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Wedding Wednesday: Colored Bridal Jewelry

If we can use one, and only one word to describe this season’s must-wear wedding jewels, it’s this: Color, with a capital C.

colorful bridal jewelry, Raymond Lee Jewelers

Brides-to-be across the globe are going gaga for precious stones in every hue of the rainbow. From Brides to The Knot, the powers-that-be in the wedding world have shouted their support for this colorfully gorgeous trend. Raymond Lee Jewelers is South Florida’s first and most trusted source for luxury pre-owned precious gems, and we’ve found a stone for every bride in love with both their groom and Roy G. Biv.

Rubies

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18K Yellow and White Gold, Ruby and Diamond Necklace

Rubies are incredibly rare precious gems prized beyond diamonds in some cultures. The most desirable rubies are called “pigeon blood” rubies which, admittedly, is pretty gross, but the color of these stones is incomparable. Brides who wear rubies down the aisle are passionate, fiery and luxe. “The ruby definitely is something to smile about for its exquisite beauty when set as jewelry, and because the ruby also stands for peace and contentment.” – admirable attributes of any marriage.

Topaz

Orange Topaz and Diamond Pendant on Amazon.com

Topaz are the birthstone of the month of November and are famed for their amber hues, but they range in color from pink, yellow blue, peach, gold and even green. Like diamonds, topaz are graded by the 4 C’s, and are impossible to identify with the naked eye when compared to look-alike Citrine. Orange topaz represent constancy, loyalty, faithfulness and strength, making them an excellent choice for wedding-day jewels.

Yellow Diamonds

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Tiffany Yellow Diamonds

 Once thought to be inferior to just plain ol’ regular diamonds, the yellow diamond (or Fancy colored diamond) has quickly leveled the playing field with its crystal clear cousin. Celebs, perhaps most noticeably Mr. Gucci Mayne, have popularized fancy and intense colored yellow diamonds, leaving brides-to-be clamoring for this stunning, sunny rock. Tiffany & Co., in honor of their famous Tiffany Yellow Diamond jumped on this timeless yet trendy bandwagon with a slew of lovely yellow diamond jewelry.

Emeralds

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Vintage emerald, rose gold and diamond bracelet.

With gorgeous deep green all over the runways this season, no stone is more Fall-ready than emerald. These gorgeous stones dazzle in pure green and shine with uniqueness. Emerald green is “…the colour of beauty and of constant love. In ancient Rome, green was the colour of Venus, the goddess of beauty and love….
The magnificent green of the emerald is a colour which conveys harmony, love of Nature and elemental joie de vivre.”

Sapphires

Raymond lee Jewelers, Princess Diana sapphire, sapphire earrings

Diana sapphire, diamond 14 kt white gold earrings

For fast approaching September nuptials, why not wear next month’s designated birthstone? Sapphires come in a variety of colors naturally, including pink, but are famed for their gorgeous blue tones. It is believed by some that sapphires “promote joy, faith, hope and protection during long journeys.

Amethyst

Raymond lee Jewelers - Cariter 18 kt gold and amethyst ring

Cartier 18kt White Gold and Amethyst ring

Gorgeous amethyst stones range from lavender to royal purple in color; it is the stone associated with nobles from Catherine the Great to the ancient Egyptians. Its name is derived from the Greek word for “not drunk”; even if your jewels can’t steer your hubby’s fraternity brother groomsman away from the bar, rest assured that your guests will only be focused on your stunning purple gems. Amethyst, according to Leonardo Da Vinci, “holds the power to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken one’s intelligence.”

Brides-to-be, are you planning on donning colorful jewels for the big day? Did your fiance gift you with a colorful engagement ring? Discuss in the comments below!

Liz for Raymond Lee Jewelers, South Florida’s first choice for vintage and luxury pre-owned bridal jewelry.

Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show: Booth #1455 in Action

Raymond Lee Jewelers: Booth 1455

The Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show

Raymond Lee Jewelers in Trade Show Action

Vintage Omega Constellation

Vintage Omega Ladies

Vintage Rolex

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Christina Applegate: New Mom and New Leading Role in NBC Sitcom,’Up All Night’

Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate is a proud new Mommy of baby girl, Sadie Grace. The Actress who most recently has been recognized as the main character in ‘Samantha Who?’ is about to star in a recently picked up sitcom for NBC, ‘Up All Night.’ The show will premier this Fall, and while admittedly  exhausted from her first few months of Motherhood, Christina Applegate says she is excited to be back to work.

Fiance Martyn LeNoble and Christina Applegate had their first child, Sadie Grace on Thursday, January 27th, 2011.

An Event was held in New York yesterday by NBC at the Hilton Hotel. The NBC Upfront Presentation celebrates the new and returning shows to potential advertising clients. Applegate arrived in a classic and understated style. She wore a knee length white and beige dress with a matching cardigan and brown leather belt. The simple jewelry and light wedged shoes completed her classic look.

The upcoming comedy pairs the actress alongside former “Saturday Night Live” player Maya Rudolph and “Arrested Development” funnyman Will Arnett.

PLAY IT NOW: Christina Applegate, Will Arnett & Maya Rudolph Staying ‘Up All Night’ With NBC

“It’s basically who we are anyway,” Christina told Access Hollywood on Monday, explaining the show from former “SNL” writer Emily Spivey and “SNL” producer Lorne Michaels. “[It’s about] being a parent and [balancing] work, and, all of us. It’s kind of us.”

Christina stars as public relations executive Reagan in the show, Will plays her stay-at-home husband, Chris, and Maya plays Reagan’s outlandish boss and best friend, Ava.

VIEW THE PHOTOS: The Lovely Ladies Of Primetime Television

-via

http://omg.yahoo.com/news/christina-applegate-heading-back-to-tv-for-up-all-night-with-maya-rudolph-will-arnett/63093

Christina Applegate in a yellow diamond flower necklace by Lorraine Schwartz

Masculine Monday Continues: Basel Sunglasses by Oliver Peoples

Jennifer Love Hewitt OP Lips O Fire and Alex Beh Mosley Tribes Burke
Proving he’s got more than just an eye for great shades, Alex is an auteur who’s even lent his cinematic talents to a short film for Oliver Peoples entitled “Sugar.”

For Full Video, Visit http://spectaclelovesyou.blogspot.com/2011/03/celebs-rockin-some-spectacle-favs-by.html

About Those Shades Mentioned Earlier…

Basel Sunglasses by Oliver Peoples, and Partner Company Shades by Paul Smith and Mosley Tribes.

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Oliver Peoples

Basel

CLASSIC MASCULINE SUNGLASS HANDCRAFTED OF POLISHED ACETATE WITH A STRAIGHTER TOP BAR. FEATURES METAL RIDGE DETAILING AT THE HINGE NOTABLY SEEN ON THE ZOOEY AND MACEO FRAMES. OLIVER PEOPLES LOGO PLAQUE DISCREETLY LAMINATED AT TEMPLE TIP. 6-BASE PHOTOCHROMIC, POLARIZED OR MINERAL GLASS VFX LENSES PROVIDE MAXIMUM UV PROTECTION.
FEATURES: Hinged hard case with debossed symbols; Felt interior with logo printing; synthetic exterior. Includes Oliver Peoples Microfiber Bag. Case Designed for Base 8 Frames [I.E. BB & CONWAY]

This item can only be shipped within Domestic USA.The wonderful designs of Oliver Peoples, Paul Smith and Mosley Tribes are available at all three Spectacle locations, check out Spectaclelovesyou.com for the one closest to you, and remember Spectacle Loves You!

