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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.


June 13, 2024

2013 Breitling Bentley Barnato Racing special edition A25366 49mm $8,888.00 CAD. 515-00069

For Breitling fans and exotic automobile enthusiasts alike this one’s for you. The 49mm diameter Breitling for Bentley Barnato Racing edition makes a cool lifestyle statement. The unique function of the little steering wheel chronograph registers gives the dial more motion than a standard analog chronograph. Instead of tiny little hands slowly circulating a small minute/hour register, the actual steering wheel style registers turn around fixed indicators. The chronograph seconds register is also over geared to circulate the full dial in just 30 seconds instead of the usual 60. This makes split-second time calculation down to a 1/10 of a second easily possible combined with the oversized black dial. A handy tachymeter chapter ring scale has been indexed perfectly for motor racing with readings for 95 to 320 units per hour. It’s more than just a pretty face, it’s a well thought out tool for the racing/watch aficionado. The unique engraved bezel is designed to resemble the look of the Bentley grill. The winding rotor covering the 38-jewel Swiss movement has also been designed to emulate the look of a modern Bentley wheel. The Barnato connection comes from Woolf Barnato who was a wealthy British financier and Bentley owner. He eventually would own the company itself after investing a sizable sum of money to keep the company in business. In the late 1920s, he drove his Bentley race car to 3 straight wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. To this day he is the only person to achieve such a perfect entry vs. win ratio of 3 for 3. Our Barnato Special Edition watch was purchased in Canada in December 2013. It comes complete with the original inner/outer box, instructions, and endorsed warranty card. The watch is in excellent original condition having only been occasionally worn by a careful owner. The highly polished finish is almost perfect showing only the most minor of surface scuffs. Estate priced at $8,888.00 CAD. Stock #515-00069.

 


June 12, 2024

3 x 100 oz. fine silver bars. Spot plus 5% (NO SALES TAX). 912-00484

Silver bullion is so inexpensive right now. 1 ounce of silver is close to 80 times less expensive than 1 ounce of gold. The historic relationship of gold vs. silver price is closer to 40 to 1. There have only been 2 other times in history that I’m aware of when the silver/gold ratio has been more distorted than right now. This tells us that gold is overpriced or that silver is under priced. With all the chaos in the world at the moment my personal belief is both silver and gold are under valued but much more so in the case of silver. With silver pricing as low as it has been for the last few years we’ve slowly been acquiring silver but seldom (almost never) do we sell any of it. For all those people who call us asking for silver bullion here’s your chance. These 100 ounce bars of 999 fine silver were manufactured by North Texas Refinery. The bars measure around 14cm x 7cm x 3cm but are surprisingly hefty when you hold it in your hand. Each weight just a little under 7 pounds. There is no sales tax on precious metals; Revenue Canada looks upon these sales as financial transactions therefore not subject to any form of sales tax. Everyone should own some bullion as security against the effects inflation has on your cash. These 3 are the only 100 ounce bars we are selling at the moment. Priced at just spot plus 5% currently around $4,250.00 CAD (credit card purchases please add 2% service fee). First come first serve. Contact us immediately if you’re interested. You never see fine silver bullion price a such a low premium over spot, usually it is at least 10% above the spot price. Stock #912-00484

SOLD


June 11, 2024

1.75ct. VS2-I GIA cert. 2.54ct. tw. platinum halo diamond ring $13,000.00 CAD. 101-00066 e3739

e3739-1-79ct-vs2-i-gia-cert-platinum-halo-diamond-ring-001If this ring looks a little familiar it should. We used this setting to showcase a beautiful 2.32 carat sometime ago. We had such a positive response from the design that we had to feature it again. This time we selected a diamond and ring combination that costs less than 1/3 of what the original did. Even though it is substantially less expensive than the original, this ring was crafted from premium platinum. In fact the ring contains almost 9 grams of the substantial ultra rare precious metal. The slightly grey colour and soft patina that platinum develops over time is a great compliment to the vintage Art Deco inspired design. Even though the ring looks like it is from the 1930s, it’s only a few years old.e3739-1-79ct-vs2-i-gia-cert-platinum-halo-diamond-ring-002  We set the beautiful 1.75 carat VS2-I very good cut diamond in the ring a few years ago. Being only a couple years old and carefully worn, the ring is basically new. Just an ultrasonic cleaning was all that was needed to bring it to the condition you see here. For the perfectionist out there we’ll happily refinish and polish the minor scuffs from the shank. Over 3/4 of a carat of small, excellent quality VS-GH round and baguette cut diamonds have been bead and bezel set throughout the intricate creation. The full December 2013 GIA report detailing every aspect of the large centre diamond can be seen online here.e3739 1.75ct. VS2-I GIA cert vg g vg none GIA is the industry standard for the unbiased grading of diamonds and coloured gems. The Gemological Institute of America developed the now internationally accepted diamond grading standards. All important diamonds should come with a GIA certificate. If you’re considering a significant diamond purchase, INSIST on a GIA report for peace of mind and accurate grading. The ring measures a slightly larger than average 8. We should be able to adjust it up or down a couple of sizes as needed. As shown the complete ring is estate priced at $13,000.00 CAD. Stock number 101-00066 e3739.

