Amazing opal engagement rings features 2017
July 22, 2017
An understated anniversary band can be a wonderful finishing touch to an existing wedding set or a subtle statement worn on its own. Occupying a quarter of the rings circumference the 0.50 carats of high quality VS-H princess cut diamonds make a very lively impression. Set one right against the other for that uninterrupted brilliance you can only get from princess cuts. Those 8 diamonds are securely housed in a very well made 3.2 gram 14 karat white gold setting that currently measures a finger size 6 with room to adjust. Estate price 5.00 CAD. Stock #e10343.
July 21, 2017
The queen of invisible set engagement rings features an impressive 6 modified princess cut diamonds instead of the usual four, creating the look of a 1.25 carat rectangular brilliant cut. That mock main diamond sets a geometric tone for the whole ring as it’s accented with graduating high polished channels down each shoulder. The 16 round brilliant cut diamonds set into those stepped channels finish off the perfect 1.00 carat total weight of bright I1-I2-H sparkle. The blingy ring is made from a sturdy 5.2 grams of 14 karat white gold and currently measures a stock size 6 with some room to adjust. Two of the invisibly set princess cut diamonds have microscopic chips that do not affect the brilliance or sparkle. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10342.
July 17, 2017
As any Sex In The City fan can tell you New York city is a fashion mecca and their jewellery designers are just as important pushing the envelope as any major fashion house. Vahan Jewelry is no exception; driven by French designer Leon “Sacha” Der Calousdia to over adorn every piece they make. Working exclusively in sterling silver with 14 karat rose and yellow gold accented with high quality diamonds. Their collections are all statement makers and this 12.15mm wide baroque inspired ring is no exception. The 0.11 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds are more than lively enough to stand out against the heavy pattern of the 10.8 grams of lustrous silver and warm 14 karat rose gold. Style 12436D is part of Vahan’s current collection and is listed on their website for 40.00 USD. Finger size of 6 1/2 can be adjusted up or down a size or two. Our estate price is just 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10421.
July 14, 2017
Favorite colour red? Born in July? 40th anniversary? These are all good reasons to purchase this ruby and diamond ring, but perhaps the best one is just because. Just because it’s a pretty ring and just because for under 0.00 I can’t imagine a better value. The ring contains 4 oval faceted rubies of nice quality with a medium raspberry red colour. 20 small round brilliant cut diamonds of I1-I2-HI quality that contrast the rubies with some white flashes of brilliance. Measuring a finger size 6 3/4 the 3.7 gram, 14 karat yellow gold ring should fit the average sized ladies finger comfortably. If needed one of our onsite goldsmiths can easily adjust the ring one or two sizes up or down as required. Estate priced at 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10608.
July 12, 2017
Who says a leopard can’t change his spots? This artistic wrap around leopard ring is certainly unlike anything you’ll see on National Geographic. Decked out with natural emeralds, rubies, blue sapphires, and 1 diamond all highlighted with bright white rhodium, he’s one wild cat. The 14 karat yellow gold ring has been delicately carved to create a very fierce feline complete with whiskers, sharp fangs, and of course angry red ruby eyes. The 3.4 gram ring currently measures a finger size 6 3/4 with room to adjust. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10384.
July 9, 2017
This month old three piece petite set is covered all over with the most delicate of diamonds. Working on the strength in numbers concept the trio combines to span a 5.0mm total shank width. That being said each piece can easily stand on its own as they maintain uniform width to the bottoms and carry hidden strength as their height is greater than the width. 79 individually set round brilliant cut diamonds come together to make 0.40 carats of SI-I-I brilliance. Just the engagement ring was worn for a short period of time. The 2 unworn wedding rings still retain their scuff free flawless rhodium finish adding an extra level of shine to 5.4 grams of 10 karat white gold. The unsized trio measure a stock size 7 with some room to size up or down. Estate price for the set only 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10371.
July 6, 2017
The 20/20 classic ring is Links of London’s commemorative ring for their 20th anniversary. The three rings are meant to follow their three ring logo that symbolizes their Love London Life philosophy. The three 18 karat yellow gold stacking rings are in fact one ring with a free spinning center. With the three facets on each ring, turning the center ring creates a whole new look making for a versatile and customizable piece of jewellery. All together the ring weighs 10.6 grams in a finger size 8 1/2. The epitome of a trinity ring for just 0.00 CAD. Stock #e9867.
July 1, 2017
“Rings under 00” is one of the most popular categories in our estate jewellery collection for good reason. Just have a look at what less than 00.00 can buy. This contemporary 14 karat white gold engagement/wedding ring set is in like new condition, it only needs a fresh rhodium plating to be considered new. The centre diamond weighs 0.16 carats and the 80 other small brilliant cut diamonds add an additional 0.41 carats of weight. All the diamonds are of nice bright I1-I quality. The ring too is a nicely made quality piece. The diamonds are all set properly with good claw coverage. The set weights 7.6 grams in a finger size 7. Considering a new ring set like this can often sell for around 0.00 per gram or more without any diamonds, this is an excellent showcase of the value estate items offer. The two ring set is estate priced at 0.00 CAD. Stock #e8180.
June 27, 2017
This trendy take on the diamond solitaire is obviously meant as a high quality companion to the petite layered rings of Pandora and David Yurman. The ring has been very well made from 4.6 grams of warm 14 karat yellow gold with a shank that measures 2.75mm wide. Bezel set into the 6.40mm dome is a sparkling 0.08 carat round brilliant cut diamond of nice I1-I quality. The ring measures a slightly larger than average 9 1/4, it can easily be sized but it would actually make a really nifty thumb ring. Either way, worn partnered with other rings or alone on its own finger or thumb the ring is bound to make an impression. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10218.
June 24, 2017
Matching wedding bands are not half as common as they used to be. Styles have gotten very diverse as have tastes. Being able to decide on one style out of thousands both of you like can sometimes be an impossible task. The easiest direction to take if you decide that matching wedding bands are an important symbol for your union might be an understated classic design like this pair. The Tiffany dome profiles done in warm, high polished 14 karat gold aren’t meant to be flashy decorations. Each is a soft and quiet daily reminder of the person who wears its mate, a thought meant just for the two of you. Measuring 4mm and 2.3mm in finger sizes 12 and 7 1/4 the pair are well made from Birks and can be adjusted to any size needed. Estate price for the pair 0.00 CAD (available separately). Stock #e10518, e10517.
June 21, 2017
Just like diamonds the four Cs must be considered for each kind of coloured gemstone. Though the scales use the same language (VS,SI,I) however they are not comparable to each other. An I1 clarity grade in a more naturally inclusion prone gemstone like emeralds would look completely different than an I1 clarity grade for an aquamarine which normally forms eye clean. The 1.12 carats of oval faceted emeralds in this statement ring are considered a higher clarity for emerald, showing large areas of eye clean space. They are however a lower colour grade, showing an almost pastel green hue. Just as champagne and chocolate diamonds found a niche in the market despite their very low colour grades, off coloured gemstones can be equally sought after. That light green combined with the higher clarity allows these emeralds to return more light and shine more brightly than the more traditional emerald green. To add to that high level of sparkle the emeralds have been bracketed between two rhodium enhanced rows of 0.50 carats of pave set round brilliant cut diamonds. The ring itself is well made from a sturdy 8.1 grams of 14 karat yellow gold and currently measures a finger size 6 with some room to adjust. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10236.
June 9, 2017
At Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers we have dozens and dozens of anniversary rings. Almost all of them subscribe to the familiar formula of a straight line of channel or prong set diamonds set side by side with little to no space between them. While the princess cut diamonds in this 14 karat white gold example are set virtually touching each other, there is still quite a bit of empty space due to their square outline. Amazing how a simple 90 degree twist completely alters the look of a traditional anniversary ring. Not only does the adjustment result in an interesting style, the twist requires fewer diamonds resulting in a lower price to you. The 9 princess cut diamonds used in the ring weigh an estimated 0.50 carats. With quality of strong I1-I or better they sparkle very nicely. Two of the diamonds have microscopically chipped corners that have no affect on the brilliance. Measuring a size 6 the 3.1 gram 14 karat white gold ring is estate priced at 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10441.
