rings $1000 and under


February 6, 2024

Antique diamond solitaire circa 1920 0.18ct. SI-HI (small chip), 2.0gr., sz. 8, $350.00 CAD. 101-00524

Made around 1915-1920 this sweet little antique is over 100 years old! Despite its vintage, the ring is in excellent condition, a testament to its meticulous preservation. Crafted from 14 karat yellow gold with white gold accents, it showcases intricate filigree work that retains all of its crisp beading and milgrain. The centerpiece a 0.18 carat old European cut diamond, displaying SI2-HI quality. While the diamond bears a small chip, a mark earned long ago before being set into this ring, it in no way diminishes the beauty and character of this antique jewel. Currently sized at 8 with room for adjustment, this ring invites you to embrace its rich history and make it your own. Estate price for a true antique $350.00 CAD. Stock #101-00524.

SOLD


February 1, 2024

2.20ct. pink tourmaline & diamond (0.20ct. tw. VS-H) ring, 5.5gr. 18kt., sz. 8, $910.00 CAD. 206-00419

Natural tourmaline is renowned for its captivating hues ranging from delicate pastels to vibrant shades. Its color spectrum, often intensified by manganese and lithium elements, makes it a sought-after choice for those seeking a touch of elegance and individuality in their jewelry. Our 2.20ct example is both pastel and vibrant, displaying a true salmon colour in-person. Tourmaline boasts a Mohs hardness of 7.5 making it appropriate for mindful wear in a ring like this. In its past life this tourmaline was worn a little hard, exhibiting some mild abrasions along its facet junctions and a couple of scratches, only visible under close inspection. The tourmaline is shouldered by 2 round brilliant cut diamonds of high VS-H quality, equaling 0.20 carats together. The rich 18 karat yellow gold ring creates a subtle background for this vibrant pop of colour to stand on. The hefty ring weighs in at 5.57 grams, a testament to its make, and currently measures a finger size 8 with some room to adjust. Estate price $910.00 CAD. Stock #206-00419.

SOLD


January 24, 2024

Michael Hill morganite & diamond double halo 14409738 0.25ct. tw. 10kt. 3.2gr. sz. 7 1/2. $760.00 CAD. 206-00495

Fresh from the Sir Michael Hill Designer Fashion collection – a sweet 10 karat ring that’s chosen pink as its theme. At its heart lies a 6mm x 4mm natural pear-shaped peach Morganite, surrounded by a double halo of 52 petite round brilliant-cut diamonds, totaling 0.25 carats. The diamond-set shoulders add an extra touch of sophistication, while two hidden bezel-set pink sapphires beneath the main setting finish off the blush theme. This ring measures a finger size of 7 1/2 with some room to adjust and weighs in at 3.23 grams. The ring is currently retails on Michael Hill’s website for $1,899. Estate price $760.00 CAD. Stock #206-00495.


January 23, 2024

Michael Hill anniversary ring. 0.34ct. tw. I1-I2-I 14kt. rose gold 1.9gr. sz. 5 1/2. $420.00 CAD. 121-00227

Crafted in 14 karat rose gold, this delicate band features 14 round brilliant-cut diamonds, all with an I1-I2-I quality, throwing a surprising amount of light. The diamonds cover the top half of the finger and equal 0.34 carats together. With a width of 2.9mm, the band balances understated elegance and timeless allure. Weighing in at 1.9 grams and sized at 5 1/2, this channel-set wedding band is a comfortable and stylish option for wedding or anniversary. The band originates from Michael Hill and is currently available on their website for $1,399. Our estate price for the like-new piece $420.00 CAD. Stock #121-00227.


January 13, 2024

Birks antique 0.17ct. VS-G diamond & synthetic sapphire ring, 3.1gr., sz.3 1/2, $910.00 CAD. 206-00436

Step back in time with a vintage treasure from Birks – an antique Art Deco ring, a true testament to the opulence and glamour of the Art Deco period. Crafted in premium 18 karat white gold, this ring exudes the characteristic geometric shapes and intricate detailing that defined the Art Deco era. At its center is a dazzling old European cut diamond, boasting VS-G quality and weighing 0.17 carats, encapsulating the elegance of the period. Flanking the diamond are two custom cut triangular deep blue synthetic lab-grown sapphires, adding a touch of color reminiscent of the bold choices in Art Deco jewelry, a time marked by innovative designs and a fascination with luxury. With a petite finger size of 3 1/2 and limited room to size, this ring is a wearable piece of Canadian history, measuring 16.6mm at its widest point. Estate price $910.00 CAD. Stock #206-00436.


14kt. 15mm cultured mabe pearl & diamond ring (0.07ct. tw. VS-G) 8.6gr. sz. 6 1/2. $882.00 CAD. 206-00409

Mabe pearls, known for their distinctive half-spherical shape, have a rich history dating back to ancient times when they were treasured by cultures such as the Greeks and Romans. Our example is a 15mm silver-white with subtle blue and pink overtones, featuring delicate soft moon-like peaks and valleys spread across its surface. The pearl is wrapped in a braided collar ending in a petite diamond-studded bow, with seven round single-cut diamonds, totaling 0.07 carats and boasting high VS-G quality. The finger size of 6 1/2, with room to adjust, ensures both comfort and a personalized fit. The 14 karat yellow gold ring weighs 8.6 grams and is in like-new condition for the estate price of $882.00 CAD. Stock #206-00409.

SOLD


January 11, 2024

3.5mm, 18kt, BIRKS wedding ring, size 6, 3.8gr. $525.00 CAD. e13698

Leave it to Birks to take a simple wedding band to a high-end place. This plain, high polished dome band has been cast from premium quality 18 karat yellow gold. Despite its 3.5mm width it still weighs in at 3.8 grams. The band currently measures a finger size 6, it can easily be mand larger or smaller by one of our onsite goldsmiths. A current production slightly wider 4mm version can be seen on Birks website for $1,100.00 CAD. Our estate price for this like new band $525.00 CAD. Stock #e13698.


January 7, 2024

14kt two tone ring 4.4 grams $350.00 CAD. e7625

The fashion police may not agree but I like two-tone gold, especially when it has contrasting finishes. This 14 karat white and yellow gold flat band measures 5.5mm wide with a finger size of 6. It could be used as a funky wedding ring or just a cool ring to wear. The wave design is highly polished yellow gold on one side with flat brushed finish white gold on the other. Weighing 4.4 grams the ring is estate priced at $350.00. Stock #e7625.


January 5, 2024

0.62ct. tw. I1-I Peoples Jewellers, Past Present Future diamond ring, 3.8gr. 14kt. $900.00 CAD. e14395

Leave it to Peoples to max out the symbolism of an already symbolic engagement ring style. The three diamond ring was made popular by their “Past, Present, Future” campaign. Each of the three I1-I quality round brilliant cut diamonds represents one of those stages with the largest, middle diamond as the “Present” of the trio. Following their theme Peoples have channel set five diamonds down each shoulder (1 chipped) and two hidden diamonds inside the shank to separate the “Past Present Future” engraving. The centre diamond weighs an estimated 1/2 carat on the button and faces up quite clean with only a single white feather setting the clarity grade, which goes unnoticed except under magnification. The smaller than average size 5 rings makes these diamonds look larger than they actually are. The 3.8 gram ring is in very good condition, a quick rhodium plating of the white gold heart shaped gallery with have the ring looking like new. The ring is estate priced at only $900.00 CAD. Stock #e14395.


January 1, 2024

18kt./platinum Antique sapphire & diamond ring SI-I, 0.80ct. tw., 3.5gr. sz. 7. $910.00 CAD. 206-00430

This antique ring dates from later part of the 19th century. The classic bi-pass designed shank features 8 tiny mine cut diamonds that are bead set into platinum shoulder inserts. Before the early part of the 1900 hundreds 18 karat white gold hadn’t been developed yet. World War 1 brought on it development as an alternative to platinum. Platinum was declared a strategic metal during WW1 and could only be used for military purposes. The small diamonds appear to be original to the ring. Set on opposing shoulders the ring features a beautiful cushion shaped cornflower blue sapphire and an old European cut diamond. The sapphire is estimated to weigh approximately 0.40 carats. The diamond measures 4.55mm x 2.88mm, weighs approximately 0.35 carats of good quality (SI-I). The crown on the sapphire displays some wear to the facet junctions and some small scratches on the flat surfaces. The diamond however remains in perfect condition as they are 200 times harder compared to sapphire. This well made ring has a sturdy shank and measures a finger size 6 1/2. One of our onsite goldsmiths can easily alter the size up or down as required in just a day two. This 125-150 year old ring weighs in at 3.5 grams and is estate priced at $910.00 CAD. Stock #206-00430.


December 29, 2023

Jadeite & diamond (0.20ct. tw. SI-I) ring, 6.8gr. platinum, sz. 9, $900.00 CAD. 206-00503

Transport yourself into the exquisite world of post WWII jewellery creativeness with our meticulously handcrafted jade and diamond ring, inspired by the timeless allure of the Edwardian era. This platinum masterpiece is a celebration of delicate wirework accents, reminiscent of the intricate craftsmanship that defined the period. At its heart lies a pear-shaped apple green jadeite (forgive our pictures that dull the glowing-from-within tone), a gem revered not just for its stunning color but also for its rich cultural history. Surrounding the jade are 27 round single-cut diamonds, totaling 0.20 carats, each meticulously set to enhance the ring’s overall brilliance. The sprawling 16.5mm by 20.7mm ring top was custom made around this intense gem by a Chinese goldsmith of high skill, judging by the Hanzi makers mark in the shank. Weighing 6.8 grams and boasting a finger size of 9, this ring is a fusion of timeless design and contemporary wearability. Estate price of only $900.00 CAD. Stock #206-00503.


December 28, 2023

3.33ct. 14mm x 10mm chrysoprase cabochon ring, 14 karat, 7.6gr., size 7 1/2. $858.00 CAD. 206-00441

Almost every green translucent or semi-transparent gem is identified as “jade”. Even jade consists of several different minerals that have values at completely different ends of the spectrum. This beautiful mineral/gem is correctly know as chrysoprase and has nothing in common with jade aside from its beautiful bright apple green hue resembling extremely expensive jadeite. Chrysoprase is actually a variety of cryptocrystalline quartz, similar to onyx and agate. The lovely green hue occurs as the result of trace amount of nickel held within the gem. It is a fairly hard and tough mineral suitable for jewellery use. This example has been set in an interesting bark textured oval frame ring design design. The vintage ring is made from 14 karat yellow gold with sturdy gallery featuring the same bark texture. The flat shank measures 3.5mm at the shoulders tapering slightly at the bottom in a finger size 7 1/2. The domed cabochon cut chrysoprase measures 14mm x 10mm and is estimated to weight approximately 3.33 carats. Green is a popular colour again and this ring is a fun retro design that showcases the colour very well. Our onsite goldsmiths can adjust the size up or down if required. The excellent condition ring is estate priced at $858.00 CAD. Stock #206-00441.


December 27, 2023

“Cartier inspired” ring with cuff bracelet 20.8gr. tw. $350.00 & $1,750.00 CAD. e13957 e13956

When Louis Cartier launched his Trinity de Cartier ring in 1924 he basically took ownership of anything depicting tri-gold bands. In the 97 years since the Trinity was originally released, Cartier has revisited the tri-gold concept countless times. It is a look they’ve never abandoned, because really, why would you? For close to 100 years many other jewellers have picked up the theme and built on its brand recognition. This cuff and ring combo is not only inspired by Cartier, but also made to their quality standards. The ring is cast from 3 grams of top quality 18 larat gold and the cuff from 15.8 grams. They’ve been machine finished to increase their tensile strength and to draw attention to their tri-gold nature. Each coloured stripe has been sandblasted to maximize its colour contrast (take a look at how subtle the two-tone is when it’s left high polished inside the cuff and ring) and given a bright cut groove to boldly separate it from its neighbors. The cuff measures 9.9mm wide and the band measures 5.9mm wide. Both end in high polished yellow gold buckles, creating subtle belt imagery, a nod to the buckle rings that have been popular since the mid-1800s. The pair are sold separately for $350.00 CAD and $1750.00 CAD. Stock numbers e13957 and e13956.

 


December 15, 2023

14kt. 0.42ct. tw. each VS-H rose & white gold rings 2.2gr. $980.00 CAD each. 121-00172 121-00171

With anniversary bands like these, the major goal is to minimize the appearance of metal to make the diamonds appear as if they are floating across the finger. By showing nothing but diamonds the bands can be partnered with absolutely anything and look good (really, what doesn’t go with diamonds?) What’s interesting about this matched pair is how they address this disappearing act. The white gold band takes the classic approach by brightly rhodium plating the prong tips that secure the diamonds, disguising them in the white brilliance of the diamonds. The rose gold band takes the opposite route, rose gold has a unique ability to almost disappear against pink skin tones, making the diamonds truly look like their resting on the skin. Other than their colour the rings truly are identical, both solidly constructed from 14 karat gold, both set with 14 round brilliant cut diamonds of high VS1-H quality, and both measuring a finger size 5 1/2. Each ring has a total carat weight of 0.42 carats and spans a comfortable 2.1mm wide. The estate price for either of the like-new rings is $980.00 CAD (each). Stock numbers 121-00171 (white) and 121-00172 (rose).

Rose gold sold 121-00172.


December 11, 2023

0.41ct. tw. I1-HI diamond halo engagement/wedding ring set 4.5gr. 14kt. $840.00 CAD. e14194

This style always makes me think of those frilly white Ruff collars from 16th and 17th-century paintings. Apparently at their most extreme ruffs were more than a foot in diameter and had to be supported by wire cages! This diamond ruff only spans 9mm and has swapped its lace for tiny baguette and round brilliant cut diamonds. The collar’s undergallery has even been patterned in a way that resembles the figure-eight folds of later ruffs. Instead of the stony visage of Queen Elizabeth I, this ruff centers around a 0.20 carat I1-H round brilliant cut diamond. The 14 karat white gold engagement ring features 0.41 carats of diamond in all and comes with its original certificate and contoured wedding band. The two were never worn together as the engagement ring measures a finger size 5 1/4 and the band measures a stock size 7, both with room to adjust. Estate price for the set only $840.00 CAD. Stock #e14194.


0.30ct. VVS2-K (0.43ct. tw.) 14kt baguette & round diamond ring 3.4gr. 14kt. $750.00 CAD. e12857

One of our favourite shapes for accent diamonds are showing off their wall to wall splintery brilliance in this engagement ring! The 14 tapered baguette cut diamonds make such a calm statement surrounded by high polished rhodium enhanced white gold. They draw the eye to the diamond intersecting the ring, a 0.30 carat round brilliant cut of VVS2-K quality. Its excellent cut promotes superb brilliance and helps make it appear larger than its 4.4mm diameter would suggest. The centre diamond and baguettes combine to weigh an estimated 0.43 carats of total weight. The 3.4 gram ring is in brand new condition and currently measures a finger size six with a bit of room to adjust. It comes with its original Gem Scan appraisal stating a replacement value of $2,450.00. This ring quite possibly could be unworn; its condition is absolutely perfect without a scuff or scratch. Our price for the pre-owned diamond ring is just $750.00 CAD. Stock #e12857.


December 8, 2023

14kt. 0.18ct. ruby & diamond ring (0.17ct. tw. SI-IJ), 3.0gr., sz. 4 1/2. $350.00 CAD. 206-00295

30 years ago, an inexpensive ring did not mean low quality. This pretty little marquise cluster ring was likely manufactured in the early 1990s when gold was 80% less costly than today. At that time small brilliant cut diamonds of SI-IJ quality were commonly used in lower priced jewellery and sparkled way better than the poorly cut promotional I2-I3-LM diamonds used in cheap jewellery today. Coloured stones were bright and vivid back then despite their low cost. Even a ring like this was constructed in two sections; hand assembled from upgraded 14 karat yellow gold and white gold with a solid shank from the halfway point. Today something like this would be completely cast from basic 10 karat yellow gold with just a rhodium highlighted setting, and likely half the weight. Vintage is popular and a classic style like this would make a great first diamond ring for anyone with a size 4 1/2 finger (or July birthday). Our onsite goldsmiths can adjust the size up or down if necessary. The total weight of diamonds and rubies in this 10.7mm x 7.1mm cluster are estimated to weigh 0.35 carats. This ring is in like new condition showing no wear on any of the claws on thinning of the shank. The estate price is $350.00 CAD. Stock #206-00295.


December 7, 2023

0.50ct. tw. SI-HI diamond anniversary ring 3.7gr. 14kt. $840. CAD e14134

A classic channel set anniversary band with a secret message for the wearer’s eyes only, a deeply engraved FOREVER with a tiny diamond set into the O. The 4mm wide band sits only 2mm off the finger, making it very comfortable to wear. The 0.50 carats of SI-HI round brilliant cut diamonds span almost the entire top half of the band, ending in swooping tapers. The 14 karat white gold ring weighs in at 3.7 grams and currently measures a finger size 7 with a little bit of room to adjust. Estate price $840.00 CAD. Stock #e14134.


December 6, 2023

0.77ct. tw. sapphire (high quality) & diamond ring, 2.6gr. 14kt. $700.00 CAD. 206-00281

We’re suckers for high-quality sapphires and I bet if you met these four in-person you’d develop a soft spot too. The four square cut natural sapphires are excellent examples of what the gemstone is capable of. Their bright true blue is well saturated and light enough to allow for maximum brilliance. During wear, they flash intense indigo, appearing almost lit from within. The four sapphires equal an estimated 0.51 carat together. After a lifetime of wear, they do display some abrasions across their crown facets and one has a minor chip. The sapphires are bracketed by pairs of single cut diamonds that equal about 0.09 carats all of I1-IJ quality. The vintage 14 karat white gold ring carries its precious cargo in a decorative filigree accented top. The ring currently measures a finger size 7 with some room to adjust. It is accompanied by an insurance appraisal done by Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers many years ago. Our estate price is $700.00 CAD. Stock #206-00281.


November 25, 2023

22 karat gold sale. Everything in stock just $100.00 per gram. 6 DAYS ONLY.

We buy gold because it is rare, precious, and beautiful. In North America we tend to water it down by adding silver and other alloys diluting it to 10 karat or 14 karat. Adding other metals can make gold a little bit harder but not necessarily more durable. The lower the karat the lower the price is likely the reason we tend to produce mostly 10 and 14 karat in North America. Did you know there is more fine silver in 10 karat gold than actual gold? Our estate selection of 22 karat is about as close as you can get to pure gold. The rich warm colour of 22 karat is the closest to pure gold that you’re likely going to see in jewellery. 22 karat is 91.6% pure gold with just a touch of alloy to harden it up enough for use as jewellery. At today’s gold price ($2,730.00 per ounce CAD) each gram of 22 karat contains over $80.00 in simply recyclable gold content value. Making jewellery takes time and highly skilled labor that adds cost. Duties, packaging, alloy, shipping, manufacturer and retail markups add cost to the basic cost of raw pure gold. For 6 days only we are offering all our 22 karat at only $100.00 PER GRAM, regardless of the product or design. Plain wedding bands to intricately stone set bracelets; everything is only $100.00 per gram. This represents waaaaaaaay under its wholesale replacement cost. This sale will promptly end at the close of business on November 30th 2023.


18 karat two tone 4.9mm wide ring 4.2 grams $560.00 CAD. e10080

e10080-18kt-wedding-ring-4-2-grams-two-toneIn like new condition. Canadian made wedding band that takes its inspiration from ancient Roman architectural scrollwork. The 4.9mm wide band is very well made from 4.2 grams of high quality 18 karat yellow and white gold, with the fancy details in high relief to ensure it lasts. The band measures a finger size 6 1/4 and can be sized up or down but the pattern would be disturbed. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e10080.

 


November 23, 2023

14kt. 6.7gr., 6.7mm wide, engraved wedding ring, size 9. $540.00 CAD. e13919

The once dying art of hand engraving is starting to make a comeback with some ultra-high-end jewellery houses and frankly, it’s about time! The graceful work of a master hand engraver is awe-inspiring. This comparatively simple sampling of vintage hand engraving is a great example of what a difference a bit of pattern can make. Really the simple nature of the band brings out each stroke of the graver’s blade. The arabesques that wrap around the band’s circumference are in their original condition, showing no pattern breaks for previous sizings. The 6.7mm wide band happens to also weigh in at 6.7 grams of 14 karat white gold. It currently measures a finger size 9 with room to adjust. Estate price is $540.00 CAD. Stock #e13919.