Part of their Resort Collection, the Oliver Peoples offer a rectangular classic cut which deserves a second look. “Classic masculine sunglass handcrafted of polished acetate with a straighter top bar. features metal ridge detailing at the hinge notably seen on the Zooey and Maceo frames. Oliver Peoples logo plaque discreetly laminated at temple tip. 6-base photochromic, polarized or mineral glass VFX lenses provide maximum UV protection.”

Suggested Links By Designer:

http://www.oliverpeoplesvintage.com/

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Key Colors of Summer: Feature Pieces of Coral and Turquoise Vintage Jewelry

As we discussed on Friday, this Summer will be filled with the presence of three key colors

Coral, Turquoise and Marigold.

The rings pictured in the images below are a sample of the incredible vintage jewelry that we carry in our Boca Raton Showroom.

  • The three rings in the photographs include an 18kt yellow gold and coral ring with 1 ctw diamonds (Bottom Left). This item is currently selling for $2,900. 
  • The alternate coral ring is also 18kt yellow gold, and set in an incredible unique shape (Bottom Right). This item is currently priced at $2,495.00.

Stop by our Showroom in Boca Raton to browse these and many other pieces of vintage jewelry that capture these vibrant colors. Other pieces in the Showroom that are in high demand this season include a 14kt yellow gold coral flower pin, 14kt yellow gold coral dangle earrings and a turquoise vintage yellow gold cameo pin.

Turquoise and Coral Rings at Raymond Lee Jewelers Boca Raton

Turquoise and Coral Rings at Raymond Lee Jewelers

Coral Inspiration for Summer Fashions

Coral Inspiration

Coral Inspiration by Alex E. Gulkin featuring sheer tops
If you have yet to visit the site Polyvore, I suggest you head over there as soon as possible. Fantastic idea to play with different combinations and looks, textures…

This summer is all about coral, turquoise and marigold. I happen to be a big fan of coral, and just as coral jewelry and vibrantly colored coral ensembles are on the rage for the upcoming heat waves… The same can be said for lip gloss, stain and blush.

Coral Gloss and Lip Color

Don’t forget this vital accent!!!

Citrus hues are a guaranteed way to kick up any look. Refinery29.com

Breakfast with Boca Chamber and Fall Winter 2011 Fashion Show Highlights

Today is shaping up to be quite eventful!  This morning Richard Resnik and myself attended our first Boca Chamber Breakfast, sponsored by JM Lexus at the Country Club at Boca Raton.  We spent a few hours networking, and I received a free super-charged Twitter tutorial by Social Media Guru Staci Garcia. Thanks again, doll face!

Armed with a general understand of hash-tagging and mentions, tweet-reach algorithms and a strong determination, I can now finally proclaim that I understand Twitter. That actually is an accomplishment worthy of notation, as I was always intimidated by that little blue bird.

The Key Speakers from JM Lexus discussed the importance of Social Media for Business, informing the attending Members of how much value and positive impact can be obtained through Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and other Social Media Services. To steal a phrase from their presentation, Social Media in Business is “the fad that will never fade.” I spoke with a lovely gal who was photographing the Member Breakfast, also a writer, currently working in the Communications Department at the Boca Chamber, and we met with many other friendly local professionals.

It was a wonderful morning!

Boca Raton Beach


Thank You, Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce …and to my Boss for the ticket  🙂

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The whole wireless n to wireless g switch has me just a bit befuddled, and it is therefore time to take a quick little break from technology.

Let’s discuss the fantastic boots and couture designs that were revealed on the Milan Fall Winter 2011 Fashion Show runways!

From Alexander McQueen‘s feathered ivory boots to Dolce & Gabbana‘s consistent pairing of tall socks with flat shoes, there were certainly some fashion surprises that I can’t imagine anyone was expecting.

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2011

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2011

This lavender fashion fairy tale was designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, and is in my all-time top five favorite catwalk creations list. The monochromatic ensembles of Dolce & Gabbana were certainly star spangled, with a repeating theme of tall socks worn with shiny textured flat shoes. To the naked ear, it may sound as if the whole socks with shoes attempt would ultimately fail at being appealing, despite how talented the designer may be. I may have thought the same, had I not seen this image… (Which, by the way, was taken as David Bowie‘s ‘Modern Love‘ provided the musical score! LOVE David Bowie!)