June 7, 2017
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 7.00. Stock #e6172.
The Claddagh ring is an Irish tradition steeped in meaning and symbolism. Made up of three parts, the hands, the heart, and the crown meant to symbolize the three promises of a relationship; friendship, love, and loyalty. Depending on how it’s worn this 2.1 gram, 10 karat yellow gold ring can say a lot about your relationship. If your “heart is open” (you’re single) the ring is to be worn on the right hand facing away from the body. Engaged? It should be worn on the left facing out and turned in toward the body after the wedding. If your “heart is closed” the heart should again be facing toward the body but on the right hand. Our Claddagh measures a size 7 but could easily be made a size or two smaller to accommodate the petite finger. Estate priced at 0.00. Stock #e10436.
June 4, 2017
Created gems are not fake. They are engineered examples of their natural counterparts. They are chemically, optically and physically virtually identical to a traditionally mined example. It’s like calling the ice cubes in your freezer “fake ice”, it’s synthetic ice but certainly not fake ice. You supply the ingredients of water and cold temperature and you can create the ice. The same formula applies to creating a true synthetic emerald. With the correct elemental ingredients and the perfect growing environment it’s possible to grow or create emeralds. With some proprietary technology and lots of experience the quality can be controlled, allowing for very high quality results without the cost compared to a natural earth mined emerald. This 12mm diameter example weighs an estimated 4.25 carats. A natural specimen of this sort of quality from Columbia would cost close to 000.00. This large synthetic emerald is secured in a simple 4 prong double gallery solitaire setting. The 14 karat yellow and white gold ring weighs 3.9 grams and measures a finger size 7. Our onsite goldsmiths can make this ring bigger or smaller in just a day or two. Ring and emerald are estate priced at only 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10423
June 1, 2017
Very low setting well made 14 karat yellow and white gold ring. Contemporary looking solitaire design was constructed from 3 different sections of 14 karat gold weighing 4.1 grams, finger size 7. The centre diamond weighs 0.23 carats of nice SI-HI quality. The two tone construction contrasts nicely with sections of high polish and other sections with a brushed texture. This ring would make a great engagement ring for someone who likes a ring that will not get in the way. The flat edges make it very easy to fit a wedding or anniversary ring along side. The ring is in like new condition estate priced at 0.00. Stock #e7626.
May 28, 2017
It’s a standard looking anniversary ring with a twist, in fact it’s a 90 degree twist. The 6 princess cut diamonds have been rotated a quarter turn giving them a distinctive “diamond” shape. It gives the ring a totally unique modern look. The 14 karat white gold custom made setting weighs 4.8 grams and contains an estimated 0.66 carats of high quality VS-HI diamonds. One of the end diamonds corner has been chipped but it’s tucked into the gold channel making it completely invisible except under magnification. The ring is quite low with flat edges making it a suitable match for many engagement or wedding ring styles. For less than 00.00 this ring makes a big statement. With so little of the diamond surface covered by metal it makes each 2.6mm x 2.6mm stone look much bigger. The lack of metal coverage also help promote brilliance and dispersion. This ring is an easy to see stand out value at the estate price of only 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10414.
May 22, 2017
Introduced some time in the 1850s garnet and coloured glass doublets were one of many attempts at creating imitation gems throughout history. Made up of a lower half of coloured glass melted and fused to an upper half of pale red garnet the stones came in almost every colour of the rainbow. After being fused together they were faceted and set in the place of the precious gems they were imitating. Our three faceted rounds are meant to appear as top quality rubies. By the early 1900s true synthetics gemstones were introduced and quickly replaced doublets. That was also the time when modern round brilliant cuts put the traditional rose cut diamonds that accent this ring out of fashion. Thankfully this historic little ring survived the change of tastes between the two centuries and made its way to us. The warm 18 karat yellow gold ring hails from somewhere in the UK and weighs in at 2 grams even, in a finger size 7 1/2. The striking ring is an unmistakable antique and will announce its history at anyone who happens a glance. From these hallmarks you should be able to date it to the exact year on manufacture and who made it. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e9839.
Michael Smiley Fine Jewellery has been a downtown Barrie destination for handmade designer jewellery for many years. He recently moved to a beautiful new location but we still have the occasional pleasure of showcasing some of Michael’s fine work. This handmade 18K white and yellow gold crisscross ring goes beyond the usual expectations for this style of ring. The yellow band crossing the white on one side and the white band crossing the yellow on the other. It’s little extra details like these that elevate the rings quality and make Michael’s designs stand out. You can wear it showing off the X or you can twist it 90 degrees and emphasize the open sections. The ring weighs a solid 6.2 grams and measures a size 7. It can be sized but it will throw off the symmetry of the design. Estate price 5.00 CAD. Stock #e9721.
Tiffany presents their Atlas Collection as “bold enough to stand on its own, graceful and uncomplicated enough to stack and layer.” which can really be said of almost all of Tiffany’s staple collections. This early piece from the Atlas Collection is certainly robust enough to stand on its own as its been made from 6.5 grams of solid 925 silver. The ring measures a generous 6.7mm wide adding extra impact to the contrasting matte and high polished finish that was the original signature of the Atlas Collection. Today Atlas rings can be had with a more delicate saw pierced contrast. The timeless ring measures a stock size 7 and being Tiffanys, has a well thought out section on the ring back to enable sizing without ruining the pattern. Estate price for the ring and its original Tiffany pouch 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10383.
May 17, 2017
Kavar Jewellers is a family run mini jewellery chain of four stores in the Toronto area. Each store is run by one of the four Konialian brothers. They opened their first store in 1985 in the Upper Canada Mall and have made a reputation for the wide selection of trendy brands they carry alongside their own in house lines. This 0.79 carat blueish purple oval tanzanite and 0.12 carat (I1-JK) diamond halo ring is from Kavar’s in house line. It’s well made from 3.4 grams of 14 karat brightly rhodium plated, unrefinished white gold and measures a finger size 6 1/4 with lots of room to size. The ring came in showing no signs of wear, sparkling and ready to go. There is not even the slightest scratch on the rare tanzanite African gem. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e9698.
It can be pretty tough finding a nice engagement ring for under 00.00, let alone getting a matching wedding ring included with that. How about finding one with a nice, bright, well documented Canadian diamond; good luck with that. Luck’s on your side if your considering an estate ring from Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. Made from 5.3 grams of 14 karat white gold, the pair features a very well cut 3/4 bezel set Canadian diamond weighing 0.26 carats of I1 clarity with exceptional F colour. The grade setting inclusion is a dark crystal in the centre that is very difficult to see without magnification. The abundant sparkle and superior cut conceal this inclusion except under extreme scrutiny. An integrated matching wedding band follows the unique contours of the engagement ring adding a further 0.14 carats of SI-GH bling. Included with purchase is a registered Government certificate describing the diamond as being mined, cut and polished in the North West Territories. Also included is a Gem Scan certificate and appraisal suggesting a March 2009 replacement value of 00.00 (engagement ring only). The slightly larger than average size 8 1/2 set can be sized to fit a different finger size in just a few days onsite by one of our goldsmiths. The contemporary set is in excellent condition and estate priced at just 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10390.
May 13, 2017
Platinum and Birks, what more could you ask for in a traditional wedding band? It’s 4.1 grams of top quality material from the most well known Canadian high end jewellery brand. The 2.7mm wide high domed band is a perfect match to any engagement ring. Manufactured from platinum it will last for generations. Why settle for 14 karat or even 18 karat white gold when you can get the true luxury white metal for less than gold. Be the first step of a family heirloom tradition for 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10224.
May 12, 2017
Traditional 14 karat white gold diamond engagement ring containing a nice bright I1-G round brilliant cut diamond with a good cut and no fluorescence. The setting measures a finger size 5 and weighs 4.5 grams. The simple 4 prong solitaire design has never gone out of style and is very easy to match with a wedding ring when the time comes along. The engagement ring comes with a appraisal certificate dated 22/10/07. The ring can be sized up in as little as a day or so at no charge by one of our on site goldsmiths. Estate priced at 0.00. Stock #e8011.
