at a distance making them the perfect candidate for earrings. During wear, the seven individual diamonds in each look like one much larger diamond. The earrings measure 7.3mm in diameter; if these were single stones, each would weigh 1.50 carats. Being set slightly on top of each other, eliminates the need for inside claws, reinforcing the illusion. Set at different angles using multiple smaller stones gives the cluster a busier show of brilliance compared to a single large diamond. The 0.88 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds are of earring appropriate I1-I2-I quality. The 14 karat white gold earrings are themselves quite sturdy, weighing 2.1 grams. Each is equipped with strong posts and very heavy upgraded 6mm friction backs, making them more than suitable for constant wear. Estate price $693.00 CAD. Stock #e13023.


April 20, 2021

0.68ct. VS1-F Asscher cut diamond stud earrings 14kt. white gold $1,540.00 CAD. e12594

One lucky person is going to get a great pair of rare cut diamond earrings. This is the first pair of Asscher cut diamond earrings I can remember having either brand new, vintage, or estate. An Asscher cut diamond is basically a square emerald cut, and you almost never see them. Square princess cut diamonds turn up all the time and even radiant cut square diamonds are seen occasionally. Gift giving occasions are never too far away; this pair would be a great hit for the next one. The quality is about as good as it gets. We’ve conservatively estimated the total weight at 0.68 carats with impressive VS1 clarity and F colour. The perfectly matched set each measure 4.0mm x 4.1mm and are secured in double gallery four prong settings with threaded backs for added security. The diagonal measurement from claw to claw is 6mm, they wear a little larger than the dimensions suggest. The set would have been quite a challenge to assemble as very few diamonds are cut in this shape and finding a matching pair makes things exponentially more difficult. The set is in perfect condition and comes in our traditional blue box. The pair came to us as a trade-in toward a ring. Trade-in priced at just $1,540.00 CAD. Stock #e12594.




February 25, 2021

1.34ct. TW VS-GH & natural yellow diamond earrings 2.0gr. platinum $3,920.00 CAD. e11245

Being so petite these unique diamond drops are perfect for daily wear. Despite their size, they make a powerful and luxurious statement with their impressive ingredients. Rarely encountered teardrop briolette diamonds each weigh an estimated 0.50 carat. In our 60 year history, we have never had a single example of this unique faceted bead style cut before. The custom cut drops, swing freely reflecting and refracting light like vibrant prisms. They are suspended from delicate floral clusters like no others with 0.24 carats of high quality VS-GH diamond petals plus 0.10 carats of natural colour fancy vivid yellow diamond centers. The earrings each weigh 1 gram and are made from premium quality platinum. They’ve been equipped with threaded posts and backs, which with regular tightening are a very secure closure. We’re confident you’ll never see a pair like this again. Estate price $3,920.00 CAD. Stock #e11245.


January 2, 2021

10kt/14kt. earring selection. Pearl, diamond, sapphire. $56.00 to $158.00 CAD. e14143, e14144, e14145, e14146

The unique nature of the 1000s estate items we have in stock makes it impossible for us to showcase everything. As such, many of the smaller items never get their moment in the spotlight with our daily estate posting. We thought we’d set up a selection of 4 pair of earrings and showcase all in one short post. All 4 pair are in like-new condition, showing no wear and tear. They have all been completely sterilized and cleaned in our high-temperature, ultrasonic cleaner for several days. Estate earrings are probably our fastest selling items. If one of these looks interesting to you, please contact us. They likely will be snapped up quickly. Here is a brief description.

6mm freshwater pearl on 14 karat yellow gold post with friction backs 0.7 grams. $56.00 CAD.  Stock #e14143.SOLD

10.8mm x 7.7mm pear-shaped studs with 2 natural sapphires & 28 tiny diamonds. 1.5 grams 14 karat white gold. $140.00 CAD. Stock #14144.SOLD

15mm hoops with 22 tiny diamonds in 10 karat white gold with sturdy hinged backs, 2.3 grams. $158.00 CAD. Stock #e14145.SOLD

31mm long, swinging drop, 10 karat white gold earrings with 24 bead set tiny diamonds, 2.2 grams. $158.00 CAD Stock #e14146.SOLD



December 25, 2020

0.45ct. tw. VS-HI princess cut diamond studs 5.7gr. 18kt. $1,050.00 CAD. e12592

A pair of nifty diamond earrings that seem to take their inspiration from the do-it-yourself bedazzling staple of 80s punk rock. The pyramid stud adorned everything from Dr. Martens to tartan skirts, combat boots, scribbled-upon denim, and patched leather jackets. Eventually working its way into high fashion the grassroots symbol of rebellion became an accent without boundaries. So much so that here it is today cast in premium 18 karat white gold tipped with a princess cut diamond. The 5.7 gram pair are about to scale at 9.4mm wide. Each diamond weighs 0.225 carats of high VS-HI quality, making an eye catching center surrounded by high polished rhodium enhanced funhouse mirrors. The studs surprising high quality is a testament to their maker, Toronto’s Samuel Kleinberg Jewellers. The pair are in original condition and are accompanied by SK branded box and bag. Estate price $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e12592.


December 15, 2020

1.00ct. tw. I2-I3-I diamond stud earrings 0.9gr. 14kt. with threaded backs $1,085.00 CAD. e13995

The catch-22 with diamond studs is that they need to be large enough to stand out (especially if you have long hair), but as diamond size doubles price quadruples. So compromising on colour or clarity is a great way to get a size that will stand out without a jaw-dropping price tag. The unique advantage with studs is that they are only viewed from a distance, so no one else will see their inclusions. This pair of round brilliant cut diamond studs are a great example of the value you can get through compromise. The pair is a perfect 1.00 carat estimated total weight, with I1-I2-I quality. Despite some minor loss of brilliance caused by their inclusions, the diamonds still shine brightly when viewed at a normal distance. They’ve been secured into classic four-prong double gallery 14 karat yellow gold settings, featuring threaded posts and backs. Remember to tighten the backs regularly as they have a tendency to unwind themselves if worn constantly. These earrings offer some serious size sparkle for the estate price of just $1,085.00 CAD. Stock #e13995.


December 7, 2020

18kt. drop earrings on French backs, 5.0gr. Made in Italy $595.00 CAD. e14048

These architectural-inspired drop earrings have been made to the highest quality standards, though the made-in-Italy pedigree should speak for itself. Made hollow for comfort, the earrings still weigh in at 5 grams in top-quality 18 karat yellow gold. They measure 40mm long and 9.5mm wide at their widest point. The earrings are secured with French backs that snap back into place with their strong springs. Estate price $595.00 CAD. Stock #e14048.


December 4, 2020

1.41ct. tw. SI2-I1-E diamond stud martini earrings with GemScan reports, $3,500.00 CAD. e14278

Martini settings are a subtle change that can have a number of benefits. By dropping the fourth claw that most diamond studs exhibit, the martini setting accentuates the roundness of the diamonds they carry. Four prong settings can create visual corners on smaller round diamonds, making them look less round from a distance. The gallery wires also follow the shape of the diamond’s pavilion, tapering to a single point. This allows them to sit tighter to the earlobe compared to the popular four-prong settings. The two 0.71 carat round brilliant cut diamonds in these martini settings are well matched despite being one clarity grade apart, SI2-I1. As you can see in the images their inclusions patterns are quite similar. The matching E colours keep them free of any hint of warmth, and both have been well cut to maximize brilliance. At a total weight of 1.42 carats and made from top quality 18 karat white gold, the pair are certainly desirable. Included with the purchase is the original bill of sale. Their original receipt shows that the pair were an upgrade from the customer’s trade-in of 0.91 carat total weight diamond earrings. The total sale price after that trade-in was $6,300.00 including taxes. By the date on the receipt, we can see that the original jewellery store ordered an appraisal to accompany the new set. The Total Retail Replacement Value on that document listed at $12,000.00 CAD. If you follow our estate blog I hope you’re chuckling right now. If you’ve never read one of our sermons on the folly of optimistic appraisals this should still seem ridiculous to you! To illustrate how farcical this appraisal is, we shopped for a matching pair of loose diamonds within our database of 300,000 diamonds. Using the same quality standards of this pair and a $12,000.00 budget, we could easily produce a set of 2.00 carats! If you lost the 1.42 carat pair and claimed it with your insurance company they would never replace your 1.42 carat set with a 2.00 carat set! Meaning all you’ve gained from the generous appraisal is a heavy overpayment on premiums. The same jewellery can easily range in price 50% or more from store to store, so you better know your jewellery or know your jeweller to get the best value. Regardless, we feel a realistic replacement value for this set is $5,000.00 CAD. Our estate price $3,500.00 CAD. Stock #e14278.


December 3, 2020

UnoAerre hollow twisted hoop earrings 14kt. 4.6gr. 37mm diameter $490.00 CAD. e14025

Twisted hoops by our favorite Italian manufacturer UnoAerre! The hoops are an impressive 37mm in diameter and 3.9mm wide, ensuring they’ll stand out against medium and long hair. The hollow hoops are made from 4.6 grams of rich 14 karat yellow gold and fastened with sturdy, locking hinged posts. They are in like-new condition, showing no dents or dings. Estate price $490.00 CAD. Stock #e14025.


0.33ct. tw. I1-I maple leaf diamond earrings, 14kt. Canadian gold 0.9gr. $518.00 CAD. e14252

If you’re a regular online follower of our estate jewellery, you’ll know how fast certain items get snapped up. For some reason, earrings are always at the top of our most-wanted list. I expect these earrings will follow that pattern. Canadian diamonds in simple 14 karat white gold bezel settings are something that can be worn all day, every day. Casual and dressy all at the same time. For ease of cleaning, I love how the back of the setting has an opening shaped like a maple leaf. A simple touch, but one we haven’t seen before. Each diamond has been given a unique laser-engraved serial number on the girdle, along with the maple leaf brand logo. The diamond setter who assembled these was careful not to cover this permanent engraving with the half bezel. The earrings are equipped with long threaded posts and threaded backs for added security. Each diamond weighs an estimated 0.165 carat, both are well-matched I1-I quality and are very well-cut. The bezel settings make the 3.5mm diameter diamonds look more like weigh closer to 0.50 carats. If you are interested in these earrings please contact us ASAP. The pair are estate priced at $518.00 CAD. Stock #e14252.


0.70ct. tw. SI2-F very good cut, with GIA reports, 14kt clutch backs $1,365.00 CAD. e14002

We rarely encounter a set of diamond studs that have been this well-matched! Both are 0.35 carat round brilliant cuts of colourless F, eye-clean SI2 clarity, Very Good cut, Good polish, Very Good symmetry, and no fluorescence. Even their diameters are only 0.01mm off from one another. Not to mention their GIA pedigrees with each diamond featuring a petite laser inscription and accompanied by their original GIA Diamond Dossier reports. The pair have been set into simple 14 karat, white gold, four prong, crown sesttings that feature locking button release clutch backs. Estate price for the pair $1,365.00 CAD. Stock #e14002.


December 1, 2020

14kt. journey pendant & earrings 1.66ct. tw. SI1-I1-I 5.7gr. e12565 e12564 $2,310.00 CAD.

These are the only fully articulated journey drop earrings in stock at the moment. The graduated inch of diamonds swing and bend freely from side to side. Thanks to their high cut grade and eye-clean SI2-I quality the diamonds are constantly flashing splintery white and coloured spectral light. The effect doesn’t really transfer to a necklace as the pendant has been frozen in that classic journey S curve. The earrings combine for a total diamond weight of 1.00 carat. Each 14 karat white gold drop is equipped with threaded posts and backs. The pendant has been set with 7 round brilliant cut diamonds of I1-I quality which come together for 0.66 carat total diamond weight. The 14 karat white gold pendant is suspended on an 18-inch long faceted curb link chain with a spring ring catch. The set is in its original rhodium enhanced condition showing no signs of wear. Estate price for the pendant $910.00 CAD and the earrings $1,400.00 CAD. Stock numbers e12565 and e12564.


November 27, 2020

22kt. stud/drop earrings, screw on backs, never worn, India, 4.3gr. $420.00 CAD. e14070

We don’t get it often but when we do, it’s an absolute pleasure to behold! There is nothing like Indian jewellery! At a glance, you can see its origin thanks to the imperial warmth of 22 karat gold and the unbelievably intricate details. By mixing matte-finished granulation and brightly faceted paisley sections the goldsmiths have displayed the full range of gold’s optical effects. The 16mm x 12mm draping studs are finished with a trio of twinkling beads. The pair are equipped with heavy threaded posts and handmade threaded backs. They weigh in at a comfortable 4.3 grams and are estate priced for $420.00 CAD. Stock #e14070.


November 25, 2020

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


November 19, 2020

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.


November 16, 2020

9kt. sapphire & diamond earrings, Omega back, huggie style 5.7gr. $403.00 CAD. e13965

9 karat gold is the standard option in the UK and other Commonwealth countries including Canada, but it’s seldom used here. It is not legal for original manufacture in many countries due to its lower 37.5% gold purity level. The only country in North America permitted to produce 9 karat jewellery, is Canada. Though Canadian manufactures and goldsmiths usually produce in a minimum of 10 karat. With gold content of 37.5%, there is much more silver alloy than gold in these earrings, along with a touch of copper. The reason for 9 karat popularity in the United Kingdom is the same reason 10 karat is popular here, the less gold an item contains the lower its price point. So even a solidly constructed pair of earrings like this diamond and sapphire set is going to come with a more modest price. The advantage is clear when you look closely at this well-made pair. Each earring measures 17mm long by 6.5mm wide, and features a sturdy post and springy omega backs. The earrings are set with 16 round single cut diamonds equaling 0.05 carats, of I1-K quality. They’re also set with natural dark blue sapphires and the pair weighs in at 5.7 grams. The estate price for this UK import $403.00 CAD. Stock #e13965.


