Archive for March, 2011

Raymond Lee Jewelers Springs into Action for the Children’s Aid Club!

Enjoy live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at Raymond Lee Jewelers on Thursday, April 7th from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m!

Raymond Lee Jewelers will be springing into action for the Children’s Aid Club at our Boca Raton showroom, located at 22191 Powerline Road, Suite 12B, Boca Raton, FL 33433 in the Palms Plaza.  Come to support a great cause, enjoy dancing, cocktails and entertainment with Raymond Lee Jewelers to benefit the Children’s Aid Club on the evening of Thursday, April 7th, 2011 from 6:30-9:00p.m.

10% of all proceeds from the evening will benefit the Children’s Aid Club!

Please RSVP Prior to April 5th, 2011

RSVP Contact:

Julia  (561) 926-1418

We’ll be looking forward to seeing you!

The Allure of Collecting Vintage Rolex- Watch Sell

Collecting wristwatches is one of those hobbies that starts off innocently enough but can quickly turn into an all consuming passion. You may start out young collecting some Timex‘s, a Casio or two and if your lucky, a Seiko. Then you are off to college and your taste gets a bit more sophisticated. You want something to celebrate your independence, so  you splurge and get a rugged Swiss Military watch.

After two years of reading Baudelaire, Chomsky and Nietzsche you want a watch that reflects your new found maturity and you upgrade to a Hamilton. Time flies by and soon your walking across the stage in your cap and gown  and your graduation gift on your wrist; a brand new Movado. This Movado is your first introduction into the luxury watch market, and now you are hooked.

As you move up the corporate ladder, you may also desire to upgrade your timepiece from Movado to Tag Heur, Tag Heur to Omega, and from Omega to your Pièce de résistance: A Brand New Rolex! After that first Rolex you never look back and you have officially become a Rolex watch collector.

 

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6605’s Movement

Rolex has one of the largest communities of watch collectors in the world, and with its amazing history and tremendous impact on the watch industry, it is easy to understand the strong following. Collectors respect the fact that Rolex has  practically invented the modern day wristwatch, the water resistant case and the self-winding mechanism. Another reason why collectors choose Rolex is the fact that the company controls every step of production of it watches, and keeps meticulous record of every piece, making identifying and collecting Rolex watches much easier.

This ease of identification plays a major role in the collector community as it allows collectors to identify age, model and serial number of every Rolex that they acquire. All these factors combined with Rolex’s brand recognition create an amazing resale value, Rolex watches can be sold quickly and at a very minimal loss. Often times you can purchase a Rolex wear it for years and sell it at only a fraction below its original retail value; this is why many collectors chase after rare vintage models whose value will only increase over the years.

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A look Under the Case Back

Raymond Lee Jewelers was luck enough to get a rare vintage Rolex Datejust model 6605. As you can see from this picture, the timepiece is in amazing condition. The dial still retains its satin black finish. Its face is free from any scratches, and all of the mechanics are in excellent condition. One thing to I can’t stop marveling at is the watches movement. This watch was produced around 1954, and the smooth and fluid movement is a work of art.

Rolex introduced this model of Datejust 6605 at the Basel Fair and for the first time. It was the first production featuring the Cyclops magnifying bubble that you now find in all Rolex models. If you are looking for a piece of watch history, look no further than this amazing wristwatch!

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Buy or Sell Your Rolex

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

Raymond Lee Jewelers is one of the largest buyers and watch sell in South Florida.

April Diamonds: The Month of Crystallized Carbon

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April Diamonds

April Diamonds: The Month of Crystallized Carbon

We will soon be bidding a bitter-sweet farewell to the picnic blues and turquoise hues that symbolize the month’s gemstone. March is the month of aquamarines, celebrated with a bright variety of greenish blues and blueish greens shimmering with hints of golden colored inclusions. As the month of the aquamarine wraps up, it is time to give a warm welcome to the arrival of April.

 

Diamonds in Modern Brilliant Cut

Diamonds in Modern Brilliant Cut

April is the month of the Diamond. An incredible gemstone symbolic of eternal love and everlasting light, the April Diamond is invincibly strong and brilliantly stunning. Formed throughout centuries of erosion within volcanic rock, deeply embedded within the earth and crystallized through intense natural heat; Diamonds are one of the earths’ most miraculous natural creations.