May 9, 2017
During the Great Depression people used cinema as an escape from the harshness of daily life. It was the beginning of the golden era of Hollywood and jewellery of the 1930s was all about Hollywood glamour on a slightly tighter budget. Costume jewellery was popularized and the use of large created gemstones or inexpensive gems like amethyst and citrine allowed women to emulate what they saw on screen. Poland, like most of Europe, was not immune to the effects of the American film industry and this 14 karat rose gold ring hand made in Warsaw is the epitome of 1930s jewellery. Measuring 24.0mm long by 21.5mm wide the 11.2 gram ring is all oversized decadence, equally at home on the hand of Bette Davis as it would have been on the woman who owned it. She obviously cherished the ring as its hallmarks and makers mark (stamped on the outside of the shank, unlike North American hallmarks which are stamped inside the shank) are still in crisp relief. The heart of the ring is a 19 carat deep orange created sapphire surrounded on all sides with intricate filigree that casts dark shadows onto the finger during wear for contrast. The 80 year old ring is in perfect condition and currently measures a finger size 9 1/4 with plenty of room to adjust. Estate price 5.00 CAD. Stock #e10411.
Jewellery 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 of the regal motif. The 5.2 gram ring measures a finger size 7 with room to adjust up or down as needed. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e9964.
May 6, 2017
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 0.00 CAD. Stock #e7057.
May 3, 2017
This antique Art Deco ring came set with beaten up natural zircons that did the piece no justice. To freshen it up we replaced them with two large 8mm cubic zirconias that throw a huge amount of fire and scintillation. If the two CZs were diamonds they’d each weight around 2 carats! The 1920-30s era ring features all the delicate detail indicative of Deco design, cast into 3 grams of 14 karat white gold. Measuring a neutral size 7 the antique ring is in great shape, showing a crispness of detail rarely seen in rings over 80 years of age. Estate priced 5.00 CAD. Stock #e10107.
The only difference between a purple sapphire and a ruby is the colour. The two side sapphires in this vintage three stone ring from the 1960s are simply not red enough to be accurately described as rubies. When the two slightly reddish purple sapphires formed millions of years ago they didn’t have enough of the colouring agent chromium to make them a true red colour. When they came in on trade they were thought to be garnet but after a thorough cleaning their true identity of fancy purple sapphire was revealed. The two 0.30 carat sapphires frame a nice 0.25 carat VS-H round brilliant cut diamond. The 2.5 grams 14 karat yellow and white gold setting is showing minor wear as to be expected from a 50 year old ring, but needs no repair and is ready to be worn in a size 5.25. Estate priced at 0.00 CAD. Stock #e8332.
May 2, 2017
The ancient Egyptians named peridot the “gem of the sun”. It certainly earns its name looking at this 5.8mm in diameter faceted round peridot that appears to be lit from within. The bright green is made more intense in contrast with the high polished 3.8 grams of 10 karat white gold that make up this 4.75mm wide ring. To finish off the modern look two round brilliant cut diamonds have been channel set into each domed shoulder. The 0.12 carats of sparkling diamonds work together with the illuminated peridot to make an eye catching, contemporary piece. Currently measuring a finger size 6 1/2 with the ability to go up or down one or two sizes. Estate price 3.00 CAD. Stock #e9803.
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 a musician out 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 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 0.00. Stock #e7298.
April 29, 2017
Most slave or chevron rings made today are delicate fashion pieces but that is not the case with this interpretation. This fashionable ring was made to last from 2.6 grams of 18 karat yellow gold. Where most are made with tiny low quality diamonds this version has been set with 0.17 carats total weight of high quality round brilliant cut diamonds. Graduated in size, the diamonds help accentuate the plunging curve. Drilled pilot holes under the diamonds add a touch of added manufacturing complexity but allow for easy cleaning. This ring is surprisingly solid and currently measures a finger size 7 with room to adjust up or down a bit. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10355.
April 26, 2017
With summer coming I’m sure there’s more than one barefoot fanatic waiting to ditch the shoes for some soft, sun warmed sand or stylish sandles. And what finishes off a breezy summer outfit and nice pedicure than an eye catching toe ring. This modern 14mm wide ring is unlike most of its kind, made from 4.2 grams of strong 10 karat yellow gold. The ring is free to flex during wear but strong enough to avoid breaking and deformity. With its open concept design it makes for a breezy comfortable wear. The perfect summer accesory for the estate price of 5.00 CAD. Stock #e10369
April 24, 2017
Jewellery made in the 1940s was heavily affected by World War II, which put restrictions on the use of most metals including some precious metals. Jewellers turned to alternative alloys and semi-precious stones that were easier to obtain at the time. This smoky quartz in pinkish yellow gold is a great example of the practice. Stones like this were less expensive than traditional precious gemstones and the fashions turned toward larger statement pieces. This 9.00 carat, 14.7mm round brilliant cut is right at home for the era. Alloy metals were also scarce so jewellers started alloying yellow gold with a little more copper, resulting in the slightly rosier tone of the 4.5 grams of 14 karat that make up this ring. The unusual colour of gold compliments the smokey quartz nicely and gives the ring a nice harmony. Fabricated with great skill entirely by hand the ring currently measures a finger size 7 1/4. Our onsite goldsmiths can adjust the vintage ring size up or down as required. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e9601.
April 23, 2017
Effy Jewelry is a big brand for the cruise ship traveller. The jewellery manufacturer specializes in bold colours and pave set diamonds. This 14 karat white gold halo is a nice example of what they are known for. With its tricolour rectangular shaped pave set cluster measuring 14mm x 11mm it makes a statement without being overwhelming. All together the ring contains 1.00 carat of diamonds divided into two rows of black diamonds, one row of white and a cluster of cognacs. At a small finger size 4 3/4 and weighing 3.9 grams this ring can easily be sized up to accommodate the more typical finger. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e9460.
April 22, 2017
If you’ve been looking for a Claddagh ring this is the one you want. Manufactured by ArtCarved, a jewellery company from New York that’s been around since the 1850s. This Claddagh ring is a prime example of good manufacturing made to last without cutting any corners. It weighs a substantial 5.8 grams of solid 14 karat yellow gold with no hollowed out areas and a generous shank. Claddagh rings are an Irish tradition carrying a three part symbolism of love (the heart), friendship (the hands), and loyalty (the crown). Depending on how they are worn they can be used to symbolize relationship status. So if your relationship status on Facebook isn’t getting the point across this might be the next best thing. The ring is currently a size 7 ¼ but can easily be adjusted to suit almost any finger size. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e9463.
April 21, 2017
There is a good chance this what your great grandmothers engagement ring looked like. That is if she was fortunate enough to get one. Many young brides of the time only wore a simple wedding band as there was precious little money around back then for luxury items like a diamond ring. The simple 18 karat yellow gold six prong setting contains a pretty 0.25 carat European cut diamond of SI1-G quality. A tiny little chip on an upper facet is evidence of a ring that was enjoyed and worn all the time. Tiny chips are quite common on very old diamonds due to the practice of cutting the girdles to a knife edge finish 100 years ago. The little ring weighs 1.7 grams, measures a size 7 and still retails the Ryrie Birks trademark. Estate priced at 0.00. Stock #e8012.
March 29, 2017
Natural pink topaz are very rare and do not occur often. This pink topaz is no exception. It is a genuine topaz but it’s 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 (0.07ct. tw.) 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 0.00. Stock #e6838.
