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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

Amy Adams in Emerald Cartier and Princess Diana in Famous Emerald Choker: A May Gemstone Celebration

Amy Adams at 2011 Oscars:

Cartier Secret Watch Bracelet

The Fighter” actress wore a Cartier platinum and diamond Haute Joaillerie secret watch bracelet, which featured 575 separate diamonds and a 30.75-carat carved emerald stone.  The bracelet has been rumored to value at over $1.025 million.

Adams also wore a Cartier platinum and diamond necklace, featuring a carved 33.24-carat emerald, said to be worth $290,000. Also nominated for Best Supporting Actress was Melissa Leo, who co-starred as ‘Alice’, Micky Ward’s Mother in “The Fighter.”

Winning the nomination was the tough talking Melissa Leo, who fitting with her character in the film, let an f-bomb slip during her acceptance.

(More on Melissa Leo, and the F-bomb fly during her acceptance speech.)

The gemstone belonging to the month of May is none other than the glamorously green Emerald, a particular variety of the mineral Beryl. The Emerald is not only the May birthstone, but also the Zodiac stone for the constellation of Cancer.

Emerald gemstones are associated with patience, understanding, and foresight.

Perhaps one of the most notorious pieces of unforgettable emerald jewelry belonged to Princess Diana. Pictured here in 1982, the Emerald chocker worn by Princess Diana remains one of the most admired and adored pieces of immaculate emerald jewelry of all time. 

The famous Diana’s diamond and emerald choker, a wedding gift from the Queen. Once she caused a stir when she chose to wear it as a headband.

The Emerald gemstone is among the most magnificent. especially in the amazing jewelry worn by Princess Diana in the early ‘80s and by Amy Adams at the 2011 Oscars.

Long Live Green Glamour!

If you’re an Emerald lover… you may want to take a quick peak at these gems!

Platinum, Emerald and Diamond Heart Pendant

Emerald is approximately 3cts
Diamond weigh approximately 3.5ctw
Diamonds are VS in clarity and G/H in color

You will certainly win her heart with this gorgeous emerald pendant. Perfectly framed, this well cut emerald is a beautiful velvety blue-green. With just the right “de Jardin,” the diamonds are custom cut to frame this heart shaped stone beautifully and the setting is made so delicately to show off each stone perfectly.   


14K White Gold, Emerald Diamond Vintage Style Bangle

Emeralds approximately 1.5cts
Diamond weight approximately 1.00ctw
Diamonds are VS/SI in clarity and G/H in color

This beautiful white gold, emerald and diamond bracelet is the type of bracelet that every woman should have in their wardrobe. Simple, but elegant the bead set diamonds frame the velvety soft emeralds perfectly. Its hinged style closure makes it simple to put on and take off. Perfect for a night on the town or for when you just want to feel good.

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day By Wearing Green… Emeralds!- Florida Jewelry

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Florida Jewelry

Today the U.S. has been inundated by the color green; beer, clothes, food and even rivers are all green in celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day. St. Patty’s Day was originally a religious holiday celebrating Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Today Saint Patrick’s Day has become more of a celebration of Irish culture in general.

There is more to Saint Patrick’s Day than just drinking copious amounts of beer such as the tradition of sporting a three leaf clover. Which gets its origin from the fact that Saint Patrick used a three leaf clover to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagen worshipers he was trying to covert. Another tradition closely tied to this holiday is wearing the color green, which can trace its origins all the way to 1798. It was in that year that the Irish rebelled and donned full green uniforms in hope of gaining widespread public attention. Florida Jewelry.

This year why not get into the holiday spirit by donning green emeralds as well as green clothing. Emeralds have a variety of meanings or interpretations in different cultures. For instance, emerald is associated with the astrological signs of Taurus and Cancer. It is also regarded as the birthstone of the month of May. In some cultures, the gemstone is a traditional gift for the 55th wedding anniversary of couples.

Some of the top brands in the jewelry industry are releasing collections that feature rich green emeralds. Cartier’s newest collection Panthere which focuses on extremely detailed brooches, pendants and other jewelry pieces that often feature wild cats with emerald eyes. Tiffany and Company‘s Elsa Peretti Color by the Yard also features green emeralds. If you are looking for a piece of jewelery that heavily incorporates emeralds than turn to Chopard with their Imperiale Emerald Lady’s watch. This watch has emeralds around the bezel, the case and even the bracelet, truly a exquisite piece.

