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Feature Friday: September’s Sapphires

Welcome to September, readers. This month ushers in fall, football, and a new birthstone: sapphire. From the Greek word sappheiros, meaning “blue stone” sapphires are a precious gem that come in many colors. In fact, when a sapphire is deep rep, it is considered to be a ruby, which has an identical composition to that of sapphires.

Depending on the color of a sapphire, it is believed to bring the wearer full creative potential, inspiration, luck, and clarity. We think that while these are all desirable, a piece of sapphire jewelry is even likelier to bring you compliments en masse. Check out some of Raymond Lee Jewelers’ picks for September’s birth stone.

Poiray 18K Yellow Gold and Pink Sapphire Pave Ball Ring

This fun and bright pink sapphire ring is a stunning addition to any jewelry collection.

18K White Gold and Multi Colored Sapphire Line Bracelet

 This brightly-hued bracelet showcases sapphires in a variety of colorways and complements nearly every outfit.

Valente 18kt White Gold Sapphire and Diamond Ring

 Pink, green and sky blue sapphires stud this white gold ring and surround a wave of diamonds. The gradation of the stones creates one of Fall’s biggest trends, ombre, in a beautiful palette.

18kt White Gold Diamond and Sapphire Bracelet

This updated take on the classic tennis bracelet features stunning blue sapphires and diamonds accenting dual bands with funky geometric shapes. It’s the perfect combination of modern and vintage that makes this piece completely unique.

18K White Gold Diamond and Sapphire Men's ID Bracelet

Last but not least, this piece is for the September-born gents in your life. Crisp, white gold bars bracket clean lines of sapphire and diamond rows to create a luxurious and masculine work of art for his wrist.

So, September babies, what is your favorite color variation of sapphire? Are you pining for any of these pieces? If so, you’re in luck – all sapphire jewelry is 10% off for the month of September. Consider it your birthday gift from us!

Liz for Raymond Lee Jewelers, your source for pre-owned sapphire jewelry.

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when I go to sell or buy it?”

Good question! 

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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!

Feature Friday: Panther Two Tone by Cartier

Cartier Panther Small Two Tone Watch

Raymond Lee Jewelers: Feature Friday

At, you can find a variety of luxury watches for both men and women. Ranging in designs and decades of creation, browse the collection of pre-owned luxury watches that we are currently carrying.

On this Feature Friday, I present you with a classic two tone watch by Cartier. With a one year warranty and the signature panther two-tone bracelet, this lovely watch is deserving of a highlight!

Cartier W25029B6:


Item #: W25029B6
Style: Panther
Size: Small
Case: Two tone stainless steel and 18K yellow gold
Dial Color:  White
Bracelet: Two tone stainless steel and 18K yellow gold
Clasp:        Double locking foldover clasp
Movement: Quartz
Crystal:           Sapphire
Case Diameter:   22 mm
Case Thickness:   6 mm

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Feature Friday: Designer Mobius Drop Earrings

Raymond Lee Jewelers: Feature Friday

18k Yellow Gold Mobius Drop Earrings

The Raymond Lee Jewelers eBay Store offers you a variety of different prices, meant to meet your budget needs. Whether you’re looking to acquire that one specific piece to complete your collection, or if you wish to surprise your spouse with an amazing piece of jewelry – We’ve truly got it all!

We are a Top-Rated eBay Seller with 100% positive feedback.  Raymond Lee Jewelers takes great pride in showing our online customers the same level of professionalism and dedication to customer satisfaction that we maintain with our clients at our Boca Raton storefront location.

Today you will find a fantastic pair of Designer 18k Yellow Gold Mobius Drop Earrings available on our eBay store, epitomizing the revived ’70s sophisticate style that is back and better than ever with the current fashion trends of 2011.

These dazzling ear delights have a refined allure, with smooth designs of mesmerizing mobius molding that are both enticingly emblematic and daringly divergent.

Mobius Drop Earrings - 18k Yellow Gold

With mobius jewelry being symbolic of perfect unity and of an absolute “oneness”, these incredible designer earrings would make a thoughtful and treasured gift for the one you love.  The symbolism of unity with mobius designs is derived from the defining attributes of the mobius strip, a  a surface with only one side and only one boundary.

For those of you that are fans of Mathematics and would like to know more about this interesting concept, please follow this link to read more about August Ferdinand Mobius, the German Mathematician who discovered the Mobius Strip in 1858.

Designer jewelry that embodies a planetary perplexity, these earrings are an actualized physical intertwining of philosophy and mathematical certainty.  If only Aristotle could see these…  As it is, you are among the lucky visitors who are being given the sneak peak at these incredible earrings!

Designer 18K Yellow Gold Mobius Earrings at an amazing price of $1,495.00

Designer Signed S.H.L
Material 18kt Yellow Gold
Weight 8.4grams (5.4dwt)
Backs Post and Friction Backs
Measurements 1 1/8″ Long and .75

Raymond Lee Jewelers offers Layaway Plans.

