September 11, 2023

0.90ct. tw. I1-HI Canadian diamond pendant earring set 3.5gr. 14kt. $1,680.00 CAD. 161-00224

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 #161-00224.


August 29, 2023

Fine gold nugget/14kt. pendant 7.5gr. $770.00 CAD. 436-00060

This is probably the most well thought out nugget pendant we’ve encountered. Here the nugget’s organic shape and mottled texture are used in contrast against the asymmetrical high polished frame. The effect is eye catching and modern creating a pendant that is much more interesting than the traditional nugget with a bail. The frame has been made from extra warm 14 karat yellow gold to better complement the intense yellow of the fine gold. It’s equipped with an oversized bail making it suitable for most chains. All told the 7.5 gram pendant measures 31mm by 15.5mm. The estate price for this obviously custom made pendant is $770.00 CAD. Stock #436-00060.



August 26, 2023

22.00ct. Kunzite & 0.92ct. I1-HI diamond Geisha pendant/necklace 36.2gr, tw. 14kt. $6,600.00 CAD. 231-00180

Thankfully traditional Japanese Geisha has an extremely distinct hairstyle or we wouldn’t know how to begin telling the story of this handmade necklace. The statement necklace begins with a 24.3mm long by 20.9mm carved bust of a Geisha in the traditional Nihonga style you see on classical Japanese scroll paintings. Except of course that her eyes are diamonds. The pair of well-matched round brilliant cut diamonds peer out of the warm 14 karat yellow gold, creating a striking contrast. Hanging from this bust is a 25.5mm long by 26mm heart topped with a 0.92 carat round brilliant cut diamond of I1-HI quality. That diamond has undergone a treatment called laser drilling, a permanent clarity enhancement employed to improve the overall appearance of a diamond. A microscopic laser beam is used to drill through the diamond to reach a dark inclusion, acid is then forced into that hole, burning away the inclusion and leaving a colourless empty cavity in its place. The laser drill hole can be seen in this photomicrograph reaching a crystal inclusion. The real story of this piece is the almost shield-shaped octagonal kunzite at the center of the heart. The rarely encountered gem was discovered in the very early 1900s and named for Tiffany’s legendary gemologist and gem buyer George Frederick Kunz. The gem is prized for its pastel pink colour which features the faintest hint of lilac purple. The estimated 22 carat kunzite (we feel the actual weight is closer to 18 carats) features two rows of eye-visible reflective inclusions that run at almost a 90-degree angle to the gem’s crown, making them less visible head-on and more visible viewed from the side. The high-polished gold sheet that makes up the heart has been equipped with a tapered wire gallery to ensure it sits properly during wear. Attached to the pendant is a 1.9mm wide snake chain measuring almost 30 inches long. It comes equipped with a sturdy lobster clasp but you’ll hardly need to use it as the necklace slips easily over the head. The entire 14 karat piece weighs in at 36.2 grams and is accompanied by a Harold Weinstein LTD. appraisal stating an estimated value of $13,500.00. Our estate price for this one-of-a-kind art piece is estate priced for $6,600.00 CAD. Stock #231-00180.

August 24, 2023

2.25ct. tw. natural sapphire & diamond pendant 1.5gr. 14kt. $2,030.00 CAD. 231-00234

We love halos, clusters, and other elaborate designs, but sometimes a high-quality gem doesn’t need a lot of extra decoration to make a statement. The KISS (keep it simple stupid) approach worked great with this lovely 2.00-carat oval sapphire. The rich royal blue gem measures 9.0mm x 6.7mm and has been faceted in a traditional oval brilliant pattern to maximize its brilliance. The crowning diamond is much larger than just an accent, forming another element of the clean design. The diamond is of a better SI2-HI quality that pairs well with the beautiful blue sapphire. The complementary colour of blue is yellow and the large 14-karat yellow gold bail will accommodate a variety of sizes and lengths of chain. The two-tone double gallery design is sturdy, secure, and timeless. Looking like new and showing almost no wear in the bail run, this high-quality sapphire and diamond pendant is estate priced at $2,030.00 CAD. 231-00234.


August 23, 2023

2.00ct. tw. Alexandrite necklace. Outstanding colour change. 18.8gr. 14kt. $8,400.00 CAD. e14552 231-00114

In the past 10 years, we’ve only had the opportunity to showcase 3 natural alexandrite pieces in our estate department; an apt example of the rarity of one of the world’s most coveted gems! Alexandrite was something out of a fairy tale when it was discovered in the mountains of Russia in 1830. A gem that changes colour as it passes from sunlight into candlelight, as if responding to the setting of the sun. In daylight, the original Russian gems were bright emerald green and in incandescent light, they went red like rubies. Modern examples from Brazil, East Africa, and Sri Lanka have supplemented the extinct Russian sources and show a variety of blue/greens and purple/reds. When it was originally discovered, it was named for the soon-to-be Tzar of Russian Alexander II, a perfect tribute as the gem’s colours mirrored the national military colours at the time. The example we have today features 9 natural Brazilian alexandrites that have been oval mixed-cut to best showcase their colours. The combined 2.00 carats display a very strong colour change from bluish-green (almost a peacock green) to purplish-red. They display the best colour change we’ve ever seen in Brazilian material. The necklace brackets the gems with trios of channel set I1-H round brilliant cut diamonds. Their addition of 0.75 carats total weight of sparkle helps bring attention to the natural fire of alexandrite, which displays purple, pink, and red flashes when showing blue-green body colour. The neckpiece itself is made from 14 karat yellow gold and measures close to 20 inches long with a sturdy white gold box catch and additional safety lock. The piece came with its original UGL certificate from New York and a November 2021 appraisal from Harold Weinstein LTD. in Toronto, both displaying slightly more optimistic assessments of the piece than we settled for. The UGL cert from 2010 states a replacement value of $9,000.00 USD and the Harold Weinstein document states a value of $21,000.00. We feel a competitive price in Canadian dollars is $12,000.00 and our estate price for the like-new necklace is $8,400.00 CAD. Stock #e14552  231-00114.

August 18, 2023

Amethyst/Diamond earring, pendant,ring suite, 7gr. 14kt. 0.42ct. tdw. $1,246.00 CAD. 206-00350 436-00196

A collection of amethyst and diamond halos showcasing the range of purples that the gem is capable of. The matching oval earring and necklace set exhibits a rich royal purple in the earrings and a highly brilliant true purple in the pendant. The round amethyst in the ring is a lighter purple and the smallest of the group measuring 5mm in diameter. The halo on the ring is a perfect circle of petite diamonds, while the halos on the earrings and pendant are a more open cluster, creating a scalloped edge. Together the diamonds in the earrings and pendant weigh approximately 0.42 carats. The set is all 14 karat white gold with the necklace and earrings retaining their original chromy rhodium plating. The pendant is strung from an 18-inch chain and the ring measures a finger size 5 1/4 with some room to adjust. Estate price for the earring and pendant set $910.00 CAD and for the ring $336.00 CAD. Stock numbers 436-00196 and 206-00350.

August 17, 2023

10kt. cubic ziconia Hamsa hand pendant 7.2gr. $490.00 CAD. e14246

We’ve had a couple of Hamsa pass through our estate department but certainly none like this! Spanning 37.7 x 28.5mm this Hamsa is guaranteed to carry extra good fortune! The hamsa has been covered in hand-set cubic zirconia, leaving only the outline in high polished yellow gold. The 7.2 gram 10 karat pendant is equipped with a large bail, ensuring it will slip over most chains. Estate price $490.00 CAD. Stock #e14246.

August 16, 2023

18kt. Aaron Basha “A” diamond pendant/charm 0.08ct. tw. 4.7gr. $1,400.00 CAD. e14253

Aaron Basha is the “Godfather of Charms” for good reason! The founder’s playful designs were sparked by the birth of his first grandchild, for whom he designed a collection of jewel-encrusted baby shoes. Now in their third generation of family ownership, the New York-based jewellery institution boasts a broad range of “magical treasures for the child at heart”. Despite their instantly recognizable playfulness, there’s nothing cute about the price points attached to these Italian-made charms. The “A” Initial Charm is currently listed on their website for $2,800.00 USD. Made from 4.7 grams of high quality 18 karat white gold, the enameled and bowtied A stands 25.3mm tall (including its bail). The bow and bail are hand-set with 0.08 carats of high quality, petite round brilliant cut diamonds. Perfect condition and estate priced at $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e14253.

18kt/plat. German made jewellery $2,000.00 CAD (set only). e10217

When you hear ‘German made’ the first thing that pops into mind is efficiency and quality, and for good reason. Many German designers and goldsmiths have a dislike for white and rose gold as it is not a true form of gold, which only occurs yellow naturally. They prefer to use materials in their true forms, so it comes as no surprise that this set be made from 20 grams of top quality 18 karat yellow gold and grey white platinum. The uber modern three piece set is unlike anything we’ve showcased, allowing for a nearly endless combination of parts, creating a nearly endless variety of looks; limited only by the imagination of the wearer. The innovation of each piece is hidden in the details of closures and precision finishes, the more time you spend with the set the more you’ll marvel at the inventiveness of German engineering. The designer has used rubber cord and synthetic geometric coloured gems accents to bring colour, texture, and variety to each piece. For a finishing touch the tip of the pin bar has been flush set with sparkling round brilliant cut diamond. Estate price for the set $2,000.00 CAD. Stock #e10217.

August 15, 2023

18kt. cross, 45mm x 30mm, 3.3gr, made in Italy, $350.00 CAD. e14498

A classic Italian-made cross that announces its presence quietly with a large span but narrow gauge; measuring 45mm x 30mm but only displaying a 2.9mm bar thickness. The 18 karat yellow gold cross is hollow-constructed but still manages to weigh in at 3.3 grams. Estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock #e14498.

August 12, 2023

14kt. 3.00ct. tw. SI-KL White Carat diamond set cross 12.5gr. $3,500.00 CAD. 161-00213

We have so many crosses (seriously, so many!) but we’ve only had a couple of this scale and certainly none of this caliber! The hand-set diamond cross originally hails from White Carat Co. originally of the GTA, New York, and now also Miami. If you’ve not encountered the diamond-encrusted house of jewellery before your best introduction is probably their Instagram account @frankydiamondofficial. This diamond-encrusted cross speaks for itself though, spanning a statement-making 2.72 inches tall by 1.43 inches wide and weighing in at 12.5 grams in 14-karat yellow gold. The 196 perfectly matched SI1-KL round brilliant cut diamonds equal an estimated 3.00 carats together, including those on the oversized hinged bail. Estate price for this like-new piece is $3,500.00 CAD. Stock #161-00213.


August 11, 2023

0.45ct. SI2-H princess cut diamond pendant 0.5gr. $770.00 CAD (chain extra) 161-00154

That which is called a square turned on its axis would be as square… not quite Shakespear (not even close) but the meaning is the same, a change in perspective does not change facts. But it certainly changes appearances! A simple 45-degree rotation creates the compass heading, taking an ordinary square and turning it into a graceful drop pendant. The princess cut diamond at the center of this transformation weighs a conservative 0.45 carats by measurement formula and is of nice SI2-H quality. It’s been set into a timeless 14 karat white gold pendant with a rabbit-ears bail large enough to accommodate most chains. The chain it currently hangs from is a never worn, 14 karat, 18-inch, from Uno-Aerre Italy and is priced at $145.00 CAD. This Valentine’s Day skip the overrated red thistles and present your partner with this pendant instead! Estate price $770.00 CAD (pendant only, chain extra). Stock #161-00154.

August 9, 2023

FOPE Italy. 18kt. diamond necklace & bracelet, 32.9gr., 0.15ct. tw. VS-GH. $3,500.00 CAD. 161-00147

FOPE has an almost century-long history of high-quality jewellery manufacturing behind its name. The brand began in 1929 as a small jewellery manufacturing shop with 20 employees. They expanded multiple times over the decades, and in the 1980s developed a specialized gold mesh that would become the iconic feature of their brand. The Novecento mesh is made from an interlocking connection of the individual links that make up the necklace and bracelet we are featuring today. The set is certainly interesting for more reasons than its links, the station-style pieces feature freely swinging diamond studded drops. The 7.5-inch long bracelet spaces its 5 diamonds evenly across the wrist and the 16.5 inch long necklace focuses its 7 diamonds across the collarbone. The petite VS-FG round brilliant cut diamonds equal 0.15 carats together. Both the chain and bracelet are equipped with a stylized lobster clasp stamped proudly with its FOPE origins. Being made by one of Italy’s most luxurious manufacturers pretty much ensures the pieces would be made from top-quality 18 karat white gold. Both pieces are in like-new condition, retaining their original chromy white rhodium finishes. They are accompanied by their original FOPE cloth lines box. The estate price for the set only is $3,500.00 CAD. Stock #161-00147

August 6, 2023

0.50ct. tw. I1-LMN diamond pendant 3.2gr. 14kt. $900.00 CAD. e13555

Simple, classic heart shaped diamond pendant. The 20 round brilliant cut diamonds weigh an estimated 1.00 carat in total. The 14-karat yellow gold pendant is suspended on an 18-inch light rope chain. The total weight is 3.2 grams. The tightly spaced diamonds produce an uninterrupted sparkling frame focusing on the thin highly polished inner lip. These are not your regular tiny little diamonds; each one measures 2.35mm diameter and weighs 0.05 carats. The diamond quality averages I1-LMN but you’d never expect the warmer hue as they are set against yellow gold, so they only show the sparkle. It is a ton of show for only $45.00 per diamond including the gold. Estate priced at $900.00. Stock #e13555.

14kt. yellow gold poodle pendant/charm 8.9gr. $500.00 CAD. e14136

The Standard Poodle has a cultural association so wildly different from its actual history. Often depicted as a prissy, fussy pet of the wealthy its actual origins couldn’t be farther from that point. Bred as a ducking dog in 17th century Germany, the coat that eventually morphed into the famous Continental clip was developed to protect the dog from cold water while reducing drag on the hindquarters. This miniature poodle (standing only 27.7mm tall) features that classic cut and oversized puppy-dog eyes captured in deep red gems. The 14 karat yellow gold pendant weighs in at 8.9 grams, way too small for even the tea-cup class at the Westminster Kennel Club. Estate price $500.00 CAD. Stock #e14136.

July 29, 2023

18kt. waffle-texture Italian made necklace 10mm wide 33gr. $4,200.00 CAD. 231-00230

Oh Italy, masters of hollow-constructed chain, you’ve done it again! This 10mm wide collar-hugging necklace is layered with thoughtful details, starting with its oversized 18mm wide clasp accented with a cabochon-cut natural ruby set into rose gold. The heavy high-polished endcaps are yellow and white gold and create an eye-catching transition between the clasp and chain. The chain itself is mostly matte-finished miniature waffle texture, interspersed with narrow high-polished links for contrast. The 16-inch chain is in like-new condition showing no dents or dings and weighs in at 33 grams of top-quality 18 karat gold. The estate price is $4,200.00 CAD. Stock #231-00230.

July 27, 2023

“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.


July 26, 2023

18kt. handmade mouse & pig charm/pendants 4.0gr., 5.9gr. $438.00, $630.00 CAD. e13477 e13476

These might be the most delightfully ridiculous pendants we’ve ever had! And they’re handmade! The pair consists of puffy tear drop shaped bodies (obviously well fed) decorated with radial finishes that give the impression of a fluffy coat and bristled hide. The leggy pig has piercing turquoise eyes while its mousy partner exhibits carnelian eyes. Both have been decoratively bezel set to appear like eyelashes. The pig has high polished pointed ears, a curly tail, and a flat little nose. The mouse has Mickey ears, whiskers, a pair of big buck teeth, and a swirling tail. Each is made from 18 karat yellow gold and comes equipped with oversized bails that should allow for wear on almost any chain or bracelet. The mouse measures 24.8mm long by 11.9mm wide and the pig measures 28.2mm long by 25.4mm tall and 15.8mm wide. Estate price for the 4 gram mouse is $438.00 CAD. Stock #e13477. The pig weighs in at 5.9 grams (no blue ribbons in his future, unfortunately) and is estate priced for $630.00 CAD. Stock #e13476.

Pig has been sold (e13476).

July 23, 2023

Spessartite garnet & diamond pendants your choice $1,610.00 each. e9611 e9612 231-00101

e9611 e9612 spessartite garnet pendantsAnyone ever heard of Spessartite before? I didn’t think so. This gem is a rare form of the quite common garnet. When most people think of garnet a dark slightly reddish-brown gem comes to mind. Typical good quality garnet is usually the colour of red wine. As with most gems, there are anomalous colours that sometimes occur. With garnet, the rare hues can literally be any colour of the spectrum except blue. Each of these oval faceted garnets weigh an average of 3.25 carats and each contain a nice quality 0.25 carat SI1-H square princess cut diamond. We’ve priced both of these custom made 3.4 gram 14 karat white gold pendants exactly the same. One stone is slightly bigger and one is slightly better quality. It’s going to be a difficult decision which one to pick. Common garnet can sell for around $50.00 per carat while some very rare exceptional green garnets can sell for ten times as much. Orange to slightly brownish orange Spessartite garnets like these sell for somewhere in between.e9611 e9612 spessartite and diamond pendant 14kt. All garnets have a very high refractive index (the ratio of the velocity of light in a vacuum to its velocity in a specified medium). What this means to the casual observer is these things sparkle much more than almost any other coloured stone. As light slows down travelling through these stones it is bent and bounced back to your eye as visible colour and sparkle. There are very few gems that do this as well as garnets. Diamonds are one of the only gem minerals that have a higher refractive index than garnets, but good luck finding one in this colour and don’t even ask about the cost of such diamonds. You’ll not likely encounter another Spessartite again. I can only remember one other example that has passed through Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers before. We’re going to let you decide which one to buy and what style of chain best flatters the pendants. Each pendant excluding chain is estate priced at $1,610.00. Stock #e9612 and #e9611 231-00101.




July 19, 2023

18kt. hand carved cameo pendant/brooch 28mm x 22mm 3.4gr. gw. $263.00 CAD. 231-00227

Thank you Grandmillenials for making cameos cool again! We’ve always had a soft spot for these miniature hand-carved busts, captured in natural seashells with high relief of cream on orange peach. Today’s 28mm x 22mm cameo is a well-carved content-looking young woman with flowers in her hair and pearls around her throat. The 18-karat high polished frame features the standard brooch back and a hinged bail allowing the piece to convert easily into a pendant. The estate price is $263.00, CAD. Stock #231-00227.


July 10, 2023

Harley owners group 10 karat yellow gold pendant 2.4gr. $175.00 CAD. e8737

e8738 Harley owners group 10kt gold pendantWell over 1 million members located in over 100 countries around the world make up the Harley owners group. The membership organizes many ride related rallies that often raise money for various charities including their official cause of Muscular Dystrophy. Almost every community that has a Harley Davidson Motorcycle dealership also has a H.O.G. chapter sponsored by the dealership. I’m sure some of our customers wouldn’t mind having a little pendant like this one. It could be added to a charm bracelet or perhaps to the key ring of your favorite ride. The pendant looks like new, cast from over 2.4 grams of 10 karat gold, measuring 19.2mm x 13.5mm. The back of the pendant has a flat finish that could be engraved with your motorcycles serial number or a special message. The high quality pendant shows great detail. A Sandblasted background with polished highlights and frame provide excellent contrast. Estate price $175.00 CAD. Stock #e8737.



July 3, 2023

18kt. gold crucifix pendants 2.4gr. $266.00 and 2.9gr. $322.00 CAD. e14124 e14125

Miscellaneous estate/vintage pendants and charms come and go, often without any website exposure. We thought we could show you our current selection of gold crucifix and cross pendants. Most of these are of higher quality and construction compared to what you’d encounter today if you’re looking at brand new. Many are 14 and 18 karat gold. Some are solid and others are hollow, but all are heavier and larger than what manufactures are doing today. These two are both 18 karat, multi-piece assemblies. The larger example (e14124) is actually a little lighter and less expensive than the smaller version. After being in business for well over 60 years we’ve learned that keeping a good selection of inventory in stock is always more successful than trying to order from a catalog. All of these pendants are in perfect, like-new condition and more than competitively priced. The showcased two are estate priced in 18 karat premium gold at $266.00 and $322.00 CAD. Stock #e14124 and e14125.

Smaller of 2 shown is sold. Some of the others are still available.


July 2, 2023

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.

June 26, 2023

0.75ct. tw. VS-I diamond set 18kt. budded cross with 14kt. 18″ chain 6.5gr. tw. $1,680.00 CAD. 161-00171

Is there a line of poetry more closely linked with the Western wedding ceremony than 1 Corinthians chapter 13 “love is patient and kind, love does not envy or boast,…..”. The Budded Cross or Apostles Cross is a symbol of this verse with the three buds on each arm of the cross representing Faith, Hope, and Love “The greatest of these is love”. This 35mm long by 19.4mm wide example casts that symbolism in top-quality 18 karat white gold and bright VS-I quality round brilliant cut diamonds. The 25 well-matched diamonds equal approximately 0.75 carats in total weight with the heart of the cross featuring the largest of the lot. The pendant swings freely from a large sculptural bail allowing it to fit over most chains. Currently, it is strung from an 18-inch long 14 karat white gold cable chain but it can be separated from the pendant if needed. Estate price for the like-new pendant and chain $1680.00 CAD. Stock #161-00171.

June 21, 2023

18kt. pearl & white sapphire vintage earring/pendant set 15.1gr. $2,040.00 CAD. 161-00219

This elegant vintage set was built for a night on the town! The drop earrings and collar-accentuating necklace are articulated to maximize movement. The earrings dangle 30.6mm and feature 2 brilliant-cut white sapphires with creamy round cultured pearls. The necklace measures 18 inches long with 3 brilliant cut white sapphires and its own round pearl of a slightly whiter cream tone than those in the earrings. The set is made from premium quality 18-karat white gold that retains its original bright white rhodium plating. The earrings are secured with locking hinged backs that require compression to open and the necklace is equipped with a pearl clasp that snaps safely into place. The estate price for the vintage set is $2,040.00 CAD. Stock #161-00219.

June 17, 2023

Sand dollar, Conch shell, Seahorse pendants 14kt. 436-00233, 00236, 00232. $130.00, $683.00, $53.00 CAD

In honor of Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid that’s just gone to theaters (which one of our goldsmiths, Avery, reviews as an 8/10 “must-see”) we’re presenting this trio of ocean-born pendants. The tiny but heavily detailed sand dollar spans only 14.2mm tall and hails from the Bahamas as its reverse side subtly proclaims. It was obviously carried here on the Gulf Stream and picked up a 17mm-tall baby seahorse along the way. The real show-stealer is the 19mm long intensely detailed conch shell (used by the merfolk of Atlantica as a herald’s horn)! The 6.4 gram shell has been enameled with a true-to-life pink and white interior that even features a soft dusting of grey-gold beach sand. The 14-karat yellow gold trio all feature open jumpring bails that can be soldered closed or swapped for more decorative pendant hangers. Sold separately for the estate prices of $130.00 (sand dollar), $683.00 (conch shell), and $53.00 CAD (seahorse). Stock numbers 436-00233, 436-00236, and 436-00232.

June 13, 2023

14kt. opal doublet & diamond ( SI-HI) earring/pendant set 16″ 8.3gr. $1,260.00 CAD. 231-00209

Black opals are often cut and polished on their host rock backing to support these relatively fragile gemstones. For further protection, they are usually also sandwiched under a dome of transparent optical quartz. The back section on each 10mm x 8mm opal doublet is likely black onyx that has been epoxied to the opal. This gives the semitranslucent rainbow opal more contrast. The trio are flat disks instead of cabochons and feature a lively play-of-colour. Each is encircled in a scalloped halo of round single cut diamonds equalling 0.66 carats of SI-HI quality. The earrings hang from diamond-accented ear wires and the chain is strung on a 16-inch curb chain with a spring ring catch. The 14-karat white gold set is estate priced at $1,260.00 CAD. Stock #231-00209.

June 12, 2023

0.15ct. tw. dagger pendant 48.0mm x 10.2mm 4.4gr. 14kt. $770.00 CAD. 231-00217

Despite measuring only 4.8cm long (including the bail) this dagger is steeped in decorative detail. The blade is mirror finished with a heavily tapered ridge across its middle that begins with a bezel-set marquise-shaped blue sapphire. The dagger transitions from blade to crosspiece with a decorative swirling accent unfurling from a bezel set square brilliant cut diamond. The twisted hilt ends in flaming finials banded by white gold diamond bars. All together the diamonds equal approximately 0.15 carats. The dagger as a whole is solidly carved from 4.4 grams of warm 14-karat yellow gold and is equipped with an oversized bail that should accommodate almost any chain. The estate price is $770.00 CAD. Stock #231-00217.

June 11, 2023

14kt. white gold diamond drop twist pendant 0.20ct. tw. SI-H, 3.5gr. $770.00 CAD. 161-00215

The spiraling helix cage diamond pendant measures 34.2mm long by 9.6mm wide and has been built to roll! The delicately graduated diamonds stretch across 2/3rds of the pendant’s surface, allowing it to roll back and forth during wear and still show diamonds. The 0.20 carats total weight of SI-H round brilliant cuts are accented by highly polished rhodium-plated 14-karat white gold. The like-new pendant weighs in at a sturdy 3.57 grams for the estate price of $770.00 CAD. Stock #161-00215.

June 9, 2023

14 x 7mm smoky quartz & diamond pendant EFFY. 0.25ct. tw. SI-I-I, 3.3gr. $630.00 CAD. 231-00206

Effy is a brand that should be familiar to most people, but in the event you aren’t one of them they are known for pieces like this; diamond-encrusted and featuring head-turning gemstones. Today’s example is a 14mm x 7mm marquise scissor-cut smokey quartz, the perfect pairing for warm 14-karat yellow gold. The softer tones of the gem and gold are set off by 0.25 carats total weight of SI-I1-I round brilliant cut diamonds, 72 of them in total. The heavy gauge articulated bail has been left plain but features a silky sandpaper finish as a final touch. Estate price for the like-new piece is $630.00 CAD. Stock #231-00206.

June 7, 2023

Diamond cross pendant & 19″ chain 5.4gr. 0.20ct. tw. I1-J $553.00 CAD. e12167

14 karat white gold diamond cross, bead set with 22 small round brilliant cut diamonds. Each diamond is well matched of I1-J quality and weigh an estimated 0.20 carat in total. The jointed bail allows the pendant to freely swing with the slightest movement. Included with the pendant is a 19 inch box link necklace secured with a easy to manipulate lobster clasp. The chain and cross weigh a combined 5.4 grams. Estate priced at $553.00 CAD. Stock #e12167.

June 5, 2023

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.


June 2, 2023

9 karat gold crucifix pendant 3.1gr. $175.00 CAD. e14161

Just because you can’t find it on our website, doesn’t mean we don’t have what you’re looking for. Our ever-changing estate inventory has hundreds of items that never make it online. Rings, pendants, loose diamonds, watches, necklaces, and earrings come and go without making it to our online pages. There just isn’t enough time to showcase everything. I counted at least 20 crosses in stock, many of which are not shown on This large 9 karat crucifix measures 36mm x 18mm and weighs 3.1 grams. It is in hardly worn condition and is stamped with all the proper English hallmarks. If you’re looking for a different style cross or crucifix please contact us. We’d be happy to text or email you pictures, prices, and descriptions of what we have. The pictured crucifix pendant is estate priced at $175.00 CAD. Stock #e14161.

14kt. black Tahitian pearl ring, necklace, earring set, 8-9mm, 17.2gr. tw. $1,750.00 CAD. 206-00374 231-00210

Drop pearls are almost always reserved for earrings and pendants as their shape is exaggerated by the illusion of gravity pulling a drop down to earth. But this set is rounded out with a matching ring, featuring a gravity-defying drop pearl in the process of pulling up and away from the ring that carries it. The high-luster grey pearls mostly feature red and purple overtones with the pendant displaying some strong greens as well. The warm 14-karat yellow gold plays contrast to the smokey drops and display a retro 90s motif. The solid-constructed ring measures a finger size 6 1/2 with room to adjust as needed, the pendant and earrings are all articulated allowing the pearls to roll and swing during wear. All are accompanied by equally-retro appraisals from 1998 and can be purchased as a pendant/earring set for $700 and another $1,050.00 for the ring separately. Stock numbers 231-00210 and 206-00374 respectively.

Ears and pendant have been sold. Ring ring is available.


May 26, 2023

2.08ct. VS2-E antique pear shape diamond with GIA report. $25,000.00 CAD. e14541 161-00126

If you owned a diamond a century ago you were definitely in the minority. Diamonds were scarce, expensive, and very few people had any extra money for such luxuries. Fast forward 100 years and almost everyone owns a piece of diamond jewellery. As commonplace as diamonds are today, a diamond such as this turns heads today just like it did in the early part of the 20th century. Any 2.00 carat diamond gets our attention, but seeing an antique diamond of this quality is an exceptionally rare treat. Add to that this one is pear-shaped makes it almost irreplaceable. Our database of loose diamonds contains close to 350,000 stones; only 8 are antique, this size or larger with the same or better quality, and none are pear-shaped. This diamond is more than likely a one-in-a-million example. Any diamond of this quality deserves a reliable report. We sent the diamond to the Gemological Institute of America in New York for their opinion of quality. We are excited to say the GIA reported the clarity to be VS2, with only one small dark crystal inclusion within a bezel facet. The tiny inclusion can be seen in every one of these photos. It is located close to the edge of the stone within a kite-shaped bezel facet. GIA graded the colour with an outstanding grade of E. This diamond also exhibits the desirable characteristic of displaying no fluorescence. Good polish and good symmetry are just about the most you can expect from an antique cut such as this. The full December 2021 GIA report can be confirmed online here. The diamond is currently loose, waiting for you to turn it into a remarkable engagement ring, glamourous pendant, or anything else you can dream up. Click here to see a 30-second video of the diamond. The 20 gram platinum pendant the large diamond originally came from is available for an additional $10,000.00. The pendant itself is quite significant and contains an additional 73 antique diamonds estimated to weigh 10.12 carats in total, averaging a conservative VS-SI-H quality. Stock #e14541 161-00126.

Diamond sold, pendant is still available.