Dolce & Gabbana

The motorcycle jacket. This item has been at the very top of my wishlist since Fashion Week in New York 2010, where I fell head over heels for the Chanel motorcycle boots and black leather jacket. If I close my eyes, I can see those two toned boots paired with the slim fitting biker-chic jacket ever so clearly. While I adore Chanel, and who wouldn’t… my wallet isn’t exactly a fan. This is why the following release via the Vogue Blog made my day extra delightful!

The biker jacket is a classic, and at the Karen Millen press day today we found the perfect one for autumn. A great shape in hard-wearing leather (affordable too), it will hit the stores in September.12 May, 2011

Paris Fashion Week – Chanel Fall Winter 2011 

Chanel Fall Winter 2011

This Fashion Re-Cap wouldn’t be complete if the fantastic creations of Philipp Plein Spring Summer 2011 clothing and accessory designs were not mentioned. Quickly becoming my favorite Designer, Plein had exclusively designed furniture prior to 2004, when he embarked on his first street-fashion venture.

Fun Fact? In 2009, Mattel worked with Philipp Plein to design a special limited-edition Barbie doll to commemorate  50 years of the Barbie enterprise.  Philipp Plein-Barbie was presented to the public on February 4, 2009 at the Toy Fair in Nuremberg.


Philipp Plein Spring Summer 2011

Philipp Plain BIKER JACKET "MOULIN ROUGE"

Philipp Plein NECKLACE "ENCHANTED"

There are so many strong and opposing perspectives when viewing the world of fashion, almost as if personal opinions are heightened in particularity and detailed attention. I’m sure it has something to do with how personal many fashion enthusiasts consider their relationships with clothing to be. That sounds absurd, perhaps, but it actually is a rational and logical observation.

Everyone makes a decision when presented with 31 flavors of ice cream, out of which they must choose only one. Right? Some of us like cookie dough in our ice cream, peanut butter (righteous!), chocolate chips, even cherries and marshmallows show up in the most popular flavors. However, no matter how similar two people may be to one another, they will most often choose different flavors of ice cream.

I’m always the girl that gets vanilla ice cream, and while sometimes the sweet surprises in other flavors look scrumdidly-umptious, I always remain content with my classic choice. Am I right for always choosing vanilla? Can someone be held at fault for a personal preference? Is that a trick question?

With fashion,our personal preferences are ignited with a creative passion that far exceeds ice cream. We become protective of our perceptions, our preferences, as if there is one right answer, when there truly is no correct or incorrect where opinions are concerned. While I may rave about the incredible fashions of Philipp Plein, being nothing less than impressed by every ensemble showcased, I’m sure that a plethora of completely opposing opinions wouldn’t be hard to find.

That said, allow me to finally make the disclaimer I’ve been building up to…

The thoughts and opinions expressed within the Raymond Lee Jewelers Blog come from a personal point of view, and do not represent Raymond Lee Jewelers or any of the Jewelry and Fashion Designers mentioned.

It’s Tuesday in Palm Beach County… Treat Yourself to Twelve Cupcakes, 50% Off!

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One Dozen Cupcakes

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One Dozen Cupcakes

Palm Beaches – Everybody has weaknesses. Yours just so happens to be the pleasure you take in sneaking a few spoonfuls of cake icing at least once a week. But you secretly know what would quell that midday sugar fix: a perfectly-portioned cupcake. Today’s deal at Passion for Pastry will satisfy your sweet tooth without having to put on your oven mitts. Box up a dozen cupcakes for $17 (a $35 value) from a Boca Raton bakery that can relate to your saccharine cravings. Stock up on favorites like carrot cake, Fun Fetti, or decadent red velvet. The only ingredient you’ll need for this cupcake recipe is a glass of milk with which to wash it all down.

