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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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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

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

Feature Friday: Panther Two Tone by Cartier

Cartier Panther Small Two Tone Watch

Raymond Lee Jewelers: Feature Friday

At RaymondLeeWatches.com, 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: RaymondLeeWatches.com

Specs!

Brand: CARTIER
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

Browse other watches by Cartier on RaymondLeeWatches.com

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.

Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Trade Show: Rapid Reporting via The Raymond Lee Jewelers Blog

“We’re waiting to get in..”
-Wednesday, June 1st 12:53p.m.

This was a message received while the crew of Raymond Lee Jewelers Las Vegas Venturers awaited the opening of Paris Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, where initial steps to register for the Las Vegas Antique Jewelery & Trade Show were about to commence.

2011 Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show

Today, June 2nd, will mark the first day of the annual Antique Jewelry & Watch Show in Las Vegas, the largest trade show of its kind in the United States.  For more information about US Antique Shows, including their upcoming Chicago based jewelry exhibit, visithttp://usantiqueshows.com/

Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show Registration: June 1st (1:14pm EST)

It has been officially confirmed that Raymond Lee Jewelers have successfully been cleared through all the ropes, and starting today through June 5th, you can find us at Booth #1455, Paris Hotel Antique Jewelry & Watch Show held in the Banquet Hall.

Please visit http://www.glmshows.com for further information regarding the US Antique Trade Shows, and for ticket, directions or hotel specials available!

Hours are 11am to 7pm Today through Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sunday

TOMTOM JEWELRY’s ‘Future ’70s’ Collection: Back In Time With An Architectural Twist

Another Refinery29.com Style Find: TomTom‘s new ’70s-inspired jewelry collection.

TomTom's 'Future '70s' Jewelry Collection

Future 70s Studded Rings by TomTom Jewelry

The various pieces of wearable art by TOMTOM JEWELRY has been a favorite among the press, celebrities, fashionistas and creative expression enthusiasts from the launch of the first collection in 2009. An established architect turned jewelry designer, Elena Coleman Howell utilized her design prowis to conquer graphic design and architecture integration. The result was TOMTOM JEWELRY, a successful modern twist to retro creations that is giving jewelry lines everywhere a run for their money.

While it is easy to spot the detailed precision in certain aspects of the pieces, the jewelry isn’t overly industrial or masculine. There is an element to every piece that brings a beautiful and delicate strength to geometric shapes and hammered metal textures. The unique qualities of the ‘Future ’70s’ Collection include shimmered accents to offset spike designs, the use of hand tie dyed suede to offset the bold bronze chains and hardware and thin golden chains to add a dash of delicate femininity to a totally rocking necklace that can be dressed up, down and manipulated with every chosen ensemble! 

“Tribal Matters” ring. It’s available in seven different finishes, I suggest getting a variation of both gold and silver, and it’s just one of the stunning pieces Elena offers up on her website. $155.

Image Via: thefashionfiend.com

TomTom’s 2011 Jewelry Collection

Demi Lovato in TOM TOM JEWELRY 'IN MY MIND' bracelet.

Kim Kardashian in TOMTOM JEWELRY 'LEGACY' Necklace

Demi Locato wearing TOMTOM JEWELERY 'DANCE ALL NIGHT' earrings

'Dance All Night' earrings by TOMTOM JEWELRY

TOMTOM JEWELRY ‘About’:

With an emphasis on geometry and material interplay, Elena utilizes
digital fabrication techniques such as 3D printing and waterjet + laserjet
cutting to design unique statement jewelry.

In 2010 Elena partnered with Walt Disney Signature to design a capsule
collection of jewelry inspired by the film TRON: Legacy.

TOMTOM Jewelry is carried worldwide and has been featured in The New
York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Women’s Wear Daily, Vogue Italia,
Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, InStyle and numerous other publications.

Elena holds a Master of Architecture from SCI-Arc and a Bachelor of Arts
in English from UC Berkeley.