May 24, 2023

14 karat gold diamond cross 17.7gr. 0.50ct. tw. I1-J $1,680.00 CAD. e7850

e7850 diamond crossThis is a large and heavy pendant measuring just under 6cm in height weighing 17.7 grams. The yellow and white gold design appears hand made and tests approximately 14 karat gold. The large hinged bail is big enough to hold all but the heaviest chain you may have. 36 round brilliant cut diamonds decorate the centre and have an estimated total weight of 0.50 carats with a average quality of I1-J. Estate priced at $1,680.00 CAD. Stock #e7850.

May 23, 2023

18kt. Baptism pendant. 3.5gr. 18kt. UnoAerre Italy $300.00 CAD. e14177

18 karat white gold Baptism pendant/charm. Plenty of room the engrave a date and short message. Made in Italy by one of the world’s finest manufacturers UnoAerre. Excellent condition, never used. 3.5 grams in weight. Estate price $300.00 CAD. Stock #e14177.

May 22, 2023

Edwardian platinum/18kt. gold pearl & diamond filigree brooch 1.00ct. tw. I1-H 9.2gr. $1,820.00 CAD. e13136

A pendant/brooch from the very early 1900s that perfectly encapsulates the jewellery of the Edwardian era. With the advent of the oxyacetylene torch this was the first period where platinum could be easily worked by most jewellers. So naturally the ever-white precious metal sprang up everywhere. With its unique working properties the medium allowed goldsmiths to create finer, more delicate details than ever before. The aesthetic of the era reflected that as ethereal lace was woven into metal and diamonds. This 32.5mm diameter circle is a perfect specimen. The outer wreath is a repeating pattern of diamond encrusted leafy sprigs and wrapping swirling vines measuring 0.6mm wide. The centerpiece features four creamy white pearls and one 0.25 carat old European cut diamond. The other 66 are a mix of antique rose cut and mine cut diamonds bringing the total carat weight of the piece up to 1.00 carat. The center piece is backed by an 18 karat rose gold support for stability. The 115 year old piece weighs in at 9.2 grams and more than earns its estate price of $1,820.00 CAD. Stock #e13136.

May 20, 2023

14kt. Elk diamond pendant, 3.2gr. $385.00 CAD. 161-00129

Elk and caribou (or reindeer if they’re pulling a big red sleigh) are similar in a number of ways but one of the most distinguishable aspects of each is their antlers. Caribou, like the one pictured on the quarter, have C-shaped antlers with less defined points (similar to those of moose) but elk antlers are much pointier and relatively straighter. If you’ve had the pleasure of encountering them, or if you’ve simply watched enough nature documentaries, you can almost hear that trilling bugle call this elk is in the process of making. The 14 karat yellow gold pendant features a diamond-set eye and heavily textured antlers and fur. Estate price $385.00 CAD. Stock #161-00129.

David Yurman Cable Cross disc with diamonds 0.03ct. tw. 3.0gr. 18kt. 16″ $660.00 CAD. e13328

Big label brands have always had a knack for iconography. Their use of repeating motifs allows them to create lines that identify their brand without the use of a logo. David Yurman and their Cable motif is the perfect example of this. This 10.8mm disk is easily recognizable and its petite size makes it the perfect piece for layering. The charm is embedded with a 0.03 carat total weight diamond cross and hangs from a 16 inch long cable link chain equipped with an easy open lobster clasp. The entire necklace only weighs in at 3 grams of premium 18 karat gold and is currently available on the David Yurman website for $850.00 USD. Our estate price $660.00 CAD. Stock #e13328.

May 16, 2023

Amethyst & diamond (1.58ct. .tw. SI1-I2-JKL) jewellery suite, 18.5gr. 10/14kt. $2,680.00 CAD. 206-00340 211-00101 231-00168 431-00449

Amethyst lost its place in the Cardinal gems alongside emeralds, rubies, sapphires, and diamonds in the 18th century when many new deposits were discovered, flooding the market with the gem and dramatically reducing its value. But when you see examples like the amethyst in this suite of jewellery you can easily understand why it was once one of the most valuable gems in Western society. The velvety richness of royal purple is on full display here, shown in three coveted tones. The oval amethyst at the heart of the ring is the deepest shade, lightening slightly in the pear of the pendant, and ending at its lightest in the earrings. All four gems are pure royal purple and all display vibrant violet and plum brilliance. The ring accents its amethyst with a two-tiered halo of 34 round brilliant cut diamonds equalling 1.00 carat total weight. The studs opt for a single tier of 40 diamonds in total which equals approximately 0.33 carats. The pendant opens with a heavy gold draper at the pear’s point, transitioning to a narrow fringe of 24 diamonds that equal 0.25 carats. All of the diamonds are of SI1-I2-JKL quality, with those warmer colours being whitened by the contrast of rich 14 karat yellow gold. The ring is digit-dominating at 17mm long and currently measures a finger size 7 3/4 with room to adjust. The pendant measures 26mm long and is equipped with a hinged enhancer bail that allows it to be worn over most chains, or clipped onto a strand of pearls or beads. The studs are 12mm long and are equipped with medium-weight friction backs. The estate price for the ring is $1,400.00 CAD Stock #206-00340. The estate price for the pendant is $595.00 CAD Stock #231-00168. The estate price for the earrings is $490.00 CAD Stock #211-00101.

Pendant sold.

May 13, 2023

14kt. sea turtle pendant 2.1gr. $245.00 CAD. 436-00208

Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto just introduced their third sea turtle to their lagoon, a rescue found off the coast of Vancouver in 2005 (read the full story in this Toronto Star article). Her name is Schoona and she weighs in at 288 pounds and measures 99.3 cm long, making her the biggest turtle in the aquarium. Our tiny 14-karat yellow gold turtle weighs a delicate 2.1 grams and spans only 15.9mm, with rhodium-accented flippers and a flexible bail. Made in Turkey, our turtle has migrated approximately 8,400 km, which sounds impressive until you learn that green sea turtles like Schoona travel an average of 2,000 km each year after they reach maturity. Being that most females mature between 25-35 years old and have a life expectancy of 70 years or more, that makes for almost 60,000 km traveled in the average lifetime! Our little travel companion is certainly ready to get moving and is estate priced at $245.00 CAD. Stock #436-00208.

May 9, 2023

Antique platinum brooch 2.50ct. tw. VS-EF, 7.4gr. $12,750.00 CAD. 161-00191

It would have been so easy to take this beautiful brooch apart and make 2 pairs of antique stud earrings and a pendant, but we just couldn’t bring ourselves to destroy this lovely piece of Art Deco history. This amazing piece of jewellery is pushing 100 years old and is just as pretty today as when it was created in the Art Deco era (the 1920s and 30s). Handcrafting something like this is the only way it could have been made. Working the 7 grams of rare platinum into this form would have been tedious and time consuming, but the results were well worth the effort. I can imagine the talented jeweller who created this sitting back once it was finished, just staring in admiration. Delicate filigree and millgrain are the dominant theme and come together with geometric precision typical of Art Deco jewellery. The 5 stones range in size from an estimated 0.34 carats to 0.66 carats. They are perfectly matched Old European cut diamonds and are conservatively graded VS-EF quality. This item was designed to be worn on a blouse or lapel. Brooches are back in a big way, just look at any celebrity awards ceremony, even the men are wearing decorative brooches. It doesn’t take much imagination to see it converted into a vertical drop pendant. The locking hinged pin can be removed and preserved if you ever decide to make it original again, or leave it on and just run a chain through the back like this. However you choose to wear this item, it will make a twinkling impact on all that see it. This statement making brooch/pendant measures 59.0mm x 8.4mm. It’s 5 antique diamonds sparkle like no modern diamond can. Their high crowns and small table facets refract light into a more dispersive flash of rainbow colours than any contemporary cut diamond. This is what estate jewellery is all about. It comes in what we believe to be its original box from Toronto Jewellers Kents’. This irreplaceable item is estate priced at $12,750.00 CAD. Stock #161-00191.

May 8, 2023

1.01ct. SI1-G pear shaped natural diamond halo 1.17ct. tw. (I1-GH) 1.5gr. 14kt. $5,999.00 CAD. 161-00201

We are swimming in stock projects, but some things just need to be pushed to the front of the line. So when this pear-shaped diamond came in at the center of a dated engagement ring we just had to give it a second chance. Instead of adding it to our large stock of loose estate diamonds, we found it a delicate halo pendant for its new home. The transformation was astounding, letting the 1.01 carat estate pear-shaped diamond show off its brilliance by letting it dance freely during wear on the new jointed pendant. The halo of petite diamonds also increased the apparent footprint of the stone, bumping it to 8.37mm wide by 11.7mm. The 9mm long bail is large enough to accommodate most chains and its 6 diamonds of I1-GH quality bump the total weight of the pendant to 1.17 carats. The large central diamond is an eye-clean SI1 with a bright G colour. The brand new 14-karat pendant is currently suspended from a 17-inch curb link Italian-made chain that is sold separately for $350.00 CAD. The pendant (without a chain) is priced at $5,999.00 CAD. Stock #161-00201.

May 6, 2023

14kt. 55ct. golden beryl, 1.00ct. tanzanite, & 0.18ct. tw. VS-G diamond pendant, 42gr. tw. $3,150.00 CAD. 251-00182

Admittedly, the metaphysical world is new to us, but we saw this piece and knew it was more than it seemed. We’ve never encountered a winged dolphin before, but with a bit of research, it seems these creatures are from the world of dream symbolism. If a flying dolphin (not necessarily winged) appears in your dream it could be a sign that you are starting a new stage in your life. They are a reminder of self-discipline. Ours features diamond eyes and is jumping over an intensely saturated violet/blue natural tanzanite weighing approximately 1.00 carat. The jury is out on exactly what tanzanite represents, but some of its listed symbolism are self-awakening, transformation, and wisdom. But the real focus of the piece is a rough crystal golden beryl, also known as the sunshine stone. The 38mm long by 14mm wide six-sided crystal features a collection of fine needle-like inclusions within its top half. Across the back of the crystal, an interior refraction plane captures a rainbow in its depths. The gem symbolizes confidence and motivation. The intricately carved wings of the dolphin also feature a row of round brilliant cut diamonds, bringing the total up to an estimated weight of 0.18 carats of bright VS-G quality. Attached to the pendant is a 2mm thick foxtail chain measuring a total length of 23.6 inches, ending in a heavy lobster clasp. The entire 14 karat necklace weighs in at 42 grams and is accompanied by a May 2018 Harold Weinstein LTD. appraisal stating an estimated value of $6,500.00 CAD. Our estate price for this one-of-a-kind handmade piece is $3,150.00 CAD. Stock #231-00182.


May 3, 2023

18kt. 8.2gr. pearl cross pendant on leather cord necklace. $840.00 CAD. e12249

After taking a deep dive into medieval and Celtic crosses we have come to the conclusion that this cross is not sure what it is. In truth it seems to be some sort of blend, a mix of Celtic cross, Bolnisi cross, and Thor’s cross. We’ll leave it to you to attach meaning and spirituality to this unique symbol. Regardless of you’re religious leanings it is an impressive piece, made of a solid 8.2 grams of top quality 18 karat yellow gold. The hammered texture and the large mabe pearl really adds to the 16th century feel. Though a modern make you can imagine the pendant sitting around the neck of some courtier. To stick to the trend of the time we’ve hung it from a brand new 18 inch long black leather cord with super strong 14 karat yellow gold lobster clasp. Estate price for this old world pendant $840.00 CAD. Stock #e12249.

0.66ct. total weight diamond heart pendant $470.00 CAD. e6267

Simple and classic heart shaped diamond set pendant. The 22 round brilliant cut diamonds weigh 0.66 carats (total weight). The 10 karat yellow gold pendant is suspended by a 16 inch light rope chain. The total weight is 3.3 grams. The diamond quality is average at I1-K but look quite nice for the estate price of $470.00. That’s less than $22.00 per diamond. Stock #e6267.

May 1, 2023

8.0cm x 4.8cm diamond cross 2.00ct. tw. 33.6gr. 10kt. white gold $2,380.00 CAD. e13341

Something for everyone has always been our goal and our estate offerings allow us the flexibility to realize that goal. Where else would we come across a diamond cross of this magnitude? At 8.0cm by 4.8cm it is one of the largest we’ve had and weighs in at an appropriately hefty 33.6 grams. The cross is hand set with 128 round brilliant and round single cut diamonds all of I2-J quality. They come together to equal an estimated total diamond weight of 2.00 carat. They extend onto the flexible bail ready to fit over almost any chain as its opening measures 17.0mm by 8.7mm. The statement making pendant has been cast from 10 karat white gold and is estate priced at $2,380.00 CAD. Stock #e13341.

April 30, 2023

18kt. Italian hollow cross pendant, 7.6gr. $910.00 CAD. 436-00156

The nature and subject matter of jewellery means the varieties and combinations of styles are pretty much infinite. Even an item as simple as a cross pendant can be expressed 1000s of ways. Our large and ever-changing selection of estate crosses always has something new to display your faith. Our latest Italian-made cross takes inspiration from the most basic concept. Just a horizontal and vertical rectangle overlapped. The sheer simplicity of the design conveys the message without any extra details. No fancy hand engraving or sparkling gems, just premium 18 karat yellow gold and highly polished flat surfaces. Despite the fact the pendant is hollow, it still weighs in at a hefty 7.6 grams. A large circular jumpring will accommodate an equally proportioned cord or chain necklace. Perfect condition, showing no signs of use. This cross pendant is estate priced at $910.00 CAD. Stock #436-00156.

April 27, 2023

21kt. leaf earrings & pendant set (never worn) 7.77gr. $1,145.00 CAD. 426-00152

The intense warmth of 21 karat gold is hard to express in pictures, the 87.5% pure gold is so potent it glows. This leaf set really plays with that colour by mixing bright cut, high polished, and diamond brush finishes. In contrast, every other leaf tip is dipped in chromy rhodium. The pendant has a gentle, natural arch and is equipped with a sturdy oversized bail that should fit over most chains. The earrings hang from locking shepherd hooks that end in faceted flowers. The set weighs 7.77 grams together and has never been worn. The estate price is $1,145.00, CAD. Stock #426-00152.

April 26, 2023

14 karat custom made cross 7.6 grams $560. CAD. e10040

e10041-14-karat-custom-cross-pendantMany people only consider custom making a piece of jewellery when shopping for a unique engagement ring or wedding band, but custom work can be any number of pieces. Some of the most rewarding pieces we make start with a customer’s simple sketch on a scrap of paper. As our customers are not professionally trained jewellery illustrators the sketch rarely reflects the image they see in their heads. Our goldsmiths and designers work with them to flush out their design and the results are just as thrilling for us as they are for our customer. This 60.0mm long by 38.6mm wide Celtic inspired cross was a spare in a series we made and was subsequently traded back making it a brand new, never worn addition to our estate department. A welcome addition as the 7.6 gram 14 karat yellow gold cross is very well made (if we do say so ourselves), equipped with a substantial bale strong enough to last a lifetime of constant wear. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e10040.

April 16, 2023

1.50ct. Scissor cut pink sapphire & diamond (0.93ct. tw. VS-F) pendants 2.8gr. 18kt. $3,500.00 CAD each. 231-00200 231-00201

Wonder how we ended up with such well-matched pendants? They originally came in as a set of stud earrings, we felt they would make exceptional pendants so we added a couple of baguette diamond bails and here we are. These are the first pieces we’ve encountered that not only contain invisible set princess cut diamonds but also invisible set baguettes. The result is a frame of diamonds that appear to float in the white gold that backs them. We couldn’t replicate that niche setting style in the bails so we opted for bar-set to keep the spirit the same. The real feature of these pendants is of course the top-quality natural pink sapphires at their hearts. The unusual rectangular scissor-cut gems each weigh approximately 1.50 carats each and could be described as pink bubblegum colour. The combined weight of the 13 VS-FG diamonds in each pendant comes to 0.96 carats. Each weighs in at 2.4 grams and is constructed of rhodium plated 18 karat white gold. They measure 13.8mm long by 10.1mm wide, both equipped with 9.6mm long bails, one fixed, and one flexible. The pendants are accompanied by copies of their original Feb. 2020 appraisals, describing them when they were a pair of earrings valued at $16,020.00. The estate price for each pendant (chains not included) is $3,500.00, CAD. Stock numbers 231-00201 and 231-00200.


April 13, 2023

Jumbo hand made quartz 10kt. quartz pendants (97 &146 carats) 37 & 44gr. gw. $1,980.00 each. 231-00203 231-00202

Quartz is a very common that can be found throughout the world. Brown quartz is often described as smoky quartz. Sometimes the hue is less saturated and more in the yellow range of the spectrum. Purple quartz is known as amethyst. When amethyst undergoes heat treatment it turns into citrine (orange quartz). Almost all citrine was originally amethyst that’s undergone heat treatment to permanently change its colour. Like any other heat-treated gemstone the outcome is not completely controllable, every gem has a colour hidden inside of it so you never know what you’ll get from heat treatment. Our large quartz specimens are medium brown and a very pale yellow so soft it almost appears to be the gemstone equivalent of the 10-karat gold that surrounds it. As quartz forms in large crystals, it’s not terribly surprising to find massive gems from this family, but this pair of jumbo gems are only part of a small handful we’ve ever had in store. This pair weighs approximately 146 carats and 97 carats. With their massive size, you can actually spot some subtle colour banding in both of them. In the larger brown quartz, there are three bands running in an X formation just south of the dead center, you need to tilt the gem in several directions to spot all of them. The soft gold tone gem has a diagonal striation of possibly purple mirage lines, to see them you have to tilt the gem just so, they transition from sharp lines to invisible very quickly. The larger is in a standard basket setting (handmade of course) and the smaller one has a more decorative frame. Both feature heavy oversized bails that should slip over most chains. The estate price for these massive talismans is $1,980.00 each CAD. Stock numbers 231-00203 and 231-00202 (SOLD).

April 9, 2023

6.00ct. tanzanite & diamond (0.28ct. tw. SI-H) pendant 7.7gr. 18kt. $4,200.00 CAD. 231-00195

This 6.00 carat rectangular cushion cut tanzanite exhibits the unique feature the gem is prized for, “trichroism”. It is the ability of a gemstone to display three different colours from three different angles. In faceted material, this means the gem displays different colours as it rotates. For the highest-grade tanzanite, this translates to an equal play of intense indigo and violet with an occasional flash of red. That meditative display has been enhanced by a decorative starburst under-gallery that shows through the gem’s top table facet, shining as if it were submerged in an icy ocean. The tanzanite has been wrapped in ribbons of rhodium-plated 18-karat white gold, stitched with round brilliant cut diamonds. Attached to the pendant is an oversized articulated bail suitable for almost any chain size. All told the diamonds in the pendant equal approximately 0.28 carats of SI-H sparkle. The finished piece measures 33.8mm long by 13.5mm wide. Estate price for the like-new pendant (chain extra) is $4,200.00 CAD. Stock #231-00195.

April 4, 2023

0.20ct. I1-J diamond pendant with new Italian chain 1.7gr. $347.00 CAD. e11342

This puffed up diamond slider pendant has had a bit of an identity crisis. The rim around the diamond and the inside of the pendant are rhodium plated. I’d hazard a guess someone felt they’d like it to be white instead of yellow and rhodium plated it to achieve that look. That technique isn’t effective for changing the colour of a yellow gold ring as the plating wears off quickly with regular wear. But as a pendant it would be a pretty long lasting change, and if you ever changed your mind you could polish it off. That was the case with this pendant as it came in with its rhodium removed. We’ve left it with that warm colour as we feel it makes the 0.20 carat I1-J round brilliant cut center pop. The hefty 1.7 gram slider is accompanied by a new cable link Italian made 14 karat white gold chain. Estate price $347.00 CAD. Stock #e11342.

April 3, 2023

18kt. diamond & gemstone pendant/earring set, 20″ chain 42.9gr. tw. $3,000.00/$2,500.00 CAD. 231-00193 211-00117

These highly statement-making flower medallions could have been fashioned after the open bloom of a rose, begonia, or gardenia, judging from their petal arrangements but certainly not from their colour. The multicoloured petals are painted with intense orange citrine, royal purple amethyst, vibrant sky blue topaz, and springy pastel green peridot. To keep the colours from overwhelming the trio of flowers has been left as open airy frames, stitched together with narrow rows of petite round brilliant cut diamonds. The gems and diamonds have all been set into bright rhodium plated 18 karat white gold, making an icy backdrop for these head-turning blooms. The 39.5mm wide flower pendant is equipped with a petite flexible diamond studded bail that should accommodate most chains. The earrings measure 27mm at their widest and are equipped with spring omega backs and posts that are hinged, allowing them to tuck away for safe storage. Currently, the pendant is partnered with a 20-inch-long rolo chain measuring 2.5mm wide and ending in a lobster clasp. All told the necklace weighs in at 24.6 grams and the earrings at 18.3 grams, all three are in like-new condition for the estate price of $3,000.00 CAD for the pendant and $2,250.00 CAD for the earrings. Stock #231-00193 and 211-00117.

March 31, 2023

14kt. gold stone set cross pendant & chain 6.3gr. $420.00 CAD. e7175

Whether you look at this as a religious symbol or just an attractive pendant with an interesting shape it’s hard to deny it looks pretty cool. The modified cross pendant measures just over 2cm x 2cm (excluding bail) and is suspended from a good weight 16 inch fox tail chain with lobster catch. The 8 bead set cubic zirconia show great contrast with the sky blue imitation turquoise. Pendant and chain weigh a combined 6.3 grams and are estate priced at $420.00. From the condition of this piece I don’t think it was worn any more than a few times. Stock #e7175.


March 24, 2023

18kt. Escada heart pendant with 0.10ct. VS-G diamond, 10.2gr. $1,400.00 CAD. e14502

This Escada pendant is a bit of a puzzle for us, as far as we can tell the clothing and cosmetics brand never dabbled in fine jewellery, just costume jewellery. But we’ve found versions of this pendant (the Triple Heart Love in Motion pendant) on a couple of auction sites, all displaying the same ESCADA stamp as ours displays. Take it for what you will, this pendant is very well made, brand name or not. The 26mm long by 23.3mm wide heart is solid 18 karat white gold, weighing in at a whopping 10.2 grams! The hearts have been riveted together, allowing the two interior hearts to be repositioned. The central heart carries a 0.10 carat round brilliant cut diamond of high VS2-G quality. The piece retains its original rhodium finish, although with a few light surface scratches. It wouldn’t be too hard to polish it up like and apply a fresh rhodium plating to make it look brand new again. It is estate priced at $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e14502.

March 19, 2023

14kt. Tree of Life 5.50ct. Tanzanite, 1.50ct. I1-fancy brown diamond, gem pendant & necklace 80gr. tw. $10,500.00 CAD. 231-00181

This piece centers around either the Tree of Life or a representation of Mother Earth; leaning towards the latter considering the female figure hidden in the trunk. She’s kneeling on an earthy reddish-brown crystal mass that twinkles brightly when moved. Her eyes are bright green emeralds and her expansive branches are decorated with rubies, emeralds, sapphires, and diamonds. At the heart of the tree-top is a 1.50 carat round brilliant cut diamond of I1 clarity and fancy brown hue, mirroring the colour of the crystal mass. What really catches the eye is the 5.50 carat oval tanzanite of the intense blueberry colour the gem is prized for. Judging from its position at the foot of this mythical tree I would wager it’s a representation of some important life-spring or pool. The piece can be worn as a brooch or is accompanied by a 34 1/2 inch long 4.4mm wide King’s link chain that clasps onto two hidden rings. The piece itself spans 2.51 inches long by 2.7 inches tall and is accompanied by a Harold Weinstein LTD. appraisal stating an estimated value of $25,000.00 CAD. Our estate price for this one-of-a-kind handmade piece is $10,500.00 CAD. Stock #231-00181.

March 12, 2023

0.15ct. SI-HI diamond pendant on 18″ necklace 4.0gr. 14kt. $665.00 CAD. 161-00203

This pendant does an excellent job of balancing highly polished metal with a bright round brilliant cut diamond allowing both to share the spotlight. The majority of the 15.7mm long pendant is made up of two delicately tapering curved bars that draw the eye down to the 0.15 carat diamond. The diamond is an SI-HI quality in a modern 3-prong setting. The slide-style pendant floats across its 18 inch long 1.24mm curb chain that ends in an easy-to-fasten lobster clasp. The 4-gram 14-karat white gold necklace is estate priced at $665.00 CAD. Stock #161-00203.

March 6, 2023

Sword pendant 165ct. quartz, moonstone, opal, diamond, sapphire, ruby, emerald, 72.7gr. tw. 14kt. $2,100.00 231-00178

As a group, we’ve developed several theories around this truly one-of-a-kind talisman. The first is that it’s a Wiccan Athame, a ceremonial blade used to cast a circle and summon or banish spirits. This theory comes mostly from the lot of highly symbolic metaphysical pieces that this pendant came from. Each was deeply steeped in meaning and most leaned toward the Neopagan. The second is an Excaliber association which is mostly drawn from the dragon that decorates the hilt. Whatever the origins, this ceremonial dagger or wand was certainly built to be powerful! Measuring just over 5 inches long and consisting mostly of a clear rock crystal pillar (another powerful Neopagan/Wiccan implement). The 14 karat yellow gold top features a twisting hilt and Sai-like prongs (an ancient Japanese dagger), partnered with a European-looking dragon. The hilt is accented with diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds but the real show-stoppers are a large oval jelly-opal and a bezel-set rainbow moonstone. Both gems play on the rainbow dispersion that flashes along the quartz crystal while it rotates. That pillar represents spiritual growth and enhancing psychic abilities, the rainbow moonstone strengthens intuition and psychic perception, jelly opal represents perseverance and stability. All of this meaning is secured by an oversized bail that should fit over most chains. The piece is accompanied by a May 2018 Harold Weinstein LTD. appraisal stating an estimated value of $7,500.00 CAD. Our estate price for this weapon of spirituality is $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #231-00178.

March 4, 2023

14kt. 14mm x 10mm ammonite pendant & 16″ box chain 4.6gr. $609.00 CAD. 231-00175

Ammonoidea were cephalopods that swam Earth’s seas up until the great extinction event at the end of the Cretaceous period. Their closest living relatives would be squid, octopus, and cuttlefish, except that ammonoidea exhibited swirling shells that look like tightly curled rams horn. The ancient Egyptians linked fossilized ammonoidea shells (called ammonite) with their god Amun, calling it “ammonis cornua” and creating the root for the creature’s scientific name. It’s not hard to understand that divine tie when you see an ammonite fossil in person, when their original shell layer becomes exposed they exhibit an intense rainbow iridescence unlike anything found living today. There are several theories about the purpose a cephalopod could have had for this loud colour display but it’s fascinated humanity for centuries. Its use in jewellery is rather recent, the fossil wasn’t officially recognized as a gem material until 1981. Our 14 x 10mm ammonite triplet features a clear quartz top to protect the surface of the fossil. It’s wrapped in a 14 karat yellow gold frame and hangs from a 16-inch box chain. The estate price is $609.00, CAD. Stock #231-00175.

February 28, 2023

11.25ct. Ceylon sapphire (non heat treated) GIA certified. 3.40ct. tw. VS-F antique brooch $80,000.00 CAD. e12035

We are honoured to showcase for you one of the most spectacular antique estate items we’ve ever had. Any combination of the components in this pendant/brooch is worthy of our admiration but to have everything come together in such a significant way is truly remarkable. It dates from the early part of the 20th century and each and every old European cut diamond is original to the piece. They are all of very high VS1-G or better quality. The 51 diamonds are estimated to weigh a combined 3.40 carats. Antique old European cut diamonds are uncommon to see in such high colour grades like these as South Africa (the main source in the 1900s) produced mostly diamonds in the IJK….. range of colour. The skill and craftsmanship executed are as good as it gets too. Beautiful and precise stone setting contouring to each and every individual diamond’s unique outline produce an endless frame of antique brilliance and dispersion. The scalloped edge, platinum milgrain frame is delicate and crisp showing no wear of any kind. The clever engineering of the bobble allows use as either a pendant or brooch. An integrated brooch back can be removed for use as an unobstructed pendant with the removal of a threaded screw. The diamond set bail can quickly be disconnected for use as a statement making brooch on a jacket or blouse. Of course, the most amazing part of the item is the 11.25 carat Ceylon (Sri Lanka) sapphire. Big diamonds are beautiful, often quite valuable and are easily obtained if your budget allows, but just try to find another medium violet-blue sapphire of this size. Now factor in this stone is easily over 100 years old and original with an old cutting style. Add to that the sapphire comes with the most respected gemological report in the world from the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) that describes this corundum (aka sapphire) as completely natural, lacking indications of heat treatment. The full report can be seen online here. Almost all sapphires have been artificially heated to clarify and intensify the colour to a more appealing hue. With that being said, most commercially available sapphires are dull, dark and overly saturated with an inky dark blue colour. The GIA report goes on to say the origin of this stone is Sri-Lanka (formerly Ceylon), one of the most desirable locations know for producing exceptional sapphire specimens. The stone exhibits the classic signs gemologists look for in natural sapphires. Perfectly intersecting silky inclusions at 60 and 120 degrees and distinct colour zoning can easily be seen under darkfield magnification. Excellent transparency, even colour distribution, very well cut and its striking medium violet-blue colour that is simply incredible. Sapphires like this just don’t come around. This is an opportunity for a true connoisseur of fine antique jewellery or the rare gem collector. We’ve had this pendant for a couple of years squirrelled away. 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone. We thought we’d showcase this sapphire as inspiration for better times to come. When I look at it I can’t help but marvel at the beauty of nature and the high level of skill of the unknown jeweller that produced it. One can only imagine and wonder about the fabulous life of the previous owner(s) who were gifted its care. For anyone who wants to see a rare and exceptional sapphire, we invite you to come have a look. This irreplaceable 10 gram, platinum, pendant/brooch is accompanied by an October 2019 appraisal by respected Toronto appraisal service Harold Weinstein Ltd. and the original copy of the February 2019 GIA New York report. Estate priced at $80,000.00 CAD. Stock #e12035. Thank you for looking.