 

 


14kt. 8mm, textured band, 9 grams, size 6 1/4. $700.00 CAD. e14113

The heavily textured bubble band is not only playful but very well built, weighing in at 9 solid grams. The 8mm statement band only measures 1.8mm tall, making it surprisingly comfortable between the fingers. The band is a bright white alloy of 14 karat gold, as evident from its un-rhodium plated state. Currently, the band measures a size 6 1/4 with room to adjust, though the pattern will be disturbed. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #e14113.

 


November 17, 2023

0.37ct. total weight diamond ring $805.00 CAD. e8278

e8278 .37ct tw eng ringChannel set centre diamond weighs 0.27 carat of good SI-G quality. This setting style gives a different look than a traditional claw setting while at the same time allowing an unobstructed view of the diamond from the side.e8278.1 0.37ct tw dia ring Not to mention this style makes cleaning quick and simple. Eight bead set  brilliant cut diamonds on each shoulder complete the ring. The all white gold setting weighs 2.8 grams and measures a finger size 5.75. Estate priced at $805.00 CAD. Stock #e8278.


November 12, 2023

10kt. signet ring, 13mm x 8mm, 4.1gr., sz. 9 1/2. $350.00 CAD. 401-00138

Signet rings were a surprise bestseller last Christmas. We practically sold out of every estate example in the store. There is nothing more classic and traditional as a Signet ring. This one is a little more decorative with its grooved edging. The brushed finish engravable surface has been turned 90 degrees allowing two or three initials to be engraved. The ring measures a finger size 9 1/2 and could be made smaller and engraved by one of our onsite goldsmiths. While the ring has a hollow underside, it is still sturdy with a shank measuring 3.3mm wide at the thinnest spot. This 10 karat yellow gold ring weighs 4.17 grams and is estate priced at $350.00 CAD. Stock #401-00138.


November 11, 2023

0.60ct. tw. SI-HI invisibly set diamond diamond ring 3.8gr. 18kt. $700.00 CAD. e11511

Invisible set quads are a common solution to the affordability problem of larger diamond engagement rings. The four princess cut diamonds that crown this ring have been specially cut with a secret groove on their underside that locks tight onto hidden rails in the quad head. This allows the diamonds to be set without the appearance of any metal making contact with them. Used here, the setting style creates the impression of a single larger diamond by adding four prongs to the four exterior corners of the quad. The illusion works, making these four diamonds look like a single 5.88mm x 5.88mm 1.25 carat single diamond at a glance. The shoulders of the ring have been decorated on all three faces with round brilliant cut diamonds of matching SI-HI quality. They bump the total weight of the ring to 0.60 carats and are decorated with swirling filigree accents and heart-shaped under-galleries. The ring has been cast from high-quality 18 karat white gold and currently measures a finger size 5 with a bit of room to adjust. Its estate price is only $700.00 CAD. Stock #e11511.


October 19, 2023

18kt. wedding band, 4.9gr., 4.5mm wide, size 6. $490.00 CAD. e14492

Carat or Karat? Why would one industry choose two such similar words to describe such different things? Carat (used to describe the weight of diamonds and gemstones) originated from the carob seeds (called carats) whose consistent size and weight made them useful counterbalances for weighing rough diamonds and gems against. The word has a couple of origins all of which trace back to the Greek keration which referred to both the carob bean pod and a small weight. The word karat was also derived from keration and is itself a unit of measurement with one karat being equal to 1/24th part of pure gold in an alloy (18 karat is 18 parts gold and 6 parts alloy, or 75% pure gold). Now, to make things more confusing many countries use carat and karat interchangeably when describing gold purity, like this 18ct. yellow gold band. The 4.5mm wide band is cast from 4.9 grams of yellow gold and currently measures a finger size 6 with plenty of room to adjust. Estate price $490.00 CAD. Stock #e14492.


October 14, 2023

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

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

Earrings are sold.


September 22, 2023

0.33ct. tw. SI-H diamond anniversary/eternity ring, size 4 1/2, 1.2gr. 18kt. $840.00 CAD. 121-00164

Eternity bands aren’t something you can usually buy out of the showcase as they need to be made in your finger size. But with our large stock of estate pieces, we have dozens of eternity bands in a range of sizes. This may be the smallest we’ve had, measuring a petite size 4 1/2. The 18-karat white gold ring is in like-new condition showing no signs of wear across its tiny prong tips. The 35 diamonds that cover the ring equal approximately 0.33 carats together of well-matched SI-H quality. The estate price is $840.00 CAD. Stock #121-00164.


September 21, 2023

14kt. diamond fashion ring 4.6gr. size 5 1/2. $420.00 CAD. 131-00164

Taking a quick glance at this diamond dinner ring you might be wondering how the price can be so low. But take a closer look and you’ll notice there’s something off; every other “diamond” is a bead of white gold with false prongs around it. This illusion style of setting allows for a large ring on a small budget, as the ring only actually contains 29 tiny diamonds equalling 0.15 carats total weight. The overall effect is a ring that seems to be covered in diamonds when viewed at a mild distance. Despite being built on a budget it ends up being a lot of ring, spanning 9.2mm at its widest. The 14 karat white gold ring currently measures a finger size 5 1/2 with some room to adjust. Its original receipt from 2017 lists a price of $375.00 (when gold cost just $1,260 USD), in today’s dollars we feel a competitive replacement value with new would be $600, and our estate price is $420.00 CAD. Stock #131-00164.


September 19, 2023

0.50ct. tw. SI-J diamond anniversary ring, 3.7 grams, size 11, $720.00 CAD. e14403

Like every other industry, there is no one-size-fits-all in the jewellery business. We pride ourselves on having a range of size offerings out of the showcase to ensure that every person who comes into our store can find something that will suit them. This channel set band was originally made in a finger size 11 which means the ring still has room for some adjustment up or down. The 3mm wide band carries a perfect 0.50 carat of SI-J round brilliant cut diamonds, covering almost the top half of the ringer. Made from 3.7 grams of 14 karat yellow gold the band is in like-new condition for the estate price of $720.00 CAD. Stock #e14403.


September 17, 2023

0.31ct. I1-I diamond solitaire 14kt. gold engagement ring $600.00 CAD. e8244

8244.1 0.31ct I1-I 14kt solitatireConsider the outstanding value offered by estate items like this. Almost 1/3 of a carat round brilliant cut diamond solitaire of nice I1 clarity, I colour and very good cut measuring 4.3mm x 2.7mm. The bright sparkling diamond is set into a classic 14 karat gold yellow and white gold “tulip” shank setting that weighs over 3 grams. Excellent condition polished up good as new in a finger size 6. Buying an estate item is not like buying a rusty old used car. There are no moving mechanical parts to fail and no systems to break down. Maybe a sizing charge or a claw repair every 20 years or so, and that’s it. Diamonds are around 4.5 billion years old and there’s a good chance the gold in this ring is from a recycled source anyway.e8244.2 0.31ct I1-I 14kt solitaire Recycling and reusing is environmentally friendly and budget friendly too. You can feel good about this purchase and know you’re getting far better value than any new ordinary ring from the mall. Estate priced at $600.00 CAD. Stock #e8244.e8244 0.31ct I1-I


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 16, 2023

Platinum wedding rings $100.00/gr. 4.7mm sz 6.5 9.3gr. 7.4mm sz 9.75 18gr. 401-00215 401-00214

Platinum is an unusual metal for several reasons, the first (and one of its most sought-after features) is its heft, platinum is a denser metal than even gold, giving platinum an added bit of weight during wear. The second feature it’s prized for is its unique ability to stick to itself; when alloyed 10,14, and 18-karat gold gets scratched a tiny bit of gold is removed, but when platinum gets scratched the metal just gets pushed out of the way. This means that platinum can last many lifetimes whereas a similar item in gold will not. Platinum also takes on a unique grey patina over time, we like to compare it to the timeless knight-in-shinning armor, once his metal is tested he proudly wears his dents and dings as proof of his valor. With wedding bands, platinum’s patina and propensity to hold its scars can be a lovely metaphor for the tests and challenges that make a marriage stronger. This pair of platinum bands are not a matched set and can certainly be sold separately, but we rarely get two in at one time so we are presenting them together. The smaller of the two is a low dome profile and spans 4.7mm wide, measuring a finger size 6 1/2. The larger is a two-tiered flat profile with comfort fit interior, spanning 7.4mm wide and measuring a finger size 9 3/4. Both can be sized up or down as needed and changed from high polished to brushed, sandblasted, or any combination of finishes. They are being sold weight at a rate of $100 per gram. The smaller weighs 9.3 grams for $930.00 CAD and the larger weighs 18 grams for $1,800.00 CAD. Stock numbers 401-00215 and 401-00214.


August 4, 2023

14kt. white gold diamond ring 0.17ct. SI1-HI 3.2gr. $490.00 CAD. e7057

A 0.17 carat SI1-HI round brilliant cut diamond never looked better than this. The simple low “compression” look setting made from 14 karat white gold weighs 3.2 grams and is in perfect condition. Size 5. Estate priced at $490.00 CAD. Stock #e7057.


August 3, 2023

0.30ct. VS1-H Canadian princess cut diamond ring 3.4gr. 14kt. gold $980.00 CAD. e10623

This softly geometric solitaire is very well made with full shoulders and generous solid construction. It was originally sold in Canada by recently bankrupted now back in business Ben Moss Jewellers. One of the tell tale signs of mass production for the chain stores are hollow inside shoulders, thin shanks and generally light weight manufacturing. The hollowed out sections and light weight allow stores to cut costs and increase profits. This 3.4 gram 14 karat white gold engagement ring was left fully intact. Appropriately so as Ben Moss crowned the ring with a higher quality diamond than you’d normally encounter in the average mall store. That 0.30 carat princess cut diamond is a bright and lively VS1-H quality of Canadian Maple Leaf origins. All Canadian diamonds have been laser engraved with a unique registered number and this example is no different. The elegant and understated solitaire is currently a finger size 5 1/2 with room to size up or down as needed. Estate price $980.00 CAD. Stock #e10623.


August 2, 2023

0.72ct. sapphire solitaire 5.1 grams 18 karat yellow gold $700.00 CAD. e13510

This 0.72 carat natural sapphire has been cut to maximize brilliance. Standing still the sapphire is a brooding dark blue but move it ever so slightly and it breaks into a kaleidoscope of splintery blue light! The ring has been built to draw attention to its center with high polished, crisscrossed arms wrapping up and around to meet the sapphire. Despite their narrow appearance the arms have been solidly constructed. The lower portion of the ring has been stippled to create a softly glowing contrast for the high polished top. The 5.1 gram ring is cast from a slightly rosy toned 18 karat gold. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #e13510.


August 1, 2023

0.33ct. tw. I1-I diamond halo ring, 3.2gr. 10kt. $560.00 CAD. e14106

A multi-stone cluster offers a combination of low price-point and large footprint, creating the look of a single larger diamond at a glance. This oval cluster spans 10.2mm long by 8.7mm wide and meets with diamond-encrusted twisting shoulders. All told the ring has been set with 68 round brilliant cut I1-I quality diamonds equalling approximately 0.33 carats total weight. The 10 karat white gold currently measures a finger size 5 with some room to size up. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e14106.


July 30, 2023

18kt. & platinum diamond ring 0.31ct. SI1-K $840.00 CAD. e8411

e8411 18kt/plat dia ringThere is so much white gold being sold now I thought it was time for a change. So here is a very traditional yellow gold solitaire engagement ring. 18 karat yellow gold offers a rich colour that is unique in the world of modern white/grey jewellery metals like silver, titanium, stainless steel, cobalt, and tungsten carbide. Besides the pinkish hue of copper, gold is only other coloured metal. The traditional beauty of the rare yellow metal is becoming popular again as people are rediscovering why it has been so cherished for thousands of years. This ring is very well made and weighs over 4 grams including the platinum head. The excellent cut 0.31 carat round diamond is a very good SI1 clarity with a little bit of a warmer “K” colour. The flat edge design is very easy to match with a wedding ring or anniversary ring. Measuring a size 8 this ring is a little larger than most but can easily be sized down in a day or so by our on-site goldsmiths. A new 18 karat/platinum ring like this could easily sell for over $200.00 per gram not including a diamond. Estate priced at $840.00 CAD. Stock #e8411.e8411.1 18kt/plat eng ring


His & Hers, Hers & Hers, His & His, Theirs. 14kt. wedding rings, $595.00/$630.00 CAD. 401-00153 401-00152

You’ve picked your partner (or maybe they picked you!) and now it’s time to pick the bands. If you’re looking for a  classic pair of bands it’s harder to get more timeless than these. The 14 karat white gold pair are both 7mm wide with low dome profiles and very unique karat stamps; both display a European 585 instead of the North American 14 karat and their maker’s mark is a person seated in profile in some manner of prayer or meditation. Both came in high polished but we opted for a bit of personality by satin finishing one, if you feel like changing the finish of either one of our in-house goldsmiths can accommodate most requests in a day or two. One band currently measures a finger size of 8 1/2 and weighs 6.5 grams, the other measures 7 1/2 and weighs 5.9 grams. Both sizes can be adjusted in-house! The estate price for these rings is $595.00 and $630.00 CAD. Stock numbers 401-00152 and 401-00153.


July 25, 2023

0.79ct. tw. I1-MN 3 stone diamond ring 3.2gr. 14kt. $840.00 CAD. e11182

Providing generations of customers the best value in new and estate jewellery gives us a great sense of satisfaction. Doing so without any fancy promotions or gimmicks is even more rewarding. We tell it like it is and our clients get it. Jewellery can be inexpensive and offer little value and it can be very expensive yet offer incredible value. Our latest estate ring offers fantastic value for a small price. This 3 stone diamond ring looks very significant with a conservatively estimated total diamond weight of 0.79 carats. Sure the stones display some warmth with the MN colour but they sparkle just fine thank you very much. Easy I1 clarity with clean centres means they look completely transparent to the naked eye without artificial magnification. The setting is a traditional cathedral shoulder design executed in 14 karat yellow and white gold. The size 5 ring weighs 3.2 grams and can easily be adjusted a couple sizes larger if required. Come in and have a look at how big and how nice $280.00 per diamond can be with this vintage ring. Stock #e11182.


July 20, 2023

Gents 10kt wedding ring 6.4gr. (made in Canada) $350.00 CAD. e10755

Getting married soon or maybe you just want a new look compared to that traditional yellow gold wedding band you’ve been wearing for so many years. This Canadian made wedding ring is very attractive with a rope pattern centre section and milgrained/polished edges. At a time when so many Canadian jewellery manufacturers are leaving the country in favor of lower cost wage centres, it’s nice to know this ring was made here. Canada still has several high end wedding ring suppliers producing their products in Canada. Their quality and prices are as good as any made anywhere. Crown and Malo are two Canadian wedding ring suppliers that Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is proud to represent in the Barrie area. Our rope style 7mm, size 9 example is in perfect condition and was made by Malo in Montreal. The ring looks like new and weighs 6.4 grams. Estate priced at only $350.00 CAD. Stock #e10755.


July 18, 2023

0.25ct. tw. I1-I princess cut diamond halo ring. 2.9gr., 14kt., $476.00 CAD. 101-00219

This ring is a study of squares, from its rectangular diamond-set under-gallery, to its almost square 7.4 x 7.7mm halo the ring is all edges and corners. The main diamond is of course a princess cut diamond proudly set into that decorative halo. The 19 I1-I diamonds in the ring equal about 0.25 carat together. The 14 karat white gold ring currently measures a finger size 7 with room to adjust. Estate price $476.00 CAD. Stock #101-00219.


July 16, 2023

14kt. shield signet ring, 10.5mm x 10.5mm, sz. 4 3/4, 5.2gr. $455.00 CAD. 401-00131

There is a growing trend in signet rings but instead of traditional script initials, these pinky finger accessories are being decorated with sayings, engraved flowers, or symbols that are meaningful to the wearer. New eyes are looking at these traditional rings as blank canvases. From engraved star signs accented with flush-set diamond stars to inside jokes between couples or friends, the possibilities are limited only by one’s imagination! This particular canvas measures 10.5mm x 10.5mm and its defensive shield shape would make a meaningful background to a personal motto. The 14 karat gold is a pale yellow that almost borders on green electrum in person. It currently measures a finger size 4 3/4 with plenty of room to adjust. Our on-site designer goldsmiths are ready to transform this generic ring into something meaningful and unique. Estate price $455.00 CAD. Stock #401-00131.


10kt. tri-colour diamond ring (0.05ct. tw. I2-IJ) 4.9gr. sz. 7. $420.00 CAD. 131-00177

A trio of nesting rings built around the timeless heart motif. The focal point of the set is the 6.45mm pave set heart that tops the white gold band. That heart features 0.05 carats total weight of I2-IJ quality single cut diamonds backed by chromy rhodium plating. The top and bottom bands create a subtle heart outline to unify the set. All three are made from 10-karat gold and measure a finger size 7 with room to adjust. Estate price for the set is $420.00 CAD. Stock #131-00177.


July 14, 2023

14kt. yellow gold diamond anniversary ring 0.50ct. tw. $997.00 CAD. e6172

14 karat yellow and white gold anniversary ring made in Canada by respected manufacturer Libman and Co. this 0.50ct. total diamond weight ring is in like new condition and weighs over 7 grams. The diamonds are graduated in size and are of good quality (SI-I) and well matched. The ring is estate priced at $997.00. Stock #e6172.


0.50ct. tw. I1-IJ three stone bi-pass shank diamond ring, sz. 7, 4.0gr. $910.00 CAD. 101-00329

This retro design has aged better than most. Three stone ring designs have been around for 100s of years in various formats, it’s a combination that is pretty hard to mess up. Different size stones, different shapes, and different colours, they all look good arranged in groups of three. The three diamonds in this 14 karat white gold bi-pass style channel setting weigh an estimated 0.50 carats and are of bright I1-IJ quality. This is a well crafted ring weighing 4 grams in a finger size 7. We can adjust it up or down a size or two if required. Estate priced at $910.00 CAD. Stock #101-00329.


July 13, 2023

14kt. white gold abstract garnet & diamond (0.20ct. tw. SI-H) ring, 5.0gr. $770.00 CAD. 206-00309

Garnet comes in almost every colour of the rainbow (except blue) with some of its variations fetching higher prices than diamond. The trillion cut garnet in this ring is the earthy red tone that most people know garnet for. It’s been cut to a high brilliance, filling the brooking gem with a kaleidoscope of intense red flashes. The garnet is made even more striking by being set into brightly rhodium plated 14 karat white gold. The opposing arm of the ring features a channel of SI-H quality round brilliant cut diamonds that equal 0.20 carats together. The 5 gram ring currently measures a finger size 8 1/4 with some room to adjust. Estate price $770.00 CAD. Stock #206-00309.


June 16, 2023

0.50ct. tw. diamond & sapphire ring 2.3gr. 14kt. $560.00 CAD. e13355

Every year we see an increase in the amount of people asking about alternative engagement ring centers. The most popular have been moissanite and lab grown diamonds. But if you balk at the thought of a synthetic center the best alternative may be sapphire. It is the next hardest and durable gemstone available, though still not half as hard as diamond. It also comes in a full range of natural colours but honestly you cannot beat a classic, top quality, cornflower blue. The lighter tone matched with a skillful cut and you end up with a kaleidoscope of bright blue and violet flashes. Sapphire is also a symbol of constancy and sincerity, making it the perfect center for an engagement ring. Our 0.30 carat example has been shouldered by 0.20 carats of SI-J round brilliant cut diamonds, creating a gentle marquise shaped perimeter. That study of taper is accentuated by the pinched 14 karat white gold shoulders that quickly expand as they move down the finger. Creating an airy feminine look while maintaining strength and durability. The ring currently measures a finger size 5 3/4 with room to adjust. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e13355.


