October 3, 2018
Cultured pearls are quite often taken for granted. They aren’t usually the centre of attention like a big diamond pendant or solitaire ring. They are a quiet, subtle, sophisticated statement of refinement. A simple and versatile pearl necklace makes the perfect finishing touch complimenting any outfit. This strand is not the basic little white pearl necklace with modest little beads. The total length of 40 inches means you can wear it as a single super long strand or double it up to any combination of 2 different lengths. The ingenious 14 karat yellow gold “Pac Man” catch allows an almost infinite combination of lengths that can be worn. Once the clasps are locked down on any 2 pearls, the strand(s) can’t move and change length. Both of the catches are secured by an interference snap lock with side safety. Each of the 128 bluish grey 7.0-7.3mm Japanese Akoya pearls have a thick layer of fine grain nacre with pinkish silver overtones. Their natural colour is uniform and they have not been bleached or dyed. Minor surface blemishes are visible under close inspection but when you consider each pearl cost less than.00 (including the clasp) the value in these rare pearls is obvious. Freshly restrung on specialty silk cord these unique pearls are estate priced at only 50.00 CAD. Stock #e986.
September 27, 2018
A chain strong enough to carry you’re most prized pendant while being special enough to be worn all on its own. This 18 inch long 2mm thick chain is a seldom seen octagonal snake link. Thanks to it’s eight sided links that still retain the original bright rhodium plated finish, the snake chain makes quite a sparkling show while being worn. Made from 13.5 grams of top quality 18 karat white gold the chain is sturdy enough to last a lifetime with the proper care. It’s been equipped with a strong lobster clasp and strong round end caps. In brand new condition the chain is estate priced at 85.00 CAD. Stock #e11498.
September 25, 2018
Sure 00.00 is a lot of money, but here’s an interesting way to consider the type of value this necklace offers. If you bought a new car today for,000.00 and keep it until there is nothing left but a little bit of paint between the rust and it’s totally used up, it will likely be worth around 0.00 (0.00 per ton). Compare that to this chain. Keep it clean, wear it every day and it should easily last many decades. If the price of gold doesn’t change from 60.00 per ounce Canadian it will still be worth around 2.5 times that of what your once,000.00 car is now worth as scrap metal. Even if you run this chain over with a train it still contains around 0.00 worth of fine gold (not to mention some fine silver too). I know you can’t drive your chain to Florida for a family vacation or to pick up the groceries with it. What it can do is help you feel good and look good. Feeling positive can have an amazing affect on your health and almost every other aspect of you life. That’s really the best part of wearing a great piece of jewellery. This 18 inch nautical link necklace is in like new condition showing no wear of any kind. At 24 inches in length it will fit even the largest gentleman with room to spare. We could take 7 inches out and make a bracelet for the lady who wants a matching set. You’ll appreciate the quality once you feel the heft of the solid link construction. Suitable for use with any style of pendant or it can be worn alone. Secured by a large and easy to use lobster clasp. Estate priced at 00.00 CAD. Stock #e11425.
August 28, 2018
There’s nothing like a piece of jewellery that comes with its history in tow and this pearl strand came with an original receipt from one of Canada’s oldest jeweller/pawnbroker shops! James McTamney & Co. Inc. was founded in 1860 and still sits in its original Church Street location in downtown Toronto. This particular strand of Akoya pearls was likely purchased as a Christmas gift in November 1995. The high quality knotted strand measures 24 inches long in total length. Each of the 8-8.5mm pearls have a creamy white luster with just the slightest hint of blush. Finished with a decorative 14 karat yellow gold pearl clasp the strand is still tightly strung and in like new condition. 23 years ago McTamney & Co. sold them for 95.00 plus tax (original sales receipt included). Our estate price is 00.00 CAD. Stock #e11334.
August 18, 2018
Italian chain manufacturers always seem to come up with interesting and beautiful designs. The humble “bath tub” style ball necklace in this case was modified with bright cut faceted flat edges. The flat sections reflect light in tiny twinkling sparks of brilliance as the necklace is worn. Multiply the effect by three in a traditional braided design and now you’ve got something significant. The necklace measures 16 3/4 inches long, weighs 4.8 grams and is secured by a flat spring ring. In perfect condition still retaining its original bright white rhodium finish. Estate priced at 8.00 CAD. Stock #e11018.
August 14, 2018
Silky smooth and super stylish. Omega style necklaces have been around for a long time and still look great. The seamless design can be worn alone or can be used to hold any substantial pendant. Once again the Italians prove that they are the industry leaders when it comes to high quality necklace/chain manufacturing. The low dome, high polish finish is perfect. The capped links are extremely tight showing no gaps. With a finished weight of 26.5 grams in beautiful traditional yellow gold and a width of 4.0mm the tangible sense of quality is very apparent. A plunger type clasp has been assembled from white gold. White gold has superior “spring” and hardness characteristics making it the logical choice for a clasp. A supplementary side safety for that extra level of security is also there and snaps easily shut every time. The 18 inch length should fit almost any lady. Excellent condition, showing no signs of wear and tear. Only a high temperature ultrasonic cleaning was necessary to prepare it for display in our estate department. If you’d like a complimentary fine polish and refinishing, one of our onsite goldsmiths can have this accomplished while you wait. At just over.00 per gram this Italian necklace is excellent value, priced below it’s new replacement wholesale price. Estate price 30.00 CAD. Stock #e11286.
August 12, 2018
Where hollow construction is concerned an articulated link is the strongest possible option. The die cutting method creates butterflied three dimensional links which fold over one another like a daisy chain. That cutting and forming process is done in one swift blow, cutting multiple links from a sheet of white gold. The rapid transformation creates work hardened links stronger than any other type of hollow construction. With no solder joints to corrode the chain is evenly strong without weak points. Made from 13 grams of 18 karat white gold the chain is as solid as you can get without the ridiculous price point a fully solid link would come with. The Gucci link necklace measures 16.5 inches long and retains its bright white rhodium finish except for some wear on the lobster clasp and connecting rings. Heat from a jewellers torch was likely the cause for the white rhodium plating being removed at this section. We will provide a complimentary re-plating of this area if you like. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e11267.
August 8, 2018
If the box link is too “boxy” but you appreciate the strength of the tightly interlocking links, perhaps a rounded box may be worth consideration. If high quality is also something that you’re looking for, this 18.6 gram, 18 karat yellow gold Italian made rounded box link is definitely for you. Measuring 2.0mm thick and 23 inches long the chain is equally suited to being worn on its own or worn with a pendant. Typical of Italian quality the chain has been equipped with thick jump ring ends and a very heavy extra large lobster clasp for added durability and easy fastening. Estate price 30.00 CAD. Stock #e10281
July 21, 2018
The “V” necklace is a very flattering design that looks great with any low neckline outfit. The hinged joints allow the piece to follow every contour and also keep the links from rolling. The 14 karat white gold necklace weighs over 20 grams. A 0.15 carat diamond centre piece I1-J quality secured in a simple bezel setting completes the look. Measuring 17 inches long and secured by a tight fitting and secure plunger clasp with side safety catch. This item is in like new condition still retaining the original manufactures rhodium plating. Estate price 00.00 CAD. Stock #e8303.
July 14, 2018
Subtle sophistication is the underlying theme of most Italian chain work and certainly for this necklace and bracelet set. The mixed link style uses elongated ovals for unity and three distinct patterns for interest. The doubled up patterned links roll into open birdcages during wear, giving the set volume. The 14.5 gram set is quite hollow and requires mindful wear, especially for the bracelet. To add longevity the bracelet can instead be discretely attached to the necklace for a total length of 26 inches. Made from high quality 18 karat yellow gold the versatile set will add warmth to any occasion. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e11044.
June 29, 2018
For close to 60 years we have been buying/selling estate jewellery and watches but for the last few decades we’ve avoided cultured pearls. The pearl market has changed drastically over the past 30 years or so. Once solely the domain of Japanese pearl farmers, the Chinese have taken their fresh water culturing technologies and refined it with industrial efficiency. Today the Chinese produced freshwater pearls look as good as the Japanese saltwater varieties for a fraction of the cost. Because of those advances we can only take the best estate pearl strands and pass on the rest. Like all of our estate items these strands represent the best value of any strand of pearls you’ll find. This particular strand made it into our department due to their illustrious Japanese origin and their trendy, longer than most 22 inch length. The strand is not only fashionably long but also graduated from 3mm diameter near the clasp up to 7mm at the front. The strand of cream coloured Akoyas is completed with a 10 karat white gold safety clasp. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10318.
June 28, 2018
At Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers we have more chains than we have room in our showcases to display them. Being the most timeless and necessary of jewellery items we always aim to keep a large stock of new options. Most lighter chains that come in for sale or trade have been worn out and end up at the refinery for recycling. Gents chains are made heavier and more robust, often showing no signs of wear what-so-ever. Meaning we have a very large and extremely varied offering of gents chains. Take this 22 inch long Italian made curb link for instance, made from 12.4 grams of high quality 18 karat yellow gold. The chain came in showing no signs of wear, not even needing a polish, but considering its pre-owned nature it’s been priced as aggressively as possible at only 36.00 CAD. Stock #e10354.
When you hear ‘German made’ the first thing that pops into mind is efficiency and quality, and for good reason. Many German designers and goldsmiths have a dislike for white and rose gold as it is not a true form of gold, which only occurs yellow naturally. They prefer to use materials in their true forms, so it comes as no surprise that this set be made from 20 grams of top quality 18 karat yellow gold and grey white platinum. The uber modern three piece set is unlike anything we’ve showcased, allowing for a nearly endless combination of parts, creating a nearly endless variety of looks; limited only by the imagination of the wearer. The innovation of each piece is hidden in the details of closures and precision finishes, the more time you spend with the set the more you’ll marvel at the inventiveness of German engineering. The designer has used rubber cord and synthetic geometric coloured gems accents to bring colour, texture, and variety to each piece. For a finishing touch the tip of the pin bar has been flush set with sparkling round brilliant cut diamond. Estate price for the set 00.00 CAD. Stock #e10217.
