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Beaded Jewelry – Jewelry Trends of 2011

Beaded anklets & Beaded Jewelry

Ankle bracelets are nothing new, right? So why is the beaded anklets so popular? And really, beaded jewelry altogether is popular right now.

It isn’t just anklets, certainly, beads are EVERYWHERE. Fun, fancy and fabulous. Beads just make jewelry more fun and interesting! Do a quick Google search and you’ll find things like this (courtesy of SWCReations):

Take them in any form or fashion. You can get beads of glass, or metal… plastic, china, pottery… well, you get the point. There’s a huge variety to play with.

In fact, it’s the material of the bead that will dictate the cost. Check out this fun necklace from our eBay store today that illustrates the cool classy of  colored beads ~

14K Yellow Gold Bead and Lapis Endless Strand

14K Yellow Gold Bead and Lapis Endless Strand

A quick look around sites like http://www.jadesbeadedjewelry.com/ and others like it reveal products like these: 

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About Us: Raymond Lee Jewelers is one of South Florida’s biggest buyers and sellers of jewelry, always offering the highest, most competitive prices for estate jewelry.

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Royal Wedding vs. “Reality TV Royalty” Wedding

2011 will forever be remembered as The Year of the Royal Wedding. However, one more day of regal nuptials will take place this year, and this particular wedding boasts a decidedly more Hollywood Bride – it’s a reality royalty wedding this Saturday as the queen of unscripted television, Ms. Kim Kardashian weds New Jersey Nets player Kris Humphries.

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courtesy of HollywoodLife.com

But ultimately, which K-named bride wins the contest of THE Royal Wedding of 2011?

The ring

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Wedding Rings! Kate’s is a family heirloom imbued with sentimentality, once worn by style icon Princess Diana. It has spurred the creation of thousands of knockoffs, and single-left-handedly created an enormous demand for blue sapphires. Kim’s is mind-blowingly huge weighing in at a whopping 20.5 carats. Kim wins this round, if only because we applaud her ability to keep her left hand from dragging on the ground whilst wearing that thing.

The Groom

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Kate’s husband is a prince. Kim’s is a basketball star…in the midst of an NBA lockout. Although Humphries does boast the better hairline, Prince William’s got the better bloodline. Kate, now Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wins this round.

Sibling rivalry

This round might at first appear to be a TKO for Kim with sheer numbers on her side, but Pippa’s bringing up the rear (of the bridal party) has surpassed even Kim’s world famous asset in internet searches as of late. Plus, Harry is the roguish younger brother that Disney prince protagonists are modeled after. Namely because he’s an actual prince. We say round 3 is all Kate’s.

Media Spectacle

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On April 29, 2011, an estimated 2 billion people tuned in to watch Kate Middleton marry Prince William. In the months leading up to the nuptials, Royal Wedding fever swept the globe, creating one of the most anticipated events of the decade. Kimmie, despite her best efforts to create “the other royal wedding”, has not licensed the rights for her ceremony to air live on any of the major news networks, and the only people waking up at 4 am to catch a glimpse of her will be the paparazzi. However, she has developed reality spin-offs (of spin-offs, of spin-offs) to cover the planning and events of her big day. Still, 2 billion, with a ‘B’. Kate wins again.

Star Power

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To be fair, The Duke and Duchess did count David Beckham in attendance at their wedding. But there’s no way they can touch the Hollywood turnout sure to be present at Kim and Kris’s. The fashion and jewels alone are sure to be jaw-dropping. We’re imagining luxury watches galore, solid gold wedding presents, and more vintage and heirloom jewels on the bridal party and guests than you can shake a stick at. This round is all Kim’s.

By our powers of addition…it’s a tie! While Kate’s the future queen of England, we’re sure that Kim will still feel like a queen on her big day. What do you think? Which royal wedding has captured your attention more? Would you wear a luxury diamond engagement ring like Kim’s, or prefer vintage bridal jewelry more?

By Raymond Lee Jewelers, your wedding ring resource for new or antique wedding rings!

Gold Briefly Surpasses Platinum In Price on Tuesday

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Will Gold Surpass Platinum?

For a little while on Tuesday of this week, gold was more valuable than platinum! That’s right!

Typically you might find that platinum is roughly twice the price of gold. That’s why platinum members of any group or credit card get more perks, and that’s why recording artist always strive to have their recordings go platinum, not gold.

We can thank the economy and its pending threat to dip again for this, as investors have been hesitant to invest in many things, they have turned to gold and gold has responded like a champ. I didn’t think I’d ever write this sentence, “Gold is 1,782.50 an ounce”. But I did, and I may not be done writing new things yet!

Several industry experts have chimed in on the phenomenon. Lee Josephson, VP of Raymond Lee Jewelers in Boca Raton isn’t one that believes this will affect the retail sales of jewelry,  however. “There is still a certain allure to buying platinum,” Mr. Josephson said. “So, it’s not the price that affects consumers as much. There is still the perception that platinum is more prestigious.” And we agree.