November 15, 2020

Birks 14kt. white gold pearl drop earrings 6-7mm 3.3gr. screw backs $343.00 CAD. e13969

Part of what we do in our workshop for customers and when refurbishing estate pieces, is converting vintage non-pierced screw backs into pierced. But we felt it best to leave this Birks pair of pearl drops in their original state. Pierced ears are something we take for granted as a society. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that pierced ears became the norm for women in Western society. Clip-on and screw backs like these use to be the norm rather than the exception. In fact, that was the case for almost most of the earrings we sold in our first two decades of operation in the 50s and 60s. Now the presence of screw backs helps us date some of the older pieces that come in. The reason most people want them converted is to get rid of the narrow bar that cups around the earlobe. But with this 14 karat white gold pair that bar is hidden behind the sections of cable chain. The span from pearl to pearl is 45mm. The top pearls measuring 6mm in diameter and the dangling drops measuring 7mm in diameter. Estate price for this piece of vintage Birks nostalgia $343.00 CAD. Stock #e13969.


November 14, 2020

Custom made 14kt. white gold diamond drop disc earrings 0.18ct. tw. VS-FG, 3.7gr. $910.00 CAD. e13942

There’s something celestial about these custom-made drop earrings. It’s hard not to see a constellation with any random grouping of diamonds, more difficult here as the diamonds are a variety of sizes. The contrast between them and their highly polished, brightly rhodium plated backdrop ends up making a bigger statement than a pave-set disc might. Each hand-set disk measures 10.5mm in diameter and features 6 round brilliant cut diamonds for a total weight of 0.18 carats. The diamonds are that high quality you can see from a simple glance. VS-GH clarity and colour combined with high cutting standards make them twinkle brightly at the slightest movement. They hang from sturdy 16mm long shepherd hooks with rubber stoppers for added security and peace of mind. The 14 karat white gold earrings retain their original chromy rhodium finish and weigh in at a comfortable 3.7 grams together. They’re accompanied by their original appraisal stating a refreshingly appropriate replacement value assessment of $1,500.00 CAD. Our estate price $910.00 CAD. Stock #e13942.


November 13, 2020

14kt. gold 6.7gr. amethyst & diamond earrings 5.90ct. tw. $1,050.00 CAD. e10849

Few gemstones exhibit the type of colour saturation like a fine amethyst does. This most regal hue of purple is one of the jewellery world’s greatest bargains. Fine amethyst of this size can be found for as little as $40.00 per carat! A purple sapphire of similar colour will run you over $3000.00 per carat. Even really nice tanzanite is going to cost around $1000.00 per carat. These are good sized earrings measuring 15.0mm x 12.5mm. The high quality emerald cut amethysts are surrounded by 36 small round brilliant cut diamonds of SI-KL quality. Together the diamonds contribute 0.90 carats of sparkling diamond weight. Constructed from over 6 grams of yellow and white gold and secured by brand new snug fitting upgraded 6mm friction backs. Estate priced at $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e10849.


November 10, 2020

18kt. sunshine earrings 1.9gr. 11mm diameter $245.00 CAD e13949

Within the Hindu study of astrology, the Sun is of course the most important as it is the signifier of the soul’s desire. These friendly little suns are cast from extra-warm, premium 18 karat yellow gold and measure 11mm in diameter. The pair weighs in at 1.9 grams and has been equipped with sturdy posts and medium weight friction backs. Estate price for these reminders of sunnier days $245.00 CAD. Stock #e13949.



November 7, 2020

Flexible feather earrings 3.65ct. tw. SI-H 10kt. 16.1gr. $9,760.00 CAD. e13895

These completely stunning, shoulder dusting, feather earrings were made by yours truly! Not to toot our own horn but they are pretty impressive. They were completely designed in the virtual world of computer-aided design (CAD) from which the individual components were 3D printed in wax before being cast and hand-assembled. Each section of the feathers is fully articulated, allowing them to bend and twist freely during wear. And of course, they’re encrusted in diamonds! The earrings measure a show-stopping 76mm long by 24.5mm wide. They’ve been painstakingly hand set with 610 round brilliant cut diamonds for a total weight of 3.65 carat. We opted for bright SI-H quality to maintain a reasonable (relatively speaking) price point while maintaining maximum sparkle. To make the earrings comfortable to wear, we cast them in 10 karat white gold which is almost 25% lighter than 18 karat white gold. Each earring weighs a manageable 8.05 grams, not bad considering their size. They’ve been outfitted with diamond set locking backs that snap securely closed, requiring an upward grip to open them. The custom-made earrings were only worn once and are estate priced for $9,760.00 CAD. Stock #e13895.


November 6, 2020

18kt. white/rose gold 10gr. 9mm black Tahitian pearl, pink sapphire & diamond pendant/earring set $1,750.00 CAD. e13993

By far the best use of colour accents we’ve ever encountered with a Tahitian pearl! I think a lot of designers are afraid to get creative with a pearl that is already so commanding. But that little bow of rose gold and pink sapphires makes the soft peacock tones of this trio stand out more. Beyond that the rosy accents add a touch of playfulness to the set, letting them flow from dressy occasions (whenever those start up again) to daily wear. The bail of the pendant and hooks for the earrings have been set with 0.11 carats total weight of petite but high-quality VS-H diamonds. The pearl earrings hang 28.5mm long and the pendant hangs 25mm, sliding freely from an 18-inch chain equipped with a sturdy lobster catch. The earrings feature spring-loaded French backs and all three pieces are articulated at their bows, letting the 9mm pearls swing freely during wear. The set is made from premium quality 18karat white gold that retains its original chromy white rhodium plating as proof of their like-new condition. Estate price for the three-piece set only $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e13993.



November 2, 2020

10kt. twisted, half hoop diamond earrings 0.08ct. tw. 2.1gr. $210.00 CAD. e13916

This frosted pair of half hoop earrings really play with the icy white of diamonds and matte white gold. The milgrain edges that surround the twisting diamonds help them to stand out, twinkling against their matte backdrop. The 26 round single cuts only equal about 0.08 carats together but they certainly make themselves known. With an SI-IJ quality, the diamonds light up the 17mm long pair. Both of the 10 karat earrings retain their original bright white rhodium finish and have been secured by petite yet extremely sturdy and tight friction backs. Estate price $210.00 CAD. Stock #e13916.


1.25ct.tw. I1-I diamond studs 14kt. white gold $2,198.00 CAD. e13167

This pair of diamond studs are a perfect illustration of the broad range within each clarity grade. Both are I1 but you can see the greater amount of inclusions in the right hand diamond. That difference is rather obvious in these magnified images of the 5.5mm diameter diamonds. The other consideration with diamond studs is that they are only ever seen a face width apart. Often only seen one at a time from the side. So as long as the pair is within the same clarity grade it isn’t really an issue that they should represent the spectrum of that grade. The 1.25 carat total weight pair are also a very pleasant I colour. They are set into low profile single gallery 14 karat white gold crown settings. Each has been equipped with a medium weight friction back and the pair are estate priced at $2,198.00 CAD. Stock #e13167.



November 1, 2020

0.42ct. tw. I1-HI princess cut diamond studs 1.1gr. 14kt. threaded backs. $434.00 CAD. e13917

Princess cut diamond studs add a touch of personality to the classic everyday wear stud. Their unique shape automatically makes them stand out compared to standard round brilliants. This pair in particular are quite showy for their 0.42 carat estimated total weight thanks to their proud four prong white gold settings. Their I1-HI quality is about where you want to be for maximum value with diamond studs as they are only ever viewed from a distance. Nice and white with a clarity that looks perfect without artificial magnification. The 14 karat white gold set is secured with threaded backs making them suitable for constant wear as long as you regularly check the backs. Left to themselves threaded backs will slowly unwind and disappear. Estate price $434.00 CAD. Stock #e13917.


October 31, 2020

3 pair hoop earrings 10kt. & 14kt. 6.2gr. tw. $497.00 for 3 pair. Available separately e13929 e13930 e13931

We love luxury watches and big diamond rings at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers but we have sooooooo much more to offer. There are 100s of other jewellery items that seldom are posted to our website. Less expensive earrings, charms, necklaces, rings, and pendants come and go with regularity, snapped up by our regular walk-in clients. The pandemic has temporarily eliminated our in-store shoppers so I thought I’d show you a fun set of 3 hoop earrings to consider. Showcasing the 3 pair at the same time saved us a bunch of time. They are all of hollow construction but good quality, and all are in perfect condition. There will always be many items only our local clients are able to view. I wish we could post all of our wonderful estate items for the rest of the country but there simply isn’t enough time to do so. Since it takes the same amount of time to showcase a $5,000.00 item as it does a $100.00 item our bias will always be the more expensive. Here are 3 of the many lower price point items we currently have in stock.

10 karat yellow gold hope earrings measuring 2.5mm wide and 23mm in diameter. The bright rhodium plated outside edge looks like diamonds as the faceted edges reflect the light. 2.57 grams and estate priced at $196.00 CAD. Stock #e13931.

10 karat traditional rope design hoop earrings measuring 3mm wide and 18mm in diameter. The twisted cable style has been a customer favorite for decades. Total weight 2.0 grams and estate priced at $140.00 CAD. Stock #e13929.

14 karat yellow gold pierced rectangular hoops measuring 2mm x 27mm. These are my personal favorite. We see round earrings all the time but seldom does anyone try any other shape for a hoop. The bright cut edges reflect the light up and down their length with the slightest movement. Total weight 1.65 grams in 14 karat gold and estate priced at $161.00 CAD. Stock #e13930.




October 30, 2020

0.55ct. SI1-JK diamond studs with threaded backs 1.3gr. $966.00 CAD. e12359

Threaded studs are touted as the most secure option available but we’ve not found that to be true. Almost all of the earrings we get in that are missing their mate have been equipped with threaded backs. People make the mistake of thinking once they are threaded tight they’ll stay tight. But if you live in them and sleep in them the backs slowly unwind and disappear. However, if you are mindful and tighten them every couple of days they are one of the most secure options available. Good thing too as this pair is of higher quality than you normally find in studs. The 0.55 carats are of eye-clean SI1 clarity and of very good proportions. Their JK colour appears quite white as there is less contrast being set in 14 karat yellow gold crown settings. The threaded backs are bright white 14 karat gold for a bit more tensile strength and reduced thread wear. Estate price $966.00 CAD. Stock #e12359.



10 karat gold cubic zirconian “inner/outer” hoop earrings 4.3gr. 23mm $315.00 CAD. e13903

Visual perspective can be a deceptive thing. Looking at these images, you would think the earrings are very similar in size to the dime we’ve shown for scale. The actual measurement of the dime is just over 18mm while the earrings are 23mm in diameter, making them only 1mm smaller than a Canadian quarter. Placing the dime in front makes the earrings look much smaller than they are in person. We don’t showcase much Cubic Zirconia, as often these convincing diamond look-a-likes appear in low-quality jewellery.  These earrings may only be 10 karat gold but they are very well made, weighing a significant 4.3 grams. The hinges are sturdy and tight. The ear wires lock into the catch with a secure, satisfying click. With full coverage of sparkling CZs on the outside curve and the inner curve, these hoops give an expensive look for a small price. If these stones were nice quality SI-HI diamonds the 32 would weigh 1.60 carats and add close to $2,000.00 to the cost. No one will ever suspect these aren’t the real thing and your secret is safe with us. Estate priced at $315.00 CAD. Stock #e13903.


October 20, 2020

14kt. triple helix wire hoop earrings 25mm, 2.5gr. $266.00 CAD. e14017


October 18, 2020

30mm long citrine & diamond drop earrings 3.9gr. 10kt. $270.00 CAD. e13638

Top-quality citrine is almost a blood orange colour, which may surprise most people as this soft orange tone is almost all you ever see of citrine. In these particular drops that colour is an advantage as it closely matches the 10 karat yellow gold. Their ability to blend into the earrings as a whole makes for a subtle statement. The citrines flash brassy orange at the slightest movement. The collar of petite diamonds that surround them adds a bit of dressy detail to the 30mm long pair. Estate price $270.00 CAD. Stock #e13638.



October 7, 2020

Sterling silver bracelet, ring & earring set 58 grams $280.00 CAD. e14015

We don’t usually showcase silver pieces in our estate department. We feel it is the domain of artisan jewellers, so we leave that medium to the many talented craftspeople in the area. But occasionally a piece comes along (or in this case a set) that we can’t pass up! This suite of curving matte-finished pieces is not only striking but also very well built. Each is sturdy enough to stand up to daily wear, an important consideration with sterling silver as it is the softest of the precious metals. The earrings feature strong posts and sleek hinged backs that lock tightly into place. The bangle has a unique hinged opening that covers only the bottom quarter of the piece. Ensuring it won’t show during wear and making it very difficult to lose if the clasp gets pulled open. Though pulling it open would be a feat at the catch is held securely in place by strong tension and is backed up with a safety lock. The 58-gram set is also eye-catching for its large scale, with the bangle measuring 11.4mm wide, the earrings 6.7mm, and the ring 8.3mm. The ring is a size 9 but can be adjusted up or down a size or two. Estate price for the set only $280.00 CAD. Stock #e14015.


