Archive for June, 2011

Ever so Awesome Emma Stone Rocks August Cover of Vanity Fair

It’s the next phase, new wave, dance craze, anyways..
It’s still rock & roll to me.

Billy Joel performing It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me. (C) 1980

And in closing for today…

Vanity Fair Cover: Emma Stone August 2011

Emma Stone, one of the most hilarious and just plain cool broads ever know to mankind… Will be sizzling on the July cover of Vanity Fair.

The Actress known for her roles in films like ‘Easy A‘, ‘Zombieland‘, ‘House Bunny‘ and a few more instant classics like ‘Superbad‘ tries to play down just how hot she is.

It’s obviously not working, Emma..

But your humility makes you even more adorable! 🙂

Stone’s in not one, but three flicks this summer: ‘The Help,’ ‘Friends With Benefits’ and ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love.’

“Talking about this stuff is pretty new,” she said when asked about her love life.

Stone, who recently broke up with actor Kieran Culkin, is rumored to be dating her ‘Spider-Man’ co-star Andrew Garfield, but the pair have remained mum on the subject.

Stone, like a true Hollywood pro, reveals that “the only solution I’ve come to when it comes to things like that — the health of my family or dating, really personal things — is not to talk about it.” – From: ‘Emma Stone’s Bad Habits: Sugar, Wine and Heroin‘ By Kelly Fisher

‘Masculine Monday’: A Day Late and a Dollar Shorts…

Colors, Textures, Patterns:

Three Essentials for Mens Shorts – Summer Fashion 2011

Men's Summer Fashion! Jun 3, 2011By Andrew Eirich

Summer is officially in full swing, especially here in the humid swamplands of South Florida. Celebration of the heat is easily found with a day on the beach or cooling off with buddies at a pool-side cook out, so you’ll get no complaints about the sunshine here. However, thick denim jeans aren’t going to keep you cool while you try to kick back.

Shorts have been big all year round for mens fashion trends this year, but the summer variations are taking a specifically textured, structured, bold appearance that is pretty righteous. The best trends in men’s shorts this Summer are defined by the presence of one to three of the following elements: texture, pattern and color.

Men’s shorts are also adopting a shorter and slimmer fit than in previous years. Not to worry, not 1988 tennis player short, but.. modernized. In the image above, courtesy of the High Gloss White fashion blog contributor and skilled photographer, Andrew Eirich presents a perfect picture of simply handsome summer shorts for men.

 

“…wearing an excellent pair of very worn-looking and faded H&M denim shorts along with a grey Top Man trench coat in the second shot. Also, a light-weight hooded knit jacket is best worn under the trench so you can transition through each temperature level a summer day might dish out! Grey is always a color you can feel confident in rocking because it isn’t as harsh as black, and as easy to stain as white. Best of both worlds! To make the look edgier, Mitchell has on a pair of black combat boots. You can swap these out for some slip on deck/boat shoes or mocassins depending on your mood, and your closet!”-

….http://highglosswhite.com/2011/06/03/hgw-mens-summer-fashion/

The idea here, gentlemen, is that you have a great deal of pliability with your summer shorts this year. Faded denim shorts with combat boots are among my favorite looks presented in this entry, but so many options are workable. Sandals, boat shoes and loafers are all types of footwear that have been seen with this new series of brighter, textured, structured shorts.

Any great tee shirt with an unlined double button blazer would look amazing with shorts, while still maintaining a confident sense of style, ready for any summer occasion. For those laid back days where worries are entirely out of site, a simple grey henley tee will keep you cool, and worn with either white or faded denim shorts, will maintain a muted pastels color scheme that is being embraced within the world of men’s fashion this summer.

Check out alternativeapparel.com for an awesome collection of Men’s Henleys.

Ok Boys, Get some shorts on and go play in the sun! 

June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011: ‘Rapid Reporting’ Recap by Raymond Lee Jewelers

Raymond Lee Jewelers

‘Rapid Reporting’

Top of the morning to you, everybody. I trust that everyone has rested up and recharged their batteries, ready to dive into a paramount and productive week. 🙂

If not, please go grab yourself a nice hot cup of coffee, send me one, and let’s get to some seriously ‘Rapid Reporting‘ of the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011 recap.

Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair 2011

On the final day of The June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, one of the top three jewellery shows in Asia, held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, had already been attended by 19, 968 visitors.  According to JewelleryNetAsia.com, the number of both unique and return attendees to this years June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair had shown an increase of 21.5%, compared to the statistics of last June.

From the first day of registration, where overwhelming lines and unexpected spikes in visitors surprised event coordinators, a foreshadowing of one of the most successful years for the Jewellery & Gem Fair was underway. On the first day of the fair, June 23rd, the Antique Jewelry Hall required an additional floor of exhibitor space to accommodate the heightened intrigue with antique jewelry.

By the time press releases from Asia could be found online, initial reports related to the jewelry fair were enthusiastically announcing the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011 had opened to a record breaking turnout of buyers, exhibitors and enthusiasts.

