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Masculine Monday: David Yurman New Arrivals

 David Yurman, founded by eponymous the designer, is renowned for its affordable and everyday luxury. When his cable jewelry took the world by storm in the eighties, no one could have predicted that 30 years later another Yurman would make his mark on the brand.

Evan Yurman, head of men’s design at David Yurman, has created a rough-hewn, yet sophisticated line for men that shines this fall. Here are Raymond Lee Jewelers top picks from David Yurman men’s new arrivals.

 David Yurman Amulets Shark Tooth Necklace

David Yurman, Raymond Lee JewelersThis bronze shark tooth is the perfect answer to the hottest trend in women’s jewelry right now, rose gold. Not only does the darker bronze add a touch of industrial luxury to this piece, the shark tooth is both a natural element and a strong one. Adding to this necklace’s stylish toughness is the titanium box chain the shark tooth hangs from.

Armory Band Ring

Inspired by medieval elements, this ring is a subtle reference to armor-clad knights slicing through the bad guys with broadswords. It might even help you channel some of that raw, unbridled strength that accompanied them in conquests and battles. Or Not – but either way, this ring is seriously stylish.

Royal Cord Cufflinks, Black Diamond

These cufflinks are the perfect addition for a completely polished look. The textured sterling silver offers interest without the distraction of over shininess, while the slightly irregular pattern and shape of the stripes lend an unfussy vibe to even formal wear. Black diamonds are the ultimate in masculine luxe, and make these cuff links the ideal finishing touch.

Pave ring with cognac Diamonds

This ring is the way to go for a little masculine bling. The warmth of the cognac diamonds is perfect for fall, and balances out the cool tones of the sterling silver. While the diamonds verge on being too fussy left to their own devices, the thick width of the band makes it no-nonsense, and the sturdy rope-detail on the band’s underside counteracts any feminine energy.

Gentlemen, what are your top jewelry and accessory picks for fall?

Liz for Raymond Lee Jewelers, your source for luxury estate and pre-owned David Yurman jewelry.

What Does the High Price of Gold Mean?

Over the past few days, the price of gold has skyrocketed, reaching record highs and even briefly surpassing platinum prices. As the uncertain future of the US economy and European markets make traders nervous, gold continues to seem like a sure bet – making it even more valuable. But what does the higher price of gold actually mean?

Criminals have noticed that Gold is more expensive too.

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A wave of gold-related robberies and thefts have been reported across the globe. Matthew Phillips of Freakonomics blog reports on L.A.’s rash of street-robberies and smash-n-grabs, as well as robberies and street muggings in Iraq and Guyana. Retailers and the general public should be extra vigilant while gold prices soar.

Gold will continue to be a desirable addition to investor portfolios.

Raymond lee Jewelers, Kitco gold prices

Gold Prices for 8/23/11

According to the Wall Street Journal, “…a selloff in gold is unlikely in the current economic environment as investors will be hard put to find an alternative asset that can protect their wealth as well as gold,” said George Gero, a vice president with RBC Capital Markets Global Futures.

Traders will be affected by the price of gold in the markets.

Raymond Lee Jewelers in action at an auction.

For the second time this year, The Shanghai Gold Exchange raised the margin requirements on gold futures contracts by 1%, making investors pay more up front to buy gold.

Big Prices mean Big Business for Jewelers who buy gold.

Raymond Lee Jewelers - We Buy Gold

As the line for gold prices ticks up on market graphs, the lines out the doors of jewelers grow longer. Americans looking to cash in on their unwanted or unworn gold are flocking to jewelers who buy gold. Once scrap gold is purchased, it can be purified and turned into gold bars or re-cast for different pieces of jewelry.

Readers, have you sold gold before? Are you more likely to now that you can earn a substantial amount for the gold you own? And jewelers – have you noticed an uptick in business (we have at Raymond Lee Jewelers!)? Have you beefed up security measures in light of gold’s higher prices?

Discuss below,

Liz for Raymond Lee Jewelers, South Florida’s most trusted gold and jewelry buyers.

Jewelry Education: HOW TO SELL OR BUY JEWELRY

“WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW

ABOUT JEWELRY 

when I go to sell or buy it?”

Good question! 

Florida Jewelry Store

POINTERS TO HELP YOU SELL OR BUY JEWELRY

Here’s a quick checklist of knowledge you should have before you go shopping for expensive jewelry.