In addition to being the gemstone of April, the Diamond is also well-known for being the symbol of eternal love. Just as the gemstone endured centuries of intense heat, volcanic rock, the Dark Ages, the Renaissance and even the ’80s, the gift of a diamond to the one you love represents the unbreakable bond of everlasting love.

… The crystallized carbon that evolves into diamonds …

April, we welcome you.

And your Diamonds too!

Five Fake Rolex Red Flags: Don’t be Fooled by a Faux

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Don’t be Fooled by a Faux: A Genuine Rolex Watch Reference

With the value of Rolex watches holding strong in the financial field, we have seen a corresponding spiked increase in the manufacturing of Rolex replica watches. Not only has the genuine Rolex timepiece held its financial integrity, the Rolex name itself has become synonymous with style, precision and status. Over a century’s worth of extraordinary efforts and successes in award-winning engineering, technical breakthroughs and research implementation have made the Rolex wristwatch one of the most desired timepieces world-wide.

There are no shortage of reasons as to why the production of Rolex replicas, knock-offs and fakes continue. Many of us have fawned over the incredible creations of genuine Rolex watches, admiring the exquisite design and unique attributes. The impressive nature of a genuine Rolex watch is undeniable. Even now, twenty years later, I can remember studying the Rolex Presidential Watch that my Grandfather was given when he retired from Grumman. As an Engineer, he cherished every groove and mechanism that composed the 18k gold gift.

There was a level of integrity in every aspect of that genuine Rolex watch he wore. Not only was it a symbol of a man who had been a dedicated and honorable engineer for over twenty years, but also representative in its exquisite precision and crafted glory of the high regard that Grumman had for his work. In retrospect, that watch was the embodiment that everything genuine Rolex watches represent. Quality. Integrity. Style.

With a plethora of fake Rolex watches being sold every day, it’s difficult to deny the extreme level of irony. With a genuine Rolex being known for its intelligent design and craftsmanship, what would a Rolex knock-off be representative of? Just a thought…

Now, About Those Five Red Flags…

The best armor we can offer you to ensure a victory, should you find yourself in a battle with these productions of timepiece trickery, are the following 5 signs. Guarded with this knowledge, hopefully we can help our visitors avoid being fooled by a faux Rolex watch. Keep in mind that every model Rolex has varying distinctions of design, and therefore each replica will have separate elements that will mark it’s lack of authenticity.

For example, the Rolex DateJust replica models often have a distinctively low-quality clasp of the bracelet. Many DateJust replica’s are also manufactured with a clear back casing, exposing the mechanical components of the watch. This is the marking of a fake.

1. Genuine Rolex Watches will not have clear case backings, or skeleton casing, on any production model watch.

*(There are only 2 “known” examples of Rolex watches with glass “exhibition backs”, and they are both vintage manual wind models from the 1930s, and they were not “production” models.)*

2. Genuine Rolex Watches will have a serial and case reference number that can be found between the lugs, engraved on the side of the case.

The thin, fine lines are almost diamond-cut in appearance with these engraved numbers on a Genuine Rolex Watch. A replica will appear sand-blasted and have much less space between the etched numbers.

*(Many replica’s will be sporting the same fake serial number: “R863698”)*

3. Genuine Rolex Watches second hands will have a smooth and continuous movement. This element cannot be mimicked, though fake’s definitely try. If there are any jerking movements of the second hand, you are probably holding a replica.

4. Genuine Rolex Watches (since 2002) do not leave the factory without a 3-dimensional hologram encoded sticker on the caseback. Some replica models have tried to re-create the hologram, but the display remains the same when viewed from various angles (a tell-tale sign of a fake).

5. Genuine Rolex Watches ( Submariner, Sea-Dweller and Daytona Models) feature a ‘Triplock crown.” This authentic mark is identified by 3 tiny dots located underneath the engraved trademark “crown” logo at the winding crown end, viewable only when the winding crown is fully unscrewed.