HONG KONG, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011

Jime Essink, President and CEO of UBM Asia said: “We are delighted that the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair hits a new record high of 1,600 exhibitors this year, a 25% rise on 2010. This further confirms that jewellers around the world recognise the value of joining the June Fair.”

Celine Lau, Director of Jewellery Fairs, UBM Asia Ltd said: “The June Fair is an important event in the trade show calendar. To mitigate the risk of holding too much stock, buyers prefer to make more frequent sourcing trips. This propels the growth of the June Fair which presents buyers with the opportunity to source from quality suppliers from around the world every mid-year.”

Over 60% of those attending the Jewellery & Gem Fair in Hong Kong traveled from overseas, just as Raymond Lee Jewelers did. The June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011 attracted more than 1,596 companies from around the world, with 19,968 visitors from 102 countries and regions having visited the fair before the final day had commenced. The top five of those visiting countries include China, India, Taiwan, Philippines and Thailand.

Statistics Provided by JewelleryNetAsia.com

Numbers of Visitors as Reported by the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair:

  • Day one: 9, 835
  • Day two: 5, 771
  • Day three: 4, 362

Cartier Hong Kong

 In addition to the incredible turnout of the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, the trip of our President and VP to Asia proved to include a surprise set of front row seats of the strengthening overseas economy. Just as the diamonds, pearls and gemstones from all over the world were illuminating the streets of Hong Kong for the Jewellery & Gem Fair, the prevalent and increasing use of the euro as currency seemed to shed a bright light on the dedication of  both China and Japan, Asia’s first and second largest economy and foreign exchange reserves powers, to bring financial stability to Europe.

As China’s most valuable economic partner, Europe is being strongly supported in Asian markets. Several reports have been published recently by French media outlets, confirming that the Chinese have taken several different actions which show their support and dedication to the financial recovery of Europe.

Japanese Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda 21, also said it would continue through the purchase by the European Financial Stability Fund bonds, etc., to help Europe deal with the debt crisis.

Having traveled from The States, where citizens have spent the past few years fighting a seemingly endless battle for survival through grave economic uncertainties, the scenery of Hong Kong was something so far from the picture of pinching pennies. In the photographs my boss was able to send, it is clear to see upon first glance the current state of world economy, captured in the images of consumers in Hong Kong.

Locals of Hong Kong, and those who traveled from China’s mainland in avoidance of the sales tax, formed lines which wrapped around the block, eagerly awaiting to enter the retail priced storefronts of such names as Cartier, Chanel and Gucci. Business was booming, and not just at The June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair… Business in Hong Kong seems to be booming everywhere!

Louis Vuitton Hong Kong

Feature Friday: Rare Alexandrite Ring

Feature Friday: Alexandrite & Diamond Dome Ring

Alexandrite is one of the most magnificent and mysterious gemstones you will ever see. Though the gemstone itself was discovered less than 200 years ago, the unique color changing and reflective elements of alexandrite have received a great deal of attention and adoration. The stone’s existence itself is a phenomenon. Natural Alexandrite gemstones are an incredibly rare find. Two chemical elements which are scientifically constructed to avoid interaction with one another, chromium and beryllium, found a way to bypass this rule millions of years ago, in what would be considered a metamorphic atmosphere.

Discovered in 1830, Russia, the day when Tsar Alexander II was the appropriate age to rule,

legend has it that Alexandrite was named after royalty.

My first Alexandrite ring was a gift from my Dad for my 7th Birthday, a claddagh ring with an Alexandrite gemstone held in the hands. Alexandrite, at the time, was still the official June Birthstone. Unfortunately, things have changed. With the increasing value and rarity of natural Alexandrite, pearls are now the ‘official’ (the waters there are still a little muddy. Depending on who you ask, Alexandrite is still considered a birthstone of June, in addition to Moonstone.) June Birthstone. 

The ‘alexandrite effect’, as described by jewelers, is the natural color changing phenomenon of the gemstone. The color of this rare gemstone is green in daylight and deep red in darkness or incandescent light. Alexandrite can even appear to be pink or yellow in hue in natural light, and a columbine or raspberry red by incandescent light. This is representative of the mythology behind this interesting gemstone.

Alexandrite is associated with the planet Mercury — the trickster. Mercury is the quickest moving planet, said to be representative of how fast our thoughts and decisions can change. Mythology teaches us that Mercury represents both the messenger and the magician. It connects the mortal or ego self, the intuitive, or lower self, and the higher divine self. This is said to be embodied within the Alexandrite gemstone with the duality of color. 

Alexandrite is believed to strengthen intuition, self esteem, and happiness, increase creativity and imagination, and help balance your emotions.

Alexandrite Dome Ring

This striking 14k white gold Alexandrite & Diamond Dome Ring is both elegant and fashionable. 

 Three large rare Alexandrite stones are surrounded by beautiful pave set diamonds in this unique ring.

