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Raymond Lee Jewelers Showroom: Boca Raton, FL

Raymond Lee Jewelers

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22191 Powerline Road #12b
Boca Raton, FL 33433

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Raymond Lee Jewelers- Boca Raton, FL

Raymond Lee Jewelers - Boca Raton, FL

Raymond Lee Jewelers - Boca Raton, FL

Raymond Lee Jewelers - Boca Raton, FL

Culture Comes to Couture by way of Jewelry Designers

Breaking the Mold:  Cartier, Chanel & Stephen Webster

Chanel: 2011 Paris-Byzance Metiers d’Art Show Beauty

Chanel: 2011 Paris-Byzance Metiers d’Art Show Beauty/ Photo credit: Vincent Lappartient

 

Jewelry trends are appearing in creative clusters of world culture and artisan craftsmanship in recently exhibited collections, foreshadowing a shift in jewelry design for 2012.  Jewelry designers around the globe are finding innovative methods of implementing global, planetary and metaphysical elements into their pieces.

Karl Lagerfeld, Creative Director and Designer for Chanel, brought Chanel’s cultural exposure to new found heights with the 2011/2012 Cruise Collection and the accompanying Short Film, ‘The Tale of a Fairy’. Lagerfeld’s jewelry designs continue to bring a broader sense of global influence to his pieces, as seen at the Chanel Parisian Metiers d’Art show.

A dazzling necklace was on display, with delicate filigree and decadent pearls, reminiscent of Roman and Oriental jewelry design influences. The daring Chanel piece was explained by Lagerfeld as a tribute to the fifth-century Byzantine empress, Theodora, with dense ornaments and intricate metal weaving.

Karl Lagerfeld

Photo Courtesy of: Chanel

Cartier shows a glimmering appreciation for their relationship with the maharajahs of India, which propelled success for the jeweler through exceptionally colored jewels in the early 20th century. Cartier released a one-kilogram gold coin, bearing a spectacular image of Taj Mahal last month. The extraordinary coins were placed in customized luxury cases for the French mint La Monnaie de Paris.

Pete Doherty, a popular American musician, will be releasing a jewelry design in Europe in collaboration with British jeweler, Hannah Martin. In the designs of the first collection are fluent attributions to history and evolution. With an obvious adoration of elephants and antiques, the line which will be exclusively sold in Brittain exhibits innovative use of matter rarely found in jewelry designs, such as fossilized mammoth bones. 

Courtesy of Pete Doherty

Photo Courtesy of: Pete Doherty

The unique designs of London-based jewelry designer, Stephen Webster are available in the U.S. for the first time, with the opening of his first American store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, CA. The London jeweler has been a favorite on the Red Carpet and among celebrities, with bold designs that are striking, sexual and controversial, including symbolic re-creations that embody ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’.

Stephan Webster Jewelry Designs

Photograph Courtesy of: Stephen Webster Designs

With a whole wide world out there, it’s inspiring to see that jewelry designers have found a way to bring culture into couture. Be on the look-out for these global tributes and metaphysical mentions in jewelry trends this summer, and the jewelry design evolution as we enter 2012.

Feature Friday: A Chanel Surprise Coming Your Way

AUTHENTIC Chanel Black/Gold Large Classic Flap Bag

It’s a SURPRISE (Chanel) Feature Friday!

The ever so lovely Erin has remained a constant integral role in the Raymond Lee Jewelers family business, armed with an impressive business sense and savvy sophistication. With her keen eye for fashion, and open mind for creative business ventures, Erin has brought a new family division to Raymond Lee Jewelers.

Visit the Handbag Headquarters of Raymond Lee Jewelers

In addition to purchasing handbags that you may no longer care for, or wish to trade up for a newer look, sellyourhandbag.com at Raymond Lee Jewelers also has highly collectible, authentic, designer handbags that are available to purchase!

Authentic Chanel Black/ Gold Large Classic Flap Bag

Now Available for Purchase through Raymond Lee Jewelers: sellyourhandbag!

If you have questions call us at the number listed with this Feature Friday item, or email us at erin@webuybigdiamonds.com. Happy bidding!