March 26, 2017
As nice as a tightly packed diamond anniversary band can be there are a lot of advantages to the airier spacing of rings like this 14 karat example. First if you are looking for a petite accent to an existing wedding set this staggered diamond version complements without competing. By spacing the 0.125 carats total weight of petite round brilliant cut I1-J quality diamonds, the ring makes a feature of its negative space; creating darkness to brighten their brilliance. Of course the real advantage to rings like this is their petite price point, like our estate price of only 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10272
March 22, 2017
The Barrie location of Crescent Gold & Diamonds shut down in 2016. Our city saw 3 other jewellery stores close their doors last year. The jewellery industry, like many other consumer driven businesses, has become incredibly competitive over the last decade. Pressures from alternative retail models and online shopping are taking a toll on inefficient high cost vendors. With no rent to pay, no inventory to support, and only a core staff in one location it’s very easy for these online drop-shippers to undercut the traditional chain stores you’ll find in a high cost mall location. Those chains, like recently bankrupt (now back in business) Ben Moss, pay high rents and high commissions of their gross sales to the malls that house them. They have multiple stores full of inventory to float, employees within their stores and corporate offices that they must also support. It’s no wonder every few years there’s another chain going bankrupt or being sold off to someone else for restructuring. 2016 for us was a year full of frustrated customers from these chains, who purchased their important jewellery along with expensive ‘lifetime’ warranties that now felt cheated. When you shop local at a family owned jewellery store, lifetime usually means a couple of lifetimes as each generation takes on the business bringing new life and understandings of new technology. Deep connections within the industry, reduced overhead that comes from owning our free standing location for decades result in exceptional value for our clients. Add to that a reputation like ours for buying and selling estate jewellery and you are sure to find the best value around. When you make a purchase from Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers you can be assured we’ll be here in the future (heck, we’ve even had the same phone number since the 1950s).
This particular ring is from the recently closed Crescent Jewellers. Well made from 3.0 grams of solid, bright white 14 karat gold. The diamond it features is bright and full of sparkle despite its modest I2-KL quality grade. The 2012 appraisal describes a replacement value of 00.00. This figure seems very optimistic given the ultra competitive nature of the modern jewellery industry. Our competitive idea of a replacement value for this ring is 00.00. Our estate price of just 0.00 CAD makes for some truly compelling value. Jewellery is forever, is your jewellery store? Stock #e10248.
March 19, 2017
There’s a reason why they call blue and yellow complimentary colours; they just look good together. White gold is still very popular and white diamonds are always in style. This ring offers a popular look with an alternative colour combination. The natural diamonds are of I1 to I2 clarity and have been permanently colour treated to achieve this interesting slightly greenish blue hue. The ring must be new or only worn a few times. Its flat square section shank still has crisp sharp edges not showing even the slightest ding. Manufactured from traditional 14 karat yellow gold the size 7 ring weighs 3.1 grams. It could be used as an anniversary ring, wedding ring or maybe just a right hand ring. The 5 bar set round brilliant cut diamonds are very secure and sit very low making for a comfortable design. Estimated total diamond weight is 0.40 carats. Estate priced at only 0.00 CAD. Stock #e9545.
March 18, 2017
Soft, playful, and sleek this little diamond ring is a subtle statement piece. Due to its design the 5.7 gram 14 karat white gold ring sits diagonally when worn, adding an extra touch of uniqueness. Add to that 0.25 carats of bright, sparkling I1-I round brilliant cut diamonds backed with matte finished white gold and you end up with something really special. The ring is surprisingly sturdy making it more than appropriate for constant wear and currently measures a finger size 6 1/2. Estate price 7.00 CAD. Stock #e10298.
March 11, 2017
They say diamonds are forever but when it comes to a metal to hold them in place there in no substitute for platinum. If you have a platinum engagement ring and need a plain wedding ring to match this one should work perfectly. At 2.9mm wide it is just about the most popular width and the soft slightly rounded Tiffany surface is also the preferred profile. Weighing just over 4 grams the size 7.5 ring will fit the slightly larger ladies finger perfectly or we can size it down as needed. This ring was made in the United Kingdom as the inside of the shank clearly displays the traditional English Hallmarks of quality, year of manufacture, city of assay and the makers trade mark. The English have a long tradition going back 100’s of years marking all precious metals in this method. Once you’ve tried platinum it likely will become your preferred white metal for jewellery. It’s much more durable than white gold or silver. It doesn’t tarnish or corrode and it is far more white than any white gold alloy. Very good overall condition showing just a few light scuffs. A complimentary polishing will have you looking like you were just married. Estate priced at just 0.00. Stock #e9575.
March 9, 2017
Custom made rings in 14 karat can quite often cost close to 0.00 per gram. This estate custom made ring weighs 4.6 grams, so at 0.00 per gram it’s almost like getting the diamond for free. This well made ring was designed by local jeweller Jeff Walters Jewellers and contains a bright and lively 0.35 carat round brilliant cut diamond of a strong I1 clarity with an I colour and very good cut. Measuring a size 5.5 the ring is estate priced at 0.00. Stock #e7266.
Pink sapphires are usually a pale pink lemonade colour this one however is far more saturated, it weighs approximately 0.70 carats and is set in a yellow gold half bezel setting. This is a very lively and bright example of a fairly rare and unusual variety of the mineral corundum. Bezel set on each shoulder is a 0.07 carat round brilliant cut diamond SI-J quality. The setting measures a finger size 6.5 and is assembled from yellow and white gold weighing 3.7 grams. Estate price 0.00. Stock #e7224.
100 years from now will the current trend of halo style cluster engagement rings be fondly remembered like this classic solitaire dating from the early 1900s. It’s amazing to me that since this ring was new over a century ago that no one has been tempted to restyle, remount or reinvent this simple yet beautiful design. It may not be the most expensive estate item but if it could talk I’m sure it would be an interesting conversation. Imagine all the significant events both personal and globally that this ring has experienced. I bet it has experienced a carefully planned wedding, perhaps the birth of a child or children, grand children and maybe even great grandchildren. It witnessed both world wars and likely was astonished to see an automobile for the first time. The original 6 claw engagement ring design was invented by Tiffany jewellers in the late 1800s. Although the solitaire ebbs and flows in popularity there’s no denying the beauty. This original scalloped edge flower design is made from the North American standard 14 karat yellow gold and weighs 2.1 grams including the centre diamond. By formula the old European cut diamond weighs an estimated 0.32 carats with a nice SI1 clarity and a typical of the time J colour. The cutting geometry of these old stones differs from a contemporary brilliant cut most noticeably by its tiny table facet and chunky pavilion main facets. It’s a little hard to describe, but compared to a modern round brilliant cut they have a unique sparkle. Including a complimentary size adjustment this antique ring is estate priced at 0.00 CAD. I think rings like this are incredibly underappreciated and represent a great opportunity. Stock #e9573.
March 8, 2017
The illusion setting has been around in one form or another for over a century. One of the first attempts was the bright cut setting, in which the diamond was set into a flat circle of white gold engraved in a starburst pattern radiating out from the edges of the diamond. The high polished facets that were cut into the white gold or platinum would create the illusion of the diamond blending into the metal, making it difficult from a short distance to distinguish the diamond from the plate. Illusion settings have come a very long way, replacing high polished metal with tightly packed floral clusters of smaller diamonds. When you consider that as a diamonds carat weight doubles its price quadruples, the use of illusions like these make a lot of sense. This well executed illusion cluster takes a 0.16 carat round brilliant cut diamond and makes it look like a diamond weighing over 1 carat with the addition of 10 smaller round brilliants. Add to that the diamond set down each of the split shoulders and you have a perfect 0.50 carats of nice SI2-I quality round brilliant cut diamonds set into 3.4 grams of bright white 14 karat gold. The ring measures a finger size 6 with a bit of room to adjust up or down. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10212.
February 26, 2017
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 0.00. Stock #e7625.
February 24, 2017
If you birthday is in February or you just like the colour purple this is a pretty ring that is well made and well priced. With the price of gold around 50.00 per ounce not many modest size birthstone rings come in 14 karat gold any more. This ring weighs in at 4.9 grams and comes with 2 good quality round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 0.015 carats each on each side of the medium purple 7.0mm x 5.0mm oval amethyst. The ring measures a size 6.5 and is estate priced at 0.00 CAD. Stock #e7145.