August 4, 2020

0.94ct. tw. VS2-HI diamond studs 14kt. white gold $2,275.00 CAD. e13775

By far, this is the best way to buy a great pair of diamond studs and save a pile of money at the same time; estate diamonds in brand new settings. We are continuously upgrading and trading in our customer’s jewellery. Usually, the trade in diamonds are in great condition but sometimes the settings are worn out, damaged or the style isn’t salable. Our solution;  take the jewellery apart and reset the diamonds into brand new 14 karat white gold/palladium double gallery settings with heavy, upgraded friction backs, then price them better than anyone else. It’s a simple formula that our clients never get tired of. This style is flattering, easy to clean, easy to wear, and very secure. The estate nature of the diamonds allows us to upgrade with heavy-duty friction backs and still provide better value than anything else available. The palladium/gold alloy we use costs a little more than traditional white gold but it’s much more “white” looking. We don’t need to rhodium plate them making them artificially brighter. This particular set are well matched, 5mm diameter round brilliant cut diamonds of strong VS2 clarity, H-I  colour and very good cut. With a total weight of  0.94 carats these earrings are significant in size and are sure to get noticed. The estate price of 2,275.00 makes for a fantastic value. Don’t just take our word for it though, shop the specifications around. We’re sure you’ll agree the value is outstanding. We always have a large inventory of 1000s loose estate diamonds if you want to do something a little bigger or smaller. We have dozens of ready to go estate diamond studs in stock; far more than we could ever post. We can custom assemble a new/estate set just for you in only a couple of hours. This set is estate priced at $2,275.00.00 CAD. Stock #e13775.


August 1, 2020

0.90ct. I2-I diamond cluster earrings 3.8gr. 14kt. gold $770.00 CAD. e11912

Floral clusters are most effective at a distance making them the perfect candidate for earrings. During wear the six individual diamonds in each look like one much larger diamond. Being set at different angles the cluster makes a busier show of brilliance than its larger counterpart would. The 0.90 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds are of earring appropriate I2-I quality. The 14 karat white gold earrings are themselves quite sturdy, weighing 3.8 grams. Each is equipped with strong posts and very heavy upgraded 6mm friction backs, making them more than appropriate for constant wear. Estate price $770.00 CAD. Stock #e11912.



July 30, 2020

1.00ct. tw. SI-I-I diamond cuff earrings 14kt. 6.0gr. Omega backs $1,321.00 CAD. e13040

Science has disproved that old adage that horizontal stripes make you look larger. According to research by Hermann von Helmholtz (who could ask for a more scientist-y name?) the old fashion wives tale, when tested does not stand up. In fact the findings seem to point that horizontal stripes make the body look longer. So go on and wear that vertical stripe and if you’re feeling really bold why not try horizontal stripe diamond earrings! The statement earrings measure 16.4mm long by 7mm wide. Their stripes are made from trios of SI-I1-I round brilliant cut diamonds that come together for a perfect 1.00 carat total weight. Each earring is in like new condition maintaining their original chromy white rhodium plating over their 14 karat white gold. The 6 gram pair are secured with strong posts and springy locking omega backs. Estate price $1,321.00 CAD. Stock #e13040.


July 23, 2020

14kt. Huggie style hoop earrings 15.7mm, 3.6gr. $350.00 CAD. e13711

We get a lot of people in looking for sleeper earrings, those hollow narrow hoops that close to make a consistent circle. The purposed purpose of these earrings is to be able to sleep with them. Which is fine for the smaller diameters that sit close to the earlobe. But sleepers are made from a hollow tube and as such can hardly be considered suitable for constant wear. If you want something you can put on and forget about you need a good pair of huggie hoops. This pair in particular weighs in at a solid 3.6 grams and locks tightly closed. Its sturdy construction means it won’t be bent or crushed during daily wear and that tight lock means you’ll know if they get pulled open. Not to mention they offer a much nicer footprint. This 15.7mm in diameter pair span 2.7mm wide by 2.3mm tall, ensuring they’ll show nicely during wear. The 14 karat yellow gold pair are in like-new condition and estate priced at $350.00 CAD. Stock #e13711.


July 15, 2020

14kt. Huggie style diamond hoop earrings 0.17ct. tw. SI-HI, 4.7gr. 16mm $560.00 CAD. e13755

Probably the most unique pair of diamond huggies we’ve encountered. The petite hoops feature this graceful intertwining ellipse accented with a carefully graduated row of diamonds. The 0.17 carats of bright SI-HI round brilliant cut diamonds make a strong show contrasted against warm 14 karat yellow gold. The earrings measure 16mm in diameter making them comfortable enough for daily wear. Their hinged, tightly locking backs also make them secure enough for daily wear. The 4.7 gram hoops are in like new condition and are estate priced for $560.00 CAD. Stock #e13755.


July 9, 2020

14kt. white gold 1.00ct. tw. earring & necklace set $1,190.00 CAD. e9694

e9694 diamond earrings and pendantThere’s nothing our repair staff like more than a piece of estate jewellery that requires no work before going out to the sales floor. That goes double for this necklace and earring set that came to us in perfect condition showing no evidence of use. Even the original bright rhodium finish was 100% intact. Each piece contains three well cut, bright, graduated round brilliant diamonds of I1-I quality weighing an estimated 1.00 carat total weight. The diamonds are bezel set at three levels so their girdles overlap, leaving no empty space to break up the sparkle. The trio is well made from 3.6 grams of 14 karat white gold. They come complete with tight friction backs and a 16 inch long delicate curb link chain. Packaged up with complimentary gift wrapping the set is estate priced at $1,190.00 CAD. Stock #e9694.e9694 snowman diamond earrings and pendant


June 28, 2020

0.69ct. TW I1-KL diamond earring pendant set 4.3gr. 14kt. $910.00 CAD. e11483

Casual or dressy, this set has you covered. Thick bezel settings enhance the apparent size of these diamonds making them look far larger than the estimated total weight of 0.69 carats. The set has been well made from over 4.3 grams of 14 karat yellow gold. Reflective white rhodium plating encircles the diamonds further enhancing their appearance. Each diamond is a bright and lively well matched brilliant cut of I1 clarity with an estimated KL colour. Snug fitting friction butterfly backs secure the earrings in place. An 18 inch curb link chain slides through the large hinged bail adding an extra element of movement to the simple setting. If you’d like a longer or shorter chain we have many in stock that will have the pendant positioned exactly where you’d like it. Comes complete gift wrapped in our traditional dark blue presentation box. Like new condition and estate priced at only $910.00 CAD. Stock #e11483.


May 20, 2020

1.80ct. tw. Ruby & diamond 0.60ct. tw. SI-HI 14kt. earrings 4.2gr. $2,450.00 CAD e12209

Sometimes a piece just needs the luxurious backdrop of gold so warm it almost glows. 14 karat gold with a particularly rich yellow hue sets the stage for quality and these earrings don’t disappoint. Each is hand set with a 0.90 carat brooding red ruby. With such a center piece the contrast of the highly brilliant halo of diamonds is extreme. Eye clean diamonds of SI-HI quality allows the 0.60 combined carat weight to throw a ton of white and rainbow flashes. As a finishing testament to quality each earring has been equipped with hand made heavyweight 14 karat yellow gold friction backs. Estate price $2,450.00 CAD. Stock #e12209.


April 19, 2020

10kt. 0.33ct. tw. I1-I2-JK locking back hoop earrings 2.2 grams $336.00 CAD. e13505

Any woman will tell you that the most important thing an earring needs is secure fastening. At least that is the lament we always hear when people come in to trade in a single earrings or two that have lost their partners. This post and lever back set up can be a very secure option as long as you use them properly. When they are in the closed position you need to gently push the post tip up to release the back. People who aren’t familiar with them often wear the posts away by tugging the lever open without moving the post up. Once you get used to the release technique these are one of the most comfortable drop styles to wear. This brightly rhodium plated 10 karat white gold pair make a soft statement during wear. Measuring 16.7mm long and gently graduation to 3.19mm wide the pair are perfect for daily wear or an evening out. They are securely channel set with 0.33 carat total weight of I1-I2-JK round brilliant cut diamonds. Estate price $336.00 CAD. Stock #e13505.


April 3, 2020

13ct. tw. geuine blue topaz & citrine drop earrings 6.8gr. 18kt. $700.00 CAD. e12697

Who knew that Novembers birthstones would work so well together? The pair of oval citrine are almost a perfect colour match to the warm 18 karat yellow gold that make up the earrings. Leaving the intense complimentary colour blue topaz as the main focus of the drops, keeping the overall effect luxuriously weighted. The 13 carat total gem weight earrings are 42mm long and head turning for their unique construction and colours. $700.00 CAD. Stock #e12697.


April 2, 2020

0.90ct. tw. I1-HI Canadian diamond pendant earring set 3.5gr. 14kt. $1,680.00 CAD. e11898

At first glance the trio of diamonds that adorn this earring and pendant set look as if they are just resting on the rim of each circle. They couldn’t be more securely set however, with heavy under galleries wrapping protectively around the pavilion of each. The trio are all of bright I1-HI quality and all of Canadian origins, proudly laser inscribed as proof. The center diamond in the 9.2mm pendant weighs an estimated 0.50 carat and each 6.9mm stud is set with a 0.20 carat. The 14 karat set is in like new condition with all chromy white rhodium intact. The modern and sleek slider pendant is strung from a 20 inch long petite curb link chain with easy to fasten lobster clasp. Each stud is equipped with sturdy friction backs. Estate price for the set only is $1,680.00 CAD. Stock #e11898.


March 8, 2020

3.68ct. tw. I2-F diamond stud earrings GIA certified $17,000.00 CAD. e12693

Birthdays, anniversaries and other gift giving occasions always seem to be right around the corner. Imagine the reaction you’ll receive when she opens this little Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers box. A 1.83 carat diamond for each ear is something you don’t see too often. This perfectly matched pair of round brilliant cut diamonds has been freshly GIA certified September 23rd and 25th. We assembled them into brand new 14 karat white gold stud settings on site just yesterday. One measures 7.67mm in diameter, the other 7.71mm which is about half the diameter of the average women’s ear lobe. Together they weigh a whopping 3.68 carats, both with colourless F colour and I2 clarity. We were actually a bit surprised by GIA’s decision to grade the clarity I2. With their scattering of tiny inclusions we were hoping for an I1 clarity call. They are very strong I2s with no single or large distracting inclusion. Both sparkle brilliantly thanks to their Very Good and Good cut, polish and symmetry. Even the matching medium blue fluorescence was considered when matching the pair. You’ll be surprised just how much sparkle these show in person. Each is secured with a heavyweight friction back for security during wear. They come with fresh Gemological Institute of America Diamond Grading Reports which can be seen online here and here. These previously owned diamonds in brand new settings are priced at $17,000.00 CAD. Stock #e12693.


February 15, 2020

0.70ct. tw. I1-I diamond earring/pendant set 5.1gr. 14kt. $1,050.00 CAD. e10968

Casual or dressy, this set has you covered. Thick bezel settings enhance the apparent size of these diamonds making them look far larger than the estimated total weight of 0.70 carats. The set has been well made from over 5 grams of 14 karat yellow gold. A reflective white rhodium plating circles the diamonds further enhancing their appearance. Each diamond is a bright and lively well matched brilliant cut of solid I1 clarity with an I colour. The earrings have been upgraded with threaded posts and backs for added security. An 18 inch cable link chain slides through a hidden bail on the pendant that keep the focus on the simple setting. If you’d like a longer or shorter chain we have many in stock to have the pendant positioned exactly where you’d like it. Comes complete gift wrapped in our traditional blue and white satin presentation box. Like new condition and estate priced at $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e10968.


February 4, 2020

1.50ct. tw. SI-I HI 3 in 1 diamond earrings 18kt. 5.4 gr. $2,100.00 CAD.

Don’t think of it as a pair of diamond earrings for $2,100.00; think of it as 3 pairs at $700.00 each. For daily wear you’ve got simple teardrop halo studs measuring 9.8mm long by 7mm wide. Each set with 32 round brilliant cut diamond packed so tightly they throw an intense amount of brilliance at the slightest movement. Both are equipped with heavy weight friction backs for maximum security during wear. If you are going from the office to a special dinner out you can slip the post through a special catch in these halo earring enhancers; pumping up the earring volume to 16.5mm long by 11.9mm wide. For those really dressy occasions, or if you live every day as a special occasion, you can flip those frames over and you have these uber elegant, freely swinging statement drops. The shoulder dusters measure 26.8mm long and feature 130 SI-I1-HI round brilliant cut diamonds for maximum dazzle. The three-in-one earrings are of course top quality 18 karat white gold, maintaining their original rhodium plating as proof of their like new quality. Estate price $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e13041.


January 20, 2020

1.20ct. tw. sapphire & diamond 0.50ct. tw. SI-IJ stud earrings 2.7gr. 14kt. $560.00 CAD. e13450

The snowflake halo was the precursor to our modern halo and it’s having a comeback right now. Working in a category of fashion that has a slower feed through rate we often encounter this old-is-new-again cycle. It took a couple decades of jewellery evolution to get from here to the modern halo and now people are looking back to its earlier forms. Frankly, we are happy to see it back, these larger accent diamonds provide a level of fire you don’t get from a condensed string of tiny diamonds. Here the halos wrap around two oval sapphires in that classic brooding blue. Each 0.60 carat sapphire is wrapped with 0.25 carts of SI-IJ round single cut diamonds. Despite their retro vibe the studs are in like new condition retaining their original chromy rhodium plating. Each is made from 14 karat white gold and comes equipped with a heavy 6mm friction back. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e13450.


January 10, 2020

0.80ct. tw. SI2-I1-H diamond studs 14kt. white gold $1,330.00 CAD. e13432

Ever popular and very versatile. We never get tired of diamond stud earrings. This pair was purchased from us a few years ago and recently traded in for a larger set. From a personal perspective I think diamond studs begin to look significant in size when each diamond weighs 0.33 carats. The diamonds in this set are nicely over that mark at 0.40 carats each. Each diamond measures 4.8mm average diameter. They both are pleasant, low SI2 high I1 clarity with a G and H colour. The 14 karat double gallery settings are our most popular design. Minimalist, very flattering and easy to keep clean. They are secured by medium weight friction backs that provide a good bite on the wire posts. Perfect condition and estate priced at $ 1,330.00 CAD. Stock #e13432.