February 26, 2023

75ct. aqua., 1.25ct. tourmaline, emerald, winged dolphin pendant/necklace 14kt. 53.9gr. tw. $3,500.00 CAD. 231-00183

Aquamarine was named by ancient Roman fishermen as “water of the sea” who believed it was the treasure of mermaids. Seeing this uncut 75 carat aquamarine crystal it’s easy to understand how they felt. The gem’s colour partnered with its unique surface texture creates the impression it’s been chipped from a glowing iceberg. The gem’s top resembles the rippled surface of the Mediterranean sea, fitting then that a dolphin is leaping across it. That emerald-eyed dolphin has been gifted with angel wings, a symbol from dream interpretation that can mean you are starting a new stage in your life. Dolphins on their own are potent symbols covering everything from protection, purity, freedom, joyfulness, and transformation. Whatever meaning you attach to this aquatic guardian angel it’s certainly a formidable talisman. The necklace is finished with a bezel-set pink tourmaline weighing approximately 1.25 carats, the stone of love and caring. Fitting that the necklace hangs from a heart-link chain, measuring a slip-on 35 1/2 inches long. The 14 karat yellow gold chain does fasten with a barrel clasp in the event you wanted to wear it wrapped around the neck in layers instead of resting on the diaphragm. This custom-made one-of-a-kind piece is accompanied by a Harold Weinstein LTD. appraisal stating an estimated value of $7,000.00 CAD. Our estate price is $3,500.00, CAD. Stock #231-000183.


February 25, 2023

14kt. Cherub/Cupid pendant 25mm, 7.7gr. $560.00 CAD. e14236

What we would commonly call a Cherub is more accurately a Putto. The traditional religious Cherub (depending on the text) was most often depicted as a four-headed four-winged tetramorph, which is about as far from a chubby winged toddler as you can possibly get. It wasn’t until the early 17th century that a Cherub began its association with the contemplative baby we see here. The Baroque putto represented the omnipresence of God and could often represent Cupid, in which case they were called Amorino. Our putto or cherub is captured in 7.7 grams of solid 14 karat gold, leaning glamour-shot style on a 25mm frame. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e14236.

February 23, 2023

0.75ct. tw. SI-JK diamond heart pendant with 18″ necklace 2.9gr. $900.00 CAD. e13323

Simple, classic heart shaped diamond pendant. The 16 round brilliant cut diamonds weigh an estimated 0.75 carats in total. The 14 karat yellow gold pendant is suspended on an 18 inch light rope chain. The total weight is 2.9 grams. Usually this popular style pendant is set with more albeit smaller diamonds. While this one is only set with 16 stones the average size is close to double the average, resulting in so much more sparkle. The diamond quality average at SI-JK produces quite the display for only $840.00. That’s only $52.50 per diamond. Stock #e13323.

February 21, 2023

Custom made 8.86ct. white topaz & diamond pendant $1,540.00 CAD. e9304


Believe it or not, this is actually the same stone. What used to be a soft reddish-brown imperial topaz has turned into a very pale ever so slightly blue topaz. Exposure to sunlight through our triple-pane laminated showcase/window glass caused the natural brown colour to permanently fade to the new pale blue hue you now see. A couple of pictures just doesn’t do this piece of jewellery justice. The large 8.86 carat imperial topaz sparkles and glitters so much more than still photographs can possibly show. Measurements of 14.3mm x 12.3mm should ensure this exotic stone won’t be overlooked. The big brilliant gem made the floral design setting a logical choice. Our goldsmiths came up with this fantastic lighthearted idea to showcase the large estate topaz. Soft scalloped edges and a string of tiny brilliant cut diamonds confirm the organic natural inspired design. Even the large hinged bail has been given the diamond treatment. 39 small brilliant cut diamonds weighing an estimated 0.33 carat of SI-HI quality form the frame and bail. The low double gallery setting was crafted using 14 karat white gold and weighs 7.0 grams. We love producing this type of jewellery. It’s always fun and refreshing for our team, as it pushes their creative ideas in a different direction from the often requested custom ring. If you have an interesting gem that just isn’t being worn often enough, bring it in, and let’s be inspired together to create something exceptional. By the way, as the reddish brown imperial topaz, this pendant was worth well over $3,000.00. As the new pale blue common topaz, the price is now about half (oops). Don’t leave your imperial topaz in direct sunlight as they can sometimes fade. The pendant is estate priced not including chain at $1,540.00. Stock #e9304.e9304.1 imperial topaz and diamond pendant



December 20, 2022

Hand made opal necklace 4.00ct. tw. 24.6gr. 14kt. $3,220.00 CAD. 231-00156 e13460

If you aren’t a fan of traditional white opal you should look into its lesser known sibling, the black opal. These opals form with a dark body colour instead of the more common white or cream colours. The result is a more obvious fire as the flashing colours are set against a contrasting dark background. Their body colour can range from black, grey, blue, or green and those colours in themselves can be more appealing. The black opals in this handmade one of a kind neck piece represent a good variety of the colours available. The seven small circular cabochons used as accent links are true blue in their colour and display mostly red and orange flashes. They offer a sharp contrast to the mostly blue and electric green flashes of the four oval and three pear shaped cabs. Of course, the main opal is the most impressive of the group. Its body colour is a smoky lilac blue and it exhibits the full spectral range of flash fire at the slightest movement. The goldsmith that made this piece opted to surround these cooler tones in warm 14 karat yellow gold. Each link is fully articulated to allow for a full range of motion, maximizing the fire of the estimated 4.00 carats total weight of black opal. Even the fancy link chain has been painstakingly handmade. The 24.6 gram necklace is secured with a heavyweight, easy to fasten lobster clasp. The estate price is $3,220.00 CAD. Stock #231-00156 e13460.



December 15, 2022

1.00ct. tw. SI-I-I diamond circle pendant, 40mm, 17.6gr. 10kt. $2,240.00 CAD. 161-00227

We’ve had our fair share of diamond circle pendants over the years but this is by far the most impressive! Measuring a statement-making 40mm wide by 4.1mm tall and looking as though it must have been custom-made. The 62 round brilliant cut diamonds have been bead set into deep protective channels. They equal 1.00 carats in total weight and are of well-matched SI-I-I quality and contrast brightly against the warm 10-karat yellow gold. The pendant is attached to a 2.3mm wide heavy curb link chain equipped with end caps and a medium lobster clasp. All told the necklace measures 20.5 inches long and is estate priced at $2,240.00 CAD. Stock #161-00227.


December 10, 2022

14kt. oval locket, 27mm x 20mm, 3.8gr. (net) $333.00 CAD. 436-00189

We might be one of the last strongholds for lockets and we’re pretty proud of our retro locket selection! The tiny gold boxes have been a jewellery staple for centuries, and why not? Traditionally they weren’t for pictures, they carried dried flowers, locks of hair, mementos of relatives and loved ones, hand-painted portraits, special notes, good luck charms, relics of saints, love poems, magical spells, vials of poison, or any secrets you couldn’t let out of your sight. It’s only been the last century that photos were the sole domain of lockets. If you’re thinking of reviving one of their traditional purposes I’d recommend this particular locket. It features a heavy-duty lock that takes two fingers to open, and is generally sturdy and well made; a perfect mini-safe for the things you can’t trust to the cloud. The locket measures 27mm long by 20mm wide, with a large hinged bail that should accommodate most light to medium weight chains. It features two removable plexiglass windows with cloth liner, remove these and you’ve got about 4.5mm of storage depth. Formed from 14 karat yellow gold, featuring an embossed floral motif, and a highly polished back ready for engraving. The locket is in like new condition with a tight hinge and no visible wear. The locket has a net weight of 3.8 grams. Estate price $333.00 CAD. Stock #436-00189.


December 9, 2022

2.75ct. pink tourmaline, lab-grown emerald crystal, & diamond pendant on chain, 25.6gr. tw. $1,800.00 CAD. 231-00177

Pink tourmaline is the gemstone of love and caring, no wonder it’s presented here being held aloft by Cupid. The 2.75 carat oval gem is being held like a lantern in the hand of this tiny god of love. As the son of Venus (or Aphrodite, if you’re referencing Greek mythology instead of Roman, in which case he is called Eros) this perpetually winged toddler has been responsible for some of the greatest matches and mischief in history. He has been expertly carved in solid 14-karat yellow gold and equipped with round brilliant cut diamond eyes. He and his love-light are perched on a lab-grown emerald crystal that could almost resemble a heart. Emerald has several meanings but its oldest is as the “stone of successful love”. This 26.7mm wide by 33.7mm tall statement piece hangs from a 21-inch sturdy wheat chain with a heavy lobster clasp for easy fastening. The estate price for this one-of-a-kind handmade wearable love-potion is $1,800.00, CAD. Stock #231-00177.


December 8, 2022

***RARE*** 5gr. 9999 Engelhard Canada fine gold bar with free 14kt. frame. $600.00 CAD (no sales tax). 912-00443

Engelhard was absorbed into the giant German industrial company BASF years ago. We see less and less of their beautiful gold wafers and bars all the time. This little guy is one we’ve never seen before. For bullion collectors, fraction size and rare Engelhard bars are among the most sought-after. We are including the tab-set 0.57 gram 14 karat yellow gold frame for no extra charge with the purchase. Fine gold bullion such as this is not subject to sales tax. This rare wafer is a great way to get started in the collectible bullion market and get a nice piece of jewellery you can wear as a pendant too. This wafer/pendant is estate priced at $600.00 CAD. Stock #912-00443.



December 6, 2022

2.36ct. Tanzanite & diamond (0.79ct. tw. VS-SI-I) pendant, 14kt. 6.3gr. $2,940.00 CAD. 231-00155

In the gem world, Tanzanite is a pretty new stone, discovered at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in 1967. The gem was first brought to Tiffany & Co. (as one does when they want to move a new gem into the zeitgeist) who felt the gem’s technical name zoisite was not marketable, they renamed the gem tanzanite in honor of its country of origin. Our 2.36 carat trillion cut tanzanite is a fine example of what the stone is capable of, showing that coveted indigo/violet blueberry tone. The 25.1mm long pendant that carries the gem is all bail, making it more than capable of slipping over almost any chain. The majority of that bail features 5 straight baguette cut diamonds channel set edge to edge, maximizing the diamond’s ability to split white light into an every-coloured rainbow. The 14 karat pendant transitions from bail to gemstone with a curving channel of round brilliant cut diamonds. Altogether the diamonds equal an estimated 0.79 carats of high VS-SI-I quality. We’ve opted to hang the pendant from an 18-inch omega link chain that measures 4.2mm wide. The 14-karat chain is reversible showing warm yellow gold on one side and brightly rhodium plated white gold on the other. The chain is fastened by a button release catch and is estate priced on its own for $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #431-00417. The pendant is accompanied by its original Diamonds International receipt and a certificate showing an original purchase price of $2,985.00 USD. Our estate price is $2,940.00 CAD. Stock #231-00155.



Custom made vintage citrine pendant 38.26 carats 31gr. 14kt. gold $2,200.00 CAD. 161-00054

I don’t really know when the bark finish fell out of favor (maybe the late 80’s) but we’re bringing it back! If I were to guess I would say this 47mm x 36mm pendant was inspired by sycamore or scots pine. It’s been hand carved in a heavy and realistic relief from warm 14-karat yellow gold. The bite of this pendant is the huge 38.26-carat emerald-cut citrine, just a shade more yellow than the gold that houses it. The 31-gram pendant is equipped with a hidden double bail large enough to accommodate most chains. Estate price $2,200.00 CAD. Stock #161-00054.


December 5, 2022

5.50ct. tanzanite & diamond (50=0.20ct. tw.) pendant 3.1gr. 14kt. $3,600.00 CAD. 231-00216 e10462

Tanzanite is most prized for its intensely saturated violets and indigos. This 5.50 carat pear shaped brilliant cut tanzanite is a medium to dark saturation level and displays a captivating violet with washes of purple-pink shades that perfectly capture the colours of a heliotrope flower. The pendant has obviously been built around the gem, designed with a curved bottom that encourages the pendant to roll and rock during wear. The pendant’s top curves as much as its bottom, creating a rolling marquee light effect across its 50 petite round brilliant cut diamonds. The diamonds together equal an approximate total weight of 0.20 carats and are backed by bright rhodium plated 14 karat white gold. The pendant is in brand-new unworn condition for the estate price of $3,600.00 CAD. Stock #231-00216.


December 4, 2022

1.00ct. tw. I2-IJ diamond heart pendant & chain 5.2gr. 14kt. $770.00 CAD. e14128

A heart-shaped diamond cluster for those who, like us, love a bit of retro-flare! This 20.0mm by 19.6mm heart features two stepped tiers of staggered round brilliant cut diamonds, backed by chromy-white rhodium plating. The 36 I2-IJ quality diamonds combine for an approximate total carat weight of 1.00 carat. They’re contrasted by a high polished yellow gold open heart and matching rabbit-ear bail. The 14-karat pendant is accompanied by a 16-inch long Singapore link chain. The total weight of the chain and pendant is 5.2 grams, representing a great value for the estate price of just $770.00 CAD. Stock #e14128.



December 3, 2022

1.35ct. custom made sapphire pendant 2.1gr. $595.00 CAD. 231-00173

This bezel-set sapphire was attached to a statement necklace that was too much statement for our audience! But you can’t throw the baby out with the bathwater, so we recycled the rest of the necklace for its useful parts and installed a robust bail for this sapphire. On its original busy necklace, this 1.35 carat pear-shaped sapphire wasn’t getting the attention it deserved, but now it’s center stage and ready to shine! The bail and bezel are well made from heavy-gauge 18-karat yellow gold and together they measure 18.3mm long. The bail is large enough to accommodate almost any chain and if you don’t have one for it we have hundreds in-store to choose from. Estate price $595.00 CAD. Stock #231-00173.


November 21, 2022

1.00ct. tw. SI1-H 3 stone diamond pendant 1.8gr. 18kt. $2,100.00 CAD. 161-00209

This pendant boasts a massive bail, almost doubling the total length of the piece. That may seem like a practical choice as it allows for the piece to be worn on almost any chain. The bail serves an important aesthetic function, creating an eye-catching contrast of highly domed, highly polished white gold that steps up to a graduated trio of diamonds. Together that trio equals approximately 1.00 carat together of eye-clean SI1-H quality. The 24.3mm long pendant is made from top-quality 18-karat white gold that retains its original chromy rhodium plating as proof of its like-new condition. The estate price is $2,100.00, CAD. Stock #161-00209.


November 20, 2022

0.75ct. tw. SI-HI diamond pendant & earring set, 5.2gr. 14kt. $770.00 & $560.00 (sold separately). 161-00179 151-00175

We really do stand behind every piece we sell, which is why we’re happy to give this diamond set a third chance at life after originally being sold (estate) in December 2018. No worse for wear the trio still retains its unscuffed chromy white rhodium finish.  The 16-inch cable chain doesn’t show any stretch or wear at all and can actually be strung through the top or bottom of the pendant, allowing you to wear the piece in ascending or descending order. The three clusters are made up of 0.50 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds and measure 4.8mm to 5.9mm wide. The earrings measure 16.9mm long and have a flexible joint between the first and second clusters, allowing them to swing freely during wear. They contain 0.25 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds that match the SI-HI quality of the pendant. The earrings and necklace are sold separately for $560.00 and $770.00 CAD respectively. Stock numbers 151-00175 and 161-00179.



November 19, 2022

0.90ct. tw. I1-chocolate diamond pendant, 18″, 10kt., 2.1gr. $700.00 CAD. e14334 161-00085

Pendants in this arrangement have been popular choices for years. Our latest example is made up of chocolate diamonds that display a natural brown body colour while still offering the brilliance and dispersion that is unique to diamonds. The average clarity of all 10 diamonds is an easy I1, many would say SI2. The pendant and light 18-inch rope chain is constructed from 10-karat yellow gold with rhodium enhancement on the claw tips. By conservative formula estimation, the diamonds weigh a minimum of 0.90 carats. Like new condition, showing no wear of any kind and estate priced at $700.00. Stock #e14334 161-0085.


November 18, 2022

14kt. pearl & dia. 18″ pend./ear. set 22.4gr. 0.25ct. tw. I1-IJ $1,800.00 CAD. 231-00088 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 #231-00088 e13155.



November 17, 2022

18kt. freeform heart pendant on 17″ necklace, 14.5gr. tw. $1,610.00 CAD. 161-00193

Stylistically this pendant floats somewhere between a heart and a butterfly wing, a meaningful intersection if you spend some time delving into butterfly symbolism. Depending on the culture they can represent transformation, rebirth, purity, and a symbol of the soul. Measuring about 31.3mm long by 25.8mm wide and a puffy 4.5mm thick. The piece has been accented by 5 hand set round brilliant cut created white sapphires, adding a bit of sparkle to the shining 18-karat white gold. To keep the weight of this statement piece manageable it has been hollow constructed. The pendant and its 17-inch chain still weigh in at an impressive 14.5 grams, a testament to their sturdy construction. The estate price is $1,610.00 CAD. Stock #161-00193.


November 16, 2022

1.74ct. tw. fine emerald & diamond (SI-KL) earring/pendant set 4.9gr. 18kt. $980.00 211-00118, $770.00 231-00194.

Fine emeralds really do appear to glow from within, and that glow is evidence of intense colour combined with high clarity. This trio of round emeralds glows like tiny green embers, speaking in terms of emerald clarity (which always forms heavily included compared to many other gems) these are all of high clarity, displaying only a few scattered moss-like inclusions through their mostly clear depths. The pendant features a 0.44-carat emerald and the earrings combine for 0.66 carats total weight, all wrapped in wreaths of round brilliant cut diamonds. The diamonds are of of SI-KL quality and backed with bright rhodium plating to enhance their overall appearance. The earrings carry 0.40 carats of diamonds and the pendant had 0.25 carats. The studs span 9mm and feature heavy friction backs for a firm, secure grip. The pendant measures 10.4mm wide and is equipped with a large heavyweight rabbit ears bail that should slip over most chains. The estate price for the earrings is $980.00 CAD and the pendant is $770.00, CAD. Stock numbers 211-00118 and 231-00194.



November 15, 2022

3.50ct. tw. yellow sapphire heart pendant, 7.9gr. 18kt. $1,960.00 CAD. 231-00159

Pure sapphire is actually colourless. The common blue that everyone associates with sapphire is caused by trace amounts of iron and titanium. Only a few hundredths of a percent of these elements are enough to change the colour. If the sapphire forms with a lot more iron than titanium the result is yellow to orange sapphires. We certainly run into fancy colour sapphires a lot less often than the blue ones. It’s always fun when an unusual sapphire makes an appearance in a showcased estate item. This heart pendant has been handcrafted using a generous amount of rich 18 karat yellow gold. The estimated 3.50 carats (0.7 grams) of sapphire contribute to a finished weight of almost 8 grams for the pendant, that comes without a chain. The 15 brilliant cut yellow sapphire have been tightly pave set. The robust gold beads holding it them together almost disappear in person as they blend with the sparkly yellow stones. The pendant is suspended by a large hinged bail that will easily accommodate a thin to thick chain or cord necklace. This unsigned pendant is almost certainly a one of a kind custom made item. This unique pendant is ready to wear with an existing chain of yours or you can purchase one of our many new and estate necklaces. The pendant measures 22mm wide and is estate priced at $1,960.00 CAD. Stock #231-00159.


November 11, 2022

14kt. gold whale tail pendant 1.2mm 15.5mm $140.00 CAD. 436-00207

Did you know a whale’s tail is called a fluke? And that there is an entire international science and citizen science community devoted to fluke spotting (you can submit your fluke photos to Flukes are like fingerprints, allowing researchers and conservationists to identify individual whales based on markings, scarring, pigment patterns, and overall shape. There is even an AI called Flukebook that has been developed to streamline this process. We aren’t sure who the fluke model was for this 14-karat yellow gold pendant but feel free to submit its image for analysis and let us know what you find out! The gracefully carved tail measures 17.1mm wide by 15.5 and features a hidden double bail that should accommodate most chains. The estate price for this like-new pendant is $140.00 CAD. Stock #436-00207.


November 10, 2022

27ct. amethyst & gemstone Egyptian Bastet pendant, 24″ chain, 19.0gr. $1,800.00 CAD. 231-00179

The last necklace from the lot of metaphysical one-of-a-kind hand-made pieces we’ve been working our way through; this one has the clearest story of the group. The 41.2mm long pendant is a bust with a torso made from a 27 carat amethyst that displays a royal purple across the “shoulders” ending in a smokey purple at the “waist”. The carved feline head is adorned in a gem-studded Nemes headdress (the cloth headdress of Egyptian rulers) and is in fact Bastet (or Bast) the daughter of Ra. She is the goddess of pleasure, protection, and the bringer of good health. Of her many monikers she was most often worshiped as the Goddess of the Moon, as she transformed into a cat and protected her father, the Sun God while he slept at night, from his greatest enemy, the serpent Apep. It was believed that all cats were gifted with her powers, and in fact, scientists believe all modern house cats stem from a domesticated wild cat in ancient Egypt. Her role as the bringer of good health is reflected in the amethyst as it is believed to be an all-purpose healing stone. Ancient Egypt is also believed to be the origin of “Royal Purple” as the dye was reserved for royalty. Our skillfully carved Bastet has of course been gifted with diamond eyes, but you may not have noticed her Third Eye diamond, the ajna chakra is responsible for mystical insight and intuition. This powerful talisman is equipped with an oversized hidden bail to allow it to slide across almost any chain. It currently hangs from a 14 karat yellow gold 24-inch long solid rope chain. The accompanying Harold Weinstein LTD. appraisal states an estimated value of $4,500.00 CAD. Our estate price is $1,800.00, CAD. Stock #231-00179.


November 5, 2022

Custom made 14kt, 19.75ct. amethyst pendant & chain, 13.9gr. $1,400.00 CAD. 230-00095

As the official gemstone of Ontario, it’s no surprise that we’re also home to the largest Amethyst deposit in all of Canada. Just 60km east of Thunderbay, Amethyst Mine Panorama allows you to dig for your own but good luck finding a crystal of this caliber! Measuring about 24.5mm long by 15.4mm wide and weighing close to 20 carats this amethyst is quite a find. The gem is crystal clear and displays a pallet of purple ranging from royal to lilac. The 14 karat white gold pendant was handmade for this gem, keeping its design minimal in order to focus on the amethyst. The pendant is accompanied by an 18 inch snake chain with an easy-to-fasten lobster clasp. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #230-00095.



October 30, 2022

14kt. 0.20ct. diamond pendant & chain $238.00 CAD. e8520 161-00011

e8520 3 stone diamond pendantThey’re not the biggest diamonds and they’re not flawless quality but for $238.00 it makes a nice presentation. At over 2.3 grams in weight this 14 karat yellow gold “snowman” style pendant/necklace is well made and in perfect condition. The I1 to I2 clarity diamonds have an average colour grade of J that looks just fine in the double gallery yellow gold setting. The ball style chain measures 16 inches long secured by a surprisingly strong spring ring clasp. Yellow gold is coming back in style and this would make a very stylish pendant for the young lady in your life. Estate priced at $238.00. Stock #e8520 161-00011.e8520.1 snowman diamond pendant



October 29, 2022

Edwardian antique ribbon diamond pendant 3.00ct. tw. VS-FG, on 16″ chain,10.5gr. $8,050.00 CAD. 161-00190

The Edwardian period from the late 1800s to the early part of the 20th century was a time of frivolity and extravagance. The wealthy had money and they loved showing it off. Frills and lace were common decorations for clothing and that theme extended to the jewellery worn at the time. Thanks to the discovery of diamonds in South Africa, the sparkling white gems became far more plentiful than ever before. The white on white trend was the perfect platform for diamond jewelry like this marvelous pendant. The ribbon theme of this item is an absolutely classic example of Edwardian jewellery. Its 36 European cut diamonds are all original and of very high VS-FG quality. They total a conservative estimated total weight of at least 3.00 carats. The pendant measures a substantial 5.5cm in length and is suspended from a cable link platinum chain measuring a little over 16 inches. The pendant is hand constructed from 12 individual jointed sections that allow the piece to move freely and perfectly follow the neckline. When fashions and trends change, jewellery like this often gets taken apart and remounted into something more on point. We’re so glad the previous owners of this pendant resisted the urge to remake something new from the excellent diamonds it contains. While some styles have fallen out of favor, Edwardian and Art Deco designs continue to be popular more than 100 years after they first debuted. This 10.5 gram creation is accompanied by a rare Ryrie Birks box from around the same era. This is the box the pendant came to us in but there is no way to confirm it is original to the pendant, although the quality is of the standards one would expect from Ryrie Birks. The pendant and chain are in like new condition showing no wear in any of the links or joints. This irreplaceable little piece of Edwardian jewellery history is estate priced at $8,050.00 CAD. Stock #161-00190.



October 27, 2022

101ct. carved black opal Madonna & Child pendant on pearl necklace, 40gr. tw. $5,000.00 CAD. 231-00184

I’m not a gambling person, but I’d bet this is the first Madonna and Child you’ve ever seen carved from a solid piece of opal! The three-dimensional carving measures an impressive 60mm tall by 24mm wide and 11.5mm deep. The motif of Madonna and Child became popular during the Middle Ages and slowly evolved from the Child Jesus in her lap to her cradling him in her arms, as she is in our carving. Traditionally she wears a red robe and blue mantel, with the blue meant to represent an empress-like divinity. Perhaps this symbolism informed the choice of blue opal for the carving material as the deeper tones in the gem match her traditional bright blue mantel. The thickness of the carving makes the opal seem opaque, but if you hold it up to the light it is in fact mostly translucent. The play-of-colour in this opal is mostly contained to twinkling greens across the front of her robe and the top three-quarters of her face. The body colour of the opal is a grey-blue that glows bright blue in places. That body colour is picked up in the rosary of 127 petite baroque pearls that can comfortably be worn over almost anything at their full length of 27.5 inches. A 14 karat yellow gold wire frame wraps gently around the 101 carat (estimated weight) opal, creating a subtle gold halo across the top of their heads. The one-of-a-kind handmade hand-carved piece is accompanied by a Harold Weinstein LTD. appraisal stating an estimated value of $12,000.00 CAD. something as unique as this is almost impossible to put a value on, but our estate price is $5,000.00 CAD. Stock #231-00184.


October 23, 2022

0.93ct. tw. SI-GH diamond pendant/earring set (chain extra) 14kt., 3.0gr. $1,512.00 CAD. 151-00208

As diamond size doubles, the price quadruples, so opting for a cluster of smaller diamonds will always be waaaaay less than a single larger gem. In the case of these illusion-set clusters, there is a single larger diamond buried in a circle of smaller stones. Edged with four large false prongs the clusters are meant to look like a large single diamond at a glance. The 7.93mm wide pendant and the 6.11mm wide studs are pretty convincing with their combined carat weight of 0.93 cararts. The 27 round brilliant cut diamonds are all of SI-GH quality and backed by bright rhodium plated 14 karat white gold. The studs are equipped with heavy friction backs and the pendant hangs from an 18-inch curb link chain that is sold separately. Estate price for the studs and pendant together is $1,512.0 CAD. Stock #151-00208.


September 24, 2022

Custom made diamond pendant 1.20ct. tw. SI1-G, 16″, 7.8gr. $2,310.00 CAD. 161-00162

Custom-made pieces are such a breath of fresh air, especially when they’ve been made as thoughtfully as this diamond necklace. The theme here is hard geometrics with a repeating focus on triangles and pyramids. The 16 inch long fancy link chain starts it off, each solid link has four fins tipped with four tiny diamond cut triangles. The fins with their softly serrated edges catch the light brilliantly as they roll during wear. The chain segues into the pendant through solid 14 karat white gold octahedrons; the eight-sided double pyramids not only work with the motif but are incidentally the most common shape that rough diamond crystals form into. The outline of these octahedrons is repeated in the diamond-encrusted bar pendant, with the eight rhombuses (rhombi?) featuring four tiny hand-set round brilliant cut diamonds. The frame of the pendant is set with an additional 36 diamonds bringing the total diamond weight of the piece up to 1.25 carats. What we can’t convey in pictures is how well-cut and well-matched these diamonds are! All are eye-clean colour-free SI1-FG quality and they throw a kaleidoscope of white and every-coloured light. The necklace weighs in at 7.8 grams and is accompanied by a 2022 appraisal stating a replacement value of $7,192.00 CAD. We feel a more competitive replacement value with new would be $3,300.00 and our estate price $2,310.00 CAD. Stock #161-00162.


September 15, 2022

18kt. Lion pendant/brooch 27.8gr. 1.00ct. tw. SI-I-H diamonds $2,750.00 CAD. e12801 181-00014

In our modern world of 3D CAD rendering, you don’t see a lot of hand carved pieces. This glorious lion is just that and all the more spectacular for the skill required to carve this realistically. The almost-in-profile seems to capture the lion as he looks back over his shoulder. His fur has been left mostly matte for an impression of softness, with just the high points polished to accentuate them. His mane has been accented with a perfect 1.00 carat total weight of SI-I-H round brilliant cut diamonds. Adding a touch of eye-drawing sparkle though at 43mm long by 29mm wide he really doesn’t need it. The true genius of the brooch-pendant lies in its conversion. Two of the tufts of his mighty mane are articulated, allowing them to shift out of place for even a wide heavy chain to pass through. When worn as a brooch they disguise the opening making the piece look like it doesn’t even convert. The two part slide bail is sturdy enough and open enough for almost any chain. The brooch clasp has a second pointed arm to stop the lion from rolling back and forth during wear. All told he weighs in at 27.8 grams, puny compared to his 420 pound relatives but what can you expect when you’re made of rich 18 karat gold. Estate price for this one of a kind masterpiece is $2,750.00 CAD. Stock #e12801 181-00014.



