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About Us

Canadian Estate Diamonds Ltd. is a Vancouver based company which purchases significant diamonds from estates, divorces or other dispositions.

Stephen Ben-Oliel, President

Stephen has almost forty years experience in the in the Canadian and international diamond markets and is a graduate gemmologist (1981). As Canada's first diamond sight holder and the creator of Canada's first branded diamond, “The Polar Bear Diamond”, Stephen brings a lifetime of experience and integrity to Canadian Estate Diamonds. Stephen's career has encompassed every facet of the diamond industry, from wholesale, buying and selling in the international markets, diamond mining, manufacturing, branding and marketing.

Additionally, Stephen:
  • is founding President of Canadian Diamond Manufacturers Association
  • has strong personal relationships with clients (he still has the first customer he ever sold a diamond to)
  • has a renowned marketing vision in the diamond industry
  • understands the diamond industry chain from mine to retail stores
  • is a “recognized and trustworthy name” in the Canadian diamond industry

To really learn more about us, and our passion for the diamond industry please visit our Video Page and watch Sterling Faux interview our boss Stephen Ben-Oliel about everything concerning diamonds: from Canada's diamond industry, to China's emerging diamond market, diamond cutting, DeBeers, Africa, and everything about diamonds. A very captivating story.

Canadian Estate Diamonds Ltd. will consider fine quality diamonds and gemstones, 1.00 carat and larger. We provide immediate payment to you through our discrete, safe and professional diamond buying procedures. We are recognized as large diamond buying specialists and employ trained staff with decades of diamond purchasing experience. With this, you are assured of a professional and safe experience when doing business with us. Canadian Estate Diamonds Ltd is conveniently situated in a secure downtown premise and has a trained gemologist on site to accurately evaluate a diamond’s current market value, while you wait.
  • Quick, no-cost and no obligation consultation of the value of your diamond
  • Safe, secure buying procedures for high value diamonds
  • Top dollar paid for large diamonds, 1.00 carat and up in all shapes, colours and clarities
  • Unlimited buying resources
  • Immediate payment to you via certified cheque
  • Expert jewelry buyers of "signed" pieces such as Cartier, Tiffany & Co ., etc.
  • We buy engagement and wedding rings, jewelry, loose diamonds and bullion.
  • We buy purchase broken, chipped and old mine cut diamonds
  • We buy fancy coloured diamonds
  • Certified and non-certified diamonds welcome
We look forward to providing an outstanding level of service to you when you wish to sell your diamond wedding ring, engagement ring, or other diamond jewelry.