These 5 red flags should definitely help you out when faced with the possible presence of a phony Rolex watch. Keep in mind that most things seemingly too good to be true usually are. Additionally, if there is a specific Rolex model that you are interested in, do a bit of research on the known signs of replica attributes that have been associated with that model Rolex. Purchase your Genuine Rolex Watch from a trusted, reputable dealer (i.e. Raymond Lee Jewelers).

BONUS:

-Visit Bob, who takes it five flags further,  offering The Top Ten Ways to Spot a Fake Rolex-

Jennifer Aniston Breaking The Mold, Wearing A Gents Rolex- Florida Jewelry

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J.Aniston Looking Great Wearing Men's Rolex!

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Jennifer Aniston: Proves Herself a Fashion Icon Once Again

The newest watch trend is women wearing luxury watches with large cases, 40 mm to 45 mm, sizes normally only found on timepieces meant for men. Jennifer Aniston is taking it up a notch and has started to wear actual men watches. The celebrity movie star, who at one time was so famous she spawned her own haircut, was recently seen wearing a mens 18kt yellow gold Presidential Day-Date.The Day-Date with the Presidential bracelet was famously worn by many United States Presidents and other dignitaries, so its presence on such a young and feminine wrist is very uncommon. Florida Jewelry.

I personally think that Jennifer Aniston looks amazing with the watch, and its presence creates an upscale look even when wearing an every-day outfit. The Rolex with its champagne dial, bold roman numerals, day- date display and a fluted bezel makes an already stunning piece even more eye catching. There is a reason this watch has been one of Rolex‘s most popular for decades.Ms. Aniston is a well known Rolex collector and has been known to wear smaller Rolex watches as well.

A brand new Presidential Day-Date is about $23,000, here at Raymond Lee Jewelers we sell the same model, pre-owned for around $8,000! That’s a $15,000 difference for a watch that is in like new condition.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Raymond Lee Jewelers at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2011 Auction: Buying Your Jewelry!

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Raymond Lee Jewelers is proud to announce its upcoming participation in the Palm Beach 2011 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event!

The Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2011 Auction will be taking place April 7th- 9th, 2011 at the South Florida Fairgrounds in Palm Beach, Florida.

We will be present all three days of the Event, located at Booth EH32. As the Auction draws near, we will keep all of our valued readers updated as to exactly where you can find us at the South Florida Fairgrounds during the Palm Beach 2011 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event.

Raymond Lee Jewelers will be offering to purchase your designer jewelry or timepieces, offering an impressive display of designer jewelry and luxury timepieces for purchase, as well as giving visitors the option to trade their luxury jewelry pieces.

Looking Forward to Seeing You There!

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Event and Ticket Information:

9th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction

South Florida Fairgrounds

9067 Southern Blvd

West Palm Beach, FL  33411

(480) 663-6255

Click Here for Site Map

Purchase Your Tickets for the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2011 Auction HERE!

$3.8 Million Diamond Hand Bag- Florida Gold Store

Florida Gold Store

Florida Gold Store

As a male I tend to be dismayed at the amazing prices women are willing to spend on purses, of course I don’t blink an eye at thinking about spending thousands on a luxury timepiece.  The majority of high end typically sell for two to four thousand dollars. Today I just found out about a purse with a price tag that has actually broken world records.

Mouawad, one of largest jewelry designers has created a hang bag that literally dripping with diamonds. “The Mouawas 1001 Nights Diamond Purse,” was created and released last year; its estimated value is a whopping $3.8 million dollars. Crafted into the shape of an heart pocketbook, the purse is 18ct gold and features 4,517 diamonds (105 yellow, 56 pink and 4,356 white). With a total of 381.92 carats this “small” purse is more like a bowling ball on a chain.

The Mouawad was created by ten artisans who tolled tirelessly for over 8,800 hours on the purse. Each of the thousands of diamonds had to be painstakingly attached to the bag by hand and only the finest quality gems were used. Upon its completion the Guinness Wold Records officially designated it the most valuable handbag in the world.

Raymond Lee Jewelers may not be selling million dollar handbags but we are one of the largest Florida Gold Store. Bring in your gold to buy or sell today!

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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