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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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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.

Raymond Lee Jewelers: Rothstein Auction a Go-Go! (…and a pretty grey logo.)

Raymond Lee Jewelers:

Rothstein Auction A Go-Go

Video Capturing the Rothstein Auction Festivities: http://youtu.be/mi8VF6EfbzA

Lee Josephson, Raymond Lee Jewelers VP, Offers a Philosophical Perspective on the Rothstein Auction during an interview with WPTV News, Channel 7:

http://bit.ly/LeeJosephsonWPTV

 Reporter Paul Brinkmann has been continuously publishing updates, following today’s

Scott Rothstein auction action. Once again, South Florida Business Report features Raymond Lee Jewelers. 

Right on, Mr. Brinkmann!

Lee Josephson of Raymond Lee Jewelers in Boca Raton bids on a Patek Philippe yellow gold watch, but dropped out after a while.   “Lee Josephson of Raymond Lee Jewelers in Boca Raton bids on a Patek Philippe yellow gold watch, but dropped out after a while.”

‘Rothstein Mercedes fetches $73,500, Piaget watch $77,500’
 South FL Business Journal Report by Paul Brinkmann

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Ultimately, the auction was a great experience and lots of excitement surrounding the event certainly stirred things up as lines began to form of South Florida jewelry professionals, collectors and victims of Scott Rothstein’s massive ponzi scheme looking for vengeance, in any form.

A variety of interpretations surrounding the auction have published since this morning. Certain sources are elaborating on the fact that so many pieces were paid above retail value for. Other views within the local press maintained a collectors perspective, pointing out that some items can become collectibles because of the stories tied to them… This, I tend to agree with, even if the story is not all that pretty.

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Rothstein Auction Acquired Piaget Watch

Although Josephson won less bids than he hoped, he says there’s a serious lesson here.

“It shows how ridiculous someone is when money is no object. I’m blown away by how many watches Rothstein owned, he has more than most stores have in stock. I hope the people who got burned are reimbursed,” says Josephson

WPTV Channel 5  reported on the days events at the

Rothstein ‘ponzi auction’,

as well as the

WSVN Channel 7 Miami/Fort Lauderdale News.

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Enjoy Some Highlights From Today’s Leading Press Outlets...

And…

Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein may be serving time, but his white gold Piaget watch sold for $77,500 on Wednesday.

Think that’s a lot? Around 1 p.m., a new auction high was set on a limited edition Concord watch for $100,000. There was also a white gold Franck Muller watch that fetched $47,500 and a Patek Phillippe watch that went for $61,000.

Crowds Gathered Early at the Scott Rothstein Auction

Rothstein Auction Preview: Raymond Lee Jewelers In The News

As we reported to you yesterday, Raymond Lee Jewelers will be attending the high-profile South Florida auction of Scott Rothstein remains.  Diamond, jewelry and luxury watch collection remains, that is.  The US Treasury Auction of Seized and Forfeited Property, under the management of Rick Levin & Associates, Inc., will be held at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The auction will officially begin at 9 a.m. on July 13, 2011.

Following yesterdays ‘Rapid Reporting’ of the Scott W. Rothstein auction preview, Raymond Lee Jewelers was highlighted by Forbes.com and the South Florida Business Journal as the leading forefront of attending jewelry industry professionals.

pbrinkmann@bizjournals.com | (954) 949-7562 On Twitter: @SoFlaBrinkmann

Photo Credit: Mark Freerks/ "Lee Josephson of Raymond Lee Jewelers examines a watch up for auction."

Jewelers are among the early crowd previewing the watches, jewelry and cars that make up the latest auction of Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein’s ill-gotten booty. There are 203 watches, including such brands as Piaget and Rolex; a 2009 Mercedes-Benz, a 2008 Corvette and a 2009 Corvette Z06.

Read Full Article ‘Jewelers turn out for

Rothstein auction preview’ South Florida Business Journal

Forbes.com: ‘Jewelers turn out for Rothstein auction preview’

More information on auction items available at Rick Levin & Associates, Inc.

Scott Rothstein Auction Preview: ‘Rapid Reporting’ Hot off the Auction Block via ‘Raymond Lee Jewelers’

‘Rapid Reporting’

Raymond Lee Jewelers has become an active participant in the Scott W. Rothstein estate auction, taking place on July 13, 2011 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Raymond Lee Jewelers Arrival: Scott Rothstein Auction Preview

And Now… A Raymond Lee Jewelers ‘Rapid Reporting‘: Scott W. Rothstein Auction PREVIEW!