February 22, 2017
I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing but this style of ring is probably the most frequently seen coming in on trade. The 4 invisibly set princess cut diamonds (0.40ct. total weight) look like a single large diamond but they cost about 80% less. 10 round brilliant cut diamonds are channel set down the 6.4mm wide shoulders. Measuring a finger size 5 this ring would fit a smaller lady or we could make it up to 3 sizes bigger if required. The diamonds average SI2 to I1 clarity and IJ colour with a finished weight in 14 karat gold of 5.1 grams. For 8.00 CAD this ring offers perhaps the biggest bang for the buck styles available. Stock #e8434.
February 17, 2017
Contemporary design white gold engagement ring containing one princess cut diamond weighing approximately 0.30 carat I1-GH. The channel set round brilliant cut diamonds on the shoulder and heart shaped gallery total 0.20 carats. The ring weighs 3.9 grams and looks like new. The estate price is 9.00. Stock #e6366.
February 16, 2017
Another unusual eternity ring made from 2.8 grams of 18 karat gold. I think this design looks like a 16 tooth bicycle sprocket. Each “tooth” contains a single cut diamond weighing a little over 0.02 carats (0.35ct. total weight). This ring is very well made with high quality VS-G single cut diamonds. Single cut diamonds only have 17 facets and are rarely used in modern jewellery. The ring measures approximately a size 6.5 and is estate priced at 5.00 CAD. Stock #e6629.
The double diamond ring has been presented as a new take on the engagement/anniversary ring, with one diamond meant to represent your best friend, the other your true love. A beautiful idea but certainly not new as this antique ring from the late 1800s demonstrates. The two diamonds that convey all of that symbolism in this ring are well over 100 years old. Predating the modern round brilliant cut the old European/mine cut diamonds carry a warmer OPQ colour common to antique diamonds. The combined weight of an estimated 0.62 carats present much better than their I1 clarity suggests, with their grade making inclusions all but disguised by their busy facet pattern and warm colour. Housed in 2.4 grams of slightly rosy 14 karat gold this vintage take on a very modern ring concept is estate priced at just 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10220.
February 14, 2017
Maybe it’s nothing more than the psychological attraction of high quality 18 karat construction and the excellent VS1-F 0.21 carat round brilliant cut diamond, but I find this ring quite attractive. Perhaps it truly is a pretty ring that just happens to be made with higher standards in mind. In truth it’s likely a bit of both. Jewellery is a luxury so why not use the best ingredients possible. If you’re looking for diluted gold there are many stores and manufactures out there that will supply 10 karat hollow, light, flimsy settings along with poorly cut opaque diamonds better suited serving duty at the end of a drill bit than in a piece of jewellery. This ring would make a great engagement ring for the lady that likes a super comfortable low setting or maybe use it as a promise ring until the day comes to present something a little bigger. Anything you decide to do with this ring it’s one to be proud of. You’ll never regret buying quality. The ring is constructed from 3.8 grams of 18 karat yellow and white gold with a finger size of 6.5. It can easily be sized up or down in as little as a day by one of our onsite goldsmiths. Estate priced at 9.00. Stock #e9416.
Abstract art is art painted by the viewer and their life experiences. The impression and content changes through the interpretation of each person who looks at it. That same principle applies to abstract jewellery. The cluster of natural indigo sapphires and round brilliant cut diamonds can be interpreted literally as a bluebell flower dropping from a branch, as a delicate bumble bee investigating a closed flower bud, or merely as swooping branches tipped with melancholy leaves. It can carry a simple feeling or impression or the spark of a memory, or maybe it’s just a pretty 14 karat yellow gold ring. Like all abstract art there are no wrong answers. Estate price 5.00 CAD. Stock #e10214
February 10, 2017
The most pure specimens of the gem sapphire are clear and colourless like a diamond. Trace amounts of elements such as iron, titanium, chromium etc. cause the normally colourless gem to form in the beautiful spectrum of colours found in this ring. All the coloured stones in this ring are in fact fancy colour sapphires. Most people are surprised to learn that sapphire can occur in a literal rainbow of colour. Each of these round sapphires measure approximately 2.75mm diameter and weigh a combined 1.25 carats. The ring also contains 8 small bezel set diamonds between the sapphires. The 14 karat yellow gold ring measures a size 7 and weighs 3.0 grams. Estate priced at 0.00 CAD. Stock #e7101.
February 7, 2017
How could anyone ever get tired of gazing into the calming cornflower blue of high quality sapphires. These 4 excellent quality examples are estimated to weigh a nice tidy 1/2 carat in total. The well matched princess cut sapphires are complimented by a lively 0.11 carat princess cut diamond. If the diamond didn’t have a small chip at the top left corner it would have flawless clarity. Normally we would replace the damaged diamond, but the insignificant nature of this blemish and labour involved to make the change makes it just not feasible. I suspect the minor chip happened when the stones were being set originally. The hand made ring is in like new condition showing little to no wear of any kind. The very well made ring weighs 5.4 grams in 14 karat white gold and measures a finger size 6. Estate priced at 0.00 CAD. Stock #e9907.
February 6, 2017
Canadian 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 0.00. Stock #e8964.
January 27, 2017
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 0.30 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds. The diamond shaped, tiered cluster measures a showy 13.4mm long by 9.4mm wide. With one slick motion that cluster gives way to a vibrant natural emerald, accented in a morning star of diamonds. That whimsical transformation actually has a practical application; emerald is a softer gemstone and can be scratched or damaged in regular, heavy wear. With this two in one ring you don’t have to think about whether it’s a good day to wear your emerald, you can flip it to the much tougher diamond cluster and forget about it. A size 8 which can be adjusted a few sizes. Estate price for this unique piece 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10136.
January 19, 2017
“Cross my heart and hope to die” was the epitome of credibility growing up; no promise could be more serious than when it was wrapped in that grave little sentence. The cross over anniversary band is that same sentiment embodied in gold and diamonds. Our cross over ring is made from 4.9 grams of warm 14 karat yellow gold, decorated with 0.50 carats of sparkling I2-J round brilliant cut diamonds. The well made ring is a finger size 6 with some room to size. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10091.
January 12, 2017
Celtic inspired wedding rings and jewellery have become quite popular and for good reason. The intricate knot patterns are very pretty and are well suited to jewellery applications. This pair is “not” exactly a matching his and her set as the patterns are slightly different; I can’t say for sure if this is by design or accident. What I can say is that they are Canadian made, new and unworn. Each of the 10 karat yellow and white gold designs measure 7.5mm wide and are in perfect condition showing no wear of any kind. Both rings are made in Canada by Cadman Manufacturing who have been suppliers to the jewellery industry for over 80 years. This family owned company produce great products at competitive prices. They have been one of our preferred suppliers for many decades. The ladies ring measures a finger size 6.5 with a love knot pattern, click on style number 5316 to see more detail. The gents is a size 8.5 with a spiral pattern, click on style number 5312 to see more detail. These new rings are estate priced at 7.00 and 2.00. Stock #e9350 and e9351.
Men’s sold lady’s still available.
January 8, 2017
Most 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 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10146.
January 4, 2017
We often have men looking for alternative metal wedding bands because they work with their hands and want something tough that will last. Then we get into a lengthy discussion about the short comings of alternative metal wedding bands. First of all they can’t be efficiently sized or sized at all, so when “dad bod” takes effect later in life you’ll need to buy a new ring. Second they can’t be refinished effectively; we can remove minor scratches but if you gouge it deeply that mark is there forever. Third, to remove these rings in an emergency situation can get a little difficult. We use steel cutting wheels to cut rings off of people’s finger so if you choose a cobalt, tungsten, titanium etc. our tools can’t cut through it. Now if you go the tungsten, cobalt or ceramic route the rings can be compressed until they shatter but then all you can do is throw the broken pieces away. That’s when we suggest rings like this 6.0mm wide by 2.5mm thick 12.5 gram 14 karat white gold ring. These thick gold wedding bands are perfect for men who work with their hands. They can be sized, refinished, and cut off in emergencies. They’re made so substantial they are much less prone to cracking or bending while being worn. This particular band also comes with 0.20 carat total weight of nice SI-H diamonds set deeply into its sides adding some subtle bling in a really unique way. In a finger size 9 ½ the band can be sized up or down a couple of sizes and can easily be given a brushed finish for an even more subtle look. Estate price 7.50 CAD. Stock #e9493.
