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LA Antique Jewelry and Watch Show Review

March 2013 kicked off the first LA Antique Jewelry and Watch Show organized by GLM. GLM is also responsible for a few other antique jewelry shows and many other show types. Including but not limited to

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LA Antique Jewelry and Watch Show

The Las Vegas Antique Jewelry and Watch Show, The Original  Miami Beach Antique Show, New York Antique Jewelry and Watch Show and the Miami Beach Antique Jewelry and Watch Show just to name a few. Mostly all of these shows are productive for the dealers that exhibit and the guests that visit. These shows are geared mostly for inter dealer business. However if you are looking to purchase yourself a one-of-a-kind piece and are luckily enough to know about these shows they can be a real treat. Most trade shows are terrible in there first few years or at least there first year. The LA Antique Jewelry and Watch Show was an exception to this rule. GLM’s marketing team did a much better than average job advertising the show. The turn out was much better than expected and will continue to grow with time. The public in this part of the country are looking for a very fine product at a very sharp price but there was plenty of buying and selling to do at this show. Next year should be much better and each year there after as well. At vintage jewelry events such as these it is not uncommon for there to be celebrity sightings as vintage jewelry and watches are very trendy now.

More Details on Christie’s Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction

And as the best kind of details are visual, enjoy the gorgeous photos of some select items int he collection, courtesy of AP Photo/Richard Drew. To view the entire album at CBS News’ site, click here.

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Liz Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Jewelry, Estate Jewelry, Christie's Auction

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Christie’s Announces Details of Elizabeth Taylor’s Jewelry Auction

Hello lovely Raymond Lee fans and readers. Today’s buzz is all about the newly released details of Christie’s auction of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry collection. Not too long ago, we paid homage to some of Liz’s most famous baubles and showcased what would be in our fantasy Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction.

Now that Christie’s has announced what jewels will actually be up on the block, we thought we’d share the dazzling results of our predictions. Read on for the inside scoop, courtesy of National Jeweler.

The Taj Mahal diamond is up for grabs, and is expected to fetch between $300,000  and $500,000 on its December 13th Christie’s debut.

This Van Cleef & Arpels 8 carat ruby and diamond stunner was Richard Burton’s Christmas gift to Liz in 1968. The ring is estimated to realize $1 million – $1.5 million at the first of two days of Christie’s auctions, Dec. 13.

These rings are Burtona nd Taylor’s wedding bands (from at least one of their fabled marriages). They are estimated to go for between $6,000 and $8,000 at their December 14th auction.

Finally, the star of the show is the Krupp/Elizabeth Taylor diamond. This 33-carat, D color, VS1 clarity, potentially internally flawless stone, was a gift to the actress from Burton “and is the perceived top lot of the auction, estimated to realize $2.5 million – $3.5 million at auction Dec. 13,” according to National Jeweler.

François Curiel, international jewelry director and president of Christie’s Asia, says of the lot:

“Elizabeth Taylor’s passion for jewelry was well-known, but it is her depth of knowledge about fine jewelry that truly impresses. She collected the best pieces from the best periods, and as a result her collection boasts exquisite examples from the most celebrated jewelry designers.”

Partial proceeds of the auction will benefit the Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation, founded in 1991 to provide funding to AIDS service organizations throughout the world to assist those living with HIV and AIDS.\

Liz for Raymond Lee Jewelers, your trusted source for industry news and estate jewelry.

Wedding Wednesday: Kate Moss Wedding Photo Recap

When Kate Moss wed the Kills guitarist Jamie Hince last month, giddy anticipation spread throughout the blogosphere awaiting what was sure to be a wedding fit for, well, rock stars. What resulted, as evidenced by these incredible photographs from Moss’s long time friend Mario Testino, was an ethereal, enchanted fairy garden wedding brought to the English countryside.

As told by Kate to Vogue, “I wanted it to be kind of dreamy and 1920s, when everything is soft-focus. The Great Gatsby. The code name was GG for a while. That light and that kind of fun decadence. It’s rock-’n’-roll Great Gatsby!”

