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.

December 4, 2023

1.29ct. SI1-D excellent cut GIA report (1.47ct. tw). 4.7gr. plat. sz. 6 1/4, James Allen, $8,610.00 CAD. 101-00535

It’s too bad the original purchaser of this ring didn’t consult with us before buying this high quality diamond engagement ring from Had they done so, they would have paid less when new, and received more when they no longer needed it; not to mention they would have got most of the original sales tax back too. This is just the sort of ring that Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers do better than almost anyone else. A high quality diamond with a GIA report in a traditional style, premium quality platinum setting is something few jewellers do as well as us. This ring was originally purchased by a local Barrie resident in 2020. It is in like new condition and comes complete with original James Allen receipts, and documents, along with a laminated Gemological Institute of America diamond grading report from 2019. The beautiful natural diamond is a significant size weighing 1.29 carats, it is an eye clean SI1 clarity, with a perfect D colour, excellent cut, excellent polish, excellent symmetry, and medium blue fluorescence. The full GIA report can be seen online here. Bead set along the shoulders of the 2.1mm wide shank are 18 small round brilliant cut accent diamonds adding 0.22 carats of VS-SI-GH sparkle. The upgraded, 4,7 gram, platinum setting was made to fit a size 6 1/4 finger. We can easily adjust the fit up or down to suit almost any finger size. The flat edge design of this ring makes it easy to match almost any wedding band or anniversary ring. Online jewellery purchases like this from a reputable drop shipper offers better value than most ordinary brick and mortar jewellery stores, but we like to think Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers in no ordinary jewellery store. Our 65 years experience from the same Downtown Barrie location, and the unique competitive advantages of our business model allow us the ability provide better value than any online vendor. Many times our estate diamonds and jewellery sell for under their wholesale replacement cost. This like new diamond ring is a great example of just that. Wholesale is the new retail when it comes to diamond rings at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. The least expensive diamond of this quality on the James Allen website is over $11,000.00 and the exact setting (17182P) is on sale for $1,209.00. Including everything pictured, this diamond ring is estate priced at $8,610.00 CAD. Stock #101-00535.

December 3, 2023

2016 Rolex Oyster 114200 “red grape” Oyster 34 $8,880.00 CAD. 505-00400 e10175

We first sold this watch in late 2016 and it returned just the other day as a trade-in. The Rolex 34mm Oyster is a great mix of classic Rolex design with contemporary details that are instantly noticeable. Have you ever seen a Rolex with a dial colour like this? Known within Rolex circles as red grape, this dial is a soft subtle greyish purple plum hue. Certainly not the typically encountered silver, black, white, or champagne face usually seen. Closer inspection reveals tiny little pink squares on the outer dial edge that tip the raised 18-karat white gold luminous hour markers.  The watch was purchased new in June 2016 at a Toronto authorized agent. When we sold it the first time it came complete with everything seen in these images; only these images remain of the complete package. The original Rolex documentation, packaging, and accessories have become lost after a move (it DOES NOT come with box and papers). The uncluttered functional dial with smooth bezel and more sporty oyster bracelet make this watch the perfect accessory for an active lifestyle. A super scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, threaded twin lock crown, and a screw on case back allow a 100-meter water-resistant rating. It was worn by the previous owner as a favorite accessory for over 7 years. Overall condition is very good after a light refinish and polish to the case and bracelet. The 11 link Oyster bracelet exhibits just a touch of sag, but no stretch. The “Red Grape” dial is no longer available and has become a colour that doesn’t show up very often.  A unique watch that is sure to be noticed with a look of understated sophistication. Including a complimentary 1-year warranty this watch is estate priced at $8,880.00 CAD. Stock #505-00400.