Thank you,
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Chanel Black/Gold Classic Flip Bag Overview:

Company Chanel
Style Black/gold colored hardware
Material Lambskin leather
Inside 1 zippered pocket, 1 non zippered pocket
Outside 1 pocket on back side
Closure  Chanel toggle closure.
Condition This item is in pre owned condition. Some of the leather shows some signs of wear. The piping on corners show some signs of wear and there are minor markings on interior and exterior. See pictures for more details. Comes with dust bag

Have a Wonderful Weekend and a Great Fourth of July!!!

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Three Totally Tubular Timepieces

Today’s Picture Perfect Peak at Three Totally Tubular Timepieces…

#1. Ladies Patek Philippe Gondolo Gemma 18kt WG Diamond Watch

Ladies Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

This Authentic Ladies Patek Philippe Gondolo Gemma 18kt White Gold Watch is available on the Raymond Lee Jewelers eBay Store.

Brand Patek Philippe
Model Gondolo Gemma
Model # 4981G
Material 18kt White Gold
Case Measurement 37 mm
Movement Quartz
Band White Leather
Bezel Diamond
Length 7.5”
Gender Ladies

#2. Men’s Rose Gold Presidential DayDate II

DayDateII

#3. Rolex Men’s GMT Master Diamond 18kt Yellow Gold Watch “Z” Serial

Factory Sapphire Diamond Bezel 116758

Rolex GMT - Factory Sapphire Diamond Bezel 116758

Rolex GMT

This gorgeous piece of machinery in timekeeping is available on the Raymond Lee Jewelers eBay Store.

Rolex GMT Master Diamond 18kt Yellow Gold Mens Watch

Item Details
You are Viewing this Authentic Rolex GMT Master Diamond 18kt Yellow Gold Mens Watch

Company Rolex
Model GMT Master
Model # 116758
Case Material 18kt Yellow Gold
Case Measurement 42 mm
Dial Black
Crystal Scratch Resistant Sapphire
Band 18kt Yellow Gold Oyster Band
Movement Automatic
Serial “Z” (2007)
Gender Men’s
Size Will fit approx. a 7.0” wrist
Additional Comments Factory bezel, lugs, and crown guard. Asscher cut Diamonds, inner bezel engraving.

Masculine Monday: Five Fashion Trends for Guys We Strongly Advise Against

Wear At Your Own Risk

Five Fashion Trends for Guys We Strongly Advise Against

Men's Leggings: SOLD OUT

Fashion is different for everybody, and nobody understands that better than a group of Jewelry Enthusiasts who cater to a variety of different tastes and preferences on a daily basis. When the Masculine Monday entries began, we wanted to be sure and ease the minds of men who were overwhelmed with the new demands of accessorizing, and new requirements of brightening your wardrobe that were somewhat forced on the male species throughout the past year.

In an effort to help explain that utilizing one statement piece of otherwise avoided fashion, such as celebrity-inspired shades or a pair of colored trousers, Masculine Monday posts began as an aid to open the minds of men used to monochromatic wardrobes with fear of the unknown… a bit of a boost. We’ve touched on a few awesome pieces of Spring and Summer 2011 fashion to consider, such as the unlined blazer, suede lace-up shoes and renewed henley tee’s for the boys to rock with confidence this Summer. Cuff-links, vintage style wristwatches and classic style (like that of Prince William) are still encouraged as fashionable additions and approaches to men’s appearance.

Skimming through the currently pushed trends through fashion media, I discovered something a bit frightening. We’ve not yet mentioned what to avoid. They say ‘you can’t always believe what you hear.’ Well, the same is true for what you read, of course. Particularly when what you’re reading is the simple comprehensive opinions of fashion professionals. Sometimes there’s a look that can take off, something that was worn down a runway in Milan that enough people embraced that it made fashion headlines. This can often lead to street fashion catastrophe.

Now, believe me, I adore Alexander McQueen. However, I would be prepared for a few cross eyed looks if I hopped in my car to work while sporting a big feathered lavender number with lace embellishments. For these designs, there’s a time and a place. That place is the runway, that time is when you’re a professional model.. or an A-list Actress. Since I have no plans to become either, chances are I probably won’t be frolicking around in some of my favorite McQueen gowns.

In the same sense, sometimes things should just never be worn. By anybody. No offense is intended for the designers of these pieces. Obviously many people enjoy them, and to each their own. This is all opinion, after all… So never take our advice, nor anybody else’s too seriously. If something feels right to you, wear it. Rock it. If you feel like you’re in costume before leaving the house, chances are you will feel that way throughout the evening.