May 18, 2023

14 karat 0.50ct. tw. Canadian diamond anniversary ring SI2-I1-G Peoples Jewellers $890.00 CAD. e12530

A little Canadian number that Peoples Jewellers tags with; “Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, a wedding or simply the love you feel for her, express yourself with a ladylike ring that will make every day special.” We couldn’t say it any better (obviously) and what else is there to say with a staple piece like a channel set diamond band. The 0.51 carats cover the top half of the finger in icy Canadian brilliance of SI-I-G quality. The 10 diamonds are each laser inscribed and come with a certificate of authenticity. The ring itself is made from 2.2 grams of 14 karat white gold that currently measures a finger size 4 3/4. The ring is currently listed on People’s website on sale at $1,159.20. Our price $890.00 CAD. Stock #e12530.


May 16, 2023

0.50ct. tw. I1-H diamond anniversary ring, 2.5gr., 14kt. $630.00 CAD. e14242

A frothing wave of diamonds cast into brightly rhodium plated 14 karat white gold. The swirling anniversary band features a graduated channel of round brilliant cut diamonds edged with petite millgrain rows. The 0.50 carat total weight of I1-H diamonds covers the top half of the ring, with tiny glimpses of high polished white gold left to accent them. The 2.5 gram ring currently measures a finger size 5 1/2 with some room to adjust. Estate price $630.00 CAD. Stock #e14242.


May 15, 2023

14kt. 0.25ct. tw. SI1-I1-I baguette/round diamond anniversary ring 2.9gr. 14kt. $420.00 CAD.e12159 121-00081

Do your anniversary or wedding ring just a little differently with this baguette and round brilliant cut diamond ring. With a passing glance, you’d never even notice the alternating rectangular/round pattern of the baguette and brilliant cut diamonds. 6 rectangular baguette cut diamonds and 4 round brilliant cut diamonds add up to the perfect number for your 10th wedding anniversary. The 10th is considered the first of 3 possible diamond anniversaries. If you miss the 10th the next one is 30 and then 60, but we all know you never want to miss any anniversary. The baguettes are of SI-I quality and the round diamonds are I1-I. The size 6, 14 karat white gold ring weighs 2.9 grams and can be adjusted up or down in size a little. The 10 diamonds are estimated to weigh a total of 0.25 carats. Excellent condition polished up and ready to go the for the estate price of just $420.00 CAD. Stock #e12159 121-00081.


May 14, 2023

0.55ct. tw. I1-HI diamond anniversary ring 3.0gr. 14kt. $770.00 CAD. e11401

Often with channel set anniversary bands there is a limited amount of room for changing the finger size, due to the diamonds sitting so close together. Sizing the ring up brings the diamond closer by reducing the curve they’re on potentially causing damage. Luckily we have such a variety of estate channel set anniversary bands we likely have one in the finger size you need, or close enough to adjust. This band in particular is a slightly larger size 9. Made from 3 grams of brightly rhodium enhanced 14 karat white gold. We have opted to leave it in its unpolished condition. We can do a complimentary full refinishing in about 5 minutes if you wish. The top half is set with 0.55 carats of well matched I1-HI round brilliant cut diamonds, 12 all together. The ring is accompanied by its original Gem Scan summary evaluation wallet card (April 2013). Estate priced at just $770.00 CAD. Stock #e11401.


May 13, 2023

14kt. 0.17ct. tw. VS-GH diamond anniversary/wedding ring $490.00 CAD. e8902

e8902 14kt diamond anniversary ringWe have dozens of new and estate anniversary rings like this. From small light 10 karat gold with 0.10 carats of diamonds to over 5.00 carats of total diamonds weight 18 karat gold versions. They come in a style and a budget to suit everyone. I selected this example because the 14 small diamonds are very high quality (VS-GH) and twinkle way more than the 0.17 carats total weight would suggest. The simple 2.6 gram 14 karat white gold setting measures 2.9mm wide in a finger size 5.5. Bead setting allows more light and more sparkle than the channel set alternative setting style. Perfect condition showing no measurable wear. It could also be used a wedding ring, it’s flat edge will fit many different engagement ring designs. Estate priced at $490.00 CAD. Stock #e8902.


May 12, 2023

0.60ct. tw. I1-HI diamond cluster ring 2.8gr. sz. 6 1/2, $910.00 CAD. e12253

If you’re looking for a big statement but feel uncomfortable wearing tall rings that could catch, this twisting diamond ring is the answer! It spans an impressive 14mm during wear but only sits 3mm off of the finger at its highest point. And, of course, it’s been covered with diamonds which never hurts! The 93 round brilliant cut diamonds come together to equal 0.60 carats estimated total weight of bright I1-HI sparkle. The 10 karat white gold ring currently measures a finger size 6 1/2 with some room to adjust. Estate price $910.00 CAD. Stock #e12253


0.20ct. I1-K platinum engagement/wedding ring set 6.1gr. $700.00 CAD. e11514

Why settle, you can have the best without breaking the bank. Platinum prices have been coming down for a number of years now. While still more expensive then white gold, platinum is now a compelling alternative. It’s whiter, tougher, more resistant to chemicals and it’s far less likely to cause irritation to those with sensitive skin. It is also more dense than even pure gold and it’s exponentially more rare. Here’s a ready to go set for way under $1000.00. The traditional solitaire design contains one round brilliant cut diamond estimated to weigh 0.20 carat of I1-K quality. Curiously the original manufacturer set the diamond in a four prong white gold setting while the rest of both rings are made from platinum. If you look closely you’ll notice the four prong top has a subtle yellow hue compared to the pure white colour of the platinum. The 2 rings measure a finger size 7 and weigh a combined 6.1 grams. The traditional design allows adjustment up or down to any possible finger size. The price of just an empty platinum setting can easily exceed our estate price for this 2 ring set of only $700.00 CAD. Stock #e11514.

 


14kt. white gold ribbon diamond ring 0.13ct. tw. SI-HI, 3.5gr. $420.00 CAD. 121-00141

Fabric motifs have been a staple in jewellery for centuries, they are fun to carve and allow for interesting surfaces on the metal. The looping ribbon of this whimsical band has been accented with an open channel of round brilliant cut diamonds. The well-matched SI-HI diamonds equal 0.13 carats together and make a striking contrast to the high polished 14 karat white gold. The 3.5 gram ring currently measures a finger size 7 1/2 with a bit of room to adjust. The ring is in like-new condition retaining its original chromy rhodium finish, for the estate price of $420.00 CAD. Stock #121-00141.


May 10, 2023

Glacier Fire Canadian diamond ring 0.40ct. tw. SI-I 2.2gr. 14kt. $840.00 CAD. e12205

The perfect ring for the active lady who wants to wear her ring doing everything. The smallish size 5 ring contains a 0.22 carat Canadian “Glacier Fire” round brilliant cut diamond of SI-I quality. The centre diamond is secured by a low swirling semi bezel setting that provides great security while still allowing lots of light in. Deeply channel set along each shoulder are 4 graduated smaller round brilliant cut diamonds that highlight the centre and add a little extra bling. The contemporary styled ring weighs 2.2 grams and can be adjusted in size up or down by one of our onsite goldsmiths in just a day or two. Glacier Fire diamond rings feature Canadian diamonds from the North West Territories. The main diamond in this ring is from the Ekati diamond mine NWT and has been microscopically laser engraved with a unique registration number on the girdle. This ring is still available from Charm Diamond Centres for $1,899.00. Our excellent condition freshly polished example comes with its original packaging, booklet, and certificate of origin. Estate priced at $840.00 CAD. Stock #e12205.


14kt./10kt. diamond & sapphire rings. $350.00 e14167, $228.00 e14166, $210.00 e14165.

We have a lot of pretty much everything when it comes to jewellery! Honestly, ask us for a sapphire ring and we’ll pull out multiple trays full of the things! We joke that we offer too much selection, making our customers forget what it was they were originally looking for. This trio of sapphire and diamond yellow gold rings is only a small sampling of what’s available but it really illustrates the variety you can find within any search parameter. All three are made from yellow gold with white gold or rhodium plated settings, each features an oval sapphire center-stone and petite round brilliant cut diamond accents, two of which have split shoulders. And yet they are all distinctly different from each other. The first ring is accented with baguette-cut sapphires and is the sturdiest, weighing in at 3.2 grams of 14 karat yellow gold. This ring is estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock #e14167. The middle ring has the most optically interesting sapphire, showing the silk inclusions that create the star in star sapphires. You can’t tell from the pictures but there are rolling velvety flashes running in different directions all over the sapphire’s surface. The ring itself is a mix of 10K yellow and white gold and weighs in at 2.2 grams. Estate price $228.00 CAD. Stock #e14166. The final ring is also a mix of 10 karat yellow and white gold, featuring a trio of well-matched oval sapphires. The 2.1 gram ring currently measures a finger size 6 (unlike the other two that measure size 7) with some room to adjust. Estate price $210.00 CAD. Stock #e14165. This is the only one left.

e14165 SOLD.

e14167 SOLD. 


May 9, 2023

14 karat white gold princess cut diamond cluster 1.00ct. tw. $699.00 CAD. e6583

This style of ring has become very popular because you get the look of a 1.00 carat solitaire for the price of a 0.25 carat. A close look at the photo shows 4 small princess invisibly set without any metal prongs on any of the inside diamond edges. The 4 princess cut diamond are of very good quality for this type of ring SI-H and are very well matched. The 14 karat white gold setting weighs 4.0 grams and is in excellent condition. Estate priced at $700.00. Stock #e6583.


May 7, 2023

Antique diamond solitaire 0.07ct. I2-I, 2.3gr. $263.00 CAD. e14150

The buttercup setting was popularized in the Victorian era and the old European cut diamond that crowns the ring certainly confirms that vintage. Meaning this ring is at least 100 years old! That petite diamond is 0.07 carats in weight and of I2-I quality. The 2.3 gram 14 karat yellow gold ring is in surprisingly good shape considering its age. The ring measures a finger size 7 1/4 with room to adjust. Estate price for this antique ring $263.00 CAD. Stock #e14150.


May 4, 2023

18kt. 0.25ct. tw. diamond anniversary ring VS-GH $700.00 CAD. e10146

e10146-18-karat-white-gold-baguette-diamond-anniversary-ringMost people know to shop for quality when purchasing an engagement ring but it’s sometimes forgotten when the time comes for the wedding ring. Maybe it’s the pressures of the big day looming overhead, making wedding band shopping just another task to check off of the never ending to-do list. The engagement ring is the promise, but the commitment of your vows is locked into your wedding bands to be worn every day as a declaration. You should take as much time and care with this decision as you do selecting an engagement ring. And if, like your engagement ring, only the best will do, than this may be the band for you. Made from 2.5 grams of high quality 18 karat white gold, featuring 0.25 carats total weight of high quality VS-GH baguette cut diamonds. This finger size 6 1/2 ring was put together from all the best ingredients and will be a deserving partner to any engagement ring or wedding set. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #e10146.


May 1, 2023

14 karat gold & enamel diamond ring 7.6gr. $630.00 CAD. e7205

e7205-1-brown-orange-enamel-ring You don’t see enamel rings around too often.  It’s a shame that this technique of fusing glass to metal is not used very much. There is almost no limit to the vivid colours that can be used. The glass coating can take on some very attractive looks depending on how the metal underneath is prepared. This ring has a very dark orange pebbled look. Seven small bezel set diamonds in yellow gold contrast nicely. the yellow gold ring weighs 7.6 grams, measures a finger size 7.5 and is 9.7mm wide. The ring is estate priced at $630.00 CAD. Stock #e7205.e7205-brown-orange-enamel-diamond-ring


April 28, 2023

14kt. diamond & sapphire swirl ring 0.30ct. tw., 6.3gr., sz. 8 1/2. $980.00 CAD. 206-00272

This 20mm long digit dominating ring certainly makes a statement with its vortex of swirling movement. The ring spirals around its central curving focal point, its bending crown of diamonds and sapphires. The siz round brilliant cut diamonds and 5 round faceted sapphires equal 0.30 carat together. The Canadian made ring itself is 6.3 grams of 14-karat yellow and white gold and currently measures a finger size 8 1/2 with room to adjust. Estate price is $980.00 CAD. Stock #206-00272.


April 20, 2023

0.60ct. tw. I1-I2-JK, three stone diamond ring, 3.7gr., sz. 7, $750.00 CAD. 101-00331

This 3 stone diamond ring was purchased in Barrie in 2010, when you could buy a nice house in town for $250,00.00, a litre of gasoline cost around $1.00, an ounce of gold cost $1,200.00, and this ring sold for $884.96 plus tax. Today; the average house in Barrie is 1 million dollars, fuel is $1.75, gold has more than doubled, but we’re selling this ring for 15% less than it did in 2010. That’s a benefit of buying estate jewellery, you can find amazing value on like new, lightly worn treasures. This classic style contains 3 round brilliant cut diamonds that weight 0.60 carats in total of I1-I2-JK quality. They are not flawless or perfect colour, but for $750.00 they look great. The size 7 ring was crafted from 3.7 grams of yellow gold and has never been sized before. The solid back, flat shank measures just under 3mm at the bottom ensuring many decades of future use. The 12 prongs securing the 3 diamonds still have their white rhodium plating on top. This excellent condition ring is estate priced at $750.00 CAD. Stock #101-00331.

SOLD


February 11, 2023

6.50ct. natural emerald cut amethyst 18kt. white gold solitaire 6.1gr. size 8. $700.00 CAD. 206-00416

Amethyst displays a unique type of inclusions that is one of the characteristics that help gemologists identify this regal purple gem, called tiger stripes or zebra stripes. These stripes are actually feather inclusions like you’d see in diamonds and other gems, but they form with a pattern that honestly does look as described! Our 6.50 carat emerald cut amethyst proudly wears its stripes across 60% of its interior surface. They’re so bold they can be seen (by the sharp-sighted) without magnification! This unique animal pattern captured in royal purple is certainly deserving of the premium 18 karat white gold ring that carries it. The ring measures a rough size 8 with two interior sizing beads to help counteract spinning during wear (as the ring is rather top-heavy). Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #206-00416.

SOLD


February 10, 2023

0.25ct. tw. VS-FG BIRKS anniversary ring 2.1gr. size 9. $595.00 CAD. 121-00121

High quality, classic style, and a great brand name never go out of style. This BIRKS 14 karat white gold anniversary ring measures a slightly larger than average size 9. It will fit flush with most flat edge solitaires and wedding rings. The ring contains 7 round brilliant cut diamonds of excellent VS-FG quality, weighing an estimated 0.25 carat in total. Our onsite goldsmiths can adjust the size down a size or two in only a few days. This vintage ring is in very good condition and estate priced at $595.00 CAD. Stock #121-00121.

SOLD


February 8, 2023

14kt. criss cross wire ring, 12.7mm wide, 11.1gr., sz. 9, $990.00 CAD. 401-00139

 

If you could stack a number of softly chiming bangle bracelets on your finger this is what it would look like. This 12.7mm wide digit-dominating ring looks like 8 bangles in a casual layering. The 14K yellow gold ring has been hollowed out slightly to keep the weight down but it still weighs in at 11.1 grams, proof of the quality of the make. The size 9 ring is in like-new condition and has some room to adjust. Estate price $990.00 CAD. Stock #401-00139.

SOLD


February 7, 2023

Tiffany cut out T ring 10mm wide, size 5, sterling silver. $350.00 CAD. 651-00041

The Tiffany T collection has been a staple since the 1980s but Tiffanys has been digging into this symbol heavily, finding creative ways to rework it for a modern audience. Unlike some of the subtler designs, the cutouts featured in this 10mm wide Tiffany T have been heavily framed to really focus on the symbol, making it easily recognizable at a glance. The heavy silver ring measures a finger size 5 with some room to adjust. The retired member of the T line is accompanied by its original robin’s egg blue pouch and box and estate priced f0r $350.00 CAD. Stock #651-00041.

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February 6, 2023

14kt. rose gold halo 3.4gr. $700.00 CAD. e13580 (setting only, diamond has been sold). e13580

If you’re secretly in love with the popular modern halo designs but still want to put your own stamp on it, how about doing it in pink gold? Of the numerous halo designs we’ve done over the years I’d estimate more than 95% are made in white gold or platinum with the odd one done in a more traditional yellow gold. This 14 karat rose/pink gold creation is an uncommon treat for us. The American made 3.4 gram setting has a tight 9.7mm diameter halo assembled with 16 high quality VS-GH round brilliant cut diamonds. Secured nice and low in the brand new ring is a recently (March 2020) GIA certified 1.02 carat SI2 clarity, D colour round brilliant cut diamond measuring a full 6.67mm diameter. The full GIA report can be seen here. Take advantage of our large collection of estate diamonds. Start with a great value estate diamond and we’ll put it in a brand new production ring like this or let us custom make the ring of your dreams. Here is a short YouTube video of this actual ring. You get unmatched savings using high quality estate diamonds and the satisfaction of getting exactly what you want in a new or custom made setting. This is the type of specialty assembly that Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers does so efficiently. We’ve been doing it at the same downtown Barrie location since 1958. So, believe us when we say, Nobody does “I do” like we do. This ready to go finished ring is estate priced at an unsurpassed value of just $6,200.00 CAD. If you love the diamond and would like to use it in a different setting the diamond is available separately for $5,500.00 CAD. Stock #e13580.

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December 20, 2022

0.33ct. tw. I1-I diamond anniversary ring, 3.6gr., 10kt., size 4 1/4, $490.00 CAD. e14472 121-00078

If you have an interest in channel set diamond anniversary bands, we have dozens of them in stock. The newest member of that collection is this one with 9 round brilliant cut diamonds channel set across the top third. The channel creates side to side sparkle in a low maintenance out of the way design. The 9 round brilliant cuts that occupy the 4.0mm wide band are of I1-I quality. The ring currently measures a smallish finger size 4 1/4 with some room to adjust. The estate price is only $490.00 CAD. Stock #e14772 121-00078.

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0.38ct. SI1-I, 21=0.15ct. SI-I, 18kt. ring set 4.2gr. $1,750.00 CAD (sold separately). 101-00424 121-00170

Good things certainly can come in small packages (especially when that package is a velvet-lined blue Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers box!) and this petite ring set is proof. The engagement ring measures just 1.95mm at its widest section, allowing the 0.38 carat round brilliant cut diamond to stand out proudly despite its 4.7mm diameter footprint. Not that it needs much help being well cut and of an eye-clean SI1-I quality the diamond packs a punch. It’s set into a low 6-prong Tiffany style basket setting for added security and a graceful finish. The matching diamond wedding band features 21 tiny diamonds that amount to 0.15 carat together. They cover the top half of the ring and are accented with the tiniest rows of delicate millgrain edging. The rings are both made from top-quality 18 karat white gold and both currently measure a finger size 5 3/4 with some room to adjust. The rings are sold separately for the estate prices of $1,260.00 CAD for the engagement ring (stock #101-00424), and $490.00 CAD for the wedding/anniversary ring (stock #121-00170).

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December 5, 2022

0.41ct. tw. SI1-H engagement/wedding ring set, 14kt., 3.0gr. $980.00 CAD. e14057 101-00077

A unique and low-profile wedding set that manages to pack a ton of personality into such a small package. The main diamond only sits 3.3mm off of the finger, almost as low as most people’s wedding bands. That height makes it perfect for anyone who works with their hands or healthcare professionals who wear gloves throughout the day. The 0.41 carats of round brilliant and tapered baguette-cut diamonds end up making quite the statement. Their high SI1-H quality and unique brilliance patterns draw the eye, especially set into understated 14 karat yellow gold. The engagement ring is partnered with an ever-so-slightly contoured wedding band that’s equally diminutive. Currently measuring a size 7 1/2 they can be made a size or so smaller or larger. Estate price for the pair is only $980.00 CAD. Stock #e14057 101-00077.

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Platinum wedding band, 3.2mm x 1.7mm, size 4 3/4, 5.4gr. $560.00 CAD. 401-00187

A wedding band that could have been cut right off the end of a piece of tubing, except that tubing would have been platinum. The ring’s top and sides are flat flat flat but the inside features a soft dome for a more comfortable fit. The band measures 3.2mm wide by 1.7mm thick and being made from platinum is sure to last generations. It’s currently a petite finger size 4 3/4 with plenty of room to size as needed. The band weighs in at 5.4 grams and is estate priced at $560.00 CAD. Stock #401-00187.