January 2, 2017
In 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 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10080.
December 9, 2016
There 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 0.00 per gram not including a diamond. Estate priced at 0.00 CAD. Stock #e8411.
December 4, 2016
It’s bright, it’s big, it’s well made and it’s a great value. Yes it’s also an I2 clarity, but if you can handle seeing a minor inclusion as a trade off for a significant sized diamond you should consider this one. The grooved tulip shank setting has been a good selling style for many years. It’s traditional with a twist. The low central groove protects the highly polished finish helping keep this ring looking new. The diamond measures 5.48mm diameter as is estimated to weigh 0.62 carats with a very good cut. The K colour estimation is just a bit on the warmer side but it certainly doesn’t look yellow. For under 00.00 this is a great looking, excellent value ring that should really be considered if a brand new 0.25 carat for the same price just won’t cut it. The 14 karat yellow and white gold setting is in perfect condition with a finished weight of 3.2 grams in a finger size 7.25. Full refund available if this is not the best looking diamond for under 00.00 you’ve seen. Estate priced at 0.00 CAD. Stock #e8307.
December 3, 2016
Custom made tanzanite and diamond ring that was never worn. It’s hard to say if it is a replica from an original 1930-40s design or a modern interpretation of that eras style. It really only matters as a point of interest. What matters is the precise detail and quality of material used in the creation of this ring. 5 grams of 14 karat white gold along with 16 small diamonds (0.15ct. total weight) give it the twinkle. 3 medium tone violet/blue 3.25mm tanzanite are prong set across the centre provide the contrast. Crisp milgrain edges, pierced double gallery are some of the extra touches that you don’t see with many modern mass produced rings. The ring is a little larger than the average in a finger size 9. Brand new with a perfect scratch free rhodium finish. Estate priced at 0.00 CAD. Stock #e8812.
November 27, 2016
Consider 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. 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 0.00 CAD. Stock #e8244.
November 23, 2016
Channel 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. 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 5.00 CAD. Stock #e8278.
November 22, 2016
If you’re a fan of all things jewellery you’ll recognize this style of ring. Most that are seen are copies of this original Cartier design that goes back almost a century. Cartier describe their often imitated design like this (taken from the official Cartier website) “Three bands. Three colors. Pink gold, yellow gold and white gold, intertwined in a display of mystery and harmony. The visionary mind of Louis Cartier created the Trinity ring in 1924. Jean Cocteau promptly made the piece his own. Encircled in the glow of the literary world inhabited by the poet, the ring quickly earned iconic status. Three types of gold. Three symbolic colors: pink for love, yellow for fidelity and white for friendship. Trinity, a timeless design now available in a collection devoted to life’s most memorable loves. Trinity, all about you forever.” Our example is the medium width version with each section measuring 3.5mm. The European size 56 (North American size 7 1/4) ring is very comfortable, each section slides over the next. The rolling effect allows the ring to fit a finger almost a full size bigger than designed. This example weighs just over 9 grams and is in very good condition showing some light patina from gentle use. A full no charge refinishing can be done if you prefer things perfect. The Trinity de Cartier design comes in many different forms but the original style like this is still the most popular. On the Cartier website this version is priced at 80.00 USD. Ours is estate priced at 0.00 CAD. Stock number #e9199.
November 16, 2016
Cabochon cut gems are few and far between and cabochon sapphires are even more unusual. That’s why we appreciate hand made, custom pieces in our estate department, they are consistently well made and very unique. You’ll never run into another ring exactly like this 3.8 gram 14 karat yellow gold pinky ring. To set off the translucent blue sapphire cabochon 0.10 carats of good quality SI-HI round brilliant cut diamonds have been flush set on either shoulder. The very well made little ring measures a perfect pinky finger size of 3 1/4. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e9985.
November 7, 2016
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 0.00. Stock #e6964.
November 6, 2016
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 0.00 CAD. Stock #e7205.
November 4, 2016
Few mammals are as complex and captivating as dolphins. They’ve been the focus of human admiration for centuries and our jewellery has reflected that. I doubt there’s one person reading this who hasn’t seen a dolphin ring before but I’m sure you’ve never seen one half as nice as this ring. Very well made from 5.2 grams of top quality 18 karat white gold the ring features 0.16 carat total weight of bright SI-H quality diamonds. The dolphin itself is beautifully carved with a whimsically curving tail. Measuring a finger size 7 1/4 the ring is the perfect gift for anyone who appreciates the grace and mystery of these emotionally complex, highly intelligent creatures. Estate price 5.00 CAD. Stock #e10028.
November 3, 2016
The devil is in the details when you’re looking for something unique in a diamond band. Rings like this are designed to be neutral enough to seamlessly fit with an existing engagement ring or wedding set. This means if you are looking for something with a bit of personality, you’ll find it expressed as this 2.9 gram platinum band does. With a knife edge shank, hand engraved channel edges, and a squared off top the bright band has just enough personality to make it stand out. The real feature of the band is of course its 7 high quality VS-G round brilliant cut diamonds making for a sparkling total weight of 0.20 carats. The 3.25mm wide band currently measures a finger size 7 1/2 with some room to adjust. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e9902.
November 2, 2016
Art Deco inspired designs have been around for a long time and are especially popular today. This exact style ring has been in production for as long as I remember and is a consistent seller. The 14 karat yellow gold example weighs 3.8 grams and measures a size 7.75. The oval faceted 0.25 carat green emerald is surrounded by 22 round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 0.25 carats all of good SI1-H quality. This ring has seen some wear over the years as shown by the minor chips on the emerald. Still in very good overall condition and ready to be enjoyed for the next generation or two this ring is estate priced at 0.00 CAD. The low profile design makes for a very comfortable ring to wear all the time. Stock #e7740.
November 1, 2016
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 0.00. Stock #e6583.
Canadian made by Corona this triple cluster design ring contains 21 good quality SI-HI round brilliant cut diamonds cleverly set to look like three big diamonds. The 14 karat white gold setting weighs 1.8 grams and is a tiny size 4.5 but can be made bigger. This ring is only a few months old and looks like new. Estate priced at 0.00. Stock #e6582.
October 31, 2016
At first glance we thought the beautiful colour sapphire shoulder stones were natural but after a thorough examination we found out these are an early flame fusion variety of synthetic sapphire. I think over the past almost 100 years these sapphires may have fooled many jewellers. The colour is very convincing, the cut is of an older style and the natural looking inclusions mostly tiny trapped gas bubbles are only visible under a microscope. The centre stone is a natural old European cut diamond measuring 4.2mm diameter and estimated to weigh 0.27 carats. It is of good quality, grading a VS clarity with a G colour. The 14 karat yellow and white gold setting weighs 3.6 grams and has been hand engraved on the shoulders with a wheat pattern still showing good detail after almost 100 years. Estate priced at 5.00. Stock #e6534.
October 21, 2016
Whomever designed this ring originally had a great imagination. The optical illusion of just a simple rubber band looped through itself forming a slip knot is remarkable, although I don’t recall ever seeing a white gold rubber band before. Bezel set on one side of the knot is one round brilliant cut diamond of very good cut and SI2-I1-H quality. The 14 karat white gold ring is very well made, weighs 6.2 grams and measures a size 6. Estate priced at 0.00 CAD. Stock #e7378.