June 23, 2018
Solid link chain necklaces do not come in too often. This necklace weighs over 2 ounces and measures a little over 20 inches in length. The 9 karat chain is was likely sold in England where 9 karat gold is the normal variety used in this type of jewellery. The round links are all in great condition showing little sign of wear. Secured by a heavy lobster catch. The great thing about solid link construction beside the fact of strength and durability is that it is much easier to keep clean. Hollow links hold and hide dirt that can be difficult to remove. Refinished and looking like new this chain is estate priced at 00.00 CAD. Stock #e6787.
June 17, 2018
This curb link chain looks like it stepped out of a spread in a fashion magazine but it’s not fashion jewellery. The statement chain is made from 72 grams of high grade 18 karat white and yellow gold; a level of quality that’s almost unheard of in pieces this size. Each hollow link of the 18 inch chain measures an attention grabbing 15mm wide by 18mm long. Two of the heavy gauge hollow links at the clasp have very minor dents. The dented link is next to the clasp and only shows from one side. The rest of the necklace is in perfect scratch and scuff free condition. I’ve seen this style done many times in costume jewellery over the years but if you’re looking to make a true impression you’ll need the real thing. Estate price 95.00 CAD. Stock #e9747.
June 4, 2018
Pocket watches were once as vital as smart phones, worn on one’s person at all times for all occasions. For many they were a requirement of their career and to lose your watch was to lose your job. Making the pocket watch chain much more than a mere fashion statement. These well made timepiece tethers have unfortunately lost their purpose as pocket watches have become mostly obsolete. To bring new life to such well made pieces of history the chains are being re-purposed as layered necklaces. Measuring a total length of 46 inches, the chain can be worn at its full length or doubled and tripled up. Weighing over half an ounce and measuring 2.35mm wide, the pocket watch chain would suit almost anyone and easily fit most any good sized pendant. The strong and oversized fob clasp makes for easy fastening and can be worn at the front or side declaring the history of the chain. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10106.
June 2, 2018
The foxtail link is one of the strongest in the woven chain family; this Italian made open foxtail link is even more so considering it’s made from 29.4 grams of solid 14 karat yellow gold. Of course being Italian made the quality does not end with the links. The curving lobster clasp has been designed as a feature thanks to the high polished, designer end caps. At just 16 inches long, measuring 3.9mm in diameter it’s quite the chain for any woman who wants to stray from the typical. With 8 high polished sides the chain flashes brightly during wear, demanding the attention of any passersby. Estate price 00.00 CAD. Stock #e9864.
May 4, 2018
I don’t think there is another country with jewellery so deeply ingrained in its culture as India. Their jewellers have been developing their craft for almost 5000 years, passing knowledge down through the family lines. Because they pass from generation to generation certain styles, motifs, and techniques have developed in specific regions allowing a skilled eye to tell where a piece of jewellery comes from based on how it looks and how it was made. So it is no surprise that India is now one of the largest jewellery manufacturing countries in the world and the largest hub for diamond cutting and polishing. A lot of the focus of jewellery culture in India is to show status and affluence so brides are heavily gifted with elaborate pieces made from the finest materials. These gifts are also a way to give the young couple some contingency for their future as gold and diamonds will always carry value. That is how we happened on this intricate set, the young couple kept their favorite pieces and traded in those they didn’t need. Very well made from a total of 15.4 grams of18 karat and 22 karat gold, the set is a beautiful addition to our estate department. The millgrained necklace and earrings feature 1.00 carat total weight of SI-J round brilliant cut diamonds that stand out nicely against gold necklace designs in 8 grams 2018 the warm yellow of the high quality gold. The necklace is 16 inches long but wears a little longer due to the curved pendant section. The earrings feature heavy hand made screw on backs for extra peace of mind. We’ve had other pieces of Indian jewellery in the past but these are by far the most universal thanks to their smaller size and exquisite motifs. Being sold as a matched set only only for the estate price of 40.00 CAD. Stock #e9759.
April 27, 2018
Can you imagine a better gift this Christmas? Imagine their face when you present someone with that little blue box and white satin bow. Their reaction will be over the top. We have a limited number available, they are all brand new and untouched. No smudges, stains, frayed edges or dented corners. The popular 24 inch cable link design is long enough to wear over a blouse with or without a pendant. Mother’s day, graduation gift, birthday gift or maybe even a stocking stuffer for yourself. The simple circular link design can be worn 24/7 and will not kink. The box speaks for itself, you don’t even need to gift wrap them. These chains are a best seller with Tiffany and come in sizes from 16 to 36 inches. They are currently available on the for 0.00 CAD each. While supplies last we are offering them for just.00. Buy 1 or buy a dozen, we can fill your order. Included with the necklace is that famous little blue box and silk draw string faux suede pouch to protect the chain while not being worn. The pouch also makes a handy travel item with an internal divider that can protect a couple jewellery items.
April 26, 2018
Pieces like this are not made very often anymore due to the high cost of gold. This is a cast link yellow and white gold necklace. This is not machine made, each link is cast as a separate piece and then soldered together. It is very well made and quite heavy 23.5 grams. It measures approximately 16 inches long and is estate priced at 50.00 CAD. Stock #e6224.
April 23, 2018
The unparalleled skills of Italian chain making and the traditional colour of yellow gold come together in this classic gold necklace. As a function of super high commodity costs modern jewellery trends are showing lighter pieces often showcasing small low quality diamonds disguising the true value. This necklace lays it all out there, everything you need to appreciate the value can be calculated form these 2 facts; 23.4 grams and 10 karat gold..31 per gram for Italian made chain is excellent value. Although of hollow construction the heavy gauge links are more than durable enough for everyday wear. The necklace measures a statement making 7.7mm wide, 18 1/4 inches long and is secured by a large heavy duty lobster clasp. Like new condition with the fit and finish Italian made jewellery is famous for. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e11165.
April 14, 2018
With a quick glance you’d almost mistake this necklace for a tennis necklace, set all over with diamonds. The faceted and highly polished links are incredibly reflective and twinkle like crazy. The fancy link Italian made chain has been strung with brightly rhodium enhanced beads; brilliantly faceted to throw light in every direction with the slightest movement. Measuring 17 1/2 inched long and made from 18.5 grams of top quality 18 karat white gold this is not a chain to hang a pendant on, this is a chain to be worn on its own. The necklace is secured with a sleek lobster clasp and oversized jump ring ends for easy fastening. Estate price 70.00 CAD. Stock #e10301.
March 16, 2018
Consumer items today have little or no intrinsic value of any kind. You buy it today, use it tomorrow then throw it away with little regard to what it cost when new. Even a brand new car you buy today for 000.00 is ultimately worth only a few hundred dollars in 10 or 15 years. A high quality chain like this is quite another story. With the price of gold currently at about 00.00 per ounce Canadian this chain has around 25.00 worth of gold and.00 worth of fine silver in it. You could run it over with a train and it would still have the same value of recyclable precious metal contained within the flattened links. The popular style Figaro link 18 karat yellow and white gold chain measures 5.6mm wide and 29 inches long. It weighs over 68 grams and is secured by a hidden plunger style clasp with a heavy side safety catch. Solid link chains like this are very expensive to manufacture. The replacement value of an imported necklace like this could easily exceed 00.00. This example is in like new condition showing no signs of wear, all the links and joints are in excellent condition. Estate priced at 00.00 CAD. Stock #e8179.
March 4, 2018
Silky smooth and super stylish. Omega style necklaces have been around for a long time and still look great. The seamless design can be worn alone or can be used to hold any substantial pendant. Once again the Italians prove that they are the industry leaders when it comes to high quality necklace/chain manufacturing. The low dome, high polish finish is perfect. The links are extremely tight showing no gaps. With a finished weight of over 30 grams in beautiful traditional yellow gold and a width of 4.1mm the tangible sense of quality is very apparent. A plunger type clasp has been assembled from white gold. White gold has superior “spring” and hardness characteristics making it the logical choice for a clasp. A supplementary side safety for the extra level of security is also there and snaps easily shut every time. The 18 inch length should fit almost any lady. Perfect condition, showing no wear of any kind. At under .00 per gram this Italian necklace is very good value. Total estate price 20.00 CAD. Stock #e8820.
February 4, 2018
One of my favorite aspects of estate jewellery is that we get to showcase the very best examples of jewellery styles that people encounter in their everyday lives. The rolo chain is a very common link that’s touted for the strength of it’s individual chain links. Regularly these chains are found as thin accompaniments to pendants sold in jewellery stores all over the world. This is the biggest example of a rolo chain I’ve ever seen, measuring 4.9mm wide and 24 inches long of solid construction. Made in England from 20.5 grams of super strong 9 karat yellow gold this rolo chain could hold a pendant but can easily hold it’s own without. The 170 hand soldered links are finished with extra large hallmarked jump ring ends and a spring ring catch for easy fastening. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e9939.
February 2, 2018
Probably the most recognizable of Paloma Picasso’s work for Tiffany & Co. is the Loving Heart pendant. This over sized version was made to be recognized from a distance. Crafted from 925 sterling silver the stylized heart measures 21.65mm long. The Large Heart has been retired and replaced with just the mini and small versions. All are integrated onto fixed Tiffany cable link chains with special made Paloma Picasso karat tags. The necklace together measures 18 inches long. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e11538.
January 21, 2018
Tri-colour never looked as subtle as it does in this 17 inch long necklace. Perhaps because it’s been made from 18 karat gold, the rich yellow over powering the two accent colours. Though even the rose and white seem subdued, patterned in a matte dragon scale. The trio leaves just a vague impression of their differences, drawing the viewer in to investigate. Being Italian made the clasp is an over sized statement in white and yellow gold, with sturdy end caps for added longevity. Though hollow the necklace is in great shape and weighs 22.4 grams. Estate price 60.00 CAD. Stock #e11040.