January 2, 2020

14kt. 1.50ct. tw. SI2-H diamond earrings 4.3gr. $2,030.00 CAD. e10498


The most robust invisible set studs you’ll encounter, and we can say that because we made them! The pair were meant to replace an older pair purchased from our estate department that were then unfortunately lost. As is the case with any custom piece that contains invisible set diamonds each of the 50 square brilliant cut diamonds were custom cut. A mandatory step that has the added benefit of ensuring the diamonds are perfectly matched SI2-H quality for seamless brilliance. Measuring 10.85mm x 10.85mm with strong protective 14 karat yellow gold edges and sturdy supportive undergallery. The 4.3 gram studs are equipped with threaded posts and backs for added security. Estate price $2,030.00 CAD. Stock #e10498.



December 19, 2019

diamond earrings 0.50ct. tw. VS-GH 3.9gr. 14kt. 15mm x 10mm $700.00 CAD. e12490

Macrame DIY projects are dominating Pintrest boards, mismatched paisley patterns are popping up in fashion and interior design, and houseplants are the “it” thing; anyone else smell patchouli? Actually if you dig into paisley history it was cool way before the hippies claimed it. The pattern has its roots in ancient Persian and Indian textiles, spreading into Europe along the Silk Road. It is still an important symbol that is used today in Hindu weddings and has ties to the cypress tree, a Zoroastrian symbol of life and eternity. The shape is also reflective of the lobes of the yin-yang symbol of Taoism. Whatever its symbolism paisley has been a fashion favorite for centuries and today we show it cast in white and yellow gold and pave set with diamonds. The 15.6mm long studs are cast from 3.9 grams of 14 karat gold. The 0.50 carats of round single cut diamonds are high VS-GH quality, twinkling brightly with the slightest movement. Estate price for the bohemian pair $700.00 CAD. Stock #e12490.


December 18, 2019

1.09ct. I1-HI diamond studs 1.3gr. 14kt. white gold $1,960.00 CAD. e12559

By far, this is the best way to buy a great pair of diamond studs and save a pile of money at the same time; estate diamonds in brand new settings. We are continuously upgrading and trading in our customer’s jewellery. Usually the trade in diamonds are in great condition but the settings are worn or have been repaired before. Our solution –  take the jewellery apart and reset the diamonds into brand new 14 karat white gold/palladium double gallery settings with heavy upgraded friction backs, then price them better than anyone else. It’s a simple formula that our clients never get tired of. This style is flattering, easy to clean, easy to wear and very secure. The estate nature of the diamonds allows us to upgrade the settings and still provide better value than anything else available. The palladium/gold alloy we use costs a little more than traditional white gold but it’s much more “white” looking. We don’t need to rhodium plate them making them artificially brighter. These diamonds are very well matched 5.2mm diameter round brilliant cut diamonds both of strong I1 clarity, H colour and very good cut. There are only a couple of tiny crystal inclusions that are virtually invisible without magnification. We’ve positioned the minor inclusions under the claws where possible making the diamonds look even better. With a total weight of 1.09 carat these earrings are significant in size and are sure to get noticed. The estate price of just $1,960.00 makes for fantastic value. Don’t just take our word for it though, shop the specifications around. We’re sure you’ll agree the value is outstanding. We always have a large inventory of loose estate diamonds if you want to do something a little bigger or smaller. We can custom make a new/estate set just for you in only a couple of hours. This set is estate priced at $1,960.00 CAD. Stock #e12559.


December 16, 2019

18kt. white gold twisting hoop earrings 2.3 grams Italian made $280.00 CAD. e13085

It’s amazing what a simple artistic twist can do to an otherwise ordinary pair of long oval hoop earrings. The 2 inch long made in Italy earrings are mirror images of each other as all high quality earrings are. Each earring has a graceful twist in opposing directions for a dedicated right/left side or left/right side depending on your preference. Made from 2.3 grams of premium 18 karat white gold. Perfect condition with the bright factory applied rhodium plating still fully intact. $280.00 CAD. Stock #e13085.


December 5, 2019

Italian made 18kt. earrings 5.9gr. 24mm long $480.00 CAD. e10495

These Italian made hollow hoops boast an inventive cradle-like catch that hold each hoop high on the lobe, nearly disguising the catch entirely. That cradle style catch plays to the elegant drooping nature of each high polished earring. The luxurious hue 18 karat yellow gold appears to drip like honey, pulled slowly by gravity. The 5.9 gram pair are in unworn condition and measure a statement making 24.7mm long by 10.0mm wide at their bottoms. Estate price $480.00 CAD. Stock #e10495.


December 2, 2019

Pearl drop earrings 10/14kt and 18kt. $210.00 and $420.00 CAD. e13227

Our customers can’t get enough of this type of pearl and diamond earring. Whenever a nice set of estate pearl drop style earrings turn up in our estate department they usually get snapped up very quickly. If you’ve seen them before but you’ve been too late, here’s your chance. We’re posting 2 pairs at the same time. Both sets are in like-new condition. The diamond enhanced set is constructed of 10 karat white gold with 14 karat white gold friction backs. They contain 22 tiny round diamonds plus the 7.3mm oblong, top-quality fresh water cultured pearl. This set is only $210.00 CAD. The second pair is a premium quality drop style with locking European backs constructed from brightly rhodium plated solid 18 karat white gold. The set weighs just over 4 grams and each features a beautiful, blemish-free, 7.7mm round cultured pearl. This pair is priced at $420.00 CAD. We’d be happy to ship them anywhere in Canada free of charge.


December 1, 2019

1.50ct. tw. aquamarine stud earrings 14kt. white gold 1.2gr. $350.00 CAD. e13161

The Ancient Greeks believed that aquamarine was the treasure of mermaids. Their love for the gem that perfectly captured the colours of The Seas of Greece, inspired its aquatic name. This particular pair of pears seem to take their colour from the shallows of the Aegean Sea. The 1.50 carats of aquamarines are set into icy white 14 karat white gold studs, simple basket settings that keep the focus on the gems. Each has been equipped with a sturdy friction back and the like new pair is estate priced for $350.00 CAD. Stock #e13161.


November 29, 2019

18kt. French back pearl drop earrings 7.5mm 4.0gr. $413.00 CAD.

If you’re a fan of drop earrings you’ve probably experienced the frustration of flimsy backings that leave you constantly in fear of losing an earring. One of the surest solutions to this is a pair of locking French backs. These are a prime example thanks to their bulky build. The posts only taper at the very last moment for comfort, leaving their large fronts to hold a tense spring. When fastened, the hinged backs snap tightly into the notch on the curved posts. Good thing too as the earrings are made from luxurious 18 karat yellow gold and feature lustrous white pearls. Price for the 4 gram drops $413.00 CAD. Stock #e13177.


November 17, 2019

10kt. gold 1.00ct. tw. I1-I2-I huggie hoop earrings 15mm 4.9gr. $910.00 CAD. e13208

Huggie hoops, one of the only variations of diamond earrings that you can wear constantly. The solid construction paired with a smaller diameter and tightly snapping backs creates the trifecta of security! Each measures an unassuming 15mm in diameter by 4mm wide. Their fronts are securely channel set with a perfect 1.00 carat total weight of I1-I2-I round brilliant cut diamonds. The earrings themselves are cast from 4.9 grams of mirror finished 10 karat white gold. Each earring snaps securely closed and the pair is priced at $910.00 CAD. This pair will not last long. Stock #e13208.


October 17, 2019

18kt. pearl & diamond earrings 0.15ct. tw. SI-H 2.4gr. $350.00 CAD. e13226

The neutral nature of white pearls and white diamonds allow them to be worn with almost any outfit in any combination. This pair add the extra element of length with movement to make sure they get noticed. Measuring 1 inch in length is plenty long enough to be seen but not so long as to get in the way. The middle joint allows movement and helps the 0.15 carats of high quality (SI-H) diamonds to twinkle and sparkle. Perfect condition with the original rhodium plated finish fully intact. The pearls are high quality, well matched with an oblong shape (9.5mm x 7.0mm). They have a very good, blemish free silvery white luster. Constructed of top quality 18 karat white gold the earrings weigh 2.4 grams including friction backs.


October 16, 2019

7 1/2mm pearl drop earrings 18 karat gold 4.0gr. $420.00 CAD.

Most of our estate inventory comes in as diamond rings but earrings seem to be the most popular category. Many times our estate earrings are sold before we even get a chance to post them. We brought this recently traded pair to the front of the queue so everyone has a chance at them. High quality was the objective with this pair. Sturdy 4 gram total weight in premium 18 karat white gold and AA luster of the blemish free 7.7mm round cultured pearls, these earrings are all about quality. The hinged drops wiggle and sway with the slightest movement. Perfect condition without even the smallest scuff on the bright rhodium finish. European backs shut securely with a satisfying click making sure this comfortable pair stay in place. Estate price $420.00 CAD. Stock #e13227.


October 15, 2019

18kt. diamond drop earrings 0.70ct. tw. I1-I 3.6gr. $1,106.00 CAD. e12397

Something From Nothing the children’s book by Phoebe Gilman is probably a metaphor for every jeweler’s life. We work with such precious ingredients that we are always conscious of trying to save whatever we can. Especially with the volume of worn out pieces that flow through our estate department. Sometimes we get stuck on the unusual odds and ends that come in unfit for sale. We are increasingly recutting worn out gemstones and resetting them into new pieces; refurbishing antiques that are in need of heavy repair; but this is the first time we’ve worked with a set of unaccompanied loose tennis bracelet links. These links came in completely unworn, they were probably removed from a bracelet right after it was purchased and tucked into a jewellery box. With their graceful elongated profile and fully articulated construction they were begging to be converted into hinged drop earrings. All we needed to do was solder a post on each and equip them with brand new heavy weight 6mm 14k karat friction backs. The 18 karat white gold drops are set all over with 0.70 carats of bright I1-I round brilliant cut diamonds. At 33.2mm long they will stand out against any hair length or style, adding elegance to any occasion. Estate price for the brand new earrings $1,106.00 CAD. Stock #e12397.


October 10, 2019

18kt. 2.5 inch hoop earrings 16.4 grams $1,539.00 CAD. e12366

All of the hoops we’ve ever seen in this size range were made on a budget. Which is exactly the opposite of what you want when you get to this scale. The larger the diameter the easier they are to dent, crease or bend. One little accident with a budget pair and they kink and are ruined. They are also more prone to be kinked while being fastened. The catches are usually flimsy as well, increasing their chance to drop off during wear, getting lost or damaged in the fall. This 2.5 inch pair are the exact opposite, though hollow they weigh a substantial 16.4 grams as a testament to their heavy gauge and quality. The low profile catches are inventive and done in extra strong white gold. The heavy ear wires are hinged with a sturdy rivet and catch into the earring itself, preventing the catches from loosening. On top of all that the hoops have 4.7mm tube diameter, much wider than anything we’ve encountered in this size. Estate price for the like new hoops $1,539.00 CAD. Stock #e12366.


October 6, 2019

0.20ct. tw. I1-I diamond drop earrings 2.0gr. 14kt. $350.00 CAD. e12723

Sometimes simple can be the most impactful as is the case with these diamond drops. The 12.9mm in diameter huggie hoops are classic with their high dome profiles. Each has a single 0.10 carat I1-I round brilliant cut diamond left to swing freely from its base. The contrast of high polished 14 karat white gold with the fire of the diamonds draws the eye at the slightest movement. The 2 gram pair are very comfortable and snap securely into place for peace of mind during wear. Estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock #e12723.


October 4, 2019

0.40ct. tw. I1-IJ diamond & blue topaz cluster earrings 3.7gr. 18kt. $840.00 CAD. e12862

Premium quality 18 karat yellow gold isn’t always the building block of choice when setting coloured gems. Nothing gives the impression of luxury like a touch of rich yellow gold peaking around the edges of a gemstone. The warm tone also blends best into the skin tone giving center stage to the blue topaz and 0.40 carats of I1-IJ round single cut diamonds. The oval halo studs weigh a comfortable 3.7 grams and each is equipped with a heavyweight friction back for maximum peace of mind. Estate price for the pair $840.00 CAD. Stock #e12862.


September 25, 2019

0.74ct. VS2-F triple X no fluorescence GIA certified diamond studs 14kt. $1,750.00 CAD. e12972

Tis the season to see some truly appalling diamond studs being offered for sale to the unsuspecting, bewildered consumer simply looking for big and cheap. We certainly have have bigger and much more expensive diamond stud earrings in stock but I can’t remember having a set that were so perfectly matched and also GIA certified. Both of these diamonds weigh exactly 0.37 carat and are of very high VS2-F quality. What I find most remarkable is both are excellent cut, have excellent polish, excellent symmetry and exhibit no fluorescence. The GIA reports were issued September 8th and 9th 2008. They’re pretty much identical twins. Most of our larger, important diamond solitaires come with Gemological Institute of American reports, but encountering a set of previously owned diamond studs like this is a first for us. They’re assembled in traditional 4 prong double gallery 14 karat white gold stud settings. These basic mounts display the high quality diamonds in a simple dramatic fashion. The sturdy posts are equipped with threaded backs for an extra level of security. If you’re in the market for diamond studs this year do a little research and be wary of promotional quality earrings as they are usually of low quality and offer little true value. This pair offers superior beauty and extraordinary value considering the price of only $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e12972.