That said, thank you for allowing us to share with you five specific men’s fashions that we simply cannot get on board with this Summer. Let us know what you think…

#1. Men’s Leggings

There’s been a surge in media support for jersey material fitted leggings. Not just for women, but for men as well. While I can get on board with a pair of 3/4 length leggings to work out or walk my dog in, for the life of me (and according to trusted opinion sources from both men and women) there seems to exist no possible event or situation where these fitted jersey leggings should be worn on men.

#1. Men's Leggings

Over the past few years, menswear has gotten consistently slimmer: skinny ties, then suits, then jeans. Now designers like Prada and Jean Paul Gaultier are applying the final squeeze, as men’s leggings (meggings, perhaps?) show up in their fall lines. Some feature stirrups, some are paired with gladiator-style tunics. All are shamelessly tight.Fashion Masochist: Men’s Leggings ‘For guys, “slim fit” has taken on a whole new meaning’ 

By Jason Feifer

#2. Overdone Retro Footwear

We love the surge of Converse vintage themed comeback kicks, like the old-fashioned high tops with an Americana twist. The DC collection of basketball homage is also worth a 2nd and 3rd viewing, as the sneakers look great in person. The new collections of Converse, DC’s and Doc Martens all share one common element, though. They aren’t forcing anything grandiose into their designs. They’re focusing on details that ultimately matter most when the finished product is worn, and this is probably why so many people are overjoyed by being able to wear their favorite footwear with a renewed appearance. The same cannot be said for the few pieces of extremely futuristic, Back to the Future based, bulky footwear that ironically titles itself as ‘retro.’

It’s a walking contradiction… Literally.

#2. Overdone 'Retro' Footwear

#3. The Chambray Scarf

This is certainly a battle that won’t be easy to win. These scarves first started popping up a good while ago, and they just keep multiplying, now popping out of pockets, worn under sweaters, inspiring the fabrics for tee’s and shorts, etc. Maybe this is just a personal thing, but I have to disagree with the statement of UrbanGent.com that the ‘chambray is an essential.’

No. It’s not an essential. Scarves are feminine. They just are, and no matter how you twist it or present it, they will always appear feminine…

…At least according to the majority of women that have been asked the opinion of.  *Just an FYI*

#3. The Chambray Scarf

#4. The Deep V-Neck

Never a supporter of the original V-Neck, I would proudly protest against the wearing of these designs by men in any Country, at any time. The result of the exaggerated low neckline makes it look like not only are you trying to reveal cleavage, but exposing your chest hair in the process. The shirt, itself, looks confused, even before it’s placed on a male body. Let’s be clear. No man’s body is made for this cut of a shirt. It’s just a bad idea…

#4: The Deep V-Neck

#5. The Man Purse

Actually, there are a few bags that are entirely men’s messenger bags. They have no feminine attributes, and look great with the right outfit to carry your notebook, ipod or other necessities in without feeling like you’re wearing a purse. For instance, this design is ready to fit a laptop, pens, a cellphone and plenty others without a hint of girly. The colors are workable with nearly any ensemble, and it’s… well, manly.

A Few Details:

These are few and far between. With so many man purses fluttering about, it’s easy to be reeled in by a bag that looks like a patent leather accessory. The only thing that could add to the misfortune of an emasculating man purse is dual disaster of something like a man purse/ bright trouser combo. Too much. Too bright. It’s just not right.

#5. The Man Purse

If anyone would like to offer up some feedback, some refute even, it is more than encouraged! I like to be proven wrong, and I’m truly interested as to how other girls/guys feel about these fashion fads. Thanks!

-Alexandra

Raymond Lee Jewelers

Feature Friday: Corum Admirals Cup Chronograph Watch

On RaymondLeeWatches.com, you will find a user-friendly search platform for Certified Pre-Owned Luxury Timepieces. You may choose to search by brand name, such as Cartier, Chopard, Jaeger LeCoultre, Chanel, Omega, Bvlgari, Rolex, Corum and more. From there, you can easily search for a specific watch model or by the watch metal, such as stainless steel, 14kt yellow gold, white gold, etc., in addition to various other sub-categories specific to each watch brand.