December 25, 2017
This star neck piece has a mind of its own, constantly rearranging itself during wear. The mini galaxy graduates from 11.2mm up to its 31.4mm center and features two distinctly different stars shapes (three if you count the high polished backs that often roll forward). The 18 inch long piece is made from 9 grams of 9 karat yellow gold and twinkles musically as it moves. Equipped with an easy to use lobster clasp, in like new condition the necklace is estate priced for 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10976.
December 8, 2017
Longevity, efficiency, knowledge plus a profound respect for our clients allows us, and motivates us to offer some amazing values on our new and estate jewellery. Very few jewellers give you all the information necessary to make a logical decision on your potential purchase; fewer still give it to you online. We WANT you to compare our products with any and all other offerings. This chain is imported from Italy and manufactured by UnoAerre. They are one of the finest chain and jewellery producers in the world. It measures 22 inches in length and 4.8mm wide. Made from 22.8 grams of premium 18 karat (75% purity) yellow gold. It is secured by a large lobster style clasp that’s easy to use and very safe. The final piece of the value equation that’s often omitted from virtually every other jewellery store website, the weight. At 23.1 grams in weight this chain contains over 1/2 an ounce of pure gold valued at over 0.00 CAD at the current gold price (41.00 CAD). We won’t try to manipulate your decision with an inflated and optimistic insurance appraisal because of our respect for our customers best interests. The chain is in very good condition and was only occasionally worn by the previous owner. Call around or shop around; for just 50.00 we’re sure you will not find better value. Stock #e11441.
December 7, 2017
The nautical or marine link chain follows the same link style as the curb, allowing it to sit flat while being worn. Subdividing that traditional link with a small gold bar changes the impression of the chain, making it look like a continuous, uninterrupted strand of gold. That slight adjustment makes the 20 inch long 14 karat yellow gold chain look much heavier than its 13.2 gram weight would suggest. Equipped with stylized end caps and strong lobster clasp the chain is estate priced at 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10037.
December 3, 2017
Women’s fashion, especially office wear, is becoming increasingly deconstructed. Strict dress codes are being replaced by a fun mix of traditionally casual items dressed up by what they’re paired with. For a jewellery staple like pearls, this fashion has taken your grandmother’s delicate strand and double or tripled the pearl size. Today’s norm falls anywhere between 8mm and 10mm in diameter and ranges from 18 to 20 inches long. Pearls today are versatile enough to dress up jeans while retaining their old Hollywood elegance for black tie events. Our silvery cream white strand measures 18 inches long with 7.75mm-8mm individual knotted cultured pearls. The high quality you expect from Akoya pearls is fully on display with this strand. Each sharply reflects the worlds around it and displays an even cover of orient. We only consider top quality pearls for our estate collection often turning down lower quality and Chinese freshwater strands. The over sized 14 karat yellow gold clasp is a feature on this strand. Set with petite accent diamonds that swirl gracefully towards its pearl center. It comes equipped with an additional side safety catch for extra peace of mind. Estate price 50.00 CAD. Stock #e10512.
December 1, 2017
Weighing over 2 ounces this is a heavy piece of jewellery. The traditional rope link necklace measures 24 inches long but it’s the diameter that’s most impressive. At 10mm wide it really makes an impression. The extra feature of a white gold box link chain wrapped around the middle of the entire length gives this chain a little more “bling”, not that this item needed any more of that. Like new condition, never been polished or refinished in any way. The plunger type catch with side safety clasp are working as designed and offer a secure connection. The 67 gram chain is pictured beside a standard pencil to give you an idea of the scale of this piece. Estate price 00.00 CAD. Stock #e10035.
Sure you’ve seen oversized statement chains on celebrities and athletes before. They’ve been popular long before Mr. T. Maybe they’re not for you but I don’t think you can fully understand the draw behind these monster chains until you’ve tried one on. The look and feel of a substantial gold necklace definitely has a mysterious attraction. Fasten this Miami Cuban around your neck and you’ll instantly shrink two inches. Weighing in at 204.2 grams (almost 1/2 a pound) this is without a doubt the most substantial chain we’ve ever encountered. Honestly you may need a note from your chiropractor if you intend to wear this daily. At 24 inches long and 11.5mm wide this 10 karat yellow gold chain was made to be seen (even at a distance) and it’s in perfect condition. Equipped with a super secure hand made box catch with two additional safety locks, probably because they just don’t make lobster catches this size. Estate price for this once in a lifetime chain 73.00 CAD. Stock #e11353.
November 28, 2017
You might have a gold chain and you may also have a diamond pendant but do you have a necklace that combines both in into one piece? A diamond necklace like this may not be as versatile as a simple white gold chain but it will surely finish off the look in a way more formal manner. Sometimes luxury jewellery isn’t about being the most efficient but it does have the ability to make you feel special. Deep down inside I think it’s safe to say everyone likes to sparkle a bit. At 16 1/4 inches in total length this dramatic necklace is meant to be worn with an open neck. The bead set diamond sections resemble an alternating bow ribbon pattern. 80 diamonds of reasonable I1-I quality do a great job twinkling across the front of the necklace. Manufactured from over 18 grams of 14 karat white gold the feel of quality is apparent from the moment you pick it up. Overall condition is excellent. There is no wear in any of the jointed sections and the original rhodium plating is still fully intact. Secured by a white gold lobster catch. It’s definitely a piece that needs to be tried on to truly appreciate. This modern contemporary designed necklace is estate priced at 30.00. Stock #e10861.
November 24, 2017
There really is no substitute for high quality gold jewellery. The weight and the warm glow of 18 karat yellow gold simply can’t be replicated with mass produced light diluted gold. Purity, rarity and value are some of the reasons why gold has been cherished by people for thousands of years. Somehow 10 karat hollow construction just doesn’t cut it once you’ve seen and felt the difference. This latest showcased estate necklace is made by highly skilled Italian craftsmen in a repeating Greek Key influenced pattern. The necklace measures 3.8mm wide, 16 inches long and weighs in at a substantial 26.6 grams. It is in excellent condition showing no wear of any kind in the flexible joints. A very secure concealed white gold plunger clasp with side safety catch snaps together with a reassuring click. Measured in gold value alone this necklace contains 90.00 worth of gold (with the precious metal priced at 00.00 CAD per ounce). By the time silver and copper alloy are added along with various manufacturing costs, a necklace like this will cost around 3 times its gold value if you had to purchase it new. As a perfect condition estate item we have it estate priced at only 25.00 CAD. Stock #e11216.
November 10, 2017
Statement chains are few and far between, especially so when they come accompanied by a matching bulky bracelet. The fashionable set adds interest to the already striking kings link design with the contrast of brightly rhodium plated white gold oval links. That two tone pattern gives the eye somewhere to rest and appreciate the intricate details of the complex patterns. Both the bracelet and necklace are secured with high quality, specially made spring ring clasps with decorative end caps. The bracelet measures 7 1/2 inches long and the chain measures 18 inches. For some added length the two can be fastened together for a statement making 25 1/2 inches. Considering its hollow nature the heavy gauge 50.3 gram 14 karat set is in great shape, showing next to no wear. Estate price as a set only 48.00 CAD. Stock #e10294.
October 31, 2017
I doubt there are many of you who haven’t heard of Georg Jensen. If you are lucky enough to be discovering his legacy here you’ll enjoy a quick dip into his. The master sculptor turned master silversmith was an integral part of the Art Deco movement in Germany (the country that some say was the birthplace of Art Deco). The necklace is part of an award winning collection from Danish silversmith Bent Gabrielsen. His work has been described as having “no false effects” and “he does not take the easy way out”. This 18 inch long solid sterling silver collar is simple and stunning when worn. Each highly polished link curves gently in a convex mirror affect reflecting a fun house version of the world around the wearer adding depth and movement. The sturdy 55 gram designer neck piece is listed for 5.00 Canadian, our estate price 1.00 Canadian. Stock #e10924.
October 28, 2017
Nice design, perfect condition and crafted from 41.4 grams of 14 karat gold in Italy. The Italians have a long standing tradition of manufacturing some of the nicest gold jewellery around. The fit and finish of their products are best in the world. Most high end gold necklaces, bracelets and earrings can trace their origin to this part of the world. This necklace/bracelet combination has a soft satin finish on the oval yellow gold sections connected by smaller highly polished white gold square sections. This set is in perfect condition and has likely only been worn a couple times. The flexible joints are tight showing absolutely no gaps between links. Both pieces are secured by white gold plunger types clasps with an additional side safety clasp. A white gold clasp offers more security than a yellow gold version due to white golds superior spring properties. This set is estate priced at 20.00 CAD. Stock #e7755.
October 25, 2017
The foxtail chain is the modern take on medieval woven chains, carrying their traditional durability and brute strength. In the medieval era these woven chains were made by hand, soldering thousands of oval links together and painstakingly weaving them into each other. Finally after hours of careful work the chain would be soldered to a heavy post and drawn through descending holes drilled into a thick hardwood plate. This process would tighten up the weave, unifying the look of each link, and bring the chain to its final, wearable length. It would also expose weak joints in any of the links, as the weak soldered seams would snap under pressure; ruining the chain and hours upon hours of work. Chains that survived this process would be finished with a hand made clasp with decorative end caps, usually adorned with precious gems. Thankfully manufacturing processes have mechanized most of the work, allowing woven chains to be available to people outside of the monarchy. This 24 inch long foxtail chain was made in Turkey from 26.1 grams of warm 14 karat yellow gold. The durable link has been finished with heavy end caps and a secure lobster clasp all of which show no sign of wear. In brand new condition with the estate price of 20.00 CAD. Stock #e9868.