September 20, 2019

10kt. Tanzanite & Diamond earring/pendant set 18″ 3.4gr. $350.00 CAD. e13267

This is what most people picture when they think tanzanite. This lilac tone is actually one of the more affordable varieties; probably why it is more widespread and recognizable than the highest valued velvety blueberry tone. In practice this lighter colour allows more room for the phenomenon that tanzanite is known for, its pleochroism. That crystal anomaly creates two to three different colours in one gemstone that can be viewed by looking at that gemstone from different angles. In this trio the tanzanites move through all of the shades of lilac flowers, starting in that almost lavender blue and slowly moving into pale violet. Each has been cut into a pear shaped petal and attached to a yellow gold stalk balanced by a trio of graduated diamonds. The nine round brilliant cuts total an estimated 0.15 carats and the entire set is captured in 10 karat yellow gold. The pendant hangs from an 18 inch delicate curb link chain and the studs are equipped with sturdy friction backs. Estate price for the set only $350.00 CAD. Stock #e13267.


September 16, 2019

14kt. diamond & sapphire pendant earring set 2.18ct. tw. 9.1gr. $1,260.00 CAD. e11994

For those of you who were not blessed with the gift of living through the 80’s you won’t understand the decades obsession with sapphire and diamond clusters. For an abbreviated explanation have a look at Lady Diana’s 1981 sapphire and diamond engagement ring. As soon as that ring hit newspapers and magazines, copies were popping everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to the Sears catalog. The original ring morphed into interpretations as varied as this pear shaped cluster pendant and earring set. The matched trio are of the deeper blue variety and combine for a total weight of approximately 1.18 carats. Each is surrounded by two tiers of I1-I quality round single cut diamonds that equal 1.00 carat total weight. The stones are all set into bright white gold and accented in warm 14 karat yellow. The pendant is suspended from a sturdy 16 inch long box chain. The earrings are equipped with extra heavy white gold friction backs for superior security. If you’re looking to channel a Royal other than Meghan or Kate get retro with this vintage Diana set for $1,260.00 CAD. Stock #e11994.


August 25, 2019

Effy 14kt. blue topaz & diamond earrings 9.10ct. tw. 4.6gr. $665.00 CAD. e11636

A stunning pair of Effy drop earrings that are guaranteed to turn heads at any holiday party! Playing with the rich tones of topaz the earrings pair London blue studs with intense Swiss blue drops that flash an icy brilliance during wear. Those 11.9mm x 8.2mm drops are inventively set under diamond encrusted ribbons of brightly rhodium plated 14 karat white gold. Together the diamonds equal an approximate weight of 0.10 carats with a combined topaz weight of about 9 carats. The earrings each measure 20.65mm long and come equipped with strong posts and heavy friction backs. Perfect condition and looking truly unworn. Estate price $665.00 CAD. Stock #e11636.


August 1, 2019

0.25ct. tw. I1-IJ diamond drop earrings 2.2gr. $420.00 CAD. e12567

We’re big fans of the millennial minimalist new style of jewellery. Everything is boiled down to geometric essentials with the emphasis on small accents creating big impressions. These fully articulated drops are the essence of the trend. Four I1-IJ round brilliant cut diamonds combine for a quarter carat of sparkle. Each diamond has been set into a brightly rhodium enhanced domed bezel for a sleek perimeter. The bar that separates them allows the larger of each pair to swing freely with the slightest movement. The pair are in like new condition for the previously enjoyed price of $420.00 CAD. Stock #e12567.


July 31, 2019

David Yurman Quatrefoil Double Drop sterling silver earrings $192.00 CAD. e12880

The Quatrefoil is one of those ubiquitous symbols you’ve probably never thought twice about but always found rather pleasant. Most people associate them with historic architecture and for good reason as they were a staple of Gothic arches. The Quatrefoil Double Drop earrings by David Yurman are the most understated of the brand’s foray into the symbol. The high polished sterling silver allows it to best recall its stained glass origins. Each is fully articulated from its smaller partner allowing the large drop to swing freely and flash brightly during wear. The earrings are retired but both are in like new condition accompanied by original pouches. Estate price $192.00 CAD. Stock #e12880.


July 22, 2019

Emerald & diamond earrings 1.20ct. tw. 5.2gr. 14kt. $1,750.00 CAD. e12489

Earlobe hugging leaf inspired studs that wrap gracefully during wear, as if caught in a breeze. The focal point is a strip of 0.20 carats of high quality square cut intense green emeralds bending their way down the middle of each earring. Their bright flashes are shouldered by two tapered rows of round brilliant cut diamonds. The perfect 1.00 total diamond weight are all of nice SI-H quality. Each stud is equipped with a strong post and spring loaded omega backs holding them securely in place during wear. Estate price for the 5.2 gram pair $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e12489.


July 19, 2019

BIRKS muse huggie earrings 450005771472 $1,977.00 CAD. e10480

The Muse line is Birks’ homage to their roots with the intricate lattice pattern taken directly from the decorative grill work of the original St. James Street store in Old Montreal, opened in 1879. That delicate pattern is the perfect motif for this pair of 14.5mm long by 9.8mm wide huggie hoops. Transforming an every-day-wear piece of jewellery into a pair of head turning hoops versatile enough to dress up a pair of jeans or finish off a cocktail dress. The top quality hoops are made from 6.9 grams of 18 karat white gold finished in bright chromy rhodium. The filigree pattern is bracketed by two rows of VS-FG round brilliant cut diamonds that come together for a total weight of 0.31 carats. The hoops are equipped with very strong, expertly integrated posts and hinges for added peace of mind. The pair are listed on Birks website for $3295.00 CAD. Our estate price for the brand new pair and their Birks travel pouch $1,977.00 CAD. Stock #e10480.



July 16, 2019

0.66ct. tw. I1-HI diamond hoop lever back earrings 14kt. 5.8gr. $1,260.00 CAD. e12566

Tapered diamond drop earrings are a staple piece but you don’t often encounter them in this size. Measuring 22mm long the gently curving drops are guaranteed to stand out. Each has been protectively channel set with eight graduated round brilliant cut diamonds weighing an estimated 0.66 carats. The I1-HI diamonds have been well cut ensuring high sparkle. Both are equipped with notched posts and lever backs that need to be pinched apart to disengage. The 5.8 gram pair are made from 14 karat white gold and retain their original rhodium finish as a testament to their like new condition. Estate price $1,260.00 CAD. Stock #e12566.


July 15, 2019

Sterling Silver THOMAS SABO tigers eye drop earrings $140.00 CAD. e9631

e9631 Tomas Sabo tiger's eye earrings sterling silverThese well-made earrings are an excellent example of the upside to working with silver. Being a relatively inexpensive material jewellery items can be made more substantial and long lasting without raising prices to subsidize the added cost of making items that last. With thick posts, heavy earring backs, and strong connection rings these earrings will easily survive a life time of wear. Each earring contains 27 deep set round brilliant cut crystals and two pieces of natural tigers eye with beautiful natural golden brown graining. If you like a good sized earring these will do the trick at 2 inches in length. Thomas Sabo has become a big name in sterling silver fashion jewellery and for good reason if these earrings are an example of the general quality of the brand. Steffans of Northampton had a similar pair listed on their website on sale 1/2 price for 74.50 pounds sterling item number H14553-1-759. Our estate price of $140.00 CAD makes these the perfect entry point into this high end fashion brand. Stock #e9631.


July 14, 2019

0.20ct. tw. I1-IJ lever back drop earrings 3.4gr. 14kt. $420.00 CAD. e12572

This is exactly how lever backs should work when they are made right! The heavy gauge ear wire and hinged backs snap together tightly. To take them off you can’t simply pull on the back, you have to disengage the connection by levering the post up and out. Its a simple movement but it is one of the most secure earring fastener available. The earrings themselves are made from 3.4 grams of 14 karat yellow gold. Each is flush set with one 0.10 carat round brilliant cut diamond of I1-IJ quality, a bright center surrounded by warm domes of gold. Estate price $420.00 CAD. Stock #e12572.


July 13, 2019

18kt. Italian made Florentine finish drop earrings 11.1gr. $1,120.00 CAD. e12571

The Florentine finish is the most underused and underappreciated texture. Done properly it gives the gold surface a look of magnified silk, creating a luxurious textile that accentuates every curve. It could not have been used more thoughtfully than it was on this pair of Italian made 18 karat yellow gold earrings. The organic free form ellipse looks airy and graceful, like gathered fabric hanging from the high polished ear wires. In truth the earrings weigh 11.1 grams, a testament to their high quality. To keep the weight from becoming uncomfortable the backside has been finished in a delicate lattice. Each earring is equipped with a hinged catch that snaps securely into place. Vintage price for the unique statement drops is $1,120.00 CAD. Stock #e12571.


July 12, 2019

0.50ct. tw. SI2-I1-IJ Huggie style diamond hoop earrings 4.3gr. 14kt. $753.00. e12660

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. Stock #e12660.


July 11, 2019

14kt. grey pearl & diamond earring/pendant set 0.15ct. tw. 14kt. 18″ $700.00 CAD. e12765

An excellent example of how modern pearls can be with a little change to the palette and a bit of imaginative design. This trio of unique drop pearls have a body colour of steely blue grey and overtones of blush pink. Each has been tipped by a bezel set round brilliant cut diamond that total an estimated 0.15 carats. For the studs that is where the design ends but the pendant is finished with an oversized flat bail. The splash of high polished 14 karat white gold adds interest through contrast to the soft cool luster of the pearls. Each stud is equipped with a sturdy medium weight friction back and the pendant is strung from an 18 inch cable chain. $700.00 CAD. Stock #e12765.


Custom princess cut pendant/earring set 2.38ct. tw. SI1-I 18kt. 17.8gr. $5,383.00 CAD. e12487 e12488

In most cases custom making something is the more expensive way to get what you want. We suggest the custom approach when someone has a sentimental gemstone or an existing gold item they want to incorporate into a new design. If the requested style is so specific that we can’t source as production then custom is the way to go. The reason custom always costs more is due to efficiency, making one of anything is always more expensive than the unit cost for making 100. Sure making 100 items takes more time but the production is done in bulk stages and once the pieces are finished each item out of the 100 absorbs a small section of the cost of manufacturing. The economy of scale doesn’t apply with a 1 off custom item. When you make one item the cost of developing the design, 3D printing or wax carving, casting, cleaning up, stone setting, and polishing has to be absorbed by that single item. A custom made item can easily cost double compared to a ready made equivalent. There are a some  advantages to custom that you just don’t get with production pieces. They are usually heavier and more luxurious than their production counter parts as adding a few grams of metal makes very little difference for one item. They are normally made with higher quality ingredients and are almost always one of a kind. In the case of this three piece set there is the addition of art to the equation. This was obviously a set that started out with old fashion counter sketching. You can almost see the goldsmith sitting down with their client working out the gestural lines and geometric angles until everyone was happy with the concept. The pendant and earrings have the quality factor in spades. Made from a combined 14.2 grams of top quality 18 karat white gold, set with 2.38 carats of SI1-I graduated princess cut diamonds. The 12 diamonds are well matched in pattern and make a brilliant splintery show surrounded by brightly rhodium enhanced curving surfaces. The slider pendant measures 26.3 mm long by 15.8mm wide. It slides freely along its 14 karat white gold heavy box link chain, measuring a modern 20 inches long. The earrings are a huggie hoop style measuring about 16.6mm long. The trio is in like new condition showing no signs of wear. Priced and sold as a set only for $5,383.00 CAD. Stock numbers e12488 and e12487.


July 10, 2019

14kt. hollow hoop earrings 3.4gr. $224.00 CAD. e11658

At 29mm x 24mm and 6mm wide these earrings are large but not so large that they can’t be worn all the time. Hollow construction allows them to be a manageable 3.4 grams in total weight. Perfect like new condition. The 14 karat wire hinged posts have no solder joints that could contact sensitive ears causing irritation. Hoop earrings at great prices are always some of our most popular estate offerings. These earrings were just polished and look like they just came out of the factory. Estate priced at $224.00 CAD. Stock #e11658.


July 5, 2019

14kt. diamond earrings 0.15ct. tw. with 7.75mm CZ drops 3.3gr. 14kt. $420.00 CAD. e12698

The cubic zirconia is one of the youngest man made gemstones despite having been invented in the late 1800s. Natural zirconia has an extremely high melting point of 2750 degrees Celsius, higher than even diamonds melting point. In order to synthesize gem production you have to be able to mimic the conditions within the earth that the gem formed under. It wasn’t until 1973 that Soviet scientists invented a crucible that could get to the temperatures required to grow cubic zirconia crystals. By 1977 commercial production was underway and Swarovski was one of the first companies to fully embrace the synthetic. The colourless gemstone has very similar optics to diamond making it difficult to distinguish to the untrained eye. Especially when dangling at a distance in a pair of high quality earrings. The 14 karat white gold drops are set with 0.15 carats of petite accent diamonds front and back for a little bit of added bling. The round brilliant cut cubics measure 7.4mm in diameter, about the size of a 1.50 carat diamond. Each 14.5mm diameter huggie hoop snaps tightly closed during wear for added security. $420.00 CAD. Stock #e12698.


July 2, 2019

1.22ct. tw. I2-J diamond stud earrings 1.0gr. 14kt white gold $1,505.00 CAD. e12833

Sparkly, bright and the price is right at just 30% of the estimated replacement value of $4,973.94. How’s that for a figure, right to the penny. While we don’t support or endorse that opinion of value we pretty much agree with the description of quality. We feel a more appropriate replacement value would be around $2,150.00. As a recent trade in we have them priced at $1,505.00 plus applicable tax. Flattering 4 prong double gallery settings are always the most popular choice for settings. These like new diamond studs come with long posts and upgraded threaded backs for an extra level of security. Including the flattering 07/22/2018 Certificate of Appraisal they are priced at $1,505.00 CAD. Stock #e12833.


June 16, 2019

18kt. white gold Italian made hoop earrings 15.5mm 4.4gr. $420.00 CAD. e12362

All that glitters is gold. In this instance it is despite the fact that this heavy stippled texture looks like tiny diamonds from a distance. Leave it to the ingenuity of the Italian house of gold ZADI to make this kind of illusion! The 18 karat white gold hoops are an understated 15.5mm in diameter, tucking comfortably against the ear. Despite their size they still weigh in at an impressive 4.4 grams and show no dents or wear. Estate price for the like new pair $420.00 CAD. Stock #e12362.