“Future 70s,” the collection includes studded rings, pyramid earrings, gunmetal necklaces, quartz pendants, and high-end agate and lapis pieces. -By Becky Bratu

Find More of This Collection at:  http://tomtomjewelry.com/

Find the TOMTOM JEWELRY Blog at:  http://tomtomjewelry.tumblr.com/

'FOR FALL, TOMTOM CRYSTALS AS BIG AS YOUR FINGER.'

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

Price Match Promise
Have you seen this exact watch for less on another site?

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!

Vintage Rolex Watch… of My Dreams

I mean, honestly… I believe my heart did skip just for a moment…

Rolex Vintage 4197 on Leather cord

Model #: 4197

Vintage

Condition: Previously Owned

Case: 18K white gold

Bracelet: Black Leather

Bezel – WG with diamonds

Dial – White

This watch comes with a Raymond Lee Jewelers presentation box. All watches come with a ONE YEAR WARRANTY. Condition is Pre-owned.

Retail Price: $6,995.00
Sale Price: $4,995.00

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.

Hey, There’s a Ruby in that Watch! The Intelligence of Natural Gemstones

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inner mechanics of timepieces

The Intelligence of Natural Gemstones

Jewel bearings were introduced in 1702 by Nicolas Fatio (or Facio) de Duillier  to reduce the friction in watches. The two-part mechanism breakthrough in timepiece engineering includes a bearing, in which a metal spindle turns in a jewel lined pivot hole. The advantages of jewel bearings include high accuracy, small size and weight,low static friction and highly consistent dynamic friction.

When the use of jewel bearings was first patented in 1702, only the most elite quality watchmakers used sapphire, ruby, or diamond jewel pivots. The majority of watchmakers would use  garnet, quartz, or even glass jewels to create their jewel bearings, due to the high cost of natural ruby and sapphire gemstones.

Jewel bearings for watches were ground from tiny pieces of natural gemstones from their introduction in 1702 until the early 20th Century. In the early 1900’s, a process to create synthetic rubies was discovered by Parisian Professor, Abraham-Louis Breguet . This process was invented in order to eliminate the high cost of natural gemstones by creating synthetic sapphires to be utilized in watch crystals. Nearly all modern-day watches use this synthetic ruby (or sapphire) in their watch jewel bearings.

Read on to discover the precise and persistent role in which the Ruby has played throughout the evolution of  timepiece mechanics, and the inherently possessed intelligence and engineering abilities of natural gemstones…

18K Yellow Gold, Diamond and Ruby ring in a crested wave design

Size 6.5, can be sized

Diamonds are approximately 1.20ctw
Diamonds are VS/SI in clarity H/I in color
Rubies 27 Cabochons Graduating in Size from 1.5mm-3mm

There is one constant element that you will find in each and every mechanical timepiece, from the earliest models to today’s modern designs. A complex integration of finely balanced moving parts are the fundamental foreground for all mechanical watches. This complex composition of mechanics involves the vital presence of a plain bearing. A watch bearing is a relationship, if you will, between pivot pieces and the torus shaped holes in which they are turned into.

Pivot pieces turn into torus shaped holes, which are drilled into two brass plates that are separated by pillars. The lower situated brass plate of the two was once drilled with small holes in order to allow the opposite end of the pivot to turn. Small amounts of oil were used to lubricate the pivots within the torus shaped holes. Through the progression of time, an accumulation of debris and dust from daily use would slowly form within the small holes.

A mixture of oils and debris would form into an abrasive material, acting asa sandpaper of sorts, slowly wearing away the soft brass of the plates, and eventually even the hard steel pivots. The once torus shaped pivot holes would morph into oval shapes as a result of this material accruing, directly causing erratic watch function and eventual failure.