Please feel free to take a gander, and let us know what you think of our inventory and searching platform. We‘d love to have your feedback!

Many of the watches you find on this site will be with us at The Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show this June 2-5!

Raymond Lee Jewelers: Booth 1455

In honor of our continued participation in the Antique Jewelry & Watch Show, this Feature Friday will highlight one of the most impressive certified pre-owned luxury watches of the Raymond Lee Jewelers inventory.

Corum Admirals Cup 977.630.55 18K

Rose Gold Chronograph watch

Corum Admirals Cup

Model – Admirals Cup 44 Tides
Model – 977.630.55
Case Material – 18kt Rose Gold
Case Measurement – 45 mm
Bezel – 18kt Rose Gold
Dial – Navy Blue
Band – 18kt Rose Gold Admirals Cup Band
Movement – Automatic
Crystal – Scratch Resistant Sapphire
Features – Moonphase, Tide Phase, Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds

All watches come with a ONE YEAR WARRANTY. Condition is Pre-owned.

Retail Price: $28,600.00
Sale Price: $15,995.00

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We want to make you a customer. Give us a call or send us an email and we will do our best to match or beat the price!

Chanel’s 2011/2012 Cruise Collection: Fine Jewelry, Fabulous Fashion and a Feature Film by Karl Lagerfeld

Chanel Cruise Collection Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld premiers ‘The Tale of a Fairy’ at the Cannes Film Festival

Chanel Cruise Collection 2011

Karl Lagerfeld has just premiered his short film for the Chanel Cruise Collection, ‘The Tale of a Fairy’. The film was presented at the Cannes Film Festival just last week, and there is a note-worthy buzz over the eccentric tactics of the Chanel Cruise Collection’s Creative Director in regard to film making.

The Chanel 2011/2012 Cruise Collection received an extra dose of publicity on Monday 9th, 2011 when screened before an exclusive guest list.

“It is a movie about an ill-advised use of money which begins with violence and ends with feeling” Karl Lagerfeld, May 2011

The Cannes Film Festival exclusive premiered at the exclusive Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc at the Cap d’Antibes. “The Tale of a Fairy’ is a short film created by Karl Lagerfeld to accompany Chanel’s 2011/2012 Cruise Collection. The suggested center of what will be Cannes Film Festival controversy, ‘The Tale of a Fairy’ ran for just under an hour and a half, leaving nothing to be desired in the dramatic controversy department. Risky cinematic scenes and subjects included a topless Danish model, Freja Beha and the tunnel-visioned plot built upon a key focus of controversy by way of exaggerated fame… Money. Madness. Narcissism.

‘The Tale of a Fairy’ stars the muse of Karl Lagerfeld, Amanda Harlech. Other roles are portrayed by models Kristen McMenamy, Freja Beha, Bianca Balti, Baptiste Giabiconi, Brad Koening, Jake Davies, Mark Vanderloo, Oriol Elcacho, Karl’s bodyguard Sebastien Jondeau, model Seth Kuhlmann and French actress Anna Mouglalis.

The Cannes Film Festival is the world’s most prestigious film festival, looming over all others, a privileged moment for celebrating past glories and great expectations. Established in 1946, it takes place each May at Cannes, a town along the French Riviera.

Every year Cannes appears, alluring and forbidding, a haunted palace that knows better than to open wide its doors, become democratic or user-friendly — leave that to the North Americans. The competition choices obey a certain logic: the festival is faithful to those who have triumphed and those who have suffered.

The Marché du Film, where meetings, negotiations and deals take place in parallel to the Festival de Cannes, draws more than 10,000 buyers and sellers from around the world, according to the festival’s organizers

The invitations featured the image above, and all guests and invites have remained tightly sealed from the media.  

The unique and captivating beauty of Model Saskia de Brauw provided the Press Kit Release of the 2011/2012 Chanel Cruise Collection with a fluid presence of minimalistic, monochromatic strength. In the same emotionally charged, moving manner which (those of you who remember this fashion craze) was utilized in the successful campaign for the unisex CK One Fragrance, the use of crisp displays and clean lines of black and white evokes an unexpected bright and vibrant response in the Press Release photos of the Chanel Cruise Collection 2011/12.