September 14, 2022

0.71ct. VS-GH round halo diamond pendant 18kt. $2,440.00 CAD. 160-00197

A few of Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers unique strengths are our knowledge and the efficiencies of our business model. Everything we do is about offering our customers the best value in estate, vintage and new jewellery. Unless it’s a commissioned custom creation, we let the large jewellery manufacturers do what they do best, like making this beautiful 18 karat white gold halo pendant setting. It contains 22 VS-SI-GH round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 0.11 carats. If we were to custom make one of these, there is no way we could do it for our selling price of $650.00; the economy of scale can’t be had custom making items one at a time. We bring, knowledge, talent, passion, and controlled costs to the equation. After operating in the same Downtown Barrie location since the 1950s, trust us when we say we know a lot about controlling our costs. Our onsite goldsmiths can quickly assemble partially finished jewellery or modify existing new and used items. Our Gemological Institute of America trained diamond graders and gemologists can benefit from buying opportunities when they present themselves, like in the case of this 0.60 carat round brilliant cut diamond with a tiny chip on an upper girdle facet. We purchased the centre estate diamond with a microscopic chip for a slightly reduced price due to the imperfection. The tiny blemish can hardly be seen on the edge of the centre diamond in these 2 photomicrographs at the 10:00 o’clock position. We thought about repairing the minor chip but decided there would be no benefit to the naked eye. The tiny nick is so insignificant we didn’t even bother to hide it under a claw. The bright VS1 clarity and G colour of the centre stone explodes with brilliance at the slightest movement. We are continuously reinventing our trade-in estate diamonds and jewellery into new creations like this. This impressive 18 karat Canadian made diamond pendant is estate priced at $2,440.00 CAD. A new, or estate chain of your selection will be priced separately. Stock #160-00197.


14kt. custom made dog tag pendant, 5.9gr., 24mm x 24mm. $490.00 CAD. e14490 436-00067

Measuring 24 x 24mm this dog tag has more than enough room for anything you might want to engrave on it. The square sheet of high polished 14 karat yellow gold was custom made originally. This explains its oversized heavyweight bail, sturdy enough to stand up to a lifetime of daily wear. The 5.9 gram pendant is ready for whatever you want to be engraved on it. Estate price is $490.00 CAD. Stock #436-00067.


September 13, 2022

1.57ct. I1-K diamond pendant pear shaped halo (32=0.15ct. VS-F) 14kt. gold. $6,000.00 CAD. 161-00180

We are swimming in stock projects, but some things just need to be pushed to the front of the line. So when this pear-shaped diamond came in at the center of an outdated engagement ring we just had to give it a second chance in one of our most popular pendant settings. Instead of adding it to our large stock of loose estate diamonds, we found it a delicate halo pendant. The transformation was astounding and let the 1.57 carat estate pear-shaped diamond show off its brilliance by letting it dance freely during wear. The halo of petite diamonds also increased the apparent footprint of the stone, bumping it to 12.4mm x 9.2mm. The 9mm long bail is large enough to accommodate most chains. The bail contains 32 tiny bead set round brilliant cut diamonds that add 0.15 carats in weight bringing the total diamond weight to 1.72 carats. The main diamond is a bright I1 clarity with K colour and strong blue fluorescence. The eerie blue glow is easily seen when the diamond is exposed to long-wave ultraviolet light. This fluorescence actually makes this diamond appear at least one or two color grades whiter. The brand new 14 karat pendant is currently strung from a 16-inch long cable link Italian-made chain that is sold separately for $154.00 CAD. The pendant is estate priced (without a chain) for $6,000.00 CAD. Stock #161-00180.


September 11, 2022

3.43ct. tw. aquamarine & diamond (1.45ct. tw. VS-HI) set, 26.5gr. 20″ $3,920.00 CAD.231-00138 211-00064

High quality pear-shaped aquamarine and diamond earring/pendant set. Traditional design in 14 karat yellow gold on 20-inch square foxtail necklace. The set weighs a combined 26.5 grams and contains 3 perfectly matched genuine aquamarine weighing a conservative 3.43 carats in total. Each aqua is surrounded by a halo of round brilliant cut diamonds with an additional 16 diamonds running up the necklace. The diamonds weigh a combined 1.45 carats of VS-HI quality. They came in as a set but they can be purchased separately. Both pieces are in excellent condition showing no wear and tear. The earrings are estate priced at $1,260.00, stock #211-00064, the pendant is estate priced at $2,660.00, stock #231-00138.


September 4, 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.



August 27, 2022

18kt. Jadeite & diamond Budai pendant 3.1gr. 0.43ct. tw. SI-GH. $1,050.00 CAD. 231-00170

This jolly fellow is often mistaken for Buddha but is in fact Budai, a Zen monk who lived in China in the 10th century. He is known as the “Laughing Buddha” and is a symbol of contentment and abundance and an important figure in Chan Buddhism. Our Budai is frozen in an open-mouthed belly laugh and has been captured in high-quality jadeite. The well-carved figure displays green so vibrant it seems to glow from within. To do justice to this 13.2mm x 12.0mm monk the goldsmith has wrapped him in an aura of chromy 18 karat white gold and undulating baguette cut diamonds. The 71 custom-cut diamonds are of bright SI-GH quality and twinkly wildly at the slightest movement. Together they equal 0.43 carats, including those that are set on the articulated bail. The pendant itself is solidly constructed and is in unworn condition. The pedant and its 14 karat white gold chain (sold separately for $157.50 431-00455) are accompanied by a Gem Review Inc. appraisal stating a retail value of $4,800.00 CAD. Our estate price for the pendant only is $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #231-00170.


August 12, 2022

2.00ct. tw. SI2-I1-I diamond pendant 5.3gr. 14kt. 27mm $2,800.00 CAD. e12339

We know there are people who have created algorithms that can produce music and A.I. that can make art but I feel what resonates with people about any form of art is the human element. The imperfections, unique gestures, the thoughts, and emotions that the work captures and creates. You can see the artist in their work, glean something about who they are and how they felt when they made the piece. Which is why we are always delighted when the rare handmade piece comes in. The artisan that created this statement pendant imbibed it with all those little imperfections in symmetry. They also covered it with 2.00 carats of very brilliant SI2-I1-J diamonds, which is a sure way into our hearts! The 26.8mm diameter medallion is a one of a kind masterpiece, throwing white and rainbow coloured light at the slightest movement. It is made in bright rhodium enhanced 14 karat white gold and slides lithely along the brand new Italian made 16 inch cable chain that carries it. The estate price for this diamond encrusted art piece is $2,800.00 CAD. Stock #e12339.


July 7, 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.


June 20, 2022

1.50ct. lab-grown Emerald & natural diamond pendant 2.3gr. 14kt. 16″ chain $560.00 CAD. 231-00169

Lab-grown, artisan-created, synthetic diamonds, have been a hot topic in the jewellery industry for the past few years, but did you know there are other gems that have been grown in a laboratory environment for decades? This emerald isn’t green glass or some other emerald simulant, it is chemically, optically, and physically an emerald, it just isn’t of natural origin. When you can supply the correct ingredients and control the environment, you can grow many different crystals and gems. Just like making ice from water when you put it in your freezer; you’ve just created ice, it isn’t natural but it’s still ice. This is an emerald, it is just not natural. The 8mm x 8mm emerald weighs an estimated 1.50 carats and is of excellent quality. Trying to find an earth-mined natural emerald of this quality would cost you nicely into 5 figures (at wholesale). Lab-grown emeralds make a compelling option when you want amazing colour and clarity but also have a budget to consider. The 6 small accent diamonds are of natural origin and contribute a touch of contrast and sparkle. The abstract design pendant measures 17.5mm in height and is suspended from a light 14 karat 17-inch curb link necklace. The necklace and pendant weigh a combined 2.3 grams. This pendant/necklace is in perfect condition looking unworn. Estate priced at $560.00 CAD. Stock #231-00169.


May 30, 2022

1.75ct. tw. I1-I diamond pendant/necklace, 7.2gr., 10kt. 18 inch. $1,680.00 CAD. 161-00187

$15.00 per diamond never looked so pretty. This fancy “V” shaped winged pendant is very flattering on a feminine frame as it sits just below the collar bones. The 111 tightly set round brilliant and baguette cut natural diamonds are calculated to weigh a combined 1.75 carats in total and have been conservatively graded at an I1 clarity with an I colour. The pendant is suspended from a sturdy 1.5mm wide wheat chain manufactured with solid wire woven links and secured with a strong lobster clasp. This pendant is in perfect condition and appears unworn. The bright rhodium finish applied at the manufacturer remains fully intact. If you or the intended recipient is of slender proportions, the 18-inch chain can be shortened to a custom length. The 10 karat pendant/necklace weighs a generous 7.2 grams (including the 111 diamonds). Comes in our traditional blue and white presentation box, gift wrapped of course. This beautiful pendant is estate priced at $1,680.00 CAD. Stock #161-00187.


May 19, 2022

18kt. Italian cross/crucifix collection $130.00 per gram (0.9gr.-3.8gr.) 436-00161 to 436-00172

Some people collect stamps, some people shoes, and some people collect, cross pendants? Well, I guess so. These 11 cross/crucifix pendants are all of high-quality Italian manufacture from companies like Cerini, Stella, and BaccOro, from Arezzo Italy. These are not your usual single-piece castings with white rhodium highlights. Nothing but the best from these Italian artisans. Premium 18 karat yellow and white gold, hand-assembled, multi-piece creations. They are all in perfect, like-new condition, and appear unworn, we didn’t even need to polish them up. Most are hollow but of sturdy heavy guage construction. Their weights range from just under 1 gram to 3.8 grams measuring up to 4.5cm tall. When it comes to variety, we have many other estate cross pendants in stock and no two are the same. Choose your favorite from this collection for only $130.00 CAD per gram. We’re happy to supply a beautiful Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers presentation box and gift wrap for the spiritual person in your life. Stock #436-00161 through 436-00172.

May 18, 2022

10kt. diamond set lion pendant, 9.2gr., 0.40ct. tw. I1-I. $770.00 CAD. 161-00189

What could be more appropriate than a diamond set crown for the King of the Jungle? Ironic really as lions primarily live on the grasslands and plains of Africa and not in the jungle, but who’s going to argue with a lion? This is a fun piece recently traded in to our estate department. It contains around 200 tiny round single cut diamonds estimated to weigh approximately 0.40 carats in total. They are of I1-I quality and have each been hand set in 4 prong settings. This is an impressive well made 3-dimensional pendant that twinkles and sparkles with the slightest movement. The piercing eyes are 2 small black diamonds. The extra large hinged bail will accommodate almost any chain with a diameter or width of up to 7mm. The finished pendant weighs 9.2 grams and is in perfect condition. This fearsome depiction of the “King of the Grasslands and Plains” is estate priced at $805.00 CAD. Stock #161-00189.


May 17, 2022

0.10ct. I1-HI dancing diamond & 16″ box chain, 1.8gr. $280.00 CAD. 161-00182

Diamonds certainly weren’t designed to sit still but until the dancing diamond hit the scene in 2010 no one had found an effective way to keep them moving. Invented by Hidetaka Dobashi, a Japanese designer, the setting is really quite ingenious. It features a standard four prong setting with a connecting ring soldered to either side, the pendant also has two tiny connector rings that loop onto those of the diamond, allowing the diamond to rotate forward and backward. The effect is a diamond that vibrates at the slightest movement, creating a pulsing effect like the beating of a heart. Even if you’re sitting completely still, this diamond pendant still pivots within the setting. If you have a pulse, this diamond is moving. it must be seen in person to truly appreciate how it looks. This 0.10 carat I1-HI diamond has been enclosed in a 10 karat white and rose gold swirling frame. The pendant measures 11mm long making it more than appropriate for everyday wear. It hangs from a 16-inch long petite box link chain and is in like-new condition. The estate price is $280.00 CAD. Stock #161-00182



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.


May 8, 2022

10kt. horse pendant/charm 1.5gr. $98.00 CAD. 436-00141

Another irresistibly cute pendant/charm. We get smaller, less expensive estate items all the time, but we just don’t have the time to post every single item. This prancing horse is one we had to give some extra exposure to. Cast from 1.5 grams of 10 karat yellow gold with a matte texture except for some bright-cut hand finishing details. Every piece of jewellery needs a touch of sparkle and the engraved sections catch the light and give the equine some a bit of flash. Looking unworn and is estate priced at $98.00 CAD. Stock #436-00141.


14mm mabe pearl, diamond & black opal pendant/necklace. 6.5gr. 14kt. $700.00 CAD. 231-00161

Pearls and opals are among the most difficult gems materials to appraise. They can occur in dozens of different forms, colours, qualities, sizes, origins, and are often subjected to different types of treatments and enhancements. Our latest estate pendant features a large 14mm mabe saltwater pearl with Australian black opal and diamonds. The high quality pearl displays a slightly pinkish silver white hue with a blemish free nacre surface. The large bail features two small inlaid opals showing excellent play of colour in mostly yellowish green-blue. The bottom of the bail also contains 2 Gypsey set round brilliant cut diamonds of good quality and are estimated to weigh 0.0033 carats each. The pendant is suspended from an 18-inch 14-karat yellow gold foxtail necklace measuring 1.1mm wide. The necklace and pendant weigh a combined 6.5 grams and are estate priced at $700.00 CAD. Stock #231-00161


May 7, 2022

0.64ct. I2-I natural diamond 14kt. pendant on 18″ 10kt. chain. $1,176.00 CAD. 161-00183

There’s nothing new about a simple 4 prong diamond pendant, but this one is modern none the less. Yellow gold is back and we couldn’t be happier. Yellow gold requires no fragile rhodium plating, just the occasional light polish and you’re good to go. It’s amazing how a simple 45-degree twist of the 4 prongs to compass heading positions with pointy tips and this traditional pendant is thoroughly modern. The brand new American made 14 karat yellow gold setting is suspended by a light curb link, 10 karat, 18-inch chain. The combined weight of the pendant and necklace is 1.5 grams. The diamond is a pleasant looking natural 0.64 carat round brilliant cut measuring a full 5.7mm diameter. Flawless it is not, but it faces up bright and sparkly with a good to very good cut. The I2 clarity reveals a large inclusion under examination but the nice “I” colour with no fluorescence makes the most of its potential. We are happy to substitute a different style, length, or karat chain if you wish. The pendant with chain is estate priced at $1,176.00 CAD. Stock #161-00183.


May 6, 2022

18kt. diamond cross & chain 16″ 2.9gr. 0.40ct. tw. VS-G $840.00 CAD. e11114

Is it possible to be flashy and understated?  This diamond studded, brightly rhodium plated, 18 karat white gold cross somehow manages to pull off both. It’s 18.0mm long by 13.5mm wide span is covered in 0.40 carats of high quality VS-G baguette cut diamonds. As is the case with baguettes, the 10 bar set stones throw vibrant slivers of geometric white and spectral light. Their light show is comparatively calm compared to the blinding brilliance of round brilliant cut diamonds. Couple that with a hidden bail, low-key setting style, and clean design lines that gives you a diamond studded cross that’s elegantly understated. The cross is well paired with a geometric 16-inch long box chain with an oversized lobster clasp for easy fastening. The estate price for this high quality, never worn piece $840.00 CAD. Stock #e11114.


May 3, 2022

Tiffany Atlas pendant, 18kt., 7.5gr., 35mm, 128 diamonds (0.66ct. tw.), 24″ chain. $3,750.00 CAD. 161-00163

To quote Tiffany “The graphic motif of our Roman numeral jewelry was inspired by the Atlas clock, first mounted by Tiffany in 1853 and now on the façade of our famous Fifth Avenue flagship store. Featuring strong silhouettes, our Atlas X designs are a powerful reminder to take time into your own hands.” This 35mm amulet takes its motif rather literally, mirroring the clock face minus the bronze Atlas that bears it. Of course, it differs in important ways, namely the fact that it’s made of brightly rhodium finished 18 karat white gold and trimmed with 128 top quality round brilliant cut diamonds! The retired member of the Atlas Collection is strung from its original 24-inch cable link chain and accompanied by its inner and outer box and Tiffany bag. The estate price for this like-new necklace is $3750.00 CAD. Stock #161-00163.

April 25, 2022

Antique pearl & garnet necklace/pendant, 12.1gr. 15kt. $1,540.00 CAD. 231-00165

Using the best of our jewellery detective skills we’ve come to the conclusion that this antique necklace is most likely from the Aesthetic Period (1885-1901). The necklace consists of unusual 15 carat gold, an alloy usually only encountered in Britain and originally authorized for karat stamping by the British Hallmarking Council in 1850. That alone didn’t point us to the Aesthetic Period, the real signal was the fringed collar motif, a signature of this latest stage of the Victorian Era. Delicate layered chains gathering at decorative stations were a repeated theme in the collier de chien (you read that right, dog collar) movement, popularized by Alexandra, Princess of Wales who wore them to cover a large scar on her neck. This collar measures a comfortable 17.5 inches long, resting it on the collarbone instead of the throat. It’s set with brooding garnets, blister pearls, and demi-pearls all in like-new condition, in fact, the entire necklace is in unworn condition. Judging from the overall patina on the piece it was likely stored away and forgotten about. At a presumed 125 years of age, this necklace certainly earns its estate designation and is priced at $1,540.00 CAD. Stock #231-00165.


April 2, 2022

Tiffany Notes Fifth Avenue New York tag/pendant $207.00 CAD. 651-00037

Tiffany’s now retired Notes collection featured handwritten messages stretching across high polished sterling silver. The Fifth Avenue New York heart tag we’re featuring today is a nod to their iconic Return To Tiffanys line as it displays their flagship New York City location. The tag measures 25.3mm x 20.7mm making it an eye-catching addition to any chain, bracelet, or accessory you fasten it to. For that purpose, it is equipped with a spring-ring catch with a 2.8mm opening. The piece is in great condition and comes with its original robin’s egg blue pouch. Estate price $207.00 CAD. Stock #651-00037.


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 17, 2022

1.05ct. I2-H good cut diamond pendant 14kt. gold, 1.0gr. $2,646.00 CAD. e14600 161-000148

The great thing about diamonds is how they sparkle and twinkle even when they have significant inclusions. If they are well cut, with nice colour, good size, and reasonable transparency, they are going to provide a brilliant display of fireworks in the right piece of jewellery. This estate diamond arrived at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers as a well worn 18 karat gold solitaire ring. The claws were worn rather thin and the shank only measured 0.5mm thick. We thought this diamond would be better displayed in a white gold pendant where its I2 clarity wouldn’t be scrutinized to the extent it would be in a ring. It’s amazing how much more flattering the diamond is in this brand new pendant. We just so happened to have the  $114.00 setting in stock patiently waiting for the opportunity to showcase a pretty diamond like this. The diamond is a pleasant I2 clarity as a result of the significant white crystal inclusion at the 3:00 position. Its colour is a very good G to H, the cut is very good. The dimensions of just under 6.5mm x 4.1mm are what you’d expect of a well-cut diamond weighing 1.05 carats. Great care was taken by our on-staff diamond setter who secured the diamond as low as possible in the compass heading 14 karat white gold setting. A small hole was drilled in the mount so the culet wouldn’t be damaged as the claws were bent into place. The diamond culet sits dead centre in the setting with a countersunk edge applied as a thoughtful finishing touch. This is the sort of repurposing/upcycling Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers does better than anyone else. Take a nice looking estate diamond, then reinvent it into something new at a fantastic value. We have the new/estate pendant displayed on an imported Italian 18 inch, 1.3 gram, white gold chain weighing 1.3 grams, available separately for $171.00. The pendant comes with an August 2004 GemScan appraisal that accurately documents the diamond’s quality, assessing a value (when in the original ring) at $7,300.00. We feel a more competitive replacement price would be closer to $3,780.00. As an estate/new diamond pendant, we have it priced at just $ 2,625.00 CAD, and that is a great value. Stock #e14600 161-00148.


February 16, 2022

10kt. antique carnelian intaglio pendant/pocket watch fob, 7.5gr. $280.00 CAD. 231-00144

Typically an intaglio is an image carved into a stone, creating a negative depression that was traditionally used for wax seals; whatever was carved into the stone would come out raised in the wax. These stones are basically the opposite of a cameo which carves away the stone or shell background to create an image. This antique carnelian is unlike anything we’ve encountered as it combines cameo and intaglio. Like a cameo, the background of the image has been carved away to reveal the figure but unlike a cameo, the original raised edge has been left intact so the stone could technically function as a wax seal. The face itself sits lower than the raised rim of the stone, ensuring a seal pressed with this stone wouldn’t lose any of the fine details of the carving. And it is a fine carving, one of the most skillful we’ve seen, especially considering it was carved into hard carnelian instead of soft seashell. The Classical profile could be one of several ancient Roman or Greek Gods as many were depicted wearing winged and crested helmets. We’ve narrowed it down to the Greek god Hermes, the herald to the Gods and conductor of souls to the afterlife; or it could be Mercury, the Roman conductor of souls and the God of financial gain, commerce, travel, communication, and a number of other things; Finally, it might by Roma, the diety that embodied the spirit of the city of Rome and the Roman Empire as a whole. Considering the pendant appears to have originally functioned as a pocket watch fob it is hard to guess which god might be most appropriate to wear across one’s waist. As a pendant, it is certainly striking measuring 25.4mm wide by 38.2mm long. The intricate 10 karat yellow gold frame is a nice compliment to the brooding orange stone that is almost black when worn against the body. Estate price for this one-of-a-kind antique is $280.00 CAD. Stock #231-00144.


February 15, 2022

18kt. gold panther pendant with diamond eyes, 11.5gr. $1,400.00 CAD. e14536

If you’re looking for a chuckle I’d suggest this article by Marc-Antoine Farden on how cats are scientifically speaking, a liquid (he won the Ig Nobel Prize for this argument). According to Marc-Antoine “At the center of the definition of a liquid is an action: A material must be able to modify its form to fit within a container. … Cats are thus liquid if we give them the time to become liquid. In rheology, the state of a material is not really a fixed property – what must be measured is the relaxation time” so, as sad as this big cat looks, we hypothesize that it’s just settling into its relaxed high-viscosity liquid state, resigning itself to this bail it’s gotten stuck in. The medium-sized feline (panther most likely) measures 30.0mm x 23.5mm and its forlorn expression has been accented with piercing 0.01 carat diamond eyes. The 18 karat yellow gold pendant weighs a hefty 11.5 grams and is equipped with an oversized bail to accommodate most chains. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e14536


February 4, 2022

0.57ct. VS1-F diamond set cross 61mm x 44mm, 18kt., 26.1gr., $3,960.00 CAD. e14404

Another custom-made cross for our ever-changing collection of one-of-a-kind crosses. This one is a doozy measuring a whopping 61mm long by 44mm wide and weighing in at 26.1 grams! What’s really impressive about this oversized cross is what it’s made from, top-quality 18 karat yellow and white gold. The heart of the cross features a 0.57 carat round brilliant cut diamond of equally impressive VS1-FG quality. The cross features an oversized bail allowing it to partner with almost any chain. Excellent condition showing no wear on the bail or jump-ring. Estate price $3,960.00 CAD. Stock #e14404.


January 25, 2022

1.62ct. tw. ruby & diamond necklace/pendant, 17″, 7.6gr. $1,400.00 CAD. e14358

We’ve seen a couple of iterations of this neckpiece but were none done as elegantly as this! Each section of the centerpiece is articulated with 5 joints in total, allowing it to shift during wear, ensuring it always looks its best. The bottommost ruby has been hinged to swing freely during wear, throwing flashes of bright red. The rubies equal an estimated 1.50 carats total weight and are accented with 0.12 carats total weight (SI-HI) of petite round brilliant cut diamonds. The necklace’s center spans 62mm in its widest position, adding its length to the overall 17-inch measurement. The 14 karat yellow and white gold piece weighs 7.6 grams and is fastened with a large spring-ring catch. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e14358.


January 15, 2022

Green tourmaline pendants 4.6gr. 14kt. gold $910.00 to $1,400.00 CAD. e12173 e12175 e12171 e12174

Green tourmaline has been mistaken for emerald for centuries, hard to imagine considering the vast difference between their standard clarity levels. Emerald naturally forms full of mossy inclusions but tourmaline is often eye-clean or nearly so. The deep and brooding forest green tone is really far too intense for natural emerald. Tourmaline is also separated by a scientific oddity called pyroelectricity, meaning they can form naturally electrically polarized and as a result contain an electric field. When heated, some tourmaline can produce a temporary voltage, which sounds really cool but mostly just gives them a static charge while hot. If you’re looking for a little spark in your life you should try one of these green tourmaline pendants. They came to us years ago as a parcel of loose gems and we thought it was time to give them new life. Each has been set into a unique and brand new 14 karat white gold pendant, some with diamond accents some without. All are all strung from brand new Italian made 16 and 18 inch long 14 karat white gold chains. All come accompanied by (May 2018) Harold Weinstein Ltd. Appraisals.





January 4, 2022

10kt. custom made boxing gloves pendant 4.9gr. $420.00 CAD. e14238

Tiny objects have always fascinated people. Precious metal, molded into miniature everyday items has been a favorite theme for charms and pendants for decades. We were asked to custom make this set of boxing gloves for a customer last year. While the design was spot on they were hoping for something a few millimeters larger. We exchanged these and made them a larger set. Rather than melting these down, we decided to keep the original pair. At 4.9 grams and 11.5mm long (without connecting rings and bail), they’ll make a subtle statement for the pugilist in your life. Perfect condition, never worn, custom made, and one of a kind for the estate price of $420.00 CAD. Stock #e14238.



December 24, 2021

0.83ct. I2-K diamond pendant with 16″ box link necklace, 3.4gr. $1,750.00 CAD. e14073.

The grade-setting inclusion in this 0.83 carat diamond is a single feather extending from the bottom right quadrant of the gem. Feathers are naturally occurring features that form inside some diamonds. They usually form during the stressful period of cooling and solidifying as diamonds traveled towards the earth’s surface some 3 billion years ago. Of all the inclusions that diamond exhibits, the feather is the most optically interesting. Occasionally found inside some feathers, especially the larger ones, are tiny naturally occurring interference rainbows, like those produced on the surface of a soap bubble. Turn the feather at the right angles and a broad rainbow will bend and extend across its surface. Most people don’t know about them as they can only be seen under magnification but as gemologists, we get a front-row seat to these micro-light shows whenever we look through a loupe or gemological microscope as this photomicrograph reveals. The conservative grade I2 translucent feather in this diamond is a prime example, displaying a bending rainbow across half its fracture surface. The K colour diamond has been set in a white gold, 4 prong, crown setting and balanced with a large decorative bail that can fit a variety of chain sizes. It is accompanied by a 16-inch box link chain and is estate priced at $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e14073.


December 20, 2021

Crucifix on 18″ UnoAerre round mesh necklace 18 karat gold 14.6gr. $1,200.00 CAD. e12739

We sing UnoAerre’s praises every time we get a chance! The Italian jewellery making powerhouse creates beautiful pieces at affordable prices thanks to their mastery of hollow form pieces. This tri-colour gold crucifix is another perfect example of their craftsmanship. The combination of different complementary finishes really draws the eye into the center of the crucifix. Each point of the cross is tipped with a trinity of petite diamonds. The pendant is accompanied by a woven hollow-form chain measuring 18 inches long and equipped with a sturdy lobster clasp. As it is UnoAerre, the entire piece is made from 14.6 grams of top quality 18 karat gold. Estate price $1200.00 CAD. Stock #e12739.



December 19, 2021

14kt., 8mm diamond ball pendant/necklace, 0.075ct. tw., 16″, 3.9gr. $490.00 CAD. 161-00153

Not quite a disco ball but the play of high polished convex white gold and deeply flush set diamonds are just as eye-catching. The 8mm orb is decorated with 12 round brilliant cut diamonds of bright SI-F quality that equal 0.075 carats together. The necklace is in like-new condition with its chromy white rhodium plating showing no scuffs or scratches. Its 16 inch cable link Italian-made chain has been firmly secured to the top of the pendant, keeping it in place during wear. The 3.9 gram 14 necklace is finished with a sturdy lobster clasp and oversized jump ring making it easy to fasten. Estate price $490.00 CAD. Stock #161-00153.


December 13, 2021

4.25ct. white opal pendant 2.7gr, 16mm x 12mm, 14kt. yellow gold $350.00 CAD. 231-00145

There are several factors to consider when judging the quality of opal. The most well-known are the colours in an opal’s play-of-colour, the rarest and thus most valuable is red flash, while the most common are blue and green. Then there is the pattern the play-of-colour displays, and trust me that’s a research rabbit hole! Pin-fire is the most common and that is the pattern displayed in this 4.25 carat example. The most overlooked quality factor of opal is the evenness of its play-of-colour. Many opals have breaks in their pattern where the play-of-colour stops or is diminished. This opal’s play-of-colour weakens around its edges, with its oranges, greens, and blues showing as if through a soft fog. The 22mm x 12mm 14 karat yellow gold pendant keeps its focus on that misty opal, opting for an unobtrusive rabbit-ear bail and simple prong setting. The pendant is estate priced for $350.00 CAD. Stock #231-00145.


0.70ct. blue sapphire & diamond (0.18ct. tw. VS-GH) pendant, 1.3gr. 14kt. $420.00 CAD. 436-00153

Blue sapphire is the perfect medium for the pear cut, its brooding depths just fit the symbolism of a teardrop. Not that this pendant has to have a sad association but there is something dramatic about it. The 19mm x 9mm pendant is about 50% diamond, high-quality VS-GH round brilliant cut diamonds at that. Their icy sparkle contrasts well with the indigo flashes of the 0.70 carat sapphire. The 0.18 carats total weight of diamonds stop short of the articulated bail, leaving it as a subtle finishing point. The estate price for this like-new 14 karat white gold pendant is $420.00 CAD. Stock #436-00153.


December 12, 2021

10kt. Saint Christopher disc pendant 22mm, 4.6gr., $280.00 CAD. 436-00142

Religious pendants make regular appearances among our 1000s of estate items. We always have a few St. Christopher medallions on display. This one is a little larger at just over 22mm in diameter and weighing 4.6 grams. Saint Christopher’s most famous legend tells that he carried a child, who was unknown to him, across a river before the child revealed himself as Christ. Therefore, he is the patron saint of travelers. Small images of this famous saint are often worn around the neck, on a bracelet, carried in a pocket, or placed in vehicles by Christians. This pendant is thick enough to be engraved on the matte finish reverse side with a special thought for a loved one. Upon close inspection, a very sharp-sighted customer noticed a small casting crack at the bottom of the pendant. This crack likely occurred when the manufacturer stamped their trademark onto the back. This minor crack is almost invisible and is stable. We’ll warranty it will not get bigger for as long as you own it.  Estate priced at $280.00 CAD. Stock #436-00142.