October 20, 2017
Before electroforming was invented hollow statement making chains were die cut from thin sheet. The die cutting could also be set up to create three dimensional forms for added strength and visual interest. Some links, like the ones on this set, were made butterflied and during assembly folded in half linking one onto the next like a daisy chain. That chain making process, developed during the industrial revolution, created chains without a weak point. Being solder free and of a consistent metal thickness all areas of the chain are equally strong and resilient. This early form of hollow chain production still required a relatively thick starting material so it’s not surprising that this “hollow” chain and bracelet set still weigh in at 28.6 grams of warm yellow 18 karat gold. The decorative links that make up the 19 inch long necklace and 7 3/4 inch long bracelet are in great shape thanks to their manufacturing. Both pieces are equipped with sturdy end caps and large, easy to fasten lobster clasps. Estate price for the set only 80.00 CAD. Stock #e10295.
October 10, 2017
Most people don’t realize just how heavy gold really is. Usually it gets diluted down to 10 or 14 karat then made into hollow flimsy jewellery. With gold priced at well over 00.00 Canadian per ounce I understand the motivation. That’s why it’s so nice to see what can be made when price isn’t the main concern. This necklace was made without the usual budgetary constraints. It’s one thing to make a solid link chain in 10 karat gold but quite another to do it in 18 karat! Premium 18 karat gold is around 35% heavier and almost twice as costly. 18 karat gold has a much more attractive rich yellow colour and is far more resistant to corrosion. At first consideration perhaps resistance to corrosion and chemical attack isn’t at the top of your shopping list, but it’s something that should be kept in mind for a chain with this many assembled components. Perspiration, perfumes, aftershaves, soaps and chemicals you may encounter in swimming pools and hot tubs can attack the solder joints over time causing them to corrode and eventually fail. 18 karat yellow gold is many times more resistant and therefore much longer lasting than other lesser gold alloys. This chain measures 7.0mm wide and 26 inches in total length. The necklace was manufactured without a clasp. We can easily add a sturdy clasp or we could remove a section to shorten it and make a matching bracelet with the leftover. It is in excellent condition showing no wear in any of the links. As a point of interest; with gold priced at 35.00 CAD this chain contains 00.00 worth of just recyclable gold. The necklace is estate priced at 75.00 CAD. Stock #e11063.
October 7, 2017
There are a few different groups of customers who shop at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. There are the ones who have been coming in for many years (maybe decades) who know and respect the fact we always offer our best no nonsense pricing on everything we offer. Then there are those who drop in by chance or have heard positive things about our store and experience a refreshing approach to jewellery sales. It’s simple really, we just tell it like it is. No misleading, confusing sales gimmicks, no optimistic appraisals, just the facts. Our latest estate item is this perfect condition 10 karat yellow gold herring bone necklace. Measuring 20 inches in length, 7.0mm wide, weighing 17.1 grams and secured by a heavy duty lobster clasp with soldered connecting ring. Sometimes jewellery can be a little complicated deciding whether or not the price makes sense and offers good value. Gold chain is pretty simple. Once you know the weight, simple mathematics will allow you to figure out the value of gold it contains. I’ll save you the trouble; this chain contains exactly 7.47 in gold (with gold priced at 34.96 per ounce CAD). If you call a few jewellery stores I think most will say, “ahhhhh…. I’m sorry we don’t price our chain by weight” which is of course nonsense. If your lucky and happen to call a nothing to hide store like ours you’ll likely get a price quote anywhere from 0.00 to well over 00.00 to purchase a new chain of this quality. This perfect condition estate chain is absolutely flawless, super shiny, no twist or kink anywhere; it looks unworn. At Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers we’re always happy to give you a quote over the phone or online; we actually encourage you to shop us around. This estate chain is estate priced at only 0.00 CAD. Stock #e11214.
September 25, 2017
A subtle take on the tennis necklace; yellow gold navette shaped links bridged by white gold and diamonds. An exercise in understated refinement. Measuring that collar bone hugging 16 inches long and made from a substantial 28.2 grams of high quality 18 karat gold. The design is not only elegant but also extremely well thought out. Opting to make the hidden box catch from white gold instead of yellow means the catch is springier and slightly stronger. Not to disrupt the pattern, the designer still laid a yellow gold link top over that robust catch. To ensure the necklace properly encircles the neck, the hinge on the center link has been frozen to keep it from falling into a sharp V shape. Of course the heart of the design lies in the 34 top quality VS-H round brilliant cut diamonds. Together they add up to an estimated weight of exactly 1.00 carat. The high quality grade is obvious from the abundant sparkle and brilliant display of the discreetly bezel set diamonds. The estate price for this Italian made masterpiece is 50.00 Canadian. Stock #e10936.
September 23, 2017
Lisa Ridout is a Toronto based chain artisan who’s built a following for her innovative hand made designs. Pretty easy to see what the fuss is about when you see the Cascade Necklace in person. The opulent Swarovski crystals have been ingeniously girdled into hand made sterling silver links. Each has just enough room to roll around during wear, showing off their unique iridescence. The 18 inch long necklace is in great shape and comes equipped with an over sized lobster for easy fastening. Listed on for 5.00. Our estate price 5.00 Canadian. Stock #e10925.
September 22, 2017
The Art Nouveau period produced some of the jewellery world’s most delicate creations that were often inspired by natural forms. Flowers, plants and nature in general are often at the centre of the intricate patterns typical of the style. Leaves and vines intertwining in perfect symmetry is another common theme. It’s so nice to see an item like this necklace/pendant well over 100 years old yet in totally original condition. The 16 inch piece was likely a special and cherished item for someone from several generations ago, only worn for noteworthy occasions. Its multiple hinged joints and moveable sections are still in practically perfect condition showing no measurable wear. 32 tiny seed pearls decorate the beautiful 5.4 gram 14 karat yellow gold 16 inch necklace. Suspended from the swooping little bird on its own jointed bezel is a round faceted green glass gem. Although quite often natural peridot graced this sort of jewellery, the green glass substitute in this piece appears original. The imitation peridot contains a string of microscopic gas bubbles typical of hand made antique glass as seen in this high power photomicrograph. Natural peridot never contains trapped gas bubbles. This one is among the best condition examples we’ve ever seen. It’s perfect and ready to be a subtle finishing touch for your next special occasion. It will surely be a topic of conversation from anyone who appreciates antique jewellery or just pretty things in general. Estate priced at only 5.00 CAD. Stock #e11056.
September 20, 2017
Nice and simple but all about quality. There is no substitute for the feel and look of 18 karat yellow gold. Once you’ve experienced the luxury of high purity precious metal you’ll never consider anything else. Sometimes a little taste of high quality is worse than none at all because now you know what you were missing. 23 grams of 75% purity and 27 inches in length will fit even the biggest man. With or without a pendant this beautiful chain looks complete. Higher karat of gold is far more resistant to corrosion and oxidation. Each of the 300 plus individual links is this chain have been soldered shut ensuring strength. The last thing you want to happen is have those solder joints compromised from corrosion by salt water, sweat etc. that lower karat chain is prone to. The quality of an 18 karat piece will endure long after you forgot what the premium quality cost. This chain is in like new condition showing no worn links. Estate priced at 00.00 CAD. Stock #e9865.
September 7, 2017
There’s a huge temptation just to recycle this chain in order to obtain the close to 00.00 of pure gold it contains (with gold priced at 20.00 Canadian per ounce). That would be quick and easy enough but clearly a waste of a beautiful handmade vintage necklace. Please consider the scope of the statement “handmade” in relation to the manufacture of this chain. A close look at the complicated link design reveals that each of the approximately 750 individual gold connecting rings used in the construction have been individually soldered shut. It can’t take much less than 5 minutes to solder each one shut. That means around 60 hours of labour have been consumed just soldering everything closed. When our staff learned of my delusional thoughts of recycling this chain they protested unanimously. This style chain is known as an idiot’s Delight. I’ve seen this type of handmade chain many times before. They are often produced by goldsmith students assigned the task by an instructor. Drawing out long gold wires, making jump rings and assembly refines crucial metal working skills required of a goldsmith. Relatively often seen but I’ve never seen one with soldered links. Soldering everything shut makes the necklace incredibly strong. The hand made 18 karat chain is technically a 6.0mm wide, 32 inch long woven rope that, thanks to the inventive bolero-esque box clasp, can be worn almost any way imaginable (at least more ways than we have room to photograph). At 112.8 grams, with meticulous tassel ends, calling this chain a statement piece would still not do it justice. It’s an enigma that belongs around the neck of someone fashionable and artistic who’s creative enough to never wear it the same way twice. Estate price 02.50 CAD. Stock #e9621.
June 9, 2017
Simple and classic, there is nothing more timeless than a cultured pearl necklace. With all the big diamonds and interesting watches that dominate our new and estate inventory we sometimes forget about just how pretty something so simple can be. This estate Japanese strand of saltwater Akoya cultured pearls measure a petite 16 inches in total length. Each of the 53 round creamy white pearls measure between 6.5mm and 7.00mm. They are almost blemish free with a thick coating of medium grain nacre. We have just had them restrung on fine silk cord tightly knotted between each bead. The necklace is secured by a 10 karat white gold clasp with built in safety feature. If you don’t have a strand of pearls you really should, they are a jewellery wardrobe staple and are something that look great from ultra dressy to casual and fun. Just ask Wilma Flintstone. Estate priced at 0.00. Stock #e10868.
June 5, 2017
I really don’t know why this style of necklace is called a cable link. It doesn’t look like a cable, but that’s a discussion for another day. What I do know for sure is that purchasing a perfect condition estate chain like this makes way more sense than buying a brand new one for twice the money. For less than the price of a new 10 karat version you can have an Italian made 18 karat chain. Did you know that when you’re buying 10 karat gold you’re actually buying more silver than gold, as the gold content in 10 karat is less than 42%. In 18 karat gold you get 75% pure gold. Higher gold content is much prettier, heavier and far more resistant to corrosion. Corrosion is the biggest cause of chains that mysteriously break. The links in every chain manufactured should be soldered shut. Low karat gold chain is held together with low karat solder. Low karat solder just doesn’t stand up to something that’s worn 24/7 like a necklace. For overall durability there is no question 18 karat is the way to go. This example was made in Vicenza Italy. It measures 24 inches in length, weighs 8.2 grams and is in perfect condition showing no signs of use. Estate priced at 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10458.