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December 4, 2022

15 carat blue topaz dinner ring, sz. 6.5, 7.9gr. 10kt. $420.00 CAD. 206-00373

If you’ve ever been called an “ice queen” we think it’s time to take that derogatory term back! And what better way to step into your reign than with a ring fit for a queen? The royal gem that crowns this ring is a 15 carat Swiss blue topaz cut to create an intense rolling sparkle that really must be seen in person. It’s been framed with a delicate lace collar, stepping the ring’s footprint up to 21.8mm long by 18.2mm wide. The 10-karat white gold ring retains its original icy-white rhodium plating and currently measures a finger size of 6 1/2 with room to adjust. The estate price is $420.00 CAD. Stock #206-00373.

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December 2, 2022

Antique 22kt. rose gold wedding ring 4.25gr. sz. 6. $613.00 CAD. 401-00149

Rose gold is a little less often encountered compared to traditional yellow and white gold alloys, especially in 22 karat. Its colour is much richer thanks to its alloy of 91.6% gold and 8.4% copper. Despite what our pictures display the colour is less pink and more of an earthy apricot in person. From its anchor stamp, we can tell it was made assayed in Birmingham, England, the upright capital D indicates the ring was made in 1928, with the crown corroborating that age as it was used to identify gold up until 1932. Considering the band is 94 years old it’s in great shape, looking like it could have been cast this week. The band measures 2.88mm wide by 1.67mm thick and is currently a finger size 6 with plenty of room to adjust. The estate price for this antique is $613.00 CAD. Stock #401-00149.

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November 22, 2022

10kt. signet ring, 4.3gr., size 6. $350.00 CAD. 401-00128

This 10-karat yellow gold signet ring was designed to be personalized across the top but also on the decorative shoulder plates. All have been raised enough to accommodate small flush or bead set gemstones. Why not use this space to map out a constellation? Certainly, you could put your astrological sign onto the ring but what about important navigation constellations? Connecting yourself with the oldest science known to man, astronomy. You could map out an ancient directional reference or a specific constellation that can only be seen from a place that is important to you. Or pick a guiding star and its constellation of reference, like Sirius the brightest star in the sky, or Polaris the north star. Whatever you choose we have parcels of loose stones ready to convert into the right celestial arrangement. This 4.3-gram blank canvas currently measures a finger size 6 with room to adjust. The estate price is $350.00 CAD. Stock #401-00128.

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November 20, 2022

10kt. two tone signet ring 13mm x 12mm, 4.7gr., size 8 1/2 $350.00 CAD. 401-00155

White gold is slightly harder than yellow gold, making it a great choice for the top of a signet ring. That added hardness means anything engraved or set into it will hold up a bit better than it would in yellow gold. The contrast of colour and finish also helps draw the eye to that 13mm x 12mm top plate, making it an excellent stage for whatever message or symbol you wish to display. The 10 karat ring weighs in at a solid 4.7 grams and currently measures a finger size 8 1/2 with room to adjust. Estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock #401-00155.

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November 8, 2022

18kt. emerald & diamond ring 0.43ct. tw. VS-F, 3.7gr., $980.00 CAD. e14340 206-00192

A softer almost summer green compared to what you normally encounter with emerald, that verdant gem of spring. The pear-shaped 0.16 carat emerald holds its ground despite its softer colour, thanks mostly to its collar of top quality VS-F round brilliant cut diamonds. The eight diamonds equal 0.27 carats together and have been extremely well matched, displaying kaleidoscopes of every-coloured rainbow light. The cluster measures 10.8mm long by 9.6mm wide and is perched on narrow tapered shoulders. The premium quality 3.7 gram 18 karat yellow gold ring is sturdy despite that taper and currently measures a finger size 8 with some room to adjust. Estate price $980.00 CAD. Stock #e14340 206-00192.

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November 7, 2022

14kt. bypass shank 3 stone diamond ring 0.36ct. tw. I1-GH 3.6gr. $708.00 CAD. e14024 131-00137.

We’ve had many by-pass shank rings but this is one of the only by-pass three stones we’ve ever seen. The trio of diamonds really accentuates the curving, swirling movement of the by-pass style. The ring is very thoughtfully built, starting at 2.75mm wide at the shank, the ring tapers drastically as it moves to the top, taking that width and extending it into tall thin sections to maximize grace and maintain strength. The three round brilliant cut diamonds total 0.36 carats of well-matched I1-GH quality. The ring currently measures a finger size 6 with some room to adjust. Estate price $708.00 CAD. Stock #e14024 131-00137.

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November 4, 2022

UnoAerre 18kt. Tri-colour gold rolling rings 8.7 grams. $980.00 CAD. e4524 401-00022

You might find it hard to believe but this design is pushing 100 years old! It hasn’t gone out of style since Cartier released the Trinity de Cartier in 1924. Considering the embellished aesthetic of the Art Deco movement this design was revolutionary and daring when it was released. Each coloured gold band was meant to symbolize fidelity, friendship, and love. As with anything iconic the design has been ‘borrowed’ by almost every jewellery manufacturer at some point. This 18-karat trio is one of those ‘homages’ to the Cartier original and weighs in at 8.7 grams. Each section measures 3.5mm wide and will comfortably fit a finger size 7 with room to adjust up or down. The ring was manufactured by Italian master UnoAerre. The estate price is $980. CAD. Stock #e4524 401-00022.

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November 2, 2022

0.33ct. tw. VS2-GH antique diamond ring, 2.5gr., size 7. $700.00 CAD. 101-00279

This is the great-grandmother of the modern halo diamond ring and we have to say she’s looking pretty spry! The cluster measures 8.4mm x 12.1mm and features delicate millgrain and decorative scalloped settings. The main diamond is an old European cut of nice VS2-GH quality. Combined with its single cut accents the total diamond weight of the ring is 0.33 carats. The well made 18 karat ring is of course Birks and currently measures a finger size 7 with room to adjust. The estate price for this Art Deco antique is $700.00 CAD. Stock #101-00279.

SOLD


October 29, 2022

10kt. signet ring 10mm x 9mm, 3.7gr. size 3 1/4. $245.00 CAD. 401-00161

At a size 3 1/4 this ring was built for a pinky finger, the traditional finger for a signet ring. The piece is about as traditional as a signet ring comes, with a low overall profile, highly polished unadorned shoulders, and a matte-finished oval face ready for engraving. That face measures a nice 10mm x 9mm giving lots of room for traditional monogram initials or a personal motto. The ring is solidly constructed from 3.7 grams of 10-karat yellow gold and is estate priced at $245.00 CAD. Stock #401-00161.

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October 23, 2022

1.00ct. tw. I1-HI illusion head diamond cluster 3.6gr. 14kt. $980.00 CAD. 101-00415

We’ve encountered hundreds of illusion settings but never one like this! Most use bright-cut metal to mimic the appearance of diamonds, making the illusion that the stones are larger than they are. This 8.47mm wide cluster uses fans of bright-cut white gold as both settings to hold the diamonds securely in place, but also as decorative contrast points, enhancing the intense sparkle of the diamonds with the calmer gleam of high polished white gold. The diameter of the setting gives the illusion of a 2.25 carat solitaire. 7 round brilliant cut diamonds within this cluster equal approximately 1.00 carat together of I1-HI quality. The rest of the 14 karat ring is left plain except for a knife edge running the tapered shoulders. The ring is in like-new condition and currently measures a finger size 5 with plenty of room to adjust. It’s accompanied by a GS Laboratories appraisal stating a replacement value of $2,400.00 CAD. Our estate price is just $980.00 CAD. Stock #101-00415.

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October 22, 2022

14 karat 5.5 gram Celtic ring 5.4mm size 5 1/2 $473.00 CAD. e10592

Celtic knots are steeped in meaning and the sailor’s knot has gotten a lot of press in the last decade as the Celtic look becomes more popular. Touted as a symbol of love for its use of two interwoven ropes, this simple knot is one of the strongest. It is meant to represent friendship, affection, harmony, and love, as the two ropes coming together create such strength as neither could have on its own. This popular knot is frozen into 5.5 grams of high quality 14 karat white with a subtle gold plated contrasting background. The 5.4mm wide comfort fit band currently measures a finger size 5 1/2 with room to adjust (though the pattern will be disturbed). The estate price is $473.00 CAD. Stock #e10592

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September 24, 2022

12mm checker board cut amethyst dinner ring 5.7gr. 14kt. $700.00 CAD. 206-00351

This unusual cutting style is occasionally used on coloured gems to add brilliance by turning the gem’s crown and pavilion into a disco ball. This 12mm amethyst needs to be seen in person to understand how effective this technique is, at the slightest movement the gem reflects flashes of white light and refracts every shade of purple. The gem has been housed in a partial bezel to accentuate its shape. The shoulders have been both matte finished and polished and taper gracefully as they move toward the ring bottom. The 14 karat yellow gold ring currently measures a finger size 7 with room to adjust. The estate price is $700.00, CAD. Stock #206-00351.

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September 20, 2022

5.20ct. Jadeite ring 5.0gr. 10kt. $420.00 CAD. 206-00342

From a durability standpoint, jade is actually tougher than diamond. Now, that’s tougher, not harder, which is an important distinction in the language of gemstone longevity. Hardness describes a gemstone’s ability to be scratched (diamond being the hardest as it can only be scratched by another diamond) and toughness describes the ability of a gemstone to be chipped or broken. Jadite is the toughest gemstone available, making it the ideal medium for intricate carvings that you wouldn’t even think to attempt in other gem materials. It also makes it a very appropriate choice for jewellery items that will take a lot of wear, like rings and bracelets. The 17.2mm wide ring features a semi-translucent green jade with pale green body colour and soft mossy inclusions of a deeper green tone. The 5.20 carat oval cabochon cut jadeite has been securely set into a 10 karat yellow gold with wide split shoulders. The ring currently measures a finger size 10 1/4 with room to adjust. Estate price $420.00 CAD. Stock #206-00342.

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September 18, 2022

14kt. yellow gold larimar ring 10.6gr. $846.00 CAD. e11572 206-00229

Larimar is a semi-precious gemstone found exclusively in the Dominican Republic. Fitting as the colour captures Caribbean waters lapping on a white sand beach. Even more so in this 4.75 carat cabochon cut larimar which exhibits a slightly deeper blue on the right hand side transitioning into an almost white blue on the left hand side. Looking at the pictures you may doubt that description but the white is a hidden phenomenon not visible head on. To find it you must turn the gem until you are looking just at its left hand side. As you do so the white rolls up the stone like a white cap building speed. A fascinating colour change that you must see in person! This unique example of larimar is housed in a heavy and durable 10-gram 14-karat yellow gold ring that currently measures a finger size 8 1/2. Larimar is photosensitive and must be stored away from intense heat and continuous exposure to direct sunlight. The estate price is $846.00 CAD. Stock #e11572 206-00229.

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September 17, 2022

Anniversary/right hand ring 0.66ct. tw. SI-I 14kt. 5.0gr. $900.00 CAD. e11095

A ring inspired by old-world architecture with its peaked top and middle eastern filigree work. On that solid design foundation, the 5-gram ring lays a mosaic of 38 diamonds. The contrasting facet patterns play off of each other with two rows of baguettes bisected by a line of princess cuts; adding balance to busy brilliance. The invisibly set 0.66 carats of nice SI-I quality diamonds do have a couple of chipped corners among their ranks which are to be expected really with such petite corners. The unique ring currently measures a finger size 7 1/2 with limited room to size. These are really big diamonds for just $24.00 apiece (including the gold). It’s a ton of sparkle for the estate price of just $900.00 CAD. Stock #e11095.

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September 14, 2022

10mm x 5mm tanzanite & diamond ring, 10kt., 3.9gr. $275.00 CAD. 206-00301

Lilacs are the best part of spring (in my opinion) and their gentle blue is captured here in a marquise cut tanzanite. The 10mm x 5mm gem is the eye of the swirling storm that is this statement ring. The graduated channel set diamonds bend towards that center vortex, taking the high polished branches of yellow gold with them. The 10 karat by-pass style ring weighs in at 3.9 grams and currently measures a finger size 7 with some room to adjust. The estate price is $275.00 CAD. Stock #206-00301.

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September 13, 2022

10kt. signet ring, 13mm x 10mm, sz. 5 1/2, 7.6gr. $490.00 CAD. 401-00132

This classic signet ring is ready to be personalized! The 13mm x 10mm oval platform is awaiting your instructions to transform it into a unique expression of its wearer; whether you air on the traditional with script initials or opt for the modern with an engraved symbol from your favorite immersive video game or a symbol of your cultivated spirituality. The 7.6 gram ring has been solidly constructed from 10 karat yellow gold and currently measures a finger size 5 1/2 with plenty of room to adjust. Estate price $490.00 CAD. Stock #401-00132.

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10kt. gold signet ring 12.5mm x 10.5mm, sz. 8 1/4, 4.8gr. $385.00 CAD. 401-00192

Identification jewellery continues to be popular in both our new and estate jewellery offerings. Our latest estate signet ring is in perfect condition and looks unworn. The brushed finish oval engravable surface measures 12.5mm x 10.5mm and the overall width is a significant 14.9mm. We’d be able to engrave an initial or two likely on the same day should you wish to personalize this ring. Crafted from sturdy 10 karat yellow gold, the size 8 1/4 ring weighs 4.8 grams. Its current size can be adjusted up or down a couple of sizes. This ring is estate priced at $385.00 CAD. Stock #401-00192.

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0.66ct. tw. SI-H princess, baguette & round diamond anniversary ring, 3.4gr, 14kt., sz. 4 1/2, $840.00 CAD. e14394

Not only do we stock large finger sizes but we also stock tiny sizes as well, like this size 4 dinner ring. Like many of the larger rings, this smaller ring would have been specially made in a small finger size, meaning that there is additional room to make it a bit smaller if needed. Despite its petite size, the ring packs a sparkly punch. Its 6.4mm top has been covered over in tiny round brilliant and baguette cut diamonds equalling a total weight of 0.66 carats. All 33 diamonds are a well-matched SI-H quality and cover most of the finger during wear. The 14 karat white gold ring weighs in at 3.4 grams. Estate price $840.00 CAD. Stock #e14394.

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September 11, 2022

14 karat yellow gold pearl & diamond ring 5.3 grams $700.00 CAD. e12384 206-00081

Did anyone else see the pearl ring Awkwafina wore in the Netflix movie Crazy Rich Asians? Considering it took up two digits the pearl itself was of course costume as there are no golf ball sized perfectly round pearls in nature. In fact, the largest round pearl in recorded history only measured 17.44mm in diameter, a third of the size of Awkwafina’s. Its auction price of $713,000 USD certainly wouldn’t have been out of scope for the jewellery that decorated the movie. At just 8mm in diameter, this ring is not in the Crazy Rich lexicon but it makes an impressive impact on the finger. The white pearl is set into a modern yellow gold collar and shouldered by four flush set round brilliant cut diamonds. The ring itself has been well made from 5.3 grams of warm 14 karat yellow gold and currently measures a finger size 9. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #e12384 206-00081

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September 10, 2022

0.50ct. tw. Peoples Jewellers “Ever Us” diamond ring $840.00 CAD. e11123 101-00059

Jewellery is all about sentiment; this ring shows it and the packaging isn’t shy about saying it. One of Peoples Jewellers newest promotions is the “Ever Us” line of jewellery. Each piece features 2 diamonds with smaller accent diamonds. The symbolism is obvious and the designs are really quite pretty. Peoples Jewellers website currently shows 56 different Ever Us items. Pendants, rings, necklaces and even bracelets have been designed with the Ever Us treatment. Our latest estate item is the 0.50 carat total weight 14 karat white gold ring. The 22 brilliant cut diamonds are of I2-I quality according to the website but face up and look much better in person. This ring is currently shown on the Peoples Jewellers website with a “Special Limited Time Price” of $1420.00. Our estate price for this like new condition 3.3 gram, size 6 example is $840.00 CAD including the original inner and outer box. Stock #e11123. 101-00059

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September 9, 2022

0.75ct. tw. I1-I2-H diamond anniversary ring $980.00 CAD. e11665 131-00085

The balanced pattern of brilliance and high polished lines make this anniversary band all the more striking. Edged with two petite lines of bead set diamonds and a row of larger channel set rounds for a total weight of 0.75 carats. The 35 round brilliant cut diamonds are of I1-I2-H quality, throwing a lot of light during wear. The ring itself is made from 4.7 grams of 14 karat white gold and currently measures a finger size 5 1/2 with some room to adjust. Estate price $980.00 CAD. Stock #e11665 131-00085.

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August 22, 2022

10kt. retro infinity design ring, 4.5gr., size 7 1/2, $350.00 CAD. e14362

We seem to be in a unique space fashion-wise, instead of a single decade being in style again there is a mix of the 70s, 80s, and 90s all at once and it makes for quite the collage of palettes! The mix of decades also makes a broad spectrum of popular jewellery styles, which may be hard to cater to for other jewellers but we happen to have a representation of each decade and most of our pieces are genuinely from those decades. This retro infinity ring would be equally at home in the 70s or 80s. The 10 karat yellow gold ring spans 11.7mm and currently measures a finger size 7 1/2 with some room to adjust. Estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock #e14362.

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August 17, 2022

0.24ct. I1-F Glacier Fire Canadian diamond ring 2.2gr. 14kt. $525.00 CAD. e12712 101-00043

Canada is the fifth-largest supplier of diamonds by volume to the world market. Most get absorbed into the general parcels of world diamonds along with those from Russia, Australia, and other international sources. Those diamonds that get certified Canadian are tracked by a government appointed Head Gemologist from the mine to the sorting facility of the mining company (De Beers in Botswana for example), to the cutting and polishing facility, and then back to Canada for certification. In reality, the chances that an unbranded diamond is from Canada are pretty high. If you don’t want to gamble with origin, the Glacier Fire brand is one of the larger Canadian diamond brands available on the market. This example is a 0.24 carat round brilliant cut of F colour and I1 clarity. It’s been set into a narrow solitaire with open petal prongs. The 2.2 gram 14 karat white gold ring maintains its original bright rhodium finish and finger size 7 1/4. It comes with its original black and red box, Canadian paperwork, and a certificate stating an estimated retail replacement value of $1,200.00 CAD. We feel a more competitive replacement value is $750.00 and our price as a like new previously enjoyed ring is just $525.00 CAD. Stock #e12712 101-00043.

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August 15, 2022

0.70ct. tw. I1-I2-IJ diamond wedding/anniversary ring, Michael Hill, 2.3gr. 14kt. $826.00 CAD. 121-00142

This half anniversary band is about as timeless as they come, partnering well with almost any engagement ring or wedding set. By covering the top half of the finger you get the appearance of a full eternity band for half the price. This particular example features 14 round brilliant cut diamonds of I1-I2-IJ quality that total a conservative estimated weight of approximately 0.70 carats. The 14 karat white gold ring is from Michael Hill’s Evermore collection and is currently listed on their website for $1,999.00 CAD (0.75 carat total weight). Our estate price is $826.00 CAD. Stock #121-00142.

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August 2, 2022

1919 Ryrie Toronto wedding 18kt. wedding ring, 2.9mm, 18kt. $560.00 CAD. 401-00183

The name Ryrie may be unfamiliar to most, but in the late 1800 and early 1900s, they were the finest jeweller in Toronto. They expanded their location several times on Yonge Street over the years. In 1905 Montreal based Birks came to town and opened a location only a few doors up the street. It wasn’t long before the two firms combined forces becoming by far the largest luxury jeweller in Canada. The merged company experienced great success as the flourishing Toronto economy matured. This simple ring should give you an idea of what Ryrie Bros. was all about in the early part of the 20th century. While 9 karat gold (37.5% pure) is the minimum legal standard for gold jewellery manufactured in Canada, this 18 karat ring is twice as pure at 75% fine gold. Its premium quality reveals itself in the rich tone and surprisingly hefty weight for a ring of only 2.8mm in width. It is likely alloyed in the Commonwealth tradition of blending small amounts of silver and copper resulting in a beautiful colour. Normally we’d restore and polish a ring like this to look like new, but this time we’ve decided to honor its antique nature and leave a century’s worth of patina proudly on display. We have also elected to leave the original hand engraved sets of initials and wedding date in place. We can easily adjust its current size 6 3/4 up or down and make it look new if you prefer. Refinishing the ring and removing the engraving would cost a few tenths of a gram in weight but would otherwise not harm the ring and would make it look like new. For the cost of a new, well-priced, 14 karat wedding ring of the same weight you can have this fantastic bit of Toronto history made in a higher quality gold. The precise manufacturer and purity stamps inside the shank look like they were applied only yesterday. If only these antique rings could speak, I’m sure they’d be able to tell a great story. Estate priced at $560.00 CAD. Stock #401-00183.