To see more photos, click here, and to see Testino’s photos in all their glossy goodness, pick up the September issue of Vogue.

Liz for Raymond Lee Jewelers, your trusted source for bridal and diamond jewelry.

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Rado to Collaborate with Malan Breton for Fashion Week

With Mercedes Benz Fashion Week just around the corner, editors, bloggers and fashion fiends alike are gearing up for a whirlwind of fabulous shows. Designers will exhibit their creations solo and collaborate for high profile shows, and one that we’re very excited about is the partnership between Rado and Malan Breton.

Breton, also a columnist for OK! Magazine and contributor to the New York Times, will feature the Swiss watchmaker’s designs with each of the 33 looks he sends down the runway on September 13th.

Breton's Spring 2009 Show

Models from Rado’s classic collections like Sintra, Integral, D-Star and Ceramica will be paired with the designs, along with styles from Rado’s newest line, Rado True Thinline.

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Rado's new Thinline collection

 According to Matthias Breschan, brand president of Rado, “Breton understands the importance of using materials and techniques in new and different ways in order to create something uniquely beautiful. We are very excited about this partnership and to present our watches alongside Malan’s brilliant collections.”

Liz for Raymond Lee Jewelers, your trusted source for pre-owned luxury watches.

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Reality Royalty Ratings – Kardashian-Humphries Wedding-wear

Reality Royalty  Ratings

IN REALITY, IS THIS WEDDING JUST ABOUT RATINGS

It’s hard to know if there’s really anything other than creative “reality” t.v. behind this wedding. We’ve seen love affair after love affair spawned by shows like The Bachelor and its spin offs and predecessors… so is this reality show romance more than the usual love-spam we get thrown at us daily? Will this marriage thrive in the glow of the studio lights or will it wither on camera as the ratings crave a bitter break-up? Whatever it becomes, one thing is for sure… we’ll all be watching. 

Wedding Wear

Vera Wang, Front And Center

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In Reality, this wedding means 'RATINGS'

That’s what Kim will be wearing, and the bridesmaids will be in green! Really? Green? OK…

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The groom will be a towering coat rack for Ermenegildo Zegna.

The Grooomsmen… Is this the Groomsmen rags? And can we just be honest? Does anyone care what the groomsmen wear?

Groomsmen Who? All eyes will be on the bridal party.

 

By Raymond Lee Jewelers, where wedding and engagement rings rain from the retail ceilings ~

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Teen Choice Awards, Not Just For Teens Anymore!

This is an Awards Carpet full of risk and fashion chance, which is why it’s becoming one of America’s favorite carpets to keep an eye on. And don’t let the name “Teen Choice Awards” fool you, either. This is anything but just a teen awards show as year after year bigger and heavier Hollywood hitters swarm the show.

Here’s some of what was to be seen ~

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Kardashian sisters, photo from fashionista.com

The Kardashian Klan, altogether, it’s either impossible for this picture to look good, or it’s impossible for it to look bad. I guess it depends on how you feel about Khloe‘s Roberto Cavalli creation (left). What do you think, did Roberto pull off the print?

Cat Deely, photo from fashionista.com

With legs and a head of hair like that, Cat Deeley can get away with a lot, which is lucky for her ~

Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale, photo from fashionista.com

OK, Cengiz Abazogla designed this dress. For an obscure designer, what do you think? Will he remain obscure?

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz, photo from fahionista.com

They should bottle her actions, because Cameron is on fire! How is it even possible to look this good in every photo? It even seems as if her tabloid pictures are airbrushed. Seriously! How? Shown here in an A.L.C. dress.

Whatever you think of the line up, they are making smart Hollywood decisions by appearing on the teen awards.

I personally think this is the best way for actors and actresses to expand their viewing demographic in the blink of an eye. Appearing on this show says, “come see my movies too!” to the shows demographic… or better yet , it tells Hollywood casting agents “Hey, start putting me in shows that appeal to this demographic!”

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