May 25, 2017
The possible combinations of gold chain patterns seem almost endless. This design is a blend of two very popular styles. The Figaro link and nautical link come together in this 23 inch 10 karat yellow gold necklace suitable for either man or woman. Secured by a sturdy lobster clasp the chain is in very good condition showing no measurable wear on any of the link ends. The bright cut bevelled edges catch the light with a flat reflective surface. At 11.6 grams the solid link construction is quite substantial but not heavy. Estate priced at 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10780.
May 3, 2017
The extra long chain has been a staple in the wardrobes of the fashion forward for centuries. No doubt due to its extreme versatility allowing for the unique expressions of personal style that no other piece of jewellery can. The 32 inch long box link can easily be worn on its own or as the bottom tier of a layered look. It could be wrapped twice around the neck with or without a couple of smaller pendants to achieve the layered look all on its own. Being made from 10.7 grams of strong 14 karat yellow gold the chain could easily support the largest statement pendant, made more note worthy worn low. A chain this impressive can only come equipped with the sturdiest of fasteners and this heavy, folded end 18 karat lobster clasp is more than up to the task. The thick jump ring ends are woven through the end links of the chain and then soldered for a final measure of strength. Estate price 2.00 CAD. Stock #e9909.
April 20, 2017
Omega necklaces make a very bold statement with their wide dome cross section that looks like a shiny ribbon of gold around you neck. They are usually seen in shorter lengths to highlight a pendant or are simply worn alone. The shorter lengths often encountered are usually 17 to 19 inches long. The semi flexible link design and short length means the pendant sits just below the collar bones. This 4.0mm wide example gives you the added benefit of being yellow on one side and white on the other. It’s two necklaces in one, able to showcase a variety of pendants. 14 karat gold construction except for the 10 karat lobster catch that must have been replaced at some point. The 26.1 gram necklace is in excellent like new condition. A little extra care was taken when this one was manufactured due to the hinged chain ends. The hinged ends allow a little more flexibility and at the same time makes the piece far more durable. Estate priced at 80.00 CAD. Stock #e9837.
April 10, 2017
It’s only been in very recent history that jewellery trends have turned away from the proper necklace shape. Styles have become very casual and off hand making pendants hanging from loose form, light chains the trend in neckwear. Up until the mid to late 30s the structured necklace had ruled, favored for its predisposition to stay exactly in place and sit as it was suppose to. The new trend for small pendants hanging on chains with their constant flipping over and shifting out of place would never have been tolerated. When pendants were worn on chains both were too heavy to shift from their proper positions. These structured necklaces were also favored for the attention they brought to the collar bone and shape of the neck, instantly adding a feel of the regal. This 17 inch long Italian made necklace with its romantic scalloped two tone design will add a wonderful deviation from the ordinary to any outfit. Made from 8.1 grams of 14 karat gold the necklace is in great condition and still retains its original bright rhodium plating. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e9920.
March 27, 2017
Most times when you see a necklace like this it’s made from a simple base metal with a light gold plating, or if you’re lucky gold plated sterling silver. Either way it won’t take long for the gold plating to wear thin in sections and reveal the true nature of the item. This example is not gold plated, it’s all gold from end to end. Not just the average 10 karat variety typically seen in North America but upgraded Italian 14 karat gold. Nobody does gold jewellery better than the Italians. Fit and finish on imported jewellery made in Italy is second to none. You will pay a little more for the premium quality (mostly because of a duty levied on imported jewellery to Canada) but it’s a small price to pay for such a great look that will endure for decades. This necklace measures 19 inches long and is in perfect original condition showing no wear of any kind. It appears to have the original factory high polish finish that contrasts great with the twisted wire pattern. A finished weight of over 46 grams will let you enjoy this necklace without fear of denting the hollow links. A very large and easy to operate spring ring clasp secures the necklace. Estate priced at 93.00 CAD. Stock #e10033.
March 24, 2017
The best thing beside the beauty of Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers estate jewellery is the quality and value that it offers. Our estate pieces are meticulously scrutinized for defects, damage, signs of previous repair plus wear and tear. Unfortunately many of the estate items we receive do not pass our strict standards of quality and are immediately taken apart for salvage and or recycled. This process allows us to offer only the best in previously enjoyed jewellery, diamonds and watches. Weeding out the potentially troublesome items enables you to buy with confidence. Most times our estate items are as good as new, often made to higher standards and ALWAYS priced substantially less than new items of similar description. This estate rope chain is a great example of high quality and fantastic value. The 14 karat solid construction is head and shoulders above most of what’s manufactured today. Almost all rope chain today are manufactured from ultra light gauge hollow 10 karat gold tubing. While they look great and priced less than solid they just don’t stand up to daily use and are not suitable for use with a pendant. Once they’re dented, stretched or broken they are not easily repaired and they never look the same. When all is said and done, “you’ll never regret buying quality”. While 05.00 isn’t a small sum of money; when priced at.89 per gram we feel this necklace offers great value. Don’t believe us, call your favorite jeweller and ask what they sell their 14 karat chain for? You’ll get answers like, “I’m sorry but we don’t sell our chain by the gram” or “our chain is higher quality and imported so we can’t sell it by the gram”. They may not sell it by the gram but I guarantee they buy it by the gram. Our estate rope chain is in perfect condition showing no evidence of use. The safety clasp equipped barrel catch is working great offering double security. At 4.6mm wide and 18 1/2 inches long it should fit most women and the more slim gentleman. Adding a few more connecting rings could lengthen it a small amount. All you need to know is 05.00, 14 karat gold, solid construction and 44.2 grams equals amazing value only Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers estate jewellery can offer. Stock #e10711.
March 20, 2017
Judging by the quality of workmanship on this pocket watch chain it’s easy to imagine the watch it was tethered to must have been quite the time piece. Even though a pocket watch was an integral part of life in the 1800s this 60 inch long 48.3 gram double chain may have still have been a little over the top. Being 9 karat yellow gold marks it as Commonwealth in origins and the care put into its manufacturing makes it easy to assume it belonged to someone with means. The ring attaching the heavy fob clasp to the chain has been decoratively faceted and a tiny karat stamp carefully soldered onto the first link of the chain. You might have noticed that few people wear a pocket watch anymore but a chain this well made deserves better than the crucible of the refinery. So we are presenting is as a layered chain that can be worn at its full length or doubled and tripled up. However you wear it the chain will make quite the statement. Estate price 90.00 CAD. Stock #e10612.
March 11, 2017
Get a great piece of jewellery and invest in some high quality gold all at the same time. It’s not unreasonable to imagine that in a few years there could be more value in recyclable gold content than the current price of 35.00. All it would take is gold to appreciate by slightly more than 50% of the current trading price. If that doesn’t happen at least you get to wear a great necklace made from ultra high quality 18 karat gold. The basic style is a traditional curb link but every fourth link gets a white gold “X” soldered across the middle. The simple modification gives it a totally custom look. You never see custom made chain and I’ve never seen another example the same. At 20.5 inches long it could be worn by either a man or woman. Weighing over 52 grams, you’ll love the quality feel that dense 18 karat imparts. The 75% pure gold content also showcases the rich yellow colour not commonly seen in domestic jewellery. An oversized lobster style clasp secures the 6.5mm wide chain. Looking unworn and showing zero wear on any of the 60 links and catch. Estate priced at 35.00 CAD. Stock #e9548.
February 7, 2017
Let’s face it and be honest with ourselves, who doesn’t like to have at least a few nice things in life. Maybe it’s a great suit, an amazing pair of Italian shoes, a nice car or a beautiful home. Indulging yourself with the occasional luxury for hard work and rewarding yourself for a job well done does wonders in maintaining ambition. It can set the bar for achieving even greater levels of success, no matter how you measure it. Jewellery can be the item that can simply help you feel confident. A simple and masculine chain necklace could be just the ticket. Wear grams it under your shirt, or just visible with a couple open buttons. This 10 karat yellow gold curb link necklace is large and heavy but not over the top. As soon as you see the 7.5mm wide, solid link design weighing 32 grams you’ll immediately realize the quality. Italian construction ensures the highest standards of fit and finish, well worth the small premium you’ll pay for imported chain. Each link is smooth and flexible with a highly polished silky finish. At 24 inches in length it’s suitable for even a very large gentleman. In like new condition showing no wear of any kind in any of the 119 links. Secured by a sturdy lobster clasp with soldered shut jump ring. Estate priced at 00.00 CAD. Stock#e10391.
February 3, 2017
Rose and pink gold are becoming popular again. This chain was made in Italy by one of the best chain makers (Unoaerre) then exported to England for re-sale there as it has all the English hallmarks on the chain ends. What gives this chain it’s soft slightly pinkish tone is the slight bias of copper in the alloy mix. Not only does copper make the chain a little more pink but also very hard. The chain measures 19 inches long and weighs 14.6 grams. Secured by a sturdy lobster catch and freshly polished to look like new. Estate priced at 0.00. Stock #e6788.
February 1, 2017
Swallows were a favorite subject matter of the late 1800s jewellery artists. With Art Nouveau’s obsession for capturing the feeling of movement in precious metals and gems, the swooping, agile bird was an obvious candidate. Another focus of the period was the “whiplash” line, meant to embody the gentle curving of a woman’s hair caught in a breeze. That line can be seen just below each set of graduated tulips, being carried away by the swallows. The soft cream demi pearls set all over the 10 and 14 karat yellow gold necklace add an extra touch of whimsy. The real focus of the piece is the hand crafted bloom centered with an antique cut amethyst, finished off with an extra drop of purple from the freely swinging amethyst. The 100 plus year old piece of history measures an appropriately short 15 1/2 inches, meant to sit right within the collar bone. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10283.