SOLD


August 1, 2022

10kt. signet ring, 3.1gr., sz. 9 1/2. $259.00 CAD. 401-00129

Signet rings have historically been used to identify members of certain clubs and associations, in ways that only other club members would notice. If you’re looking for a modern twist on these traditionally secretive rings you could opt for an engraving with a hidden meaning. Instead of a symbol from a society, you could opt for a symbol from a fandom. Or you could dip into the secret language of flowers, rosemary for remembrance, amaryllis for pride, begonia for “beware”, or camomile for patience in adversity. Whatever secrets you wish to convey or hide in plain sight this 9.9mm x 10.5mm blank canvas is ready! The understated low-profile signet ring currently measures a finger size 9 1/2 with plenty of room to adjust. Made from 3.1 grams of 10 karat gold the ring awaits your engraving instructions. Estate price is $259.00 CAD. Stock #401-00129.

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July 31, 2022

9kt. cubic zirconia eternity ring, 2.5gr., size 5 1/2, $210.00 CAD. 206-00315

This sweet little eternity band is in brand new condition, from its crisp millgrain and hand engraved pattern to its unscuffed chromy white rhodium finish. But what really makes this ring unique is its 9 karat gold (an alloy that is only found in the UK) and the fact that it is set with single-cut cubic zirconia. The unique piece measures a finger size 5 1/2 with very limited room to adjust. Estate price $210.00 CAD. Stock #208-00315.

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July 22, 2022

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

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

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July 7, 2022

18kt. retro hematite “black Alaskan diamond” ring, 4.6gr., size 6 1/2. $490.00 CAD. e14228

Hematite is commonly referred to as “black Alaskan diamond” a very misleading name as hematite could not be further from diamond. As diamond is a transparent form of pure carbon hematite is an opaque form of iron ore. Diamond has a hardness of 10 and hematite has only a hardness of 5.5-6.5. Really the only thing the two stones have in common is their ability to conduct heat. In fact, there are no records of hematite even being mined in Alaska, as the state has no known iron deposits. So it seems the anomaly of “black Alaskan diamonds” must remain a mystery. Despite having nothing to do with diamonds, hematite is still an attractive gem with its intense metallic luster and deep brooding grey colour. This retro 1970s ring features a long slender marquise hematite that dominates the finger. The ring measures 29.8mm long and sets off its steely-black gem with warm 18 karat yellow gold. One of our sharp-sighted sales staff noticed a small section of one of the claws is missing. The stone is still secure and the minor defect is hardly noticeable. The ring currently measures a finger size 6 1/2 with a bit of room to adjust. Estate price $490.00 CAD. Stock #e14228 206-00243.

SOLD

 


June 25, 2022

14kt. tri-colour BIRKS rolling rings, size 6 1/2, 2.5mm, 5.5gr. $630.00 CAD. 401-00181

You might find it hard to believe but this design is pushing 100 years old! It hasn’t gone out of style since Cartier debuted the Trinity de Cartier in 1924. Considering the embellished aesthetic of the Art Deco movement this design was revolutionary and daring when it was released. Each coloured gold band was meant to symbolize fidelity, friendship, and love. As with anything iconic the design has been ‘borrowed’ by almost every jewellery manufacturer at some point. This 18 karat trio is one of those ‘homages’ to the Cartier original and was made by Canadian luxury jeweller BIRKS. Their example is made from 3 individual dome profile rings that each measure 2.5mm wide. The 3 rings weigh in at a combined 5.5 grams and measure a finger of approximately 6 1/2. This ring is in excellent condition and was just polished up to look like new. These are always popular when they occasionally show up in our estate department. If you are interested in this ring, don’t wait. At the estate price of just $630.00 CAD, this ring will not last long. Stock #401-00181.

SOLD


June 11, 2022

0.13ct. SI1-K sliding diamond ring, 5.8gr., 14kt., sz. 7, $660.00 CAD. e14467

A literal floating diamond; really, it’s been trapped in a large channel carved into each heavy bar of the ring, allowing it to float freely up and down the ring. The 9.6mm ring’s top almost resembles an hourglass, adding some extra meaning to this diamond that flows with gravity. The majority of the ring has been high polished but the deeply concave shoulders are horizontally brushed, accentuating the depth of those curves. The ring is well made from 5.8 grams of warm 14 kart gold and measures a finger size 7. Due to the very unique nature of the setting, this ring can’t be sized. Estate price $660.00 CAD. Stock #e14467.

SOLD


June 1, 2022

0.40ct. tw. VS-HI baguette diamond anniversary ring 2.8gr. 14kt. $980.00 CAD. e13880 121-00098

We don’t often encounter an anniversary band with only the top quarter of the ring set with diamonds. The norm in the industry is top third to the top half. But we also rarely encounter an anniversary band set with baguettes. Considering their unique optical properties the band ends up being more striking for the contrast. Their hall of mirrors style brilliance creates a rolling effect that is highlighted by the soft curves of the high polished yellow gold that surrounds it. The conservatively estimated total weight of 0.40 carats of top quality VS-HI baguettes are of course set edge to edge to create an uninterrupted channel of sparkle. The ring itself is cast from 2.8 grams of warm 14 karat yellow gold and features a decorative pierced gallery. The ring currently measures a finger size 6 1/2 with some room to adjust up or down. Estate price $980.00 CAD. Stock #e13880.

SOLD


May 29, 2022

Antique onyx & diamond ring 0.04ct. 3.2gr. 14kt. $490.00 CAD. 206-00338

You’d never see a ring like this produced today. Like almost everything, manufacturing has become streamlined for maximum efficiency. Hand cut natural banded onyx, hand formed filigree, hand applied milgrain, and multiple piece assembly are things you just don’t see on modern rings at this price point. My favorite aspect of this diamond is the thin rectangular black onyx that produces the contrast in this Art Deco ring. True onyx is banded in parallel layers and not just one colour like you’d see on a modern ring. The thin layers of this example are the Oreo Cookie black and white pattern. The small round brilliant cut diamond at the centre of the ring weighs an estimated 0.04 carats of SI-H quality. The 14 karat yellow and white gold ring measures a finger size 6 1/2 and can be adjusted up or down a size or two. The ring has been stamped Donnelly Bros. A quick Google search didn’t reveal much information about this manufacturer. In fact, we couldn’t really find out anything about the mystery siblings. Whoever they were, they produced a high quality ring of classic Art Deco design that is sure to make a welcome addition for anyone who appreciates fine craftsmanship. This ring is pushing 100 years old and remains in excellent condition. It is estate priced at $490.00 CAD. Stock #206-00338.

SOLD


May 21, 2022

0.18ct.tw. SI-HI halo cluster Spence Diamonds 2.8gr. 14kt. $539.00 CAD. e13685

Finding an engagement ring that sits low on the finger can be a real challenge. Especially if you want the piece to retain the obvious look of an engagement ring. Often shoppers have to compromise for a low decorative band or adjust their priorities to allow for some height. With this Spence Diamonds ring, you get the best of both worlds! At its highest point, it only sits 3.7mm off of the finger. With its designated centre diamond, decorative halo, and curving shoulders it won’t be mistaken for anything but an engagement ring when worn on your left-hand ring finger. The high polished edges bring the total width to 6.8mm and add eye-catching contrast to the diamond-encrusted frame. Those 0.18 carats total weight of petite round brilliant cut diamonds are all of nice SI-HI quality. The ring itself is made from 2.8 grams of 14 karat white gold and is estate priced at $539.00 CAD. Stock #e13685.

SOLD


April 29, 2022

Antique 18kt. diamond & sapphire ring 2.2gr. $385.00 CAD. 206-00318

Thank you again, British Assay Laws for allowing us to easily date British gold. This like-new ring was made in 1897 and assayed in Chester. Despite being a century and a quarter of age it really is in unworn condition, it hasn’t even been sized! The rich 18 karat yellow gold retains its deeply hand-engraved accents and star-set sapphires and diamond. The trio is of course of the rudimentary old mine cutting style, likely cut on steam-powered lapidary wheels. This little piece of history is estate priced at $385.00 CAD. Stock #206-00318.

SOLD


April 28, 2022

Birks vintage wedding ring, 18kt., 1.1 grams, size 5. $210.00 CAD. 401-00174

There are a lot of people looking forward to taking on a long overdue vacation. Depending on your destination, a simple wedding band may be a better choice than wearing an expensive diamond engagement ring. If you still want your “stunt ring” stand-in to be of high quality and come with some history, this is the ring for you. This small wedding ring measures a petite size 5 1/2, and is only 1.35mm wide. The shank is clearly stamped BIRKS ELLIS and could possibly date to as early as the late 1920s. This simple low profile ring (1.25mm) will fit nicely with any flat edge engagement ring or it could be worn alone to convey the message. It is estate priced at $210.00 CAD. Stock #401-00174.

SOLD


April 27, 2022

10.4mm wide diamond ring 0.33ct. tw. SI-I 6.3 grams 10kt. gold $700.00 CAD. e12404

A tapestry woven in white gold and diamonds accented by delicate millgrain. The intricate and flowing top measures a digit commanding 10.4mm wide. The gentle dome allows the 0.33 carats total diamond weight to catch as much light as possible. Their higher SI-I quality maximizes brilliance especially well as the low bead setting has been rhodium enhanced. The 10 karat white gold ring mirrors the design of the top with the latticework inside of the ring, making for a most comfortable fit. The generous 6.3 grams of weight and 8 3/4 finger size make it suitable for a middle or pointer finger or size it down a bit for the ring finger. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #e12404.

SOLD


April 26, 2022

10kt. yellow gold hand ring, size 5 1/2, 3.8 grams. $263.00 CAD. 401-00170

As dealers of antique, vintage, and estate jewellery, we get our fair share of variety when it comes to unusual designs and styles. I’m really not quite sure what to make out of this one. Attractive, not exactly; interesting, fun, and off the wall, absolutely. The “Alien” hand ring is something no one here has ever encountered before. We’re not sure who made this bizarre ring, how old it is, or why it’s modeled after a left hand. Everyone on staff here who sees it is strangely compelled to try it on and then giggles a little. Solid construction, with a weight of 3.8 grams in a finger size 5 1/2. This ring can be made larger or smaller by a size or two if required. Weird as it is, I think this one will be a big hit and won’t stick around very long. It is estate priced at $263.00 CAD. Stock #401-00170.

SOLD


April 23, 2022

0.30ct. VS2-G Ellis Bros. antique engagement ring, 18kt., 2.1gr., size 6 1/4, $980.00 CAD. 101-00280

The now extinct Sears Christmas Wish Book was an essential part of the holiday experience for most Canadian kids. It’s how you knew the holidays were officially starting and your reference manual for your letters to Santa. Holiday catalogs have been mostly replaced by the internet, but they were an essential part of many department stores since their invention in the early 19th century. They allowed large retailers to serve more than their faithful big city clientele, sending their goods into the homes of rural customers as well. This 1927-1928 Ellis Bros. Annual Gift Book is proof positive of the history of Christmas wish books. Instead of glossy pages of coloured high-quality images of toys, the book features meticulous hand-drawn images of the different wears on offer from the Toronto jewellery powerhouse. You can even see a variation of this Orange Blossom ring, priced at a whopping $75.00! Our 18 karat white gold model features the signature floral filigree accents and 6-prong basket setting advertised in the catalog. It’s been set with a 0.30 carat “Ellis Faultless Quality” diamond promising a “blue-white colour, maximum brilliancy, and no imperfections whatsoever”, which translates in modern terms to a GH colour, high quality old European cut style, and VS2 clarity (in their defense the inclusions in this diamond are only visible under magnification, they do exist, however). The 18karat white gold ring currently measures a finger size 6 1/4 with some room to adjust. Estate price for the 100-year-old ring $980.00 CAD (darn inflation). Stock #101-00280.

SOLD


April 18, 2022

18kt. rose gold BIRKS Amethyst & diamond ring 1.28ct. tw., 2.4gr. $700.00 CAD. 206-00302

Something to think about the next time you buy any coloured gemstone is windows. Not the pane kind but a window within the gem where you can see right through the bottom of the stone. These windows normally reduce the value of the stone because they reduce not only the brilliance of the gem (by letting light out that should be refracted back up to the viewer) but also because windows usually only show the palest tint of colour, weakening the overall intensity of the gem. This is the first instance we’ve encountered where windows were created on purpose, and these windows create four tiny hearts inside the amethyst! During wear, these windows only show you either the rose gold of the ring or the colour of your own finger, making them very subtle, a kind of secret for the wearer’s eyes only. Now, who could have thought of something so sweet and so inventive but Maison Birks? Being Birks, the ring is made from only the best ingredients, 18 karat rose gold, 0.18 carats of well-cut VS-FG round brilliant cut diamonds, and a 1.10 carat amethyst of a bright intense purple that sparkles vibrantly around its 4 hidden hearts. This special ring is in like-new condition, currently measures a finger size 8 1/4, and is accompanied by its original box. The estate price is $700.00 CAD. Stock #206-00302.

SOLD


14kt. amethyst & diamond ring 5.00ct. tw. 8.6gr. $840.00 CAD. 208-00285

 

Cut really is the most important of the four C’s and this amethyst is proof! The 4.92ct gem is certainly on the pale side of the purple spectrum but the colour actually accentuates the cut. The crown (top) and pavilion (bottom) of the stone feature concave facets (something we’ve never encountered before) and the effect is stunning; creating a splintery starburst that sends lilac brilliance shooting off in every direction. The unique gem has been collared with 0.09cts of I2-IJ diamonds in an intricate white gold frame. The 14K ring currently measures a finger size 6 1/2 with some room to adjust. Estate price $840.00 CAD. Stock #206-00285.

SOLD


April 15, 2022

0.60ct. cornflower blue sapphire & diamond (0.33ct. tw. SI-GH) ring 3.4gr. 14kt. $910.00 CAD. e13334 206-00136

The highly sought after cornflower blue of this sapphire does not translate in pictures, in person its summery blue is velvety and vibrant. The petals that surround it are winter white SI-GH quality round brilliant cut diamonds. The 0.33 carats of diamond contrast the 0.27 carat sapphire with their kaleidoscope of rainbow spectral flashes. The ring plays an understated part with razor thin shoulders and rhodium enhanced 14 karat white gold. Its been well constructed with a heavy shank for durability and an impressive 3.4 gram weight, currently measuring a finger size 6 3/4. Estate price for the like new piece $910.00 CAD. Stock #e13334 206-00135.

SOLD


April 5, 2022

Platinum diamond band 3.2gr. $630.00 CAD. e6964

Modern looking Gypsy set diamond platinum band. This ring will fit nicely with any flat edged ring and would make a great anniversary ring for someone with a small finger as this ring only measures a size 4.5. The ring contains 8 small round diamonds of good quality and weighs 3.2 grams. Estate priced at $630.00. Stock #e6964.

SOLD


March 15, 2022

0.50ct. tw. SI-G anniversary ring 18kt. 4.0gr. $1,260.00 CAD. e13690

Good things come in small packages, like this tiny size 4 anniversary band! The ring was built to make a big impression on a petite hand. At this diameter the 6 diamonds almost cover the top half of the ring during wear. The diamonds at least are not diminutive, coming together to equal a tidy 0.50 carat of nice bright SI-G quality. They’ve been protectively channel set into the 4.1mm wide ring, ensuring they will hold up against daily wear. The ring itself is solidly constructed from 4 grams of top quality 18 karat yellow gold. Estate price $1,260.00 CAD. Stock #e13690.

SOLD


February 27, 2022

0.50ct. tw. SI1-H eternity ring 14kt. 2.3gr. $700.00 CAD. e11187

There’s not much we can’t do at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers when it comes to custom made jewellery (especially rings) but sometimes it’s the most basic designs that produce the best results. 60 years in business at the same location has taught us that reinventing the wheel isn’t something we need to do. Rings like this cute eternity design are nothing new but they cover all the bases when it comes to a successful, flattering and versatile design. Every one of the matching 42 round single cut diamonds in this ring is sourced from trade-in or recycled estate jewellery. The 14 karat white gold used in its construction is freshly refined. It was supplied from our estate gold jewellery that wasn’t suitable for resale. This formula for reusing and “upcycling” materials benefits our clients with the undisputed best value in jewellery hands down. This example gives you 0.50 carats of beautiful matching VS clarity, H colour diamonds. Each 0.012 carat diamond is secured in heavy robust shared claw settings around the entire circumference. The 2.3 gram 14 karat white gold ring measures a slightly larger than average 8 1/2. If you think this style of ring is a little tricky to size, you’d be right. We can bore these examples out a little due to the heavy construction up a full size, but most times we’d prefer to make you a new one. We have hundreds of carats in small estate diamonds so we can make up a ring like this in any total diamond weight you have in mind. We can do yellow gold, rose gold, white gold, even platinum and we can do it for less than you’d expect. Priced separately each diamond only costs less than $17.00 including the gold setting. Go all the way with a full circle of diamonds, it’s so much more fun than halfway and isn’t that what luxury is all about? We can make one up for you in just a couple of weeks. This ready to go version is estate priced at just $700.00 CAD. Stock #e11187.

SOLD

 


February 25, 2022

14 karat, 8.2mm wide, size 10 3/4, wedding band, 12.3 grams, $800.00 CAD. e14452

We have many dozens, perhaps 100s of estate wedding rings in stock. Some have been worn for a lifetime while others haven’t been used at all. Almost all of them can be made to look new or close to new with a professional refinishing and polishing. This is one of the many examples of experienced gents’ wedding rings we have in stock. This ring is a slightly larger size 10 3/4, 14 karat yellow gold, traditional design, with milgrain edges. At 8.2mm wide and 12.3 grams, this ring is wider and heavier than most. Buying a brand new ring of this quality could easily cost $1,600.00 or more. Our onsite goldsmiths can adjust the size for a small extra charge if required. If you’re considering getting married and want a quality wedding ring for great value, consider one of our many estate examples. This example is estate priced at $800.00 CAD. Stock #e14452.

SOLD


February 24, 2022

18kt. gents wedding ring 4.4mm wide 8.9gr., size 9 1/2. $575.00 CAD. e12053

We have hundreds of traditional wedding rings like this for less than you’d expect. Plain Tiffany style wedding rings like this are the timeless symbol of marriage and commitment. We have them in various karats of gold and even a few in platinum. Wide, narrow, big or small we have them all. Wedding rings are continuously coming in on trade. If you’ve been married for a while I bet your wedding ring is yellow gold but you’re likely wearing a stainless steel watch. This premium quality 18 karat white gold wedding ring should match that sporty stainless watch much better. If you have a diamond set wedding ring, a simple looking wedding ring for the weekend or going on holiday may be more appropriate. These experienced wedding rings make a great option. For under the wholesale cost of new these wedding rings can be refinished to look perfect. This example measures a comfortable and discreet 4.4mm wide and finger size of 9 1/2. This ring can easily be made smaller or a bit bigger. Super comfy with a rounded inner edge and a generous height of 2.4mm. The “Tiffany” style soft dome profile has always been the preferred look for wedding rings for over 100 years. Polished up and ready to go for the estate price of only $575.00 CAD. Stock #e12053.

SOLD


January 24, 2022

10kt. oval garnet cluster (22.0mm x 14.5mm) 3.3gr. $350.00 CAD. 206-00270

We didn’t have to guess where this ring came from as GERMANY has been boldly stamped inside the shank. In classic German fashion, the ring is as innovative as it is head-turning. The 22mm long by 14.5 wide double halo was actually built in two parts in order to achieve its airy tiers. The top layer was equipped with tough white gold hooks that catch into receptacles inside the lower layer, locking permanently in place. The purpose of this two-part production allowed the top tier to take the heavy pressure of stone setting without being heavily anchored to the lower tier. The finished product makes the top tier appear to float above the lower tier! That visual lightness is the perfect counterbalance to the brooding red garnets and their yellow gold frames. The 10 karat yellow gold ring is in like-new condition and currently measures a finger size 5 with some room to adjust. Estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock 206-00270.