Frustrated with this difficult and seemingly unavoidable eventuality, Watchmakers began to search for a material that was harder than brass, and which could withstand the constant movement of the pivots. The winning material was found in the natural Ruby gemstone, the second hardest natural material on record in the world. Fatio de Duillier made his mark on the historical evolution of timepieces when he developed and patented a method of perforating jewels for use in clocks in the early 1700’s.

With the goal in mind to optimize the capture of solar energy, Fatio suggested using a tracking mechanism which was capable of pivoting around the Sun. A well-known Swiss mathematician,  Nicolas Fatio de Duillier was the first to discover the ruby’s potential as a jewel bearing. Fatio was previously known for his close friendship and collaborations with Isaac Newton, his extraordinary work on the zodiacal light problem, and for originating the “push” or “shadow” theory of gravitation.

Natural Ruby (naturally occurring ruby crystal)

In collaboration with Pierre and Jacob Debaufre, Fatio de Duillier patented the use of  jewels as wheel bearings in mechanical clocks in 1702. This would mark the beginning of many advancements in the development of timepiece precision that would utilize the knowledge of planetary alignment and universal positioning as a guide to advanced timepiece engineering.

In 1902, Parisian Professor Auguste Victor Louis Verneuil created the first synthetic gemstone. A synthetic ruby. Verneuil perfected a flame-fusion method of producing crystals of ruby and other corundums within a short time period. This method became more industrialized over time; the basic components of rubies, alumina, undergoes purification, heating, fusion and crystallization, which results in a pear-shaped piece of artificial ruby.

This pear-shaped ruby is then sliced into small pieces and these pieces are shipped off to watchmakers. The watchmakers then destroy 90% of the synthetic ruby to turn into a usable part for a watch.  The high cost of certain modern-day mechanical watches are not due to the high price of natural rubies, as the wristwatches of the 18th and 19th Century. However, the labor intensive process of putting the synthetic rubies into the watch bearings is costly due to the time and labor invested to their proper placement in the jewel bearing.

The use of jewels in timepieces remains strong and steadfast in the world of watches, as they serve two valuable purposes. The first is the reduced friction within the bearings. This directly increases the accuracy and precision of the timepiece. Jewel surfaces within watch bearings reduces variations in movement, increasing the life and maintained integrity of the bearings.

Chopard Your Hour H Watch 13/6965 with Rubies

Authentic Chopard Your Hour 13/6965 18K White Gold and Ruby Watch

Brand New with Papers

18K White Gold Case

Pave Set with 100 Rubies=1.00ct

So,today let’s give a silent thanks in recognition of the Ruby and Sapphire Gemstones… The intelligent natural gemstones you never knew were in your watch!

Jennifer Aniston Breaking The Mold, Wearing A Gents Rolex- Florida Jewelry

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J.Aniston Looking Great Wearing Men's Rolex!

Rolex Watch - Mens

Jennifer Aniston: Proves Herself a Fashion Icon Once Again

The newest watch trend is women wearing luxury watches with large cases, 40 mm to 45 mm, sizes normally only found on timepieces meant for men. Jennifer Aniston is taking it up a notch and has started to wear actual men watches. The celebrity movie star, who at one time was so famous she spawned her own haircut, was recently seen wearing a mens 18kt yellow gold Presidential Day-Date.The Day-Date with the Presidential bracelet was famously worn by many United States Presidents and other dignitaries, so its presence on such a young and feminine wrist is very uncommon. Florida Jewelry.

I personally think that Jennifer Aniston looks amazing with the watch, and its presence creates an upscale look even when wearing an every-day outfit. The Rolex with its champagne dial, bold roman numerals, day- date display and a fluted bezel makes an already stunning piece even more eye catching. There is a reason this watch has been one of Rolex‘s most popular for decades.Ms. Aniston is a well known Rolex collector and has been known to wear smaller Rolex watches as well.

A brand new Presidential Day-Date is about $23,000, here at Raymond Lee Jewelers we sell the same model, pre-owned for around $8,000! That’s a $15,000 difference for a watch that is in like new condition.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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