May 30, 2019

0.38ct. tw. I1-I2-H diamond drop earrings 10kt. 2.1gr. $350.00 CAD. e11631

The average cost per diamond (including the gold settings) is just $3.65. You don’t get a big diamond for $3.64 but each tiny stone is a properly faceted round diamond. Each of the 96 stones is hand set in a 4 bead setting. The 2.1 grams earrings are secured by tight locking posts for peace of mind. Despite the petite diamond size they sparkle and reflect surprisingly well. Being so tightly arranged the centre cluster looks like a large single stone as is swings freely on its articulated joint. Great price and right on point for current style. This pair isn’t going to last long. Estate priced at $350.00 CAD. Stock #e11631.


May 27, 2019

1.27ct. tw. SI2-H excellent cut diamond studs 14kt. gold $4,270.00 CAD. e11833

If you’re looking at diamond studs this year as many people are, make sure you consider the most important of the 4 Cs, the cut. Did you know the cut can affect the price of two otherwise identical diamonds by 40%. Funny how almost no one mentions the quality of cut when advertising diamond studs. We just had both of these diamonds re-manufactured to excellent cut. They were both very nice SI2 clarity (one almost an SI1), they had identical H colour and they exhibited the same level of medium blue fluorescence. We thought, lets improve their average to good cut and make an exceptionally well matched set. Have a look at the geometry on the cut reports to see just how well they now compare. All the critical dimensions and angles are virtually the same. We lost 10% of the original weight but these diamonds sparkle so much better now. Many people who sell jewellery can’t understand why we would take 2 perfectly acceptable diamonds, have them re-cut to a smaller size by having them re-proportioned and spend hundreds of dollars doing it. The reason is simple once you see them in person, they are waaaaaaaay more brilliant and dispersive. They are also more valuable once the superior cut is taken into consideration. There is no sense having a set of diamonds with a nice clairty, colour and carat weight if they aren’t well cut. That’s too bad because every diamond has the potential to be cut to a high standard but many manufacturers choose to conserve finished weight for the psychological advantage of a heavy diamond that still looks good compared to an excellent cut diamond that explodes with brilliance. We’ve set this beautiful set into our most popular 14 karat white gold double gallery settings. The upgraded 6mm butterfly backs are much heavier and more secure than what you’ve been accustomed to seeing. I guess we could have sold them new inventory but we’d rather sell them with the rest of our estate jewellery as re-manufactured vintage diamonds. They are estate priced at $4,270.00 CAD. Stock #e11833.


May 23, 2019

18kt. diamond drop earrings 0.75ct. tw. I1-I 4.1gr. $1,138.00 CAD. e12398

Jewellery is very different from the fast fashion industry, at least the precious kind is. The ingredients are too valuable to fit into the throw away culture that has many people questioning our wasteful, wistful habits. Marie Kondo has offered one very popular approach to de-cluttering but purging is only part of the problem. Many experts are calling for the resurgence of the reuse/repair/re-purpose mentality that was so popular with our grandparents and great grandparents. Frankly we are all for it! Jewellery has always operated on this principle, precious metals can be recast or refined, gems can be reset or recut, and we love searching through our refining piles for components we can use in repairs and remakes. That’s where these articulated earrings come in; they were once part of a showy diamond bracelet or necklace. They were removed at purchase to reduce the length and haven’t been touched since. When we got them they were too perfect not to remake so we simply added posts, heavy 6mm 14 karat friction backs and like magic we had stunning statement earrings! Each measures a head turning 37.2mm long and has three pivot points allowing them to move freely when worn. The 0.75 carats of I1-I round brilliant cuts catch fire at the slightest movement making them ideal for any dressy occasion. The 18 karat white gold pair is in brand new condition for the estate price of $1,138.00 CAD. Stock #e12398.


February 2, 2019

1.06ct. tw. SI1-F Maple Leaf Canadian diamond studs $4,270.00 CAD. e11903

The price of diamonds is like pretty much everything else bought or sold; they’re ultimately tied to the value of the U.S. dollar. It doesn’t matter that these diamonds were mined in Canada, they are priced in United States Dollars then adjusted to reflect the value compared to the Canadian dollar. What is interesting about this pair is that they were purchased in December of 2010 when the USD/CAD relationship was the same. How things have changed; today the American dollar is worth well over 30% more than a Canadian dollar. In theory these earrings are worth at least 30% more today compared to 2010 assuming zero inflation and zero price increase in diamond prices over the last 8 years. Both of these diamonds are a perfectly matched 0.53 carat, both with a SI1 clarity, F colour and an ideal cut. The beautiful set came accompanied by Gem Scan appraisal card, Ekati diamond mine origin certificate along with the original purchase invoice. The diamonds are secured by 14 karat white gold double gallery settings with threaded posts and screw back butterflies. Even the gold used in the construction of the earrings was Canadian sourced. The bottom gallery of the setting has been pierced with the outline of a maple leaf. Perfect condition, high quality and 100% Canadian make a great combination; estate priced at just $4,270.00 means they are also a great value. Stock #e11903.


January 31, 2019

0.14ct. tw. I1-IJ diamond studs 14 karat yellow gold $129.50 CAD. e10442

There is just no way we’d have the time to post every single estate item in stock, let alone just posting every pair of diamond studs that come in. We have literally 1000s of loose and mounted diamonds in simple 4 prong settings like these. We have diamond studs for under $100.00 to into 5 figures. No matter what you’re looking for I’m sure we can accommodate your request for a price that lets you get more than you expected. This small pair would make a great set for someone who recently had their ears pierced or for the person with several piercings on their ears going for a graduated look. They are secured in a traditional 14 karat yellow gold crown style setting. The SI2-I1-KL quality grade keeps the price very reasonable while at the same time sparkling as a diamond should. For less than $65.00 each the value is easy to see. The pair is estate priced at just $129.50 CAD. Stock #e10442.


January 6, 2019

1.00ct. tw. I1-J princess cut hoop earrings 14kt. 5.9gr. $1,295.00 CAD. e11544

Hoops or studs, this pair of diamond earrings combines the best of both. With a 22mm diameter they are a little large for continuous wear unlike hinged huggie styles meant for comfort during sleeping. The stud posts with extra strong friction backs are an equally if not more secure alternative to hinged hoops. As the hoop backs serve only a decorative function they taper gracefully to keep the focus on the diamond encrusted fronts. A perfect 1.00 carat of combined and extremely well matched I1-J princess cuts are set girdle to girdle in protective channels. In almost unworn condition the 5.9 gram pair retain their original rhodium plating on top of their 14 karat white gold. This pair of earrings at one time were a matching set of diamond anniversary rings. Our clever and ingenious onsite gold smiths thought it would be a fun exercise to convert them into a killer pair of earrings. I guarantee you’ll never find a better built pair of earrings than these. The solid construction makes them practically impervious to damage. Estate price $1,295.00 CAD. Stock #e11544.


December 24, 2018

18kt. 20mm hoop earrings Italian made 1.9gr. $193.00 CAD. e12246

Perfect condition, premium quality, Italian made 18 karat for the price of 10 karat gold. These 1.9 gram, 20mm diameter hollow hoop earrings are each constructed from 4 separate sections, all expertly assembled in Italy. The hinged wire post, knuckle and hinge are all made from harder, springier white gold. With the price of gold well over $1,750.00 per ounce Canadian, few manufacturers are producing jewellery using top of the line 18 karat. There is no substitute for the rich colour of 18 karat and the purity is safer to wear for people sensitive to low karat gold. Like new condition with a fresh polish they are estate priced at $193.00 CAD. Stock #e12246.



December 19, 2018

Tiffany sterling silver hoop earrings $228.00 CAD. e12243

Tiffany & Co. are masters of marketing and master craftsmen especially when it comes to sterling silver. Simple hoop earrings engraved with the Tiffany corporate logo, silver purity mark and year of establishment. The concave profile makes them resist bending while protecting the engraving at the same time. These earrings are a current offering on the Tiffany corporate website priced at $455.00. Including a Tiffany gift box this excellent condition estate set are priced at $228.00 CAD. Stock #e12243.


December 15, 2018

0.92ct. TW. VVS-F European cut diamond studs 14kt. white gold $3,640.00 CAD. e3390

You’ve likely never seen a pair of antique diamonds with quality this good made up as a set of diamond earrings. In fact you seldom even see modern diamonds this good made into earrings. VVS clarity with an estimated F colur (as judged against our GIA certified master stones) is just about as good as it can get. These earrings served duty as accent stones in an emerald three stone platinum ring from the 1800s. When we received the ring it was in pretty rough condition. The claws securing the three stones were significantly worn, the shank the very thin, the setting holding everything together was almost non existent and the centre emerald was badly chipped. In short, the ring had been loved to death by several generations. The only practical solution for the ultra high quality diamonds was to reset them into these brand new 14 karat white gold classic stud earrings. In keeping with the quality of the diamonds we’ve used heavy gauge, four prong, double gallery mounts with upgraded two piece friction backs. These backs provide a constant bite on the posts and the large 6mm pad keeps the diamonds facing straight forward. After well over 100 years these two diamonds are still together and should provide another hundred years of enjoyment for many generations to follow. They are estate priced at $3,640.00 CAD. Stock #e3390.


December 10, 2018

1.00ct. VVS-J princess cut diamond studs 2.0gr. 14/18kt. $2,450.00 CAD. e12142

When it comes to princess cut diamonds, clarity is a bit of a different thing to consider than with rounds. Princess cuts have a very splintery facet pattern which helps them disguise their inclusions better than many other cut styles. This means princess cuts can get away with a lower clarity grade before the inclusions become obvious without magnification. When princess cuts are being used in diamonds that policy is doubled. Earrings do not undergo close scrutiny and are often just peeping out around different hair styles. That means diamonds in earrings can be a lower average clarity than you’d expect of the diamond in an engagement ring. But with all of these allowances the goldsmith that put these studs together still opted for the best of the best with a high VVS clarity. Each 1/2 carat princess cut exhibits a well matched and pleasant J colour; the added brilliance of the high clarity helps these diamonds look like a higher colour. The combined 1.00 carat total weight are set into timeless 18 karat double gallery white gold studs equipped with heavy upgraded 14 karat friction backs. Estate price for this well above average quality pair $2,450.00 CAD. Stock #e12142.


December 8, 2018

14kt. Italian 40mm hoop earrings 6.2gr. $546.00 CAD. e11869

With the 80’s and 90’s coming back into fashion over sized yellow gold hoops are back and back in a big way! Whether your channeling Madonna or J-Lo these 40mm in diameter hoops are just the thing. The angular diamond cross section creates a fun house mirror affect on the high polished faces of each hoop; playing with light and reflecting the world around them. Made from a substantial 6.2 grams of 14 karat yellow gold the earrings are in great condition, secured with standard hinged posts. They are accompanied by a Harold Weinstein Ltd. Jewellery Appraisal listing an estimated replacement value of $750.00 way back in 2013 when gold was priced at just $1,433.00 per ounce  Canadian. Even though the price of gold has increased to well over $1,700.00 our estate price for the pair is just $546.00 CAD. Stock #e11869.


December 3, 2018

30mm 14kt. hoop earrings 3.4gr. Italian made $280.00 CAD. e11159

As with almost everything in life it’s all about the details. The ubiquitous gold hoop earring is a jewellery wardrobe essential. Details in quality make the deference between a pair that gets lost or quickly damaged and a pair that you keep forever. You can pick them up in super light 10 karat versions with light flimsy attachments to something like these that were built with quality and longevity in mind. You wouldn’t want something like this made solid as the weight would soon become unbearable. You also wouldn’t want them made so light that they easily dent. This pair weight a moderate 3.45 grams in 14 karat yellow gold and are made from seamless square section tubing for extra strength. The ear wires and corresponding hardware are made from 14 karat white gold. The white gold sections are not there for colour contrast but for added durability. White gold costs a bit more but it is a little harder and has better spring characteristics. The hinged wire has been properly riveted in place, not just pinched closed. Each of these earrings are assembled from 5 different pieces. While these details add cost they also add value. You’re less likely to loose one or damage them. You’ll never regret buying quality. This pair is estate priced at $280.00 CAD. Stock #e11159.


November 30, 2018

1.53ct. tw. I1-IJ diamond studs 14kt. white gold $3,248.00 CAD. e12076

Into the 7th decade of operation from our Downtown location, we’re extremely proud of our history and reputation within our community as your trusted jeweller. We’ve been honored 19 times out of 20 as being voted Barrie’s Favorite Jeweller. We love our work and we hope it shows in the enthusiasm we try to express when showcasing some of our unique estate items. It’s hard not to get excited about our amazing products when we know what we’re talking about and we know the fantastic value they offer. Buying and selling 1000s of estate items every year we’re continuously making new pieces from the different components we get. Until a few hours ago I didn’t know I’d be showcasing these earrings as they didn’t exist yet. We always keep brand new earring hardware in stock in case someone wants a pair we don’t have on hand. I set this pair up just because they matched nicely and big stud earrings are always a popular choice. The 2 diamonds measure just under 6mm diameter each and weigh a combined 1.53 carats. They are a nice bright I1 clarity and are close to colourless with an IJ colour grade. The American made 14 karat white gold double gallery setting are our most popular style. Every pair of earrings we make up (no matter the value) are treated to 6mm two piece heavy duty friction backs. Even though they cost almost $50.00 each we feel the money is well spent. They offer superior grip and support compared to the cheap backs most jewellers use. No need to continuously tighten as with threaded posts, just push them on and forget about it. Passion for the business, competitive advantages our unique retail model offers, allow us to price earrings like these better than almost anyone. We don’t rely on optimistic inaccurate appraisals to sell our jewellery. Experience, credentials and reputation are all we need to be confident in the value of our jewellery. This pair of beautiful diamond studs are priced at $3,248.00 CAD. Stock #e12076.