SOLD


December 29, 2021

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

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

SOLD


December 13, 2021

0.08ct. SI-I antique Art Deco diamond ring, 2.4gr. 18kt. white gold. $385.00 CAD. e14504

Big diamond engagement rings are a very new thing, they didn’t really become the “norm” until the last fifty years or so. But the drive for an engagement ring that still had a large footprint has been around since the Edwardian Era when King Edward VIII came onto the scene with his way-over-the-top opulence. His was an era marked by diamonds and the wealthy classes followed suit, bringing diamonds out of their traditional role of evening-wear only. It was around this same time that the manufacturing technologies of the industrial revolution began to trickle into the jewellery industry, creating more affordable pieces that the middle class could also enjoy. Now, that didn’t make diamonds any cheaper, so the jewellers of the early 1900s got creative with these intricate oversized ring tops. This Art Deco engagement ring is a classic example, it only carries a 0.08 carat diamond (hardly big enough for a stud earring by today’s standards) but the metalwork that houses that diamond spans 8.4mm wide and sits 5mm off of the finger. The entire top half is covered in delicate filigree and hand engraving, making the SI-I diamond simply an accent to the ring, instead of its focus. The ring is made from 2.4 grams of 18 karat white gold and currently measures a finger size 7 with some room to adjust. Estate price for this antique ring is $385.00 CAD. Stock #e14503.

SOLD


December 7, 2021

14kt. 1.28ct. tw. sapphire & diamond cluster ring I1-I 3.3gr. $840.00 CAD. e13709

Photos do not do this particular sapphire justice, the 0.95 carat oval sapphire has been well cut to maximize light return. The effect is a display of bright white flashes and churning indigo at the slightest movement of the hand, setting the deeply royal blue gem on fire. It’s been accented with a cluster of round brilliant cut diamonds that build as they move towards the center. Their combined 0.33 carats of I1-I brilliance creates an eye-catching contrast. The wide yellow gold shank blends into the hand during wear, furthering the focus on this soft, transverse marquise-shaped cluster. the 14 karat gold ring is in like new condition and currently measures a petite finger size 5 with some room to adjust. Estate price $840.00 CAD. Stock #e13709.

SOLD


December 6, 2021

5.20ct. blue topaz & diamond ring (0.10ct. tw. VS-HI) 14kt., 7.4gr., sz. 7 1/2. $900.00 CAD. 206-00296

One theory about the origin of the name topaz lists a Sanskrit root topaza, meaning fire. That name couldn’t be further from the intense icy blue this 5.20 carat topaz exhibits. It is believed the moniker was given to imperial topaz, one of the rarest and most valuable gems on earth. Imperial topaz ranges from intense golden colours to reddish-orange tones, or the colours you would find in a flame. Topaz actually comes in almost every colour of the rainbow but this blue colour is the one most people recognize. Our oval example shows signs of its previous life, a caution for the care needed whenever you wear any gem but diamond, all of which are much more susceptible to scratches. The depth of the blue this topaz displays does a great job of disguising that wear, which is only visible under close inspection. The 14 karat white gold ring that carries the gem has been adorned with icy white diamonds down each shoulder and on the tip of each prong. The 0.10 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds are all of high VS-HI quality. The ring currently measures a finger size 7 1/2 with a bit of room to adjust. Estate price is $900.00 CAD. Stock #206-00296.

SOLD

 


December 5, 2021

10kt. expandable ring/bracelet, 8.5gr. $742.00 CAD. 441-00171

We love versatile pieces that can lend themselves to any occasion or be worn in multiple ways for more personalized expression. But we have never encountered anything as versatile as this expanding lattice piece; compressing from a digit dominating ring to a brightly shining bangle. The ring can be almost any finger size, starting around a size 5, but it does need to be worn mindfully as there is no mechanism to stop it from expanding during wear. As a bangle, it expands to slip over almost any hand, you can choose to wear it loose or compress it tight against your wrist or forearm. In its tightest position, it measures 17mm wide, and at its loosest 8.15mm. The hours of labor that went into creating this 10 karat piece are mind-boggling! Each section is made up of four identical faceted leaves and four domed rivets that allow the sections to expand and contract. At 8.5 grams the piece is well made and ready for any occasion. Estate price $742.00 CAD. Stock #441-00171

SOLD


December 2, 2021

8.90ct. amethyst ring, 5.4gr, 14kt., size 7. $630.00 CAD. 206-00273

According to Lucy Maude Montgomery’s Anne (with an ‘e’) amethysts are the souls of good violets. And if that’s true, this 8.90 carat amethyst must have been very good in her past life! The pear-shaped amethyst measures a head-turning 19.1mm x 12.2mm and despite our pictures, it displays a true violet colour in person. The gem has been set into an understated 14 karat white gold ring that currently measures a finger size 7 with room to adjust. Estate price is $630.00 CAD. Stock #206-00273.

SOLD


December 1, 2021

0.32ct. tw. I1-GH Canadian diamond ring 2.4gr. 14kt. $420.00 CAD. e11458

The perfect study of contrast, the ring uses highly polished white gold to balance the brilliance of the diamonds it holds. All 0.32 carats are surrounded by narrow vines of 14 karat white gold. The Canadian center being no exception as a subtle gallery frame peaks out around its edges. Don’t let the modest price fool you, the 1/5 carat centre diamond isn’t insignificant measuring 3.85mm in diameter. It’s been laser engraved with a unique serial number confirming it is of Canadian origin. All 17 diamonds are of a well matched I1-GH quality and all shine brightly during wear. The petite 2.4 gram ring currently measures a finger size 5 1/2 with some room to adjust as needed. Estate price $420.00 CAD. Stock #e11458.

SOLD

 

 


Antique garnet & diamond ring 4.2gr., 14kt. $560.00 CAD. 205-00209

This cabochon cut garnet is actually a hollow garnet bowl making it an early iteration of what’s known today as fantasy cutting. The art of fantasy cutting developed out of the town of Idar-Oberstien, Germany, once the main gem cutting center in the world. After taking a semester of lapidary (gem cutting and polishing) in school I can tell you cutting even a simple domed gemstone is no easy task, and that’s with the much-advanced equipment that we have now. To have carved a perfect dome bowl within this cabochon with steam-powered equipment would have required remarkable skill! Weighing in at 4.2 grams we can only guess that this 14 karat antique garnet and rose-cut diamond ring is from the late 1800s. Measuring at a size 6.5 with room to adjust, this piece of lapidary history is estate priced at $560.00. Stock #205-00209.

SOLD


November 23, 2021

9kt. ruby & diamond (1.60ct. tw.) vintage dinner ring 3.9gr. $420.00 CAD. 206-00282

A vintage piece for the low-key cat person (you know the one, not fully committed to the cat-lover lifestyle yet) with a tiny cat’s head hallmark stamped inside the ring. That little kitty is actually a Leopard and the hallmark of The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office of London. It came off a great deal friendlier looking in this stamping than it normally does! The cursive D indicates the ring was made in 1978, making it exactly qualified to be labeled “vintage”. The floral-inspired 12.3mm cluster features magenta petals with dewdrops of diamonds and a six-pointed star at its center. The 1.51 carats of oval rubies are in great shape, showing no sign of their 44 years. The petite round single cut diamonds equal 0.09 carats together. The ring itself is 9 karat yellow gold and a finger size 5 1/2 with room to adjust. Estate price is $420.00 CAD. Stock #206-00282.

SOLD


November 22, 2021

0.50ct. tw. I1-I diamond anniversary ring, 4.1gr. platinum, size 6. $910.00 CAD. 121-00119

Platinum is the only metal that can really be considered heirloom-grade as it can last multiple lifetimes if cared for properly. On a microscopic level when you scratch almost any other metal you are removing metal; with platinum, you are simply moving it out of the way. Over a single person’s lifetime, an average weight 14 karat gold ring worn every day will eventually wear away to nothing. With platinum, there will be plenty of material left for the next generation to wear or refurbish. This channel band has the added bonus of being a classic design that may still be in style in 60 years! The simple 3mm wide band has been set with 11 round brilliant cut diamonds that equal 0.50 carat together, all of well matched I1-I quality. The 4.1 gram ring currently measures a finger size 6 with some room to adjust. Estate price $910.00 CAD. Stock #121-00119.

SOLD


November 20, 2021

0.20ct. tw. SI-H diamond anniversary ring, 3.2gr., size 5, $560.00 CAD. e14164

One of the (many) virtues of yellow gold is its ability to whiten up warmer coloured diamonds by contrast. The 0.20 carats total weight of round brilliant cut diamonds in this band look to be E or G coloured at a glance. Further investigation by a trained diamond grader reveals a touch of warmth in an H colour. But thanks to the wide bands of high polished 14 karat yellow gold they end up much brighter! Their SI clarity helps too, leaving them open to sparkle. The anniversary band has been well built, weighing in at 3.2 grams, and currently measures a finger size 5 with some room to adjust. The estate price is $560.00 CAD. Stock #e14164.

SOLD


November 15, 2021

0.75ct. tw. SI2-J snowflake diamond cluster dinner ring, 4.1gr., size 8. $875.00 CAD. 131-00135

Vintage is back, but it really never went away in the first place. Al those modern “halo” engagement rings that have been so popular for the last few years can trace their design roots back to the tiered cluster. This style has been around for over 100 years. We feel this example dates from the 80s or 90s. The 17 round brilliant cut diamonds are estimated to weigh 0.75 carats in total of bright SI-J quality. The 14 karat yellow and white gold ring weighs 4.1 grams in a finger size 8. Our onsite goldsmiths are able to adjust the size up or down in only a day or two. This classic cluster is estate priced at just $875.00 CAD. Stock #131-00135.

SOLD


November 11, 2021

0.20ct. I1-H diamond solitaire 2.8gr. 14kt white gold $455.00 CAD. e10779

Lovely estate diamond solitaire in a quality, custom made setting for the same or less than just a new mount alone. You don’t have to spend thousands or even one thousand dollars to get a great looking bright and sparkly diamond ring. The simple bi-pass style ring although not a totally unique design was custom made with a full solid shank in 14 karat white gold. The size 5 3/4 ring contains one round brilliant cut diamond measuring 3.75mm diameter and estimated to weigh 0.20 carats. A few tiny crystal inclusions, twinning wisps, and feathers limit the clarity to I1. A very good to excellent cut and strong H colour make the stone twinkle much more than you’d think a $455.00 ring should. Excellent condition showing no measurable wear. Stock #e10779.

SOLD

 

 


October 29, 2021

0.40ct. tw. I1-J 18kt. anniversary ring, 3.9gr., size 4 3/4. $840.00 CAD. e14324

This ring was made by Libman & Co. Toronto; while no longer in business their jewellery turns up on the secondary market from time to time. They were an excellent manufacturer with quality products that were properly priced and well made in Canada. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers was proud to showcase Libman jewellery for many decades. In 2012 they were purchased by a large Canadian jewellery manufacturing group, a few years later that group went bankrupt bringing an end to the Libman & Co. legacy. I suspect pressure from less expensive foreign labour and imports proved to be a formidable challenge. Do you have an anniversary coming up? Made from 3.9 grams of premium 18 karat yellow gold, the ring contains a total estimated diamond weight of 0.40 carats. The bright and lively I1-IJ round brilliant cut diamonds are secured in a heavy channel setting made to last. Currently, the ring measures a size 5. Our onsite goldsmiths are able to make it larger in just a day or so. It is in excellent like-new condition and represents fantastic value for the estate price of $840.00 CAD. Stock #e14324.

SOLD


October 16, 2021

1.00ct. tw. I2-IJ diamond anniversary ring 4.0gr. 14kt. $840.00 CAD. e12289

Voted Barrie’s favorite jeweller 19 years out of 20 by our community is a genuine honor, we take your recognition very seriously. There are many accomplished jewellers in the area who provide some great products. None have been in Barrie longer than we have and none have the depth of inventory, knowledge and passion as the team at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. As we launch into our 7th decade of operation in Downtown Barrie our sense of tradition and passion only grows stronger. Our skills plus efficiencies of operation allow us to provide our customers the absolute best value in all varieties of new and estate jewellery. Values like this 1.00 carat total diamond anniversary ring are truly remarkable when you compare what others charge for similar. A 14 karat gold ring of this weight containing NO diamonds can easily cost more than this pretty anniversary ring with 1.00 carat of genuine diamonds. It’s no wonder we’re busier than ever doing business from our one and only location at 52 Dunlop Street West. The 14 karat yellow gold ring is in like new condition measuring the average finger size 6 1/2, weighing 4.0 grams. The solid shoulder design contains 12 sparkling channel set round brilliant cut diamonds of I2 clarity and IJ colour. Despite the modest clarity you’ll be surprised at the twinkle they display. If you need the ring adjusted in size up or down one of our onsite goldsmiths can accomplish the task in only a day or two. We have many other anniversary rings in stock that don’t appear online. Come in to see what else we have and what we’re all about. This like new example is estate priced at only $840.00 CAD. Stock #e12289.

SOLD


October 6, 2021

0.50ct. I1-J diamond ring, 7.2gr. 14kt, size 6 1/2, $900.00 CAD. e14345

This could be your wedding ring, anniversary ring, or even a right-hand ring. Quality construction made from 7.2 grams of 14 karat yellow gold. The diamond sandwich style ring measures a full 1/2 inch in width. The middle section contains 25 pavé set diamonds of bright I1-J quality, brilliant cut diamonds. The tightly packed diamonds are bordered by tall dome edges protecting the stones and offering a highly reflective frame. The size 6 1/2 ring is in great condition, showing only a few minor scuffs. One of our onsite goldsmiths can adjust the size up or down a little bit if necessary. This low profile ring is estate priced at only $900.00 CAD. Stock #e14345.

SOLD


October 3, 2021

0.66ct. tw. SI-I-KL diamond ring 10kt. 3.8gr. 103 diamonds $485.00 CAD. e13659

This retro ribbon ring has been painstakingly set with 103 diamonds! The mirror like baguettes are set shoulder to shoulder creating a curving wave of splintery brilliance. They’ve been accented with fine stitches of petite round single cuts that add interest through contrast with their kaleidoscope of light. All 0.66 carats total weight are of nice SI-I-KL quality with the baguettes facing up eye clean. The diamonds have been backed by chromy white rhodium but the rest of the ring is 10 karat yellow gold. The ribbon ring spans an impressive 12.2mm and currently measures a finger size 7 1/4 with some room to adjust. Estate price $485.00 CAD (that’s less than $5.00 per diamond). Stock #e13659.

SOLD


September 30, 2021

14kt. 3.00ct. amethyst & diamond (0.15ct. tw.) cushion halo ring, 4.9gr., sz. 7, $770.00 CAD. 206-00265

The halo is in all its configurations is going strong with our estate customers. Our latest halo cluster is showcasing a 9mm x 9mm cushion shaped 3.00 carat amethyst. It is surrounded by 54 tiny round brilliant cut diamonds. Each diamond is a fully faceted brilliant cut with 57 individual polished cuts. I find it amazing that even diamonds this small (0.9mm diameter) can be fashioned with so many facets. The shoulder diamonds feature a cross-over braid that adds some visual interest from the side and blends well with the softer outline of the cushion shaped centre. The measures a finger size 7 and can be adjusted up or down a size or two. It is in excellent original condition, still retaining its original bright white rhodium finish. This estate ring is estate priced at $770.00 CAD. Stock #206-00265.

SOLD


September 29, 2021

14kt. Fede ring, 3.6gr., size 7 1/4. $350.00 CAD. 401-00125

The Fede ring is an ancient form of jewellery dating back to early Roman marriage ceremonies, where clasping right hands was an important symbol of the commitment being made. The rings themselves didn’t really hit the scene until the Middle Ages when the exchanging of jewellery became an important part of courtly love. Rings depicting two clasped hands became a symbol of faithful love or friendship. The word fede is from the Italian ‘mani in fede’, meaning hands clasped in faith. The vintage example we are showcasing today could have walked straight out of the V&A’s Medieval jewellery cabinets. Like many of its predecessors, it’s been built to pull apart with a plain band hidden between the two hands, traditionally meant to be engraved with a secret declaration of love and commitment. The 3.6 gram 14 karat ring is in like-new condition, ready to carry your message of faith and constancy to someone you love. The ring measures a finger size 7 1/4 and is estate priced for $350.00 CAD. Stock #401-00125.

SOLD

 


September 28, 2021

0.75ct. tw. SI1-I diamond engagement/wedding ring set. 4.9gr. 14kt. sz. 7. $800.00 CAD 101-00317

They don’t come much better value than this. Contemporary designed 14 karat white gold diamond engagement/wedding ring set with very good quality diamonds. The centre diamond weighs an estimated 0.19 carats of clear SI1 clarity with bright I colour. 20 additional round brilliant cut diamonds of matching quality add an additional 0.56 carats of sparkling diamond weight to this size 7 ring set. The engagement ring is from an unknown manufacturer, the wedding ring was originally purchased at Spence Diamonds. Rings like this if bought new would likely sell for around $175.00 per gram (without any diamonds). As an estate set showing little to wear of any kind, they are priced at only $163.26 per gram including 0.75 carats of good quality diamonds. We have many more estate rings in stock that have not been showcased on our website. If you’re in the market for a diamond ring and you don’t see it on our website, contact us. You never know what sort of treasure awaits you from our large collection of estate jewellery. Our onsite goldsmiths can adjust this set up or down a size or two if needed. Both rings are in like new condition and estate priced at just $800.00 CAD. 101-00317.

SOLD


Art Deco synthetic sapphire & diamond ring 3.4gr. circa 1930s $350.00 CAD. e13236

The opulence of the 1920s came to a crashing halt at the end of 1929 as the stock market crashed and plunged most of the Western world into the Great Depression. The slump could be found reflected in every industry. In jewellery it meant a surge in imitation and synthetic stones that allowed people to keep up appearances without so much pressure on their pocketbooks. This pair of striking indigo synthetic sapphires flash a velvety azure across their middles. They are the focal point of this delicate filigree and millgrain encrusted 23.6mm statement ring. The ring is centered by a single petite old mine cut diamond in a high polished hexagon mirroring the elongated hexagonal shape of the sapphire pair. The ring is a typical-for-the-time-period tiny finger size 4 1/2 made from 14 karat white gold. Estate price for this 90-year-old antique is $350.00 CAD. Stock #e13236.

SOLD


September 27, 2021

Vintage 10kt. black onyx & diamond ring 0.075ct. VS-H. $455.00 CAD. 206-00238

Onyx was a favorite gemstone of the late Victorian era after the death of Prince Albert sent Queen Victoria into mourning. She became swathed in somber colours and her jewellery followed suit. She commissioned many portraits, busts, and memorials to surround herself with the memory of her last husband. And as with everything Queen Victoria did, the public followed, sending everyone into a frenzy for black jewellery. This antique black onyx ring is certainly not from that era, more likely from the 1940s when black onyx rings were quite popular. The 19.5mm x 15.9mm span of the ring certainly makes a statement. Onyx takes such a high polish that it makes a seamless partner for high polished gold and a dramatic backdrop for diamonds. The 0.075 carat VS-FG round brilliant cut diamond that crowns the ring has been set into a decorative, heavily carved white gold setting. The 10 karat yellow gold ring currently measures a finger size 6 with room to adjust. Estate price $455.00 CAD. Stock #206-00238.

SOLD


September 25, 2021

Antique 15 karat gold, bezel set opal cluster ring, 6.2gr. $700.00 CAD. 206-00237

Never heard of 15K gold? That’s not surprising considering the alloy was discontinued in 1932 by the British government as American 14 karat became more popular across the Western world. This little factoid isn’t helpful for much beyond telling us the approximate age of this ring, or at least its age cut-off as the style could be any time from the early 1900s. At 19.3mm x 18.2mm the cluster is certainly statement-making! The ring’s rich yellow gold sets the opals off dramatically, playing up their dancing aurora colours. The opals are almost blue-tinted body colour and are in completely unworn condition, stunning considering the approximate age of the ring. The piece currently measures a finger size 7 with some room to adjust. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #206-00237.