Alexandrite & Diamond Dome Ring

Details are available for purchase of this fantastic piece of jewelry at the Raymond Lee Jewelers ebay Store,  just a click away! (See Below)

http://bit.ly/AlexandriteRingRLJ

-Alexandra

Raymond Lee Jewelers

Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair Rapid Reporting

‘Rapid Reporting’

 Raymond Lee Jewelers

June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011

June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011

We have received word from the Raymond Lee Jewelers crew currently across the world, exhibiting at the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011, the largest jewelry trade show in Asia.  Thanks to a few great bosses who took the time to keep us up in the loop checked in with us back here in The States with notations of observation on the unfolding trade show action, I have my hands on some very interesting  information and illustrious images of the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011.

On this 23rd day of June, I am pleased to present you with with the following installment of jewelry industry trade show. . .

Rapid Reporting‘  .  by  .  Raymond Lee Jewelers 

There has been a buzz making its way through the jewelry industry in regard to an increased demand for antique jewelry. The proof of that surge was exposed on the first day of the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011, as the antique jewelry section of the exhibition venue has doubled in size since last year.

I was informed that UBM had to split exhibitors of antique jewelry into two floors, in order to provide sufficient display and browsing room for both exhibitors and attendees of the show with a fixed focus on antique jewelry.

As reported by the Diamond News Center in Israel:

‘Hong Kong June Expo Sees Record Number of Visitors on Opening Day’

23.06.11, 13:46 

“The June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair opened Thursday to record numbers of both visitors and exhibitors. Registration lines were longer than expected because of the high demand.”

“The exhibition’s organizers are pleased with this year’s show and say that it is hosting over 1,500 exhibitors from 37 countries, a 20% increase over last year.”

Raymond Lee Jewelers: June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011

Raymond Lee Jewelers: Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011

More  Rapid Reporting  to  follow  !

Stay  Tuned .

– Alexandra

Raymond Lee Jewelers

The June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, organized by UBM, has over 19.000 professional buyers from 100 countries. Although the June fair is smaller than the one in September, its strengths lie in the fact that the September Fair sales already start in June. In 2010 AWDC set up a group pavilion of over 500 m² and 41 exhibitors.

  – Published By: AWDC

Summer Coral and Turquoise Sale at Raymond Lee Jewelers!

Coral and Turquoise Summer Sale!

We have been covering these two hot summer colors for months, highlighting their increasing presence and popularity in fashion trends. The eternal optimism of both coral and turquoise seem to embody the freedom embracing, sunshine drenched months of Summer in colored excitement!

As a matter of fact, I was so in product love with Essie’s turquoise & caicos polish this weekend, that my fingers and toes are both now celebrating the terrific turquoise & caicos color with glee!

Essie... You had me at hello.

Here are a few quick links to past CORAL and TURQUOISE summer fashion entries:

   – Coral Inspiration for Summer Fashion

   – Totally Turquoise Summer Style

    – Featured Jewelry Items of Coral and Turquoise

Coral Crop Fringe Top: modcloth.com

Dress by Motel

Cool Coral Dress by NasyGal.com

Marc Jacobs Agrees... at least w/ the TURQUOISE!

Continuing our Celebration of Coral and Turquoise Summer Fashion Trends…

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Raymond Lee Jewelers

announces...

The Coral and Turquoise Summer Sale!

Now, save 10% or more off of our incredible vintage jewelry pieces of coral and turquoise! A few items that went on sale just this afternoon include such unique pieces, including an 18k yellow gold and turquoise sea urchin ring, an incredible 18K Yellow Gold, Sapphire and Turquoise Freeform Brooch, and an 18K Yellow Gold and Angelskin Coral Floral Filigree Ring.. just to name a few!

Here’s a visual sampling of our coral and turquoise jewelry ON SALE NOW!

Check out the Raymond Lee Jewelers ebay Store for the entire collection of sale items!

June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011: Rapid Reporting by Raymond Lee Jewelers

Jewelry Industry Trade Show: Rapid Reporting

June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair

Raymond Lee Jewelers President and Vice President, Jeff and Lee Josephson have arrived in Hong Kong to exhibit a carefully chosen selection of our most exquisite jewelry at the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011. The largest trade show of its kind in Asia will begin tomorrow, June 23rd and continue through June 26th.

Arrival: Confirmed

Our previous coverage of the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry Show ‘Rapid Reporting’ received such a warm response, that we have decided to do our very best to bring you the most recent insights and inside updates on the Jewelry Industry Trade Show events in which Raymond Lee Jewelers exhibits.

🙂 The show literally has, gone on the road...

Raymond Lee Jewelers ‘Rapid Reporting’ from Hong Kong:

The June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair features over 3,000 exhibitors spread over 120,000 square meters of exhibitions space in two venues: the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) and the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Celebrating it’s 24th Anniversary, let’s check in with UBM‘s June Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011!

June Hong Kong Antique Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011: UBM

June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair
Hong Kong Convention Center
www.Jewellerynetasia.com

Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2011: Raymond Lee Jewelers, Booth 1M055-57

Raymond Lee Jewelers: 

  • Hall 1ABC

  • 1M055 – 1M057

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