January 20, 2017
The diamond tennis necklace is one of the more timeless and elegant pieces of jewellery available. This fiery collar of brilliance encircles the neck gracefully, elevating any occasion. This example is of a quality not often encountered; made from warm 14 karat yellow gold that pays a nice complement to an estimated 10.00 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds. Being an ever so slightly warmer IJ colour that rich yellow gold brightens the diamonds drastically, making them appear much whiter. The 4.00 carats of smaller diamonds (relatively speaking as even the smallest diamond in the necklace measures 2.3mm diameter) that sit around the back of the neck are of an I2 clarity. This was done thoughtfully as their size and position ensure they won’t be under close scrutiny but still throw a good deal of brilliance. The real show from this piece comes from the 6.00 graduated carats that span the front of the necklace. Their higher SI2 clarity colour and very good cut grades set the collar on fire in even the lowest lighting. Weighing 30.36 grams the necklace is quality you can feel and holds itself perfectly in place during wear. Honestly you must try this on in person to understand its luxury! Estate price 050.00 CAD. Stock #e10463
January 3, 2017
There are so many things that come to mind when describing this shiny golden ball necklace and bracelet set but I’ll keep them to myself. When attached together it can be worn as a long 25 inch necklace. Take them apart and you have a 7.5 inch bracelet with a 17.5 inch necklace. It’s three pieces in one. The playful look consists of a thin cable link chain with evenly spaced polished gold balls each measuring over 10mm diameter. Made from high quality 18 karat yellow gold weighing 18.6 grams. Excellent condition showing little if any sign of use. No dents, no dings or scratches. Both pieces are secured by oversized and easy to use spring rings. Once again the Italians show why the chain and jewellery they produce is often considered the best in the world. Buying an item like this at a high end boutique jewellery store new could run you over 00.00. This fun and fashionable estate item is priced at just 00.00 CAD. Stock #e9486.
December 24, 2016
Most rope chains can be best described as all icing and no cake. Despite their thick heavy look the majority are made from twisted hollow super light gauge 10 karat gold tubing. While they look great and are hopefully well priced, they’re easily dented, creased, stretched and just don’t last. Attempting to repair them is very difficult and usually temporary at best. Gold is expensive so hollow construction provides the look for a bargain price. This estate chain is the best of both worlds; a heavy look with the substance to back it up at a truly remarkable price. Weighing 25.4 grams the heft is immediately noticeable, the upgraded quality of 14 karat makes the necklace far more resistant to oxidation and corrosion of the soldered joints. It’s in brand new condition showing no stretch or wear of any kind. The 20 inch length makes it suitable for any lady and many men. This 4mm chain is estate priced at just 5.00 CAD. While it’s not a small sum of money, consider that it contains 0.00 worth of just gold (with gold priced at 50.00 per ounce Canadian). To purchase a new chain of this quality expect to see a price tag of around 00.00. It is secured by a sturdy lobster clasp with soldered shut connecting rings. Stock #e10643.
November 22, 2016
The Friedrich Binder GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 1910 in Monsheim Baden-Wurttemberg by skilled German chain maker Friedrich Binder. The company has passed through four generations and is still run by the family today. Now known as Binder FBM they have a wholesale reputation for very well made chains and this 27 inch example is no exception. Made from 9.5 grams of 8 karat gold in a solid rope style chain broken up by 9 scalloped round beads 6.50mm in diameter at 2.5 inch intervals. The chain is secured with a heavy spring ring clasp and is in like new condition. Despite only having 33.3% pure gold content this 8 karat necklace has a very rich colour looking much like 18 karat. That sounds like a great compromise; the look of 18 karat for way less than half the price. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e9685.
November 15, 2016
For strength and durability you have to go back to the basics, thick gauge interlocking chain links. This 22 inch long chain consists of exactly that, flattened oval links. The 11.9 grams of solid 14 karat yellow gold end up being surprisingly eye catching as a diversion from the busier styles of most heavy chains. Newly refinished the chain comes equipped with heavy end caps and a strong lobster clasp. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10038.
November 12, 2016
Rose gold is picking up a lot of popularity in mens accessories as accents on watches, bracelets, wedding bands, or like this rose 20 inch curb link chain. It’s about time really, considering its unique soft copper colour is a really trendy alternative to the typical look of 10 karat yellow gold that men have been wearing for the last 40 years. 12.1 grams of highly polished of 10 karat rose gold is broken up by strong/secure yellow gold end caps. We’re not exactly sure why yellow gold was selected for the clasp; perhaps a suitable rose gold catch couldn’t be found but the slight difference in hue almost goes unnoticed. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e9966.
November 1, 2016
No expense was spared in the making of this substantial herringbone necklace. Measuring 6.9mm wide and 16 1/2 inches long this necklace fits perfectly into the high collar wear that’s so popular right now. The unique, machine made tapestry finish on the tightly woven links helps to intensify the warm 18 karat yellow gold, adding another level of radial luster. Weighing in at a hefty 53.9 grams you’re sure to feel the quality, especially when you compare this unusually solid necklace to today’s more common hollow pieces. The strong box catch has been carefully patterned to blend in, even the side edges being grooved to match. Estate price 00.00 CAD. Stock #e10372.
October 27, 2016
From the esteemed Italian jewellery manufacturer UnoAerre comes a unique registered design rope necklace. The protected design is an Unoaerre original measuring 2.75mm wide and 24 inches in length. Unlike most traditional rope chains this one is not constructed from hollow light gauge hollow tubing; as such it will stand up to continuous use even with a larger pendant attached. At 18.4 grams the quality is apparent from the second you pick it up. At just 0.00 the value is unmatched for this high quality Italian import. Priced at little more than just the intrinsic value of the gold it contains. Purchasing any Italian chain of this weight brand new will easily cost 00.00 or more. At 24 inches in length it could be worn by a lady or a man. The rope style is also appropriate for either sex. Brand new condition showing no wear of any kind. Estate priced at just 0.00 CAD. e10631
October 26, 2016
For the price of a 10 karat domestic chain you can have this perfect condition 18 karat imported example made by the esteemed firm from Arezzo Italy. At first glance you may not consider the advantages of high quality worth the extra cost compared to a more typical offering. Once you see the beautiful finish and feel how silky smooth the dense 18 karat links are the quality becomes apparent. Large spring ring clasp, soldered shut connecting rings and the proudly embossed UnoAerro logo spacer link add a luxury finishing touch. Not only does 18 karat offer a superior rich true gold colour, the 75% purity is far more resistant to corrosion and oxidation. Corrosion can be a really big deal for necklaces. They are usually worn 24/7 for all activities; salt water, hot tube/swimming pool chemicals, perfume and even sweat can have adverse affects on the solder joints of lower karat chain. A necklace like this has close to 350 individual solder joints, it’s nice to know the 18 karat gold it contains is far more resistant to chemicals compared to 10 or even 14 karat. Weighing over 9 grams and 20 inches long the chain could be worn by a lady or gentleman who isn’t seeking a heavy looking bulky chain. The curb link design is a perfect choice to be worn with a pendant as the style doesn’t tend to kink. Estate price 9.00 CAD. Stock #e10444.
October 25, 2016
The rarely seen vintage cable link chain is the perfect balance of strength without bulk. Made from flattened oval rings this link at any size is one of the strongest available, despite the delicate appearance. Each link was made with a lightly matte finish, giving a unique flash that travels along the chain while being worn. At 28 inches long this chain is the solution for anyone who has issues fastening clasps as it easily slips over the head. Not to say the hefty lobster clasp would be hard to do up. It was manufactured with a taller than normal grip and catch opening for extra easy fastening. Made from an even 10.0 grams of warm 14 karat gold the chain is in like new condition showing no wear on any of its joints. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e9908.
October 13, 2016
Quite a striking and significant piece of jewellery. The tennis bracelet style necklace contains 23 good sized bezel set round brilliant cut diamonds of I1-H quality totalling approximately 2.10 carats. The 14 karat white gold necklace alone is quite noteworthy with an overall weight of 34.7 grams. This necklace is showing no wear of any kind, all the hinged joints are link new. The previous owner had all the diamond set links soldered together so they always display the perfect gentle neckline contour. The circular domed link design continues the entire necklace length ending with a hidden plunger catch and safety. Estate priced at 75.00 CAD. Stock #e8071.
October 11, 2016
Every once in a while we like to throw something out there that seems too good to be true just to see if you’re paying attention. At the current gold price of around 75.00 Canadian per ounce this necklace contains over 5.00 in just the gold content. If you had to purchase a necklace like this new, expect to pay at least 00.00 but more likely 00.00 or more if you bought it from a chain store in the mall. A new, well priced necklace of similar construction has to sell for 2 to 4 times the actual metal value it contains to cover the cost of manufacturing and markups. This chain is in like new condition. Its heavy gauge 4.75mm hollow links show no wear and tear of any kind. An upgraded super secure plunger type catch with side safety clasp should provide peace of mind if you’re going to wear this all the time. At 24 inches in length it’s suitable for a lady to use over a top or sweater. The thick diameter and long length make it a logical choice for a gentleman too. If you’ve considered purchasing a good chain in the past but the price to get something substantial has kept you on the sidelines, this is your chance but don’t wait long. Call around, ask the most competitive jeweller around how much a 24 inch, 14 karat, 15.2 gram rope chain is worth and then we’ll see you later. They sure don’t come around at this price too often. Estate priced at only 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10490.