SOLD


September 24, 2021

Antique carnelian & diamond ring 0.50ct. tw. SI-H, 4.4gr., platinum. $980.00 CAD. 206-00236

Carnelian may be a new gem to you but it’s been used in jewellery since the Early Neolithic period. The gem has a unique property that stops wax from adhering to it, which made it a popular medium for carved signets and seals for the Ancient Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, and Assyrians. It’s too bad the gem has fallen out of common knowledge, in its high form it’s stunning. This antique hand-cut carnelian is the perfect example of what the stone is capable of. Measuring 13.7mm x 12mm the gem is digit-dominating, its bright slightly reddish-orange colour seems lit from within thanks to the semi-transparent nature of the stone. The antique diamonds that make up the narrow scalloped collar point to the early 1900s. The diamonds weigh approximately 0.50 carats together of SI-H quality and each is enclosed in finely millgrained platinum. The 4.48 gram ring currently measures a finger size 6 with some room to adjust. The estate price for this true antique is $980.00 CAD. Stock #206-00236

SOLD


September 23, 2021

14kt. gold wedding band, 3.8mm, size 5 1/2, 5.3 grams. $490.00 CAD. 401-00119

Tradition and symbolism run deep with weddings rings and this band is the epitome of matrimonial heritage. The soft domed profile has always been the most popular style and its 3.8mm width is the sweet spot for preferred widths. What makes this example so attractive is the beautiful finish and the 2.3mm height. Most modern wedding rings are only about half as thick and therefore half the weight. The rounded inside and 5.3 gram weight give this band a luxurious feel that a modern off the shelf wedding ring can’t match. Even the manufactures J.B. trademark is beautifully done. We don’t know who they are or were, but they certainly made an excellent product. This timeless design is difficult to date but judging by the manufactures mark, weight, and width, we’d suggest it was made pre 1950. The size 5 1/2, 14 karat gold wedding ring can be adjusted to fit most fingers. The simple flat edge design will match most solitaire diamond engagement rings and looks great all on its own. This classic wedding ring is estate priced at $490.00 CAD. Stock #401-00119.

SOLD

 


September 22, 2021

0.44ct. tw. (VS-JK) scalloped edge diamond cluster diamond ring, 4.2gr. $660.00 CAD. e14418

2mm diameter might not sound like a lot, but for single cut diamonds, it’s downright massive! The simplified round diamonds feature only 17 facets where the round brilliant cut is made up of 57-58. They’re reserved for accent positions as their larger facet make them stand out in small sizes, compared to petite round brilliants. You almost never encounter them at this size which is too bad as they make a wonderful complement to the round brilliant they enclose. The 9 diamonds that make up this floral cluster have been well-matched at VS2-JK quality. They’re wrapped in bright white gold to reduce the appearance of the prongs and bezels that hold them. The ring itself is a warm 14 karat yellow gold with its domed shoulders tapering away from the head, keeping the eye focused on the cluster. The 4.2 gram ring currently measures a finger size 5 1/2 with some room to adjust. Estate price $660.00 CAD. Stock #e14418.

SOLD


September 21, 2021

10kt. 0.15ct. tw. SI-HI, retro, heart shaped diamond ring, 3.3gr. $350.00 CAD. e14473

30 to 40 years ago an inexpensive ring did not mean low quality. This pretty little heart outline diamond ring was likely manufactured in the early 1980s when gold was 80% less costly than today. At that time, small single cut diamonds of SI-HI quality were common and sparkled way better than the promotional I2-JK full cut diamonds used in low cost jewellery we see today. Even settings like this were constructed in two sections; hand assembled from 10 karat yellow gold and white gold with solid shoulders. Today, something like this would be completely cast from in one piece with rhodium highlighted settings and weigh half as much. Retro is popular and a classic theme like this would make a great diamond ring for anyone with a size 5 finger. The sixteen round diamonds could be perfect for a young lady celebrating her “sweet 16”. Our onsite goldsmiths can adjust the size up or down if necessary. The 16 sparkling single cut SI-HI diamonds are estimated to weigh 0.15 carats. The shank back measures a generous 3.3mm wide and contributes to the ring’s 3.3-gram weight. Estate priced at $350.00 CAD. Stock #e14773.

SOLD.


September 18, 2021

Antique ruby & diamond ring, 3.4gr., size 6 1/2, 18kt. $644.00 CAD. e14491

An antique ring crowned with antique gemstones. The quintet of rubies and diamonds would have been cut sometime in the later 1800s, very likely with steam-powered equipment! The diamonds combine for 0.10 carats total weight and the rubies for 0.23 carats. The antique stones display a pattern of kaleidoscope brilliance and true red (despite the magenta tones of our pictures). The ring that houses them is made from 3.4 grams of warm 18 karat yellow gold and features deeply carved shoulders. The ring currently measures a finger size 6 1/2 with some room to adjust. The full set of undisturbed English hallmarks displays excellent contrast as the background gold has oxidized to a dark purple hue. Despite its age, the ring is in excellent condition. Our estate price is only $644.00 CAD. Stock #e14491.

SOLD

 


September 17, 2021

18kt. sapphire (0.38ct. tw.) & diamond ring (0.58ct. tw. VS-G) 3.3gr. $700.00 CAD. 206-00245

Emerald and baguette cut diamonds are mesmerizing to look at but they really do not fully exploit diamonds high refractive index that is responsible for their sparkle and fire. But when those cut styles are applied to coloured gemstones the effect is quite opposite; creating large swaths of light reflection that allow the gems to show off their intense colours. This trio of baguette cut sapphires is an excellent example of that, flashing bright indigo. Their blues are offset by four VS-G round brilliant cut diamonds, who equal an estimated 0.58 carats together. All have been shared bar-set into warm 18 karat yellow gold that blends into the background during wear, allowing the stones to keep centre stage. The ring currently measures a finger size 6 with some room to adjust. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #206-00245.

SOLD


September 16, 2021

0.84ct. sapphire (minor chip) & diamond (0.40ct. tw. I1-K) ring, 5.4gr., 14kt. $980.00 CAD. e14347

Sapphire is the next hardest gemstone after diamond but they are still over 100 times softer than a diamond. They will hold up better than any other coloured gemstone but they must be worn with more care than you would a diamond. In this ring’s previous life it took the damage you’d expect daily wear to inflict on a sapphire; a minor chip at the most exposed edge and some very minor abrasions. Otherwise the ring is in fantastic shape, showing no wear on the heavy pattern that covers most of its surface. The 0.84 carat emerald cut sapphire makes a dramatic contrast to the chromy rhodium-plated white gold and sparkling diamonds. The two bezel-set diamonds give way to cascading rows of pave set diamonds that come together for a total weight of 0.40 carats. The I1-K diamonds are well-matched, with the two larger stones showing galaxy-style black inclusions. The 14 karat white gold ring currently measures a finger size 7 with some room to adjust. Estate price $980.00 CAD. Stock #e14347.

SOLD


18kt. UnoAerre Rosary ring 2.7gr. 18kt. $350.00 CAD. e13518

A personal symbol of your faith that goes virtually unnoticed in the form of this Rosary ring. High quality construction by UnoAerro Italy in rich 18 karat yellow gold. The size 8 1/4 ring weighs 2.7 and can be sized up or down but the bead spacing will be altered. The 2.7mm wide ring could easily be used as a wedding ring. Polished up to look like new and estate priced at $350.00 CAD. Stock #e13518.

SOLD


September 8, 2021

14kt 0.43ct. diamond ring “Sustain Note”, 4.2gr. $910.00 CAD. e7298

It’s not an ear, it’s not 1/2 a question mark. I think it’s a custom-made “sustain” musical note. Maybe some musician out there can confirm my thoughts. The interesting design looks pretty whatever it is. Made from 4.2 grams of traditional yellow gold channel set with 9 graduated high quality VS-GH round brilliant cut diamonds. The ring measures a size 7.5 and can be adjusted up or down as required. This ring would make a great gift for the musician in your life or be given as a symbol to display your “sustained” feelings for someone. There are many ways to interpret the symbolism of this ring, just use your imagination. Estate priced at $910.00. Stock #e7298.

SOLD


September 7, 2021

3.33ct. blue topaz & diamond 0.18ct. tw. SI-J, 14kt., 4.1gr. $560.00 CAD. e14335

Topaz comes in almost every colour you could imagine, even though most people just know it for blue. But even blue doesn’t tell you everything you need to know about topaz as it comes in at least four distinct shades of blue. This pear shape is almost a cross between Swiss and London blue, showing lighter than the standard London but displaying that distinct smokey quality of the London blue. The 3.33 carat pear-shaped blue topaz has been shouldered with a spray of petite diamonds. Their sparkle helps to set off the rolling flash of sky blue within the topaz. The 6 diamonds equal 0.18 carats together of nice SI-J quality. The 4.1 gram ring is made from warm 14 karat yellow gold and currently measures a finger size 6 with some room to adjust. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e14335.

SOLD


Solid back 17mm x 12mm 10kt. signet ring, 9.1gr., size 9, $595.00 CAD. e14138

It is unusual to encounter rings at this scale that have not been hollowed out or shaved down. At 9.1 grams the ring is completely solid, its oval top spans 17mm long by 12mm wide creating a large canvas ready for any engraving request. The 10 karat yellow gold is currently a finger size 9 with plenty of room to adjust as needed. Estate price for this blank slate is $595.00 CAD. Stock #e14138.

SOLD

 


September 5, 2021

11.00 carat blue topaz & diamond ring 9.0gr. 14kt. gold $875.00 CAD. e12696

Nothing captures the colour of a brilliant blue sky like topaz! During wear the 14.12mm wide topaz creates an intense pool of meditative depths; an oasis on demand. The rounded theme of the cushion-shaped topaz is repeated all over the ring, in the oversized prongs and the diamond shoulders especially. The 12 bead set brilliant cut diamonds weigh an estimated 0.12 carats and are of SI-JK quality. All told the 14 karat yellow gold ring weighs just over 9 grams and measures a finger size 8 3/4 with some room to adjust. The top right corner in these 2 images shows a chip on the crown of the topaz. The chip is difficult to see without magnification and does not compromise the security of the stone. Estate priced at $875.00 CAD. Stock #e12696.

SOLD


September 3, 2021

BIRKS 10kt. gold signet ring 4.5gr. size 6 1/2 $280.00 CAD. e13214

The key with a pinky ring is a low profile. The pinky is the most exposed finger making it a dangerous place for soft gemstones that can’t take a blow, or tall rings that will snag against passing objects. That is the practical reason for wearing a signet ring on your little finger. The traditional reason is that signet rings used to hold the wearer’s official seal. The ring would be pressed into hot wax to seal letters and important documents. By wearing them on the little finger the seal was easier to use than on any other finger. The trend stuck long after signet rings became the medium for decorative initials. This vintage signet ring is from Birks and has been cast from 4.5 grams of warm ten karat yellow gold. The low profile top measures 12.3mm wide making it an appropriate canvas for almost any engraving you’d like. It currently measures a finger size 6 1/2 with room to adjust as needed. Estate price $280.00 CAD. Stock #e13214.

SOLD


August 30, 2021

14kt. white gold anniversary ring 2.5gr. 0.30ct. tw. I1-HI $450.00 CAD. e14023

If you have an interest in channel set diamond anniversary bands, we have them in spades. The newest member of that collection is set across its top third, creating a bracket of high polished brightly rhodium finished 14 karat white gold. The contrast makes the 0.30 carats of diamonds all the more striking. The 10 round brilliant cuts that occupy the 3.8mm wide band are of I1-HI quality. The ring currently measures a finger size 6 with some room to adjust. Estate price just $450.00 CAD. Stock #e14023.

SOLD


August 20, 2021

Platinum wedding ring 2.1mm wide, size 7 1/2, 2.95gr., $280.00 CAD. e14493

A simple platinum wedding ring like this has so many uses. For the person who likes premium quality, there is nothing like platinum. It is whiter than white gold, longer lasting, and it’s hypoallergenic. This ring could be used as a “holiday ring” when you’re on vacation, when wearing an expensive diamond may not be appropriate. It could be the ultimate statement of less is more as a symbol of commitment. The 2.1mm band could be worn with any style engagement ring with a flat edge. Despite its thin width, you’ll be surprised just how heavy it is. Platinum is around 60% heavier than 14 karat white gold, even in a narrow ring like this the feeling of luxury is unmistakable. This American made ring measures a size 7 1/2, it can be adjusted up or down as required. This like new platinum wedding band is estate priced at $280.00 CAD.  Stock #e14493.

SOLD

 


August 7, 2021

Ryrie Brothers Toronto antique signet ring 14kt gold, 1.8 grams, size 4 $210.00 CAD. e14011

If the name Ryrie sounds familiar it’s probably in the context of Ryrie Birks, a partnership that formed in the 1930s. But this ring is stamped only Ryrie, meaning it predates that business partnership, coming instead from Ryrie, the Jeweler at 113 Yonge St. in Toronto. The tiny storefront jewellery store opened in 1879, eventually growing into Ryrie Brothers at 118 Yonge St. This new store was equipped with gas heating, electrified chandeliers, and a conveyor belt for repairs traveling back and forth to the workshop in the back of the store. The store was so elegantly decorated it was called one of the prettiest stores in the US and Canada. See for yourself in this comprehensive history of Ryrie written by Dorothea Burstyn (complete with photos!). This petite signet ring must have been purchased and forgotten about, it’s never even been sized. It shows little signs of wear, making it a perfect time capsule from at least 91 years ago! The tiny ring is cast from 1.8 grams of 14 karat gold and measures its original finger size 4. The estate price for this bonified Canadian antique is $210.00 CAD. Stock #e14011.

SOLD

 


August 1, 2021

14kt. opal & diamond ring 0.07ct. tw. 4.1gr. $525.00 CAD. e13506

Crystal or jelly opal is the very best kind of opal (in my opinion)! We’ve seen it convert more than one opal-hater with its transparent to translucent ethereal glow. In photos, the jelly opal looks more like its traditional white opal sister but in person, it’s a show stopper. Turn the opal in one direction and its body colour turns blue, turn it again and it lights up orange. The play of colour is mostly that intense green of Game of Thrones’ Wildfire. The opal has had an open framework ring built around it and is shouldered by 0.07 carats total weight of petite round brilliant cut diamonds. The flowing ring is made from warm 14 karat yellow gold and currently measures a finger size 5 1/2 with some room to adjust. Estate price $525.00 CAD. Stock #e13506.

SOLD


July 31, 2021

Custom made flush set 3.8mm wide diamond ring 0.08ct. tw. VS-GH 4.2gr. 14kt. $665.00 CAD. e13936

Opting for a flush setting style is the greatest way to achieve comfort and security. It also offers a unique and uber-modern appearance and manages to make the diamonds it carries look slightly larger. That effect is created by the concave crater of highly polished white gold drawing light into a bright halo around the diamonds. This 3.8mm wide dome band was custom made and has been hand-set with 10 round brilliant cut diamonds encircling it. Those diamonds are of high VS-GH quality and equal 0.08 carats together. The ring itself weighs in at 4.2 grams of 14 karat white gold and currently measures a finger size 6 with limited room to adjust. Estate price $665.00 CAD. Stock #e13936.

SOLD


July 28, 2021

18kt. 0.33ct. tw. I1-I diamond & opal ring 0.90ct. 4.3gr. $840.00 CAD. e13517

Retro is back. This is a classic slice of the 1980s and I love it. Prong set baguettes, swirling channel set diamonds in a rich 18 karat asymmetrical yellow gold design with a bright colourful opal cabochon in the centre. It’s hard not to admire the adventurous style. This ring looks unworn, there isn’t a scuff or scratch to be seen on the semi-transparent opal. For anyone with a birthday in October, this would make one fantastic birthstone ring. As the ring is moved the opal’s colour shifts from greenish/blue to yellow and orangish/pink. No two opals are alike and this one showcases what good quality opal is all about. The classic low cabochon cut is estimated to weigh 0.90 carat. 19 baguette and round brilliant cut diamonds weigh an estimated 0.33 carats total weight with a very conservative quality grade of I1-I. The ring was made from premium 18 karat yellow gold and weighs 4.3 grams in a size 6. It can be made larger or smaller by one of our onsite goldsmiths. Estate priced at only $840.00 CAD. e13517.

SOLD


July 23, 2021

0.35ct. Canadian diamond anniversary ring I1-F 14kt. white gold $630.00. e8964

e8964 Canadian diamond anniversary ringCanadian diamonds come in all shapes and sizes. Their quality is usually a little better than the average because each Canadian diamond that reaches the final market goes through a certification process. This extra step costs a little more due to laser engraving a unique registered number, producing specific packaging and certificates. At one time only Canadian diamonds bigger than 0.30 carats received this registered treatment but now almost any size Canadian diamond is registered. The 10 diamonds in this 2.1 gram 14 karat white gold anniversary ring are all engraved with a registered number. They are all matching I1 clarity with a very nice F colour. Originally purchased at Canadian Jewellery chain Ben Moss Jewellers. This ring comes with all of its original packaging, certificates, and a pamphlet describing the exclusive 68 facet diamonds they use. In like-new condition showing no wear and tear. This flat edge ring will fit almost any similar flat-edged engagement or wedding ring. Estate priced at $630.00. Stock #e8964.e8964 Canadian diamond anniversary ring

SOLD

 


July 20, 2021

Russian made 14kt. rose gold rings $50.00/gram 4.1 to 7.1 gr. each. e12114-e12117

From Russia with love come these 14 karat rose gold lady’s and gent’s rings. In North America we measure gold purity as a fraction of 24 parts, 24 karat gold is pure, 18 karat gold is 75% pure, 10 karat gold is 41.7% pure etc. In many countries gold purity is measured by a more logical method as a percentage of purity. In the case of these Russian rings 583 equals 58.3% gold purity or the equivalent of our 14 karat (14÷24=0.583). The rings measure 6.5mm to 10.1mm wide with finger sizes of 7, 9 and 13. If you have any question about their origin, one look at the classic hammer and sickle hallmark will leave little doubt where they were manufactured. The rings have been polished up like new and are ready to go. These rings are not the heaviest available but because they’re alloyed with a little more copper compared to traditional 14 karat yellow gold they are harder. The copper also gives it a lovely rose hue. These don’t show up very often, so if you think you’d like one don’t wait around. For just $50.00 per gram they are priced well below wholesale replacement cost. The two lady’s rings have an interesting diamond cut pattern that reflects the light when moved. Stock numbers e12117, e12116, e12115 and e12114.

ALL SOLD

 


June 19, 2021

0.40ct. tw. SI-IJ marquise diamond cluster 2.7gr. 14kt. $770.00 CAD. e13944

A retro cluster offering a ton of sparkle for a small price point. The flat yellow gold shank almost mirrors the marquise cluster as it widens to 3.6mm then tapers drastically, drawing the eye in. The high polished shoulders step into the background on most skin tones. Leaving the 12.0mm by 7.8mm cluster to almost float across the finger. The chromy white rhodium enhanced white gold allows the 13 diamonds to blend into one at a glance. The 0.19 carat marquise brilliant cut diamond that crowns the ring is a clean SI1-IJ quality. Its 0.21 carats of round single cut accent diamonds are of matching SI-HI quality. The ring currently measures a finger size 9 1/4 with plenty of room to adjust. Estate price $770.00 CAD. Stock #e13944.

SOLD


June 15, 2021

Ryrie Bros. Toronto 22kt. wedding ring 4.8gr. $540.00 CAD. e13387

The name Ryrie may be unfamiliar to most, but in the late 1800 and early 1900s, they were the finest jeweller in Toronto. They expanded their location several times on Yonge Street over the years. In 1905 Montreal based Birks came to town and opened a location only a few doors up the street. It wasn’t long before the two firms combined forces becoming by far the largest luxury jeweller in Canada. The merged company experienced great success as the flourishing Toronto economy matured. This simple ring should give you an idea of what Ryrie Bros. was all about at the turn of the 20th century. While 9 karat gold (37.5% pure) is the minimum legal standard for gold jewellery manufactured in Canada and most people are familiar with 10, 14, and 18 karat gold, this ring is ultra-premium 22 karat. It’s 91.6% pure gold composition reveals itself in the rich tone. It is likely alloyed in the Commonwealth tradition of blending small amounts of silver and copper resulting in the beautiful colour. Normally we’d restore and polish a ring to look like new, but this time we’ve decided to honor its antique nature and leave a century’s worth of patina proudly on display. The size 6 2/3 ring measures 3.9mm wide and weighs a significant for its size 4.8 grams. We can easily adjust the fit up or down and make it look new if you prefer. For the cost of a new, well-priced, 14 karat wedding ring of the same weight you can have this fantastic bit of Toronto history made in much higher quality gold. The precise manufacturer and purity marks inside the shank look like they were stamped only yesterday. If only these antique rings could speak, I’m sure they’d be able to tell a great story. Estate priced at $540.00 CAD. Stock #e13387.