  1. What is a Karat? It’s a good idea to know that gold karat number varies with weight, design, finishing and country of origin. Finishing can be done by hand or by machine, and this makes a difference. 24 karat gold, or pure gold, is too soft for molding into wearable jewelry, thus it needs to be mixed with other metals to strengthen it. The metal used to mix into the gold can change its color. WHAT TO KNOW if it’s less than 10kt (roughly 42% gold), than it can’t be sold as gold legally. You’ll hear these terms: “fill”, “electroplated” or “overlay” and that means it just has a thin gold coat on the piece of jewelry.
  2. What are the four C’s? Don’t expect to read this and have a working knowledge of the four C’s, but I can at least acquaint you with the language. WHAT TO KNOW – the four C’s are Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat. If a jeweler can’t discuss these in great detail, they don’t know enough to be selling you jewelry, keep shopping.
  3. Be aware of chain stores who employ retail sales clerks AND have no actual jewelers on staff. WHAT TO KNOW  – Local jewelers will almost always have a more educated and knowledgeable staff.
  4. If you are going to purchase a really expensive piece of jewelry, USE A MAJOR CREDIT CARD AND HAVE IT APPRAISED immediately.

Now, you officially know more than most people about jewelry shopping! Enjoy ~

By Raymond Lee Jewelers. For information and news regarding fine jewelry and/or luxury watches!

‘Rapid Reporting’ JA New York’s new designers | National Jeweler Reports on JA NY Summer Show

Rapid Reporting

JA NY Summer Show

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Raymond Lee Jewelers ‘Rapid Reporting‘ takes a surprise turn today,

with time to visit the JA NY Summer Show!

Venue: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Country: New York, United States Of America
Start Date: 24-JUL-11 End Date: 26-JUL-11
Exhibitors: 810 Visitors: 1,500
Industry: Gems & Jewellery

JA New York Summer Show

JA New York Summer Show

For more than 100 years jewelry professionals like you, have looked to JA New York to keep them competitive in the jewelry retail marketplace.  And in today’s market, staying competitive, relevant and separating yourself from the crowd can make all the difference! With an estimated 13,000 jewelry industry professionals attending, and more than 1,200 of the world’s finest jewelry and luxury gift suppliers exhibiting…

Strategically Located in the Jewelry Capital of the World…JA New York means business.
With more than fifty percent of jewelry retailers located in the northeast corridor of the U.S., there is no better location to serve the jewelry industry than New York City! Accessible by car, train or plane, JA New York is the most comprehensive, cost-effective and convenient jewelry show for your business.

It’s all about location, convenience and cost.  
JA New York Summer Show is situated in the most convenient and accessible location for domestic and international retailers.  Over 78% of Northeast retailers surveyed said they will not travel outside of the region for their buying in 2009.* There’s no reason to go anywhere else other than New York City, especially if you are in the jewelry business. Information Courtesy of: http://www.ja-newyork.com

Raymond Lee Jewelers at JA Summer Show

Introducing JA New York’s new designers | National Jeweler

National Jeweler published an article featuring the emerging jewelry designers that will be featured at the JA Summer Show, currently taking place at The Javits Center, New York, NY.  With enough time in between the NY Antique Jewelry & Watch Show and the IWJG Show, we were able to sneak in some time at the JA Summer Show.  Lucky us, we’ll have a sneak peak at the up and coming hottest trends in jewelry, and be able to say a quick hello to some vendors we’ve worked with in the past.

JA Summer Show

Of the jewelry designers featured in the article,G & G Creations stood out with some of the most incredible approaches to jewelry design that I’d ever seen. In fact, I’ve written fan mail already…

With a combined seven decades of experience in jewelry design and manufacturing, the newly formed Boston-based G&G Creations is a force to be reckoned with. In 2010, Vahe Ghazarian and Esin Guler and master gem setter Mihran Guler banded together to launch G&G Creations, a fabricator of high-end silver and karat gold designs.

Collections to date total four: Imprint features organic-looking lily pad shapes; Scroll features timeless swirl effects; Nyx, named for the Greek goddess of the night, showcases contrasting dark and light motifs (like skulls set with yellow gold accents); Faith pieces pay homage to religion. Couture or one-off pieces are also available.

All merchandise is made in the United States and starts at less than $1,000 retail. G&G currently has two retail accounts, including Boston’s Barmakian Jewelers. Fun fact: Sevan Biçakçi is a family friend of Esin and Mihran! – JCK 

G&G Creations JA NY

‘Rapid Reporting’ from the New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show

Raymond Lee Jewelers set up a beautiful display of antique jewels and timepieces, while preparing for an interview pertaining strictly to the watch industry with Forbes Reporter, Hannah Elliot just minutes before the show was about to begin!