1.02ct. I2-H good cut, compass heading pendant setting 0.8gr. $2,240.00 CAD. 191-00077

We stock a variety of simple pendants for this exact purpose, when a ring comes in that can’t be saved and we need a new home for the diamond it carries. These mountings are easy to unset if someone decides they want the diamond as an engagement ring center or to pair into a set of earrings. But for now, it’s a head-turning pendant in a modern compass-heading stick bail setting. The I2 diamond is actually better suited for a pendant that is only viewed at a slight distance. Under close inspection, the grade setting inclusions cluster creates a pie slice that looks like frosted glass. Pull back even a little bit and the inclusions get lost in the brilliance of the pattern, leaving only a mild hint of their existence. The H colour faces up well and the diamond spans 6.3mm wide. The pendant is estate priced for $2,240.00 CAD. Stock #191-00077. The brand new Italian cable chain it’s currently suspended from measures 18 inches long by 1.1mm wide and is priced for an additional $145.00 CAD. Stock #430-00112.


1.04ct. tw. VS-HI diamond set dog tag pendant 15gr. 18kt. white gold $2,100.00 CAD. e12507

The first prototype of the military dog tag came from 1863 Virginia’s Battle of Mine Run, where soldiers wrote their name and unit designation on a piece of paper pinned to their clothes. There were obvious flaws with this material choice but it was a vast improvement over the no identification option. It wasn’t until 1913 that aluminum disk identification tags were made mandatory by the US military. During the Vietnam War, the dog tag became a very polarized symbol, used by supporters and protesters. Eventually, it worked its way into art installations, fashion, and general pop culture. It was just a matter of time until they became jewellery items. We’ve seen a handful of exquisite dog tag style pendants pass through our vintage collections. Each has been a unique work of art designated to a soft edged rectangle. This example measures 33.7mm long by 19.9mm wide and has been cast from 15 grams of top quality 18 karat white gold. The 1.04 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds are of equally high VS-HI quality and very well cut, flashing blindingly at the slightest movement. The face displays a sandblasted matte finish, the ideal contrast to the high polished strokes of a personalized engraving. The backplate is a hand carved intricate trellis work, making the piece reversible as it is equally interesting on either side. Currently, the pendant is strung on a black leather cord but the bail should accommodate most chain options. Perfect condition, previously owned, and priced at $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e12507.


December 11, 2021

14kt. 13.75ct. Jadeite cylinder pendant 3.2gr. tw. $210.00 CAD. 231-00146

Thanks to some basic high school mathematics (and confirmation by Google) plus knowledge of gemology, we were able to determine the approximate weight of this Jadeite cylinder pendant. Once we calculated how much volume this cylinder would displace, it was pretty easy to calculate this apple green jadeite weighs around 13.50 to 14.00 carats, and the 14 karat gold trim sections weigh approximately 0.5 grams. Precious Jadeite has been prized by humans since the stone age. It has been used for everything from tools to decorative objects for 1000s of years. It is tough, durable, and occurs in many hues but a rich saturated green is the most prized colour. Not much history is known about this particular example but its pleasing shape and scale are very attractive. The cylinder measures 6.3mm in diameter and 29.0mm long, not including the bail. It is in like-new condition showing no measurable wear in the connecting rings or bail. It is estate priced at $210.00 CAD. Stock #231-00146.


2.01ct. SI2-I AGS certified, Noam Carver 14kt. custom halo pendant $17,800.00 CAD. 161-00-159

Fancy shaped diamonds are the epitome of Old Hollywood, I should amend that to large fancy shaped diamonds. From Elizabeth Taylor to Judy Garland and Mia Farrow, the diamonds were as elegant as their mistresses and few of them were round. If you look at modern Hollywood, most of the oversized diamonds that grace the ring fingers of the famous are still not round. The fancy shape you see the most often throughout Hollywood history is the pear, a couple of them are actually in this exact setting. And this one is no pipsqueak either, weighing in at 2.01 carats and spanning 10.38mm x 7.11mm. The pear is well documented by the American Gem Society, the AGS is the only other lab besides GIA that we endorse for consistent, reliable, and non biased opinions of quality. It’s been graded as SI2-I quality very good polish and very good symmetry with no fluorescence. The diamond’s apparent size has been bumped with a delicate halo of petite round brilliant cut diamonds. The additional diamonds tip the total weight to 2.25 carats. The pendant keeps the attention on that mega center by using a simple loop bail to pass a delicate chain through. That thoughtful 14 karat white gold pendant was actually once the top of a custom made ring by Canadian sculptor turned award winning jewellery designer Noam Carver. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is the exclusive agent in Barrie for the Montreal based designer. If you like this design, more can be seen on the Noam Carver website. We converted the custom ring into this elegant pendant for the previous owner a few years ago. The statement pendant is currently suspended from an Italian made box link necklace available separately. The like new pendant was hardly worn and is in perfect condition. Comes complete with an August 2018 appraisal done by a long time Barrie jeweller with an estimated replacement value of $36,600.00 CAD plus tax. Our estate price for this red carpet worthy ring is just $17,800.00 CAD. Stock #161-00159.



0.46ct. I1-IJ diamond pendant, 1.4gr. 14kt. $770.00 CAD. 161-00155

A simple tweak can take a diamond pendant from run-of-the-mill to statement-making. The unique slide pendant first opts for a partial bezel setting to increase the apparent footprint of the diamond it carries. Then it adds an elegantly curving chevron of warm yellow gold to draw the eye down towards the diamond. Creating a total footprint of 13mm long by 9mm wide, that manages not to look bulky thanks to the open nature of the slide bail. The 0.46 carat round brilliant cut diamond at the center of this pendant is a nice I1-IJ quality. The 14 karat pendant on its own is estate priced for $770.00 CAD. Stock #161-00155. The 18 inch long 10 karat yellow gold estate box chain it currently hangs from can be purchased for an additional $59.50 CAD, or you can choose one yourself from our extensive stock of new and estate chains.


December 3, 2021

0.49ct. VS2-J European cut diamond pendant compass setting 14kt. $1,036.00 CAD. 161-00156

Old European cut diamonds were invented in the last decade of the 1800s. The new cut developed as diamond cutters experimented with the optical science behind diamond brilliance. Their reign was brief compared to the old mine that came before and the modern round brilliant that came after; evidence of the rapid pace of advancement in the science of diamond cutting. By the 1930’s everyone had moved on to the superior round brilliant cut. This 0.49 carat old European cut is a fine example, displaying the large flashes of every-coloured light you can only get from this era. It’s an eye-clean VS2 clarity with a slightly warm J colour. We’ve set this estate diamond into a brand new compass-heading 14 karat white gold pendant for the estate price of $1,036.00 CAD. Stock number 161-00156. It currently hangs from a new Italian-made 14 karat white gold cable link 18-inch chain that can be purchased for an additional $171.00 CAD. Stock number 430-00167.


December 2, 2021

0.20ct. tw. I1-J diamond pendant with 18″ chain, 2.6gr., 10kt. $315.00 CAD. 161-00151

A few quick strokes from the designer’s pen and you end up with a pendant that is striking despite its simplicity. The high polished yellow gold and diamond-studded white gold make wonderful contrasts for each other. Both bars start tall at their ends and slowly taper downwards to make graceful joints against their partner. The 0.20 carats of petite round brilliant cut diamonds are nice I1-J quality, twinkling brightly at the slightest movement. The 35.7mm long by 6.8mm wide pendant is accompanied by an 18-inch box chain of matching 10 karat yellow gold. Estate price $315.00 CAD. Stock #161-00151.


December 1, 2021

BIRKS Muse tear pendant 450005766027 $1,797.00 CAD. e10479

Birks Muse line is inspired by the patterned grill work of their original store on St. James Street in Old Montreal in 1879. Far from the grills that decorated that ceiling this teardrop pendant is made from the very best ingredients, but what else would you expect from Birks? The 39mm long by 16.25mm wide pendant retains a delicate feel with a subtly graduated pattern. As proof of Birks’ thoughtful designs the 0.28 carats of VVS-FG round brilliant cut diamonds that circle the tear drops waist don’t actually disturb that filigree pattern; instead they create the largest point in the graduation by visually combining the two pattern halves it runs through. For a modern twist the pendant is hung from a double strand cable link chain that can be worn at 24 or 28 inches long. Even the hardware has been carefully designed with the solid rectangular bail allowing the teardrop to roll wildly during wear. The strong lobster clasp has been elegantly elongated and equipped with a swiveling end to help prevent the chain from twisting. All together the necklace consists of 10.7 grams of 18 karat white gold that still retains its untouched bright white rhodium. The like new necklace is accompanied by a luxurious Birks presentation box and is currently listed on their website for $2,995.00 CAD. Our estate price $1,797.00 CAD. Stock #e10479.


November 30, 2021

18kt. UNO-A-ERRE petite pig pendant/charm 1.6gr. $175.00 CAD. e14284

It’s 18 karat gold, it’s Italian made by Uno-A-Erre, and it’s adorable, how could we possibly not showcase this little pig charm/pendant? Masterfully made by one of our industry’s finest manufacturers. Hollow yes, but it still has more heft than you’d imagine given its diminutive 15mm nose-to-tail measurement and premium 18 karat yellow gold construction. The little porker is in perfect condition showing no wear on the bail or connecting ring. This fine swine is estate priced at $175.00 CAD. Stock #e14284.


18kt. hand engraved locket & chain 29mm x 22mm, 11.2gr. $1,080.00 CAD. e14060

We might be one of the last strongholds for lockets but we are pretty proud of our retro locket selection! The tiny gold boxes have been a jewellery staple for centuries, and why not? Traditionally they weren’t for pictures, they carried dried flowers, locks of hair, mementos of dead or living loved ones, hand-painted portraits, special notes, good luck charms, relics of saints, love poems, magical spells, vials of poison, or any secrets you couldn’t let out of your sight. It’s only been the last century that photos were the sole domain of lockets. If you’re thinking of reviving one of their traditional purposes I’d recommend this particular locket. It features a heavy-duty lock that takes two fingers to open, and is generally sturdy and well made; a perfect mini-safe for the things you can’t trust to the cloud. The locket measures 29mm long by 22mm wide, with an oversized bail that should accommodate almost any chain. It features two removable plexiglass windows with fine gold frames, remove these and you’ve got about 6mm of storage depth. Formed from top quality 18 karat yellow gold and featuring a hand-engraved floral motif, and high polished back ready for engraving. The locket is accompanied by an 18-inch chain with a large spring-ring catch. The chain and locket weigh a significant combined weight of 11.2 grams. Estate price $1,080.00 CAD. Stock #e14060.


November 28, 2021

2.5gr. 9999 gold Credit Suisse bar & 2.5gr. 18kt. frame. Spot plus 10% (bar), $350.00 (frame) 912-00350 436-00147

Everyone should own some gold bullion, and everyone should always have a little cash on them, just in case. Something like our latest estate pendant serves both purposes and also makes an interesting, attractive piece of jewellery. The 99.99% pure gold wafer weighs 2.5 grams (8% of a Troy ounce), the frame also weighs 2.5 grams in premium 18 karat (75% purity). At the current price of $2,430.00 Canadian, the bar contains $195.00 worth of gold. Gold is even better than U.S. dollars in your pocket. It is one of the few internationally accepted, easily recognized communities. It is portable, appreciating in value, and has been used as a store of value for 1000s of years. This pendant is in perfect condition looking unworn. The wafer can be sold tax-free, the $350.00 frame is subject to applicable sales tax. Stock numbers 912-00350 (bar), 436-00147 (frame).



November 26, 2021

14kt. pear shaped diamond drop halo pendant, 0.63ct. tw. SI-I, 0.6gr. $700.00 CAD. 161-00131

All it takes is a little movement to create something really special. This diamond drop pendant has two points of articulation, first in the carved bail that allows the diamond halo to swing freely, then in the hinged diamond drop at the center of that halo. That 6-prong set round brilliant cut diamond can move in any direction, creating an extra level of activity during wear. All told the pendant is adorned with 17 SI-I quality diamonds equalling 0.63 carats together. The 14 karat white and yellow pendant is estate priced for $700.00 CAD. Stock #161-00131.


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 21, 2021

Antique Art Nouveau 14kt. seed pearl pendant/necklace, 5.7gr., $560.00 CAD. e14306

The Art Nouveau necklaces we’ve had the pleasure of showcasing have always been colorful, but this is one of the more vibrant. It combines sky blue and magenta faceted glass, a pairing that evokes the natural brilliance the movement was so obsessed with. The blue stone that hangs from the swift’s beak rests perfectly between two stylized wings; most likely modeled after dragonfly wings as they were a great favorite of the Art Nouveau movement. The necklace features delicate demi-pearl accents and warm 14 karat yellow gold. Estate price for this 110-year-old (at least) antique is $560.00 CAD. Stock #e14306.


November 18, 2021

14kt. Sun pendant, 28mm, 2.0gr. $175.00 CAD. 436-00143

At this time of year, everyone can use a little more sunshine in their life. This artisan-style interpretation of the sun is made from just over 2 grams of warm yellow gold and measures 28mm in diameter. Although this is a previously owned item, it has never been worn. There is no evidence of wear from any type of chain running through the oversized bail. The artistic tribute to our closest star is estate priced at $175.00 CAD. Stock #436-00143.


November 17, 2021

0.12ct. tw. I1-I2-HI diamond & black Onyx pendant on 16″ wheat chain 7.8gr. 14kt. $840.00 CAD. e13934

Onyx is one of those gemstones that automatically conjures up images of heavy yellow gold rings with a gold initial laid over it or a small seed pearl set at its center. It is a versatile gemstone that makes a stunning contrast when used in modern jewellery, partnered with brightly rhodium plated 14 karat white gold and diamonds for example. You can see how timeless and elegant that black and white combination looks. What you can’t see however is the high polish of the onyx disk, how it flashes brightly, and how it reflects the bright edges of the white gold flowers that rest on it, adding depth. The 21.5mm diameter disk features 0.12 carats total weight of I1-I2-HI diamonds, graduating as they move around the brushstroke flowers. The disk hangs from a 16-inch wheat link chain with sturdy end caps and a medium lobster clasp. Estate price for the like-new necklace is $840.00 CAD. Stock #e13934.


November 10, 2021

18kt. diamond set baby shoe charm 3.6gr. $350.00 CAD. e8126

e8126 diamond set baby shoeWhat a cute item. Not only is it cute but this is a gift with a really high tear coefficient. Just imagine her reaction when you present her with this tiny diamond set baby shoe. The tears will start flowing and you’ll be a hero. This little shoe measures 15.7mm long not including the bail and weighs 3.6 grams of 18 karat white gold. If that wasn’t enough there are 16 little brilliant cut diamonds channel and Gypsy set throughout the shoe. It can be worn on a necklace or added to her charm bracelet. Estate priced at $350.00. Stock #e8126.e8126.1 baby shoe with diamonds



November 9, 2021

0.49ct. SI1-IJ diamond solitaire pendant on 16″ chain 2.2gr. $980.00 CAD. 161-00132

The grade-setting inclusion for this SI1 round brilliant cut diamond is a shallow feather resting just below the surface of the table facet. With magnification that feather is so shallow, it looks like a line, without magnification it disappears. Making this 0.49 carat diamond a great value! To brighten up its IJ colour it’s been set into warm 14 karat yellow gold. The setting is delicate and understated to keep the focus on the diamond it carries. It’s accompanied by a 16-inch chain curb link chain with a spring-ring catch. Estate price $980.00 CAD. Stock #161-00132.


November 7, 2021

Custom made diamond key pendant on 32″ wheat chain 13.4gr. tw. $1,400.00 CAD. e13933

Measuring 57mm long this key pendant would be impressive on its own, but strung from a 32-inch long chain, the key takes on a new level of head-turning attention. That length allows it to slip easily over the head and fall to the diaphragm. The chain has been decorated with a single bezel-set diamond that sits about 5 inches up from the key pendant. The key also features four petite round brilliant cut diamonds set around its quatrefoil window. Despite being cast from 14 karat white gold the key still boasts a sturdier make than the sterling silver keys we see. With its chain, the total weight comes to 13.4 grams. Both chain and pendant retain their original chromy white rhodium finish as proof of their barely worn history. The 5 diamonds equal 0.04 carats in total and are of VS-SI-FH quality. The chain is equipped with sturdy end caps and a superfluous spring-ring catch. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e13933.


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 15, 2021

Raw fine gold nugget custom 14kt. gold frame on 16″ necklace 12.5gr. tw. $998.00 CAD. e13383

Self isolation feeling a bit boring? Liven it up with some scholarly articles on the habits of gold formation! Or we can give you the Coles Notes version. One of the most common gold deposits is the auriferous quartz vein, you can see the small sections of white quartz trapped inside this nugget. Anyone else a part of their high school Latin team? Aurum means gold and ferre means to bear, so auriferous translates to gold-bearing. What’s interesting is that this process can happen on a tiny scale during modern earthquakes. Mineral rich super heated pressurized water deep below the earth’s crust is suddenly exposed to the low pressure of the surface when an earthquake opens a fissure in the mantel. The water instantly vaporizes leaving crystallized forms of the minerals it was carrying behind. This process can take tenths of a second the change is so rapid. This 12.5 gram pendant probably formed the old fashion way but it is still a fascinating geological specimen. Its been gifted with a custom made 14 karat yellow gold frame, mostly hidden when viewed from the front. The simply fixed bail is large enough to accommodate a variety of chains but it is currently suspended from a 16 inch 14 karat yellow gold curb chain. Estate price $998.00 CAD. Stock #e13383.


October 14, 2021

0.22ct. tw. I1-I diamond pendant with 18 1/2″ box chain 1.3gr. 10K $350.00 CAD. e13915

If this diamond had been set into a traditional four-prong setting it would have become an understated wear-every-day piece. By building this modern hard-lined drop pendant around that diamond the effect is much more striking. The main diamond has had its footprint increased to 5.6mm thanks to the high polished bezel that surrounds it. The opened toped fixed bail is channel set with two petite accent diamonds that bring the estimated total weight to 0.22 carats of I1-I quality round brilliant cuts. The 10 karat white gold pendant slides freely along an 18 1/2 inch long mini box link chain, both retain their original chromy white rhodium finish. Estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock #e13915


October 12, 2021

3.64ct. emerald & diamond (0.76ct. tw. VS-H) pendant, 18.1gr. 18kt. $21,000.00 CAD. 231-00139

High-quality, larger emeralds are almost never seen. The small stones usually encountered are often very pale, heavily included, and translucent to opaque. Natural emeralds almost exclusively form with numerous feathers and surface reaching inclusions that affect transparency and brilliance. Emerald cutters universally treat emeralds with various substances that improve transparency. Often the treatment is a simple cedarwood oil that conceals surface reaching feathers. Waxes and resins can sometimes to applied to emeralds too. 99% of all emeralds are subjected to some form of clarity improving treatment. This emerald has just returned from the Gemological Institute of America for their review and report. The December 15, 2021 document can be seen online here. We are happy to report the GIA only found minor evidence of clarity enhancement. We were hoping for no enhancement of any kind but realized that was a long shot. Emeralds enhanced to this level sell for a 10% to 20% premium over the majority of emeralds that are treated to a moderate level. Photographed in darkfield illumination is the best way to reveal inclusions that practically all emeralds form with. This lighting technique may not be the most flattering but it shows how even high quality emerald have numerous internal clarity characteristics. This vintage emerald pendant is a stunning piece of jewelry. We don’t come across many emeralds of this size and intense green colour very often. This is the finest emerald of this size we’ve had the pleasure to showcase, it measures just shy of 1/2 an inch in length. It is surrounded by 32 high-quality (VS-H) round diamonds weighing an estimated 0.75 carats in total. The 18 karat white gold pendant is integrated into a 17-inch double curb link necklace. The necklace/pendant weighs in at a significant 18.1 grams in total. If you’d like to replace the yellow gold chain with white, we’d be happy to make that change. The pendant could also be configured into a more contemporary design. We could also remount the emerald into a fantastic engagement or dinner ring. We’ve said it before but pictures really don’t do something like this justice. Here is a short YouTube video of this beautiful pendant. Even the video can’t capture the colour correctly. This custom-made emerald pendant is estate priced at $21,000.00 CAD. Stock number 231-00139.


October 10, 2021

0.25ct. tw. I1-I2-GH star diamond pendant with 16″ chain, 2.0gr. 10kt. $315.00 CAD. e14050

Trying to research the meaning behind this eight-pointed star and turns out it has meaning for almost every religion! From the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi to the Octogram of Ancient Egypt or the Babylonian Goddess Ishtar, associated with the planet Venus. Each has its own symbolism which you can read about here. Whichever you most identify with this petite pendant will represent it beautifully. Our little star pendant measures 11mm wide and manages to hold 33 round brilliant and round single cut diamonds. They equal 0.25 carats together of I1-I2-GH quality and are backed by bright white rhodium to diminish the appearance of the prongs that hold them. The 2 gram pendant is cast from 10 karat yellow gold, it hangs from a 16 inch curb chain with a spring ring catch. Estate price $315.00 CAD. Stock #e14050.


September 30, 2021

4.3gr. 14kt princess cut diamond pendant/chain 0.30ct. VS2-I $770.00 CAD. e10734

Clean and tailored design square bezel setting with princess cut diamond. A little more thought and effort was given when this pendant was put together. Instead of a simple one piece casting with rhodium enhanced areas, the pendant has been assembled from 2 sections. One part is made in white gold and the other is made from yellow gold. It’s a little more difficult and definitely more expensive making jewellery from multiple sections but the results are more flattering, longer lasting, more sophisticated, and generally just better looking. The square, flat edged pendant contains a very good quality VS2-I princess cut diamond. Only a thin bezel covers the diamond edges allowing as much sparkle as possible while making it look much larger than the estimated 0.30 carat weight would suggest. The pendant is suspended from a square section 14 karat yellow gold foxtail chain measuring 17 inches in length. Freshly polished and looking like new the pendant/necklace are estate priced as a set for $770.00 CAD. Stock #e10734.


September 22, 2021

0.25ct. I1-H diamond pendant & necklace 3.7gr. 14kt. $700.00 CAD. e11870

Diamond sliders are so classic they can be paired with anything. Done in brightly rhodium plated 14 karat white gold the bezel results in a seamless transition from fiery brilliance to a mirror finished shine. Bezel frames create the appearance of a much larger diamond, not that this diamond is anything to turn your nose at. With a high cut grade the 0.25ct diamond easily makes the most of its I1-GH quality, showing almost eye clean with a series of small reflected white crystal inclusions. The 7.8mm diameter pendant is strung on a heavier 18 inch long wheat link chain. Together the 14 karat necklace weighs in at 2.59 grams and is accompanied by a Harold Weinstein Ltd. Jewellery Appraisal with an estimated replacement value of $1,650.00 CAD. Our estate price for the like new necklace is $700.00 CAD. Stock #e11870.





0.25ct. tw. SI-IJ diamond pendant 2.5gr. 10kt. white gold $420.00 CAD. e14130

Such a simple design, a twisted ribbon of white gold and diamonds. You can feel the weight of the draped fabric it’s mimicking, hanging loosely from whatever it’s been suspended from. The pendant was designed to swing and roll freely during wear, equally interesting viewed from any angle. The airy pendant measures 32.5mm long by 14.3mm wide and features two twisting rows of round brilliant cut diamonds equalling 0.25 carats total weight. The 29 diamonds are of pleasant SI-IJ quality and offer a bold contrast to the large swaths of high polished rhodium plated 10 karat white gold. Estate price for the like-new pendant is only $420.00 CAD. Stock #e14130.


September 16, 2021

0.25ct. tw. I1-treated fancy yellow, dancing diamond, pulse pendant, 20″, 10/14kt., 3.9gr. $525.00 CAD. e14385

The dancing diamond was new on the scene about 10 years ago but they are still relatively unknown; which is too bad as they really are quite mesmerizing! The main diamond of these pendants is in a specially made setting that can roll freely at the slightest movement. And does it ever! Even the act of speaking can make this treated fancy yellow diamond dance! The pendant that carries it is a 20.9mm long infinity symbol accented with additional petite diamonds of matching I1 clarity. The 10 karat yellow gold is a nice colour match to the main diamond it carries. The pendant hangs from a 14 karat yellow gold 20 inch long Italian made cable link chain with an oversized lobster clasp for easy fastening. Estate price $525.00 CAD. Stock #e14385.


September 14, 2021

18kt. 0.50ct. emerald pendant, 0.9gr. handmade, $245.00 CAD. e14339

Custom doesn’t always mean complex or costly, when your building around a gemstone or diamond it’s usually best to keep the design calm, letting the stone speak for itself. This 0.50 carat emerald cut emerald has been simply accented by a swopping (slightly cat tail resembling) streak of high polished yellow gold. The emerald sits on one of its corners, adding a playful bit of visual tension to the piece. The 18 karat yellow gold piece measures 26.3mm long and is equipped with a large bail that should accommodate most chains. Estate price $245.00 CAD. Stock #e14339.


September 13, 2021

1.50ct. tw. garnet pendant on 17″ chain, 10kt., 2.7gr., $280.00 CAD. e14360

Garnet comes in every colour of the rainbow, and red garnet occupies a broad range of hues and saturation levels. The least expensive garnet hue is an orangy earthy red tone and the most expensive is a vibrant green similar to peridot. This pure red garnet cluster is probably the colour most people associate with the gem. The 1.50 carats of red garnet have also been very well cut, making each of the nine gems come to life with the slightest rotation. The 13.5mm wide cluster is set into delicate 10 karat yellow gold, keeping the focus on the gems. The pendant hangs from a light 17-inch chain. Estate price $280.00 CAD. Stock #e14360.


September 10, 2021

0.50ct. tw. SI-I puffed heart pendant with box link chain, 13gr. 14kt. $1,173.00 CAD. e11151

A puffy pave set diamond heart in warm yellow gold is sure to please anyone (who likes heart jewellery that is, beware those heart-haters!). This statement pendant measures 17.7mm wide by 24.9mm long and an impressive 5.3mm thick! Hollow-backed, of course, but still weighing in at 4.2 grams without its chain. The 0.50 carat total weight of petite round brilliant cut diamonds that cover the pendant and bail are all a well-matched SI-I quality. The oversized hinged bail is capable of accomodating most chains and is currently strung on an 18 inch long rounded box link of matching 14 karat yellow gold. The heavy chain brings the total weight up to 13 grams. Estate price $1,173.00 CAD. Stock #e11151


September 3, 2021

9kt. hand carved cameo brooch/pendant Hebe, Goddess of Youth 10.2gr. gross weight $280.00 CAD. e14076

The Greek Goddess Hebe was the youngest daughter of Zeus and Hera. She was the cupbearer for the Gods and Goddesses of Mount Olympus, she eventually became the wife of Heracles (Hercules). She was responsible for restoring the youth of the Gods and had the ability to restore youth to mortals. In this famous depiction, Hebe is offering a drink to her father Zeus, in the form of an eagle, restoring him. Zeus is depicted as an eagle when he’s pictured with Hebe as the eagle was believed to be phoenix-like in its ability to renew itself to a youthful state. Here the pair are depicted in a masterfully hand-carved shell cameo measuring 46mm x 36mm. The cameo is left to speak for itself, secured with a simple high-polished 9 karat yellow gold frame. The cameo is equipped with a fixed bail and a brooch pin, allowing it to be worn on a chain or pinned directly to clothing. The estate price for this piece of Ancient Greek Mythology is $280.00 CAD. Stock #e14076.



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 20, 2021

18kt. swan pendant with “floating” gems 0.66ct. tw. 9.3gr. $1,400.00 CAD. e14537

Swans are revered the world over (despite their cranky attitudes) and they certainly make an elegant motif when used in jewellery. This stylized swan features a transparent wing that holds bezel set sapphires, rubies, emeralds, and one bezel set diamond. The gems float freely within the wing, causing them to constantly rearrange their pattern. The swan has been set with 0.25 carats total weight of bright white diamonds and a single ruby eye. The swan is made from top-quality 18 karat yellow gold and has been equipped with a hinged bail, allowing it to fit on almost any chain or clasp onto a strand of beads or pearls. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e14537.


August 18, 2021

Marquise cut sapphire & diamond pendant 0.76ct. tw. SI-J, 3.2gr. 14kt. gold $560.00 CAD. e13740

Here’s a retro one for you, a marquise centered cluster in yellow and white gold. We certainly sold a couple of these back in the 70s and 80s. This 20.2 x 11.7mm example is as nice as any we’ve seen. The 0.38 carats of SI-J diamonds are single cuts instead of round brilliants. The round single cut has 17 facets versus the 57 of a round brilliant, in smaller sizes the single cuts make a brighter show, giving off larger flashes of white and every-coloured light. The 24 certainly do their job here, lighting up like a disco ball at the slightest movement. The deep blue 0.38 carat marquise cut sapphire is equally bright, flashing bright indigo across its middle. The gemstones have of course been set into bright white gold, while the large bail and 16-inch curb chain are warm yellow 14 karat gold. The pendant weighs in at 3.2 grams and is estate priced for $560.00 CAD. Stock #e13740.


August 17, 2021

5gr. Johnson Matthey 9999 gold bar (spot + 10%), 0.57gr. 14kt. frame $53.00 extra. e14503

Finding smaller amounts of gold bullion in fractions of ounce weights is more difficult than ever. Most major bullion suppliers have none available for delivery, and if they do expect to pay 15 to 20% over the intrinsic value. We too seldom have smaller amounts available. Thankfully, selling bullion isn’t a large part of our business, so when we’re able to supply gold and silver bullion, it is always less expensive than bullion dealers. This is a small 5 gram (16% of a troy ounce) Johnson Matthey 9999 gold bar in a 14 karat gold frame. The gold bar is for sale at the current spot price plus 10% with no sales tax. The 14 karat gold frame weighs 0.57 grams and is priced at $52.50 plus sales tax. We will not sell the bar without the frame. If you’re a gold bug, this pendant allows you to wear just a little of what you like to invest in. The pendant is in perfect condition and looks unworn. Stock #e14503.



August 13, 2021

10kt. yellow gold pony pendant 1.5gr. $98.00 CAD. 436-00032

Here is another of the numerous small estate items that we have in stock. Cast from solid 10 karat yellow gold, this little pony pendant/charm weighs 1.5 grams and measures 12.8mm in length. The thick jump-ring will allow a light to medium weight chain to pass through. Estate priced at $98.00 CAD. Stock #436-00032.


