vintage pieces


We have unique experience in buying, trading and selling estate jewellery. We have hundreds of previously owned items such as: diamond rings, gold coins, bracelets, earrings, pendants etc. Call or visit our store if there is a particular item you are looking for.

March 28, 2023

14kt. padlock & key charm bracelet 3.2gr. 7″ made in Italy. $333.00 CAD. 441-00220

This lock and key motif are unusual for its obviously mismatched combo, with the keys measuring at least double the size of the padlocks. The skeleton keys measure 16mm tall compared to the petite 9.2mm of the locks. All have been hollow-constructed to reduce the overall weight of the piece. The bracelet itself measures 7 inches low and weighs in at 3.2 grams of 14 karat gold, finishing with a stylized lobster clasp for easy fastening. The estate price for this like-new bracelet is $333.00 CAD. Stock #441-00220.

March 27, 2023

66 inch 14 karat fancy link necklace 84.8 grams 5.6mm diameter $6,650.00 CAD. 431-00503

Wait long enough and everything will eventually come back in style. Well, 80 years seems long enough, doesn’t it? This fancy link chain was originally designed to span a gentleman’s waistcoat with a decorative fob catch for clasping onto the bow of a pocket watch. Now that oversized clasp is simply a statement piece that easily grasps an amulet or heavy pendant for a dramatic finish. At 66 inches long the woven-link chain can be layered in several ways making it as versatile as your imagination. The 5.6mm wide links are made from a double link of superhard concave sheet gold, and tiny wirework globes finished in a matte ribbed pattern. The chain is made from 84.8 grams of warm 14-karat yellow gold and retains a soft patina from its near-century of life. The estate price for this like-new chain is $6,650.00 CAD. Stock #431-00503

March 26, 2023

Cartier Trinity ring CRB4052756 18kt. 3.5mm, size 7 1/2 $1,365.00 CAD. 401-00193

We’ve covered the Trinity de Cartier several times so the story is very likely familiar to you, but this one is not an “homage” to Cartier, it’s the genuine article. This rolling ring carries the timeless symbolism of love, friendship, and fidelity across its white, yellow, and rose gold bands, each measuring 3.45mm wide. The 18-karat ring weighs in at 9.6 grams and currently measures a finger size 7 1/2 (European size 56) with room to adjust. It’s accompanied by its original red and gold Cartier box and certificate of authenticity. It is a current offering from Cartier and is listed on Cartier’s website for $1,950.00 CAD. Our estate price is $1,365.00 CAD. Stock #401-00193.

March 25, 2023

Baume & Mercier Catwalk MV0252-06 0.66ct. VS-F 87gr. 18kt. $6,000.00 CAD 501-00212

Believe it or not, some of the best values in the world of previously enjoyed jewellery are solid gold luxury watches. Breaking down the price to its simplest form of price per gram reveals an astonishing fact. If you shop around you can find some compelling bargains. Buying a brand new, high-end, 18-karat, Swiss timepiece new can easily run you $200.00 to $300.00 per gram. Whereas a preowned model like this one only costs less than $70.00 per gram. If you dig a little deeper and determine the net weight of 18 karat gold in our latest Baume & Mercier estate watch is around 84 grams, you can figure out the gold value alone is around $5,500.00. Considering the wholesale cost of the 16 high-quality small diamonds (0.66 carats VS-FG) is close to $900.00, you quickly realize our price of only $6,000.00 is quite a good value. The watch itself is in practically brand-new condition showing very little use. The bracelet is very tight, showing no stretch or sag. The basic dial crafted from iridescent mother of pearl is absent of any hour markers, with just two faceted hands to display the time. Baume & Mercier Catwalk model MV0252-06 measures 21mm wide and will accommodate a wrist size of 7 inches. The bi-folding buckle snaps securely shut and integrate seamlessly into the bracelet. Included with the purchase are a copy of an October 2007 appraisal and our 1-year complimentary warranty. This estate watch is estate priced at just $6,000.00 CAD. Stock #501-00212.

March 24, 2023

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

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