August 23, 2016
UnoAErre have been an Italian goldsmithing institution since 1926. Founded with the goal of applying industrialization to the production of jewellery the company was the very first goldsmith company in Arezzo, Italy. Being the first they were assigned the trademark 1 AR, from which they took their name. This hollow example of a Gucci link chain carries all the quality you’d expect from such a storied Italian company. Measuring 24 inches long the 14 karat yellow gold chain shows no signs of wear and retains its original high polish finish. Though hollow the chain is nowhere near delicate, weighing a sturdy 14.1 grams and equipped with strong end caps and lobster clasp for added security. Estate price 3.00 CAD. Stock #e10039.
August 10, 2016
The curb link is probably the most widely interpreted of all gents chain links and this geometric version is definitely one of the most popular. The strong rectangular link has a more open and airy appearance than its rounded counterparts while still retaining its super strength. Being so boxy the links also have the large highly polished surface area, allowing the 15.5 gram of 10 karat yellow gold to flash brightly with wear. Measuring a neutral 22 inches long the chain comes equipped with heavy end caps and a strong, easy to fasten lobster clasp. Estate price 4.00 CAD. Stock #e10336.
July 27, 2016
We get a good number of gents chains passing through our estate department all the time. Sometimes they’ve been worn continuously for many decades and as such show too much wear to be sold in our estate department. We recycle this sort of material several times a year adding back into the world’s gold supply in a very environmentally friendly way. Once in a while one comes in that is in perfect condition. Well made and well taken care, this 23 inch long 10 karat yellow gold curb link chain is in like new condition. The hefty 43.5 gram chain is in virtually untouched condition. Just a quick light polish and a soak in our ultra sonic cleaner and it’s ready to go. The 6.9mm wide chain is appropriately equipped with super strong end caps and a large lobster clasp for added security. Estate price for this like new chain 90.00 CAD. Stock #e10267.
July 24, 2016
Nothing less than the best from Italian luxury chain manufacturer UnoAerre. Generously made from 10.8 grams of warm, top quality 18 karat yellow gold. The cable link style is one of the strongest available in lighter chains making it ideal for any pendant while being interesting enough to be worn on its own. The 24 inch long chain is equipped with heavy ring ends and a strong, medium size lobster clasp for longevity. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e10067.
July 11, 2016
Nothing unusual here right? Well, not quite. It’s not just the common Figaro chain consisting of one larger oval link connected by a few smaller round links. The larger ovals are connected by two figure 8 links. A simple design modification but one that makes this chain a little more unique. I’ve never seen one like it before. As with all of our estate chains this one is in perfect condition. Worn joints, kinks or stretched chains will not be tolerated and go directly to recycling. We won’t display an estate or previously enjoyed necklace that looks like its been worn. The only evidence this chain has had a previous life is the heavy 10 karat lobster catch is not original. The original 14 karat clasp may have failed or deemed too frail for this 17.8 gram 14 karat gold chain. At 4.5mm wide and 24 inches long this item could be worn by either a woman or a man. Italian made as all the finest necklaces are this item is estate priced at 50.00 CAD. Stock #e9221.
July 9, 2016
Man or woman this chain is suitable for both, you could even share it with your significant other. It’s a heavy one at exactly 1.5 troy ounces. Manufactured by one of the world’s finest chain and jewellery makers of Italy. It measures 22 inches long and 7.25mm wide. It’s hard to believe but at current gold prices (April 7 2016) there is over 00.00 worth of raw gold in this chain. By the time pure silver and other trace alloys are added, the chain is manufactured, cut to length, ends and clasp attached, polished shipped from Italy to a wholesaler, resold to your local jeweller the value has increased to over 3 times just the gold value. Even brand new this ratio provides good value when compared to many consumer products. I mean consider the cost of that fancy new smart phone you own; in a few years it will be worth zero. Even if this chain was run over by a train there would still be 00.00 worth of gold in it. If the price of gold continues to rise who knows, it may be worth more in just recyclable gold value than what our current estate price is. Excellent condition showing no measurable wear of any kind. The necklace is secured by a heavy duty spring loaded lobster clasp. Freshly polished looking shiny and new. Estate priced at 20.00 CAD. Stock #e9592.
June 20, 2016
There comes a time when every man must break down and buy a really nice suit or tuxedo for attending the never ending string of weddings, galas, holiday parties, etc. that comes with getting older. Women of course don’t have the good fortune of the one-outfit-for-all-occasions free pass that men have. But they can have a stunning center piece to crown every evening gown or party dress in glittering, red carpet worthy opulence. This 18 inch long graduated tennis style necklace features a plunging V to hold the desired outline during wear. The rest of the neckpiece is fully articulated allowing it to rise and fall gracefully over the curves of the neck and collarbone. Decorated with 147 individual round brilliant cut diamonds for an impressive total weight of 1.70 carat of I1-H quality sparkle. The 14 karat white gold piece is in brand new condition, retaining its untouched bright white rhodium finish. The 19 gram neckpiece is secured with an integrated box catch featuring an additional safety catch for peace of mind. Estate price 94.00 CAD. Stock #e9877.
June 13, 2016
Weighing just short of 2 troy ounces you have to consider this a heavyweight when it comes to gold necklaces. Not only does it weight over 61 grams, it’s made from beautiful 18 karat yellow gold. 18 karat means, 18 parts out of 24 (by weight) are pure gold making the entire chain 75% pure gold. Of course there is a tiny little steel spring in the clasp that isn’t gold but you get the picture; this is a very high quality item. Most domestic chain is only 10 karat gold or 41.7% pure. The 26 inch length is perfect for a big guy or a lady that wants a substantial chain to wear over a top. The Kings link design is much less common that a curb, rope or box link but with design elements of all three making for a high end look. The necklace measures exactly 3.5mm wide but looks much wider due to the square cross section. The necklace displays virtually no wear in any of the flexible joints. Only a light surface polish and cleaning and it’s ready to go. Secured by a large lobster clasp with sturdy spring lock. Estate priced at 50.00. Stock #e9923.
May 30, 2016
When we receive a chain and consider it for our estate department it has to be perfect without previous repair or damage. This chain meets those requirements. 18 inches long, 8.8 grams, 10 karat gold, nice lobster catch and well made. The two tone finish is quite attractive with a great sparkle as the chain rolls on the neck. The estate price for this chain is 0.00 CAD. Stock #e6277.
April 20, 2016
Men’s jewellery is awash with figaro, curb, and Gucci link chains but you you’ve likely never seen something like this flat figure 8 link style. It’s unfortunate really since it’s such an eye catching deviation from the norm. Measuring 23 inches long by 6.6mm wide and made from 70.2 grams of warm tone 18 karat yellow gold it’ll make a unique chain for any man. The chain is brightly polished and secured with a heavy lobster clasp and solid end caps showing no thinning. Overall condition is excellent with no visible wear in any of the link ends. Estate price 00.00 CAD. Stock #e9772.
March 20, 2016
Sometimes the more simple jewellery items get overlooked around here. The basic gold necklace is one such item. When well made with a reasonable amount of weight in a versatile length all of the sudden you realize this is a really nice piece of jewellery. This 24 inch, 14 karat yellow gold chain was manufactured in Italy by perhaps the best chain/jewellery maker in the world. Unoaerro have been making high quality products for 90 years. They make many types of jewellery but it’s gold chain that they are most well known for. They’re proud of their products and they want you to know who made them. In addition to a simple karat stamp they’ve added a small flag displaying the brand logo for all to see. You’ll pay a bit more for an Italian imported chain but when you feel the quality the small premium is well worth it. The chain weighs 7.3 grams and is suitable to be worn alone or with almost any pendant. 24 inches is a length that would be appropriate for a man, or woman who likes the versatility of some extra length. Perfect condition and estate priced at 2.00 CAD. Stock #e9959.
February 26, 2016
10 karat gold from anywhere around the world is guaranteed to consist of 41.7% pure gold. Typically yellow gold also consists of 52% silver and 6.3% copper. Rose gold consists 20% silver and 38.3% copper, but within those standard recipes there is plenty of room for variations. The remaining 58.3% that makes up the alloy in 10 karat gold can waiver however it likes between its silver and copper content resulting in borderline gold colours. This 20 inch long Figaro link chain is one of those in between colour, teetering more into bronze tones than the traditional polished brass look of 10 karat yellow. The heavy lobster clasp that secures the chain is of a more yellow tone, putting that unique colour into relief and making this Italian made 26.3 gram chain all the more interesting. Estate price 56.00 CAD. Stock #e10022.
February 13, 2016
The flat surfaces on these links really catch the light on this excellent condition Italian made curb chain. Solid construction made from upgraded 14 karat means its got some heft and longevity. 20 inches in total length should be long enough for any lady or the average size gentleman. At 41.2 grams and almost 60% pure gold this necklace contains 24 grams of fine gold. Showing no wear of any kind, every link shows the original crisp sharp edges the same as the day it left Italy. Comes with a large lobster catch with heavy spring latch for security. You will pay a small premium for imported Italian chain thanks to a duty imposed coming into Canada. The minor extra charge is well worth it when you see and feel the fit and finish. Each link rolls and glides without getting kinked or binding up with its neighbouring link making it much more comfortable. This is a chain you can wear 24/7. All you need to do is give it a gentle cleaning every once in a while. Stock #e9442. Estate priced at 60.00 CAD.
