Archive for February 12th, 2011

Colored Gemstones Rising in Popularity- Collateral Loan

Every season we here at Raymond Lee Jewelers get a first hand look at the different trends that are sweeping through the jewelry market. This season we are seeing customers flock to our wonderfully priced colored gemstones. Our 3200 square foot showroom has a wide verity of new and vintage jewelry pieces that are set with exquisite colored gems. Lots of our customers are buying sterling silver pieces adorned with either radiate blue sodalite, rich red garnet or vibrant green amethyst gemstones. Rose or pink gold looks great with colored gems as well, a rose gold ring with a large colored gem has a great classic look. These popular gems are very affordable and can really make your favorite spring outfit pop. Collateral Loan.

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Princess Dia's Ring

The popularity of this new trend can be attributed to the recent actions of a few celebrities, most notably Kate Middleton. The princess-to-be was proposed to by Prince William and was presented with Princess Diana’s old ring. This ring features a brilliant 18 ct. blue sapphire center stone surrounded by colorless diamond accents in platinum. Some other celebrities that are using colored gems in their engagement rings are Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson whose engagement ring has 4-carat, oval-shaped ruby stone flanked by two diamonds. Many brides to be are rushing to get their own custom-made rings with colored gems; a service that we offer here at Raymond Lee Jewelers!

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From Chanel's Mademoiselle Line

Designers have taken note and are starting to incorporate colored gemstones into their newest collections as well. Brumani Melange released an 18k gold ring with diamonds, pink quartz, rose de France amethyst, citrine and garnets. David Yurmans new Confetti necklaces have blue topaz, citrine and many pieces featuring Tiger’s Eye. Chanel’s Mademoiselle and Coco collection has many pieces that uses colored stones in its pieces. One such ring from this line is 18K pink gold and has colored sapphires, colored stones, a fresh water pearls and a diamond. Raymond Lee Jewelers is one of the largest buyers of pre-owned jewelry so there is a great chance for you to get the these same designer pieces at a fraction of the price.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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This Spring’s Jewelry Trends- Sell Jewelry

Now that the new year has started, many of us are starting to update our wardrobes with this season’s latest fashions. Before you go out and clean our your closet remember that the perfect piece of jewelry can bring new life into an old outfit. Raymond Lee Jewelers is here to steer you in the right direction, here are some of this season’s top jewelry trends.

Mixing Vintage With Something New

This is one trend I have seen quite often over the last couple of weeks. Many of our clients come in looking for a signature vintage piece that they can mix with one of their newer pieces. As one of South Florida’s largest seller of vintage jewelry we have exquisite pieces for sale at low prices. Perhaps you can jazz up a great strand of pearls with a vintage broach or make your outfit truly stand out with a gorgeous pair of vintage earrings.

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Sell Jewelry

Big Mixed Cabochen-Style Stones

One of last year’s biggest trends was large vibrant jewelry pieces this has morphed into a more subdued look with jewelry that has mixed cabochen-style stones. Gold rings with a large enamel stone or a gold cuff bracelet adorned with multicolored cabochen stones.  If your really fashion forward you could try a bib style necklace with a mix of different colored stones. We have many designer pieces at low prices for you to choose from at Raymond Lee Jewelers. Sell Jewelry.

Tassels and Fringes

Many of the top designers like Chanel, Dior and Lois Vuitton are mixing that retro 70’s look with a modern touch by introducing tassels and fringes into their collections. This trend is especially popular in earrings where the large tassels can look great on any woman.

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Sell Jewelry

Rose Gold

In the world of gold there are not too many color choices to choose from. Over the last couple of seasons white gold was very in style now we are seeing a resurgence in the popularity of rose gold. The gents Rolex President looks amazing in rose gold and even though its meant for men it looks great on a ladies wrist. If you were looking for something not so extravagant Michael Kors has a lovely rose gold watch for sale under $300.

Layers and Layers of Pearls

Here at Raymond Lee Jewelers we have plenty of pearls for you to chose from wither it be fresh water, saltwater, vintage or even different colored pearls. All are sold at an affordable prices. Stay in fashion and get pearls by the yards or layer different colored pearls to bring a touch of class to any outfit.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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George Clooney’s Watch in The American: Watch Sell

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Last week when I was watching George Clooney‘s latest movie, The American, I was struck at how beautifully this movie was shot. Throughout this suspenseful thriller, the viewer is treated to amazing panoramic wide shots of George Clooney driving down twisted mountain side roads that stretch deep into the Italian countryside. The director really went out his way to have the cinematography tell the story as much as possible; there are many moments in the movie where there is no talking or soundtrack playing, there is only the great camera work and the real world silence we all experience everyday. Watch Sell.

It is in these silent moments that this movie truly shines. In one scene we see George Clooney quietly crafting a custom rifle in his workshop with the only noise coming from his tools and the beating of metal. I was so focused on this scene that I happened to notice the watch that was on Clooney was wearing. With the excellent camera work it was easy to identify that the watch was a Omega Speedmaster Professional with black leather strap most likely model number 3870.50.31.

It is no surprise that Clooney is wearing an Omega as he is one of their brand ambassadors and has worn an Omega brand watch in other recent movies. The Speedmaster Professional with the black leather strap has an amazing classic look. It features a powerful chronograph, which offers 12-hour, 30 minute and 1/10 second subdials. Distinctively masculine in design, it features a large, round silver stainless steel watch case with a tachymeter bezel in black with silver markings, and it measures 39.8mm wide.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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