Chanel Cruise Collection

Modeled by Saskia de Brauw and Lagerfeld muse Baptiste Giabiconi, the black and white images showcase the clean lines and relaxed silhouettes shown on the runway.”-Joanna at Fashion Gone Rogue

Saskia De Brauw

Saskia De Brauw

Press Kit:

Cruise 2011/12
Studio 7L, Paris

Photos: Olivier Saillant

In other Chanel news, Blake Lively has been getting a hefty chunk of media attention following the announcement of her role as the new Chanel Campaign Girl. WWD chatted the star up during a dinner to celebrate her ambassador role, where Blake revealed she dances to the Lion King soundtrack, and listed her style inspirations—Grace Kelley, Audrey Hepburn, and Sienna Miller.

Blake Lively – Chanel 

The Following is an excerpt taken from a March 2011 Editorial by by MILES SOCHA at WWD, ‘Catching Up With Blake Lively‘ just prior to Fashion Week in Paris:

“I have such a respect for fashion and such an appreciation for it that if there are people like Karl Lagerfeld out there designing, who am I?” she asks. “I want to bow down to them and be a representative for them if they’ll have me.”

Lively says that her admiration for Lagerfeld is such that she’s surprised the photo session for the handbag campaign didn’t yield images of her “with my jaw on the floor.” At the end of the shoot, she pulled out her cell phone to capture an image of Lagerfeld behind the camera pointed at her.

As easily as she navigates the entertainment and fashion worlds, Lively seems as excited about what other ventures acting might bring her.

“I do plan to open a few restaurants one day. I will be the chef, I will create the menus, I will decorate,” she says, rattling off plans to do a brunch place first, then one dishing up Southern cuisine, followed by world food.

Kiera Knightley to Star in Upcoming Chanel Film Directed by Joe Wright

While Blake Lively has big plans for herself and her affiliation with Chanel, Kiera Knightley (who has been working with the top name in Fashion since 2007) isn’t falling into her shadows. In fact, Kiera is also moving forward with Chanel, recently wrapping up a kittenish pictorial and starring in an upcoming  three-minute Chanel Film dedicated to the famous fragrance, Coco Mademoiselle.

· Chanel [Official Site]


· Karl Lagerfeld’s new film trailer [Racked]

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.

Our Palm Beach County Vintage Jewelry Neighbor House of Lavande… and Alicia Silverstone’s Son, ‘Bear Blu’

Founded by Jewelry Connoisseur Tracy Smith, House of Lavande is a vintage couture jewelry collection that includes a vast variety of jewelry, accessories and wearable art from throughout the 20th century. Established right here in Palm Beach County, the vintage jewelry collection has been flourishing in popularity over the past five years.

Tracy Smith, Founder of House of Lavande

The fan list of House of Lavande includes many famous faces, celebrities well-known for their signature and stand-out styles. Clients to House of Lavande include, just to name a few…Alicia Silverstone, Lauren Conrad, Jessica Biel, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Ginniger Goodwin and Elizabeth Banks.

Isla Fisher, whom I adore completely, feels the same way about House of Lavande. Here, Isla Fisher wears a Tory Burch  her natural golden red waves with contrasting purple crystal and diamond statement earrings by House of Lavande.

Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone, new Mother to son Bear Blu (a name that currently has chills running down the spine of sons world-wide, being dubbed by the Blogosphere Inhabitants as ‘The Worst Celebrity Baby Name Ever) is a proud supporter and long-term client of the vintage jewelry collection of House of Lavande. She promotes the wearing vintage jewelry nearly as much as she supports living a strictly vegan lifestyle!

Pictured above, Alicia Silverstone promoted her new book, “The Kind Diet”  in Los Angeles just six weeks ago. Preparing for Motherhood, a pregnant Alicia wore a loose fitting Rebecca Taylor dress, shoes by Aldo and accessories by House of Lavande.

It’s the first child for the Clueless star, 34, and her husband Christopher Jarecki.

“My husband and I welcomed our 7 lb 15 oz baby boy Bear Blu Jarecki into the world on May 5 at 7:50 a.m. We are all three in love,” she wrote. “I’m so grateful to this community for all the love, support, good wishes and happy vibes you’ve sent me during my pregnancy… it has been wonderful. Thank you all!”