January 28, 2016
The feel, fit and finish of a heavy Italian made necklace is without compare. These guys really do produce the finest quality gold necklaces and chain. With gold prices closing in on 00.00 Canadian per ounce, pieces like this one that weigh over 40 grams are not often encountered because the cost material is so expensive. 17 inches in length and 6.0mm wide will have this beautiful necklace sitting just under collar level just visible with a button undone. When you see the bright flawless polished finish of yellow gold you’ll understand why people have loved the traditional colour of gold for 1000s of years. As an estate item the price while still not cheap at 60.00 CAD is around 30-40% less than if purchased brand new. The necklace is secured by an integrated white gold plunger catch with a side safety that provides an extra level of security. Perfect condition, showing no gaps, scratches, kinks or blemishes of any kind. Shop these details around and you’ll agree this is the best value available. Made in Italy, 40.3 grams yellow gold omega link 17 inch necklace. Estate priced at 60.00 CAD. Stock #e9392
January 25, 2016
One of the most ingenious ways to get a hefty chain without the matching hefty price point is through hollow construction. Made by the Italian masters of hollow jewellery these 2.6mm wide links weigh half of what they would if they were solid. On very close inspection, tucked away inside the tightly woven pattern, you can just make out the seams that give away the secret behind the low price. Not to say the 22 inch long chain is airy, it’s still made from 10.9 grams of 14 karat yellow gold. It’s also been equipped with the decorative end caps and strong lobster clasp deserving of a chain of this scale. Estate price 0.00 CAD. Stock #e9896.
December 30, 2015
We’re seeing more and more of these larger link necklaces lately but they’re usually all just silver plated on a cheap base metal. Well not this one, it’s the real thing, made from 57.3 grams of hollow yet strong seamless 925 sterling silver. The three different styles links are right on mark for current fashion trends. Measuring a good 20 inches in length and secured with a trendy toggle clasp it’s shined up and ready to make a statement. The toggle catch can fit through several of the end links allowing a custom length to perfectly suit different outfits and looks. Estate price 3.00 CAD. Stock #e9633.
November 29, 2015
I’m sooooo glad no one was ever tempted enough to cut this chain or to recycle it for gold salvage. Too many beautiful old jewellery items that haven’t measured up to current fashion trends fall victim to the smelters pot. I have a feeling this was an item left undisturbed for decades in a box somewhere. The condition is outstanding showing no wear of any kind. All the links and joints are perfect, even the swivel catch still retains the sharp edges looking like nothing has ever been hung from it. The chain measures an incredible 61 inches in total length, enough to easily go around the neckline 3 or 4 times. Weighing over 30 grams the 9 karat necklace appears to have been treated to an 18 karat gold plating producing a very rich yellow colour. This very versatile jewellery item is estate priced at 90.00 CAD. Stock #e8985.
November 25, 2015
What a sexy look. 18 karat white gold 24.9 grams in total with 35 joints seamlessly connecting the scalloped links. There are 76 round brilliant cut diamonds of very good VS1-G quality set throughout the front. Totalling approximately 2.30 carats the delicate display will surely be noticed. The necklace has been very well made so it will not roll or twist on the neck always keeping the diamonds facing up. This piece was originally purchased at Birks for a cost of 00.00 plus tax in 2008 (original receipt included). I’m sure it was only worn a few times as it is in perfect unrefinished original condition. Comes with it’s original brown and blue Birks box, original Birks receipt and small Birks catalogue. Estate priced at 99.00. Stock #e6601.
May 30, 2015
Another example of fine Italian craftsmanship. They don’t make them like this anymore. This necklace is constructed from 19.6 grams of tri-colour gold. Not the usual tri-colour but a beautiful combination of yellow, white and chocolate gold. The 28 strands of fine cable link chain drape across the bust in a very attractive display. This piece is in like new condition. The total length is 16 inches with a very secure barrel clasp. Weighing almost 20 grams this necklace would sell today for approximately 00.00. This necklace is estate priced at 0.00 CAD. Stock #e7634.
January 23, 2015
There is just under 1/2 an ounce of pure gold in this necklace considering it weighs 16.6 grams. This foxtail link measures 18 inches long and is in perfect condition looking like new. We have priced this piece a little differently. It is being sold at the intrinsic value if the gold only plus 15%. There has been no consideration taken for manufacturing costs, alloy costs, importation duties, etc. All you will pay is the actual gold content value plus 15% and of course the HST. At today’s gold price of 10.00 Canadian this chain is going to cost you 5.00 plus HST. Tomorrow maybe more, maybe less. Stock #e6759.
December 23, 2014
The density and weight of platinum make it the ideal metal for a diamond necklace like this. The extra weight helps keep the 9 diamonds from wandering around to the back of your neck. The extra strength and whiter colour of platinum are a couple added benefits. The necklace is made from 6.2 grams of 850 platinum measuring 17 inches long with an extra connecting ring at 16 inches allowing greater versatility. Nine bezel set round brilliant cut diamonds of I1-J quality add up to 0.90 carats. The necklace is secured by spring ring catch. The overall condition is excellent with no visible wear on any link. Estate priced at 00.00. Stock #e9029.
December 22, 2014
A yellow gold rope style necklace is nothing new but the look has endured the test of time. The generic twisted cable link design is possibly the most versatile item in any jewellery collection. When you can’t decide what to wear a rope chain always works. Our 5mm example is in perfect condition showing no worn or stretched sections. Almost all rope chains are of hollow construction. Many are manufactured so light that they dent, stretch or break in short order. Although this one is also hollow it is one of the heavier gauges. At 22 inches in length it weighs 16.4 grams making for a very sturdy long lasting example. An upgraded 11mm lobster catch secures everything together. If you call around asking an approximate price for a 10 karat rope necklace weighing at least 16 grams I’m sure you would get estimates of over 0.00. Our like new example is estate priced at only 0.00. Stock #e9021.
December 19, 2014
Very pretty antique 14 karat yellow gold and platinum pendant. This is a beautiful example of a hand fabricated piece of jewellery. Each one of the decorative details have been hand soldered into place instead of simply being cast as a complete assembly. This technique allows for very intricate and delicate designs. Four pinkish/red tourmalines are bezel set in a north, east, south, west pattern. A central 5.5mm green peridot is bezel set in yellow gold with 4 small round Swiss cut antique diamonds finishing the design in platinum filigree. A modern 18 inch rope style necklace holds the 31mm antique pendant that is just a little bigger than a quarter. Including necklace the pendant weighs 6.8 grams and is in like new condition. A large oval bail will accommodate a different size necklace if the light rope style is not for you. Necklace/pendant as shown are estate priced at 0.00. Stock #e8736.
November 24, 2014
Why settle for 10 karat when you can have this 18 karat chain for the same price. This is a heavy piece at 14.0 grams. It is in perfect condition and looks to have never been worn. 18 karat looks better, feels better, is more resistant to chemicals and corrosion and if kept clean will outlast 10 and 14 karat. This necklace is estate priced at 0.00. Stock #e6271.
August 28, 2014
If this chain has been worn it certainly doesn’t show any evidence of it. Every link is like new. Even the factory rhodium highlighted sections look perfect. The white rhodium finish on each link gives the appearance of a tiny paved diamond section. Only an up close inspection reveals the treatment is only a surface finish. The 24 inch chain weighs 29.7 grams and is secured by a heavy lobster catch. This necklace was made in Italy, the Italians are world renowned for their expertise in chain manufacture. The finest chains in the world are made in Italy. The Figaro design has been one of the most popular designs for a gents necklace. The added rhodium link treatment give this necklace just a little extra bling and that never hurts. Estate priced at 90.00. Stock #e8846.
June 20, 2014
Brand new never worn 4.1 gram 22 karat gold necklace. You don’t see much 22 karat gold in North American but in the far east and India it’s very common. At 22 karat it’s over 90% pure gold giving it a very rich yellow look that is both heavy and durable. 22 karat gold also is very resistant to oxidation and chemical corrosion. This is what gold is really all about. It’s not the diluted 42% pure 10 karat that is so common in Canada. This item is being offered for it’s gold value plus 10% only. To figure out the price go to for the Canadian gold price per ounce and follow this formula. Current gold price x 0.133 = price. So if the price of gold is 00.00 the formula is this 00.00 x 0.133 = 6.00. It’s a simple formula that will work with any currency but we prefer to be paid in Canadian dollars. The necklace is secured by a strong 22 karat gold lobster catch. Stock #e8352.
June 13, 2014
Japan dominated the pearl market ever since the process of culturing them took hold in the early 20th century. Before the farming or culturing of pearls, finding a natural pearl in an oyster was just by chance and finding a nice round example of usable size, colour and quality was extremely rare. In the early 1980s the Chinese learned methods of producing cultured pearls in fresh water. The early necklace examples looked like a strand of rice krispies. Over the next few decades Chinese culturing techniques improved along with industrial scale efficiency. The new Chinese competition put many Japanese pearl dealers out of business. Only the most effective premium Japanese suppliers remain in the pearl business today. We don’t offer too many estate pearls necklaces because most of the inexpensive Chinese freshwater strands look far better than the traditional Japanese salt water. This example of Japanese saltwater pearls is very impressive. The size is large at 8.0mm to 8.5mm diameter, the off white creamy luster is thick and of excellent quality showing only minor surface blemishes. A brand new 14 karat white gold German made diamond set clasp secures the freshly restrung 17 inch necklace. Pearls have always been a mainstay of the jewellery business for almost 100 years. They are perhaps the most versatile item you can have in your wardrobe. Jackie Kennedy to Wilma Flintstone were seldom seen without their favorite jewellery item.
May 28, 2014
This necklace was only used once, on the wedding day of it’s previous owner. A tradition 100s of years old in India is to adorn a bride in multiple gold necklaces, bangles, bracelets, earrings etc on her wedding day. Starting at an early age young girls are given gifts of gold in preparation for their wedding day. The gold serves as financial security once she joins her husband. This necklace was one of several very similar so it was recently traded in for something different. The beauty of India gold is easy to see. The rich colour of the better than 90% pure gold is not something usually seen in North America. This piece is hand made from just under 1 troy ounce of 22 karat gold and measures an adjustable 15 to 16 inches in length. Quite a dramatic international look guaranteed to make an impression. This is a style of jewellery seldom encountered around here and we are happy to showcase it. For an indication of value consider that as of today (January 28th 2015) this necklace contains over 00.00 CDN worth of gold. That’s not considering the many hours of labour required to create such a beautiful piece. Not a replaceable item. Estate priced at 50.00. Stock #e7957.
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