December 2, 2023

2023 Austrian Philharmonic 1 oz. fine gold coins. Spot plus 3%. 912-00498 912-00499

While not too common around here Austrian Philharmonic 1 ounce gold coins are among the most popular bullion products produced. They are one of the world’s best selling gold coins purchased by collectors and gold investors alike. They have been around since 1989 when they debuted with a face value of 2,000 Austrian shillings. In 2002 the face value changed to €100 euros to reflect the adoption of the Eurozone currency. The design of the coin has remained constant since it was introduced, only the year of production changes annually. The coin depicts the pipe organ in the Vienna Musikverein’s Golden Hall. The back side of the coin shows instruments of the Vienna Philharmonic, including Vienna horn, bassoon, harp, and four violins centered on a cello. We are offering these pure gold coins for a low 3% premium over the spot price. In a bullish precious metal market, we feel this is the lowest premium anywhere. Both coins are 2023 issue and are in excellent condition. They measure 37mm diameter, 2mm thick, and weigh 1 troy ounce (31.103 grams). These coins are not subject to any form of sales tax. For credit card purchase please add 2%. Stock #912-00498, 912-00499.

December 1, 2023

14kt. Kabana, malachite sea turtle, 13 grams. $1,860.00 CAD. 231-00276

Kabana is a luxury manufacturer of fine jewellery that specializes in the inlay of precious and semiprecious gems. Mother of pearl, colourful opal, black onyx, turquoise, lapis, and many other gems are hand shaped to fit the intricate styles inspired from traditional and modern design. There are few manufacturers with more recognizable jewellery than Kabana. They have dozens of retail agents in the United States, and you’ll run into more on popular vacation island destinations, like Bermuda, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Aruba, etc. The jewellery they produce is all hand crafted in the United States with great precision. Jewellery like this requires much more hand adjustment of the stones because inlaid stones must fit tight like a puzzle piece. Prong set jewellery allows the metal to be manipulated around a stone, inlay requires the stone to precisely fit and existing gold structure. We’ve had a few Kabana items over the years, but this is our first from their Sealife collection. The choice of beautiful green malachite is perfect for the large sea turtle pedant that measures 33.8mm from nose to tail. The 13 inlay sections of cabochon cut malachite display excellent polish and subtle bands of green shading the mineral is known for. This is a substantial pendant weighing 13 grams. The large bail on the underside can accommodate anything from a light gold chain to a heavy leather cord necklace. We don’t think this cute turtle was worn more than a few times. We didn’t even need to refinish the 14 karat yellow gold when it arrived, it still retains the original factory applied bright polish to all the gold surfaces. The realistic sea turtle depiction continues on the underside making for not only a beautiful piece of jewellery but and an interesting object simply just to look it and hold. From surfing around the Kabana website it appears they no longer produce the large turtle pendant, although a couple smaller versions using other gem material are still shown. Some Kabana retail partners still have the large examples with mother of pearl inlay for $2,279.00 USD ($3,100.00 CAD). We couldn’t find a single example of this version with malachite anywhere online. This unique pendant is estate priced at $1,860.00 CAD. Stock #231-00276.

November 30, 2023

2021 Breitling Navitimer 8 A13314 43mm hardly worn. $4,900.00 CAD. 515-00085

Breitling’s Navitimer watches typically are very busy looking with rotating slide rule bezels and various scales on the dial, used for various mathematical calculations. The model 8 does away with all those diabolically small, impossible to read numbers on the bezel and chapter ring(s). This is a large easy to read 12 hour chronograph with a day and date calendar display and that’s about it. If you don’t need absolute 1/10th of a second elapsed time calculation, Breitling have fitted this less is more model with a simple rotating timer bezel using only a single reference index. Simply turn the bezel index to the current minute and calculate the elapsed time with the minute hand as it advances. The thin bezel leaves plenty of surface area to showcase the beautiful sunburst blue dial with Arabic hour markers. It’s difficult to see in these still images but the 3 register dials have a fine concentric circular finish that contrasts against the rest of the face. Large luminous hands and a double anti-reflective finish on the sapphire crystal allow for excellent optics and a very east to read dial. This watch is in excellent, lightly worn original condition. It has never been polished or touched up at all. It displays some minor scuffs and scratches on the case, bezel, and bracelet, but nothing significant. It was purchased in November of 2021 and comes complete with the original inner/outer boxes, instructions, chronometer certificate, and the warranty card. It is running great and keeping very good time with all functions operating as designed. The screw down crown and screw on case back provide a water resistance rating of 100 meters. We are happy to provide the next owner with a complementary 1-year warranty. This rather uncommon Breitling has recently been retired from the line. It is estate priced at $4,900.00 CAD. Stock #515-00085.