July 30, 2021

0.40ct. tw. I1-I diamond circle pendant 3.7gr. 14kt. $525.00 CAD. e10588

Circle pendants are designated from one another by quality and subtlety of design, this 22.5mm diameter circle has a subtle but useful design feature. Its gallery has been made to graduate as it travels up toward the chain making the ring of diamonds angle on a slight downward slope. That slope balances the opposing slope of the collar bone so the circle sits perfectly level during wear. The feature also allows for a variety of different chain sizes. The 0.40 carats of round brilliant cut I1-I diamonds are set off by thin rhodium enhanced 14 karat white gold rails. The pendant slides freely across a strong cable link 16-inch chain which also retains an untouched chromy rhodium plating. The necklace and pendant weigh a combined 3.7 grams. Estate price $525.00 CAD. Stock #e10588.



July 20, 2021

10kt. arrowhead pendant, 2.75gr., 29mm, $180.00 CAD. e14450

This pendant will accept most styles of chains with a width of up to 3mm. The 29mm arrowhead pendant weighs 2.75 grams and was cast from 2.75 grams of 10 karat yellow gold. Excellent condition, showing only a touch of wear in the bail where a chain ran through. Estate priced at $180.00 CAD. Stock #e14450.


June 18, 2021

Handmade 18kt. yellow gold cross pendant 10.9gr., $1,190.00 CAD. e14380

We create and sell custom-made items every day, but custom-made and truly hand fabricated are quite different. The jewellery industry has adopted CAD imaging, 3-D printing of wax prototypes, laser welding, and other modern conveniences that have revolutionized this business. This cross bucks the technology trend as it appears to have been completely fabricated by hand. We think this cross has been totally handmade. A good amount of 18 karat gold was likely milled into a 1.75mm thick sheet, whatever didn’t look like a cross was sawn away with great precision. A sturdy bail was rolled from some thinner sheet and soldered shut after it passed through the slot on top. Some basic decorative engraving on the front gives the cross some handcrafted detail. A final high polished finish way applied and it is ready to go. The artisan look of hand fabricated jewellery is absolutely charming. The quality of this piece was top of mind for the unknown artist who created it, as it was crafted from 10.99 grams of premium 18 karat yellow gold. Perfect condition showing no wear of any kind. This classic religious symbol is estate priced at $1,190.00 CAD. Stock #e14380.


June 4, 2021

0.38ct. SI-J diamond pendant 3.2gr., 18 inch cable link necklace $840.00 CAD. e14265

A simple 45-degree rotation can make all the difference! This compass heading setting works perfectly for a station chain solitaire, making the two prongs that meet the chain almost disappear from view. The 0.38 carat round brilliant cut they carry is a bright SI-J, made whiter by the warmth of the 14 karat Italian-made yellow gold chain. The necklace measures a comfortable 18 inches long and has been made to last from a sturdy cable link and oversized jump ring ends and lobster clasp for easy fastening. Estate price $840.00 CAD. Stock #e14265


June 2, 2021

Art Nouveau seed pearl & glass pendant 4.9gr. 14kt. gold $630.00 CAD. e14137

Every Art Nouveau neckpiece we get seems to be more intricate than the last! This 120-year-old winged beauty features the standard hand-set delicate seed pearls against warm 14 karat yellow gold. It also features movement-appropriate faceted coloured glass, a backlash against the elitism of traditional jewellery. The purple glass is a fantastic replica of amethyst and adds a touch of head-turning drama to this 50mm wide by 33mm long neckpiece. The necklace is surprisingly long 21 inches and is equipped with a modern spring-ring catch, pointing to the chain perhaps being new. We can custom shorten the necklace to any length while you wait. Estate price for this stunning antique $630.00 CAD. Stock #e14137.



June 1, 2021

18kt. diamond set cross pendant 0.075ct. tw. VVS-F, 0.4gr. $105.00 CAD. 161-00095

You’ll find lots of large cross pendants in our estate department, but not too many small examples. This cross is downright tiny, measuring less than 7mm wide. It may be small but it was made with great attention to detail and quality. It has been crafted from premium 18 karat yellow gold and hand set with 6 fully faceted round brilliant cut diamonds of VVS-F quality. At only 0.4 grams in weight, you won’t even notice the extra heft on a chain. I can’t imagine a more delicate and pretty way to subtly display your faith. Estate priced at only $105.00 CAD. Stock #161-00095.



May 25, 2021

18kt. cross pendant 6.8gr., 32mm x 63mm $770.00 CAD. e13654.

Two crosses for the price of one! This cross is a take on the Celtic cross with a Cross Pattee hidden within its nimbus. Both are from the Middle Ages (5th and 6th centuries). This dual cross face is covered over in delicate hand engraved branches and leaves. Turn the pendant over and the Cross Pattee is replaced by a filigree flower back by a matte stippled texture to make the high polished cell edges pop. The cross weighs in at 6.8 grams of top quality 18 karat yellow gold and measures 63mm x 32mm including its high polished medium sized bail. Estate price $770.00 CAD. Stock #e13654.


May 22, 2021

0.41ct. I1-J diamond pendant on 18″ Italian cable chain, 1.3gr., $585.00 CAD. e14477

We had a great response to the diamond pendant we posted last week so we thought we’d make another one using one of our many estate diamonds. This one is a touch larger at 0.41 carats. The I1-J quality is bright, sparkly, and the centre of attention on the light 14 karat Italian made cable link 18-inch necklace. Our goldsmith laser welded the hand set diamond permanently into the necklace, so there is no bail for the diamond to slide on. The integrated look is popular and flattering for round brilliant cut diamonds. We can make something like this up in only a day or two if you’d like a bigger, smaller, or different quality diamond. We have 100s of loose estate diamonds in stock to choose from. This style pendant/necklace looks great no matter what size you select. The 18 inch, 14 karat yellow gold necklace is new stock from Italy. The delicate but sturdy cable link chain and pendant weigh 1.3 grams in total and are estate priced at only $585.00 CAD. Stock #e14477.


May 18, 2021

14 karat garnet/diamond pendant on 10 karat chain $277.00 CAD. e8169

e8169 garnet and diamond pendantSometimes a gift is received but never used. Such is the case with this pretty little pendant. Suspended from a 10 karat white gold twisted rope necklace is an oval cluster setting containing a dark brownish-red garnet surrounded by 12 tiny brilliant cut diamonds. The pendant looks absolutely new, the only thing missing is the original price tag that was likely close to $500.00. The basic oval cluster measures 13.5mm x 11.5mm not including the large triangular bail. The chain/pendant weighs 3.8 grams and is estate priced at $277.00 CAD. Stock #e8169.



May 2, 2021

4.80ct. peridot pendant custom made 14kt. 0.57ct. tw. diamonds SI-HI, 23.6gr. 14kt. $3,192.00 CAD. e14268

We might have to move peridot into the number one hardest gemstone to photograph position! In-person this peridot is radiant! Its intense summer green is a great example of what the stone is capable of when you get away from the yellower washes. Thanks to its specialized cut the gem appears to glow all on its own. This show-stopping pendant has obviously been built around the 9.6mm, 4.80 carat gem. The 36mm long by 27.2mm wide pendant features a playful bit of articulation, allowing the white gold diamond-accented frame to swing freely during wear. The 0.57 carats total weight of SI-HI round brilliant cut diamonds have been flush set in a random pattern to mirror the flush bezel setting of the peridot. As proof of its handmade nature, the pendant weighs in at a whopping 23.6 grams in 14 karat gold.  Estate price for this one-of-a-kind piece is $3,192.00 CAD. Stock #e14268.


May 1, 2021

14kt. flexible link lace pendant on 18″ bead chain 3.7gr. $378.00 CAD. e13920

The bead chain link was designed to be worn on its own, not as a carrier of heavy pendants. It does its best work when it can roll freely during wear, exposing its machine-cut facets to the light. This necklace maximizes that disco ball effect by building a pendant out of the bead chain. The bolero inspired necklace is light and airy like lacework and stitches together a flexible flower with yellow and white gold strands. The 14 karat pendant measures 22mm wide and hangs below an 18-inch length chain. Its brilliance is impossible to capture in frozen photos, request a video call to see it “in person”. Estate price $378.00 CAD. Stock #e13920.


April 30, 2021

0.77ct. SI2-J very good cut GIA certified 1.3gr. tw. 16 inch cable chain $2,100.00 CAD. e14266

For such a simple pendant this piece manages to be quite unique, and we’re not just saying that because we made it! The petite pendant almost resembles a tiny padlock with its half-round top link and small round-ring bail. The warm yellow gold draws attention to these accents as they contrast with the white gold chain and setting, not to mention the bright diamond! Being our diamond originally it is of course GIA certified of pleasant SI2-J quality, the perfect balance for maximum value with a pendant as it is only ever viewed from a slight distance. We’ve stung our handiwork on a 16-inch cable link chain. Estate price $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e14266.


April 15, 2021

10-14kt. “Takin Care of Business” Elvis pendant with diamonds 4.6gr. 18″ $280.00 CAD. e13160

As the news breaks that after 25 years the Collingwood Ontario Elvis Festival is no more we offer this peace in the valley to help all of you get out of heartbreak hotel. Perhaps this Taking Care of Business pendant will be a bridge over troubled water for those Elvis aficionados out there. I’m counting on you mega fans out there to know the backstory behind this 14 karat yellow gold pendant. For those of you not in the know, the TCB was the core group of musicians that were with Elvis throughout most of his career. He eventually commissioned these pendants from an American goldsmith and distributed them among the group as a keepsake. This is an exact replica featuring the rhodium plated, diamond encrusted lightning bolt. The 1o karat gold good luck charm is strung on a 14 karat yellow gold 18 inch long curb link chain. So if you’re feeling all shook up from this news you can keep your memories close for the estate price of $280.00 CAD. Stock #e13160.


March 14, 2021

1.20ct. VS2-D GIA diamond halo pendant 14kt. gold, 1.40ct. tw. $12,650.00 CAD. e8147

Take a good look because they don’t come by very often. “D” colour diamonds are exceptionally rare, especially if that D rating comes from the most trusted name in the diamond industry. The diamond was certified by the Gemological Institute of America with the highest possible colour rating. The full report can be viewed at GIA. The VS2 clarity grade with no fluorescence really makes this one sparkle. The extra length of a pear shape makes the diamond appear much bigger than the actual weight of 1.20 carats. With measurements of 9.64mm x 5.83mm x 3.59mm, this pear shape puts down a much bigger footprint than most average cut overly deep examples with similar weight. The diamond is currently set in a new 14 karat white gold halo cluster setting assembled with 0.20 carats of high quality (VS-F) Canadian diamonds. The setting is available separately for $1,150.00.  Diamond by itself is estate priced at $11,500.00 CAD. Stock #e8147.


March 10, 2021

9kt. Art Nouveau genuine peridot necklace, 6.00ct. tw. 9.9gr. $1,190.00 CAD. e14082

The Art Nouveau movement spanned 1890-1910, it was a direct reaction to the classical “overwrought” style of academic art and for jewellery, the Victorian Era. The movement sought to elevate the applied arts (architecture, furniture, glass art, ceramics, jewellery making, metalwork, etc.) and unite them with fine arts. The artisans of the movement were trying to create a “total work of art” that all objects and surroundings should be uplifting and inspiring. For the jewellers of the time, the materials were not as important as the design, a priority shift unseen in jewellery history. That ethos is visible in this neckpiece with the use of pale 9 karat gold. The handmade necklace is set with an estimated 6.00 carats total weight of genuine peridot, surprising for the era as many jewellers opted for less expensive faceted glass. The neckpiece measures a head-turning 75mm wide by 53mm long. It’s equipped with a period-appropriate chain and antique spring-ring catch, bringing the total length to 17 inches. Estate price $1,190.00 CAD. Stock #e14082.



March 1, 2021

18kt. 1.12ct. I1-M diamond pendant 1.22ct. tw., 1.3gr. $3,591.00 CAD. e14267

A few of Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers unique strengths are our knowledge and the efficiencies of our business model. Everything we do is about offering our customers the best value in estate, vintage and new jewellery. Unless it’s a commissioned custom creation, we let the large jewellery manufacturers do what they do best, like making this beautiful 18 karat white gold halo pendant setting. It contains 21 SI-GH round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 0.20 carats. If we were to custom make one of these, there is no way we could do it for our selling price of $500.00; the economy of scale can’t be had custom making items one at a time. We bring knowledge, talent, passion, and controlled costs to the equation. After operating in the same Downtown Barrie location since the 1950s, trust us when we say we know a lot about controlling our costs. Our onsite goldsmiths can quickly assemble partially finished jewellery or modify existing new and used items. Our Gemological Institute of America trained diamond graders and gemologist can benefit from buying opportunities when they present themselves, like in the case of the damaged 1.23 carat diamond we used in this creation. We purchased the centre estate diamond with a chipped girdle for a reduced price due to the damage. It weighed 1.23 carats before we had the chip removed, and the diamond re-cut to excellent proportions. Now in perfect condition with an excellent cut, the diamond sparkles far more than you’d imagine an I1-M quality diamond could. The scattered inclusions do little to disrupt light reflection and dispersion. The M colour is no doubt on the warm side, but it is tempered by the GH colour halo stones and brilliant rhodium-plated 18 karat white gold frame. We are continuously reinventing our trade-in estate diamonds and jewellery into new creations like this. This most impressive 18 karat diamond pendant is estate priced at only $3,591.00 CAD. A chain of your selection will be priced separately. Stock #e14267.


February 11, 2021

1.10ct. tw. VVS-KL/SI-H pear shaped diamond halo pendant cluster, 14kt. $2,100.00 CAD. e14292

Don’t let the pictures fool you into thinking this is a petite pendant, measuring 20.4mm long by 10.8mm wide this piece is sure to turn heads! Of course, it doesn’t hurt that it’s covered in 1.10 carats of diamonds. The piece was built around a 0.55 carat Old Hollywood pear-shaped diamond of top quality VVS2 clarity and a slightly champagne-tone KL colour. Despite being surrounded by SI-GH round brilliant cut diamonds the pear looks much whiter than you’d expect, thanks to its kaleidoscope facet pattern. The fixed bail is a miniature work of art, sculpted from 14 karat white gold and wrapping itself around the eleventh accent diamond. The pendant is currently strung from an 18 inch 14 karat white gold chain priced separately for $138.00 CAD. The Gem Scan Laboratories certificate states a reasonable replacement value of $4,700.00 CAD. Our estate price for the pendant only $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e14292.


February 8, 2021

1.00ct. tw. VS-G diamond pendant 18kt., 4.0gr., 16″, Martin & Co. UK $3,360.00 CAD. e13666.

To have a Royal Warrant from the Queen of England is no small thing, especially when it came from Queen Victoria in 1838. Martin & Co. of Cheltenham may not be a familiar name to you but they’ve been a high end mainstay in Britain for 214 years. Their pieces occasionally make their way across the pond but not as frequently as we’d like. This particular example is what we would call a trinity diamond pendant but in English is called a trilogy. We’ll have to file that one away for future use because it is much more appropriate when the diamonds graduate as they here; building on each other as they would a trilogy of books. Each actually overlaps its former slightly to create an uninterrupted line of brilliance. The Trilogy equals a perfect 1.00 carat combined weight of high VS-G quality. The 18 karat white gold that holds the diamonds has been brightly rhodium plated, helping it blend in. The pendant is strung from an “angle filed trace chain” of equally bright rhodium plated 18 karat white gold, measuring 18 inches long, and secured with an oversized lobster clasp and jump ring end for easy fastening. The pendant is housed in a charming purple and gold trimmed vintage inspired box. It is accompanied by its original rope handle bag, receipt sleeve, insurance document, and receipt showing a retail price of £3,070.00 British Pounds, less a £3,70.00 Pound discount for “Privilege Customer”. The current exchange rate would equal $5,214.16 CAD but the Pound was much stronger when this was originally purchased in 2011. Our estate price is $3,360.00 CAD. Stock #e13666.


January 30, 2021

0.33ct. tw. I2-JK heart shaped diamond pendant 4.3gr. 10kt. 18″ $300.00 CAD. e14115

Never one to pass up a retro piece, we were pretty excited about this heart pendant! Baguettes, yellow gold, and a diamond-encrusted wreath layout; really, how can you not appreciate its bold glam! This 22.8mm x 18.2mm heart pendant is a blast from the past. The 4.3 gram 10 karat pendant runs its 0.33 carats total weight of I2-JK diamonds on a rollercoaster, dropping from 5.3mm tall to 2.9mm around the heart-shaped track. The pendant hangs from an 18 inch long curb-link chain with a spring-ring catch, 4.3 grams total weight. Estate price $300.00 CAD. Stock #e14115.


January 24, 2021

Chopard Happy Diamonds Heart pendant 0.15ct. tw. 12.1gr. 18″ $2,800.00 CAD. e12884

Chopard’s Happy Diamonds collection is best described by the 159 year old Swiss institution as being, “as audacious as they are playful, with their iconic dancing diamonds gently moving and twirling between two sapphire crystals, symbolizing an authentic touch of Joie de Vivre and a truly free spirit. Little diamonds do great things” This Happy Diamonds Icon pendant certainly captures that spirit with its 0.15 carat total weight trio of round brilliant cut diamonds. The like new necklace is accompanied by an original luxurious Chopard box and paperwork. It’s currently available on their website for $2,710 Swiss Francs, $3,630.00 Canadian. Our estate price for the 18 karat icon with a much heavier, upgraded 18 karat Chopard necklace is $2,800.00 CAD. Stock #e12884.



January 20, 2021

1.80ct. topaz & diamond ( VS-H) pendant, 14kt., 18″, 6.0gr. $700.00 CAD. e14273

Although completely different minerals, the optical properties of blue topaz and aquamarine are pretty close. The colour of the two gems can overlap too. The difference between the two is most easily seen in the price. A nice 2.80 carat blue topaz like this only costs around $40.00 or $50.00, while a fine quality aquamarine of the same size will set you back a couple of thousand dollars. It’s pretty easy to make a strong case for buying the much more affordable blue topaz. The topaz in this estate pendant is sky blue in colour, shows lots of sparkle, and is the perfect size for a pendant. The drop outline is one of the most flattering shapes when used as a pendant. It is capped by three high-quality VS-H round brilliant cut diamonds that total 0.12 carats in weight. A sturdy 1.4mm solid rope link necklace measuring 18 inches in length completes the set. 14 karat white gold construction with a total weight of 6 grams. The pendant and necklace are estate priced together at $700.00 CAD. Stock #e14273.


January 9, 2021

10kt. antique seed pearl cameo pendant necklace 17″ 2.2gr. $210.00 CAD. e14148

This late 1800s antique necklace was built for the women of Downton Abbey era, a generation of women who were just beginning to venture outside of the homes, drive, take up careers of their own. The echelon of society that could afford jewellery still required its women to entertain, spending much of their time in parlours, at lavish dinners, or out to restaurants and private clubs. The women of that era were meant to live lives as delicate as their jewellery, meaning that antiques should be worn in the manner they were intended. This delicate cameo piece features a tiny strand of seed pearls strung onto gold wire that has merely been twisted and fastened around the frame. Making the necklace unsuitable for any rough storage or treatment. But something that’s at least 110 years old should be treated with gentle hands regardless of its make. The centrepiece of this 42mm long pendant is a petite shell cameo carved into heavy relief. The 10 karat yellow gold necklace has taken on a warm patina and the delicate leaves have actually be cast from green gold, or electrum as it’s sometimes called. The pendant is strung from its original 20-inch long cable link chain featuring an antique spring-ring catch. Estate price for this like-new antique $210.00 CAD. Stock #e14148.


January 3, 2021

0.31ct. I1-J excellent cut diamond pendant on 15 1/2″ 14kt. necklace $665.00 CAD. e13943

Not many excellent cut diamonds get set into pendants. They are usually reserved for rings, which receive the closest scrutiny. Too bad it’s not the norm because this 0.31 carat round brilliant cut diamond is a real show stopper! Its perfect cut grade makes it extremely bright and maximizes its dispersion, splitting white light into every colour of rainbow sparkle. The cut grade really makes the most of the I1-J quality in this diamond, you’d swear it was at least an SI-GH. It has of course been set into a timeless 14 karat white gold crown setting and is suspended from a 15 1/2 inch long cable link chain. Estate price $665.00 CAD. Stock #e13943.



December 13, 2020

Early 1900s seed pearl pendant/necklace 18″, 4.5gr. 10kt. gold $385.00 CAD. e14149

Aged at least 110 years this necklace is in fantastic, almost unworn, condition! The nature-inspired piece carries the motifs and materials of one of our favorite periods, the Art Nouveau movement. With whispy lines, demi-pearl accents, and a rhombus cut gemstone that is appropriately synthetic (for the time period). The almost magenta-toned gem sits at the focal point of this 27.6mm long by 55mm wide articulated necklace. It’s attached to a new 20-inch long Italian-made cable chain with a modern spring-ring catch. Estate price for this antique necklace $385.00 CAD. Stock #e14149.


December 12, 2020

Diamond key pendant 0.10ct. tw. SI-I, on 18″ chain, 2.1gr., 10kt. $280.00 CAD. e13397

Despite containing 79 diamonds this intricate key only stands 24mm tall. The decorative slide pendant has left only two tiny surfaces high polished, everything else is covered in SI-I round single cut diamonds. The result is a petite pendant with some real punch! It hangs freely from an 18-inch long box link chain made from Canadian certified gold. The 2.1 gram necklace is made from brightly rhodium plated 10 karat and is in like-new condition. Estate price of $280.00 CAD. Stock #e13397.


December 11, 2020

12ct. fluorite & diamond SI-HI (1.00ct. tw.) 14kt. pendant 6.2gr. $1,470.00 CAD. e14237

Not to be confused with fluoride! Fluorite is a gemstone rarely encountered because of its fragility. The gem has a MOHS hardness of only 4 making it very easy to scratch and scuff, about the hardness of 14 karat yellow gold. It can also be a very brittle gem meaning only skilled lapidarist’s can cut and polish it successfully. Unfortunate really; as it comes in almost every colour of the rainbow and displays a soft billowing play-of-light. Its most valuable colours are blue, pink, and black, with the 19th century seeing the peak of the stone’s popularity as “Blue John” fluorite (actually purple) from the Blue John Canyon in the UK was in abundance. Our 12 carat cabochon cut oval fluorite is a soft green that almost resembles high jadeite. A 14 karat white and yellow gold halo pendant has been built around the unusual gem, spanning 23.4mm x 17.7mm. The halo features 22 round brilliant cut diamonds of SI-HI quality, coming together to equal 1.00 carat. The pendant is accompanied by a 2008 appraisal stating a replacement value of $3,015.00 CAD. Our estate price for the pendant is only $1,470.00 CAD. Stock #e14237.


December 10, 2020

0.37ct. I1-KL tri-colour gold pendant on 16″ rose gold box chain 2.7gr. tw. $630.00 CAD. e14051

We’ve certainly never had a diamond solitaire pendant like this! If you can even call it that, the diamond seems like an accent instead of the focus. This 27.6mm wide bloom features three different colours of gold petals, all hollow constructed to keep the flower light and comfortable. The round brilliant cut diamond at the center of the blossom weighs 0.37 carats of I1 clarity and KL colour, looking much whiter surrounded by 14 karat tri-coloured gold. The pendant hangs from an 18 inch rose gold box chain with a spring-ring catch. Estate price $630.00 CAD. Stock #e14051.


December 9, 2020 I1-1 diamond circle pendant 17mm, 18″ chain 2.8gr. 14kt. $600.00 CAD. e13754

Asymmetry is a rising trend in jewellery and we couldn’t be happier! The off balanced aesthetic creates this exciting visual tension that draws the eye in. That effect is heightened with this circle pendant thanks to its open under-gallery that allows the chain to be strung in a handful of different ways. By simply adjusting the position of the diamond crescent you can transform the entire look of the pendant. The 9 graduated round brilliant cut diamonds are of I1-I quality and come together for an estimated weight of approximately 0.20 carats. The 16.7mm circle tapers dramatically from 2.7mm to 1.35mm wide. The 14 karat white gold circle hangs from an 18-inch cable link chain with a spring-ring catch. Estate price $600.00 CAD. Stock #e13754.


December 8, 2020

14kt. sapphire & diamond pendant on 20″ chain, 0.80ct. tw., 3.2gr. $350.00 CAD. e14168

Yellow gold is an often underutilized backdrop for coloured gemstones, well underutilized over the last two decades. But it’s back and we are ready for it! This classic accented pendant is made much more interesting for its combination of 14 karat yellow gold with petite diamonds, and a brooding blue sapphire. Measuring 16.9mm long the pendant is perfect for every occasion (like anyone has occasions anymore!). The oval sapphire it holds weighs in at 0.78 carat and is topped with a 0.02 carat total weight diamond trio. The 14 karat gold pendant is strung from a 16-inch long fancy link chain that flashes brightly during wear. The chain and pendant weigh a combined 3.2 grams. Estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock #e14168.


14kt. diamond set locket 0.15ct. tw. on 10kt, 16″ Italian chain 5.2gr. tw. $539.00 CAD. e14044

Lockets are normally designed to hold secrets, but this locket’s saw-pierced design seems to want the opposite. Perhaps it is meant to advertise the having of a secret by concealing it behind a screen, driving anyone who sees it to distraction, as they decide whether to ask you about its contents. Whether it carries a secret or not, the pendant is a fantastic piece! Crossed front and back, topped with a bow, and covered with diamonds! The 28.8mm long pendant has been hand-set with 28 single cut diamonds equalling 0.15 carats together. The 14 karat white gold locket maintains its original chromy rhodium finish as proof of its like-new condition. It’s strung from a 16 inch 10 karat white gold cable link chain, but its bail is large enough to accommodate most chains. Estate price $539.00 CAD. Stock #e14044.


December 7, 2020

10kt. frog pendant on 18″ curb link chain 3.4gr. tw. $210.00 CAD. e14274

Everyone’s favorite amphibian immortalized in precious metal. The subject matter available in charms and pendants is almost as diverse as your imagination. This cute little frog has been captured in a classic basking pose, perhaps modeled after one sitting on a lily pad. Textured skin, distinct little toes, eyes, and mouth, there is the perfect amount of detail given the small 23mm total length. The frog pendant is suspended from a sturdy 10 karat yellow gold curb link chain that shows no wear. The chain and pendant weigh a combined 3.4 grams and are estate priced at $210.00 CAD. e14274.


December 6, 2020

14kt. vintage diamond pendant 0.59ct. SI1-J, 3.2gr. 18″ $1,505.00 CAD. e13968

Looking for a diamond solitaire pendant with personality? This vintage blossom might be the answer! The solidly carved flower measures 10.5mm in diameter and features delicately cupped petals that reflect light like mini funhouse mirrors. Upping the unique factor, the 0.59 carat round brilliant cut diamond center has been set in a compass heading style with claws pointing North, East, South, and West. The diamond is an eye-clean SI1 with a J colour that shows much whiter against the warm 14 karat yellow gold blossom. The solid little pendant is equipped with an equally sturdy bail that slides freely along the 18-inch chain that accompanies the pendant. Estate price $1,505.00 CAD. Stock #e13968.


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 30, 2020

0.13ct. VS-KL diamond pendant, LOVE, 2.3gr. 14kt. gold. $350.00 CAD. e14239

Got Mother’s Day covered this year? What about the next important gift-giving occasion? Here is a great little pendant that conveys all the sentiment in a fun and funky, vintage statement. Although this pendant could have been made yesterday, we feel it dates from the 1970s. The stylized letters are not quite psychedelic enough to be from the 60s and not definitely not from a modern era. A textured florentine finish is another clue to the age of this pendant. The 13.7mm x 12.2mm pendant was crafted from 2.3 grams of upgraded 14 karat yellow gold and set with a 0.13 carat round brilliant cut diamond of VS-KL quality. This is a great little pendant that speaks volumes in only a few characters. This is one four-letter word that everyone should use a little more often. Estate priced at $350.00 CAD. e14239.


18kt. Jerusalem cross 1.4 grams 18 karat gold $158.00 CAD. e14179

This unique cross was once the coat of arms for Jerusalem and its origins date back to the 11th century. It’s commonly referred to as the Jerusalem cross or a Five-fold cross. For the Christian faith, the cross has a couple of meanings with the most common being the Five Wounds of Christ or Christ and the Four Corners of the world. The more crosses we see the more we wonder how one religion (with many sects) can have so many different versions of the same symbol. Keeps us on our researching toes though! This one is crafted from premium 18 karat yellow gold and measures 17mm x 17mm (not including the bail) and weighs 1.4 grams. It is in excellent condition showing no wear. The bright cut surface and engraved pattern show great contrast against the rich yellow gold. This one was likely even made in Jerusalem as the back has been stamped with the name of Israel’s most sacred city. Estate priced at $158.00 CAD. Stock #e14179.


November 28, 2020

14kt. pineapple pendant with 10kt. 18″ twisted serpentine chain 3.1gr. tw. $280.00 CAD. e14019

Pineapples have been linked with hospitality since the 15th century when the crew from Christopher Columbus’ second voyage to South America became enamored with the fruit and decided to bring some home with them. The fruit quickly became a symbol of wealth as only the elite could afford even a single pineapple. They became a popular centerpiece of dinner tables, a fantastic talking point for your honored guests, that could segway into admiration of one’s ability to afford such an exotic curio. Eventually, the popularity translated into artwork and architecture throughout Europe and North America. The fruit made its way into wrought-iron gate posts and carved into wooden columns. As demand grew a new industry of pineapple rental began. The centuries passed and pineapples were grown in domestic hothouses, steamships took over cargo routes, reducing the wait time and cost of international shipping, and pineapples faded from luxury, but the hospitality connection stuck. In recent history, they were a staple to house warmings and now they’re simply a tropical accent to everyday life. This history-rich fruit has been immortalized in 14 karat yellow gold, the 24mm miniature features a saw-pierced bright-cut skin and heavy frond. The pineapple hangs from an 18 inch long twisted serpentine chain and is estate priced for $280.00 CAD. Stock #e14019.