1960's K.J.L Purple and Turquoise Earrings

1950's Nettie Rosenstein Turquoise Necklace

The pieces carried by House of Lavande in their extensive collection of various designers and time periods spans the many renowned decades of fashion, featuring distinctive pieces from famous designers such as Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, Kenneth Jay Lane, Yves St. Laurent and Christian Dior.

From top to bottom:
Victorian Chanel set buckle bracelet $1,148.
Unsigned gold filled bangle $648.
Victorian thick clear chanel set bracelet $1,148.
KJL clamper cuff $2,498.
Unsigned gold filled bangle $448.

… Oh won’t you be my neighbor 🙂

-Alexandra at Raymond Lee Jewelers, Palm Beach County Jewelers, Florida

Emma Watson: Glamour Magazine’s Best Dressed Woman in Britain

Emma Watson’s first film debut in the United States was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, released in 2001, (referenced in Britain as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.) Watson was just nine when the first Harry Potter Film was filmed.

Critics raved that Emma “stole the show,” and she was nominated for five awards for her performance in Philosopher’s Stone, winning the Young Artist Award for Leading Young Actress. Here we are, just ten years later announcing…

Emma Watson is awarded Glamour Magazine’s Best Dressed Woman in Britain! 

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born on April 15, 1990 (happy birthday!) in Paris, where she would live until the age of five. As she neared the age of six, Watson moved with her mother and younger brother to Oxfordshire.

Emma proclaimed that she would be an actress, and for the next few years studied at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts. Emma Watson had performed in various school plays and productions at the theatre school, but had never acted professionally prior to the Harry Potter films.

The English actress and model who rose to prominence playing Hermione Granger is now the title holder of the coveted top spot of Glamour Magazine’s Best Dressed Women List (Britain).

Having a charming and clever impact of the fashion world from 2001 through 2009, this talented Actress has an evolving array of style risks and wins that always leave you wanting more.

There is no doubting the style talents of Emma Watson, particularly after she became a familiar face in the front rows of fashion shows, and being praised as both a muse and model for the British fashion house, Burberry.

Much like Mia Farrow, when Emma Watson appeared with a dramatic pixie cut, her appeal was boosted among everyone. Her strong presence and playful take on trends make this gal just so lovable!

The Girls Aloud star was pushed into second place, while Twilight actress Kristen Stewart came in third, followed by Cole’s fellow The X Factor judge Dannii Minogue and model/TV presenter Alexa Chung.
The top 10 is rounded out by Rihanna, Kate Moss, Blake Lively, Olivia Palermo and Lea Michele.

All Time Top Favorite Pick for Emma Watson’s Awesome Jewelry Choices…

Chanel Cruise Collection 2011 Bracelet

Emma Watson wore two of the black version of this bracelet to the Finch & Partner’s Pre-Party for BAFTA.

Congratulations, Miss Emma Watson!

Raymond Lee Jewelers

Masculine Monday: Water for Elephants Style Vests, Sweaters and Suits

Masculine Monday: Channeling the 1930’s

Hyper Smash

1930’s Men’s Fashion: Water for Elephants

There were many US designers that made their mark in fashion during the 1930s. It comes as no surprise that the eye of fashion has happily revisited and revived this exciting era of new fabrics, textures, colors and trends. While the Nation was experiencing the most economically challenging times yet, there is an obvious showing that even in the darkest of times, creativity will find a way to bring hope to the masses.                         
During this first third of the 20th Century, Men’s fashion became more daring and colorful than ever before. Perhaps the introduction of new fabrics, cuts and cheerful color palettes aided in some way to distract from the fact that we were in the middle of a Great DepressionWith money and job opportunities scarce, the uncertainty of our future as a Country was at an all time high. In some regard however, this helped open a whole new world of fashion possibilities.
Elsa Schiaparelli was perhaps the most well-known Italian Designer during this time, greatly known for her creative work and ingenuity by using fashion as a distinct form of artistic expression. Unwilling to cut down on manufacturing costs and the changing fashion that came with WWII, Schiaparelli’s business was closed in 1954.
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Elsa Schiaparelli remains one of the most influential and theatrical Fashion Designers in history, having collaborated with Surrealism Artist Salvador Dalí in the design of the infamous ‘shoe hat’ circa 1933, as well as creating the wardrobes for over thirty films. Her wardrobe successes include 1933’s Topaze, the outfits worn by Zsa Zsa Gabor in the 1952 production of Moulin Rouge, and with the help of a mannequin proportional to her measurements, Schiaparelli famously dressed Mae West for the 1937 film, Every Day’s a Holiday. She was also responsible for the Tromp L’oeil scarf first ordered by Lord and Taylor, and featured in Vogue.