Byron King, senior analyst of Agora Financial in Baltimore says, “When you travel to the Middle East, every town and mall of any significance has a ‘gold souk,’ where the merchants gather to buy and sell gold items. I’ve never seen a ‘platinum souk,'”

Some precious metals dealers, such as James DiGeorgia, believe that since platinum mainly serves as an industrial metal, it could eventually take a second seat to gold in light of the economic situations on a global scale.

Nothing says style like, Cartier

Nothing says style like, Cartier

As seen here, Camilla Belle is shopping in Beverly Hills at her favorite shop, Cartier of course and with her timeless beauty next to the sign makes her all the more beautiful and classy!  Since she comes with a background of fashion, it makes sense!  And it is because of mom’s Latin fashion expertise, I can’t wait to see her next move, “Prada to Nada”.
Camilla Belle is shopping in Beverly Hills

Too bad she wasn’t in Boca Raton, FL shopping for a Cartier! Raymond Lee Jewelers would know exactly which watch would add to her classy and sophisticated style!  I would pick this elegant Cartier Panther Vendome TT watch for her! Yes, Raymond Lee Jewelers has this available to sell right now!cartier watch
My personal favorite, is this amazing Cartier Ballon Blue with white gold, diamonds and the very stylish pink band! (see below) Oh, a girl can dream, right?!!

Reported by Miyoshi K., for Raymond Lee Jewelers Blog. Raymond Lee Jewelers is Boca Raton’s Luxury Watches and Fashion Handbags Store!

Treasure Hunt Makes Boca Raton Family $5000 Richer

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Raymond Lee Jewelers gave families the opportunity to win a $5,000 dollar necklace on Saturday through the “Diamond in the City” scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt took families to five different locations throughout the beautiful Boca Raton, each location representing a treasure of the city.

Families were led to the locations where, once they arrived, they were given another clue leading them on until finally they would arrive at the end of the hunt! There were prizes along the hunt for everyone who played but there was one lucky family who at the end of the day would possess a one carat princess cut diamond solitaire necklace, courtesy of Raymond Lee Jewelers. And it was no small deal, the prize was valued at 5000-thousand dollars.

WHO WON IT?

It was Sara Strebnik of Coral Springs and her family who ultimately found the one carat diamond. They discovered it in a fish bowl at the Dubliner Pub. “Oh, how I wanted that diamond,” said Sara Srebnik.

Sara fished the diamond right out of the Bio Bubble and into her life and she can thank her husbands familiarity with the town and social websites like Facebook, that originally led her to the event in the first place!

There was no lack of media coverage for this event. Television coverage organized by the International PR firm, Transmedia Group (in cooperation with the city of Boca Raton) opened the flood gates of attention and plenty of excited treasure hunters were loosed on the city. “Fun with a little adventure thrown in is probably the greatest economic stimulus,” said TransMedia President Glen Calder.

The event really came to life with the help of the Boca Raton Police Dept, the Historical Society, the Children’s Museum, Rock Hard Taco and the Dubliner at Mizner Park. What a great infusion of attention to Boca Raton’s historical elements and local businesses this was.

There was something for everyone in the hunt and we hope to see more like it in the future! Fun for the family, the town and the local businesses. Raymond Lee Jewelers, way to go!

By MK, writer for Raymond Lee Jewelers, Boca Raton’s premier Jewelry Store!

Beware of Shoes This Cute

Gilt: Irina I Laser-Cut Pump

Shoes This Cute.. You Should Have Gilt!

I mean, really. That’s just not fair. They’re a must have. These cute picnic blue beauties were found on gilt.com, available for $129, but hurry, sizes are starting to sell out.

If anyone just feels the urge to pick up an extra size 7 and send it anonymously over to Raymond Lee Jewelers, sent Attn: Alexandra.. Well, that would be totally radical, man. 🙂

Gilt.com Product Overview:

* High heel pump
* Patent leather upper with laser cut leather detail throughout
* Slightly padded leather insole and sole
* 4 1/4 inch heel; platform sole 1 1/4 inch

Brand: Pour La Victoire

Color: teal

Material: Patent leather

Origin: Imported

Gilt.com: also available in cream and charcoal~!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Raymond Lee Jewelers

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While we at Raymond Lee Jewelers are working, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is still one of the most important holidays in the history of the United States.  It marks a celebration for one of the most influential men of all time.  It is observed on the third Monday in January every year and is one of the few holidays in which the majority of government workers, including the post office, have a day off.

MLK Jr. Day is celebrated to remember one of the most powerful nonviolent protesters in history.  He used speeches and gatherings to voice his opinion to government officials.  Martin Luther King Jr. helped to advance the civil rights movement to a place it had never been before; a place where blacks and whites live together as one.

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968.  MLK Jr. Day was not created until 15 years after his death in 1983 by president Ronald Regan.  Dr. King was so influential that even Hiroshima in Japan celebrates his existence because of his views on human rights.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be celebrated for hundreds of years to come and rightfully so.  And even though some of us are working today we are all thinking about a great nonviolent leader who rewrote the history of the USA.

by, Seth at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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