November 26, 2020

14kt. antique necklace. 16ct. tw. genuine stones, 16″, 10.2gr. $1,400.00 CAD. e13900

Being gem nerds as we are, it’s always a delight to have a multi-stone piece pass through our estate department. The mix of colours and optical properties is fascinating especially when it’s approached from an asymmetrical direction as this fringe necklace does. The fact that it is at least 100 years old doesn’t hurt either! The handmade nature of this antique makes its era of origin hard to pin down. But the handmade chain, the roughness of the gem cutting, and the clasp all point to the early 1900s at least. The 16-inch neckpiece sits close to the collarbone and makes quite the statement, dripping with colour as it does. All 25 gemstones are natural and genuine and no two are the same, each differs in size or shape from its counterparts. There are two colours of natural zircon, firey orange grossular garnet, rhodolite garnet, tourmaline, and amethyst. Other than the intense orange, the pallet is quite muted and focused on calm earth tones. A couple of the gemstones have minor nicks and two of the grossular garnets are chipped. After at least a century of wear can you really expect mint condition? The necklace is secured with a heavy handmade plunger clasp and an additional clasping safety chain. The necklace is accompanied by a fresh insurance appraisal from Harold Weinstein Ltd. The estate price for this one-of-a-kind antique is $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e13900.


November 24, 2020

10kt. gold hand engraved locket 10gr. Canadian made Burkhardt $770.00 CAD. e13669

Hand engraving is a dying art rapidly being replaced by more accurate and efficient machine engraving. But with that machine precision, you lose the individuality of hand-worked gold. The engraver who sat at the heart shaped canvas probably worked on hundreds of these and I’d bet no two are identical. Spend some time with the intricate floral pattern that spans this 31.4mm x 30.0mm heart and you can see all the tiny imperfections that prove its man made nature. The puffed locket is in fact Canadian made by Burkhardt, a now extinct jewellery manufacturer known for their hand engraving. The locket is in fantastic shape, featuring a heavy oversized ring bail capable of accommodating most chains. It currently hangs from an 18 inch long Singapore link chain with a spring ring catch. The entire piece is made from 10 karat yellow gold with a substantial weight of 10 grams. Estate priced at $770.00 CAD. Stock #e13669.


November 20, 2020

14kt. diamond heart pendant 83 diamonds 0.33ct. tw. SI2-I1-HI 3.9gr. on 16″ chain $683.00 CAD. e14029

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we present this like-new diamond set pendant with a brand new Italian-made necklace. There are 83 single cut diamonds of bright, sparkly SI2-I1-HI quality, all properly hand set with four beads securing each stone. Setting all these little diamonds would have taken a skilled craftsman the better part of a day to complete. It is in like-new condition, showing no signs of use. No wear is visible through the chain-run at the back of the pendant and the factory-applied bright rhodium plated finish is 100% intact. This is a good quality item we are proud to showcase and is significant in size, measuring 22mm x 19mm. The pendant is suspended from a never worn 16-inch cable link Italian made necklace. The chain and pendant are manufactured from upgraded 14 karat white gold and weigh a combined 3.9 grams. If you’d like a longer or different style necklace we have others in stock to choose from. For just a little over $8.00 per diamond, you can make Valentine’s Day 2021 even more memorable; because we know you’re not going out for dinner this year. You’ll be a hero with this pendant. Estate priced at $683.00 CAD. e14029.


November 18, 2020

3.00ct. blue topaz & diamond (0.10ct. tw.) pendant, 6.7gr. 14kt. $770.00 CAD. e13896

This is one of the most ingenious settings we’ve ever encountered. The designer who made this has taken full advantage of the mirror-like surface created with a rhodium-plated, high polished 14 karat white gold background. They’ve bent that surface into a fun-house style mirror, stretching everything it sees to be taller and wider. Then they set an oval, 3.00-carat, bright blue topaz in front of that mirror and look at the effect! During wear the entire interior of the pendant glows bright blue, looking as if the topaz is actually giving off its own blue light. We’re just sorry we don’t have one in every colour! The designer thoughtfully edged that colour bomb with a finely stitched line of bead set diamonds. They trace the scalloped edge and oversized bail and total 0.10 carats, adding frosty brilliance to this wintery amulet. The bail can take a much heavier chain thanks to its size, but it’s currently strung from a mirror edged 16-inch long snake chain. Estate price for this like-new piece $770.00 CAD. Stock #e13896.


November 17, 2020

2.50ct. grey crystal opal & pearl pendant, 4.6gr. 14kt. $1,400.00 CAD. e13897

Antique pendant featuring a stunning 2.50 carat crystal opal. Crystal opals are a big step up from regular white opal and more prized than a typical jelly opal as far as their diaphaneity is concerned. Where the jelly opal displays a more transparent body with colours flashing more faintly throughout its interior. A crystal opal has a translucent diaphaneity but its flashfire is more defined like a traditional opal. Our oval cabochon cut crystal opal displays a vibrant play of colour with a small misty area towards its lower left quadrant. That misty area veils the colours, muting them as a true fog would do. The opal has been set into a handmade 41mm long necklace. It’s counterbalanced by a petite seed pearl set at the center of a circular frame, strongly resembling the alchemical symbol for gold. The 14 karat necklace ends with an 18 inch cable chain featuring a locking safety chain at the clasp, for added peace of mind. This is a very high-quality opal showing no crazing, scratches, or chips of any kind. Perfect condition and really needs to be seen in person to truly appreciate its beauty. Estate price for one of a kind antique $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e13897.


November 15, 2020

0.54ct. I1-K diamond solitaire pendant with new 14kt. 16″ chain 1.6gr. $900.00 CAD. e13067

The quintessential diamond pendant equipped with rabbit ears bail, single gallery understated four prong crown setting and a traditional 16 inch cable chain by UnoAerre Italy (new, never worn). There is no pendant more ageless than this! Made from 14 karat white gold covered in icy rhodium plating. Set into that classic pendant is a 5.35mm 0.54 carat round brilliant cut diamond of pendant bright I1-K quality. Top it all off with an unbeatable price of $900.00 CAD. That’s great value. Stock #e13067.


November 13, 2020

10/14kt. garnet cross pendant & chain 18″ 4.7gr. $350.00 CAD. e13144

Yet another iteration of the Christian cross pendant, this version is a Budded cross or the Apostles cross. Each point of the cross is tipped with three buds, one for each of the 12 Apostles. The three bud groupings are also meant to represent the trinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Our Budded cross has an extra Medieval flair being cast from yellow gold and genuine brooding red garnets. The cross measures an impressive 34mm long including the articulated, hand-engraved bail. The 14 karat cross hangs from a 10 karat yellow gold 18 inch faceted bead chain that sparkles at the slightest movement. Together the necklace weighs 4.7 grams and is estate priced at $350.00 CAD for both the cross and chain. Stock #e13144.


November 11, 2020

Tiffany sterling silver heart key pendant with 18″ chain GRP08186 $185.00 CAD. e13945

The Tiffany Key, as with almost everything Tiffany & Co. creates has become extremely popular, but key jewellery has been popular since the Ancient Egyptians. Many ancient cultures wore actual, functioning, key rings, and key pendants as status symbols. Proof that they owned things worthy of being locked in safes and lockboxes. This sterling silver Heart Key Pendant is a status symbol of a different kind. Tiffany’s has worked so diligently on their brand status that there is an automatic value associated with their little blue box. This pendant is currently available on Tiffany’s website for $370.00 CAD (without the chain). Our estate price $185.00 CAD. Stock #e13945.



November 10, 2020

1.72ct. synthetic sapphire & diamond pendant 10/14kt. 2.1gr. 17″ $210.00 CAD. e13947

We like to compare synthetic gemstones to the ice you make in your freezer versus ice that naturally forms on a pond in the winter. Technically speaking the ice you make in your freezer is synthetic ice. You provide the tray, create an artificially cold environment, the raw materials, and in a few hours you’ve created artificial ice. The physical and chemical composition of your ice cubes and the ice on that pond are the same because both are frozen, crystallized water (ice). The same applies to synthetic gems versus natural gems. True synthetics (not imitations) are exactly the same, they were simply created in a laboratory instead of by nature. This 1.72 carat cushion cut synthetic sapphire allows for the intense blue sapphire is capable of without the high price point that would accompany a natural sapphire. It’s been set into a decorative 14 karat white gold pendant accented with two petite diamonds. The pendant is suspended from a 10 karat white gold chain measuring 17 inches long. The estate price for the pendant with chain is $210.00 CAD. Stock #e13947.


1.00ct. tw. diamond pendant I1-HI on 20 inch chain $1,260.00 CAD. e9423

e9423 1.00ct. total weight diamond pendantHow can you go wrong with a little bling on a plunging neckline? These three diamond clusters are all hinged providing a little extra movement when worn. 21 diamonds total an estimated 1.00 carat in weight and are set in a very clever method. The 6 outside smaller diamonds overlap the larger centre diamond allowing it to be secured without any prongs that would otherwise limit some of the brilliance. This setting style will have onlookers convinced you’re wearing 3 large single stones rather than 3 clusters.e9423 diamond pendant It’s safe, secure, and a much cleaner look than the typical clusters you’ve seen before. The round brilliant diamonds are very well matched. They’re bright, white little sparklers with I1 clarity and HI colour grades. The pendant section is constructed from 14 karat white gold and measures a little over an inch in length. A 20 inch 10 karat white gold curb link necklace is included. If you wish, a different style or length could be exchanged if 20 inches is a little long for your taste. The total weight of the chain and pendant is 4.0 grams. Set is estate priced at $1,260.00 CAD. Stock #e9423.



November 9, 2020

Climbing panther pendant 14 karat gold 15.6 grams $1,020.00 CAD. e13338

We always hear praise when people pick up their repaired jewellery about how shiny it is and that it looks like new again. It is impressive the difference a simple polish can make. This before/after panther is the perfect illustration. It was so heavily oxidized that we thought it was almost pink until we polished it and the yellow started showing through. The panther certainly looks more fierce when it’s shiny! Its been fluidly carved to appear as though it were climbing its wearer. The pendant makes a retro statement thanks to its warm 14 karat hue and as proof of quality weighs in at 15.6 grams. Estate price $1,020.00 CAD. Stock #e13338.


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

14kt. cross pendant 1.15gr. $75.00 CAD. e13952

You really never know what we’re going to showcase in our estate department. One day it’s a $50,000.00 Rolex and the next it’s a $75.00 cross like this. The size and price of this pendant may be small but the quality is not. Solid construction, made up of 3 separate components all assembled and soldered together by hand. The reversible design features bright cut edges with a Florentine finish on the front, giving it sparkle and contrast. The other side showcases a reflective, highly polished surface. This little cross measures only 11mm x 17mm, not including the connecting rings. The large jump-ring should allow a wide variety of chain weights to pass through. At 1.15 grams this little cross contains over $50.00 alone in gold value alone. Our estate price, just $75.00 CAD. Stock #e13952.


November 1, 2020

13.7gr. tw. 21 carat hand made synthetic ruby pendant 14K $750.00 CAD. e13243

The 1970s aesthetic is summed up aptly as a study of contradictions. It was the transition decade between tree hugging hippies and tech empowered yuppies. This 44.8mm long by 24.6mm wide pendant is the epitome of the decade. Its handmade 14 karat yellow gold frame evokes ancient Egypt which was a popular motif for the time. The piece is built around an over sized 21 carat synthetic ruby in a deep blood red. The extra large bail makes the pendant suitable for any chain but if you want to be true to the era it should be worn on something extra long, draped over a flowing peasant blouse. Estate price for this vintage piece $750.00 CAD. Stock #e13243.


October 28, 2020

2.60ct. tw. VS-H diamond & sapphire Art Deco pendant/brooch 9.1gr. Birks documents/box $5,530.00 CAD. e13312

It’s not often that we encounter a piece that leaves us speechless but here we are. This is one of the more significant examples of Art Deco jewellery we’ve been able to offer in our estate department for some time. We’ve taken some time getting to this piece because it is impossible to summarize. We’ve said before that pieces light up with the slightest movement but with this piece, it’s on fire standing still. Honestly, the 63 antique diamonds are that vibrant. Together they equal an estimated 2.60 carats of high VS-H quality, fully documented on a 2002 appraisal from Birks. The narrow rows of custom cut blue sapphires are an early form of flame fusion synthetic, fairly common practice for that period. The true wonder in this 60mm x 25mm pendant lies in its intricate workmanship. Detailed filigree, delicate millgrain edges, and deep reliefs cover every surface. The platinum pendant has a hinged bail that can fold down and away for conversion to a brooch. It came to us strung on a 10 karat white gold double cable link chain with antique spring ring catch. We can’t confirm the masterpiece was originally from Birks but it was briefly left with them on consignment sale and it came to us with a period correct Birks box and paperwork stating an estimated value of $10,000.00. Our estate price for this 100 year old showpiece $5,530.00 CAD. Stock #e13312.


October 23, 2020

1/10oz. Chinese panda 9999 gold coin in 14kt. frame 4.39gr. tw. $350.00 CAD. e14104

3 years after Canada introduced the world’s first 999 pure gold coins in 1979, China introduced its own 999 gold coins. This estate example dates from 1985 and contains 1/10th ounce of pure gold, currently valued at $218.00 CAD (March 25, 2021). The coin is securely held in a 14 karat yellow gold frame and bail that weigh 1.28 grams. The bail shows no wear of any kind where a chain would have worn a groove. We see Canadian maple leaf coins quite often and the occasional U.S. gold coin, but other international bullion rarely turns up in our showcases. The pendant and coin are estate priced at $350.00 CAD. Stock #e14104.


October 20, 2020

10kt. gold RVH charms. 100% of sales donated to hospital in your name $100.00 each. e13523

If you are from the Barrie area you should recognize this logo. The Royal Victoria Hospital has been serving Barrie and area since the late 1800s. This history lesson is an excerpt from

Starting as a simple cottage when Canada was just 30 years old, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre has transformed to an almost 1-million-square-foot, state-of-the-art regional health centre.

RVH — or the Barrie General Hospital as it was originally called — got its humble start back in 1891 when a group of women banded together to build the town’s first hospital. With $1,100, raised through donations and a bazaar, a four-bed cottage hospital was built on Duckworth Street.

The tiny hospital couldn’t keep pace and in 1897 the 13-bed Royal Victoria Hospital — named to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee — was built on High Street in downtown Barrie.

That same year, the Royal Victoria Hospital School of Nursing was established and went on to become one of the province’s leading nursing schools until it closed in 1968.

Soon the hospital was too small for Barrie’s growing population, and in 1903 a new 35-bed hospital was built on Ross Street, across from Queen’s Park. The hospital was constructed and furnished for $20,000.

As Barrie boomed, RVH continued to expand, growing to 315 beds by the late ’60s. In 1985 a new 16-bed critical care unit was also added to the Ross Street site.

But it still wasn’t big enough.

The century-old facility was woefully inadequate to meet the needs of the region and to provide modern, high-tech health care.

In 1997, following an ambitious $15-million fundraising campaign, the long-awaited new hospital was opened on Georgian Drive at a total cost of $125 million.

Yet within a decade, the region’s explosive population growth meant RVH was again bursting at the seams.

In 2012, RVH completed a massive expansion — one of the largest capital projects in the region’s history — with a price tag of $450 million which included the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre.

At the same time, the facility changed its name to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) to reflect its significant regional role.

“Despite the staggering changes in our 120-year history, RVH has never lost sight of its top priority — our patients. It’s not just about delivering safe, high-quality care. It’s about ensuring we deliver patient-centered care,” says Janice Skot, RVH president and CEO.     “We must make sure our patients and their families are listened to; are respected; have clear, honest, accurate information from all members of their health care team; and are supported emotionally. It’s how we would all want to be treated.”

When the original RVH opened back in 1897, a local newspaper wrote, “Barrie has indeed much to be proud of in possessing one of the prettiest and most up-to-date hospitals in Canada.”

Barrie has been one of Canada’s fastest-growing communities for many years, RVH has struggled its entire existence meeting the needs of Barrie and area. During this especially challenging time, your local hospital needs community support now more than ever. RVH is critically important to us and the RVH Foundation is a charity Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers proudly supports. These cute little RVH charms recently arrived in our estate department and their timing could not be better. Each charm is well crafted from 10 karat yellow gold, each weighs just over 1 gram and measures 12.3mm x 6.0mm. They make great little pendants or a thoughtful addition to any charm bracelet. We thought it would be a great idea to use these pendants as a small fundraising opportunity. We will be donating 100% of the proceeds in the purchaser’s name to the RVH Foundation. This is a tax-deductible charitable donation you can apply to your 2020 income tax. The Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers family owes a great deal to the RVH and our community. These charms are a small part of our ongoing commitment to both. We only have 3 available so don’t wait too long. Our hospitals continue to need help now more than ever. $100.00 each plus sales tax.



Diamond leaf pendant 41mm 0.25ct. tw. I2-JK 5.2gr. 10/14kt. $473.00 CAD. e12496

Organic themes are a personal favorite! The idea of capturing the sway of a gentle summer breeze by bringing precious metal up to a red hot molten state and casting it permanently into this new form. Then to cover that gentle airy form with the hardest substance on earth, diamond, seems almost ironic. Yet the effect doesn’t change, you can feel the movement in this frozen trio of white gold leaves. The 41mm long pendant is set with a total of 0.25 carats of I2-JK diamonds. It’s been strung on a decorative woven white gold chain which brings the gram weight up to 5.2 grams of 14 karat and 10 karat white gold. Estate price $473.00 CAD. Stock #e12496.


October 19, 2020

48mm x 37mm hand carved cameo brooch/pendant 14kt. gold $560.00 CAD. e13102

Every hand-carved cameo is different and each is a unique work of art. Also to be considered is the hand-fabricated gold frame that must be custom made to follow the specific contours and size of each natural shell cameo. We see a good number of cameo brooches come through our estate department. Most are nice but not particularly noteworthy, of average quality, executed with average skill. This example is much nicer than most. The anonymous artist left their work unsigned adding to the intrigue of the piece. Excellent detail without going too far. There are no second chances carving a cameo, if you cut too deep you can’t fill it in or cover over it. Carving of this quality is not often encountered. The convertible pendant can be adapted to brooch use by simply tucking the bail away on its hinged joint. The basic 14 karat yellow gold frame has been decorated with a thin, hand applied wire highlight running around the circumference. This is a good-sized cameo measuring 48mm x 37mm. It’s in perfect ready to wear condition. $560.00 CAD. Stocks #e13102.


October 18, 2020

18kt. genuine stone pendant & chain 31.3gr. $2,531.00 CAD. e11037

A statement making summer medallion handcrafted from the very best ingredients. Measuring 40.45mm in diameter this one of a kind three-dimensional nature scene is cast with natural peridot, blue topaz, and two tones of amethyst. The reverse side is equally stunning, featuring an intricate saw-pierced mandala. The oversized bail is patterned with a miniature butterfly on the front and back to mimic its larger, coloured gemstone partner. With so much careful craftsmanship it’s no wonder the piece was made from top quality brightly rhodium plated 18 karat white gold. Accompanied by an appropriately sturdy 20-inch rope chain with a length adjustment for 18 inches. Together the necklace wears an unheard-of 31.3 grams. Estate price for a colourful masterpiece $2,531.00 CAD. Stock #e11037.


October 1, 2020

18kt. puffed heart pendant 1.80ct. tw. VS-GH on 18″ 14kt. cable chain 9.8gr. tw. $3,000.00 CAD. e13304

The puffy heart is the high fashion member of the heart pendant family. It’s been the focus of statement pieces across almost all of the couture brands. Ours is statement-making at 17mm wide, 16mm tall, and 6.75mm thick. It’s been made from top quality 18 karat yellow gold, we’ve always felt the warmer tones lend themselves better to a feeling of luxury. Certainly doesn’t hurt if that yellow gold is covered in diamonds. About 1.80 carats of top quality VS-GH round brilliant cut diamonds to be exact. The slider pendant is strung from a 14 karat yellow gold heavy 18-inch long curb link chain with a medium lobster clasp for easy fastening. The necklace is accompanied by a Gem Review Inc. appraisal stating a replacement value of $6,680.00 CAD. Our estate price for the 9.8-gram piece $3,000.00 CAD. Stock #e13304.


September 19, 2020

7.00ct. amethyst & diamond ( SI-HI) pendant 14kt. 6gr. $840.00 CAD. e13712

Amethyst is one of those gemstones that naturally forms in large gem-quality crystals, allowing for statement-making sizes. This 7.02 carat emerald cut amethyst is a pure purple when viewed in person, showing bold orchid coloured flashes. The 14 x 10mm gem has been set into a 14 karat wirework basket graced with an oversized heavyweight fixed bail. That 2.9mm wide bail is both fashion and function. Its size makes it appropriate for almost any chain. Its heavy gauge ensures a long life of standing up to the saw-like edge of a chain sliding back and forth. The fashion advantage is of course the row of bright round brilliant cut diamonds! Together they equal approximately 0.15 carat and really add a level of elegance to the royal purple amethyst. The pendant is strung on an 18 inch long flattened curb link chain that shines brightly during wear. Estate price $840.00 CAD. Stock #e13712.



September 17, 2020

18kt/22kt. Indian yellow gold 1.00ct. tw. necklace/earring set $2,040.00 CAD. e9759

e9759 18-22kt. diamond earrings and necklace IndianI don’t think there is another country with jewellery so deeply ingrained in its culture as India. Their jewellers have been developing their craft for almost 5000 years, passing knowledge down through the family lines. Because they pass from generation to generation certain styles, motifs, and techniques have developed in specific regions allowing a skilled eye to tell where a piece of jewellery comes from based on how it looks and how it was made. So it is no surprise that India is now one of the largest jewellery manufacturing countries in the world and the largest hub for diamond cutting and polishing. A lot of the focus of jewellery culture in India is to show status and affluence so brides are heavily gifted with elaborate pieces made from the finest materials. These gifts are also a way to give the young couple some contingency for their future as gold and diamonds will always carry value. That is how we happened on this intricate set, the young couple kept their favorite pieces and traded in those they didn’t need. Very well made from a total of 15.4 grams of 18 karat and 22 karat gold, the set is a beautiful addition to our estate department. The millgrained necklace and earrings feature 1.00 carat total weight of SI-J round brilliant cut diamonds that stand out nicely against the warm yellow of the high quality gold. The necklace is 16 inches long but wears a little longer due to the curved pendant section. The earrings feature heavy hand made screw on backs for extra peace of mind. We’ve had other pieces of Indian jewellery in the past but these are by far the most universal thanks to their smaller size and exquisite motifs. Estate price of $2,040.00 CAD for the set. Stock #e9759.e9759 18-22kt. diamond necklace and earrings


September 13, 2020

Art Nouveau seed pearl necklace 14kt. 7.0gr. $840.00 CAD. e13487

This antique won’t be here for very long but we’ll relish its company while we can! Delicate Art Nouveau necklaces are few and far between and so sought after by our wonderful audience of antique aficionados that they barely get to the website before their sold. The wispy neckpieces look like it’s walked off of a Tolkien elf queen. The fact that it was handmade almost 130 years ago makes that ethereal aesthetic all the more fascinating. The Art Nouveau movement was actually a rebellion against the Victorian and Edwardian jewellery, known for its over adorned heaviness. Art Nouveau goldsmiths wanted to move away from the regal and celebrate the fleeting. Their goal was to capture the movements of plants caught in a summer breeze. To capture the feeling of being in a park or pasture and set it into gold and gems that you could carry with you. Our 16-inch example sits close to the collar bone and is all 14 karat yellow gold and delicate demi pearls. Estate price for this antique showpiece $840.00 CAD. Stock #e13487.


September 9, 2020

10kt. angel charm 1.09gr. $50.00 e13822

If ever there was a year in which we could use a little help from a guardian angel 2020 is it. With all the fantastic items that are showcased on our estate/vintage posting, we sometimes overlook the smaller but not insignificant items we have. If time allowed we’d share every estate item with our online followers. At this time of year we just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show you this little angel. Cast from just over 1 gram of bright, shiny 10 karat gold the little spirit measures a petit 14mm tall (without connecting rings). It would make a great stocking stuffer for a special person this year. Estate priced at $50.00 CAD. Stock #e13822.


September 2, 2020

0.43ct. VS1-FG diamond pendant 14/18kt. 4.5gr. custom Michael Smiley $1,470.00 CAD. e7377

Another understated hand made piece from our downtown neighbor Michael Smiley. The 7.7mm x 7.5mm cube seems to take its inspiration from 17th Century French architecture. The layering of angled trim makes the pendant interesting from every perspective. The focus of the pendant is of course the 0.45 carat princess cut diamond at its heart. The diamond is the usual Smiley high quality at VS2-FG. Made from 4.5 grams of 18 karat white gold the slider is accompanied by an 18 inch 14 karat white gold cable link chain with a sturdy lobster clasp. Estate price $1470.00 CAD. Stock #e7377.


August 10, 2020

0.54ct. tw. VS-HI pear shape & round diamond pendant 16″ 1.5gr. 10/18kt. $1,050.00 CAD. e12956

Diamonds need movement to best exhibit their intense brilliance. We’re are always pleased when a piece comes in with an inventive little mechanism allowing for maximum motion. The diamond pendant does just that by articulating the pear on a vertical plane. During wear that diamond drop swings freely like a twinkling pendulum. The round brilliant diamond that holds it has been set in a modern yellow gold bezel, giving it a larger footprint. Together the pair equal an estimated 0.54 carats of VS-HI quality. The 18 karat pendant is suspended on a 10 karat 16 inch long chain. Estate price $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e12956.


July 30, 2020

14kt. hand carved hand engraved natural shell cameo (excellent quality) 7.5gr. $350.00 CAD. e13068

Hairstyles are some of the best indicators of a specific time period. If you think eighties you probably go directly to the big, loud hair that marked that decade. Think seventies and you picture Farrah Fawcett inspired feathered bangs or those revolutionary mullets the men were sporting! However if you think of the 1870s this is the look that represented the decade. The focus of women’s hair, especially in the beginning of this decade, was on the back of the hairdo. Beyond bangs the front was understated with all of the hair being piled atop the head and layers of loose curls, plaits, or twists left hanging across the nape of the neck. Eventually the low hairstyles required hairnets to become fashionable in order to hold the bulky layers and piles in place. The draping scoop neck seen on this pretty lady is also appropriate for the fashion of young women of means during that decade. Not seen in this bust would be the shelf like bustle at the rear of her dress meant to exaggerate her petite corseted waist by its contrasting bulk. Beyond what this cameo can tell us about its decade it is also artfully carved, capturing its subject in detailed relief. The 14 karat yellow gold frame has been accented with hand carving as well for a final touch of elegance. The oval convertible brooch/pendant measures 39.6mm long by 31.9mm wide. Estate price for this antique art piece $350.00 CAD. Stock #e13068.


July 17, 2020

Crazed 2.00ct. opal & diamond pendant (0.33ct. tw. SI-HI) on 16″ chain, 8.6gr. 10kt. $400.00 CAD. e13664

According to the The Gemological Institute of America the composition of opal can contain trace amounts of water. “If an opal loses moisture, it can lead to crazing: a fine network of cracks that resembles a spider’s web. The moisture loss can be caused by heat or excessive dryness, or by exposure to bright light or direct sunlight.” The oval cabochon cut 2.00 carat opal in this pendant exhibits the classic crazed pattern across the entire surface, displayed as a curved line from 10:00 o’clock to 2:00. Most gem experts agree that opal should never be cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner as the aggressive nature of these machines can damage or even break an otherwise perfect condition opal. For our customer’s opals, we would never risk cleaning them in our ultrasonic cleaner. This opal pendant was traded in by a long time client of ours who never even noticed the crazing. There is a good chance it has had this condition for many years or even decades. Its crazed state appears stable and mostly goes unnoticed except under close investigation. As a measure of quality assurance, we decided to expose the opal to our ultrasonic cleaner. We figured we had nothing to lose should it get worse or completely crack. After leaving it in our high-temperature ultrasonic cleaning machine for well over 24 hours the opal looks exactly the same as it did before, although now it’s spotlessly clean. We’ve attached no value to the opal in our pricing of this pretty pendant. The opal is surrounded by 26 round brilliant cut diamonds totaling an estimated weight of 0.33 carat and of good SI-HI quality. The pendant is suspended by a light 16 inch curb link chain. Total weight of the pendant is 8.6 gram. Estate price $400.00 CAD. e13664.


July 13, 2020

18kt. white gold heart shaped pendant $350.00 3.9gr. e9002

 e9002 Cubic zirconia pendant 18kt.The time involved in assembling an item like this can significantly affect the price. There are close to 200 tiny cubic zirconia stones (imitation diamonds) used in the construction. Each and every one of the 1.3mm diameter faceted stones have been set by hand. Assuming each stone takes a couple of minutes to set, that’s about a full workday of assembly time alone. Luckily this is an estate item and the original labor cost has already been paid for by someone else. Despite not using genuine diamonds, this is a high quality piece made from 18 karat gold with a finished weight of 3.9 grams. The pendant measures almost 1.5 inches from bail to point. Made from 4 separate sections with 3 joints that allow the inner hearts to move around sparkling just like high quality diamonds. In fact cubic zirconia actually have a bit more dispersion than a genuine diamond making big ones fairly easy to spot as imitations. Tiny ones like this are actually quite hard to tell apart from diamonds and in most cases actually look better and brighter than most average quality diamonds. Estate priced at $350.00 (chain not included). Stock #e9002.


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


July 2, 2020

Raw fine gold nugget 25 grams. Gold value only plus 10%. e13359

This is the largest single gold nugget we have ever offered. It weighs the better part of an ounce and measures approximately 32.7mm x 20.3mm. What a feeling the original miner must have experienced when this one revealed itself in the river. We suspect it was found in a river because its soft rounded edges were likely worn smooth from tumbling rocks in a riverbed. Jewellery or unusual collectible, we will let you decide. A 7mm jumpring was added for use as a pendant on a chain but we suspect it was never worn. The ring shows no wear of any kind; a heavy nugget like this would have caused some wear in the ring as the chain passed through over the years. This unusual item is priced at simply its gold value plus 10% (approximately $2,150.00 at today’s gold value of $2,430.00 per ounce CAD). Stock #e13359


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.