For more information regarding this item, please call 1-(800)-329-GEMS (4367).

The Mobius Strip:

We hope you’ve enjoyed this Fridays’ Feature!

-Your Friends at Raymond Lee Jewelers

Cartier Love Bracelets: Authentic Bangles at Amazing Prices!

Raymond Lee Jewelers: Friday Feature

♥ Cartier Love Bracelets ♥

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.

At our Boca Raton location in the Palms Plaza, we are pleased to inform you that we are currently carrying three authentic Cartier Love Bracelets, offered at amazing discounted prices. Depending on your preference, one of these three Cartier classic bracelets from the LOVE Collection is certain to suite you just perfectly.


Cartier LOVE Bracelets


Cartier Love Bracelet:  18k White Gold

Retail Price: $5,200.00
Our Price: $3,495.00  

Cartier Love Bracelets

 Cartier Love Bracelet:

18k Yellow Gold with 4 Diamonds

Retail Price: $8,225.00

Our Price: $5,995.00


18k Yellow Gold with Diamonds

18k Yellow Gold with Diamonds

Cartier Love Bracelet: 

18k Yellow Gold with 10 Diamonds

Retail Price: $12,350.00

Our Price: $8,995.00 

Raymond Lee Jewelers is located at 22191 Powerline Road, Suite 12B in the Palms Plaza, Boca Raton, FL. Should you have any inquiries regarding our jewelry inventory, estate sales or appraisals, please call us directly at (561) 750-7808 and we’ll be happy to do all we can to help!

Respectfully Yours,

Alexandra at Raymond Lee Jewelers 

Dessert Fit For A King- Sell and Buy Gold

After working all day we all deserve a small treat whether it be a new book, a pair of shoes or a Gucci Icon 18kt White Gold Diamond

Buy and Sell Gold

Buy and Sell Gold

Ring… who says a small treat cant be a little extravagant. Speaking of extravagant treats, one famous New York restaurant is selling a dessert that has more gold in it than that Gucci ring.

Serendipity 3 has made the world’s most expensive ice cream sundae with a whopping price tag of $25,000.

The “Frrrozen Haute Chocolate” dessert is made from a blend of 28 cocoas from all around the world, has 24-carat edible Swiss gold, has five grams of edible 23-carat gold leaf lining, and comes with a side of La Madeline au Truffle from Knipschildt Chocolatier, which sells for $2,600 a pound. This is served in a baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet with a 18-carat gold and white diamond bracelet around its neck and a gold spoon set with white and chocolate-colored diamonds. If you do decide to eat a small fortune you must order it two weeks in advance. Buy and Sell Gold.

Buy and Sell Gold

Frrrozen Haute Chocolate

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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How to Tell If Your Gold Jewelry is Real

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Nowadays with so many counterfeiters, you can never be sure if your gold jewelry is real. However, there are several methods or “checks” you can perform to verify that your gold is real. Please remember: The BEST method to check to see if your gold is real is to take it to a local, certified jeweler.

Check the Stamp

Take a close look at the stamp, preferably using a loop or magnifying piece. The stamp shows the grade info (given in finesse or carat). A ring, for example, may be stamped 750 on its inside to indicate that it’s 75% pure gold, or 18kt. Anything under 10kt isn’t considered real gold. This isn’t always the best way since some counterfeit pieces also have similar stamps, but it’s a good way to start.

Make sure to also check if any of the gold is wearing off around the edges from wear and tear. If it is, then your jewelry is gold plated, and not actual gold.

Use a Magnet

Real gold is not magnetic, but many metals inside a non-authentic piece are. If your gold jewelry piece sticks to a magnet, then it’s not real.

Nitric Acid

First off, remember to be safe when dealing with this method. Always take precautions when you are handling any type of acid. To test your gold jewelry using nitric acid, you may have to take a file and make a scratch in your jewelry (preferable somewhere where it’s not noticeable). Take a drop of nitric acid and see if it causes a reaction. If you see a green reaction, then you are dealing with a gold plated piece. If the reaction turns milky white, you’re dealing with a gold plated piece over sterling silver. If there is no reaction, then you have real gold. This method is commonly used in jewelry stores.

Unglazed Ceramic Plate

First off, you may not want to use this method because it will scratch your jewelry, but if you’re really eager to determine if your jewelry is real gold, then you may proceed. Take your jewelry and drag it across a piece of unglazed ceramic. If your jewelry is composed of real gold, it will leave a gold streak. If it isn’t, it’ll leave a black streak.

Gold Tester

If you’re willing to invest some money in a gold tester, it is one of the surest ways to tell if your gold is real or not. However, these gold testers usually come with a hefty price tag. They can be commonly found in jewelry stores.

Raymond Lee Jewelers, shop for gold at our locations.

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