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Cartier Love Bangle: A Feature Friday Encore!

Raymond Lee Jewelers: Feature Friday

The Cartier Love Bracelet, first created in the early ’70s, has evolved into one of the most desired and sought after pieces of jewelry. With its provocative design and tiny screwdriver opening device, the Cartier LOVE bangle has become a cult classic among modern day collectors and jewelry enthusiasts.

Cartier Love Bangle


The Cartier Love Bangle has been one of the most popular items we’ve carried at Raymond Lee Jewelers. It is our pleasure to present on today’s feature… a Brand New 18kt White Gold Cartier Love Bracelet with original papers!

Cartier Love Bangle

Cartier Love Bangle

Cartier 18kt White Gold Love Bangle Size 17

You are Viewing this Cartier 18kt White Gold  Love Bangle Size 17.

Company Cartier
Model Love Bangle
Metal 18kt White Gold
Size 17
Weight 34.7g (22.4dwt)
Width 6 mm


This your chance to own this Cartier 18kt White Gold  Love Bangle Size 17 at an amazing price of $3,495 plus shipping Buy it Now or Best Offer.

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Nat King Cole Generation Hope Event: Raymond Lee Jewelers on Apr 27 2011

Nat King Cole Generation Hope Event

Raymond Lee Jewelers  –  April 27, 2011

Cara Rosenthal, Casey and Timolin Cole

Cara Rosenthal from The Amazing Race on CBS, Casey and Timolin Cole of the NKC Generation Hope Foundation and Jeff Josephson, President of Raymond Lee Jewelers

The Nat King Cole Generation Hope Event was held last Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Raymond Lee Jewelers in Boca Raton. The elegant evening was a successful celebration of hope and benevolence!

The Raymond Lee Jewelers Boca Raton showroom filled with famous faces, as shimmering jewels provided the elegant entrance for guests as the Nat King Cole Generation Hope Event commenced.

Walter Shaw and the Cole Sisters

Raymond Lee Jewelers Boca Raton Showroom

Raymond Lee Jewelers Boca Raton Showroom

Lovely Ladies! Erin, Julia and Dana.

Lovely Ladies:  Dana, Julia and Erin

Walter Shaw, Jeff, Dana, Erin, Lee, Donna and Mariana

Walter Shaw, Jeff, Dana, Erin, Lee, Donna and Mariana

Cole Twins, Kesi Case and other famous faces


Sherry Ratay and Cara Rosenthal

Sherry Ratay and Cara Rosenthal

The entertaining evening included an impressive musical performance for guests, as they browsed the beautiful pieces of jewelry on display and chatted with Casey and Timolin Cole, and several other attending celebrities. Proceeds from the successful event will benefit Nat King Cole Generation Hope, an organization dedicated to keeping music in the classrooms of our  community.

For more on NKC Generation of Hope, please visit http://www.natkingcolefoundation.org

We feel the time is right to launch Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. with the goal of inspiring our youth while enriching their lives, through the power of music. Musical instruments, instruction, seminars, state-of-the-art recording equipment and funding will be provided to students with the greatest need and fewest resources in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties.’

Casey and Timolin Cole

Sherry Ratay, Award-Winning Color Expert

Sherry Ratay, Award-Winning Color Expert

Generation Hope Pendent Unveiling at Raymond Lee Jewelers

Established with the strong desire to keep music in the classroom, the Nat King Cole Generation of Hope event was perfectly according in celebration. The talented Italian Singer, Franco Corso (http://www.francocorso.com/) provided beautiful musically driven entertainment.

Musical Entertainment

Celebrity sitings included Cara Rosenthal from CBSAmazing Race, Fashion Designer Kesi Case (http://www.kesicase.com/), Award Winning Color Expert Sherry Ratay (http://www.salonratay.com/) and…

Walter Shaw, Notorious Jewel Thief and Author of A License to Steal !