SOLD


June 10, 2021

9.8mm pearl & diamond ring 4.1gr. 14K $390.00 CAD. e13628

A champagne tone pearl makes a much subtler statement than its white counterpart. It also adds an extra level of vintage flair to any piece it’s set into, like this petite 14 karat yellow gold ring. The impressive 9.8mm round pearl is shouldered by four narrow rows of brilliant diamonds transitioning to narrow 1.95mm high polished shoulders. The whole ring has been cast from equally warm 14 karat yellow gold and currently measures a finger size 8 with some room to adjust. Estate price $390.00 CAD. Stock #e13628.

SOLD


May 30, 2021

Birks 14kt. gold wedding ring 2.5mm, size 5, 1.8gr. $210.00 CAD. e14010

A timeless Birks wedding band that will never go out of style. Measuring 2.5mm wide by 1.26mm tall this domed band is equally relevant next to an engagement ring or worn on its own. Its quality manufacturing makes it a sturdy alternative to those tiny 1mm wide stacking bands that are populating Instagram feeds. Unlike its trendy counterparts, this band will stand up to anything you throw it at and keep its shape. The 14 karat yellow gold band weighs 1.8 grams and currently measures a finger size 5 with plenty of room to adjust. Estate price $210.00 CAD. Stock #e14010.

SOLD


May 22, 2021

0.33ct. tw. SI2-I1-IJ halo engagement/wedding ring set, 3.5gr., 14kt., size 6 1/2, $700.00 CAD. e13349

We pride ourselves on having something for absolutely every budget! It’s one of the biggest misconceptions we face; because we showcase some expensive items we must only carry high priced jewellery. Here to disprove that myth is a 14 karat white gold diamond wedding set for only $700.00 CAD! The cluster-halo combo spans an impressive 7.7mm and most of the top half of each ring has been set with a delicate row of diamonds. The set together combines 0.33 carats total weight of SI2-I1-I quality. The rings currently measure a finger size 6 1/2 with some room to adjust. Stock #e13349.

SOLD

 


May 21, 2021

Ryrie Bros. Toronto 18kt. antique wedding ring, 4.5mm, size 7, 6.1gr. $700.00 CAD. e14329

This band is at the very least 117 years old, potentially as old as 124! The (literally) timeless dome wedding band is from Ryrie Bros, an integral chapter in Canadian jewellery history, originally from Yonge Street in Toronto. Ryrie Brothers operated in the heyday of catalog department stores, mailing catalogs all over the country and shipping jewellery to wherever their customers called home (in case you think online shopping is a revolution, it’s really just the digital version of another “sales revolution” that was happening over 100 years ago). These catalogs are actually what spurred Ryrie Brothers to join with Birks. The two firms were each spending about $50,000 (1.25 million in today’s dollars) a year producing and circulating almost identical catalogs to heavily overlapping customer bases. By combining into Ryrie Birks they became a jewellery catalog behemoth. This solid 6.1 gram 18 karat yellow gold band would have been made prior to the merger and it really doesn’t look like it’s had much wear at all! The 4.5mm wide band measures a finger size 7 with room to adjust and is estate priced for $700.00 CAD. Stock #e14329

SOLD


May 20, 2021

Tiffany “I Love You” silver ring, sz. 6, 2.8mm wide, 2.3gr., $140.00 CAD. e14478

It’s been some time since our last Tiffany posting. Here is a now-retired, simple band ring measuring 2.8mm wide. The generous wall height of 1.6mm gives the 2.3-gram ring some added strength. Those 3 little words that mean so much are deeply engraved around the circumference of the ring 5 times, so you can’t miss them if the ring spins a bit. This ring is a size 6 and best left that way as the pattern will be interrupted if altered. The ring comes in a Tiffany drawstring pouch and box. Polished up, looking great and estate priced at $140.00 CAD. Stock #e14478.

SOLD


May 19, 2021

14kt. gold ruby & diamond ring 5.2gr. $700.00 CAD. e9964

e9964-emerald-cut-ruby-and-diamond-ring-14-karatJewellery of the middle ages was one of the main modes of communicating your social class to the world. As such many people of the middle class spent great fortunes on their embellishments in the hopes of fooling those around them into overestimating their success. This meant that the truly wealthy had to wear even larger and more lavish pieces to not be mistaken for the middle class. Eventually, laws were put in place to police the over wearing of jewellery by the middle classes. Rings were especially important for communicating royalty and high nobility and thus were some of the largest and most ornate pieces of the time. This of course is not a thousand year old ring, but it is absolutely of Medieval inspiration with its heavy angular lines in brushed and high polished 14 karat yellow gold echoing the shape of the Maltese cross. The deep blood red of the 0.46 carat natural ruby is set with 0.18 carats of bright round brilliant cut diamonds, finishing off the regal motif. The 5.2 gram ring measures a finger size 7 with room to adjust up or down as needed. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #e9964.

SOLD

 


May 18, 2021

10kt., 5.5gr., signet ring, 15mm x 13mm, size 8 1/2, $385.00 CAD. e14481

The key with a pinky ring is a low profile. The pinky is the most exposed finger making it a dangerous place for soft gemstones that can’t take a blow or tall rings that will snag against passing objects. That is the practical reason for wearing a signet ring on your little finger. The traditional reason is that signet rings use to hold the wearer’s official seal. The ring would be pressed into hot wax to seal letters and important documents. By wearing them on the little finger the seal was easier to use than on any other finger. The trend stuck long after signet rings became the medium for decorative initials. This vintage signet ring is Canadian made and has been cast from 5.5 grams of durable 10 karat yellow gold. The low profile top measures 15mm x 13mm making it an appropriate canvas for almost any engraving you’d like. It currently measures a finger size 8 1/2 with room to adjust as needed. Estate price $385.00 CAD. Stock #e14481.

SOLD


May 12, 2021

14kt. enamel snake ring 8.4gr. $750.00 CAD. e13983

This is the craziest looking snake ring we’ve ever encountered! From its toothy muppet grin to its wild bug-eyed expression, this snake is as unique as they come! It’s been decorated with multicoloured basse-taille and champleve enamel, leaving decorative arabesques of raised gold along its spine and snout. It’s even wearing a gold collar! Now enamel is of course glass, and a very thin layer of glass at that, making it one of the most fragile accents to wear on a ring. Our snake is proof of that fragility as its enamel has chipped out in places along either edge. With mindful wear, the 8.4 gram ring shouldn’t lose more of its colourful complexion. The 14 karat yellow gold ring measures a finger size 6 1/2 and unfortunately can’t be sized. Estate price $750.00 CAD. Stock #e13983.

SOLD


May 10, 2021

14kt. pink topaz and diamond ring 4.0gr. $420.00 CAD. e6838

Natural pink topaz is very rare and do not occur often. This pink topaz is no exception. It is a genuine topaz but its colour is not natural. It is a result of a pink surface coating applied to the back of the normally colourless stone. This coating is stable as long as the stone is not subjected to extreme heat from a jewellers torch or submerged in an acidic cleaning solution. Set on the shoulders of the ring are 6 small diamonds (0.07 carats total weight.) of average quality I1-I. The ring was cast from 4.0 grams of white gold and measures a size 9. Always ask the jeweller if their coloured stones and diamonds are treated in any way. Most artificially colour enhanced gems are significantly less expensive than their natural variety versions and the customer should be made aware of this. This ring is estate priced at $420.00. Stock #e6838.

SOLD


May 5, 2021

1.00ct. tw. I2-L diamond ring 10kt. 3.2gr. $700.00 CAD. e13513

This ring really does look like it costs at least 3 or 4 times our estate price of just $700.00. These substantial diamonds are set in a sturdy 10 karat white gold setting weighing over 3 grams in a finger size 7. The solid construction allows our goldsmiths the ability to adjust the ring up or down 2 sizes. The diamonds are conservatively graded an I2-L. Under casual viewing they look clear and bright; under magnification or extreme scrutiny, they reveal some inclusions and a slightly warmer colour hue. The classic three stone design has been enhanced by a Lucida style double gallery setting along with large tightly set brilliant cut diamond shoulders. The thick 3.5mm wide flat edged shank will complement almost any wedding ring. Excellent condition, contemporary and versatile design make this ring an attractive choice for anyone looking for a much bigger look than its price suggests. Estate priced at $700.00 CAD. Stock #e13513.

SOLD


April 10, 2021

Reversible rings diamond & sapphire or blue topaz 0.25ct. tw. 14kt. $630.00 & $560.00 CAD. e10852 e13491

Now, these are fun. You have to be impressed with the inventiveness of some people, like the designer that thought up this ingenious take on the reversible ring. Worn one way the ring shows a bright, sparkling cluster of 0.25 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds. The diamond shaped, tiered cluster measures a showy 8.7mm long by 8.0mm wide. With one slick motion turning the ring inside out that cluster gives way to a dark navy blue sapphire, accented with a couple of shoulder diamonds or a sky blue 7mm x 5mm genuine topaz with accent diamonds. Great estate value plus you get two rings in one. The sapphire version weighs 5.5 grams and measures a finger size 6 3/4, while the blue topaz ring measures a size 8 1/2 weighing 4.3 grams. Both rings can be altered larger or smaller by one of our onsite goldsmiths. Estate price for these unique rings is $630.00 (sapphire) and $560.00 (topaz). Stock #e10852 & e13491.

Both SOLD


March 5, 2021

14kt. 0.75ct. tw. sapphire & diamond ring, 7.2gr., 14kt., size 7, $700.00 CAD. e13398

Zebra’s stripes are designed for deception, meant for blending into the herd on the run, making it difficult for pursuing predators to pick an individual target out. The deception with this zebra stripe statement ring lies in the colour, at first glance you think it’s simply the black and white of true zebra stripping. Take a closer look and you find the dark stripes are deep blue sapphires that wink subtle indigo when viewed on an angle. The 0.50 carats total weight of sapphires is contrasted with 0.25 carats total weight of round single cut diamonds. The stripes are further accentuated by raised white gold bars, adding further shadowing darkness to the sapphires. The 14.8mm wide digit dominator ring is cast from 7.2 grams of 14 karat white gold and currently measures a finger size 7 with a bit of room to adjust. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #e13398

SOLD


March 4, 2021

Antique 5 stone diamond ring 0.25ct. tw. SI-H (1 chipped), 2.4gr. 14kt. $450.00 CAD. e14192

An antique ring that is miraculously in like-new condition. Considering its style and old mine cut diamonds we believe the ring is at least 100 years old! Really, the fact that it’s lived so long and only has one chip to show for it is very impressive! The chip is on the smallest of the diamonds and if need be we can replace it from our large stock of loose antique diamonds. We chose to keep it original because of its overall excellent condition. The ring retains its European hallmarks, almost as crisp as the day they were stamped. It features decorative grooving running over halfway down each shoulder, and decorative pierced settings that widen the ring top to 4.9mm. The five diamonds are of a bright SI-H quality and equal approximately 0.25 carats total weight. The 2.4 gram ring was cast from warm 14 karat yellow gold and currently measures a finger size 6 with some room to adjust. Estate price for this genuine antique $450.00 CAD. Stock #e14192.

SOLD


February 17, 2021

18kt. diamond anniversary ring 0.20ct. tw. I1-I, 1.3gr. $350.00 CAD. e14162

Ultra-narrow stacking bands like this one are the most versatile ring on the market, whether shopping for yourself or someone else. Worn on their own they make a delicate accent, measuring only 1.8mm wide. But their real value comes from the ability to pair them with anything. They can be stacked again almost any other ring, no matter the colour, gemstone combination, or shape of the other bands. This band in particular is extra versatile for only showing diamonds across its top half. The 0.20 carats total weight of I1-I round brilliant cuts have been set into top quality 18 karat white gold. The 1.3 gram ring currently measures a finger size 5 1/2 with some room to adjust. Estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock #e14162.

SOLD


February 16, 2021

Art Deco filigree diamond solitaire 0.33ct. I1-WX, 2.1gr. 18kt. $700.00 CAD. e14151

We’ve been fortunate enough to hit a vein of like-new 100+ year old pieces! Whoever owned this collection obviously cherished the pieces as they show no signs of previous wear. Every section of delicate filigree and deeply hand-engraved flowers is as crisp as the day the ring was made. The aesthetic of the ring and the old European cut diamond points to the early 1920s, one of our favorite eras. That diamond weighs approximately 0.33 carat of I1-WX quality, of the cognac hue variety. The 18 karat white gold ring currently measures a finger size 7 with some room to adjust. Estate price for this like-new antique $700.00 CAD. Stock #e14151.

SOLD


February 13, 2021

Antique garnet & pearl ring, 2.9gr. 10kt, like new. $245.00 CAD. e14147

Catch it while you can, antiques don’t last long around here, especially 100-year-old Victorian-era pieces! This natural garnet and demi-pearl ring is unlike any antique we’ve had the pleasure of showcasing, mostly because softer stones like this never survive a century’s worth of wear. In fact, this ring shows no signs of previous wear at all! Either it was never worn or only on very special occasions. The garnets and pearls are pristine, showing no scuffs, nicks, or scratches anywhere. Honestly, this ring must have fallen out of some time capsule! It’s also unusual for the 10 karat rose gold it’s made from. The ring measures a finger size 6 1/2 with room to adjust. Estate price for this like-new antique is $245.00 CAD. Stock #e14147.

SOLD


February 10, 2021

Matching diamond anniversary rings. 18kt. 0.50ct. tw. SI-HI, 3.2gr., $840.00 CAD each. e14089 e14090

A matched pair of 18 karat anniversary bands featuring hand-set diamonds edged by high polished white gold. The bands each feature 0.50 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds, with 10 SI-HI quality diamonds per ring. The rings themselves have been solidly constructed weighing 3.2 grams each. The rings are sold separately for $840.00 CAD each. Stock numbers e14090 and e14089.

SOLD


January 16, 2021

18 karat gold Greek key ring 8.5mm 6.9gr. size 8 $700.00 CAD. e12296

The Greek Key has become one of those patterns so easily recognized that no one really thinks twice about it. But if you dig into its history it is surprisingly meaningful. It’s also called the meander motif and takes its shape from the Meander river in Turkey. Except for the hard right angles the pattern captures the spirit of the twisting river pretty accurately. For the Ancient Greeks, the pattern was a symbol of infinity and the eternal flow of things. Fitting that it should be captured here in an endless eternity pattern. Cast in 6.9 grams of extra warm, premium quality 18 karat yellow gold the ring measures a commanding 8.5mm wide and a finger size 8. Estate price $700.00 CAD. Stock #e12296.

SOLD


January 8, 2021

18kt. white gold hand engraved wedding ring, 2.5mm, 2.7gr. $336.00 CAD. e14152

The art of hand engraving is being quickly replaced by 3D-printed deeply patterned designs. So we are always pleased to showcase a piece like this band, that has been hand engraved all over! The delicate pattern of unwinding fiddlehead ferns has been worn subtle by previous wear, leaving a soft whisper of the original crisp engraving. The 2.5mm band is cast from 2.7 grams of 18 karat white gold and currently measures a finger size 6 3/4. Estate price $336.00 CAD. Stock #e14152.

SOLD


January 1, 2021

14kt. gold Celtic knot wedding ring 7.0gr., size 9, 8mm wide $735.00 CAD. e13542

This Celtic knot ring appears to be hand made. The inner surfaces and pierced areas display a much rougher texture than the easy to access polished outside areas. Unless you have a highly finished model you can’t help getting a rougher finished casting. The outside is easy to smoothly finish and polish by hand, but those tiny nooks and crannies are impossible to access. Without advanced surface preparation and tumble polishing machines those sections are destined to have an unfinished texture. With many types of jewellery this may be an unintended and unwanted consequence, but the rustic nature of the Celtic knot pattern makes it more authentic and appropriate. Whether by design or fortunate accident this ring looks perfect. At 8mm wide it has good presents but its not overwhelming. The size 9 ring has a finished weigh of just over 7 grams, manufactured in good quality 14 karat yellow gold. This ring can be adjusted in size, but the continuous pattern will be disrupted if we add or remove a section to alter the size. Excellent condition and estate priced at $735.00 CAD. Stock #e13542.


December 23, 2020

0.45ct. tw. I1-IJ diamond cluster 14kt. 2.7gr. $630.00 CAD. e14112

The floral cluster adds a touch of whimsy while offering a big footprint at a small price-point. This low profile cluster ring especially, as the shoulders tapering dramatically towards the blossom, making it look even larger than its 7.7mm diameter. The 14 karat yellow gold ring is topped by 0.45 carats of I1-IJ round brilliant cut diamonds. It currently measures a finger size 6 3/4 with room to adjust. Estate price $630.00 CAD. Stock #e14112.

SOLD


December 18, 2020

0.25ct. tw. Vintage/Antique diamond cluster ring 3.8gr. 18kt. gold & platinum $977.00 CAD. e13651

Yet another example of the halo not being a new concept. This vintage 1940s engagement ring features a tightly packed cluster modern and vintage cut diamonds. The main diamond is an early round brilliant cut surrounded by early and modern round single cut diamonds. They’ve been cleverly set in a decorative communal bezel measuring 8.8mm in diameter. The 11 diamonds equal an approximate 0.25 carats of nice VS-H quality. The engraved and milgrained shoulder features a fanciful scroll with delicate twisting vine accents. Despite its age, the ring top has retained much of its original bulk and detail thanks to the heirloom quality platinum it’s made from. For contrast, the shank itself is warm 18 karat yellow gold and features all of its original trademarks and makers marks. The 3.8 gram ring currently measures a finger size 7 1/4 with some room to adjust. Estate price $977.00 CAD. Stock #e13651.

SOLD

 


December 10, 2020

Michael Hill 0.50ct. tw. I1-IJ diamond cluster 2.3gr. 10kt. $700.00 CAD. e13375

One of the advantages of being able to try rings on in person is the ability to discover a style you’d not have considered. Most people turn their nose up to two tone options but when worn they are very striking. The contrast of the two colours is used to direct the focus of the ring and move the eye. With this Michael Hill example, the yellow gold shank becomes understated on the finger, making the floral cluster stand out sharply as if it were suspended on the hand. If this had been cast from all white gold the cluster would have been lost against the diamond studded shoulders. Now the shoulders twinkle subtly compared to the chromy white center. The 37 hand set I1-IJ round brilliant cut diamonds come together to equal 0.50 carats. The 10 karat ring is in like new condition showing no signs of wear and is accompanied by its original inner and outer boxes. It currently measures a finger size 7 1/2 with some room to adjust. The ring is currently available on Michael Hill’s website for $1,399.00 CAD. Our estate price is $700.00 CAD. Stock #e13375.

SOLD


December 7, 2020

0.50ct. tw. I1-J Canadian made diamond anniversary ring 4.4gr. 14kt. $840.00 CAD. e13901

This ring set was made by Libman & Co. Toronto, while no longer in business their jewellery still turns up on the secondary market from time to time. They were an excellent manufacturer with quality products that were well priced and well made in Canada. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers was proud to showcase Libman jewellery for many decades. In 2012 they were purchased by a large Canadian jewellery manufacturing group, a few years later that group went bankrupt bringing an end to the Libman & Co. legacy. I suspect pressure from less expensive foreign labour and imports proved to be a formidable challenge. Do you have an anniversary coming up? Well made from 4.4 grams of 14 karat yellow gold the ring contains a total estimated diamond weight of 0.50 carat. The bright and lively I1-IJ round brilliant cut diamonds are secured in a heavy channel setting made to last. Currently, the ring measures a size 6.5. Our onsite goldsmiths are able to make it larger in just a day or so. It is in excellent like-new condition and represents fantastic value for the estate price of $840.00 CAD. Stock #e13901

SOLD