June 27, 2020

0.66ct. tw. VS-H diamond circle pendant 6.4gr. 18kt. 20 inch $1,540.00 CAD. e12735

Can’t decide between the symbol of the unending eternal love represented by the circle pendant and the more literal heart pendant? Opt for both! This heavy 21mm in diameter circle is backed by a wreath of open hearts. Made from an impressive 6.4 grams of extra warm 18 karat yellow gold the necklace is of uncompromising quality. The 0.66 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds are VS-H allowing for maximum sparkle undisturbed by inclusions or tint. The fixed cable link chain measures 20 inches long and comes equipped with a heavy easy to fasten lobster clasp. Estate price $1,540.00 CAD. Stock #e12735.


June 10, 2020

Tiffany inspired 1.16ct. tw. station necklace $2,044.00 CAD. e9200

Custom made, perfect condition looking unworn. Not a scratch or scuff to be found. Original rhodium plating completely intact. Italian made 16 inch rolo style necklace connects the 7 different diamond set “stations”. 6 bezel set 0.10 carat diamonds of SI-GH quality line both sides with a larger halo diamond cluster in the middle. The centre halo contains a 0.40 carat I1-HI brilliant cut diamond surrounded by 15 high quality (VS-GH) single cut diamonds. Single cut diamonds don’t really have just a “single cut” but actually have 17 individual facets compared to 57 on a brilliant cut diamond. Single cut diamonds are seldom seen in modern jewellery designs, which is too bad. Side by side many people actually prefer the look of them in diamonds weighing under 0.02 carats. Their simple facet pattern allows bigger more distinct flashes of brilliance. Modern technology allows cutting factories to manufacture brilliant cut (57 facet) diamonds as small as 0.0033 carat. These tiny sand grain sized brilliant cut diamonds sell for more than single cuts would so factories just don’t produce many nice single cut stones. Rolex still use single cut diamonds for hour markers on their watches, and I’m pretty sure they know what looks best. Single cut diamonds also give the pendant a more convincing antique look. 1.16 carats of bright sparkle, 4.6 grams finished weight, estate priced at $2,044.00. Stock #e9200.


June 2, 2020

18kt. white gold Jerusalem cross pendant 2.6gr. $315.00 CAD. e13520

This unique cross was once the coat of arms for Jerusalem and its origins dates back to the 11th century. It’s commonly referred to as the Jerusalem cross or a Five-fold cross. For the Christian faith, the cross has a couple of meanings with the most common being the Five Wounds of Christ or Christ and the Four Corners of the world. The more crosses we see the more we wonder how one religion (with many sects) can have so many different versions of the same symbol! Keeps us on our researching toes though! This hand made Jerusalem cross pendant has been made to the highest standards, cast from 2.6 grams of brightly rhodium enhanced 18 karat white gold. Measuring 15.6mm wide by 20.5mm long the cross features a unique three dimensional design. The floating top plate has a matte machine finish with a sunken back plate in a shining mirror finish. The standard sized fixed bail is also highly polished and should accommodate most standard sized chains. Estate price $315.00 CAD. Stock #e13520.



May 30, 2020

18kt. diamond set baby shoe 0.44ct. VS-H 7.2gr. $900.00 CAD. e11674

Talk about a cute item. Not only is it adorable but this is a gift with a super high tear coefficient. Just imagine her reaction when you present her with this tiny diamond set baby shoe. The tears will start flowing and you’ll be a hero. This little shoe measures 18.7mm long (not including the bail) and weighs 7.2 grams. Made from premium 18 karat white gold. If that wasn’t enough there are 19 little brilliant cut diamonds bead set in the bow and throughout the toe area. The diamonds are of high VS-H quality (one chipped) and total 0.44 carat in weight. It can be worn on a necklace or added to her charm bracelet. Estate priced at $900.00 CAD. Stock #e11674.


May 23, 2020

0.18ct. Cartier diamond pendant 3.1gr. 18kt. B7215400 DIAMANTS LÉGERS NECKLACE, LM $1,700.00 CAD. e13641

What’s in a name? Well if you’re Cartier, the name is everything. The luxury brand commands top dollar for the right to wear their insignia. Diamants Legers is Cartier’s answer to Tiffany and Elsa Peretti’s Diamonds by the Yard. Compare apples to apples and both are made from 18 karat gold (white for Cartier, yellow for Tiffany’s), both are strung from 16-inch cable chains (Cartier’s is a faceted and flattened cable), both are bezel set (though Cartier’s is stepped and wider in diameter), and both feature top quality round brilliant cut diamonds (Cartier’s is one point larger at 0.18 carat). Where they differ is each companies declaration of ownership, Cartier’s is a bold drop emblem twice the size of the pendant itself. Tiffany’s is a petite karat tag that most people need a loupe to read. Cartier also packages theirs with the same gusto as everything else they offer. Beautiful old-world patterned certificate, a book of receipt paperwork, and their luxurious, oversized inner and outer box. Perhaps these differences justify the $3,400.00 retail for the Diamants Legers as shown on the Cartier website compared to $2,000.00 for Tiffany’s Diamonds by the Yard. Regardless; our estate price for the like new necklace $1,700.00 CAD. Stock #e13641.


May 18, 2020

0.35ct. I1-I diamond pendant on 16″ chain 2.2gr. 10kt. $475.00 CAD. e13473

We have a rather ridiculous selection of solitaire diamond pendants yet no two are the same. This 0.35 carat round brilliant cut diamond is an I1-I quality, showing a single eye-visible inclusion. That feather formed into a perfect wing shape that we’ve tried to capture here. In person (under magnification) that wing is patterned with fine striations, adding the texture of individual feathers to the wing. That unique diamond has been set into a 10 karat white gold four prong crown setting, topped with an over-sized yellow gold bail. The pendant is strung from a 16 inch long curb link chain with a spring ring catch. But the bail should allow it to slide over most chains. Estate price $475.00 CAD. Stock #e13473.


May 15, 2020

0.25ct. tw. diamond pendant/necklace 18″ 2.9gr. 10kt. gold $350.00 CAD. e13371

Estate jewellery isn’t necessarily old and it definitely isn’t usually from someone’s estate. It is simply a term used to describe jewellery that is previously owned. It may in fact even be unworn and modern. This contemporary diamond pendant is a popular style in perfect condition and looks unworn. The subtle curve is very flattering and the 0.25 carats of I1-I2-IJ diamonds provide a soft sparkle in their faceted bezel settings. The 18″ long necklace is equipped with a sturdy and secure lobster clasp. Perfect white rhodium finish 10 karat white gold weighing 2.9 grams total weight. Comes complete in our blue ribbon gift box. Estate priced at $350.00 CAD. Stock #e13371.


May 4, 2020

055ct. VS1-H European cut diamond pendant 18″ 14kt. 3.5gr. $2,450.00 CAD. e12649.

We don’t often encounter hand carved diamond pendants and certainly not with hundred year old diamonds at their centers. You wouldn’t guess from looking at the modern, gracefully swirling piece that its diamond is at least a century of age. The 0.55 carat old European cut is a high VS1-H quality and gives off those large rainbow flashes you only get with this cut style. The 14 karat slider pendant measures an occasion neutral 14.5mm long and is accompanied by an 18 inch long sturdy curb chain with an easy to fasten lobster catch. The combined pendant and chain weigh 3.5 grams. Vintage price for the one of a kind pendant necklace $2,450.00 CAD. Stock #e12649.


March 5, 2020

Extra fine quality 1.97ct. tanzanite & diamond pendant 0.25ct. tw. VS-GH 5.2gr. 18kt. $2,310.00 CAD. e13331

One of the finest examples of tanzanite we have ever come across! This 1.97 carat oval brilliant cut tanzanite is of triple A quality, showcasing blueberry tones so intense it almost glows. The pleochroism that tanzanite is known for is displayed here in flashes of violet, indigo, and illusory reds; the colour that is only present in the top 20% of the world’s tanzanite. This fantastic gem has been gifted with a striking and fully articulated diamond frame, allowing it to swing independently from the neck-piece and the larger oval. The necklace has of course been cast from top quality 18 karat white gold that maintains its original, untouched chromy rhodium plating. The 29.3mm long by 20.4mm wide pendant is hand set with 93 petite round brilliant cut diamonds of high VS-GH quality, equaling 0.25 carats total weight. The faceted cable chain brings the wearable length to 17 inches, resting just below the collar bone. Estate price for this like new masterpiece $2,310.00 CAD. Stock #e13331.


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.


January 27, 2020

14kt. crucifix pendant 8.9gr. $720.00 CAD. e13530

Despite all the crosses and crucifixes that pass through our estate department seldom are two alike. That’s especially the case with this short and stout example measuring 22.5mm wide by 37mm long in total but weighing in at a hefty 8.9 grams. The crucifix is bordered and beveled in high polished gold to contrast the matte reticulated backdrop. The piece has been cast from warm 14 karat yellow gold and features a simple bail that should accommodate most chain sizes. Estate price $720.00 CAD. Stock #e13530.


January 26, 2020

Tiffany Elsa Peretti 0.25ct. diamond solitaire pendant platinum $1,500.00 CAD. e12848

Diamonds by the Yard has the best ring to it! This is one of the higher offerings from the Elsa Peretti line. Our diamond is of Tiffany’s expected high quality with an excellent cut, VS clairty and EF colour. It’s been protectively collared in platinum and strung from a 17 inch long platinum cable chain. The clasp is a rarely seen solid spring ring style for extra durability. It’s actually been accented with a yellow gold catch as in “Over Here” for those occasions when your partner needs to help you fasten it on. The pendant is numbered and signed PERETTI for added pedigree. This particular piece from the line has been retired, the largest diamond currently available from the line is 0.17ct for $2,050.00 CAD. Our estate price for this like new piece including original inner and outer box $1,500.00 CAD. Stock #e12848.


January 13, 2020

10kt. brown & white diamond pendant/chain 0.25ct. tw. $368.00 CAD. e10562

Far from the traditional circle pendant this graceful interpretation turns the circle 45 degrees to the left. That asymmetrical O further exaggerates its shape with a contrast of chocolate diamonds on the outside and bright white diamonds on the inside. Those 0.25 carats of round brilliant cuts enhance the optical illusion of three dimensions while also moving the eye around the 19.6mm long by 13mm wide pendant. The 3.2 gram 10 karat yellow gold pendant is another example of yellow gold making a stylish come back. It flows easily across its 18 inch long box link chain, equipped with a sturdy spring ring clasp. Estate price $368.00 CAD. Stock #e10562.


January 1, 2020

0.15ct. SI-K Canadian diamond pendant 14kt. 16″ 1.9gr. $315.00 CAD. e13235

Such an elegant way to interpret a diamond solitaire pendant! This curling ribbon of white gold creates an impactful drop necklace despite measuring only 14mm long. The diamond it carries is a 0.15 carat Canadian of SI1-K quality and comes accompanied by its certificate of Canadian origin. The pendant slides freely across its 16 inch long petite curb chain and both are in like new condition retaining their original chromy rhodium finish. Estate price for the 14 karat piece $315.00 CAD. Stock #e13235.


December 28, 2019

6.12ct. high quality Aquamarine & diamond pendant 3.3gr. 14kt. $2,380.00 CAD. e11960

It is said that many of the greatest sculptors approach a stone with a mind empty of intention. They would study the rough marble and allow it to dictate the shape it would form. Such is often true for designer goldsmiths when they are presented with a phenomenal precious gemstone. They design a piece around the gem in a way that will bring out its highest potential. It’s hard not to envy the goldsmith that was presented with this natural 6.12 carat aquamarine, a very well saturated example of the pastel blue strain. The exceptional gem has been custom cut into a triangular pear shape to maximize the intensity of its colour and the high brilliance that aquamarine is capable of. A cousin of morganite and emerald the gem is decently durable and certainly suited to the gentle wear of a pendant over the careless wear of a ring. As such, a one of a kind 14 karat white gold pendant has been built around it. Measuring 27.5mm long and fully articulated the drop pendant has been built for maximum movement. 0.07 carats of round single cut accent diamonds have been added to accentuate the brilliance of the gem. The prong tips have been formed into tiny triangles and the bail is a stylized layering of two triangles; all as a nod to the unique shape of the aquamarine. The statement pendant is estate priced for $2,380.00 CAD. It is strung here on a new Tiffany’s style 16 inch long cable chain for an additional $250.00 CAD. Stock number for the pendant e11960.


December 22, 2019

10kt. Antique Art Nouveau Eatons pearl, garnet & glass pendant necklace 5.3gr. $333.00 CAD. e13061

Eatons was once one of Canada’s most prominent department stores. Founded in Toronto in 1869; by the late 1800s the stores famous catalog could be found in almost every home across Canada. The majority of their business being done by mail-in orders that spanned home medical devices, jewellery, housewares, clothing, tools, farm equipment, all the way up to assemble yourself prefabricated houses. This piece of Eatons Art Nouveau is a prime example of how widespread the movement was during the tail end of the 1800s. This spring garden motif would have been a commercialized interpretation of the rebellious spirit of Art Nouveau. It features a tulip and two shoots stretching up to a six ray sun. The arms each feature two delicate butterflies and the entire scene is accented with blue grey demi pearls. The drop of bright red swinging freely from the spring scene is captured by the glass and garnet doublet, common to the Nouveau movement. The entire necklace measures 18 inches and is made from 5.3 grams of 10 karat yellow gold. This 130 year old antique is in new condition for the estate price of $333.00 CAD. Stock #e13061.


December 15, 2019

1881 & 1906 U.S. $5.00 coin pendants your choice $700.00 CAD each. e10438 e10439

This is one very cool jewellery item. Each of these 90% pure gold coins are well over 100 years old, dating from 1881 and 1906. They’ve been expertly modified for use as jewellery. An attractive 4 petal, floral design bail was delicately soldered to each of the 21.6mm diameter coins. The craftsman who attached the 22 karat yellow gold bails did so with great care, making sure the gold solder didn’t bleed into the fine surface details. The large sturdy bail enables the coins to be worn on a variety of large chain or cord style necklaces. Don’t worry too much about the diminished numismatic coin collector value because of the modification. These are both relatively common coins with close to 8 million examples being struck. Each coin pendant weighs an average of 9.69 grams and contains approximately $600.00 CAD worth of gold (at current market price). As a suggestion we are showing the pendants on a black rubber and leather cord necklace with sterling silver clasps. The cord necklaces are available in a variety of lengths,colours and gauges. We are including one of these necklace options with the purchase of either coin for no extra charge. Each coin pendant and necklace is estate priced at $700.00 CAD. Stock #s e10438 and e10439.


December 14, 2019

14kt. 0.50ct. tw. SI2-I1-I diamond pendant & necklace 16″ 5.0gr. 25mm $980.00 CAD. e13159

A circle pendant with an antique twist! The edges of this 25.9mm circle slider have been accented with two delicate rows of millgrain. The 33 round brilliant cut diamonds set into that decorative trim are all of SI2-I1-I quality and equal an estimated 0.50 carats. The 14 karat white gold pendant weighs in at 5 grams on the button and swings freely from a 16 inch yellow gold box chain. Estate price $980.00 CAD. Stock #e13159.


December 6, 2019

14kt. hand carved cameo brooch/pendant 14.3gr. gross weight $700.00 CAD. e13458

The skill of the unknown artist responsible for this cameo carving is obvious. While we’ve seen more elaborate examples with finer details, this one impresses with fewer elements used to accomplish this lady’s beautiful profile. There are just enough shadows and highlights to showcase her features. Great care is needed when carving natural shell cameos, there are sections on this one that are only 1.6mm thick. The scalloped edge 14 karat yellow gold frame measures 49mm x 39mm with a gross weight of 14.1 grams. It can be worn as a brooch with safety clasp or on a chain as a pendant. This is a hand made one of a kind item. Estate priced at $700.00 CAD. Stock #e13458.


December 5, 2019

0.75ct. I2-I “Ever Us” diamond pendant Peoples Jewellers with tags & box 20074588 $1,190.00 CAD. e12506

Peoples Jewellers is laying on the symbolism pretty thick with this pendant! Combining the journey pendant and the two stone concept to symbolize your life together as best friends and true loves. The Ever Us pendant is set with 0.75 carats of surprisingly bright I2-I round brilliant cut diamonds. The 2 large diamonds make up 0.46 carats of the total weight alone. The pendant itself is made from super white rhodium plated 14 karat gold and suspended from a 19 inch long curb link chain. The piece is listed on People’s website for the regular price of $2,499.00 but it’s on sale at the moment for $1,399.50 CAD. Ours is unworn, still displaying its original tags intact. Untouched new condition presentation displayed in the original box. Our price $1,190.00 CAD. Stock #e12506.



November 20, 2019

Amethyst & Diamond pendant 4.05ct. tw. 5.8gr. 16″ $700.00 CAD. e13220

There is something Salvidor Dali about this abstract amethyst pendant. The modern slider runs a track of hills and valleys around its royal purple center. That track is a frosty white with a delicate sandblasted pattern, recessed with 8 round brilliant cut diamonds. The partially bezel set 4 carat oval amethyst is the undoubted focal point. That intense royal purple is set on fire with two delicate rims of warm 14 karat yellow gold, adding another dimension of colour. The 21mm x 18mm pendant is accompanied by a 16 inch long delicate curb chain, keeping it close to the collar. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #e13220.


November 16, 2019

24mm amethyst & diamond (0.20ct. tw. I1-I) pendant on 24″ necklace 10gr. net 14kt. $1,050.00 CAD. e13322

A much purer purple in person this cabochon cut amethyst is made more vibrant by its icy binding. There really is nothing like brightly rhodium enhanced white gold for setting off colour in gems. Especially when stitched with a delicate line of small round brilliant cut diamonds of I1-I quality. The 0.20 carats combined weight add a twinkle to the rolling gloss of the amethyst. The 14 karat pendant measures a substantial 24mm and its bail has been artfully integrated into the design as to not disturb its graceful flow. It hangs from a 24 inch long wheat link chain with an easy to fasten lobster catch. Estate price for this 18.8 gram total weight amulet $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e13322.


November 15, 2019

Tiffany double heart “Return to Tiffany” pendant/necklace 16″ sterling silver $123.00 CAD. e13245

This is a current offering from one of our favorite jewellers. Here’s how they describe it themselves as taken from the Tiffany website; “Inspired by the iconic key ring first introduced in 1969, the Return to Tiffany collection is a classic reinvented. A delicate duo of heart tags on a simple link chain exudes sophistication and elegance.” This item retails for $205.00 at the Tiffany boutique, and can be seen online here. Each sterling silver heart measures a petite 10mm wide, suspended from the classic Tiffany cable link 16 inch necklace. Perfect condition complete with outer box, travel pouch, display tab and cleaning/care card. Estate priced at $123.00 CAD. Stock #e13245


15.7mm hand carved black pearl pendant/enhancer 8.4gr. 18 karat gold $560.00 CAD. e13225

This is the first time we’ve had the opportunity to showcase a hand carved pearl. It’s only something that can be done with higher quality pearls as you need a thick coating of nacre to get this sort of deep relief. That thick nacre means the pearl was allowed to grow for a longer time, building up layer after layer. The carver that designed this pearl opted for a fitting aquatic theme with a playful dolphin somersaulting in its southern hemisphere. A large tropical looking fish that we can’t identify swims just above the dolphin, rather unperturbed by its hijinks. The top half of the pearl features a free form pattern in two distinct bands. As you can imagine a pearl that can hold all of this detail needs to be pretty big and this one measures 15.7mm in diameter. This wearable art has been given a high quality 18 karat yellow gold hinged bail. A plain bail would never do, so this one features a random geometric cell pattern. The bail measures 12.4mm by 7.4mm inside, allowing it to fit over almost any chain or bead necklace. Estate price for this one of a kind pendant $560.00 CAD. Stock #e13225.


November 12, 2019

C3 Corvette pendant 5.6gr. 10kt. gold $285.00. e13357

Any vintage sports car fans out there? If you are, I bet you recognize the familiar outline of this vintage Corvette. The “C3” was the longest running style since the Corvette debuted in 1953. From 1968 through 1982 the swoopy body Stingray was America’s sports car. Lacking the buttresses over the rear fenders and domed rear window dates this particular C3 to the 1978-1982 model years. This is a well made sturdy little pendant cast from 10 karat yellow gold with a finished weight of just under 5.7 grams. It is equipped with an oversized bail that could fit over almost any chain or on a key ring. Cars guys can be exceedingly difficult to buy for. This little coupe would make a great gift. Perfect condition showing zero wear in the jump ring joint or where the chain runs through the bail. Stock #e13357


October 17, 2019 I1-JK diamond pendant 16″ 2.9gr. 14kt. $280.00 CAD. e13163

Negative space pendants combine a large footprint with a airy feminine lightness, giving the wearer the best of both worlds. This 34.6mm long piece turns its bail into a feature flipping the drop shape on its axis to keep the eye moving down. It also highlights the whiteness of the diamonds by contrast with its warm high polished surface. The 42 round single cut diamonds come together to equal 0.20 carat total weight of I1-JK quality diamonds. They’ve been backed with chromy rhodium plating for added sparkle. The pendant is accompanied by a 16 inch long brilliant box chain with spring ring catch. The 2.9 gram 14 karat necklace is estate priced for $280.00 CAD. Stock #e13163.


October 14, 2019

Tiffany blue infinity sterling silver pendant 18″ $264.00 CAD. e13306

Tiffany & Co. are bringing enamel back one swath of blue at a time. It’s a technique rarely seen in big retail chains so most people don’t understand what is involved in its creation. Enamel starts as a nugget of coloured glass which is then ground into a very fine powder. A drop of distilled water is added to the powder to make it easier to spread and work. Using a fine tipped scoop or paint brush the paste is applied to a piece of jewellery until evenly spread across the surface. After the water evaporates and the enamel is returned to a dry layer of grain the piece is placed on a trivet and briefly fired in a red hot kiln. The glass grains are melted into a liquid glass layer that is allowed to cool slowly, creating a delicate pane of curving coloured gloss. This Infinity symbol has been gifted with the signature robins egg blue, announcing its T & Co. origin at a glance. The doubled up cable link chain measures 18 inches long and is secured with standard issue Tiffany spring ring and copyright tag. This example has been retired but its plain silver partner is available on Tiffany’s website for $405.00 CAD. Our estate price for the necklace with its original box $264.00 CAD. Stock #e13306.


October 12, 2019

18 karat yellow gold locket 9 grams 1 inch $910.00 CAD. e13050

Imperfections, as far as jewellery is concerned, are always the mark of handcrafted workmanship. For this 1 inch long locket those imperfections are found in the quilted finished that covers the top plate; it’s a sign the heart has been hand engraved instead of by a machine. Hand finishing is the theme found throughout the entire locket. Constructed from 9 grams of top quality 18 karat yellow gold with a sturdy lock, hinge and an over sized, stylized bail large enough to accommodate almost any chain. The true quality is found inside where the original green cloth inserts are covered by gold framed plexiglass windows to best protect any keepsakes held beneath them. The locket is in like new condition and appears unworn. To bad the original owner never enjoyed wearing this high quality keepsake. Priced at $910.00 CAD. Stock #e13050.


October 6, 2019

Natural Brazilian Alexandrite ring & pendant 18kt. diamonds $1,148.00, $1,050.00 CAD. e12340 e12341

I’m going to try to impress upon you how fantastic natural Alexandrite is without sounding too intense, forgive my inner gem nerd if this gets a bit wordy. Lets start at the unique phenomenon Alexandrite is famous for, literally known as “the Alexandrite effect”. This effect is displayed with the gem showing one colour when viewed in fluorescent/sunlight and another completely different colour under incandescent light. This process is so unusual and difficult to replicate that even synthetic Alexandrite is more expensive than typical synthetic gems. When any gemstone is exposed to light it will absorb certain colours and reflect others, Alexandrite is very good at reflecting greens. Sunlight contains a fairly even amount of all spectral colours so Alexandrite can be as green as it wants.Incandescent lighting contains lots of yellow and light blue but very little green. Alexandrite ends up reflecting large amounts of red light in the absence of green and its colour changes. Cool right! Now the more extreme the colour change and the more saturated the colours are, the more valuable the gem. Please excuse the quality of the incandescent light photos, it’s almost impossible to get the yellow out without the images becoming terribly overexposed. Despite that you can see this is a pretty dramatic colour change. The most dramatic Alexandrites came from Russia, the finest of these look like emerald by day and ruby by night. Those sources were exhausted years ago and the next best source in Brazil has been depleted almost to exhaustion. These two are Brazilian and it shows! They are also eye clean, which is not uncommon at this size but finding an eye clean example around a carat or larger is extremely rare. Their smaller 0.18 carat and 0.20 carat sizes are part of what allows them to be such prefect examples of what fine Alexandrite should be. These two images are the same stone! The gem was only discovered in 1830 in Russia’s Ural Mountains. As its colours were red and green, the colours of Imperial Russia, it was named for Russian tsar Alexander II. To do them justice these imperial gems have been set into brightly rhodium finished 18 karat white gold. The peacock feather/paisley design wraps each Alexandrite in 0.07 and 0.06 carats of very high quality round brilliant cut diamonds. Their icy shine draws the eye in and around to keep your attention on this idyllic gem. The ring measures a finger size 7 1/2 with room to adjust and the pendant is strung from a fine 18 inch wheat chain. The pair come from New York City’s Mark Henry Jewelers who specialize in natural Alexandrite. Each is accompanied by their original Appraisals stating USD Replacement values of $1,850 and $1,600. Our estate prices for the ring $1,148.00 CAD and the necklace $1,050.00 CAD. Stock numbers e12340 and e12341.




October 3, 2019

Tiffany 18kt. white gold diamond horseshoe pendant & chain 16″ 0.05ct. tw. $770.00 CAD. e13270

Who needs luck when you have Tiffany’s? The horseshoe pendant is a reoccurring theme for T & Co. This is an earlier iteration that has been replaced with an even diamond-ier version that is now cast in platinum instead of 18 karat white gold. The new version forgoes the high polished tips in favor of 0.20 carats total weight; our example boasts a petite 0.05 carats total weight. The more traditional horseshoe measures 7.8mm long by 6.7mm wide. It hangs from a 16 inch long cable link chain in like new condition, retaining its original chromy white rhodium. The new platinum version retails for $3,400.00 CAD. Our 18 karat version is estate priced for $770.00 CAD. Stock #e13270.


September 23, 2019

10kt. Toronto Maple Leafs pendant/charm 1.39 grams $84.00 CAD. e13166

A perfect gift for the die hard Toronto Maple Leafs fan. The iconic blue and white logo made into a 10 karat yellow gold pendant. The polished text and frame contrast with great detail against the sandblasted grid pattern background. Wear it on a necklace, wear it on a bracelet or even add it to your key ring. The well made piece will (hopefully) act as a good luck charm for you and for the Leafs. The pendant itself measures 16mm wide x 18mm tall. Go Leafs Go, Go Leafs Go…………. Estate price $84.00 CAD. Stock #e13166.


September 21, 2019

14kt. diamond eternity circle pendant 0.75ct. total weight $980.00 CAD. e9802


e9802 diamond circle pendant 0.75 carat total weight 14 karat white goldMany wedding ceremonies refer to the unbroken circle that a wedding band represents, using the symbolism of a whole with no end or beginning as a parallel for the commitment made to one another. The same depth of meaning carries into the timeless diamond circle pendant. It’s always been marketed as a symbol of devotion, commitment, and oneness. Our circle pendant measures 16.3mm in diameter and contains 16 2.3mm diameter I1-I round brilliant cut diamonds. The pendant is made from 4.4 grams of brightly rhodium plated 14 karat white gold that virtually disappears under the 0.75 carat total weight of diamonds when viewed from the front. To not detract from the statement the circle makes, the pendant was designed with a hidden bail allowing it to slide across the 18 inch 14 karat white gold Singapore style chain that accompanies it. Estate price $980.00 CAD. Stock #e9802.e9802 diamond circle pendant 14 karat 0.75ct. total weight



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.


September 15, 2019

1.20ct. cobalt blue sapphire & diamond pendant 1.55ct. tw. VS-H $3,150.00 CAD. e12143

The rain is wearing on all of us but if you want to make good use of it I would strongly suggest strolling past some lilac bushes. If you love the way they smell you’ll love them in the rain. They give off a heavy perfume that’s more contained to the bush and thus more intense. Close your eyes to better take in the smell and to focus more on the sound and feel of the raindrops. It’s a meditation that should help wash away your rain rage. If that doesn’t help you embrace the blues this cobalt and blue lilac coloured sapphire surely will! The estate stone came in rather worse for wear, damaged and chipped. We opted to repair/re-polish it and set it into a brand new 14 karat white gold pendant. The intricate piece faces up all diamond, 0.25 carats of VS-H diamonds to be exact. Their high quality, sharp brilliance really adds interest to the velvety texture of the 1.30 carat natural radiant cut sapphire. The pendant is suspended from a 14 karat white gold wheat link chain. Necklace/pendant is accompanied by a June 2019 Harold Weinstein Ltd. appraisal for insurance purposes stating a replacement value of $4,500.00 CAD. Our estate price for this new estate necklace is $3,150.00 CAD. Stock #e12143.


September 14, 2019

14/18kt. Opal & diamond pendant 21.17ct. tw. $6,650.00 CAD. e12645

We are on a streak of showcasing high quality opals this year! At 19.08 carats this is the largest we’ve ever had pass through our estate department in quite some time. The opal came in loose, purchased by the previous owner decades ago as an investment stone. It had been bought with the intention of setting it into a piece of jewellery but they never got around to it. Looking at its bright, high quality play of colour we knew we needed to give it the royal treatment. We sorted through our loose stock of estate marquise and pear cut diamonds to frame the oval opal with 2.09 carats of diamond bling. The VS1-SI1-E-G diamonds are wrapped in millgrained 18 karat white gold for added contrast to the creamy antique body colour of the opal. That opal has a pattern known as rolling flashfire. What’s important with opal quality is that the pattern be even and without direction. Meaning there are no empty spaces where the pattern lessens or dies off or viewing directions that the fire and pattern are less visible. This opal looks the same viewed upside-down and sideways, its pattern is completely even across its 21.55 x 17.70 x 8.80mm surface, and it flashes every colour available to opal. Impossible to capture in photos, you really need to see this statement piece in person! We’ve suspended the 14.7 gram pendant on an appropriately sturdy 18 inch long