 

 

 

 

 


June 10, 2024

2016 43mm Omega Aqua Terra Annual Calendar 231.10.43.22.02.003 $5,200.00 CAD. 510-00178

The first time we sold this watch it was only 6 weeks old. The second owner recently traded it for a different Seamaster he discovered in our estate collection. Now it it is looking for a new home. This Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra was purchased new from an authorized Canadian Omega dealer on April 24th 2016. The high grade stainless steel 43mm diameter case features Omega’s curved lyre lugs, high polished fixed bezel, signed screw down crown, and a domed anti reflective sapphire crystal. The teak concept pattern on the white dial was designed by Omega to recall the wooden decks of luxury sailboats and it’s been boldly accented with 18 karat rose gold luminous dial markers and hands. Precise microscopic parallel etchings on the hands and hours markers disperse reflected light in a subtle rainbow effect that is memorizing to see and can’t accurately be captured with our limited photography skills. The fine details and finish of the dial and applied details are second to none in the industry.   The real achievement of this watch stands at the 3 o’clock position, a month/day calendar display that automatically recognizes months with 30 and 31 days. To account for the short month of February, the date only ever needs to be set once a year on the first of March. With satellite technologies in many quartz movements that can globally position themselves to account for changes in time zones this annual calendar may not seem like much, but consider that this annual calendar with its instantaneous jump has been incorporated into a Swiss made certified chronometer movement that already features a 55 hour power reserve, silicone balance spring on free sprung balance, two spring barrels mounted in series, and automatic winding in both directions. The sophistication of Omega’s Co-Axial Calibre 8601 allows the watch to run longer with more precision between services. The rhodium plated and red accented movement can be viewed beneath the antireflective sapphire crystal on the screw on case back.  As expected from a Seamaster the watch is water resistant to 150 meters or 500 feet. The case and bracelet have the original factory finish showing signs of wear that could be refinished away if you wish for no extra charge. The previous owner purchased a genuine Omega NATO style leather/fabric strap and worn it like that for a while. The $230.00 strap (receipt included) shows significant wear but can still be safely worn if you’d like to change the look to something a little more casual. It is a pity Omega have decided no long to make the Annual Calendar Aqua Terra. They only offer the basic date display (no month display) that requires date correction 5 times per year. The smaller size 41mm current version (1.220.10.41.21.02.001) comes with a retail price of $8,500.00 and can be seen online here. Our estate example comes with the original inner/outer box, endorsed Canadian warranty card, instructions, wallet, and the extra Omega NATO strap. Before this watch was retired from the Omega lineup, it had a price of $9,650.00 CAD. Our estate price for this 8 year old annual calendar Seamaster is $5,200.00 CAD. Stock #510-00178.


June 9, 2024

16″ Tiffany Heart Toggle necklace sterling silver 74.5 grams $575.00 CAD. 651-00126

Leave it to Tiffany to turn a utilitarian clasp into a focal style point. The heart/toggle series of necklaces and bracelets are a mainstay design from Tiffany and has been among their most popular pieces for many years now. If ever there was a brand of jewellery with a following, it has got to be Tiffany. Pretty much everything they make is recognizable by some design element that reenforces the brand. Oversized embossed logos, a prominent “T” incorporated somewhere in the design that is hard to overlook. This example is the large rolo link classic; manufactured with a generous 74.5 grams of premium sterling silver. The necklace measures 16 inches in length and can be worn with the heart and toggle clasp at the front or back of your neck. Sterling silver is very soft, we have given the necklace a light polish but didn’t want to refinish it too hard and disrupt the crisp text that has been proudly debossed on the clasp and heart. It is in very good condition and comes with its original drawstring pouch. You can see the current version of this classic on the Tiffany website where is carries a price of $1,250.00. Our lightly worn example is estate priced at $575.00 CAD. Stock #651-00126.

SALE PENDING.