October 19, 2016
Hardly a day goes by that doesn’t bring us a new estate jewellery item to show you. Sometimes they’re stretched, worn out chains that go directly into our gold recycling that you’ll never see. It could be a 100 year old diamond solitaire that needs some repair or remodeling before it’s ready to be showcased. Occasionally an estate item arrives like this one that’s in absolutely perfect condition, not even needing a polishing. It’s pretty safe to say it’s never even been worn. The rose gold polished finish doesn’t show even the slightest scuff. The style is right on point with its overlapping multi section design showcasing 50 tiny diamonds of promotional I1-I2-HI quality. 2.5 grams of 10 karat rose gold have gone into the size 7 construction. The double gallery design sits just high enough off the finger to highlight the design but not so high as to get in the way. Rose gold is experiencing a resurgence in popularity that is great to see. The soft pinkish hue is very flattering to the three strings of bling that sparkle across the top of the ring. If you price this ring by the diamonds only, it costs.20 per stone including the gold! Our onsite goldsmiths are able to adjust the ring size up or down in just a few days. Perfect condition and ready to go for the estate price of 0.00 CAD. Stock e#9996.
October 16, 2016
There’s a lot of value to be had from items in our extensive estate department. Sometimes even an unworn item like this shows up. Image that, a beautiful ring like this that has gone unworn. I’m not sure why the original owner never wore it, but I do know this ring is perfect, attractive and very cool with the subtle wave pattern. 46 small round brilliant cut diamonds of I1-I2-JK quality, all carefully bead set a full half way around the shank. Measuring 4.2mm wide with a finger size of 7.25. Perfect condition, scratch free rhodium plating make the 3.2 gram 14 karat white gold ring an excellent choice for a stand alone right hand ring. You could also use this ring as an interesting wedding ring. It’s a bit of a “twist” on the standard plain flat edged style. Estate priced at 1.00 CAD. Stock #e8488.
October 8, 2016
We 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 0.00 CAD. Stock #e8902.
October 4, 2016
A ring from the turn of the last century that’s looking pretty good for being around 120 years old. It’s fared so well thanks to the goldsmith that made it unconventionally heavy for the time. The trend in jewellery for the late 1800’s was thin and delicate which unfortunately meant that most rings of this age are now worn down to nothing. That’s not the case for this 3.8 gram rich looking 18 karat yellow gold antique. The only patina showing on this made in England ring is some very minor abrasion on the tops of the three natural blue sapphires that come together to make 0.50 carat sapphire total weight. The estimated 0.20 carat total weight of diamonds also show their age, but they show it through their old mine cutting style. Mine cut diamonds are the earliest form of the round brilliant cut. After more than a century this ring has proven it’s staying power. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e9937.
October 1, 2016
Invisible setting has been around since the 1920s but until recently it was used for smaller accent stones. A newer trend in engagement ring design is the four invisibly set princess cut diamond head. The four diamonds run right up against each others edges, allowing for the uninterrupted appearance of one larger princess cut diamond. At a glance this made in England solitaire engagement ring seems to hold a diamond close to 1.00 carat in weight. In fact it holds four 0.11 carat diamonds for a sparkling total weight of 0.45 carat. Four smaller diamonds cost a fraction of what a single large diamond does. So let’s consider the cost of what you’re getting, compared to what it appears you are getting. The 0.45 carats of diamonds in this well made 3.9 gram 18 karat white gold ring are a bright SI-HI quality. If that 1.00 carat princess cut were of the same nice quality it would cost around 00.00 or more all by itself. Get the look of high quality 1.00 carat diamond for little more than the price of just a new 18 karat setting at the typical jewellery store. I’m happy to say, we are not the typical jewellery store at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. This ring is in practically new condition still retaining the complete set of English hall marks inside the shank. Just a simple rhodium plating after a size adjustment if required will have it looking absolutely brand new. The finger size 5 1/2 diamond ring is a great value at the estate price of only 0.00. CAD. Stock #e9931.
September 23, 2016
Very cute little engagement ring with something a little different. The 0.25ct. oval diamond measures 4.39mm x 3.68mm x 2.30mm and is of good quality SI1-GH. The traditional yellow gold 14 karat gold solitaire weighs 2.1 grams and is in like new condition. Estate priced at 5.00. Stock #e6132.
September 20, 2016
A small ring but it’s all quality. 18 karat white gold 1.6 grams with 6 round brilliant cut diamonds 0.10 carats in total VS-G. Set with 5 very good colour pretty little rubies. Estate priced at 5.00. Stock #e6409.
September 11, 2016
I know what you’re thinking; “okay, so what’s the catch?” How can this ring be under 0.00 CAD. It’s almost impossible just to buy a decent 14 karat white gold setting for 0.00, let alone a finished ring with a nice quality diamond in it. Incredible value like this is what the combination of estate jewellery and Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers does better than anyone else! Timeless design tulip shank solitaire with a secure four prong double gallery setting containing a bright white 0.22 carat diamond of strong I1 clarity, G colour, good cut and no fluorescence. The 3.85mm diameter diamond is very well cut and the scattered inclusions look more like an SI2, but staying true to our aggressive grading standards we’re calling it an I1. The size 5 1/2 ring has a finished weight of 2.3 grams. The ring can only be a year or two old and it remains in excellent condition. As always with all estate items this ring is only available on a first come first serve basis. Estate priced at 7.00 CAD. Stock #e10420.
September 2, 2016
Pantone’s colour of the year is Greenery which they say “is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew”. No surprise that the yellow green peridot should be the gemstone of the year as it brightly flashes fresh, springy greens. This 2.00 carat cushion cut peridot has been set into 2.3 grams of softly yellow 10 karat gold that blends into the hand during wear, leaving the peridot to stand even brighter. It’s been delicately shouldered with 0.04 carats of bright white single cut diamonds that help to draw the eye in. The ring currently measures a finger size 7 with room to adjust up or down. Estate price 3.00 CAD. Stock #e10370.
August 28, 2016
I almost didn’t post this little diamond wedding/anniversary ring but I’m sure someone will really appreciate that they’ve finally found a ring that suits their solitaire. Many people have a hard time finding a wedding or anniversary ring the fits their solitaire without any gaps between the two rings. This is especially true with the many custom made engagement rings we’re asked to make wedding rings for. The simple gentle contoured wave in this style allows the claws and gallery on the engagement ring to fit perfectly flush. A flat edged wedding or anniversary band leaves a noticeable space that some people don’t like the look of. You can easily see the difference with a flat ring compared to the curved style. I’ve tried it on a few different solitaire styles and it’s surprising how well it works with a variety of solitaires. Big diamonds, small diamonds and even fancy shape solitaires all work great with this ring. The 14 karat white gold ring weighs 2.2 grams and contains 17 small channel set diamonds estimated to weigh 0.17 carats in total, each of SI-GH quality. A ring like this can save many hundreds of dollars compared to having a special custom made ring made. Condition is like new in a finger size 7. Our onsite goldsmiths can easily adjust it up or down as required in just a day or two if necessary. Estate priced at just 0.00 CAD. Stock #e9553.
August 13, 2016
Normally we don’t post simple rings like this. This one is just a little more special for a couple of reasons and deserved a few words. If you appreciate the look and feel of traditional yellow gold you’ll love this one. It is made from 3.0 grams of upgraded 14 karat and is in like new condition. The flat oval signet section measures 11mm x 8mm; we’d be happy to personalize the ring with an engraved initial. The size 7 can easily be made smaller if required by one of our onsite goldsmiths. What is most interesting about the ring is the fact that it was made for and originally sold at Eaton’s department store. Eaton’s was once Canada’s largest retailer. At one point the esteemed firm employed 70,000 and commanded 60% of all department store sales in Canada. They were a store that sold high quality products for excellent no haggle prices. You could buy everything from farm equipment to high end jewellery from their very successful mail order catalogue. You could even order small prefabricated houses from them; they would ship all the required components and plans right to your building site. Many of these homes are still standing 100 years later. For more than a century Eaton’s defined the Canadian retail experience. Changing times and a changing economic environment led to the eventual bankruptcy of the iconic Canadian brand in 1999. Fond memories and the occasional consumer product are mostly all that’s left. As soon as we saw the crisp, sharp, capital E in a diamond shape trademark we knew we had a little piece of Canadiana. We only wish we could tell you more about the rings history. The style is so timeless it’s difficult to place an accurate production date on it. Estate priced at 8.00 CAD. Own a little piece of Canadian history. Stock #e10415.