November 20, 2018

NEVER WORN! 18kt. hoop earrings 1.8gr. 3.9gr. $140.00 & $315.00 CAD. e11669

Every once in a while we’ll receive something never been worn before that comes through our estate department. These 18 karat yellow and white gold hoop earrings were recently traded in for something the previous owner preferred. They are in absolutely perfect condition, not a scuff of scratch to be seen anywhere. The smaller yellow gold set measure 35mm diameter, 2mm wide and weigh 1.8 grams. The larger 45mm pair weigh 3.9 grams and measure 2.8mm wide. Made from premium quality 18 karat gold using solderless posts they should be safe for even the most sensitive ears. Estate earrings are customer favorites so don’t expect these to be on display too long. Estate priced at $140.00 and $315.00. Stock #e11669.


November 10, 2018

Birks 18kt. Italian Huggie style hoop earrings 3.4gr. $420.00 CAD. e11505

Yellow or white? The choice is yours with these reversible two tone Huggie style earrings. Made in Italy for Birks jewellers using premium quality 18 gold. The hinges are super tight showing zero wear. A while you wait quick polish to the yellow gold sections will have them looking practically new. To make them perfect would simply require a light polish to both yellow and white sections followed by a fresh bright white rhodium electroplating. This process would cost about $50.00 and take around a week to complete. The Huggie style has been a customer favorite for many years. The small hoop design can be worn 24/7 even while sleeping. Its smooth integrated design keeps the post completely concealed with the hoop. Although Birks are not currently showing this pair of earrings on their website, a basic hoop (slightly lighter in weight) is shown for $795.00 CAD. This 14.5mm set is estate priced at $420.00 CAD. Stock #e11505.


November 6, 2018

14kt. tri-colour pear shaped drop earrings $129.00. e8574

e8574 tri-colour drop earringsBEWARE OF BLACK FRIDAY BARGAINS. This is an interesting pair of earrings from a large Canadian department store. Interesting because I’m puzzled by the price tag that came with the earrings. With a weight of 1.8 grams, this 14 karat tri-colour gold pair of earrings contains roughly $55.00 worth of gold (with gold costing $1600.00 per oz. CAD.).  It is of my opinion that brand new earrings of similar style would have a retail price range of around $225.00  in a typical jewellery store. Once all the manufacturing costs and several levels of distribution, wholesale and retail markups are considered it is not uncommon for earrings to sell for 4 to 5 times the basic intrinsic value of the gold they contain. At $550.00 as the price shows, the ratio of gold value to retail price is 10 times. It would be interesting to know if this store typically sells these earrings for $550.00.e8574.1 tri-colour drop earrings Be an informed consumer. Find out how heavy the item is and what value of gold the piece of jewellery contains. Learn the factors that  determine the value of jewellery. Most jewellery is not sold by just the weight but if you know what it costs per gram it is much easier to gauge the value of similar items at different stores. All that said the earrings are brand new. They have only been taken out of the original box to be weighed. The hammered texture sparkles and twinkles as the jointed sections move about. Including the original box or a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers box they are estate priced at $129.00. Stock #e8574.e8574.2 tri-colour hudson's bay earrings


October 25, 2018

14kt. Italian made figure 8 earrings 7.2gr. $455.00 CAD. e11723

100s of years experience has made Italy the undisputed leader when it comes to producing high quality jewellery. The finish and design are qualities few others can match. Specialties of the Italian jewellery industry are chain, bracelets and hollow constructed items. These earrings weigh a reasonable 7.2 grams making them comfortable to wear. Their hollow construction allows them to measure a generous 1 inch in length. If they were completely solid the weight would make them impossible to wear. The highly polished overlapping circles are discretely soldered in only two spots; this makes the seamless tubes to appear to be floating. It’s a very cool design and definitely a tricky thing to assemble. We’ve supplied brand new upgraded 6mm friction backs. These high quality butterfly backs supply much more security for the earrings and help keep them from drooping forward. Brand new condition they’re completely scratch and scuff free. Estate priced at $455.00 CAD. Stock #e11723.


October 18, 2018

14kt. diamond hoop earrings 0.46ct. I1-I 1.9gr. $560.00 CAD. e11897

With diamond earrings like this, the metal colour is almost a non issue considering you can only see it when viewed from the side. The diamonds span 13.7mm on each hoop front, following the gentle curve to disappear behind the earlobe. The 14 round brilliant cut diamonds are a narrow ellipse for added elegant movement. Together they make a combined carat weight of 0.46 carats of bright and lively I1-I quality. Each 14 karat yellow gold hoop is equipped with a locking hinged back for added peace of mind during wear. Estate price for the unworn pair $560.00 CAD. Stock #e11897.


October 10, 2018

18 karat yellow gold hollow curl earrings $294.00 CAD. e9658


e9658 18 karat yellow gold hoop earringsThe fun and modern pig tail curl earrings are a playful take on hoops turned sideways. The pair come equipped with very secure lever style catches making them safe for daily wear. Measuring 19mm in diameter and weighing a comfortable 3.0 grams these 18 karat yellow gold earrings will make a unique addition to anyone’s collection. Estate price $294.00 CAD. Stock #e9658. e9658 18 karat hoop earrings



October 1, 2018

Tiffany Elsa Peretti “Diamonds by the Yard” Earrings sterling silver 0.14ct. tw. $650.00 CAD. e11905

If you want an example of brand power look no further than these Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti Diamonds by the Yard earrings. The petite studs measure 4.14mm in diameter and weigh in at only 0.94 grams. Each is set with one 0.07 carat round brilliant cut diamond of Tiffany’s typically high VS-FG quality. Well made and secured with strong friction backs the earrings are of undoubtedly higher-than-normal standards. Still they are sterling silver and if you approach them from a raw materials stand point there is $0.56 worth of silver here. The diamonds, even with their excellent cut grade, could easily be purchased from a generic supplier for anywhere from $300.00 and up for the pair. Now jewellery is not valued for just the lowest cost of its components and raw material; just as that new car is not valued for only the steel it contains. Manufacturing costs and profit margins certainly need to be taken into consideration. Tiffany has done an amazing job marketing their brand and leveraging the value of the name to command top dollar for all of the amazing products they sell. These earrings retail at Tiffany’s for $1,300.00 CAD.  To account for this you have to layer three things onto these studs. First there’s Tiffany’s history, the tradition of utmost luxury, reputation and the value the blue pouch adds to anything it houses. Second they are Elsa Peretti, the 1970s model turned Tiffany designer has produced some of the institution’s most iconic lines. Third the earrings are Diamonds by the Yard, the forerunner of Tiffany’s exploration into the trend of layered jewellery. We’ve seen enough of T & C0. to know that these diamond studs should not last long. Tiffany is the brand that needs no justification. Estate price $650.00 CAD. Stock #e11905.


September 26, 2018

Diamond hoop earrings 0.16ct. tw. I2-IJ 3.1gr. 10kt. $245.00 CAD. e11443

A delicately tapered set of diamond hoop earrings is an elegant accent to any occasion. The well made pair bring a subtle touch of sparkle with their 0.16 carats of I2-IJ round brilliant cut diamonds. Made from 3.1 grams of 10 karat white gold which still retains its untouched chrome white rhodium finish as proof of their like new condition. The dropping ovals are fastened in place with sturdy locking posts. Estate price for the like new pair $245.00 CAD. Stock #e11443.



September 22, 2018

18kt. Italian made hoop earrings 4.7gr. $483.00 CAD. e10801

Bright cutting is a simple technique of engraving short angular lines in jewellery items using an extremely sharp tool. The resulting crisp details reflect light making the piece sparkle and twinkle like hundreds of tiny mirrors. This pair of 18 karat white gold Italian made earrings measure 23mm x 19mm and weigh in at a substantial 4.7 grams. The bright cut finish has been applied around the entire circumference and edges resulting in a fantastic look from any direction. The strong hinged wire posts are secured by a proper rivet ensuring a long life of trouble free operation. These earrings are in perfect condition still retaining the original factory rhodium plating. A side benefit of a bright cut texture is: should you accidentally incur a small dent or ding you’d never even notice it. The earrings are estate priced at $483.00 CAD. Stock #e10801.


September 20, 2018

Tiffany Mini Mesh diamond earrings 0.06ct. tw. 18kt. gold $810.00 CAD. e10650

Tiffany & Co. describe Elsa Peretti’s body of work as organic and sensual, her jewellery designs seducing the world. It’s hard to contest that description looking at her Mini Mesh earrings. The two inch long textiles are woven from the most delicate threads of 18 karat yellow gold. Interlocking links curl and drape gracefully during wear, drawing the eye in and up to top quality 0.03 carat round brilliant cut diamonds that crown each earring. The elegant pair are accompanied by its original Tiffany & Co. box, travel pouch, and U.S. sales receipt. Currently listed on Tiffany’s website for $1350.00 CAD, our estate price $810.00 CAD. Stock #e10650.


September 5, 2018

Return to Tiffany Heart Tag silver earrings $108.00 CAD. e11953

This retired pair of Return to Tiffany Heart Tag earrings are the big sister of the current Mini size available currently for $205. At 13mm wide these earrings are hardly large. They take up most ear lobes perfectly and flash a bright mirror finish at the slightest movement. Tiffany & Co. iconography at a glance for $108.00 CAD including Tiffany travel pouch. Stock #e11953.


September 3, 2018

0.90ct. I2-IJ diamond stud earrings 14kt. 1gr. $1,365.00 CAD. e11874

Diamond stud earrings are not only timeless but they can be a relatively “inexpensive” buy. Compared to the diamonds that you mostly find as engagement ring centers, diamond studs often have much lower clarity grades. To understand the difference between these quality levels consider what women do in the first couple of months after getting engaged. While telling the story of how sweet, funny or surprising the proposal was they hold out their hand for friends, family, coworkers, and acquaintances to more closely inspect the beautiful ring. The diamond at the center is always under close examination and extreme scrutiny. Now imagine those same people getting as close to her ears to inspect her diamond studs! Thankfully for your bank account personal space is still a thing! As the studs are only seen at a distance, an I1-I2 clarity is quite acceptable as long as it doesn’t greatly effect sparkle. Such is the case with the I2-IJ pair we have here, though there are certainly large white feathers in each diamond there is also a great deal of clean space. Held at a comfortable distance the inclusions are hardly visible but the fire and brilliance that dominates certainly is. At a combined 0.90 carats the diamonds have a noticeable footprint of around 4.9mm. They are set into simple double gallery four prong 14 karat white gold settings secured with threaded posts and friction backs. Do remember that threaded backs worn constantly can slowly unwind themselves. For safe keeping they should be wound tight every day or two. The pair is accompanied by a Gem Scan Laboratories 2018 Certificate of Evaluation stating they weigh an estimated and potentially correct 1.00 carat total weight. Given the known diameter and thicker cut we have conservatively estimated the weight at 0.90 carats. The Gem Scan opinion of replacement value is on the generous side of a retail price range at $4050.00 CAD. Our more realistic replacement value for the pair is $1,950.00 for new and our estate price is a great value priced at only $1,365.00 CAD. Stock #e11874


September 2, 2018

18kt. 24mm hoop earrings 10 grams $675.00 CAD (tiny dent on back side). e11873

Spanning over 8mm wide with a diameter of 24mm these unique hoops are certainly statement pieces. The extra warm tone of their top quality 18 karat yellow gold is head turning itself as most hollow hoops are made of lower quality 10 or 14 karat. Despite their impressive 10 gram bulk the hoops still manage to feel elegant and airy thanks to the delicate pierced windows around each decorative bead. The hoops are fastened with strong hinged posts and catches for added security. Usually if hoops come in with a dent they automatically go in with our precious metal recycling. The tiny dent on the backside of this one was so small and their quality was so high we didn’t have the heart to refine them simply for metal recovery. As such we’ve priced them extra aggressively considering they’d be well bought at $1,500.00. Included with purchase is a complimentary refinishing. A fresh polish will help soften the minuscule imperfection rendering it virtually invisible except under extreme scrutiny. The pair is estate priced at $675.00 CAD. Stock #e11873.



September 1, 2018

14kt. hoop earrings 4.6 grams 31mm $350.00 CAD. e11238

These aren’t those shoulder brushing statement earrings that decorate runways and festival stages but they’ll certainly make a statement at the office or an evening out. The 31mm demi hoops lay gracefully across each other adding volume with their doubled up dome profiles. The 4.6 gram 14 karat yellow gold hollow hoops are equipped with sturdy posts and strong friction backs for added security during wear. Perfect condition, no dents or dings and freshly polished. Estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock #e11238.


July 28, 2018

18kt. figure 8 earrings 3.0gr. $329.00 CAD. e11780

One of the great things about our estate jewellery is most of what we get we’ll never see again. One of the bad things about estate jewellery is most of what we get we’ll never see again. I’m sure we could sell 100 pairs of these funky earrings if we could only get more. Unfortunately these are the one and only pair we have. The hollow knife edged creations would be extremely difficult to manufacture. It’s no surprise they were made in Italy. Italian jewellery makers have no parallel when it comes to producing designs like these. Making something like this from round tubing would be challenging enough; try to do it with knife edge triangular tubing in two colours. Once you’ve accomplished that do it again exactly the same in its mirror image. As a finishing touch, all you need to do it solder solid end caps with hinged hardware without turning the whole thing into a puddle. Trust me, it’s an art making these that few can master. They measure 33mm x 20mm and can be worn with mostly a yellow side showing or the white depending your mood. Perfect condition and perfectly polished showing no dents of dings of any kind. Estate priced at only $329.00 CAD. Stock #e11780.