Raymond Lee Jewelers President,  Jeff Josephson, had been contacted by the Sun Sentinel shortly before this initial post, on behalf of Rick Levin & Associates, whose professional brokerage firm has been handling estate auctions for over 20 years.  Josephson was contacted by the request of Mr. Levin, who wisely refrained from venturing a guess as to what the estimated value of key pieces of jewelry included in the Scott Rothstein auction block might be.

The Sun Sentinel reporter covering this intriguing ponzi scheme plot discussed with Mr. Josephson a few key pieces of this high-profile auction. Of those pieces, a woman’s fancy yellow 12-carat diamond ring, platinum diamond bracelet with 41 emerald-cut diamond and a 10 carat heart-shaped diamond pendant necklace were all given a general assessment. The fancy yellow diamond ring was estimated to be worth nearly a quarter of a million dollars, comparative to the cost of a “couple of Ferraris.”

These items, amongst a vast collection of designer watches and luxurious cigar accessories will be up for auction come July 13, 2011.

“With the Scott W. Rothstein Auction scheduled to take place at the Broward County Convention Center on July 13, 2011,                      featuring key items that sparked the interest of Raymond Lee Jewelers immediately, we will have at least one representative                    present, eager to purchase the glistening remnants of Rothstein’s estate.”  June 10, 2011

Channel 4 News: On The Scene!

Scott Rothstein Auction Preview

Raymond Lee Jewelers: 'Rapid Reporting' Scott Rothstein Auction Preview

Scott Rothstein’s World Class Jewelry and Watch Collection to be Sold at Auction

Place Your Bids, South Florida!

One of the most anticipated auctions in South Florida history will take place in Fort Lauderdale this Summer. A world class collection of diamond encrusted jewelry and luxury watches from the estate of high-profile ponzi schemer, Scott Rothstein is scheduled to be auctioned off to registered bidders on July 13th at The Broward County Convention Center.

Florida‘s largest ponzi scam in history yielded over $1.2 Billion for the now dis-barred Fort Lauderdale Attorney, Scott Rothstein. The upcoming July Auction will be the 2nd massive auction of Scott Rothstein’s estate. In 2010, many of the convicted felons big-ticket items were sold at auction, raising a total of $5.8 million to begin repaying his most affected investors.

Of the valuables remaining in Rothstein’s estate are a world-class collection of diamond adorned jewelry and a vast inventory of the most treasured luxury watches in history. Large diamonds, rubies, sapphires and over 200 luxury watches of high-end designers such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Franck Muller, Gerald Genta and Richard Mille are all included in the auction block.

These items will all going to be made available to the public on July 13, 2011. The auction of Scott Rothstein’s Estate will be held at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Other pieces will include jeweled accessories that Scott collected for his cherishes cigar collection, two late-model Corvettes and an 09′ Mercedes SL 550 coupe.

In order to avoid a harmful mistake in judgment by venturing for himself what the jewelry belonging to Rothstein’s Estate may be worth, Rick Levin had the Sun Sentinel contact Jeff Josephson, President of Raymond Lee Jewelers in Boca Raton.

The following are initial assessments given by Jeff Josephson, President of Raymond Lee Jewelers, when presented with the star jewelry pieces that are to be sold at the July 13 auction:

A woman’s platinum diamond bracelet with 41 emerald-cut diamonds weighing a total of nearly 24 carats:
“Gorgeous, high quality, beautifully made. Thirty grand for that.”
A white and yellow gold necklace featuring a 10-carat, heart-shaped diamond:
“Probably worth $85,000.”
A woman’s fancy-yellow, 12-carat diamond ring:
“That is probably a quarter of a million dollars. — Enough money for a couple of Ferrari’s.”

“It is all good stuff,” Jeff Josephson concluded of the pieces. “I think that I want to go to that auction.”

Josephson will, in fact, be attending the auction come July. It is a fair assumption that a large number of attendees from those closely invested or intrigued by the jewelry industry in South Florida will be present at the Broward County Convention Center on July 13, 2011, eager to see for themselves one of the most impressive timepiece collections in history.

Read Full Story Here…

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

West Palm Beach

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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!

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