August 7, 2016
One of the more unique varieties of the mineral opal is definitely fire opal. The is one of the highest quality specimens we have been able to offer. The intense orange red colour with excellent transparency is a very difficult combination to find and is the most sought after. This type of opal lacks the usual play of rainbow colours commonly found in good quality white or crystal opal. The oval faceted opal weighs approximately 1.00 carat and is bezel set to protect this soft stone. Channel set down the shoulders are 10 round brilliant cut diamonds 0.02 carats each of SI-IJ quality. The ring was made in Canada by Siffari, weighs 5.9 grams and measures a finger size 6.5. Estate priced at 0.00 CAD. Stock #e7275.
August 4, 2016
Fans of the late 1800s department store dramas The Paradise and Mr. Selfridge might find it surprising to learn that Canada’s Eatons followed a similar rise to success. Timothy Eaton started on very humble ground with a small dry goods store in 1869 and grew in just 14 years to a bustling three story department store with the first electric store lights in Canada. He became bitter rivals with Robert Simpson, who’s department store Simpson’s was directly across the street. Customers took advantage of the convenient proximity of both stores, crossing back and forth to compare prices. Eatons was a pioneer of North American retailing and their catalog was a mainstay of Canadian living. The Globe wrote in 1905 “There is hardly a name in Canada, with the possible exception of the Prime Minister, so well known to the people at large as that of Mr. Timothy Eaton.” This 1920s Art Deco Eatons ring is truly a piece of Canadian history and possibly one of the best preserved Deco rings we’ve had. The 2 gram 18 karat white gold ring shows only the slightest signs of wear, with large areas of millgrain in their original condition. The delicate geometric ring top measures 18.5mm long by 9.5mm wide and holds 0.20 carat old European cut diamond of nice I1-I quality. The ring currently measures a finger size 5 with room to adjust up or down. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10367.
August 2, 2016
For just a little more than a new generic 14 karat wedding ring you could have this vintage estate Tiffany wedding ring. 2.7mm wide, 2.5 grams in weight, finger size 5.5 are the vital statistics. The flat edge design should fit any traditional style engagement ring or it could certainly be worn alone. A very cool arrows and stars with milgrain edge pattern is embossed around entire circumference. We elected to leave this ring in original unrestored condition showing the years of patina. It’s difficult to date an item like this but we estimate that it was made sometime in the 1960s or 70s. Tiffany gold rings are almost exclusively made from 18 karat. Our research indicates they did produce rings in 14 karat for a while when the price of gold became more expensive. The very deep Tiffany&Co. trademark stamp is still clearly visible after 50 years. If you have an interest in this item don’t wait, it will not last long. Estate priced at 0.00 CAD. Stock #e9281.
July 31, 2016
If this Victorian statement ring struck you as being a worthy candidate for our jewellery museum, you’ll probably be surprised to learn it was made in Toronto. This Victorian inspired design is still being made by Crescendo Jewellers of Toronto (model number 861A11). The 5.7 gram 10 karat yellow gold antique style ring would have been right at home among the crown jewels of Queen Victoria. As was the trend in the 1800s the ring features a 19mm by 17mm tiered halo of deep red natural garnets, broken up beautifully by soft lustrous pearls. The ring is in like new condition and currently measures a finger size 7 1/2 with plenty of room to adjust. Estate price 8.00 CAD. Stock #e10348.
July 25, 2016
Created from 6.0 grams of 14 karat yellow gold measuring approximately 15mm x 13mm across the top. Each of the tulip shaped bezels contains a different genuine faceted gem. The blue topaz, peridot, citrine and amethyst, all of very nice colour showing only microscopic abrasions. The ring measures a size 7.75. This ring looks new and is very pretty. All of theses colours are very popular right now and will coordinate with many different styles. It’s nice to see after many years that yellow gold is making a style comeback. Estate priced at 0.00 CAD. Stock #e7207.
June 22, 2016
I’ll admit to it; amber is just one of those gems that Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers doesn’t do much with. The beautiful prehistoric fossilized tree resin has been used as adornment by people for over 10000 years, making it one of the original jewels used by humans. It is relatively plentiful, easy to polish and work with making it an ideal gem for Neolithic man. The stone typically occurs in a brownish or reddish orange hue similar to citrine. This set is a bit of an experiment for us to see our customers reactions. There are plenty of people who love the natural beauty and rich colour this material posses. Not to find a new home for the beautiful pendant would be a shame. The organic shaped pendant measures 56mm x 31mm with the amber measuring 37 x 24. We are selling as a set only. The large pendant on 27 inch open link sterling silver necklace, split shank ring with slightly reddish orange amber and two pair of small sterling silver earrings. If you love amber or want a ready to go collection this is the set for you. Estate priced as a 4 piece set only for 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10402.
June 18, 2016
There is so much to consider when shopping for pearls, more than most people could even imagine. The Gemological Institute of America has a really helpful article that will inform even the biggest pearl enthusiast. The 8.5mm diameter cultured pearl in this unique ring is quite pretty, with a nice luster, and a soft white body colour with pink overtones. It looks almost to be suspended between the four highly polished, solid gold shoulders when being worn. At 9.1 grams and a finger size 6 it’s a piece that you don’t need a diploma in pearl grading to appreciate. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e9471.
June 5, 2016
Leave it to Tiffany & Co. to elevate something as simple as twisted wire. That universal technique has been a favorite of almost all early civilizations, found consistently on all continents and through all eras dating back to the iron age. Made from 2.5 solid grams of 18 karat yellow gold the Tiffany Twist narrow ring is nothing new, but it’s certainly the top quality you’d expect from Tiffany. Made in Italy the ring maintains its original finish showing no signs of wear and no flattening of its round peaks. The 2.3mm wide ring measures its original size 6 1/2 with some ability to adjust but the pattern will be distorted. Currently listed on Tiffany’s website for 5.00 CAD. Our estate price for the ring accompanied by all original packaging is 0.00 CAD. Stock e10291.
June 1, 2016
The Order of the Eastern Star is a Freemasonic appendant body established in 1850 that is open to both men and women. The order is based on teachings from the Bible and each point of the star contains an emblem of a different heroine from the Bible: Adah, Ruth, Esther, Martha, and Electa. Each woman representing the quality of her story: fidelity, constancy, loyalty, faith, and love. This particular Eastern Star ring is embellished with an estimated 0.20 carats of really big (by single cut standards) nice quality SI-HI diamonds. The ring currently measures a finger size 6 1/4 but can easily be adjusted up or down. Freemason or not the ring is a lovely piece of symbolism and a reminder of the often overlooked contributions of women in the Bible. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e9620.
May 20, 2016
Emeralds are often paired with yellow gold in an effort to intensify their colour but occasionally when the emeralds are vivid enough they get set into white gold. That shining chrome of white gold coupled with high quality diamonds make the best emeralds almost glow green. Emeralds this intense are relatively rare and because of that rarity need to be treated with respect. The trio of rectangular step cut vivid dark green natural emeralds come together for a total weight of 0.27 carats. The goldsmith that designed this ring appreciated this trio and chose to set them into 4.9 grams of top quality 18 karat white gold. Stretched across the criss-crossing branches of the ring are 0.30 carats of top quality, winking VS-SI-FG round brilliant cut diamonds. Emerald is a softer gemstone but the goldsmith thought of that too, accompanying the ring with a spare emerald of matching quality and dimensions. Also accompanying the ring is rather optimistic 2008 appraisal that states a replacement value of 00.00 CAD. Our estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10302.
March 30, 2016
Emeralds are the stone for the 20th wedding anniversary and the birthstone for May. Meant to symbolize spring and love. The three natural emeralds in this 14 karat yellow gold ring carry all the symbolism you could want in an anniversary band. The emeralds are set off by the four 0.03 carat SI-HI flush set round brilliant cut diamonds playfully staggered across the top of the ring. The 3.8 gram ring is newly polished and measures a finger size 5. Estate price 5.00 CAD. Stock #e9989.
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