July 10, 2018

10kt. hollow hoop earrings 1.5gr. $77.00 CAD. e11781

For way less than the cost of a good dinner out, you could surprise your lady with a small token of affection like these fun little hoop earrings. The bright cut rhodium finish twinkles like little diamonds. While only $77.00 don’t assume these are not made of quality stuff. 1.5 grams of sturdy 10 karat gold and properly riveted hinge backs clip snugly into the corresponding snaps. We only have one pair like this and they’re only $77.00 CAD. Stock #e11781.


June 25, 2018

10kt. white gold hoop earrings 1.5gr. $84.00 CAD. e11755

While we don’t spend much time showcasing smaller items like these great pair of earrings online, they still make up an important part of our inventory. Perfect condition Italian made hollow hoop earrings measuring 23mm x 19mm. These will not linger around here very long. Every woman loves a pair of hoop earrings as a stocking stuffer. Beat the crowds and save your self the stress of last minute Christmas shopping. The bright white pair are priced at $84.00 and we’ll even gift wrap the Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers box for no charge while you wait. Estate priced at only $84.00 CAD. Stock #e11755.


June 20, 2018

0.67ct. tw. ruby & diamond stud earrings high quality 1.8gr. 14kt. $560.00 CAD. e11542

We’re jewellers not photographers. Although a bit washed out in pictures, the rubies that grace each of these studs are much more vibrant and crystal clear in person. At 0.25 carat each the princess cut pair are eye catching for their brilliance and intense colour. Each is accented with four very well cut, high quality round brilliant cut diamonds. Creating a kaleidoscope pattern of layered diamond shapes. The 1.8 gram 14 karat white gold studs retain their original rhodium finish and each is equipped with strong posts and heavy friction backs. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e11542.


June 12, 2018

0.25ct. tw. I1-IJ 1.9gr. 10kt. diamond hoop earrings $252.00 CAD. e11754

Another great pair of white gold hoop earrings; these are even better with a little bling. White gold estate earrings don’t come in nearly as often as we get requests for them. This pair is in excellent condition still displaying the bright white polished rhodium finish from the factory. The lever backs with locking trigger offer excellent security and are still very easy to put on and take off. I sure it took longer to get these little guys balanced for their picture than it’s going to take to tell you about them. They measure 17.5mm x 12.5mm and weigh 1.9 grams. Each earring contain 9 fully faceted round brilliant cut diamonds estimated to weight approximately 0.014 carat. They total a nice tidy 1/4 carat and are of nice I1-IJ quality. Popular style and great value means expect to see them marked SOLD really soon. Estate priced at just $252.00 (that’s only $14.00 per diamond and the gold is free). Ready to go. You’re going to get a giant smile when she opens Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers little blue and white box and sees what’s inside. Stock #e11754.


June 7, 2018

0.33ct. tw. SI-H huggie diamond hoop earrings 2.6gr. 14kt. $560.00 CAD. e11404

The huggiest of the huggie hoops is the oval profile variety, wrapping snugly around the ear lobe. Because of their less common shape they give the impression during wear that the diamonds travel all the way around their circumference. The 0.33 carats of diamonds that make up that illusion are a very nice SI-H quality, much higher than you normally encounter in earrings of this size. As is always the case the huggies snap securely closed for peace of mind during wear. The 2.6 gram, 14 karat white gold are in unworn condition maintaining their original bright white rhodium. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e11404


June 1, 2018

0.66ct. tw. SI1-I1-G radiant cut diamond studs (one Canadian) $893.00 CAD. e11271

Radiant cut diamonds are rarely encountered in pairs, so the two clarity grade difference between these two is not surprising. Side by side the difference between the I1 and SI1 is noticeable if your looking for it, during wear when the pair are separated by a pretty face the difference isn’t seen. Both 0.32 carat and 0.34 carat are a nice G colour and the former is Canadian in origin. Originally from the Diavik mine the diamonds girdle is laser inscribed with a microscopic maple leaf and unique serial number. It is also accompanied by an IGI Certificate of Evaluation and an appraisal from Yellowknife’s Arctic Jewellers Ltd. The pair are set into brand new antique inspired 14 karat white gold studs with heavy friction backs for optimum security during wear. Estate price $893.00 CAD. Stock #e11271.


May 14, 2018

14kt. French back diamond hoop earrings 1.4gr. 0.05ct. tw. $140.00 CAD. e11281

I think the only way to properly describe these hoops is “cute”. Not only are they an earlobe hugging 12.5mm in diameter their fronts only span 1.15mm in width. All you can see during wear is a dainty line of diamonds, with each holding 12 surprisingly bright and lively I1-H round single cut diamonds. All together they only amount to 0.05 carats but man do they throw a lot of light. Made from 1.4 grams of brightly rhodium plated 14 karat white gold. Despite their size the hoops have been equipped with top quality hinged french backs that snap smartly into place around the curved posts. The adorable pair are in brand new condition and are listed for the petite estate price of $140.00. Stock #e11281.


May 8, 2018

1.70ct. tw. VVS2-E, VS2-F European cut diamond studs GIA certified $10,640.00 CAD. e11557

When was the last time you saw a matching pair of 100 year old GIA certified antique European cut diamond earrings? I’m thinking likely never! Finding a single good sized European cut diamond is an uncommon occurrence, finding a matched set almost never happens. This beautiful pair arrived in a much loved but also worn out ring. The antique platinum ring had experienced several generations of everyday wear and it showed. The setting was beyond feasible restoration so we did the next best thing. We recycled the platinum setting and made an amazing set of diamond studs. While the diamonds were loose we decided to have them fully certified at The Gemological institute of America in New York. They came back with outstanding results of VVS2-E and VS2-F. The fully plotted GIA grading reports can be seen online here 0.83ct. VVS2-E and 0.87ct. VS2-F. At the time of certification we also decided to spend a little more money and had each diamond microscopically laser engraved with the GIA certificate number.  The permanent engraving is very useful if the original hard copy report should ever be lost or misplaced. While we’re confident this pair represent a unique opportunity and excellent value, we’re also quite sure there aren’t another pair of GIA certified antique diamonds similar to this for sale anywhere. The brand new 14 karat white gold settings are our most popular double gallery designs, equipped with heavy upgraded 6mm friction backs. These diamonds have been together for 100 years, we’d like to sell them as a set only. If you’d like a different style of earring we will change the style for no charge. If you want to use them in a completely different type of jewellery we will deduct $175.00 from the price. Colourless and excellent clarity with distinctive optical characteristics that only antique European cut diamonds display. Seen in person the small table and chunky facets of these old diamonds sparkle like nothing else. Estate priced at $10,640.00 CAD. Stock #e11557.


April 25, 2018

Never worn 10kt. leaf earrings 1.0gr. $56.00 CAD. e11272

BUYER BEWARE, know what you’re buying. This is an interesting pair of earrings from a large department store. Interesting because I’m puzzled by the price tag that came with them. With a weight of 1.0 gram, the 10 karat yellow gold pair of earrings contains roughly $22.75 worth of gold (with gold trading $1700.00 per oz. CAD.). It is of my opinion that brand new earrings of similar style and quality would have a retail price range of around $80.00 to $100.00 in a typical jewellery store. Once all the manufacturing costs, several levels of distribution, wholesale and retail markups are considered it is not uncommon for earrings to sell for 4 times the intrinsic value of the gold they contain. With a price of $249.00, the ratio of gold value to retail price on these earrings is almost 11 times. It would be interesting to know if this store typically sells these earrings for $249.00 or do they confuse the consumer with a huge discount. Be an informed shopper, find out how heavy the item is and what value of gold the piece contains. Learn the factors that  determine the value of jewellery. Most jewellery is not sold by just the weight, but if you know what it costs per gram it is much easier to gauge the value of similar items at different stores. All that being said these earrings are brand new and very attractive. They have only been taken out of the original box to be weighed and photgraphed. The satin and bright cut finish sparkles and twinkles. Including the original box or a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers box (without the original price sticker) they are estate priced at $56.00. Stock #e11272.



April 12, 2018

14kt. 6.4gr. huggie diamond earrings 0.33ct.tw. I1-I $770.00 CAD. e10497

If huggies are the most secure hoop earring available on the market, then these are the best of the best. The back of each earring is designed with an extra hole for the post go through. The post snaps tightly into the first, with the second protecting against accidental opening. The secure duo are each made from a robust 3.2 grams of 14 karat white and yellow gold. The white gold fronts are protectively channel set with a combined 0.33 carats of twinkling I1-I round brilliant cut diamonds. Measuring an all occasion 16.5mm long the hoops are perfect for daily wear. Estate price $770.00 CAD. Stock #e10497.


April 10, 2018

18kt. two tone Italian drop hoop earrings 4.0gr. $350.00 CAD. e11475

Once again the Italians show us why they’re the best when it comes to high end hollow jewellery construction. This seemingly simple earring set was manufactured from no less than 10 individual components. Assembling the mirror image yellow and white gold set takes incredible skill. Keeping every piece in perfect alignment and soldering it all together without melting the tubing or freezing up the hinged wire is a task only a talented goldsmith of foolish one would undertake. The 28mm x 20mm earrings are very good condition showing an excellent polish only premium 18 karat can. Just over 4 grams finished weight and estate priced at just $350.00 offers excellent value. Stock e11475.


April 5, 2018

18kt./plat. antique pearl & diamond earrings $2590.00 CAD. e10974

Jewellery detective is one of the many hats we get to wear at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers and personally it’s my favorite role. This dazzling little puzzle came in its original box, which never happens with pieces this old. The box gave us a starting place for determining age, first there was a business name Edward & Sons, Ltd. Diamond Merchants of 92 Buchanan St. Glasgow. The business opened originally in 1838 under the name George Edward & Sons but dropped the George in 1925. Meaning this piece was made some time after that. The royal Coat of Arms with “To His Majesty The King” is a Royal Warrant and means that Edward & Sons provided a member of the British Royal Family with jewellery for at least five years. Beyond the box we can date the earrings by their ingredients. The 40 round diamonds that decorate the pair are a mix of old single cuts, single cuts, and transition cut diamonds. These cutting styles are indicative of the 1910s to the 1930s. The two baguette cut diamonds add to the 1920s timeline as the cut wasn’t used until the beginning of that decade. With their geometric hall of mirrors optical effects they quickly became a favorite of Art Deco goldsmiths. All told the historic diamonds add up to an estimated 1.31 carats total weight. The diamonds range in quality from VS2-I1 clarity and G-J colour. The central 8.2mm Japanese demi pearls could be natural but are believed to be cultured. If that is the case pearl culturing wasn’t invented until 1916 and by the 20s cultured pearls were everywhere. It doesn’t take that much digging to determine that the handmade platinum and 18 karat white gold pair are late Art Deco. The 30mm long drops are all millgrain with delicate geometrics, that ornamental, opulent quality defined the decade. Currently the earrings are equipped with non-pierced threaded backs but can be converted to posts. The pair not only come with their original box but also a December 2011 appraisal from Harold Weinstein Ltd. stating an estimated replacement value of $6100.00. Our estate price $2590.00 CAD represents fantastic value for this one of a kind antique earring set. Stock #e10974.


March 25, 2018

Vintage diamond studs 0.30ct. I1-H 14kt. white gold 1.2gr. $343.00 CAD. e10770

Earrings remain one of our most popular estate items. Hoops and studs are the most often requested style. This pair of vintage studs was a admired form 50-60 years ago and is still occasionally seen today as new production. The raised floral buttercup design frames the diamonds in 6 sturdy claws of white gold. Each earring contains a bright I1+ clarity diamond with a very nice H colour. These earrings weigh a combined 1.2 grams and are secured by strong friction butterfly backs. Each diamond measures 3.45mm diameter and are estimated to weigh a combined 0.30 carats. Estate priced at $343.00 CAD. Stock #e10770.


March 17, 2018

10kt. Huggie style diamond earrings 3.0gr. 0.25ct. tw. SI-HI $413.00 CAD. e11285

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 13.4mm diameter and are made of a comfortable 3 grams of 10 karat white gold. Together they carry 0.25 carats of nice SI-HI round brilliant cut diamonds. Estate price $413.00 CAD. Stock #e11285.


March 10, 2018

0.25ct. I2-GH 14kt. white gold diamond studs $280.00 CAD. e11308

Diamond studs are some of our favorite estate items. Usually all that is required to prepare them for our estate department is to thoroughly clean them and perhaps upgrading the backs to something a little more secure. Our customers love them too as the simple style of most studs makes them very versatile. Although the diamonds in this pair weigh just 0.25 carats they look much larger. The interesting triangular cup setting does a fantastic job of fooling your eyes into thinking they are close to twice this size. Despite just two points of contact with the setting the diamonds are very secure leaving the the majority of diamond to brightly sparkle. The parabolic polished rhodium inside surface acts as a little mirror focusing light toward the diamonds further enhancing the illusion of a larger stone. The 14 karat white gold earrings weigh a combined 0.8 grams, each containing a well matched I2-GH round brilliant cut diamond of surprising brilliance. Good quality friction backs secure the pair without the need of clumsy screw backs. They’re an interesting alternative to traditional 4 prong settings. Estate priced at $280.00 CAD. Stock #e11308.



February 27, 2018

14kt. two tone Italian omega back earrings 5.6gr. $438.00 CAD. e10501

A modern take on two tone is rose gold paired with chromy rhodium finished white gold. The soft blushing tone works well against neutral white, allowing both to stand out boldly during wear. The unadorned high polished surface of the 20mm long by 7.2mm wide set adds to that modern feel. Though hollow the Italian made pair still ends up weighing an impressive 5.6 grams of 14 karat white and rose gold. Finished with strong omega backs and sturdy posts the set is in like new condition for the estate price $438.00 CAD. Stock #e10501.