More on Hannah Elliot:

blogs.forbes.com/hannahelliott

Raymond Lee Jewelers Exhibit: NY Antique Jewelry & Watch Show

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The Raymond Lee Jewelers Exhibit is all set up,

ready for the first day to commence of the

New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show!

Let the ‘Rapid Reporting‘ Begin!!!

Raymond Lee Jewelers 'Rapid Reporting' from NY!

In Full Swing: The Show Was Packed Almost Immediately!

With an incredible turnout of attending antique jewelry collectors, experts and enthusiasts, US Antique Shows has once again outdone themselves!
With a beautiful venue, atmosphere, and a carefully chosen selection of exhibitors, the place to be July 22-25 if you’re in New York is this jewelry exhibit…
For it is nothing less than sublimely exquisite!

NY Antique Jewelry & Watch Show

Rapaport Reports on Jewelry Industry Inflation and Diamond Trading Trending

Rapaport Reporting: Jewelry Industry Inflation

From: rapaportgroup  | Jun 23, 2011  | 95 views
RAPAPORT…
Jewelry inflation in the U.S. continues as the price of precious metals and diamonds climb. According to comScore, the popularity of online video and the ever-changing habits of viewers present an opportunity to advertise your brand.
A report from Rice Universityassociate professor of management, Utpal Dholakia, businesses can gain traction using “daily deals” websites, but there are many elements a brand must consider. Over the next few years, it is likely that daily deal sites will have to settle for lower shares of revenues from businesses compared with their current levels, and it will be harder and more expensive for them to find viable candidates to fill their pipelines of daily deals, according to Dholakia. In his third study – the most exhaustive study done to date on the daily deals industry – Dholakia found that there is very little difference between companies in the ever-expanding competition for consumer dollars, and it will be difficult for any one site to stand out from the others.”

Rapaport – Information That Means Business

Check out what Rapaport Reported on the Success of the

June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair!!!

See Video HERE: 2011 JUNE HONG KONG JEWELLERY & GEM FAIR

The Hong Kong International Jewellery Show wrapped up this week on an extremely positive note with a new record of 37,000 total attendees. The show attracted more than 2,800 exhibitors from 46 countries and regions — making it the largest for this show’s history. The number of buyers increased by 16 percent overall and the number of overseas buyers increased by 23 percent, led by Hong Kong’s three major export markets for fine jewelry — buyers from the U.S. rose 22 percent; buyers from France increased by 30 percent and buyers from Switzerland rose 6 percent. Buyers from emerging markets increased as well. Buyers from the Chinese mainland rose 33 percent, buyers from India rose 41 percent, Russian buyers in attendance increased 27 percent, Brazilian buyers rose 29 percent and there were 16 percent more buyers from Japan at this year’s show.

The Diamond Trading Company opened its 2012-contract period sightholder process this week. Those intending to register for this first round for sights in London, Botswana and Canada must submit audited financial information and a meet certain requirements regarding minimum revenue stream and rough utilization during each of the past three years. Applicants for sights in South Africa and Namibia have lower minimum requirements. All applicants must prove that they adhere to De Beers best practice principles and guarantee that they never traded diamonds outside of the Kimberley Process. The next phase of the sightholder application begins on April 18.  More information is available here.

Cartier Panther Collier with Emerald Eyes and a Black Onyx Nose: Feature Friday, Here We Go!

Cartier Panther Collier:

A Golden Feature Friday

Cartier Panther Collier

I once was wondering through a metallic forest, plagued with exhaustion and without a compass, when rapidly to my rescue ran…

A majestic golden panther that lit up the land.

Through a bewildered haze, I did hear him say, “Hello, my dear. I am Cartier”.  He said to rest, said that everything would be just fine. I awoke in my home, with no forest in sight. All I remember of the panther who saved me are his black onyx nose and the way it seemed to glow, with enchanting emerald eyes glowing as he delivered me to safety.

“I am Cartier”

Cartier Panther Collier

A premonition this dream must have been because…

Cartier has come back again!

This time, in the form of an incredible Panther Cartier Collier necklace, still watching the world through those bright emerald eyes and wearing a boldly vibrant black onyx nose. In 18k Yellow Gold, a 16″ Panther Cartier Collier Necklace exquisitely holds the regal Panther. With emerald eyes and black onyx facial accents, this Cartier piece weighs in total 65.7 dwt.

This Authentic Cartier 18K Yellow Gold Panther Collier Necklace comes BRAND NEW w/ Papers! 

Collier: noun
A wide necklace encircling the neck from throat to chin

Panther Cartier Collier Necklace: Brand New w/ Papers

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