30's Inspired-Looks Making a Strong Return

Coco Chanel has been one of the most innovative Designers of men’s fashion. It was in the ’30s when Chanel‘s signature color pairings of navy and white, beige and black, and burgundy and white were first introduced. She became recognized mostly for using the economic downturn to her advantage during this decade.

As baseball and Jazz music began inspiring men’s fashion, Coco Chanel began to incorporate the use of jersey fabrics into her menswear. The comfortable and durable fabric had become less expensive to produce in the US., and Chanel began designing men’s garments infused with daring new color pairings and a heightened use of  jersey material.

Mens 3 Piece Suits

Men’s fashion in the 1930’s introduced never before seen fabrics, colors and accessories worn by men. Many attribute this surge to the short, baggy knee length trousers worn by Edward the III, later dubbed as “Plus Fours.” This unusual  piece became a popular item among men in the ’30s, often worn with a round-necked schoolboy sweater.

Both men and boys began to wear full three-pieced suits, designed to broaden the shoulders and elongate the body for a more masculine appearance. This was also the reason for the v-shaped vest worn under the newly introduced double breasted jacket, a jacket design which is just as popular today as it was upon it’s introduction during the ’30s.

As you can see by the wardrobe ensembles of the men in Water for Elephants, this is also the first time in history when accessories became an integral part to a man’s ensemble. A hat of some kind was worn nearly all the time, and the introduction of the fedora was happily accepted by men of all social classes. Neck ties and pocket handkerchiefs became more popular than ever before, as men seemed to adopt the notion that their ensemble was a direct reflection of their character and level of social etiquette.

The Return of the 3-Piece Suit

Along with suede dress shoes, classy fedora styles, three-piece tailored suits and raincoat’s, expect to see many other men’s fashion revivals from the 1930’s. Among these stylish returns are the tie clip, handkerchief, men’s gloves and schoolboy sweaters.

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Be one of the first to obtain a few of these signature styles and you’ll be stylishly ahead of the curve!

…Read more on male fashion trends that are channeling the 1930’s in a modernized way on TrendHunter.com

Colored Gemstones Rising in Popularity- Collateral Loan

Every season we here at Raymond Lee Jewelers get a first hand look at the different trends that are sweeping through the jewelry market. This season we are seeing customers flock to our wonderfully priced colored gemstones. Our 3200 square foot showroom has a wide verity of new and vintage jewelry pieces that are set with exquisite colored gems. Lots of our customers are buying sterling silver pieces adorned with either radiate blue sodalite, rich red garnet or vibrant green amethyst gemstones. Rose or pink gold looks great with colored gems as well, a rose gold ring with a large colored gem has a great classic look. These popular gems are very affordable and can really make your favorite spring outfit pop. Collateral Loan.

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Princess Dia's Ring

The popularity of this new trend can be attributed to the recent actions of a few celebrities, most notably Kate Middleton. The princess-to-be was proposed to by Prince William and was presented with Princess Diana’s old ring. This ring features a brilliant 18 ct. blue sapphire center stone surrounded by colorless diamond accents in platinum. Some other celebrities that are using colored gems in their engagement rings are Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson whose engagement ring has 4-carat, oval-shaped ruby stone flanked by two diamonds. Many brides to be are rushing to get their own custom-made rings with colored gems; a service that we offer here at Raymond Lee Jewelers!

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From Chanel's Mademoiselle Line

Designers have taken note and are starting to incorporate colored gemstones into their newest collections as well. Brumani Melange released an 18k gold ring with diamonds, pink quartz, rose de France amethyst, citrine and garnets. David Yurmans new Confetti necklaces have blue topaz, citrine and many pieces featuring Tiger’s Eye. Chanel’s Mademoiselle and Coco collection has many pieces that uses colored stones in its pieces. One such ring from this line is 18K pink gold and has colored sapphires, colored stones, a fresh water pearls and a diamond. Raymond Lee Jewelers is one of the largest buyers of pre-owned jewelry so there is a great chance for you to get the these same designer pieces at a fraction of the price.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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