Raymond Lee Jewelers has many estate earrings, bracelets and necklaces that feature emeralds at amazingly low prices. We have been in business since 1983 and have become one of South Florida’s most trusted jewelry stores. Come in and see what everyone has been talking about!

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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Jewelry Terminology: What is an Emerald?

Jewelry Terminology

Jewelry Terminology

In jewelry terminology an emerald is a green gemstone with the chemical formula —. The green color comes from the element chromium and sometimes vanadium. Since emeralds are a variety of the mineral beryl, they are considered to have a value of 7.5-8 on the Mohs mineral hardness scale (which characterizes a mineral’s scratch resistance through the ability of a harder mineral to scratch a softer one). On the Mohs scale a diamond will have a rating of 10, whereas talc will have a rating of 1.

An emerald’s value is determined by the four C’s (Cut, Clarity, Color, and Crystal). The last C, “crystal”, is simply a synonym for what gemologists call diapheneity. Color is generally the highest criterion for determining an emerald’s value, but crystal comes in close second. An emerald of the finest quality must posses a verdant green hue as well as a high degree of transparency.

Emeralds also have a variety of meanings or interpretations in different cultures. For instance, emerald is associated with the astrological signs of Taurus and Cancer. It is also regarded as the birthstone of the month of May.
In some cultures, the gemstone is a traditional gift for the 55th wedding anniversary of couples.

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Jewelry Terminology: What is a Ruby?

Jewelry Terminology

Jewelry Terminology

In Jewelry Terminology a ruby is considered one of the four precious stones (together with the emerald, sapphire, and diamond). The color of rubies generally ranges from pink to blood-red, but they can also be brownish or purplish. The chemical formula for a ruby is aluminum oxide with chromium (the element responsible for giving the gemstone its red color), or simply, Al2O3:Cr.

Color is the most determining factor in a ruby’s value. Rubies that are brighter or a pigeon blood-red color are deemed as the most valuable. Regardless of clarity, the color is the most important in determining a ruby’s price – although clarity should not be completely ignored. A ruby that looks flawless without any inclusions may have been treated, which would depreciate its value.

As mentioned in a previous blog, all natural stones have imperfects, and rubies are not excluded from this fact. Gemologists use the inclusions of rutile needles to distinguish them from synthetic or modified gemstones. Nowadays, most rubies are treated in some form of another (usually heat treatments), but natural rubies of excellent quality that have been left untreated can fetch huge premiums.

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Going Green at Raymond Lee Jewelers in Boca Raton!

With Earth Day just behind us and the month of May approaching I have been thinking that now would be a great time to talk about Emeralds.  Those beautiful green stones that drip with elegance.  One of the oldest gems known to man the word emerald is believed to come from the ancient greek word Smaragdos.  The oldest of emeralds were discovered in ancient Egypt but in modern times the finest emeralds come from Columbia.  Unlike most gemstones even the finest of emeralds will have some inclusions or clarity characteristics.  What really drives the price is the color of the stone.  The highest prized shade of emerald is blue-green.  That shade of green that is velvety in appearance.  It is the color of pure luxury.  It is complimentary to almost any complexion however they really stand out on a woman with red hair witb a fair, peaches and cream complexion.  A few famous celebrities that come to mind are film star and current Bulgari Jewelry brand ambassadoe Julianne Moore, Desperate Housewives actress Marcia Cross and strawberry blond actress Nicole Kidman.  In fact in Bulgari’s lates advertising campaign Julianne Moor is wearing a stunning pair of large pear shape emerald drop earrings.  However emeralds are not just for redheads as Angeline Jolie sparked a major trend a couple years back with the giant emerald drops she wore to the Academy Awards.  At Raymond Lee Jewelers we have an enormous selection of the finest emerald jewelery.   All of the pieces shown here are available in our store.  My personal favorite is the pear shape emerald ring  with the elongated open design.  The ring is 14K white gold and the design is from the art deco revival period of the 1950.  I can only imagine the woman who wears is would be like.  Bold and daring but still feminine.  For the woman who has everything nothing would be a better gift for the one you love than the large emerald heart shape pendant surrounded in the finest baguette diamonds.  Come in and take a look at all of our wonderful emeralds.  Until next time Im Richard Resnik your jewelry guru.

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