We like to live life on the edge. and hosting an extravagant evening without an infamous jewel thief wandering about?

What fun would that be?!

The turnout was fantastic, and attendees had a wonderful time, while supporting a great cause. Honored guests sipped champagne while browsing an eclectic collection of exquisite estate jewelry, vivid gemstones, pave set pendants and diamond-by-the-yard jewelry pieces, shopping side by side with the Cole Sisters.

As the evening progressed, Raymond Lee Jewelers took a moment to unveil the Nat King Cole Generation Hope Signature Pendant, designed for the NKC Generation Hope Foundation. The Diamond Horn Signature Pendant was greatly appreciated and adored by the Cole Twins, in addition to many of the evening’s guests.

This inspiring design pays a great deal of honor and homage to the talented, musical legend of the great Nat King Cole. The diamond embedded sculpted classic horn pendant was designed by Richard Resnik, our Professional Custom Jewelry Designer at Raymond Lee Jewelers.

Richard Resnik and Cara Rosenthal, The Amazing Race

The signature pendant has been an tremendous hit with guests of the Generation of Hope Event. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that the Signature Generation Hope Pendants will soon be available for purchase in both sterling silver and diamond designs!

I promise to keep you updated on when they do become available, and if you should have and inquiries, please feel free to email me directly at alex@webuybigdiamonds.com.

The evening was a sparkling success. We would like to formally thank Casey and Timolin Cole, Transmedia Group, Sherry Ratay, Walter Shaw, Cara Rosenthal and all guests who attended the 2011 Generation of Hope Event at Raymond Lee Jewelers.

Thank you for a meaningful and musical evening!

           -Raymond Lee Jewelers

Mariana – Generation Hope Event

Igor Polotsky, Watchmaker at Raymond Lee Jewelers

Jayne and Jeff and Jewelry

Jayne. Jeff. Jewelry.

Donna at Generation Hope Event

NKC Generation Hope - Raymond Lee Jewelers Apr 27, 2011

NKC Generation Hope – Raymond Lee Jewelers Apr 27, 2011

-Alexandra, and the entire staff at Raymond Lee Jewelers

TrendLuxury Interviews Raymond Lee Jewelers President, Jeff Josephson: The Final Word on Fashion

 The Final Word on Fashion from Raymond Lee Jewelers President, Jeff Josephson

TrendLuxury is an award-winning publication, as well as leading social media outlet and interactive influence on luxury, glamor and fashion trends. With an International fan-base, fashion experts and industry leaders, TrendLuxury has been coined ‘ the international online trend.’

This successfully savvy company prides itself on keeping consumers both well-informed and entertained with coverage on fashion trends, tips, product reviews, event coverage and interviews with today’s luxury style influences and fashion industry leaders.’

It would therefore come as no surprise to those who know him, and have seen his keen eye and spot-on style related observations in both jewelry and fashion, that Jeff Josephson was approached for an interview with the International fashion news outlet.

Trendluxury conducted an interview with Raymond Lee Jewelers President Jeff Josephson, which includes a fun variety of fashion-related inquiries, in addition to how Raymond Lee Jewelers came to be and why we have remained a trusted, innovative and evolving industry leader.

Read the full interview here for in-depth analysis of the strong comeback of sophisticated ’70s glamor, yellow gold jewelry pieces and accessories, colors and designs that Jeff suspects we will be seeing this Summer.

As a gal that has embraced yellow gold jewelry for the first time in her life, and has both seen and sported the style inspirations which Jeff Josephson discusses here with TrendLuxury, I promise that you will enjoy these professional jewelry, accessory and fashion insights!

… Read Full Interview Here

Sneak Peak:

Jeff Josephson: This has been a year of two extremes, neither one is overpowering the other just yet but I suspect as the year progresses and as fashion continues through the 70’s style evolution we can expect larger, bolder pieces to begin to overshadow more delicate designs.

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